Celebrate December with Melissa Stinson

Welcome to Celebrate December at Elle’s Studio!  The month of December will be packed with holiday inspiration, projects, layouts, and gift ideas from many talented designers.  So, make sure to check the Elle’s Studio blog every day for prizes, giveaways, and inspiration!

Welcome to Project Life Tuesday– a Christmas Eve edition- with today’s Celebrate December guest, Melissa Stinson.  We know you will love her Project Life layout and will be inspired as you document your December!

Hello, and a very happy Christmas Eve to you all! I’m excited to be Elle’s Celebrate December guest today to share a Project Life layout using the December exclusive tag kit and the Noel collection.

During this busy time of year, I love anything that helps me to get my Project Life layouts completed just a little bit faster! Using just the December kit, a few pieces of Noel paper cut as backgrounds, and the exclusive Christmas wood veneer, I was able to finish this weekly spread in under an hour. Having a pre-coordinated set of products already sized and ready to go is such a timesaver!

Since I also make a Christmas journal every December, I don’t feel any pressure to include tons of seasonal photos in my Project Life layouts. I mostly concentrate on the everyday and add in only a few photos from each holiday event, trying to keep the photos contained to just one pocket. If I want to include more than one picture, I format them into a collage using Lightroom and print them out as a single unit.

I hope that you all have very safe and festive Christmases, and I look forward to seeing how you document them!

Leave a comment here to be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to our shop!  Good Luck— and Merry Christmas!


  1. Looks amazing!! I am loving the photos and the papers you used! Merry Christmas!!!

  2. Eva Scott says

    I’ve been loving the wood veneer on all the pages. Looks great!!

  3. I’m looking forward to using this collection to continue my celebration of the holidays.

  4. Looks like a gorgeous collection and your PL pages are amazing!

  5. ruth says

    I love what you’ve done in your album! I adore that Merry Christmas banner card!

  6. Melanie says

    Beautiful work, Melissa! The ES tags really do help PL come together quickly.

  7. Chelsea says

    Beautiful pages and Merry Christmas!

  8. lynda says

    I like your larger sized pages & love the baby photo!

  9. wahoolady says

    I never think to make the photo collages before I have my pictures printed…..definitely going to work on this for next years album.
    Love your pages!

  10. Tammy B says

    i like to print/work with collaged photos too – especially when I have a ton and want to include many. Merry Christmas

  11. Nathalie says

    Love Melissa’s style! The clean and simple look but with the extra attention to details is just perfect!

  12. I love how you incorporate the journaling into your pages! Looks very amazing 🙂

  13. Cynthia B. says

    Thanks to Melissa for sharing her PL page with us! So important to capture the everyday delights of the holidays!
    Thanks, Elle’s Studio, for a very merry holiday celebration too! Merry Christmas Eve!

  14. Lisa C. says

    Melissa’s pages are so beautiful!!Merry Christmas everyone!

  15. Melissa says

    Awesome Project!!
    Melissa T

  16. What a wonderful PL spread! Loving the tags in the December kit!

  17. cghundley says

    Love Project Life!
    I’ve been doing it
    for five years.
    Thanks for the chance
    to win.
    Carla from Utah

  18. Mel says

    Wonderful pages! Merry Christmas!

  19. Beautiful pages! That little baby is adorable! Merry Christmas!

  20. So many great things in the shop – won’t be hard to spend the money, will be hard picking out which items I want.
    Love the pages. Have a Merry Christmas.

  21. Diana says

    Wonderful pages. I’m not currently doing project life, but these pages have certainly inspired me to perhaps give it a try in 2014! Thanks for sharing!!!

  22. Nita K. says

    Love the bright and festive layout!

  23. Jean says

    Just so beautiful!!

  24. Dawn F. says

    Thanks for the chance. Merry Christmas!

  25. Love the use of the wood veneers in Melissa’s PL spread!

  26. Fabulous!! i love documenting my everyday… i just started last year so i have a lot of work to do, and i started my first christmas journal..i love it! the Noel Collection is so beautiful!

    Merry Christmas!! =D

  27. vegetablog says

    I love Melissa’s style of PL pages! So clean and lovely.
    ~Natalie (QSOgirl)

  28. Very nice PL page!! Makes me think I should start doing one.

  29. Pam says

    Beautiful ! Thanks for the chance to win.

  30. thank you for all of the cool products and for showing us so many great, beautiful ideas with them. I am always blown happily away with the creativity with all of the crafters. Merry Christ-mas to you! I would love to win this prize pack, and thanks for sponsoring, even if I don’t win, I am happy for the chance to “hand around” with so many caring, sharing women.

  31. Ange says

    Great pages!! These products are super fun. Love the cute little baby photo!

  32. Wendy says

    Lovely projects! I’d love to spend some money in your shop!

  33. Nicole says

    Love all of Melissa’s work…she’s the one that inspired me to start doing PL this year!!

  34. antenucci says

    Loving all the celebrate December posts!

  35. I am in love with that merry Christmas 4×6 card. So cute!

  36. Margie says

    Gorgeous! Love Melissa’a work!

  37. Julierose says

    Oooh, really nice products…just starting out for 2014–thanks for the chance to win…julierose

  38. jasmine says

    I love the Merry Christmas bunting card so much!!

  39. Shirley says

    Lovely pages! I’m impressed when others can keep up with Project Life because I’m not ready for that kind of commitment!

  40. Beautiful layout! Thanks for the chance to win.

  41. Lizzy Hill says

    Fabulous PL pages….great tip with the Lightroom photo collage idea:):) Thanks for this opp to win:):):)

  42. Sandi says

    Wow….I am really hoping to up the level of my pocket pages for 2014….I plan to do this with lots of Elle’s Studio products and inspiration. These pages are amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  43. Lisa P says

    I like the look of this pl page. I love the wood pieces. Great job.

  44. Love the wood veneer accents on the pages and the gorgeous collection you are using.

  45. Love the wood veneer accents on the pages and the gorgeous collection you are using.

  46. Anita says

    Love Melissa’s work! Happy Holidays and thanks so much for the chance to win!

  47. Kristine says

    i’m so behind on my december daily. this would be a great collection to inspire me to keep working on DD.

  48. Michelle Y says

    Awesome layouts, Melissa! Thanks for the nice giveaway 🙂

  49. Olivia says

    So bright & cheery 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  50. April says

    I just adore Melissa’s PL style!
    – April W

  51. Unknown says

    I am looking forwarded to catching up on my projects and trying new products!

  52. Stacy says

    Gorgeous layouts and products! Thank you for sharing!

  53. Love the pages you shared today! What fun it would be to go shopping in your store! Thanks for the chance!

  54. Wow! Great pages with your PL! Love the pics!
    Love the wood pieces especially!

  55. Kim M says

    Loving all the inspiration!

  56. Melissa is the reason that I kept us with my PL in 2013. Her layouts are always amazing!!! Thank you

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