Project Life 2016

Project Life 2016 Week 32 | Crate Paper Cute Girl!!!!

Hi guys! I am working on my Week 32 today in my Project Life album. I created the layout in the Project Life App using the Currently edition kit, and then embellished on top using my Crate Paper Cute Girl. Have a look!

 

Here is the layout as a completed whole:

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 32 | Crate Paper Cute Girl!

In our family August is a month of birthdays, so you will be seeing a few birthday layouts in the upcoming weeks! How fun! This week was Natalie’s birthday, and Cute Girl fit perfectly for that theme.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 32 | Crate Paper Cute Girl!

More of the usual suspects: my Becky Higgins Project Life roller stamp to create journaling lines, and my Ali Edwards Story stamp set to add some graphics.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 32 | Crate Paper Cute Girl!

Natalie wanted to have dinner at McDonald’s so we met up with friends and family to celebrate. I love that she is low-key, thrilled just that we are all together.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 32 | Crate Paper Cute Girl!

For the last few years she has asked for a cookie cake, and this year was no different. Here she is drooling happily over it after we had just brought it home. This was her 9th birthday, so the die cut 9 from Cute Girl was perfect.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 32 | Crate Paper Cute Girl!

Natalie is quite a gamer, and her favorite game is Splatoon. She is at expert level in the game itself, and is known for talking smack to the “newbies” she runs into! She wanted Squid Kid on her cake, because that is what she considers herself.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 32 | Crate Paper Cute Girl!

Dad of the year award goes to Alan for finding this Splatoon shirt for her for her birthday! She may be a little young for Hot Topic, but it sure did make her day to open that shirt in one of her presents, and she had to put it on immediately!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 32 | Crate Paper Cute Girl!

One more look at this side:

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 32 | Crate Paper Cute Girl!

For the right hand side I just had to use this camera! The Cute Girl collection is actually pretty trendy, girly, and even though it is designed for girl layouts I had a ton of fun using it for an every week kind of layout. I could use about 150 of those puffy stars!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 32 | Crate Paper Cute Girl!

This was my printer and Silhouette station in my studio, and that is Zoe obsessed with the Silhouette. She is hilarious, she loves the sounds that machines make and will come running when you are getting ice or printing of cutting things!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 32 | Crate Paper Cute Girl!

This photo cracks me up. We were just hanging out at the pool being silly.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 32 | Crate Paper Cute Girl!

This card is an embellisher’s dream. Three adorable little frames that needed to be filled up. I used a rubber heart, a puffy butterfly, and a chipboard house. Be sure to mix up your fun embellishments like that!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 32 | Crate Paper Cute Girl!

Look, it’s a picture of me! Do I look awful, with me sunscreen skin and waterlogged hair? Yes. Does it matter? No. Props to my husband for taking it and allowing me to see what he sees. This is his view, and who he loves, and that smile appears whenever he is in front of me. That is a treasure, friends.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 32 | Crate Paper Cute Girl!

One last photo, again of Zoe. Alan was sick a couple of days, and she came running when there was a blanket. She is the perfect sleeping companion.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 32 | Crate Paper Cute Girl!

One last view of the right side:

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 32 | Crate Paper Cute Girl!

Thanks for joining me today! See you soon!

~Theresa

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

Hi guys!!!! I am working on Week 31 today and am so excited to show you some of Krista Sahlin’s beautiful fun products, so take a look at my process video here!

Hopefully you have heard the wonderful news that I am now serving on Sahlin Studio’s Creative Team, and I am delighted to be able to contribute to this amazing group of inspiring designers! This is the completed layout:

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

I began by bringing all my photos for the week into a Photoshop layout. I then chose my journaling cards from the Simplify Memory Pockets Monthly subscription kit. You can also just purchase the journaling cards as an Add-on, if you wish!

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

You guys probably know by now that turquoise is my absolute all-time favorite color, and the turquoise in these cards spoke loudly to me. I made the background of the entire layout the same as the diagonal stripe in the date card just by using my color picker tool. Easy peasy. This turquoise also shows up in Paige Taylor Evans’ Fancy Free collection, so those are the Thickers I chose to create my Week title. And Absolutely, that is an *I* I used in place of a *1*.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

Our HOA does yard of the month, and we were chosen for that in the month of August. I have included two photos of our house, one just with the sign we displayed (nothing conspicuous there, ha!) and then another photo I snapped as we were out walking one night. I have lots of photos of our home, but I don’t think I have ever taken one from this angle.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

These photo journalers are fantastic. They are a digital file and I brought a couple of them (ok, a LOT of them) into Photoshop and simply printed them out onto a turquoise vellum. You could absolutely type your journaling on them before printing, or you could place them on your photo before you print your photo!

