Friday, 24 January 2014

One Little Word - Part 1

For my One Little Word project and documenting my 40th year, I knew I wanted something vibrant that I would love using for a long term project.  As part of my birthday present I treated myself to the Daily Grind collection by Simple Stories.  I first saw it when Sarah bought the S J Crafts shop to the local crop and I totally fell in love.  Alongside the full collection pack of papers, cut apart sheets and 2 sets of stickers, I also bought the 6x4 Snap cards, the ephemera pack and the chipboard pieces.  Having everything coordinating like this means I can keep it all together for the year and it also makes for speedy scrapping - win win!

I wanted something striking for the title page to separate it from my normal pages in my 12x12 album (instead of the conventional albums used for this class by Ali Edwards).  The dark woodgrain with the printed elements was perfect for this page which doesn't need journalling because the written parts are all to follow.  
I used the circular calendar sticker to signify the year long project and I obviously used lots of hearts because that is my word for the year.  The little woodgrain letters are part of the collection pack and I added a few Thickers for dimension.
The printables that come as part of the class are meant for specific page protectors but I wanted to make mine work with my normal size of album.  This means I have to tinker with the arrangements a bit and fill in blank pockets etc or, like here, use the printables on a standard layout.  I matted the Intentions page onto green cardstock and then matted that onto that fab speech bubbles paper.  The red frame is the reverse of the title page.
 I am really enjoying using the bold happy colours and I know this will help inspire me to keep up with documenting this project through a year which I hope will be full of positive changes.
I've almost completed the next couple of tasks which are in pocket pages so I'll share that here soon and then it will soon be time for February's prompts!  I'll let you know how I'm getting on with actually living with my word then.  Wish me luck!

Bye for now


  1. Hi Lisa-Jane! I just love the bright happy colors in your layout, and that family photo is just the cutest!!!

  2. Gorgeous layouts and I wish you luck with your great word :-)

    Oh fab photo xx

  3. I do! I wish you lots of luck for the whole year. That really is a lovely photo

  4. This is such a lovely project Lj and I love how you are making the collection work for you x

  5. Great layouts I like the bright bold colours against the sark background.
    Jenny x

  6. Just stunning, those papers with that photo are perfect x

  7. What a gorgeous family portrait, I love it :o) Good luck! Looking forward to seeing your OLW pop up throughout the year. I've picked a word for a few years now, but never taken the class.

  8. Its gorgeous and you can tell how much you are enjoying the collection

  9. What a wonderful photo - beautifully, vibrantly scrapped. Love it!


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