Sunday, November 30, 2014

JYC Christmas Day con't

As I finish up posting for Journal Your Christmas for last year I am totally psyched to get my hands busy with this years project! Join Shimelle for this really great project & at such a super price!!! Plus this year there is a daily mini video!
I did multiple pages for Christmas Day. So many photos so much fun! This page started with paper and I added photos, an embossed wood tree, a pleated piece of ribbon under one of the photos. My favorite is the bead pin that goes through the flowers.  I wrote on my photos using signo white gel pen- it is the best!

 A page about dinner prep. Of course the meal is one of the best parts of this holiday. I glued down a piece of tissue paper, added my journaling & title. Through the eyelet hangs a cool copper stocking. The Christmas wrap area is a great place to find embellishments. Printed my photos out with more journaling.  
I had 2 photos with my daughter and her Grannies so I put them on either side of a piece of acetate. I love that you can see through the page to the next- adds so much cool dimension. The acetate has snowflakes printed on it and I added some washi tape, gum drops, wood, and flowers. I duplicated this page on the other side just to keep it simple.
Here is the opposite page but you can see through the acetate-love it! Ok that is Christmas day done!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SDC #174

This weeks challenge over on the Stampotique Designers Blog is striped background. 
In a vain attempt to get my butt into Christmas mode I made this tag pocket for my JYC/ December Daily book. Very simple yet fun. I liken "Tangled Enthusiasm" into sort of a zombie happy Christmas type cause why can't zombies enjoy Christmas too? The light bulbs are gold & blingy. Part of my striped background is "Ribbon Border #2". Have a very happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


I have quite a few art journals in progress & have decided to try & work to finish them. Quite a few have the backgrounds at least started. This weeks challenge over on Stampotique is to "bling it out".
With cold the order of the day, a page on the weather was in order. I took a background page that already had lots of shimmer on it with embossing and product. Sadly the photos do not show the fun! The circle is dimensional crystals-very glittery, the embossed circle stencils have gold and silver flecks. I colored my canvas letters with Glimmer Glam again very glittery. My stamps used are Carrot & Kitty-colored blue due to the cold. Haha Carrot looks like he has a snowsuit on, with that I can't move cause my suit is bulky look. I finished this page using France Papillon's barcode & barcode text. I feel very fragile when cold!! Join in the fun over at Stampotique.

Friday, November 14, 2014

JYC- Day 21-25

Oh so close and yet suddenly it is half way (so not getting it) through NOVEMBER!!! How does this happen???? Here I was like- wohoo almost done with my JYC when I realize Journal Your Christmas starts in like 2 weeks. This is the perfect time to panic. 
Day 21-Back side of the pocket pages from day 20. The bottom one I cut out a piece of a Trader Joe's bag, recycling this craft paper with cool printed snow flakes. Some alcohol inked snowflakes and a snowman brad-love when I use my stash. Top pocket just has washi & photo with journaling right on the photo.
Day 22- This page was made from a Christmas gift bag. Again card craft paper but with glittery ornaments on it. Cute pics with my kids and my SIL's pugs. Some embellies-done.
 Day 23-back side of gift bag. Very simple just picture of my SIL, some journaling & embellies. This day I was mad at myself for not taking more photos. We spent the day at Archivers cropping. It was brilliant fun and very frustrating at the same time. I had driven 15.5 drive hours, 2 days to get to Wisconsin. It was my first time cropping at an Archivers and I hadn't seen my crop buddy in over a year. We were the only 2 in the crop room, just excited as busy Mom's, to have a day to ourselves. Within the first 30 minutes our lovely crop was smashed to bits. In came this couple with their 2 little kids aged like 2 & 4. They preceded to "work" on their family album which meant the kids ran around the room & the store being disruptive. The parents just let the kids run rampid and did that constant threat thing "if you don't settle down we are leaving" x 25. We tried to stay positive and just enjoy the day but as Mom's it made us nuts that these parents just let their kids be so raucous. Thinking about it the parents were very inconsiderate & loud as well so I guess it makes sense. Good luck when they are teenagers. To add insult to injury Archivers closed with out me being able to go back!!!! We still had a great day just chatting, lovely lunch and left early to go shop. When in doubt shop.
Day 24- Another pocket page. Just used some journal cards. and did some sewing on this one-yay. Sewed a pic to the outside of a vellum bag that was distressed. Added twill and cute light bulb pieces. in the pocket is another tag with more journaling. Cute blingy snowflake clothespin on the side.
Trumpets blaring...Christmas Day- Day 25!!! Back side of page pockets. Kept it pretty simple just adding pocket cards with photos and blingy snow flakes. What is it about Christmas that I need to add bling and glitter??? Love it though. The 25 card is from Heidi Swapps digital freebies (I think). I must say this process is getting me excited to start on JYC 2013 (I work a year behind). 'Tis almost the season!


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