December Daily® 2017 | Day 01

Welcome to December Daily® 2017 | Day 01. 

I am so excited to be embarking on these daily stories once again. Really and truly. Let's do this

Last year I started my album with a story about "paying attention" along with photos of each of the kids in a 2x2 pocket page. I loved including current photos of the kids at that time so I decided I wanted to begin this album with a photo that includes all of us along with details of our ages this year. 

Here's a look at my Day 01 spread: 

Today I paired a 6x8 photo of all of us with + the back of one of the gold foil tags to hold a little story. 

As a reminder, here is what I had in my album for my Day 01 Foundation Page. Sometimes I only use what I had slipped in the pockets and sometimes I change things up:

Check out my overview video below to see how the page evolved from my foundation page to the end result. 

I added one of the half-circles from the Main Kit + a cork #1 to the top of my 6x8 photo printed here at home using a Canon Pixma MG7720. I then ran that through my sewing machine to add the bit of red stitching along the top. Next to each person in the photo I added white number stickers from the kit + small star embellishments. 

To add text to the half circle I used the December Daily® December Moments Stamp Set to create the curved text at the bottom the half circle. 

Still loving the see-through lids on my inks - makes it super easy to see where you are stamping. 

The second piece of my story today is the large tag that holds the story of our ages right now. I decided to use the back of one of the gold foil tags to hold the content of my story - see more below

In the process video you'll see me make some mistakes and then some work-arounds to cover those up. My main issue today was not letting my ink dry (I should have just started with StazOn) before running it through the typewriter. No worries. I just cut out another tag and added the typewritten names first and the number stamping second.

I totally recommend cutting a new tag from white cardstock and working off that vs. working directly on the back of the gold foil tags. 

Use a 6-hole punch to easily add holes to your tags. I recently got this one and have been loving it. 

On top of the tag I used the numbers from the December Daily® Weekly December Stamp Set to correspond with the number stickers I added to the photo + a 3x4 pattern card + a simple chipboard circle from the Main Kit. I used a Tiny Attacher to staple the chipboard in place (I gently peeled the pattern + cardstock back in order to not have the staple go through to the other side). 

Here's a look at the two pieces of today's story outside the album: 

Remember, your stories don't have to be long and complicated. Think about the kinds of stories you'd like to look back on in the future and the kind of information you'd like to have easily available (like the ages of your family members). Go tell those!

DAY 01 | VIDEO OVERVIEW

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SHARING FOR 2017

This year I'd love to invite you to leave a link in the comment section if you'd like to share your daily pages. As usual, please include a direct link to your blog post vs. a general blog address link. 

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31 thoughts

  1. petrac says…
    12/02/2017

    Hi Ali, mistakes are part of the process right? They definitely are for me. Your pages look really lovely and I am so happy to see your videos daily again. Love the rounded stamping so much! Thank you for that reminder I always forget this one. I have also finished my day one and blogged about it. http://www.petracorcoran.com/december-daily-2017-day-1/
    Can't wait to see what you do tomorrow!

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    1. Rina_AbbottJard says…
      12/02/2017

      Great to see you doing DD again Petra. Thanks for the link.

  2. GroS says…
    12/02/2017

    Thankyou for sharing your process, mistakes and all. I am the master of covering up mistakes. I really need to be. I love your day 01, I think it was a good idea to start with names and ages so you don’t have to do the math later. Love the photo of the big happy Family. What a great start.

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  3. nirupama01 says…
    12/02/2017

    Love your pages!! The idea to include all your ages is so good. One of my favorite things about this project is looking back.
    http://avinashhecker.blogspot.com/2017/12/december-daily-2017-day-one.html

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  4. lovingsue says…
    12/02/2017

    Love making mistakes when scrapbooking because it makes me think outside the box. What a lovely spread Ali and Thank you for sharing your process. Here's mine.
    http://www.tracysue.com/2017/12/december-daily-2017-day-1.html

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  5. Characterfan says…
    12/02/2017

    Love the family photo for day one ideas.

