Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Journal Your Christmas Day 1/Cover still under Construction

I'm still working on my cover and waiting for paint to dry, so here's a peek at it:

but, my main reason for popping by the blog today is to share my journal entry/title page for yesterday:
I have been wanting to try the sequins in the pocket idea for a while now, but my sewing machine is covered up right now. So, I just taped it with my washi tape, and the sequins are trying to escape in the photo, so, I just glued it shut with a bit of Glossy Accents and restuck the washi, and I am not going to worry about rephotographing it. You get the idea, right?
My Christmas Manifesto for this year: Rekindle the Magic- for myself and the kids. Slowly but surely add the special touches that bring the sparkle and joy to their eyes and happy smiles.

With that being said, I am going to get off the computer for a while, turn on National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, and clean and work on decorating for a while! I will try to update my blog regularly as I add to my Journal Your Christmas album for this year, and I may just share some previous December minis as time allows, so be sure to check back. Have a lovely, sparkly day!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Have Yourself a Crafty Little Christmas/ Journal Your Christmas Preparations

And, just like that, November was gone in a flash. So many projects going and so little time! But, with Thanksgiving passed and the home reno projects drawing to a close (for this year anyway), I am starting to bring Christmas into my home little by little. And one of the projects that I have enjoyed for the past several years is a December Daily/ Journal Your Christmas style mini album in December. I love recording my Christmas memories, and it is a great way to use up some of that holiday stash that I always have trouble resisting. So, I make a kit of supplies from my stash. This year, I based my kit on a mood board that I made up on Pinterest, full of vintage yumminess:

I loved the whites, creams, sparkling gold and silvers, pink, forest green, red, and little touches of mint green. Crate Paper and October Afternoon make lovely vintage papers, so I knew that that would be the perfect place to start looking in my stash. Here is the kit that I came up with:

Papers and Album:

Whole kit including embellishments:
My kit is ready, as I eagerly await Shimelle's first prompt!