Thursday, 22 December 2011

Journal Your Christmas - Bearing Gifts

Most of the wrapping is done now, and gifts have been delivered and we are just about to put a fresh batch of mince pies in the oven. I guess you could say our Christmas was coming along nicely.

We aren't completely on top of things - when I went to print out a photo this morning I discovered that I had imagined that trip to buy photo paper. And could I get it to print on card instead? No I could not. It's on printer paper for the time being. That's good enough.

So, the next few pages in my album:


about a gift for a friend


and a junior chef in the making


Funny, the blog names are now making it into my scrapbook pages. Did you notice that?


and those letters to Santa. In this house Mrs Santa appears in the story. She did, too, when I was growing up. That's creativity at Christmas!

28 comments:

humel said...

I did notice the blog names lol! I also noticed the lovely pages and stories - and now I'm feeling hungry....

Ruth said...

I'm not sure why, but this post has left me feeling quite tearful. Silly, really.

scrappyjacky said...

Your pages really are looking and sounding wonderful,Sian.

Kirsty.a said...

I love how this year's album is coming together

Linda said...

It's great to see your pages and read about Christmas from your perspective!

Cheryl said...

mmm mince pies! i'll be making mine tomorrow :-)

Jane said...

i love reading your journalling x

Melissa said...

Your pages are always so lovely Sian. I like the different grid & text papers you're using for journaling on. I'll be baking pecan pie tomorrow!

Alana said...

Now you are not going to eat all of the mincepies are you? Yes I noticed the bloging names and I have started to use the teen much more though I do use their proper names too....oi layabout, grumpy old man and scrooge:) Loving your pages, looks like you have lots of baked treats in store i the future...enjoy!

Barbara Eads said...

Mince pies? I wonder if it's the same as mincemeat pies here. I've never had it before. If you have the time to scrapbook, it sounds like you really are on top of things.

Carmen said...

Just sitting here with a silly smile on my face with this post. Really love your Christmas journalling Sian, almost melts my Bah Humbug exterior that's gone up this year (don't ask me why!)

Jennifer said...

More wonderful Christmas memories documented. I love how you are doing this project!

Gem's Crafts said...

I too noticed the blog names in the journal, and how lucky The Small One is to learn to cook from a chef. WIll she be helping out on Christmas Day?

Louise said...

I did notice the blog names too!! fab journaling Sian.

Alison said...

great journalling as always. Sian!
Alison xx

Amy said...

I went to do some cooking and had imagined a whole list of ingredients ... I know the feeling!

Missus Wookie said...

Lucky TSO learning to cook from a chef. Hope she continues to like cooking. Sounds like your Christmas is coming along nicely indeed. Wookie and Princess foraged for mince pies, not as good as mine but still better than none I was informed.

The album does look lovely.

Karen said...

What perfect paper for the 17th! You are making good progress. I hope to put a dent in the Christmas Journal the next two days. Thank goodness most everything was done before I was needed by my friend, who is home now and needing some quiet time alone.

Julie J said...

Hohoho Merry christmas. Mrs Christmas is now firmly part of our Christmas. She was in DD's Christmas play, so will be in the teddy play she is currently rehearsing for Christmas day - plus BABW had run out of Santa costumes, so we may have Mrs and Mrs Christmas this year!!!!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Merry Christmas to you Sian! Things have been percolating along here, too. Everything pretty low key, but still creating some special memories. Will post a round up before we head South for the weekend.
Rinda

Ifa said...

Oh yum, getting the kids to cook is something we really put a lot of emphasise on. So much so, this year, we are starting a new family tradition where everyone has to cook a dish for a meal. We are having a Mediterranean inspired feast on New Year's day and I drew "starter". Love seeing how your December is progressing and how your book is coming along. Merry Christmas to you and yours if I don't make it back.

Sian said...

Thanks for the Christmas wishes everyone!

And yes The (not So) Small One will be helping with the Christmas dinner

Miriam said...

Merry Christmas from me too Sian x

Sandie said...

I love how you fit so much journalling into your album, Sian, but then you are a natural story teller and it would be such a shame not to! I'm glad that your Christmas plans are all coming together and I hope you and your family have a wonderful time. Merry, merry Christmas!

Ginger said...

Sian I have really enjoyed seeing your album come to life, this paper bag idea has suited you so well! What a fun experience for TNSSO, and nice for her mum to share and make cooking memories :)

Lisa said...

more wonderful pages for your album. I've enjoyed seeing it. mine never happened... maybe next year ;-)

yours is really super!

Gail said...

I've loved looking at your Christmas album - it's so neat seeing everyone's take on the project.

Rachel B said...

Lovely pages Sian, I love the style of your album :)

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