Tuesday, 9 November 2010

They're here!


Yup, it's that time of year again!  I had my first Eggnog Latte of the year on a fittingly freezing day (while listening to the Pogues, no less).  The Christmas countdown has officially begun! 

I have lots to share with you over the next few days, but I've got some sorting and editing to do first...so, in the meantime, I thought I'd do a quick post about the beginnings of my 2010 December Daily/JYC album... 


As you can probably tell from the mess, I spent most of this evening putting the album together.  It was an uncomfortable few hours on the floor, but it was definitely worth the time and effort!  After doing Shimelle's Journal your Christmas class last year, I knew that the only way I'd be able to stay on top of the prompts was if I prepared the album well in advance.  I'm using a Paperchase kraft album with a combination of current and past papers from October Afternoon, Echo Park, Crate Paper, Cosmo Cricket, Making Memories and American Crafts (among others).  I just have a little bit more to do it, but I'll hopefully be able to do a post about the foundation pages some time next week.  Here are a couple more photos...


My big box of Christmas embellishments (which is currently expanding by the day)...


...and a sneak peek of the pages I've put together so far.  It feels good to be organised (for once!). 

How's your Christmas album coming along?

4 comments:

Sian said...

It looks beautiful! I have started gathering some papers together, but that's it so far.

Keshet said...

Looks great so far!

sharyncarlson said...

Love the red cups at Starbucks... and can't wait to see more of your album!!!

Meghann said...

Yay! Love red cups! Just starting to put my album together, but I'm excited! It is my first one!