Project Life 2016

Project Life 2016 Week 41 | Sahlin Studio Creative Team

Hi guys, today I am sharing my process video for Week 41 in my 2016 Project Life album. I love this project so much and am ready to finish already, just a few more weeks to go. Have a look!

Ok I absolutely loved using the Crush collection from The Lilypad. The colors are so bright and happy, and even though it is a Valentine’s collection, this fall layout makes me so happy!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 41

I created this layout in the Project Life App by bringing my journaling cards in through Dropbox. Once they were in place, I brought the layout into Letterglow so I could add the Sahlin Studio Photo Rounds on top of the frames.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 41

ur activities for the week included giving Natalie her very own December Daily kit and Hurricane Matthew. We only got rain from it, no really bad winds or anything, but Alan and I ended up going to the grocery store right in the middle of it!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 41

The currently card is simply a white filler card from within the App, and the word art layered on top in Letterglow.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 41

This filler card is just layers of fun elements from the Crush kit plus two chipboard hearts from the Hazelwood chipboard set. So fun and easy!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 41

Once the rains cleared we were able to go for walks again. These are how we try to maintain some semblance of sanity, although the jury might be out whether we are successful at that or not! Ha!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 41

Natalie wrote us a love note and put it on the fridg for us all to find. It’s so much fun to include these little details in the context of the whole week.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 41

This project is so much fun every year and I love how it is evolving for me. See you back here again soon!

~Theresa

Project Life 2016 Week 39 | Simple Stories Posh Collection!!!

Hi guys, today I am sharing with you Week 39 from my 2016 Project Life album! I created this layout in the Project Life App using the Simple Stories Posh digital elements, printed it at home using my Canon wide format printer, and then embellished on top also using the Simple Stories Posh collection. Have a look at my process!

This is my completed layout for Week 39:

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 39 | Simple Stories Posh Collection!

The digital card I chose as the background for this frame proved to be perfect for adding the date. I grabbed some white foam alphabet Thickers and the Posh cardstock stickers to make the dates.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 39 | Simple Stories Posh Collection!

When I began filming I realized I did not have a really good place to include journaling on this layout, so I added this lined journal card from the Posh physical products to be able to add some journaling. I also cut out some of the labels on the journaling cards to add to photos.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 39 | Simple Stories Posh Collection!

For the right hand side I began with this adorable bicycle card and simply added a label plus a chipboard butterfly. So simple and easy, and done.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 39 | Simple Stories Posh Collection!

In the interest of getting this project done, I really did keep my embellishing to a minimum this week! Some of the cards are left just as they are printed, and I love it.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 39 | Simple Stories Posh Collection!

Even though the embellishing is minimal this week, what is most important are the photos and the journaling. I love using collections that offer digital elements as well as physical products so very much. Thanks for following along this week! See you soon!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

Project Life 2016 Week 40

Hi there and welcome back to my 2016 Project Life album! I have just about 4-5 more weeks until this project is complete and today I am excited to share Week 40 with you. Have a look at my process!

 

My layout began with a group of photos that I took while we were at Triad Park and I brought them into the Project Life App along with my journaling cards and patterned papers from the Shine Bright collection by Sahlin Studio.

Theresa Moxley Project Life 2016 Week 40 | Sahlin Studio Shine Bright and Numbers Cards

I have created a traditional scrapbook layout from this day in the past, using different photos, but I still wanted to include this week in the Project Life sequence. This particular week was pretty busy and I did not really have any other photos from the week! Sometimes it is ok to just highlight one event in a week and not stress over it.

Theresa Moxley Project Life 2016 Week 40 | Sahlin Studio Shine Bright and Numbers Cards

The left hand side features a large image of all of us captured in one quick, fun selfie. I am absolutely in love with the bright happy colors in the Shine Bright collection!

Theresa Moxley Project Life 2016 Week 40 | Sahlin Studio Shine Bright and Numbers Cards

The bold graphics of the Numbers cards tell us quickly and easily which week we are in while allowing for complete flexibility in how you can use them. I added the glitter Thickers to spell the word week here.

Theresa Moxley Project Life 2016 Week 40 | Sahlin Studio Shine Bright and Numbers Cards

I love to print the digital elements included in digital collections so that I have additional layering pieces for my layout. Typically I print one set on vellum and another set on cardstock.

Theresa Moxley Project Life 2016 Week 40 | Sahlin Studio Shine Bright and Numbers Cards


Let’s take a look at the right hand side of this layout.

Theresa Moxley Project Life 2016 Week 40 | Sahlin Studio Shine Bright and Numbers Cards

One thing I believe is super important to include in our Project Life is photos of Alan and me together. I love documenting our relationship in these albums and I hope that will be meaningful to our children in the future as well.

