30 Days of Lists Returns December 2014 - Campfire Chic

Last year’s December edition of 30 Days of Lists was so much fun (and a super helpful way to keep up with Ali Edwards’ December Daily®!) that Amy and I are bringing back the challenge!

First, I want to thank all the Listers from the September edition of #30Lists who started asking about a December edition before the challenge was even over! We heard your requests and bounced some ideas off of our wonderful ambassadors to come up with an even-easier-to-digest challenge for December.

We’re going to move this challenge from the traditional private blog setup to an email-based challenge…instead of logging onto a private site every day during December, participants will receive an email from us every day during December with the daily list prompt. We’re working on making this challenge as streamlined as possible so it doesn’t feel like a chore during such a busy month of the year.

 Personally, I’m really looking forward to this challenge because it’s one of those projects that keep me calm rather than make me feel frazzled…and that’s super important during this crazy time of the year. While I’m the person who starts listening to Christmas music on November 1st, loves heading out with my mom on Black Friday to get great deals (mostly for the families we “adopt” through our workplaces), and won’t get sick of eating tamales before New Year’s Eve, I get really overwhelmed by my outta-do list. My outta-do list usually includes too many social gathers, too many creative challenges, and lofty ideas of making a million gifts for friends and family by hand. 30 Days of Lists helps me keep things simple

So what do you say, are you ready to start listing?

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What is #30Lists? Still not sure if you want to join? Find out more about the challenge (including the format for December) on our website: 30DaysofLists.com

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The September 2014 edition of 30 Days of Lists ended on September 30th. It was a great round of lists and the new Listers really jumped into the challenge head first. The returning Listers (some have been participating since March 2011!) seemed to enjoy the challenge, as well. It’s a nice warmup for the creative projects that seem to pop up during Fall and Winter!

My lists from the September 2014 #30Lists challenge:

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I shared most of the things I used in my album in this post, but I added a handful of embellishments from a Freckled Fawn monthly kit. It was my first kit from Freckled Fawn and I adored everything that came in the kit. In fact, placed an order for the Very Merry Embellishment kit from Freckled Fawn in the middle of writing this post (I added red doilies, gold glitter washi, and some red arrows to my purchase…all of which can be found here).

While working with the smaller sized pockets was fun and interesting, it’s probably not something I’ll do again. Pockets are nice and the look was cohesive throughout the project, but the tiny space wasn’t jelling with my usually giant handwriting. I think I’ll switch to a different format for future projects like this.

If you’re interested in getting updates about future challenges, subscribe to the 30 Days of Lists mailing list.

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30 Days of Lists starts today — a big thank you to those of you who are participating in this challenge, we love seeing the community develop. It’s not too late to join in on the fun — click here to learn more about 30 Days of Lists and register.

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30 Days of Lists Blog Hop - September 2014 on Campfire Chic

 

Today is the 30 Days of Lists blog hop! It’s our opportunity to get our Listing-juices flowing before the start of the next edition of #30Lists and a good opportunity to discover some truly creative folks who love to make lists.

While September’s challenge does not start until next week, Amy and I invited our entire #30Lists mailing list to join us in today’s Blog Hop! You’re welcome to play along, if you would like…simply visit the March 2011 30 Days of Lists challenge (it’s FREE) and select a list from this post…make your list and post it online! Use #30Lists on Twitter and Instagram so we can see them, and check back later today for a link to where you can link up with others (I’m at work so I can’t edit this post to include the link, sorry)

I selected: Today’s To Do List

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That’s my originally list from 3 years ago…I love the photo because it shows the different colors and layers in that original album. I love that album.

Reading the list…well…it’s a little too twee for me right now, but it shows how I was really influenced by the blogs I was reading at the time…I was also only working part time and fed up with joining creative challenges and either getting behind in the prompts or feeling really left out because only the “pretty” creations were being featured. It’s the time that I realized that others felt the same way and something had to be done (cue #30Lists).

Today’s list would read:

  • Hit 10,000 steps with my Fitbit
  • Drink 2L of water
  • Finish Weekly Report (for my freelance stuff)
  • Order those damn photos for Project Life
  • Consider vacuuming
  • Water plants
  • Sleep in car at lunch
  • Avoid Netflix/Amazon Prime
  • Empty dishwasher

Yep, that’s more like 2014 Kam: Boring and practical…but properly hydrated!

Do you love to make lists? Find out more about the 30 Days of Lists challenge & register here.

