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 visit Elle’s Studio everyday for prizes, giveaways, and inspiration!

For sketch Thursday we have two talented designers sharing layouts with us, Christine Newman and Melissa Mann.

Take a look at our sketch for today:

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Christine shares, “Triangles are one of my favorite shapes right now. I decided to use one of my favorite papers from Good Cheer, “Holiday Quilt”, because the patterns naturally form triangles. This page documents another one of our favorite Christmas traditions, affectionately called “Christmas On the Beach”. Ever since we moved to San Diego 15 years ago, we have spent all but one Christmas at the beach.

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I sewed the top triangle onto the page and used the pine sprig from the Merry & Bright Exclusive Stamp set to create a top and bottom border for the page. I also stamped a few snowflakes from Warmest Wishes Exclusive Stamp set and glued some sequins to the middle of the snowflakes. I love how they look on the page.

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I used a square photo that fit into the polaroid frame from Good Cheer Bits & Pieces. Then I propped up the photo on foam adhesive so it stands out on the page.

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I love how this page came together, and the magical feel of the Good Cheer collection!”ES_ChristineNewman_GoodCheer (4)

Next we have a beautiful layout by Melissa Mann to share using the same sketch.

CelebrateDecember_MelissaMann1I love that even using the same sketch, and the same product, she came up with a totally different look.  Her bright colors and touch of gold is just stunning!

CelebrateDecember_MelissaMann2The detail and layering in Melissa’s layout is just stunning!CelebrateDecember_MelissaMann3Thanks ladies for sharing your interpretation of this sketch!

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Entering is easy – just upload a project you created to our Member Gallery and tag the Elle’s Studio item used. Make sure you also mention in your project description that it is a “Celebrate December” entry!

And that’s it— we are keeping it super simple so everyone has a chance to enter! Start uploading NOW, and you can enter as many times as you want (must be a different project per entry). The three GRAND PRIZE winners will be drawn on December 31, 2014. All entries will have a chance to be featured on our blog.

You can also enter to win prizes on our blog posts all month long – just look for a giveaways on our Celebrate December posts and leave a comment to be entered to win!

We hope you are having a wonderful December!



  1. {vicki} says

    LOVe the layout~!

  2. Lisa C. says

    I LOVE these beautiful layouts!!!

  3. Julie B says

    Love that paper and the diamonds. stunning layouts! thank you!

  4. Phei Chee says

    Love the sketch also your layout so much!!

  5. Damaris says

    Loves it! Going to try this sketch this wknd.

  6. Roxanne says

    MELISSA!!! Incredible layouts! Wow!!! I can’t wait to “lift” this!!!

  7. These are bother gorgeous, I love how Christine used the pine sprig stamp! x

  8. Ashley Horton says

    This sketch is so fun!! And the layouts are awesome!!

  9. You are so awesome! I don’t think I’ve read anything like that before.

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  10. Awesome! Such a beautiful and fun layout!

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