December Daily : Day Fourteen


Watching. Waiting. Saying hello.

A very nice day yesterday. A molasses cookie and hot drinks at Starbucks. Picked up a couple things from Toys R Us and delivered them to the giving tree at the mall where Simon was able to check in on Santa a couple times as we walked by. Found something for Chris' sister. Lunch at Fifth Street Market. Home again. Simon watched Ratatouille. Chris read and took a nap. I did a bit of work.

Now it's time for a puzzle while the chicken roasts in the oven.

I love Sunday.


[ Notes From Today Stamp from Catslife Press ]



A simple stamp to tell a bit of the story. I printed the photo to 5.5 inches x 9 inches and used the Heidi Swapp White Moments Clock Overlay as a guide to trim the photo to the same shape. The transparency turns on its own and is not attached to the photo.

And the before image:


[ Heidi Swapp White Moments Clock Overlay; #14: Every Jot + Title Red Circle Numbers ]


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.

33 thoughts

  1. Sue-Bubbles

    2008-12-15 02:20:38 -0500

    I am loving watching your album grow, it is so beautiful!
    Sue x

  2. Angie

    2008-12-15 02:49:13 -0500

    I love adding the pictures to the albums it just brings them to life.

  3. Dana Nichols

    2008-12-15 02:53:14 -0500

    What a perfect picture to go with the overlay for that day. I am loving this daily dose of inspiration!!

  4. Annette

    2008-12-15 03:02:06 -0500

    what a perfect day and another great entry in your album. you are so inspirational. thank you for sharing so much of yourself.

  5. Christene

    2008-12-15 03:34:57 -0500

    I was wondering if you have any tips for painting or stamping on transparencies? I use the 3M transparencies for inkjet printers.
    Thanks for all your information and inspiration!

  6. Jessica Segui

    2008-12-15 03:55:53 -0500

    This photo of Simon is so precious. It perfectly captures my feelings this Christmas as an adult: it feels like watching children discover the joys of the season. Beautiful image, beautiful boy.

  7. Ali

    2008-12-15 04:01:05 -0500

    Arlene - I don't take my camera with me everywhere. I mainly go through phases where I do take it with me a bunch and then not at all. In this case I knew we were going to be out and about shopping and such and I wanted to get some photo documentation of our adventures. I usually just carry it on my shoulder or in a bag if I happen to be carrying one (but never in a separate camera bag).

  8. Amber Filkins

    2008-12-15 04:04:57 -0500

    This is so sweet. You guys had a really good Santa! Love how you work things out on your pages.

  9. Karyl

    2008-12-15 04:32:11 -0500

    Thank you, Ali, for sharing your life and your wonderful ideas with us! I'm still working on the basic book, but taking pictures and keeping track of each day's experiences on a separate sheet of paper! I keep thinking that I'm closing in on it, but then another idea pops into my head. Of course, there are those cookies to be baked, cards to write, presents to wrap...

  10. Megan

    2008-12-15 05:39:54 -0500

    Simon got his wish! Hope he's having fun in the snow today!

  11. Sara

    2008-12-15 07:10:43 -0500

    Sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday!

  12. Nicky Anderson

    2008-12-15 09:50:31 -0500

    Love this one Ali - now here is a silly question for you (since I am still getting familiar with photoshop) When you use your word png word files (I have bought some of yours from Designer digitals) - how do you change the color to say be white - instead of the standard black. I just haven't had time to play yet with this one and want to add your favorite holiday memory to a photo and then order.
    Thanks so much
    Nicky from Canada
    (thoroughly enjoying this project but about a week behind - just due to picking up ordered pictures - but still enjoying)

  13. Heather

    2008-12-15 10:34:22 -0500

    Probably my favorite picture of yours ever! Great capture.

  14. Jennifer

    2008-12-15 11:22:30 -0500

    love the photo of simon watching santa...very cute. hope you're feeling good! ;)

  15. Kathryn Martin

    2008-12-15 11:38:12 -0500

    Sounds like the perfect Sunday to me. Love that photo of Simon watching Santa! Cheers! :) Kathy

  16. Julie

    2008-12-15 12:33:01 -0500

    Just curious...are you a crossword puzzler? If so, check out the movie Wordplay. It's a great documentary!
    Your Dec. Daily is very inspiring. Thanks for allowing us a peek.

  17. D

    2008-12-15 13:28:47 -0500

    I just love your album Ali. It is beyond amazing. This is my fav one ever. I look through your posts since you started the daily for hours. Never stop sharing. =)

  18. Dana j

    2008-12-15 15:08:17 -0500

    I notice you journal a lot with a white pen. Can you tell me your favorite to write directly on top of photos?

  19. Ali

    2008-12-15 15:16:00 -0500

    Dana - the white pen I use is a Sharpie Poster Paint pen :).

  20. dr berry

    2008-12-15 15:48:38 -0500

    I am totally in awe how you can create the base of an album for a month. Then come in and just add the perfect pics & journaling to fit the pages. It's not like they are all the same. Each is wonderfully different. You are incredible. I do love watching your creativity. Thanks for sharing!!!

  21. amy lapi

    2008-12-15 16:31:16 -0500

    lovvving your album :)

  22. Linda Beeson

    2008-12-15 18:17:21 -0500

    That photo is just so adorable and such a great perspective!

  23. kirana

    2008-12-15 19:06:28 -0500

    very nice =)
    thanks for sharing :-)
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  24. Manon

    2008-12-16 13:08:52 -0500

    For me, this photo is really striking and sentimental at the same time. The expectation, so delicious when we are a child, is summarized in this magnificent photo. I love this time of the year...with the magical feelings that float in the air! I love this picture!

  25. madjoy22

    2008-12-17 19:48:25 -0500

    Oh...the hours I spent at Fifth Street Market as a kid! I didn't know it was still around. It smelled like Patchouli in the 80's:)
    Great post!

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