December Daily® 2016 | Day 13

Welcome to  December Daily® 2016 | Day 13. 

Today I'm bringing another voice into my album by including an email and photo from my parents and a short little reflection I wrote out after talking with them on the phone. 

As a reminder, here's what Day 13 looked like as a foundation page: 

Here's a look at what Day 13 turned out looking like (two spreads):

Today's story includes 2, 3x8 inch jounraling blocks that came from my  3x8 December Stories Layered Templates. I hand-wrote "I love my parents" and then journaled below telling the story about how much I loved the fact that when I called them the other day they had Christmas music blaring in the background. I added a gold chipboard star from the Main Kit to the top of my journaling. 

On the back of the  3x8 insert I included the text of an email I got from my Mom the other day regarding my Dad being a "super shopper" and getting an awesome deal on some crab. I love including things like this from my parents and have attempted to include their voice in one way or another in recent years (often through an email). I simply copied and pasted the text of the email onto the layered template (in Photoshop) and adjusted the size of the title. I also added the yellow rubber circle from the Main Kit to the top of the journaling page. 

On top of the photo of the crab that my parents sent I added one of the gold foil messy circles from the Main Kit. 

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


December Daily® 2016 | Day 13 from Ali Edwards on Vimeo.


I'd love to have you share a link to your Day 13 album pages below. Please link directly to your post vs. a general blog link.

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  1. virginiegoujon says…

    What a blessing to still have both of your parents. Your post made me cry (my dad passed away because of cancer right after new year's eve 4 years ago) and then smile while I was remembering all the good stuff he used to make for his grandchildren during the holiday season.
    Enjoy the crabs (my dad used to buy some crab claws just for me when I was a child ; he knew I love to eat them).
    Have a great day. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. AliEdwards says…

      Love you!

  2. micmagcan says…

    Wow! Love this post so much! And I think everyone who reads your blog also loves your parents! They are so great!

    And the coolest part? I was JUST working on my day 3 spread this morning and wanted to use a 3x8 sized journaling piece and was going to try to make one in Word. Now, I can order these great 3x8 digital items instead, which I think will work great! Thanks Ali!

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    2. micmagcan says…

      Quick question - did you do the journaling on these 3x8 layers in Photoshop? Thanks!

  3. marieterec says…

    Love this Ali. Love the parent stories. I will keep my ear open for some here too. A couple questions ... 1) what rolling date stamp are you using? I can see the grey/red handle, but can't find the product in your shop. 2) are you printing the 3x8 on the Epson glossy or card stock. I don't see the shine/gloss in the video, so I was curious. And thank you for the info on the printer. I bought the Canon and am loving it!! Much love...

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    1. AliEdwards says…

      Hi! The one with the red/green handle is a Project Life® branded rolling date stamp but it only goes through 2016. This is the other one I have and use that goes through 2018: The paper I printed these ones on was Epson Matte Presentation Paper. I go back and forth between it and glossy photo paper most often.