Wednesday, February 1, 2012

OLW Blog Hop - 2012 Beginnings

Welcome OLW blog hoppers! It's time again to 'ooh' and 'aah' over the amazing work done this month  by the participant's of Ali Edwards' One Little Word class at Big Picture Classes.

I really like the introductory prompt. As much as I do not typically relish the idea of having my picture taken, I have been trying to experiment a bit more with self-portraits over the past year. Utilizing the timer on my Cannon DLSR and the camera on my iPhone has made the process of self-portraiture so much easier. And I like being able to look back at these photos, seeing the changes and remembering each moment. So I enjoy knowing that each year my OLW adventures will begin with photo of moi.


Welcome 2012.

I like that thought.

In addition to a self-portrait, this month's prompt also included making a series of cards to document, define, explore and create with our word. My word for this year is do. I explain my thoughts on choosing the word do here.  Here are my cards.


I am loving how this turned out. The mix of type and handwriting. The neutral embellishments. The color scheme.

love it all.

Up next in this blog hop is Carmen. Check out her post here.

In case anyone needs the complete list of all 46 (yes, that is 46!) participants, I have included the complete list below. This is the largest OLW blog hop to date. I'd like to welcome any and all newcomers. I can't wait to see everyone's take on this month's project. And a huge thanks to Margie for once again supervising and organizing this blog hop.

See you next month - or sooner. Come on back anytime.  :-)


Margie              http://xnomads.typepad.com
Sharyn  www.lavieenchic.com       
Jill                    http://jillconyers.com
Lynn                 www.crafty-creativity.blogspot.com
Jenn                 www.studiojenn.blogspot.com
Marilee  http://rose-brier.blogspot.com      
Cindy    C          http://www.cynthiacrysdale.com
Kelly                 http://mindingmynest.com
Cheri                 http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com
Amanda            http://scrappnbee.blogspot.com
Cindy                http://seriousplay.typepad.com
Naomi               www.poeticaperture.com
Karen                http://breathenowsmile.blogspot.com
Melissa S          http://blog.mshanhun.com
Devon              http://www.youhadmeatneurotic.com
Donna              http://holimess.blogspot.com/
Dawn                sunshineandcreativity.com
Sam                 http://learncreatedo.wordpress.com
Monica             http://scrapinspired.com
Kimberlee         http://scrapsandsass.blogspot.com
Missus W          http://mrswookieswanderings.blogspot.com/
Kaylea              http://www.myscrappylife.com
Nikki                 Www.inkyart.com.au
Erin                  http://erinsparkes.typepad.com/optimstic-fascination/
Jo                    www.curlyscrapbooker.blogspot.com
Coley                http://coleybelle.blogspot.com
Beth                 www.thesingularlyordinary.blogspot.com
Veronica           www.veronicanorris.typepad.com
Jamie               http://jmpgirl.blogspot.com/
Lisa             http://backtoallen.com/writers_blog
Jan              http://mysimplelittlelife.typepad.com
Veronica           http://www.veronicanorris.typepad.com
Cate                 www.lifebehindthepurpledoor.com
Stephanie         www.scrapworthylives.com
Tere                      http://terecontodomicorazon.blogspot.com/
Junelle                  http://yesandamenblog.blogspot.com/ 
Ruth            http://suburbansahm.blogspot.com
Becky                   www.becky-handforth.blogspot.com

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Love those colors and your details. Butterflies are great.

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  2. Love your collage - great color choices! Glad you're back this year!

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  3. Good word and I'm another who likes your choice of colour.

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  4. Love your choice of color and I lofe your blog design.

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  5. I love your self portrait! And your page; it is really wonderful. Your word is awesome!

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  6. Welcome back to the hop, Jenn. I love your selfie - you look so pensive. :) Great word choice - I'm sure it will be a good challenge! Have a great year "do"-ing!

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    1. Oh - and your canvases DO look great! :)

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  7. your cards are great.
    beautiful job!
    ~j

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  8. Love your very creative cards! Good luck in your doing!

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  9. your quote card totally cracked me up! :)

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  10. Great job. I love the palette of colors and the mix of writing and type. The quote card is just too funny.

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  11. Nice work. I have yet to take a photo of myself (yuk!). I love what you did with your page and those quotes are hilarious.

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  12. Love your word for this year and the teal accent color is awesome.

    Wow...46. I knew it was a lot but I hadn't counted. It's going to be a fun year.

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  13. Oh my goodness. I love how your page turned out. Love, love, love!

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  14. beautiful work! love the teal butterflies! :)

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  15. I am so diggin' your page! Love the "I'll Do It" and the arrow in the lower left. Just gorgeous. Much love :)

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  16. I have to agree, I love how your page turned out. The colors and mix of writing looks beautiful. Enjoyed the quote too!!

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  17. I went for a mixture of typewritten and handwritten - but that I'll Do It" is just wonderful bold and determined looking.

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  18. Thanks for sharing your project. I like seeing how you took the assignment and made it your own. I love the word do....

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