Monday, 21 December 2009

A busy December and a lot done...

December is always busy and I really did not think I would find time to do much scrapbooking at all but somehow I have! At my crop this month, a couple of the ladies were doing the journal your Christmas and it got me thinking...wouldn't it be nice to do that as its Emily's first Christmas....anyway you know what I am going to say next - yes I bought the online class and I have made some progress. I am upto day 8 but quite pleased with what i have done so far. I am reading the daily promts to make sure I get the right photos as I am a little behind.

So here is what I have done so far, the pages are a nice size, 6x6.
1 - is about why I wanted to do the class - as its Emily's first xmas and as a keepsake for her.
2 - is my "perfect weather" and I wrote how a white xmas might make it difficult to see the family.
3 - is the first xmas card we received and some details about who from, when i wrote ours etc.
4 - is "what makes a perfect xmas" I have of course said, being with our family!
This next picture is lo's 5 - 8
5 - Advent - with Emily's calendar
6 - Past Christmases - this is us in 2006
7 - Is a to do list of what i had left to do that day and also about being on maternity leave and home for the festive season first time ever
8 - A photo of today - I chose this as Emily met a friend this day and it was the first time she had "played" with another baby so a good memory.

I have not followed the promts totally but as much as possible but I am pleased with my book so far - check back to see if I do actually complete it some time in the future!

I mentioned I went to my crop this month. I really enjoyed seeing everyone (hi if you are reading this). I had Emily with me so it wasn't the esaiest task in the world. I did however manage to do the next 2 lo's and I finished the titles and embellies at home.

This first one is a picture taken in the hospital when Emily was about 18 hours old. It is a 3 generations photo. I have used the new Fancy pants papers and they are gorgeous.

This second lo was done using Fancy pants - daily grind papers. I am quite pleased with how it turned out although it was one of those lo's that turned out nothing like I had planned. These photos were taken when we weren in Spain with my mum and family in June. Didn't I do well to scrap a non-baby related lo!

This lo's of Emily I did today. I had initially planned to use BG Eskimo kisses for this photo but thought the indian summer matched much better and I am now beginning to wish I bought the whole range of this - never mind! If it wasn't for Mel's bad influence I wouldn't have any of it - so thanks Mel!!! This is one of my fav dresses Emily had in Newborn. This photo was taken at 23 days old and I love the way her little legs are crossed!
This next lo has been made using the December Gogo mini kit and its pretty much a lift of the original. The title fit this photo so well as this is the photo i took and printed off to send in with the christmas cards so i guess she is wishing everyone a merry christmas!
This final lo has been made using MME papers - I do. Iain bought this T-shirt especially and of course I had to photograph him in it when I see him (I didn't know he had bought it). These papers matched really well I thought and he is such a proud daddy!
Thanks for taking the time to pop by and read this long post. Hope I haven't bored you too much and I will keep you updated with my progress on the JYC.
Elaine xxx


Amanda said...

the jyc is looking really good well done and will be nice to show em when she is older and i love all the los they are fab the one of em in the santa dress is so cute

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Wow Elaine, haven't you been busy. LittleEmily is adorable. Love your JYC. It will be lovely for Emily to see her first Christmas.

Mini said...

Love that baby Santa, Elaine!

Sue x

Mel said...

Loving your LO's. my bad influence??? I don't think so.