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September 3, 2013

Studio Calico December Daily™ Kit Now Available For PreOrder


Are you ready to start thinking about the holidays?

I’m actually not ready whatsoever (focusing on Week In The Life next week first of all) but I do have one very favorite holiday tradition that just tends to work best when you plan ahead: December Daily™.

This year I’ll be using a kit of supplies put together by Studio Calico which is now available for presale.

I’ll have much more info in the coming months including sharing my foundation pages just as I have in years past – which usually happens in October or November.

You can learn more about creating a December Daily™ album and view all of my past albums here.


  • 1.
    Debbie said…

    Got mine!

    • ….
      Catherine A said…

      Hi Ali,
      Just grabbed my SC DD kit. This will be my third year with SC DD and you. Prior to that I joined in right from the beginning with you via your blog. Luv this project.

  • 2.
    Marie A. said…

    Just got mine too! :-)

  • 3.
    Anita said…

    I’ve just pre-ordered and look forward to DD with you, Ali and the DD community. Love it.

  • 4.
    Maureen said…

    Just pre-ordered mine too! Looking forward to the different size this year! Thank you for doing this project again Ali!

  • 5.
    Jenny A said…

    Also preordered! This is my favorite project to do all year. I’ve been doing DD along with you at least since 2006. So excited!

  • 6.
    Brooke U said…

    I preordered this morning. I can’t wait to follow along with you again this year. This is the one project I actually finish every year.

  • 7.
    Aussie Amanda said…

    Hi Ali
    I am very excited to be using the SCs DD kit for the first time this year as I missed out last year. I have been watching from the sidelines for the past three years so it is very exciting to be a part of it all now.
    Thanks for the inspiration,

  • 8.
    patty said…

    pre-order SC december daily…CHECK!

  • 9.
    Sarah said…

    I so regretted not getting last year’s, so I’m pre-ordering this years!done!

    I also noticed that DD is now TM. Awesome for you!

  • 10.
    Christine said…

    I’m so excited for this and pre-ordered this morning. I just realized what December Daily was last year in November so missed the SC wago and again, SO excited for this year!

  • 11.
    Monica L. said…

    OMG! OMG!! I’m so excited!!!! Can’t believe it December Daily already!! YAY!!! Can’t wait to see what are you going to make this one, is this one a 4×6″ format like last year?

    • ….
      Monica L. said…

      Ok, never mind about the size I just found out. Got so excited when I got into Ali’s website that I didn’t mind going to SC website and check out the whole thing…BUT I’M STILL EXCITED!!

  • 12.
    jen said…

    i was not going to order this year as i was worried it was going to be the small album again and i still have lots leftover from last year but….i then went and saw all the awesome stuff and that it’s being done in “my” colours so of course i had to snatch one up!! excited to get started on this!!

  • 13.
    L.McG.-E. said…

    First year for me to do this, also the first year to take part in Week in the Life. I am really looking forward to sharing in this journey. It isn’t something I’ve heard many people here in the UK mention so it will be fun to share in as a Brit.

  • 14.
    Vanessa Babin said…

    got mine too! so excited.

  • 15.
    Melanie A. said…

    I’ve drooled over yours for a few years now so I finally bit the bullet. Fingers crossed I can stick to it lol. I am so behind on so many things! I’m excited though. I can’t wait to see everyone’s and get inspiration.

  • 16.
    Cara S said…

    I have just pre-ordered too, and am very excited. Being in Australia it’s sometimes difficult to get enough appropriate supplies for this project so the ‘bundle’ via SC is fantastic.

  • 17.
    Tinka said…

    I pre-ordered mine! I think I’ll actually get it done this year since my last day of work is October 31st!!!

  • 18.
    Alishia said…

    I was on the fence… until I saw the album. Can’t wait!

  • 19.
    Melanie A. said…

    Quick question…any new December Daily layovers planned for release or will the current ones work with the new album?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      I’ll definitely be doing a new set again this year (I usually do one each year that is day-specific).

  • 20.
    Mallory said…

    Beyond excited to get that email! :)

  • 21.
    J3SS1C4 said…

    Woohoo, prepurchased now! I love the 6×8 size for the December Daily pages… This was the size I did last year, as well, and it works so well for it! And the album they have here is perfect with the stars on the cover!

