Thursday, December 10, 2009

Journal Your Christmas - December 1 & 2

It's December 10, and I've only completed 2.5 days of Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas class. That's okay, though. I'm collecting photos and ideas for the prompts as they come in, and I plan on having a couple of big scrapping days when I'm off for Christmas break (starting December 18th- woohoo!).

My album started off as a December Daily like the one I made last year, but I'm finding as I go along that Shimelle's prompts for the day make things a lot easier and more structured than last year when I was trying to find something to photograph and write about each day. I still like the idea of having the album made ahead of time, though. If you want to see what it looked like before I started adding to it, check here and here.

The little gingerbread dude ended up being my title page for the album. I covered him in some Basic Grey Mistletoe and Pear paper and added a little bling. Oh, and that little green and white snowflake embellishment? I made that! In fact, I made a whole sheet of similar ones. I'll show it off at the end of this post. :)

I used the back side of the gingerbread dude as part of my December 1 entry. This page was supposed to be about our "manifesto" for Christmas. Mine can be summed up as "Don't Panic." So on December 1st I chilled out and baked some cinnamon sugar cookies.

And on the back of the photo page I wrote up my list of Dos and Don'ts for the season. Basically it was just a long list of things I shouldn't panic over. :)

December 2 was about the weather. It's no secret to anyone who knows me that I dread the winters here, not so much because they're cold, but because they're all grey and dreary. Wouldn't you know, though, that two days after I wrote all this up it actually snowed and was sunny outside?!?!?

The little transparency flips over so you can see the photo underneath. I journaled on the back of the photo page.

And those are the only two pages I've made so far!

As promised, here is a close-up of the little sheet of embellishments that I made to use in this album. I patterned them after a set I saw on the Evalicious blog. They took, like, for-ev-ah to make, but I love them!

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