Project Life 2019

***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

 

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

Hello Lovelies! Today I am excited to share with you a Project Life layout I created using one of my favorite kits from Sahlin Studio: Spring Stories! This is a super flexible, versatile, and gorgeous kit and I love seeing it in my completed layouts. You can watch my process video here.

Let’s have a look at the details of the layout. My stories for these two weeks are pretty specific: we tackled two really big home projects, enlarging and prepping the flower beds and organizing the garage. The Spring Stories kit from Sahlin Studio was absolutely perfect for this layout!

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

I began my layout with the date card. For this layout I put the dates and weeks on the same card using the lovely floral card in the kit. This card sets the tone for the layout and includes most of the colors I am using in the layout. I added the week number using alphabet stamps from Elle’s Studio, the Heidi Swapp roller date stamp, and added flair from Clique Kits and the wood veneer branch from Ali Edwards.

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

There are quite a few flower photos on this layout, and I love documenting our plants every year in some way. This week our Camelia plant bloomed, which is a first, and I was so excited! Next to the Camelia photo I placed a black and white card for journaling, but I added a bit of color with the word strip.

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

I think Ali Edwards is someone who writes her journaling around circle elements, and I have done that below with the square photo of myself. I added the circle from the Me Story kit, and wrote a few words around it for a very simple, but pretty embellishment.

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

For the photo of the front door I added a word strip (again from the Spring Stories kit) on top of a vellum circle I have had in my stash. The wood veneer floral piece is from One Canoe Two, and it reminded me of the flowers in my photos and in the kit. So I layered it upon the floral patterned card.

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

The left hand side came together easily as well. I repeated the colors from the kit: pinks, blues, and greens.

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

Since I had included both weeks on the first date card, this card at the bottom remained for journaling. That is the only thing I added, allowing it to stand alone as a beautiful simple card.

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

I just love all these deep blue skies, don’t you? The photo of Alan pulling our loaded cart to the car is an iconic one. We go to Lowe’s every year for our yard and it’s always one of my favorite times of year! I added a banner from the Spring Stories kit and stamped “today” using a stamp set from Paige Evans.

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

The other blue sky photo I embellished by adding just a few fun chipboard pieces from my stash. I love that angle in the photo; I held the camera sort of underneath our tree and grabbed the corner of the roof behind it.

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

Thanks so much for joining me today! It’s so much fun to watch week by week as these albums come together, and I love sharing with you! See you again soon!

~Theresa

Print To Pocket Action No 01 | 2019 Weeks 12 and 13 Design and Print Pocket Page

 

Larkindesign Print To Pocket Action 01 | Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

Hello Lovelies! Today I have a digital process video to share with you from Weeks 12 and 13 in my 2019 Project Life album. Watch below to see how I use the Print To Pocket Action No. 01 to design and print this layout.

 

I am loving using this Action every single week to help me get these pages designed and printed. For this particular layout I included digital journal cards, and this is how the layout looked prior to printing. You can purchase this lovely digital kit called Spring Stories, over at the Sahlin Studio blog.

Larkindesign Print To Pocket Action 01 | Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

 

Thank you for joining me today! I will be sharing my full process video with you tomorrow for this layout. See you then!

~Theresa

2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

Hello Lovelies! Today I am excited to share Weeks 09 and 10 in my 2019 Project Life album with you! Yesterday I shared how I designed this layout and printed it using the Print To Pocket Action No. 01, and today we are going to get to the fun part: journaling and embellishing the layout. Check out the process video below.

I am absolutely loving the pace I am keeping with two layouts per spread in this album. I always encourage my students in my class to take a good look at the volume of photos they are taking each week/month. Right now my personal pace is matching well with two weeks in a layout, and I am really loving getting two weeks completed at a time. The best part about really setting your pace is that you will feel accomplished in your memory keeping! Let’s take a closer look at the details on this layout.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

 

Our stories for Week 09 included a travel week for Alan to White Plains, which meant single parenting for me for a few days! I also was filming for my class, In My Pocket, so I had a selfie from that. Another really wonderful story was about how our former bus driver in our neighborhood went viral on the internet for buying Valentine’s candy for his bus riders. I took a photo of Natalie watching the news story about then journaled about that.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

As always, I began my layout with the date card, in the top left corner. I used a journal card that had several colors to pull from, and layered the vellum number on top. I am having more fun with my date cards this year! This one is quite simple: only the week number and the dates.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

I am continuing my commitment to get myself into my albums this year, which is helped by filming regularly for my classes! I am not incredibly comfortable in front of the camera, but every week I take a few minutes to take a few photos of myself before filming. It can be challenging, for those of us who weren’t photographed a whole lot growing up, to get comfortable seeing ourselves in photos. I am embracing this practice and actually have been surprised at how pretty these photos turn out. I don’t mean that in a conceited way, but rather in a way that helps me feel better about myself and my photos!

