Thursday, January 10, 2013

My One Little Word for 2013

Hello everyone!  We're continuing our week of Lists Inspiration.  I was so inspired by all of the images that Virginia had posted on this thread here.  Images are so inspiring to me.  And the inspiration from this week's layouts have been amazing.  Hope you join in and share yours.  

With all of this inspiration, I knew what I wanted to do.  I wanted to create a layout of my One Little Word for 2013...TIME.  This is my first OLW and I'm already loving the idea behind it.

The first idea that came to me was to use some kind of tab identifying just a few areas in my life I need to juggle my time better in 2013.  I used this Dragonfly tab from the Silhouette store.
Then I ungrouped them and deleted the dragonfly and replaced with the words.  I used the Blackout Font 2 a.m.  
I was tempted to do just plain cardstock to cut them out, but I decided to go with color and picked the teal Lawn Fawn paper.  The pattern on the paper was also small and almost tone on tone, so I knew the cut file would show up well.  I loved the perforated look on the tag, so I ripped that part off to show the jagged edge.  I will admit that once I had the cut out files, I wasn't sure of the design I wanted.  I first tried a more carefree look of tilting photos and the tabs.  I used to do that all the time, and love when I see others do it, but linear worked better for me.

I was loving the pops of yellow.  I backed the tabs with pieces of the Basic Grey yellow polka dots, cut the "time" with the Silhouette.  I needed something else yellow to balance it.  I used one of the die cut flowers from the kit and folded in the petals and stapled in the middle.
Just what I needed...clustered it next to the Glitz potty girl sticker.
 This layout had a lot of color and a lot going I tried to not add too much, instead I emphasized the design of the vertical lines and the idea behind it.  I cut the 5 from the Dear Lizzy paper, stamped the days of the week along the edge to represent the days of the week (a work week, although I did stamp all 7 days).
I need to have this layout visible all the time so it can be a reminder of my one little word this year...TIME.  More inspiration tomorrow from Virginia!  Hope everyone has had a great week!


Julie Bonner said...

This is great Patricia!!! Love the die-cut tags :)

Melanie said...

I love how you focused on the areas your word is important to you. Thanks for explaining all of the details, too :)

Debbi Tehrani said...

What a fabulous and creative page!