Monday, January 30, 2012

Animate January

One Little Word - January - Because 

We're wrapping up January (can you believe it?!) and wanted to share just a bit of my One Little Word's 2012 travels.

I took Ali Edwards' One Little Word Workshop at Big Picture Classes last year and found that it helped me keep my 2011 word: Grow front and center.  So, I'm taking it again this year to keep my 2012 word: Animate dancing on the front to speak.  And I have the title page, as well as the page for January to share with you.

The title page is sweet and simple.  I used the pdf from Ali's workshop for the small 4x6 title page that highlights my word, Animate.  The gray is the pdf and I used Making Memories glitter stickers in pink & teal from my stash. (Just love it when I use some of the stuff I've been hoarding for far too long!)

Then flip the small title page to reveal the 9 pocket 7 1/2 x 10 page for January.  (This particular pocket page protector is from an assorted set the I ordered extra of last year, but is no longer available.  Though there are other 9 pocket protector options that can easily be found in the 8 1/2 x 11 size.)

Ali's pdf has prompts that encourage us to filter what we want from our words this year and where we think we might go.  And then four open spaces to put in whatever you might like - anything from more writing to pattern paper to doodles to symbols to whatever.  I used acrylic paints, Prismacolor marker, writing, and an old acrylic letter 'a' for animate on top of the words I used in the invitation prompt.

One LIttle Word - January - Animate Quote

I adore the quote I found for 'Animate' and in case you can't read my scrawl:

"Today, a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it."
~ Ninon de l'Enclos

It felt good to papercraft again, even if in the smallest way.  Though a new year brings new inspiration and I've been dipping my hands in a variety of creative outlets.  And while I'm only sharing one little bit with my one little word, let me tell you, these hands have been covered in ink and paint many of January's days.

And I'm lovin' it!

What about you?  What has been your creative outlet so far in 2012?


  1. Love what you did with the portfolio and title page. Great idea! I haven't scrap-booked in years! Maybe it's something I should try to get back into again. I feel inspired by what you have done.

    Love the quote too!

  2. Wow, I LOVE it, so inspirational, creative, fun, and animated! Makes me want to start a special project like that. Simply perfect.

  3. Wow. I LOVE it! So creative, inspiring, fun, and animated! Your post makes me want to start a special project like that. Simply perfect.

  4. I love your quote Karen! I still haven't finished my page, I should do that today I guess :-) I'm doing Twelve with Stacy Julian this year, and it is so much fun and so inspiring! I've made 8 out of 12 LOs for January, and I've got one more on my table :-) It feels good!


  5. Beeeeeuuuuutiiiiiifuuuuuullll! I know that's spelled wrong but that's how I said it. Love that. I'm not a scrapbooker or creative in that way. I re-arrange things. And I can't say its really "all that" when I get done. I should just stick to the writing.

  6. I've never tried scrap-booking,yours is amazing and the quote, just perfect.
    My creative outlet is and always will be cooking, especially baking bread.

  7. Love it! Would you believe that my husband thinks I'm too animated?! I have a tendency to gesticulate and exaggerate. Oh well, there are worse things!

  8. This is really neat Karen! Love the page, the quote, everything!!!! Great job!!!! xOxO

  9. I've always wanted to scrapbook...but I never seem to have the time. Great quote!

  10. I've got to get back to doing some scrapbooking...mine is all digital, but I feel I am animating still. love the project.

  11. Great color scheme. So cheerful! Thanks for stopping by the blog hop and leaving your link. :)

  12. I just felt re-charged reading this

  13. Very nice! I probably have most of the supplies to pull this off

  14. This is so cool! You're so creative. I love how your page is organized... and yet so inspiring at the same time. What a fabulous idea!
    And seriously... I LOVE IT when I can use crafty stuff I've been saving! A little bit of hoarding is OK in that sense right? ;) As long as it's not taking over rooms of my house?!
    Thanks for linking this for #SundayFunday too! YAY!

  15. I love your OLW post! Your January page is looking wonderful. I'm doing it too, and I just love being able to use some of the supplies that have been in my stash for far too long!


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