Big December Daily 2018 Wrap up post, with photos of every page & product links

Hey y’all!  As you can tell, this is my DD2018 wrap up post, and I will include photos and product links at the end.  Many of the products are from my stash and may no longer be available, so I will list what I can.  (I will also try to link similar products if the item is no longer available.)

I absolutely love this project!  I look forward to it every year, and it’s one of our favorites to flip through as a family.  For us, it’s a yearbook of sorts, to see how the girls grow and change throughout the years… how their styles change, how their handwriting gets better, what was on their wish lists, etc.

Album:  Ali Edwards DD from 2017

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Cover page:

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I blogged about it here.

Day 1:  Christmas concert for my middle daughter:

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Day 2: family hike:

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Day 3: my husband put the lights up on the house:

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Day 4: letters to Santa:

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I blogged about days 2-4 here, and I have a YT process video for those days as well.

Day 5: our tree:

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I blogged about it here.

Day 6: mailing our Christmas cards, and reflecting on how I wrote about possibly being in a new house in last year’s DD, and here we are in a new house:

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Day 7: all about the pups:

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Day 8: “POP!” (her 2nd lolly every!):

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I blogged about it here.

Day 9 & 10: friends & coffee:

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Day 10 & 11: coffee & a Santa visit at school:

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Day 12: some of our favorite holiday movies:

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Day 13: getting my rings resized and wearing them again after 2+ years:

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Day 14: this year’s new ornaments:

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I blogged about days 12-14 here, and there is a YT process video as well.

Day 15: getting packages in the mail & relaxing while wrapping presents:

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Day 16: my parents came for a visit & took us to dinner:

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Day 17: a new outfit for our elf:

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I blogged about it here.

Day 18: holiday concerts for both my girls on the same night at the same time:

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Day 19: school party:

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Day 20: around the house:

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I blogged about it here.

Day 21: “just because” flowers from the hubs, my favorite peonies:

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Day 22: all 3 of my girls in the same dress:

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Day 23: gingerbread shenanigans:

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Day 24: decorating cookies for Santa, opening gifts, & family time:

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Day 25: Santa!, silly FB photo filters, and all the kiddos, + a pocket page to house all the Christmas cards received in the mail:

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I blogged about it here, and there is a YT process video as well.


As a reminder, I have a flip through video:


Ok…that’s it for me!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Happy Friday!



December Daily, day 25 & a pocket page

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing day 25 and the last pocket page of my December Daily 2018.  I also have a process video if you’re interested:


For day 25, I had a lot of instax photos that I wanted on one layout.  I took a bunch of photos after Christmas lunch using the Santa FB filter, and I love them all.  I was trying to figure out how to get them all on the page, especially since I can’t cut the instax film, when I remembered the waterfall technique floating around instagram.  So, through trial & error, I decided to give it a try.

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I used a lot of the 3×4 PL cards from the Hip Kit Club 2018 December Documented kit, and a Hip Kit Club exclusive paper from the 2018 December Main kit for the background.

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I really love how it came out, and I’m glad I gave it a try!

On the left side, is a photo that I printed, then cut out into a circle with my silhouette cameo machine.

I also made a pocket page to house all the Christmas cards that we get inn the mail.  I used another Hip Kit Club exclusive paper from the December Main kit.

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On the left is a full page photo of the kids (hearts for privacy).

That’s it for now.  I’ll be sharing a flip through video of my album soon, so keep a look out for that!

Happy Thursday!


December Daily, days 12-14, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

Today, I’m sharing my days 12-14 of my December Daily album, and I used the 2018 December Documented Hip Kit.  I did sneak in a couple pieces from the 2018 December Hip Kits: a piece of HKC exclusive pattern paper from the Main kit, and one HKC exclusive project life card from the Project Life kit.

I also did a YouTube process video if you’re interested!


For day 12, I wanted to document the few movies we watch every single year.  We watch other holiday movies as well, but the ones we watch every year are Elf, Home Alone, Home Alone 2, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Mickey’s Christmas Carol, and Little Women.

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The pattern paper is the one from the December Hip Kit.  I also used a filmstrip cut file that I found on the Silhouette store.  I love how the Elf photo, with my hand written journaling, on the left turned out!  On the empty spots on the film strip, I added my number (the Pebbles ones that I’ve been using throughout the album), and a red car puffy sticker.  I love the size of the Crate Paper puffy stickers…they are the perfect size for this project!

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For day 13, I documented my JOY for getting my engagement and wedding rings back from getting them resized.  I hadn’t been able to wear them for almost 2 years now; I was waiting to loose the “baby weight,” but I got tired of waiting, haha!

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I was challenged to use some HKC exclusive cut files, so I used this subscriber cut file designed by fellow DT member Jana.  The JOY wood veneer stickers are from Pinkfresh studio.

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Day 14’s story is about the new ornaments I bought this year.  I always buy a couple ornaments every year, but I bought a little more this year since we got a taller tree.

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The red striped paper is the Project Life card from the December kit.  The numbered 3×4 card turned out to be perfect, since I had 7 different ornaments.  I stamped the numbers on the photo using some old wood/rubber stamps that I picked up in the Target dollar spot years ago.

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I usually work on a couple days in a row, then take a break, then work on a few more days.  How about you guys?  Are you creating every day?

I really love how my December Daily album is coming along, and I hope you do too!

Happy Wednesday!



