December Daily® 2015 | Day Six

Welcome to December Daily® 2015 | Day Six.  

I love including other voices in my album - today I'm doing that in the form of an email from my Mom that I formatted to fit on the back of the tag from  Day 05

In the video today I show you my step-by-steps as well as how to use the joy/stars silkscreen + paint that was included with the  Main Kit and how I'm using the Fuse Tool for closing off some of my page protector pockets. 

Here's a look at Day 06 from my  foundation pages post

And here's a look at Day 06 after including my story and making other adjustments: 

As I mentioned above, the story for Day 06 is an email from my Mom that I received in the morning. I loved how she talked about some of the things she's thankful for (a nice addition after my own list of thankfulness for Day 05). 

I copied and pasted the body of my Mom's email into an Illustrator file (you can use Photoshop, Word, etc) keeping in mind that the tag was 4 inches wide x 8 inches tall. The font is Remington Noiseless. After printing I used  Super Sticky Red Tape to adhere the letter to the back of the tag and trimmed off the excess cardstock from around the edges. 

To get the silver stars on the tag I used the silkscreen + the silver paint from the  Main Kit (watch the video for a tutorial on how to use the screens). On top I added a metal-rimmed circle tag that I had put together when I did my foundation pages. I cut it in half using scissors from Tim Holtz

At the top I used some great red + white twill ribbon from Paper Source to finish off the tag. 

I decided to cut the 2 inch x 2 inch pocket page down to one strip of four pockets. I added a silver glitter star from the  Main Kit and then added an Avery Indext Tab along the edge with stamped sentiments from the Holiday Circles stamp set. 

Here's a look at the pages outside the album: 

Think about the different ways that you could include another person's voice in your album. Emails, notes, things children bring home from school, stories you ask someone else to write, etc. 

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26 thoughts

  1. Michelle06 says…
    12/07/2015

    Oh my gosh Ali you are killing me with your process videos! So grateful for all that you do, all that you share and all that you inspire... other voices is gold!

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  2. bethie1118 says…
    12/07/2015

    I am loving how you incorporate everything into your album and how you are including others into your album.

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  3. CharlotteElvedal says…
    12/07/2015

    Thank you for showing how to use the silk screen! totally going to try that now:-)

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  4. mtercha says…
    12/07/2015

    Your mom's email is beautiful. I see where you get your traits from, the graciousness, humility, kindness, and ability to find joy and gratitude, it's right there in that email. So kind. I love that you did something to the back of the tag pocket. I wouldn't have thought that far. It's a beautiful album. Michelle t

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  5. MichelleElaine says…
    12/07/2015

    Hello! Does your mom have a blog? I can tell she shares your gift of story telling.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/07/2015

      She doesn't but thanks for asking ;).

  6. kelseymcevoy says…
    12/07/2015

    OMG I LOVE THIS!

    And thank you SO MUCH for sharing that font name – I've been looking for the perfect typewriter font forEVER.

    Also, fair warning: I may be "stealing" this idea for my Day 7, seeing as how my mom just now sent me an email that fits perfectly in my DD album and I have nothing else to include today! Thanks for the perpetual inspiration!

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  7. lasteve1 says…
    12/07/2015

    Thanks for all the process videos, it's inspiring me to work on my album more too!

    What is the "ack! I've been kissed by a dog" note about?!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/07/2015

      Another story I'm considering.

    2. lasteve1 says…
      12/08/2015

      I'm very curious. Can't wait to see what you do!

  8. scrappychick says…
    12/07/2015

    Your mum rocks!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/07/2015

      She sure does.

  9. ellenchatfield says…
    12/07/2015

    Loving your December Daily pages so far! Kudos on not only living the day, putting together the layout, photographing everything, and putting together the blog post, but also doing a decently sized process video each day.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/07/2015

      It's a little crazy :).

  10. Lize says…
    12/07/2015

    Looooove...Love that you're changing up page sizes, and that your stories goes deeper that "we did this, or we did that today". And from day one I've been liberated that the story doesn't have to be from that day. So much light in your album.

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  11. carriecolbert says…
    12/07/2015

    That is so cool. I echo your mom's sentiments. I feel especially close this time of year when I watch y'all day by day. Love you.

    Carrie
    www.wearwherewell.com

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  12. astoria150 says…
    12/07/2015

    Love your ideas and videos. Maybe someone can help me. I did take the class Storytelling with December Daily but can't seem to find the cut files. I got the digital brushes but no cut files. Help please.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/07/2015

      Hi - the cut files are included in the Digital Folder. The main package is called "Digital" and when you open that folder it includes the PNG files, the Studio files, and the SVG files. They are all in there together. (There is a second digital set that everyone got that is just the PNG of the stamp set as well).

    2. astoria150 says…
      12/07/2015

      Well I got the png of the stamps but nothing else.

    3. AliEdwards says…
      12/07/2015

      Hmmm. That's strange. You should have two digital packages for that workshop. Someone from my Customer Service team will be in touch with you.

  13. pierek14 says…
    12/07/2015

    Loved seeing the email from your mom. I took my day six in a slightly different direction but the inspiration came from your day six. I wrote a short letter to our children and grandchildren and then kept the 12 2x2 page protector and inserted each of their pictures to go along side the letter. We have 3 children and 9 grandchildren so this was perfect! Thank you so much Ali for all the inspiration.

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  14. PoochPatrol says…
    12/07/2015

    Do you sell the screens that we can use for painting? If not, where can we find them?
    Loving your December Daily videos! So inspiring.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/07/2015

      Hi - that screen was included as part of the Main Kit: http://aliedwards.com/shop/december-daily/december-daily-main-2015. I don't have any others in my shop at this time but have included them in past Story Kits™ as well.

  15. sjansenak says…
    12/07/2015

    I just told my husband that at 9:00 (after the Voice, tee hee) i have to go work on my December Daily and that it's a good thing it's only 25 days because I'm always thinking about the day's story and how i can document it. This is such a gift during this season. It's the first one where our adult children really aren't around and we are finding our way through this together and I have a fabulous excuse to go into the Fun Room and do something I truly enjoy. Your videos are a special gift and full of great ideas, and the entire process is just nothing but fun. Thank you so very much!

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  16. clippergirl says…
    12/08/2015

    Watching your process videos is my treat for the end of the day! You are amazing and so inspiring. The amount of time and energy you put into these videos is.......I'm simply bowing to you in appreciation....you are my goddess of memory keeping :)

    Sorry to sound cheesy, but I speak truth :P

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  17. jenmcampbell says…
    12/08/2015

    I rarely comment on your posts (try to limit my computer time) but I just have to say how sweet that note from your Mom is! It almost made me tear up! I know I have a few notes from my parents expressing their pride in me and they are treasured possessions in my collection of memories. This might be my favourite page of yours so far this year <3

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