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December Daily : Day Eight

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Anticipation.


So much I am anticipating right now. Christmas morning and all the excitement that Simon is already expressing. The addition of this new little person to our family in less than two months. How things will change and how they will stay the same.


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[ Making Memories Flocked Vellum Snowflake Paper, Fancy Pants Brown Trim, Fancy Pants Tis The Season Felt Heart, Tim Holtz Trinket Pin, Sharpie Poster Paint Pen ]


I thought we would be doing the Santa letter last night but other things got in the way (homework and play with Dad who had been away for a couple days). Big plans for tonight. Instead I decided to document a bit about how I am feeling right now (journaling above).


Here's my steps for today's page:


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Print/develop photo to 4 inches x 6 inches. Cut Making Memories flocked vellum snowflake paper to 6 inches x 9 inches (the size of my book). I love this snowflake paper - it makes a great crinkle noise. 


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Adhere photo to top of snowflake paper and add brown trim. Hand-write "anticipation" with Sharpie Poster Paint pen directly on top of photo.


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Attach felt red heart (from a Fancy Pants Tis The Season holiday felt pack) and trinket pin from Tim Holtz with a glue dot. I removed two of the brown trim drops before adhering the heart to give it a bit more room.


Type, print, and adhere journaling strips below photo.


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This little snowflake (from Meri Meri Accents - I have had this one in my stash for quite awhile) was added behind the number 8 circle on the back of the transparency that opens this day.


Here's a look at the page with the Art Warehouse Mistletoe Transparency on top:


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And open:


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And the before:


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[ Art Warehouse Mistletoe Transparency; #8: Every Jot + Title Red Circle Numbers ]


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And a couple things to keep in mind as you work on this project:


1. There is no "behind" in this process. Sometimes things get in the
way and that's just how it is in life. Don't be discouraged and don't
give up completely. There are still great stories to be told during
this time of year even if you don't get to put something together
everyday.


2. This process is about sharing and encouraging and telling our own personal stories. It's not a competition. If you find yourself comparing your album to others in the gallery, take a deep breath and remember why you are doing this.


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Celebrate the season. Read more about the concept of a December Daily Album and links to all related posts here. See many more examples from participants in the Flickr December Daily Group.

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63 thoughts

  1. Lisa @ celebrate CREATIVITY says…
    12/09/2008

    What a great looking album. Nice photo too!
    Happy holidays!

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  2. Jen says…
    12/09/2008

    OMG.... Ali, you make SUCH lovely things.... I´ve had a terrible day at work and really just want to lie down and cry because of it all, but after taking a look at your day's beautiful work I´m sitting here with tears in my eyes - of just joy! I wish you and your family the very best of Christmases - with all your anticipation ♥

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  3. HeatherC says…
    12/09/2008

    Love that ball fringe on your page -- great touch. I have to say that I am loving this project -- I love really focusing on each and every day -- I think it makes me appreciate the little things more!

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  4. Debbie McIntyre says…
    12/09/2008

    My favorite page so far. Too cute. Mac

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  5. Renee Campbell says…
    12/09/2008

    I just wanted to tell you that I love your December Daily posts. They are like a drug to me. It seems like I refresh my browser every 30 minutes to see if you have posted a new one for the day. You have inspired me to create one as well. Happy Daily December! Bring on the Memories!

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  6. jen says…
    12/09/2008

    thank you for being so encouraging. i am so far behind and was tempted to let the project go but now i feel confident in getting it done when i can and not feeling like it has to be done by christmas.
    your baby bump is adorable.

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  7. Anne Alley says…
    12/09/2008

    I love the felt heart with the Tim pin, it looks beautiful. And thanks for the words of encouragement, I've felt like I've been scrambling for weeks!

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  8. Michelle Jacquemet says…
    12/09/2008

    Thank you for taking the time to share your album with us each day. I look forward to seeing what you've done with your album. Love that photo too.

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  9. jenny says…
    12/09/2008

    simple and beautiful

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  10. PattiHutch says…
    12/09/2008

    Great page! You look SO cute preggers. And I just love the word "anticipation" for this page. (I bought that paper too and love that crinkle sound...LOL)!! Now I just have to get one of those white pens!
    ~PattiHutch

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  11. Emily says…
    12/09/2008

    what a precious page! What a beautiful capturing of all the moments your experiencing this year. Really a work of art!

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  12. Theresa B says…
    12/09/2008

    So amazing, so inspiring.
    Loving the belly shot.
    This entire project is just so gorgeous, thanks for sharing. I hold my breath for the next update!
    Love,
    Theresa

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  13. Carole Hepburn says…
    12/09/2008

    My favorite page so far - your tummy is darling ~~~

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  14. Daniela Siegenthaler says…
    12/09/2008

    you are so inspiring, and your creative spirit is quite contagious. thank you for these wonderful daily posts.

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  15. sue says…
    12/09/2008

    Another great entry for your Christmas book. The word 'anticipation' is perfect for that photo. Thanks for the pick-me-up today!
    Sue

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  16. julie says…
    12/09/2008

    Ali
    that picture is beautiful.
    Julie

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  17. KarenK says…
    12/09/2008

    Thank you for the encouraging words today. I'm feeling so far behind and am not sure that I'll catch up any time soon. It was a good reminder that if I can at least get the stories down in a notebook, I can work on the pictures & finishing later. Thank you for sharing your book with us! It is beautiful!

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  18. molly says…
    12/09/2008

    thank you, just what i needed to hear ... the "behind" part.
    Also, thank you for this inspiration. I needed a little decorative element to add today, but wasn't sure just what.

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  19. freddi says…
    12/09/2008

    Very cute baby bump!

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  20. Laura Prenkert says…
    12/09/2008

    Thanks for the "there is no behind" comment! I'm planning on completing (and have been) my album on the weekends. I gather up my pictures/words for the week and then put them all together on Sunday while my hubby watches football. LauraP

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  21. Caryl Hope says…
    12/09/2008

    Thanks Ali for reminding us that this album IS about documenting how you ENJOY the season and not focus (stress) on getting the layout perfect or done on time.It's so easy to get carried away {lol}.
    I love how you document your feelings on this day and how the page came together. Looking forward to your next page. :-)

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  22. kimberlee says…
    12/09/2008

    Simply FABulous. :D

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  23. Diane says…
    12/09/2008

    Ohhhhh! Your tummy shot made me feel all warm and fuzzy! Precious.
    =) Diane

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  24. Kris with a K says…
    12/09/2008

    first off, you look FANTASTIC!
    Secondly, a question: With flocked vellum, what kind of adhesive did you use for the photo? I was wondering if the flocking interfered with what I would usually use (Kokuyo perm dotto)...did you use glue dots?

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  25. sandy says…
    12/09/2008

    When I read your post I felt you were talking specifically to me. I guess we are all too busy for our lives. When I was young I stayed home with my kids. We cooked and created and hiked the mountain everyday. I was a wonderful life. My wish for you is that you can enjoy your beautiful children everyday. You are very beautiful and I very much appreciate your beautiful picture. Thank you with all my heart for sharing.

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