Although I'm a little late sharing my One Little Word for 2014, I have had it chosen since the end of last year, or rather, it came to me as per usual!
I decided to create a layout for my word, using a phone selfie of myself (it's the only recent photo I could find of me!).
I created the background to this layout by overlapping pieces of Core'dinations cardstock in pink and aqua with a few scraps of patterned paper. The card was cut at an angle (alternating directions) and I started from the bottom and worked my way up!
I gave all pieces of cardstock a quick sand to reveal a bit of the lighter core, for more dimension.
A couple more things to note:
- The title was cut using my Cameo. The word 'give' was cut out of Black Magic card (with a pink core) so when the edges had a light sand, they had a bit of pink showing to coordinate with the rest of the layout!
- I didn't think my photos and title stood out enough on the busier background so I again used my Cameo to cut the circle design out of simple white cardstock to layer beneath! I love that effect and think it's something I'll be doing again and again!
I didn't want to cover up any more of the background with a journaling blog and knew I had a bit to say about my OLW. An easy solution? I journalled on a white core tag, slipped it into a glassine bag and adhered it behind my photos. Love me some hidden journaling!
For those that are interested, here's what my journaling says:
As it usually does, my one little word for 2014 chose me. Give. I truly believe that what you give is what you get returned and I feel I have more that I can give. Not necessarily time or money but devoting myself to the task at hand, being more thoughtful and considerate in all relationships and generally making that extra effort that I hadn't picked back up from the first trimester low. I believe that life is richer when you get more involved in it. Give.
As part of my recent cleanout and purge of my scrapbooking supplies, I went through some of my older albums. I found a few OLW layouts from previous years and maybe one day they can all be combined in one album. I have a great list of words that have worked for me and I still think about often, even after I've chosen my new one!
And by the way, if you have no idea what I'm talking about with regards to One Little Word, read here.