Scrapbook Layouts

Focus – My Word for 2015!

Here’s my first layout for 2015!

Each year I pick a word to try and think about during the coming months. Previous years have included Progress and Cleanse. This year I’ve decided to FOCUS:

2015 Focus layout by Jennifer Grace

This was mainly brought about because I get sooooo easily distracted. When I’m supposed to be designing or blogging I’ll often wander off into Facebook or Pinterest and not get my work done. Or when I’m playing with the kids I might be thinking about what I’m going to cook for tea. When I’m watching telly I’m also partly thinking about what scrappy stuff I want to buy!

I’d like to try and ficus my mind a bit. I know I won’t be able to change this part of my personality completely, but I should be able to alter it a bit, right?! My first plans are:

1. To make sure that when I turn the computer on to blog or design then I don’t check FB for at least an hour. And then I’ll set a time limit of 20 mins for how long I’m allowed to be distracted for.

2. When I’m planning to play with the kids I’ll write a little note-to-self first about what my next chore is, and then leave that note, and my phone, in a separate room to where we are playing.

They are small steps but I hope they will start to make a difference in my life. Otherwise I feel like I’m never tryuly enjoying the moment because my mind isn’t focused!

2015 Focus layout by Jennifer Grace

As a side-note to the word ‘focus’ I do also want to learn more about taking photos and playing with camera focus too!

2015 Focus layout by Jennifer Grace

Mostly I’m just trying to be happy, and bright, and me! I love this quote card from the Pink Paislee Hello Sunshine collection. The yellow background paper is from the same collection (the sheet is called ‘Rain Boots’) I cut it into four smaller squares, and then placed them on the background in the right configuration but with a little bit of gap between them so the yellow wan’t so overpowering. I’m not sure I like the black pen doodling I did at the end to finish the page off, but at least it’s something a bit different for me!

Well I feel pleased to have finished my first page for 2015, here’s to many more! Have you been scrapping / crafting much yet? Do you have a ‘word for the year’?

I’m also excited because this weekend is the big CHA show in Annaheim USA. I wish I could go to it, but that’s a far-off-dream, so instead I’ve been watching as lots of manufacturers show off new products on their blogs. I love seeing all the new things come out! Scrapbook Update has links to most of them HERE if you want to check them out. I’ll have a CHA product picks post up sometime next week to share my favourite things!

That’s all for now, have a great weekend,

Jennifer x