December Daily, days 5 & 8, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello everyone!  I hope your December is going joyfully so far.  Today, I’m sharing a couple more pages of my December Daily album.  I am using the HKC 2018 December Documented kit for these pages.

Day 5 is all about our new tree.  Our old tree was looking a little raggedy, so we got a new one for our new house.  We also started a new tradition, and we put up our tree before Thanksgiving, but only lit and bare.  That way, we get to relax after fluffing the tree, which is a job in and of itself, and we get to enjoy the twinkling lights.

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On the left, I used the tree pattern paper by My Mind’s Eye, an exclusive HKC journaling card (love when they have lines), and a Pinkfresh Studio chipboard banner.

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I used the tree cut file that I made previously when I made my cover album.  (It was a free cut file for day 1 of HKC’s 12 days of giving.)  I adhered it to a transparency I had in my stash, and on the other side, I backed it with pattern paper.

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The number 5 is a sticker from the Crate Paper sticker sheet (It was part of the 25).  I love how clean these simple & full pages look!  They really make a statement!

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Day 8 is about my youngest getting a “pop” after both her sisters left for their friends’ house.  She was so upset, I needed to cheer her up.  Needless to say, she loved it!  Haha!

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On the left, I printed a big photo, and turned it into a tag.  I added the number, which is die cut from the Pebbles 12×12 advent sheet, a pink Crate Paper sticker, and a Pinkfresh Studio enamel dot.  I also used the thickers to spell out the word Pop!  (Love the font on these!)

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On the right, I have 3 more photos, and I added a couple stickers to my favorite photo.  I used one of the exclusive journaling cards, and I hand wrote “her smile” at the top, then added my journaling with my computer and printer.

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That’s it for me today…I really love how this project is going.  I look forward to December Daily every year, and this year is no different!

Don’t forget to look through my December Daily category and tag if you’re looking for more inspiration!

Happy Sunday!

December Daily 2018, days 2-4, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  I am so excited to be sharing some December Daily pages with you!  I am sharing days 2-4 of my 2018 album, and for these days, I’m using the Hip Kit Club 2018 December Documented kit.

I also have a YouTube process video, if you’re interested!


For day 2, my story is about our family hike.  The weather was so beautiful, we had to take advantage and go outside!

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The number 2 is a cutfile called Scandinavian numbers from the Hip Kit Club 12 days of Giving, which you can get for free from the Hip Kit Club website, as long as you have an account.  I hand wrote a quote that I found on pinterest, and it says “of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt” by John Muir.  The Merry Happy card is an HKC exclusive from the DD kit.

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For day 3, my story is about the lights on the house.  It’s our first Christmas in the new house, and my husband was a bit hesitant to put the lights up, since our roof line is steeper and higher than our old house.  He got it done though, and I love it!

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Another thing about this story, is my genius purchase of the holiday season.  I bought an outdoor club that’s remote operated.  Now, we don’t have to step outside before going to bed to unplug the lights!  Love it!  I’m going to go get the indoor version for our Christmas tree!  Ha!

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For Day 4, the story is: letters to Santa.  We always go to visit Santa early to avoid the lines, but I document the day that the girls write their letters.  This year, I wanted the letters to Santa to be more individualized and personal.  I asked my older daughter to write her letter to Santa on her phone in the Notes app, then screenshot and text it to me.  My middle daughter wrote a classic letter with pictures.  I just had my 2 year old scribble on a pre-made card.

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I wanted a more interactive album this year, so I created a pocket page to house the Santa letters.  The front of the pocket is a photo that I made in photoshop of the 3 girls writing their letters.  I absolutely LOVE the way the letters and this spread turned out!

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I hope you like what I created, and if you’re interested in more December Daily posts from me, just click on the December Daily tag or category on my blog post!

Happy Sunday!




December Daily cover page, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  It’s finally December Daily time!  I love this project so much; this will be my 9th year participating in December Daily, and it’s a tradition that I look forward to every holiday season.  Today I am sharing my cover page, and I am using the Hip Kit Club 2018 December Documented Kit.

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I started by cutting out a giant 2018 on a 6×8 piece of white cardstock, using my silhouette cameo.  The font is just Times New Roman.  I wanted to highlight the pattern papers in the kit, so I decided to create a paper-pieced quilt under each number.  I traced the numbers on another piece of white cardstock.  Then, I cut down some paper into 1.5 inch squares, cut them in half diagonally, and arranged them.  I wanted that quilted look, so I added some machine stitching.

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I wanted to create some depth, so I adhered the 2018 cardstock with foam squares.  I made sure to keep the inner portion of the 0 and 8, and I adhered those with foam squares as well.

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I wanted to add a pop of glittery red, which is my favorite color to use for Christmas, so I altered the Pebbles woodgrain phrase sticker, by heat embossing with Versamark ink and red glitter embossing powder from Ranger.  I embossed it twice to be sure to get an even coverage.  I LOVE how it turned out!

I also made this tree that I want to put in my December Daily, but I’m not sure where yet.  It’s a free cut file as a part of Hip Kit Club’s 12 days of giving.  I cut off the tree skirt part of the tree so I could have a bigger tree in my 6×8 album.

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I cut the tree from white cardstock, then backed each tiny little space with pattern paper.  The pops of red are from the branding strips of the HKC exclusive paper.  Once I finished backing the tree, I added some machine stitching.

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That’s it!  I’m so excited to share my December Daily album.  If you’d like to see other December Daily blog posts, just click on the category.

Happy Sunday!