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December Daily 2009 : Day Nine

DAY NINE


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I love holiday bedding. It's a part of my love of decor transformation that goes on around here during Christmas time. We got a new bed right before Anna was born which means I needed some new bedding (my favorite that we had last year is now on Simon's bed). 


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SUPPLIES : AE Holiday Corner Art


EL751803 The collection of text I added to the photo is an overlay from a new product I have at Designer Digitials called Holiday Corner Art. There are four holiday-themed designs included in the pacakge (12x12): Fa La La, Santa, Merry & Bright, and Peace & Joy

Here's the original:


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I ended up with two pages for December 9. I had already done the page about the bedding when we decided to go see Santa last night. As I was falling asleep I was thinking about how I wanted to document our visit and how each child has their own story related to the event. The concept of two columns, each with their own stamped initial was what came to mind. It worked out well. 


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And a close-up scan: 


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SUPPLIES : Papier Valise red foil; Making Memories Pattern Paper; Studio Calico Noah Alphabet Stamps


JOURNALING FOR SIMON : Oh Simon, you were beyond excited to see Santa again this year. The biggest thing on your mind was making sure that Santa had a Lego Indiana Jones Temple Escape set at the North Pole. You asked him about it and he said that yes, indeed he did have just that toy and he knew all about it. You were so relieved.


You and Santa talked about the North Pole & Rudolph & how he was staying in a hotel while the elves and Mrs. Claus were getting ready for Christmas.


You were also pretty excited to have your sister meet Santa. What you really wanted to do was carry her over to him and introduce him to her. Instead of having you carry her I placed her in his lap and you were so happy to have her there with you.


You also wanted to make sure that Santa knew he should bring a new baby rattle for Anna.


JOURNALING FOR ANNA This, my sweet girl, was your very first visit to see Santa. We dressed you up in the cutest little beige & white dress, cream tights, little black mary jane shoes with a bow on the strap, and a great red wool coat that I bought before you were born. You were so, so cute.


I carried you through the little maze to see the jolly man in the red suit. You watched while Simon had his conversation with Santa and then I placed you in his lap for the photo. At first you gave a little cry and looked up at the man with the furry face with apprehension but then you saw Simon and decided this must be ok.


Dad and I stood back by the photographer to get the two of you to look his way while he captured the moment. It was so cool to see the photo come out with two great kids on Santa's lap.

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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

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  1. Chris says…
    12/10/2009

    It was a great trip to see Santa....
    And for the first time ever, I'm the first comment on your post... :)

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  2. karen in va says…
    12/10/2009

    Your pages are so cool! I love holiday bedding too! I have a question...did you adhere your picture of holiday bedding to the front or back of the acrylic page. And if the back, how did you do that without messing up the photo?
    Thanks so much for all the inspiration!
    Karen

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  3. Nicky from Canada says…
    12/10/2009

    Like both pages - love the santa picture.

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  4. Cameron says…
    12/10/2009

    Very cool... I love the stories for each child!

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  5. Ali Edwards says…
    12/10/2009

    Hi Karen - it's not adhered to the acrylic at all. It is a separate page - I use the acrylic as a template to cut out the photo and then punch the holes. You turn the acrylic as it's own page.

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  6. abbey says…
    12/10/2009

    We're thinking of taking the kids for their first Santa visit tomorrow. I'm a bit worried about how it will go, but this sounds promising.

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  7. Sue O says…
    12/10/2009

    I love the page with the kids and Santa. The picture is just too cute. I am always amazed at how much Simon looks like his dad!

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  8. Tara Lutton says…
    12/10/2009

    Hi Ali....
    I just have to say what everyone else says....your are such and inspiration....i love ur the way u scrapbook and i really love your decorating style. Is that a christmas tree in ur bedroom...have never thought of doing that..how many trees do u put up?
    tara

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  9. Ali Edwards says…
    12/10/2009

    It is :). Right now we have three artificial trees - one in our bedroom, one in Simon's room (a very small one), and one in our entry (probably a 4 ft one). We will get a live one for our living room this weekend.

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  10. Anna Davison says…
    12/10/2009

    Awesome pages Ali...thanks for the peeks! Love the bedding idea & the columns for journaling! AnnaD :)

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  11. Ky Scrapacat says…
    12/10/2009

    LOVE this. We haven't even begun to decorate. With two rescue bunnies, our focus is on getting them healthy (mentally and physically). Maybe I could use your page design to convey their benchmarks through the holidays. Yes, I think that would work very well!
    ~ky

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  12. Shannon D says…
    12/10/2009

    I was going to ask the same question, glad to know I am not the only one with more than one tree, most of my friends think I am a little crazy, we only have two trees though! Love the idea if one in my bedroom, my husband would not though. It it a magical time of the year. The Santa photo is adorable. Loving your pages and the things you want to capture!

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  13. Helen M says…
    12/10/2009

    Ali - I keep meaning to ask....since you do December Daily do you still do other Christmas scrapbook pages for your other albums, or is this it?!

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  14. Ali Edwards says…
    12/10/2009

    Sometimes I do one other Christmas page - in the past that has often been because I had an assignment.

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  15. Molly Irwin says…
    12/10/2009

    so, so sweet! I wish I could get my kids to visit santa. They've never been comfortable with the idea. Hmmmm... maybe that's something for me to document.

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  16. sarbear says…
    12/10/2009

    Love this. SO inspiring. I'm now only 8 day behind, but checking in here daily gives me motivation to do even little bits at a time. What an adorable baby Anna is!

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  17. Loretta Artful Yogi says…
    12/10/2009

    Good tip. Why not leave them separate? Hmmmm.

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  18. annie says…
    12/10/2009

    It looks amazing.....your bedroom looks like a catalog!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. Dorah says…
    12/10/2009

    Loving your album. As always it is so cool. My favorite is always the Santa pics. I swear this is the coolest Santa I have ever seen. He actually looks like he could be Santa.

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  20. glee stormont says…
    12/10/2009

    such a beautiful moment. They will really treasure this when they are older. uh oh, better start making two of these things or who's getting it when eventually?

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  21. Etta says…
    12/10/2009

    I love the two column idea for the Santa's story--going to have to steal that one!!! Also love your envelope idea from day 8. Might steal that one too!! Inspiring as always!

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  22. joni possin says…
    12/10/2009

    What an adorable photo of your children on Santa's lap!!
    I have my Christmas Bedding page on my blog today also! I love to change our bedding each season! Pottery Barn has the greatest... especially their end of the season sales on it! The year I bought my Scandinavian Houses bedding, they had shopping bags with the same design on it. I had kept several bags and cut them into squares for album pages!
    Joni

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  23. Jean says…
    12/10/2009

    Love your journaling about Anna's reaction to Santa and how she was comforted by Simon being there too. Very touching.

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  24. Holly S says…
    12/10/2009

    Quick question...On one of my pages, I have both typed words and pictures. I printed it out on Bazzill but don't like the way the photos look. Do you always print yours out on photo paper or card stock? Photos I always print on photo paper but I'm hung up on photos and text.
    Love following you and your daily December! It is so special that you share it with us!

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  25. Holly S says…
    12/10/2009

    Oh! I meant to ask if this was/is the same Santa Simon had his picture taken with and documented about in last year's daily December? Santa looks familiar to me?!

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