olw Blog Hop-May


Xnomads' Blog

Welcome, again, to the OLW blog hop hosted by Margie. You may have come from her post as she was the first stop on this months edition.

may's opening page

The prompt this month was to look back and look ahead. And then to create a to do list of what one wants to do with their word. As well as what one has done with their word. I found this prompting so insightful and action promoting once again. I found that sometimes the to do did not necessarily have to do with the word, but came from the word. It came from how my word has been effecting me. It came from how my word  is evolving as this year marches on.

A few things I have appreciated about the monthly action prompts::
they have kept me true to my word
they have caused me to be accountable to my purpose
they have enabled me to track my progress and positive changes
they have established a routine of review and opportunity to adjust
they have allowed for paper, photo and life art to find their way into my life all the while focusing on an important aspect of my life: prayer.

Words of encouragement found in Ali's promt this month:
be gentle with yourself. Change is not easy. It does not happen instantly. It's a process. Life is a process and can be full of reward.
we have opportunity to choose our thoughts. which means we also have opportunity to change up our direction and adjust if we need to. It's a very powerful thing we possess. We have the choice of action.
document. not only where you want to go. but where you have been. Remember your accomplishments. And celebrate them.

Please follow the link and visit Cherie as she is our next stop in this months hop.
Thank you for visiting.

SUPPLIES | pattern paper: House of 3 "Fall Junque", Pink Paislee "Daily Junque", Melody Ross "Soul Food"; quote and art work: Rhonna Farrer.


  1. Your album is absolutely gorgeous.

    I have felt the same way about my word and how I've found some goals/actions/themes indirectly from my word. I chose clear for my word and it's lead me to learn more about happiness, gratitude, and appreciating right now. These are all things I wasn't focusing on when the year began, but it was clear that I needed to spend some time on them.

  2. This is stunning! I loved Ali's thought about choosing our own thoughts also. Wonderful post. I scrolled down to your other posts and found some other fabulous goodies too. Wow!

  3. Love, love, love how you used Rhonna's quote art with the prompt this month! Stunning work.

  4. As gorgeous as your album is, the concept is even more brilliant!!!

  5. I love Rhonna's art work, so cool for you to include it! xoxo

  6. So pretty~ lovely pages and really great reminders, too. I love the font styles you've used and the beautiful papers~ it makes it so inviting to look at!

    I love the great thoughts, too. Remember~ Choose~ Celebrate~

    What a beautiful blog ~ so nice to meet you! Junelle

  7. Beautiful work! Glad to have you on the hop!

  8. love your opening page! Beautiful!

  9. I love the way your album is coming together - I need to add in more creativity to mine I think. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I adore the streamlined clean fresh feel to your project...GORGEOUS!

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous, Jamie!! I love the design and serene feel and love the thought and feeling behind it all. Really meaningful and all the more so beautiful because of that.

  12. What a treasure Jamie!!
    Love it ;-)

    Thank you ~

  13. Gorgeous LO and adore that quote :)

  14. Your album is coming together so nicely and I love the insightfulness behind this month's prompt. Nice job.

  15. Oh a stunning opening page with a great thought. Today I'm going to do my best!

  16. I absolutely love your quote page and what you've done with this - awesome!

  17. This is beautiful. I love your style. Wish I had a better eye for layering on my pages.
    A job well done...great blog too!!!

  18. I really really like your style. I also loved your MIL album from the Jessica Sprague class. It is simply stunning! I wish I had taken it, but it was bad timing for me!