Monthly highlights: January {link up}

Hi lovely, I’m starting a monthly highlights art journal link party today, giving us a chance to reflect on and celebrate the goodness in our lives, so please stick around to the end of the post for more details on how to link up. If you’re new to art journalling, there’s also a tutorial on how to create an art journal page using things you probably already own. No fancy art materials needed!

monthly highlights january 14 by Artfully Carin (2)

January was quiet, but good.

I feel kind of sorry for Kirby. By the time his birthday rolls around on January 10, we’re all partied out. November and December are full on with Alan and Aoife’s birthdays, our Lucia celebrations (which have changed a little since I wrote that post), Christmas and more besides. So so far his birthdays have been very quiet affairs- family only, his favourite dinner, and a treat of some sort. He chose to go to the shoppers crèche at the mall as his treat this year. He loves going there.

I’m on it for next year though, planning a transportation themed party. I don’t think we need to worry he’ll grow out of his car, plane and train obsession by then.

I also got my ticket for Britmums Live, which is very exciting. I haven’t been to a blog conference before. It’s my birthday that week, so I’m sure I’ll find a way to celebrate while I’m there.

These are some of my favourite moments from January:


Now it’s over to you!

Please join up your monthly highlights page using the link up tool below, then go show some comment love to some of the other people on the list. You can link up any time this month, until about 5 minutes before the next one goes live (6 pm GMT the first Thursday of every month). Also, if you like this idea, please spread the word.  The more, the merrier!

If you’re new to art journalling and hesitant to link up, please let me show you how easy it is to make an art journal page using things you probably already own.

how to make an art journal page using things you already own


monthly highlights link party

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  1. Happy Birthday to you and Kirby both! How wonderful, this link up. I haven’t done anything visually creative in a while, but I love counting and naming my blessings. So I just may join your fun. Thanks Carin!

  2. Hello Carin,

    you kindly stopped by my blog and so I decided to stop by yours – I love it! I also love arts and crafts! I am really into scrapbooking, making mini albums and handmade cards. I love recording my memories through these methods although I rarely get time to do so with a 15 month old. I also love tapestry, sewing, knitting and crochet! I will definitely be stopping by in the future 🙂

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