December Daily™ 2013 | Day Two


Welcome to December Daily™ 2013 | Day Two.


The kids came home yesterday (after a weekend with Chris) which always includes a transition period and a lot of hugs. The thing they were most excited for was to open their Lego Advent calendars. Long time readers will know that's a pretty big deal around here. But everything changed when Simon discovered an elf had arrived.

Here's a look at my Day Two:


Day Two ended up being two spreads (a total of four pages). It sounds like a lot but I wanted to include the Santa letter which gave me space for another photo.


The first two pages include a 4x6 journal card where I wrote about the elf appearing at our house + a photo of Simon and Anna calling Chris to tell him about the elf + an enlarged photo of the elf + #Christmas word art.


Along the edge of the photo I added some of the red trim that was included with the Studio Calico kit. I used a Crop A Dile to punch the holes. To adhere the trim I used 1/8 inch red line tape.


I love having some things included in this project that aren't in the page protectors. Love the mixture of the two.


Adhered to the back of the elf photo is the letter that came with her from Santa (free printable courtesy of Design Editor.


Around the edge of the letter I added some of the gold glitter ribbon from the kit - cut in half right down the middle of the roll to stretch out the yardage over the next 23 days.


The big red chipboard circle is from Studio Calico's Magical Collection (not included in the kit but available here).

I have to tell you that my heart was bursting a little bit to see Simon and Anna's shared joy this afternoon. They decided on the name together after some back and forth and then they had a couple secret meetings with one another. I love that they are getting to the place where they look to each for input and are able to share in each other's joy (at least for a moment or two).

And man do I love those enlarged photos.


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