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December Daily 2010 | Day Eleven

Welcome to Day Eleven!

JOURNALING : As a special surprise this December I bought tickets to take you to see Beauty & The Beast at Cottage Theater. Beauty & The Beast has been one of your favorite movies lately. You very enthusiastically sing along. Be Our Guest is your favorite song and Lumiere the candlestick is your favorite character. Grandma Susan was able to come along with us which made it even more special. The show began at 8pm and you were definitely excited. On the drive down to Cottage Grove you sang about five of the songs for me (full versions). It was awesome. Waiting for the show was the hardest part. Once the lights went out you were at attention and totally jazzed. You definitely got a little sleepy half-way through but perked up once the second act started. Be Our Guest was your favorite part. I really enjoyed spending this special time with you Simon.

On the second page I cropped the front page of the program and paired it with the tickets.

Here's a close up of the bottom portion:

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36 thoughts

  1. Amy says…
    12/12/2010

    Great photo and I love the pleated ribbon! How do you make the text wrap around the photo image so perfectly? Is there a way to draw the text box differently?

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    1. Ali says…
      12/12/2010

      Hi Amy - I actually did it by hand (meaning using the tab and/or space bar). In some programs there is a "wrap around function" and it might be an option in Photoshop too - it was pretty easy to just use the space bar and tab key.

    2. Amy says…
      12/12/2010

      Thanks Ali!, it looked so perfect that I thought maybe there was a way to type text inside a path or something.

  2. Wilna says…
    12/12/2010

    i also love that as my girls grow older we can share more and more events/ experiences with them that finds resonance in their hearts. love your page.

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    1. Ali says…
      12/12/2010

      I find that events and experiences are the greatest gifts.

    2. Kristen Corcoran says…
      12/12/2010

      Yes, I feel the same about experiences. I took my son to the Little Engine That Could, The Musical yesterday and he was beyond excited. I got the best photo for my day eleven too.

  3. Sally says…
    12/12/2010

    Hurray! I'm so glad B&tB was a hit! What a memory!

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  5. Ruth says…
    12/12/2010

    My DS is getting the B&B DVD for Christmas ... it will be so cool to take him to the stage show in a few years time. Love how you have included the tickets and program cover.

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  6. Estellita says…
    12/12/2010

    Love these events, it's magic for our children !!!

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  7. Catherin G. says…
    12/12/2010

    What a beautiful way to incorporate the event.

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  8. Heidi says…
    12/12/2010

    Thank you so much for doing this and posting the daily updates. I decided to give it a try this year (digitally) and it's going pretty well. I'm really glad you said not to criticize the daily layouts because the beauty is in the overall book. I'm not loving anything I do each day, but I can see that I'm going to love having these memories recorded. Love this page!

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  9. melanie says…
    12/12/2010

    Seriously wonderful. :) Such a sweet photo!

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  10. Dori says…
    12/12/2010

    As an empty nester, my pages 1 though 10 have been about my husband, my beagle, and me. Not a bad thing, lol, but surely not as exciting as having little ones to share these 25 days with. Lucky for us, our 9-yr-old granddaughter stayed with us for the weekend so her mom and dad could go shopping. Today she and I covered pinecones with peanut butter and bird seed and then braved the winds and snow (I'm in a Chicago suburb!) to hang them on the bushes and trees in the backyard. We then watched excitedly through the patio doors as our first 'customers' (according to my sweet little granddaughter) arrived and enjoyed their treat! What a special weekend for me! I have lots of pix so my pages for yesterday and today will be a joy to create - as soon as Alexa's mom picks her up. :) Ali, as usual, I love your newest pages and I will be forever grateful for the inspiration you provide. Happy holidays!

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    1. jan Davis from Canada says…
      12/12/2010

      Dori,

      I think when a "nest" is filled with love and memories of a wonderful mother, it is never "empty" but occupied with new generations that follow the heart prints from those that have been there before.

      Your granddaughter is enjoying the warmth of your nest now Dori :)
      Sounds like a wonderful time with our feathered friends...

      Cheers,
      Jan

  11. Katie says…
    12/12/2010

    I am working on my day 11 right now I love your pages these are so unique from the rest of the pages.

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  12. Erika says…
    12/12/2010

    How fun! I was wondering what Simon's surprise was Friday night.
    Another fabulous page :)

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  13. Christine says…
    12/12/2010

    This is my first year doing this project, and I really am enjoying it! What are you putting on the backs of your pages, or are you pasting the pages together? For example, the daily page 10 would be pasted to the picture for day 11. When I page through my album, I see a lot of white space. I'd love to hear people's ideas. Thanks!

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    1. Ali says…
      12/12/2010

      My pages are glued back to back :).

  14. Jenny Alfonso says…
    12/12/2010

    I'm so happy that Simon loved "Beauty and the Beast"! I took my daughter for the first time to "The Nutcracker". My daughter and her friend were beyond excited to watch the ballet and both did really well until Act II. lol. They both got antsy and were asking when it was going to be over. Yet they both want to go again next year! Love your pages Ali!

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  15. angie blom says…
    12/12/2010

    wonderful pages.. that is one of my favourite shows. I saw it years ago and just loved it. Love the movie as well. nice photo captured of Simon.

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  16. Teresa says…
    12/12/2010

    Aww...the beauty and the beast is my favorite, too.

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  17. Lacey says…
    12/12/2010

    That's so awesome! My little brother (well, he"s not so "little" anymore- he'll be 20 in a few months-i'm 34 lol)...played Lumiere (complete w/ a french accent HA!) for his high school production his senior year. It ran for several weeks and sold out each weekend. I loved it so much that I went twice lol! He performed "Be our Guest" and other songs I can't remember right now. I blogged about it and it will give you a link to the pics i took of the play if you are or simon is interested in seeing them): http://landerson.typepad.com/snapshot/2009/04/beauty-and-the-beast.html I'm glad Simon had a great time :)

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    1. Lacey says…
      12/12/2010

      Or here...the photos are larger in album on my blog: http://landerson.typepad.com/photos/beauty_the_beast/web1.html

  18. Shanda says…
    12/12/2010

    This is my first year doing the December Daily and I am truly enjoying the process and as always I love following your blog. It is so inspirational. Thanks for doing what you do!

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  19. abbeyviolet says…
    12/12/2010

    Very cool and a great example of how to add in shows as I happened to be at the Nutcracker on Saturday evening as well and was pondering the best way to include pieces of the accompanying program and tickets.

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  20. Amybug says…
    12/12/2010

    makes me want to go see a show this year too!

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  21. Heather says…
    12/12/2010

    As a musician I am often IN a lot of shows during December, so thanks for the inspiration on how to include programs and tickets! (and maybe I should toss a paycheck stub in there too?)

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  22. TracieClaiborne says…
    12/12/2010

    Love seeing your page today because we went to the Nutcracker Ballet today and I was wondering how to use the program!!!!! Yay!

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  23. PEG says…
    12/13/2010

    Just a wonderfull page ! What a chance you have to go to theater and see so nice musical comedie !!!

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  24. gudrun says…
    12/13/2010

    Hi Ali.
    I so enjoy this december daily.
    Your pages are amazing and beautiful, and It is so inspiring to follow your process.
    THANKS for doing this!
    gudrun

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  25. Maica says…
    12/13/2010

    This kind of stuff is allways important to keep, and this is the best place.
    Best Regards from Catalonia

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