Project Life 2017

Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle & Heart!!!

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my process video for my 2017 Project Life layout Week 21. The digital layout was created in Photoshop using the Memory Pockets Monthly May kit called Fling, available at the link below. I then embellished the layout in this video, using Amy Tangerine’s brand new collection called Hustle & Heart!

Our stories this week included my happy blooms on the front porch, Addison’s awards ceremony as he graduates from middle school, and the girls having some fun with paint and fiber!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

Always the best place to start – the date card. Mine is almost always at the top left hand corner, so let’s take a look!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

I used one of the add-on papers from Allison Pennington as the base for this card, and then added the hexagons from the May Fling kit prior to printing. Then I added my week number using the Amy Tangerine alphabet and I also added a few stamps. Very uncomplicated.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

I love this photo of our rich purple blooms on the porch, so I enlarged the photo for the layout here. The photo had this fantastic white space from the corner of the house, so I layered some embellishments there. Stamps first, then the die cut, and then gold glitter. That is a great formula for an embellishment cluster!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

I am continuing to include typed journaling and hand-written journaling on my pages, and love the added words on my pages. This was an important week for us, I felt like, as some days the whole blended family thing leaves us feeling unsure, not good enough, or any other number of hard emotions! But then there are days like this, where our kids succeed and we as parents take ownership of their successes too! We helped them achieve the success in their lives and so I am incredibly proud of all of us. This is definitely a great way to document and celebrate that and I am so glad for Project Life!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

I love using a wood grain as a back drop for another filler card. For this one I gathered the ephemera from Hustle & Heart to bring in all the colors – yellow, navy, and pink. All my favorites, ya’ll! 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

Here is a closer look at the right hand side!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

Ok, so I know everyone always wants to know what is the must-have product, when American Crafts releases new collections? I will be the first to insist that you run, don’t walk, to grab the brand new enamel pin stickers!!! I could not wait to open them and used this Lucky one right away. 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

In other flower news, our hydrangea bloomed and we are surprised and excited about that too! We had a really late freeze last spring and the hydrangea and the gardenia were not very happy about it. But they have proven to be resilient! I don’t know how we have managed to keep our flowers so happy in our little yard, but they are doing great and I love including them in my layouts.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

Did you notice my tiny blooper on my printed layout? When I created the layout, there was a text block on this floral card and I forgot to either remove it or add text, so just random text was printed there! No worries, I added this die cut over top with a puffy heart and no one ever knows. 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

One more simple calendar card, which I have highlighted using a regular old office staple, my trusty highlighter! 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

Digital products available via the following links:
The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly May Fling

The Lilypad Allison Pennington Revel Add-ons

Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02
 

 

Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle & Heart!!!

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my process video for my 2017 Project Life layout Week 21. The digital layout was created in Photoshop using the Memory Pockets Monthly May kit called Fling, available at the link below. I then embellished the layout in this video, using Amy Tangerine’s brand new collection called Hustle & Heart!

Our stories this week included my happy blooms on the front porch, Addison’s awards ceremony as he graduates from middle school, and the girls having some fun with paint and fiber!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

Always the best place to start – the date card. Mine is almost always at the top left hand corner, so let’s take a look!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

I used one of the add-on papers from Allison Pennington as the base for this card, and then added the hexagons from the May Fling kit prior to printing. Then I added my week number using the Amy Tangerine alphabet and I also added a few stamps. Very uncomplicated.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

I love this photo of our rich purple blooms on the porch, so I enlarged the photo for the layout here. The photo had this fantastic white space from the corner of the house, so I layered some embellishments there. Stamps first, then the die cut, and then gold glitter. That is a great formula for an embellishment cluster!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

I am continuing to include typed journaling and hand-written journaling on my pages, and love the added words on my pages. This was an important week for us, I felt like, as some days the whole blended family thing leaves us feeling unsure, not good enough, or any other number of hard emotions! But then there are days like this, where our kids succeed and we as parents take ownership of their successes too! We helped them achieve the success in their lives and so I am incredibly proud of all of us. This is definitely a great way to document and celebrate that and I am so glad for Project Life!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

I love using a wood grain as a back drop for another filler card. For this one I gathered the ephemera from Hustle & Heart to bring in all the colors – yellow, navy, and pink. All my favorites, ya’ll! 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

