Before I did my double page layout for January I decorated the first 2 pages of my book and here they are. I used Dabbers for the background and stamped here and there in black using Tim Holtz background stamps. I cut the letters out for the first page coloured and stamped on them, the small black labels which you cannot see are the months of the year, I went around all of these and the letters using black sharpie and white Inkssentials pen. The next page I printed one of Jill's quotes on to coloured paper and tore round it. I cut out the circles and wrote the words in the centre, drew round them lots of times and drew the lines with black pen as if they are hanging. Using a journaling stamp for a label saying who the book belongs to and at the very bottom wrote "journey" and used a rub on quote "destination unknown" finally the arrow pointing the direction.
My January pages are in blue and white to give the feeling of cold, I don't think you can see the white stamping very well in the photos but they are leafless trees and background snow. I printed out a quote for the top left hand corner definition of Day. I used 3 mini fairies from Lisa's Altered Art made them stand out by outlining in black pen. There are a few dabber circles here and there and finally I made a wax seal in gold. Now the only thing left is to fill in all the squares.