Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Journal Your Christmas - Picking Up The Pace

Oh, it's less than a week to go now, and we are nearly ready. The scrapbooking is getting faster as the preparations get more frantic* - how about you?

Sometimes I like to spend hours on a page, in a contemplative kind of way. But when I want fast, I want really fast. So I found a quick fix (which I spotted first on Snaps and Snippets, thanks S! and then on another favourite Beautiful Blog Designs). It's a site called joliprint and it's a little bit of magic. All you need to do is copy and paste the URL of any web article you'd like to keep, and almost at once it turns it into a PDF for you to print out. Almost at once! It's really simple to use and, um, addictive. I need to buy more printer paper. You can quickly make a print of any blog post you like - and that's what I did. I turned It's Thursday And I'm Thankful into a PDF, printed it out on photo paper and put it in my album. Try it! I'd love to know what you think (would a print-out-this-post button be good?)

I didn't photograph that page for you (because that would be a funny copy of a copy of a copy of a post), but I do have two others finished up. My numbers and dates are a bit pick and mix, because I wanted to use certain photos on certain days so each double spread in my album looked good together. These two are blue and brown, but still papers from the Basic Grey Nook And Pantry line.



That snow has certainly been a surprise! We have had no post since last Wednesday and school had a snow day for the first time in 23 years. But we are warm and comfortable and it really is lovely to look at. All we need now is a fresh supply of mince pies and I'm going to see to that Any Minute Now. .

*Sorry. Artistic license. We are actually feeling quite calm. Especially when we think about mince pies..

22 comments:

S said...

Sounds like things are under control there, despite the snow. I'm actually looking forward to slowing down the pace for a couple of days before the 25th.

Liberty :) said...

Today is my last calm day before the storm - 2 nights out and im in work until the 23rd - never worked this late in December before :( BOOOOO!!!

Love your pages, like that you used the same sketch for them both, yet they both look different. I often find myself trying to re-invent the wheel with scrapbook pages instead of copying a design I like!

Lizzie said...

Yes, Mince Pies can induce a certain sense of calm - or is that lethargy? I ate two yesterday... hmmm... and I had been losing weight quite nicely, now that I'm more active and (was) eating less junk food!
Have a relaxed few days before the onslaught!
Loved the JYC pages and I like the idea of printing a blog post as a pdf - thanks for that.

darkpoetess said...

i really love what you're doing here. It'd be great to see the project in its entirety, when it's finished. x

humel said...

Yay, thanks for the link! I have plans for that now, perfect :-)

Love your pages - and I'd be quite happy to see a copy of a copy of a copy of a post! xx

Becky said...

Love your pages and love the link! Will be printing out quite a few things with this I think!

scrappyjacky said...

The pages look great,Sian...and hot mince pies sound a perfect idea for a freezing afternoon.
Thanks for that link...it may come in very useful.

Kirsty.a said...

That jolieprint site is fab - although it only manged to actually include the photo on 1 of the 3 posts I tried out

Alana said...

Sounds like an interesting way to scrap Sian....but I think I would miss my scalpel and glue and fiddling with bits. Glad you are all calm as are we....no panic buying of salt here!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I'm carving out a few hours this morning to work on my JYC.
Rinda

JO SOWERBY said...

ooooooooooh yummy mincepies, i would love several with cream please,
Jo xxx

Carmen said...

Mincepies! Craig is on a mission to sample every mince pie from every shop we pass. He calls it his duty to find the perfect mince pie. I call it gluttony. But there you go ;)

LOVE that velvet strip across the bottom of the second one :)

Clair said...

Now that's a grand idea - and one I'll probably steal at some point. Enjoy the mince pies x

Sandra said...

I think your journal is just looking amazing - I like the fact that it's not full of christmas papers and its more about your day rather than the panic that is Christmas LOL.

Scrappi Sandi said...

just been catching up....love your brothers post...your JYC pages are looking awesome....the snow has scuppered our well planned Christmas but hey ho!! We're all safe & warm & you're so right...it looks so pretty!!

scrapchick said...

Wow on first snow day in 23 years! TFS the link! Pages look great! I like how you are using non-traditional embellies and making them work - like the clouds!

Kristin said...

A copy of a copy of a copy works for me, lovely pages :) Enjoy your snow if you can, staying inside with DVD's and cookies sounds perfect to me!

Happy Holidays Sian!

Melissa said...

Your pages look great! I can't imagine all that snow - it was sunny & 80 degrees here today for the first day of winter, although it is supposed to be cooler as the week goes on.

sasha Holloway said...

love the layouts

Amy said...

I can imagine all is calm up there in the sky ... the pages are looking fabulous and the pies sound tempting!

Rachel B said...

That site does sound good, I've seen it blogged a couple of times now so might have to go and check it out. Thanks Sian :)

cate said...

thank you for sharing the link! I love printing out web pages, but hate all the adverts down the side! Hope you've had a fantastic Christmas! xox

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