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Project Life 2016 Week 34 | Using Your Kits!!!!

Hi and happy November to you! Today I am working on Week 34 in my 2016 Project Life album, and sharing how to use your kit supplies! Have a look at my process video here:

 

This is the layout I created today. First it was created in the Project Life App using journal and filler cards that were part of the Memory Pocket Monthly available at The Lilypad.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

The layout itself was printed on my wide format Epson printer here at home in 12×12, on matte photo paper from Staples. I used matte photo paper this time because I knew I wanted to use some paint with the rose image on the right hand side.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

As soon as I saw this lovely rose I knew I had to use it on this layout. I absolutely did use mixed media and Tim Holtz distress paints on matte photo paper and love the results!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

The embellishments on this layout are from Freckled Fawn’s October embellishment kit. The stamps are from my Gossamer Blue October Life Pages kit, designed by Bananafishstudio.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

This side of the layout is about our son Addison’s 13th birthday. Close-ups of the cake are a necessity!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

And also necessary: photo of him blowing out his candles. The arrow and word circle layer beautifully here.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

This card only needed a simple arrow, almost pointing to the candle photo. I absolutely love the colors in this kit and love how it is subtly moving my album into a fall direction!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

This is one of the most hilarious gifts ever: Addison received two of these adorable horse heads! He loves them, and we loved seeing him try them on. We were dying laughing, all together. What a great memory!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

I absolutely love these photos of us around the dining room table, having our private family celebrations. These become iconic, in a way, and you guys have heard me talk about how our rooms are the backdrops for our memories. I am ever so thankful that they will have these documented memories.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

The left hand side is a collection of photos from the week that I simply love. This project is, every week, the place to bring all the random photos and bits of life into context. I began with the date card here.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

The journal card with the hearts is created in the Letterglow app using the glitter heart digital elements included in the MPM kit. I simply brought the hearts into a blank canvas and repeated it for the pattern.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

Both of these photos of Natalie and me were taken at her Open House at school. She is a few years younger than the others and is the last one in elementary school. I am so excited for her to be on her own, in a way, and to have a few years to be her own person at school.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

This card was so much fun to create! I used the puffy house from the Freckled Fawn kit and then I stamped the ink splatters from the Gossamer Blue stamp set. Awesome!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

I am also in love with this wood grain card. What a lovely creamy brown that ties in beautifully with the browns in the photos and the embellishments.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

And here, another iconic photo that I try to capture each year before school starts. Every year they get taller compared to the door and the siding on the house. Document your children’s growth in this way, any opportunity you can. It may feel like the photos look the same each year, but the progression will reveal itself in time and they become a treasure.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

Thank you for following along today! See you back here soon!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

TBT 2014 Project Life Week 33 | Gossamer Blue September 2016 Life Pages Kit!

Hi there, today I am continuing through my 2014 Project Life album and thought I would document some of the furniture projects we took on during our move. Here is my process for this week’s layout:

This is the layout completed:

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 33 | Gossamer Blue September 2016 Life Pages Kit!

On the left hand side I began with photos from our first dinner in the new house, supported by the Life Pages cards in the Gossamer Blue September 2016 kit.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 33 | Gossamer Blue September 2016 Life Pages Kit!

I always like to begin with my date card, and this one was particularly easy to pull together. The background paper is from Paige Evans’ Take Me Away and layers beautifully with the navy from the Life Pages kit. I brought in alphabets from Crate Paper and used navy ink for the stamped sentiments. Lovely.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 33 | Gossamer Blue September 2016 Life Pages Kit!

Above the date card are these two 3×4 cards, with very minimal embellishments.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 33 | Gossamer Blue September 2016 Life Pages Kit!

I love this photo capturing our first dinner in the new home. Having our new kitchen was a really big deal for us – feeding six people every day is a big undertaking that consumes a large part of our days so it was important for me to build a kitchen that worked well for us. We were thrilled to move in and begin adjusting to our new space!

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 33 | Gossamer Blue September 2016 Life Pages Kit!

I am particularly fond of how this journaling card turned out. Journaling on lines created with my Becky Higgins roller stamp, a few paint splatters, and fun embellishments.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 33 | Gossamer Blue September 2016 Life Pages Kit!

This is one of the furniture projects we took upon ourselves, it is our TV cabinet that is in our bedroom. The cabinet is one we had already painted using Annie Sloan chalk paints.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 33 | Gossamer Blue September 2016 Life Pages Kit!

Our kitchen, starting to look lived in but still not complete. At this stage we were still trying to plan how we wanted to build out a kitchen island. I absolutely love the combination of cardstock and chipboard stickers that are included in the Life Pages kits – they layer beautifully together.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 33 | Gossamer Blue September 2016 Life Pages Kit!

One more look at the left side:

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 33 | Gossamer Blue September 2016 Life Pages Kit!

And here is a look at the right hand side. We spent a lot of time planning and designing our kitchen island and ended up doing an IKEA hack. This is a Liathorp cabinet with Varde top and stock furniture legs from Lowe’s hardware.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 33 | Gossamer Blue September 2016 Life Pages Kit!

I am so very lucky – I happen to have a husband who listens to all my crazy, creative ideas and then finds ways to make them happen. I am the creative one who says this is what I want, but he is the actual brains and mechanism behind making it happen. We both love doing projects together and had so much fun making our home together!

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 33 | Gossamer Blue September 2016 Life Pages Kit!

Yes, this filler card actually says Okey Dokey Artichokey, and it cracks me up!

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 33 | Gossamer Blue September 2016 Life Pages Kit!

Everything about this journaling card makes me happy. More paint splatters, journaling lines, and stickers and stamps. And stars. Everyone needs stars in their life.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 33 | Gossamer Blue September 2016 Life Pages Kit!

Here is our kitchen island almost finished. The legs still have to be painted, but it is up and functional and we love how it turned out. I love this space so much.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 33 | Gossamer Blue September 2016 Life Pages Kit!

More simple 3×4 pockets here. Nothing fussy or overthought, just what I like.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 33 | Gossamer Blue September 2016 Life Pages Kit!

Last card, and it is sort of the title card. I am in love with this floral – can we please have more of this, Gossamer Blue?!

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 33 | Gossamer Blue September 2016 Life Pages Kit!

Here is one more peek at the right side for you:

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 33 | Gossamer Blue September 2016 Life Pages Kit!

Thanks for following along on my layout today! See you soon!

~Theresa