Friday, 7 January 2011

The End


I've loved this project. I've loved taking time each day to be just a little bit creative. I've loved having the size of an envelope to work with - small enough that it doesn't take long to put something together, large enough that I can try out plenty of different ideas. I've loved having a box of Christmassy supplies to hand and rifling through it to find just the right scraps of paper, stickers, embellishments and alphas. I've loved seeing my book grow thicker and fatter till it was bursting at the seams!


I've loved this project. I've loved reflecting on each prompt, responding openly and thoughtfully, collecting together in my writing those Christmas traditions that are true for us every year, and those that are true for us this year. I've loved exploring different ways of expressing my responses in writing. I've loved building up a stack of handwritten sheets to go alongside those typed blog posts - an online version and a physical one.


I've loved this project. I've loved reading through the hints and tips for photography, allowing some of it to inform my Project 365, and storing some of it away in my mind for future reference. I've loved carefully filing the photography prompts away ready for printing and reading more thoroughly so I can try out the ideas with my new camera. I've loved making plans for next year's JYC, thinking about giving it more of a photographical emphasis and incorporating these prompts - plans which may or may not come to fruition!


I've loved this project. But I'm done now.

The End.

Well - except for a few shots of the completed album, coming tomorrow!

15 comments:

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

I've loved this project for you too, Mel and have loved seeing your pages and progress. Looking forward to seeing how you put it all together in tomorrow's post! :o)

Sandra said...

Oh and I've LOVED looking at your beautiful pages.

Cheri said...

And you did such a wonderful job Mel! I never really got started!

Kirsty.a said...

AS so often - you have summed up exactly how I feel

Ruth said...

Well done on completing such a marathon project! Looking forward to seeing the album as a whole.

Photographing Mom said...

Loved looking at your pages, Mel. A book to proud of for sure!

Anesha said...

Love the use of the different papers. Sounds like you had fun with this. Have a great weekend. :)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

You have done an excellent job on this project!

alexa said...

Great achievement to have finished in such style: and thank-you for sharing your pages with us.

alexa said...

Great achievement to have finished in such style: and thank-you for sharing your pages with us.

Amy said...

Well done Mel, it is a lovely feeling of accomplishment to finish a project like this one! :-)

Kim said...

Congrats on finishing it up, what an awesome job! :-)

Linda said...

I enjoyed watching your progress and reading about your memories and traditions. What a great keepsake you now have. xx

Clair said...

Definitely looking forward to seeing the full album :)

Rachel B said...

Great page Mel, I like the alphas you have used. I really need to get mine finished now. Im getting fed up of looking at Christmas stash! :)