December Daily® 2018 | Day Two

For today's December Daily® story I decided to play around with digital layered templates as a home for my words and photos.

And, of course, we love Star Wars.  

A few months back I saw that the Eugene Symphony was going to be playing the score to the original Star Wars movie while the movie was playing. I knew it would be an awesome activity for this crew and a great way to kick off the holiday season. Nothing about the evening disappointed. 

Remember that not all my days/stories will include this many photos. It just happens to be a time when all the kids are here and we've got something fun planned. There are definitely "quiet days" stories to come. That's actually one of the things I love about this project - the opportunity to tell a variety of stories. 

Here's how it all ended up looking in my album: 

Big photos for the win again today. 

When we are all out together I'm always looking for opportunities to get everyone in a photo together. I love seeing how they all interact together and who is chatting with who and what they are talking about. Last night's dinner included conversations about the passing of George HW Bush, 9-11, squishies, whether or not they could have soda with dinner, Simon finding something to select from the sushi-go-around, and Star Wars. 

I'm also always looking for an opportunity to add other voices to my album (and to any of my projects). Today I was able to do this by using Simon's caption from his Instagram post after the event. I love reading his own reflections on the event and what he had to say about it. I will also never ever tire of seeing him enjoying this kind of stuff. That right there is magic. 

I printed one of the photos that shows the screen, stage, etc in the 3x8 size and added it to the back of the page protector. On top I added an oval chipboard piece from this set

On top of this page I added the chipboard #2 from the Main Kit and stamped the date using my rolling date stamp. 

I use Photoshop to play around with my digital layered templates. One of the things I love about them is it can really help keep the focus on the words and photos. If you want to learn more about using my digital products in paper projects check out my Hybrid workshop

You can also read a recent guest post from Kelly Sill about using my digital products via apps. 

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18 thoughts

  1. Julchen82 says…
    12/03/2018

    Simons story is cool. And he brings all his heart in the words.

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  2. lori2009 says…
    12/03/2018

    Super Day 2 - go Simon go! Love how intentional you are with your family and documenting it too!

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  3. kelsterjean says…
    12/03/2018

    Love Simons’s words! What a fun concert!

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  4. mtnmama125 says…
    12/03/2018

    Hi, I'm always appreciative of your unique mix of inspiration with the motivation to make it work for me. Inspired and doable. Thanks for that. :) Just wondering what font you used for "so totally enjoying this". Looks like Bodoni Poster, but is slightly different. Happy December!
    (also, is it the same font that you used for 'december' in the front calendar page?)

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  5. Mpasquini12 says…
    12/03/2018

    Beautiful! I would love to see that Star Wars symphony. 🤗
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq7n2NonhDb/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1ok7qyd57t0rg

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  6. Eternoly_Yours says…
    12/03/2018

    Great story! I especially love how you captured Simon's words!

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  7. Audreydz says…
    12/03/2018

    I always look forward to your posts during December. I’ll probably do a story of me watching/ reading your posts while I relax in bed ;) My stories are on Instagram @lawofcraft.

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  8. sharylgolson says…
    12/03/2018

    Hi Ali, what is the font used for Simons Instagram words ? I think this layout is so fun!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      12/03/2018

      It's Bebas.

  9. nirupama01 says…
    12/03/2018

    Great pages!
    I added my son’s school artwork to my album today.

    https://avinashhecker.blogspot.com/2018/12/december-daily-day-3-pre-school-days.html

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  10. Pepierre says…
    12/03/2018
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  11. ckcollins15 says…
    12/04/2018

    Simon has a gift for story telling, too. Loved his words and style!

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  12. SSHenke says…
    12/04/2018

    Ali, I think you mentioned that you were going to share the printer you use - was it the Canon Pixma TS6120? If so, just wanted to share, I just found it at Target regular price $149.99 - on sale for $69.99 - That’s $80.00 off!!! Merry Christmas to me & all your December Daily followers!

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  13. soonermama says…
    12/05/2018

    Love this story (and Star Wars too). Here are my day 2 & 3 with Advent musings: https://athomewiththerichardsfamily.blogspot.com/2018/12/december-daily-2018-days-2-3.html

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  14. Ekaterine says…
    12/06/2018

    Such a fantastic multi-page! Thank you so much for sharing, and especially for your videos. I wait for them all day! Love watching them so much!
    My day 2 https://www.instagram.com/p/BrAfjxZFwUH/

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  15. adelina says…
    12/06/2018

    Such a fun entry! Here's my day 2:
    https://estudio206.com/blog/december-daily-02/2018/12/3

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  16. TracieClaiborne says…
    12/07/2018

    I love the pic of them eating at the counter. I forget to take pictures of the action going on, I think your variety of pictures is one of the things I love about your project. Will try to remember that! Here’s my Day Two... https://instagram.com/p/Bq-8nPznLTo/

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