Monday, June 10, 2013

The Summer of Color: Week One . . .



"The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or grey."
-Vincent Van Gogh


Welcome to Week One of The Summer of Color, 2013!

We've only just begun our time together and there's already an electricity in the air that I find both humbling and contagious. I so appreciate the introductions and excitement taking place on our Facebook page and can hardly wait to see what art and inspiration springs from the weekly color prompts that you choose collectively.

Last Week:
During our introductory week, we discussed all of the ways in which you can participate in The Summer of Color. If you'd like a review of the event, just pop over to last week's post and take a gander. 

This Week:
We'll be working with the first, two-color combination that you choose in last week's poll. 

{Sidebar: our first poll was being ornery and as a result, I had to take it off mid-week and try again. Please know that all votes were counted - by manually adding the two together - and that the winning color prompt reflects the choices of all who voted. Also, unlike originally intended, it seems that we are unable to "hide" the poll results as they come in. Let's take this as a sign, and just go with it. It may even be more exciting because of it. Having said that, from now forward the polls will be closed each Friday. This will allow the voter plenty of time to have their say and the shopper (me ;) plenty of time to put together something fabulous for your weekly giveaways.}

Blah, blah, blah. You want to know what colors we'll be working with! Okay, without further adieu, the winning color prompt for Week One with an impressive total of 26.5% of the votes is . . . .

Citron Green & Turquoise

To see examples of the color Citron Green, click here.
To see examples of the color Turquoise, click here.
To see examples of the combination of the two, click here.

Now What?
Now you art! Make anything at all that you'd like, as long as it's based upon the colors of the week. You may link your Citron Green & Turquoise creations in the widget below. To qualify for the Citron Green & Turquoise drawing, simply copy and paste your direct post (or Flickr feed) by this Sunday (10:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time), June 16th. Only one link per person, please.

Ready, Set, Link!




Oh! And For The First Giveaway . . . 
One winner will be selected at random (from the link list above) to win this gorgeous collection of new and vintage materials (told you it'd be fabulous):

(Several vintage sheets of music, one vintage postcard featuring a little girl on the front and french writing on the back, a few pages of 8 x 8 decorative cardstock, one decorative doily (fab as a stencil, right?), 2 (2 oz) pieces of Polymer Clay, 2 cling stamps, 2 bottles of Stickles Glitter, 2 (adorable) packages of Washi tape, 2 (4 oz) bottles of Artist's Loft Acrylics, several beautiful beads in both turquoise and citron and, naturally, a few iridescent Swarovski crystals)

And Who Won Last Week's giveaway for a $50 Gift Certificate to Blick Art?
For the first week only, the winner was selected by random from the comments section. {Please note, all duplicate and "late" comments were removed to produce an accurate giveaway count.} And the winner is:

Our friend Leslie from Words of Me Project

Congratulations Leslie! Please contact me with your email address and I'll get that gift certificate right out. . . .

And Next Week?
Well, we vote of course! You'll find some of your favorites from last week in addition to new color combinations in the poll below. Remember to get your vote in by this Friday to be counted.

Week 2: Artist's Choice . . .
pollcode.com free polls 



I'm so looking forward to seeing what you do, what colors you vote for next and of course, chatting with you all as our colorful Week One begins . . . .

Kristin xo

102 comments:

  1. I just tried to vote and it said it was unable to find the poll.

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  2. So sorry to say this after all last week's 'fun' but it won't let me vote.The message that comes up says...
    We're sorry, we couldn't find that poll.
    It may have been removed for inactivity, or for Terms of Service violations.

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  3. Beautiful prize as always Kristin...I actually couldnt vote for some reason...and I am loving the colour combo this week...I am looking forward to seeing everyones creations and yay for Leslie. ..well done on winning...xxx

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  4. Not able to vote either! Have a fun week, Valerie

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  5. glad this was the winner as I have a great idea for it already... so happy it is starting again... and congrats to the winner...xx

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  6. I couldn't vote for next week now, either, but I'm sure it'll be fixed later. Gorgeous combo for this week. I'm looking forward to creating with them!

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  7. Hello Kristin, it's finally here, YIPPEE!! So excited and love the colors for this week! WOW, the prize is gorgeous!

    I couldn't vote either, sorry it's giving you a hard time. Not letting that ruin the excitement though, will come back later to see if it works.

