Sunday, January 25, 2015

52 Pick-me-up: Amaryllis

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It's a flower week again on 53 Pick-me-up. The Amaryllis is a lily-like bulb that comes in many colors.
Amaryllis by disequilibber [source]
I'm using red, burgundy, and pink to inspire today's look.
Yeah, stripes still. I like stripes.

I'm linking up with Patti's Visible Monday later today.

Which Amaryllis color will you link?




Sunday, January 18, 2015

52 Pick-me-up: Read Between the Lines

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Originally when I created this theme, I was thinking that it would be timed with Selah and Maricel's
 Thoughtful Third Thursday link-up. WRONG. LAST Thursday was the link-up, not this coming Thursday. Oops.
On my 52 Pick-me-up theme calendar, the prompt for this week is "Read between the lines -- inspired by a book". Notice that I simplified it here to just "read between the lines". Which could mean stripes, if you're stumped on the whole book thing. I found the perfect book for this though -- an artist book that I made in 2009. And I paired it with coordinating stripes. So fancy!
The book is made from one piece of paper. It's printed with abstract scribbles that I created and printed out. I then cut and folded it so that it has a few pages. [See this how-to that I Pinned].

Below is each spread of pages. See if you can find the secret message, reading between the lines.
[I swear, I did NOT have this book in mind when I created the prompts back in June!]
Did you find the message? No spoilers in your comments!

On Monday, I'm linking up with Sacramento's Share-in-Style. The theme is scarves.

One more helpful hint for this week: cookbooks are books too.
Stripes or a book or some baked goods, link and tell!




Friday, January 16, 2015

52 Pick-me-up: Almost Marsala

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The 52 Pick-me-up Pantone Party continues.
I thought my square dance skirt was a good match for this year's color, Marsala.
But then I pulled an actual Marsala chip from the Pantone book at work.
Close, but not quite.

I'm working on a print collection utilizing Marsala (the color, not the wine).
It'll be posted over on my Pattern Recognition blog whenever I get it done.

It's not too late to join in the fun. Click here to see all the Pantone Colors of the Year, 2000-2015. Have you worn one of the 16 colors? Add your link here or there.