Bermuda Honeymoon Album

Felicity Jane Willow + Sahlin Studio Viewpoint | Bermuda Layout No. 09

Hi guys, today I am sharing a process that came about from a viewer request! Marybeth Lysen asked me if I could think of any digital kits that would coordinate with Felicity Jane kits, and boy can I! So I created this layout from our Bermuda honeymoon album using Felicity Jane Willow and Sahlin Studio Viewpoint collections.

Have a look at the completed layout here:

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So let’s take a look at the left hand side, which is a pocket page. For this side I chose journal cards from the Felicity Jane Willow collection and embellished as usual.

I began this side of the layout with a photo we took of ourselves on hotel property before we left for adventures of exploring the island. On that particular day we took the buses around the island, and my story is that we discovered Alan did not care for the buses!

Alan struggles at times with motion sickness, and the buses on the island really messed with him, so that is why we decided to rent the scooters. I actually thought it was kind of hilarious that he thought the buses weren’t safe – they were really fast and the roads were really narrow – but I actually loved them! But of course I didn’t want him to be sick! I absolutely adore this photo of our helmets together. So cute!

For the right hand side I used another photo we took in the same spot, of our feet. In the process video I shared how I made that photo just a tiny bit longer so it was big enough to fit this space.

For this side I chose two of the pattern papers in the Sahlin Studio Viewpoint collection, and then embellished on top using the Willow collection. This allowed me to plan and print the photo as I needed it, and also to print just the parts of the papers I needed as well.

I kept embellishing to a minimum simply because I wanted the focus to be this strong diagonal lines created by the pattern paper. The white space in the photo was perfect for a bit of title work.

I hope you enjoyed this process today! I love using a mix of products and love that it helps use my supplies over a wide range of projects.

~Theresa

Creating Hybrid Layouts | Bermuda Honeymoon Album Layout No. 08 ft. Paislee Press Tour Guide!!!!

Hi guys, today I am sharing two videos all together for you!!!! First is my Photoshop tutorial for how to print your hybrid layouts. Second is my process for putting together the hybrid layout once I have printed out all the elements and papers. I am using two collections from Paislee Press: Tour Guide and Memory Keepers.


There were two layouts completed in today’s process video, first have a look at the hybrid layout. Photos are taken at the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda.

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I hope seeing the whole process of designing, printing, and then assembling the hybrid layout was helpful for you! I am loving creating layouts this way and using digital products but still being able to experience the depth and dimension of physical products in my hand! 

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This was a super fun pocket page to put together as well, about our experiences on a island scooter. Our favorite thing the entire week (and still!) is referring to them as scooter of doom and delight. We were warned when we rented them that we could get hurt, and that many tourists do get hurt, so I was terrified. Alan insisted we would be fine and he absolutely loved them. 

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I loved using the templates from the Tour Guide collection to add more photos to this layout. s much as I was afraid of the scooters, we still had such a great time and saw so many beautiful places on the island because of our scooter. Definitely a central part of the honeymoon story!

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I know I keep saying every layout that this photo is my favorite from the trip. We could have one heck of a drinking game for every time I have said it! But this one of us in our helmets is absolutely priceless! Such great memories!

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Even though I consider these layouts somewhat individual, I thought I would share what they look like together in the album itself. So much fun, such awesome pops of color here!

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Digital products are available through these links at The Lilypad:

Paislee Press Tour Guide Photo Templates
Paislee Press Tour Guide Journal Cards
Paislee Press Tour Guide Elements
Paislee Press Memory Keeper Journal Cards

Other products include: Elle’s Studio (wood hexagon shapes and pink alphabet); Studio Calico January 2017 Documenter kit (rubber star shapes); Simple Stories (navy alphabet); Amy Tangerine (rubber heart shape); Ali Edwards Drive Story kit (chipboard word strips); Freckled Fawn (chipboard word strips); Gossamer Blue (alphabet stamp set).

Bermuda Layout No. 07 | Destiny ft. Studio Calico Written in the Stars!!!!!

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my process for Layout 07 in our Bermuda Honeymoon album, called Destiny! I am using the April Documenter kit from Studio Calico called Written in the Stars, and you guys, it is lovely.

Here is a look at the full layout:

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I have to admit that the Documenter kit really helped me develop more of the story on this layout, and for that I am so happy! I ran with the theme of Destiny, as in it was our destiny to find each other and begin a new life together, and it was our destiny to be in Bermuda for our honeymoon. Love it!

