December Daily 2015: Day 11-18

I’m still I plugging away at my December Daily. I am SO Close to finishing (yippee!)  So back today I’m sharing more pages and tomorrow I’ll hopefully be able to finish this thing off! 🙂

One thing story I shared in my album wasn’t at all festive, but was about my grandma Stasiuk ended up in the hospital. I wanted to document it because it’s important.

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The middle card that says 4 generations flipped over. I love love love the picture on the bottom right side. It’s a photo of Norah’s, Mine, my mom’s and my grandma’s hands all together.

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This page is one of my favorite spreads. I love love kids art and I wanted to save a spot for all of the christmas art that came home to our house. So much fun art at Christmas time. I just scanned them all and printed them smaller to fit the spots. The little card in the middle turns over.

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The middle card flipped over to the left.

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Every year our kids see Santa at our ward Christmas party. It’s my favorite way to have them see him. It’s not too long of waiting in line. Win-win.

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For the 14th I had a couple stories. An ornament that is very special to me, Our yearly snowman pizza and our little live tree we had in the front room.

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The next story is all about all the Christmas baking. Lots of treats made around here. And I took a lot of pictures of them. 🙂 Again the middle card can be flipped. I love the Ali Edwards digital brushes that I added onto various pictures. The “eating” stamp on the biscotti.

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On the other side of the middle card more pictures of cookies. The “baking treats” and the “Oh what fun” are both also Ali Edwards digital stamps.

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The story for the 16th is not really Christmasy either. It’s a great story though. It’s all about Norah and Lucy and their little spa. It’s about the cutest thing around and I love that Lucy is willing to do it for Norah whenever she asks.

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A little Eliscapade for the 17th. Him cutting his hair at school….

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Writing online to Santa emails for the 18th.

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Lots of stories documented so far in this album. 🙂

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December Daily 2015: Day 6-10

Yesterday I shared pages 2-5 of my December Daily. Today I’m sharing the next 4.

Day 6: Documenting the Christmas season but I wanted to make sure that I document the feeling and spirit of the season. The TRUE meaning. So for the first Sunday  in December I documented a devotional we listened to on Sunday night.

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The little tag flipped over.

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The middle 4×6 card has a cute little picture of Norah on the back.

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I love these printed clear pages with the gold sayings. So lovely.

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I made the two cards on the right side. I wanted some cards that had a spiritual touch. Both are super simple.

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Day 7: Sharing our family evening where we had friends over and made Rice Krispie Nativities. Lots of fun with treats and friends and so important to document.

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In the middle of the page is a 4×6 picture added in with a card on the back side.

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I stamped and white embossed the “peace joy & love” stamp. It’s on a pop dot so it’s up above.

December Daily 2015 | Just RhondaDay 8:  Documenting the story of setting up our tree and the falling over of the tree that same night.

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I LOVE adding in quotes from my kids. And this one from Alden totally made me giggle.

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In the middle of the page I made a booklet with a picture on the front and then it opened inside to tell the story.

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I thought I was super smart to think of using my “HOHOHOH” stamp upside down as a “OHOHOHOH” for the tree falling over.  😉

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On the back side I left I had pictures of the kids doing the decorating.

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Day 9: Documenting a couple different things for this day. Watching the movie Elf with my big kids for the first time as well as having a Poinsettia around the house. I added the “tis the season” right on my phone with the Rhonna app. (Which is awesome!)

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Adding in a snowflake snowman that Eli made that I just loved and my favorite (and I think everyone’s favorite) quote from the movie Elf.

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On the backside I added in a very lovely picture Oliver drew of the nativity. I love love love it and I love that he wrote his name himself on it too.

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Day 10: Eli in the grade 2 school Christmas play. He was a wise man and he looooved it. Another one of those gold touched clear pages from the kit.

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December Daily 2015 | Just RhondaThe “Joy to the World” filler card is a printed card from the Project Life Christmas kit.

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Up to day 10 and Moving on! 🙂

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December Daily 2015: Day 2-5

I’m playing catch up with my december daily. Both doing it AND sharing it 😉 So here are pages 2 thru 5.

Day 2: The advent calendars that I got for the kids from the local pharmacy a day late.

