Welcome to the March edition of the One Little Word blog hop. I am really enjoying this class and getting to know all the great ladies who are also participating.
My word this year is TRY and for the past couple of months I have made an effort to try new things. So in addition to trying some new recipes (most were big hits, but not all), I also changed things up with a new polish color at my last pedicure…I know – radical, life-changing stuff!
Although those types of little things certainly satisfy the “have fun” aspect of my word choice, one of my main intentions has been to nurture the creative part of my life. That’s why I was delighted when my friend Carolyne invited me to join the Artsy-Fartsy group that she and her friends were starting. Our group has met couple of times now and just being part of this enthusiastic, creative group of ladies is such an inspiration.
A couple of weeks ago the ladies met at my house where I shared with them my love of paper-crafting. We had a card-making workshop and it was such a blast sitting around together talking, laughing, and creating. It reminded me so much of years ago when my girlfriends from work and I would work on our scrapbooks during lunch on Fridays. I had forgotten how much a friendly, joyful atmosphere contributes to my own personal creative energy.
As for February’s OLW assignment, below is my completed photo template. This was pretty easy for me as I have no problem with taking regular photos (as many of you are probably painfully aware). LOL
On the right side I made an old-school scrapbook layout.
I recently discovered that my Camellia was blooming for the first time since we planted it four years ago. I had totally given up on it, figuring it just wasn’t meant to bloom in my garden. I was overjoyed to find that it was.
To me, this lovely Camellia symbolizes hope and possibility. And a reminder to never stop TRYING.
I have been enjoying this journey with my OLW and being part of such a great group of ladies on this blog hop. Next you should be directed to http://terecontodomicorazon.blogspot.com/.
Thank you again so much for stopping by. Love, Kelly
P.S. Below is the entire list of OLW blog hop participants.
Melissa S http://blog.mshanhun.com
Melissa C www.smudgetime.com
Monica B http://questtoperfectimperfection.blogspot.com/
Heidi D http://mommy.heidimdavis.com/
Jen R http://jenritchie.com
Missus W http://www.mrswookieswanderings.blogspot.com/
Dawn G www.sunshineandcreativity.com
Orange Gearle orangegearle.blogspot.com
Loved your post! Your pictures are beautiful and it was fun to hear about the things you’re Trying.
Missus Wookie says
Gorgeous camilla bud just starting to open up. Fun collection of photos – glad you are having fun trying.
Oh Kelly what a wonderful post! I love your word and the photos are fantastic. Your Camilla is beautiful; what a colour. The bonus page is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.
I love it all! I especially love that picture of you in pink! Very nice job this month!
What a beautiful post, love what the gorgeous blossom photo portrays and your lovely layout with it!
love using the block letters to spell out your word…your blog is beautiful, feels so inviting!
Love the collection of photos. The toes are probably my fave – my collage has toes for this month too. 😉
Lovely images, great job … and always room for a scrapbook page.
Nikki Sadler says
What a great word! Love your post – your photos are perfect – you have great hair! But can I say the photos of your camellia are just perfect ….I would love one of those in my garden as they are my most fav. flower – well done getting it to produce some flowers for you – it must be happy 🙂
This is wonderful, Kelly. I love flowers too, even more now that I’m into photography. I guess your Camilla just needed to make sure it was rooted to grow happy? That could be an analogy for us as well.
Wonderful photo collage! I enjoyed looking at some of your past post. Your photos are lovely.
Great post. I love your scrapbook layout of the camilla. The black and white paper makes the pink pop. Your picture in the layout of nine is lovely. Isn’t it funny how we all need a little artsy-fartsy in our lives? Great job on the prompt.
Rose Brier Studio says
Kelly, your photos are really good! I’m very fond of the new nail colour!
Thanks so much for your encouraging words on my post.
It is amazing how difficult trying new things is. Bravo for jumping in. I look forward to seeing what other new things you will try in the coming months. Blessings.
What a wonderful post. A little peek into your world. Enjoyed the story as well as your lovely photos. thanks for sharing.
I love the cropping of your photos and your word. What a wonderful post.
What a lovely post! Your 9 pics are great, I absolutely love your old-school scrapbook page and the camilla is so very pretty!!
Fabulous job in documenting your word. I love love love your pictures. 🙂 I’m also totally envious of your artsy-fartsy get together. I desperately want to have some fun like that. 🙂
I look forward to seeing your blog more often.