Hello lovelies, Happy Tuesday to you! Did you have an awesome scrappy weekend? It was International Scrapbooking Day and I had the honor of hosting TWO lovely challenges so I wanted to share those challenges here with you!
My first challenge is up on the Clique Kits Facebook group and is a pocket page challenge. I created this lovely layout as inspiration.
I also created a process video and I invite you to view the video and then participate in the challenge!
My second challenge is over on the Scrap Gals Facebook group, and also is all about pocket pages! This is the layout I created for that challenge.
I also created a process video for inspiration! I hope you will view the video and then join the challenge!
And that video, you guys, marks my 400th YouTube video!!!!! I have been sharing my process videos here and on YouTube for more than three years now, and the 400 videos are such an important part of my love and commitment to you and to our community. They have helped me grow as an artist and scrapbooker, and formed the beginning of the Larkindesign brand and the jumping off point for everything you see here. THANK YOU for following along on my journey!!!! It has always only been my hope to inspire others, with my stories, with my art, and with this brand. Thank you for being a distinguished part of that.
I also have a little give-away that I announced a few days ago, and the time has come to announce the lovely winner! On the first of the month I released my May digital collection called Ordinary Moments and asked you to tell me ways someone shows you love right now. You answered with so many beautiful, loving answers, both here and on YouTube. I invite you to read all the lovely comments on my channel, and today I wish to share the winner!
I counted 15 lovely comments, so I jotted them down and threw them in a bowl.
Whatjenrenpeterson you are the lovely winner! Congratulations! I will be contacting you through YouTube and will send you the discount code. Thank you to everyone who posted, I loved creating such a positive spot in the world of the internet with your lovely comments, and I am so thankful for people like you and me who do kind things every day! It makes the world such a happy place!
Hi everyone, today I am sharing my 2018 Project Life layout for Week 10! I am so excited to use my brand new collection called Sweet Chicks, which is available in the shop right now. I designed this collection with all things sweet in mind – sweet chicks, sweet love, sweet popsicles!
Let’s take a look at this bright, fun layout!
Our stories this week included a fun dinner at Sonic where all the kids got completely hyped up on milkshakes, a check-up at the hospital for Addison, date night, the announcement for Clique Kits, and me learning how to use my curling wand.
I began the layout with the date card, because it is always a predictable place to dive right in. I’ve used these die cut numbers from Studio Calico to notate the week, and the Pink Paislee alphabet stamps from Pick Me Up for the dates. Very simple and quick!
I had these little popsicles from Elle’s Studio and this was the perfect layout to use them on! The colors in my Sweet Chicks collection are happy – yellows, oranges, teals, and pinks dance together and I just adore it.
We had a date night, which has been a pretty regular occurrence lately, and always makes me so happy!
I had the wood veneer floral from Studio Calico that was used on the back side of this layout, so for this side I simply layered a chipboard embellishment on top of the page protector. I love the texture it adds! I also made a point to include myself in this week’s layout. I have been learning how to use my curling wand (ha!) and took these quick snaps while waiting in the car line one day.
For the right hand side I had three photos and the fourth 4×6 pocket is perfect for more journaling. I’ve balanced the bright colors with the black and white in the collection here and just love it!
Addison had a health check-up at the hospital this week, so as we were walking from the parking deck I grabbed this snapshot of one of the towers. The sky was beautiful that day! This is a great way to capture these things where you don’t want to invade your teenager’s privacy but still want to document the event.
I am absolutely in love with these two cards from the collection! The Love card is also a patterned paper and that will go with anything! And the Say Yes card just makes me insanely happy! So fun!
More black and white in the collection, with this Wonky Squares pattern! That was so much fun to design and I’ve added simple dotted lines to journal and a few tiny embellishments.
I’ve repeated the alphabet stamp here, this time using black ink. This card is perfect for a sentiment, journaling, or embellishing. You pick! I also love this photo: we were at World Market and I looked down at this mirrored coffee table. Definitely a fun perspective!
Thank you for joining me today! Have you picked up this new collection yet? Let me know what you create with it, be sure to use #larkindesigntm!
Hi everyone, today I am sharing a layout from my 2018 Project Life album for Week 07. I am using the Larkindesign Grow Deeper Roots collection, available in my shop, and also the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful collection. Have a look at my process here.
Here is the completed layout.
Our stories for this week included Valentine’s Day, NAL competition for Nick, visits to s friends’ house for Addison, date night, and every day life.
The left hand side begins with the date card, which is one of the patterned papers from Grow Deeper Roots. I have layered it with a photo template that will be released in April, so stay tuned for that!
