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December 18, 2010

December Daily 2010 | Day Seventeen

Welcome to Day Seventeen!

It’s getting so close. Just eight days of documentation left for me and anyone else who’s going through Christmas Day.

Katie Pertiet has a new brush set coming out next week (I think it’s next week). It’s called Text Clusters No.3 and it’s a great holiday version. All those words on this page one photo are from one file.

Two stories for today’s page: one is about playing pirates and the other is about Simon’s excitement for the last day of school and getting to wear his Christmas PJ’s. He is a big-time PJ fan.

Along the bottom is a piece of Teresa Collins pattern paper and a cute little mini flashcard from CariKraft.

SUPPLIES : Ali Edwards 2010 6×8 December Daily overlays; Hambly Chic Circles Transparent Overlay; The Girls Paperie Christmas Ribbon Trims; CariKraft Mini Signs of Christmas Flash Cards; Teresa Collins Noel Sheet Music Pattern Paper

All posts related to December Daily can be found here.


I’d love to have you include a link to your DAY SEVENTEEN page here. Please link directly to your post or image on Flickr vs. your general blog link. Thank you! Also – don’t feel like you need to leave a comment!


  • 1.
    pidge said…

    i love that pirate boa! awesome!

    • ….
      pidge said…

      ha ha … pirate boat! i could just see a pirate in a boa! lol!

  • 2.
    Maureen said…

    That’s a great misty morning shot with Santa Simon going off to school. So PNW!

  • 3.
    Raylene said…

    Thanks for continuing to inspire us. I am thoroughly enjoying this daily documentation. And although I don’t have kids at home anymore, each day seems to have its own story! How excited am i? Ok, so 2 days were full of winter storm photos, but it really affected our lives . . . people were snowed in and couldn’t get to work! Then the big snow removal right outside our house! I loved getting the camera out and waving to the truck drivers!! LOL the 6×8 format is fun too! Thanks Ali!

  • 4.
    Pam said…

    I just love Simon! Anna, too, of course. Simon is close to my heart because I work with autistic kids…so challenging, but sooo rewarding. Great shot of him off to pajama day! Thank you so much for your daily inspiration, tips, all the great things you do for us! My kids are grown, but I’m still getting the stories in, there’s always stories to be told. Bless you & your family this holiday season.

  • 5.
    Estellita said…

    Oh !!! Kids have always amazing ideas … I wonder why …. I am in holydays now, my girls too … What will they do ??? Being princess in their castle, in the midle of our living room …. Yeah !!!!

  • 6.
    Shelly K said…

    Ali, you are truly amazing! I love seeing what you document, and I love that you make the time to do it! Inspiring!
    Hope you are enjoying the holidays…it looks like you are! :)

  • 7.
    Wilna said…

    LOVE your pajama day picture. LOVE.

  • 8.
    Christiane said…

    looks like less and less people are keeping up with their December dails (that includes me of course)

    • ….
      Paula G said…

      I think many are keeping up but as the season gets busier, fewer posted layouts may show up….but I bet they will show up later on, in scrapbook galleries everywhere! As for me, I am keeping up with the daily photos and the daily documentation….somewhat behind on the layouts, but I plan to be caught up by New Years Day. Just looking back, I see so many little important things to my heart that I would have missed had I not taken on this project. Thanks Ali.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Tis the season :) . This is usually how it goes – people get busier as it gets closer to Christmas. Many people are still working even if they aren’t linking right now :) .

  • 9.
    rhonda said…

    Good Morning Ali! I have kept up with my album everyday and am really enjoying this year’s DD. Thank You so much for inspiring so many people! Simon and Anna are adorable!

  • 10.
    Sandi said…

    That is an awesome picture of him walking out to the bus!

  • 11.
    AmyHip said…

    You’re PJ day photo belongs in a magazine! Love it.

  • 12.
    jan Davis from Canada said…

    Awesome shot :)

    Makes you wish there was a P.J. day for grown ups :)

  • 13.
    angie blom said…

    Awesome.. love the cluster words.. willhave to look for that next week. Loving all the photo’s and pj day.. my daughter is waiting for that to happen at school. It looks so dark in the morning in the photo.. getting on the bus. have a great weekend.

  • 14.
    Stacie said…

    Hey Ali!
    I have noticed that you are doing a lot of your journaling either under the item on the page or as an addition to the page rather than in that little spot on the bottom by the number…I like that idea! More than anything because I love the fact that you are adding a little splash of color and whimsy with the paper you cut for that spot! Just wanted to let you know…I like! :)

  • 15.
    Alida said…

    Wonderful wonderful photo’s AND pages. Your album is once again so inspiring.

  • 16.
    Maria said…

    I finished last year’s album last weekend, and started 2010 album at the same time. I am up to day 15 of the current year as of now (last night I finished more pages) and hope to get caught up this weekend. One thing that was clear to me is that even if I don’t have time to make the pages daily, taking pictures every day (or almost every day) and keeping those pictures organized in folders for each day was very helpful to be able to get back and get the memories down on paper for the album. I am very glad I have taken the time to get these pages done. For me, it’s priceless to be able to get back to previous Christmas memories and re-live the magic by the simple turn of a page. Thank you Ali for your ongoing inspiration! I love what you continue to do with your album every day!

  • 17.
    Katya said…

    Beautiful! I liked it very much, as Simon goes to school .. Very inspiring!

