Thursday, 1 December 2011

Journal Your Christmas - And It Begins

It's beginning to look at least a little like Christmas round our way. There is talk of a tree, and a smell of slow cooked Christmas pudding in the air. And it's time for Journal Your Christmas!

This will be my third Christmas journal. The 2011 edition will be, like the others before it, a mix of December Daily and Journal Your Christmas. I'm happy to go with the flow. I'll see where each day takes me. But I'll be sure to write something.

It starts like this:


and from the outside it looks like this:

That's Lilybee Memorandum, some old October Afternoon and a lot of brown paper

It's a paper bag album, so I have ready made pockets for extra journaling:


starting with today and what I believe at this time of year


I can't wait to see what other albums there are out there waiting to be enjoyed. But before I go I just want to remind you that it's Storytelling Sunday this Sunday. You don't have to have a Christmas story to take part - we're interested in any story you love! I'm nearly out of good Christnmas tales myself, I think, after last year's Christmas Club. But I do have one to share. Same as always - everyone welcome, but do please include a link back to the stories here and a quick sentence explaining what it's all about. And with that I wish you a

Happy December!

31 comments:

Jane said...

it all looks magical!

Louise said...

a wonderful story Sian...... Christmas is all about believing. Fantastic looking book - I really must made a start x

Suzy said...

Your album looks fab Sian and what a lovely story to start with

Ruth said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Did I mention it's lovely?

Carmen said...

Gorgeous Sian. Love your Narnia story.

scrappyjacky said...

The album is great,Sian...and a perfect story to go with it.Let Christmas begin......

Lisa-Jane said...

I'm so excited! I love Christmas and JYC definitely helps me to get even more in the mood. I can't wait to see how your book evolves.

Jennifer said...

Your journal is beautiful! I'm sure you will capture some wonderful memories this season.

Sandra said...

It's looking fabulous

scrappysue said...

Love that you made a paper bag album Sian, it looks so inviting, all ready for lovely stories to be written! Happy December!

LadyBug said...

Lovely start to your album. I'm looking forward to seeing how it grows as the months goes on :) Pleased to read that other blogger/crafters mix between the two like I do. Px

Emily said...

The album is gorgeous!!! I can't wait to see the rest of it!!! Fantastic!!

Alison said...

Love that you started with a story Sian...your album looks fab!
Alison xx

Jimjams said...

Looking good - mine is sooooooo nearly ready - but not quite :-(

K said...

What a lovely opening to your jurnal

Kirsty.a said...

Your album looks gorgeous. I love the scene setting tale at the beginning. All set to go.

Lynn said...

I love your opening Sian and the album looks good. I've had a very long day at work so will turn my thoughts to my journal tomorrow.

Melissa said...

Your album looks great Sian!

Rhona said...

A great start to your album and I'm looking forward to seeing it grow :) xx

Amy said...

Mine is most certainly a combination of JYC and DD, and I'd say I have started quite similarly ... with a lovely little tale!

Beverly said...

How appropriate for you to start with a story! The album looks fab :)

WillieburgScrapper said...

Looks fantastic!!! I just started mine- this will be my first extended mini project so I expect it will get less detailed towards the end but I really like the idea of taking a photo a day then documenting it.

Jana said...

Lovely start for your journal. You have such a wonderful way with words.

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Sarah said...

Lovely journal so far. I love your focus on writing and storytelling. I have promised myself to be better at journalling this year. This is going to be a really lovely completed album xx

Digi Deana said...

A paper bag album! How awesome. Love it!

Sue Althouse said...

Very nice! I am getting the prompts for JYC, but so far have been a sluggard about doing anything with them. I may create a few 12x12 pages, but that's about it.

Jo said...

Your album looks great and I love the story x

Gem's Crafts said...

Your Christmas Journal looks gorgeous Sian, I can't believe how organised you are! All of my supplies are still in the box!

Lisa said...

this looks so gorgeous - guess I'm missing out this year! It's the 3rd and I've done nothing. Will have to give it some thought. Yours is really lovely

Briel said...

Your paper back album looks delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog, it really keeps me going! By the way, from the American, what is slow-cooked Christmas pudding?

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