Thursday, December 4, 2014

My December 2014 Kit

Hi you all and welcome to my blog. Lots going on this month with shopping, baking, checking out the local Christmas events, decorating and visiting. December can be a very busy month and with this year of having a different job than past years I think that I'll have more free time to enjoy it. So there are many blogs, yahoo groups and facebook groups dedicated to the happenings of December (I'll give you the list of the ones I'm following this year at the end of the post:) That I thought the easiest way to get through the month and enjoy it is by preparing a kit to work with all month. (something that Counterfeit Kit Challenge has ingrained on me through following them this past year shows me that I get more done when I have a kit. So this time around I did my own kit:
This is my December Daily kit in a box. It includes a holiday smashbook that I'm looking forward to doing the covers this weekend and try to catch up on some of the pages on Sunday. I've also have die cuts, a stamp set, christmas papers, stickers, bling and some tape to add in with the fun of the book :)
This is a Christmas card workshop on the go set I got from Close to my Heart last year and I'll be putting that to work this weekend creating any other cards I need to send out and tags for the gifts this year. I figure there is NO reason to hoard it and I need to get it used up this year :)
Now it will start getting photo heavy, this is everything that I gathered over the weekend to get what I wanted for my Dec Daily know full well that it's better to have it all available instead of wasting time looking for it when I want it.
 I found this box of glitter goodness when I was digging out my Dec Daily box. It has lots of gold and silver trims that I must have gotten at an auction years ago so glad that it will make it's debut this month.
 I've pulled out some fun 6X6 paper pads and 6X4 mat stacks for some glittery fun this month with die cutting and photo matting.
 I've pulled out all my Christmas embossing folders and looking forward to see what they might do with some of the glittery paper in the above picture.
 As I was digging for the 6X6 paper pads I come across some of this stuff and I also went through my basket of small goodies that I recently purchased just for this month. The lower right hand corner ppack is from SU sensational snapshot PL accessory pack. I liked it so much I ordered it again for next year. Just lots of little goodies with sequins, enamel dots washi tape, flair buttons, photo overlays and 4X6 cards.
 This here is more bits and pieces I pulled out for crafting this month :)

 Some papers from last month's kit that never got used that will be perfect for this month :)
 I also pulled out my glitter and foil 12X12 papers for any extra die cutting or for scrapbook layouts layering and bordering :) Yep located some old Christmas pictures that I want to scrap this month while the paper is out (I'm off that final week of Dec so I can see that being a catch up week for any scrapping I have missed :)
 My iris box of Christmas embellishments. Looking to put in a good dent in this box over the month.
 My iris box of Christmas paper already to be used.
 Stickles that I want to use this month and I found this wooden arrow on my craft desk so I added that too the kit.
 Some stamp pads, washi and glitter tape, some embossing powder (I've pulled some red and blue since this photo was taken) and a pack of snowflakes I found to use on some cards or layouts.
 My Christmas Stamp collection ready to be used
I also remembered a box of Dazzles kits I had and I pulled out any that referred to Christmas so I'll be using that also for cards this month, layouts and maybe in my daily. I've decide that next year I will grab at least one of those kits each month and get them used one way or another in my crafting. Just have way to many kits to be hanging around and not being used so I think next year will be heavily kit scrapping for the year to get them out of my stash :)

So that is what my December entails :) These are the groups that I'm following that have many challenges with Dec Dailys this month:
FB: Smash your Stash has a Dec daily list to smash each day
FB: December Daily Smash is what it's all about and an event on facebook for the month to keep us accountable for doing it
FB: Simple Scrappers Holiday Focus to keep you focus on your December Daily/Scrapbook crafting
Counterfeit Kit Challenge has have a month of card making and from what I seen so far the girls have out done themselves with lots of inspiration.
Let's December Daily: A fun blog that I just come across this year and talk about lots of December Daily inspiration, I'm in awe with some of the things shown
I've joined a new group on FB: nicolejones911 and it's a fun crafting group to get it done and they are focusing on the December Daily this month
Lots of scrapping challenges over at Scrappin n Chattin yahoo group
Then there are all the challenge blogs that I follow for lots of challenges this month :)

So I expect that this is gonna be a fun crafting month and I hope it slows down just a bit to enjoy the holiday festivities too. This weekend looks like a small town close to use is having an Olde Time Christmas festival taking place and I'm looking foward to checking that out and next weekend is the Polar Express train ride that certainly looks like fun :) So I'm off to work, but will be back tomorrow with a card. Enjoy your holiday season and remember why we do celebrate it as we enjoy the Christmas lights of the year, we have to look forward to that one light that guides us through our life now and forever.....


  1. You certainly have lots of goodies to enjoy crafting with over the month. Great idea to have a kit set up for your December Daily. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's December Daily. Looking forward to seeing how your album progresses.

    1. Thank you Deb looking forward to sharing it with you soom over at Let's December Daily

  2. I'm on my way to your house to play with what can only be described as the perfect Christmas craft kit!! :D

    1. LOL Laura! We'll have to pull up another table so you can join in on the fun, thank you for the kind comment :)

  3. Wow Tina, what a great Christmas craft kit you have pulled together! It looks like some awesome goodness for sure! Makes me want to come up and sit down and make layouts with you. lol Can't wait to see what all layouts you make!! Hugs, Brenda

    1. Brenda your welcome anytime to come and play with me :)

  4. Best. Christmas kit. Ever. :)
    And if you check out CKC every day we are doing cards all month!

  5. Looks like a great kit, such lovely trims. I have some of the cardstock stacks so I'll be waiting to see how the embossing folders turn out.
    Cindy F.

  6. oooh your kit to work from is just oooh! Lots of fabulous goodie, I bet you are loving dipping into now that your December Daily is on its way!!

  7. Oh MY! what a kit and what a lot of scrummy gold and glittery goodies in there! You must be making some great projects with all this wonderful stuff!

  8. I love, love, love this extra large Christmas kit! I started very small with only a couple of pattern papers leftover from the same CTMH Pear & Partridge kit as you have there. Once those were used up I moved on to some other pattern papers and I'm currently at the end of that stack as well. I just added some additional cardstock, so we will see how far I can stretch it! Have fun scrapping with all your goodies! BTW I am a member of Nicole Jones 911 FB group and just requested to join the Smash Your Stash group! I hope it helps me get through some more of my own stash over the coming months!!

  9. Well, I expect with all those goodies it will be a fun month of crafting. So glad we've ingrained the joys of making a kit for you. And I am drooling over that embossing stuff.