We’re wrapping up this month’s December Deal Days with my favourite deal of them all – the Designer Surprises! There are a few new element packs in the shop today (that will be 50% off all weekend!) and I also have a couple of coordinating freebies for you as a special thank you for all your support!
With Christmas Day almost upon us, I wanted to take a moment to share some new layouts from the Creative Team based on the Christmas Story. I have quite a few photos from nativity plays that I still need to scrapbook, including some of my son as Joseph (with his best friend as the donkey!) so I was keen to see what the team would come up with! My kids’ primary school put on a traditional Nativity Play each year for the infants and a Christmas Carol Service for the juniors so I have lots of memories I need to record. I plan on making some time this Christmas to sit down with some old pics and create some new pages! Here’s what the team came up with using my Nativity doodles:
I’ve shared a few creative planners here on the blog before, today I’m excited to be sharing my own planner with you! I have been using a modified bullet journal system for my day-to-day and business planning for a few years now (you can see more about the original bullet journal system here) but I’ve been intrigued by the amazing, artistic planners I’ve seen on Instagram and in the digiscrap galleries for a long time now. So, when I saw that my pal Michelle from Quirky Heart was hosting a creative planning class earlier this year I jumped in and signed up straight away!
Michelle’s course was very inspiring for me and helped me formulate how best to use my planners for productivity AND creativity! I am still using my everyday bullet journal for my everyday business, personal planning and task lists (that journal is made up of lists and notes in plain ballpoint pen, no creativity or decorating in sight!) but I’ve also started another journal that I am treating as part sketchbook and part memory keeping project.
I’m recording events and details of everyday life that I want to remember in that new journal, and I’m decorating it and drawing in it too. And I have to say, I’m really enjoying the combination of creative expression and memory keeping!
I’ve been making both weekly and monthly spreads, with the odd extra memory-keeping or tracker type page included here and there. I’m sure my journals will change and evolve as I continue to use them over time, it’s exciting to see where all this will take me! Here are some pages from my new bullet journal / creative planner:
Today is Christmas Jumper Day here in the UK! I am wearing a particularly festive Christmas-tree inspired jumper, complete with faux tinsel and pom-pom baubles! And feeling very festive in it too, In honour of Christmas Jumper Day, I’m sharing some lovely layouts from the Creative Team featuring their own Christmas sweaters, ugly or not! I hope you enjoy this selection of festive fashion!
The temperatures are dropping here at the moment, the Met Office have even issued a weather warning for snow this weekend! We don’t usually get much snow so it’s quite an event when we get a few inches – snowmen will be made and sledges will be sledged upon! This month’s Featured Kit has a distinctly snowy feel to it as well (it’s also one of my oldest sets). I’ve revamped the drawing a little and added a couple of extra kids in different skin and hair tones. Wrap Up Warm is my Featured Kit for December and will be 30% off all month!
Creative Team Inspiration
Here’s some snowy inspiration from the Creative Team using these revamped doodles, I hope these lovely pages inspire you to record your wintery memories!