December Daily 2009 : Day Ten, Day Eleven, Day Twelve, Day Thirteen


On December 10th Simon and I had a little impromptu date to the movies. We saw Fantastic Mr. Fox and we really enjoyed it (I found myself smiling most of the way though). I printed the little movie image from online and adhered it to the page on the left (old felt paper from Art Warehouse) . On the right-hand page I cut a portion of the weather section from our local newspaper and adhered it on top of the original paper (see below). We had some really cold weather here last week and I wanted to make sure I got a record of that in here somewhere. I stitched the movie ticket to the side of the date label (I removed it and put it back on after adhering the newspaper and stitching the ticket) and also stitched the newspaper onto the main page. 


SUPPLIES : Green glitter music pattern paper from Making Memories. Fa La La letterpress card from Paper Source. Small blue rub-ons from Jenni Bowlin.

Here's the original: 

On the back of Day 10 I simply adhered and stitched a Starbucks cup-jacket onto the pattern paper (this was adhered before stitching on the reverse side).  




Day 11 is a page protector that has a Pink Paislee canvas tag sewn through (meaning I needed to use it as an overlay/page on it's own because the pocket was sewn closed). For the actual content I took a letter that Simon wrote to Santa on Anna's behalf and adhered it to a piece of kraft cardstock with a red ribbon along the edge (source unknown). 

Here's the letter: 




Day 12 features an enlarged photo on the left with some AE Holiday Outline Word Art down the side of the photo and on the right hand side is a pocket that includes a letter to Simon from my Mom, a sheet of lego information, and some instructions for felt ornaments. 



I love these pocket pages for simple storage of stuff that has come into our house this month. 

Here's the original: 


SUPPLIES : Hambly overlay; Jenni Bowlin Red calendar 


Simon decided that yesterday was the day he would write his own letter to Santa. To help Santa out we printed a photo from the internet to make sure he brings the "right" one. 

Here's a look at the inside piece with a Jenni Bowlin ticket and rub ons stapled to the top: 


The right side includes American Crafts Button Nose pattern paper surrounding his letter & a Santa card from CariKraft


And with the letter open: 


The original for Day Thirteen: 


SUPPLIES : Teresa Collins scalloped edge chipboard


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

44 thoughts

  1. Stephanie S.

    2009-12-14 06:37:57 -0500

    That picture of Simon and Anna is so so sweet. It is so obvious that they adore one another! Someday when they are grown, they will both treasure that photo.

  2. Deirdre - Irl

    2009-12-14 06:56:56 -0500

    Beautiful pages... I am behind on mine... better getting cracking before I forget!!!

  3. TracieClaiborne

    2009-12-14 07:12:18 -0500

    Love these! Is this a copy of Simon's letter or the original? If it is the original, how do you get away with not mailing it or leaving it for Santa? My child always leaves her letter for Santa on Christmas Eve so if I put it in the album, she would be suspicious. I'd love to hear how you handle that.

  4. Lori

    2009-12-14 07:18:37 -0500

    i love seeing your creativity. i am waiting for pictures to come in the mail so i can put it all together at least what i have until a couple days ago - guess i can work on journal in the mean time!

  5. Gracy Cabal

    2009-12-14 07:26:13 -0500

    We loved , i lo ve santa letter :)

  6. ~lisa w~

    2009-12-14 08:15:57 -0500

    You are so darn inspiring! I come to your blog just to wander sometimes because there is always something 'feel good' and inspiring to be found. :) The world is so lucky to have you Ali Edwards!
    I love the photo (day12) of your little ones! Too cute! -And great idea incorporating the newspaper clipping. . .LOVE LOVE LOVE it all!
    Have a great day! :)

  7. marcy

    2009-12-14 08:24:11 -0500

    Ahhh... my Simon got that lego for christmas last year! A total hit!