    My day one. Christmas at Disneyland http://www.bsidecrafter.com/2017/12/december-daily-1.html?m=1

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  6. SusanB says…
    12/02/2017

    I have a problem waiting for ink to dry too...patience is not my strong suit. Love that big photo of all of you. My first page is about my wish for peace this season: http://littlethingsbigdays.blogspot.com/2017/12/december-daily-2017-my-wish.html

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  7. larkindesign says…
    12/02/2017

    Always love your process and your tag is awesome.
    My Day 01 is here: http://larkindesigntm.com/blog/2017-larkindecember-day-01

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    1. StudioM says…
      12/02/2017

      There she is. Awesome job, Theresa! xo, Marian

  8. cagoodm says…
    12/02/2017

    Love that you explained your mistake and how you corrected it! I accidentally stapled through to my front page, and realized I just needed to roll with it! Here is my Day 01 video walkthrough: https://youtu.be/ybH55fOzZ3c

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  9. Mpasquini12 says…
    12/02/2017
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  10. irenespie says…
    12/02/2017

    Really love this

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  11. Ojyma says…
    12/02/2017

    Love the family selfie! My day 1 is done and on my blog http://www.paperandspool.com/december-daily-2017-day-1/

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  12. Karla1229 says…
    12/02/2017

    What a fantastic day 1! Love the selfie!! I’m using the PL app for my DD - https://instagram.com/p/BcOZFUHFko9/

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  13. mshanhun says…
    12/02/2017

    I'm excited to see this starting each year- Thanks Ali for sharing

    My December Down Under Day 1 is here http://www.digitalscrapbookinghq.com/december-down-under-christmas-tree/

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  14. karenika says…
    12/03/2017

    mine is here: http://www.karenika.com/archives/42018

    love love love this project. thank you for all the joy you've brought into my life Ali!

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  15. Paper_Inkpressions says…
    12/03/2017

    Stamper's tip no. 1 - Turn the lid with stamp upside down and using your ink pad tap the ink onto the stamp so as not to have all the ink on your clear lid/block to smudge onto tag, paper, project, etc...

    As always I {heart} your step by step process of this wonderful project! Looking forward to each day ahead even though we're losing time before the big day!

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  16. MoniquevB says…
    12/03/2017

    Great idea to start the beginning of the album with a 'family selfie'. This year I am playing along on my blog: http://www.pocketscrapbooking.nl/2017/12/december-daily-2017-dag-1/.

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  17. ginny says…
    12/03/2017

    I'm sharing mine on Instagram this year
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BcPfsGXBTxq/?taken-by=ginnyhughes

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  18. Islandgirl says…
    12/03/2017

    Great pages Ali. Just love those family shots. Ali when you print a whole page photo, what size setting do you use on the printer?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/03/2017

      I do custom sizing - 6.75 x 8.25

  19. liztamanaha says…
    12/03/2017

    EPIC Day 1 page.

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  20. Smartis86 says…
    12/03/2017

    Hey Ali,
    I also blogged the very first time about my December Daily! Day 1 can be found here: http://smartiswelten.blogspot.de/2017/12/december-daily-day-1-eng.html

    Let's see if I will stick to blogging about it. xD

    Have a great December,
    Sandra

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  21. smbradford says…
    12/03/2017

    Here's mine! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work! http://scrapinspired.com/2017/12/december-daily-2017-day-1-3/

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  22. Bookworm says…
    12/04/2017

    Sharing on Instagram this year: https://instagram.com/p/BcQy2CUDJe2/

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  23. MariaEufemia says…
    12/04/2017

    So excited to start this project - it's my favorite one each year! Day 1:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BcSST7BFCgJ/?taken-by=mariaeufemiacrafts

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  24. wingsio0 says…
    12/05/2017

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  25. Pepierre says…
    12/05/2017
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