    Thanks so much Kristin, for making this a fun way to start summer. Do we get a clue/peek at what you will be making??
    HAPPY SOC WEEK TO YOU!

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  8. I can't wait to get started, Kristen, on this amazing challenge! The colors will be so much fun to work with, and the prize is wonderful!! Thanks!!!!!

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  9. Congratulations to Leslie! I'm sure she'll love that. Can't wait to this week's theme, but like the others have already said, can't vote for next week.

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  10. Great colors! Can't wait to start something new. Have a great week!

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  11. love the colors and what a great giveaway! same problem for me with the poll...

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  12. Never tried these colours before together.......thank you for doing this Kristin. Hugs Annette x

    Congratulations to the winner

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  13. two of my favorite colors. (I came up turquoise on the color quiz too!) Looking forward to working with them this week.

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  14. Oooh - I actually have those colours. Thinking cap on!

    Another here who couldn't vote. Sorry.

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  15. wow, nice colour choice this week!

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  16. Beautiful color combo! Can't wait to get started!

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  17. Kristin...first of all...I am BEYOND EXCITED that I WON!! I jumped up and down in my studio then ran outside to tell my husband and gave him a great big hug!! I'm pretty sure he thinks I am crazy!!! THANK YOU so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And the colors are AWESOME!!! Looking forward to creating something BEAUTIFUL!!!

    Thanks again...this made my day!!!!!

    Leslie

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  18. Love the colour choice even though it wasn't my vote LOL Fabulous prizes!! Will be back to vote, I know you will sort it out. Don't let the voting issues cause you grief...we will all just go with it :)

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  19. Happy Monday! SO sorry if you've had trouble voting this morning - I swear, that poll is testing my patience - please try again now, it's all fixed.
    Kristin xo

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  20. Yipee! The vote thingy worked! What a fun week this is going to be! I started one citron/turqoise piece alredy...

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  21. I also was unable to vote. Looking forward to working on my first project. What to do what to do....hmmmmm

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  22. We're we supposed to see the results when we voted?

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  23. oh how super exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for hosting Kristin!!!!

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  24. Thanks for having this summer of color fun party! I am so excited. I am working on a piece now and will post later and link. I votes and it worked fine :) have a great day!
    Chandra

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  25. Just added my link for this week's scrumptious colours and I voted too. It seems to be the same as before as you see the results after voting and also if you try again even though it doesn't register the duplicate vote. Thanks for a great challenge again this year. BJ

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  26. Fabulous!!,! Love the prize package too! Ok gotta go make some art! Xx

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  27. I just finished my Week One art. Thanks for the wonderful give away.

    It will be so fun to see what everyone makes.

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  28. Hi Kristin, came back to vote again. SOOOO excited about all the work already being shown. These ladies are fast!! I have a couple ideas in mind will try them and let you know.

    Thanks so much for all the work you put into this. Sorry the darn voter wasn't working. What I'm doing is voting and not peeking at the results that way I will be SURPRISED!!
    HAPPY SUMMER OF COLOR DAY TO YOU!
    HUGS!

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  29. Posted my linky and asked to join the FB group. Will post picture there after I'm approved. Great color combo!

    Leslie52, the Leslie who *didn't* win lol

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  30. love this idea to explore colours...

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  31. loving the energy - of the group and the colours. thank you

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  32. Great choice of colors. Once again thank you for hosting this event and now let me go and try to do create something:)
    Susan

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  33. It's so hard to choose, they're so many great color combos. I hope to get my color combo project done for the week and posted soon. The work posted so far has been absolutely amazing.

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  34. Just linked up my post, hope you like it.

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  35. Great bunch of artwork in the links! I am unable to comment on some that have the word verification. I get "not found". Just know I enjoyed seeing your work.

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  36. congrats to Leslie-what a fab prize!! I was so excited to create some projects using one of my fave color combos. Looking forward to next week's pick :)

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  37. Lucky Leslie :)

    I'm so happy you are doing this again Kristin.... There are some gorgeous colour combinations on that poll!

    Karen x

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  38. Thank you so much for the SOC. I am joining in for the first time and loving all the color choices and freedom to create in any style!

