Sunday, 19 December 2010

Journal Your Christmas Days 16. 17, 18 & 19

Well its been a funny old couple of days. I've been sticking with my JYC but keeping the pages simple to match my slightly fuzzy brain at the mo. Plus I am struggling to keep my album closed now as the embellishments are making it SO thick (that'll teach me to use thickers on Day 1 wont it?). Here are my pages to date:

Day 16: Gratitude. I have a lot to be thankful for this year and I wanted to journal it all (but keep it tucked away). So I used a spare gift card holder I had made at my Christmas Craft Day and created a mini gift card which reads 'Gratitude' which i placed inside. I then did all my journalling within the card holder. I like this layout as it tells a story without the hidden journalling. But the writing tucked away tells another, more personal, story.

 Day 17: The Perfect Gift.
Now I struggled with this prompt as I had already done 'perfect gift' journalling a couple of days ago. So instead I printed out photos of my Mum and Dads house and created a Sights of Christmas Part 2 page. My family home is equally important in terms of the Christmas festivities and there are certain things that mark Christmas' arrival more than any other (my Dad's annual Christmas lights all through the house and outside, my Mums homemade wreath and Dad's German Market Smoking Santa!).
 I also created a page about the perfect little knitted cat toy my Mum made for my cousin's baby. I so love this toy and wanted to have a little reminder of him in my album.
 Day 18: Dear Santa.
I kept this page simple as I knew exactly what I wanted to ask Santa for. I created the tag so that when you pull it out there is a picture of Father Christmas (part of the challenge was to use an image of Santa). I then did some journalling about things I'd like to achieve in 2011 and things I'd taken for granted would happen in 2010 (and didnt).
 Day 19: Christmas Dinner.
As you can see I didn't journal about Christmas dinner. I will come back to that prompt on another day I think. So instead I used my lovely new 'Make a Wish' papers to journal about being snowed in this weekend!

JYC is proving to be such a great way to capture all the details and memories in the making. I hope everyone else that is completing their albums is enjoying it as much as me.

Happy Festive Crafting ;0)



  1. Great pages Sarah, I love day 18 and the little tag! Excited to see the rest of your album. x

  2. I can't wait to see this tomorrow IRL! I'm looking forward to afternoon coffee and cakes with the girls whist pouring over our JYC/JOY books :)

  3. I love this album Sarah and I bet you're delighted with it. Wishing you a very happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you in 2011. Vx

  4. Love the dear santa page and cant wait to see it today IRL with coffee and cakes!!

  5. Your album is really coming together I love page 18 best, hope you are well, speak soon x