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Documenting Travel in Project Life | Part 05 Gatlinburg Final Layout ft. Ali Edwards Travel Kit!!

Larkindesign Documenting Travel in Project Life | Part 04 Gatlinburg Final Layout ft. Ali Edwards Travel Kit!!

Hello Lovelies and welcome back to this Summer Mini Series all about Documenting Travel In Your Project Life! Today I am sharing one last layout from our Gatlinburg trip. This is a total of three layouts from this one trip and I must say I just love them all! Have a look at my process video here:

My favorite part about Project Life is the flexibility it provides to include as many (or as few!) photos as you want to. I knew I wanted to include lots of photos from this trip because they were all so fun and happy, and spreading the trip over three spreads gave plenty of room for them. I did not worry about whether the photos were chronological, or by day, or by event, I simply chose the photos I wanted to include and placed them wherever they seemed to belong. I encourage you to give yourself permission to print and include all the photos you love without getting bogged down in the quantity or the order of things.


larkindesign in my pocket memory keeping class
Want to learn more about my entire process of memory keeping, using pocket pages with the Project Life system? Check out my self-paced memory keeping class called In My Pocket! Project Life is an method of memory keeping designed and marketed by Becky Higgins. I am not affiliated or sponsored by Becky Higgins, but I have found this way of memory keeping using pocket pages to be an inspiring and satisfying way to document our busy family life. I think you will love it! Click the image to learn more and to join me in the classroom!

Let’s have a closer look at the details of this layout!

Larkindesign Documenting Travel in Project Life | Part 05 Gatlinburg Final Layout ft. Ali Edwards Travel Kit!!

For the left side of this layout I had the back of the ephemera layout, which established two pockets as somewhat opaque. I left those just as they were so this layout was still connected to the elements on the previous layout. I have always loved transparent and opaque elements so you can peek through to what is behind!

Larkindesign Documenting Travel in Project Life | Part 05 Gatlinburg Final Layout ft. Ali Edwards Travel Kit!!

The Ali Edwards Travel kit had a beautiful color palette with some of my favorite colors: pink and mint green! I began this layout with the pink 4×6 journal card and treated it rather lightly, just my handwriting, a few stamps, and the cork heart. The Let’s Go stamp is from the Drive Story Kit and my date stamp is an old one from Target.

Larkindesign Documenting Travel in Project Life | Part 05 Gatlinburg Final Layout ft. Ali Edwards Travel Kit!!

The kit also had these transparent hexagon shapes with word sentiments on one side. I adhered my photo on to one of the map 4×6 cards and then attached the hexagon on top. I also added a bit of journaling using a Sharpie marker right on top of the transparency. It seems to have worked perfect.

Larkindesign Documenting Travel in Project Life | Part 05 Gatlinburg Final Layout ft. Ali Edwards Travel Kit!!

The two pockets from the previous layout? They are right here together. The tickets I just left so the backs show, and I love that they have the date stamped on them. Also notice the map peeking through as well. For the back of the folded bad I added a chipboard heart. It is simply adhered on top of the page protector, easy and simple!

Larkindesign Documenting Travel in Project Life | Part 05 Gatlinburg Final Layout ft. Ali Edwards Travel Kit!!

We did an Escape Room in Gatlinburg and absolutely loved it! We chose The Legend of Atlantis as our theme and I took this photo of the mural painted around the door. I then layered one of the 2×3 cards on top and added my journaling. Notice the repetition of sideways words throughout the page?

Larkindesign Documenting Travel in Project Life | Part 05 Gatlinburg Final Layout ft. Ali Edwards Travel Kit!!

The right hand side of course repeats colors from the left side.

Larkindesign Documenting Travel in Project Life | Part 05 Gatlinburg Final Layout ft. Ali Edwards Travel Kit!!

I had taken a photo of the on/off-loading building at Anakeesta. The girls rode to the top of the mountain with Alan while the boys and I stayed safely on planet earth (ha!) but I love the strong angle of the roof. I cropped the photo so I had a bit of space for the Go stamp and geotag, plus a bit of journaling. Those metal icons are to die for you guys!

Larkindesign Documenting Travel in Project Life | Part 05 Gatlinburg Final Layout ft. Ali Edwards Travel Kit!!