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  39. I am so glad to be here again thank you so much for getting it together and hosting it. Love everything about this Challenge! ManonX

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  40. Hello Kristin, I added something which was not on your list _ crochet - a scrumble. It will be so interesting to see other people's creastions - thank you for this lovely idea and for Hosting it. I am new here.

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  41. Dear Kirsten, thank you so much for this great event! So many great artists, and just as many great colors!
    Hugs and love - Erika

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  42. Done mine this time
    http://theartoftrishatrixie.blogspot.com/2013/06/summer-of-color-citron-turq-apron.html

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  43. One citron and turquoise piece down, two to go. I'm enjoying these colors!

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  44. can't believe I posted it in the facebook group and forgot all about posting it on here... all done now!

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  45. It's finally here, I'm so excited to play again!!. LOVE the color this week, was able to make something just last night :). Have fun everyone!

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  46. Thank you to Paula Jennings for introducing me to this fabulous event! I just linked up :)

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  47. Love seeing everyone work - such a creative event!

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  48. Great colours and I actually managed to do something.

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  49. Great colours. I had lots of fun making my card

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  50. Happy Wednesday!

    Just a friendly reminder: the current poll for Week 2 will close this Friday (Pacific Daylight Time). If you haven't done so already, please make your voice heard by voting for your favorite color combination here.

    You will have until this Sunday (10:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time) to link up your work and be qualified for the random drawing for the Citron & Turquoise giveaway. . .

    Thank you!
    Kristin xo

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  51. I simply adore these colors, even if I didn't have the EXACT shade of citron green. You have the very best guilt free summer pleasure around!!

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  52. These colors all sound pretty darn amazing!!

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  53. Love the color combo and had fun using it to create an index card!

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  54. Great colour combo! Just added my creation & voted for next week's colours - can't wait to see what they will be!!

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  55. can´t wait to dig in those gorgeous color combo...have to get home...hope at saturday :) the giveaway looks like so much fun to work with! Yummmy stuff ;) ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  56. I just posted my cards using these colors. So happy to be playing along and feeling so inspired by this challenge.

    Thanks so much for this Kristin!

    Can't wait to see what colors win next week!!

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  57. This sounds like a fun place to visit, so I may have to come back again. Blessings!

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  58. Hi Kristin, I really like to return comments to those who comment on my link but I am finding it difficult to locate some on the link list especially if they have the same name! If I try to link from their comment e-mail they can have multiple blogs and I don't get to the specific post this way either. So I was wondering whether it was possible for you to ask everyone to add their link number to their comments to make life easier to
    reply.

    Many thanks BJ SOC#2

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  59. Love these colors! Now to visit some of the other gals!

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  60. Really enjoyed making this week's art - can't wait for the next colour prompt. You're doing a great job!

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  61. Lovely challenge. Count me in!! I placed my link and keep my fingers crossed.
    xxx Marianne MW

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  62. I got into this color combo and had fun making cuffs. Thanks for a fabulous start Kristin.

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  63. I'm having so much fun looking at all the links. Quite a wide variety. It's wonderful. The colors this week are fantastic as well.

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  64. Wow all the wonderful people on here already! Posted mine! xx

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  65. Wahoo - I have posted my very first Summer of Color - Enjoy my girls of summer...thanks so much Kristin for hosting this party!

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  66. Guess what...I finally used my blog...hooray...thankyou sweet kristin for the inspiration...xxx

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  67. Hey Kristin ...just submitted my entry and am very excited about it ...as usual :) I have made a plan for all the six weeks...visit me to find out !!

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  68. Hi Kristin...You've inspired me to embroider...something I've been meaning to learn for ages...had fun this week...and looking forward to next weeks colour prompt.. thanks for a wonderful challenge Jan x x

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  69. I loved the colours of this week and look forward to what combo will be the next! I've just linked my entry, a mixed media art journal spread.

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  70. Yey Kristin! Here I am, again this year...and all so excited! Just submitted my entry and voted the color combo too...
    See ya :)
    ps:and that's a great pack of goodies!

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  71. I've loved having a go at these colours, though I haven't been able to get down to it until today. I'm sorry my colours SEEM to be far from the Citron and Turquoise, but scanner problems gave a very poor colour reproduction.

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  72. Happy Friday!

    I am SO excited and impressed by all of your gorgeous artwork for week 1! Our numbers keep growing and we're already at 100 participants with two days left to link. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work in Facebook, in our Flickr group and of course by linking to the blog here.

