Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Day Zero Project

I was recently inspired by another blogger to join the Day Zero Project. It is a list of challenges and goals you set for yourself - 101 things to do in 1001 days. Being such a list person and having plenty of goals for myself, I knew this was something I had to try. I like this because the goals can be big or small and you have a set date to complete them - not too short or too long, but 1001 days (almost 3 years) seems about right to get that many done. I have some fairly easy ones on the list, along with some more difficult ones, and I plan to share them here when I complete them.

And, being a true crafter and historian, of course I had to create a little book to document my journey over the next 2 3/4 years. This is not an altered notebook... I actually created it by cutting down sheets of cardstock, punching the holes, and binding it all together with my Bind-It-All (I seriously think I'm addicted to that thing, lol). That was the hardest part - and most time-consuming. The most fun was creating the cover. I covered the chipboard squares with black cardstock and painted the edges in black as well. I chose select pieces of DCWV's Rockstar line to layer onto the front. I really wanted my book to be fun, cute, and edgy and these papers seemed perfect. I don't use a lot of pink in my scrapbooks having two boys, so I always jump at the chance to use it when I make something just for me (as long as it's not too girly!). This was just the right combination of feminine and cool. As a finishing touch, I added a couple pieces of Grungeboard coated in Stickles.

So, I love the look of my book and I'm pretty excited about having a cool place to record my completed goals. I've already finished one of them since I made my list a few weeks ago. Any guesses what it is? My previous post might have a hint... but as soon as I finish documenting it, I'll share it here ;)


Cheryl said...

What a cute book, Mary! I just became your second follower. :)

Michelle H. said...

This is so pretty!
Love all the details!!
Thanks for your sweet words on my blog!!
I'm trying to become a follower it is not working will try again!