Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Journal Your Christmas Days 20 and 21

So little space and so many photos I wanted to include in these couple of days. The prompts for Days 20 and 21 were 'Surprise' and 'Right now'. However, I've had so much going on that I've journalled about those ideas but the photos dont really reflect the theme.

Day 20: Surprise (which I technically included on Day 21)

I met up with fellow JYC/JOY-ers Paige and Sam in Thorntons for a hot chocolate and a look at each others festive albums. Paige took the lovely photo below of our 3 albums lined up together (looks like we'll all be suffering with the bulging at the seams issue!).

 I also went along to St Marys Church in Cowes with Mum and Dad in the evening for a brass band Christmas concert. It was such a lovely festive night (complete with ginger punch and a warm mince pie ;0).
 Day 21: Right now (with a hint of Surprise)

I completed two prompts today as they both fitted with the photos I wanted to include. I based the first page around cards, receiving cards and the lovely Wallace & Gromit Christmas stamps. I wrote a journalling card within the envelope which also includes a photo of my In Love With Stamping Secret Santa pressie (it is so beautifully wrapped and stamped that I wanted to include a photo before I open the wrapping on Saturday). It fits with the idea of surprise as I dont know who my Secret Santa is and also I was happily surprised by the arrival of this card from the States ;0)
 The prompt of 'capturing today' also proved a fun one to photograph. I have been passing the shop window below every day and wanting to stop and take a picture. So when the prompt was to capture December 21st I decided today was the perfect opportunity to take a pic of Scrooge in his Victorian window on Union Street. I also took a photo of my DIY tools. I have been doing some DIY around the house as some of my Christmas lights fell down at the weekend taking a fair chunk of wall plaster too. I had to buy some filler and sandpaper to fill the holes and then repaint over the top. I did a very good job even if I do say so myself. So the photo captures my tools all ready to go. I might add a bit more decoration to this page tomorrow when I get my energy back (I never knew daily scrapping could be so darn tiring).
I am so pleased to be keeping up with this and while not every page is a masterpiece. It is a good reflection of my December and what is happening in my world. I love capturing the little details in photos ;0)

Happy Festive Crafting to all.


  1. really enjoying your album Sarah! Loving all your pictures too. Must have been nice to see your friends journals too. x Merry Christmas x

  2. I loved looking through your journal on monday, I'm so pleased you have enjoyed doing your JYC. I love the wallace and gromit stamps as well and had just bought a presentation pack of them this afternoon before I saw you :)

  3. It was great to see you on monday and I really enjoyed having a good nose through your journal! Have a great xmas and new year, see you soon x