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Creative Team Introductions | Neftali Zambrano

Hello lovelies, today I am so excited to have Neftali Zambrano join us on the blog! Feel free to learn more about her amazing work on her page via this link here: Neftali Zambrano.

 

Larkindesign 2018 Creative Team | Neftali Zambrano

Hi there, it’s Neftali here for the first time, and gosh, I am so excited to be here! I am so happy to share with you my first project as part of the Larkindesign Creative Team. Sort of like a celebratory layout for you all! I am so excited to be working with Theresa’s hybrid products. If you are feeling like hybrid scrapbooking is something new for you, it’s okay! But if you want to try it out, even better!

But first, let me tell you, I am so honored that I am able to work on this team because I will also be able to try new things! I have occasionally used bits of hybrid products throughout my scrapbooking, and it was always fun to do it. But I am also quite a newbie and there’s so many kinds of projects I’d like to try now that I have access to some pretty awesome products. I have so much planned to share with you and also to be able to take on the beautiful Larkindesign products and use them in so many different ways!

So because I am coming to you for the first time, I wanted to create a special layout as my “first project.” These are always special to me as I create them with so much love and excitement!

I decided to use Theresa’s Adventure Mini Collection for a few reasons. First of all, I love all the fun colors in the cards: the pinks, and blueish mints, and even orange!

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Larkindesign Adeventure Mini Collection

The colors were calling my name. However, I also wanted to use these specific cards because they were accidentally printed in the wrong size. Yep, it happens to even the best of us sometimes. However, it doesn’t mean you can’t still get good use out of wrongly sized pocket page cards. They are still beautiful even if printed smaller or larger, and this gives you the perfect reason to think outside the box.

So, since mine were printed TOO small, I decided that I could take the cards and patterns to create a really fun and colorful layout. Here it is:

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I scrapped a photo of my son standing in front of a pretty water fountain, so I added the title “Cherish Every Little Adventure.”

I was amazed at how many different bits and pieces from different collections I was able to mix on my page that complemented the cards so well!

I decided to create sort of like a gallery effect with the cards in the center of my page. The were all arranged randomly in the center, above a bit if mixed media.

Then I added quite a few mixed die cuts, chipboards, enamel dots, and even acetate pieces to finish off my central cluster.

Larkindesign Creative Team Introductions | Neftali Zambrano

I then backed my white paper onto a colorful patterned paper by Echo Park that matched amazingly with this Mini Collection!

Larkindesign Creative Team Introductions | Neftali Zambrano

 

That’s how this fun layout came to be.

So friends, thanks for having me today and I promise I will be back soon with more inspiration. I hope you are all as excited as we are here at Larkindesign to be bringing you inspiration from our Creative Team! 

I wanted to add that I have an About Me page on the blog, and I want to invite you all to come over if you ever want to learn a bit more about me.

Also, if you are interested in purchasing the Adventure Digital Mini Collection you can find it here

So that’s it for today! I’m so happy you stopped by. Come by later this week as a few more of us from the Creative Team will be coming in to introduce ourselves and our projects.

Until next time, stay crafty!

Traditional 12×12 Layout | Walk With Me ft. Maggie Holmes Carousel!!!!!!

Hi guys!!! I just could not wait to share this amazing layout with you! I took one of the photos we had from our recent trip to the NC mountains and the amazingly gorgeous Maggie Holmes Carousel collection and I hope you love it as much as I do!

Oh my goodness, I could not wait to share this layout with you! I am such a fan of Maggie Holmes’ collections and Carousel is a knock-out!!!! Take a look at what I did.

Larkindesign Traditional 12x12 Layout | Walk With Me ft. Maggie Holmes Carousel!!!!!!Larkindesign Traditional 12x12 Layout | Walk With Me ft. Maggie Holmes Carousel!!!!!!

I began with this giant starburst paper – the color is stunning and it provides a fantastic contrast with the green and blue in my photo. It also echoes the sentiment in the photo and my journaling!

Larkindesign Traditional 12x12 Layout | Walk With Me ft. Maggie Holmes Carousel!!!!!!Larkindesign Traditional 12x12 Layout | Walk With Me ft. Maggie Holmes Carousel!!!!!!

The kite paper was just begging to be cut up and included on the layout somehow, so I cut out two of them and created floating embellishment clusters going up the page. My design concept for this page is a very vertical kind of layout, leading your eye up and out. 

Larkindesign Traditional 12x12 Layout | Walk With Me ft. Maggie Holmes Carousel!!!!!!Larkindesign Traditional 12x12 Layout | Walk With Me ft. Maggie Holmes Carousel!!!!!!

My design concept for this layout is to lead your eye up and out so I began with a stunning oversize title. I loved mixing the alphabets and the die cuts to create this title!

Larkindesign Traditional 12x12 Layout | Walk With Me ft. Maggie Holmes Carousel!!!!!!Larkindesign Traditional 12x12 Layout | Walk With Me ft. Maggie Holmes Carousel!!!!!!

My journaling echoes the sentiment of the title and the design concept: this idea that Alan and I are on a path of life together and the path is only going up and forward. Ever forward, towards the sun. I used some of the scalloped packaging for my journal card and then added a few tiny embellishments and sequins around it.

 

Larkindesign Traditional 12x12 Layout | Walk With Me ft. Maggie Holmes Carousel!!!!!!Larkindesign Traditional 12x12 Layout | Walk With Me ft. Maggie Holmes Carousel!!!!!!

On the other side of my photo is this other little lovely embellishment cluster that includes a floral die cut, word sticker, glitter star, and more sequins. I also sprinkled some of those adorable pom poms around each embellishment cluster too, sort of like enamel dots!

Larkindesign Traditional 12x12 Layout | Walk With Me ft. Maggie Holmes Carousel!!!!!!Larkindesign Traditional 12x12 Layout | Walk With Me ft. Maggie Holmes Carousel!!!!!!

Thank you for following along today! Are you just loving this collection as much as I am?! Share what you are creating, I would love to see!

~Theresa

 

My Very First Felicity Jane Kit Willow | A 12×12 Layout BE

Hi guys!!!! I am so very excited to share my first layout created using a Felicity Jane kit, Willow! And I am in love! This is another layout in my series called Things I Need to Hear, and I hope you love it as much as I do.

Have a look at the completed layout!

Larkindesign My Very First Felicity Jane Kit Willow | A 12x12 Layout BE

I began with this gorgeous black and white patterned paper as my base, and layered on several coats of gesso to help the embellishments stand out. 

Larkindesign My Very First Felicity Jane Kit Willow | A 12x12 Layout BE

I used the delightful triangle stencil that was included in the kit to add a pop of color and also to give my embellishment clusters a home base. There are three clusters which now form the visual triangle around my photo.

Larkindesign My Very First Felicity Jane Kit Willow | A 12x12 Layout BE

The floral die cuts in the kit were so much fun to layer around Willow! My photo is layered on top of patterned papers, and the floral die cuts are layered in between. I also stamped some random flowers around each cluster. There is so much to look at!

Larkindesign My Very First Felicity Jane Kit Willow | A 12x12 Layout BE

My title came about because of this stamped sentiment – my purpose in creating these layouts is to bolster my own self-esteem by reminding myself of things that I need to hear but often don’t get to hear. I hope we will all be our own kind of beautiful today! We all embody beautiful in our own unique ways, and that is awesome!

~Theresa