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Day 3: All about the cookie exchange that I go to every year at my friend Marie’s.

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I took a picture of all the cookies laid out and then labeled them all.

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The small happy holidays circle was from a printable that I found online and then I cut it out and layered with a circle punched out of cute sparkly patterned paper.

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The other side of the page with the middle card flipped.

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Day 4: Sharing the story of Alden and Lucy building a lego nativity for the Festival of Nativities. It was one of my favorite stories of the whole holiday season this year.

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Lots of fun using the small 2×2 page protectors.

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Flipped over middle one to show another great piece from the Ali Edwards main December Daily kit.

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I did a big 8×8 picture of the nativity and labeled it in Photoshop.

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Day 5: All about the our tree hunting trip. I loved this day and I love this spread. Lots of fun.December Daily 2015 | Just Rhonda

Love using that little picture with the cute stripped washi tape.

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I did lots of layers on this page. Lots to turn and check out.

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Another small piece to turn over and see.

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I had fun with the Ali Edwards paint and screens for the Joy on the card. The fillers in the 2×2 page protectors were from some small pieces from a Christmas Project Life kit as well as a Merry Christmas card from a printable.

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So much fun to document our december!

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December Daily 2015 | Day One

I’m sharing more of my December Daily album documenting our holiday seasons. This is page one. The story I shared for Day one is about our tradition of snowman pancakes. And this year I forgot, but two of my kids reminded me that morning. So I pulled it together for them.

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Their favorite part is the bacon scarf. But really who doesn’t love bacon 😉

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I’m loving these big numbered tags!!

December Daily 2015| Just RhondaI’m also loving adding in my gold foiled pieces from my Minc!!! Pretty! The Date stamp is from Kerri Bradford! (I LOVE her stamps!!)
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December Daily 2015 | Opening Pages

I’m playing along this month with the amazing Ali Edwards and her fantastic December Daily, which is essentially a project to document one story for each day of December. I bought a kit from Ali called the main kit and I’m loving it. I’ve added in other things to spice it up. Like using my lovely Heidi Swapp Minc and the little pieces that I got at Michael’s.

This is my title page. The background paper is from the AE Main kit. And the numbers and the circle I added on top after running them through the Minc. Love that gold.

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Shiny and lovely. 😉

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On the next page I did a little write up about why I am participating in this little project. I’m loving this shiny silver paint and the screen that came in the main kit. So much fun to use! Ali had this page as a free printable on her blog and I added my journaling in photoshop and then added the paint and washi tape and chipboard star on top.

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This was the first time I actually tried using one of the screens that I haven’t received in my kid subscription and I loved it!! I’ll be using more in the future!

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This is the whole spread. On the right is a thick printed plastic. On the top I added one of the wooden painted trees with a small stamp on top from Keri Bradford. (I love her stamps!)

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I’ll be sharing more of my December Daily soon!

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December Daily: Page 12 -21

I’m back with almost the end of my December daily. I’m keeping these pages pretty simple and that makes it easier to get it done faster.

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Supplies: Washi Tape: Willow Washi; 4×6 Grid Cards: Becky Higgins; Patterned Paper: DCWV,  Christmas Circle: Heidi Swapp, Stamps : Studio Calico; Patterned Paper: unknown from my stash;  Printables: Heidi Swapp, Dotted Gold Tags:  Michael’s;  Stamps & 7 Card : Studio Calico; PJs, Stickers:  Michael’s; Letter stickers Thickers : American Crafts, Number Printables: Amy Heller,

I’ve only got a few days left to document and I’ll hopefully finish it up tonight!

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December Daily: Days 9-12

More pages to share again today from my December Daily album. It’s amazing how quickly I can make these pages since they are so small. I am really keeping them simple too. I’m keeping it about the stories I want to share with my words and my photos. But even the words, I am not stressing about it and just writing it down. Not worrying about my handwriting or even planning what I am writing. Just explaining the story like I would tell it.

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I put all the kids letters to Santa in.

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I’m hoping to get more caught up this weekend!

