Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Playing Christmas Journal Catch-Up

Wouldn’t you know, that I only managed to get to day 3 of the Journal your Christmas class and I was already behind! That’s SO typical of me. I was somewhat hindered by the 3am bedtime on Saturday night (well, technically, Sunday morning) but I was also struggling with the whole “Journal” process as a whole. I’ve never really been a “pour your heart out into a journal” kind of person (well, except for once, in my youth, but that ended badly – maybe that’s what’s put me off? ;)) and I was having a little trouble with the shift of mindset between “scrapbook” and “journal” because when it came down to it – whilst they might both involve sticky glue and yummy papers, they’re not quite the same thing.

Anyway, after some serious self-telling off, some great advice from Shimelle and the rest of the members on the JYC Forum (thank you all for your posts!), and a quick “get over yourself” pep talk about the state of my handwriting. I just decided that I need to get on with it. What was rule #1??? NO STRESSING!

So, here are my first three journal entries. Excuse the slightly dodgy photos, the battery on the digi camera died and I had to take them on my phone (and the lighting in my craft room at 10pm is not wonderful (strange that :P )).

December 1st:

Prompt-1_Manifesto


December 2nd:

Prompt-2_Winter-Weather


December 3rd:

Prompt-3_Christmas-Cards



Page-3-in-album_Open



Page-3-in-album_Closed



I have an idea cooking for today’s prompt. So I’ll be getting cracking on that when the munchkins are in bed. Back with more later......

TTFN

6 comments:

kim & co. said...

I love it, Marie! I think I'm going to have to do this next year.:) It would be nice to have a really thorough look at Christmas in our family for one year.

CloClo said...

Loving your journal so far, looking forward to seeing today's page. Thanks for your comment on my page! Clo xxx

Lou said...

Marie - what a beautiful way of summing up your Xmas intentions! Gracie and Ewan are going to love to look through that in years to come! xx

I like to make stuff! said...

Aww that's such a good idea (if you have kids, that is). FWIW I agree with Kendo on the cards.

Debinoz said...

marie - it all looks fab as usual and I love the sentiment - might have to do a non-scrappy (cause who would i be foolin' - i am not crafty) version for the holiday season next year!! happy holidays!

Carole said...

Marie - your journal looks fab. I love the Christmas card page and your journalling is brilliant. Keep going hun, it looks great and I really want to see some more pages from you. Carole x