I used the map journal cards again on this side with the 3×4 card layered with a mint circle from Pinkfresh and a mint circle from Ali Edwards. I also used the grey word strips from Ali on my two photos, but must admit they blend in a bit. I recommend layering those over top of another label for a bit of contrast.

Larkindesign Documenting Travel in Project Life | Part 05 Gatlinburg Final Layout ft. Ali Edwards Travel Kit!!

Alan took a selfie with the girls as they flew back down to earth. They all said they froze to bits up there, hence the hoodies and blue lips. Ha! I added a simple word sticker and another tiny cork heart.

Larkindesign Documenting Travel in Project Life | Part 05 Gatlinburg Final Layout ft. Ali Edwards Travel Kit!!

One more cork element is found on the stripe card. I also added just the top portion of the travel log that was included in the Travel Kit. That log is really awesome and I could see doing a ton of creative things with it! I also included another photo of all the kids, and one of the staircase that led to our cabin. We really loved staying there and I highly recommend it! We found it through Air BnB and will totally go there again when we have the chance.

Larkindesign Documenting Travel in Project Life | Part 05 Gatlinburg Final Layout ft. Ali Edwards Travel Kit!!

I hope you have been enjoying this Mini Series! I do have one more process video to share with you, and I will also film a walk through video so you can see all of these layouts altogether in the album itself. Thank you so much for joining me, see you again soon!

~Theresa

Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

Hello Lovelies! I think you are going to really love today’s travel post! If you’d like to see all the amazing layouts in this summer mini series, check it out here: Summer Travel Series. I was inspired by all the ephemera, you know the bits and pieces you pick up along in your travels, and I thought I would create another layout from our Gatlinburg trip using those papers and pieces! Have a look at my process below!

The best part about adding ephemera to your pocket pages is that you can use what you want, and then toss the rest. So all of your tickets, maps, retail bags, and other things have a home. They also incorporate some of the feel of the place you visited and help you remember the places you were. Let’s look at the details of this fun layout!

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

I began this layout with the large map on the left side. Ok, I have been incorporating maps into my Project Life layouts for a long time, and everyone always loves them! This map is from the main strip in Gatlinburg and I chose it because it is more stylized than a regular old street map.

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

The map really is the star of this side of the layout, as it takes up 8″x12″ but that still allowed a bit more space for other things. I brought in a few elements from the Ali Edwards Travel Kit to embellish just the tiniest bit here. I have used the debossed strips from the kit and one of the 2×3 cards on the map itself.

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

I really love these 2×3 cards because they are the perfect layering piece and they have the perfect space for journaling! I added it over top of a part of the map that was the legend and love having just that little bit of space to write.

 

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

I also added a few photos from our day at Dollywood, and this one is from the entrance at the part. I used the street as a spot for my journaling, and then added one of the rubber banners from the Travel kit as well. So very simple! I also cut up just the part of the Savannah Bee retail bag that I wanted, and slid that into the pocket. It really didn’t need anything else!

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

The left hand side was now filled with color and lots of visual interest, so for the right hand side I opted a bit more neutral and light. There are a few transparent pockets, florals, and some graphic elements as well!

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

Up first were our tickets from our time we spent at Gatlins, which is an activity space on the main strip. When you purchase your tickets you then have choices about which activities you want to do, such as I alsoblacklight mini golf, bumper cars, the escape room, and other things! I had several of those so I layered them over top of one of the map cards from the Travel kit.

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

I also had the seed packet from Savannah Bee. I set the seeds aside and cut the seed packet down just a little so it would fit in the pocket. I also really loved the quote card from Anthony Bourdain. We definitely loved this area of Tennessee and definitely felt the culture and also a bit of the needs of this community. When the fires went through we decided that we needed to visit there once they had a chance to rebuild, so we could contribute to their economy and show support. The community still shows signs of struggle, and this quote really summarizes that well.

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

Another photo from Dollywood here, of one of the buildings at the front entrance. I added a simply chipboard banner, again from the Travel kit. I have always loved transparent elements in my pocket pages, so the Dollywood bag was just folded up to fit into the pocket, and I added the Anakeesta bracelet as well. That will show through on the next page as well!

