For years now I’ve wanted to participate in some sort of month long creative challenge. First there was Nanowrimo, then 30 Days of Creativity, but the timing was never right or the motivation was never there. Well earlier in the year one of my favorite blogs announced that she was going to do a card a day for the month of June. I was definitely intrigued, but again the timing wasn’t right, I was focusing on my shop and had way too much on my plate. Well guess what folks.
The time is finally right!
I don’t have much planned for the month of August and the shop has slowed down for the summer, so here goes.
I am going to make 30 cards in 30 days!
Lets face it , a card a day isn’t possible, but a few cards every other night definitely is. My plan is to challenge myself with different techniques, formats, colors, materials, etc. I want to push my envelope and get well outside my comfort zone. And I want to share the process with you. You are going to be my coaches, calling me on it if I slack and letting me know what you think works and what doesn’t. Hopefully you’ll be my cheerleaders too. I’m sure there will be a few days in the next 30 where I’ll need a pep talk and maybe even a pep rally, so please feel free to comment. All your feedback will be, and always is, greatly appreciated.
I don’t want to overwhelm your inboxes with a post a day, so I plan to post my pics and process 3 days a week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I would be stoked if any of you would like to play along, I would even link to your blog and post your creations on my Facebook page.
Well, lets jump right in shall we?
For 30×30 Day 1, I wanted to use these great tags and make a pocket card. I’ve seen a bunch of pocket cards lately, and they usually have money tucked inside them, maybe that’s why I’m so drawn to them 🙂
I stitched on my card for the first time ever and learned that I need to work on turning corners with my sewing machine. I used a computer generated “rub-on” for the greeting, a sweet quote from Pinocchio that went nicely with the “genuinely you” strip I pulled from my newest paper acquisition. After a bit of layering vintage papers and weathering their edges with ink, I think it came together nicely. I won’t be putting money in this card, whoever receives it will have to be happy with a pocketful of inspiration.
Keep pressing on,