Here is a closer look at the right hand side!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

Ok, so I know everyone always wants to know what is the must-have product, when American Crafts releases new collections? I will be the first to insist that you run, don’t walk, to grab the brand new enamel pin stickers!!! I could not wait to open them and used this Lucky one right away. 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

In other flower news, our hydrangea bloomed and we are surprised and excited about that too! We had a really late freeze last spring and the hydrangea and the gardenia were not very happy about it. But they have proven to be resilient! I don’t know how we have managed to keep our flowers so happy in our little yard, but they are doing great and I love including them in my layouts.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

Did you notice my tiny blooper on my printed layout? When I created the layout, there was a text block on this floral card and I forgot to either remove it or add text, so just random text was printed there! No worries, I added this die cut over top with a puffy heart and no one ever knows. 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

One more simple calendar card, which I have highlighted using a regular old office staple, my trusty highlighter! 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

Digital products available via the following links:
The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly May Fling

The Lilypad Allison Pennington Revel Add-ons

Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02
 

 

Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle & Heart!!!

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my process video for my 2017 Project Life layout Week 21. The digital layout was created in Photoshop using the Memory Pockets Monthly May kit called Fling, available at the link below. I then embellished the layout in this video, using Amy Tangerine’s brand new collection called Hustle & Heart!

Our stories this week included my happy blooms on the front porch, Addison’s awards ceremony as he graduates from middle school, and the girls having some fun with paint and fiber!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

Always the best place to start – the date card. Mine is almost always at the top left hand corner, so let’s take a look!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

I used one of the add-on papers from Allison Pennington as the base for this card, and then added the hexagons from the May Fling kit prior to printing. Then I added my week number using the Amy Tangerine alphabet and I also added a few stamps. Very uncomplicated.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

I love this photo of our rich purple blooms on the porch, so I enlarged the photo for the layout here. The photo had this fantastic white space from the corner of the house, so I layered some embellishments there. Stamps first, then the die cut, and then gold glitter. That is a great formula for an embellishment cluster!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

I am continuing to include typed journaling and hand-written journaling on my pages, and love the added words on my pages. This was an important week for us, I felt like, as some days the whole blended family thing leaves us feeling unsure, not good enough, or any other number of hard emotions! But then there are days like this, where our kids succeed and we as parents take ownership of their successes too! We helped them achieve the success in their lives and so I am incredibly proud of all of us. This is definitely a great way to document and celebrate that and I am so glad for Project Life!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

I love using a wood grain as a back drop for another filler card. For this one I gathered the ephemera from Hustle & Heart to bring in all the colors – yellow, navy, and pink. All my favorites, ya’ll! 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

Here is a closer look at the right hand side!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

Ok, so I know everyone always wants to know what is the must-have product, when American Crafts releases new collections? I will be the first to insist that you run, don’t walk, to grab the brand new enamel pin stickers!!! I could not wait to open them and used this Lucky one right away. 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

In other flower news, our hydrangea bloomed and we are surprised and excited about that too! We had a really late freeze last spring and the hydrangea and the gardenia were not very happy about it. But they have proven to be resilient! I don’t know how we have managed to keep our flowers so happy in our little yard, but they are doing great and I love including them in my layouts.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

Did you notice my tiny blooper on my printed layout? When I created the layout, there was a text block on this floral card and I forgot to either remove it or add text, so just random text was printed there! No worries, I added this die cut over top with a puffy heart and no one ever knows. 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

One more simple calendar card, which I have highlighted using a regular old office staple, my trusty highlighter! 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

Digital products available via the following links:
The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly May Fling

The Lilypad Allison Pennington Revel Add-ons

Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02
 

 

Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my layout for Week 20 in my 2017 Project Life album. This layout was created for the Sahlin Studio Creative Team, using the Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02 and also the You Are Here collection. Physical embellishments are from Freckled Fawn!

Have a look at the completed layout!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

Our stories for this week mostly were about driving up to Pilot Mountain for a streetfest they did! We also celebrated Mother’s Day and I got these totally groovy llama pajamas. And my gardenia bloomed, which was a really awesome surprise too!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

or this week’s layout I did not record the digital process. I think in an effort to catch up and also to focus on some important things (like my upcoming class!!!) I did begin with the Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02, which are always so easy and fun to work with.