    The current poll has now been closed, but you still have until Sunday morning (10:00 am Pacific Daylight time) to link your Citron & Turquoise work and be in the running for this week's random drawing.

    Also, I will be leaving out of town this weekend in celebration of Father's Day. I will not have service, so please know that I will get to anyone I have not yet visited upon my return.

    Thank you and have a wonderful weekend,
    Kristin xo

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  73. I am so glad to be creating again, I haven't in a long time. This was just the push I needed, gave me somewhere to start :) I have posted my link above and am loving all the entries I have looked at so far! :)

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  74. Love the colors! Did some gelli printing on phonebook pages with it... Very nice!

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  75. What fun - love all the buzz and seeing all the wonderful art. What a colorful and delightful summer this is going to be!

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  76. This challenge is fun! I like being pushed to use colour combinations I might not have used otherwise. Can't wait to find out what next week's colours will be!

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  77. I'm so happy to have discovered this group! I love colors and I love working with them. This will get me to work with colors I don't often use. So fun!

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  78. I craft, crochet, scrapbook and art-journal, so this challenge sounds like fun to play along with! Keeping my eye open for the next color combo!.. Have a great weekend! ~tina

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  79. Hi! This is my first time to do Summer of Color.I'm very happy about doing this!

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  80. Wow! I'm #120! Great to see so many people participating. Loved these colors! Thanks for organizing this Kristin.

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  81. O.K.----I'm all liked up.Thank you for bringing it back this year :)

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  82. Ah! I made it! I was excited about this for a whole year, and almost couldn't create this week. I love this, Kristin! Thank you!!

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  83. Really excited about this fun Summer activity!

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  84. Thanks for a fun challenge! I've posted a scrapbook layout featuring citron + turquoise.

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  85. I would've never thought of using these colors together if it hadn't been for the vote. I'm loving trying new combos and looking at all the beautiful artwork on the Facebook page as well as the blogs. So fun! Thanks again for setting this up!!

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  86. What a fun to be part of this yumminess again! the first color combo is so my thing ;) and the giveaway looks very inspiring too!! love the green lace and the owl :) ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  87. Whew! In at the last last moment! Had a hard time getting back to my arting after Alaska so managed to wait til this morning to realize I could make some gelli print deli paper backgrounds for this! These are just about my favorite colors lately too!

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  88. I wasn't sure if I was going to play this year, but I had a background with the right colours just waiting for me. :)

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  89. This is a wonderful event! Thank you for hosting it again this year! I love it so much to discover so many lovely new blogs!

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  90. Finally done! My blog post is up - feel free to come visit! Can't wait for the next prompt....ladies, start your pencils!

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  91. So much fun this week! Love this color combo - was not too sure I would LOL. I didn't quite finish my chime but shared it anyway. I was thinking I had until 10:00 p.m. so missed the drawing, but that is okay! Thanks Kristin for always inspiring us to try new color combinations :) Congrats to Leslie!

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  92. Didn't think I'd make it in time. I've been taking an Illustrator and Photoshop class, so I took the opportunity to play around with them. Can't believe how many are participating. Can't wait to look around!

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  93. My first time participating! Thanks for hosting!

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  94. Missed week one, darn! Excited to join week two.

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  95. This sounds like a fun challenge. Hope I can keep up.

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  96. I wanted to thank you for this really fantastic challenge!
    It was fun and I will return for sure!

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  97. Thank you for hosting the SOC again this year! I had hoped to make origami window stars this year, but didn't have the color of paper for the first week. Instead, did hand-embroidered wool felt birds instead which I really like. I think I may continue doing hand-embroidery for the SOC...or using supplies that I have on hand. Haven't decided yet. :)

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  98. I'm late to the party but found you via Sarah at Paisley Rain Boots. So happy to be injecting some colour into our (so far) very grey summer! Looking forward to seeing all the other beautiful art too. Thank you for hosting. :)

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  99. Better late than never. :) Thank you for being such a wonderful hostess for another year of SOC. I CAN'T believe this is the third year! Can you? Where has that time gone? Hopefully I can get on the ball and join the party on time this week. :) Have a beautiful week filled with lots of color! xoxo

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  100. I have been hearing about the Summer of color and am so excited to find it and join! Thank you so much for doing this! Can't wait to see everyone's work!

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