Journal Your Christmas


Here are days 5, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27 for your viewing pleasure.

Counting Down to Christmas day 5

Things left to do- Day 22

The stockings are hung...day 23

A recipe for Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

The day after Christmas

Sleep-Day 27

Sorry that the pages are not in order;  there are some I haven’t  posted at all.  Day 27’s layout is inspired by Shimelle’s from JYC…I had the hardest time coming up with anything on my own so I used her LO as a template and recreated the basic elements but with my own twist!

Coram Deo,

Lola

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Here it is day 30 of JYC and apparently Tink has caught my journaling/scrapping bug.  She has been busy making journals for the past week and a half; confiscating any and all stray photos she can get her hands on.  Fortunately for Tink I print off a great many more photos than I actually use.

Tink's unfinished masterpiece!

Here is what my work station looks like:

JYC day 30

What I haven’t shown you is the rest of the 7 foot long table which my journal (and all its accoutrements) has taken over!

Coram Deo,

Lola

I am having FUN with this class…so here are some of my pages. They are not in order but this is the best I can do.  I still have a few pages awaiting pictures and/or inspiration!

day 10 page-samples of this year's wrapping paper

day 11 page-all about a special ornament

day 13 page-my favorite Christmas Carols

Oops!  I just noticed that day 13 needs a title! Back to the drawing board!!

Coram Deo,

Lola

I’ve actually completed all but one page of my Christmas Journal (not including the photo I know I have but just cant find that I NEED for my day 6 layout!!!).  Day 4 seems to be the hardest; my idea of “Perfection” for Christmas…still pondering that one!

Anyways, here is a photo of my day 1 page…I did it a little differently that the prompt suggested, but I am OK with that.

Coram Deo, Lola

I’ve taken the leap…the leap into journaling and scapbooking, that is.  Now I have dabbled in scrapbooking in the past and none too successfully.  And I have journaled regularly,  again, in the past.  And, yes, I do keep a Gratitude Journal but this is different.  For this foray into journaling I paid cold, hard cash for  special e-mails delivered right to my in-box…everyday…for 37 days…starting December 1st through January 6th.  You read that correctly, in this economic environment, I paid a stranger for the privilege of telling me what to journal about all Christmas Season long.  Now you may be scratching your head but let me explain why I did this (and apparently many others have too).  I want to slow down and really savor this Christmas/Advent season.  I have also felt a tremendous tug at my heart lately to write.  Something. Anything. But I had no idea what to write or where to start.  I just knew I REALLY desired to put pen to paper.  Then I stumbled upon this website .  And I knew just what I needed  to do.  Dear Knight agreed that it looked like a good fit and I signed up yesterday. I printed off the info I needed to start journaling,  sat down in front of our lit Christmas tree and journaled.  Really journaled.  It felt fantastic.  I may be slightly behind as I do not even have my journal/album created (it seems some experienced folks had their journals created before December even arrived so all they have to do it fill it with their words and images…next year I will be prepared).  Later today, Lala and I are heading out to our local scapbooking store to search for the perfect journal and decorative papers/embellishments.  I can already see it in my mind; frosty pinks, greens, blues and a touch of cranberry red.  All glittery and vintage looking.  I want it to sparkle just like Posie Gets Cozy.  If you want more info on Journaling Your Christmas, just click on the link at the top of my side-bar.

Coram Deo, Lola