Saturday, February 05, 2011

One Little Word – January 2011 Recap

If I haven’t mentioned here yet, I’m participating in

Big Picture Classes


(Big Picture Classes – One Little Word by Ali Edwards)

I absolutely LOVE that she is doing a year long class on this subject! I have been intrigued with the concept now for several years and 2010 was the first year I claimed a word. My word for 2010 was FOCUS and I had to mentally reminded myself to FOCUS throughout my day. You see, I had learned something about myself over the last few years and that was that I had a really hard time FOCUSing on one thing at a time. I always seemed to have my hands in too many things at once. I also had a hard time saying, ‘No.’ Well, after a year of FOCUS, I can honestly say that I’m doing so much better now! I have narrowed my FOCUS down to those things I’m really good at and I concentrate on doing one (maybe two) things at a time.

Now onto 2011…

As I  mentioned above, I’m extremely excited that Ali Edwards has created a year long class at Big Picture Classes focused around this concept…One Little Word.

After much thought about events that took place in my life in 2010, I decided I wanted to learn how I could have better relationships with the people in my life and those I come into contact with throughout my day. There was one word that continued to pop into my head…

My word for 2011 is LOVE.

I believe with all my heart that God is telling me I need to learn to LOVE like Jesus loves.

Love means living in the way God commanded us to live. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is this: Live a life of love.

2 John 1:6 (NCV)

My prayer is that through this class and through my study of God’s Word, I will learn to live a life of love.

Below you will see that I chose to create a two-page scrapbook layout using Ali’s January class prompts and products that I love by Close To My Heart. My plan is that by the end of 2011, I will have created a beautiful scrapbook filled with my thoughts, ideas, lessons I’ve learned and photos of my journey to live a life of love.

2011-02-05_0530 (click on layout to view larger)

Here are a few close ups…





Products used: 9034 Magic How-to Scrapbook Program – One Way Mirror Concept, X7135A Wings Level 1 Kit, X7135B Wings Level 2 Paper Packet, X7135C Wings Level 2 My Stickease Assortment, Z1398 Wings Level 2 Assortment (Pleated Ribbon), Z1393 Mini-Medley Accents Collections – Black, Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, Z697 Round Sponge, Z1294 Sanding Kit

(All products are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted)

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!



  1. Your layout is lovely. It's interesting to see what everyone is doing as their assignments. Good luck with your word.

  2. Beautiful layout and I love your inspiration for your one little word!

  3. Beautiful layout. I'm going to check out the link to the Big Picture Classes, sounds interesting! TFS.


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