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

The Dollywood tickets were a great save as well, so they are simply stapled inside the pocket with my Tiny Attacher. The GO card is one of my favorites from the Travel kit, because it is bold and graphic. All it needed was a simple date stamp.

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

At this point I was loving the layout so much, and still wanted to be sure to include a photo of the most important subjects, the people, US! Ha! So I added this photo from the tram at Dollywood with a banner from the Travel kit as well. Soooo many amazing elements to this layout! Thank you so much for joining me today! See you again soon!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

December 2018 In A Travelers Notebook | Days 7 to 9 PLUS A Gift For You!!!!!

Hello lovelies, today I am sharing my process video for Days 07-09 in my December Travelers Notebook! You can view my process video below, and I will share a few photos from these days with you as well.

Day 07 was a day I had the back of a patterned paper and the star vellum to begin my layout with. I printed a full page photo, layered journaling and the date (elements from Sahlin Studio Home For the Holidays collection), and I added a simple star + word sentiment onto the vellum. My story was about how we had purchased our tree a week ago and the lights + ornaments sat on the living room floor for days before we could decorate!

December 2018 In A Travelers Notebook | Days 7 to 9 PLUS A Gift For You!!!!!

Day 08 was the back side of the star vellum and my foundation pages I had created, also using the Home For the Holidays kit. I wrote a little more about our delays in decorating (ha!) and included a photo of the family in the living room, this time with the lights on the tree. I changed out my number so it was the right day. I also added the red felt heart from Ali Edwards and a tiny chipboard piece from Paislee Press.

Day 09 was all about our record snow fall in NC. We had probably over 18″ here, and it was so cold I really didn’t go out in it very much! So I created a photo collage with the Larkindesign Photo Templates I designed. You can still grab those for free via this link here.

This layout included a page protector that I had sewn into my notebook, so for this day I added a gold polka dot vellum. To the vellum I adhered a wreath die cut from Crate Paper, and on the back I added the gold puffy wreath and my number. The bow and number are from Felicity Jane.



I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for supporting Larkindesign and for being part of such an amazing community of creatives. This year has been a learning year for me, filled with lots of hard work behind the scenes, lots of tears, many wonderful friendships, and more determination going forward. I hope you will stay along for the ride, it’s going to be lots of fun.

To thank you I have created a free collection for you to help you tell your own stories from the month of December. This is a Traveler’s Notebook kit, a Embellishment kit, and a small collection of Journal Cards.

Larkindecember 2018 Journal Cards

You may click on any of the images to add that product to your cart.

Larkindecember 2018 Embellishments

December Daily 2018 In A Travelers Notebook | Days 05 & 06

Larkindesign December Daily 2018 In A Travelers Notebook | Days 05 & 06

 

Hello Lovelies! Today I am sharing my Days 05 & 06 in my December Travelers Notebook! I will be sharing Days 03 & 04 very soon with you, as they are part of design team work I am submitting, so look for those days very soon. Of course you can find all of my videos from this project in the December Daily 2018 category. Check out my process video for today’s layouts here.

Day 05 was a somewhat frustrating day where nothing seemed to go right and it would have been easy to beat myself up and quite honestly hate on myself for not being perfect. And then my son missed his bus to get to his match for Academic League and I had the opportunity to show him extra love and compassion. I was reminded how we all need to show ourselves that same compassion when we mess up, and when things happen that are beyond our control. I began this page with one of the Larkindesign Travelers Notebook Photo Templates, which you are welcome to download here for your own projects for free!

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These templates make it so easy to type in your story, add a quick photo, and print. I actually used a photo from a few weeks ago, because the day was so crazy there was not much opportunity to take any photos. This is part of making the project work for you, right? Focus on the story and find a photo that supports your story well.

 

Larkindesign December Daily 2018 In A Travelers Notebook | Days 05 & 06

This layout had the star vellum transparency, which I believe is available at Michael’s or AC Moore. I love the back side which is white on white, so I added the number 5 in white on top. That number is from the Ali Edwards 2017 December Daily product offerings. I also added a tiny gold puffy star from Crate Paper Merry Days. The branch and tiny stars at the top of the photo repeat a tiny bit of gold on the layout. When you turn the vellum to the next page, the stars are gold, and the patterned paper is black on white from Merry Days as well. I have layered a Santa on top of the snowglobe/cloche puffy sticker. I love him so much!

