Hi guys and welcome to another fun collaboration project I am doing with Tori Bissell, one of our amazing and talented YouTube friends! I love this girl so much and love working with her!!!!! We enjoyed our last collaboration and hope you did too, and this time we thought we would create a mood board for each other to inspire each other in our scrappy work. Have a look at my process for this traditional layout!
Here is a link to Tori’s blog, where you can see what she created and also view her process video: Tori Bissell Blog
So our assignment in this collaboration was to create a moodboard for each other, and this is the board that Tori created for me:
I was particularly inspired by the clothesline, the floral elements, and the colors! This is the layout I created based on Tori’s moodboard!
I loved the idea of the clothesline and having an interactive element that functions similar to the wind in the laundry. So I strung sequins on gold thread and wrapped it around the cardstock here.
I absolutely loved using the ephemera and embellishments from the Pink Paislee Moonstruck collection. Just a little layering on top of the gelato colors, so quick and easy.
The photo I selected is of our two girls riding their 4-wheeler and the Barbie car around the street in front of our house. I wanted to capture how small they look compared to the open air and the houses along the street!
My journaling is a simple love note expressing my hope that they will always have each other to love and laugh and even cry with. What an awesome moodboard, Tori! Thank you for making it for me!!!!
Hi guys! So this week I plan to mix it up a bit from the normal production schedule. I am releasing two videos this week, both from the same week in my Project Life album, but two different types of layouts. Have a look at today’s process video:
Here is the video as I created it in the Project Life app, using the P52 journal cards in the app:
Here is the layout completed, using the products in the Gossamer Blue Main and Life Pages kits from August 2016:
This week was about my flowers growing in our yard, and our kids! Two of our kids were preparing to go to Florida to spend some wonderful summer time with their grandparents. So on this layout the photo on the top right hand corner is about the last day those two were here. Our kids all organized an all-day game day! They wanted to get all their game time in before the two left.
This photo of the notebook paper is how they made their plans so they could play all the games they wanted to play together, and they even voted. So very democratic of them!
There were two filler cards on this layout, and this one I used for a bit of a summary about the week. Notice how cute the word strips are layered on top of the patterned paper strips!
I included a few photos from the yard this week. You will see quite a few photos from my yard this summer in this album! I am enjoying watering them almost every night and watching them fill in so happily!
This filler card was so much fun to create. I simply stacked a few of my favorite stickers from the Outfitters collection (Pink Paislee). The puffy camera is just awesome!
The date card here also came together pretty happily! I had to use the cursive words from Simple Stories and I had to use those gold alphas from Pink Paislee. Oh my word I am in love with those alphas!
One more look at this fun layout:
The second layout from this week will be a two-page, multi-photo layout done as a traditional scrapbook layout. I will release that on Thursday! See you then!
Hi guys, I decided today would be a good day to show you my newest art journal project! I have done art journaling and mixed media for a long time but never really on a regular basis. I am realizing that while my layouts are mostly being created in the Project Life App, I am still wanting to get my hands dirty. I don’t really consider myself an artist, but I do love the process of watching media come together on a page to create a desired (or unexpected!) result. This is the purpose of art journaling: to create something with no particular purpose in mind other than to watch what happens as it is created. (This is not an official dictionary definition, by the way. This is the Theresa brand definition!) Actually art journaling can be anything you want it to be. The important thing is to enjoy what you are doing. So have a look at my first art journaling process video!
My husband always says this one thing when he is cooking, and I think it applies with art journaling:
I chose several products that I really do love: the text stamp and the flower stamp have long been favorites of mine. Of course the Shine Bright stamp reflects my One Little Word, and the photo is one of my favorites of this year.
I also created some tags, based on this layout. They can be found in my Etsy shop, which can be accessed by clicking on the Shop link up top.
So do you think my husband is right? If you add all your favorite things, is the outcome a favorite thing?! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I will see you tomorrow with a Project Life layout!
Hi guys, so over the weekend I participated in a local wedding show! This was a gathering of local artists, vendors, and creatives designed for the wedding market. It was awesome! This is my first trade show ever, and I have been preparing for a while. This also has helped me to further define my own business direction, and I am so excited about this! First, some photos from the show!
I set up my table using a few vintage pieces from my own collection. The white table is my primary work surface where I actually create my videos! The turquoise side table is one of my mother’s pieces from Lane which is actually now a true vintage piece from the early 90’s.
These are my glittered animals, right now just the elephants are on my Etsy shop but I hope to get the rest added later this week. They sparkled in the sun! Notice I used Project Life cards to create my pricing signs and they look fantastic!
I brought some examples of scrapbooks I have made, and this is one that is ready for a client’s photos. I used Basic Grey to cover the pages of a chipboard album – perfect!
I created a banner for my shop name, Larkindesign, and then my husband and I built the backdrop to hang it on. I used canvas drop cloths to sew the fabric panels. I also hung a few of our photos on the backdrop as well. Our wedding invitations are featured because my hope is to be able to offer personalized announcements as well. You can also see our wedding album on display. More on that album will be forthcoming, but I will give you a hint that that album will be featured in a class I am working on right now!
And look, it’s me! This was just prior to going live. We had so much fun and it was really awesome to be able to talk with customers and also to meet the other vendors at the show. It was a ton of work, but I have to say it was worth every bit of it.
The really awesome thing that came out of this is a sense of direction where I want to take my brand. While I don’t plan to make the blog all about weddings, or wedding albums, taking that focus will help me access a portion of the market that can help sell products and generate income. And of course scrapbooking and memory keeping is not just for weddings, but for every day! That will always be priority to me as I continue to document my life and our family’s life. Thanks so much for being part of this journey and for supporting me along the way!