I just couldn’t resist using the gorgeous Valentines Retrospect from Quirky Twerp for another layout. This one is for the Log Your Memory week #4 challenge.
This week the prompt is to journal or list a project you wish to work on the year. I considered tying this in to my one little word and making me the project – but instead picked something I have really wanted to tackle for a while.
My box of unfinished quilts, block swaps and purchased mini quilt kits has been calling out for some attention. The little paper scrapping hobby kind of took over and my quilting took a back seat.
With balance being my aim I have a few things to accomplish by dealing with the tub of fabric. Using what I have for my creativity, clearing out the stuff in the house, thereby creating more space and less clutter allowing my mental process some relief. Balance between starting and finishing. Isn’t that balance word a good one?
The layout is quilt like, and lists the process I will use to deal with the contents of my UFO box.
The good news – I can tick off some things on that list and started putting one quilt top together last night.
Are you doing Journal Your Christmas with Shimelle or perhaps a December Daily album with Ali E? This year I am going to try a combination really. Taking from the prompts and doing my own thing. It may be 25 days. It may go through to the new year. Who knows?
Not putting any pressure on myself to get this done. 🙂 I do like looking back on my big JYC completed album from 2008 . Not to mention need to finish 2009.
But this month calls!
Just going to take my photo’s, do some journaling and print out some digi pages. Perhaps adding some embellies as I go along. Simple pages in a 5 x 7 format so I can print two on a letter size paper from Red River Paper and then make my own cover. The plan is for one page to be the scrapbook page with some handwritten journaling on it. The other side of the 2 page opening will be a photo for the day.
Sweet and simple. We’ll see??
Speaking of sweet, today was my youngest daughters birthday. So obviously that is the focus for today. This layout is showing both pages on a background. Once printed out I will add the journaling.
Happy Birthday Sweetheart!
Credits – Believe in the Magic from Danielle Engebretson at The Digi Chick.
I got to play around with some new release products from The Digi Chick this week. This layout is the result. I have been wanting to scrap this pick about Miss S and her love of art. I think it needs another page with journaling too.
I have used The Art in Me – don’t you think that is kinda appropriate for this layout’s theme. It is from Tracie Stroud. I have also used Word Art 2 from Kristen Rice of K studio and Petite Borders by Dawn Inskip.
All delicious! 🙂
I am so excited about the Journal Your Christmas class I am taking over at Shimelle.com. Having always done so many things with my munchkins at Christmas it will be nice to have it all journaled and compiled to sit and enjoy. Plus think about the memories in years to come.
Also it has been a bit of fun already. Getting to know some of the ladies in the forums and seeing past years albums from those who have participated before.
The first email came today. More of a preparation really. Then on the 1st – which is one daughters birthday, the emails start to come daily. Journaling prompts to get you thinking and motivated for that day.
It’s not like I don’t have great plans to do this kind of thing myself. My harddrive had so many photos and finished layouts that just prove this. However the motivation of a class, the inspiration from other ladies and the structure will all serve to help me stay on track and hopefully complete it.
The whole process promises to be fun.
If it is something you would like to try or find out more about you can do so here at Shimelle.com