Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Scrapbooking Update and Journal Your Christmas

At the beginning of October I started this little blog to tell you all what I'm up to, share some of my creative side, and improve on my skills in the digital world. Not sure how much I've accomplished, but I have to tell you - I put together that gorgeous little "Gratitude Album" and managed to keep up with it for a week. A few sporadic days since then, but not much to get excited about. I'm disappointed with myself, but moving on. I'll try to fill it out with pictures from Thanksgiving Day!

Before I had even gotten the Gratitude Album underway, a new project sparked my interest - the December Daily Album as shown on Ali Edward's Blog. To help me live in the present and enjoy the Christmas season. To push me to get past the commercialism and really feel the spirit of the season. But I really didn't intend to get as "fancy" as Ali showed it with the different size pages and all - I just wanted a day by day album to document December. So I bought an 8x8 album, papers, etc. and planned a simple themed album following instructions from a couple of Simple Scrapbooks publications. Well, the base of the album is in the process of construction and I plan to get the base pages done so that during December I really only have to add photos and journaling to document each day. In all my spare time of course.

Well.... with my lack of stellar progress on the Gratitude Album I was starting to stress over what I'm going to PUT in this album each day. And as I was stressing, and blog surfing, I came across a post on Donna Downey's blog telling me all about this great class she is taking called "Journal Your Christmas". So I followed the link (go ahead, click on it, my story can wait) and... prayers answered! A native Kansas City gal now living in London, Shimelle Laine, is going to send me a prompt every day from December 1st through January 6th with ideas for photos, journaling and creativity. So I can just follow those prompts to fill my album! I'm really going to get this one done! Ask me to post pages! Hold me accountable!

Now, for even more fun - Shimelle is holding a little contest. If I post the photo and link on my blog, I can win a refund of my $30 class fee. Okay that would be cool, but it's the next part that really rocks my world. If I'm chosen as the random winner, I also win a FREE pass for a friend! So if you want to Journal Your Christmas leave a comment! If I win, I'll choose one of the posts to join me! Tell me why you'd like a FREE PASS to Journal Your Christmas!

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