October - Karelyn Smithson

I live in a Suffolk coastal village with my husband where we love to walk, often with borrowed dogs.

Karelyn Smithson pic

We've recently downsized our family home to a bungalow in need of refurbishment, so the process will appear in my layouts. I like to scrap the everyday and journalling is very important, even if it's just a few words to give the back story.

Sketches are a great starting point for me when I need inspiration, although I rarely stick to the design exactly. I love lumps, bumps and texture on a page. Pages with whitespace always look special, giving the eye somewhere to rest and focus on an important photo. My favourite LOs use few colours and aren't too busy. These are often 'one offs' to complement the less stunning, everyday LOs which all start up a discussion when the subject of the photos see the pages. That's what it's all about, sharing those memories with the special people in my life.

Octoner 2 page layout

October 2 page layout

October 2 page layout