Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers

TBT Project Life 2014 Weeks 34 & 35 | Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers!!!!

Hello and happy Thursday!!!!! It’s a TBT day here so I am working in my 2014 Project Life album and am using an older collection, Amy Tangerine’s Finders Keepers! Have a look at my process video for this week:

To say that I am a Fangerine would be an understatement. I have long been a fan of Amy Tangerine and love following along in her inspired journey. Every time I pull her products to use I am thrilled with the results!

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 Weeks 34 %26 35 | Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers!!!!

This layout became a layout about back to school for all the kiddos, so there are photos from both open house and the first day of school. I blended these two weeks, 34 and 35, into one layout in order to make it easier and more cohesive.

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 Weeks 34 %26 35 | Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers!!!!

For the left hand side I began with my title card. I am in love with those chipboard alphas and love how they layer over the patterned paper!

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 Weeks 34 %26 35 | Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers!!!!

These die cut journaling cards are simply awesome. I decided to back them with gold tape from Heidi Swapp just to add a little bling to the layout. Dates and journaling are really all that is needed here!

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 Weeks 34 %26 35 | Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers!!!!

This photo has some technical issues (holy yellow, Batman!) but I wanted to include it anyway. I have to tell you that Open House for us is a tad bit stressful: it is challenging to make our way to three classrooms in one night! But the kids do love seeing where they are going to be and where the others will be! These nights are a flurry of filling out forms and making sure of bus schedules, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 Weeks 34 %26 35 | Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers!!!!

Ok, we are not anywhere near California and we do not have palm trees anywhere near us, but I still love this filler card. I just added the gold star stickers and called it done.

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 Weeks 34 %26 35 | Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers!!!!

These two cards make me mega happy. The houses, the colors, and the simplicity. I also repeated the mint green sticker on white cardstock here.

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 Weeks 34 %26 35 | Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers!!!!

This dude was excited to have his photo taken that night. I love capturing them in their classrooms – Open House is about the only opportunity to do that and I try every year. Sometimes they don’t want to have their photos taken and I have to let it go. But this guy was excited and happy, and that makes me happy.

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 Weeks 34 %26 35 | Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers!!!!

The right hand side includes photos from the actual first day of school, right before they hopped on their busses. The title card is so fitting, isn’t it?!

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 Weeks 34 %26 35 | Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers!!!!

I repeated the gold tape behind the mountains here, and added a simple arrow clip to hold the card in place.

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 Weeks 34 %26 35 | Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers!!!!

How long has it been since I did a transparency pocket?! I don’t know really, but this collection has two transparencies and I chose to use this one. Perfect!

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 Weeks 34 %26 35 | Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers!!!!

This one is off to middle school. He is off to make all new friends and experience school in a new county this year. Big changes, but good changes. I am so happy for us!

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 Weeks 34 %26 35 | Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers!!!!

I am realizing that our front porch becomes the back drop for many awesome memories and photos now, and that is really awesome. Both of these photos are iconic to me, and I hope they will help our kids remember how close they all are. These guys have cried tears that no children should have to cry, but here they are big, giant, happy smiles. I am so thankful for this.

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 Weeks 34 %26 35 | Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers!!!!

I repeated the date card here but altered it slightly. These lemons slay me! More simple journaling, and the story of this layout is told.

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 Weeks 34 %26 35 | Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers!!!!

One more photo at the bus stop. This is actually the bus stop at Nick and Natalie’s Dad’s house, which is significant because they have been getting on the same bus, with the same driver, since Nick was in Kindergarten. This bus stop is an important piece of their life. So glad I captured that.

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 Weeks 34 %26 35 | Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers!!!!

Thanks so much for joining me today! This was definitely a fun layout to work on! See you back here tomorrow for a traditional layout!

~Theresa

TBT Project Life 2014 Week 22 Part B | Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste!!

