November 30, 2010

JYC eve!

Shimelle's Journal your Christmas starts tomorrow, there is still time to sign up if you haven't already. JYC is all about taking your Christmas back and cherishing even the smallest of details through blogging, scrapbooking or even taking photos.

This will be my third JYC, the first year I did a 12x12 album - which was hard work and I really do not recommend it! Last Year I went with 6x6 but found that too small as a 6x4 picture ate the page!

This year I originally wanted 8x8 but couldn't find the album I wanted so I am going with 8.5x11. I have always wanted to try this size so this seems the perfect opportunity! To keep my album quick and easy I am going to do a bit of a mish-mosh of pages, so If one day I am strapped for time I can simply add a photo and I am done! I am also slightly combining JYC with Ali Edwards December Daily, I am following Shimelle's prompts but adding in extracts of December antics!

My album cover is posted here if you want to check it out.


I have been at the Christmas crafts again and I made this cute tree:

It is really easy to make and you can find it on the Martha Stewart website. This is one for the craft room and you may see it popping up from time to time in December! (more on that later!)

We were supposed to be travelling two hours to an antique fair today but old Jack Frost appeared again! Not where we are I might add but where we were supposed to be going. I am so glad we didn't attempt to go as I have heard some crazy weather stories!

We did however, travel 20 minutes to Sainsbury's as it wasn't snowing in our area, this was Sainsbury's:

The car park was deserted! Had we known it was going to be this bad just 20 minutes up the road we wouldn't have gone! We did have fun though and it put us in festive spirits for tomorrow.

Not only is is JYC tomorrow, it's Dec day!

I will share more tomorrow as it is going to be appearing in my JYC!
Night all


Kristin said...

It's so cool to see everyone excited about Shimelle's JYC, I am going to experience it through the rest of you, but I can't wait either :) Beautiful picture of the snow you got!

Kristin said...

Ohm and love the Christmas trees! Thanks for sharing :)

Katie said...

It's already 1st December here in NZ but I have to wait (im)patiently for the first prompT! I think I will end up being a day behind.
LOVE your festive bloggy decor :-)

scrappyjacky said...

That's a lovely tree,Rachel.
I think you'll enjoy doing an 8 x 11.5 album....I've found it's my favourite size.

Amy said...

Rachel you make me laugh with your Christmas enthusiasm - it's rubbing off on me!
I did a 8.5x11 album for JYC last year and I loved the size, it is easier to work with than 12x12.

Gez said...

Great snowy pics. Just lurve your tree. :)
Oooh I think the snow has come at just the right time to put us all in the mood for JYC!
Have fun.xx

Cheryl said...

Ooo soo excited one more sleep x

Staci said...

that tree is so adorable!! love the pics, i can't wait to get some snow this season :-)

Melissa said...

I'm not doing an album this year, but last year I did an 8 1/2 x 11 Holidays in Hand album and really liked using a different size. Looking forward to seeing your pages as the month progresses.

Miriam said...

I love this post Rachel, so Christmassy (!) and full of your excitement x

jennifer said...

Hmm, is it worrying that it's the 1st of Dec and I have no idea what size album I'm doing for JYC?

Love your tree and your snowy photos, and your christmassy blog header! You're definitely getting in the spirit of things! xx

JO SOWERBY said...

love the tree im hopping over to see martha right now,
Jo xxx

Sian said...

Happy 1st December Rachel :) I love your Christmassy blog makeover.

Micayla said...

Love your album, it looks great and that stash is making me drool! I am glad to hear that someone is mixing it up with the Dec daily too. I only found out this morning that I was doing the class as someone lovely gifted me it so my DD was all ready to go.
Looking forward to seeing your pages.
Micayla x

Deb said...

Super cute tree! Thanks for sharing. :o)