Welcome to December Daily® 2015 | Day 12.
My story today is a bit of reflection and recognition of turning 40 this past November paired with a photo of an ornament I received when I was just a month old.
Is there a story from the past year that makes sense to include or memorialize in this year's December Daily®? Maybe a birth or the passing of a loved one or a birthday or something else monumental? Is there a way to connect it with the Christmas season in one way or another?
The other inspiration for my story today comes from some awesome pages that have been shared in the December Daily® 2015 Facebook Group - specially two different pages featuring ornaments - one from Geralyn Sy and the other from Sandra Price.
Here's the one from Geralyn:
And here's the one from Sandra ( Sandra if you have a blog let me know and I'll link it up here):
I loved both for different reasons - I loved seeing the ornament collection (with numbers even) shot with the white background and I loved how Sandra is holding the ball ornament with the flannel shirt. Both just made me want to make something and tell a story about one of my ornaments.
Here's what my Day 12 looked like in my foundation pages:
Day 12 was originally the 12-pocket page protector. I'm just moving that to Day 13.
And here's what it looks like now:
Another very simple page featuring a 6 inch x 8 inch photo printed here at home on my Epson R2000. I love these full photo pages - always have and probably always will. This one features my hands holding my 1975 ornament. I took this on the table in my office that I use to take photos of my projects and ended up using my tripod so that I could hold the ornament with both hands.
Also remember that you can adapt the red chipboard letters - the white "40" that you see above is actually the red letters included with the Main Kit simply embossed with a layer of white embossing powder.
My simple journaling for today:
This year in November I celebrated my 40th birthday. As we were decorating the tree this past week this ornament from the year of my birth 1975 felt even more special and precious. Holding it in my hand and closing my eyes I flashed-back - 40 years of Christmases, of birthdays, of life experiences, of lessons learned, of love, of travel, of loss and of beginnings. All of it together is my life so far. And I am so, so thankful for the whole of it.
Keep making it work for you my friends. Look and listen for the story that means the most to you today.
DAY 12 | STEP BY STEP
- December Daily® 2015 Main Kit
- Ranger/Tim Holtz White Embossing Powder
- Versamark Embossing Ink
- Heat Gun
- Epson R2000 Printer
- Remington Noiseless Font
- Pink Paislee Yuletide Stickers
- Seven Paper Gold Stars
And I also wanted to share an image of my new collection of paints in use (using the star silkscreen from the December Daily® Main Kit):
SHARE YOUR DAY 12
I'd love to have you share a link to your Day 12 album pages below. Please link directly to your post vs. a general blog link.