December Daily™ 2012 | Day Two

I don't usually know in advance what stories I want to tell for a certain day unless we have something planned.

Last night was one of those occasions as we got to see Willy Wonka performed by the Cottage Theater. It's a movie I watched and enjoyed as a kid (the Gene Wilder version) and one that my kids have now watched and also enjoyed. Simon loved it.

My journaling is a simple note to him about the experience and his awesome Christmas spirit.

On the left side I included a piece of the mailer about the play.

On the right I included a photo that Katie took of Simon and I outside the theater.

In Photoshop I added my journaling and some "hello december" word art. After printing I added an "A + S" using BasicGrey letter stickers.

Here's a look at the spread:


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  1. December Daily | Day Two Photos - Snaps of Our Life | Snaps of Our Life

    2012-12-03 08:27:54 -0600

    [...] December Daily | Day Two Photos December 2, 2012 Linking to Ali Edwards’ December Daily post. [...]

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  2. Paula

    2012-12-03 08:37:15 -0600

    Love this layout so much! And it is getting me excited for what my 15 year old, Amy, is going to find under the tree this year as her big gift - great seats to see Wicked! I love that Broadway tours across America - Amy spends hours (and I mean hours) in her room listening to show tunes, and I am aniticipating seeing that same sparkle that we both live for in her eyes too! So glad Simon had a great time and wishing you lots more December fun!

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  3. Eniko

    2012-12-03 08:39:06 -0600

    Ali, your boy just gets cuter and cuter...love the new size of your Dec Daiy album!

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  4. Courtney

    2012-12-03 08:39:13 -0600

    Love this letter to Simon!! Such precious journaling!

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  5. Tina J.

    2012-12-03 09:23:37 -0600

    Not only are you providing inspiration for my Dec. Daily book, but giving me ideas of fun things to do with my boys! I don't think they've ever seen Willy Wonka... I bet they'd love it too.

    Thanks, Ali!

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  6. Brooke U

    2012-12-03 09:41:06 -0600

    I love the inspiration of this page. I really like the idea of writing a letter to someone. My husband started a new job today, so a letter to him, telling him how proud I am would be great with the photo of him leaving for work this morning!!

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  7. Helen

    2012-12-03 10:55:30 -0600

    Love your typing directly on to the photo. Definitely going to be incorporating that in my PL-style DD this year! Thanks so much - as always - for the inspiration

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  8. Carolyn HP

    2012-12-03 11:02:12 -0600

    So fun, I'm thinking of trying to find some local Christmas theater to see since I think I have some time for it this year. Thanks for the ideas Ali!

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  9. dawn

    2012-12-03 11:30:47 -0600

    What a great day for Simon to remember, nice that everyone was there for it too. Great picture of you two, he is looking TALL!!

    My daughter was in the Willy Wonka play 5 years ago at her school, it's been our favorite since then!!

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  10. Erin Taylor

    2012-12-03 11:49:01 -0600

    What a great photo of you and Simon! Willy Wonka is one of my favorite movies. :-)

    I have a quick question for you... how do you blur something out of a photo (for privacy reasons?). I did a google search but can't find a way to completely blur out a line of text from a photo, and I know you've done that before. Thanks!

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  11. Pidgen

    2012-12-03 11:56:18 -0600

    This is killing me - that the pre-done card had light blue ... the exact color of Simon's shirt! Do things like this always work out for you!?! I'm super jealous! ;)

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    2012-12-03 15:59:26 -0600

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  13. Shelly Bailey

    2012-12-03 16:39:58 -0600

    Hi Ali, I bought your 6x8 Dec. Daily overlays and I watched your video. Question - how do you print your 6x8 photos? I have an Epson 730 and have resized my photo in Elements, but can't get the picture to print at 6x8 size. I am googling like crazy, but not finding the answer. Do you have any tips? Thanks you so much!! Love your Dec. Daily and the products you supply for us. Shelly

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  14. DebP

    2012-12-03 17:57:22 -0600

    Great photo, and your Simon sure is handsome. I am using your 4x6 overlays for my December Daily, and I can't believe how much easier has made the process. Everyday I take a photo, and do a little journaling on the opposite page, and I love the 4x6 size this year.

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  15. Brooke

    2012-12-03 18:43:26 -0600

    I love that you take your kids to a play each December, recalling Anna's trip to Nutcracker last year. There surely is nothing greater than watching the joy in your child. I can see how my 4 year old is getting his Dad into the Christmas spirit. It's awesome.

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  16. Kathy

    2012-12-04 00:01:47 -0600

    Love the photo of you too (good on you Katie!!) Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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