I am here to make a few confessions and a few commitments. But let's start with this lovely image of the Studio Calico December Daily kit:
It is up for preorder now and will be shipping at the beginning of October. It is $99.95 to order, but you pay $25 up front and the rest once it ships. I'll add some more tempting images of this gorgeous kit throughout this post. You can see a list of all the "ingredients" at the PREORDER PAGE.
Confession 1: I have never made a December Daily mini album. I've made several mini albums about the Christmas season for class kits, but they were done after the fact, not during the month of December and certainly not documenting ALL the pretty little details!
Commitment 1: I am going to make one this year! And I am going to use the Studio Calico December Daily kit. NOT because I am on the design team at Studio Calico. But because last year I really wanted to get one of their kits and make one and they ran out before I ordered. I learned my lesson by spending way too much money trying to make my own kit look as good as theirs and then never getting started because the products didn't arrive in time. Having all the products together in a premade kit will make my December Daily experience way easier and thus doable for me (and save me money in the long run).
Confession 2: I have never LIKED the Christmas Holiday season. I just tolerate it. I often refer to myself as the grinch. I don't like how busy we are and how we spend so much money and overinduldge in too many things. I like life to be simple and I get way too stressed out in December.
Commitment 2: I am going to fully embrace and enjoy this holiday season. One of the tools that I believe will help me do this and change my attitude is documenting all the lovely details that make the season special. I know this will help me enjoy every step rather than letting it overwhelm me. The grinch is officially gone and the spirit of Christmas and giving is going to exist in my heart.
Confession 3: I am always running behind on everything and am a very big procrastinator. I fly by the seat of my pants finishing everything on the day it is due. This takes the joy out of many things. (((It also means I never document December))).
Commitment 3: By getting my December Daily kit a couple months before December even starts, I am going to get the base pages done so during the actual season, I can just take pictures and fill in the spots! Oh goodness - I'm already getting excited! See how an attitude can change about an entire season that has been intact for 20 years just by a simple purchase of a gorgeous December Daily kit?!?!?!??! haha
Confession 4: I love all things girly and pretty: glitter, sequins, ribbons and bows, color, color, and more color! And the SC DD kit is full of all this goodness!
Commitment 4: My December Daily is going to scream with tacky over the top decadence. I'll start with the SC DD kit and then I'll throw my entire collection of sequins and glitter on top of it to finish it all off!
I made this mini album a few years ago as a class kit and I think it demonstrates my point in Confession 4:
You can see the posts with more images HERE, HERE, and HERE. I cannot wait to use the SC DD kit to make a decadent album about our exciting holiday season as it progresses. Check out the Studio Calico blog today for a list of design team members that have also blogged about how they will be using this kit and what some of their favorite holiday traditions are to incorporate into their albums. And to order a kit before they run out, go to this link HERE. Thanks for visiting and MERRY CHRISTMAS! haha Suzy