December Daily® 2017 | Day 15

Welcome to  December Daily® 2017 | Day 15.

Today I'm adding my story to the heart "storybook" page I set up during my  Product Play Workshop last month. That workshop is still open if you wanted to jump in and get a much closer look at how I built some of these pages (focusing on hearts, circles and stars). 

My page today invites a story about loving home. It's total coincidence that the title of this story is " for the love of home" - it's a phrase that I often use and I loved being able to use it for the Story Kit™ theme this month. You can read more about the For The Love kit here

To tell my story I decided to get myself in the story by setting up my camera + tripod outside my front door and take a couple shots of myself between my two fake trees on my front porch. Those trees are from Target and the silver tubs are from Home Depot. I totally laughed at myself and had fun taking photos of myself with my cup of coffee in hand. I used the self-timer to get myself back in the doorway before the shutter clicked. 

This whole thing totally reminded me of a story I told back in 2015 when I was putting up garland and lights along my front porch railing - it was all about making our own magic and choosing to find the joy no matter what is happening in our lives. 

Remember this one

Magic is something we make. Yes. This project always helps me remember this and I'm so thankful.  

Here's what the page initially looked like in my  Foundation Pages

And here's how it ended up looking in my album starting with Page 1 in my little heart booklet: 

For the alphabet stamping I used my  Sans Serif Alpha Stamp - totally love this set. I also added a black chipboard number, a chipboard phrase, and a couple gold stars. 

And page 2 (the center page and what you see when you turn to this page in the album): 

I left this page the same except I added the  For The Love stamp inside the index tab. 

And page 3: 

For this page I cut out on of the shots of myself using the original heart as a template. On top of the photo I added a wood veneer circle + a small gold foil circle on top. 

The "around here" stamp is from the  Daily Words Stamp Set. 

And then here's what I did on the back side of the transparency: 

This is me trying to be silly. Making my heart light. 

Here are the pages outside the album: 

Seriously so fun. All of it. Love how this one turned out. 

DAY 15 | 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. 

12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY GIVING // FREE HOLIDAY DIGITAL QUOTES

Don't miss out on my  12 Days Of Giving over on Pinterest. Today is Day Four of twelve digital holiday quote downloads. The two pins and downloads are now live and the others will activate over the next few days at 12:01PM EST. All digitals will remain FREE and available for download until 11:59pm ET on 12/31/17.

Enjoy and thank you for being part of this community!

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  1. LynneGillis says…
    12/16/2017

    LOVE it! Where is the black chipboard 15 from?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/16/2017

      Hi Lynne - that was a product released with the December Daily® products - it was a set of black chipboard numbers.

  2. loripsm121 says…
    12/16/2017

    Seriously...so much happiness in those two photos. Just so happy for you and your family! Saw your stories about Simon and Star Wars and really...the stars are just aligning for you guys for so much goodness yet to come! Thanks for sharing and being a part of the good in the world.

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  3. Pepierre says…
    12/16/2017
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  4. Sumncsu says…
    12/16/2017

    I did not do this page from the workshop (which by the way Product Play has been one of my favorite to date) because I didn't know how I would use it. Now that I see it in action, I really want to include it. I love how this turned out in your album! fabulous work as always ;-)

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  5. kjjennings says…
    12/16/2017

    I made this for product play and had some definite ideas about what I was going to do but this has got me rethinking how I will use this. Thanks for your daily inspiration and I hope, hope, hope you do a new product play class next year. You DD products are great and having some base pages done before December really helps spark stories and keep the merry in our hearts!

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  6. jcannonmt says…
    12/16/2017

    What a fun video to watch! Loving the chance to see your creative process. So funny ... I found myself talking to you out loud during the embellishments - saying things like ..”I like the star better there” or “I like that part plain”. Geez! What a goof I am. But just goes to show you do a great job of making us feel like we’re in your craft studio with you ;-) Thanks again for taking the time to make these videos! Wishing you all the joy this holiday season.

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  7. ScrappinMyHeartOut says…
    12/16/2017

    One of my favorites! Dripping with coziness! YES!

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  8. Jeannew says…
    12/16/2017

    I love everything about this! Wish I could look so cute in my morning sweats and coffee! 😃 I'm usually in all black.

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  9. ileanais says…
    12/16/2017

    Seriously, you have the coziest style! In everything! Where do you like to clothes shop? You always look so put together, even in sweats 👌🏼

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    1. karenriede says…
      12/16/2017

      Agreed! I need those pants 😂

  10. emmorelli says…
    12/16/2017

    Omg, there's a "pizza research institute" in Eugene? Is this the name of a restaurant or an actual research institute? And do they hire post-docs? ;)

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/16/2017

      Yes! It's a restaurant :).

  11. LakeLady8186 says…
    12/17/2017

    Ali, I have not yet "scraplifted" from your posts, but have received many good ideas as I watched you videos. This one though -- with the heart -- I just may scraplift. This is a treat!

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  12. piriegirl says…
    12/17/2017

    Thank you always for sharing and inspiring love you ideas. as I sat and watched the video I couldn't help but smile at some of the things you say while your working, so like me so normal that it brings a smile to my face every time . Hope you are enjoying your days

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  13. carlaj says…
    12/18/2017

    LOVE that map

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  14. Airbs says…
    12/19/2017

    Just wanted to let you know that I am loving the videos!

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  15. smbradford says…
    12/20/2017
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  16. sarahbluhm says…
    12/20/2017

    Could you have made a mask in photo shop like the circle to get better placement for the photo in the heart shape? Just curious. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Rockermorsan says…
    01/01/2018

    Here are my days 15-18 plus a few remade pages from the days before. Product links included for those interested! http://rockermorsan.blogspot.se/2018/01/december-daily-days-15-18.html

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