The Adventures of Henry the Elf


Hi bloggers! Happy Sunday to you! If you’re anything like millions of families around the world you may just own an Elf on the Shelf. This sweet tradition started with the intent of keeping those kiddos that are so excited for Christmas very well behaved over the holiday season by reminding them that this elf works for Santa and will be reporting back!

Kristina Proffitt does another amazing job of showing how gorgeous and fun making Project Life albums can be by showing us a couple years of fun & Elf on a Shelf in her home over the holidays! Since it is Die-Cember™, I’d also like to point out how fun it is to incorporate die cuts into your pages as well. Notice the “Be“, Petite Tree, & Life Bubble? They really make the pages POP even more!

Anyhow, enjoy!










Designer Notes:

When it comes to mini albums I like to keep it simple from the beginning. Start off having all of the photos you want to put in the mini album already printed out – whether you do it at home or somewhere else. Sizing them all 4×6 is perfect for these great mini albums because then you can either stick them into the 4×6 slots or trim them down (or cut them in half) for the 3×4 slots. I love to stick my photos all in first and then go back and add some blank journaling cards and filler cards where I want them. Then lastly I go back and add the journaling and then just embellish here and there. Having a coordinating kit like the Merry & Bright Project Life® kit is perfect because you don’t have to spend a lot of time going back and forth trying to coordinate everything.


Thanks so much for reading today, and thanks to Kristina for providing us such lovely inspiration!


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  1. I love the concept of “elf on the shelf” – and what a great way to document and remember what he has been up to . . . so cute!

  2. Lovely project life album. Love Henry the Elf. Never heard of a elf on the shelf before, but love the idea. We just have Father Christmas knows everything!

  3. A really gorgeous album, and I just love this little elf too. As a matter of fact we´ve had one exact the same for many many years, and when my son moved out from home, he came and asked for it the first year, as we got it the year he was born, so he felt, it was a part of his life, and ofcause he got it ha ha ha, and it lives nice and fine in his house even today as far as I remember.

  4. Great project! We don’t have an elf, but I love seeing the antics that they get up to at Christmas! I appreciated the Designer’s Notes; great ideas for being organized when doing this type of album!

  5. Aw, I remember those cute elves from my childhood. I didn’t know they were still around. Your scrapbook is beautiful – I get such a kick out of seeing the elf in different places – and that look on his face just makes me smile. Well done!

  6. Such a cute idea. My grand kids love this elf and making a scrapbook would be a great idea.

  7. Fabulous, Fun, Creative book, Kristina! I like every page. Henry sure gets around … heehee! I actually have two of these elves (red and green) plus countless other “antique” family decos from my childhood. Now I’m thinking I might just have to “capture” them in an album of my own. TF the inspiration! :)

  8. Adorable pictures! I like the idea of having all the pictures already printed in advance. It seems it would be so much easier to finish my books!

  9. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of this elf before this year! All my kids are grown, but this would have been fun when they were little!

  10. This is very cute! I have to say though, I am relieved that I didn’t have to do this when my kids were young. It seems like a lot of time is needed to plan it all.

  11. What a fun album full of great memories. I enjoyed seeing the different places the Elf was watching from.

  12. I love elf on a shelf and little Henry looks like a little stinker but cute as a button. Documenting his antics is a fabulous idea great job !

  13. Great example of how project life can document sweet little details cutely and quickly!
    Glad your Henry doesn’t get up to mischief, Kristina–I’ve heard some horror stories! Thanks for the great post!