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December 18, 2012

December Daily™ 2012 | Day Sixteen + Day Seventeen

Combining Days Sixteen and Seventeen today for a couple reasons:

(1) I was a day behind. Hello December.

(2) I used a Martha Stewart Crafts Punch All Over the Page Starry Sky Punch with two journal card pages back to back and it made sense to show it all together.

Here’s Day Sixteen:

Always have to include something about the Advent Calendars – a much loved tradition in our house. This year we have the Star Wars Lego calendar and the Playmobile Princess Wedding set.

Vellum arrows and the tabbed piece of paper (pattern was on the other side) are from the Studio Calico December Daily™ kit. Letter stickers are from Crate Paper.

And you can guarantee that I’m pretty happy that my Paperwhites are close to blooming.

One of my recent purchases is this Martha Stewart Crafts Punch All Over the Page Starry Sky Punch. I wanted to use it in this project and I wanted to use it to create a see-through section.

The solution was to line up two 4×6 journal cards back to back and punch through them. Love it. Here’s the front side:

And the back side. I didn’t adhere these two cards together, just punched them at the same time to get the correct location.

Here’s Day Seventeen:

This quotation was just too darn funny to pass up.

Celebrate This” white glitter banner is from KI Memories.

This is what she was singing on the way to school. I added the text in Photoshop before printing. That great sequin star is from Heidi Swapp.

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


Click on the images to link to the products.


To savvy shoppers around the world, the name Tiny Prints stands for high quality products like chic photo cards, personalized stationery, stylish design and exceptional customer service, but to us the name will always conjure up images of the adorable babies whose photos graced our first line of birth announcements, photo books and baby shower invitations. What was started by three friends with big dreams and a passion for beautiful paper has grown from a tiny, self-funded company specializing in unique baby stationery into a booming online retailer of stylish designs for every occasion that is recognized around the globe for our commitment to customer service and our insistence that personal attention be paid to every order.


You’re invited to include a link to your DAY SIXTEEN AND/OR DAY SEVENTEEN page here. Please link directly to your post vs. your general blog link.


  • 1.
    Anita said…

    So very sweet, love it.

  • 2.
    sharon71 said…

    Great post Ali, I love seeing what you do each day. :)

  • 3.
    Janet said…

    My kids sing the funniest, cutest things too! I Need to get better at documenting it too!

  • 4.
    Fiona said…

    I love how you recorded how Anna sings the carols. Such a great idea! I’ll have to remember to record those fun details :)

  • 5.
    Ellie Augustin said…

    Oh I love it! Wait that Martha Punch you can just punch any place you like?! OH goodness I’m on a mission I have a thing for stars & that would be awesome to be able to punch where I’d like since my poor little Silhouette SD broke & haven’t been able have any diecuts & this is PERFECT :)

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Yep – punch anywhere.

  • 6.
    Lisa W. said…

    OH I love seeing pictures of your children. That outfit, those colors, that little girl IS beautiful!!! Truly enjoyed this post!

  • 7.
    Vicky said…

    We too are enjoying a princess wedding at out house :)

  • 8.
    Kathy L said…

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful pages and stories. The colors in you pictures (home) are beautiful, peaceful. Lovin’ the punch around. Might need to go pick one of those up.

  • 9.
    Kimberly said…

    I’ve had that punch for 2 years and I love the way you’ve used it here! I’m going to pull mind out and use it for PL this month!

  • 10.
    amy s said…

    love them. my favorite spreads so far. thanks for the inspiration as always ali. :)

  • 11.
    Dori said…

    Oh, how precious…new lyrics! :-)

  • 12.
    orange gearle said…

    I absolutely love what you did with the punch! Also, the quote, perfectly magical. I have a three year old daughter and I think our daughters would get along quite nicely. ;-)

  • 13.
    Kendra said…

    I love that you have included that story. Kids are so SURE at this age. My son (when he was about this age) said “Mommy? Why is there soap in the sleigh?” Not knowing what he meant I asked him to elaborate – tell me more. He replied “You know ‘Dashing thru the snow, in a one horse ‘soap and sleigh’……” :)

  • 14.
    Christie M said…

    Love it! Would you mind sharing the font you used for the “deck the halls” quote?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      It’s called Sentinel.

  • 15.
    Alida said…

    Perfect pages!

  • 16.
    Malea said…

    I really am loving how you have made your 4×6 album this year. Gives me some ideas for next year since it looks like its so much easier to keep up with.

  • 17.
    Karen said…

    I think I prefer Anna’s version of the song better. You go girl!

  • 18.
    Veronica Peralta said…

    So precious! ♥ it!

  • 19.
    Deena said…

    Awesome photo page! I love the lyrics that kids make up for some of the songs. What a great memory to have for future years. :)

  • 20.
    Debbie said…

    My first thought when I had seen this page is did Anna mean the foul smells coming from the garbage can. I thought wow, she’s very smart! Not that your garbage is stinky, but a very cute memory page to have for years later. One of my favorites so far!

  • 21.
    Raylene said…

    Oh the singing! I remember my son singing Away in a Manger, and starting the second verse with “the cattle are lonely, . . . ” so much fun to remember! That’s what daily memory keeping is all about!

  • 22.
    Kathy (kathyb) said…

    Love the song and the story behind! For a moment I thought S&A had been not getting along, until you explained :)

  • 23.
    Stacy said…

    “Fouls and Jollys!” Oh my goodness…That is so adorable.

  • 24.
    Julie said…

    very sweet…song Miss Anna

  • 25.
    Elizabeth said…

    My girls have made up a song over the years that starts out “Deck the halls with newborn babies…” It gets weirder and weirder as the song goes on. Ha.

  • 26.
    Mallory said…

    Love the stars so much Ali! It’s my classroom theme! :)

  • 27.
    Allison M. said…

    That is sooo precious! I think that although I will be putting together my Dec. Daily in the New Year this will be the best year yet. Doing Project Life this year has really helped me become a better story teller. Just last night my daughter was singing Frosty and came out with the line “with a corn cob pipe and a BOOGIE nose”. My husband burst out laughing and corrected her, but she insisted that it was a Boogie nose, not a button nose. Immediately, I thought back to this post of Anna & how she sang Deck the Halls.

  • 28.
    Teresa said…

    It’s deck the halls with dolls of jolly over here. :) Our girls are a month apart. Love it! :)

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