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September 10, 2012

December Daily 2012 Pre-Order Now Available

It’s time to start thinking about December Daily again!

I’ll be using a Studio Calico kit as a base for my album again this year and it’s now available for pre-order.

Wondering what December Daily is all about? Check out my compilation page here.

And yes, it’s going to be a 4×6 linen-covered album that includes chipboard, page protectors and thick plain overlays/transparencies.

WHY 4×6?

  • To mix things up! I’ve been doing this for a number of years now and I’m ready to swtich things up again. I’m interested in trying out a smaller size.
  • To simplify it just a bit. Each year so many people start this project with great intentions but never complete it. Even though I’ve completed it each year I’d like to find a way to simplify a few things for people (such as using the most common photo size) to help you enjoy the awesome feeling of confidence that comes from actually finishing a project!

I designed an exclusive stamps set for Technique Tuesday that’s included in the kit this year:

And here’s a peek at some of the other supplies included (the kit will also include an exclusive 6×6 paper pack from designed by Studio Calico):

A full list of supplies and more details are available over at Studio Calico.

Printable overlays like I’ve done in the past will be available at Designer Digitals soon (and I’ll be doing them in a variety of sizes including 4×6).

Later next month I’ll be sharing my foundation pages – I usually get my album base-pages set up in advance to simplify the process in December.


  • 1.
    Amalia said…

    Hi Ali!!! I am sooo excited to finally be doing this for 2012!!! Can’t wait for my kit to get here!!!

  • 2.
    audra said…

    I pre-ordered this right away, looking so forward to it! At first I was a bit concerned about the 4X6 size, However, the more I think about it – it does seem more doable. I am guilty of not finishing one or two in the past! Here’s to a new size and hopefully a completed one!

  • 3.
    Patty said…

    So beautiful…I am really excited about my 2nd year with december daily album. I did my pre-order kit last week

  • 4.
    Ann said…

    I pre-ordered mine. I can hardly wait to get it. I wish it would be shipped sooner than November 1.

  • 5.
    theresa said…

    I pre-ordered, although I am a little concerned about the size. I agree with your explanation of it, and figure I will do it along with you (again ) and if I need to I can add on or change it to something bigger. As always I am looking forward to what you have planned. Love this project. Thanks

  • 6.
    MichelleGB said…

    The album is fabulous and I agree that the 4×6 size is really going to be what helps me keep up with this project and finally finish a year – 1 photo or a couple photos on a 4×6 (which my little printer can do without me editing) and I’m done. I’ve ordered my kit and am looking forward to seeing what you create with it!

  • 7.
    Clynn said…

    ordered! my 4th year and more years to come.

  • 8.
    Beth said…

    This is awesome Ali! Really looking forward to the 4×6 size.

  • 9.
    Jamie D said…

    This will be my 4th yr doing December Daily and I’m SO excited to get the kit and get started! The kit contents sound and look amazing!

  • 10.
    Stephanie said…

    I’ve been doing DecDaily for 5 or 6 years and did mine in 4×6 format last year and LOVED it! Can’t wait to see what you do :) …and follow along!!

  • 11.
    Alexandra said…

    I pre-ordered last week – so looking forward to getting the kit and making it happen this year. Excited about the 4×6 format.

  • 12.
    Laurel said…

    I have never done a December Daily, and am excited about trying it. I pre-ordered my kit. Thanks, Ali.

  • 13.
    Claire said…

    I am intrigued to see the smaller size; I just know you will make it amazing.

  • 14.
    Katherine P said…

    For the last 2 maybe even 3 years I have tried and failed to do this project :( I have my album all ready but just don’t seem to be able to keep up with the photo taking! Last year was better with the photo taking but this year I am determined to do it!!! Would so love to buy this kit but best use what I have already made!

  • 15.
    Jenny said…

    I really like how your stamps include all the way to 31. Because of vacation from school and sometimes visiting family i usually document all the way through.Thanks!

  • 16.
    Debbie Gibson said…

    Really excited to do the smaller size. I ordered mine right away! I love the pages shown on your blog and am looking forward to seeing the rest of the kit.
    Thank you for continuing this project!!

  • 17.
    Sherry Eckblad said…

    absolutely love this years kit and my preorder is in and now I wait. I can’t wait to do this along with you. Each year I have said I was going to do it and either didn’t start or didn’t finish. I am thinking this is a size that will be doable. Can’t wait to see your new files to go along with this project.

  • 18.
    Paula said…

    I’m preordering today, yay! I am going to use the washi tape and date stamps along the bottom of each page and circle the date…I love having something uniform about each page…looking forward to this!

  • 19.
    Katrina H said…

    It looks very fun! I’ve only done a December Daily album once before. I wish I could afford this kit. And I wish that album was available separately – it’s very cute!

  • 20.
    Wendy said…

    Pre-ordered and SO excited about the new photo size! Great idea (as usual)!

  • 21.
    Dorothy said…

    Love the idea of this kit–just pick some thought for everyday…I have never done it before.

  • 22.
    Mary-Anne V. said…

    This kit looks like a lot of fun.

  • 23.
    ARC said…

    I pre-ordered mine too and am super excited to start! I just started Project Life this year – my first foray into scrapbooking – and I think I like the idea of focused projects like these, rather than making individual layouts.

