Sunday, November 19, 2017

Craft Hoarders Anonymous 2017 Holiday Blog Hop



Welcome to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous 
2017 Holiday Blog Hop!

You should be arriving here from Marisa Jobs' blog, Designs by Marisa!  If you want to start from the beginning of the Blog Hop, head over to Gloria Stengel's Scraps of Life.

Have you caught the Traveler's Notebook bug? I sure have and decided to make myself a Holiday Planner using a plain, blank 4 1/4 x 8 1/4 notebook.




The papers used on this project are from Carta Bella's Christmas Delivery line or Photo Play's Mad 4 Plaid Christmas. A pocket page is created from cardstock and added inside the front cover using washi tape to adher it along the spine on both sides.



  


A small monthly calendar is added with a flap to the side of a two page perpetual style calendar layout. I find this format works really well to add events as the month starts to fill up.





The next section is for baking and meal planning, including Christmas dinner, during the holidays. We have some tried and true treats that have to be made every year and I'll add anything new that catches my eye. You can see that several blank pages are left between the section dividers.





I have a section for gift buying and family member wish lists, a section for card making ideas and the annual family letter (sometimes Haiku style or screen shots of text conversation between family members) and a section for miscellaneous items I don't want to forget.




The completed notebook sits in a folder and travels with me everywhere from now until the end of December.







Before you head to the next stop on the Hop, Amber Milone at Pink Chic Paper Design,  I am giving away this Gossamer Blue Traveler's Notebook Kit in a random draw. The kit includes a notebook, selection of coordinating papers, stickers and embellishments. Just comment on this blog post before Sunday, November 26th by 6 pm PST to be eligible!




Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

30 comments:

  1. I'm impressed with your creativity and your organisation, Jacquie..., oh, and your generosity with the giveaway too! Jo x

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  2. Well I just love journals and this one for Christmas is fabulous! Loving all the plaids from the collection!

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  3. I'm new to paper crafts this year and have just caught the journal bug the past few weeks! My how cute your journal is!

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  4. Your planner journal is certainly a well thought out and wonderful design. I am sure it will be very handy for recording events that you might have going on too. I love all the pretty papers you used on it. That looks like a wonderful prize too.

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  5. I am not that organized but I love the idea. What a great gift idea though.

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  6. I love your fabulous Christmas journal album!! Great to give as well as have one to keep everything straight!!

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  7. I haven't been bitten yet, but definitely have been seeing all the great ideas for travel/pocket size journals, and they look fun! TFS

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  8. Great idea! This would be awesome to do for our Alaskan cruise we're going on next year. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. your holiday planner is perfect!!! I need one of those.. LOL!! love it!!!

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  10. What a cute little holiday planner to make! I really need to have one place to keep all of my lists and gift receipts...and recipes for Christmas and this is perfect.

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  11. LOVE this warm and cozy looking holiday journal with the plaid papers and fun holiday papers! It would be great to be this organized for the holidays...so I'd better get started!!

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  12. This is so awesome! I haven't caught the traveller notebook yet but I keep seeing such amazing projects like yours that keep making it harder to resist!

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  13. I am mad for plaid too - lol ! Great project; thanks for sharing! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

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  14. Although black isn’t traditionally considered a Christmas color, it can be used to create tasteful, classy, timeless paper projects like this one. I like how you used both Carta Bella and Photo Play collections. Great way to keep organized for the Christmas season! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Great notebook. I like your choice of papers.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  16. I love it. I made a purse note book for lists and this would be a great addition to the gift. Thank you so much.

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  17. Love your wonderful list book, the dots paper is so wonderful and happy! Happy Holidays to you and yours! Thanks for sharing in the fabulous Hop!
    Kim

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  18. My friend is always making travelers notebooks. Cute layout.

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  19. Cool mini-album. Full of fun details. Tfs

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  20. Hi Jacqui
    First of all I love the title of your blog. I think that every night and sometimes it is actually hard to remember it all.... I love your notebook idea it's great addition to all the other ideas the blogs have generated. Gorgeous!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

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  21. LOVE your ideas! Thank you for sharing. :)

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  22. I'm impressed with your creativity and your organisation.Like this warm and cozy looking holiday journal with the plaid papers and fun holiday papers! What a great idea. Thanks for a chance for the giveway.

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  23. Your holiday planner its lovely . It's a great idea.- Thank you.-

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  24. Oh my, love at first sight with your project. So well designed and color tones are fabby!!!
    Living in Florida a few months and crafting with friends, florida address makes shipping easy....

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  25. Love in first sight with your beautiful mini traveler notebook, so impressive with all materials! Would love to win this cute giveaway!

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  26. I've never made one of these, would be fun! Thanks for the chance!

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  27. Love this Jacqui. Will have to try it for my friends Christmas. 😍😍

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  28. What a delightful planner! So very cute! thank you for the inspiration!

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  29. Awesome notebook project! Love that plaid cover!

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