Saturday, 10 December 2011

Ten on the Tenth: Not 10 JYC!

This Ten on the Tenth post was supposed to show you my progress so far with my Journal Your Christmas album ... only the progress is somewhat minimal.  I've made the bones of my album and notes about what to write, which pictures to include; I have plenty of embellishments and stickers and tags from the Kaisercraft kit that I won earlier in the year.  BUT although I worked on it at today's full day crop, perhaps there was a little too much jollity, cake eating and secret santa-ing, because I have only completed 5 pages rather than 10!

Dec 1st - Panto, Dec 2nd - Crop Xmas Meal, Dec 3rd - Christmas Cards
Journalling is on the tags behind the photos/in the pockets
Dec 4th - Dreams of Decent Photo Ops, Dec 5th - Advent Calendars
So I'm still 5 pages "behind" (I know, I know, Shimelle reckons you can't get behind with this class, but I have 5 empty pages in my album that need filling NOW)!   I don't quite know why I'm torturing myself by looking around at all the other things that I'm behind with ... but there are a number of other Un-Finished Objects lurking around here:

I haven't made a start on the mdf NOEL that I bought at the NEC at the beginning of November - I wonder if it will be ready for next Christmas?


Then there's the decopatch paper I asked Santa for in 2007 ... used on a pen and a coaster pen-pot, but not yet for the purpose for it was intended for: prettifying my crop box!


Back in 2009 I made a lovely matchbook mini with the help of my friend eClaire ... it's still awaiting any photos!


Then there's the Christmas star album I made at my very first Scrapping Day Retreat towards the end of 2007 ... also devoid of photos!


I've been making a perpetual birthday calendar since January 2010 but because I wanted to include a variety of my best nature shots taken during each calendar month ... it still has several months to go as I've never managed to take the right sort of photos at the right time during June, July, September, October or November!


This is becoming the story of my life!  Are my eyes bigger than my crafting time?  Do you have this many UFOs?

19 comments:

alexa said...

Love your witty definition of an UFO! oh, too many to count, I think, so I usually get rid of anything I haven't done after a month on the grounds that I probably won't. :)

alexa said...

PS meant to say how nice your journal is looking - I love the cut-out semicircle feature with all its different uses and designs. Gosh, there are pantos already?

CoventryAnn said...

I've got a UFO MDF Noel too... seeing yours reminded me to get going on it!

Melissa said...

I do have a few UFO around. I like to think of it as never running out of things to do - if everything was done, how boring that would be! :>)

Helen said...

Oh yes - I have some of those - but more that aren't even started. My enthusiasm out-weighs my ability - or maybe it's just another form of the chase being the best bit, the hunting down of the supplies and the imagining how great it will look, how easy it'll be .....

Beverly said...

Oh yes, never started and unfinished around here. Some become gifts (someone else can add the pics lol) and blog prizes!

scrappysue said...

Well, I think your album is looking really fabby! And if its any consolation, I have an MDF "wreath" with MDF stars that keeps getting packed away year after year, and then there's the metal start still waiting to be covered .. you are not alone! x

Jo.C said...

I have loads of UFOs so you are definitely not alone. They look fabulous though and you have made a great start on your JYC.

allie.duckienz said...

OMG I have dozens more than you :P
I don't work so everyone assumes I would be able to finish these types of things. However I have a physical illness that allows me only short bursts of energy so I often start then burn out and I only have about 2 bursts a day. If I want to do washing etc then projects have to wait :(
Trying super hard to get things finished up though!

furrypig said...

I loved this post as it really made me smile! I am also behind on JYC but have got further than I did last year! So can only be a good thing. It makes me feel better that one of my Crafty Idols (yep I was star struck!) can have UFo's as well as the fake crafters (ie me!!)xxx

Lisa said...

Funny! I have a handful and every now and again I get all productive and work through a few only to find a few more I had forgotten all about ;-) I think it's fair to say, you're not alone!

humel said...

Oh, I have SO many UFOs.... But the JYC pages you have done are gorgeous, and you gave me a good laugh with your tale of being early meeting Ruth, so I think I'll let you off your own UFOs ;)

scrappyjacky said...

Oh, I've far too many UFOs....and seem to add to them all the time!!!

Michelle said...

Ur definately not alone! lol

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

LOL! I think we all have plenty of UFO's in our stash! Breathe and just take one at a time! What doesn't get done will definitely be there for later. That's what I do!

JulieJ said...

Oh I've only done 5 pages too - but because I have filled 10 pockets of my album it is one of my lists of 10! Oh yes, they may be late but I have more than 1 list of ten. Give me another ten minutes (at least - this creating links is not a quick job) and you can read them all.
P.S. maybe next year you should give yourself a chance and use the photoless star album for JYC????

Linda said...

love your journal! I am joining the huge crowd with loads of UFOs!!! I have loads of mini books without photos too:)

Alison said...

I'll add my name to the list of UFOers too!
Alison xx

Emily said...

LOL, so you don't feel alone, I have a whole BOX full of things that I have not finished. I have mini albums without photos or journaling, assorted scrapbook pages and other altered items that I haven't finished completing. Oh, and about four canvas projects that I am midway through! So you aren't the only one! I do love how your projects look even though they aren't finished though!!