December Daily 2015 Day 5!

Hi there friends, so today by some miracle I actually have Day 5 completed and in the album. I received some really sad news about the lens on my camera - it suffered some damage and is having some issues with the auto-focus. So I recorded a video, which I will try to upload tomorrow with Day 6, but for my still photos I had to get out my trusty phone! So forgive me for the quality of today's shots - it is what it is. Here is Day 5 as it was created for the foundation pages:

December Daily 2015 Day 05

On Day 5 we had the most fun shopping in downtown Kernersville and checking out the Christmas Around the World that all the shops hosted. I took way too many photos, so it was really hard to choose favorites. I decided to add a flip-up page to house two photos and my journaling.

December Daily 2015 Day 05

Here is the photo flipped up to reveal the journaling and the photo beneath:

December Daily 2015 Day 05

The journaling reads like this:

Tonight was the most magical time, the sorts of evenings that story books write of, right here. The town of Kernersville hosted a Christmas around the World, and all the shops downtown opened their doors wide. Each shop was assigned a country, and they offered samples of food and pretty things to buy. We had such a good time and I’m sure the kids filled their bellies!
The best part was seeing all our kiddos laughing and being together. I want all of you, my dear loves, to remember these glorious days when you were all young and filled with life and love. You all love each other so very much and are each other’s greatest gifts. When you all are together and loving on each other, you create your own special brand of magic. It starts and ends with you guys, and will last long after Alan and I are gone. I love you all so dearly, and I am so happy you all have each other. This is magic. This is joy.
December Daily 2015 Day 05

On the photo on top I simply added the Merry word from Ali Edwards' kit and two sequins with enamel dots, and a file tab from October Afternoon.

December Daily 2015 Day 05

The top of that side I left just as it was, with the star and banner on the number 5, and the vellum ephemera from Basic Grey's Juniper Berry collection:

December Daily 2015 Day 05

On the facing page, which is the back of Day 4, I had a blank square. I decided just to add a wood veneer word and a couple of word stamps. Yes, I totally smeared the red words, and I'm just leaving it as is. That is ok.

December Daily 2015 Day 05

So that is Day 5, technical issues and all. I still love this project so very much and am so happy that I am keeping up. I hope you are enjoying this journey with me, now go, do and create!

See you soon,


**December Daily is the creative brainchild of scrapbooking genius Ali Edwards, and is a process of documenting December memories by photographing and writing stories each day. To learn more about this project, and find links to shop for products, please visit her website here.


Within each post I try my best to post links and attribute the products I have used in today's layout. Sometimes, sadly, those products are no longer available but still deserve attribution. The red banner I used on the journaling card is from an old kit from Gossamer Blue. The wood "Adore" word is Heidi Swapp.

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