  • 18.
    Laci M. said…

    I’m sure this has probably already been asked but what size is the pic you print for the inside of the DD overlays, the pic of Simon catching the bus? I had to cut my pic down to size yesterday in Photoshop and remember the measurements werent an exact number, what size do you crop it at? Seems like it was something like 6.5″x3.? IDK! Thanks!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      I’m doing 5.5 x 6.25.

  • 19.
    Cherie said…

    Yay! Caught up. I don’t print at home so I keep running up to Walgreens – luckily it is close!

  • 20.
    dawn said…

    Hi Ali, only one more week till the big day. I can’t believe how fast it’s going. I’m loving my album more and more each day. This is such a fun page for you today, love how it’s two stories together. Such a sweet picture of Simon in his PJ”S. Sam was excited on Thursday for his PJ day at school, of course I forgot to get a picture. But I might still journal about it. How cool you are with that Pirate boat, the kids must have really loved that. We somtimes make a cardboard house for our kids to play in and decorate, harder now that they are so big though. Thank you again for these wonderful stories and ideas.

    The best surpriese for me this Christmas happened last night. My oldest daughter (21) who couldn’t come home for Christmas surprised the heck out of us and walked in last night saying merry Christmas to us. We were sooooo happy to see her. She got the ok at her new job and they let her come home for 6 days, hooray!! So now my DD will get to have some pages about her in it. Wish I had a bigger book now, oh well it will be filled up that for sure. Hoping to catch up on the last few days tonight then will post them.
    Happy Weekend everyone!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      That is so awesome that your daughter was able to come home Dawn! What a wonderful surprise.

  • 21.
    Patty N said…

    What an awesome photo of Simon going to the bus! My son gets picked up by his bus at 6:10- not too good for photos then!! I am sitting down this weekend to get started (yes, started) on my album- I have all the stuff, just not the photos printed yet. Things are crazy this time of year! Have a great weekend.

  • 22.
    Jan said…

    I wish I had time to look at AND comment on each beautiful book that’s being worked on. Ahhh, but my project time is fleeting. I still have several to complete, so the rush is on. My eldest and his wife (LOVE them!) arrive for 2 weeks tomorrow, so I’m aiming for some R&R time with them… We’ll see!

    And with today’s post, since I’m going the whole month, I’m now half way done! Woo hoooo!

    • ….
      dawn said…

      Hi Jan,

      I feel the same way about reading everyone’s pages. Everyone is doing such an amazing job, so many cool ideas out there. So I try to limit how many to read everyday and sometimes I leave a comment and other times not. The coolest thing is that there are so many of us from all over doing this album and sharing!! Have a Happy Holiday with your family.

  • 23.
    gscrapbooks said…

    I love your December Daily! Your black and white photos always look so perfect when you print them. :-)

  • 24.
    Barb in AK said…

    Okay, I’m slow, but why do you have the number 2 on the pirate boat page?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      2 kids :)

  • 25.
    margote05 said…

    I love Simon’s photo leaving towards the bus! Just wonderful!!!! Thank you for to share all this with us. You are an incredible source of inspiration.

  • 26.
    Maegen Jenne said…

    i just linked mine. i am caught up till today, but not with photographing and posting. that takes almost as much time as doing the page!

  • 27.
    Jenn said…

    Ali~ Your page (and your album) are so inspiring! I love seeing how your album has progressed. The transformation from “blank” pages to your daily life this December has been incredible. I had set out to make my first ever December Daily this year, and was so excited at the prospect and all the possibilities, but here we are, December 18th, and I haven’t even started. Oh well, maybe next year!

  • 28.
    Kristal said…

    I really love that picture of Simon walking towards the bus. You printed that at home on your HP? Wow. My HP always looks off to me on the colors.

    Love the black & white photo, too. Beautiful.

  • 29.
    nicole said…

    My day 17 was also pajama day, with milk and cookies too!

  • 30.
    Heather said…

    I finally got my Day 1, 2, 3, and 6 up on the Flickr site! LOL

  • 31.
    Edie said…

    Loving your pages Ali!! I am TRYING to keep up with everything but its been tough. I have the framework pages done, and I have been keeping track of what I want to write about for each day, and taking photos to go with BUT I have yet to put one whole day w/all three components together. I’m hoping I get some time to work on it soon. I sooo can’t wait to see the finished project.

  • 32.
    Camilla Blue said…

    I am finding it harder and harder to keep up. But I’m scared if I slip behind and play catch-up later I’ll miss a lot of the important details in the stories that make the discipline of this project so rewarding. Thank you for the encouragement your faithful daily postings are, Ali. I seem to need the accountability.

  • 33.
    Stacey said…

    Hey there – I’ll speak up as one of those people who is still working but not linking just yet. for me, it’s gotten busy so I’m keeping a word document where I journal each day to capture what was going on and make references to the photos I want to use so when I actually have time to put it all together I know what I want and I won’t forget the little details. I’ll have Days 1-4 up this week and hopefully more will be done before christmas. But if not, I’m still ok with it and I’ll link up when I actually finished, if that’s still an option.
    Thanks for your inspiration Ali, I know with just the little bit I’ve gotten done that this is going to be one of our favorite family albums!

  • 34.
    gudrun said…

    Hi Ali.
    Love to see how all your beautiful pages in your december daily grows each day.
    Thanks for sharing. :)

  • 35.
    Denise KC said…

    Great photo Ali! Seems almost magical :)

  • 36.
    SusannaT said…

    I added a link to my 12-17 pages :)

  • 37.
    vee said…

    I love pajama day, although my kids’ school stop at K. :(

  • 38.
    krys72599 said…

    Oops – have to dill in these pages, too!

  • 39.
    Jen said…

    love the boat.

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