Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Journal Your Christmas Part 1

As promised, here are the first few pages of my Christmas Scrapbooking Journal. This is the third year that I have made one of these and as I have been doing it for so long now, that I don't always follow the prompts set out by Shimelle.
I was a bit late to actually start this and didn't make the numbers to go on each page until the 3rd, so my pages may appear a little rushed. I wanted the numbers to look a little like stamps. I decided to only colour n the berries and then I went around the numbers with glitter glue.

 My first page is about what I expect this Christmas to be like.  To be honest, I want this one to be less stressful as last year we just took too much on. I had a whole week solid of entertaining last year and by New Years Day I was exhausted. We are definitely going for a quiet one this year, where I can watch lots of cheesy films with my kids and eat and drink in excess.
 The second page is about the weather. In past years I have been wishing for snow, this year I didn't need to as it started snowing on the 1st of December. I know it has all gone now, but I am absolutely positive it will be back.
 My third page is about the Christmas cards I send. This year I failed to make my own, but the girls did. I bought some with a New York scene. I chose these because we had planned to go to New York this Christmas, but for one reason or another it didn't happen. One day I will get there to do some Christmas shopping. Sigh!

I hope you like my first three pages. Not my best work, but at least they are done. I hope to show you more as the week goes on.

20 comments:

  1. I love those - they are so personal - and I looked forward to seeing more of your journal. Very impressed - I've not even had time to blog let alone make anything pretty!

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  2. Hi! What a lovely idea. You are certainly very talented. :)

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  3. How beautiful Vivienne and I'm loving your festive look. You have no snow, we still have over a foot lying here.

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  4. I love the idea of a Christmas scrapbooking journal. What a fun, memorable keepsake. I hope you get to see NY at Christmas another year...it's magical!

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  5. Maybe that can be part of the less-stress idea, not worrying if the pages are your best work. It's more important to get down the impressions of what happened, right?

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  6. These were lovely Viv. We are not big into Christmas celebrations now that the kids are adults.

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  7. Cheesy films at home and lots to eat and drink sounds about perfect! And your journal looks lovely, Vivienne.

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  8. Looking good Viv! I love those little stamp numbers - cricut? Your blog is looking very festive too - love that cupcake!

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  9. They are beautiful Viv! I especially like The Weather is Frightful page - it's awesome.

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  10. Those are great journal pages. I love that you included one of the Christmas cards you sent out. And, here's hoping your holidays are stress-free!

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  11. I love these journal pages. They're artistic and optimistic. Beautiful job! I hope you get to go to NY before too long. The spring is also a nice time to go. :)

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  12. This looks like a great keepsake! I wish I had more time (and patience) to do something like that.

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  13. such a nice idea! how do you find time to scrap, blog, and raise a family? and i love your holiday theme here on the blog! so festive.

    enjoy the season and RELAX!

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  14. Wonderful work Viv, youve got the magic touch. Hope you get to go to New York one day. It's very pretty in the Fall too.
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  15. Vivienne, these look so wonderful! Your girls will have the most precious memories all documented for them to enjoy over and over again. Your plans for a quieter holiday sounds good - less stress. Enjoy!

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  16. I think this is an awesome idea and very cool page ideas!

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  17. Looks great and I love your journalling! Every year I say I want a less stressful Christmas, hope its turning out so for you :)

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  18. It's just lovel;y vivienne. What you are planning this year is our typical Christmas. Craig groans and moans when we load up another christmas film and yet we all end up huddled together watching it :P

    You seem to feel about New York at Christmas the way I feel about Edinburgh at New Year. One day. One day!

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  19. Oh I love this idea! I think Debi has talked about doing something similar in the past (just now catching up with blogs so maybe she is doing this year). I'm shocked to discover Christmas is next Saturday--this year has just blown past. But next year maybe I'll start on this project a little early so that by the time December 1 rolls around I'll be prepared. Wishful thinking with a baby, huh? ;)

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