Sunday, January 20, 2013

Journal Your Christmas

It's that time's January, and time to post my December Daily album. Now honestly there are a few little touches I need to add but for all intent and purposes it is complete. I am still waiting on a photo of Jeremy from his birthday....I wasn't there for that and this weekend is HB Costco's Holiday party so I am going to have a few photos from there that I am going to include as well but rather than keep you in suspense until I finsh I decided I would post the album now.

This year I learned that each and every December Daily album I have done (and I have done 5 of them now) seems to take on a life of it's own. When I start creating I am not quite sure how it will all turn out in the end. I started with Teresa Collins Countdown to Christmas kit this year and added some of her Christmas Cottage line as well older papers from my stash and went from there. So I highly recommend you read this post when you have some time. Sit back with something warm to drink, relax, because, this year my album is huge.  =D

Some years I stop with December 25th other years I have gone on til the end of the year and this year I went clear through the 12 days of Christmas and finished up on January 6th. My projects just seem to get bigger and bigger. This years album required 2 inch binder rings and is over 60 pages!  (GASP) I used many of Shimelle Laine's journaling prompts for my entries as well as my own ideas for stories that I wanted to tell. It truly has become a labor of love. With me working in retail, (aka Costco) it is easy to loose sight of what is really important during the holiday season. As crazy as this sounds, creating this journal at this insanely busy time of year helps me stay focused on what is important and what I do want to remember about the season. Thank you Shimelle for all your hard work on JYC....your prompts are amazing and they truly helped me to do just that, Journal MY Christmas.

It really is bigger than it looks here.

Front Cover


some fun decorative pieces

I had loads of fun with my new Cricut cartridge, called December 25th by Teresa Collins
My fun and crazy friends from Fountain Valley Costco
Friends always make Christmas special
I love these guys!

I was going for the looking through a window at the nativity
on this one.

My year in review page