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Continuing my design concept for this album: using soft, muted colors and simple embellishing to allow the beauty of the photos to shine.

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These are photos from the inside of the hotel lobby, and I am so glad I took these!

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These are the last of the photos from around the hotel, so in my next video we will begin exploring the island! I can’t wait for you to join me for that!

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Thanks so much for joining me today! See you back here again soon!

~Theresa

Bermuda Layout No. 06 | Love This Place ft. Dear Lizzy Lovely Day!!!!

Hi guys, today I am sharing the next layout in my Bermuda Honeymoon album! I am using the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection and I think you will be totally inspired watching!!!

 

For today’s layout I am continuing our journey around the hotel, including just a few more photos especially of this particular architectural element by the hotel’s hot tub.

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As I was shopping my kit for different elements to use, I realized I was going for lots of Dear Lizzy Lovely Day products, so I went and grabbed the whole collection to use. It was definitely a good choice!

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The photos were my base for the layout, and then I filled the remaining pockets with cards from the cut apart sheets that were part of Lovely Day. I always go ahead and cut those apart when I get them so they are easier to use when I am ready.

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Remember the gazebo that was built over the water? This is the view from that gazebo. Absolutely fabulous view there. I am loving these pastels and how well they compliment all these views.

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The opposite side is a Becky Higgins Design D page protector for two vertical photos. It has been cut down to fit in the album. Once the photos were in place I had a column of horizontal 3×4 pockets, which is a size I don’t normally work with. I had fun with them – I started with one patterned paper for a very neutral background which is a very old exclusive from Gossamer Blue, and then layered elements on top.

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Thank you for joining me today! See you back here again soon!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

Bermuda Layout No. 05 | On An Adventure!

Hi guys, today I am sharing the next layout in my Bermuda honeymoon album with you! Products I am using are a combination of Amy Tangerine plus Crate Paper Oasis!

Here is the full layout. I still had more photos from around the hotel I wanted to include in this album, so those are my jumping off point for the layout.

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The left hand side is a divided pocket page made of 3×3 squares that were begging for another full size photo. This amazing gazebo was built over the water on the hotel property and was simply magical! The only embellishment I added were the transparency card from Dear Lizzy Saturday and the gold hearts from Pink Paislee Take Me Away.

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The pinks and corals from the photos are what drove my decisions for selecting the journal cards, and all of Amy Tangerine’s collections use those colors so beautifully! I added just a few embellishments from Crate Paper Oasis as well, and they coordinate perfectly!

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My journaling focuses on how excited we were to get away by ourselves for a few days. It doesn’t happen often, with four kiddos and my parents being gone and his parents being far away. So this was incredibly special to us!

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The only card that is not from Amy Tangerine is the middle striped card, which is Dear Lizzy. It ties in all the colors of the layout and provides easy journaling lines, so it’s a win-win!

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Thanks so much for following along today! See you soon!

~Theresa

 

Bermuda Layout No. 04

Hi guys, today I am sharing the next layout in my Bermuda album with you! I am working with more photos from around our hotel, Grotto Bay, and am using some of the journal cards that were offered as a thank you for completing my survey!

Here is a look at my completed layout:

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One of my goals in this album is to include enlarged photos and/or traditional layouts, and this layout wins with a large photo on the right hand side! This photo has my heart because of the beautiful colors. I just want to stand right there forever.

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This was the path from the common areas of the hotel back to our rooms. I absolutely adore the architecture juxtaposed against the crystal blue sky. The embellishing is minimal, only a label cut in half plus an arrow and a rubber flower piece.

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The left hand side includes more of our photos of the scenery. The journal cards are from the Survey printables and also from Studio Calico.

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I journaled in my own handwriting on this layout. For one thing, I am lazy and just want to get the layouts done and want to worry about other details on the layouts. Wait, that was three things! I know some people struggle with seeing their handwriting on their layouts, and I will say that it is never too late to work on bettering your writing, if you feel like you want to. But I also feel that handwriting is a lot like any other artistic endeavor – yes it looks weird on the page because it is yours, and yes we are more critical of ourselves than of others. Do it anyway!

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This may be my favorite photo from our entire trip (hey, it’s a new game- have a drink every time I say that throughout this project!). All of these photos are taken from one spot at the top of the stairs down to the swimming pool and beach. All around us such beauty. Sigh.

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Thank you so much for following along with me today! See you again soon!

~Theresa

 

 

BYOK (Build Your Own Kit) Bermuda Edition!!!!

