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#100DaysOfPromptArt – The 100 Day Project 2019

The 100 Day Project – Day 1 – 3

It’s been a while since I sent you a blog post.  I warned ya’ll this would happen so you shouldn’t be surprised. lol

Last year was my first year doing The 100 Day Project.  I had a blast and created a cool journal using mail sent to me from other creators.  Here is a photo of the journal.

Finished Journal – 100 Day Project 2018

I DID finish the 100 days and on time in fact.  Since that time life got kinda busy so I slowed wayyyy down on my creating.  Now that The 100 Day Project for 2019 has rolled around again I’m jumping in again with high hopes of completing this year as well.  The project started on April 2, 2019 and I’m already enjoying it.  I kept my project simple again this year so I could keep up the pace.

This year my project is prompt based. I sat down and created 100 prompts that I knew I would enjoy doing. Each day I pull a prompt and do what the prompt says to do.  At the end of 99 days prompt 100 will be to gather all the other prompts I have made and make a journal or piece of art. We’ll come up with something. The hashtag for my project is #100DaysOfPromptArt

You are welcome to play along with me.  You don’t need to buy anything. If I pull a prompt that requires something you don’t have then use what you have that is closest to that prompt or make it a prompt you will enjoy.

will not be sending a post for every single video.  So to follow along hop over to my YouTube channel and there you will find videos every few days or so with a few days of prompts.  However, I do post each days prompt on Instagram so you can follow along there too.

Here is the first video introducing you to this years project and the first three days.  I hope you play along and have fun.

Until next time,


Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/laurierichardsonhaley/

Inspire Journey Flower Canvases

WELCOME TO THE SUMMER BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY (See Messages Below For Instructions)

Summer Blog Hop & Giveaway
Inspire-Journey – Mixed Media Canvases


Hello and welcome to the Summer Blog Hop. I’m so happy to be able to share these cute little flower canvases with you.  One is called “Inspire” because that is my goal, to inspire you in some way to help you in your creativity and the other is called “Journey” because I, like many of you, am on a creative journey.  This is one journey that I don’t mind that it has no end in sight.

Below I am sharing photos of the flower canvases I will be showing you how to create step by step in a video which will also be posted below as well as the supplies list. I hope you enjoy the process and you will be inspired to create some flower canvases of your own.

Be sure to follow the links to each of the other wonderful creative ladies participating in the hop. I know you will love each of their projects too.  I’m going to be hopping along with you to see what each artist has come up with. I know I will be inspired and I hope you will be too.  And don’t forget to read the message below from Roben-Marie Smith. She will give you instructions on how to enter her giveaway.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you have a wonderful time following the hop.

See you soon,




Today kicks off the Summer Blog Hop with a Twist. We have the usual art inspiration and giveaways, but the twist is that there is also a SALE!

AND, there is another twist; Roben-Marie will be closing Paperbag Studios and her Art Shop at the end of July. Read more about it in this article here. NOTE: link “here” with this link: https://robenmarie.com/blog/taking-chances-and-making-changes

Grand Prize: One winner will receive a spot in Roben-Marie’s latest workshop: SALVAGED: a Layered Pieces Journal and a signed and dated original abstract collage by her.
Three Secondary Prizes: gift certificates for an additional 30% off in your choice of the Paperbag Studios or Art Shop.

Be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and leave a comment to increase your chances of winning the discount!

All you have to do to enter is comment on this blog post and then keep on hopping across to all of the Design Team member’s posts, leave a comment on them and be entered with more chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 15 @ 9:00PMEST. Prizes will be announced on Monday, July 16.

Here are the links to all of the amazing Design Team Projects so be sure to visit all of them, leave a comment and increase your chances of winning!

Jenni Zmuda

Ashli Oliver

Anna Friesen

Kristi Nazzaro


Torrie Gass

Cindy Gilstrap

Kristin Petersen

Sue Kemnitz

Laurie Haley

Laurie Haley For Roben-Marie Smith Design Team
Inspire-Journey – Mixed Media Canvases
Journey – Mixed Media Canvases
Inspire – Mixed Media Canvases

Add Video – https://youtu.be/gEWT0azswXk

Supplies List

Robin-Marie Smith Supplies:

Stamp Set “Garden Muse” by Paperbag Studios

Art Pop Card Collection – Wait For Me

Circle Sticker Collection – Wait For Me

Large Circle Sticker Collection – In The Garden

Small Circle Sticker Collection – In The Garden

Sticker Tape Collection – Wait For Me

Other Supplies:

Art Bites Canvases 4 x 8

Word Stamps

Staz-On Ink – Black

Sequin Waste aka Punchinello

Cosmetic sponge

Glue Stick

Pens – Black Posca Pen, White Shapie Paint Pen

Pencils – Regular #2, Peel & Sketch Charcoal pencil by General Pencil Co.

