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.