Project Life

Welcome to another week of Project Life here at Elle’s Studio!  This weeks layout covers the week of December 5-11.  Another jammed pack week of school, Christmas activities, and everyday life.

Since I am also doing my December Daily, I find that I have less “found” objects from events due to some of it appearing in my December Daily, and also the fact that I may be focusing more on the stories through photography.  I think you will find there will be weeks like this from time to time (which is totally fine!). 

I did however include some packaging from a chapstick tube and some art work from my son’s backpack.  This became quite a focus of my week, I wanted to highlight how much I love the types of Christmas crafts he has been bringing home.
I wanted to take a little time and address the 4×6 Journaling Spots in a Project Life spread.  There are eight 4×6 spots in a week’s layout (in Becky Higgins’ Design A photo pockets), so you are given plenty of opportunity to try many different ideas for these larger spots.  I often use one of these spots to include the week’s calendar date and a brief summary of highlights.

I often include a few 4×6 photos for theses photo pockets.  Sometimes I leave just the photo (like in the Santa photo), and in others I might journal straight onto the photo in the “white space” (like the Christmas lights photo using a white uni-ball signo pen).  Or I might add something small to 4×6 the photo like Elle’s Studio Layered Number Cut Outs (baking photo), or a Tiny Tag (classroom photo) to add a little space for journaling or the date.

Another idea for the 4×6 Photo Pockets is to use the Large Journaling Tags (which are 4×6 and come in a pack of 6) as the base for the photo pocket.  I love doing this because it provides plenty of room to add an instax/wallet photo, journaling, a title/date, and embellishments.  The 4×6 Journaling tags really makes these larger spaces easy to use. 

If I ever get stuck and feel like a spot needs a little “extra something”  I usually add an Elle’s Studio Tidbits or Date Tags, washi tape, mist drops, a strip of pattern paper, or even a paperclip.
We have a winner from last week’s giveaway!  Congrats to Nana R Nassar !!  Please contact us at with the following information:
Contest: Project Life December 13th
Just a note to let you know we will be taking next week off from our Project Life Series in order to enjoy the holidays with our families.  I will be back on January 3 with more Project Life Inspiration as we head into a New Year!  Elle and I are so excited that many of you will be participating in Project Life in 2012 and we can’t wait to provide inspiration and encouragement as you embarking on this wonderful system of documentation. 

Project Life was created by Becky Higgins as a way to simplify how you document life and preserve memories.  Photo pockets used in my Project Life album are created by Becky and can be found hereYou can read of all the Elle’s Studio Project Life posts here.


  1. Rachel M says

    Thanks for all the inspiration and wonderful products. Hope you all have a fabulous Christmas!

  2. Rebecca says

    I love seeing your Project Life, Jenni! It’s so inspirational!

  3. pegg says

    Thanks for posting your pages and noting which Elle’s products you use. I will be doing a PL for the first time next year. Your posts are so very helpful!!

  4. April says

    Another fabulous week! 🙂
    – April W

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