December Daily™ 2011 | Day One

And here we go!

Yesterday I posted a message on my Facebook page about coming downstairs at 6am and finding that Simon had already been up, opened Day One on his Lego Advent Calendar and had then gone back to bed. My friend Jenni posted something about his "contagious joy" and I loved that sentiment. It was the launching point for my first page.

Here's a look at my process:

I knew that I wanted the focus to be on the words. I grabbed a couple sets of American Crafts letter stickers (silver foil and silver elf) and adhered them on my foundation page.

Then I stitched right through those letter stickers with my sewing machine.

Instead of just stitching on the words I decided to go all the way across the page to create lines for additional journaling.

At this point I knew I was going to write the story of Simon getting up in the night at the bottom but wasn't totally sure I was going to add the other "reason why" sentiments.

I went with adding more reason why sentiments above above and below the stitched line.

Here's a look at the full page:

Can't wait to see what you guys decided to document for your Day One.


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You're invited to include a link to your DAY ONE page here. Please link directly to your post vs. your general blog link.

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