One Little Word® – The Vision

OLW Blog hop hosted


Welcome to the second One Little Word Blog Hop! (Thanks to Nikki for all the organizing!)

Tell me about your vision for yourself. What does future you look like? What does she think? What does she want? What does she need? What does she do, day to day, without fail? How does she interact with her family? Friends? Strangers? How does she react when faced with challenges?

All of these questions swirl around in my head (more often than I’d like to admit). Each one has merit and validity to my life but I can’t answer them all at once. What I can do is create a reminder of what the life I want looks like. That, OLW friends, is my vision board. Creating a vision board was the February prompt for Ali Edward’s One Little Word® workshop.

My word for 2015 is shine, and, with the exception of the Thickers I used, it doesn’t appear at all on my board. Odd? Maybe, but it works. The idea behind the vision board is simple. Take a stack of magazines, whatever looks interesting to you, and flip through them with your eyes open for words, phrases and images that speak to your word or the things you want your word to bring into your life. (Maybe more accurately, the things you want to bring into your life. The work is up to you.) Since the only magazines I had laying around are scrapbooking related, my board went into artsy mode very quickly.

I used some random text pieces over the background, and then started adding the images and words that were important to me. I overlapped the edges of the canvas with the paper and then wrapped it in washi tape. I also added some large gold glittered circles. My OLW album is filling up with gold accents, so why not continue that theme?  🙂

I love that the phrase, “What will you create?” jumps out. It has meaning beyond a project or a page and reminds me that I have to create time and space for my family and myself.



One of my favourite parts of the board has my name all over it, literally.  😉  I wish I could credit the artist who created it; it’s from an old Creating Keepsakes magazine, I think. (I had torn it from a magazine long before this project.) It really is the perfect sentiment for my board and my year.




That’s it, friends. That’s the board that will remind me of what I want, need and should work for this year. Does it hold everything that I need to remember? No. It’s not meant to (for me). It’s not meant to be a laundry list. It’s a visual reminder to create, to breathe, to embrace life and to shine.

Shine on!

Stop by to see what my fellow ETFers created this month.

Nikki’s Story
Breathe, now Smile
Life Behind the Purple Door
Funky Linsday
Anke Art
Never Ever Erin
Scrapstorian (you’re here)






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