Friday 7 November 2014

Friday Focus

So I've taken a little break from blogging this week, more about the reasons later in this post. But I have been busy creating and preparing my December album cover, pages and a set of embellishments.

For the past three years I've used Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas as the basis for my album, but this year although I shall still follow Shimelle I'm going to mix it up a bit with other things too. And I've found this inspiring blog - Let's December Daily - that's really got me in the mood.

Let's December Daily Badge

So here's my cover, which was inspired by Bec's 2013 cover:

And a peek at one of my pages.  I've used a Katie Pertiet digital set - December Days Borders -  to decorate some lined paper and this will be where I'll do my journalling - and add the odd embellishment or two.

And here are some of those embellishments:

Another thing I've been doing is looking back at my intentions for 2014 - blogged about here - and I'm pleased I'm on track with most of them. The day trips have now turned into afternoon trips as my dad needs more help - life getting in the way of good intentions as so often happens, but I have come to ACCEPT this.


But it's the first one that I really need to take stock of. Until this week I've slipped back into daily blogging and manic card making, so it's got to stop! So now I'm reverting back to 'not every day' and making sure the challenges I enter are either multiple or the ones that really speak to me. It's just ridiculous to do anything else.

I've also caught up with my envelope calendar and the pages for my 1st of the month pages.

October's pocket:

The weather photo:

The inspirational quote:

My journalling:

A day in my life 1st November:

Thanks for dropping by my blog today. I do appreciate your time and am happy you spent some of it here with me.

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  1. Jane, your cover looks amazing. I love the little journalling page and your embellishments too. . . . . all sooooooo gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this with us at Let's December Daily. So glad to have you join us.

  2. Oh wow Jane!! Firstly - your album cover is totally fabulous! Blue with red has caught my eye this year!! Its beautifully crafted! And Bec will be thrilled to bits when she sees your album! ANd wow on the digital pages - how cool is the embellishment print on the bottom of the page - love it - it looks real! I've got Christmas embellishment envy here - they are going to to be wonderful to add to your album! Bet you cant wait now!! Another wow on your list - and making sure you scrap about you! I love this and so need to do it. I scrap about everyone else! Love your timetable with it - and the pic of your am/pm and the weather - thats just plain cool! (pardon the pun!) And you must be the best daughter ever - your dad is a lucky man! What a lovely thing to journal about too. So glad to see you at Let's December Daily and sharing your gorgeous work!

  3. Wow! Wow! Wow!! Oh my! I LOVE your gorgeous album!!!
    I am really loving the orientation you chose to use for your album and the colours you are using are just stunning. I love that blue with the brilliant bright red!!!
    Your cluster of embellies on the cover are gorgeous and the bright red ribbon finishes off your cover just perfectly.
    I CANNOT wait to see what you do inside!!!
    Thank you for sharing your stunning album and for letting my album inspire you to do a December Daily. xx

  4. Love the cover to your 2014 DD. Gorgeous.

  5. I am also gearing up and getting in the December Daily mood!!! I LOVE the concept and it lookls like you like the same size format that I do!! Here is my 2012.. December Daily if you want a peek Jane, I am so inspired by your posts, I hope you will enjoy this peek at our holiday!!

    Hugs Kimberly

  6. Everything you have been working on is darling. Love your color and those great embellishments. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the book!!


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