Monday, December 01, 2008

It's december!

You know what that means!

Journal Your Christmas starts today!

This is a class taught by Shimelle Lane & it runs for 37 days, from Dec 1 to Jan 6. You create a scrapbook page a day based on the prompts she sends out and in the end you have a memory book of your Christmas.  I did this last year and loved it.  I have a great book of holiday memories & I am looking forward to doing it again. If you like the idea but want less structure you might want to try Ali Edwards December Daily Album.  A bunch of us at Sweet Shoppe Design are doing one or the other or combinations of both, come check it out if you want some inspiration & encouragement.

The nice thing about this class is that while you get a prompt every day, there is no requirement to actually DO the prompt that day.  You can do it daily if you want, or if you just aren't feeling it that day, do a couple at once another day, or wait until the weekend to get caught up. Some of her prompts arrive before I've done anything about the topic so they have to wait. I go into this assuming it will be the end of January before I finish all the prompts (especially since there will be 10 days where I won't be able to scrap).

I've been doing my 365 Project all year so I am already in the habit of taking photos daily. I'm just coming off of NaBloPoMo so I am in the writing habit. I have my kits, elements & templates chosen and I have a notebook to write out my ideas when I can't or don't want to scrap right then. I think I am ready to go & will be able to keep up with the planning of my layouts, if not the actual execution of them.

13 comments:

Monique said...

Great stuff! I'll have to check those out when I'm feeling like blogging but don't know what to blog about. Thanks!

Kresta said...

Wow - sounds great! Can't wait to see your finished books!

Claudi said...

wooohooo can't wait to see your finished book! love this idea!

Tess said...

That sounds cool . Something Ill have to look into.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh - this sounds like a great idea!!!!

admin said...

What a great idea. Can't wait to see your progress and be inspired. (Aimee-journey2learn)

Paula Constable said...

That's a good idea! I might be able to do one month, but not 365 days! And, I think I would do a online photo book :)

2TooManyHats said...

Wow, that sounds like such a great idea. I would really like to get back into the habit of taking pictures - when the kids get older it seems to not happen as often. You have really given me some ideas here. Thanks!

Helene said...

That looks like so much fun! I'm not sure I could keep up with something daily like that though! I'd probably start it and then forget about it...ugh! Let's put it this way, I finally just ordered a year's worth of pics I uploaded to Snapfish at the beginning of this year.

I hope you'll post your finished books!!

Irene said...

Love this idea! I think I will do something like this but simpler for me...just make a page everyday of what holiday stuff we did, if any that day, and write it down.

Thanks for the wonderful idea!

Jenni Jiggety said...

When I grow up (IF), I want to be a scrapbooker!

Pam said...

WOW! Good for you for keeping up with the 365! Have fun with the album too!

I had to laugh at your previous post about the cutting while shaving! I'm glad he wasn't too hurt!

Creative Junkie said...

that really is a wonderful idea, and I do like having prompts ... makes it so much easier to figure something to write about!

Can't wait to see what you create!