December Daily® 2016 | Days 17 + 18

Welcome to  December Daily® 2016 | Days 17 and 18. 

Playing a little catch up today after taking a couple days off this past weekend to celebrate Christmas No.1 with Aaron's family. I wrote on Instagram that I was enjoying and delighting in this multiple Christmas lifestyle and I really and truly am embracing it for what it is with a whole lot of heart. 

In this post I'm including both day 17 and 18 and will be back soon with day 19. 

Here's a look at what Day 17 turned out looking like:

The bottom portion of this page is actually a flip up booklet that includes 3  cascading waterfall page protectors from We R Memory Keepers merged together using a Fuse Tool (you can see these better in the video below). It was an easy way to add more photos without adding additional pages. 

I added red grossgrain pleat ribbon from  Maya Road to the outside of the page protector to cover up some of the seam created by the Fuse tool (see video) and additional adhesive. 

The "let's be merry" card is from the  Pam Garrison December Daily® Mini Kit and the wood tree is from the Decor8 Mini Kit

metal rimmed circle tag is holding a 1-inch circle punched piece of white cardstock with #17 on top (Pendleton Alpha Stickers) on the printed transparency page (a limited number bonus item for the Main Kit). I repeated another circle tag on the back as you'll see on Day 18 below. 

On top of the first photo I added the yellow star from the  December Daily® Chipboard set and a word/phrase sticker from Tim Holtz's Holiday Talk set

A photo around the table and a photo by my favorite painting in his parents house. 

A photo of Anna, Audrey and Grandma Ann followed by a photo of Simon and Aaron's Dad. These super fun rainbow umbrella hats were included in everyone's stocking. 

All these photos were printed on my  Epson PictureMate PM400 printer

Anna was super excited about that  Easy Bake Oven.

Journaling card was adapted from one of the 4x6 December Stories Vol. 3 Layered Templates. I simply deleted the photo boxes and moved the word art to the center of the 4x6 canvas. Font is Remington Noiseless.

For Day 18 I decided to focus on the story of Aaron putting up the Christmas lights on the porch after we got back home from his parents.  

For my story on the 18th I printed out a 6x8 inch photo and wrote directly onto it using a  gold metallic marker. I paired the gold foil messy circle + the white chipboard 18 (both from the Main Kit) with the small gold foil "joy" chipboard circle from the Pam Garrison December Daily® Mini Kit

My journaling was about how last year I was making my own magic when I hung up the lights on the porch and how this year I've got him to help me. It's a story that's meaningful to me and I love that these albums show the procession of life captured via December stories. 

Here's a look at  that story last year

You can check out the full blog post with details on this spread  here

DAY 17 & 18 | OVERVIEW

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I'd love to have you share a link to your Day 17 and/or Day 18 album pages below. Please link directly to your post vs. a general blog link.

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3 thoughts

  1. mtercha says…

    It's beautiful, Ali, really, really beautiful. Sure, the album, your creative work, all of that. But your story, your warm hearts, really, really beautiful. Heartwarming. Michelle t
    Edited to add: oh, yeah, Easy Bake Oven, best ever! : )

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  2. ashleybrandes says…

    This warms MY heart because my story is so similar. I have someone this year who strung up the lights outside instead of me struggling to make my own MAGIC. So happy for the evolution of your story.

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  3. Jeannew says…

    My heart is so full for you and your happiness - and new blended family. Your feeling of love and magic is contagious!

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