Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

December 16, 2007

December Daily Album : Day 14 + 15 + 16

It is definitely starting to fill up now (which means I think I need to get some bigger rings to hold it all together).

Day 14:

(Patterned papers: Making Memories; Rub On & Transparency: Hambly)

(Merry Felt: Fancy Pants; Bakers Twine: Shim + Son’s; Word Stickers: Making Memories)

And moving on to the back of Day 14 and the beginning of Day 15:

(Patterned Paper: Martha Stewart; Scallop Punch: Marvy; Santa Paper + Accent: K&Company)

And moving on to the back of Day 15 and the beginning of Day 16:

(Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Small Felt Flowers: American Crafts; Epoxy Circle Sticker: Love, Elsie)

To make the circle I punched through the printed out photo/journaling block + punched through some patterned paper for the back. I taped a piece of transparency on the back of the photo paper and placed the two circle accents back to back. Makes a nice little window through to the other side.

And the back of Day 16:

(Green Patterned Paper: Making Memories; Epoxy Circle: Anna Griffin)

While looking for that red polka-dot patterned paper on Martha’s site tonight I came across these cool ornaments: red + white candy. These are really pretty too.

Also, if you are looking for a good sale this week check out Designer Digital’s “Double D’s Days of Christmas.” They are also offering a freebie each day of the week (from the 14th through the 26th – it does look like you need to register to access the freebie area of the site).

Hope you have an excellent, festive, spirit-filled week.


  • 1.
    jenn said…

    Your december/holiday book is soooo inspiring! Thanks for sharing it with us Ali!!!

  • 2.
    vivian said…

    your journal looks stunning and make sme want to create something straight away!! take care a!

  • 3.
    emilypowers said…

    gorgeous!!! i was wondering where you get all your transparencies from???

  • 4.
    Amy said…

    I just love this album so much, it just gets better and better! I think I may try to put together a transparent album between Christmas and New Years since I’m off from work! You should have enabler alerts on this blog because between Hambly and now Fancy Pants, I’m doing a lot of shopping! I guess tis the season. :)

  • 5.
    beth said…

    so cool! hope you have a great week, too!

  • 6.
    Melanie said…

    It looks like you were making more than the album… are those homemade X-mas cards? Please post!!

  • 7.
    Jennifer said…

    Thanks for posting your album it is truly an inspiration.
    I decided to do one of my own. Although I wasn’t able to start ahead of time and get the base pages ready. The pages I have been doing are moving along famously though.
    I’m not into the transparency thing but I am experimenting with using different sizes and that has been AWESOME. So much fun doing something different each day.
    Just wanted to say thanks.
    Here is a link to my album and blog.

  • 8.
    Denise Kashyap said…

    So gorgeous Ali, thanks for sharing!!!!

  • 9.
    scrappiegal said…

    Good Morning Ali.
    Thank you for your amazing inspiration. I would like to ask you a question. What kind of camera do you use. My husband is purchasing me a new camera, and I love all your photos.
    Wishing you and your family a fabulous Holiday Season.

  • 10.
    VICKI DALTON said…

    I made chocolate chip cookies yesterday too.
    Also, banana nut bread.

  • 11.
    T-Wan said…

    Can I just say that I LOVE your journal. I look forward to having kids and creating memories like this for them. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing.

  • 12.
    Stacy W said…

    Ali – you rock! I love logging on everyday and seeing how your album is progressing. Someday I will do that too. My focus this year is taking pictures to fill up one I made a few years back that you inspired – the black one with the christmas paper circles (like a domino). Thanks for always inspiring us! Stacy

  • 13.
    Molly said…

    this is really looking great, Ali. What a treasure!

  • 14.
    Kim said…

    THIS IS AMAZING!!!!! I am definately making one to do next year! I love the idea of having it done so far ahead then just adding details during the busy month!

  • 15.
    Cara said…

    Ali, How do you take pictures of these projects without getting a glare or blurriness? When I use my flash there is a glare, if I don’t it is blurry. What setting should I change on my camera? Thanks for sharing! Cara

  • 16.
    Pam said…

    OMG, this is just awesome!!!!!! You are definitely inspiring me! :)

  • 17.
    Cyndi Hoehn said…

    I am totally loving this albumn!

  • 18.
    Erin said…

    Great job so far…..loving it!

  • 19.

    OH MY! the album is so great! It just makes my hands want to touch it, and my eyes want to see it, and my brain wants to remember it!

  • 20.
    Liz Ness said…

    WOW! Love seeing it all come together. It’s really cool! Thanks for sharing, Ali!

  • 21.
    suetreiber said…

    looking beautiful!!

  • 22.
    Kirsten V. said…

    Thanks for doing this album…it’s inspiring me to do a weekly album for next year!

  • 23.
    Heather Espana said…

    I love these clear pages! Thanks for so much awesome inspiration. I talked you up real good on my little blog if you would like another confidence boost ;) .

  • 24.
    chris jenkins said…

    i’m diggin it :)

  • 25.
    chris jenkins said…

    i’m diggin it :)

  • 26.
    Michelle C said…

    your album is looking wonderful! mine is getting really FAT! i keep hiking up the ring sizes! i couldn’t locate the acrylic pages in town so i’m working with recycled cardboard. the process is really blessing me and my family. thank you.

  • 27.
    mary said…

    Ali – thank you so much for sharing your art and your process with us – truly inspirational! I’m taking Shimelle’s christmas journal class and it has made my holiday to spend that creative time … every day. I also really enjoy the quotes that you post in your side-bar and wondered where you find them? are you just a much better google-r than I or do you have a secret source?! this one “There are a thousand blessings in every moment, if you look. Each breath and heartbeat, every color, texture, taste, smell. A lifetime of blessings, beauty, love.” is absolutely beautiful. Again, many many thanks. – Mary

  • 28.
    Cathy D said…

    I really love how your book is coming along and those cookies look so yummy.

  • 29.
    Pam said…

    Your creativity is simply amazing. Love how you move from one great idea to another! This album is a treasure.

  • 30.
    Sarah Corbett said…

    Ali I have a question for you – what are the fonts you have used on your blog header (capture, create) and on the Daily Album Day 9? Thanks!!
    Sarah Corbett

  • 31.
    Nicky Anderson said…

    Ever inspiring!!! You give me so many ideas and projects that I want to start. Love how Simon helps with Cookie making!!

  • 32.
    angie reese said…

    Hiiii Ali!….love your ablum! So awesome! You always inspires me every other days!
    I wonder you photos isn’t in the protectors? Just glue them on pages? I printed some pictures since Dec 1st til now (I know I’m behind haha…) I plan to use the 7 gypsies minibook..I worry about stretch or smudge on photos?
    Thank you for sharing with us!! Looking forward to see more! Hugs :)

  • 33.
    Emily Hoadley said…

    Really enjoying this daily album of yours. I made a really sweet little 3×5 kind of more of an index card deal on a ring. Meant to do some each day or even every few days. Have only managed a couple of days.

  • 34.
    Debbie said…

    Thanks for sharing. I wish I would have made one but there is always next year!
    I was thinking on making a monthly one. Whatcha think!

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