Wednesday, March 11, 2020

WOYWW #562 & Word of The Year 2020

Happy WOYWW! Today is Wednesday and I get to show off my desk along with all the other deskers on the Stamping Ground blog. Click on over to take a peek!

I'm not sharing my desk today but one of my newest Junk Journal spreads.

At the beginning of the year, you hear/read all about people selecting a word to guide their year whether it's a goal or mantra or muse or whatever. I’ve never really given that a thought before since I'm usually all over the place. But with my goal this year to send at least one handmade card a week, I decided to select a word...CONNECT.

When playing in my Junk Journal this weekend and some inspiration from my daughter, I made this page:

A close up:

I adhered these KENO slips (yes, I keep everything) to the page before adding teal, blue, and fuchsia acrylic paint to cover the page.

Then I used multiple paint pens to write the word “connect” all over. Once I was happy with the coverage, I embellished some of the words with dots, lines, shadows, etc. It’s such a fun page!

What about you? Do you pick a work for your year? If you do, let me know in the comments.


  1. Great job Dorlene, love the journal page. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4 X

  2. Hi Dorlene, your Junk Journal spread is certainly colourful. I love the word you chose - Connect - it really is something we should all do more of. I don't choose a word each year. I did establish some new priorities for myself 3 years ago, and the main one was to see more of my siblings, and I'm so happy we do now. Have a lovely week Heather xx #21

  3. Happy WOYWW. I actually selected a Word For the Year myself and then one of those apps selected a different one for me. However, I can only remember one of the words, and that is Enjoy. Not done any journaling with it so far, but eventually I will. Ali x #25

  4. Loving the junk journal page it's great. Have a lovely creative woyww, Angela x2x

  5. Hi Dorlene. Well done - a great challenge to yourself. I'm sure the people who receive your cards will love them. No, I don't set myself a word for the year, and I don't make new year resolutions - I can't decide if I am too lazy or too busy to do them...
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #15

  6. Love the journal page Dorlene. Right up my street and the mix of lettering styles is fabulous. Happy belated WOYWW. Sarah #13

  7. Fabulous journal page, I love the bright zingy colours. I don't choose a word for the year, knowing me I'd be changing it every week!
    Sorry I'm so late visiting, I can't believe I'm still going round desks but life is taking me over at the moment!
    Hugs, Diana x


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