Progress – My word for 2013

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 8×8 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.
  • A great word….and love your page to match. My word is ‘finish’ and I’ve got plenty of that to do!!

    January 20, 2013 at 2:14 pm
  • Love the page, I too always struggle to make pages without photos but yours shows it can be done, especially love the pleated washi! Love the little clusters of dots too! I’ve still not decided on my word yet, but I’m focusing on organising so may be something to do with that!

    January 20, 2013 at 4:03 pm
  • What a nice word! It’s positive and has movement. Love it.Rinda

    January 20, 2013 at 5:59 pm
  • This is such a fun layout, I really like all the dimension to it.Isn’t that everyone’s goal to be more organized, teehee.

    January 20, 2013 at 6:19 pm
  • I adore this page, and what a fabulous idea to do a layout on your word and even better, to display it on your wall, thank you for the idea. Our main word of 2013 is renew but we do have a few others this year 🙂

    January 20, 2013 at 7:48 pm
  • LOVE this! I’ve been thinking about how I want to document my word, love what you’ve done. Your color combo is so cheery! That’s enough to motivate me! Thanks for sharing!

    January 21, 2013 at 12:46 am
  • Fantastic LO! Perfect word choice!

    January 21, 2013 at 1:53 am
  • Love your word and I absolutely love all those arrows!

    January 21, 2013 at 3:08 am
  • No word yet here this year, but yours certainly sounds like a good one. The gold washi is fab; the perfect touch

    January 21, 2013 at 1:57 pm
  • Such a lovely layout – and it’s nice that it focuses on the word, rather than a photograph. Still thinking about my OLW for 2013.

    January 21, 2013 at 4:12 pm
  • That’s a great page. PROGRESS was my word for 2012 – hope it is as good for you as it was for me. It is a great choice!

    January 21, 2013 at 10:55 pm
  • PROGRESS – great word, maybe mine should be SHINE (on a Take That theme)as I want to “shine” in so many different aspects of my life this year 🙂

    January 22, 2013 at 11:02 am
  • Great word, Jennifer…and love the layout to remind you of it!Alison xx

    January 23, 2013 at 7:50 pm
  • Great word! Your layout has such a great feeling of movement…love the look of it.

    January 28, 2013 at 4:52 pm

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