Friday, January 4, 2013

One Little Word

Cindy here!  This is my third year participating in Ali Edwards' "One Little Word."  Each year, I choose a word that relates to my hopes and goals for the upcoming year.  I spend a lot of time thinking about possible words before picking just the right one.  After careful consideration, I chose Try for 2013.

To me, Try means that I will be open to new experiences and opportunities.  I will welcome chances to do things in a different way.  I will work deliberately toward my goals.  I will continue to explore the many "What would happen if....?" questions that pop into my brain on a daily basis.  (Things like, "What would happen if I baked goat cheese in a cupcake?" Awesome stuff like that.)

To keep my One Little Word in my daily thoughts, I made a tag and hung it in my scraproom.

In the spirit of Try, I tried a new-to-me technique for this year's tag.  I painted a piece of chipboard white, then while it was still wet, I misted it lightly with blue and purple.  I used my finger to blot and swirl the color.  When it was dry, I cut the tag out, then stamped two stars on the scraps and cut them out. I stamped the swirls, then added the rub-ons to another scrap of the chipboard and layered that on top.  Finally, I added the date.  

My 2013 tag doesn't hang alone.  Each year, I add a new tag to the ones that are already there.  Just because a year is over does not mean that my One Little Word is gone from my life.  I consider my past OLWs to be just as important and relevant to my life as my current word.  

You can read more about my previous One Little Word selections here: Balance and Celebrate.  Have you chosen One Little Word for 2013?  I'd love to hear what it is!


  1. I love your idea and shared it on my blog. I hope you like it.


  2. This is such a fabulous idea. I think I am going to have to do this. I think I will do it from birthday to birthday. Thanks for sharing.