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December 22, 2009

December Daily 2009 : Day 18, Day 19



One of Simon's favorite days at school happened last Friday: PJ's and a movie. I tucked the handout inside the page protector for Day 18.

On the back I adhered a piece of left-over wrapping paper I am using this year and the inside of a card that Simon brought home from school. Machine stitching goes around the outside edge. Letter stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle.

The back of the day before (Day 17) looks like this:

Here's the original for Day 18:




On Saturday we finally got our tree. It was a great little adventure. The biggest memory of the day is that Simon picked out the tree all by himself, insisting this was it

For this day I wanted to include a few more photos so I created a fold-out section and added it on to the original background. Here's the spread open to the inside (each panel holds a 5.5 inch x 8 inch photo):

Here's a few scans of the inside panels: 

19_DD_closeup1 19_DD_closeup2  
And to the other side (missing the last photo because my printer ran out of ink):

19_DD_2 19_DD_closeup3  
The journaling documents our adventure selecting the tree and then the process of decorating. The cute little red accent is from Pixie Petals. The word stickers are old Wordfetti from Making Memories. 

Here's the original for Day 19:

Day19 Dottedline

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  • 51.
    Ali Edwards said…

    Hi Brooke – I am still a huge fan of using my square punch. Might just do that for a day coming up :) .

  • 52.
    Ali Edwards said…

    Hi Laura – “life is glorious when you take the time to look at it.” Yes. Yes. Yes. This is why I do these sorts of projects – for me it’s in the slowing down and paying attention that we see how really special life is…

  • 53.
    Ali Edwards said…

    Hi Arrica – it’s a HP Photosmart B8550.

  • 54.
    Ali Edwards said…

    Hi Linda – thanks for the note. I did not make one for 2010. Just didn’t have the chance this year.

  • 55.
    Ali Edwards said…

    Do it Holly!

  • 56.
    Michele H. said…

    Beautiful photos Ali! Love the one of Anna sitting next to the tree! And oh yea…that drink looks mighty tasty!! Care to share?!

  • 57.
    Ali Edwards said…

    It was a bloody mary :) .

  • 58.
    Michele H. said…

    Yum! A drink and tree decorating! Perfect:)

  • 59.
    justlisa said…

    just beautiful inspiration Ali!! Merry Christmas!!

  • 60.
    young c said…

    Ali, Merry Christmas to you and yours! I’m always heartened by your posts and the lovely comments and questions you respond to – thank you!

  • 61.
    Laura Sawyer said…

    Thanks for responding, Monica.
    Unfortunately, We don’t have an Office Depot around here (nearest is 70 miles round trip), but they do have them on their website (which didn’t show up when I googled them. But, they have a $9.95 small handling fee and shipping is not inexpensive.
    It never occurred to me that they might be difficult to find! Live and learn.

  • 62.
    Laurie J.M. said…

    Utterly stunning. You tell us how you did it, but I still don’t know how you did it (the creative genius part, I mean). :-)

  • 63.
    Sandra said…

    Ali, I really like the square format pages. Where did you find page protectors in this size? And did you have to cut your own cardstock to make the pages? Thank you!

  • 64.
    Sandra said…

    Ali, thank you very much! I appreciate your getting back to me so quickly.

    I think I will join in the fun this year.

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