Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Challenge YOUrself # 14 - "One Word"

Happy New Year Everyone!  I wish you and your families a very HAPPY and HEALTHY 2015!

I have seen people select "ONE LITTLE WORD" or "OLW" as a form of a New Years Resolution, in the past, but have not personally participated in this.

Over at the Challenge YOUrself Blog- our January 2015 Challenge is to do just that, so it looks like I'm going to give it a try!

I've been thinking for some time as to what word to use, as many went through my thoughts for example-
BLESSED - even though things might not always be perfect in my life, and things might not always go the way I anticipated them too...  I still believe everything happens for a reason, and that I am truly blessed with all that I have and all of the people in my life.
THANKFUL and GRATEFUL - These two kind of run along the line of BLESSED, and I am always Thankful and Grateful for all of my blessings.
LOVE - As the song goes "All you need is LOVE" - well, that may or may not be true - but everyone deserves to be Loved, or be shown Love - so spread some around whenever you can!

Finally, I focused on the word I knew I wanted to use as "MY WORD" for 2015, and that word is: "TIME" and here is my layout:

Webster's defines TIME in many different ways - but the one that hits home to me is :

"a non-spatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future."

Take time to smell the roses
Make time
We can't control it - but we can decide how we use it
Time passes too quickly 

Here are some close-ups:
I made a pocket out of a piece of the Zig Zag page, and tucked to journaling cards in it.  Love the bling on the camera too!

Layering banners of multi-patterned papers is lots of fun, and the added chipboard banners make it POP too!

One of my favorite photos of us - taken somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, between Barcelona and San Juan, Puerto Rico, on our Transatlantic Cruise this past September.

So throughout 2015 - I will focus on the word "TIME" - Something I wish I had more of.
- I will try to "Make" TIME- to ENJOY life more - every minute of it!
- I will try to "Cherish" TIME - spent with loved ones and friends
- I will try to "Take" TIME - for "me"  and try to "Create" TIME to Scrap and Create more
- I will try to "Spend" TIME wisely, and not worry so much about the little stuff.

- I will try to "Capture" TIME the best I can with creating more layouts, and journaling somewhere on them, or even on the back of them, to keep those special and everyday memories alive for generations to come.

Come on over to The Challenge YOUrself Blog, check out all the AMAZING inspiration from my fellow Design Team Members, and I hope you too will take the TIME to Play along!  I am so looking forward to see what you will come up with!!
You have until 11PM EST on February 4th to LINK UP your creation!!

Here are the items used in this layout:

BoBunny Zip-a-Dee Doodle Collection:
Journal / Dark Denim Journal Double Dot / Zig Zag / Abstract / Expressions / Chipboard Elements and Bling
Distress Stain: Faded Jeans / Picket Fence
Cat’s Eye Chalk: Sea Crystal
Powder Puff Chalk: Limeade

Linking Up to: Paper Issues Pop-ing the Cork

Thanks for stopping by!

((HUGS))  ~ Sherri