Hi guys! Today is TBT and that means another 2014 Project Life layout, where I am currently documenting our house construction project! Today I am in Week 22, the second part, and I decided to use my Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste collection. Here is my process video:

Oh I am always so happy using my Amy Tangerine products. The colors are so bright and happy and the layouts always turn out the same. Here is the layout with only photos and journaling cards:

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

And here is the completed layout, with journaling and embellishments:

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

Since this is the second layout for Week 22, I did not need a date card. So I created this adorable filler card.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

I made sure to include my circle date from Paislee Press so the date on this photo was easy to identify. I have been using these throughout this project for consistency and love them.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

The center pockets are all Project Life cards from the Cut & Paste mini kit. I used the stamp set from the Finders Keepers collection, and the enamel dots are from October Afternoon.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

The drywall in the house is now completely hung, and they are preparing to do the seams and spackle. I love this real life photo of the product waiting. This is the spackle. This is how much it will take to seal in these lovely walls and to make the drywall smooth and beautiful. I love this.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

The windows also passed inspection so I documented those stamps of approval. I love these small details – don’t be afraid to capture those, to remember those moments and what it means. I also love how the street looking out that window was so different from now (it is all filled up with homes!). This is how it was, maybe it was only this way for a few days, because time marches on. Capture it! Get that shot!

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

Two more journaling cards on this side, with just a few notes about what is going on.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

The right hand side of the layout is about our school’s Spring Fling. Yep, even while our house is being built, life is moving forward. This was a yearly tradition for us for quite a few years – the elementary school in our previous county held an annual Spring Fling and it was always a favorite event. You might recall when I was gathering the photos and preparing to tackle this project, I came upon these photos and decided to reprint them because they are awful yellow. So I did reprint them and adjusted them a bit in Photoshop. They still are not perfect, by any means, as you can see! But they are included anyway. Keep the imperfect ones. This was too important to leave out.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

I started off with this photo of them all gathered around a table playing a game. The fact that they, for one moment, were all around the same table at the same time is miraculous enough (!) and it tells such a story here. Again, such a fleeting moment, they all look different now!

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

These two. They are best friends. They miss each other when they are apart. When we were deciding on floor plans for the house, they insisted on keeping a room together. Sometimes they fight the worst, and sometimes they ignore each other altogether (!) but at the end of the day, this is them. I want you guys to know that both of them carry silent grief. Both of them have experienced loss and sadness – each one unique and neither one greater than the other. But this. Out of loss and tragedy and pain comes this.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

The pockets across the center are again Project Life cards with simple embellishments. The wood grain card here just had to be used up. I layered the circle die cut and a star enamel dot on top.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

And then there are these two. You can tell which of the children grew up being photographed, and therefore when the camera is out she will pose. I love both, and I love that this photo captures both.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

I created a simple title card here. This event definitely was on their Love List and that banner is perfect. Alphabet is from Amy’s Stitched collection.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

Last two filler cards here. Simple stamping and a washi tape from Paper Source that is laying on my desk.

Project Life 2014 Week 22B

That is all for today friends! I hope this was fun! See you back tomorrow with some traveler’s notebook fun!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

Project Life 2016 Week 14 | Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers

Hi guys, today’s layout is from my 2016 Project Life album for Week 14. This layout was created in the Project Life App using the Kiwi Edition card kit, which I love! I love all the colors and the bright, crisp designs. It was the perfect match to Amy Tangerine’s Finders Keepers collection. Check out the process video:

This is how the layout looked after creating it and printing it at home, on my Epson Workforce large format printer:

Project Life 2016 Week 14

And the completed layout here:

Project Life 2016 Week 14

In the process video I worked around the page a little randomly – I am always slightly envious of scrapbookers who work their way one space at a time, or one card at a time, systematically. I am much more random and tend to work according to what inspired me at the moment. Either way works, right? Whichever way helps you get things done is good. So my date card is in the upper right hand corner, embellished with just a few items.

Project Life 2016 Week 14

Underneath is a quick snap of my son when we were at Skate Night. I am still taking a few photos here and there to continue documenting his healing face – he is still doing great!

Project Life 2016 Week 14

Most of this layout has to do with our yard work and being outdoors now that spring is beginning to show up! We redid our flower beds this week which meant cleaning them out and adding new straw, in order to prepare for planting in a few weeks.

Project Life 2016 Week 14

Across the page I wrote about meeting up with a friend. I did not take any photos of us (I’m not sure what I was thinking!) but I did find these cacti at the park we met at and found them to be somewhat random, but fascinating to find in the middle of nowhere! I love how Amy Tangerine’s products add just the best embellishments – fun and hip, not overdone at all, and more happy colors. Love, love, love.

