Monday, September 9, 2013

studio calico december daily sneaks!!

Are you ready to start thinking about your December Daily kit? I may not be ready for Christmas, but I am ready to think about how I'm going to document it! The Studio Calico December Daily kit is up for preorder now! The kit is $99.95. You can reserve your kit with a deposit of $25, and pay the rest when it ships at the beginning of October. I love that it's shipping earlier this year so we'll have lots of time to prepare!

You will find a list of what's included on the preorder page. Here are some sneaks of a few items! The colors are beautiful and exactly what I would have chosen if I had picked them out myself... fun, but not too bright with some surprises thrown in. I love mixing a little orange with my reds and aquas!

Of course there's also a stamp included... my favorite part!! This year's stamp is so cute and very versatile... I cannot wait to start playing with it!

This time the album is a handbook and it comes with 31 page protectors in various styles. These albums hold a lot so there will be plenty of room for your photos, journaling and embellishing! I plan on painting the bare chipboard with acrylic paint... maybe white, and I'll also add a title and embellishments.

Last year I used Studio Calico's kit to make an album about our 2011 Christmas season. So I still haven't scrapped Christmas 2012. I'm still deciding if I will use this year's kit to go back to 2012 or to scrap the current year in real time. I will decide as it gets closer and I'll be sharing my progress here!

I had so much fun using the kit last year! Everything came together perfectly and with ease. Here are a few pages from my 2012 December Daily album.

Picking out the tree and putting it up will probably be the first part of my album again since we usually get it right after Thanksgiving. I don't worry if it doesn't happen in the month of December... the picking out of the tree will always go in my album!

I always include close-ups of decorations of decorations around the house, some that are new, and some that have been with us for years like this Snoopy snow globe that my boys have loved since they were little.

For last year's album, I took a photo of our Christmas cards all stacked up, and I punched holes in one to included as a page.

If you're worried about being able to keep up with a daily record of your December, you can always just document the highlights like I do. I don't include something from every day, but I know some days will have extra photos, especially Christmas Eve and Day! To see more of my December Daily album from last year go here and here.

Studio Calico is having a blog hop today! Go here to see the list of participants. We are all sharing tips and ideas for putting together your December Daily! And don't forget to order your kit here!


  1. That's pretty much what I will be doing as I work a lot during December and my boy is past a lot of the kiddie side to Christmas..

  2. I love your album from last year and I like you're idea of not worrying about a daily photo and just focusing on the highlights.

  3. very nice album...I did not start any december daily for the moments
    I really love this album...maybe that will be the start point for me !