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December Daily® 2015 | Day Eight

Welcome to  December Daily® 2015 | Day 08. 

Part of making your own magic includes setting stuff up in order to have it actually happen. In my foundation pages I used the "Let's read a Christmas story" card from the Emily Ley mini kit as a reminder to make it happen - which wasn't too hard since I knew it was something we would do anyway, but I bet you get the idea.

Also, check out my fun 12 Days Of Giving information below to see how you can download free holiday word art as a gift from me to you. 

Here's a look at Day 08 from my  foundation pages post (in that post I talk about how I embossed the number 8 using a star stamp and white embossing powder): 

And here's how it ended up looking with the story and photo: 

I moved things around this time by removing the 4-pocket page protector and just using the back of Day 07. This story fit just fine in these three pockets along with the addition of the flip up card. 

The book Anna's reading is called  The Sweet Smell Of Christmas and it's one of the favorites around here. You can read a post I wrote previously about our Christmas book collection here

PS: I can't wait to play with Day 09. Circles here we come. 

Something I've done the last few years is include flip-ups and/or flip-outs to make space for my stories or additional photos. We talked more about this in the  Storytelling With December Daily® workshop (which is still open in case you wanted to dive in to that content) - it's a simple and easy way to make sure you don't skimp on the words. Washi tape for the win. 

The "A" and the "6" are from an old Studio Calico kit - no idea which one it was (if you know feel free to mention it in the comments). They are plastic rectangles and I've been holding on to the alphabet & numbers waiting for a good reason to use them.  Today was the day. Love the red. The "A" is for Anna and the "6" is because that's how old she is right now.

Here's a look at it outside the album: 

STEP BY STEP | DAY 08

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12 DAYS OF GIVING 

Yesterday we started something special and fun over on  Pinterest. For the next 11 days I'm excited to bring you 12 days of designed giving. Follow me on Pinterest and check back each day to reveal a free digital stamp download (click on the number over on Pinterest and it will take you to a free word art download for the day). May these gifts inspire you to create something special and spirited this season.

As an added BONUS, you can enter to WIN a 6 month subscription to my Story Kit™. See  this pin for all those details - full rules and regulations can be found here: http://aliedwards.com/12-days-of-giving.

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15 thoughts

  1. Michelle06 says…
    12/09/2015

    #goannago !

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  2. Bellaa75 says…
    12/09/2015

    Love this Ali. I now wish I got Emily's kit. I went to order it yesterday after seeing your album but it was now just over $20 to ship - argh! Serves me right for not getting it in the first place when shipping as only $4 :(
    And the red letters are from Sandlot - love them!

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    1. Beckybruin says…
      12/09/2015

      What about getting the digital version??

  3. petrac says…
    12/09/2015

    Another lovely layout Ali. It also got me thinking that I should try to focus on individuals as well as "all 3 kids " or " the family" . You always provoke some thoughts and new angles on stories being told and for that I am really grateful. Thank you.

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  4. mtercha says…
    12/09/2015

    Your photos are always so lovely. Awesome story, too. Thanks for the word art. I finally got a Pinterest page because of it. I can't join the giveaway but I will love the word arts. Looking forward to seeing day 9. Michelle t

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  5. bethie1118 says…
    12/09/2015

    Beautiful layout I love using flip flaps when I have an extra photo or journaling to add.

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  6. carri says…
    12/09/2015

    This statement really rang a bell for me.....Part of making your own magic includes setting stuff up in order to have it actually happen. Sometimes I feel guilty for doing this - so this made feel so much better!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/09/2015

      It's called making it happen :).

  7. jpickett22 says…
    12/09/2015

    Thank you so, so much. This is a wonderful idea.

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  8. BunnyLady876 says…
    12/09/2015

    I'm really loving the daily videos, Ali. Thanks so much for doing them. They are a nice addition and helping me a lot with my own album.

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  9. rosiechristine says…
    12/09/2015

    That 8 is so incredibly cute! Just love the whole page <3

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  10. pamela123d says…
    12/09/2015

    Ali, I think the plastic red numbers/letters are from the Sandlot kit.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/09/2015

      Thank you!

  11. Carynleerhodes says…
    12/10/2015

    Hi Ali - looks like you are having a great start to December and enjoying the season! Am loving your daily inspiration so thank you so much for sharing with us all. A great reminder from your posts from the last two days that small, simple days are just as special as the days that have 'more' in them. Thanks!

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  12. bcbc says…
    12/17/2015

    Catching up on your December posts -

    I love this day's story.
    Thanks for the link to your Christmas book collection; so many wonderful titles. We've given our son a book each year at Christmas---classic, whimsical, goofy, magical. He is now 19 and has acollection I hope he will treasure and pass on.

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