I am so excited to be sharing my project today because I put a lot of "me" into it. This is a special project that I made for me and for my family for years to come. I plan to just give you a list of products I used. The video will walk you through the book to show you what it's all about. I've already started writing in my book. I hope it inspires you to start a Christmas Journal of your own. Let's get started.
To start with, I grabbed the Winter Bundle from 3 Girl JAM and stick pins from Pinque Peacock. Of course I needed a LOT of other supplies, so here's the rest of the list:
Ink - Ruby from Close To My Heart; Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap & Festive Berries Distress Ink
Distress Marker - Barn Door
Paper - DCWV - The First Noel; Recollections - Frosty Cabin; Tim Holtz - Holiday Paper Stash; Paper Trey Ink - Kraft
Paint - Cardinal Red from Folk Art and Black from JoAnn's
Holiday Inspirations (JoAnn's brand) tissue paper
Embellishments - Fancy Pants "rusted sun" brad; Teresa Collins "Christmas Cottage" flowers, October Afternoon Christmas Journal Cards; Recollections border bling, Scrabble game tiles
Provo Craft deckle and postage stamp scissors
Cricut "From My Kitchen" cartridge
I divided my journal into 9 sections. If you are inspired to make one, these are the divisions that I used:
8. Gifts Given
9. Gifts Received
This video will walk you through the whole journal:
Does this seem like too much work during a busy holiday time? Don't despair. I plan to show you 2 simpler versions in the next few days, so keep checking back.
How about some candy? I have a special little piece of candy to offer to one of you. To enter, leave a comment below and be a follower. I will draw a winner using random.Heath sometime on Monday the 10th. You will get to see the prize when I announce the winner (which means that I don't have it ready yet).
Now it's time to hop along through the rest of the hop. Your next stop is Jovan. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.
Here's the rest of the line-up in case you get lost.
1. 3 Girl JAM
6. Cheri (You are here)
12. 3 Girl JAM Challenges
I plan to enter this in the following challenges:
My Craft Spot - Merry Christmas
Scrappy Moms - Christmas
DL Art - December Holidays
Paper Playtime - Christmas Colors
Decorate to Celebrate - Holiday Choice