December Daily® 2019 | Story Two

Welcome to my second story for December Daily® 2019! 

One of my hopes in sharing a video of how my page comes together each day is to demystify the process. I want you to see how I change my mind, make mistakes, try things out, cover things up, laugh at myself, identify my stories, etc. It's what is real with any paper crafting/memory keeping adventure. 

Just a quick reminder that you can check out my Foundation Pages post to see my starting place for this year. 

Here's a look at how this story came together: 

My second story is about Chris and I having a morning meeting with Simon's psychologist to get some additional support (for us) as we move through the next transition (from high school to next phase). As you'll read in my journaling for today, I'm so very thankful that we are able to do this together. 

To document this story I snapped a photo of our feet in the elevator after the appointment and then added word art from the 2019 Layered Template Combo pack to the photo before printing. That photo is sized to fit into the space on the gold foil journal card (digital version of those printed cards available here). It's about 5.25 x 2.65 inches. 

I think it's good to remember that photos don't have to be direct representation of the story they support. Sometimes snapping a quick shot of your feet is the perfect way to literally ground yourself in a moment. 

Based on my Foundation Pages I knew I was likely going to build off of the gold foil journal card and that the number stamping I had done was going to be more decoration than story support. 

Through the process of working with both my photo and journaling I decided that I wanted to create another flip-up and that I wanted to adhere this entire card/flip up to the outside of the page protector (I used red line tape for that). You can see and hear me talk through that process in the video below. 

On the outside of the photo I added a fabric star from the  Paislee Press Mini Kit to act as a lift-up piece. 

For the flip-up I used a combination of washi tape (Pebbles Merry Little Christmas Washi) and the green pattern masking tape from the Masking Tape Bundle. I added three strips of tape to create the green + cream pattern and then added one of the fabric stickers on top. 

Here's a look at the two pages together outside of the album: 

And here's a look with the flip-up in action: 

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  1. lasteve1 says…
    12/03/2019

    I'm loving how your 4x6 album is turning out so far!

    I have a question about your posts... I'm assuming you're scheduling them to come out in the morning because it's still super early on the west coast? Is there a specific time you schedule them for? I just would love if I could read them while getting ready in the morning because I can't watch the video once I'm at work but it wasn't up yet when I checked... I'm getting ready around 5:30 AM eastern time. I'm already at work now so I'm going to have to save the video for this evening.

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  2. mshanhun says…
    12/03/2019

    Thanks Ali for sharing the journey with us. I feel privileged to have a window into your life. You inspire me with how you ask for help and find people around you to help you on the journey.

    My page today https://digitalscrapbookinghq.com/december-down-under-day-1-4-in-the-project-life-app/

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  3. CraftyCat says…
    12/03/2019

    Ali, I just love watching you go through your decision making process. I love your Day 2 pages and love the gray fabric sticker you added. Perfect finishing touch!

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  4. Pepierre says…
    12/03/2019
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  5. Trary says…
    12/03/2019

    Just curious how you took the sentiment off the digital overlay? There don't appear to be any layers on my file so I can't remove it or hide "the story" part either. I must be missing something.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/03/2019

      Hi! It's a layered file - you can use the move tool to move it from the layered template onto your photo.

    2. AliEdwards says…
      12/03/2019

      I erased the story portion :).

  6. sunlight4 says…
    12/03/2019

    Good Morning Ali :-)
    Am I still able to get free class on using digitals with $50.oo digital purchase?
    Is this automatic? what is the code please?
    And does it have to be all DD 2019 digitals?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/03/2019

      Hi! That offer has expired.

  7. sunlight4 says…
    12/03/2019

    Do you have blank Journal tags 3x8 & 3x4 available & what is cost?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/03/2019

      You can see the tags we have available here: https://www.aliedwards.com/shop?search=tags

  8. Olivia says…
    12/03/2019

    Monday was a typical day for us with very little Christmas-y stuff going on, so I chose to spend a little time with Jude, our 6-year-old, going through our collection of Christmas books. He chose his favorites and I chose a few of my own. So today's post is all about our favorite Christmas books. Most of them are picture books and I have linked them through Goodreads in case other people want to read more about each book. By the way, this post makes the nerdy book-loving librarian in me deliriously happy!

    http://wemartins.blogspot.com/2019/12/december-daily-day-two-christmas-books.html

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  9. mem186 says…
    12/03/2019

    Wow, I def think I'm going to try a flip up soon!! Here's my Day 2: https://www.instagram.com/p/B5lufB2AgS4/

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  10. mitchmac says…
    12/03/2019

    Hi Ali,
    Will you be re-stocking the gold foil journalling cards?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/03/2019

      Hi! No, we will not be restocking those.

  11. sunlight4 says…
    12/03/2019

    Ali will you share your e mail with me please.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/03/2019

      Hi! You can reach out to my Customer Service team with questions using this link: https://www.aliedwards.com/conversations/new

  12. Mrsfabry says…
    12/03/2019

    Where is that multi-colored stripe washi tape you used yesterday & today from? I don’t remember seeing it anywhere, but I love it!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/03/2019

      Here you go: https://amzn.to/2LjA94t (it's the bottom one of that set and is larger than it shows because part of the packaging is covering it up).

  13. adawson816 says…
    12/03/2019

    Sharing my Day 2!

    https://youtu.be/9GnsOf5Irkk

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  14. whitehart says…
    12/04/2019

    Loving the colours and really such a great inspiration for your photos. It pushes me to take out my bigger camera and make an effort ha. Also really love the numbers and the golden 2. Thank you for all your uplifting ways to motivate us to make the most out of this season!

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  15. Ojyma says…
    12/04/2019
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    12/04/2019
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  17. Bookworm says…
    12/04/2019

    Here's my Day Two Instagram post: https://www.instagram.com/p/B5ocMOXAkg4/

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    12/08/2019
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    12/11/2019
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