December Daily® 2022 | Story 07

Today's  December Daily® story is about the mess. 

You know the mess, right? It seems to be all over around here right now - a little bit of holiday and a whole lot of regular life in our family. It's what's real in this moment.  

Let's dive in to today's video: 

Here are images and additional details: 

Today's story home is a foundation page I set up before December. I used two journal cards I created for our  Prep Day this year (during one hour Laura Wonsik and I created ten journal cards each using stamps from this year's collection as the jumping off point). 

One of these journal cards is a shaker pocket made out of a 3 inch x 4 inch page protector that holds three tags with twine and the other is a journal card with gold embossed/stamped numbers 1-7.

Something I love about this particular foundation page set up is that ANY story could be substituted here. The base is holiday and from there it's up to you to add a story. 

On top of the shaker pocket (which also includes a couple embossed circle stamped sentiments + sequins from The Diary Of Belle Rose) I added the  glitter cardstock word believea puffy Santa + a custom printed phrase "it's a big mess."

On top of two of the tags I added photos of a couple messes around here. These photos were cropped to 1.5 inch x 2.5 inches and adhered onto the stamped tags. On top of the photos I added phrase stickers and added a red embroidery stitch. That little bit of stitching is my favorite. 

On the journal card I stamped "it's a mess" using our  Redwoods inkTypewriter Alpha before adding in my journaling. It's what's real around here right now! The little red label is from a Tim Holtz sticker set

I loved using this piece of vellum as the foundation for these two squares. Along the bottom I added  rub ons from Tim Holtz


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6 thoughts

  1. Judith28 says…

    I love this reality check! Totally my challenge at the moment too x

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  2. mshanhun says…

    Very relatable Ali! With 4 children in this house it's definately Christmas + a lot of stuff everywhere around here!

    Today I'm sharing about our children's sports carnival

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  3. adawson816 says…

    The nonstick scissors recommendation was me! I preach it in every video I do, total game changer! 🤣

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    1. AliEdwards says…

      Thanks Amber! So glad I took your advice!

  4. ScrappinMyHeartOut says…

    All the balls are in the air, time is going to fast ... and I'd like to say the mess is seasonal, but things kinda stay messy around here! We each have "stuff" that we want to leave around, but we don't all agree on what stuff is ok to leave around, lol!! At least the Christmas mess is festive - thanks for the relatable layout!

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  5. Mpasquini12 says…

    I can’t wait for the weekend to tackle THE MESS! 😁

    Here is my day 7:

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