Kids Album Projects

Learning Is An Adventure YouTube Hop with Sara Scraps | Natalie’s 4th Grade Layout

Larkindesign Learning Is An Adventure YouTube Hop with Sara | Natalie's 4th Grade Layout

Hello Lovelies, today is a bonus layout and process video for you as I am participating in Sara Scraps’ YouTube Hop, Learning Is An Adventure! I hope you will follow along with the other ladies who are participating in this Hop over on YouTube today and have fun! You can see my video here.

I still had the die cut paper from Paige Evans Whimsical collection, so today was all about using that paper and adding some fun embellishments from my stash! My photo is from Natalie’s first day of 4th grade, so this layout will go in her personal album.

Larkindesign Learning Is An Adventure YouTube Hop with Sara | Natalie's 4th Grade Layout

I backed the die cut paper with a pink patterned paper from Paige Evans Truly Grateful collection, and lifted up the flowers and leaves and butterflies so that would show through. The centers of these flowers make just the most fun places for embellishments, so I just brought out everything I had and started having fun! Anything that was pink, mint, yellow, or coral was fair game.

Larkindesign Learning Is An Adventure YouTube Hop with Sara | Natalie's 4th Grade Layout

I find it so incredibly satisfying to use up embellishments like this, and it definitely adds so much interest to the page. I have used chipboard from Ali Edwards, flair from Dear Lizzy, wood buttons and floral die cuts from Truly Grateful, and acrylic star + butterfly from Dear  Lizzy as well.

Larkindesign Learning Is An Adventure YouTube Hop with Sara | Natalie's 4th Grade Layout

My title is the 4 from Felicity Jane and the -th grade layered on top of a die cut journal spot from Truly Grateful. I added my journaling once everything was in place by writing in a curve to follow the embellishments around the page. How fun!

Larkindesign Learning Is An Adventure YouTube Hop with Sara | Natalie's 4th Grade Layout

I just love seeing the back paper peaking through! As final touch I stamped my date and called this one done.

Larkindesign Learning Is An Adventure YouTube Hop with Sara | Natalie's 4th Grade Layout

Thanks so much for joining me today! If you’d like to learn more about my processes for our kids’ albums, I invite you into the classroom. In My Pocket Kids Album Edition opens this week and is already available for pre-order right here: In My Pocket Kids Album Edition.

Here is a link to each participant in the Hop:

Hello and Welcome to my stop along the Learning Is An Adventure You Tube Hop! Along this hop, you will find inspiration of all grades! You are going to lovethis hop!
Eileen Scrapmazing- https://youtu.be/j0UycEPT5ic

See you again soon!

~Theresa

Citrus Twist Kits NSD 2019 Blog Hop | Dream Big Dreams

 

Larkindesign Blog Hop For Citrus Twist | Dream Big Dreams

Hello Lovelies and welcome to this stop along the Citrus Twist Blog Hop for (Inter)National Scrapbook Day! You have arrived here from Alena’s blog, and be sure to scroll to the bottom to follow along to the next stop! I hope you are able to get creative today and I know you will find tons of inspiration along this blog hop. There are some fun challenges today so be sure to check out the Citrus Twist blog and Facebook group, and don’t forget to comment below to be entered into today’s drawings!

Larkindesign Blog Hop For Citrus Twist | Dream Big Dreams

My layout today began with the Citrus Twist cut file that is included in the Subscriber Workshop on the site each month. I was completely smitten with the butterflies and made them a main focus of this page. First I cut them out with just plain white card stock (Close To My Heart) and laid the negative cut over another card stock for spritzing. I have used Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Mint to spray the color.

Larkindesign Blog Hop For Citrus Twist | Dream Big Dreams

Once I sprayed the color and lifted the card stock, I realized that a lovely halo of color had formed around the elements of the cut file, so I adhered my cut file over that to allow that color to show behind. I also added bits of stitching using my sewing machine just to add more texture.

Larkindesign Blog Hop For Citrus Twist | Dream Big Dreams

I was challenged to use embellishment clusters on my page, so I have created three clusters using elements from the Excursions Life Crafted Kit. At the bottom of my page I used a label from the cut apart sheet, plus word art and a few florals from the Excursions kit. I also stamped a word sentiment from this month’s stamp set directly to the background page. Also notice one of my favorite elements on the page: the stamping around the globe!

Larkindesign Blog Hop For Citrus Twist | Dream Big Dreams

A second embellishment cluster is located around my photo. This is a photo from last year of our four children hanging out in downtown Kernersville, NC (our hometown). I added layers of patterned paper around the photo and have tucked my embellishments in between those pages. Some of them are popped up with pop dots as well, for more dimension.

Larkindesign Blog Hop For Citrus Twist | Dream Big Dreams

The third embellishment cluster is at the top of the layout and forms the complete triangle for good design. It is very simple, with just a tab and a few florals from the ephemera pack.

