CELEBRATE DECEMBER WITH PAM LLAGUNO AND MARTHA BONNEAU

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Welcome to Celebrate December at Elleโ€™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 Elleโ€™s Studio everyday for prizes, giveaways, and inspiration!

Today we have Pam Llaguno and Martha Bonneau sharing how they document the holiday season with pocket pages.

First, Pam is sharing a few pages from her December Daily album!

DD-COVER1Pam shares, “I decided to go simple + minimalist for my December Daily (which is going to be incorporated into my Project Life 2014 album). For the cover / divider, I used an 8.5 x 11” page protector and cut out one of my favorite patterned paper from the Good Cheer collection. I love those little and subtle snowflakes! I used the fun December 2014 wood veneer as my title and then added some gold chipboard stars from the Heidi Swapp Gold Foil Value Kit.

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For the back side of the cover, I used Ali Edwards’ “The Reason Why” printable and resized it to fit my protector. I want to remember why I even decided to start this project (despite previously deciding not to). I added another gold chipboard star at the top. For the bottom of the page, I stamped “Oh what fun!” on a separate cardstock, cut it out and adhered it to the page using foam tabs. The hint of shadow it creates definitely adds a subtle dimension to an otherwise simple page ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I thought it might be too crazy to dedicate an entire 12 x 12″ spread to one day so I settled into splitting them in half, vertically. My formula for each day is date pocket + photo pocket + journaling pocket.

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Day 1 is about starting a new Christmas tradition – Advent Calendars. I snapped a photo of the simple advent calendar boxes I made for my sisters and focused on writing about WHY I wanted to do an Advent Calendar this year (and the coming years as well).ย The alphabet stickers from Elle’s Studio is seriously one of my favorites… ever. I love the size, the color and the font! I’m definitely using these all throughout my December Daily.

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For Day 2, I took inspiration from Ali Edwards and created a see-through, triangle Christmas tree pocket. I turned out perfect since my story that day was about the big, grand and beautiful white + blue Christmas Tree at my office’s lobby.

DAY2-2I thought, “Hmm, this seems like a good opportunity to list out my (material) wish list for this year!” The numbered card from the exclusive December 2014 kit was perfect for this.

I really love how well the items from the Good Cheer collection + monthly exclusive kit matched well with some items from my stash. I didn’t go crazy on embellishments this time because I wanted to focus on the photo + story so all the subtle, minimal additions of wood veneer, chipboard stars and alphas all helped me highlight the stories that I wanted to cherish.ย I hope you guys are having a fun December!”

Now,ย Martha Bonneau has a beautiful holiday pocket spread to share today.EllesTreePL

Martha shares, “This year I have learned my lesson, after looking at 2 unfinished December albums for the past 2 years I knew that as much as I would like to tackle the project again it just wouldn’t get done. What I have been successful at this year is keeping up to date with my Project Life album, I am proud to say that I have been completing it week by week and haven’t fallen behind all year!

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What I have decided to do for December this year is add extra pages to my PL album to commemorate special events throughout the month. Events like trimming the tree, visiting Santa, documenting the antics of our Elf on The Shelf (who happens to be named Kitty), cookie decorating and 1 or 2 more events we have established as traditions in our family. I am simply adding these pages into my album with my weekly pages.

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For my first 2 pages I documented trimming our tree and the first week of visits from our elf. What I love about Elle’s 3×4 and 4×6 cards is they are so cute with so many fun details, all you have to do is add a bit of stamping or a couple of small embellishments and you are done!

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I LOVE the wood veneer embellishments and used a little green embroidery thread to sew them to my pictures in the tree trimming page.

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To me, the snippets, labels, and tags are just calling out to be layered up. On my elf page I layered lots of fun pieces on the 3×4 cards in the center row.”

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To be entered in today’s giveaway, leave a comment below to win the Good Cheer Collection (excluding the wood veneer), and the Numbers Stamp! ย Good Luck!

 

Comments

  1. Miriam Prantner says

    What great pages! Love all those tags!

