December Daily® 2017 | Day 09

Welcome to  December Daily® 2017 | Day 9.

Today I'm telling a story about how Chris and Simon signed up to work at his Boy Scout Troop Tree Lot and how much I appreciate the time that Chris has put in to make Boy Scouts a reality for Simon. It's been such a great way for him to be part of a community outside of school and to learn cool stuff along the way. 

I don't think I will ever get tired of full page photos. 

Here's a look at what my Day 9 looked like when I started via my  Foundation Pages

I totally loved making that heart strip as one of my examples for working with hearts in the December Daily® Product Play Workshop. And I love that it was already done when I went to tell my story for today. 

Here's what my spread ended up looking like in my album: 

I went with a full page photo enlargement (adhered to the photo from Day 8) and added a cluster of embellishments on top including a wood veneer circle, a chipboard circle,  a number circle, a cork starburst, and then a gold chipboard heart and a green sticker to tie it together with the strip of hearts on the second page. 

I cut off a bit of the wood veneer circle with scissors and then layered the other embellishments on top using glue dots and foam adhesive squares. I separated the gold chipboard heart with the green word sticker away a little bit from the main cluster to set it apart and then link it with the other stickers I added to the gold chipboard hearts that were already a part of my heart strip. 

I decided to do reverse type (white on black) and printed it on photo paper and added the "holly & jolly" chipboard piece from the Main Kit. 

And here's a look at both pages outside the album: 

This page makes me happy. This relationship makes me happy. 

DAY 09 | VIDEO OVERVIEW

SUPPLIES

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. 

For more inspiration on working with products for this project, check out my December Daily® Product Play workshop - registration is still open with immediate access to all the content. 

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22 thoughts

  1. petrac says…
    12/10/2017

    I am also a huge fan of big 6x8 photos and as I am currently working on my Day 10 I am once again gravitating towards using a 6x8 picture! That is such a wonderful experience for Simon and for you to see it and hear about it through his eyes. Here is my super, super simple 5 minute effort day 9 layout. Some of these simple days can be so good and help make it all manageable I think. http://www.petracorcoran.com/december-daily-2017-day-9/

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  2. lkfisher says…
    12/10/2017

    I so enjoy your post every morning with my first cup of coffee. I especially love listening to your thought process as you think your way through just how you want the page to look. Thank you for you insight - I find it so helpful!

    I also want to let you know how very much I love this project. I've been playing along since the beginning, and I find that even though December is such a busy time, this project allows me to slow down and make the time to play. Thanks!

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  3. asackr01 says…
    12/10/2017

    Beautiful story and beautiful layout. The hearts worked out perfectly today.

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  4. nirupama01 says…
    12/10/2017

    What a great tradition to document! Love the revwrse type look.

    http://avinashhecker.blogspot.com/2017/12/december-daily-day-8-winter-wonderland.html

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  5. SusanB says…
    12/10/2017

    How great to capture the father/son bond. Here's my page: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bchpbp9n5lZ/?taken-by=littlethingsbigdays

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  6. elli says…
    12/10/2017

    Ack! Did you staple through to your house photo on the back?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/10/2017

      Yeah - totally didn't notice that. Oh well! It will be fine.

    2. katevdp says…
      12/10/2017

      That was the first thing I thought too when I watched this!!

    3. AliEdwards says…
      12/10/2017

      I looked at the other side and you can't even see it.

  7. jdj247 says…
    12/10/2017

    this year i'm using a 4x6 album (last year was a 6x8)... at first i thought it would not work, but i am really enjoying using this size. i am thinking next year though i'm going to use a 6x8 just so i can try out a full page 6x8 photo since i've never done it before.

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  8. Pepierre says…
    12/10/2017
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  9. larkindesign says…
    12/10/2017

    Gorgeous layout!
    My Days 08 and 09 are here: http://www.larkindesigntm.com/blog/larkindecember-days-08-and-09

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  10. djdouglas2002 says…
    12/10/2017

    I usually use a permanent tape runner when I work. It seems by the ease you move your pieces around that you must be using re-postionable tape. Is that true and is it normally your choice?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/11/2017

      I use Scotch Dot N Roller.

  11. sim1 says…
    12/10/2017

    I feel so moved by the words you've have written to your son about his relationship with his dad. So beautiful and thank you for sharing something so personal- and I can imagine at times challenging.

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  12. SusanBowers says…
    12/11/2017

    the Boy Scouts were so good for my own sons. They did so much new and exciting that they probably never would have experienced (especially as a kid) because of scouting. They earned their Eagle and moved right in to Assistant Scout Masters. Every year they had more and more and more community service it is a natural part of their lives as adults. Way to go Simon! http://susanbowers.typepad.com/in_the_storm/2017/12/december-daily-day-9.html

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  13. Bookworm says…
    12/11/2017

    A great story of Simon's day. 🙂 My day nine post on Instagram: https://instagram.com/p/Bci4D7yjxzx/

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  14. ginny says…
    12/11/2017
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  15. jenirlsrsly says…
    12/13/2017

    Love how my album is coming together. So thankful I stuck with it this year :) Here's days 7-9. http://jenirlsrsly.blogspot.com/2017/12/december-daily-2017-days-7-9.html

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    12/15/2017
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    12/17/2017
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