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 list...as 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 tricky...so 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!

2 comments:

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! :)