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OLW Monthly Blog Hop & Happy New Catalogue!

My One Little Word is GROW, and this month's prompt was to kind of take a deep breath, and capture where our journey has taken us so far, with just a single photo.

August Grow copy

I chose to do a self-timed photo of myself, in my very messy, "temporary" stamping room.  When we started this OLW journey, I was hoping that my room would be completely revamped, renovated and refreshed by now, but part of the GROWTH journey for me is learning and accepting that long term projects don't take a few weeks or even a few months, they could take a couple of years, so to GROW is to accept, embrace and enjoy where I am now.

I quite like how that works out for me after an enormously busy month in August, and with lots of plans in place for busy, busy times over the next few months and probably long-term!

Very excited that today is also the start of our brand new Ideas Book & Catalogue for all the Aussie and Kiwi stampers. And it looks like Stampin' Up! definitely want me to grow in September too.

Take a look at what they have done!

Join the Stampin' Up! Family

This is a fabulous offer for all those addicted stampers who already have lots of Stampin' Up! products, and want to get the discount and all the perks for themselves without having to double up on things like the Stampin' Scrub.  If you join in September, there are two BARGAIN options for joining. For all the details, visit my Stampin' Up! demonstrator page by clicking here.

Well, back to the blog hop!  Here are all the other participants.

If you'd like to continue on from me, go visit Amanda by clicking here. You can do the whole loop just by following the links at the end of each post. Have a great journey, and fantastic weekend coming up!

Margie               http://xnomads.typepad.com/blog    
Julie Ann           http://julieannshahin2.blogspot.com
Jill                        http://jillconyers.typepad.com/
Cheri                   http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com
Melissa              http://blog.mshanhun.com
Kathryn             http://www.katlodesigns.com < that's me!
Amanda            http://scrappnbee.blogspot.com
Sam                    http://learncreatedo.wordpress.com/
Chrissy             http://getcraftywithchrissy.blogspot.com/
Lynn                  www.crafty-creativity.blogspot.com
Lisa                    http://backtoallen.com/writers_blog
Jen                     http://byjen.com
Nikki                   http://www.inkyart.com.au/
Cassie                http://craftycassiescorner.blogspot.com/
Jamie                    http://jmpgirl.blogspot.com
Cindy                 http://seriousplay.typepad.com 
p.s. this blog hop goes live at 8am Pacific Standard Time - that's 11pm in Aus. Because of the different time zones, if you click on one of the links and there's no OLW blog hop there, please just check back in another hour or so, oh, and don't forget to leave some blog love in the form of a comment for each lady!


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you do look quite comfy in that room that you are "growing" into!

Sam @ Learn. Create. Do.

That's a great photo of you in your stamping space! I love your words too. I might need to check out the Ideas book and Catalogue.


I love seeing a photo of you. And the way you did it really tells a story about who you are. Great environmental portrait! Can you tell I studied photography?! I hear you about growing and accepting. I seem to have to do that every day despite not always wanting to. Can't wait to see your completed room. I hope you will share.


Oh my I thought we'd be in a different place with a lot of stuff in our lives by now too!

I love your photo!


Great photo of you in your stamping room. Best of luck with your Stampn Up growth.


Just how lovely is that temporary room of yours -looks great to me. You are growing and embracing your word Kathryn - you've done so well with it ..... big hugs xx


Wonderful photo.

Accept. Embrace. And enjoy where I am now. Love that!


WOW....wish I had a space like yours. It's lovely, even if it is temporary! Great word :)


I love the words you chose to include with your photo. Very true.

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