I decided to pull the purple elements from the kit and love how it looks on the layout. The other colors of pink and teal and light blue add a soft beauty to it.
Each month I design two sheets of printable elements to go with the collections. These are tags, labels, and other embellishments you can print and cut using your die cutting machine or just fussy cut if you don’t have a cutting machine. These add the perfect little something to the photos and journaling cards, and I am loving the flat pages right now.
I’ve also used a few tiny wood veneer hearts around the page. Those are from Felicity Jane.
The wreath card is from February’s kit, The Heart Is Home. Also notice how I used the green card, but layered purple over it to coordinate best with the layout.
Our Valentine’s Day was celebrated a few days later, as Nick and Natalie were at their Dads on that day. When they got back we gave them their chocolates and gifts, which is what they are doing around the dining room table. They are mildly obsessed with Kinder eggs right now, so that was one of the things they got and I took a photo of one as well. Too funny!
As I was printing my photos and writing out my journaling, if occurred to me this is one of the last times I will pick Nick up from this school! He has been in middle school for three years now and will move on to High School next year. I love capturing these kids right now, in the moment, as they are today.
I love this journaling card so much! Using washi tape to create lines is one of my favorite things to do, and the confetti on the side is just happiness. The hello on the geometric card is from Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful.
One last photo of the toy from the Kinder egg. They are so cute, have you seen them? The eggs have chocolate in them and then a fun little toy that is something for little hands to keep busy, figure out, do something with. They are so cute! The Stories of Home card is also from February’s The Heart Is Home kit.
Hello lovelies! Today Creative Team member Hannah Lemieux is on the blog with her 2018 Project Life album. You can learn more about Hannah and follow her on all her social media here: Hannah Lemieux.
Aloha! It’s Hannah with you today!! I am just loving playing with the Larkindesign January release called Out With The Old. I’ve used many of the digital pieces in multiple ways. Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Youtube to see all the projects I make with Theresa’s designs. Today I want to share with you my Project life set for 2018.
I started off with an intro page. I used pictures I took in December. I decided to just picture my kids because they are the ones who are mainly in our Project Life. I really love Project Life because this is the best way for our family to see the change over the years. As a military family each year can look so different. Definitely on years where we move and changes physical locations. Seeing these changes through a yearly album is really cool. I really hope that my kids can use our Project Life album to remember and see how their lives were like in every new experience they have.
I really think for me using a collection like the one Theresa designed helps me keep a look throughout the pages that makes me happy. It really helps me document Project life much quicker. I love to document our lives in many different forms so I really don’t like to take too much extra thought into Project Life. I really loved using the January Larkindesign collection Out With The Old. The colors are different for the new year and I loved the cards. They matched really well with the Ali Edwards’ Story Kits I have and used in my pages.
I love layering bits and pieces from my stash on my pages. I stayed close to the color palette in the January collection and found a few products that I knew matched the color and tone as the Out with the Old collection. I really wanted this starting fresh and the moving forward feeling you have when you start a new year. I knew when I close the cards from the January collection that I needed cards that reflected that tone.
I knew that making my January Project Life pages beforehand I needed to be thoughtful and follow through with a theme. This new beginnings and moving forward would really motivated me to start fresh and new in Project Life. It really is something I struggle with as the year gets busy. I know that January is a time when I can start fresh again and I wanted my January pages to reflect that. I hope you scrapbookers know that no matter what your old albums look like you can always start from this time forward to try to change the way you document to make it successful for you and your lifestyle. If that means changing from a weekly to a monthly spread, do it. I love this community and this hobby because there really are no rules and you get to decide how you want to document your life. You get to choose the perspective in which you share.
I used many of the same elements throughout the month of January. I am using lots of acrylic stars from Color Cast and lots of words strips from the Bohemian Dreams collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I also used lots of pieces from past Ali Edwards Story Kits.
This year I am switching to weekly Project Life, before I was doing it monthly. I found though I was still using a ton of pictures. I am hoping by doing it weekly I can count my pictures done a bit but always be a bit more organized with my pictures. I know I still want to do lots of journaling, so if you look at my spread I have left lots of room for pictures and journaling. The weekly cards in the Larkindesign 2018 Calendar Cards kit are perfect here.
To this page I added a few touches like some stitching to the week card. I also added branding strip from Dear Lizzy to the striped 4×6 card, I loved how the colors played off of each other. On one of the Ali Edward Story Kit cards I layered a few stickers and die cuts with Color Cast stars. I added some word strips to the New Year Card from the Out with the Old Collection. This 3×4 card is perfect for a filler card in my page.
