Sunday, January 28, 2018

One Little Word Progress

Well being pretty sick for almost a week, didn't leave me much energy for the blog. But I am finally ready to share a scrapbook project I will be working on each month this year
As I talked about in This Post, my One Little Word I chose for 2018 is "Self Care". Since I am participating in Ali Edward's One Little Word class to help keep me more engaged with my word this year, I thought I would share a few of the introduction pages from my album.


I am using This 6x8 album by Simple Stories to document my progress.

I am also using a variety of size and style page protectors made by Simple Stories as well.
For my introductory page I created a 4x4 title card and I filled the two 2x2 spots with patterned paper squares. The first is a piece I had with windows and liked how the 2018 fills each window pane as if it's looking out to the year ahead. The yellow square on the right repeats the phrase "good things are going to happen". Perfect!
In the class example, Ali used a photo of herself in her introduction, so I decided to follow that formula with a recent selfie taken on one of my exercise days. The black and white script is the flip side of the yellow square with the "good things are going to happen." phrase. And the back of the window print paper had a pretty purplish color to match the flowers on the 3x4 card on the facing page. I used a chipboard flower from the same collection as the paper to embellish it and coordinate.

Ali's OLW class has one lesson with a prompt per month. For January, she just wanted us to write about our word, and provided several printable cards to use in our albums to help jump start our writing. I didn't use all of the writing prompts she provided, but just chose a few I felt would be helpful to me. So for page three I used the Reason Why card explaining why I wanted to choose Self Care as my focus this year.

As I said in my last post, I am taking my word even further by choosing monthly self care goals to concentrate on. So I created my own journal block with patterned paper and a washi tape border explaining my plan. My goal in January has been exercise and I am waiting to complete those pages at the end of this month. Hard to believe we are almost there!


On the next page, I chose the Definition and Quotation cards to explore my word further. And as I wrote them down, I realized that I truly had found the perfect word for what I want to accomplish this year. Then I embellished the back of my journal card from the previous page with some encouraging phrases. The Year Ahead question page finishes off my introduction for now.

So this is what I have so far! I am looking forward to working on my pages for my January goal, and then finding out what the February lesson will be in class. I am feeling pretty excited!







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