December Daily™ 2011 | Day Twelve

Welcome to December Daily™ 2011 | Day Twelve.

I wanted to reach out to those of you who are having any sort of frustration with this project (such as not enough time, lacking motivation, supply issues, printing issues, camera issues, family issues, work issues, guilt, pressure, etc.) and remind you that there are no rules. There are no rules that it has to be done in a certain amount of time. There are no rules that it needs to look a certain way. That you need to tell certain stories. That you're supposed to keep up and post and be merry all the time.

This project is supposed to be fun. It is supposed to be uplifting and encourage you focus on the things that are good this time of year.

It's not a race.

But there is a goal - the goal of documenting your own personal stories from December 2011.

I'll take a collective deep breath with you if you don't mind.

Okay, onward.

Here's a look at our Day Twelve:

My story today is about the kids writing letters to Santa. A personal favorite tradition because I love to see what they write/create.

6 x 4 photo on the right. 5.5 x 3.5 photo on the left.

I did a little misting (pretty sure I need to practice that technique a bit more) on the Teresa Collins Christmas Home Notes pattern paper. Hero Arts Basic Uppercase are the stamps used in the title. The arrows are from Studio Calico's Scrap Pads - wrapped around the edge and stapled with the Tiny Attacher.

I did a zig zag stitch on the seams between the pattern papers and the photo.

The "e" circle was cut from Jillibean Soup Raisins pattern paper.

Simon's letter made my heart happy. In the jouranling I talk about how much I loved that he started his letter with a thank you all on his own.

Stamping out some of the journaling always takes a bit of time but I can't think of a time I didn't like the result. Totally worth it.

I repeated the pattern paper from the first page on the second with a couple thin strips (also repeated the zig zag stitching). The big poinsettia along the bottom is from the Echo Park Seasons Greetings Chipboard set.

Here's a look at both pages in my album with the daily transparency insert:

Happy half-way point for those of you who are creating an album up to the 25th.


Click on the images to link to the products.

Holiday Gift Wrap


Paper Source is one of my personal favorite places for gift wrap supplies. A couple things I picked up this year include the Candy Cane Duct Tape, the Red/White Twill, the Merry Christmas Twill (which would be great in a December Daily album), and the Muslin Bags (great for small treats).


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

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