Project Life 2017

Project Life 2017 Week 04 Feat. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates & Freckled Fawn!

Hey guys! Today I am sharing my layout that I began in my last Photoshop Tutorial for Week 04 in my 2017 Project Life album! I created this layout in Photoshop CC using the Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 01, and in this video I will embellish on top using my Freckled Fawn February kit.

This layout appeared last week on the Sahlin Studio blog and can be viewed here.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 04 Feat. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates %26 Freckled Fawn!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 04 Feat. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates %26 Freckled Fawn!

This was quite a busy week for us, and I loved having so many photos to share! I especially loved having so many opportunities within the templates to include all those photos, there are ten in all! This week the boys had a match for their National Academic League and I was able to snap a couple of photos of them wearing their shirts. Notice the cool wall mural behind them! Also, Nick had braces put on his bottom teeth. He has had them put on the top twice now, and we are entering (hopefully!) the final stages for him in this really long journey. He was quite the trooper. I also included photos of our food that week – apparently we had a few lunch dates at Moe’s and Chick-Fil-A! And we also had just a few spots of sunshine – a really big deal to capture and include this time of year!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 04 Feat. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates %26 Freckled Fawn!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 04 Feat. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates %26 Freckled Fawn!

For the left hand side I used a large photo of the boys as a focal point for this layout. I also used the smaller frames (3×2’s) for tiny pops of color brought to you by patterned papers. Those papers are included in the Hello Sampler kit by Sahlin Studio.

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I loved using those little frames of patterned papers as the base for little embellishments, too! So much fun!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 04 Feat. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates %26 Freckled Fawn!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 04 Feat. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates %26 Freckled Fawn!

On the right hand side of the layout, the photo of Alan and me plus the Week card provide the counterpoint. Now, confession time: I don’t necessarily journal about every single photo, and I think that is ok. Some photos, like the one of our dog being cute, are simply there because I love including them!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 04 Feat. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates %26 Freckled Fawn!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 04 Feat. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates %26 Freckled Fawn!

Hey, notice the pop of turquoise there in the black and white card? I decided to use a color for my stamp instead of my usual black or navy, just to help that stamp pop a tiny bit within the black. Love it!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 04 Feat. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates %26 Freckled Fawn!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 04 Feat. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates %26 Freckled Fawn!

I don’t know if you are like me, the winter time is hard with so many dark hours and rainy/snowy days. Any sunshine I can find I am embracing and including in my layouts!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 04 Feat. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates %26 Freckled Fawn!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 04 Feat. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates %26 Freckled Fawn!

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

~Theresa

**The Clean Lined Templates are available at The Lilypad and can be purchased through this link here!

Photoshop Tutorial No. 04 | Bringing Photos Into Templates

Hi everyone! Today I am beginning the part in my Project Life process where I bring my photos into the templates in Photoshop to finish the digital part of my layout. Have a look at the tutorial here:

Thanks so much for watching! I will be back soon with the actual layout and my embellishing process!

~Theresa

Project Life 2017 Week 03

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my Week 03 layout in my 2017 Project Life album. I am using the template I shared in my last tutorial by Sahlin Studio, printed at home, and today I will embellish the layout. Have a look at my process here:

So once a month Sahlin Studio releases a free template and this month I decided to make excellent use of that template in my Project Life layout. I am so glad I did – it’s a gorgeous, easy to use template and converting it to 12×24 was easy-peasy as well. Here is how the completed layout turned out!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Project Life 2017 Week 03

I also used the patterned papers and digital elements available in the Sahlin Studio Hello Sampler kit. I chose two different patterns for each side of my layout and love how that looks. Here is the left hand side:

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Project Life 2017 Week 03

Our week was so busy and I had lots of photos for this week. Yay! Nick had a school assignment that involved creating a dragon out of floral foam and we had so much fun creating that dragon! He also made a 100 on the assignment, so that is why I stamped that number at the top of the photos. Alan and I are practicing yoga together – I have to say it is a powerful exercise to do as a couple. It kicks my butt every time but we get to spend quiet time together. So awesome. I also wanted to include one of my head shots I took when I was creating the Introduction video for this album. I completely enjoyed creating those photos!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Project Life 2017 Week 03

Typically when I print digital elements at home, I print them both on vellum and cardstock, and then cut them using my Silhouette. The elements in the Hello Sampler were perfect!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Project Life 2017 Week 03

Let’s have a look at the right hand side!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Project Life 2017 Week 03

This girl turned 12 this week and it is always so much fun to celebrate with her! She loves her birthday so much and every present is happiness for her. Love it! So I made this whole layout about her day – fantastic decision. I loved having the space to include several photos. Awesome!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Project Life 2017 Week 03

I have to admit I was not sure how I would feel about having smaller photos on my layout in this year’s album. It is something I wanted to try and at least give it a chance, because I have been wanting to include more photos in these weekly layout sometimes. I am glad I gave it a chance, because I really am loving it. I love having larger photos too, and love including the smaller ones to tell more of the stories.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Project Life 2017 Week 03

And even with so many photos, I still had space for a fun filler card!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Project Life 2017 Week 03

I love this project so much! See you back here soon!

