Friday, January 13, 2012
JANUARY PAGE-A-MONTH BOOK
Amid all the hectic-ness of my life I managed to finish my January pages. For the cover, I finally settled on this wedding-style photo album that I got at the thrift shop. It has a canvas texture, and I haven't even thought about how I'll decorate this cover yet.
I took out the pages and the binding so I can open the covers flat. I'll use some large rings to hold it together when I'm done.
I decided on a two-page spread for each month because I think that will be more of a challenge! Each page is 10" x 8-1/4" cardstock, and here is my January:
The papers, border strip, bird and deer cutouts are all K&Company. I love their stuff! The "Happy" and "First" words are from Jenni Bowlin bingo cards. The two stars are Martha Stewart and the bling is from Michaels Craft Store.
This gorgeous nordic page is what made me decide to go with large pages. I love it so much that I didn't want to cut it up - I love both the bunnies and the deer! And, of course, I didn't want to cover it up so that's how I went with two pages.
To me, January is a month to relax and do "nothing". Normally, here in New England, it's a snowy and cold month. So, after the December holidays and before Valentine's Day, school vacation and seed-starting, I enjoy the quietness of January. I like to read magazines and seed catalogs and rearrange my house decorations!
My printer is still down (I have to call HP to get repair help), so I wasn't able to print out some vintage pics that I wanted to use, but I like the look of this "quiet" January spread.
If you have done, or are going to do, a January page, please leave a comment on this post so I can see your work!