Christmas Memories Journal

#travelers notebook #journal #christmas #printable #ephemera #junk journal #washi tape #dymo #iloveitallshop
Striped Travelers Notebook  |  Jolly Tag

I've been using this A6 Travelers Notebook insert to document a few of my Christmas memories. I prepped some pages a while back and knew that I was going to share a few holiday stories, but wasn't sure how to go about that.

Then, I saw a doodle challenge on Instagram and even though I am not a doodler in any way on any day, I really loved some of the prompts. I think they're the perfect jump off points to telling some wonderful stories about our family traditions.

I bet that you have your own stories to capture and document and I encourage you to do that, somehow, some day. It's a decision you won't regret.



SETTING UP MY JOURNAL PAGES
I set up all my pages in advance just because I had a chunk of time on my hands...but mostly because I just kinda love that sort of thing. You know, just diving in without knowing where you're going with a project and then adding and layering until you {think} you have it just right.

  • I began by pulling out some stamps, using those as the background for each page spread.
  • Then, I printed some images on vellum instead my regular go to white cardstock. Some of the images I fussy cut around and attached to my page and others I then tore with a jagged edge.
  • And how could I not add a little bit of gold foil washi tape to add a bit of festivity?
  • With a black pen, I outlined in random spots around the page in a haphazard, sloppy sort of way.
  • And then when I thought I was all finished, I had the bright idea to pull out my Dymo label maker and punch out the journal prompts.

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#travelers notebook #journal #christmas #printable #ephemera #junk journal #washi tape #dymo #iloveitallshop
#travelers notebook #journal #christmas #printable #ephemera #junk journal #washi tape #dymo #iloveitallshop

SHOW ME THE LISTS
Even though I've jotted down some quick thoughts about Christmas tree memories through the years, I could probably fill this whole journal about all the stories packed away in my head. And I might do that some day, because if we don't write it down, we might forget the stories.

#travelers notebook #journal #christmas #printable #ephemera #junk journal #washi tape #dymo #iloveitallshop
#travelers notebook #journal #christmas #printable #ephemera #junk journal #washi tape #dymo #iloveitallshop

Oh how we do love our hot cocoa. The old fashioned kind that you heat up on the stove, made with shaved chocolate or cocoa powder. We cheat by using the canned whipped cream most of the time, but there's fun in that, too, squeezing a tall mountain of whipped cream and watching it melt into the hot cocoa.

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Music Sheet

We do love us some sparkly, colorful holiday decorations! Well, I like the white lights the best but am a fan of our family tradition of riding around town searching out new displays and decorated yards.

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I'll be back later this month to share more of my Christmas Memories Journal. 

30 Days of Lists | December 2019

#buffalo plaid #heart tag #30 Days Of Lists #30lists #lists #junk journaling

Are you a fan of creative journaling?

Then you might be interested in joining along with the 30 Days of Lists challenge. It's a fun community...we all love capturing our right now stories through journal prompts. Find out more info and register here. {affiliate link} I've been a fan and have joined in the challenges for years and think that you'll enjoy this creative process as much as I have.

SHOW ME THE LISTS
Day 1
This vellum page has gold polka dots and I ran with the gold theme using some bright paper to hold my journaling. The green "one" paper punch die cut is part of this printable set.

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I used the red arrow polka dot that came in the embellishment kit to attach the paper strip to the page and added some random gold sequins - also from the embellishment kit - around the page.

#gold polka dots #polka dot #vellum #junk journaling #sequin #30 Days Of Lists #30lists #lists #junk journaling
#gold polka dots #polka dot #vellum #junk journaling #sequin #30 Days Of Lists #30lists #lists #junk journaling
#gold polka dots #polka dot #vellum #junk journaling #sequin #30 Days Of Lists #30lists #lists #junk journaling

Day 2
There's a whole lotta printables action going on here, so let's get started. I began by adding some random washi tape strips to the side of where I knew I was going to place my tag - I used one of the tags in this printable set - and then around the edges of the page.

#buffalo plaid #heart tag #30 Days Of Lists #30lists #lists #junk journaling

I also added the same gold striped washi tape to the bottom of my tag and also a skinny strip of black, too.

#buffalo plaid #heart tag #30 Days Of Lists #30lists #lists #junk journaling
#buffalo plaid #heart tag #30 Days Of Lists #30lists #lists #junk journaling
#buffalo plaid #heart tag #30 Days Of Lists #30lists #lists #junk journaling

Day 3
I could have gone on and on, but ran out of room. Oh yeah, do you have any cookie monsters in your house like we do?
#snowflake #cookie monster #printable #list challenge  #30 Days Of Lists #30lists #lists #junk journaling
#snowflake #cookie monster #printable #list challenge  #30 Days Of Lists #30lists #lists #junk journaling
#snowflake #cookie monster #printable #list challenge  #30 Days Of Lists #30lists #lists #junk journaling
#snowflake #cookie monster #printable #list challenge  #30 Days Of Lists #30lists #lists #junk journaling

THE JOURNAL I'M USING

#mini book #mixed paper #journal #mini album #mixed paper journal  #list challenge  #30 Days Of Lists #30lists #lists #junk journaling

I'm using a 4x8 Tall + Skinny mixed paper journal with embellishment kit for this month's challenge...which is definitely different than my usual 4x6 journals I've used in the past. And after what? 20 challenges, it's not so bad to mix it up and try something new.

more holiday themed journals in the HOLIDAY SHOP

MORE 30 LISTS PROMPTS + JOURNALS
Read ALL of my 30 Lists blog posts here. But, I'm warning you...it's going to take a while. 
Take a peek at Journals + Mini Books from I Love It All.