Thursday, November 22, 2012

December Journal Inspiration

Well - I hope if you live here in the United States, that you have enjoyed too much food and plenty of good fellowship with friends and family today.  We had a lovely time - and the guys are in a turkey and football coma (absolute happiness for them, except I seem to have heard quite a bit of yelling at the tv screen - so I am assuming that their teams aren't doing too well!) The perfect time for me to come get a blog post written and to share a little December Journal Inspiration with you.

Here is a flip through my journal from last year...and a little peek at my plans for this year's journal.  I have been planning this for a while.  Do you ever do that? Have an idea in your mind - and hope that what you create lives up to your imagination? I am excited about my idea...as I have been collecting bits and pieces for this one for several years...and I am going to be creating several tutorials that hopefully will keep your creative juices flowing if you are working on a Christmas journal or mini album this year.

Here is the video...you can watch it here, or over on YouTube.




If you would like to learn more about Shimelle and Journal Your Christmas...click here. I really enjoyed her on-line class when I participated the first time - and LOVE that as an alumni to Journal Your Christmas you continue to get the daily prompts each year.  She has loaded it up with new inspiration, tips on photography and a great forum to share your project as you go along.  I highly recommend it, if you haven't ever done this with her before.

Also, I have always been inspired by Ali Edwards and her December Daily project.  Ali is the master at keeping a daily Christmas Season project "do-able." I have done several December Daily projects over the years - and really treasure them, because Ali encourages her followers to capture daily photos and a bit of journaling and as I flip through them - they are filled with delightful memories.

My plan for this year's book is going to be a bit of a hybrid...so hopefully there will be some inspiration for you as well.

As soon as we get this project moving, I am planning to get some cards and a few other Christmas tutorials created for you - hopefully in time to inspire you before Christmas gets here!  Well, that is the plan anyway!  For now, I am going to get into my studio and get all the Fall Project Series supplies and mayhem cleaned up and put away...and then begin on our Christmas Project Series.  Sometimes you just need a clean slate...and my studio is ONE HOT MESS...and I think I will be more creative if I get it in order.

Let me know what kind of projects you are going to be working on for the Christmas season!

2 comments:

  1. I watched your Youtube video yesterday evening Jann and love the journal you started last year. This is something I have never got into except my Junque Journal and do find creating mini albums very stressful and frustrating lol. I need to be 'moved' emotionally to work on something hence why I loved the junque journal so much; the mini albums I made were for swaps - a group of us swapped crafting items such as cardstock and papers with a view to creating something and both my swapees sent me the most awful papers, stamped images, etc in my opinion and said to make mini albums! Well I struggled and was so resentful that finally I created something, took photos of them and immediately threw them away lol Think that episode has put me off!!
    At the moment I am makng treat gift boxes with our grand daughter for her parents, also making boxes to fit gifts and Christmas cards :)
    Hugs
    Lynn x

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  2. I love the album you did last year. All the goodies you have inside the covers is amazing. I especially like that magnetic pocket. THAT is a WOW!

    I'm looking forward to seeing your Charles Dickens album for this year :D Your creativity is so inspiring to me. I just need to actually get in and do something.

    Love you - Leslie

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