Gearing up for ICAD 2013

This year, once again, I will be tackling the ICAD Challenge. After failing hopelessly to keep up with Every Day in May, you may wonder if I am capable of completing such a challenge. I know I am because I have done it before (twice). The ICAD Challenge runs from 1st June to 31st July and the idea is to create something on an index card every day. That’s it. The challenge works for me because it’s so flexible – you can do whatever you like on your index card! There are weekly prompts if you get stuck, but there is no obligation to follow them. In addition, the boys love joining in as well, which means it becomes a fun part of family life instead of something I need to carve out separate time for.

Here are some of the different index cards I created in 2012 and 2011 to give an idea of the different range of possibilities:


icad # 9 v

Fun with sharpies:

icad # 17 v

Silly stuff:

icad # 20 v

Random doodliness:

icad #51 v


icad #35 v

Fun with crayons and paints:

icad 12 june

It’s even possible to complete an index card on those less-than-creative days:

icad 25 june

So, what are you waiting for?! Get yourself a pack of index cards and JOIN IN FROM TOMORROW! You know you want to 😉

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9 thoughts on “Gearing up for ICAD 2013

  1. Suzy says:

    Me too! I’m doing the ICAD challenge. Looks like fun and I think it is great that you are including your children in the challenge. Look forward to seeing what you do. Hop over and check out my stuff too. Have fun!

  2. Janet says:

    Very cool… I like your house drawing. I made a board on my Pinterest of ICAD 2013. Looking forward to participating and seeing everyone’s contributions to this…what fun!!

  3. gypsy999 says:

    Oh Viv how happy this makes me! I look forward to your participation and enthusiasm!!!

  4. Kim Hesson says:

    This will be my first year joining! I’m so excited! I love how you have so many different cards! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Janet says:

    Good luck with ICAD…I did it one year but not sure if I’ll tackle it this year.

  6. Janet says:

    I think my comment disappeared…Good luck with ICAD! I’m not sure if I’m going to do it this year.

  7. patricianyc says:

    Love your cards! I’m new to it this year & cannot wait! Should be loads of fun! Can’t wait to see what we all create!

  8. Wow, that looks really cool. Might pinch that idea for school… :o)

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