Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Smash Book and Journal your Christmas

So every year I swear that I am going to do Shimelle's Journal your Christmas this year I actually started it....

I started with a red smash album that I picked up...then added a ton of flowers, pretty red flowers and a spray that I picked up from Micheal's. I covered the front with a piece of paper to cover the plain brown....hey just cause it is winter doesn't mean it has to be drab!

The Inside cover is covered with our wrapping paper from this year. I love wrapping paper and love to see how it changes from year to you. Don't you?

The first page is my manafesto. Which is how Shimelle starts every year out. She does such a great job writing one why should I?  The top is a piece of a greeting card that I got for the holidays for my love.  And I loved it so much that I cut it up and put it in my book.  *sorry baby I did get get you a card you just never got it :)

The card is our Christmas cards that we sent out.  Anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE to mail cards.  More then sending them I love to receive snail mail.  I don't know what it is but I love anything handwritten.  I guess I am just strange like that.  I included Williams snowman art work from school, and we added the jolee stickers he is a great artist but that is just a mommy talking....
This next page is his picture with Santa,  his Christmas list is in here, as well as what we did on the night of the 6th which by the way was watch a Charlie Brown Christmas.  I love snoopy and frankly it reminds me of my parents.

This year I didn't finish it, but hey I started it and that has been my goal every year for the last 5 years to just get it started.  It is a big project and for some reason I am completely scared and overwhelmed by it.