December Daily 2017 | Days 6-13

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Alright, today I'm sharing Part Two of my December Daily album. Part One is a very long and rambling post where I talk about this awesome cover that I created. I however, forgot to mention in that post that this album came with Ali's 2014 December Daily kit (no longer availabe) and I stared at it for so long until this idea came to me, and I'm so grateful that I waited until inspiration struck and this became the result. I LOVE how it turned out, flaws and all.

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Day 6 starts off with the back of the heart page I made with a cut file and tutorial from Ali's December Daily Product Play Workshop - more about it below. On the right side I wrote a little bit about the photo of Gracie playing under the tree with her mouse. She loves that burlap tree skirt that Jon's cousin made us, and spends a lot of December under the tree. She really hates when I put presents under there and she doesn't have space to lay down on the tree skirt.

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I stamped a number 6 onto one of the hearts (okay 2 because the first one smudged), and repeated the same format that I used on Day 5. I tried to match the size of the phrase stickers, but I know the "give thanks" one on the bottom right was a little taller than the one on the other side, but it wasn't a big deal.

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Day 7 was the definition of peace & joy, so I felt great using that card. I created a 4x6 template in Photoshop and measured the space for my journaling and created a text box. I printed it out on plain paper with registration marks and then just stuck the journaling card down where I wanted the words to print and hoped for the best. Luckily it worked out great.

The full page photo is for day 8. We went down to Calgary for our third visit to Zoo Lights. We (mostly me) look forward to going each December. It's the one place we can go and enjoy some really great light displays. In our small town, not too many people do anything elaborate with their Christmas lights, so it's absolutely worth the drive to see the zoo decorated for the holidays.

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I stapled the gold circle number, and a phrase strip to my photo and added a little green chipboard star. Super simple, but ties the green to this photo and repeats the gold on the photo for day 8.

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I trimmed a phrase strip from the main kit into a banner shape and adhered it right along the edge. I added an old glitter star sticker and dug into my number stash for that half circle wood veneer. I gold embossed a wood veneer number (old Color Cast Designs) and had strategically placed the cluster so the half circle curved with the curve of the lights right below it. Love how it turned out.

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Day 8 continues with another full page photo on the back and a large paragraph of journaling next to a December box digital stamp from Ali Edwards. I added some puffy star stickers from  Feed Your Craft and repeated the puffy stickers on the right page, with a puffy heart and a puffy star. I added a chipboard number 8 and one of the die cuts, also from Feed Your Craft.

I make Jon give me his tickets every time we see a movie, or go to the Zoo so I can include one in Project Life and one in any other project I do related to that trip. He's so used to it by now that he just hands it to me when we get into wherever we're going.

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Day nine was all about a very quiet day/evening at the hotel while Jon headed to a tournament where he won a beautiful trophy. It seems weird to some I'm sure that I would spend an entire day curled up in a hotel room reading, blogging, and watching random marathons on the Food Network. My introvert self loves it though.

Day ten we drove home from the city. We spent a quiet night at home with Gracie watching Holiday Baking Championship and Despicable Me 3. I added a transparent card to the bottom right pocket.

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Here's a better look at the transparent card. I just slipped a piece of white cardstock behind it so you could see it better. I love that card so much. 

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Day eleven was about my very long to do list being thrown out the window despite most of the things on it needing to be completed. I shortened it down to fit on the card by leaving off two more things I didn't do, and just told the story on the top right card. I added one of the tags that came as part of the early-bird freebie for buying the main kit. I stapled the rubber piece from the Paisley Press mini kit to the felt heart and then adhered the felt heart to the tag using glue dots.

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I stapled the rubber piece from the Paisley Press mini kit to the felt heart and then adhered the felt heart to the tag using glue dots. Fingers crossed it stays there. 

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Does anyone else find  these 2x2 pockets so hard to fill? I wanted to use more of these in the album this year, but I can never commit to putting things in the pockets. I like to use them for "around here" words only pages, or holiday music. But I had a TON of photos from babysitting my niece and nephew, so I selected a few and put them in the pockets and added some embellishments.

All of my journaling for day 12 is on the back of the tag. I made a 4x8 template in Photoshop and had to print it twice because the first time I forgot to factor in the holes for the rings. I used THIS STAMP SET to stamp along the top of the tag and also on the wood veneer circle.

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I really love the see-through bits. The rubber love square was released this year with Ali's other December Daily products and I think basically every other piece is old-ish, except the puffy heart sticker from Feed Your Craft.

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I added more photos to the back and love seeing the journaling through some of the pockets. On the bottom left corner you can basically see all the way back to Day 9. I love the see-through layers. 

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I used the Joy from THIS STAMP SET and the pattern paper I stamped it on was actually from the 4x6 card Ali included with all December Daily orders thanking everyone for joining her for this project. I fused the embellishment pockets closed - including the 12 - and left the back of the chipboard 12 raw. Love these two kids and their silly faces.

Thanks so much for coming by to check out this second installment of my December Daily album. You can check out Part 1  and on Friday I'll be back to share part 3 of 4.