  2. Lisa C. says

    Your pocket pages are so beautiful!!!

  3. Cristina says

    I love how pretty the wood veneer look in the pockets!

  4. Heather Adams says

    I love how Pam’s pages are more soft and delicate looking and Martha’s are bold and bright!! It’s so neat to see the difference, and they are equally gorgeous! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Pam says

      Hi Heather! Thank you for your wonderful comment! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you had an amazing holiday season!

  5. Shirley K says

    Great layouts! I like how compartmentalized pocket scrapbooking is.

  6. iska says

    Such a clean project – love how the photos stand out!

  7. Erin D says

    I am a project lifer mostly so it is really exciting to see spreads like this. I loved these projects.

  8. Carla Hundley says

    Thanks for sharing your
    PL layouts! So fun to
    see how other people
    do their’s.
    Carla from Utah

  9. Inspirational pages! can’t wait to dig into my December book!!

  10. Laura T. says

    Love the pages in that December Daily album. What great ideas!

  11. Anastasia M. says

    I think it’s important to document little things like these – and to use pretty supplies makes it fun too.

  12. Dana C says

    I’m a minimalist style scrapper and it is nice to see pages like that.

  13. rhonda nickol says

    Loving all the pocket pages with the ES Christmas items!

  14. Susanne Staal says

    Oh love all this inspiration, great layouts.

  15. Super cute pages just love seeing the way people are doing their Elves this time of year so much fun ๐Ÿ™‚ The colors are great and some fantastic pictures of all that is happening ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Melissa T says

    Amazing pages-TFS

  17. Ashley Horton says

    Awesome work Ladies! Love how perfect the Elle’s tags are for pocket pages!

  18. Nita K. says

    I love the layouts. Two different looks, and they are both amazing!

  19. Marcia Dehn-Nix says

    Awesome pocket pages! Love the stamping on the project life cards.

  20. Ange says

    What a super fun collection! Lovely pages.

  21. Alyce_BHQ says

    I agree, the journalling cards are awesome!! I need more 4x6s though!

  22. michelle t says

    Awesome and beautiful December album. And I love the Project Life pages, and I don’t even do Project Life. Cute Elf antics. Thanks for a chance to win. Michelle t

  23. jackie c. says

    I love these beautiful pages! Thanks for the chance.

  24. Denise Bryant says

    Beautiful pages with delightful pics! Love the fun Elf on The Shelf ideas! Great details on the pages with the veneers.

  25. Zin A says

    Really beautiful and inspiring, great job.

  26. Beautiful way of remembering this special season. I love everything ๐Ÿ˜€ THANK YOU for the inspiration and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  27. Gina M says

    I have always loved Martha’s PL style. Thanks for showcasing her today!

  28. Dawn F. says

    Great ideas for pocket pages. I love the elf antics!

  29. damaris says

    I’m still on day 17, but I plan to catch up over the weekend. These pages have been very inspiring.
    Thanks!
    x0, D

  30. Cynthia B. says

    wonderful pages, Pam and Martha!
    We’re just driving home after a cruise with my in-laws – their 50th anniversary! I hope to capture the memories in an album, and I’m taking notes on ideas to make my pages shine – thanks for these ideas

    • Pam says

      Thank you Cynthia! ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Michelle Gallant says

    All the projects this month have been outstanding!!

  32. Melissa Morrelli says

    I love to look at all the wonderful ways December is documented. Nice projects ladies!

  33. Stacie D says

    I adore all of the ideas on how to complete my pages quickly! Love the layers and fun uses of product!

  34. Oh wonderful pages, Pam and Martha! You both are great! I love them all! Thanks for sharing your inspirations!

    • Pam says

      Thank you so much! Share your works too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  35. Cindy says

    Pocket style scrapbooking is so fun and as demonstrated here is so personal. Using the same line, both look and feel so different, yet are each awesome! I love that you can be as simple or as detailed as you want it to be! Both great documentation of daily life!

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  37. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about scrapbooking.
    Regards

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