~Theresa

Products used include:

Sahlin Studio February template; Sahlin Studio Hello Sampler kit.

 

 

 

 

Photoshop Tutorial No. 02 PLUS Project Life 2017 Week 02

To download the free template mentioned in this video tutorial, click here.

Hi guys, today I am sharing my latest Photoshop tutorial with you and will also share my layout for Week 2 in my 2017 Project Life album. I have been really sick over the last few days, so pardon the interruptions in programming! Have a look at my tutorial on resizing photos and working with image quality in Photoshop CC.

I hope that is helpful to you and as always, if you have any questions let me know!


Next up is my layout for Week 02 in my 2017 Project Life album. I completed this layout for the Sahlin Studio Creative Team this week using the Sahlin Studio Rough Times collection. I also used the Paislee Press Pocket Guide templates to help create the layout in Photoshop. Have a look at my process for this layout here:

Here is the completed layout:

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 02 Sahlin Studio Creative Team

Plus a look at each side individually:

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 02 Sahlin Studio Creative Team
Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 02 Sahlin Studio Creative Team

Ok, that is all for today. Thank you for being patient with me while I recover! See you soon!

~Theresa

Products used in this layout include:

Sahlin Studio Rough Times

Paislee Press Pocket Guides

 

 

Project Life 2017 Week 01!!!!

Hi guys, today I am so excited to begin working in my Project Life 2017 album starting with Week 01!!!! I love this project so much and love sharing my process with you all. Have a look at this video:

Here is my completed layout, which began with a template from Paislee Press and journaling cards plus patterned papers called Happy.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 01!!!!

Typically I begin my layout with the date card, and this week was no different. I used alphas from Heart Day, a word art from the Happy collection, and the alphabet stamp from One Canoe Two to embellish this card.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 01!!!!

ur stories from this week included replacing my printer and purchasing a brand new Canon Pixma printer, which I am absolutely in love with. We also saw Snow-pocalypse and visited one of my favorite restaurants which opened up on Charlotte. Lots of good things happening.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 01!!!!

I used the patterned papers in the Happy kit in several different places throughout the layout. Two are used to create the background – I chose two that had subtle colors and subtle patterns just to add a tiny bit of visual interest. For the filler card here I layered the word art over a bolder, bright patterned paper with fun circles. The puffy hearts from Elle’s Studio just make me happy layered on top!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 01!!!!

One thing I want to do differently this year is to use different templates within the frames of my layouts. The Pocket Guides from Paislee Press provide tons of opportunities to add photos + journaling into each layout. Love love love.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 01!!!!

The right hand side of my layout began with an enlarged photo of our street covered in snow. Our roads looked like this for three days before snow plows ever touched it, which is typical for North Carolina. But it was pretty to look at!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 01!!!!

A little journaling in my own handwriting is a necessity, so I left one card free to add that. Nothing complicated here, just a few sentences.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 01!!!!

Again using a photo template to add three photos to this one card which tells the story of how my favorite restaurant, la Madeleine, finally opened locations in NC! We used to have to go all the way to Alexandria to eat there, but now it is only an hour and a half away. Also notice our cat sprawled across the chair and pillows…this was how he stayed for like three days when it snowed.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 01!!!!

So that is my very first layout in my 2017 Project Life album! See you back here again soon!

~Theresa

Products used in this layout include:

Paislee Press Pocket Guide Templates
The Lilypad Collab Kit Happy

Physical Products:
Elle’s Studio stamp set and puffy hearts
One Canoe Two alpha stamps, cork shapes, ephemera
Crate Paper Heart Day washi tape, ephemera, chipboard alpha

 

 

Project Life 2017 | Introduction Chat and Layout!!!!

Hello and welcome to a brand new year and a brand new album series, my 2017 Project Life. Today I am sharing with you my plans for this year in my memory-keeping and I also am creating my introduction layout. Have a look here:

So my plans are for the new year to create more digital layouts using Photoshop CC! I am excited to announce that I am an Adobe affiliate now and you will see a new link in the sidebar. What that means is that if you click on the Adobe link and decide to subscribe to the Photoshop CC suite, I get a small commission from your purchase. I also hope to share more tutorials on the blog this year including Photoshop tutorials, so you can see more of my process that way!


I created my Introduction layout and chose a simple photo of my husband and myself together, and then chose journaling cards from the Diary collection in the Memory Pocket Monthly kit plus the Calendar card from Sahlin Studio.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Introduction Layout

These Calendar cards are gorgeous, have you had a chance to purchase them yet? They are a must-have for Project Life this year.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Introduction Layout

I love the manifesto I created using the roller stamps from Becky Higgins and Maggie Holmes. I am not a resolutions kind of girl, but all of these things are how I want to live this year.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Introduction Layout

Happy new Project Life, everyone! See you again soon!

~Theresa