December Daily : Day Four


[ Page One: Jenni Bowlin Red Die-Cut Mini Label, Art Warehouse Circle Santa Sticker, 12x12 Celebrate Word Play Overlay (Anna Aspnes for Designer Digitals - available Sunday); Page Two: Creative Cafe Spirit Red Felt Pocket, Making Memories Fa La La Well Worn Santa Tag, Travel Memory Title & Journal Photo Overlay (on top of photo), Red Star Twine, Making Memories Holiday Tag from 2007, Jump Ring, Brad ]

Day Four is for documenting our little adventure to visit Santa (actually happened before Thanksgiving but I think it should be included here).


For this first page I printed out a new Anna Aspnes digital word overlay from Designer Digitals right onto the Jenni Bowlin Red Die-Cut Mini Label. I temporarily attached the die cut piece to a sheet of printer paper and ran it through the printer to get the words onto the paper and then adhered it into the album. The santa sticker is on foam adhesive to help it stick up a bit off the page.



On the second page (the background is the Hambly Climbing Vine Antique White Transparency) I attached a Creative Cafe Spirit Red Felt Pocket to the transparency with staples. On top of the pocket I attached a Fa La La Well Worn Santa Tag from Making Memories. I wrapped a bit of wire star garland around the tag and added a small jump ring and tag from Making Memories holiday collection last year. The well worn santa tag comes with adhesive on the back of it but I also used a brad to secure it in place.


Inside the pocket I placed the photo of Simon & Santa. On top of the photo I attached one of my Travel Memory Title & Journal Photo Overlay (from Designer Digitals) that I printed onto a transparency here at home (I use 3M ink jet transparencies).


On the back of the photo I adhered patterend paper from American Crafts and a journal sticker from Art Warehouse. I used an American Crafts Precision Pen for the journaling. 

Here's the before shot:


[ Hambly Climbing Vine Antique White Transparency ] As you can tell I ended up removing the tree and working with a pocket instead.

Have a great weekend! I plan to continue posting pages throughout the weekend.


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.

41 thoughts

  1. Crazy Daisy

    2008-12-05 10:30:49 -0500

    I'm loving this book!

  2. Carrie Romero

    2008-12-05 10:32:29 -0500

    Love, love the felt pocket! So pretty!

  3. Becca

    2008-12-05 10:43:01 -0500

    Thank you for the link Ali!

  4. Ali

    2008-12-05 11:10:13 -0500

    Hey Sharna - I am not sure where they came from. They are in a small metal container with a clear glass lid. They pinch together and seemed to work great for attaching the transparency on the photo. Anyone seen these before?

  5. Christene

    2008-12-05 11:41:11 -0500

    Ali, how funny - I had pulled out a green felt pocket I had in my stash (from a Cocoa Daisy kit, I believe) that I wanted to use in this project. It is still sitting to the side because I hadn't decided how to incorporate it into my book. I was thinking about punching holes in it, but wasn't totally sold on that idea. Thank you for the inspiration!

  6. Sue

    2008-12-05 12:12:22 -0500

    Ali - I am so inspired by your album! Thank you for sharing it :)

  7. five4gena

    2008-12-05 12:20:38 -0500

    Sharna - here are the little paper fasteners on the 7gypsies site :

  8. Ali

    2008-12-05 12:48:15 -0500

    Perfect - thank you five4gena :).

  9. Bethany

    2008-12-05 13:24:57 -0500

    Thanks for sharing each day. I especially appreciate seeing how open you are to changes along the way (removing elements, trimming the page, etc.). I'm such a planner/perfectionist, it's helpful to remember I don't need it all figured out in advance. :)

  10. Hannah

    2008-12-05 13:49:57 -0500

    what fun, inspiring ideas!!! I'm planning on working on my album (day 1-5) tomorrow! this is such a fun project!

  11. jenny

    2008-12-05 14:06:03 -0500

    Love the pocket...this is my fav page so far.

  12. Alis in Wnderlnd

    2008-12-05 14:24:18 -0500

    I second the Wow!
    Okay, I have a question: Who takes the pictures of you doing projects using perfectly wonderful wide apertures? I love these of your fingers with your chin blurred out. We know it's you but the focus of the photos is perfect. I wish my hubbie would do that. He loves my photography, but doesn't seem to get it when I show the same things to him on my camera.

  13. Amanda S.

    2008-12-05 14:33:23 -0500

    I love that you are incorporating Christmas related items that aren't necessarily on the day of your journal - awesome! I love seeing what you do each day!!! :)

  14. rachel carlson

    2008-12-05 14:57:31 -0500

    the felt pocket is fantastic! i have a lot of felt begging to be used, whew. happy weekend, rachel

  15. Susi from Germany

    2008-12-05 21:23:12 -0500

    Wow! Your album already looks like it came that way! Amazing how you do it with a couple of simple steps!

  16. Valerie

    2008-12-05 22:57:27 -0500

    Ahhh Ali, I love the page with the felt pocket.
    I also wondered what you were stringing days ago in that photo...great idea for garland.
    Thanks for keeping our wheels turning,
    Valerie in PA

  17. Cherie

    2008-12-05 23:51:05 -0500

    Had a super busy week so hope to get my first 5 days caught up this weekend. Love this project!

  18. Irene Dunne

    2008-12-06 00:44:54 -0500

    Thanks for sharing Ali. I am quite excited about this album and get so much inspiration from your work. My camera goes every where with me.

  19. Renata Pacheco

    2008-12-06 00:58:44 -0500

    Hi, Ali. I felt in love by this project since I've seen it for the first time, last month (I became a scrapper this year). Now, I'm doing one for me. You can see it at my blog:
    (there is Google translator at the top of the sidebar)
    Thank you for all your inspiration (by the way, I've read two of your books - Life Artist and Sharing your Story)

  20. Amy

    2008-12-06 01:04:58 -0500

    Oh I love that you used the felt pocket!! I included that same one as one of my pages, and I will definitely keep your idea of the overlay in mind. I love how it looks!
    I also love that you used the Santa photos from before the album started, very much goes along with your go with the flow motto and reminds us that the documentation is the priority not trying to be perfect using only pictures from each day on that day only. Very cool.

  21. Deb Jones

    2008-12-06 01:55:44 -0500

    Ali, your album is so nice and I am enjoying the way you have so many things incorporated into the design.

  22. Kelly

    2008-12-06 02:42:47 -0500

    feeling totally uninspired and moping around the house a little too much this weekend. So, navigated over to your blog. Saw your beautiful pages. And, now, you have helped to get me in motion to head to the store, print out some photos and scrap today.
    So... thanks!! You rock!

  23. Toronaga

    2008-12-06 04:57:52 -0500

    Very good....

  24. Shannon

    2008-12-06 15:10:42 -0500

    I too, am glad to see that you've shown how to fill in the gaps. We all have days where nothing is appropriate to put in this type of album.
    I'm trying to view each day realistically, and realize not everyday of the month can be full of Christmas Cheer.

  25. mitchmac

    2008-12-15 20:33:19 -0500

    Ali - i really live the wire star garland you used in this layout - do you remember where you got it from?

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