Monday, December 2, 2013

JYC Christmas Countdown memory

Honestly, growing up out in the country, there weren't many activities we did at Christmas, but one thing I do remember is the divinity Mama made every year.  If the weather was just right, it came out light and fluffy... but if the weather wasn't just perfect, it would be sticky and gooey, but it still tasted delicious!  It took a long time to mix it up, and it has to be folded just right... I do want to attempt it this year, even though I haven't made it in over 20 years.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas to me...

is a celebration of the birth of my savior.  To me, this season is all about Him.  Babies are always a miracle of life, but God came to us as a tiny newborn!  Prophets told about his birth, life, and death hundreds of years before it happened, and that is a miracle worth celebrating over 2,000 years later.

I didn't expect to have any pages without pictures in this album, but when I got to thinking about WHY I want to make this album, I thought about all the things I want to do this year, and then I got to thinking about why Christmas is so important to me.   Christ's birth is the center of my focus.  I could have taken a picture of one of my nativity sets, but wound up with this phrase from my Silhouette files.  I just pulled it up, put in a Silhouette pen, and let the machine do the artwork.

Journal Your Christmas 2013

There are so many different things going on during the month of December because there are so many many ways to celebrate the Christ Child's birth.  I want to capture the month of celebrating the fulfillment of God's promise. Yes, it's a month full of activities and love and the stress of trying to juggle it all.  I've decided to throw the balls in the air and enjoy seeing them spin.  There are many things on my calendar, and many things I want to make and bake.This year I will make no-bake Christmas cake, fruit balls, and divinity.  I will go to Dollywood and see all the Christmas shows and lights.  I will go to movies and concerts, I will watch the endless parade of movies on the Hallmark channel, and I will enjoy it all!    But for just 15 minutes every day I want to be sure to stop and document the season. It's only a month, and I can do it all for one month.  But I have prepared.  I signed up for Shimelle Lane's Journal Your Christmas, and I also signed up for Simple Scrapper's Holiday Storyteller. Each day I'll just pick whichever prompt I want to add.  I made a mini album so I only have to spend 15 min a day on this project. 
It's a simple album using 8 1/2 x 11 card stock cut in half, a piece of chipboard, Bo Bunny's new Siver and Gold collection, my Bind-it all, and various ribbons and fibers in my stash.

The phrase is from the Silhouette store, and I love how easy it is to create a mat for anything I cut out on the Silhouette!