On page Two of week One I counted to use similar elements as the previous page like the Color Cast Stars, the colors matched so well with the January Collection. I also used a similar rubber charm banner as I did on the intro page. I decided to use another branding strip but added it across the the two bottom 4×6 cards.
I really love how this yellow branding strip brings your eye across the whole bottom of the page. I also love how it brings out the yellow from the speech bubble 3×4 card in the Out with the Old collection. I added chipboard numbers in the bubbles so I an add some facts about our week.
For this top right card I cut the top and bottom cluster flowers from the whole card. I then tucked a 3×4 card from Ali Edwards’ Story Kit into the flower clusters. I made sure to lay some of the flowers on top of the 3×4 striped yellow card. This pattern will allow me to journal on.
On the top cluster I layered some thread, a Wilna I heart Studio cut file with some chipboard and die cuts and a Color Cast star. I love using smaller pieces that work together to draw interest.
I also mirrored the types of embellishments and die cuts on the bottom as I did on the top. I had the worded element be in a circle die cut and I used a gold Maggie Holmes bow over the gold thread. Under all the thread and chipboard I added a purple banner. I love the way it brings out the purple tones in the flowers.
Here is a full look at my page two of week one. I love how it all blends together and I can’t wait to add all my week’s pictures to it and add all the stories from our week.
Be sure to keep an eye out for my process video on my Youtube Channel. You can see me putting together this whole spread.
Also Look out for the rest of my January spread where I will be doing more of the January Out with the Old Collection for the other three weeks. I am using sharing many other projects on my Youtube Channel using this January collection in other forms as well. I can’t wait to see you stop by and be inspired. Also you can check out my About Me page to follow me on all your favorite social media platforms.
Until next time I hope you are inspired to try out Theresa’s collection and don’t forget that In My Pocket Class Volume 2 will be resuming soon. Get your spot in her class, you won’t be disappointed at all. I took her first volume and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
Hello lovelies! I am so excited to have this talented creative team member, Tori Bissell on the blog today. Check out her amazing project using the Larkindesign 2018 Calendar Cards! Click on the image below to purchase these awesome cards.
Hi everyone. I’m so excited to share my project with you today!!! I had the 2018 Calendar cards sitting on my desk and I was trying to decide what to do with them when I noticed my Heidi Swap Memorydex on my desk. All of a sudden I was struck with a really cool idea. Wouldn’t it be fun to create a desk calendar?!? Um, yep. That!
I began by making a cover card using this gorgeous floral design and some foam thickers to write out 2018. I also used a gold wreath from Crate Paper to highlight the year. I made the floral card my own by adding some black splatters. After that I used the Heidi Swapp Memorydex punch to punch out the holes.
I love how the splatters added a little contrast on the card. I added some black splatters to some of the other cards too.
I also decided this would be a great opportunity for me to use my huge stash of scraps. I trimmed down a ton of scraps into 4×4 pieces or smaller and used the punch to punch holes. These scraps will be great for making notes and writing down phone numbers and reminders. I am perpetually using scraps and post it notes at work – why not use pretty scraps of paper.
I also used my scraps to create little calendar cards with the 2018 Calendar Cards from Larkindesign. I made one for each month.
They were actually really easy to make when I got going because I made them all relatively the same way. I cut 6×6 paper’s into 4×4.5 cards, attached a circle tab, and added little strips of punched bordered papers.
I finished the cards off by using thickers to write out the months. I then added some Freckled Fawn chipboard stars just for fun. I love the way all 12 of the cards worked out.
I love all the fun details and how the scraps came together well. The truth is that it doesn’t match really well but I like the eclectic look of all the scraps and how perfectly they went with the 2018 Calendar cards.
I also used a few of the Larkindesign Out With the Old digital cards for some added details. For example, on the January card I cut out the Happy New Year and added that. I love the way it coordinates with the calendar.
While I had all the supplies out, I also created a few other divider cards – notes, remember and to do. I’m so excited by the way this project came together and how it’s going to look on my desk. I love that I can use it for scraps and as a calendar.
I created a process video if you’d like to check out how I put together this memorydex desk calendar. You can watch the process video here:
To connect with me on your favorite social media be sure to check out my About Me page. Thanks so much for checking out my project today. I hope it inspires you to think of other ways you can use the 2018 calendar cards and your scraps. The calendar cards can be purchased in the shop by clicking here: 2018 Calendar Cards.