Saturday, July 19, 2014

The last SOC for this year, the best for last!

Hello to the last week of SOC, sad to see it come to an end. Also reminded of how fast summer is going and almost ending. A month from today the kids will be on their second day of school already, YUCK!! For now I will soak up these happy summer colors and have fun with them.
For this last week I did something fun, did this last year too. A walk thru Wal-Mart to find these gorgeous colors wherever I could. I have to say it was hard to find them without green being mixed into to. Wish I had more time to find these colors but here is a few at least to share with you.
Here is the paint I found, the pinks were all light, not the raspberry but it works for this.
Aren't  pretty, love the pops of orange in them. Usually wouldn't see orange flowers but so glad to find them here. Funny thing about the orange too, I had been dreaming of orange for days leading up to this last week. I was thrilled to see orange in this last week, refreshing I think.
A nice summer nightgown with the perfect colors on it, YAY!!
Everyone loves post it notes!!
Look at these soft and pretty hand towels!!
I loved doing this walk for colors and wish I had on the other weeks too, so fun and like a scavenger hunt. Will remember to do this more next summer for sure.
Now for a little bit of art I made this week, I forgot to get pictures of my July notebook which has a few pages with these colors on them. Will have to share them later in my T Time post.
I made inchies and probably love these out of all I've done so far. The picture is a little dark, too much yellow I think. Made these with scraps of paper except the bottom two were from washi tape.
My icads from the last 3 days, LOVE THESE! They are simple but they make me happy.
The 3 on the right are for this week too, had fun writing with paint.
That wraps of my SOC for this week and for this summer. I had so much fun each week and liked keeping it simple with just a little paint each day. Not sure what I will do for next year's but might have to stick with paint again since I liked it so much.
I want to say a big THANK YOU to our wonderful sweet hostess Kristin she spoils us each year with this project and works hard to make it fun and fair to all things art. Looking forward to next year's already Kristin and hope to still dream in color now that SOC is over. THANK YOU!!
Thank you for your visits and comments, they make my day! I have a Mandala to share on Monday and fun post for T Time. As long as the timing of it all works out they will be here.
Have a great weekend everyone, ours will be a rainy one,  will have to stay inside and craft.


  1. Hi Dawn! I love your Summer of Color post! Your photos are amazing and so cool that you ofund them with the perfect colors. Your flowers and simply gorgeous and I love that nightgown, too. Perfect display of this week's colors. I also love your notebook pages and your ICADs!!! You used this week's colors beautifully. The notebook pages are amazing, and your ICADs are gorgeous. I especially like how you do your words with paint. I need to practice that!!!
    I can't believe that SOC is over already. Time flies, doesn't it? And I agree with you - the summer is going by way to quickly. I am not ready for it to come to an end quite yet. Oh Dawn, I also am writing to ask for your prayers for my mom. She slipped and fell again and this time she broke her other hip. She is in the hospital now and very upset and may need more surgery. Thank you so much, my dear friend. Hugs to you.

  2. I just adore the colors this week, and it is fun to see people come up with different idea to incorporate those colors, you are one, so fun to see your photo and creation.

  3. Awe, I love that! Such a cool idea to do a scavenger hunt! Yes, do keep dreaming in color! xoxo

  4. I can't believe how far behind I am. I apologize, because I've missed both this post and your "around here" one below. I hope you saw I've had computer problems, and other worries as well. Not as bad as yours, of course, where people's lives hang in the balance, but still . . . .

    I'm with Kristin. I really like the idea of a scavenger hunt for the SOC colors. You did a fantastic job and I remember you did that last year, too. It's not as easy as people might think, I'm sure.

    Thanks for touching base with me, because I always look for your post, and am always happy when I see your name in the linky list. I hope you are able to free some time soon, because I know you probably need it, especially with all the little ones (your bigger ones included) you are caring for all the time. So, please, please take care of yourself and I hope to hear from you soon.

  5. Your last week's SOC project ideas are wonderful. The first ICAD is very pretty and your inchies are so cute. This year sadly I wasn't able to take part in all weeks. Hope you are doing fine. Didn't see you linking up foR T for Tuesday.
    Take Care and Hugs

  6. The colours this week were so lovely and you did them proud! I love it :-)