December Daily™ 2011 | Day Twenty

Welcome to December Daily™ 2011 | Day Twenty.

Yesterday when I found a little window of time to work on my page I took a good look around at my piles and looked specifically for something I could use in my album. I didn't have to look far or deep:

Anna's been coloring and drawing up a storm the last few days so it wasn't too hard to find a couple things to use as the main content for our Day 20.

First up, a lovely purple Christmas tree:

Love it.

Day 20 has a divided page protector insert:

I added two different kinds of small stars (old book paper punched stars and Jenni Bowlin chipboard stars), an ornament from the Echo Park chipboard set, and a piece of a dot-to-dot from Simon (he's never been much of a coloring-kid but man he loves dot to dot).

And the second page:

This was also a drawing that Anna did - the first one I've seen that are a bunch of horizontal lines (you know I loved that). It was perfect for a bit of journaling. I also added some of those American Crafts foil letter stickers as a title.

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32 thoughts

  1. Lori P.

    2011-12-21 16:43:29 +0000

    Hi Ali,
    I was getting down on myself this year for not being able to get started on my December Daily album. I tried to get pictures everyday, but then I wasn't at home in MI, I was away in TX helping my daughter recoop from surgery, so I was very busy. ow I am home (on the 19th) and have missed so much of the month. But then I thought... why does it have to be December for this year? Why couldn't I do a January album and incorporate some of December into it. Hmm??? Why not! Thank you so much Ali for putting so many different idea's into all of our noggins (heads). Merry Christmas!

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  2. Camilla Blue

    2011-12-21 16:48:22 +0000

    I love the lines. I need to nab my three year old's masterful lines to use too. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. Ali M

    2011-12-21 17:37:11 +0000

    In love with your custom commissioned lines for journaling. You never cease to amaze me.

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  4. lisa truesdell

    2011-12-21 17:37:33 +0000

    mad love.

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  5. Brenna

    2011-12-21 18:18:04 +0000

    Love that you have such an awesome entry with no photograph!

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  6. Katie Scott

    2011-12-21 18:39:46 +0000

    Love the idea of the lines for journaling - my kids used to do drawings like that - I wonder if I still have some somewhere. Love the purple Christmas tree too - I love it when they go to town like that.

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  7. kelly libby

    2011-12-21 18:40:46 +0000

    "...remember to breathe".
    Great advice, Ali!!

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  8. orange gearle

    2011-12-21 19:15:32 +0000

    Love this! My little one also watches Super Why!
    I am so thankful for your inspiration! :-)

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  9. Teresa

    2011-12-21 23:21:32 +0000

    Love the tree! Purple is my favorite color! WTG Anna! Love that the pages have her touch.

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  10. dawn

    2011-12-22 00:03:43 +0000

    Another fun page with lines, love love this!! How awesome for Anna to help with the album. Will have my little cousin do this for me and write about it for her.

    Your pockets always have fun stuff in them, makes me smile!!

    Thank you for the reminder to BREATHE!!
    Keeping you in my prayers still and hugs for good days.

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  11. rhonda

    2011-12-22 00:04:33 +0000

    How cute, love these pages!

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  12. Lorette C

    2011-12-22 01:05:24 +0000

    Super cool!! Love this idea... Wish I had my grandson around to help me... will just have to wing it!

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  13. joanne smith

    2011-12-22 01:32:57 +0000

    how sweet!! i need to catch up on my december daily... :P

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  14. Molly

    2011-12-22 01:46:25 +0000

    Fun!

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  15. Therese

    2011-12-22 02:51:53 +0000

    Anna is 2.5 and already gets the concept of coloring in the lines, so to speak. I'm impressed!

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  16. Lisa W.

    2011-12-22 13:02:44 +0000

    Oh so cute...love that you incorporate kids art. Your kids are going to LOVE this even more when they are older and see these albums. Your creativity is SO awesome!!!

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  17. Elaine Bieman

    2011-12-22 13:14:07 +0000

    i want to do that with my son's pictures now. He probably wont let me have them tho.

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  18. Mallory

    2011-12-22 15:40:08 +0000

    I can't wait for my 1 year old to start coloring and scribbling. Definitely looking forward to his first artwork in my Project Life album for 2012! I put those chunky Crayola crayons in his stocking so we'll see if he gets it. :)

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  19. Kate Burroughs

    2011-12-22 17:35:32 +0000

    Love that you incorporated your children's activities and art into the mix. Just great pages! Thank you so much for sharing your stories with us all.
    Aloha, Kate

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  20. Kelli Thomas

    2011-12-22 18:58:38 +0000

    Hey! When she colored the ornaments, it looks like she made them into stars! ... Let's pretend. She's she helping with the them of your album. Purple stars. Gotta love it.

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  21. Katie Scott

    2011-12-23 01:01:15 +0000

    Somehow I got 2 days behind - catching up now!

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  22. ckcpurple

    2011-12-24 01:43:37 +0000

    Simple and cool!!!

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  23. JLJ Designs (Jen)

    2011-12-27 03:09:38 +0000

    Love the artwork!

    Jen

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    2011-12-29 23:58:34 +0000

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