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Friday, 2 December 2011

Journal Your Christmas v December Daily

Happy December everyone, only 24 days to the big day - yahhhh!!! For the past 3 years I done Shimelles Journal your Christmas (JYC) and loved it, all of the years I was still finishing off in January/February, but they did get finished.

Dilemma 1 - Journal Your Christmas or December Daily?

This year I've purchased Ali Edwards December Daily Kit from Studio Calico and seeing what Ali has done over the past years made me think why not do the DD for a change. But then I think no, I'm used to JYC and love Shimelle's prompts and instructions. So have decided that this year I will try and do a combination of them both, but with Shimelle being the main inspiration, as I'm used to her way of instructions.

Dilemma 1 - sorted.

So here are a few of my base pages, I did the date tags a few weeks ago here.

Using the Studio Calico kit I set about cutting and sticking. I've not used any border punches (ahhhh !!!) mainly because I wanted my pages to be constructed before the end of November, but have inked all the edges. I took the advice from one of Shimelle recent classes about getting a few sheets of paper and cutting them into block and sticking but really not knowing what photo etc will be going on that page. Fab idea, which works for me.

Dilemma 2 - What colour card stock to use! Did I want the same colour throughout or a combination.

Sorted: A combination of kraft, green, white, vanilla, red.

I've even used my Cuttlebug Christmas Folders on a few of the pages.

within the kit was some overlays - I'm never quite sure what to do with these, but some DD examples I've seen have used them as a sort of page divided,

The green envelope is from KI Memories (stash), x-cut tree punch. Added the date tags on the overlay.

I doubt that I will be adding photos each day, or writing masses of journalling, but the pages I've done so far, can either have photos, journalling or a simple saying added. I'm trying my best not to be so overwhelmed with it all and just enjoy it!

I will try my best to keep on track and add regular updates throughout the month.


GlitteryKatie said...

Cool- I did try this one Christmas but kept forgetting *giggles* I'm playing Tim Holtz's tags with Nicki!!!

Pam said...

Oh wow-this is looking great! Keep us updated on the progress!!