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December 12, 2012

December Daily™ 2012 | Day Eleven

Hello Day Eleven.

Today Chris and I spent the afternoon with Simon. We took him out to eat and to find a Christmas present for Anna.

I adhered two of these Christmas Journal Cards back to back (they are printed on photo paper) and punched holes.

“Hello Life” is from my Hello Joy digital set. You can learn more about adding word art to photos (and recoloring) here: Getting Started With Digital Scrapbooking.

Here’s a link of all my days so far for 2012:


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  • 1.
    margote05 said…

    Stunning ;)

  • 2.
    Wendy G. said…

    Oh my. That second photo made me cry. My eyes immediately saw Simon holding your hand. What a great moment.

  • 3.
    Nicky from Okotoks said…

    Life is good

  • 4.
    Michele H. said…

    love the simplicity of this page ali! that’s an awesome photo of you and simon:)

  • 5.
    Raylene said…

    He looks so grown up here! What a handsome guy!

  • 6.
    lisa fine said…

    I love that photo of Simon with all the toys. The angle of that is perfect – it makes the choices seem extra overwhelming.

    As always, beautiful.

  • 7.
    Stephanie Baxter said…

    That photo of you and Simon is so precious. What a blessing he must be to you and how proud of him you must be! It seems like he’s so wise beyond his years. What a top kid!

  • 8.
    Maria V. said…

    The photo of you and Simon brought tears to my eyes. There are a million stories told in that one photo.

  • 9.
    Marie said…

    I see that I’m not the only one crying while seeing the picture with you and Simon. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  • 10.
    jen in pa said…

    what pen did you use to write on the christmas journal card? i printed some on photo paper too, but i’m not sure how to write on them.

  • 11.
    Sara Andrews said…

    I love that picture of you and Simon. His expression is priceless.

  • 12.
    Jill Kane said…

    That photo of you two is so awesome :) Makes me feel happy for you!

  • 13.
    Mari K said…

    Beautiful. The photo of you and your son is wonderful!

  • 14.
    Ilona said…

    That’s such a lovely photo of Simon and you!! Sooo great to capture moments like this!

  • 15.
    tracey moore said…

    Your pictures tell a real story, how do you manage it!!!!!

  • 16.
    Pidgen said…

    I think it is awesome {that word just doesn’t seem enough} that you and Chris take the time to appreciate and share the things that matter to both of you. This photo is stunning – not only for what it shows, but also because of who took it. Simon will always feel loved because of you two.

  • 17.
    Michelle C said…

    What a beautiful moment captured!

  • 18.
    Debbie S. said…

    Lovely, Ali! Those talks that happen are so special…

  • 19.
    Annette said…

    I remember that conversation well with my son… What a beautiful photo of the two of you. You can see in his expression who much he adores you..Great job Ali…

  • 20.
    Wendy said…

    Love, love, LOVE that photo of you & Simon!

  • 21.
    Kimmie said…

    Wow, Ali! The photo of you and Simon is so touching. It literally made me tear up a little. What a special little guy he is and what a lucky mom you are!

  • 22.
    dawn said…

    Wow, how beautiful this memory is, love the picture. THis brought instant tears to my eyes before I even saw his hand on yours, sooooo AWESOME!! Love that you and Chris spent this time with Simon. Thanks Ali for sharing this with us.

  • 23.
    Barbara said…

    I love the idea of the smaller album – I just couldn’t do it and get all my December Daily events in. You always do great work!

  • 24.
    Ann Marie said…

    Love your day eleven. And that photo of Simon and you is simply beautiful!

  • 25.
    Sarah said…

    Oh Ali, you are a really gorgeous mother. Your boy is so lucky he got to be mothered by you – in the same way you are lucky you got to be his mother. God blessed you both so much – and I can tell that you know this. Merry Christmas

  • 26.
    Damiane Lucas said…

    Dear Sweet Ali,

    I LOVE your DD album! It’s packed with fun little stories and lots of visual goodies. I especially love this year’s album size. It’s not a whopping intimidating project, and it’s very doable for scrapbookers with busy, working lives. Thank you, Ali. Finally, here’s a December project that I can actually finish without wearing myself out in the process.

    I really hope you consider this 4×6 album size next year, too. Perhaps a vertical one?

    Merry Christmas and may God continue to shower you with creative blessings.

  • 27.
    Tiffany W. said…

    I shared the following story at and Noell encouraged me pass this along because she thought that you might appreciate it.

    Two years ago, I made a December daily album as inspired by a ScrapBooks Etc. article by you I’m really glad I did. It made me look at December in a different way. I was consciously trying to find bits of happiness each day to share in the album. Keeping the album was also really good for me because I had a miscarriage that was pretty traumatic during that month. As silly as this may sound, having this album reminded me to keep moving forward and to look for ways to create happy memories for both myself and my family. I did record a bit about my miscarriage and being in the hospital. Even though that December and Christmas were mixed with grief and sadness, I am amazed at how that year stands out to me as incredibly precious and special, precisely because I took the time to record special moments of that month and the traditions I love.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      I’m sorry to read about your loss Tiffany. This project always makes me remember what I love most about December (and stay intentional about it) – it’s a big reason why I continue to do it each year. Thank you for sharing.

  • 28.
    Kelly said…

    I adore that the photo captured an awesome moment so well – love the hands. (am jealous we never manage to quite capture those special moments so well! LOL)

  • 29.
    Nora Anne said…

    That picture of you and Simon is awesome! Your expressions are priceless :)

  • 30.
    Denise Sanner said…

    I’ve always admired you for your creativity. But, even more then that, I admire you for the way you make your “family” work. Life is not easy…we face many struggles. You and Chris working together to raise your children…to take the time to be with them individually and discuss “life” with them…will have lasting affects on them forever. Merry Christmas, Ali. May you find yourself surrounded by all the things you love during this holiday season. xoxoxo

  • 31.
    Myriam said…

    You never cease to amaze/inspire me. Your post made me teary eyed. I find it absolutely amazing that you and Chris take that special time to be with your kids, no matter what. You both deserve kuddos for placing them first. Cheers your way!

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