Monday, 22 November 2010

Journal Your Christmas 2010

This year I won't be adventuring away for Christmas sadly, and I have a lot of annual leave to take, which could result in me getting very bored and even rounder than I am, from  watching television and eating far too much. So I needed a new challenge which kept my brain from turning to mush. I noticed on Kool Kitty Musings and Two Peas in a Bucket that there was mention of JYC...I didn't have a clue what it was until I looked at

A few days later after much reading and browsing, I decided to have a go myself and give myself the challenge of JYC for 2010. So I looked at loads of stash sites for beautiful paper and a suitable album to get myself going. I finally plumped on a range of papers from Basic Grey's Jovial, Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather and Echo Park's Everybody loves Christmas. I plumped for an American Crafts 6x6 modern album to start myself off with. 

So after receiving my stash, I was itching to use some of the Basic Grey. The Jovial papers are just so beautiful. Really loving the plaid and the deers on some of them. So I decided to have a go at decorating the front cover of my album. So here is my first attempt at JYC and scrapbooking....

Supplies: American Crafts Modern 6x6 black album,
Papers: Basic Grey Jovial Snowball fight, Pomegranate
Stickers:Basic Grey Jovial mini mono stickers, Element stickers alphabet stickers(sugar) & Echo Park Life is Good Alpha Stickers
Ranger icicle stickles, Stampin' Up Loads of Love tree
Tim Holtz Distress Tumbled glass, peeled paint and walnut stain ink.

So there we have it...hope you like my first attempt. As usual I went a bit OTT with the stickles. They are so pretty! I have a glitter fetish I think...must have been deprived as a kid!

Can't wait to get started on the rest of the album.

Till next time



  1. I love your JYC cover-and your Blog in general- see you on JYC!

  2. I adore your cover. So. CUTE. I have those little snowmen in felt stickers but refuse to use them. I think I'm just going to stick them around the house so I can enjoy them...

    I'm looking forward to seeing more of your album. :) Enjoy!!!

  3. Welcome to JYC!! Love your album cover and really hope you enjoy the class - I am totally addicted - this year will make it my 5th year!

  4. This is SOOOO COOL !!!

    I really need to get a jumpstart on my album - not sure how much JYC I'll be doing or just trying to write each day !!

    Good Luck !!!

    Margaret C