Tuesday, February 1, 2011

One Little Word blog hop

Welcome to the One Little Word Blog Hop!

My word for the year is embrace.

I want to be better about embracing the projects I undertake and getting them done without too much agonizing and perfectionism, so I decided to participate in this blog hop to give myself a deadline for the January assignment from Ali's class. I don't totally love the final result - the mix of papers isn't quite right - but I am EMBRACING it as is. Maybe I will change them up, maybe not, for now I am calling it good enough.

Our assignment this month was to look up the definition of your word, its synonyms, a quote that included your word, and to explain why you chose it. The linguist in me loved this task! Here is what I did:

I think the quote is my favorite part: "It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power."
-- Alan Cohen

The participants in the blog hop are all in the class. Next up: Kathryn!
Here is the entire list if you want to see who else is participating:
1) Margie http://xnomads.typepad.com
2) Jill Conyers http://jillconyers.typepad.com/life_as_i_see_it/
3) Monica http://scraplifters.blogspot.com
4) Lynn W http://crafty-creativity.blogspot.com
5) Miranda http://mirandasscrapsite.blogspot.com
6) Mandy http://captureandcreate.wordpress.com
7) Kathy http://katswonderings.blogspot.com
8) Lisa http://makeyourownescape.blogspot.com
9) Donna http://donnabryantdurand.blogspot.com
10) Abbey http://athomewiththerichardsfamily.blogspot.com/
11) Sam http://learncreatedo.wordpress.com/
12) April http://capturethememories.blogspot.com
13) Nicky http://seejanebake.blogspot.com
14) Rebekah http://istampscrapcraft.blogspot.com/
15) Relly http://rel.ly
16) Nancy http://goshery.blogspot.com
17) Cynthia http://paperpapereverywhere.blogspot.com/
18) Kathryn http://katlodesigns.com
19) Nikki http://www.inkyart.com.au
20) Heather http://scrappyhare.blogspot.com
21) Gayle www.lifeonlilypadlane.blogspot.com
22) Kristina http://ciqis.blogspot.com
23) Debra http://blakleyhomeplace.blogspot.com
24) Becky http://beckyandjames.com
25) Amy http://reflectivesnapshots.com
26) Marlene http://moore-fun-in-the-sun.blogspot.com/
27) Maureen http://cookingmylife.blogspot.com
28) Cheri http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com
29) Monica Scrapmom http://questtoperfectimperfection.blogspot.com
30) Jan http://mysimplelittlelife.typepad.com
31) Junelle http://yesandamenblog.blogspot.com
32) Margaret http://www.gutsymom.blogspot.com
33) Sharyn http://www.analteredlife.com
34) Tere http://terecontodomicorazon.blogspot.com/


  1. great job on the layout and the colors really do look great together

  2. I'm glad you're embracing your layout as is. I think the colors are very bold and vibrant. May you enjoy your journey with your word this year.

  3. Love that quote! Your page is just great! Do embrace it! :)

  4. The mix of papers is great!!! Such an awesome quote, too.

  5. I like your color mix. Sometimes I seem to see color mixtures that all look the same, because those colors are 'in' for the season. My concern is this: are the colors that are 'in vogue' the colors that speak to your own soul? Creativity is not about following what someone else feels but about what speaks outward from your own being.

  6. Great quote and good to embrace what is yours.

  7. Well I like your colors! Love the quote too - just awesome!

  8. I love your title page! Great job with the January prompt too!

  9. Ah love it...embrace what is, and "don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good". Don't we all need to hear that?!?!

  10. great quote - and your page is worthy of embracing!

  11. Love your color mix, nicely done! And we're onto embracing February!!

  12. That is a really powerful quote, thanks for sharing! I'll have to remind myself of that the next time I'm having trouble letting go of something that I no longer really like but have held onto for sentimental reasons...

  13. Don't change a thing it's lovely!

    hugs Claudia

  14. My word is embrace too. I wouldn't change a thing. It's great as is.

  15. I love your page. I think it turned out great. Happy you are embracing it - remember Done is better than Perfect, anyday! That's my motto anyway. Thanks for joining the blog hop!

  16. Great word. I do thonk the papers you used look pretty!

  17. Great quote. I like that you're embracing your layout as is because it really is lovely!

  18. love your word....and love your front cover and 9 pocket page too. Great stuff

  19. page looks gorgeous and love the quote....tfs

  20. I love that quote and the paper colors look great together.