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Decmber Daily™ 2011 | Day Eight

Welcome to December Daily™ 2011 | Day Eight.

Today I felt like playing.

I've long been a fan of square collages - for photos, for embellishments, and often times ones that include a bit of both.

Today I decided to stick with embellishments and had fun digging through my holiday stuff to add to the simple collage.

I know one of the first questions you might have is about the background stamp.

Here's the details on the stamp:

You could definitely make the same grouping with one single square stamp repeated to create a larger square or rectangle.

I've had this stamp for a long, long time now. I still love it and get excited to use it on a project. I did find it one place online (I've never purchased from this place and don't anything about them except they popped up on a google search for the stamp): Expressions In Ink.

UPDATE | I heard from the owner of Expressions In Ink this morning (I had linked to them in my post today as a source for the 9-square block stamp). Michelle let me know that she and her husband purchased the Stamp It! line back in 2005 and have since added hundreds of designs. They have several block group stamps available here (super cool). Thanks for connecting with me Michelle!

Here's a close up of that collage:

Products (starting at the top left and working across): American Crafts Foil E, AE/TT Holiday In A Box Stamp using Colorbox Silver Ink, bits of ribbon, Santa button from Evalicious, chipboard star with Martha Stewart silver and gold glitter on top (actually did that one the other night when I glittered those words I hung next to the front door), Pebbles wood button, Jenni Bowlin Black Doily Flower, Pebbles Twist Ties (with a line of stitching on top), and words from my 25 Moments stamp set (also in Colorbox Silver Ink).

For the second page I added a bit of journaling about how I was feeling today:

A couple little black and white word stickers stitched along the top + jouranling + a combo of those Pebbles Twist Ties and ribbon along on the bottom.

Here's what it looks like in the album:


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54 thoughts

  1. Lorette C says…
    12/09/2011

    Simply awesome!!! I love the white space! So important in a book full of memories... thank you for reminding us of the simple things in life...

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  2. Missscrap says…
    12/09/2011

    clean and simple, I love this page !!

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  3. Estellita says…
    12/09/2011

    What a awesome collage !!!
    I love the squares, too !
    I ve made my page very quickly this morning before going to work, and i would do just journaling, but my daughter has received a gift from her boyfriend ... too cute, she is 8 !!! So, the journaling page will be for next week ;-))))

    Thanks for the links, i love visiting others websites !!!
    Kisses from France

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  4. becky v says…
    12/09/2011

    Thank you Ali fro creating this project...I love to look back and see all the documentation of just Life at such a wonderfuk time of the year.

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  5. Susan says…
    12/09/2011

    so wonderful! so inspiring! thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

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  6. Marilyn says…
    12/09/2011

    I love the simplicity of today's page. It just reminds me that I don't need to fill every open space with something.

    Thanks Ali and have a great day!

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  7. HeatherC says…
    12/09/2011

    Very Pretty Ali. Last night I got together with a friend of mine who is also making a December album and we brought ours to share with each other --- so fun!

    Hoping you find your twinkle today.

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  8. Els says…
    12/09/2011

    I love those squares, might use that idea for a card I need to make.

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  9. Jeni says…
    12/09/2011

    Awesome Ali!

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  10. Theresa says…
    12/09/2011

    Wish I still had kids at home to make a journal about. A little harder when you are a grandma with long distance contact! I love all the inspiration and ideas. And I like how you used the Hero Arts stamp as a background. They make the best back ground stamps. Wishing you a great holiday season.

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  11. Nicole says…
    12/09/2011

    I love the pages when you 'play!' You are the queen of white space and that column of journaling is perfect. I hope the stress winds down very soon and you have a wonderful weekend with Simon and Anna. Hugs!

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  12. Jenny A says…
    12/09/2011

    This is my favorite of your pages yet. Love the simplicity. Love the playing. Love the honestly. Sending you lots of twinkle today!

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  13. Kim Thomas says…
    12/09/2011

    Oh, I love this layout! All of the white space, and red trim. Yummy! Thank you so much for the inspiration. I love the collage. Thank you so much for the inspiration. I look forward to it every day.:)

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  14. Sue FitzGerald says…
    12/09/2011

    Gorgeous. Stampit is an Australian company http://www.stampit.com.au/view/home so if you can't pick it up there you may be able to search their site :-)

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  15. Michelle L says…
    12/09/2011

    THis is by far my favorite page to date!

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  16. Paula G says…
    12/09/2011

    Another wonderful Dec Daily spread - thank you so much for sharing. Praying that you get the peace,joy and sparkle you deserve - you are the best!

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  17. Queen Mary says…
    12/09/2011

    Love that stamp Ali! Hmmm, how can I fake it? :)

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  18. Mallory says…
    12/09/2011

    Love it!!

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  19. Carolynhasacat says…
    12/09/2011

    Love this. It's so IN THE MOMENT. Exactly what this project is meant to capture, I think.

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  20. Mary Sara P. says…
    12/09/2011

    Wow, I just LOVE this. It's great for those what do I do today or didn't take a picture day. I am hoping to catch up this weekend and I am definitely doing this. Enjoy the weekend.

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  21. Cathy K. says…
    12/09/2011

    Lovely pages!

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  22. Irene says…
    12/09/2011

    This was PEFECT for me to see. I forgot to take any of the day and now I know exactly how I will do my "Day 8." Thank you so much. Also, I don't have the stamp, but it would be pretty easy to duplicate the outcome with the right font in Photoshop or Word. It won't look exactly like the stamp, but with the right embellishments, it should work.

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  23. Hannah says…
    12/09/2011

    I love it. I am so impressed that when you feel tired and flat you can produce this- I would be retreating to to a dark corner with wine and chocolate! I'm not surprised that you are worn with all the usual stresses of being a working wife and mother in a busy season, not to mention the extra pressure of having thousands of inspiration hungry fans waiting to pounce on every word you say! Don't forget to take care of yourself Ali :)

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  24. emily m. says…
    12/09/2011

    love the honest journaling in this one. Some days are better than others and it's nice to see that reflected in the DD. From all the giveaway blog posts and extensive details of the DD it's clear you are working hard.

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  25. Peg says…
    12/09/2011

    Just wanted to send along a hug. I admire you being so candid both in your albums and here. This time of year can be such a bittersweet combination of things. Hope you enjoyed making this and got a little energy from it. It's just beautiful.

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