    So I’m really, really excited, plus it’ll be our first Christmas with our second daughter so we’ll have lots to capture.

  • 24.
    Nicole said…

    Cannot wait for this project + kit. Now that I’ve worked through a great deal of my holiday stash, there’s not much left this year so the kit was a no-brainer. It’s gorgeous and I’m so excited to see it all in person. LOVE the stamps too of course. Can’t wait to see how you put yours together.

  • 25.
    Cynthia H said…

    This looks so amazingly fantastic. Thank you!!

  • 26.
    Steffb said…

    I ha just about decided just to do project life this year…you had to come along with a new idea! Lol

  • 27.
    Kathy said…

    Have pre-ordered the kit. I’m sad to say my December Daily from last year is not finished off yet. It’s on the to do list along with uploading my WITL to Blurb. I will finish this before December comes along. Everything is printed on plain paper, just need to get it printed professionally on the nice paper. I’m excited about the 4×6 this year because as you say, it’s easy for everyone then to get a bunch printed and keep up. Looking forward to seeing your foundation pages.

  • 28.
    Bonnie said…

    Perfect! I’ve done December daily for 4 years now and it is something I love! That being said I also value the idea of mixing it up with the 4×6 and keeping it simple. Seems like an extra Christmas blessing. :)

  • 29.
    Anna M said…

    Are the December stamps going to be made available in the digital format?

  • 30.
    Mina Canilao said…

    Hi Ali! Loving the smaller size this year! I’ve only succeeded in 2010 in completing a December Daily, completely failed last year, and hoping for a better outcome this year.:) Anyway, for those of us who can’t afford to purchase the kit, can you direct us in the direction of where we can purchase a 4×6 ring album? I would love to order one now before the rush. Lol. Thanks.

  • 31.
    Olivia said…

    Kit looks wonderful, can’t wait to see your pages!

  • 32.
    Marie said…

    Just pre-ordered the kit! I’m so excited to make my 2nd DD with you, can’t wait!

  • 33.
    Lali Alvarez said…

    Ali, I love the this year design! It’s very happy!

  • 34.
    Brooke said…

    Jumping with joy to read this post!! I can’t wait to see what you do with the 6×4 format. I hadn’t really considered that size but you are so right that it’s a size that is works for everyone.

  • 35.
    Kim N said…

    Wondering if the stamp set included will be available separately at Technique Tuesday? I look forward to following your process this year!

  • 36.

    I’m strongly debating investing in this kit… eek!

  • 37.
    Mallory said…

    So excited Ali!! Last year was my first and I enjoyed it so much! I let myself get the kit this year since I used all the Christmas stuff I had on hand with last year’s DD. So you’re making the printed overlays in multiple sizes? Including 6×8? That’s the size I used last year and would like to use that size again in the future. Can’t wait to get the overlays! I loved seeing yours last year.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      That’s the plan!

  • 38.
    MammaDoi said…

    Thank you Ali for choosing to do a 6×4 size, the bigger sizes are a little daunting to me. I’ve done Dec Daily digitaly for the past two years but I decided this year was going to be the year of paper…lol. Just pre-ordered the Studio Calico kit, so super excited for this year’s December Daily :)

  • 39.
    Thea said…

    Just preordered. I love my iPad! Hopefully I will actually complete my album this year. I love the concept so much, but the follow through on my behalf is lacking. Thanks, Ali, for thinking of people like me and looking for ways to keep it simple.

  • 40.
    Maria said…

    Am I the only one who can’t figure out how to pre-order?

  • 41.
    Beth Threlfall said…

    Soooo excited!

  • 42.
    Heather Hare said…

    I’m still working on finishing up my December Daily from last year… ;)

  • 43.
    daphne said…

    I’ve ordered my DD kit…this will be my first year doing December Daily. nervous and excited all at the same time. the kit looks lovely and I am excited to get this project started already. thanks Ali!

  • 44.
    Cynthia Michener said…

    Hi! i just preordered it yesterday!! So can not wait to get my hands on the kit!!! Perfect size!! I did not complete my 2008 and 2009 so i will complete this year as my family and i just moved in to our new home. Perfect timing for me to do DD this year! In case if you are planning to do videos for DD, can you do written transcripts for me? I am deaf. :o ) Have a good day, Ali!

  • 45.
    Lisa B said…

    I want to try your December Daily. However, I don’t do digital/computer scrapping. Will it still work for me?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      You definitely don’t need to do digital scrapbooking to do a December Daily. I’ll be using some printed elements and be adding word art to my photos, but people do it all kinds of different ways – totally up to you and what you want to make of it!

  • 46.
    Joey said…

    Oh shucks I missed the preorder! It says sold out! WIll you be getting more in?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Unfortunately no – sorry about that!

  • 47.
    Heather P. said…

    Ali, Have you set up your base pages yet? I searched your blog, but didn’t see it. I want to do this for the first time this year, but need some examples to help me along. I’d like to get it set-up in advance also!


  • 48.
    Amber Campbell said…

    I missed the preorder :( but was wondering if you had any suggestions for a different album to use. I’m doing the 4×6 size and have completed my foundation pages, but have not been successful in finding a suitable album. I’m very excited for December!

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