30 Days Of Lists Is Just Around the Corner!

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Hi friends, happy Saturday! Can you believe how quickly the year has flown by? September is right around the corner and you know what that means… it’s almost time for 30 Days of Lists, my favorite listing challenge!

If you’ve been reading my blog or have followed me on social media for some time, you know that I’ve participated in the 30 Lists challenge a few times already and that I absolutely love it. Which is why I’m So Excited to share with you that Art & Whimsy is an affiliate and sponsoring blog of 30 Days of Lists for the September 2015 listing challenge!

Whether it’s a quick list, jotted down on a notepad between errands, something more elaborate incorporated into an art journal or scrapbook album, or even something that you put together digitally with a photo editing app on your phone, #30Lists is a very doable challenge to keep up with.

If you aren’t familiar with 30 Days of Lists, it’s a bi-annual listing challenge that runs for 30 days in March and September of each year. It costs just $10 and that gives you access to the private blog, the private FB group and some other downloadable goodies. It also gives you access to special discounts and maybe even a giveaway or two that are only open to 30 Day Listers! I know of one Awesome giveaway, prizes supplied by Art & Whimsy! Details will be available on the private #30Lists blog once registration is under way!

The two awesome women that make this event happen are Amy & Kam. What they do is provide us with a daily list prompt and then we make of that prompt what we want. There is no wrong way to list.

Whether it’s a quick list, jotted down on a notepad between errands, something more elaborate incorporated into an art journal or scrapbook album, or even something that you put together digitally with a photo editing app on your phone, #30Lists is a very doable challenge to keep up with.

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As much as I would like to have oodles of time to spend getting my art on, it’s just not always possible. Having this listing challenge is a fun way for me to take 10-15 minutes out of my day to get that creative energy flowing. I enjoy doing it in the morning before I head to the office. I find that it really helps start my morning on a positive note.

Joining in on the fun is easy. Just click on my link above and enter your name and email address to be notified when registration opens. It’s usually August 14th but I hear that it’s going to open up early this year… don’t miss out!

Once you’ve done that and depending on how you’re going to do your listing, perhaps you want to get your base done.

If you’d like to see how I set up some of my past lists, you can see March and September 2014 HERE.

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I was doing more scrapbooking then, so in March of 2014 I used Project Life cards and created my base to fit right into my scrapbook album.

09f77ec22a62085aae4b8f46e3f9530aIn September of 2014 I was doing a lot less scrapbooking and a lot more mixed media, so I created my base in a mixed media style, but still used journal cards so it would still slip right into my album.

My March 2015 lists can be seen HERE.

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I went with a mixed media base again, but this time I created a book out of tags that I painted printed on with my gelli plate then bound them with my Cinch book binding machine.

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You can read about how I created that base HERE.

I’m not yet sure what I’ll use for the September 2015 round of listing, but I’d better get started; it’ll be here before we know it. I hope you’ll list with me!

xoxo

Belen

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4 Comments on 30 Days Of Lists Is Just Around the Corner!

  1. Gale Gibbons
    August 9, 2015 at 12:03 pm (4 years ago)

    Alright. It is a good thing we aren’t related. I would be at your house every day just to play.

    You have inspired me. I am so joining your thirty day list project!

    Reply
    • Belen Sotelo
      August 14, 2015 at 9:14 pm (4 years ago)

      Gale, have you signed up already? It’s such a fun challenge and the 30 days just fly by. I’m so excited to be sharing this with you!

      Reply
  2. Yin
    August 14, 2015 at 10:10 am (4 years ago)

    Oh I do so love your mixed media tags and PL cards for listing!! Wish I can do something like that! Love it!

    Reply
    • Belen Sotelo
      August 14, 2015 at 9:18 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Yin, and you sure can! Mixed media is a lot of fun and very forgiving when you’re just getting started. if it’s something you’d like to try, I say go for it!

      Reply

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