The Weekend | Dec. 18-19

I’ve said before how much I love doing these pages, but this week I dug waaaaay into the archives of my scrap supplies and I was like a kid in a candy store. I think that’s my favorite part. It’s no surprise that our weekends are made up of holiday activities lately, but I didn’t go the Christmas route with my page. I’m doing a separate holiday album, and I like for these pages to be soft and neutral.

The Weekend | Dec. 18-19

JOURNALING: For the first time in four years we’ll be spending the Christmas holiday with the Joneses, which meant Christmas came early this year by one week. We didn’t have to convince Nicholas to go along with this plan – he actually came home from school on Friday ready to tear into them and was irritated that we were going to make him wait until Saturday morning. Our crazy schedule has actually had him opening presents every week since Thanksgiving when we factored in his birthday, and the presents keep coming right through to New Year’s. I’m a little worried that when the second weekend of January rolls around he won’t know what to do with himself. We might just find him in the kitchen, ripping the wrappers off everything in the pantry – unable to kick the habit.

MATERIALS: Cream paper and Damask paper from Adorned, Pattern paper from Chasing the Sun, both by Paislee Press; Hanging ornament stamp from Evergreen by Emily Powers (retired); Polka Dot Paper from Merry & Bright by Pink Ellie Designs (retired)

About This Project

A Year of Weekends is an ongoing album project that embodies my desire to stay grounded in the everyday unsung moments that make up the weekends of my life while also giving me a playground to express myself through design and storytelling – without any pressure to be poignant or a trendsetter. My goal is to always design these pages around products I already own or designed myself, which allows me to revisit some of my favorite kits and products and either use items for the first time or see previously used products in a whole new light. Sometimes the pages will be irreverent, other times they’ll be serious or emotional, but all of them are created in celebration of the extraordinarily ordinary moments that fill the 48 hours of each weekend.

Feel free to join in and post links to your own pages in the comments. Don’t worry about what products you use, all stories are welcome.

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  • Lucky N. :) Love the lo and LOVE the template!

    December 20, 2010
  • LaRissa

    Amazing page P!!

    December 21, 2010
  • DoggiNo

    Wonderful page ! Thanks so much for the template.

    December 21, 2010
  • Talia

    I’ve really enjoyed seeing and reading about your weekends. Thank you so much for the very lovely template!

    December 21, 2010
  • Thanks for the freebie!

    XOXO J

    December 21, 2010
  • Beautiful page and lovely freebie !! Thank you and Merry Xmas !!

    December 21, 2010
  • Monique

    Thanks so much for all the inspiration and of course the freebie template!!
    Wishing you and your loved ones (and the Jones’, lol) a very merry Christmas!!

    December 21, 2010
  • Beautiful!!! Thank you so much for the template!

    December 21, 2010
  • ViVre

    Thank you for your beautiful template!

    December 21, 2010
  • That is a stunning layout! :) I am almost jealous how you combined white space with lots of journaling! :) Thank you so much for the template so that I can attempt this awesome layout! :) I saw a tweet from @ktscrapbooklady and had to come over and check out this template she ♥’s! I’m so glad I did!
    Thank you for sharing and I hope you and your family have a super Merry Christmas! :)

    December 21, 2010
  • Oh, I love your journaling! Thank you for this template. I saw it linked at the Daily Digi. This is such a great idea for a project. I know I could never complete a 365 kind of thing, but weekends may just be the ticket. I’m a homebody and it drives my husband crazy. Maybe documenting what we do on the weekends will help motivate me to go on more adventures with the family. Here’s to hoping!

    December 24, 2010
  • Connie


    December 24, 2010
  • tysm! love it!! =)

    December 26, 2010

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