Larkindesign December Daily 2018 In A Travelers Notebook | Days 05 & 06Day 06 was super quick and super simple. This is the center of my notebook so I used a full page photo and added a few digital elements before printing. One of the things in our family that brings me incredible joy is the relationship our two boys have. Nick and Addison are the best of friends and thin the world of each other. It always makes my heart skip a bit when I see them walking into their school together, chatting about all the things teenage boys chat about. So I snapped this photo quickly before leaving the drop off lane. I added my text in Photoshop along with the number six from the Sahlin Studio December Days No 04. The word strips are from Home For The Holidays. Once I adhered the layout into the notebook, I remembered I had some white stars from Ali Edwards, so I added those and the layout was complete.

Larkindesign December Daily 2018 In A Travelers Notebook | Days 05 & 06Thank you so much for following along with me today! See you again soon!

~Theresa

Documenting December In A Traveler’s Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!!

Larkindesign Documenting December In A Traveler's Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!!

 

Hello Lovelies!!!! Today the real fun begins in the world of December Daily! I am so excited to begin filling the pages of my December Traveler’s Notebook, and today I am sharing my pages for Days 01 and 02! You can watch the process video here.

One of my favorite things about this project is that you just never know, year to year, what stories will be told and what experiences will be had. This year Alan wanted to go see some hockey so that is what we did on the very first day of December! I used to go to hockey games a long time ago, so it wasn’t too foreign to me, but our kids had never been. I think everyone had a great time!

Larkindesign Documenting December In A Traveler's Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!! I added this into my notebook much like I would have added any other event. I decided to print a full page photo of the hockey arena itself, and then I printed photos of the kids and of Alan and me.

Larkindesign Documenting December In A Traveler's Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!! I added one of the Ali Edwards transparencies here using washi tape to both seal the transparency into place and also to hide the punched holes. This transparency reminded me of hockey pucks with the white/gold circles, and I layered the number circle on top. For the photos of us, I simply stacked them on the left side and added a chipboard word strip between the two.

Larkindesign Documenting December In A Traveler's Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!! I added my journaling for this page at the bottom and added another chipboard sticker in the corner. For the large photo on the right side, I simply stamped Cheers onto a red label and placed that at the top of my photo. This is such a very simple approach and it works beautifully!

Larkindesign Documenting December In A Traveler's Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!! For Day 02, our story was all about going to pick out our Christmas tree. Now this year in NC it has been so rainy, and while I am not one bit complaining, it made this a somewhat muddy adventure. We waited until rain subsided and braved the mud pits to find the perfect one! Also Alan found the one this year, so all of this makes our story all together.

Larkindesign Documenting December In A Traveler's Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!!

I selected several photos again to help tell this story and have used a Photo Template to lay out the photos on the right side of the layout. These are templates I released earlier this year, and if you are interested in having them, you can download them here for free! Simply click on the image and it will ask you to check out, then you will receive a link to download the templates.

You can see how I used the template to create a photo collage of three photos below. The main photo in the collage is of our kiddos and the smaller, supporting photos are of some of the muddy situation we were in. Ha! I also added text using Photoshop, and printed the entire page out. I left a bit of room for a stamped sentiment at the top and added a tiny little pink star.

Larkindesign Documenting December In A Traveler's Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!!

This is such a great way to include more photos!

Larkindesign Documenting December In A Traveler's Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!!

This particular layout had a transparency already sewn in, so I added my number tag and a tiny branch. The number tag is from Dear Lizzy and the branch is Crate Paper. I used my Tiny Attacher to adhere them to the page.

Larkindesign Documenting December In A Traveler's Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!!If you watched the process video then you saw how this side of the layout became my most indecisive moment of scrapbooking EVER! Ha! I must have pulled that photo up 31 times to get it where it needed to be. In the end I love it. This is Alan telling me this is the one, pointing at it and grinning. I added the gold banner and then did a cluster of embellishments below the photo.

Larkindesign Documenting December In A Traveler's Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!!Thank you for joining me today! I hope you will take advantage of the free photo templates and let me know if you use them in your own projects! I would love to see!

~Theresa