Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Star Reader and December summary

My son always loved books and now he's starting to read by himself. I knew he'd learn fast, because he showed an interest in the written words very early.

He loves Mr. Men books, so I got him a Christmas themed one in a booksale at my children's school. And one weekend morning, just before Christmas, he woke up, sat in our bed and started diligently reading the book. Slowing, getting some words right, struggling with others. And how cool it is, he was wearing Mr Men PJ!

While I sometimes make busier and "lumpier" layouts, the simple ones are the ones that I like most. Like this one.

I stitched at  the top and bottom of the photo, it is hard so see in the photo, but it added a little something to the layout.

*Patterned paper: Making Memories
*Letter stickers: Sassafras (yellow), October Afternoon (small/cream)
*Chipboard: Heidi Swapp
*Journaling tag: Ali Edwards @ Designer Digitals
*Font:  Underwood Champion

Recently Dulce Silva, another Brazilian expat, posted this layout in the Studio Calico gallery. I was amazed how similar it is with the layout above. They both  are 8.5x11, with a large photo going all the width of the layout, papers strips at the top & bottom and 3 stars.

And Project 12/ December 2010. I really don't want to give in this project - i have to get my act together, I am missing 3 months in 2010...

A photo-less layout. Copied the idea from something that Ali Edwards make a few Christmas ago. It's a way to keep some of the Christmas cards. The little drawings on top of the December label are by my kiddies - their contribution for their respective classes' Christmas card.


Sabriel said...

I love both these layouts, what a good idea to keep some of the Christmas cards in a LO, and well done to your son on the reading!

Dulce Silva said...

Hello, Just amazing layout, as always. Love your star layout, and the stitching just give something to it. And such great idea to keep some christmas card in a page!

Claire said...

Beautiful pages Elisa, I love the one with your little boy,such a wonderful picture of him reading.
Great idea about the christmas cards as well, it helps recycling them and it looks beautiful
Claire xxx