December Daily® 2016 | Day 11

Welcome to  December Daily® 2016 | Day 11. 

Each year when I do this album I always have a goal to make sure that I get myself in the album too. Obviously, there's a whole lot of me in here - thoughts, words/stories, handwriting, product choices, etc. What I'm talking about is literally seeing myself in the album via photos. I am part of the story too. For this shot I just set my camera on a counter in my kitchen and used the self-timer to capture me at the table doing some wrapping. The journaling card to the left tells the full story of the day. 

As a reminder, here's what Day 11 looked like as a foundation page: 

Obviously not telling a Christmas tree story today but I probably will tomorrow.

Here's a look at what Day 11 turned out looking like:

Today I told the story of a quiet December Saturday of work and wrapping and a bit of shopping and dinner out with Aaron. 

I typed up my journaling and printed it onto a  digital journal card and paired that with the photo I took of myself (printed with a white border and cut in half to fit the two 3x4 pockets), a fun and colorful pattern card from the Pam Garrison December Daily® Mini Kit (that linked the green on the journal card + the red of the wrapping paper), and an easy check-box journal card from the Jasmine Jones December Daily® kit. 

I also used a new ink color (Willamette - one of my new  Crafter's Ink colors) that should be available soon. 

I used white glitter chipboard stars from the  Surprise Story Kit™ to link the two pages together. 

The journaling font today is  Secret Service Typewriter. I typed up my story in Photoshop using one of the December Daily® Overlays Vol. 3 4x6. I adjusted it just a bit in Photoshop to be able to not punch the holes through the #11 (essentially I moved that layer over just a bit and drew new box to elongate the green box). 

I used another phrase from the  Christmas Phrase Stamp inside the Avery Index Tab. Pages outside page protectors are starting to feel wrong when I don't have one of those darn tabs along the edge. 

Here's a look at it outside of the album: 



I'd love to have you share a link to your Day 11 album pages below. Please link directly to your post vs. a general blog link.

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4 thoughts

  1. petrac says…

    Ha! Fancy that I happened to use the exact same 6x 4 overlay for my day 11. Good to see you in the pictures. Such a good reminder to us all. Thank you Ali.

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    1. mtercha says…

      Your album is lovely, Petra c.

  2. mtercha says…

    Love that Willamette! Looking forward to the new colors. Michelle t

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  3. CasieGutierrez says…

    I love how you link the pages together in color and with the star embellishments! I need to get myself in my album!
    Thanks for Day 11 Ali!

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