Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Just a OLW blog hop!!

Happy Tuesday everyone. Its a great day for a OLW blog hop!  Its snowing like MAD here - our total snow for January is about 60" or so.  There's another 12" the way, falling as I type this post. 


Anyway, my word?



ser·en·dip·i·ty



/ˌsɛrənˈdɪpɪti/


[ser-uhn-dip-i-tee]
–noun


1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.


2. good fortune; luck: the serendipity of getting the first job she applied for.




So, absolutely, serendipity is my word.  I'm trying to own it, I'm enjoying it, I'm going to keep it with me for the next eleven months.

I really gave a lot of thought to the word I wanted to follow me through the year.  I wanted a positive word, one that was fun too, and one that "felt" like my life at times.  In the end, serendipity was it. 

Funny too, it REALLY has been keeping me company.   Seems like every few days, something happens that causes me to say to the big guy "It's serendipity!!!"  A couple of weeks ago,  I finally decided to bring up the rest of my rubber stamps and inks from the basement into my scrap room.   As I was going through my stamps, I discovered this one, which I TOTALLY forgot I even had.........




By chance, this stamp once belonged to the one and only Mr. Holtz!  Six or so years ago, while attending my first CHA , I was not only lucky enough to meet him, but he was giving away some of his stamps at the end of the day!  I got this one!  Cool, isn't it? 

And here's a look in my book......

The title page.........



A full page of smaller "pieces" of my word ...........








I also created an envelope for stashing ticket stubs, little notes about my word, etc.




Alrighty then!  Time to "hop" around for more One Little Word Inspiration!!!  Head on over to Abbey's blog to continue with the fun (all go live at 11:00 AM EST).


And if you unexpectedly discover something along the way that distracts you........


3) Monica http://scraplifters.blogspot.com  
15) Relly http://rel.ly
32) Margaret http://www.gutsymom.blogspot.com
33) Sharyn            http://www.analteredlife.com

Why not join Ali's class?  You can still sign up at BPS

Have  fun!  And thank you for stopping by.
 

25 comments:

Rebekah said...

Wonderful post! And how cool is that to find that stamp in your stash!! Way to go!!

Cassie_lu said...

how amazing to find that stamp and the story behind it. great word for a new year

Monica said...

I love the black and white and the way you embellished your cards! Your envelope is super cute too. I'm already getting so many ideas for my OLW album. Thanks for sharing!

Sharyn said...

Such serendipity getting that stamp from Tim Holtz. Great pages - you know I love them. Your comments about snow are so cute next to that lovely tropical header. :) xx

Lee Currie said...

I found it amazing how my OLW last year (focus) and this year (do) really revealed themselves the more I paid attention. I'm glad serendipity is doing the same for you. Love the TH story :) The envelope is a great addition!

Jan said...

Love your pages, the design, etc. Love the envelope idea, too. May have to "borrow" that from you. :) How cool that you found the Tim Holtz stamp! I'd say "serendipity" has found you!

April said...

Love your envelope idea as well as your black and white paper choices - and the circles too! Serendipity is an amazing thing. Hope it continues to pop up in your life throughout the year!

Cheri said...

Serendipity is such a fantastic word. And doesn't just knowing that TH owned that stamp before you imbue it with some magical qualities? So cool!

sm3wkl said...

Love your pages. And who wouldn't want something that Tim Holtz's owned!

Miranda said...

Beautiful pages you've made. Love the black and white.

MarleneMAZ said...

I love your colour scheme for he pages, and wow! lucky you to have one of Tim's stamps.

Abbey said...

Excellent word! So much fun with all the synergy between other people using it and finding your stamp again. A very cool story!

Heather said...

Wow, that Tim Holtz stamp really is serendipity! ;) What a fun word! Here's hoping it has lots of wonderful surprises for you this year. :) Love the envelope & all the black and white.

jillconyers said...

Fabulous! I love the idea of the envelope. May have to add it to my album :)

Xnomads said...

Donna, I love that you and I have the same word! I hope you share a lot in the MB or post a lot on your blog, because I am so curious to see your experience. I LOVE that you found that stamp - what else? SERENDIPITY! I'll be honest that I am a little worried about how to find serendipity in photos (February prompt). Any ideas? I was thinking I would focus on the good fortune part to being with. Meaning capture the good fortune I have in my life. And since right now it is Chinese New Year here in Beijing, there are all sorts of 'good fortune' symbols around me. Hmmm.... Just babbling. But I will be back! Thanks for participating in this blog hop!

Xnomads said...

I meant to say 'begin with' NOT 'being with'OOPS!

Tere said...

I love it, it is very creative!!!

Kat said...

Very cool stamp find there. Great word and just love the envelope idea....tfs

Becky said...

Ohhh that stamp is awesome and how wonderful for you to find it.
Your pages are lovely and that envelope is a great idea.

Kimberly said...

the envelope idea is awesome!

mandyb said...

ohhh how cool to have that stamp!!! ohhhhhh it is meant to be!!!
and love the black and white colours of your album so far!!!

mandyb said...

thanks for the cool comment on my blog - wont let me reply and sadly the email addy isnt working for me to use...so leaving a thank you here!!!

learncreatedo said...

Your word has definitely chosen you! Beautiful black and white layouts too.

Julie Ann Shahin said...

I love love love your word!!!! that is awesome. And your color scheme and your whole design is fabulous, truly!!!! xoxo

cia said...

the envelope is such a great idea!

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