Now it is time to visit Marsha (click to be directed to her blog post!), and continue hopping along until you end up on the Citrus Twist Kits Instagram page. When you get to Instagram after visiting all of our Creative Team contributions, just do the following:
* Like us – @citrustwistkits
* Tag us in a message to let us know you completed the blog hop on our NSD post
* Tag a friend in your message

We’ll be doing random drawings throughout NSD 2019 and will message and tag you if you win. We’ll be giving away everything from some of our new Life Crafted albums to embellishments to stamps and more. There is no purchase necessary to win.

~Theresa

Freebie Friday | Starburst Silhouette Cut File!!


Freebie Friday | Starburst Silhouette Cut File!!

Hello Lovelies! Today is Freebie Friday, and that means a brand new Cut File is available in the shop! The Starburst Cut File will be available to download FREE until Monday, January 8, 2018!

Want to see ideas how to use this gorgeous cut? Have a look at some of the ways the 2018 Creative Team has used it.

 Larkindesign Creative Team Neftali Zambrano | ft. Starburst Cut File!!

LARKINDESIGN CREATIVE TEAM NEFTALI ZAMBRANO | FT. STARBURST CUT FILE!!

 Larkindesign Creative Team Renae Jones  | ft. Starburst Cut File!!

LARKINDESIGN CREATIVE TEAM RENAE JONES  | FT. STARBURST CUT FILE!!

 Larkindesign Creative Team Sabrina Poole

LARKINDESIGN CREATIVE TEAM SABRINA POOLE

Larkindesign Freebie Friday | Beautiful Layout ft. Starburst Cut File!!!

I am also sharing a layout I created using the Starburst cut file. I had some photos of Emberlynn from 2016, when she got her very first pair of glasses! I cut the Starburst file from a solid grey card stock from Felicity Jane and backed it with white card stock from Bazzill. I am also using journal cards from the LD Out With The Old collection and embellishments from the Shimelle Glitter Girl collection!

Click below to watch the full process video!

Thank you for joining us today! Are you using the LD Cut Files? I would love to see, so be sure to tag me on Instagram, use #larkindesigntm!

~Theresa

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Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

Hey ya’ll!!! Today I am working on our kids’ albums, a project to complete albums for each of our four kids to take with them when they have their own homes. This is a dance layout I created for Emberlynn – it is a pocket page created using Felicity Jane kits.

Oh my goodness, you guys, I have had these photos on my desk for quite a while and am so happy to create this layout! Emberlynn took dance for about two years and we were gifted these photos from a friend. So these are the first of the layouts I am working on for Emberlynn’s album! I can’t think of a more fun place to begin (although this isn’t the first in the album itself, just where I began my process)!

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

When you need products to help with a feminine layout, there is no better source than Felicity Jane! Am I right?!!? The florals, the pinks, all of it come together so lovely. The cards and embellishments I used are from a combination of kits – namely Zoey, Kate, and Summer. I chose these cards for the floral and the pink, coral, and turquoise plus black and white.

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

My title card is simple and to the point. I began with the floral background and layered a simple white card stock wrapped with washi tape. I then used the black puffy alphabet set to spell my words.

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

Look at these tiny dancers! Of course the dance photos themselves are dark, so my product choices were geared for light and bright to contrast and balance the layout. Simple embellishments keep the focus on the photos themselves.

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

I love the 4×6 cards that give an opportunity to play with embellishments, and doilies just make my day. 

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

I have repeated the floral element across the page, along with black and white and stamped elements. Lots of repetition in this lovely layout!

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

On the right hand side of the layout, more black and white plus pink and coral! I also repeated the dark wood floral embellishments. I feel they tie the photos to the cards.

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

This was sometime in early 2012, I believe, so Emberlynn was just seven years old. There are also professional photos from her dance years, so when this layout goes in the album her professional photos will go in the album with it. Remember that Becky Higgins sells 8×10 inserts and 5×7 inserts to fit into these albums!

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

Just another fun filler card here, again with a patterned paper background, floral embellishment, and this time a chipboard frame and stamped sentiment. I also used those tiny little puffy dots, almost like confetti, to ground this card and give it a little more presence.

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

Thank you so much for joining me today! What a fun and memorable layout, and Emberlynn’s eyes lit up when she saw it. I hope you make time to be creative today too!

~Theresa

Kids Albums Project | Natalie’s Baby and Toddler Albums

Hi guys! Today I am sharing what I have for our daughter Natalie so far for her scrapbook albums! Alan and I are working together to organize and create albums for each of our four kids that they will then take with them when they have homes of their own. The albums in this video are for Natalie and are layouts I made from around 2007 (the year she was born) until 2010. I hope you enjoy seeing what I have created for her up to this point!

To follow along with the rest of this series, click this link here.