Happy December! I'm writing this just as the sky here starts to darken, making it time to close the curtains and think about turning on all the lights. I love the added twinkle in the last month of the year: bring on the Christmas tree trimming! But maybe I'm getting ahead of myself? There is scrapbooking to be done first; with the fabulous Gossamer Blue December kits.
I have two pages today. The first one shows that there are Christmassy colours to be found, that's for sure; but they don't have to be used for festive layouts. It's a coffee page (and I haven't even been to Starbucks for a seasonal something yet)...
That Life Pages coffee card was too hard to resist. I had to use it somewhere, so I decided to put on the record the famous couple couple of months when I went completely off coffee. It's over twenty years ago now, and it was only for one summer; but I still can't help wondering what I would have turned to if I had stayed away for good. Who knows?
I had two photos I wanted to use, so I put Coffee Makes Everything Possible - spotted in a shop in Norway - on the outside; and then added the second, with another story, inside one of the Pink Paislee File Folders in the Life Pages Add On #3. I turned it inside out so I could journal on the plain pink and have the cheery red polka dots showing. The gold paper clip from the Life Pages main Add On holds it closed. But if you take a peep, you'll find a photo of the view from the Ikea cafe in Edinburgh: a bird's eye view of the Warehouse. I think it's genius and I could sit there all day.
My second page is made using very nearly only the Life Pages kit. The pink puffy butterfly was a last minute addition and is from Life Pages #3.
This page is called Memorandum Monday:
and it tells the story of a Me On Monday post of a couple of weeks ago, when I had to come up with something to write about after a weekend of resting up and not doing very much at all. I found a card to pin on my noticeboard Today is a good day to have a good day it says (thanks Simple Things magazine!) and it has given me an idea for stirring things up a little for Me On Monday for the New Year
I had a lot of fun layering up a handful of lovely Life Pages cards and adding plenty of the Basic Grey die cuts. And I have enough left to add to many more pages. I'll have extra projects to share as the month goes on; but if you'd like more now the Gallery is here. Did I say happy December?