December Daily® 2021 | Story 25

Welcome to Story #25 in my December Daily® album for 2021. 

I'm super excited to be wrapping up my album with today's look at the last few stories in my album this year. I'm working on a full walk-though of all the pages in my album to share soon. 

I also really loved giving myself a bit of extra time to finish this up. Sometimes I find myself rushing through these last few stories and this year I felt like I gave myself more space + time to not be in a hurry and I love my result. 

Thank you so much for being a part of this project in 2021! 

Let's dive into the video: 

And here's a look at how it all turned out: 

One of the notes I wrote to myself when I was working on my foundation pages a few months ago was to use this grid pattern paper to hold photos/words/embellishments from either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. I'm so glad I jotted that down on a sticky note to remind myself! 

I gathered up a collection of photos from Christmas Day and cropped them to 2 inches wide x 1.75 inches tall. 

On top of the photos I added a plastic piece cut to the same size as the photo. Using washi tape I created a flip up and cut the label circle stickers in half and added them on top. On top of the 1/2 circles I used a Slick Writer to add a little detail. 

I also created little journal boxes in photoshop with a red border and added those in between/around my photos + their flip ups. Under the 1/2 circle stickers I added a puffy heart from a past sticker sheet (Evening Story Kit I think). 

The next page is a piece of Grafix Plastic with the felt 2 + 5 on top. I stitched those two together when I was playing with my foundation pages and then stitched them (in the same spot) onto the Grafix Sheet. On to of the 25 I added another one of the banners from one of the sheets of pattern paper. 

On the back of the felt 25 I added a Tim Holtz Rub On and one of the sliver glitter stars

The next page features a full page photo that Aaron took of all of us on Christmas morning. I printed that one 11 inches wide x 7 inches tall and then cut a strip of the Merry Christmas pattern paper to add along the bottom. I ran that through my sewing machine to add the zig zag red stitching before adding on the Christmas puffy sticker from the Main Kit. 

I got the snow I was wishing for during the night on Christmas and I was so filled with joy! After our Christmas Day photo I adhered the red pattern paper to the back of the photo and added a 3.5 inch circle photo of me celebrating the snow. 

On top of the photo I added another of the banners from one of the pattern papers using foam adhesive squares. I love this page. 

This year I decided to end my album with one of my favorite pattern papers + a little message: Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. So thankful for our family and for this past holiday season and for all of you who shared your stories this year. Thank you for being a part of this community!  

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4 thoughts

  1. cutler says…
    01/08/2022

    Wow! What a great ending and quite different from what you have done in previous years. Luv the multiple pages and including the snow. Lovely and thanks so much for all the inspiration Ali.
    Catherine Aguilera

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  2. annekl says…
    01/08/2022

    I love that you didn’t rush through at the end. These pages are so great. Thanks for sharing year after year. This project brings me so much joy!

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  3. Eminepala1 says…
    01/10/2022

    Gorgeous Ali... Thank you for sharing + all your hard work. Huge shoutout to your team as well

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  4. KProffitt says…
    01/10/2022

    Your album is beautiful and I have to say - this is my most favorite one of yours yet! Thanks for the inspiration! Always! XO!

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