Watercolor Pencils – Lt. Olive #769 by General, Brown #704 by General

Black Stabilo Pencil by Aquarellable

Liquitex Matte Medium

Sharpie Mean Streak Marker


Paint Colors For Yellow Flower:

Americana by DecoArt – Cadmium Orange, Sea Breeze

Apple Barrel – Antique Gold

Craftsmart – Dark Yellow

Crafters Acrylic by Deco Art – Daffodil Yellow

White Paint (I used Liquitex Gesso)

Paint Colors For Blue Flower:

Americana by DecoArt – Spa Blue

Crafters Acrylic by DecoArt – Cool Blue

FolkArt – Light Periwinkle, Patina

Apple Barrel – Lilac Dust, Vineyard Green

White Paint (I used Liquitex Gesso)

Paint Brushes of your choice – I used a 1” Royal Crafters Grip, A tiny liner brush (I can no longer read the size on the brush) and a 4000 Round ( can no longer read the brand on the brush)

Piece of scrap paper for stem

Piece of paper to stamp words on

Mod Podge (optional)

Heat tool (optional)

Ranger Non Stick Mat (optional)


Day 51 – 64 The 100 Day Project

Day 51 – 64 The 100 Day Project – 100 Days Of Journaling Happy Mail

Hello again,

We are already on Day 64, actually since this video went up yesterday it’s really Day 65 today. I haven’t done my page for day 65 yet but I’m heading that way as soon as I finish this post.

This video is a journal flip of days 51 – 63.  At the end I was telling you I needed to do day 64 and I thought, what the heck, I’m here and the camera is on so let’s do page 65 together…so we did.

I’m looking forward to getting to day 75 because then I will feel like I am in the home stretch. Thank you for joining me on this journey. I appreciate all the kind comments and support you have given me along the way.

See you again soon,


Day 50 The 100 Day Project – 100 Days Of Journaling Happy Mail

Day 50 The 100 Day Project

Woo hooo, half way there.  Actually, more than half way since I’m posting this a week or so after we hit day 50. If you are following along with my #100daysofjournalinghappymail Day 50 is a real-time process video. I had several people ask me if I had any videos of a slower process so they could follow along.  I decided to celebrate day 50 with a real-time video.  

I’m still enjoying this project and my journal is getting super full.  I’m not even sure it will hold out for 100 days but I am going to give it my best shot. I will post photos of my journal at the end of the project. I may have to re construct it so it will close. We’ll see.

I will see you again soon,


Day 47 – 49 The 100 Day Project – 100 Days Of Journaling With Happy Mail

Day 47 – 49 The 100 Day Project – 100 Days Of Journaling Happy Mail

Hello again 🙂

The 100 Day Project is moving right along.  Today I uploaded days 47 – 49 .  I have had a few people tell me that they would like to see the full process of creating these pages so I decided to make Day 50 a process video in real-time. That video will go up in the next week or so.  I don’t plan to make any more videos of this project except for a few flip through videos of the pages from time to time until the end of the project but I will probably create a video for Day 100 just to celebrate. I hope you have enjoyed these videos and will try using up some of your scraps and supplies to create some fun journal pages.

Until next time,


Day 43 – 46 The 100 Day Project – 100 Days Of Journaling With Happy Mail

Day 43 – 46 The 100 Day Project – 100 Days Of Journaling Happy Mail

Day 43 – 46 of The 100 Day Project is ready to go.  We are almost half way there. Whew!

See you soon,


Day 39 – 42 The 100 Day Project – 100 Days Of Journaling With Happy Mail

Day 39 – 42 The 100 Day Project – 100 Days Of Journaling Happy Mail

Day 39 – 42 is up and ready when you are. 🙂

I hope you are enjoying The 100 Day Project.

See you soon,


Day 35 – 38 The 100 Day Project – 100 Days Of Journaling Happy Mail

Day 35 – 38 The 100 Day Project – 100 Days Of Journaling Happy Mail

Day 35 – 38 The 100 Day Project – 100 Days Of Journaling Happy Mail is posted.  I’ve been editing the next four days so that will go up soon.  We are almost half way there. 🙂

See you later,


Day 31 – 34 The 100 Day Project – 100 Days Of Journaling Happy Mail

Here we go…Day 31 – 34 is ready to go.  Time is swooshing by.  I’m still enjoying the daily creating in this Dylusions art journal using up happy mail that was sent to me several years ago. Not every page is create equal. Some came easy, some I struggled a little. Some I love and some I like.  But no matter the outcome of the page I have loved this process and I’m having fun.  Isn’t that what creating is all about?  It is for me!

See you soon,


Day 27 – 30 of The 100 Day Project – 100 Days Of Journaling With Happy Mail

Day 27 – 30 of 100 Days Of Journaling With Happy Mail

Just a note to let you know Day 27 – 30 of The 100 Days Of Journaling With Happy Mail is up.  Hope you enjoy. 🙂

See you soon,