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December Daily: Days 4-8

I’m back today to share more spread from my December Daily Album. And I’ve realized that I’m totally in a photo taking slump! Which makes recording one story a day pretty hard! I have taken most on my phone. The older our kids get too the harder it is to just be at home for a Christmas activity each day. There is Young Mens, and ice skating and Bishopric and soccer games and cello lessons. Add that to the fact that the kids are getting older. And Alden finds less excitement in a dollar store christmas game of a ring toss. Even all that is true I am trying to make Christmas something that we think about and especially that we think about the REAL reason we are celebrating this time of year.

Supplies: Gold Doily : Studio Calico; Washi Tape: Willow Washi; 4×6 Grid Card: Becky Higgins; Patterned Paper: DCWV & Dotted Vellum from Michael’s;  Christmas Circle: Heidi Swapp,

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Supplies: Stamps : Studio Calico; 4×6 Grid Card: Becky Higgins; Patterned Paper: unknown from my stash;  Christmas Circle: Heidi Swapp, 3-D sticker: Joelle Designs.
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Supplies: Dear tag: off some Joe Fresh PJs 4×6 Grid Card: Becky Higgins; Dotted Gold Tag & string:  Michael’s;  Tis the Season sticker: Making Memories, 6 Printable: Amy Heller
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Supplies: Stamps & 7 Card : Studio Calico; PJs, Stickers:  Michael’s;  Patterned Paper: DCWV
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Supplies: Stamps & 7 Card : Studio Calico; PJs, Stickers:  Michael’s;  Patterned Paper: DCWV , Christmas card from Shutterfly.
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This week I’m committing to taking more pictures even if the days don’t feel overly Christmasy.

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December Daily: days 1-3

I made my base pages for my December album a few weeks ago. I made the base pages so that each day it will take less time to get the stories down. This morning I finally took time to sit down and quickly make my first couple pages for the first few days of December. I am only telling one or two stories for each day. Probably one. Maybe more if I have more. I’m kind on a picture taking lull (sometimes that happens and I don’t pick up my camera much for various reasons. Uninspired, feeling self conscious about over sharing, just plain busy, etc) so i don’t have a ton of pictures from the first few days. But I have enough to tell one story each day and that is all that I am wanting. More is okay too.

I only added one picture (that is from Instagram) and a small piece of cute green glitter washi tape. The rest was all done ahead of time.

Supplies: Wooden Letter 1 : Studio Calico; Washi Tape: Willow Washi; 4×6 Grid Card: Becky Higgins; Patterned Paper: DCWV & 3-D sticker both from Michael’s;

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I added journalling into the Studio Calico card and then the two pictures of the kids enjoying the pancakes.

Supplies: 3×4 Journaling Card & HOHO stamp : Studio Calico;  Patterned Paper: DCWV from Michael’s; Star Circle: Heidi Swapp, Plastic Tabs: Michael’s

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Added in a page about the advent calendar I went with this year. A simple one of lunch bags with these tags from my friend Rebecca printed off and taped on the front. Then a page with the the kids biggest wishes. I obviously guessed for Norah! 🙂

Supplies: Washi Tape: Willow Washi; Patterned Paper: DCWV from Michael’s; Joy Circle: Heidi Swapp,

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For day two I wanted to write down how Oliver thinks the men in the Nativity are ninjas. Pretty cute 🙂

Supplies: Washi Tape: Willow Washi; Patterned Paper: DCWV from Michael’s; Circle 2: Rebecca Cooper; Let Merry Making Begin Card: Heidi Swapp, Letter stickers Thickers : American Crafts

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Eli and his Elf that he made, hoping that it will come to life.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: DCWV from Michael’s; 4×6 Grid Card: Becky Higgins; 3 Printable: Amy Heller

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So that’s it so far. I’m excited about it all.

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December Daily

I’ve wanted to do a December Daily album for a few years but I haven’t really had my stuff together ahead enough to do it! If you din’t know what this is, it’s essentially a mini album scrapbook sharing one story each day for the month of December. This year, I’m trying it. I recovered this binder quite a few years ago with eventually doing something with it. And amazingly enough 😉 I finally am. So here is the beginning of my album.

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Here’s an overview of my bases for my pages. As each day passes (probably each week to be more realistic) I’ll record special events of the season.

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I made some cards for my album and if you want you can download them here.

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Have you ever done one of these or wanted too?? I found this great list of all piles of inspiration. Or you can see the Daily December Pinterest board I started.

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