Since it's been snowing most of the day I've been playing around with my Journal Your Christmas / December Daily album. I've made quite a few changes from my class sample as I work on the pages. You can see where I started here.
I've added more elements to the cover -- more pins (can't get enough of these) and a Heidi Swapp epoxy word. I like sticking these pins into chipboard shapes as it prevents the pin from poking through the other side.
About midweek last year I decided that I wanted to keep a written journal, too, similar to what I did for Learn Something New this past September - but separate. I picked up a green Moleskine journal and started going back through Shimelle's prompts. I wrote until my hand hurt, but now I've got more complete stories that what I ususally include.
And right now I'm working a bit piecemeal in the book, switching from page to page. Today I spent quite a bit of time using my Silhouette to cut out words from Kerri Bradford's December 25 set then I decided to cut a page of snowflakes from vellum.
Word to the wise: if you want to keep your sanity, don't cut an entire page of snowflakes from vellum.
Here's two pages that I have managed to completly finish - less any vellum snowflakes. The first is December 1st, where I printed Shimelle's manifesto onto vellum and layered it over some Webster's Pages and Cosmo Cricket paper. On the right side I used stencils by Red Lead Paperworks and Dylusions, Two Peas flair, wooden snowflake, more Websters Pages and leftover glittery ribbon from a My Mind's Eye pack last year.
And skipping right ahead to day 6... a chevron bag from Etsy, Maya Road tree clip, Studio Calico sequins, Echo Park paper (Reflections) and one of those words from Kerri Bradford.
Now it's time to pull the Christmas tree out of the garage, where we've been thawing it (or really, thawing the ice that covered it yesterday) and see if our tree stand has lasted for another year. Grab a up of eggnog....