  8. LM

    2009-12-14 08:29:06 -0500

    I loved Simon's letter to Santa on Anna's behalf. Someday Anna will know how lucky she is to have such a wonderful older brother. God bless!

  9. JMK

    2009-12-14 08:38:49 -0500

    Ahhhhhhh....cold, it's all in the mind. Yesterday's actual high in North Dakota was -1 with a low of -10, with windchills in the -40 range. Which makes the current 2 degrees with a windchill of -14 seem almost nice! Come March the college kids will be wearing shorts when the mercury hits the mid 30's. Have I mentioned ... You have to really LOVE North Dakota to live here by choice...and we do!

  10. Ali Edwards

    2009-12-14 08:55:29 -0500

    :) - yes, weather is so relative isn't it?

  11. Ali Edwards

    2009-12-14 08:56:19 -0500

    That was nice - thank you :).

  12. Ali Edwards

    2009-12-14 08:56:48 -0500

    Copy :). Scanned in & printed.

  13. Angie F

    2009-12-14 10:16:33 -0500

    LOVING the examples of December Daily albums!! LOVE each one! WOW!! I really need to do this for my family! :) Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

  14. Kristi

    2009-12-14 12:18:34 -0500

    I just love Simon so much! He is so thoughtful to send Anna's wish list to Santa. I'm sending him a virtual *hug*

  15. Nancy Larkin

    2009-12-14 12:47:59 -0500

    Ali, I read through CK Jan. edition and missed you!!! Glad I can visit you on your blog. YOU ROCK! Thanks for helping me find my 'scrapbooking self'!
    Simon and Anna look adorable here!

  16. Deb J

    2009-12-14 13:30:58 -0500

    I love the letters from Simon for Anna and for himself. And that picture of them is such a winner. You can just see how much they care about each other. I hope they stay that way all through the years. I'm enjoying seeing all of your December Daily pages. I"m doing mine but am slow about it. I have so much else going on.

  17. Deb

    2009-12-14 13:59:00 -0500

    When we travel I try to find the local paper and include the weather in the travel book. I love the idea as it includes the weather and local flair :)

  18. Michelle

    2009-12-14 14:23:02 -0500


  19. Sandi N.

    2009-12-14 14:47:31 -0500

    Love the photo on day 12. So moving:)
    Very cold last week too. Great idea to
    include this.
    I enjoy sharing your Christmas album.
    Thanks for your time and talent.
    Sandi N.

  20. Christy

    2009-12-14 14:50:10 -0500

    Ali, do you use Archivers spray on things like the newspaper and other things?

  21. Ali Edwards

    2009-12-15 02:05:12 -0500

    Sometimes I do, most of the time I don't. If they are touching a photo then I am more likely to do it - otherwise I just adhere and go :).

  22. Susan

    2009-12-15 02:34:12 -0500

    I am completely inspired! Love the blog. Also feeling overwhelmed and life is too short to do everything I want to do. Love living vicariously through your words and pictures.
    Merry Christmas!
    Susan at Charm of the Carolines

  23. nancy faith

    2009-12-15 16:44:08 -0500

    Ali, Love all the pictures and ideas you are presenting with your xmas album. Thank you. I do have to say, I did get the biggest chuckle (even though I love the idea) when I saw your newspaper cut out of the five day forecast. They had very cold listed for a day that it was going to be 27 for a high and 17 for a low. We are having -2 tonight and we do not even get the luxury of being told very cold. : ) Guess people up here are used to the cold..unlike me. But still, it was very comical for me to see.
    Thanks again for taking the time so show us some inventive ideas to try.

  24. Bethany

    2009-12-17 12:29:12 -0500

    this is looking so awesome!!!! I absolutely ADORE the letter that Simon wrote for Anna!!! that is THE CUTEST & sweetest thing ever!!! LOVE it!!! ♥

  25. Jessica Stoops

    2009-12-17 16:45:23 -0500

    What do you do with Simon original letter?
    What do you tell him?
    Thanks, Jess

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