December Daily 2009 : Day 20, Day 21, Day 22


For Day 20 I had slipped this great Santa illustration from Iowajewel's treasures into a page protector and created another pocket by stitching right down through the page protector. The pocket ended up becoming home for a photo about some wine we purchased (front) and some thoughts on joy (back. 


Here's a look at what I printed & tucked in the pocket on the back (Christmas twill can be found here): 


Here's the original: 



This one is a digital page that I printed and punched holes. I had Chris take a photo of me as I was making some royal icing for the first time. Love the real-life-technology in the kitchen photo. Here's the digital page (from my December Daily Template Package No.1): 

Here's what I adhered to the back (large photo + catalog piece + a couple other embellishments): 



I took Jenni's bingo card and cut it to create a top and bottom frame around the photo. I used Fiskars Apron Lace border punch to create the decorative edges. 

Here's the back (word art can be found here): 

The original: 


I also had a chance to print out the last photo for Day 19:

This post is part of a series documenting the month of December 2009. You find out more information and view all the completed pages of my album here. Share your work in the Flickr gallery here 


I am going to sign off for the next few days to enjoy this special time with my family. I hope you all have a very wonderful holiday full of joy. 

Look for new giveaways coming on Saturday morning.  

50 thoughts

  1. lisa

    2009-12-23 16:17:14 -0500

    Merry Christmas Ali. Thank you sooooo much for being such an inspiration. When I need a moment of calm, clearity, inspiration or just plain 'goodness'. . .I come to your blog. Enjoy every moment of the holiday with your family.
    Many blessings,

  2. Leora

    2009-12-23 16:29:00 -0500

    Thanks Ali! May you enjoy this special time with your wonderful family. Thanks for sharing with all of us!

  3. Carole

    2009-12-23 16:55:43 -0500

    More great pages to add to a wonderful book of memories of your lives during December 2009. You continue to be an inspiration - thank you. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  4. Maria Elena

    2009-12-23 18:42:35 -0500

    Merry Christmas Ali!
    To you and your family

  5. Johanna Dietrich

    2009-12-23 19:27:19 -0500

    Have a very merry Christmas, and thank you so much for all the inspiration you have so generously shared with us throughout the year.
    Fröhliche Weihnachten!

  6. Laurie J.M.

    2009-12-23 23:37:05 -0500

    Ali, thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us each day. I've enjoyed every moment I've spent on your blog looking at your DD and have done my very own for the first time this year. Imagine when Simon and Anna are old enough to understand all the treasures you created for will be for them joy beyond words.

  7. Jennifer

    2009-12-23 23:44:33 -0500

    Enjoy Christmas with Simon and Anna (her first!)...wishing you the best of the season. Happy New Year!

  8. Cheri

    2009-12-24 00:14:40 -0500

    Beautiful pages Ali! Thanks for all the inspiration here but especially for the wonderful Yesterday & Today class. Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family.

  9. Kristen

    2009-12-24 01:38:07 -0500

    I remember the Santa and Mrs. Claus images from a book I had when I was a little girl! It was one of my favorite books. Wow - seeing your album just brought back a whole slew of memories from my childhood. Thanks, Ali!

  10. Carrie

    2009-12-24 02:04:58 -0500

    Merry Christmas Ali! Thanks for sharing your holiday family activities and traditions with us.

  11. Tagyn

    2009-12-24 02:16:05 -0500

    Love your album so far Ali! Also very impressed how you can keep it up to date so well- totally inspiring!!!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  12. Kara M

    2009-12-24 02:57:59 -0500

    Merry Christmas Ali and others!! May it be beautiful and lasting...

  13. Stacy Milford

    2009-12-24 02:59:14 -0500

    Merry Christmas Ali...enjoy your little ones!

  14. jung a

    2009-12-24 04:18:33 -0500

    merry christmas ali!

  15. tania

    2009-12-24 04:39:03 -0500

    Merry Christmas Ali! thank you for your abundant inspiration!

  16. Suzette L

    2009-12-24 04:41:09 -0500

    I am so excited! For Christmas I am getting PSE. I want to invest in a set of templates and overlays. Which ones would you recommend the most? Thanks for all of your inspiration and creative sharing. Merry Christmas!

  17. Carrie P

    2009-12-24 06:55:08 -0500

    Beautiful work.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  18. Brooke

    2009-12-24 06:56:02 -0500

    Merry Christmas to your and your family Ali. Just wanted to thank you for your December Daily inspiration. I'm way behind but ready to jump into my craft room and get it finished just as soon as I have the chance.

  19. Cheryl Ann

    2009-12-24 17:19:34 -0500

    Merry Christmas Ali! Wishing you a joyous Christmas filled with God's richest blessings. I know this will be a very special year for you as Anna has joined the family.

  20. Jeanette

    2009-12-25 06:30:24 -0500

    OH! thanks! I've been wanting that punch (apron lace) but didn't know the name...woohoo! ordering it now!!
    Merry Christmas Ali & Family, thanks for sharing your life!

  21. Kelli

    2009-12-25 15:56:59 -0500

    I really enjoy all of your photos. I just now notice that you don't use a flash when you take pictures. Can you tell me what did you do with your camera? What kind of camera do you mostly use?

  22. Janete Stella Behling

    2009-12-25 23:23:25 -0500

    Ali, this is really fantastic JOB, I would live near then you just to learn with you all of this.

  23. shelly k

    2009-12-26 06:05:22 -0500

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
    (So when you have to make enough houses for the entire class....or kids and neighbor friends...HOT GLUE! and just use the royal icing for the decorations!)
    I just dumped ours into the trash :( but it was a fun memory!

  24. Rebekka

    2009-12-27 00:39:00 -0500

    I am just amazed! All of your work is soooo inspiring!

  25. Jen

    2010-11-18 13:23:39 -0500

    Ali Ali, love everything about the DD's and your is so inspiring. I and a quick question - your inside shots are always so great and mine are always so "golden". what setting do you have your camera on? or do you doctor them up in photoshop? would love to learn more!! thanks as always!

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