December Daily™ 2013 | Day One


I can't tell you how much joy I felt today as I started this album again.

There's definitely a different feeling for me entering December this year and I'm so, so thankful. More joy, more calm, more peace.

Today was all about getting out my Christmas boxes and decor. The kids were with Chris this weekend so I had some quiet time to get it all out and start the process of "Christmasifying" our house.

Here's a look at my spread for Day One:


Most of the supplies I'm using this year are from the Studio Calico December Daily™ Kit (a few kits are still available if you want to jump on board). This includes the album, page protectors, and most of the embellishments. I will be adding a few other things here and there and will include links for you to those products when they are available.

In case you missed it here's a look at the preparations I did before December started: 2013 Foundation Pages

My Day One includes the back of a cut page protector that holds two, 3x4 cards plus a second page that includes spots for two, 3x4 inserts and a 4x6 insert. I probably won't do a spread for everyday this month but it worked for today.

Here's a look at it outside of the album:


The journal card is from my December Daily™ 3x4 Journal Card set and is printed on Epson Matte Presentation Paper. AE_DD2013_01_RightAlbum

On the 1/2 page I used some of the great gold paper + a canvas star + a sequin from the kit. Inside the label sticker I stamped "hello there" using a rolling stamp from Amy Tangerine. In the pocket below I added a photo I took outside Starbucks last week that says "create wonder/share joy." Exactly the sentiment I hope for this season.


The second part of the spread includes my journal card + a transparent 3x4 card from the kit + a white border photo. I used my new December Daily™ 4x6 Layered Template for the main photo today (includes the "magic" circle 4x6 template). On top of the photo I added two Gold Star Rub Ons.

Man, I love this.


I've set up a little workspace for this project in the room that's right outside my office. I'm using a tray from my big baking rack to hold most of the products in case I do want to bring it back in my office or to another area of the house.

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In the return of 31 Things, Ali Edwards invites you to document a story a day for 31 days. Every morning, she'll share a writing prompt, a personal story of her own, and a bit of photo inspiration as she fosters an environment of support and an attitude of celebration for all of the different ways we experience life.

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