Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Confession to Santa and JOY days 1-6

Dear Secret Santa (via Carmens santa swap),

I need to be put in the naughty corner with Paige, as on saturday

 THIS WONDERFUL PARCEL arrived for me, from you.
I tried SOOOOO hard to resist but it was packaged so temptingly and squeezing and shaking revealed nothing, my will power is non existent, so I was a very bad girl and I opened it!
 Will you forgive me if I tell you how fan-tab-oulsly wonderful your gift was???!!!
I was blown away with the thought and effort you had put into my gift and the beautiful letter you wrote me.
 Your handcrafted Smash style art journal you made for me is fantastic!!I love it, I love all of it and can't wait to use it. You also attached a pencil case full of goodies to the book, sent a golden dragonfly (my totem animal) added a big crafy 'S' for me to decorate and sent me an awesome Tracy Bunkers book on hand stamping.  I think I got the best secret santa...sssh, don't tell anyone that! I hope I get to find out who you are in the New Year so I can send you a personal thank you.
Thank you so much, you made my day, week, month!!
I am so sorry if I have disapointed you by opening it early, but I am the same very year, I just can't wait for nought!!!
THANKYOU< THANKYOU>THANKYOU!!!!!

Confession done, hopefully apology accepted and no coal in my christmas stocking, here are days 1-6 of my JOY album.
 Day one
 Day two
 Day Three
 Day four
 Day five
Day six

I am struggling a bit with this as other years I have done it scrapbook/mini book style with the latest xmas papers and embellies. I have to keep reminding myself that this year its not about looking pretty, its an honest and true (and somedays boring!) acount of my December, in an art journal style as I get to stressed trying to keep up everyday when Im trying to make it perfect!
TFL
Sami x

9 comments:

craftattack said...

Your album is coming along very nicely, and what a wonderful Xmas present. I am not good at waiting either! Enjoy your things, and keep up your lovely JOY journal! Hugs, Valerie

LadyBug said...

YOur pressie is lovely and I really enjoyed having a good look through your smash type book this afternoon :) I'm not sure thought that your santa was better than mine????? ;) I love how you Art JOY is turning out. I just knew you would make it look amazing!!! I'm going to have a real good look throught it on saturday at the crop if thats ok? Px
Oh and p.s!!! if I'm getting coal then so are you ;)

Carmen said...

So, wait a minute... when you were telling Paige off on her blog... you'd already opened yours?? LOL!

Gorgeous pressies! And love your journal style JOY.

sandra de said...

Wow what a wonderful smash book. I can see why you had to open the pressie. Thanks for saying hi on my blog.

Sarah said...

Wowee - GREAT Santa pressies! that Tracey Bunkers book is supposed to be ace, and the Smash book is fantastic - much better than a shop bought one!

I'm being VERY good, and have not even peeked at my SS pressies yet.

Wellll, I've kind of prodded them a bit :) and I can tell that one of them is a coil bound book. But that's all.

Whether I will hold out till Christmas Day though.....not sure :)

Love your JOY journal too - nowt wrong with messy/art journally. In fact I wish my stuff would get MORE messy, even my art journal pages are fairly tidy.

Sherry Edwards said...

Oh Sam, what are you like - opening the pressies early!! What wonderful gifts you've received though, enjoy playing with them all.

Your journal is fantastic!

Anonymous said...

SAM,

YOU ARE A VERY NAUGHTY GIRL FOR OPENING YOUR PRESENTS EARLY, BUT I ACTUALLY RATHER LIKE NAUGHTY GIRLS (DON'T TELL MRS CLAUS). I AM SO GLAD YOU LIKE YOUR PRESENTS :o)

HO HO HO!

LOTS OF LOVE,

SANTA XXX

ps I LOVE your JOY journal!

Sam said...

Oh Mrs Secret Santa, I am dying to know who you are!!!!! x

Lorraine said...

that journal looks ace