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A New Craft on Day 9 - Paper Engineering

Now I must say that paper engineering looks really complicated. I have seen popup cards but most do not take the skill to the next level (of course there are a few exceptions - but not as many as I thought there might be). 

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Day 8 Starts a New Week - Learning From the Best

Day 8 and the start of the new week in the Challenge. Someone asked me this morning, "Why 100 days? Most Challenges seem to be 21, 30 or even 60 Days?" Here is the real reason for the 100 Days. It takes 21 days to change a habit, 90 days to make sure the new habit has taken hold, and 100 days to substantiate that new habit. After 100 days, you will be so used to crafting and making every day that you will likely continue trying new things and looking at the world around you in new ways. For me, it helps me to focus on my makes, designs, and writing a blog article each day. I love making...

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The First Week Completed - Day 7/100

I like most others almost came up short on the last day of the week. I think I was probably trying too hard to make a design or create something new. I had to go for a walk and clear my head - that often works for me. The walk took me through blooming daffs and cherry trees (yes, it is winter in Vancouver but the temperatures here have been exceptional mild - no freezing cold). The flowers and nature always inspire me to create or at least give me good ideas. When I got home, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. Today, I made a Valentine's Day pattern that I will be printing on cloth. This pattern has inspired...

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