Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Playing catch up and days 1-4 of JYC... (day 11)

My poor, neglected blog. The last week has been frantically busy, but......(drum roll)....I HAVE SUBMITTED MY ESSAYS! In fact, I submitted one on Friday and one on Monday, with very little sleep in between. I spent yesterday and today relaxing, tidying, and catching up on everything that got pushed to one side over the last month and a half. Christmas shopping is very high on my to-do is laundry. Chores etc. aside, I have LOTS to share with you over the next few days - you shall (hopefully) be inundated with blog posts! And, I have yet to finish Shimelle's Blogging for Scrapbookers class, but I am still 100% determined, because I have loved every minute of it.* Bear with me.

*Technically, prompt no. 11 is all about blog trains, but, being so behind, this is a tad we're switching it up today!

Which conveniently brings me to today's post: my Journal your Christmas album! Ever since the start of this class, I have read and reread each prompt, daydreaming about themes, layouts, supplies, photos, mementos...In all honesty, it was just a little torturous to have to wait until my coursework was finished before I could start working on the album itself. Every now and then, I would take a little peek inside the pizza box full of October Afternoon, Making Memories, My Mind's Eye and Cosmo Cricket patterned paper, stickers, die-cuts, Jenni Bowlin bingo cards, ric rac, ribbons...the list goes on. But it was my encouragement and my motivation, and I have had so much fun working on it over the past two days! So, here we go...

Day 1: 'Manifesto'

Patterned paper and 'Merry' Wild Card, both October Afternoon (Very Merry), cardstock, Bazzill and Bazzill Dotted Swiss, #1, Elle's Studio, scalloped punch, Fiskars, 'Manifesto' title cut with Slice Machine using Mistletoe Design Card, vellum laid paper, Ryman.

Day 2: 'Wintertime'

Patterned paper, 'Snow' Wild Card and 'let it snow' sticker, all October Afternoon (Good Cheer and Very Merry), 'Wintertime,' Cosmo Cricket (Jolly by Golly), snowflake peel-offs, unknown, glitter cardstock, unknown, Apron Lace punch, Fiskars, vellum laid paper, Ryman.

Day 2: 'Wintertime' (contd.)

Patterned paper and 'let it snow' sticker, both October Afternoon (Good Cheer), #2, Elle's Studio, Word Fetti, Making Memories (Mistletoe), glitter cardstock, unknown, Apron Lace punch, Fiskars.

Day 3: 'Merry and Bright'

Patterned paper and 'Merry and Bright' die-cut, My Mind's Eye (The Merry Days of Christmas), 'Joy' sticker and journaling sticker, October Afternoon (Good Cheer), #3, Elle's Studio, vellum laid paper, Ryman, felt star, Paperchase.

Day 4: 'Daydreaming'

Cardstock, Bazzill, Tiny Alpha stickers, Making Memories, #4, Elle's Studio, felt star, Paperchase, bling, unknown, ric rac, local haberdashery.

Image credits (clockwise from left): I'm Dreaming of a White House Christmas, Light up the Night, Little treasure, Color me Pretty @ Decor8, Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg, Twinkle.

I'm using a 7Gypsies naked album (19.5cm x 18.5 cm, or 7.6" x 7.2"), and, surprisingly, I love having the small, contained pages! And, I just signed up for a flickr account, so you can visit my JYC album uploads here.

I will be back tomorrow to share some of my favourite Christmas window displays with you, but in the meantime I want to say a massive thank you to Christy, who emailed me a fantastic link about 'bokeh' photography from Write.Click.Scrapbook. Thank you so much for sharing, Christy!

And, we had REAL snow in London today...
Happy Thursday!


Chey can cook! (and more) said...

How beautiful! They look digital!

Christy said...

I. Love. Your. Layouts! They're beautiful! I'm thinking I need some of those papers! I'm very behind with JYC. I need a few more hours in the day so I can get caught up! :)