Friday, 21 January 2011

January Journal

I loved the idea of a December Daily - such a fun way to document a month.  But December is such a busy month with end of school events etc.  So I decided to do a January Journal - for us, January means the big Summer school break, going on camping holidays, spending time at the beach and just having fun together.  We also have a birthday celebration in the family.  So I thought it would be great to document this wonderful month of the year with a photo journal.

A long time ago.......... I made a paper bag album, yes, out of good ole' lunch bags.  I remember it being such a great project; but I gave it away as a gift.  So I thought that I would make this journal from brown paper bags - and keep it myself!!

I have put 15 bags together and used my Crop-o-dile to punch three holes for the jumbo eyelets.  Then I've put in some jump rings - I hope to have lots of ribbons hanging of these at the end!

Next I chose my cardstock and embellishments that I want to work with - I want to have a uniform colour scheme and limit myself to a certain amount of embellishments (my dining table is covered at the moment).  So I've gone with a Kaisercraft Collection - Seaside Collection - this is really perfect for my Summer themed journal.  I have twine, crochet trim, American Thickers, buttons..... but I'm sure I'll be adding more to the table as I go along.

 Here's a little peak at the front page and I'm loving how it's coming together.... already!

I'll keep you up-to-date with my progress!
Thanks for coming by and happy crafting.


Kristel said...

That looks beautiful Chantelle!!
Hugs Kristel

...иноди я - ТереЗа! said...

Hello! What at you hot January, and at you colds, promise-30 a frost soon:)
Thanks for your works, very much inspire, yours faithfully Lena, sometimes TereZa, Russia Moscow

Lee-Anne said...

I love this idea Chantelle, I always love your scrapbook pages and your photos are just beautiful, so I know this album is going to be a real treasure when finished. I love the colour scheme you have chosen, so bright, summery and cheerful. Can't wait to see the end product.