Hello Lovelies, today I am so excited to introduce you to this incredible member of the LD Creative Team, Maribeth Lysen! You can learn more about Maribeth and follow her on her social media accounts via the following link: Maribeth Lysen.
Hi Scrappy friends! I’m Maribeth and I’m so excited to be sharing my first post for Theresa’s design team. Theresa is such a talented designer and teacher. I have been a fan girl for ages and I’m beyond excited to be here working with all the amazing artists on the team.
When I saw Theresa offer her Larkindecember Digital Mini Collection back in November, I immediately pressed the buy now button. I absolutely loved the florals, the journaling cards with space for words, & the template. I find myself always looking for digital cards with room for journaling & Theresa really delivers. Since I’m a hybrid scrapper, I am a big fan of typing my journaling. It allows me to get more words on the page & I don’t have to worry as much about spelling or my handwriting that for some reason likes to go all wonky on the page.
Click on the image below to purchase the Larkindecember Digital Mini Kit!
The collection is very easy to use. I was able to get my December 2016 photos in my album before I started getting caught up in December 2017!
Using the template in the collection made pulling my favorite Christmas morning photos together a snap. The template is a 6×8 size. I printed it out on matte photo paper, added it to this gorgeous12x12 woodgrain paper from Felicity Jane. I love how Theresa’s designs coordinate so beautifully with “real life” embellishments.
For my title card here, I used the “Floral Heart” 6×4 journal card. I re-colored the card’s background white so it would match my photos and be different than on the previous page where I used it in the 6×8 template. Being able to recolor a card, is one of the best things about being hybrid. You can quickly modify your products to meet your project needs and it helps you stretch your supplies. Other products include: polka dot card, black foam alphabet, rubber embellishments, bow (Felicity Jane); red glitter Thickers (American Crafts).
To recolor a journal card, you click on the paint bucket tool in Photoshop CC. Make sure the foreground color selected is the color you want to be using (in this case it was white), then click the bucket on the card and with one click you have a brand-new background color. Doesn’t look like how you wanted? Go up to the top of the screen, click on “edit,” then select “step backwards” from the drop down menu. Your card will “step back” to how it was before. Easy peasy. Other products include: white flair, red alphabet stickers (Felicity Jane); wood veneer tree (Paislee Press for Ali Edwards).
I recently finished Theresa’s “Larkindesign Christmas Morning Photos: A Mini Class.” It’s on sale for only $8 and there’s plenty of time to go through the class before Christmas morning. Prior to making the team, I purchased her classes and they’ve been worth every penny. I’ve used the skills from Lesson 3 on editing your photos in Photoshop (CC or Elements) tons already and I just finished the class!