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December Daily® 2014 | Day Three

Welcome to  December Daily® 2014 | Day Three. 

Here's my story for today: 

"The boxes are out. The tree is up. There is stuff everywhere and I love it. My prayer and hope for this month is peace - in our home and in my heart. Slow. Calm. Cozy. I'm loving our evenings so far - fires in the fireplace, holiday books out, and twinkle lights. The cold temps and early darkness are just helping to foster coziness. We've also been doing early bedtimes. Rest and peace. Christmas movies. Snuggling. Quiet. No frenzy. No crazy making. All about making our own joy."

I'm really embracing the mess of getting everything up and making space for coziness right now. I know that the pace will likely pick up a bit as the month rolls on and especially as we get closer to the 25th, but for now I'm all about the calm evenings with my kids and the twinkle lights. 

Also, heads up that I'll have a second post up later today sharing my completed Tuesday in my  Week In The Life™ album. 

Here's a closer look at Day Three: 

Day Three includes the back of Day Two - here you can see the back of the glitter tree (cut pattern paper to fit) and how I embossed the "S" with my contaminated white embossing powder (gold got in there last year I think). 

The  gold foil 3x4 peace card came in the mail from my friend Cristina at Sweat Pea Ink. It is absolutely what I want for myself (and for others) during this season of light and I wrote about that in my journaling. 

On the  3x4 journal card I stamped "the story of today" (x3) using red ink and hand-wrote my story and underlined the words. 

Opposite my journaling and the 4-pocket page I added a 4 inch x 8 inch photo. On top of that photo I added one of the gold foil circles + the "daily life" chipboard piece from the kit. The two together will act as a page tab. I'll repeat another one of the gold foil circles on the back along with whatever I adhere to the photo page. I punched holes in the photo using the  Crop A Dile

Here's a look at it in the album:

Here's a look at what the back looks like right now - tomorrow I will cover it with something. I'm thinking I might stamp a patten using the star stamps. 

Hope you have a great day!

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16 thoughts

  1. Michelle06 says…
    12/04/2014

    Peace card is stunning Ali! I want and wish for that also.

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  2. Siri says…
    12/04/2014

    I think the embossing powder called "Frantage" would be great as a "substitute" contaminated white powder. I have one in ivory, and it has gold and white in it as well. The white and gold is larger than the ivory, kind of like UTEE, and it looks lovely when melted!

    (http://www.stampendous.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/FREG030_Aged_Ivory_swatch_800.jpg)

    Love your pages by the way!

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  3. pirate63 says…
    12/04/2014

    Beautiful !! love the 4x8 photo and circle tab

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  4. YolandaL says…
    12/04/2014

    Such a great example of not making this project harder than it needs to be. And I love the way the journaling is about the Ordinary Niw but incorporates intentions and dreams for the season.

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  5. desilei says…
    12/04/2014

    I love those extra inserts! Oh and I'm excited to see your Tuesday WITL spread! I just finished my Tuesday spread yesterday. On to Wednesday! And starting my DD pages...so many projects! --Desiree

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  6. abragg79 says…
    12/04/2014

    Great idea on the tab! Love the tips you're giving this year! On your hand written journaling, when you do the lines, do you do those before or after you write? I love how they're not straight...yet your writing is. Such a cool effect.

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    1. Catie_Mickletz says…
      12/04/2014

      I have this same question! :D

    2. AliEdwards says…
      12/04/2014

      I write the words first (usually) and then just underline them. You can do it either way ;).

  7. Untiedt says…
    12/04/2014

    I love the 4 pocket page in all white next to the 4x8 color photo. I love these pages are simple and don't require a lot of time. Totally manageable for the busy holiday season. I always try to do too much but this year I'm focusing on keeping it simple. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. ciahansen says…
    12/04/2014

    love your journaling! Go, Ali, Go!

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  9. mtercha says…
    12/04/2014

    The 4x8 photo is such a great size. Beautiful and inspiring. Thank you. michelle t

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  10. torysmama14 says…
    12/04/2014

    Ali, I'm looking for a place to have custom photos sizes printed (specially the 5.5 x 6.25 size for your templates) I've tried several places with no luck. I need someplace online since I live in Italy and photo printing is not common here. Thanks for any help you can provide.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/04/2014

      Hi - I would create a 6x8 canvas in Photoshop and then place the 5.5 x 6.25 photo on the canvas and save as a JPG. Persnickety prints will do a 6x8 (it will just end up with a white border around it that you would then trim down - just like what I do when printing on an 8.5x11).

    2. torysmama14 says…
      12/04/2014

      Genius :)

  11. llaurenb says…
    12/04/2014

    so much to LOVE here... that gorgeous "peace" card, the reverse of the initials from day2, and especially the cool circle tab on the tree! awesome! <3

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  12. pmmessner says…
    12/04/2014

    p e a c e... yes. p e a c e.

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