 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

My date card was created by adding the Simple Stories alphas for Week 20, and then I used a Dear Lizzy rotary date stamp for the date. 

 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

For my round journaling I simply created a circle in Photoshop and used the Path Selection tool to write the words around the circle. The acrylic hearts in the July Freckled Fawn kit fit perfectly inside! I also used the vellum alphas from Freckled Fawn to write Mother’s Day inside this digital frame – so quirky and fun!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

For the right hand side, I tweaked the template so I could include this enlarged photo as a focal point. It’s always fun to make quick changes to your templates so you can make it work for your photos and your stories! 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

I have promised myself this year to include more journaling on my Project Life layouts, and I am accomplishing this by doing both typed and hand-written journaling. I think this has helped me tell more stories this year. I also included one of Alan’s Instagram posts along with his text underneath the photo of Nick and the dog. This is a great way to include others’ voices in your layouts, with their permission of course!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

These photos of the four kids together are just priceless, aren’t they?! I still make a concerted effort, at least once a month, to draw them all together and take the photo. I also added a little more journaling onto this photo.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

That is all for today! 
Digital products are available through The Lilypad at the following links:
Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02
Sahlin Studio You Are Here Kit                                                                                                 Sahlin Studio You Are Here Journal Cards

 

 

Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!

Hi guys! In this video I am sharing my digital process in Photoshop CC for creating my 2017 Project Life layout for Week 18.

This is the hybrid portion of my 2017 Project Life Week 18 layout, where I embellish the printed layout!

Let’s take a look at the layout overall. Since it seemed like I was light on photos this week I used some templates that were designed for 6×8 and enlarged them to 9×12. The remaining margins were left white with two embellishment clusters.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!

I began with the date card, using the rubber word from the Studio Calico May Documenter kit. I layered the numbers onto a label and added the purple puffy heart and happy emoji.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!

One of the embellishment clusters lives on the lower left hand side, next to the photo. The camera is from the MPM kit and the vellum heart + acrylic star are Elle’s Studio.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!

Our stories this week included flowers from my lovely husband, an awesome date night, another Sunday afternoon playing Dungeons & Dragons, and my totally cute purse! Just the usual, but always fun to document.

 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!

On the right hand side I repeated another embellishment cluster, this time with a vellum star and acrylic heart. I also used my favorite washi tape as journal lines trick on this layout. I chose mint green and navy to repeat colors in the kit.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!

I am so loving these happy colors and fun layouts! Thank you for joining me today!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!

See you soon!

~Theresa

Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn!!

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my process for creating my 2017 Project Life Week 17 layout. The hybrid layout was created in Photoshop CC using Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates and Paislee Press Weekend Vibes. My digital process is in the video here!

Now for the fun part, the embellishing!

Let’s take a look at the finished layout:

Larkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled FawnLarkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn

Our stories for this week included giving up cable for Netflix, progress in the yard in which the hosta have taken over, organizing our chaotic candy cabinet, and a sweet boy with his bunny.

Larkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled FawnLarkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn

 The Weekend Vibes collection is particularly neutral with great little pops of color, so the punch in my layout comes from the bright happy colors in the Freckled Fawn kit! The transparent numbers absolutely had to be used!

Larkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled FawnLarkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn

When I designed this card in Photoshop, I left blank space on purpose so I could add physical embellishments. I used the stamps as a home base for the hearts. I also added washi tape above the word strips along with the chipboard word strips.

Larkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled FawnLarkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn

For the right hand side I started with photos of our messy candy cabinet and I loved this word art from Paislee Press, chaotic and messy, to tie it all together. I also was so in love with these sunglasses from Freckled Fawn that I just had to use them too! So I just did a fun little cluster right on top of the photo of my flowers.

Larkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled FawnLarkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn

And the photos of our messy candy stash: do you ever have places in your house that just bug the crap out of you and finally you tackle it and get control over the situation?! Well that was our candy situation until this week! Now everyone has their own little bucket and that is it. Whew!

Larkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled FawnLarkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn

I loved capturing this adorable photo of Addison with the bunny after giving the bunny his bath and I love that Project Life still gives a wonderful place for photos like this. I love how these moments fit into the context of the whole week.

Larkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled FawnLarkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn

Another favorite capture: Alan cooking dinner for everybody. He does a large majority of the cooking in our house and it means the world to me. I am so incredibly thankful for all the hard work he does to keep our house going! 

Larkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled FawnLarkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn

Thanks so much for following along with me today!

Digital products are available through the following links:
Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates

Paislee Press Weekend Vibes Scrapbook Kit

Paislee Press Weekend Vibes Journal Cards

Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June Curious

Hi guys! This is part 1 for my hybrid layout for Week 15 in my 2017 Project Life album, the digital portion in Photoshop. In this video I will share my process for creating the digital layout and the following video will be my process for embellishing the printed layout!

Once my layout is created in Photoshop, I print the layout using my Canon wide format printer onto Staples brand matte photo paper. Then the fun of embellishing begins! Have a look at that process video here:

Here is a look at the full layout!

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June CuriousLarkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June Curious

I was really excited to use this date card – those angles are great opportunities to add the alphas and numbers! I also added a transparent flower from Freckled Fawn into the white space.

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June CuriousLarkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June Curious

Our stories this week began with Spring Break and the highlight of the week was our adventure to Dave & Busters to play video games ALL DAY LONG! We also spent some time at the park, went to McDonald’s, and watched April the giraffe finally have her little baby!

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June CuriousLarkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June Curious

The layout this week is photo heavy, which is really awesome and that means I like to keep the embellishing light. Just a few floral elements and stamped elements here and there, plus some added hand written journaling.

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June CuriousLarkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June Curious

I am loving using some of the smaller photos with a solid color background and text beside. It also gives the layout some added visual interest! 

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June CuriousLarkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June Curious

For this photo of the girls I backed it with a journal card instead of journaling. I just love everything about it – the dreamy photo and the fun pattern plus the happy heart. All the good things!

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June CuriousLarkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June Curious

Look how grown up they are all getting! I know I have spoken before about how great it is to be proud of the environment you are photographing in (ie your house!), and this photo is proof of that. Our house is not perfect by any means, but we have worked hard to make it a comfortable place to be and also a pretty back drop for our photos. I love that!

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June CuriousLarkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June Curious

Did you notice how I used the numbered journal card to create a manifesto of sorts? I simply stamped all of the word strips on the Becky Higgins roller stamp for a fun filler card.

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June CuriousLarkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June Curious

Do you include current events on your Project Life layouts? I admit I don’t very often, but I did grab a few screen shots of April and her baby giraffe and included it here. That was such a fun event to follow along and I feel like I learned so much about giraffes in that process, did you? 

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June CuriousLarkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June Curious

Digital products available at The Lilypad via the links below:

MPM June Curious

Paislee Press Pocket Template No. 01

Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!

Hi guys! I am so excited to share my layout with you from our 2017 Project Life album for Week 12. This is a one page layout using the Sahlin Studio June featured kit called Viewpoint!

Our stories and photos this week included dining in the sunshine, One more sick child, and being together. There were also photos from a trip to the park, which were used as the basis for a previous layout. I will share these two layouts side by side at the end of the post.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!

I began with my date card, and the white space on this card provided the perfect place for contrasting alphabets. The black foam alpha is Maggie Holmes, and the March 19-25 is Studio Calico. 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!

I love how the Clean Lined Templates give so many opportunities for more photos. I love the idea of selecting one or two main photos for the week, and the rest are supporting photos. 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!

The Viewpoints journal cards are awesome for journaling, friends. I am keeping my promise to include typed and hand-written journaling in my layouts this year.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!

I really love these snaps from lunch one day. I took a photo pointing down at the table, and then turned the camera up to take a photo of the sky and the umbrella at our table. I have always loved eating alfresco! 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!

Here is a look at the full layout in the album, with the previous completed layout. The previous layout was created using the Project Mouse Beginnings collection and is strictly a digital layout.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!

That is all for today, thanks for joining me!

~Theresa

Digital product can be purchased via the following links:
Sahlin Studio Viewpoint kit
Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 01

 

 

Project Life 2017 Week 14 Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!!

Hi guys! Today I have my digital layout printed out from my 2017 Project Life album week 14, and now we are going to add just a few tiny embellishments and hand written journaling! I adore this part – feeling the textures in my hand and cutting and pasting all the pretty things.

