Start your 2017 with CREATIVITY!

This is my personal 31 day challenge
and I am inviting you to join me on the adventure of creativity.

Simple Rules:

Daily creativity.  (yes, daily)
The goal is to do something creative EVERY day in the month of January. 
You can start something new, spend some time on a work in progress and hopefully, finish a thing or two over the next 31 days.

You define your own creativity!
It could be painting, drawing, sewing, knitting, gluing, making jewelry, photography, writing, cooking, quilting, journaling, designing, baking, blogging, stitching, fiber dying, doodling, felting and more! 
Think about the creative activities that bring you joy and fill your soul.

Your creative period must be for a minimum of 15 minutes. 
I challenge you to set aside at least 30 minutes, better yet an hour.  But we are all busy people and some days it might be difficult for us to squeeze in 15 minutes.   

Share your creative experience and encourage others.
Post a quick photo of your creativity in our Facebook Group.  The group will cheer you on!  I'm a great cheerleader!
Click here to join the group.

Go above and beyond and your pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #hibernateandcreate.  
I'll find them and "heart" them.  Promise!

Fabulous prizes!
To help encourage you in your journey,  there will be a chance to win fabulous prizes! You MUST post your daily photos in the Facebook group for a chance to win.  We have some amazing prizes lined up for some super talented folks.  You might receive a finished item, or some supplies to fill your creative need. (yes, a need!) 

Let's get this party started!
Prize #1:  Jan 1-2 by Rachel McGough
Prize #2:  Jan 3-7 by Michele Michaelsen
Prize #3:  Jan 8-14 by Julie Paul
Prize #4:  Jan 15 by Margie Shanahan
Bonus Prize:  Jan 16   by Kelli Sweet
Prize #5:  Jan 17-21 by Sally Johnson
Prize #6:  Jan 22-26 from Prairie Point Junction
Prize #7: Jan 27-28 by Charmaine Regino
Bonus Prize:  Jan 29:   by Rachel McGough
Prize #8:  Jan 30-31 by Kelli Sweet
And, there might be an overall prize!  Maybe, just maybe!

The winner will be announced in the Facebook group and I'm going to do my best to also brag about your creativity on my blog ( and on Facebook and Instagram at @degreesbykelli

Enjoy the challenge!  Share the challenge!
I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together! 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to create EVERYDAY?
No!  You can participate as much or as little as you would like.  The intent of this challenge is simply to motivate you to be more creative in your daily life (and hopefully finish some projects!)

How do I win a prize?
You are entered into the drawing for each day that you post your creativity.   You can post more than once a day or post with multiple pictures, but it is still only one entry for that day.
Each prize has a stated time frame for the respective drawing.  You must post on the day of the prize number for a chance to win.  Example:  Prize #1 is for Jan 1 and Jan 2.  You can post on each day or only one day.  Each day you post is an entry.  You do not have to post each day, but the more days you post the more chances you have to win the prize. 

How will I know if I won?  And how will I get my prize?I will make a post on the group announcing the winners of each prize.
Then I will send a private message to secure your address to mail or deliver your prize.

I'm not on Facebook - can I still participate?
Unfortunately, for this year's challenge, we are only accepting entries submitted in the Facebook group.  It makes it easier to manage and it creates a better community for the challenge.


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KathyGielow said...

Just what I need! Thanks Kelli!

Char Regino said...

Great idea! Love the inspiration and look forward to seeing everyone's creations.

Kerri MacDonald said...

Love this!

Kerri MacDonald said...

Love this!

Reynette AhSam said...

I'm in!

Kelli Sweet said...

It's so awesome to see people join in! I'm deciding on my first week fabulous prize . . . what should it be? Decisions, decisions. . . #hibernateandcreate

Lisa Dempsey said...

I'm going for it! This is a great idea, Kelli and the kick in the pants I need to prioritize a few things I've been meaning to work on...Thank you for the invitation to join in!

Emilie said...

I had so much fun seeing what everyone did last year. Hibernate and Create was a wonderful motivator for my own work, as well. I look forward to getting started!