Project Life 2017

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:

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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!

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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