Wednesday, 3 December 2008
Off to a slow start journalling my Christmas!
I finally got round to starting Journalling My Christmas this evening - and had three prompts to catch up with.
The first was to create my Manifesto, the reasons why I want to create a journal and what time I will devote to it.
I made mine a bit tongue in cheek. The journalling reads:
I did indeed intend to spend 15 minutes a day journalling my Christmas but it's already Dec 3 and I haven't even started! My job gets in the way: I didn't get home until 8.40 last night. Oh well! I may fall a bit behind on the prompts but I'll get there in the end.
I used Ladybug candy coated paper by Doodlebug and Santa's body is a Christmas card from last year. Letters by American Crafts Thickers.
Yesterday's prompt was the weather. What sort of weather do we hope for at Christmas? What do we usually get? I used a photo from the last time it snowed - I think it was in March this year. The journalling reads: Snow would be nice of course but not very likely. Usually it's cold and grey, and that's fine with me. It's cosy indoors and a winter walk outside bears the promise of red cheeks and steaming hot chocolate. But no rain please....
Patterned paper, letters and stickers by Doodlebug. Large letters by American Crafts.
Finally today's prompt was about Christmas cards. Do we make them ourselves? When do we send them? And so on. My journalling reads: When I was new to card-making two years ago, I made 55 cards. All different. It nearly killed me. This year I've made around 20, just for our nearest and dearest. Yes they're all different - but a few look like this example, made with my new Cuttlebug. A strange old Lovis family tradition is to keep all the cards you get sent and display them again. Well, it certainly makes you look popular.....
Supplies: ribbon by Doodlebug, letters drawn with Stickles.