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December Daily : Day Fifteen

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Here's how I used the story and photo from the earlier post today.


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So often all you really need is the photo and the words.


To achieve this look I did a bit of measuring to figure out the width of the circle and the width of the second page. From that point I was able to open the photo in Photoshop, resize it to 10 inches x 9 inches tall, copy and paste the text onto the left-hand side, and then print the text side and the right side of Simon separately (to be able to fit onto an 8.5x11 sheet of photo paper). A bit of sanding around the outside edges hides a few cutting imperfections.


Here's the before - you will notice that I ended up removing the patterned paper and just going with a photo spread over both pages. I have been really inspired by the way in which Molly's December Daily is coming together.


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[ American Crafts Bushels of Fun; Jenni Bowlin Studio Boy Icons Printed Journal Ticket; American Crafts Black MOMA Remarks Letter Sticker Book ]


We have a special surprise planned for Simon tomorrow so my posts may be delayed. Say a little prayer for "decent enough" weather for safe travel on the roads. 


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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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33 thoughts

  1. Suzie Q says…
    12/16/2008

    Hugs and prayers that all things go well tomorrow with Simon. Hope the weather holds! Have a great day and a blessed Merry Christmas!

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  2. nic says…
    12/16/2008

    awesome - as much as i love your stuff, i think this is my favourite day from your journal - love just the photo and the story with a wee embellishment - so my kind of style!

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  3. Peggy says…
    12/16/2008

    Love it! As always!

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  4. christen says…
    12/16/2008

    love it! we have snow here today, too. thanks for sharing...as always.

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  5. Michelle says…
    12/16/2008

    Just LOVE this. My favorite page so far. Snow pictures are so wonderful for just pics and words because of all the white!!! I used an entire page with one as well (http://ourhereandnow.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-just-love-this-one.html). And I ended up Staz-On-ing edges due to imperfections and like the end look. The curve in yours on the left is beautiful. So inspiring. (And Simon's hat is very cool!!!!) =)

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  6. Kelly in Canada says…
    12/16/2008

    Hi Ali,
    I just had to tell you that when I showed my little boy, Ben (he is four and a half), the photo of Simon looking at Santa, he said 'is that me?' He really wanted it to be him looking at Santa and, truth be told, he likes to keep a bit of a distance from Santa but he also wants Santa to know he is there. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful pages and stories. Thanks, too, for the link to Molly Irwin's blog and December Daily book. She is a great inspiration, too.
    Kelly

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  7. Katie says…
    12/16/2008

    SO cool! LOL! I love the simple sweetness.

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  8. Michelle says…
    12/16/2008

    Just a question. ;-) I'm using some binder rings that have a measured diameter of less than 2 inches but they are the largest ones I can find in stores (7gypsies size Large). You mentioned 3" inch (diameter??) a while back and I've searched and can't find anything. Any tips on where to get some big rings?

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  9. Heather says…
    12/16/2008

    What a great idea!! How come I didn't think of a two page spread photo????? LOVE IT!!

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  10. Vanessa says…
    12/16/2008

    Your December daily book is so beautiful! I am more amazed with each blog post:)

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  11. abby says…
    12/16/2008

    Hi Ali -
    I am thoroughly enjoying the December Daily :)
    Quick question - what paper do you use to print your photos on at home?
    All the best, Abby

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  12. michelleinfantino says…
    12/16/2008

    As a mother of a little 3 year old girlie with PDD I pray that one day we will have a day like this--a day she plays outside and is interested and playing appropriately with other children. She is doing well but socialization will be tough for a long time. It's nice to see someone moving forward. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. molly says…
    12/16/2008

    thank you very much, friend. it's reciprocal.

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  14. Shauna says…
    12/16/2008

    You are amazing and inspiring...I love looking at all of your beautiful work and look forward to each day.

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  15. Michele H. says…
    12/16/2008

    love this picture of simon and the snow!!! i am truly enjoying your daily entries. thanks for the links to Molly's blog. so inspiring.

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  16. Susi from Germany says…
    12/16/2008

    Wow, love the spread idea!!!

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  17. musesof says…
    12/16/2008

    whaoo !
    great page : great snow, a maxium of snow..
    in france no snow for the moment !
    superbe page : super neige, un maximum...
    de neige, ici pas de neige pour le moment!

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  18. Pascale says…
    12/17/2008

    Coming to see your blog everyday is a delight...

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  19. HeatherC says…
    12/17/2008

    Love to see how the photo one day turns into a great page the next day!

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  20. Deb Jones says…
    12/17/2008

    I really like the way you did this. It's great. Hope the day goes well so Simon can get his surprise.

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  21. carole hepburn says…
    12/17/2008

    Your blog is a daily delight- prayers are with you !

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  22. tonya says…
    12/17/2008

    Just wanted to let you know there is a great little group of photographers doing a little project to help with autism awareness over on Flickr:
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/photographers4autismawareness/

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  23. sue says…
    12/17/2008

    You made me smile again today! I'm so happy that Simon is out and about with the neighborhood kids and enjoying that snow!
    Sue

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  24. Kathryn Martin says…
    12/17/2008

    Awesome! A snow day! We are wishing for a snow day soon! Guess what? I saw a photo of a beautiful wreath in the Seventh Generation newsletter today and was surprised to see your name on the credits for the photo. Great company, Seventh Generation! :) Kathy

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  25. gudrun says…
    12/17/2008

    Ali, you amaze me every day with your beautiful work of art. It is all so inspiering! Thanks for sharing. :)

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