That's it, over and done. Any Christmas decorations not back in the attic by the end of January have to content themselves with a spare bedroom resting place for the next ten months. It's February! Time to move on!
I always find the month of love an interesting one in the scrapbook kit club world. Of course I'm on the lookout for a pretty kit; but at the same time round here we don't traditionally send more than one single Valentine each, and we don't decorate for the day; so I look forward to getting inventive with my supplies and my stories. I like Valentines with a twist. Gossamer Blue, bring it on!
Remember this story? Maybe you were in, when we did a Valentines postcard swap here on the blog and made sure that over fifty of us each had a rattling letterbox that February.
I still had a little stack of photos of some of the cards I received, so I put together a page (and of course, as I made it, I thought about how we really need to do it again some time soon).
Next, a page about a labour of love: the pokemon socks I knitted for Little E. He sent me a neat picture
of his feet all cosily striped up in the self patterning wool which
used broad bands of red and white and narrower rows of pastel pokemon colours. The big "X" and "O" you can see tucked behind the diecut clusters are all cut from a single sheet of patterned paper in the Main Kit.
So, that was two pages. And then I guess I got round to feeling the love after all. Maybe this is a real Valentines page
which was inspired by the eighties colours I found in the pink and black of the Simple Stories sticker sheet in the Main Kit and by a conversation I had with The (Not So) Small One (believe me, there's a lot of love going on round here at the minute, but I'd need all kinds of security clearance to tell you) and by our old student cards. I backed some stickers with the black card from the Main Kit and of course
I had to include Bowie. It's full eighties, or nothing at all. Which reminds me, someone here wanted me to look out some old Morrissey albums. Keep a good thing long enough, as my Grandma used to say.
Everything today is made with the February kits at Gossamer Blue. There's a new planner kit this month. Watch this space.