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

We rearranged my studio in this particular week. I find my studio is constantly in process, constantly being changed and products being purged. I probably change it around about every 2 months! This quirky little cabinet is the one that houses my December Dailies, and while we were moving it around, Nico the cat moved into it. Hehe.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

I found some of the ephemera from Fancy Free coordinated beautifully with the Simplify cards. This puffy star and transparent piece are both from Fancy Free, and the yellow star is from Ali Edwards’ Project Life Storyteller kit.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

I used the Lined Up Word Art here in this photo, just for fun. I made a promise to myself earlier this year, that I would begin leaving some photos and/or cards unembellished, in an effort to Simplify my layouts (and my life). I love that Word Art allows you to embellish the photo so simply, but beautifully.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

For the right hand side of the layout, I began with this totally rad polka dot card. I needed this pattern in my life!

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

My dotted line stamp, which is my go-to roller stamp from Becky Higgins, created the perfect journaling lines, and the floral chipboard piece softens the black and white of the card a bit. My Stuff stamp set from Ali Edwards Story kit fits great in the bracket!

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

I absolutely love this plus/minus sign card but it felt a bit heavy on this layout. So I added this wooden heart with awesome turquoise glitter to break it up. I love using my embellishments to add different textures – wood, puffy stickers, stamps, and chipboard!

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

We did a little shopping, and I used another Photo Journaler here. So simple.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

This is my cat Zoe, and she is literally rolling around in my paper bin. We all want to do that sometimes, don’t we?! Silly girl.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

The thing I love most about using digital cards and then embellishing on top is the relationship those two elements develop in the creation of the layout. The More of This card illustrates this beautifully – the Love and Stuff words are from Ali Edwards Story kits and my sentiment could not be expressed more perfect!

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

Zoe again, giving her personal stamp of approval upon the location of the December Daily cabinet. Her little tail wrapped around the leg of the cabinet just melts hearts, doesn’t it?

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

This was so much fun! Please be sure to stop by Krista’s lovely blog and see what the designers have come up with, you will find so much inspiration: Sahlin Studio blog.

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project Life 2016 Week 29 | Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness!

Hi guys!!!! I am working my way through the summer in my 2016 Project Life album, and today is Week 29. Have a look at my process:

 

Here is the layout as I created it in the Project Life App, using the Girl Themed cards.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 29

Here is the layout completed:

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 29

For the left hand side I began with the date card and added my dates using these super awesome puffy alphas from Dear Lizzy.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 29

I decided to use some of my Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness products, as you can see here. I adore this iconic girl!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 29

This was the week that Pokémon Go! was released, so I made sure to include some of our screen shots the we grabbed.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 29

When my Ali Edwards kit arrived this week, Natalie spied it and went through all the contents with me, then she decided she just had to have the envelope it came in. I can’t blame her one bit, they are really cool. I think she keeps her iPod in it sometimes now!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 29

I just really like this floral journaling card from Simple Stories. The chipboard embellishments layer perfectly on top.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 29

There is no embellishment on this photo, but it is too cute to leave out. There were several nights in a row that Zoe did this – she climbed up in Alan’s lap and took over his tablet. Silly kitty.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 29

The right hand side of the layout is about my BFF’s visit while on their way to vacation! We met up for dinner since they were only here overnight.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 29

Pictured from left to right are: Diedre (Dalia’s daughter), Shelby (Diedre’s best friend), Jonas (Dalia’s son), Natalie and Nick (my two), Alan and me, and Dalia and Kevin!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 29

I love how Project Life gives me a place to document these moments in our lives that otherwise might go in a “scrap someday” pile. I also am particularly fond of our yearly visit and am so happy the tradition is holding!!!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 29

One more look at the layout as a whole:

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 29

That is it for today, come back tomorrow for Disney! This week is sort of strange and I don’t know how things are going to go down just yet because I have jury duty on Wednesday! I do hope to have a project up on Friday (the one I promised last Friday!) and then next week will hopefully be back to normal (unless I get chosen for a really long trial or something like that). I will keep you guys posted.

~Theresa

 

 

Project Life 2016 Week 30 | Using Your Kit Subscriptions!!!!

Hi guys, today I am working in my 2016 Project Life album, Week 30. I have created my layout in the Project Life App using the Blush Edition and Blush Overlays. The layout was then printed 12×24 through Persnickety Prints, and embellished on top. Have a look at my process!

One of the things I love most about subscribing to monthly kits is having fun new products landing on my doorstep every month. Products I didn’t have to think about or shop for or stalk websites for. I love having my kit products near me as I work throughout the month because I find lots of ways to use them here and there.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2016 Week 30

This is the layout as I created it in the App, and below is the completed layout, with journaling and embellishments.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2016 Week 30

I decided last month to pull all of my Ali Edwards kit products together, and this month I pulled all of my Freckled Fawn products together as well. You saw in the video how I grabbed a wooden tray and filled it with my growing stash. Then I set about to embellishing this page.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2016 Week 30

The date card here is from the Project 52 Edition in the App, and then I added just a few embellishments plus the date stamp. Underneath is a bit of journaling about our week, and a fun filler card that I layered my embellishments on top of.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2016 Week 30

Our two kiddos who had beenin Florida returned home this week, and we were all really happy they were back. This was how our Sunday began, hugs in the kitchen.

