I started buying myself a special treat each Christmas & Birthday when I was first on my own, away from family. Now that I have my own family out in CA, I still do it, as that way I know I will alway get the right item, size, color, etc. I was so excited about this year gift to me as it meant I would be able to start carrying my big camera with me, instead of my point and shoot. I felt like I was missing out on the documenting of so many things.

Journaling reads: Every yeear I make a point of buying myself a special Christmas gift for myself. Reading through the forums on designer digitals, I came across a thread talking about camera bags. I was tired of not having my camera with me bacause I didn't like carrying around both a puse and a camera bag that screamed "camera bag". The thread got me thiking a bag made for a woman was more of what I wanted. I researched all the manufacturers that have such lovely designs and colors. After days of agonizing, I decided on the Kelly Moore Classic bag in purple. The funny thing about me doing this for myself is that I don't wrap it and put it under the tree for me, I just secretly buy it for myself and smile about it all through the holidays. I was especially glad I bought this early in the month as it was a special treat that helped me through an especially busy month at work with a project due just before Christmas. Through those 12 and 14 hour days, it gave me something special to think about. I treat myself in my birthday month as well.

Items used:
Days of December Layered Template Set No. 04 Katie Pertiet
2 Celebrate Paper Pack Katie Pertiet
Spot Dots No. 17 Paper Pack Katie Pertiet
Background Beige paper from Katie Pertiet - Color Inspiration Paper Pack 7-11-10 (drastically recolored)
Stitched By Anna Borders White No. 01 Anna Aspnes
Classic Cardstock: Christmas Katie PertietChristmas Memories Collection Katie Pertiet
Fonts: Lemon Chicken, & Pea Cammi-pea