Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Challenge YOUrself #73 - One Little Word

Hello, hello! Happy Tuesday to you all! 

I am so excited to be sharing my first DT layout for Challenge YOUrself with you today! Here's a look at this month's challenge - Challenge #73:

One little word - I have never participated in Ali Edwards' One Little Word workshop, but I have tried to choose a word to focus on for the last several years. This year the word that I have chosen is 'focus':

I played around with several words - even taking the quiz on Ali's website to see what was recommended - but I just kept coming back to focus. 

This year I need to put the focus back on myself and what is important to me - my health, my family, and our finances. I also want to focus on areas of my crafty life, as well, but there will be more about that later. It is time for me to focus and get things done this year. And maybe I can focus on giving an update every month or two on how I am doing!

For my layout, I have used Cocoa Vanilla's beautiful 'Happiness' collection. This could easily be one of those collections that I hoard and not use because it is so pretty, but I am making a point to use the pretties and not just keep them hanging around forever. There will always be another pretty to take its place.

Here are a couple of close-ups:

I just love those pretty flowers that came in the die cut pack. I could easily have 3 or 4 packs of them and not get tired of them. 

 What about you? Do you choose a word each year to concentrate on? I would love to see your take on the challenge if you are so inclined!

Be sure to check out the Challenge YOUrself blog today to see the gorgeous layouts from the rest of the design team.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have a great day!


  1. You're the second person I know/follow who chose this word! It's a great word and your layout is BEAUTIFUL! I love all the colors against the white BG! I have a word also and I was trying to figure out how to introduce it... maybe this challenge will be the way. #FeelingInspired

  2. This is amazing Lori! I love this picture of you and what a great word!! It's important to focus on ourselves!