OLW 2013 {Jan-Mar}

Welcome, FINALLY, to my One Little Word for 2013. 🙂 I chose my word back in October, and I’ve lived with it and let it guide me ever since. It just took me awhile to get the prompts done for the OLW class. But that’s ok, cause I’m caught up and ready to share. My word for 2013 is…


I started with the January prompt and created cards setting some intentions for 2013. I didn’t let it bother me that we are already almost 1/4 of the way done with the year. I just wrote down my intentions as I see them right now.

OLW January Prompt - SHINE

Here is the front side of January’s prompt. While yellow seems an obvious color choice for shine, I’ve used yellows and oranges for the past two years and I wanted something different. So while I will still use yellow as an accent I’m going with sky blue as my main color. It reminds me of bright sunshiny days with a gorgeous blue sky! And I loved the idea of using washi on the bottom of the month cards (duh, it’s me!). Had so much fun pulling these cards together.

OLW January Prompt - SHINE

And here’s a look at the back. I think my favorite card is the bright yellow one. I used some of my favorite washi tapes to create an ombre effect. Turned out so cool! May have to try that out on a scrapbook page!

OLW February Prompt - SHINE

February’s prompt was to create a vision board. I actually made one back in January to hang in my office. It’s a collection of photos that represent some of my goals for the year. I have it hanging above my desk so I can look at it often. But I also made a digital version to use as the desktop for my computer. So I simply printed that out to include in my OLW album. I still had one 4×6 pocket protector left from last year, so this was the perfect place to use it.

OLW February Prompt - SHINE

Here’s a closer look at some of the things I’m inviting into my life this year.

OLW February Prompt - SHINE

On the back side I did a bit of reflecting on my vision board and what it means to me.

OLW March Prompt - SHINE

The page underneath is my take on the March prompt. This past month was all about striving for balance. Get the work done that I need to while still finding time to enjoy my family. There is always more work that could be done, but that doesn’t mean I have to spend every minute at the computer. Have a feeling this will be a life long goal. 🙂

OLW March Prompt - SHINE

And on the back I included the reflection sheet for the intentions I set for the year. Just a few updates on how I’m doing and what actions I’ve taken toward those goals.

Are you OLWing it this year? What’s your word, and how is it going?

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  1. Posted April 12, 2013 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    I chose the same word as you “shine”. I do a journal with my word at the beginining of the year to write in but this year it’s fallen to the wayside, thanks for the reminder to pick it up and start thinking about it again 🙂

    • Posted April 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

      It’s never too late to get started again with your OLW. 🙂

  2. Posted April 12, 2013 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    love your word and how you documented it here! and that ombre washi card is just too cool! 🙂

    • Posted April 12, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much Lisa! I love that card too. Definitely need to find a way to incorporate that technique in other places. I might even need to buy some more washi. 😉

  3. Posted April 13, 2013 at 3:11 am | Permalink

    Great word, and I totally love the ombre effect card! I wouldn’t have enough washi for that, but I might try it with paper!

    My word of the year is ‘progress’ and it’s going well relating to scrapbooking and my blog, but less well in other aspects of my life. But hey, I still have over 8 months of the year left to make it work for me! x

    • Posted April 14, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Jennifer! That’s right! Plenty of time to work with these words of ours!

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