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December 9, 2008

December Daily : Day Eight



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.



[ 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:


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. 


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


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.


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:


And open:


And the before:


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


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

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.


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.


  • 51.
    Mary Rogers said…

    you look so adorable! I can’t wait to meet her!!

  • 52.
    Teri M. said…

    Great page! And thanks for letting me know I am not behind!

  • 53.
    Deb Jones said…

    What a great picture to add to your album. Even before birth the baby is in the picture and will look back at this one day and know the depth of your love and anticipation.

  • 54.
    lindsay said…

    your belly looks so cute in front of the tree! i’m anticipating the arrival of my little one in the next few weeks too!

  • 55.
    Sue said…

    Your album is gorgeous Ali! Thanks so much for the reminders at the end of your post. I am trying not to stress about being two days behind (and catching up on three days yesterday).

  • 56.
    CSkrehot said…

    Ali, I love this photo of you…I love babies. And I love the project, totally! I visit Tim’s sight first, then your’s second, and can’t decide which I like better! So much to digest, and so many wonderful ideas. Keep up the good work, and best of luck to you. It’s also fun watching Simon grow up over the years. Thanks for sharing!

  • 57.

    I love the photo – what a wonderful treasure!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas and photos with us!

  • 58.
    Lara said…

    This album is absolutely gorgeous!! I love seeing each page of it. Your talent is evident and amazing. What a great treasure! Congrats on the new baby…your pic is beautiful.

  • 59.
    saffiertje said…

    Great album you made Ali!
    Hope you can wait a little before the baby comes good luck!

  • 60.
    Tracy W said…

    I wish I could have an ounce of your creativity.

  • 61.

    I just got my January CK in the mail and was looking at your lo “Details” and read that you were “17 weeks pregnant” and then that you were looking forward to putting up fall decorations and realized we were probably in the same point in our pregnancies…had to come on here to check it out and now I see the bump to prove it. I have admired your work for a long time and somehow felt it was really special that we were both in this stage of anticipation right now. (I am due 2/2/7/09 with Baby #3). Best to you…thanks for sharing your creative spirit with us all.

  • 62.
    Ana Carpinelli said…

    Nao, sei se sabe porugues!
    Mas sou do Brasil, e fiquei muito feliz quando vi sua barriga de gravida!

  • 63.

    I love her stomach.

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