Friday, November 27, 2009

Journal Your Christmas


Ah, the excitement is already in the air! My two Christmas trees are up and decorated, the stockings are hung, and my stash of Christmas paper is EVERYWHERE! It's time to get ready for "Journal Your Christmas", a fabulous class offered by Shimelle. (Go to www.shimelle.com for more info., and this weekend, you can even register to win a FREE "Journal Your Christmas" class! How cool is that??) This will be my second time to participate in Shimelle's very inspiring class. Shimelle sends you daily prompts from December 1st - January 6th to help you focus on your Christmas memories and traditions. Some people do cute little journals, while others do gorgeous 12 x 12 albums -- and many more make every size in between! It's yours to do as you see fit, and what your schedule allows. It can be very simple, or you can go all out. The first year I did a 12 x12 album and I absolutely treasure it! I love the way it turned out, and my kids really enjoy looking back on our Christmas events and traditions. This year, however, I'm going to do an 8x8 album and try to scale back a little. It was actually pretty challenging to fill up an entire 12x12 album -- and I take A LOT of photos!
So I am now at the really fun part: planning my album! The key for me staying current on my album last time was to prepare some pages ahead of time. That way, when it got really busy during December, I already had some "go to" pages! I'm off to work on some pages, and to go through my stash! Truly, check out Shimelle -- she really is amazing!

6 comments:

The Scrappy Tree said...

Agree Shimelle is wonderful! Just took her blogging for scrapbookers class :)
Your Christmas scrap stash looks awesome!

Lizzie said...

Yes, the Blogging course was great - you did it too didn't you Tracy?
No time for JYC this year, but I fancy it for next time.
Have fun!

Sherry said...

Thanks for the reminder. I just started my calendars tonight. My goal is to be finished by Dec. 1st so I can Journal my Christmas/Journal my Chaos! :)

Susan said...

I'm frantically trying to get ahead before I get started on my journal this year. This will be my oldest's last year living at home full time (ack! College!) so I want a perfect record.

Hope you all recover from the swind flu quickly...we also had tons of jokes when it was in our house...

Georgina, said...

Wow you look so organised already! I cant wait to see your pages. I think I am almost there with my prep now too. Excited to get started.

Jan said...

Love the paper stash! I've got mine up and ready too - amazing!
And, I'm happy to announce, I'm ALSO working on those 3 Archiver's calendars...whew! Wish me luck!!
Love this blog sweetie!