Sunday, January 8, 2012

Introducing Project 100


There was a moment last month while I was rummaging through my scrapbooking stash when Justin said to me, "Wow, you have a lot of stuff."  Sigh...I totally got called out.  I know that I have quietly accumulated an impressive paper and embellishment stash.  Back in the day when I was actually employed, I more often than not would troll the Scrapbook Steals archives or other stores for a good deal on pretty paper or shiny stickers when work was slow or when I got super stressed.  I suppose I bought a bit more than I can actually use!  Now that I have no paycheck and very little space to keep any of my current supplies, I thought I'd challenge myself to actually make "stuff" before I buy any more "stuff."  A few of my scrapbooking friends have embraced similar challenges to freeze their credit cards and actually create.  So while it might be a bit belated on my part, I am finally jumping on the band wagon.  Enter PROJECT 100.

WHAT IS PROJECT 100?  A personal challenge to create 100 projects (i.e. cards, layouts, albums, etc. before I can buy any more paper, stickers, buttons, etc.).  I will have some exceptions for replacing basic supplies (i.e. adhesive or cardstock) or purchases related to my etsy store.  But other than that, I really want to follow through with this challenge.

So, anyone else want to join me?  Or have you already committed yourself to a similar challenge?  If so, please let me know and I'd love to link up to your blog!  Misery always loves company, right?

Happy Crafting!!!






6 comments:

  1. well, the upside to this is we get to see 100 of your marvelous creations! I'm doing a 50 project challenge that will probably take 50 years to complete with this many little ones running around.

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    1. I think a Project 50 sounds lovely! With CHA right around the corner, it's gonna take all I have to stick with Project 100! Good luck!

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  2. I committed to 50 projects last week. My count is currently at 9.

    Good Luck! This is so hard to do!

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    1. Already 9 in one week? You're a rock star!

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  3. I'm doing this, but I call it minimalist scrapbooking. Basically, my goal is to use my stash before buying new items. I have similar rules: I can buy new adhesive and replacement tools. The first Friday of every month, I update everyone on my blog with how much I spent and on what the previous month. It's tough, but it is neat to see how you evolve. Now when I do scrapbook shop (and I have since starting my challenge), I have a much better idea of what I do or don't need. For example, last summer I bought a set of red alpha thickers. I didn't realize this was missing from my supplies until I really focused on using my supplies instead of continuing to bring new supplies in to my space.

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    1. What an awesome idea to do an inventory every month and keep yourself accountable on your blog. I am so gonna follow you now!! Thanks for sharing!

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