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In exciting gardening news: my hydrangea put out one tiny little hidden bloom! I had all but given up on this plant blooming this year, but it surprised me!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2016 Week 30

Above that I had another quick snap of my impatiens that are also doing so well. I love that Project Life gives me a place to include these photos as part of my whole life story! Everyone has their own goals for what they want to document their Project Life and my goal has been simply to document the events, people, places, and things that make me happy!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2016 Week 30

When Nick and Natalie left to go to their Dad’s house this week, Natalie cleaned up her room and left her bed just like this. I love it.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2016 Week 30

One more look at this side of the layout:

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2016 Week 30

The right hand side of the layout is event-based: on Saturday the kids took off to Putt Putt for all you can play. I stayed behind to do a little work, and then met up with them in time for lunch!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2016 Week 30

Deciding how many photos and which photos to include can be tricky, but have a sort of formula. I’m not married to the formula, but it helps me. I think it is particularly important to include all our kiddos and to include the photos that show them doing and playing and interacting. I don’t always do posed shots, I avoid them mostly, because I want to capture their personalities.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2016 Week 30

This journaling card makesme especially happy. The words are an overlay in the App, and then of course I added a few embellishments, and then I stamped my journaling lines in between. So much fun.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2016 Week 30

Another non-posed photo, for the most part!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2016 Week 30

I am staying true to my commitment to leaving some photos and cards un-embellished. Look how different the girls hold themselves while playing the same game. I absolutely love that.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2016 Week 30

And here’s my girl. I know I could very well hear it in the future, how there are a lot of photos of Natalie in this album this year, and I will not let those comments (or the potential for those comments!) steal my joy. Natalie is really the only one who still likes having her picture taken these days. And I love that right now, she seeks me out in her every day. It won’t be like that forever, so I cherishing it.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2016 Week 30

One more look at the right hand side of the layout:

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2016 Week 30

Alright, see you back here tomorrow for Disney!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

Project Life 2016 Week 28 | Crate Paper Cute Girl!!

Hi guys! Today I am working in my 2016 Project Life album for week 28. I created the layout in the Project Life App using the Currently Edition kit and printed it through Persnickety Prints. I then embellished on top using Crate Paper Cute Girl. Have a look at my process!

Here is a look at the layout as it was created in the Project Life App:

Project Life 2016 Week 28

And here is the full layout complete with journaling and embellishments:

Project Life 2016 Week 28

I decided purposely on this layout to not include a date card from the App, but I chose this card from the Currently kit because it had a great space for stamping the date and week. Alphabet stamp set is from Kerri Bradford, the Ashland set, and the date stamp is from Heidi Swapp.

Project Life 2016 Week 28

Above this card I added a photo of my daughter at her dentist’s office that week. I also have photos of our lily that bloomed this week!

Project Life 2016 Week 28

This card is a simple filler card, so I added a few embellishments for fun.

Project Life 2016 Week 28

I am absolutely in love with the geometric confetti puffy stickers in the Cute Girl collection. I just want sheets and sheets of them, please?!

Project Life 2016 Week 28

Our lilies finally bloomed this week and we were sooo excited! This is the second year I have had them and last year when I planted them, they were already blooming. I had no idea it took so long for them to pop! And they were prolific this year, too! So much prettiness by our mail box.

Project Life 2016 Week 28

Another look at the left side of the layout:

Project Life 2016 Week 28

For the right hand side I began with this adorable filler card. I was decidedly more generous with embellishments on this side, and I love that.

Project Life 2016 Week 28

Underneath are two more journaling cards, but I only used one for journaling. The transparent Hey Girl element is perfect layered over the citron stripes, and puffy stickers embellish the grey polka dots beautifully.

Project Life 2016 Week 28

This photo is of Natalie’s Splatoon Amiibo characters that she saved up her own money to buy. She is a die-hard Splatoon expert and plays almost every day, lining up her characters just like this!

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Another filler card here, with layered die cuts and the adorable pink cat puffy sticker from Cute Girl. Simple, but oh so cute!

Project Life 2016 Week 28

Sometimes you need to include cute cat photos in your Project Life, and Zoe provides lots of those cute moments for us! This particular night she came and sat on Alan’s tablet, she sat on his hand, she laid on his shoulder, and then she settled right here. I absolutely love that Crate Paper includes cat motifs in some of their collections (the last one was Wonder!)

Project Life 2016 Week 28

One more look at the right hand side:

Project Life 2016 Week 28

That is all for today! See you tomorrow!

~Theresa