Christmas layouts with Pixels To Pages kits (guest designer post)

I am sharing something exciting today! I was a non-official designer for the Pixels To Pages’ Journal Blocks Winter Collection that released mid-November.

Kelly from Pixels To Pages has released a number of Christmas kits in her Journal Blocks series, and needed designers for her sunshine-and-sand-themed kits. Since I live in South Africa, next to the ocean, I went like Donkey in Shrek (“Pick me! Pick me!”).

Our December weather is similar to Australia’s, therefore I used the “Christmas In The Sand – Australian version” kit. So, without further ado, let’s get to the layouts.

This is a Project Life double-page layout of our Christmas in 2019, using the Project Life app. I love the kit’s playfulness, like that funny “Baby, it’s cold warm outside” filler card. The kit is designed to give you lots of space to tell your stories, and works great with the new Editorial Layouts that are slowly being rolled out in the Project Life app. Unfortunately, I don’t have access to those yet, so I ended up reworking the designs into journal and filler cards to fit into the standard 3×4 and 4×6 pockets [more on that at the end of this post, so keep reading.]

Those beautiful journal blocks were just begging to be used, so I decided this would be a good time to catch up on my Christmas scrapping, so I documented our 2018 Christmas too. I shortened the 12″ tall “Christmas in the Sand” block to fit more photos below it, and on the “Boxing Day” journal block there was plenty of space for my story, a little photo collage, and a QR code to a cute video!

There was still one more journal block left, which was fortunate since I had one more story to tell: our 2017 Christmas story.

The Christmas of 2017 was a very hard one for my family, and I’m glad I worked my way backwards from later years where things were back to being good, because it reminded me how fortunate we were that things worked out in the end. This is the power of memory keeping, and the magic of long form journalling. I’m glad I was “forced” to revisit that Christmas and tell a story that should not be forgotten.

Have you tried long form journalling yet? How has it helped or changed the way you remember your life? Let me know in the comments.

Have a great day, and thanks for looking!

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