My Christmas Journal has been a challenge this year. Last year I combined ideas from Ali's December Daily and Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas. This year I've also added Jessica's Holidays in Hand to the mix.
With all this inspiration, and not wanting to duplicate last year's album (which I LOVE), I tried to narrow down how I wanted to handle this project. I started with this album:
It's a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" 3 ring binder from WeRMemory Keepers that I had in my stash. I bought a new collection - Fancy Pants Christmas Magic - that I had fallen in love with. I even went so far as to precut a bunch of the background papers.
Another reason this album is going no further is that I stumbled into a 50% off sale at a gift shop and found this album:
Here is my title page:
For reasons I cannot fathom blogger has insisted on turning this image and I do not see any option for me to turn it back the way it belongs! Apologies if you get a crick in your neck trying to see this. The rub-on is from the Fancy Pants "Christmas Magic" line. The lettering is Fancy Pants (red) and Thickers (brown).
And here is my opening page:
1. Slow down and just breathe.
2. Remember to be present in the moment.
3. Try to see beyond the commercialism to the real JOY of the season.
4. Enjoy the time with my family.
Those are my intentions for this month. The paper is a journal card from the Fancy Pants "Christmas Magic" line.
Finally, I leave you with my December 1st entry:
The overlay is from Ali Edwards and available at Designer Digitals. The font is CK Ali's hand. (Okay, I admit I love Ali's stuff!).