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

I was very happy with the written words I had on this layout as well! I used all of the middle 3×4 cards for journaling in some way or another, and that makes me so happy! I try not to beat myself up over the amount of journaling – there is no right or wrong – but the weeks that there is lots to say are cool.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

Alan was traveling this week and sent me these two photos from his trip. I love including his journeys into these albums and I especially love writing about how we deal with these trips. They give me the opportunity to parent in ways I don’t normally (such as getting up with our early bus riders!) and these are important stories to include.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

Week 10 was back to normal, Alan back at home so we had a few date nights. I also had a chance to photograph our albums in their home in my studio, and it makes me incredibly happy to see them there! We also have been turning on the fireplace lately, and one evening we had a blanket in front of it. Our cat Zoe found the blanket and the warmth to be the perfect spot for her nap, so we joined her.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

I had used the vellum number on the left side, so I continued that here and layered it on a different journal card. Still the same colorway, still just functional and so pretty.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

I had lots of journaling on the other side, so I didn’t feel pressure to write a lot here. Notice how I always alternate journaling cards so there is a mix of text with photo, color with black and white.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life Weeks 09 and 10 | Studio Calico Documenter Lucky Charm

Thanks so much for joining me today! What a fun layout and a great project for memory keeping. See you again soon!

~Theresa

Digital Tutorial | Using Print To Pocket Action No. 01 for Weeks 09 and 10!

Larkindesign Print To Pocket Action No 01 | Weeks 09 and 10

Journal cards above: Studio Calico April 2019 Documenter Kit Lucky Charm

Hello Lovelies! Today I am sharing my digital process for designing and printing my Project Life layout for Weeks 09 and 10. I am using the Print To Pocket Action No. 01, which you can purchase by clicking on the image below.

Larkindesign Print To Pocket 01 Photoshop Actions

Watch here to see how quickly and easily this layout was created using this awesome Action!

Stay tuned, tomorrow I will share the second part of this layout, where I add physical embellishments and journaling. See you again soon!

~Theresa

***Citrus Twist Design Team*** 2019 Pocket Life Weeks 07 and 08 Plus A Layout Share

***Citrus Twist Design Team*** 2019 Pocket Life Weeks 07 and 08

Hello Lovelies! Today I wanted to share with you the projects I have completed for the Citrus Twist Design Team for the month of April! Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page as well, where you can view my process video for this Project Life layout.

My favorite layouts to create with the Citrus Twist kits are most definitely pocket pages! Pocket pages are my jam, and the April Make It A Venti kit is perfect. My 2019 album is coming along and I loved using this kit for these two weeks in February. The soft colors with pinks and purples and a pop of blue made this layout easy to pull together.

 


I also created a bit in my Life Crafted album this month. I absolutely love this format and love just creating for fun.

Theresa Moxley Citrus Twist Design Team Life Crafted Layout

The April kit was mostly coffee themed, but still a very versatile kit! I am not a fan of coffee, but I was inspired to think about other mug-related things and that inspired me to create this fun layout about mug cakes! I love these things and we eat them quite a lot in our house, so it was perfect to document here.

Theresa Moxley Citrus Twist Design Team Life Crafted Layout


Theresa Moxley Citrus Twist Design Team Life Crafted Layout

I also documented my love of Diet Coke for this layout that was shared on Instagram! I had so much fun creating that mixed background, and notice the vertical embellishments on the left. Such an easy trick!


Theresa Moxley Citrus Twist Design Team Mixed Media Layout

This mixed media layout is perhaps one of my all-time favorites. I was inspired by one of the patterned papers in the kit for my background, and that amazing floral cut file. What an amazing creative month! Be sure to check out the Citrus Twist blog, and watch my process video below to see my pocket page!

Thank you so much for joining me! See you again soon!

~Theresa