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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Journal - 12 Days of Christmas - Day 9

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Hop

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We will be sharing newly and previously created
Christmas projects for 12 Days and today is Day 9
Hope you can join us in the fun!

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For today's project I created the cover for an album were I will journal my Christmas Season.
I am excited to document the Christmas season for the first time since I am new to scrap-booking.

There are several methods that I have come across on how to approach this project.  There is the December Daily by Ali Edwards and the Journal Your Christmas by Shimell.  I will be attempting a combination.  December Daily is an album that documents the 25 first days in December and the Journal Your Christmas, I believe starts on Dec 1 and ends January 6th (many European countries as well as most Hispanic countries celebrate January 6 even more than December 25).  I will start mine on Black Friday and attempt to go all the way to January 6 since my parents did celebrate "Dia De Reyes" with us as kids and my daughter and only child was born on that day!  I will be hosting a hop that day with lots of giveaways!

Additionally, many approach this project by creating in advance their pages..... I am not ready for that so I will be creating a few at a time.  And why am I starting on Black Friday?, well my daughter went BF shopping for the first time and kept in communication with me the entire time and all I can say is that I laughed my heart out!!  (will be sharing later her three legged wheeled cart adventure!)

This is my cover page -  I will be mostly using PP from the BG Jovial collection and scraps in the black, red, green and off-white color scheme.
Here is a closer look at the cuts/designs I purchased from the Silhouette online store. Love the numbers with the tiny (minute) black edge.

Here is a look at my cover page inside the album's protective sheet. I purchased this album/folder at Staples.  There are many album styles, sizes and materials utilized by many people.  I was going to purchase an expensive kit, thought about it, and when I was ready, it had sold out, so I got creative and started building my own for a lot less.  I just like it because it is green and black and it will do just fine!

I additionally started building the inside cover page.  I purchased this file from Kerri Bradford Studio.
The design had the words HO HO HO but I took away and replaced with "Jesus is the Reason" -- I will add for "the season" inside.  You can see a picture of my daughter shopping (oh so grateful for smart phones!).  I was not able to create that page because I printed the pictures too large (I need wallet sized or 3x5 if I want to use more than one in a page layout). My album is 5 1/2" by 8 1/2".

12 Days of Christmas posts

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1. Sylvia -   www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com
2. Sandra -  www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com
3. Patricia -  www.creativediva98.blogspot.com
4. Gaby -  www.gabycreates.com YOU are here
6. Monica -  www.simplycricutting.blogspot.com
7. Anita -  www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
8. Jessica-  www.chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
9. Sandy -  www.thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com
10. Alina-  www.neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com
11. Veronica-  www.mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com