January DT for ATDML

08:55 Karen 4 Comments

This month Jill sent me a selection of papers and stickers from Echo Park's The Story of Our Family and don't you just love those cute little owls.  They featured on several of my pages this month. 

I also had some Simple Stories - We are Family wooden elements.

The first page I made was to document Gracia's new hair colour.  I can't believe how lovely and natural it looked but then again her hair was that colour when she was a baby, before it went dark blond.  

Next I made a page which featured a photo taken earlier in the month, before the kids went back to Newcastle.  This was at the start of a lovely walk.  Unfortunately it absolutely poured with rain all the way and in the 'after the walk' photo we are all soaking wet!

We met up with Eileen and Hannah just after Christmas and had a mediocre breakfast together.  Seeing Eileen and Hannah more than made up for the food and we spent a lovely day together. For this page I used several of the word stickers from the sheets.

My next page was inspired by one of the cut apart pieces and some words from one of the sticker sheets.  A photo from our Boxing Day walk.  I used three of the little wooden people and framed the large owl sticker with a little wooden frame. 

For my final page I wanted to challenge myself to use a very small photo as more often than not I scrap 5 x 7 photos - I love pages with just 1 big photo.  This page has a 2 x 3 photo and the size was determined by the size of the sticker frame that I wanted to use.  I tried to keep it quite clean and simple but then got carried away with layering and stickers as I usually do.

So there are my DT pieces for January and I'm now waiting in anticipation to see what Jill has for me for February.

Reasons to be cheerful:

1.  Planning the class for my next crop - using Bo Bunny Provence papers.
2. Just about to go for a lovely walk with Kiera.
3. Its Saturday!


Jo said...

Stunning pages, I feel really inspired to scrap now x

Alison said...

Love your pages.....I too am feeling inspired! Xx

Sian said...

It's very satisfying when you get some papers and know immediately which photos to use..her hair really is lovely!

I've been trying to tidy my stuff up this weekend; but this lovely selection makes me want to start cutting paper instead

Denise said...

Beautiful pages Karen - I really love Gracia's hair that colour - you always inspire me xxx