100 completed…

Apr 10, 2009

I did it! I started my first book project May 2, 2008 and finished the 100th today. Still can’t believe it and have counted the total number of projects 3 times and each time it comes out to be 100!!! I can say I am pretty  much finished with my book. I just have a few captions to write which is nothing after this huge creative undertaking. I love the direction the designer is going with my book… it will be so me and I am so THRILLED I can hardly stand it. I wont see the cover until sometime in July but you can bet I will show everyone the second I can.

Here are a few things I learned over the past year in no particular order.

  1. 100 projects is A LOT of projects
  2. It takes a lot of people working super hard to create a book… Editors, Photographers, Designers, Art Coordinators, Stylist, Sales Team, Marketing Team and I’m sure some others that I don’t know about that are behind the scene.
  3. I have a wonderful publisher
  4. I love to write as much as I love to create
  5. I am way too much of a perfectionist (trying to ease up just a tad)
  6. You must have sponsors to create 100 projects and I was super fortunate to have these… ClearSnap, Cocoa Daisy, Cornish Heritage Farms, Duncan Enterprises, Fiskars, German Corner LLC, Imagine That! Designs, Jenni Bowlin, Kenner Road, Marks Paper Company, Maya Road, Melissa Frances, My Little Yellow Bicycle, My Mind’s Eye, Paper Tales Inc., Pebbles Ink, Pink Paislee, Pink Persimmon, Prima Marketing, Ranger, Scor-Pal, Tim Holtz, Webster’s Pages
  7. As stressful as some days were (stress put on myself due to #5) I want to do it all over again.
  8. I really do love machine sewing and hand stitching, glitter, chipboard, paint, felt, crepe paper, buttons, vintage ephemera etc. I know this for certain because after 100 projects I still want to use these to create.
  9. I am all about techniques
  10. I see in 3D. Everything I create has to have dimension or I can’t call it complete.
  11. I have a wonderful group of very supportive friends… Caroline, Jessica, Lisa, Wendy and the entire Maya Road Design Team
  12. If you have a dream/goal put the idea out there… you never know what might happen
  13. Enjoy the process (thanks to Caroline, Jessica, Lisa and Wendy) for the most part I did. Although they and Kristin my editor did have to talk me off the ledge a few times. (due again to that darn #5)

Thanks everyone for all your encouraging emails and blog posts. I really appreciated every single one. Tomorrow I will pick the winner of the RAK.

Have a wonderful Good Friday!

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  • BethW

    I am so impressed. I also couldn’t have been further off if I had tried. How long until it’s published and available for us fans to buy? Hope you and your have a very very Happy Easter. Now take some well deserved rest. :lol:

  • Congrats Lisa on your outstanding acheivement!!!! I can not wait to see your work in print!!!! Well donre

  • Congratulations, the warm and wonderful feeling will lull you to sleep with a grateful smile on your face for quite awhile!

    Your Friend in ART,

  • Ruby

    I’ve really enjoyed your workshops, and I am so excited about your book!!!
    Congratulations !!!

  • Marieke

    Doing a triple decker celebratory ninja kick and back flip for you girl! Woohoo! What a trip that must have been. Not really surprised to hear you’re thinking of volume 2 already either.
    I’m wondering if the stock in diet coke will dip now that this task is over…. :razz:

  • :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile:
    I’m so very happy for you!!!!!!!
    Cheers! Here’s to MORE SUCCESS!
    :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile:

  • Congratulations, Lisa – that is a huge accomplishment that you should be very very proud of. :)

  • yay lisa!!! i knew you could do it :grin:

  • I am so happy for you! I really can’t wait to see the finished product! I know it will be spectacular!

  • Wishing you all the very best Lisa!! I can’t wait to get my hands on this book! I am so proud of you and all your hard work! Congrats! Shelley

  • Lisa Edwards

    Yippee flippin’ skippee! It’s time to partay – call me after your looooong nap. We need to get out and celebrate! :grin: :grin: :grin:

  • Lia

    YAY for Lisa!!! I am so super-duper happy for you, I know that the book will be AMAZING, just like you are!

  • how wonderful!
    cannot wait to see it lisa
    i know it will be amazing!

  • You must be SO ready to showcase your new book! How can I purchase an autographed copy???? Congrats!!! hugs, bren

  • Hi Bren, I will have autographed copies for sale on my blog. But the book will not be ready until sometime in Feb. Rest assured everyone will know ASAP because the not being able to share projects is so hard and I have 100 that I cannot wait to share.