Monday, November 28, 2011

December- Where did the year go?- OUAS

I'ts December! I know everyone always says, "Where did the year go?" But where, oh where did those 11 months go?
                                                  I'M GOING HOME TODAY!!!!!
Yep that's right, we are off on our 23 hour multi-plane flight.Yikes I hate all that travelling. The older I get the less I cope with those long hauls. I think I've seen way too many disaster shows.
I can't wait to see the surprise on my parents' faces when my two come knocking on their door. My sister is picking us up at the airport but my parents have no idea we're coming.

Here's my contribution to honour the month of December and what I'm looking forward to.

Our challenge for Dec 1st at Once Upon a Sketch
Check out what the amazing dt have created here.
Journalling Criteria/theme: The thing I look most forward to in December.
Write at least 2 sentences on what you look forward to in the next month. December is a festive month so your journalling could be about the Christmas season, the holidays, the presents or if you do not celebrate Christmas what does December bring for you that you look most forward to? Note:Your layout DOES NOT have to be about Christmas! It can be about anything December brings.

Other ideas for journalling: an annual holiday or celebration, a specific event such as putting up the Christmas tree or pre Christmas traditions you might have leading up to Christmas, family time, snow covered fields or warmer weather, time off work, school holidays, change of weather, new season fruit.
Great prizes to be won too.
Here's Nadia's fabulous sketch to inspire you. Love this design Nadia.
My take:
I'm so looking forward to these girls getting together again. This is the last pic of all the girl cousins together, taken Christmas 5 years ago. Each girl is the daughter of one of my siblings. L-R Amelia is my older sister's, Sienna is my girl, Alice (now a stunning 21 year old, who hated her gorgeous curly hair at that age) is my younger sister's, Emily is my younger brother's and Laura is my older brother's daughter.

How funny is this? This is a page I did last year at this time for Webster's Page Gdt. 
It works so well with Nadia's design.

Back to this year's close ups.
Lots of cutting.
Journalling reads: "It's been five years since these cousins have been together. Five years of growing and changing. This December, it's going to be fabulous when they all catch up again.
We're all looking forward to a wonderful reunion this Christmas, 2011"
I popped out all the girls in the front.Looks great IRL.
"Who's that knocking at my door?" Anyone remember Men at Work?
That's what my parents will be saying. lol
I'm not sure how much access I'm going to have over the next few weeks, so I want to wish you all a very 
Merry Christmas from

Here's some of the fabulous prizes to be won.
We welcome a BRAND new sponsor to our blog this month! 

One lucky person will receive this prize from Handmade By Suzanne!
And one lucky person will win this..
A set of My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 paper pads in 4 different collections


  1. Have a great Christmas break with your family!

  2. Beautiful layouts, Jeni! Hope you have a safe trip and wonderful holiday!

  3. Your page is just gorgeous Jeni and I would love to see your parent's faces when they see the kiddies. I hope you have a safe flight and enjoy the festive season.

  4. Happy flying...You must be on your way now! Take care and hope your parents dont get too much of a shock!

    LOVE this SO much and incredible how last years layout fitted this sketch!

    Bye for now!

  5. Hi Jeni
    what a wonderful; sketch I go for sure play with and you have a gorgeous LO made !!!

    hugs carla

  6. have a wonderfull xmas at home!

  7. Hi Jeni,how are you??I was thinking of you and thought i would leave you a message!!
    Have a merry Christmas and all the best for 2012!!
    Hope to see a lot of your beautiful work in the new year!!