December Daily 2010 | Day Two

Here's a good example of being flexible - the story I'm telling for Day Two actually happened on Day One. No problem, no stress - just telling the stories I want to include.

Page one uses my 6x8 layered template set. I think the circle Santa is from Pretty Little Studio and the little paper clip is 7gypsies. Want to read more about the #2 tag? I've got a post on that here.

The paper on page two is vintage wallpaper.

A couple close-ups:

I trimmed this photo to be the same size as the tag on the other side of the transparency. I added a bit of stitching and word stickers from The Girls Paperie Christmas sticker pad.

Sigh. Love.

I added the text directly onto my photo in Photoshop. I'm cropping the images for this section to 5x5 inches x 6.25 inches. The two fonts (which are also used in the digital templates) are Lucia BT and Sentinel.

JOURNALING : For Simon the visit to see Santa was, in Chris’ words, an awesome combination of “comfort and belief.” He walked right up to the man in the red suit, sat on his lap and told him about the legos he would like to have this year and proceeded to ask him, “Do you have those?” Anna, who is not yet two, was super excited at the prospect of seeing Santa. There were lots of excited “Santa” words earlier in the day and on the way to the mall. Once there though, all it took was one look at the big guy and it was a definite no-go for her. Simon got his photo and we headed to dinner at Mucho Gusto. At dinner Anna kept patting her knees and saying “lap” and then “Santa lap Anna.” We asked her if she wanted to go back and sit on Santa’s lap and she said “yes.” We headed back over to the mall and tried again. It was a “yes” up until the last minute. We got her to wave and say hi and it was all good. Next year sweet girl, next year.

The foundation for this page can be seen here.

DAY TWO SUPPLIES : Art Warehouse Hollyberry Transparency, Studio Calico Mister Huey Apple Jack Color Mist, Making Memories Number Stickers, Vintage Wallpaper, Shipping Tag, The Girls Paperie Christmas sticker pad; Ali Edwards 2010 December Daily 6x8 Overlays

All posts related to December Daily can be found here.

Along with their paper tags, Elle’s Studio has digital items, too - currently the digital items are all 20% off through the month of December! Most of their digital items are items that they have retired, but sometimes they throw something totally new in the mix! Don’t forget to check out their blog and facebook page!


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  1. Cheri says…

    Here's a link to my day 1 & 2 on my blog... I don't print my photos at home, so I'll be a little behind, but I'm recording my stories on my personal blog which is helping a TON when I'm going back to make the pages. Loving your album Ali! You are such inspiration!

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  2. Brooke says…

    I love that Anna not wanting to sit on Santa's lap wasn't a big deal for you. I see so many screaming kids getting shoved on Santa's lap that it makes you wonder why we really do it. As the years go by you'll have a nice little timeline of Anna and her relationship with Santa so it's nice to see it started at a distance. With my son (2.5) we have visited many Santa's at different shopping centres and he just loves chatting to them. We'll take the whole photo thing at his pace.

    I also love that you've made a tag out of Simon's photo. To me the "Santa photo" is a big deal and it's nice to be reminded that that doesn't mean it needs a full page just by itself.

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  3. Amy says…

    I love the "mist-on-tag-remove-number-sticker" look - I did it on my album for two of the days and really love how it turned out - I used glimmer mist instead of the maya mist. I had to do many, many coats to show up as dark as I wanted.

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  4. sharyn says…

    love the photo of your little ones holding hands!

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  5. Kerry says…

    This is beautiful and the pictures are amazing xx

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  6. sophie says…

    i've always LOVED pictures of people walking from behind. great day two!

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  7. Emily & Blythe says…

    that's awesome to have the writing on the accuall photo!

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  8. Erika Bates says…

    Loved this page! I really like the look of the journaling on the pic of Anna...can you tell me how you put the little translucent box that holds the type? I'm not real good with PS yet :) thanks!

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  9. Jen says…

    Love the picture with Anna and the writing on the photo - brilliant!
    (I have to stop comparing mine to yours!! so pretty!)

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