Sunday, January 2, 2011

January 2011 Begins

January 1st is the day I begin a new list of birds seen during the year. When faced with a challenge related to fresh starts I finally realized this would be my subject. We enjoyed warmer temperatures on New Year's day, the rain and mist less so. Now we're back to cold, but so far no ice and snow. So here is my first layout of 2011, Annual Bird List.
(Designer Credits: -kit: Shimmer by Kitty Designs
-swirl: Something Pop by Fei-fei's Stuff
-tag: Fresh Start by Ashalee Wall
fonts: Dali, Kings of Pacifica, Celtic Hand, Bradley Hand ITC)

Today we took a quick look in Lake View Cemetery after the first football game. We didn't have long between the lowering sun and the cemetery closing time of 5:30. The light was stunning! The sky was clear and blue with areas of gray clouds layered with puffy white ones. The sun was low so only the treetops and other tall things were well lit. The brilliant angel called out to be savored. So my second layout of the year features Dramatic Winter Light.
Designer Credits: Golden Memories by Retro Designs
fonts: Baveuse, Lemon Chicken, MisterEarl BT


  1. Wow...30 different birds on your first day fun and a lovely page, too! Awesome photo of the angel caught in the setting sunlight. Huge monument and interesting that it was on the family plot of the founder of Western Union. And how perfect was Helen's Golden Memories for this gorgeous page!

  2. Both of your pages turned out beautifully! I love what you did with the title for you bird page! Love the page compositions, I feel a scrap-lift coming on! Great start to the new year with these two lovely pages to add to your scrapbook! :)

  3. What a great start to the New Year these pages are, so totally different from each other but each very striking in its own way. Love your low key treatment of the bird list with its humble little bird looking at those spectacular water birds. As for the very dramatic one of the monument, I can almost hear a fanfare of trumpets when I look at it. You´ve done the angel proud by reflecting its gold in the frame and flourish. Golden memories indeed.