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.
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.
The weather photo:
The inspirational quote:
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.