Hi guys! Today I am shopping my stash so I can use all the fun products I have been saving for the Bermuda Honeymoon album! This is an important part for me to inspire me to use my products and I hope you will find some good tips too!

Just a little programming note: Next week is Spring Break for our kiddos and so I will be taking the week off to spend time and love on them a bit! You will still hear from me and I have something fun planned while I am away. See you back here again soon!

~Theresa

Bermuda Layout No. 03 | Introduction Pages

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my Introduction pages in my Bermuda Honeymoon album! I chose the pineapple vellum from an older Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss collection on top of the first 9×12 pocket page. The pockets were filled with Studio Calico Documenter kit goodies and embellished with Freckled Fawn!

As I am diving into this album and working with these photos, I am realizing just how chock-a-block full of inspiration Bermuda truly is. Obviously the island is just stunning and natural, so many colors and textures and views! And these photos are just the muse I’ve needed.

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Of course you know I had to use some vellum and I have been saving this pineapple vellum for ever!!! I opened Procreate on my iPad and wrote Bermuda in my handwriting, then brought it into Silhouette and cut it out. Love it!

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Then for the first pocket page I used one simple flower photo and the rest filler cards. All these cards are from the Studio Calico Documenter kit from February, and then I added a few very tiny embellishments from Freckled Fawn. The black and white washi tape is Crate Paper, and the die cut floral is Pink Paislee Moonstruck. 

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I am keeping everything very light and airy in this album. I really want the photos to shine, and all the embellishments and journal cards play supporting roles.

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So lovely. Thanks for joining me! See you soon!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 02 Horseshoe Bay (Hybrid)

Hi guys, today I am sharing my process of digital and physical for using Photoshop to plan and print my elements for this layout from our Bermuda honeymoon album! I am using the Project Mouse Beginnings collection!

So the wonderful thing about using digital elements and creating hybrid layouts is the ability to plan and print your layouts right on the computer. So quick and easy! Be sure to watch the video so you can see how I did that for this layout.

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This photo was taken on one of our jaunts around the island of Bermuda when we discovered this amazing beach called Horseshoe Bay. There are several beach areas here punctuated by these grand rocky shores and there were so many photo opportunities it was hard to choose which ones to include in the album!

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Obviously the photo takes center stage on this layout, rightfully so. It measures 9″w x 6 3/4″ h, the full width of the layout and takes position on the lower half of the canvas. I only added just a few tiny embellishments and the date at the bottom right hand corner.

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In contrast to the visually heavy photo, I printed the digital cards onto vellum and layered them directly over the photo. Then just a few more tiny embellishments and the layout is perfect.

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 01 feat. Project Mouse Beginnings!!!!

Hi guys, I am so excited to share my honeymoon album with you, layout by layout! This layout is about our hotel we stayed at while on the island of Bermuda, called Grotto Bay. I am using the Beginnings collection from Project Mouse.

The hotel was the first place we landed after arriving on the island, so this seemed like a great place to begin documenting our stay. I took quite a few photos of our hotel, called Grotto Bay, so this will be one of several layouts about this part of our honeymoon!

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A kind stranger took our photo on the lanai of the main guest house, and the other photos plus the journaling cards flowed from there. The left hand side includes the photo of us plus the view from the place we were sitting at, which was absolutely stunning!

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I could not wait to use journaling cards from the Beginnings collection for this project! I knew the pastels would be perfect to go along with the photos we took. Typically I choose my favorites from a collection, and then arrange them alternating primarily white ones with primarily colorful ones.

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My embellishments on this page are: roses from Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams, pink wood veneer stars from Studio Calico Confidant kit, wood veneer arrow from Freckled Fawn, and paper clip from American Crafts Hazelwood. Stamped sentiment from One Little Bird.

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The left hand side includes more photos from around the hotel plus journaling cards that were also simply chosen because they are favorites. I know that is probably disappointing to some who wish I would give grand design decision-making advice about which journaling cards to use, but I really so leave it as simple as: choose favorites and you cannot go wrong.

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I managed to pick up some typewriter ribbons for my antique typewriter (the We R Memory Keepers ones do fit in Sears Corona machines, in case you were wondering!) and so I have made a deal with myself to use it in this album. I love the list I made here about our favorite things we loved at this hotel/resort.

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I loved making a few tags using the word art that is included in the Project Mouse Beginnings collection! I plan to include a tutorial about how I made them later on, so stay tuned for that (possibly next week?)

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Thanks so much for following along with me today! I hope you are feeling inspired by this album! See you soon!

~Theresa