December Daily Album : Day 12 + 13

Been glued to my computer finishing up the main portion of a "work" project the last couple of days. It is a graphic design intensive which requires some different technical skills (and a bit of reading in my Illustrator manual to remember how to do certain things). Turned it in this morning; awaiting revisions; and then I will be back to finalizing the files.

In the meantime I got to put together days 12 and 13. For day 12 I used a postcard that came as part of a gift I am giving (Port 2 Port Press' Card Society). I like the idea of adding in Christmas cards (you could easily add in a bunch - just change the rings to accommodate the additional pages) as part of the documentation for this time of year. You could leave them as is + punch holes or you could cut them up and use the back for journaling. This card happened to be a postcard so I was able to write about my day on the back:

And for day 13 I decided to use a photo I took of myself last night while taking a computer break:

The transparency is a clock from Heidi Swapp that I cut to fit into the album. Love the addition of the curve. White pen on my photo is the Sharpie Poster Paint Pen. I used a craft knife to cut the photo along the curve of the clock.

Along the top of the photo I stitched some trim that had come in the Cocoa Daisy November kit. Loving that bit of added texture. And yep, that's a poncho. The journaling talks about how I get cold while working on my computer for long periods of time - found this poncho at the Gap and it is perfect (and a nice break from the cardigans I usually wear).

16 thoughts

  1. cindy b.

    2007-12-14 07:49:12 -0500

    awesome!! Me first??!! Cool! peace and blessings, Cindy B.

  2. Sara

    2007-12-14 07:59:31 -0500

    Loving how this album is coming together.

  3. Denise Kashyap

    2007-12-14 08:09:25 -0500

    Love your poncho, Ali! Very cool. Also lovin' how you're filling in your Christmas album,......what a gem!
    Happy Holidays!

  4. marty gentry

    2007-12-14 08:10:50 -0500

    VERY cool!!

  5. alexandra

    2007-12-14 08:23:46 -0500

    How much fun is that poncho!! It must feel good to work in it. Good for you for breaking out of the cardigan-zone. There's a great Gap ad (for the poncho) with Amanda Peet and her baby - love it!
    And, so loving your December album - so many fabulous textures!

  6. Kimmi

    2007-12-14 08:23:46 -0500

    Ali..I am SO in love with this album! I'm thinking of getting one ready before the first of the new year to document random days through out the year..thanks for the inspiration!

  7. alyssa

    2007-12-14 08:37:29 -0500

    Love incorporating some non-traditional Christmas colors into this one. So earthy and so sweet.
    Stay warm! It's 5 degrees in Minneapolis today. I clearly need a poncho. :)

  8. Michelle

    2007-12-14 08:54:01 -0500

    I happen to love all your cardigans and have been meaning to ask where you find them? As always, loving the album. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Beatriz Jennings

    2007-12-14 09:42:09 -0500

    so cute! Thanks for sharing:)

  10. Erin

    2007-12-14 10:20:54 -0500

    Sweet! I really look forward to your daily updates to this album-so inspiring. I read that you are getting some more moles removed. I will continue to keep you in my prayers regarding all of that. Have a great weekend! Erin :)

  11. Carole Hepburn

    2007-12-14 10:23:12 -0500

    Totally cool = have a good weekend

  12. Debbi G.

    2007-12-14 17:09:31 -0500

    LOVE this album Ali!! Do you or have you ever thought of doing a kit of a project? This would be a great one. Also, how was the movie that you saw before Santa? Loved the previews of that one...that's how my mind works, but the reviews out here in Chicago have been bad. SO how is it really?

  13. Holly

    2007-12-15 02:05:17 -0500

    i haven't read your blog in forever, and recently found it again. i am in love with this not-so-conventional album style...hmmm, perhaps a little more "me". now i need to try it! thanks for that inspiration.

  14. Penny

    2007-12-15 02:51:25 -0500

    LOVE LOVE the letter press card a month. Amazing and inspiring. I'm addicted to letterpress. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Sara

    2007-12-15 04:36:52 -0500

    I love seeing your daily additions to this album. Hope your weekend is going well! Can't wait to see your next entry in the album.

  16. AryK

    2007-12-16 22:37:41 -0500

    Ali, this album is so incredible !! Thank you for all your inspiration for me to do my own version - it has been such a great experience for me and my children. You noticed that you got a few moles checked - I also hope that things are going well with your Thyroid as well. Happy Holidays...

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