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December 21, 2011

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.

Here’s a look at Day 20 in the album:


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  • 1.
    Carrie Rosalind said…

    Love it! I especially love that you incorporated Anna’s orange line drawing into the mix – what a cool idea!

  • 2.
    Beth said…

    I love Anna’s drawings!

  • 3.
    Stephanie said…

    So cute! My daughter has colored quite a few purple trees as well!

  • 4.
    Denise KC said…

    THIS is my favorite layout! I love little kid art :)

  • 5.
    craftstea said…

    I like it. Start Anna young on designing scrapbook pages! She will look back when she is older and love this.

    • ….
      Mallory said…

      Aww! If she gets into scrapbooking, you two will have so much fun!

  • 6.
    Leslie Murphy said…

    I love this! I hope to create one similar with some silly reindeer faces my kids made. Merry Christmas, Ali!

  • 7.
    Caroline said…

    I love Anna’s journaling lines she so helpfully provided! How do you get your journaling to fit so perfectly each time? Been wondering about that as I find it hard to write “just the right amount” … Do you practice on another sheet, do you edit what you include as you go? Would love to know your process!

  • 8.
    Lori P. said…

    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!

    • ….
      Yolanda said…

      I’d also argue that your experience in Texas and helping your daughter are valuable stories. They are a part of your December. It doesn’t much matter whether what happened was “Christmasy,” simply that it is part of your story. Case in point, this DEcember Daily layout I did based on a day spent in the ER with my mom in 2009: Years from now, having a record of that time will be valuable for both of you.

  • 9.
    Camilla Blue said…

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

  • 10.
    Ali M said…

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

  • 11.
    lisa truesdell said…

    mad love.

  • 12.
    Brenna said…

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

  • 13.
    Katie Scott said…

    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.

  • 14.
    kelly libby said…

    “…remember to breathe”.
    Great advice, Ali!!

  • 15.
    orange gearle said…

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

  • 16.
    Teresa said…

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

  • 17.
    dawn said…

    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.

  • 18.
    rhonda said…

    How cute, love these pages!

  • 19.
    Lorette C said…

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

  • 20.
    joanne smith said…

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

  • 21.
    Molly said…


  • 22.
    Therese said…

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

  • 23.
    Lisa W. said…

    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!!!

  • 24.
    Elaine Bieman said…

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

  • 25.
    Mallory said…

    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. :)

  • 26.
    Kate Burroughs said…

    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

  • 27.
    Kelli Thomas said…

    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.

  • 28.
    Katie Scott said…

    Somehow I got 2 days behind – catching up now!

  • 29.
    ckcpurple said…

    Simple and cool!!!

  • 30.

    Love the artwork!


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