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I finally finished my JYC album – and before my deadline of Jan 31st too! I thought I would post the complete album across three posts, to divide it up a bit.

For the format of this album, I took inspiration from Ali Edwards’ December daily, and each day has a cover page and a date page (and sometimes I inserted an extra page where I had additional photos).

Here are the first 10 days of my JYC 2010.

It’s nearly Christmas – I fly to Auckland to be with my family tomorrow and I can’t wait! At the moment Jase and I still do separate Christmasses, although the “year about” thing has definitely come up this year. Next year it will just be us on the other side of the world so we better make the most of our last family Christmas!

This is what I am looking forward to this year:

Decorating the tree - mum has saved it for me to do!

Seeing my doggie, Chloe

Waking up to this view

Setting the table fo Christmas lunch

Popping the champers for breakfast off the deck

Santa-Chlo!

and a day spent with Family 🙂

I am also looking forward to Boxing day, because some of my awesome friends are coming up to the beach for a BBQ! Can’t wait to see them all, especially the two who are over from Brissie!

BBQ at the Beach (2009)

BBQ at the Beach (2009)

 

Merry Christmas! I hope you all have a great one, wherever in the world you may be. See you in 2011!

xxL

I have finally found the time to sit down and get to work on my Journal Your Christmas album – it’s been a long time coming! I am still about 10 days behind, but hey, part of starting this project was allowing myself to be happy with doing it at my own pace – and that means completing pages when I have the time, rather than feeling the pressure!

I have jumped around a bit with what order I am doing the pages in – but thought I would share those I have completed anyway.

Journalling reads: Winter Weather. Here in New York it’s a crisp clear beautiful day – but with a temperature of -3.3 degrees C! You definitely need to rug up – hats, scarves, gloves, leggings – pretty much every part is covered in layers to keep the biting Hudson wind chills away…

Journalling reads: I spotted the first christmas trees for sale on a street corner in Union Square and then realised these stalls are everywhere! Funny how in New Zealandwe use pine trees and everything smells so strong of pine needles – these trees didnt small at all and I wondered what types they were? Evergreens apparently. I love the bright red bows that adorn the wreaths too!

Journalling reads: A Perfect Christmas. Perfection is – the exquisite decorations on christmas trees on almost every corner; Perfection is the queues of children waiting to see santa, whether they have been naughty or nice; Perfection is carollers singing deck the halls, and jingle bells and other beautiful carols; Perfection is bright lights, the mistletoe, the holly, the magic and seasons greetings; Perfection is the crowds upon crowds out shopping for gifts and wrapped up presents; Perfection is the stockings hung in windows; Perfection is the smells of gingerbread, sugar plums, and baking cookies; Perfection is the strong traditions and the hope for a true white christmas; Perfection is the wish for peace and a day spent with family; Perfection is the festive, seasonal spirit that has brought Christmas to New York City.

Journalling reads: Twinkle. Festive Bright Lights. December 5th.

Journalling reads: Visiting the tree by day; Visiting the tree by night. Rockerfeller – Dec 8.

After the success of my Learn Something New Every Day book, I have decided to take on Journal Your Christmas – another online class by Shimelle. A month or so back, I spotted Ali Edwards’s December Daily album – and I loved how she was setting it out. However, I knew I was going to need the daily prompts, which Shimelle is so good at, to keep me going throughout such a busy time of year.
I know that December is going to be manic for me. There is a fair bit of travelling going on for one thing (NYC to NZ, Wellington to Ohakune & back, Wellington to Auckland & back) as well as Christmas parties and housesitting and working and all of the daily craziness that Decmber seems to bring!
My solution? Use the December Daily page layout, create my album well prior to December hitting – and wait with my supplies at the ready for the JYC prompts to roll in. I got my album done in the weekend and here it is – all ready to go!

My front cover

Examples of interior pages & dividers

Examples of interior pages & dividers

Examples of interior pages & dividers

Examples of interior pages & dividers

Examples of interior pages & dividers

Examples of interior pages & dividers

Examples of interior pages & dividers

Back Cover

That’s just a sneak peek of the inside of the book – I will share the detail page by page as I create each daily entry!

Bring on December!

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