Friday, January 6, 2012

It's Done!

I finally finished my December Daily and we are only into the first week of January....for me I think that's pretty good! =) I love love love the way my album turned out this year. Of course I know I say that every year but this year's book is a bit different than the ones I have done previously and I really am loving the way it has "morphed" into something so much more than just a bunch of photos from the month of December. If I had done this when my boys were little perhaps getting different photos every year would have been different but because my kids are older, we tend to not take so many photos so I was always afraid they would become the same from year to year. This year however, my wonderful sister, Linda signed us up for "Journal Your Christmas", an online class taught by Shimelle Laine over on her site . It was a wonderful class. We received prompts everyday of things that we could journal about. Things that would evolk memories of stories that we might want to tell. So this year my book not only has photos in it, it also has stories. Some of the photos are even of me when I was a child. It's my hope that my family will love to look at this book and read about some of the things that are and were important to me.

I used mostly the Teresa Collins Christmas Home line for my book with a smattering of Echo Park Christmas Dots and Stripes, of course cardstock and my cricut with some assorted random embellishments thrown in for good measure. =) My cover is a lift of something I saw on Teresa's blog...with a few minor modifications. Everything else is my own design. I really decided I liked the 8x8 size as it gave me lots of room to play with. I added lots of pages when I needed extra space for more text or photos.I hope you enjoy looking at my album...I sure had fun creating it.

The photo booth was a BIG hit at the Costco Christmas Party

I actually took these photos of my tv while watching
White Christmas.

Had fun playing with my camera on these.

Love our then and now photos =)

This was last years tree on Christmas Eve but I loved the
photo so included it

Ok so in mosts people's world this doesn't work in a
Christmas book but when you work at me it works =)

Loved this sentiment on the new Teresa Collins Cricut
Cartridge that I got for Christmas. =)

I love Jason's artwork on the envelope, had to add it to my book. =)

This year Jeremy and Holly spent Christmas in AZ, thankfully
Karen Ferrin posted some photos that I could use. =)

Love how my living room looks all decorated for Christmas


  1. Love your JYC...hoping to get mine finished when get home!
    Alison xx

  2. This is great--Love those old pictures of us

  3. I agree with Jean - this is amazing! I'm not usually a Teresa Collins fan but you rocked her stuff!

  4. I love it. That "Journal you Christmas" class sounds great. I've never done anything to document Christmas other than an occasional scrapbook page.

  5. this is just awesome - wonderful colors and details. Love the Keep calm and wrap on