Hello lovelies! Today Creative Team member Hannah Lemieux is on the blog with her 2018 Project Life album. You can learn more about Hannah and follow her on all her social media here: Hannah Lemieux.

Aloha! It’s Hannah with you today!! I am just loving playing with the Larkindesign January release called Out With The Old. I’ve used many of the digital pieces in multiple ways. Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Youtube to see all the projects I make with Theresa’s designs. Today I want to share with you my Project life set for 2018. 

Larkindesign Creative Team Hannah Lemieux | 2018 Project Life

I started off with an intro page. I used pictures I took in December. I decided to just picture my kids because they are the ones who are mainly in our Project Life. I really love Project Life because this is the best way for our family to see the change over the years. As a military family each year can look so different. Definitely on years where we move and changes physical locations. Seeing these changes through a yearly album is really cool. I really hope that my kids can use our Project Life album to remember and see how their lives were like in every new experience they have. 

I really think for me using a collection like the one Theresa designed helps me keep a look throughout the pages that makes me happy. It really helps me document Project life much quicker. I love to document our lives in many different forms so I really don’t like to take too much extra thought into Project Life. I really loved using the January Larkindesign collection Out With The Old. The colors are different for the new year and I loved the cards. They matched really well with the Ali Edwards’ Story Kits I have and used in my pages. 

 

 I layered pieces from past Ali Edwards Story Kits with some Maggie Holmes Stickers. 
I layered pieces from past Ali Edwards Story Kits with some Maggie Holmes Stickers. 

I love layering bits and pieces from my stash on my pages. I stayed close to the color palette in the January collection and found a few products that I knew matched the color and tone as the Out with the Old collection. I really wanted this starting fresh and  the moving forward feeling you have when you start a new year. I knew when I close the cards from the January collection that I needed cards that reflected that tone. 

I knew that making my January Project Life pages beforehand I needed to be thoughtful and follow through with a theme. This new beginnings and moving forward would really motivated me to start fresh and new in Project Life. It really is something I struggle with as the year gets busy. I know that January is a time when I can start fresh again and I wanted my January pages to reflect that. I hope you scrapbookers know that no matter what your old albums look like you can always start from this time forward to try to change the way you document to make it successful for you and your lifestyle. If that means changing from a weekly to a monthly spread, do it. I love this community and this hobby because there really are no rules and you get to decide how you want to document your life. You get to choose the perspective in which you share. 

 

 I love these Glitter Thickers from Dear Lizzy! I was so happy to see I had enough letters to spell out my last name. It really looks amazing on top of the floral design. 
I love these Glitter Thickers from Dear Lizzy! I was so happy to see I had enough letters to spell out my last name. It really looks amazing on top of the floral design. 

I used many of the same elements throughout the month of January. I am using lots of acrylic stars from Color Cast and lots of words strips from the Bohemian Dreams collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I also used lots of pieces from past Ali Edwards Story Kits. 

 

 This is my 1st page for Week One. 
This is my 1st page for Week One. 

This year I am switching to weekly Project Life, before I was doing it monthly. I found though I was still using a ton of pictures. I am hoping by doing it weekly I can count my pictures done a bit but always be a bit more organized with my pictures. I know I still want to do lots of journaling, so if you look at my spread I have left lots of room for pictures and journaling. The weekly cards in the Larkindesign 2018 Calendar Cards kit are perfect here.

Larkindesign Creative Team Hannah Lemieux | 2018 Project Life

 

To this page I added a few touches like some stitching to the week card. I also added  branding strip from Dear Lizzy to the striped 4×6 card, I loved how the colors played off of each other. On one of the Ali Edward Story Kit cards I layered a few stickers and die cuts with Color Cast stars. I added some word strips to the New Year Card from the Out with the Old Collection. This 3×4 card is perfect for a filler card in my page. 

 Repeating elements throughout a spread over multiple pages help tie them all together. 
Repeating elements throughout a spread over multiple pages help tie them all together. 

On page Two of week One I counted to use similar elements as the previous page like the Color Cast Stars, the colors matched so well with the January Collection. I also used a similar rubber charm banner as I did on the intro page. I decided to use another branding strip but added it across the the two bottom 4×6 cards. 

 I like to adhere my rubber charms with staples instead of atg tape so there isn't any residue left on the back of the card or paper. 
I like to adhere my rubber charms with staples instead of atg tape so there isn’t any residue left on the back of the card or paper. 

I really love how this yellow branding strip brings your eye across the whole bottom of the page. I also love how it brings out the yellow from the speech bubble 3×4 card in the Out with the Old collection. I added chipboard numbers in the bubbles so I an add some facts about our week. 

 I used the same scalloped circles as on the intro page too. I love the way the look layered with the flowers from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio. 
I used the same scalloped circles as on the intro page too. I love the way the look layered with the flowers from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio. 
 I backed the speech bubble 3x4 on a light woodgrain from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. 
I backed the speech bubble 3×4 on a light woodgrain from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. 
 This card is my favorite card in the whole collection. 
This card is my favorite card in the whole collection. 

For this top right card I cut the top and bottom cluster flowers from the whole card. I then tucked a 3×4 card from Ali Edwards’ Story Kit into the flower clusters. I made sure to lay some of the flowers on top of the 3×4 striped yellow card. This pattern will allow me to journal on. 

On the top cluster I layered some thread, a Wilna I heart Studio cut file with some chipboard and die cuts and a Color Cast star. I love using smaller pieces that work together to draw interest. 

I also mirrored the types of embellishments and die cuts on the bottom as I did on the top. I had the worded element be in a circle die cut and I used a gold Maggie Holmes bow over the gold thread. Under all the thread and chipboard I added a purple banner. I love the way it brings out the purple tones in the flowers. 

 

 I know mixing metallics can be a big no no but when you do it right to bring out the colors in a patterned paper, it really looks strking. 
I know mixing metallics can be a big no no but when you do it right to bring out the colors in a patterned paper, it really looks strking. 
Larkindesign Creative Team Hannah Lemieux | 2018 Project Life

Here is a full look at my page two of week one. I love how it all blends together and I can’t wait to add all my week’s pictures to it and add all the stories from our week. 

Be sure to keep an eye out for my process video on my Youtube Channel. You can see me putting together this whole spread. 

 

Also Look out for the rest of my January spread where I will be doing more of the January Out with the Old Collection for the other three weeks. I am using sharing many other projects on my Youtube Channel using this January collection in other forms as well. I can’t wait to see you stop by and be inspired. Also you can check out my About Me page to follow me on all your favorite social media platforms.

Until next time I hope you are inspired to try out Theresa’s collection and don’t forget that In My Pocket Class Volume 2 will be resuming soon. Get your spot in her class, you won’t be disappointed at all. I took her first volume and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. 

See you soon!