Friday, 18 November 2011

Preparing to document Christmas

I pondered on whether to make a December Daily.....or a Journal your Christmas....or a combination of the two.....but then I realised that actually I don't want to document every day................and I want to start it in November......as we have a couple of christmasy events this month.......so JYC  it is.
As I've taken part in this class for the past 3 years.....I won't be following all the prompts.....but I will be reading them....as they're always inspirational......and I'll definately be joining in on the forum.
Choosing what to make the album with was easy......I saw the Simple Stories pad at Ally Pally......and knew it would be perfect.....but as part of the pad is journaling spot,tags and embellishments.......I added some Authentique papers to complete the backgrounds.
The papers are  6 x 6......so I've used 7 x 7 backing card.......and the entire album is now made......which is a first for me......making the pages before choosing the photos!!
The front cover is completed.......and some of the pages even have journaling spots and embellishments added before I have any idea about the photos or memorabilia.....that's pretty scary for me!!!!

I've been through my christmas stash and chosen some bits and pieces as a basic embellishments kit.....so now I'm good to go!!!!!

27 comments:

Cheri said...

Wow Jacky - you've really done quite a bit of work there! I just love seeing everyone's preparation! :)

Kerryn said...

Hello Jacky. Wow you are organised! Your album looks gorgeous and has inspired me to try to do one, if I have time around making all the cards I need to make. But Christmas is my favourite time of year and it will be lovely to document it in such a pretty way xx

Angelfish said...

Oh Jacky, I love the vintage look of your pages. Gorgeous papers you've chosen.
Fiona x

Alison said...

I'm very impressed Jacky..it looks fab- and all without knowing what pics etc you're going to use!
Alison xx

Sarah said...

Oh My!! how organsied are you! I'm planning on doing JYC again this year and am now thinking maybe I should get myself organised!! Love the pages you've made ready!

Kathyk said...

And those papers are GORGEOUS - you've made a smashign job of the pages so far too.

Have a fab weekend, Jacky

Kathyk

Melissa said...

What a great album - congrats getting it ready & putting those pages together early.

Amy said...

Super preparation Jacky - it looks like it is going to make for a fantastic album .. I'm looking forward to seeing it develop!

Jane said...

wow, you are organised, I'm getting there slowly.

Karen said...

Love your pages Jackie. I have been stressing as to how to fit this in this year and you have solved my dilemma. I am going to take a leaf out of your book and make up pages similar to yours with paper and card in preparation. Thank you for inadvertently helping me out. xxx

humel said...

Wow, good for you, Jacky :) Looks great already, can't wait to see it fill with your photos and journaling! It's so fun seeing these posts popping up on people's blogs as we approach December :)

alexa said...

Wow, you are well ahead - go you! Super pages, and the papers work perfectly together ...

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous work so far - look forward to the finished result

Carrie said...

I am very impressed - I am terrible at making pages in advance! Can't wait to see it as you add photos etc. Gorgeous papers - I love the Simple Stories 25 Days collection - I have some in my stash for JYC this year too.

Karen said...

I'm another one with Simple Stories in my pile for JYC. You've made a wonderful start. I have everything gathered together, but that's as far as I've gotten. I'll also be using a very similar process.

Sian said...

It looks fantastic Jacky! You have done the hard bit now, the rest will be a piece of cake :)

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Oh Jacky
I adore your Christmas scrapbook journal! So darling - every page! It is quite the heirloom!

Fiona said...

Well done you on getting so organised.

Maria Ontiveros said...

This is really lovely Jacky! I used a lot of the Simple Stories line in my vacation album. I haven't seen the Christmas line, but I'm sure it's great.
Rinda

Sandie said...

I am impressed Jacky! I just bought my first Simple Stories papers, having seen them at a recent residential. I've not seen the Christmas ones though.... they look lovely. I would also find it scary to have the journal spot on the page. I love what you have done, and it is a great idea to have it all prepared. I think I finished last years around September! It was my first and I learned from my mistakes (or what not to do next time), so need to get my finger out now and follow your example.

Tracy said...

This all looks very exciting Jacky, your pages look fab and i'm sure your journal will be perfect.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jimjams said...

This is very impressive Jacky - What a brilliant idea to add the papers to a CS backing - gives the whole album a continuity yet every page is gorgeously individual.

Helen said...

Very impressed with your album - it looks gorgeous!

Margie said...

This is awesome! Love your mini!!

Emily said...

This is soooooooooo gorgeous!!! I'm in love! You have done a great job!!

lifeinpinkpyjamas.com said...

That looks WONDERFUL! I have some of the same papers...hope I can make such a splendid job of it :)

Elizabeth said...

I'm really impressed, Jacky, you're so organised and ready to journal you Christmas ... I'm still at the just considering whether to or not stage :) Beautiful papers and lovely pages. Elizabeth