Saturday, 3 January 2015

My OLW {One Little Word}, a new Design Team
& a couple of Features!

So what is your One Little Word this year? 
 I am not 100% convinced on the concept as I have so many different "compartments"
in my life but for the last few years have been playing along anyway as I find it DOES help.

  Last year my word was FOCUS & I did quite well with it. 
 This year my word is STREAMLINE which is rather similar - 
it means "to make simpler or more efficient".  

SIMPLER is NOT in my nature & while I am EFFICIENT it takes me a LONG TIME.  
Time is not going to be on my side as I embark on several new projects this year,
 all of which I will talk about here as they happen. I want to fit in MORE without
compromising my adrenal glands any more than they already have been!!

 I have 3 definite changes  coming up that will require more input from me,
 so STREAMLINING is not a choice.  It will be difficult as I love being hands-on 
with everything but tend to micro-manage, which means getting less done.  

So I'm letting go of my perfectionism in return for something more realistic, 
achievable & sustainable!  It helps that "light mixed media" is now more
 fashionable than technique-laden pages!!  My head is spinning with
 changes I want to make to how I work & what I get done but I don't have
 everything totally thought out yet so I won't bore you with details!

I have some EXCITING NEWS! 
 I am part of the Studio 75 Team for the next 6 months! 
 Studio 75 are a Polish Manufacturer.  You can find their blog HERE

They have been around for a couple of years now & when I saw their
 recent call I checked out their site & was very impressed with the
 level of sophistication of their papers.  Very classy!!
I really love "wall paper" papers. 
 To me these are the type that are the most versatile & easiest to work with. 

 Themed papers are the opposite for me.  I like to work with papers when
 I like & for what I like so anything seasonal with specific images is far too 
restrictive  Pale colours are great too because they can always be changed 
with mediums or feature brighter embellishments that I know will really pop!  

I am also delighted to say that I was featured late last year on Marjie Kemper's
blog in her "Tuesday Textures" feature HERE as well as in Prima's recent
2014 Thank You line up!  YAY!!  You can see that post HERE.
That post went up on the 2nd so 2015 went off with a bang!!


Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Streamline... oh I wish you luck with it, Helen. I am at the FOCUS stage. I had forgotten that that was your word last year. It is mine for this year. I think it will take me the entire year to make it habit.;)

Simple is good and I like light mixed media. I think that is a great way to describe it. Don't mind if I use that description because I think it is a good one.

Congrats on your new design ventures and 2014 features. You do great things with Prima products and always make their stuff look great. looking forward to your eyecandy with Studio 75 products.

Here's to 2015! Hugs.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wonderful OLW and HUGE HUGE HUGE CONGRATS on the new DT!!!!

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

You walked into 2015 with style Helen! Congratulations on your new DT, and I have read about you streamlining the SATW. Hope SATW will stay the longest it could with your excellent management. Wishing you the best of luck this year :)

Annie Claxton said...

Wow Helen you really have got the year off to a flying start and I love your word for this year - I haven't tried OLW yet but it's a great concept, maybe I will give it a go this time. congratulations and good luck with your new DT :o)xxx

Lizzyc said...

Streamline.. that is a great word.. I hope you have a wonderful year!

Unknown said...

Congrats on the new DT, looking forward to seeing your work with them, thanks for the message on my blog, it really made my day that you took the time.

Lizzy Hill said...

BIG congrats on the new team! They do have lovely papers.....& also for your 'recognitions' already....& 2015 has only just started! I hope it's a corker of a year...ENJOY it!!!

Sue Lelli said...

Congrats, Helen! Everything you make is so BEAUTIFUL!

Jean Bullock said...

Congratulations on being chosen for the design team! You will be a great asset to them. Streamline is a great word. Haven't really decided on mine yet.

Di Garling said...

Congrats on your new DT gig Helen. I Soo wish I could do the whole streamline thing but just cannot seem to do it !!!

Lynette Jacobs said...

First off...congratulations on your new DT...I just know that you are going to blow us away.

Good luck with streamlining all your tasks...I know you are a perfectionist and will find it hard to let go...but if you do it will free you to focus more on creating xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Streamline!! Wow, that would be a difficult one for me, I'm way too haphazard. Huge congrats on the new team Helen, I know you will rock the Studio75 Team! Woo! Hoo! Don't really know them so will have to check out the blog!! All the best for all your new ventures in 2015!! Looking forward to seeing it all!! ox

Denise van Deventer said...

Congrats on the new awesome! ;-) Great word for 2015...and I know you will succeed! You are a dtermined and focused lady! xx

Lynnda said...

Congrats on your new DT HElen... And Love you OLW... Great word! Happy New Year Helen... Hugs...x

Eila Sandberg said...

Oh yes, streamline is a good one! massive good luck with all your endeavours, I know you will do carry out everything just splendid! and CONGRATS on your new gig with your new Polish friends too! love their papers too! xoxox

Val-Belle said...

Congratulations Helen. You will be a wonderful addition to the team. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Streamline is a fabulous word too.