Tuesday, January 7, 2014

One Little Word....

It's a New Year and the perfect time to hop on board and play along with us at Challenge YOUrself! Afterall, isn't that what we all resolve to do in January of each year?  Challenge ourselves.  To do better. To be better.  Or just to love ourselves more just the way we are?  I don't make a huge deal out of resolutions, because I have a hard time sticking to them, but I do have a couple biggies this year and I intend to put my all into incorporating them into my life.

On that note, here's our next challenge for YOU.  Choose a word that you will focus on and reflect upon throughout the year.  Your One Little Word.  Your mantra.  Your "I can do this" and "I will do this."  Pair it with a photograph of you.  Once again, you have an entire month to complete the challenge (deadline is February 5th), so plenty of time to think about your word and get your layout in.  All you have to do is link up your layout on the blog and you will then be eligible for these adorable Tim Holtz, Basic Grey, and Crate Paper button packs!

My One Little Word for 2014 is "present."  And not present like a gift under the tree.  Actually present..for life.  Less time plugged into electronic devices and behind the camera and more time spent actually living.  I want to be "all in" the moments of my life.  Be totally there -  hearing what is being said, doing what is being done.  This is a biggie for me and I will reflect on my word frequently.

What will your One Little Word be?

The splashes of color were done with the 50s Diner pack of Faber Castell gelatos...if you are a gelato fan like me,
this is an amazing color combo of gelatos worth checking out!

Enjoy your day!




  1. Shawna - I LOVE THIS LAYOUT... and your photo ROCKS. But your word.... sigh... now that is a powerful word... especially in this age of "behind the screen" communication... PS I am absolutely going to try this technique and layout sketch... thanks for SHARING!

    1. Lynne if you do end up trying out a page based on this sketch and technique, link it up because I would LOVE to see what you do with it. What an honor - thank you!! :-D

  2. I love love love your layout! love all the color you used, those splatters, the doodling, everything actually! not to mention you look fabulous on the pic <3
    great word for this year, I can relate with you about being all the time "documenting" things that we actually forget to just "live" life. I need to incorporate his to my year to, haha!

  3. Shawna your layout es FANTASTIC!! love what you did with the gelatos and all the details. Your word is great so lets LIVE!!

  4. Awesome layout Shawna! Your gelato work and doodling are great. LOVE your word. Its perfect for our todays society, many of should give it a try.

  5. I love the creativity you put into this page, Shawna! Your design is simply amazing, and I really love the one little word that you picked! And your photo, too!

  6. Have to comment here too, this is the best layout ever! Great attitude and great design - you rock girl <3

  7. OMG I just love this layout. Everything about it and you were certainly PRESENT creating this. I worked on that one after I read a book called the Power of Now... Made a huge difference to me. I am so scraplifting this one. My mojo has ditched me again. I have all these gelatos and I am not using them. I am struggling to get the effect that I am looking for :( so my word for this year is TRUST :D Love this Sauci Miss.... xx

  8. You OLW would be great for me too. It's so easy to get lost in cyber world. I am loving what you did with the gilatos!! I am just learning all about them. So fun!

  9. Love the word you picked and those vibrant colours to me, mean so much about being in the present and living life. Does that make sense? LOL