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December Daily® 2023 | Story 07

Story 07 in my 2023 December Daily® album is titled merry + bright + anxiety. It's what's real. 

I'm loving the fact that I got our house all merry + bright really early this year AND I'm also feeling general anxiety related to "adulting" responsibilities. I know I'm not alone. 

Let's dive right in: 

For my Table Of Contents today I used a Micron pen along with a POSCA Paint Pen

Here's a look at the finished page in my album: 

For Story 07 I was working off a foundation page that features the chipboard frames from this year's collection. When working on my foundation pages earlier this year I stitched these all together with my sewing machine. I originally had a different card from the Main Kit for my title card but ended up switching it out for this one because it fit my story better. 

Before typing up my journaling I went around the house and took a few photos of the merry + bright areas of our home. I paired those photos with journaling that documents some adulting anxiety I've felt this past week. Along the top I added the "captured" sticker tab

In addition to my words and photos I also decided to create a little shaker on top of the merry + bright card. I added a chipboard phrase "embrace the chaos" and more sequins from The Diary Of Belle Rose. Originally I envisioned I'd add one of the red plastic letters here too but I forgot and simply ended up adding puffy numbers on top of the plastic piece that creates the shaker. 

I used red line tape around the edge of the frame and added a 3x4 plastic piece on top

I love combining shapes together to create homes for my words and photos. In the video I mention that you could create something like this without the chipboard frames simply by laying out the elements in a grid. 


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5 thoughts

  1. dawnmi says…

    I love this came out! Adulting and anxiety here too. Thanks for the reminder to keep it real and that you are feeling it too. ❤️

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  2. jessfo says…

    December: the time I switch from my everyday anxiety to my fancy Christmas anxiety. Love the page and the realness, Ali. Sending love!

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  3. Jeannew says…

    Love it! That grinch is too cute. Always managing the anxiety here too but playing in December Daily sure helps! And I have pieces of that red line tape plastic everywhere too!

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  4. chiswickmum says…

    Love this collection of pictures from around your house and their chipboard frames. Your collection of Belle Rose sequins is impressive...I wondered if you might consider working with Belle Rose to include some of her sequin packs in next yeas's colours etc in your actual DD release? The postage of one pack to the UK was over £15.00 which is just prohibitive, not to mention unbelievable. I imagine a pack in the main kit would not even be noticed on the postage scales! TIA.

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  5. mem186 says…

    Thank you for sharing so much with us.

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