Sunday 20 November 2011

Oh, the weather outside is frightful...

Christmas! I love it - it's my FAVOURITE time of year, and in recent years, Christmas for me includes Shimelle's class Journal Your Christmas. I've had a root through my stash and put together a little kit of things I'm going to be using. And I've come up with this:

I'm going to work in mainly 4x6 with divided page protectors, but I also reserve the right to chuck in 12x12 pages when I have more to say on a particular topic. I've got a couple of different styles of page protector: in the 4x6 ones I can include little journalling cards or just a photo, or a combination. But in the mixed dividers, there are 6x12 slots, or 4x4 and other different sizes to play with. Bring it!

I've looked out quite a bit of older forgotten stash to use, and I'm not buying any new Christmas supplies. I don't think they really go out of style. And I love these snowflake stickers :D

I've sliced up some little cards and found various scraps and things so I can layer up different bits and bobs as I like.

I've pre-cut lots of 4x6 rectangles to work with from patterned paper. Most of the sheets were partially used so I feel like I'm getting the most from my stash. And it's clearly time to use this pearl embellishment that I've been saving. Maybe to adorn an introduction-style page?

Finally, here are a few of my less traditional 4x6 rectangles. I love having a whole range of colours to work with, so my JYC won't be coordinating, but it will be festive and colourful. I hope!

Kisses xxx

P.S. I think this is the most organised I've ever been, JYC-wise. Good times.

P.P.S. Feeling extra Christmassy today as we took the Guides to Ringos. Wear warm clothes and wellies, tow an inflatable ring up the snow slope, and gleefully slide down. Repeat for an hour and then imbibe hot chocolate. Real snow indoors? Fabcakes!


  1. Ooh that all looks pretty fab to me. Hope we get to see the finished project.
    We have been outdoors today walking by the side of the river Trent, with swirling mists and rshing water it was most ethereal but brilliant.

  2. Looks like a great assortment of papers and embellies!
    Alison xx

  3. Looks like a great start to your JYC.

  4. A brilliant, bright, mix of papers! And I think it's definitely time to use the pearl embellishment!