Here's my word-to-live-by for 2013... 'Progress'
I wanted a word that would fit with my own personal goals, as well as those of my family. I've got lots I want to do to progress, including blog improvements, pushing myself to keep improving my projects and my photos, trying new recipes, and to keep using last year's word 'organise' to de-clutter the house.
Organising is still a priority as we want to try and move house this summer, so that's a family goal to progress. We will still be renting (I don't know if we'll ever be able to afford our own home!), but we really need a garden. Here we just have a small paved courtyard which is no fun for the kids on a hot sunny day.
I've made this layout to stick on my craft space wall, as I do every year, to keep reminding me of my goal. I had been putting off making this layout, as I didn't have a photo for it. Then the Two Peas in a Bucket CHA challenges kicked me into gear - one of the challenges was to use 3 trendy items, so I chose washi tape, the colour gold, and a ton of Freckled Fawn arrows,to help my word stand out:
I had fun pleating the wide gold-striped washi underneath my title, to give a bit more dimension and movement across the page:
And the speckles include drops of gold mist, enamel dots, and some new Gold Liquid Pearls that I bought from SJ Crafts last week, and it's gives such a luxurious touch!
I like how bright and bold the layout is, it catches my eye each time I walk past!
Do you have a 'word for the year'? If so, how is it going so far? I've got so many things on the go that I'm sure some of them must be contributing to progress. Though today the main thing I'm focussing on is progressing my way through the laundy pile...
I hope your Sunday is lovely and relaxing! x
Supplies: American Crafts White Cardstock. Pink Paislee Portfolio 'Incredible' Paper, Label Stickers, Photo Tabs, Stamps, Ephemera, and Alpha Stickers; Artisan 8x8 Papers (sprayed orange on a previous preoject). Freckled Fawn Speech Bubble Wood Chips, Arrow Wood Chips, Aqua Grid Washi, Yellow Airmail Washi, and Wide Gold Airmail Washi. Elle's Studio The Sweet Life Cutouts, Turquoise Pennants, 'Notes' Tab Stamp. Studio Calico Classic Calico 3 'Ledger Sotheby's' Thickers. Scrap & Create 'Daily Words' Flair Button. My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing 'Together' Enamel Dots. Gold Liquid Pearls. Black Ink Pad.