December Daily® 2016 | Day 07

Welcome to  December Daily® 2016 | Day 07. 

Last year for  Day 10 I had my kids write out a list of the things they are "loving" right now. I decided to do something similar again this year and include our whole crew. I love the opportunity to bring other voices (yesterday it was a literal voice and today it's via handwriting) into this album to create a more complete picture of life at this point in time. More details below. 

As a reminder, here's what Day 07 looked like as a foundation page: 

Here's a look at what Day 07 turned out looking like:

I decided to just hold Day 07 inside the pocket page (included with my  Main Kit this year). On the outside of the pocket I stamped the date using a rolling date stamp and added an Avery Index Tab along the edge with a sentiment from the December Daily® Christmas Phrases stamp set and my Pendleton Crafter's Ink. I'll use the back of this pocket for something for my Day 08. 

Here's a look at the front of the tags outside the pocket: 

My tags are a combination on  large manila tags, a tag from a past Studio Calico kit (the gold stripe - from Story Board), pattern paper from the Main Kit (use one of the other tags to cut the actual shape), and two tags cut from the Main Kit box. 

The gold glitter circles came from a 12x12 sheet in the  Lost River Scrapbook Kit. I used a 1.5 inch circle punch to punch them out and then added the white letter stickers from the Main Kit + another set of white letter stickers on top (Cascade Alpha). I used the thicker alpha for the tags for myself and Aaron. I ended up stapling the letters in place because I'm not confident that they will stay stuck to the glitter. 

Ribbons came from my basket of ribbons + the ric rac from the Main Kit. I pulled most through the whole - the twine I tied in a knot - and all of them got a staple as a security measure. 

Here's a look at the back: 

My strategy with the tags included asking/inviting everyone to fill them out after dinner (I made them in advance and then had them ready for them to write on the back). I told them that they needed finish the statement "All I want for Christmas is..." and that I didn't care how they actually answered it and it could be similar to what they have already written on their Christmas list or something else entirely. Really what I most wanted on these tags was their handwriting. The actual prompt was less important to me than creating an opportunity to capture everyone's handwriting at this point in time. They also needed to write their name and age when they were finished. 

You'll notice that one is blank - that one is Aaron's. He wanted more time to write out his response than the window of time from when I asked and when I was ready to finish the day. 

I seriously love how these turned out that that they have a home in this album. 

Here's mine: 

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

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15 thoughts

  1. virginiegoujon says…
    12/08/2016

    This is so GREAT! Love this so much. Need to do something like this.
    LOVE YOUR LIST ALI!

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  2. petrac says…
    12/08/2016

    I love this idea Ali. I actually have one of my kids in here with me doing a little list of her favourite Christmas things. But having all the voices is so fun. I think I may have to ry something like this also. Thank you so much for such a great idea.

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  3. coateca says…
    12/08/2016

    This is such an amazing idea Ali, thank you for ALL of your sharing, you are an inspiration. x

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  4. kelseymcevoy says…
    12/08/2016

    This is EXACTLY what I planned to do with my kiddos this year! And just last night I was staring at my main kit box, thinking of ways to deconstruct it and use it in my album :)

    And oops. I tried to include the ® symbol in my link, but it showed up as a question mark, ha!

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  5. jenjeb says…
    12/08/2016

    This is so awesome!

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  6. LynneGillis says…
    12/08/2016

    OMG - the picture of the kitten on the tag from one of the kids (can't quite tell who it is!) is absolutely adorable! I am dying of the cuteness of the visuals! Love this!

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  7. carri says…
    12/08/2016

    I just love everything about this! Definitely stealing it for my book!

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  8. soonermama says…
    12/08/2016

    I completely adore this. Every little thing about it. I'm putting this on our list in coming days too. Thank you so much for the inspiration as always!

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  9. CasieGutierrez says…
    12/08/2016

    Ali
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea and will try to do the same with my kids and hubby ;)

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  10. patowle says…
    12/08/2016

    I love Simon's. It's all about the MONEY, lol. Right now, I feel ya, kid.

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  11. vicki_dalton says…
    12/08/2016

    THIS IS MY FAVE SO FAR!!!!!!!
    SUPER COOL IDEA ALI!

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  12. kathleen says…
    12/08/2016

    LOVELOVELOVE THIS SO MUCH! Totally going to do this in my album!

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  13. kcp_ says…
    12/08/2016

    Book of the Month Club??? Never heard of this. Link please :-) Love your page for today.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/08/2016
    2. kcp_ says…
      12/10/2016

      Awesome. Thank you!

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