December Daily® 2018 | Day Sixteen

Hello and welcome to Day 16 of my December Daily® album for 2018. 

Today I'm sharing a story about how much I love that Anna (and Simon) have followed in Chris' footsteps to be really good card givers. They take time and attention when selecting cards and that definitely comes from him rather than me. It's something I always liked about him and something that I love seeing Anna and Simon do as well. 

This is a great example of slowing down enough to see stories happening in front of you. While she was selecting cards I stood there and watched her and smiled to myself. Rather than being in a hurry to get on to the next thing or going to another area to cross other things off my list I let her take her time. While she was doing that  I grabbed my phone and snapped a photo in order to tell this story today. 

Here's a look at how it came together: 

In the Product Play 2 workshop I created the 2x2 page to hold a story using "who, what, where, when, and why" as the jumping off point for the story (this is under the titles/text lesson). Again, this is part of the reason I love foundation pages - they give me a starting place/story beginning for many of my days. In today's story the whole thing moved along quicker because I had already stamped the cards and had them all ready to add my story.

I printed a full page photo (same size as the outside of the page protectors) that shows Anna looking at cards at Target for her teacher. On top of the photo I added a circle chipboard piece and a gold glitter star from this package. On top of the gold star I added a small letter "A" for Anna. 

The second page is a 2x2 pocket page protector. Inside those pockets you'll find white cardstock with green stamped titles using this stamp set and my handwritten responses. I also added a couple of custom squares that include "love your mighty heart" and "finding words that matter" and "go Anna go." You'll also find circle chipboard pieces and gold glitter stars

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16 thoughts

  1. Eminepala1 says…
    12/18/2018

    wonderful story and page...

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  2. jchurch2 says…
    12/18/2018

    Love this!!

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  3. paminsc says…
    12/18/2018

    loving how so many of your stories for DD are just one photo

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/19/2018

      Totally my favorite way to go.

  4. merigreene says…
    12/18/2018

    Hi Ali,
    This is my first year participating in DD, and I love it! I’m a bit behind, but have been slowly but surely telling my stories. Thank you for your daily videos. It’s very helpful to see your process and hear you talk us through it.
    I know you’ve answered this question recently, so I apologize for being repetitive. Can you please tell me the printer and paper you use most often? I really love printing large pictures and I think over time I would save money by going ahead and buying a nice one.
    Again, thank you for sharing your knowledge, creativity, and stories with us!
    Meredith in SC

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/19/2018

      Hi! Here's a post that talks about my current printers: https://aliedwards.com/2017/10/printers

  5. sharylgolson says…
    12/19/2018

    Hi Ali, I love how this page came together. How did you get your handwriting on the black squares?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/19/2018

      I wrote them on white paper, scanned them in to my computer, traced them with Illustrator, and then reversed the color of the writing to white and the background to black before printing. You could also do this on a tablet with a pen.

    2. sharylgolson says…
      12/19/2018

      Thank you!

  6. me1312 says…
    12/19/2018

    It is so fun to watch you process :)!
    BTW - love the page!

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  7. merigreene says…
    12/19/2018

    Thank you Ali!

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  8. laceyweeks says…
    12/19/2018

    Haha made me giggle 🤭 I was the same way last night when I was working on my project life. I kept saying just move on ! taking way too much time on this! LOL Always love seeing your process :)

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  9. nirupama01 says…
    12/20/2018

    I love how this is reminiscent of those pictures of the kids looking at the toy aisle. I love how things change and remain the same. Those glitter stars are soo good!!

    This is my Day 16 (and 13, 14, and 15)
    https://avinashhecker.blogspot.com/2018/12/days-13-14-15-and-16-oh-what-fun.html

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  10. sparkle says…
    12/21/2018

    I love the WHO, WHAT, etc cards stamped with oversize letters. AND I love the lighter green ink. The process video was so fun to watch as you talked us through your decision making process as you moved the cards around. One of my favorites.

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