December Daily™ 2013 | Day Sixteen


Welcome to December Daily™ 2013 | Day Sixteen.

It's totally possible to keep this project simple. Today's page was super quick - print two photos, write out the journaling, add a few embellishments, and voila. It doesn't have to take a lot of time during this crazy time of year and man I love being able to look back on these as the years pass.

And it's always nice to have the reminder that this isn't a competition. It's not about having the coolest design or the most products on your spread or the best decorated house or the biggest gifts under the tree. It's about celebrating and savoring the season in your own life.

Big thanks to those of you who have been sharing your work in the links below, over at Studio Calico in the gallery and on the message board, on Flickr, on Instagram, on Facebook, etc. It's so fun seeing all the #decdaily and #decemberdaily creativity and community.

Also a big thanks to so many of you who have joined the One Little Word year-long workshop. The private Facebook group for the class has already been very active with people sharing their words and making friends. Sign up before December 31 and receive $5 off.

Here's a look at my Day Sixteen:


Today I'm focusing on the kids advent calendars. This year they both chose Lego sets (the City one for Simon and the Friends one for Anna). I moved a little table down from Anna's room to the living room so they could have a dedicated spot for these downstairs that wasn't the dining room table. I love how they both get up in the morning and come down and sit at this little table first thing to see what lego surprise awaits them.

For this spread the Day 16 journal card was waiting for me as it was one I put together in advance. I used the really thin gold washi tape to create the lines for my words.


The "that's a good memory" card had a snowflake on the bottom that I covered with a gold star.


I added a couple little things on top of the two 4x6 photos. On the top photo I added a "merry" die cut (cut with the Silhouette using the free printables included with the kit).


And on the bottom photo I created a little tree with sequins and brads and a tiny little silver star. I really enjoy just adding simple little embellishments right on top of my photos - sometimes those take the form of digital word art and other times they are physical embellishments as you see here.

Hope you have a great Tuesday!


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