One Little Word Blog Hop

I’m stepping out and doing something for the very first time here on my blog!  As you’ve probably noticed, the majority of my posts are about cards I have made.  This year, one of my resolutions is to expand my horizons a bit and do more scrapbooking & journaling type projects.  That said, I am all signed up for Big Picture Classes One Little Word with Ali Edwards.

Today, it’s time for the One Little Word (OLW) February Blog Hop and I thought I’d share what I’ve created so far with my word for 2012.

This word had been on my mind a lot toward the end of 2011.  With three little ones to care for on a daily basis, it’s really been hitting home how much influence a mother has on her children.  I decided one day that I really needed to focus on nurturing my little family.  I find myself sitting and wondering what it is exactly that I’d like to nurture in them & in myself.  This first assignment was to explore our chosen words and I think I’ve come up with a few ideas, although, I’m sure these will quickly expand as the year goes on!

Below is my first page for this project.

Project Notes:

1.  I wasn’t sure I wanted to use my own handwriting at first, but I decided this was a personal study and, to me, personal handwriting is so unique that I just couldn’t ignore using it!

2.  The butterflies came to mind as I was trying to think of something that could represent my word.  They have such a delicate beauty, don’t they?  Nurturing, if done right, can bring out such beauty in a person and I want to see that revealed in myself and my loved ones!


**Now head on over to Karen’s blog for more One Little Word inspiration!**

Here is the order of today’s Blog Hop if you get lost along the way:

(You are here.)


  • Ruth Posted Wednesday, 02/01/2012 5:40 pm

    Lovely beginning to your OLW ~ great choice of word.

  • JennL Posted Wednesday, 02/01/2012 5:40 pm

    welcome to the OLW blog hop! i think your cards are wonderful. like so many of us, i love butterflies and use them on nearly every project. yours are quite lovely! xoxo

  • Cynthia Posted Wednesday, 02/01/2012 6:14 pm

    Love your word Melissa! I think sometimes we don't always realize how important the nurturing we do is. I love the butterflies and your reason for using them. Thank you.

  • Lynn Posted Wednesday, 02/01/2012 6:19 pm

    So glad you're joining us! Look forward to seeing your journey through 2012. I really like that you used your own handwriting – I have to do this more.

  • Jan B Posted Wednesday, 02/01/2012 6:48 pm

    Your blog is beautiful! Welcome to OLW and the hop. Your first assignment turned out beautifully and, more importantly, I can see how you've really expressed what this word is meaning to you right now. “Nurture” is such a perfect thing to be focusing on as you raise your little ones. I'm sure they will benefit greatly this year as you practice on them! Blessings as you go…

  • orange gearle Posted Wednesday, 02/01/2012 8:22 pm

    I love the white!!!!

  • Rebekah Posted Wednesday, 02/01/2012 8:58 pm

    Welcome, welcome! Love your white on white! Enjoy the journey…

  • Cheri Posted Wednesday, 02/01/2012 9:21 pm

    I absolutely love the softness and beauty of your page – stunning! and those butterflies… I need a tutorial… they are A-MA-ZING! I totally have a thing for butterflies but love these.

  • Donna Posted Wednesday, 02/01/2012 9:21 pm

    Your OLW pages are beautiful. I love the butterflies. They really represent your word perfectly.

  • jillconyers Posted Thursday, 02/02/2012 1:08 am

    Wonderful choice for a word and I love the monochrome style of your mini canvases. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your OLW in the coming months.

  • kelly Posted Thursday, 02/02/2012 1:17 am

    i just adore the clean style of your OLW pages. and NURTURE is such a beautiful word to describe the vocation of motherhood. looking forward to seeing you around this year with OLW.

  • Katrina Posted Thursday, 02/02/2012 1:51 am

    the butterflies are beautiful!

  • Mrs Starling Posted Thursday, 02/02/2012 2:59 am

    Why WOULDN'T you want to use your own handwriting…it's usually one of my favorite parts of getting a card from you…your handwriting is stunning!
    I'm hoping that when I finish school I'll have more time for creative projects!!

  • Lisa Posted Thursday, 02/02/2012 4:02 am

    I'm a fan of butterflies, too, and am so glad you opted for your own handwriting! Lovely page.

  • cinback Posted Thursday, 02/02/2012 5:09 am

    I love the monochromatic look of your page. Welcome to the Blog Hop!

  • Margie S (niaho, cupcake!) Posted Thursday, 02/02/2012 2:54 pm

    I loved stopping by. Those butterfiles are gorgeous. Did you make them? Loved hearing all about what your word means to you. Lovely.

  • K. Hutson Posted Sunday, 02/05/2012 1:42 am

    Love how you used butterflies for your project. Thanks for sharing your journey.

  • Rose Brier Studio Posted Friday, 02/10/2012 10:29 pm

    A wonderful word. Can't wait to see all the ways this enhances your mothering this year and maybe forever!

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