Tuesday, March 1, 2011

OLW Blog Hop

Welcome friends! I am so excited to be participating in this month's One Little World Blog Hop. There are 44, yep that's right, I said 44 participants. So be sure to check out all of these fabulous ladies' blogs. You will be amazed at the creativity, humor, sentimentality, depth and joy that shines through on every single page.

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To anyone unfamiliar with the concept,  One Little Word was first introduced to me by Ali Edwards. As she explains, "I am a fan of welcoming the new year with open arms. I love fresh starts, new opportunities, clean slates, possibilities. Back in January 2007, as a way to celebrate these beginnings, I started a public tradition of choosing a single word to focus on over the course of the year." 

I have been choosing my own word of the year since 2008, but have only been blogging about my word since last year. In 2010, I kept my focus on hope. And in 2011 my head and heart are filled with dreams. The greatest hurdle in this process for me was to make sure that I took the time to acknowledge my dreams every day. Not just opening up and admitting that I have dreams but really believing that I deserve for all of my dreams to become truth. I am taking a class taught by Ali through Big Picture Classes exploring and focusing on my One Little World dream.

Last month, we completed the title page of our album. You can see mine here. We also used divided page protectors to house a series of nine cards created with words, clip art, quotes, patterned paper and embellishments. These cards exemplified and symbolized our One Little Word in graphic detail. Again, you can see my collage here.

For February, we also created two projects. First,we collected nine photographs that spoke to us of our word, in my case my visual interpretations of my dreams. These will go into the reverse of the divided page protector used n January. I thought long and hard about which concepts, ideas, wishes, fears and emotions that I wanted my photos to convey. Here's what I cam up with:

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For my second project, I knew I wanted to incorporate a photo enlargement as contrast to the various smaller images. To help simplify the concept of dreams; to see a beautiful reminder of my capacity for dreaming; and to aid in instilling the belief in me that I have the power to turn my dreams into reality; I created this print:

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Thanks for stopping by Studio Jenn! Please drop me a comment or any questions that you might have. Next up in the OLW February Blog Hop is Kathryn Lowe. Here's the link to her blog Stamping With Kathryn Lowe. Have a wonderful Tuesday - now go & do something that you love!

        PS In case you've gotten lost, all of the OLW February Blog Hop participants are listed here on Margie's blog.  

15 comments:

  1. I love your word and all of your OLW layouts (especially your title page and large photo). I've been finding that sometimes it's hard for me to let myself dream without limits, but I need to. You and your word are such great inspiration. Thank you and happy blog hopping (I'm stop #34).

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  2. I remember seeing your photos in the class gallery. I really love the photo of your eye lashes...okay I love all the photos, but that one just grabs my attention. Wonderful job! (stop #29)

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  3. Love your 8x10 and the quote, perfect!

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  4. I love your photos - so beautiful and dreamy looking!

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  5. The soft colors are beautiful and all of the photos go so well together - reminds me of spring.

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  6. gorgeous photos. enjoy the rest of the month

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  7. wow your photos are stunning!

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  8. wow! just beautiful photos and journaling. Love it!

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  9. Your photos are so beautiful and artistic - and I LOVE what you did with the enlargement and quote!

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  10. beautiful journaling to go along with some beautiful pictures

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  11. Your pictures really capture your OLW: Dreams! Love how beautiful they are! The large photo is stunning! Love the quote! Good luck with your journey-Amanda (#21)

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  12. I'm so sorry I am late your part of the hop! I have been having some big internet issues so the last part of the list I wasn't able to get to until now. There is a conference in Beijing and the government cracks down on the internet and this makes blogs very hard to access and the internet in general SLOW! I love how you did your collage - pretty pics and the words are a nice touch. Good luck with your dreams. I could learns something from how you are embracing yours! Awesome. Thanks for participating in the hop!

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  13. I really like your photos and the text that goes with them!

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