  • 22.
    lisa b said…

    I am so excited for this, we are planning a big holiday trip this year and this will work so well as both dd and a mini vacation album. I’ve been doing dd for the last 3 years and I love pulling them out each year and reminiscing! It has become a truly special holiday tradition, and dovetails so nicely with Project Life.

  • 23.
    Rhonda O said…

    Ali, I’ve not done DD before and would love to this year. I’ve spent tons of money before for product, but the SC price seemed quite steep for this kit considering contents and volume they may sell. Is this normal for them and comparable to last year’s kit? If I don’t get SC kit, what do you recommend?

    Also, I have not been able to look at your digi templates and such, so not sure if there is one specifically for DD and if that will be set up to the SC album size or flexible for any size album and page protectors.

    Thanks for taking time to reply :) (oh, also hope to do my first “Week in the Life” too with you and your faithful followers!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Rhonda – I believe the kit last year was $89. This has never really been a project that was all about a specific kit – it’s about documenting your life leading up to Christmas. I’d recommend looking back through my past albums to see my different approaches over the years ( I will be creating some overlays for this year that will be available at Designer Digitals in the coming months – most likely they will include a variety of different sizes to accommodate the different sizes people might use (12×12, 8.5×11, 6×8, 4×6 and 3×4) – you’ll be able to choose what works best for your set up.

    • ….
      Mary G said…

      Rhonda, I want to echo Ali’s recommendation to check out prior year’s albums — not just hers, but everyone else’s as well. The SC kit IS steep, but it is also worth it. Everything is the highest quality and you will have left overs. Having said that, if you are like most of us, you probably have a pretty good stash from which to shop. I listened to Ali, checked out prior years, saw the variety, felt overwhelmed, bought the kit (more of a list of supplies she was using because it was pre-Studio Calico I think) and did not regret it for a single moment. Sure I could have saved money, but it was my first time and I didn’t have a clue and I knew it was a busy time of year and I didn’t need one more thing to worry about at all. So pick your poison — think of it as a facial at a high end spa — you DO deserve it! Next year you will know so much more! What you liked, what you didn’t, what you wish you’d known you’ll now know; what’s really important to you — story or pictures? what can you really do ahead of time and what can’t you? (You’ll see Ali always does some things ahead of time, she has kids who always write letters to Santa, always visit Santa, always open their lego Advent calendars. My kids are 25 and 27 so that ain’t happenin’ for me!) One year my album was all about Occupy Washington and their Christmas Tree, the National Christmas Tree, our Christmas Tree; their stories, stories of tourists at the National Tree, our stories. (I live in DC and those things matter to me.)

    • ….
      Rhonda O said…

      To Ali & Mary G — Thank you!!:)
      I couldn’t get rid of this nagging feeling to just do it and so… I did! I bought the Studio Calico December Daily kit and am very excited to join this amazing adventure with everyone. I actually didn’t see Mary’s post until today, but you hit the nail on the head on many points. Bottom line, this will be my first time doing DD and instead of spending more time, stress, time and heck, even brain power (which is sooo tapped out right now), I just bought it. Not a second of regret and darn it, I spend so much time finding deals and overly justifying things for me (which I don’t buy much at all), yet not give a second thought to buying for my 5 yr old! Crazy I know. I need to take care of me. I’m on a journey similar to yours Ali with my marriage (lack there of — we are separated but living under the same roof) and figuring out myself, life, working 40+ hrs from home, etc. I so admire you and look forward to reading your website daily. You are my therapy :) and it’s helping. You give me hope, courage, strength, and comfort that I don’t have to have it all worked out and just right. It’s a journey. Thank you both, Rhonda

  • 24.
    Liz said…

    Is the year on older dd overlays able to be changed .. 2010 say to 2013? (in case you like that particular design better?) Thanks!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      For the 2010 set you could erase the day of the week using the eraser tool in Photoshop and re-write in the correct day of the week for the date.

  • 25.
    Leslie said…

    I went to the link for the pre-order and it says page not found. I’m wondering if it is sold out? If so, will more become available? Love your stuff!!


  • 26.
    Leslie Harvey said…

    Curious… was looking through your 2012 pages… and with this new Studio Calico kit, will you be designing your foundation pages the same this year? Debating if I should just use what I have in my stash already and skip the SC kit all together. Want to keep it simple this year… but SOOOOO tempted to just order the SC KIT! It’s BEAUTIFUL!

    decisions… decisions….

    • ….
      Ali said…

      I’ll still be doing some foundation pages – printables/overlays just like years past. Working on those ideas now :) .

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