Thursday, 13 October 2011

Joyful song

This is my entry for the monthly Scrapology challenge which can be found here and is focusing this month on a page by Georgia K Keays.

I love this photo of Kari taken on Dylan's birthday earlier this month and chose the papers from my September Gottacraft kit featuring Crate Farmhouse to go with the photo. I thought the bright cheery mix of colours suited both the picture and Kari to a T.

I was a little stuck at first for a title but then thought her name meaning would make a lovely title and carry on the bright and happy theme to the layout. When we found out in 2004 we were having a little girl the name search began in earnest. We eventually settled on Kari which we pronounce carry although it is also pronounced kah ree and I found it in a book by one of my favourite authors, Dean Koontz (the doctor's colleague is called Kari). When I did some research I found the name originally came from France meaning Joyful song although it is now more common in Norway, Iceland and Finland as both a male and female name. As I am part French and I love to sing I thought I would never find a more perfect name.

I hope you like the layout and the story behind how Kari came by her unusual but not crazy name (I think she is the only Kari in the UK) thanks for popping by x


  1. Great idea for a title and a lovley name. Great layout and thank you for joining in the challenge.


  2. What a lovely, lovely story and such a pretty name for a beautiful little lady. I really like your page, the colours and mix of patterns is so pretty. Thanks so much for joining in the challenge this month, good luck Hun :).xx

  3. I popped across from uks - a beautiful layout with a lovely story behind it.

  4. What a wonderful story behind the whole gorgeous layout!
    We do have a few "Kari"s in the local area.... but all very young - the parents must have heard the name from you *lol* Course, when I was a teenager, "Carrie" was the more popular spelling... but who wants to be the same as everyone else?! We called our eldest daughter "Naomi Cathryn" because she was born on the Jewish New Year that year (Naomi is a Jewish name), and it means "purity and peace"... her first name spelt backwards would be more apt *lol* ( I Moan) - only joking Naomi!

  5. Great layout, thanks for taking part this month :)