Wednesday, 19 October 2011

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday?

Is it really Wednesday again already? How can that be?

I had a session on the dining room table last night, sorting out last year's Christmas papers and some new purchases ahead of Journal Your Christmas.  I have decided to scrap 12x12 this year. Over the past 3 years, I've produced 3 small JYC books I love, but missed out on including a lot of important December events in my ordinary chronological albums. It would be foolhardy to try and produce a 12x12 layout every day, so I'm not going to even attempt that, but I'll use the photography and crafting tips to inspire the LOs I do make.

I recently bought a My Mind's Eye kit of gorgeous Lost and Found Christmas papers and die cuts. Just to  warn you if you are looking at the same kit; there is a spelling mistake on the DECEMEBER (sic) calendar die cut, so I'll have to position it cannily to hide that extra E! I have also found a few DCWV papers from last year's All Year Round pack and a collection of other random red, gold  and green sheets. If I keep them all in one place, I find JYC much more manageable. My Christmas embellishments are still in a box file from last year. Maybe I'll show you those next week.

You can see the beginnings of a 'Traditions' page using some of last year's Christmas photos, which I couldn't resist starting while I had the papers on the table. I probably won't finish it until December, though.

I have also bought a new set of Papermania nativity stamps, and some more card blanks. I know I said I wasn't going overboard on Christmas cards this year, but I like the cards I do send to reflect the true meaning of Christmas and I'm planning to make a gift set of birthday cards for my Mum and Nan as Christmas presents. They send cards throughout the year and they often ask me to make them some at short notice.

My last purchase was also for a Christmas present. P admires my scrapbooking and he is a great hoarder so he keeps photos and memorabilia all the time. Unfortunately, he is also very untidy so none of these photos  are even in an album, so I've bought an 8x8 album to scrap them for him.

Enough of this waffling. I need to clear the table now so my children can eat. If you want a nosey at some other workdesks, head over to the Stamping Ground

12 comments:

Carolyn Phillips said...

I haven't got my head around starting to make Christmas cards and presents yet, and I know that if I don't do so soon I am going to end up in a panic mid December.

Annie said...

Well done you for being so organised...Christmas seems such a long way off yet :-)
A x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What great presents for your mum and Nan - they'll be able to give some beautiful cards throughout the year. I think that's great :D
Hugs, LLJ #40 xx

Julie J said...

Great idea for the Christmas gift - I might try that.

Marjo said...

Yikes, Christmas cards...I know time is moving way to fast.

thanks for the peek and sharing.

xoxo Marjo

Sian said...

You have lots of lovely projects to look forward to with that list:)It's hard to believe that we are all starting to think about Christmas already

Joanne said...

well, I for one am looking forward to seeing what you make.
Hugs Joanne xx

ScrappnBee said...

A 12 x 12 December album is a great goal! I usually do an 8x8 or 9x9 but if you are really busy, that is a way to cut down on bulk! Thanks for sharing your WOYWW! -Amanda

humel said...

That is well-organised :) I daren't ever use our dining table for scrapping - we'd never have anywhere to eat!!

Clair said...

I've too have been thinking about JYC. It still seems a long way off, but I know it'll rush up and bite me on the bum. Well done for making a start - looks like you're going to have fun x

Amy said...

Kirsty, I am really admiring your organisational skills. Being busy with family and work and finding the time to craft and revise for your French classes is no mean feat!

Bridget Larsen said...

Bridget #28 I have Christmas in my head, just need to get it down on paper lol