Wednesday, February 1, 2012

One Little Word Blog Hop - February Edition

Hello and Welcome to the One Little Word Blog Hop! If you came here from  Kelly'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 2012 is FOCUS.  And it's really a big word. With a lot of challenge in it. I can't say at this point how it will play out. HAPPY still seems to have a hold on me and FOCUS hasn't really made itself felt yet.  But I'm sure it is coming...

Here's my self-portrait to fulfill the January prompt.  I honestly like last year's a lot better... but this is me... this is now... And there is no questioning but that I'm a work in progress...


My January page.  I am using "FOCUS" as both a noun and a verb. And I love all the things focus can potentially bring into my life if I allow it.


I also love that the origins of the word "focus" go back to home and family... without a doubt the most important things I need to be focusing on!


Finally - close-ups of two of my cards.  Here's where I got to play and create a little - book pages, butterfly stamp, watercolors... and the dimensional butterflies were made using decorative tape on cardstock and then punched and added bling.

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is  Amanada's blog.  And just in case you get lost, here is the entire hop list:

Margie              http://xnomads.typepad.com
Sharyn             www.lavieenchic.com       
Jill                    http://jillconyers.com
Lynn                 www.crafty-creativity.blogspot.com
Jenn                 www.studiojenn.blogspot.com
Carmen           http://www.carmenpaulsorthner.com
Marilee            http://rose-brier.blogspot.com      
Cindy    C          http://www.cynthiacrysdale.com
Kelly                 http://mindingmynest.com
Cheri                 http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com  <----- YOU ARE HERE
Amanda            http://scrappnbee.blogspot.com    <----- NEXT STOP
Cindy                http://seriousplay.typepad.com
Brooke             www.everysnapshot.com
Naomi               www.poeticaperture.com
Melissa            http://www.smudgetime.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
Katrina             www.katrinasimeck.com
Sam                 http://learncreatedo.wordpress.com
Monica             http://scrapinspired.com
Kimberlee         http://scrapsandsass.blogspot.com
Kaylea              http://www.myscrappylife.com
Nikki                 Www.inkyart.com.au
Erin                  http://erinsparkes.typepad.com/optimstic-fascination/
Jo                    www.curlyscrapbooker.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

23 comments:

Cynthia said...

Love your page Cheri and all the creative focus you put into the page. Great job!

JennL said...

Beautiful work this month, Cheri. I love the dictionary page and the butterflies are precious. Really cool stuff. xoxo

Ruth said...

You're the second one I've seen so far who chose focus as their OLW ~ it's a great choice!

Lynn said...

Love the pink - everything looks so feminine and delicate.

Jan B said...

Yay! Another person that chose FOCUS! That wss my word last year and it taught me SO much! Can't wait to see where it leads you... Your canvases are beautiful (as is your selfie!). Blessings as your discover focus this year.

scrappyjacky said...

A gorgeous page,Cheri.

Melissa said...

I like the pinks you are using for your OLW & your new self-portrait is very nice!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

LOVE it! I'm always so impressed with the way you keep your OLW alive. xo

Rebekah said...

Wow, beautiful cards and colors and embellishments. Love how this all came together so nicely! Good luck in our new OLW year!

Amy said...

I enjoyed following your progress with OLW last year and plan to do exactly the same this year!

jillconyers said...

Hi again Cheri. Looks like we'll be spending another year together :)

Love love love the pink! Are the script letter Thickers?

kelly said...

hi cheri! love, love, love your pages. that pink! so happy. :) looking forward to seeing more of you this year. :)

Katrina said...

Such a pretty start!

backtoallen said...

I always love your pages! Your pink palatte and the butterflies are just perfect.

Nihao, Cupcake! by Margie said...

Beautiful canvases. I love the butterflies. Focus seems to be a popular word on the hop this year. I can see the appeal. Glad to have you back.

Naomi said...

Cheri, I LOVE the pink and how you've created your page. Looking forward to exploring more on your blog.

MonicaB said...

Love, Love, Love your colors! Your pages turned out beautiful. Love the Mozart quote...I need to learn how to do that.

Missus Wookie said...

Wonderful images and colours - the entymology of FOCUS is amazing to me as it is my word too. I am also using it as a noun and a verb this year. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

K. Hutson said...

Thanks for sharing your word.... I think it may be a sub theme for me... rest and focus - especially since I just enrolled in a graduate course...

thank you

jamie said...

i am seeing a theme with this word focus.
such a powerful word.
and look at all your pink! sweet!
glad to see you hopping with us again this year.
~j

Karen said...

LOVE this page, especially the lovely cards you made for it.

Cheryl said...

Lovely page, Cheri!

Rose Brier Studio said...

What a beautiful page. The Mozart quote is wonderful and such a great reminder to me. Can't wait to see all you do this year!
~Marilee