Here is a look at the completed layout! I am so excited about how it turned out!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 14 Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!!

I began my process with the date card, simply adding the week number and two printed digital elements. I added the dates using a roller date stamp. All the digital elements are from On A Whimsical Adventure, the alphabet is from Amy Tangerine, and the roller stamp is from Target a few years ago.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 14 Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!!

In the beginning of the year, when I was starting my 2017 album, I was thinking that I really wanted to use patterned papers as the backgrounds on my layouts. But using the white background this week is particularly appealing to me! The layout turned out so crisp and clean, uncluttered even though there is a lot going on.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 14 Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!!

One of my favorite things about this week’s layout was definitely being able to use photos from Addison that he took on his trip to Washington DC! The two 3×4 photos are his, and the large photo of the whole class is from the school’s Twitter account.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 14 Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!!

To continue the uncluttered look, I really kept embellishing to a minimum. Just one tiny element per photo across the layout. I know, I know, we have such a tendency to want to use ALL THE THINGS (!!!!!) but resist that temptation sometimes. You will love the result!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 14 Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!!

Another favorite element in this layout is this stunning sunset over our house. The colors in the sky are so pretty, and I definitely repeated those colors in the embellishments as well. Wood embellishments are all from Gossamer Blue, and puffy hearts are Elle’s Studio.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 14 Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!!

This was most definitely a fun layout to create, from the process in Photoshop of layering photos plus digital elements, and then adding just the simplest embellishments to the printed layout! So much fun!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 14 Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!!

See you back here again soon!

~Theresa

Project Life 2017 Week 13

Hi guys! Today I am sharing Week 13 from my 2017 Project Life album!

This month I have been the guest designer over at the Paislee Press blog, and this is one of the layouts I have created! You can see this layout and the other very talented designers on the Paislee Press blog here: May Press Exhibit.

Paislee Press Guest Designer Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2017 Week 13 ft. For Like Ever KitPaislee Press Guest Designer Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2017 Week 13 ft. For Like Ever Kit

I created the layout first in Photoshop using the Paislee Press Pocket Guide No. 06. Papers and journal cards are from the Like For Ever Kit.

Paislee Press Guest Designer Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2017 Week 13 ft. For Like Ever KitPaislee Press Guest Designer Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2017 Week 13 ft. For Like Ever Kit

I chose the For Like Ever kit for the happy spring-like colors and it was absolutely the right choice for the happy photos I had from this week! To add dimension to my pages I used some of the printed elements from the kit as well, and then I added a few dimensional embellishments from Amy Tangerine and Elle’s Studio on top.

Paislee Press Guest Designer Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2017 Week 13 ft. For Like Ever KitPaislee Press Guest Designer Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2017 Week 13 ft. For Like Ever Kit

I had some photos that were sized different than the usual 4×6 or 3×4 this week, as you can see from this cute little sculpture Natalie made at school! I also had some Instagram photos, so these were layered over a plain white frame. I used that white space for a few tiny embellishments and a few words for journaling.

Paislee Press Guest Designer Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2017 Week 13 ft. For Like Ever KitPaislee Press Guest Designer Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2017 Week 13 ft. For Like Ever Kit

I also brought the frames that were included in the elements from the kit and layered them over some of the photos as well. I really liked playing with the white space this week!

Paislee Press Guest Designer Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2017 Week 13 ft. For Like Ever KitPaislee Press Guest Designer Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2017 Week 13 ft. For Like Ever Kit

There were a few other tiny embellishments from Studio Calico (the grid note and flair button) and from Freckled Fawn (the camera puffy stickers).

Paislee Press Guest Designer Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2017 Week 13 ft. For Like Ever KitPaislee Press Guest Designer Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2017 Week 13 ft. For Like Ever Kit

Another journaling idea this week was to number each of the photos and reference each sentence to their respective photos. It wasn’t exactly graceful, if you had a chance to watch the video, but in the end it works and it was fun! That is all that matters!

Paislee Press Guest Designer Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2017 Week 13 ft. For Like Ever KitPaislee Press Guest Designer Theresa Moxley | Project Life 2017 Week 13 ft. For Like Ever Kit

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

~Theresa