Monday, 3 December 2012

Memories and the Beginning of Christmas

For once in my life I have actually got a little organised and prepared some page blanks to use for my December Daily. I was so thrilled to have a quiet child free morning and I managed to complete eight pages thinking about the sorts of things we are most likely to do. I am a little reluctant to go to much further ahead as I don't want to be forced to do my activities on set days so things fit in my album.

Here are the eight page bases.

I decided it needed a little introduction and I loved the word stickers from Cosmo Cricket's Tiny Type Christmas set.

I loved the mixture of paper and veneer Christmas trees. I still have not gotten over my love of those veneer stars. They need to make them forever!

I had to use some of my washi collection. The layering  is far from perfect but I love all the Christmas motifs and colours on this page.

I know that I am going to be in the line at the Post Office on Friday sending all our parcels back to NZ so I decided to use this label so I could record it. Yes, I will be taking my instax there!

When I first saw this paper I really did wonder how on earth I could I could use it in Singapore. Then I remembered there is a Snow City which has an indoor snow and skiing set up or we could visit the indoor ice skating rink at the Marina Bay Sands. Either way, we will be doing something cold weather that will help my daughter grasp what a northern hemisphere Christmas is all about.

I have mainly used my Simple Scrapper kit with some additional Studio Calico, October Afternoon and other odds and ends from my stash.

I am so super excited to be starting now. I am starting to realise that I am not going to be able to incorporate my Journal Your Christmas in this book but I am excited to blog about it and perhaps create a photo book or even some 12 x 12 pages to record these memories.

Is everyone else feeling excited about this season? What are you doing to record your Holiday season?


  1. ohhhhhhhhhhh i love it!!!
    and love the idea of the cold part of the season!!!!!
    its so hot here today.....i cant be bothered hanging up the christmas!!

  2. Great pages! I´m still working on mine...

  3. Well done!! What a Fabulous start to your DD! I love your washi pages and the way that you've mixed and matched the veneer and chipboard trees! Beautiful!

  4. Simply gorgeous, you are going to have a lovely book! xxx

  5. Wow, great job! These are adorable - I love the layered washi!

  6. We are Christians who don't do Christmas, so I don't document the holidays as I have nothing to say about them. Our wedding anniversary is December 31st, though. I would like to make a mini album one December about our marriage. We have never been able to find a babysitter to go on a date for our anniversary so I don't even get to make any layouts about that. Maybe one day! I'm still waiting on a honeymoon, too! LOL

  7. 8 days is GREAT, claire!!! way to go!

  8. I like how you coordinate the papers with the 'theme' of that day. And those word stickers for the intro page are the best!

  9. Looks great so far! Love the papers you choose.