Friday, July 1, 2011

Organize your Stuff: Week 14 (round 4): OLW Blog Hop & Crops

Xnomads' Blog Welcome to those who are on the One Little Word Blog Hop to see what we all did with our OLW homework. This is the finished product of what Creative Me came up with:


Here is a few before pics.The hardest part for us was the color choice. OCD Me wanted to keep with the blue of the first nine patch because embracing brings peace and calm. Creative Me was thinking more seasonal change, and summer colors. PA Me said that we can do summer colors when we get summer temperatures. Therefore, we compromised, and the POW told us to use a little bit of blue, some green for spring, and a touch of yellow for the hope of summer!

The only other issue that we had was that the embossed clock and numbers were originally clear embossed with paint overtop, but Creative Me was overruled, and we redid it in bronze. Also, the blue first and last card seemed too blue, so we painted it.

We have been doing a lot of embracing these days, especially embracing the end of the school year. However, Girl Friday has not embraced the fact that 62 degrees Fahrenheit is too cold to play in the sprinkler! Nor have any of them really embraced the idea of sleeping in yet…although we wish that they would.

As for crops, the last one that we attended was at CKC Portland. The big thing about crops is to plan ahead. This is realistically a social event, where the pages come second in many instances. However, we have learned that OCD Me tends to over pack, and so when the POW preps our stuff ahead of time, there is not quite as much stuff to cart around.

Here is a link to round 3 with pics of some of my regular crop supplies: rolling cart, tiered shelf, mini table, tool bag...all esentials!

JULY 1 BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS
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/
Cherie   http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com/
Nikki  http://www.inkyart.com.au/
Amanda       http://scrappnbee.blogspot.com/  <-- you are here
Karen   http://womenontractors.blogspot.com

12 comments:

Rebekah said...

I've noticed my colors have brightened up a bit. Same scheme, but I'm choosing brighter variations of it!! Good job, looks like a fun crop!

MonicaB said...

Love the green and white! The colors really grabbed my attention. Great pieces of art.

Cheri said...

Fun canvases... and I have to agree with Creative You - the bronze is perfect.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

really cool!

Jen said...

Love your canvases. Great color choices!

Kathryn Ruddick said...

These look like a lot of fun - love your colours and the painterly effects. I agree on the bronze too - I just veered away from copper at the last minute, but having seen everyone else's projects, I think I should do this one every month!

JennL said...

Really wonderful work here. And your crop looks so fun!

Margie S (xnomads) said...

I love how your colors tie everything together yet each canvas is beautiful on its own. Fantastic!

learncreatedo said...

Such a fun prompt this month. I love your color scheme and each of your canvases.

Margie S (xnomads) said...

Such pretty colors. So glad you are keeping up with the OLW projects. Beautiful.

jillconyers said...

Love your choice of colors. It's always so interesting to see the different perspectives of Embrace.

NIkki Sadler said...

Love your canvasses - such great colours.