Thursday, 5 November 2009

Well,I have had a perfect day.
I promised myself a day doing only things I wanted to today.
So I do what I always do -write myself a list of things to do,which I cross off as the day goes on.
There was to be no guilt involved today,even though Hubby is still banging around upstairs building a new wall.
I was determined to finish a layout I had started last week.And here's the finished article.

My top tip for completing layouts is to go through your entire stash and pull out everything you think could work.I then pop this pile into a basket,which is easily movable.

Now this works for me as I have a manageable amount of stash.Now I realise there will be a few ladies who would be there for a week looking through their stash.

No names mentioned,but I hear Hilary likes shopping!

I then play around with everything and build the layout up.I then leave it a day or two and then have another look through the basket and make any alterations.

I have already pulled out some stash ready for a project I will be starting.I am off to Naples soon and I have some Italy related papers that are perfect and have been sitting in my stash for ages.

So these and some travel embellishments are sitting in their own basket ready for when I return ,hopefully with my camera full of pictures.

I am such a super organised person,very annoying I know.But it keeps my life totally stress free.

I wrote a post on Shimelles "Journal your Christmas" forum about preparing for the class in December.I was pleased and some what surprised to find there are loads of anal people out there like me I've had 94 replies!

Since that post I have been busy shopping for Christmas stash.I bought some great etsy bits from the States-embellishments, and these fab numbers

Good job I bought them early as some went missing in the post and had to be resent.

I decided on the same size album as a friends journal I admired an American Crafts D ring

So up to today I had a pizza box full of old and new Christmas related stash.I was inspired to start putting my album together by this fab lady.So along with quick peeps at last years prompts from Shimelle,I have put together the start of the first 4 days of December.I have been making embellishments for the pages and jotted down some notes of what I'd like to include on the pages.
I am hoping this planning will make the class as stress free as possible.We all know time flies when you are doing one of Shimelles classes.You get a bit sidetracked!!!!

So all in all I had a perfect day.Made even better by my Hubby being home and buying me my favourite cake to have with my lunch.Mmmm


scrappyjacky said...

Wow....your day sounds perfect....a bit different to mine......I also wish I could be more organised....and I'm definately one of those with too much stash!!!

Karen said...

Gorgeous pages for your Christmas album. I too have started putting bits and pieces together and have already made my covers!

Helen said...

you did beautiful for yourJYC album, I haven't made pages, just sorted my supplies out to see if I buy anything; lovely beginning, and what a wonderful day!!!!!!!

Liberty :) said...

they are amazing!!!

Denise said...

Sounds like a good day to me - loving your Christmas journal - well all of it really :-) x

Mariangeles M said...

See you in class!!!

Kathy M said...

Wow! Your book looks great so far.
By the way I put together a layout the same way---you MUST go through everything in your stash before you scrap.

Amy said...

Karen, your preparation for class looks fabulous - I'm looking forward to my first year at JYC. And for the current class, your blog is also looking great.

Hilary J said...

Ahhh... my secret's out....! But it's only scrapbook shopping!

Your blog is going from strength to strength and the Christmas album is coming on a treat.

Have a fab time in Naples.

KarenS said...

Your Christmas journal is off to a great start!


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