Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Confession and A Fix

I knew I was going to have a small confession to make because I had never finished my 2009 Journal Your Christmas Album.  Imagine my surprise when I pulled out my journal and found that it was basically empty!  I had a plan to fill it with my Tim Holtz tags from 2009 and journal about how to find Christmas magic with teenagers. I blogged about it last year.
I had the tags all done and some journaling on my blog from last December.  So I pulled out the rest of my supplies and went to work.  It didn't take long until I had filled the book:
And to make sure that the same thing does not happen this year, I went ahead and completed a cover and interior pages of my 2010 JYC Album.  You can see both of them up top.  How about you?  Did you finish 2009?  Have you started 2010?

13 comments:

Kristin said...

You are making a lot more progress than I am :) I have yet to consider one for last year or start one for this year but I admire your efforts, good luck, I'll enjoy watching :) Thanks for the answer to my picture question, what a cool App :) Have a great day!

Amy said...

Yes, I did finish last years - not sure what format this year will be - most likely a month in review style combined with a few regular scrap pages.

Lizzie said...

Yay, one project completed in plenty of time to do the next - Result!
I have yet to start my JYC album - beyond cutting the pages from Kraft cardstock... So busy here recently!
I may go for a more digi idea - put it on the computer, then print and stick it together!
I like that you made an album of your tags though. A good way to keep them all together - I remember you doing these last year (and you're doing some this year too?) I still have a great tag you sent me, on my studio wall. I see it every day and it's great!

Fiona said...

I finished last years but have yet to start on one for this year.

scrappyjacky said...

I did finish last year's to my own satisfaction....didn't do every day....and finished xmas day. This year a much simpler one....but the same philosophy....picking and chosing days....and prompts..... I want to journal.
Am loving the vintage feel to your photos.

laurie b said...

bravo to you for finishing a project after so long - i have so many that i have started (so much more fun!) but have not completed. i hope (fingers crossed) to keep up on my jyc since i do have the inclination for only moving forward in crafting.

Deb said...

Thanks for making this confession, Rinda, because now I don't feel so bad! I made the shell of a minibook last year but ended up never putting anything in it. For that reason I decided to skip it this year!

I love that you used the book for your tags though! Very resourceful.

sharyncarlson said...

I did finish last year's book. But 2008's didn't get finished until October of 2009 ;)

Sian said...

Yes, I finished up last year - and that thought is giving me a bit of impetus this year. I remember your tags from last year - I loved them!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I really surprised myself last year by having mine completed & sent to the printers by Jan 9. Since I only managed about 6 pages of 2008, I was really pleased.

Karen said...

Wow, you got a lot done. Yes, I finished last years, and have all the "day" pages done for 2010. I'll post the first two days tomorrow. I still have to do the cover for this year. I have the chipboard cut, but haven't come up with a good idea yet. I haven't decided how to bind it either, so that's pretty unusual for me. I usually have the album all set up.

SarahLP said...

Nope.. I didn't quite finish last year's album either! I have started 2010 but making it much simpler in style this time. Just need to do the journaling for each page.. I'm stalling on this for some reason.

alexa said...

I love your album with the glimpses of those tantalising pages ... Lpooking forward to seeing more as it progresses!