December Daily : Day Ten


Playing a little bit of catch up today. Here's December 10.

Part One : Trader Joe's has some fun designs on their paper bags right now. So if
you forget your cloth bags (that would be me yesterday) these bags are
just right for cutting up and adding to your December Daily.


Part Two: photos + words.


[ Making Memories Fa La La Printed Poinsettia Blossoms; Making Memories Fa La La Music Note Patterned Paper; Ali Edwards for Designer Digitals : The Story Word Art, Holiday Word Art, 31 Days Circle Numbers; Gold Edging from Jenni Bowlin Studio Kit ]


The trickiest part of this one was cutting around the rounded edges of the Art Warehouse Mistletoe Dot Die Cut Paper. I used Fiskars Finger Tip Craft Knife to go around the corners. I have found that tool to be really useful in terms of giving me more control when working with a variety of different edges.

The photos were gathered together in Photoshop and printed as one piece and adhered to the back of the scalloped paper.


For the journaling I created a simple text block the same size as the photo gathering and printed on cardstock.

Journaling for December 10:

My Mom and Dad stopped by today on their way to Federal Way to drop off a couple things including some fresh caught crab and a little present for you. Your grandma is so very good at little presents.

Todays present for came in a little Winter Wishes snowman box - in anticipation of snow we are supposed to be receiving this weekend. Inside the box was a wonderful little note, some candy from Sees, and a snowman ornament for your collection.

When you came home from school you exclaimed, Whats this? You had a big smile on your face as you opened the box, had me read the note to you, and discovered the ornament. For the rest of the afternoon you played Santa with the box - coming down the chimney, placing the box under the tree, opening the package with delight, reading the note you had memorized, and just overall being really happy. 

I think part of what you loved is that there was a package you could actually open! You were a bit disappointed that you missed grandma and grandpas short visit...but you seemed to get over that pretty quick as you role-played Santa.

Here's the before:


[ Art Warehouse Mistletoe Dot Die Cut Paper; American Crafts White Subway Foam Thickers ]


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.


And around here...we are hoping for snow this weekend. A big cold front is supposedly moving in with all the right mixture of stuff to create snow here on the valley floor.

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