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December Daily® 2022 | Story 08

The eighth story in my December Daily® 2022 album is about Anna's last Christmas program at her K-8th school. 

Today's story was added to a page I set up in advance for our December Daily® Product Play workshop. This is a class that you can still join and includes 30 ideas featuring 10 different products from our collection this year (3 ideas per product). You can join the workshop and have immediate access to all thirty lessons. 

In today's video I added in some encouragement for wherever you might be in this project right now. There's no behind + no need for guilt + if you need something to focus on to help you overcome some overwhelm I highly recommend opening up a new note on your phone and simply writing down a few stories from December so far this year. Many, if not most, people work on this project in other times of the year because December is a lot. Take a deep breath + remember that there are so many different ways you can approach this project. My job is to share ideas + inspiration that will be waiting for you here when you are ready for them. 

Let's dive in to the process video: 

Here are images of today's story in my album: 

My foundation page for today features an "8" created using the Main Kit chipboard concentric circles on top of a sheet of Grafix Transparency (this is my favorite for using as a page base as it's thicker and sturdier than the transparencies I print on). I used embroidery floss to attach one of the wood veneer stars to the middle of the top circle. Inside the bottom circle I paired pattern paper with the top off one of the 4 inch x 4 inch journal cards. Across the seam I added one of the vellum lyric strips. 

A template for the folded pattern paper was included in the Product Play workshop

To complete this page I printed a photo of Anna + her friends from their last Christmas program. I typed up some journaling as I reflected on the closing of this particular chapter and how thankful I am for the friends I've made (and the friends Anna has made/education she has received). The photo was cropped to 4.5 inch x 8 and then cut out the curves using the cardstock as a template. 

Along the inside seam I added a strip of washi tape and above my journaling I added a canvas phrase strip

I'm waiting until tomorrow's story to adhere this piece onto the background transparency. I want to leave it open to adding a photo on the back or something else before I stick it down for good. 


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4 thoughts

  1. mshanhun says…

    Wow that is really the end of an era for you! Gorgeous photo of the girls!!

    Today I'm documenting our new four legged addition to our household!

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  2. NikkiEstes says…

    Ali, I love your pages, but as importantly appreciate your authenticity & advice! You just amaze me!

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  3. Joelaw says…

    Is there an example of this modified for 6x8?

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  4. Mpasquini12 says…

    I can’t believe how grown up Anna is now!! So exciting for her going to high school next year!

    Here is my day 8:

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