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December Daily™ 2011 | Day Sixteen

Welcome to December Daily™ 2011 | Day Sixteen.

Today was all about errands. Some holiday-related but most were just related to the basics of life: post office, Target, Walgreens, doctor's office.

I decided to do a collage of the receipts I collected while out and about paired with a photo I took while waiting in line at the post office.

I started with a white piece of cardstock and simply adhered receipts onto the page.

I also added my two lists, a strip of washi tape (not sure of the source on this one), and a metal circle tag with a great date stamp from the post office.

While standing in line at the post office I took a photo looking down at my shoes:

That became the background image for page two. On top of the photo I added foam letter stickers and journaling with a Sharpie Poster Paint Pen and a silver Pitt Artist pen from Faber-Castell.


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44 thoughts

  1. Jeni says…
    12/17/2011

    Another great page. I would love to be able to flick through your DD. And I have to get one of those white pens!

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  2. Theresa S. says…
    12/17/2011

    I think that washi tape is Martha Stewart? I have that one--it came in a set of 4.

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    1. chel says…
      12/17/2011

      It is Martha Stewart :) I have the same :)

  3. Lisa says…
    12/17/2011

    Your receipt collage is so awesome. I love the washit tape + tag strip. Makes it look sp festive. I did some thing similar for one my early days. I turned one of myrick compare lists into a background page & embellished with cutouts of the TradervJoes bag!

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  4. Crystal says…
    12/17/2011

    Omg to funny! This is what I did yesterday but was thinking I had nothing for DD! Great idea!!!!

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  5. Lorette C says…
    12/17/2011

    Wonderful pages!!! great idea with the receipts... thanks for the inspiration once again!

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  6. Michelle L says…
    12/17/2011

    HOw is it you can make even a bunch of reciepts and to do lists look cool? This is great!
    That tape is definitely martha Stewart! It was in one of the December Studio Calico Add ons!

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    1. Carmen Pauls Orthner says…
      12/17/2011

      I was thinking the same thing -- it takes a certain gift to see art possibilities in a stack of receipts. :)

  7. jane says…
    12/17/2011

    I really love the collage! I will be using this idea next week. Recently I read about the very high BPA levels in many receipts and was wondering how that affects the acid free/"archiveability" aspect of scrapbooking. Is it something to be concerned about?

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  8. Mallory says…
    12/17/2011

    Awesome little collage with the receipts. I'm always wondering how to place them, for one of my days I just put them in an envelope. Can you share your process for putting that stamp from the post office onto the metal rim tag? I have those tags but always have a hard time getting stuff in there. Do you know the measurements?

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  9. Cathie says…
    12/17/2011

    love, love, love the journaling on the photo. I need those pens. this page definitely has the art journal feel - in your style, of course. definitely going to keep this in mind as I move forward.

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  10. Loydene says…
    12/17/2011

    I'm impressed that you got the postal stamp! My postal people aren't nearly as cooperative!

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  11. MichelleGB says…
    12/17/2011

    I love the "everyday" of this spread!

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  12. Christy says…
    12/17/2011

    Love your idea on errands and receipts that you went for shopping. My question is I know that some receipts can fade when you keep them all years. How do you keep it from fading?

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  13. Rebeccastt says…
    12/17/2011

    I was wondering the same thing about receipts. I love the idea of saving them, but after a few years they fade. Do you have receipts in your old DD that have survived well?

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    1. Ali W says…
      12/18/2011

      I wondered the same thing. I know they fade really quickly as they are thermally printed. I am thinking of doing the collage then photocopying the page and using the photocopy/scan (later printed out). Love the washi tape

  14. rhonda says…
    12/17/2011

    Loving your album Ali, I also ran errands yesterday and at 11:30 pm last night did my page with receipts only I put my receipts in a paper snack bag from Hobby Lobby that is Christmas themed,it worked out perfectly!

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  15. valerie says…
    12/17/2011

    I'm pretty sure I got that tape from Studio Calico in one of the add-on kits, it came with a thinner blue one with snowflakes on it.
    Cool page, Ali!

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    1. Sarah says…
      12/17/2011

      Bought some on ebay a few weeks ago as well :) Fun page - never would have thought of this!!

  16. marisa says…
    12/17/2011

    Probably my fave page so far! Never would have thought of a day like this. Thanks for the ongoing inspiration.

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  17. Claire says…
    12/17/2011

    I love the idea of putting the post office date stamp on the metal circle tag. Genius!

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  18. lisa truesdell says…
    12/17/2011

    LOVE. we spent last night wrapping online orders, i might have to collage all the invoices now!

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  19. Mrs. b says…
    12/17/2011

    It is so fun to follow your (and others) December Daily - it becomes so obvious that we have the same things "going around" this time of the year despite which part of the world we all live in (I live in Sweden). Today I also took one round of errands, and even if it is not my favorite thing to do (especially this close to Christmas) it feels good having ticked off some of those things on the "todo-list" :-)

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  20. Teri H. says…
    12/17/2011

    I LOVE the receipt collage!

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  21. Deb P says…
    12/17/2011

    I LOVE this!!! I really like the idea with the date on the tag. I have saved the date from the po stamp before but never thought to put it in a tag circle!!!

    Thanks!!

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  22. Camilla Blue says…
    12/17/2011

    Love, love, love the idea of documenting errand day. I think I should scrap this sometime other than just Christmas.

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  23. Tammy B says…
    12/17/2011

    Thank you so much for this! I have all these receipts, lists, etc., I have been keeping and one picture of shopping and I thought I wouldn't use any of it! This will work perfectly!

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  24. dawn says…
    12/17/2011

    This is such a fun idea, love love this!! My days have been like this too lately.

    I also wanted to know how you did the date stamp on the ring? I don't think we have date stamps like that? Could you explain more, it looks cool.

    Enjoy your weekend. We are making Gingerbread houses today, so much fun to do.

    prayers and hugs

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  25. Yolanda says…
    12/17/2011

    That receipt collage is genius! I can think of so many ways to use that idea for week in the Life, or with wrapping paper after a birthday party; all the receipts from a party planning event; or the stuff you buy before you leave on a trip (or while on a trip). Great way to use and document something that is so often tossed away or stuffed in a filing cabinet.

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