Project Life 2016 Week 14

Our cat had a field day with the new pine straw, so that became one of the stories I told in my journaling for this week. I know many people like to actually document something for each day in their Project Life, and I always love to see those layouts! For me, however, I can barely keep up with the weeks so my layouts are more random, although hopefully still somewhat cohesive, stories that happen throughout the week, in no particular order. I like to use these layouts to give a general, overall sense of the week, and not feel like I am diary-ing each day (there, I made up a new word today)! This is the beauty of this project: make it work for you because there is no right or wrong.

Project Life 2016 Week 14

Also, can you tell a difference in the print quality between these two pages? My best friend, my Epson printer, DIED (!!!!!!) this week right in the middle of printing this layout. My sweet husband worked on it so hard, trying to clean the print heads and troubleshoot and alas, Epson said no good, we are sending you a brand new one!!!!!!!! And they did! You can see my big beast of a printer in this photo below – that is the old one and now there is a brand new one there in its place at absolutely no charge to us. My printer was just two weeks past a year old and I was quite surprised that it died (the print heads are located on the inside of the printer itself and to replace was more than the price of the printer) but even more pleasantly surprised at Epson for replacing it. Thank you, Epson. You have one loyal, happy customer here.

Project Life 2016 Week 14

So yeah, that sums up this week in Project Life-land. I’ll be back tomorrow with my Disney project!

~Theresa

Project Life 2015 Week 40 Layout Using Gossamer Blue November Main and Life Pages Kits

Hi there and welcome back! I have a Project Life spread to show you today and I have chosen to work with my kits from Gossamer Blue this week! I receive the Main Kit and the Life Pages Kit, so all the products shown in my video today are from those kits. Enjoy the process video!

As always, here is the overall photo of this layout:

Project Life 2015 Week 40 Using Gossamer Blue Kits

This is the left hand side:

Project Life 2015 Week 40 Using Gossamer Blue Kits

And the right hand side:

Project Life 2015 Week 40 Using Gossamer Blue Kits

I know the images are shadow-y today as it has been raining seems like non-stop and there is literally no sunlight outside! This has been the story of our life for the last few weeks, but I am certainly happy we are having rain.

Project Life 2015 Week 40 Using Gossamer Blue Kits

Last week I had used journaling cards in the 4×6 pocket and transparencies in the smaller pockets, so I continued that on this week’s spread as well. The two journal cards are simply a date card and a title card, using the doilies in the kit.

Project Life 2015 Week 40 Using Gossamer Blue Kits

The cork numbers were in both the Main and the Life Pages kits, but there was no zero included, so I took the nine and chopped off its tail to create the zero here. The trimmed edge is concealed underneath the doily, and it looks like it is done on purpose!

Project Life 2015 Week 40 Using Gossamer Blue Kits

I also trimmed the wooden circle in two and used both halves in different places on the 3×4 card. That is always a fun way to stretch embellishments – it could totally have been used on another 3×4 card on the layout for a little repetition.

Project Life 2015 Week 40 Using Gossamer Blue Kits

You can see here how I dealt with the diagonal striped transparency from the previous side. I love that white on transparency stripe. These embellishments are attached to the outside of the page protectors using glue dots and they look like they are layered on top of the tags from last week. I think some crafters are afraid to use transparencies because of well, what do you do with the back? I don’t worry about it too much. Every element adds a unique layer and every layer adds visual interest!

Project Life 2015 Week 40 Using Gossamer Blue Kits

The Main Kit had the ephemera pack from Pebbles DIY Home collection, and they are some truly beautiful pieces! But I was a bit bummed that the frames were just a bit too big to use in the 3×4 pockets. Determined to use them anyway, I grabbed one of my plain transparencies and trimmed the frames to create chevrons and attached them to the transparencies. Love love love how that turned out.

Project Life 2015 Week 40 Using Gossamer Blue Kits

That is how this week’s layout came out! Here are the links to Gossamer Blue:

Gossamer Blue November 2015 Main Kit

Gossamer Blue November 2015 Life Pages Kit

See you again soon!

~Theresa

 

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