Thursday, 1 December 2011

Thoughts on Christmas Journalling.

There was a time (in the dim and distant past) when the 1st December came to mean one thing to me. The beginning of Shimelle's "Journal Your Christmas" class.

This was a time when I had enough time to make albums, and plan pages, and enjoy the delights of sticking sparkly lovely Christmas themed paper in to hand made albums with jolly little embellishments. Oh I did love to do that.


These days there seems to be much less time for things like this. My scrapbooking supplies have laid mostly untouched for the last couple of years (with the exception of a few occasions where my lovely friend Lou has shamed me into scrapping some more of the kids photos!).

Last year, knowing that an album was never going to work for me and my hectic schedule I began JYC 2010 in a spiral bound sketch book, just writing and doodling a little each day. I don't think I made it past day 10 and they certainly didn't make it onto the Cookie blog (although I seem to recall there being a "Word Cloud" one that I was quite pleased with. I wonder that I did with that book?)

We're here once again at the 1st December (which I still really cannot believe is actually here.... I'm sure it was August last week!) and once again I'm getting that JYC feeling :) There's no way on this planet I would be able to keep up with an album. I know this, even as that scrapbooky voice in my head is saying "you could just get some stash out and whip up something pretty".  What I do really like about JYC is that it forces you to stop and look at the festive season as something to be enjoyed, rather than whizzing through it in a mindless blur of "must get this done" madness.

I want to take part this year. I also need a way to take part that is going to give me a half decent chance of actually getting something done. Album is out, sketch book didn't work. I'm thinking I need to rely more on the wonders of modern technology. I have a smart phone, it has a blogger app. I'm at my desk most of the day, with my computer, which I can blog from. I have a much neglected blog. The answer seems reasonably simple them, and I'm all for the Finding your Simple at the moment.

So, an attempt at a bloggy JYC this year. I have no idea if it will work but I know this - I won't sweat about it if it doesn't and I will enjoy it if it does!

Wish Me Luck.... I'm going in!!