I’m here again to share with you the second week of my December Daily album. I’m really excited about this week because it has one of my favorite spreads (days 10 and 11), and had some really good days. Though it was the week of finals for fall semester, I still had a great week finishing my thesis, taking finals, and starting Christmas break!
On the 6th, I made “finals survival” goodie bags for my residents with my Resident Director (#RAlife). In the bags, I put See’s candy suckers, chocolates, bubble wrap (for stress), a holiday pencil, hot chocolate packs, and a bunch of other small candies. I also included this little “‘Twas the Night Before Finals” poem!
The 7th was pretty low key (ahem…finals…), but my mom sent my duty team and I a care package, which included a Ralph Lauren plaid blanket and $10 Starbucks gift card for each member of the team! I was so excited, and my duty team really appreciated it. I have the best mom ever…
Similar to the 7th, the 8th included hours of thesis revisions, and the opening of day 8 on my advent calendar. The stars card stock is an Ali Edwards design. I used wrapping paper of my own for the winter wishes card, and I stamped card stock to make the December 8 piece.
Since my week was sort of low key, I wanted to add a fun page between the 8th and nine. For this, I used a 6×8 card from the Ali Edwards kit, and the merry epoxy word “merry.” I really like how it turned out!
The 9th, which was the final day I worked on my thesis, meant that I was essentially just revising for hours. For this page, I used another Ali Edwards card stock. I then used one of her wooden Fair Isle stars, but used a stamp pad to make it red. For the other side, I used her 3×4 cards, and my own plaid wrapping I got from HomeGoods. I kept the fair isle star theme going by keeping another one natural and adhering it to the wrapping paper. I ordered holiday pencils from Etsy (ACDshop, currently unavailable), so the white pencils in the photo says holiday things.
This spread is probably my favorite, or at least one of them! On the 10th, I got brunch with three of my close RA friends, which was great. We don’t get to spend a ton of time together because are all so busy, and we are each on duty different nights of the week. I also finished and turned in my thesis on the 10th! It was a huge day, and marked the official end of my semester. On the 11th, I went home for break! I had a package from Mark and Graham waiting for me, and I got the biggest welcome home from my puppy, Sophie. I used a day tag for day 11, and adhered a burlap bow that I bought at Michael’s. I also used one of Ali Edwards’ acrylic snowflakes, which I attached with an all-purpose glue. The card stock under the snowflake is by Ali Edwards, and the plaid card is made by me using wrapping paper.
On the 12th, I enjoyed being home. It was amazing. The card stock in this photo is all part of the main kit 2015 by Ali Edwards. The gold glitter numbers are from Michael’s. I really wanted to incorporate a lot of journaling into this book, so that i wouldn’t forget anything.