Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Two for One: December Daily and Circle Journal Layout for Judi




DECEMBER
It's amazing that I am actually following through with doing this December Daily challenge. OK...we all know it isn't a challenge, but that's how I look at it. It will be a challenge for me to keep up the momentum. I have poor follow through. Thankfully I have had a little help keeping me on track. You know who you are...Briana. Thank you. :o) It helps that there is a group of us doing this, so that will help me out, too. I look forward to seeing all the different versions of the same theme in the days to come. I'm still trying to figure out how to arrange this book. Ali Edwards' idea of doing a layout per day is great. However, my Christmas season starts in November with putting up exterior decorations, shopping and visiting Santa the week of Thanksgiving. This tradition began when my nephews were toddlers. Due to their verbal apraxia they needed extra time to convey their wish list to Santa. When we found Santa arrived at the local mall early we were thrilled. More time with Santa and no lines. That is heaven on a stick. Uhhh...Minnesotans have an odd fascination with things on sticks, so pardon the previous remark. LOL! Anyway, I will have to find a way to incorporate those November events into the December Daily. It will work. I just have to think, which is something that I avoid a lot of times. As if you didn't know that already.
JUDI JUDI JUDI
Another project I just completed is my layout for my friend, Judi's, circle journal. The theme of her book is what do we treasure. The journaling is hidden, but basically says that I had a hard time figuring out what I treasure. I have no diamonds, money or gold fillings in my teeth. Then I realized (and this was a doh! moment) that what I treasure most are "my" kids - Dave, Jack, Nick, Jake and Emily. The journaling sounds better on the layout. Much more melodic. Oh please...the only time I am melodic is when I play my clarinet and the neighbors have all gotten together to make sure that doesn't occur too often. So here it is.....What I treasure:
TREASURE


9 comments:

Jacquie said...

I love all your layouts Denise! And I do also see this December Daily as a challenge since I let so much stuff get in the way of fun sometimes, I'm grateful to be doing this!
I also totally get your Heaven on a stick comment! Ya betcha!
Jacquie

lauren said...

loving "the list" :)

Caroline said...

loveliness, denise! :)

lisa dickinson said...

both of these are just fab, but i so love the red & aqua combo on the first - yum!

Davinie said...

The list is brilliant! I should have done that.

HL0517 said...

Love the reds and blues w/ black and white and your list is too funny - can definately relate.

dawn said...

I love your December Daily and circle journal pages. They are beautiful! :-)

Greta said...

Can I just copy your daily december? even word-for-word? I love your list, it makes me smile. I wish I lived close by so we could knock of some list items together...

Love your cj entry about your kids - you are always melodic. Or something. ;) I love that I can mess with you and you won't get bent out of shape or take it the wrong way.

Happy December!

Kristii said...

I just love "the list"!!
Your blog makes me smile!!!