2018 Creative Team

Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

Hello lovelies! I am so excited to have this talented creative team member, Tori Bissell on the blog today. Check out her amazing project using the Larkindesign 2018 Calendar Cards! Click on the image below to purchase these awesome cards.


Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

Hi everyone. I’m so excited to share my project with you today!!! I had the 2018 Calendar cards sitting on my desk and I was trying to decide what to do with them when I noticed my Heidi Swap Memorydex on my desk. All of a sudden I was struck with a really cool idea. Wouldn’t it be fun to create a desk calendar?!? Um, yep. That!

Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

I began by making a cover card using this gorgeous floral design and some foam thickers to write out 2018. I also used a gold wreath from Crate Paper to highlight the year. I made the floral card my own by adding some black splatters. After that I used the Heidi Swapp Memorydex punch to punch out the holes. 


Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

I love how the splatters added a little contrast on the card. I added some black splatters to some of the other cards too. 


Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

I also decided this would be a great opportunity for me to use my huge stash of scraps. I trimmed down a ton of scraps into 4×4 pieces or smaller and used the punch to punch holes. These scraps will be great for making notes and writing down phone numbers and reminders. I am perpetually using scraps and post it notes at work – why not use pretty scraps of paper. 


Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

I also used my scraps to create little calendar cards with the 2018 Calendar Cards from Larkindesign. I made one for each month. 


Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

They were actually really easy to make when I got going because I made them all relatively the same way. I cut 6×6 paper’s into 4×4.5 cards, attached a circle tab, and added little strips of punched bordered papers. 

Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

I finished the cards off by using thickers to write out the months. I then added some Freckled Fawn chipboard stars just for fun. I love the way all 12 of the cards worked out. 


Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

I love all the fun details and how the scraps came together well. The truth is that it doesn’t match really well but I like the eclectic  look of all the scraps and how perfectly they went with the 2018 Calendar cards. 


Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

I also used a few of the Larkindesign Out With the Old digital cards for some added details. For example, on the January card I cut out the Happy New Year and added that. I love the way it coordinates with the calendar. 


While I had all the supplies out, I also created a few other divider cards – notes, remember and to do. I’m so excited by the way this project came together and how it’s going to look on my desk. I love that I can use it for scraps and as a calendar.  

Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

I created a process video if you’d like to check out how I put together this memorydex desk calendar. You can watch the process video here: 

To connect with me on your favorite social media be sure to check out my About Me page. Thanks so much for checking out my project today. I hope it inspires you to think of other ways you can use the 2018 calendar cards and your scraps. The calendar cards can be purchased in the shop by clicking here: 2018 Calendar Cards.



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!


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:

Larkindesign Creative Team Introductions | Neftali Zambrano.pngLarkindesign Creative Team Introductions | Neftali Zambrano

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!

Announcement | 2018 Larkindesign Creative Team!!!!

I am so excited today to announce the 2018 Larkindesign Creative Team! The Creative Team is an incredibly talented group of ladies who will be working with the Larkindesign products throughout the year and then will share their projects with you! Our goal is to inspire you and get you excited to create. I am so fortunate to work with everyone of these ladies and I know you will love them too! 


2018 Larkindesign Creative Team

I am so very much looking forward to all the creative goodness coming from this team and I hope you will follow along with us! Happy creating!

Are you interested in Guest Designing for Larkindesign? Give me a shout at larkindesign@hotmail.com. I would LOVE to hear from you!

Larkindesign Update and 2018 Creative Team Call!!!!!

Hi everyone! I am so very excited to post to you today! You should be starting to see a few updates around the site, like a brand new logo! Hooray! There are so many new and exciting things coming in the next few months and I cannot wait to share them all with you.

Today I am announcing the Larkindesign Creative Team Call! Yay! I am launching several digital products in 2018, plus a few really awesome classes, and am looking for a few talented hybrid designers. This is a one-year commitment beginning in January 2018. Here are the details:


  • Designers must be actively sharing and blogging hybrid projects, Project Life layouts, and Silhouette layouts.
  • Designers must be proficient with Photoshop.
  • Designers must be able to submit 2-3 projects per month and contribute one blog post per month using one of those projects.
  • Designers must be able to create clear and well lit photographs of their projects.
  • Designers must be able to meet deadlines.
  • Designers must be able to participate in upcoming Larkindesign classes and be willing to share their experiences in the classroom when classes are in session.

Here is how to apply:

  • Please submit 3-4 of your favorite projects via email to larkindesign@hotmail.com prior to November 15th, midnight EST. Include Larkindesign CT 2018 in your email subject line.
  • Please share a brief paragraph the includes your name, location, and why memory keeping is your passion.
  • Please include a second paragraph on what you feel you bring to the Larkindesign team.
  • Please include all social media links, including blog, YouTube (if applicable), Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. Also include your current design team commitments.
  • Projects should include Project Life layouts, Silhouette cut file layouts, and any other layouts that you feel best show your abilities. (hint: your favorites are probably your best bet!).
  • The emphasis for this Design Team is hybrid, so please be sure to include layouts that show how you like to use digital products in your layouts.

My statement on YouTube channels:

Having a YouTube channel is not a requirement of this design team, but it will be helpful if you are able to present quick tutorials in video format. I will not be requiring detailed, long videos that take a lot of time to create.

Please email your application to larkindesign@hotmail.com prior to midnight, EST, 15th of November 2017, including your project photos. Decisions will be made and team members will be notified by December 1, 2017. The formal announcement will be made by December 15th, 2017. I look forward to hearing from you!! 

Deadline to apply is November 15th, midnight EST!!!!