Hello lovelies!!! Today I am sharing a layout I created using my newest release called Lovin’ the Sun! Sadly I lost video of my process video but I still wanted to share this layout with you so you could see this fun new collection. There is also a chance to win the collection, so be sure to watch and comment below!

Here is a look at the completed layout:

Larkindesign Layout Share | 2013 Project Life Week 08 Plus A Give Away!!!

Our stories for this week included a mysterious, but hilarious appearance of the fake moustache, the hats from New Year’s Eve that were still being sported around the house, a refurbished screen door that Alan replaced, and lots of fun time outdoors!

Larkindesign Layout Share | 2013 Project Life Week 08 Plus A Give Away!!!

I am really loving the pinks in this collection, so have chosen that color to tie the layout all together! The date card sets the tone for the layout. I have used Doodlebug alphabet stickers and my usual date stamp.

Larkindesign Layout Share | 2013 Project Life Week 08 Plus A Give Away!!!

The cards in the Lovin’ the Sun collection are designed to give lots of space for journaling. I always like to use line stamps so my handwriting looks neater – my go-to stamp is the Becky Higgins roller date stamp that included several line types!

Larkindesign Layout Share | 2013 Project Life Week 08 Plus A Give Away!!!

Check out Emberlynn – she is so full of life and laughter! I love that the bright happy colors of the collection compliment the joy of life – that is exactly my intention with this kit!

Larkindesign Layout Share | 2013 Project Life Week 08 Plus A Give Away!!!

I am so fortunate to have the kind of husband who loves tools and is willing to tackle any project that comes along! We love working together and updating our home, and this particular week we were replacing the storm door on the front of the house. This is the house Alan lived in when we met, and I moved into this house for a few years before we built our home together. I am so thankful for these beautiful photos to remember.

Larkindesign Layout Share | 2013 Project Life Week 08 Plus A Give Away!!!

Journaling is a wonderful thing, whether it is something that happened yesterday or many years ago. I loved completing this page because it gave me an opportunity to reflect on how it was when we lived on this cul-de-sac, and the friends we made there. They were friends who loved us and were so happy for us when we found each other, and they welcomed me with open arms when Alan and I moved in together. And when we moved away they cried with us but also rejoiced with us to make a new home. I made sure to include a little of that in my journaling for this layout.

Larkindesign Layout Share | 2013 Project Life Week 08 Plus A Give Away!!!

So my take-away for you today is to embrace your journaling whenever you are able to write it, no matter how long ago it was. I think sometimes there is pressure to write everything down today or while “it is still fresh” in your mind, but as always, a photo will jog so many wonderful thoughts for us. And any time you are working on older layouts, think more broadly about the people, places, and things that were all around you so you can include that as well.

Larkindesign Layout Share | 2013 Project Life Week 08 Plus A Give Away!!!

One final funny photo here of the dog, Mickey. He is so hilarious, he follows Alan around all the time and if he can’t follow him, he still must know where he is and must watch him at all times. What a cutie!

Larkindesign Layout Share | 2013 Project Life Week 08 Plus A Give Away!!!

Ok, so here are the terms for the give-away of the Lovin’ the Sun Digital Collection: Comment here or on the YouTube video if you have vacation plans or not for this summer, I’d love to hear what you are going to be up to! You also must be a subscriber to the channel and the blog to win. I will draw a name from the commenters on June 12 at noon EST and will announce right here!

Love,

Theresa

Product included in the give-away: