This time I’m sharing tips for Ali Edwards’s One Little Word.
This week I'm getting started on documenting my fifth #onelittleword. If you aren't familiar with @aliedwardsdesigninc's workshop, which centers on choosing one word to guide you throughout the year, I highly recommend checking it out. I'm going to share tips this week on what's worked for me in OLW. When I do the projects, I want to focus on the words and think about the prompt, I don't want my focus to be on finding products. Picking a color scheme and collecting papers and products together once at the beginning of the year makes it easy for me through the workshop. You can store your "stash kit" in a big bag, folder, or box. This year I'm combining Ali's kit with happy yellow products from my stash. #nndailytip
This week for #nndailytip, I'm talking about what has worked for me for @aliedwardsdesigninc's #onelittleword Store your projects wherever it makes the most sense with your documenting system. If you have family albums and would like journaling to be more private, a minibook or journal is a great option. If you want to connect your everyday documenting with your word and help give your choices context, slipping in OLW with your regular scrapbooking system might work. I add mine into my 12×12 album with my monthly "end pages" after weekly project life spreads. Putting them together at the end of an album in works too!
This week, I'm talking about what's worked for me for @aliedwardsdesigninc's #onelittleword for #nndailytip I try to make time to watch Ali's OLW videos even if I don't have time to do the project that month. That way I'm at least thinking about the prompt, and I'll batch several months at once if that works better for me at the time. It also helps me to alter prompts slightly sometimes–there are no hard rules, I roll with where the inspiration takes me! The big takeaway is not to give up if you are feeling behind.
This week for #nndailytip, I'm talking about what's worked for me for @aliedwardsdesigninc's #onelittleword Hidden journaling is a good option if you want to get more personal and your project is more public. Write on the back of a page, covering the written side with another page or patterned paper in a page protector. Use a flip-up element (like I did by attaching the photo on this page with washi tape on one side) or create a pocket. You know the words are there if you want to go back and read them, but a person just flipping through your album won't see them.
This week for #nndailytip I'm sharing what's worked for me for @aliedwardsdesigninc's #onelittleword In addition to the workshop prompts, it often helps me to do an art project related to my word. It gives me a big chunk of time to reflect, which is especially helpful if I've dropped off paying attention to OLW and need to help myself dive back in. It's also a way to keep my word visible.
This week for #nndailytip, I'm talking about what's worked for me in @aliedwardsdesigninc's #onelittleword It's important to me to give myself space. When I want extra room for my words, I'll add blank cards next to the cards by Ali. This time, I used single sided cards and the pattern is on the back side.
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