Tuesday, November 10, 2009

December Daily

I completed this book last year – my aim was to document all the things I do to prepare for Christmas.  I really enjoyed doing it, and am really pleased with the end result.  I have just read it again, and it really brings back the essence of the month!

I think I made most of the pages ahead of time, I had some file folders which i used as a template for the covers, then covered them with Christmas paper (Basic Gray in this case).  I tend to stick to one make now for a minibook (my first attempt at JYC used all different papers, and I prefer a more unified look!)  I didn’t take all the pictures at the time, in fact, one or two of them are not even my own, but downloaded off the internet!  Some days I used Shimelle’s JYC prompt if it fitted in with what I wanted to do, or used another day perhaps.

I tried to make my pages of different shapes and sizes.  Some are just the same as the covers, some are torn about half way along, some are different shapes, including a snowflake paper!  I also used acetate for some pages.

So here’s a few pictures:

The front cover has an acetate over the top stamped with white stazon snowflakes.  The white scalloped card is stuck onto the acetate.

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Day 1 documents my shopping!  This is not one of my photos but is from the shopping centre website!  On some of the LHS of the pages I tried to use Christmas photos I had taken over the years.

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This page is a double page documenting my scrapbook crop’s Christmas party!  That’s me in the silly turkey hat LOL!

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I love this page!  IN that envelope is a list of number 1 singles over the years!  I LOVE Christmas music – all sorts, from carols to Slade’s Merry Christmas to Bing Crosby’s White Christmas!

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Here’s my snowflake page.  It’s a piece of scrapbook paper that was in the shape of a snowflake cut and half and glued together.  I seem to have written on it upside down!  The RHS is an acetate with the photo stuck on.  When you turn the page to no 14, there is some journaling the same shape as the photo, so it is hidden from view here.

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LHS my lounge with the tree and mantelpiece decorated!  RHS, DS Nicholas and his friend.

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I have included this page to show you how daft we are!  There is a Boxing Day swim in the sea for charity (a lot of seaside resorts in England do it!) Last December we did it in aid off our Dad who sadly died the previous August.  The photo in the middle is of (L-R) my niece, my brother and me.  The bottom photo is off someone pouring warm water over DD Lucy!

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Finally, here’s a glimpse of it from the edge so you can see the different sized pages.

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humel said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely - this post and the last - ooh, I'm getting all excited about Christmas now!! I have become a Shimelle class junkie, having done LSNED '09 (my first ever online class), now BfS, signed up for JYC, and I've bought several of her 'non-live' classes too! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous journals :-) Good luck with the simplify thingy!

Sian said...

Ooh, ooh I'm starting to feel all Christmassy now. I loved looking at your pages today