Friday, July 1, 2011

One Little Word Blog Hop - July Edition

Hello and Welcome to the One Little Word Blog Hop! If you came here from Jamie's blog, welcome! You made it to the right place.  Grab a drink and stay awhile! I love visitors!

If you are a regular reader, you already know the drill! ;) The entire hop goes live at 8:00 a.m. Pacific (11:00 my time) so if you are early, just check back later to catch everyone!

My one little word for 2011 is "happy". I am focusing this year on what it means to be happy, what makes me happy, how mindful I can be about choosing happiness.  June was a difficult month and I'm happy to be in July now! :)

Here's my One Little Word Album page for June:
Since I've really just gotten into mixed media art, I had a lot of fun putting this month's page together.

The quote is from the Close to My Heart "Treasure Life" stamp set and reads:  May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy.

I googled the quote hoping to be able to attribute it. I discovered there was more to the quote than appears on the stamp, but did not find an origin.  I do think it is very appropriate for a focus on the word "happy" though - don't you think so?

While I was busy playing with the mixed media, I also got this background page going in my art journal:
Haven't yet decided how I'll finish it off, but I had fun trying out some new techniques that I learned  from the Life Journaling class over at The Paper Life.  

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop on the blog hop is Nikki's blog  and here is the entire list just in case you get lost:
Margie http://xnomads.typepad.com/blog
Rebekah http://istampscrapcraft.blogspot.com/
Kelly http://kellyxenos.typepad.com/
Julie Ann http://julieannshahin2.blogspot.com
Jill http://jillconyers.typepad.com/
Jamie http://jmpgirl.blogspot.com/
Cheri http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com  <-----You are Here
Nikki http://www.inkyart.com.au/  <------- Next Stop
Amanda http://scrappnbee.blogspot.com
Melissa S http://blog.mshanhun.com
Monica B http://questtoperfectimperfection.blogspot.com/
Lisa A http://backtoallen.com/writers_blog/
Sam http://learncreatedo.wordpress.com/
Karen http://womenontractors.blogspot.com
Lynn www.crafty-creativity.blogspot.com
Jenn www.studiojenn.blogspot.com
Kathryn http://www.katlodesigns.com
Cindy http://seriousplay.typepad.com

23 comments:

Rebekah said...

Oh my, this is so, so beautiful and happy!!! I love your art journal pages. I must say, this project and my SMASH project have got me seriously thinking of getting an art journal going. It was so fun!!

MonicaB said...

This is happy! Great quote for you page. I'm really enjoying the art journal pages, it makes me want to start my own.

jamie said...

yes, i do think the happy quote works great with this. and your art journal page is delightful. i need to go and see if you have anymore.
hoping july is a better month for you.
~j

Jen said...

I love how your OLW assigment turned out. I still need to catch up with mine. I was especially looking forward to June's assignment but time got away from me. Hopefully I'll be back in the hop next month.

I also need to join you with an art journal. It's been on my list of things to do...... I just need to take action!

Have a Happy July!

{eleise} said...

so beautiful! you have great talent!

backtoallen said...

Your canvases are so happy! I always enjoy visiting during the hop and seeing your creativity.

Julie Ann Shahin said...

What cheerful and happy indeed canvases!!! Love the colors and patterns. So super creative. You rock, my friend! xoxo

JennL said...

That quote is absolutely perfect! And it really complements the feel of your project this month. Great stuff...

Xnomads said...

So bright and cheerful. I love this!

learncreatedo said...

love your color scheme. Your canvases and art journal pages are beautiful.

jillconyers said...

You do a wonderful job with mixed media! Love the textures and colors.

Karen said...

It's a great quote, and I love both projects. You're doing some wonderful things with mixed media---very inspiring.

inkyart.com.au said...

Love your artwork - there's a real sense of freedom and artistic flair about it. Lovely colours too. I also loved your Goodbye June post too - I think I feel the same as you xx

Cheryl said...

Great page! And yes, that quote is perfect. Really like that one.

kelly X said...

I love that quote. Your canvases are beautiful and there is very much a happy feeling I get from looking at them. Love it!!

Denise said...

I'm not part of the hop but your work is beautiful x

Krystal K Grant Photography, LLC said...

Totally cute Cheri!!

Lee Currie said...

Flat out fabulous! You are an inspiration Cheri :)

Ginger said...

Hi Cheri! I love what you have done here. Your backgrounds on both are so different but fun, the flowers are especially pretty on the OLW page :) P.S. To answer your question from my last post - no, my dad was not really going to drive through the water, but he wanted to drive up nice an close!!

alexa said...

I love your Happy page in particular! The colours are glorious and the quote is very thought-provoking. Your mixed media cross-overs are super!

Marie-José Schuman said...

Looking at the pages just make me happy thanks for sharing it and making my day just a bit better then it started.

Cheryl said...

what a lovely page Cheri and love that quote x

Cheryl said...

what a lovely page Cheri and love that quote x