If you are visiting Campfire Chic for the first time, you may be interested in other creative posts like how to make your own day book,  a DIY Smashbook, and my 30 Days of Lists archives. In addition to email and RSS, you can subscribe to this site via Bloglovin’.

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The September edition of 30 Days of Lists starts next week and I’m glad to get started.

I normally challenge myself to shop my stash and like to get a little creative with my lists, but this year I decided to pick up a 6×6 paper pad from American Crafts (found at Target, I can’t find the paper pad online) to keep things looking cohesive and to step out of my comfort zone a bit.

What’s more out of my comfort zone than something extra girly — pinks, flowers, gold…it’s not something I world normally reach for when at the scrapbook store, but this one spoke to me for some reason!

30 Days of Lists - Album Supplies by @CampfireChic

 

This time around, I created a mini-kit for myself of some washi tape, stamps, embellishments, my trusty Sharpie, paper labels, and some wood veneer.

The #30Lists stamp and flair are from the rukristin papercrafts shop (which is due to reopen in September).

Basic Grey Handbook - 30 Days of Lists

 

I’m using the same binder as I did for the March 2014 challenge — this time with 3×3 square inserts for my lists.

I trimmed the patterned paper and slipped them into the different page protectors to see how the papers would look side-by-side.

Because there are more pockets than days in the challenge, I left several of the pockets empty so I could try my hand at a few different techniques. I’m thinking a confetti pocket would be pretty fitting for these fairly-feminine layouts

30 Days of Lists Album Inspiration

 

I’m thinking I bit off more than I can chew with the size of the squares…I obviously can’t fit much onto each square list-wise and some of the designs are pretty busy so I’m not sure how to best get my lists to stand out…any advice is welcome.

If you are interested in joining the 30 Days of Lists challenge, register here.

If you register before September 1, 2014, there is an exclusive digital scrapbooking kit included in the price of the class — it is full to the brim with awesomeness.

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30 Days of Lists Challenge for Journaling and Lists - Campfire Chic

 

It’s back!

30 Days of Lists returns this September 1st and registration is now open! 

What is 30 Days of Lists? 

30 Days of Lists is our encouragement and challenge to you that you CAN journal just something every day- even something as small as a list.

Every day through the month of September 2014 we will be posting a list prompt – anything from weekend goals to celebrity crushes. At the end of the 30 days you’ll have a collection of entries creating a small snapshot of your life right now.

Only 5-10 minutes per day are really needed. While you’re waiting for someone, or when you’re the passenger in the car. You can even download the list topics ahead of time to get a jump start!

You can read more about what you get upon registration here.

I want to focus on a very cool offering we have for anybody who registers for 30 Days of Lists September 2014 before September 1, 2014…an exclusive digital scrapbooking kit!Digital Scrapbooking Kit by Allie of Alexandra Rae Design for 30 Days of Lists - Campfire Chic

Allie of Alexandra Rae Design created this awesome digital scrapbooking kit (a $17.99 value) exclusively for this edition of 30 Days of Lists…and it will only be available to those who register before September 1, 2014.

Allie packed a ton of goodies into this kit…she even included “quick pages” that you can easily use with popular photo editing apps to create quick digital lists while you’re on the go this September. This kit does contain spoilers, but I think you can avoid them if you’re careful :) I know many Listers like the daily surprise of each new list!

Find out about the contents of this digital scrapbooking kit here.

I’m excited to get started and hope you decide to join the fun this round! To find out more about the challenge and how to register, click here.

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The last prompt for March’s 30 Days of Lists went up a few days ago, so I think it’s safe for me to share my lists from the challenge.

30 Days of Lists is a creative journaling challenge I co-host with Amy of Lemon & Raspberry twice a year. We post a different writing prompt each morning to inspire a list made by each person who participates — the day’s theme could be about favorite celebrities or songs to listen to after a breakup. There are 30 different prompts, one prompt daily, resulting in 30 different lists. It’s fun and easy, which I like.

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With this challenge, I wanted to keep things easy by using similar 4×3 journaling cards from the Project Life® Seafoam kit (Amazon affiliate link) and having a few simple embellishments to help cut down on my stash.

Why do I like 30 Days of Lists?

I like it because it’s such an easy project — take a few minutes each day to make a simple list. Just one list. It doesn’t have to be fancy, I can change the project to fit my needs, and I can spend time catching up on lists if I fall behind…It doesn’t have to be 30 consecutive days of lists, does it? I also like it because the project acts as a snapshot of what I’m thinking/doing during March and September of each year.

Do you like creative challenges like this?

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