Designing December: My Personal Holiday Journal

Today I’m sharing what I (hopefully) will become my December Journal for this year.  My assembly of supplies is based on a recent post over at CraftSwag where I provide guidance on assembling your holiday journal.

Here, I will share my personal plans.  My goal is to keep things simple this year as I have a lot going on with family, outside work and crafty work.  Here is a sneak peek:


The supplies I’m using this year include:

  • Simple Stories 6 x 8 binder
  • Card stock and embellishments from SEI, Allison Kreft.
  • Stamps from Sweet Stamp Shop, Hero Arts, Paper Smooches, maybe more
  • Ribbon from Michael’s
  • Whatever else in the existing stash that are shades of teal, red.
  • Journaling using 30 Days of Lists.
  • #Currently Stamp
  • Oh Life prompts.

I hope to assemble the journal this month. I will get my journaling prompts from 30 Days of Lists, a journaling adventure I joined for the first time this past September that I ACTUALLY COMPLETED! It was easy, fast and that’s probably the reason I stuck with it all the way through.  I carried around a stack of project life sized cards and a pen and logged into my phone for the daily prompts. So, yeah, I’m going to do this again.  My ‘fourth child,” CraftSwag,  is a sponsor this year.  My pictures are coming straight from my phone or what ever is given to me by my family.

I will do my best to keep you posted on how this is working for me  Depending on how successful I am, I may use a similar documentation style for a project life journal in 2014.  We’ll see.


A link to my foundation pages

Progress  (check back 12/21/13)

30 Days of Lists #2


Projects I’m working on. Ha! after reviewing this journaling card again, I realized I didn’t complete the card. Most likely because I could fill up the entire stack of journaling cards on the topic of “things to do.”

Interested in 30 Days of Lists? See my original post here.

30 Days of Lists #1


I’m participating in 30 Days of Lists and wanted to share what I’m listing.   One of the highlights from List #1 include attending the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Winter Convention in Anaheim, California this year, representing my work-in-progress CraftSwag!  I learned so much about the craft industry, met many people behind the different brands and made new friends.  I definitely plan on attending next January (Let me know if you are making plans to attend, I would love to say hi!).

Back to 30 Days of  Lists.

Journaling is a great way to get a mental reflection of where you are and who you are right now.  In the 30 Days of Lists community there is a kinship formed with others who share similar experiences, thoughts and/or ideas.

The Album:

I created this quick & easy mini album with just a few tools.  The journaling prompts are quick & easy.  Quick + Easy = My recipe for success!  The Challenge just started so there is still time to join.   Take care and thanks for stopping by! xo-Tyra