Journal Your Christmas with shimelle - December 2

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My entry based on shimelle's prompt:

The first thing that comes to mind about the season of Christmas is that snow makes the day all the more magical. I don't need a lot of snow, a light sprinkling is ok. Yet even if it's a blizzard, somehow I just don't seem to mind on Christmas Day.

I think whoever invented Christmas lights was a genius! What better way to celebrate change, life, and festivity than with the stark contrast of a crisp winter night than with multi-color sparks of joy? While we are giving out awards to smart people, where is the person who invented hot chocolate? I'd like to shake his or her hand as well. I am not really one of those people who likes being cold, who likes drudging through several feet of snow even to just get to my car in my driveway. Yet it all seems {almost} worth it to come home to a cup of hot chocolate.

I really need to go out today and find a nice warm pair of gloves. We've had the most unusual weather for upstate NY - blessed with 70 degree weather the last week of November. The snowstorms are heading our way though. I know where my boots, my hat, and my favorite pink scarf are. I just can't bear to be out without gloves.

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Glitter Snowflakes and square charm: Erica Hite Joyful Season Scrapgirls
Papers and ricrac: L Riordan Breezy kit Oscraps
Winter Wonderland and Snow Fun: Sande Krieger Season's Greetings 2peas
Bow: Katie Pertiet Gingham Ribbons n Bows Designer Digitals
Messy Stitches: Gina Miller
Font: Mister Giggles 2peas

November in Review

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Scraplift of Jessica Sprague, CK HOF Vol. 8 p. 49
Roundup Questions from Katie the Scrapbook Lady

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?

Marketing and business books. Creating Keepsakes and Simple Scrapbooks. Loaned Big Picture Scrapbooking to SIL Julie and then to my mother.

What movies and/or tv shows did I watch this month?

Grey's Anatomy. The Real World Denver. Oprah. David Letterman. Desperate Housewives. The Daily Show. The Colbert Report. Celebrity Paranormal Project.
Molly Shannon in Superstar. Adam Sandler in Click.

What special days did I celebrate and how?

Reid's 5th birthday party at his house. Thanksgiving at In-laws and then dessert at my sister's with my parents and Aunt Gayle.

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?

Mild cold.

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?

Took roadtrip with Marti, Patti, and Kristen to Boston to crop at Maryfrances' with Sarah, Sue, Kelly, and Laurie
Went to dinner with S & S and then to Downstairs Cabaret to see "Man's Intelligence: An Oxymoron" - a one-man comedy

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?

Nothing new

What special or unusual purchases did I make?

Had fun buying my first Christmas digital kits, signed up for shimelle's christmas class

What were my accomplishments this month?

Participating in Amy Sorenson's Big Picture Scrapbooking Journaling class (My Word);
Participated in the Big Picture class "Fabri-create"
Held a Talent Search for the Everyday Digital Creative Team
Both David and I kept the house clean for once, cleaning as we go.

Anything else noteworthy to record?

We had the exterior of our house painted.

Cards Made from Scraps

Scraplift of Melissa Philips Paper Trends Aug/Sept 06 p. 85

10 Share your thouughts:

Kim (a.k.a. mom, wife, sis., & berly) said...

love your new pages for your journal! it all looks great!

Chiara said...

your entry is awesome

Rachelle said...

love the whole feel
to your pages.
really cool :)

Laura Fiore said...

Julie Ann--that looks like it took hours to finish...but, oh, so worth it! Just beautiful! I love your random thoughts put down on paper just the way you think them...I bet you are just like me conversationally...skipping all over the place so that very few people can keep up with your train of thought!!

My idea of a fun girl!!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh, love the new pages! Totally cool; love the feel of them.

Happay said...

great pages! I really like the glitter on the snowflakes and the design of the page with the snowman!

Anonymous said...

Love the giant glittery snowflake!

Kat said...

Wow, Julie Ann!! I really LOVE your Day 2 entry!!!

And all the other bits and bobs - you must have spent ages on that!!

nat said...

Eye candy!!!! Love the journal page and journaling and then all those wonderful extra yummie Layouts!

Anonymous said...

STUNNING! I love the detail!

I am also on a mission for gloves... to bad that storm already hit Chicago! :-)