Theresa Moxley Project Life 2016 Week 40 | Sahlin Studio Shine Bright and Numbers Cards
Theresa Moxley Project Life 2016 Week 40 | Sahlin Studio Shine Bright and Numbers Cards

Printing the digital elements on vellum and cardstock gives opportunities to layer those elements just like I did with this awesome heart embellishment!

Theresa Moxley Project Life 2016 Week 40 | Sahlin Studio Shine Bright and Numbers Cards

Another favorite technique: using washi tape to create journaling lines. This is probably becoming a signature for me, a way to easily identify my layouts, and I love it every time.

See you again soon!

~Theresa


Products shared in this post are available here:

Sahlin Studio Numbers cards

Sahlin Studio Shine Bright collection

 

 

 

 

{Project Life 2016} Week 37 | Using Ali Edwards ME Story Kit!

Hello! I have a Project Life layout to share with you today, continuing in Week 37 of 2016. I am using Ali Edwards’ ME Story kit, have a look at my process:

What I love most about the ME Story Kit are the colors – such really pretty pinks and yellows and greys. I added touches of blue and navy across the layout by bringing in the Simple Stories Posh and Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills collections to embellish.

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One of the things I have completely resolved in my scrapbooking process is the idea that I am telling my story and that my albums, while they contain lots of stories about lots of different people, all those stories are told through my own lens. These albums are the story of my life, and my husband’s life as it relates to me.

Larkindesign {Project Life 2016} Week 37 | Using Ali Edwards ME Story Kit

Have a look at the details on the left hand side.

Larkindesign {Project Life 2016} Week 37 | Using Ali Edwards ME Story Kit

For me, these weekly layouts become a place for me to photograph and document my favorite memories, people, things, and events. It was fun having a kit that captured this – my stories, my memories, my life.

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I particularly love that my layouts provide a space for including these random photos of the kids sprawled out on the floor behind the sofa. We keep all the electronics there (read: battery chargers!) so they spend a lot of time back there huddled up around the outlet. If it weren’t for this project, these moments would totally get missed.

Larkindesign {Project Life 2016} Week 37 | Using Ali Edwards ME Story Kit

The Pieces of my Life element is one of the digital PNG’s included in the digital kit. I placed a white card in that space in the Project Life App, and then brought this element directly on top. It does not allow you to adjust the size, which is why it is oversized, but I decided to leave it that way! It pops on the page!

Larkindesign {Project Life 2016} Week 37 | Using Ali Edwards ME Story Kit

This photo captures an event that occurs regularly in our house: bringing home the groceries and putting away the cat food. This is Zoe helping Emberlynn organize the canned food! They are so cute!

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Right hand side:

Larkindesign {Project Life 2016} Week 37 | Using Ali Edwards ME Story Kit

We had a date night at The Loop pizza and the place was empty, so I set up this shot on the table across from us.

Larkindesign {Project Life 2016} Week 37 | Using Ali Edwards ME Story Kit

I felt like I had enough Journaling spaces on this layout, so I used the journaling lines on this pink card for stamps and word stickers.

Larkindesign {Project Life 2016} Week 37 | Using Ali Edwards ME Story Kit

Lately I have been experimenting with the list-type journal cards because I am not much of a lister on my Project Life layouts! I am trying, however, to incorporate more lists, or to use the list format somewhat in the way it was intended. I do love how this one turned out.

Larkindesign {Project Life 2016} Week 37 | Using Ali Edwards ME Story Kit

This week marked the week that we were able to announce who was going to be on the Sahlin Studio design team. I cannot even begin to tell how special it was to be asked to be on this team! It has been an honor to be chosen, and has been a truly wonderful experience working with Krista Sahlin and all of the incredibly talented artists here.

Larkindesign {Project Life 2016} Week 37 | Using Ali Edwards ME Story Kit

Notice how I took the embellishments across the boundaries of the filler card and the photo. I know it’s easy to restrain ourselves to the edges of the cards and photos, but it is ok to ignore those borders too, and allow the embellishments to spill over. Have fun with that!

Larkindesign {Project Life 2016} Week 37 | Using Ali Edwards ME Story Kit

This Currently card tied all the colors of the layout together for me, and look – I created another list using the Me stamp set! I also used the roller stamp from Paige Evans’ Take Me Away collection for Pink Paislee to separate the lines more emphatically.

Larkindesign {Project Life 2016} Week 37 | Using Ali Edwards ME Story Kit

This is my last Project Life layout that I will be sharing this year, although I do still have a tutorial that I am hoping to share with you later on this week. I am now officially transitioning into December Daily and will share that project with you throughout the month of December. In January I will pick back up in my 2016 Project Life album until it is complete! See you soon!

~Theresa