Monday, January 1, 2018


Hey everyone,
and Happy New Year! I hope the year has started in a positive way for you and that 2018 will continue treat you kindly. I have signed up to Ali Edwards' One Little Word workshop this year, and will be making a post about my word on the blog shortly. I will also be making a post where I wrap up the 2017 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge, so I hope you'll stop by again soon.

When Ali shared her last pages of her 2017 December Daily she said "I'm ready to be done with this!" and I've tried to embrace that thought in finishing my album. Don't overwork things, be done with it!

For day 15 I went with an enlargement of a  photo I took while waiting for friends outside this restaurant. I've used these handwritten numbers by Paislee Press throughout my album. The word stickers are from Studio Calico, and the printable is by In A Creative Bubble.

Day 16 is super simple. I printed a photo that I found online of the 2017 Swedish TV Advent Calendar show. I used my typewriter to type out some journaling about this show, and about one of the actors that passed away in November before the show was aired.

On the back is another simple documention of wrapping our Christmas gifts, for day 17. Both 4x6 journaling cards for days 16 and 17 are from the Paislee Press DD addon for 2016.

I intended to make day 18 a fullpage photo, but as I was editing it I though it would be fun to make it a 3x8 page instead. I wrote about dressing up as a snow woman for work and found this poem by Wallace Stevens to print on the back. The phrase for the tab and the houses and trees are all from the same digital stamp set from Ali Edwards, designed by Paislee Press.

Before I took Ali's words to heart I was flipping through my album I'd made so far and decided to remake some of the pages I wasn't completely happy with. I do like them better now, but still feel like it was a waste of time. Oh well, I did it and here they are!

To compare days 1-4 look here. I felt that the original journaling was too much of a diary entry, which is a better fit for my PL album, so instead a wrote a shorter text and cut down the 4x6 to a 3x4 photo. The red veneer stars are from the Studio Calico December documenter kit.

Days 5-8 were previously posted here. I didn't like the color combo for my day 5 page so I reprinted the image in black and white. I also replaced the drawing with a second photo. The journaling card is from In A Creative Bubble. I love that this set is black and white, so you can easily add your own colors to the cards.

The story and photos of the original day 6 will also be moved to my PL album. Instead I told the story of this "Kindness Countdown Calendar" I made for my class. Each heart has a kindness mission inside, and every day in December one student pulled a heart from the basket and fullfilled their mission during that day. The next day they got to tell their story about their mission if they wanted to. The missions were for example "Invite someone to play with you", "Give someone a compliment" or "Let someone know what they are good at". The journaling card and printable is by In A Creative Bubble and they are both linked above.

To compare day 9 click here. So I hated the design of day 9 even as I made it. Remaking this page was not a waste of time. I like it so much better now. Photos and journaling blurred for privacy. I enlarged a journaling card designed by Kelly Purkey and folded part of a page protector in half and stapled it to the page. I tucked three photos and a journaling card inside the pockets and added a tab to the front page of the small booklet I'd made. There was a printer mishap on the bottom of the page that I covered up with some gold glitter tape from an earlier Studio Calico documenter kit.

'Til next time!



  1. I'm the same way! I try not to over-think my pages, but sometimes there I things I really dislike that I cannot let go of! If after a few days they are still bugging me, I re-do them. It doesn't happen often but when it does, I'm usually much happier that I did it!