Journal Your Christmas 2015-2017

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The last 3 years I’ve had every intention to work on my Journal Your Christmas album and each year life just got busier and then bang it’s the New Year and I’m not in the Christmas spirit anymore and the last thing I want to do is create Christmas things.

As I posted the other day I’m planning on doing a JYC/December Daily mish mash. Less pressure on myself to get creative every day. We’ll see how that goes.

Anywho, onto my plan for 2015-2017. Keep it simple and get it documented!

A 6×8 calendar page for each year where I can jot notes then on the opposite page 12 2x2inch pictures from throughout December. Simple, quick and doable!!

I’ve included an envelope at the end so I can extra bits and pieces I want to keep/remember

The calendars I’m using are from A Stitch in Time. I’ve been using her calendars for ages and I love them so will keep using them each year until she stops doing them LOL

Seriously though, why have I not thought of doing this before. Keep it simple. It doesn’t need to be fancy. I don’t need to compare myself to other people. The albums are for my girls and they are just happy to look at the pictures and remember their way.

Let’s get creating!!!


It’s beginning to look a lot like ….. December

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In October you say?! Well yeah, when you’re prepping for December scrapping.

Since 2010 I’ve done, or attempted to do, Shimelle’s Journal Your Christmas. I’ve also followed Ali Edwards’ December Daily but never done it.

This year I’m going to attempt a mish mash of JYC and December Daily.

Wish me luck!

I’m thinking 6×8 as I have a tonne of 6×8 stuff, and I do love that size. I’ll just need a new album.
Don’t think I’ll buy any new supplies unless, of course I see something that sparks my interest – like the new Christmas Kellie Stamps sets (especially that planner set!!)

Now off to create a stash box for all my Christmas themed goodies Winking smile


It’s a special time of year

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Yup it’s time for Shimelle’s Journal Your Christmas again.

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I’m keeping it super simple this year and will hopefully actually finish it. Looking forward to creating something festive this year.

This year I’m going to try and share something everyday, be it a page or just my thoughts on the prompt.

Main products I’m using this year in my album…

  • Simple Stories Sn@p!  6″ x 8″ Album Binder – Red
  • Simple Stories Sn@p! Pocket Pages – 6×8 refills, 4×6 refills, 3×4/4×6 refills, 3×4 refills, 2×2 refills, 2×8/4×4 refills
  • Simple Stories Claus & Co collection
  • Simple Stories Christmas Sn@p! set
  • plus other bits and pieces from my paper and digital stash

It’s a holly, jolly time of year…. almost

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Three more sleeps and it’s December. Officially time to put up the tree, welcome back Glitter (our Elf on the Shelf and generally get festive!

It’s also time to start Journal Your Christmas, a yearly class from the ever amazing Shimelle Laine (I am such a fangirl lol). You can check out (& sign up for) the class here (and once you join you can take the class each year for free. Bonus – the JYC community are amazing) and have a look at this year’s kit here (not a necessity but you et to see Shimelle’s gorgeous Christmas line)

2015 is my 5th year of JYC and I’m hoping to blog my album as I go. Maybe 2015 will be the year I actually finish my album before the next Christmas (my 2014 album is nearly finished). I’m excited to be using lots of Shimelle goodness that is part of the Scrappy Canary Christmas kit this year and leftovers from last year (& all the other Christmas goodies I’ve hoarded lol)

Do you JYC or December Daily?