January - 2nd half This year I am doing my spreads monthly instead of weekly. This has freed me so much. i don't have to stress about getting the right amount or orientation of pictures for each week. And I can group like photos (e.g. preschool photos throughout the month) if I want to. I have also decided to take my color cues from the Echo Park Through the Year month cards. January's color scheme is blue and gray. I sorted through some of my giant stash of PL cards for gray and blue. And I sorted through my embellishment stash for similarly hued pieces.
Page five features some great shots from the Children's Museum and preschool. Plus I threw in a foggy photo of our street. I am doing "Currently" cards at least twice a month. I want to include those into my spreads and this page was perfect for that addition. The alphas on the street photo are shiny silver.
Page six grouped all the photos from the Winter Social. I want to keep all those pics together in one page. All I added was a journaling card to tell about the event.
Page seven includes some random photos and the few good ones from our Safari Run visit. I chose to journal about that visit as it was our first to the place. Other than that, I added some word stickers and a few enamel dots.
Page eight features some random around the house pictures, but the highlight is my ticket to see Tim Minchin in concert. So excited to be able to get a babysitter and attend. I also decide to include my little monthly wrap-card on this page. I highlighted my books read and some other fun stats.
Page nine details my progress on my OLW word. I included my monthly intentions on a journaling card. The other pockets highlight some of the areas that I worked on. For embellishment, I added some washi tape.
Page ten finishes out January with highlights from our trip to the Oakland Zoo. We have a membership so we go often. I added just a few cute pictures and some word stickers for embellishment. I threw in my Currently card as an added bonus.
- Echo Park Through the Year
- WRMK Dreamy
- Random alphas and embellishments