Saturday, December 17, 2011


I originally decided that the word "Optimistic" would be my One Little Word for my oldest daughter in 2012 because we are finally getting answers to things we've been speculating about for years.  The hubby and I are optimistic that we now have direction and can do things to make life easier for her and us.  I'm sure I'll share more about that here on my blog eventually. 

Anywho, the current challenge over at Scrapbook Circle is to create a project about your 2012 goals - be it Project Life, a resolution, your One Little Word, etc. I created this layout  for my One Little Word.
Supplies from Scrapbook Circle Note to Self kit: American Crafts 12x12 Chap "Jim", Jillibean Soup Sweet&Sour Crushed Tomatoes, Jillibean Soup Sweet&Sour 12 X 12 Page of Die Cut Shapes, October Afternoon Sidewalks Word Stickers; Not in kit: Bazzill Grey and Red cardstock, red folk art paint, misc. thread, Black pen .05, Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro

The I Love My Life tab at the top is actually a hidden journaling card that pulls out to reveal my private journaling.

I used bright yellow Thickers for the alphas and used a paint dabber to match them to the mustard yellow in the paper. I added stitching, paint and kept the embellishments to a minimum on purpose.
I just love the typewriter paper so I fussy cut one out and used it as an embellishment since it tied in so well to the documenting goals. Of course, I just realized I wrote her birth year below instead of this year. Whoops, off to fix that.

Don't you just love all the goodies included in this month's kit? Some of it is sold out in stores so head over to Scrapbook Circle and get one for yourself for Christmas!
I have since decided that Optimistic won't just be my word for Rheagan; it will be my OLW in general for so many reasons. Make sure to share your projects with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page by December 28, 2011 for a chance to win the limited edition the Jingle All the Way kit.

1 comment:

Diana Waite said...

I LOVE this layout! Really great use of bold colors and making your picture black and white really makes it stand out--BEAUTIFUL job!