Friday, June 5, 2009

Fortune 500

I was in a dollar store not long ago, and for some reason picked up a box of fortune cookies. I don't know why. My brain just said "get those". So I did. On June 1, I opened one and read the fortune. I was disappointed that the paper fortune was not in pretty red ink, but was in blue ink. And where were the Lucky Numbers? This looked like something I could have printed myself. But, I put the fortune aside anyway. On June 2, I opened another one. And then I knew why I needed these cookies. My creative brain was shouting Fortune 500 Project. I would make a card for every fortune until I had 500. Those of you who know me well at this point need to stop all that laughing. I, myself, know it is absurd to think I will follow through with 500 cards! Besides, the box only has 12 cookies!
I was inspired by someone who last year did a 3x3 collage project, one collage for every day of the year. Now she has started another challenge for this year using shipping tags. I believe she said she was inspired by someone who made 1000 inchies in 2007.
So, it's not so unreasonable for me to make a card every day. Maybe it will be the Fortune 100 project. Like she did, I set some rules, but kept them pretty lax. One, they will be ATC size (2.5 x 3.5). Two, they will have a fortune. Three, they will have the date. Four, they will have a number, starting with 1, and going in sequence until I am done (which could be next week or could be in a year!) I started to add more, such as they will use security envelope paper (yes, still stuck on that fascination), or they will use tape (so many kinds of tape out there). But I decided not to put any of those restrictions in there. There is a rule that I will not get behind more than one week. Here are the first four.

Oh, now this will get interesting. I DO mark typos. Wonder how many of those I'll come across!

So, here we go. I'm going to need more fortunes. Just think, if everyone reading this sent me fortunes, in no time I'd have at least, oh, probably ten!!! I suggest you start taking bets on how long I keep this up....

1 comment:

Deborah@ The Painted Nest said...

I love the idea!!!!And the cards are Great!!!I like how you set rules for yourself.Good for you!I'll keep checking back to see how you're doing!Have fun!!!!Blessings, Deborah