Hello Lovelies, today I am sharing a layout from our Bermuda Honeymoon Album! This layout incorporates a map from the island to help tell the story. I have also used products from Crate Paper Here & There, Wild Heart, and My Minds Eye Wander. Here is the completed layout.
Maps are the perfect ephemera to incorporate into your travel albums, and pocket pages make it so easy! I recommend as you travel, pick up several copies of the maps you use, so you can cut them up and use different portions of them in your pages. For this layout I have used half of the Bermuda map. This map helps tell the story of where we were on the island when we discovered this beautiful beach. I cut the map up to fit into the pockets and added a very simple title. The title doesn’t obscure the map since it is a simple font.
I am continuing to document our day spent at Horseshoe Bay in this album. No lie, this was a favorite spot on the island for us! So my photos are different shots I was able to capture while exploring this beach. So many amazing rocks, contrasting against the blue sky and sea!
The right now stamp is from rukristin shop and is a must-have. I have used a ton of Crate Paper in my recent layouts – mostly Wild Heart, Oasis, and Here and There. They have been releasing some amazing travel collections lately, and I am here for it! The Say Cheese card is from My Mind’s Eye Wander collection.
Interested in viewing my process video? You can watch it here as well.
Thank you so much for joining me today! See you back here again soon!
Hello lovelies, today I am working in my 2018 Project Life album for Week 14. This layout will be split into two videos because the week had a two page spread plus an insert, so this is the left hand side and insert for you today. I am using the Memory Pocket Monthly kit from The Lilypad for June, which is called Wander. To see the full 2018 Project Life album process, you can click here. You can also learn more about my approach to this album in my pocket page memory class called In My Pocket Volume 02.
Our photos for this week were from two main events: Easter and a short trip to Savannah, GA. Those are the starting place for this layout, so I printed the Easter photos to fill pockets on the left hand side first. Of course there were so many photos from Savannah that an insert made perfect sense here.
I also had another starting point, the transparent hearts that were part of the previous layout. They are from Studio Calico, and since they are see through, they determine the color palette for this layout as well! The June Wander kit has these colors, plus has a travel theme, so that made the kit an easy choice here. I love when decisions come together so easily like that.
Easter for us is typically fairly laid back, and even though our kids are getting older I still like to do Easter baskets for them. It’s always fun to find little goodies for them, and of course who doesn’t love chocolate?! I know in future years we will enjoy having documentation of what was in those baskets, and they will remember.
These photos easily become a time capsule of what they were wearing, what kinds of candy they liked, and what they were into right now. This is also a winding down for us, since there is no more Easter bunny so their baskets are more simple and becoming more grown up. This is definitely what I want to remember from right now, and I am loving Project Life for giving the space to document this.
Our trip to Savannah was not a long one, but I definitely took lots of photos and am excited to include our journey into this album as well. For today I am just beginning with the insert, a 6×12 with simple photos and a few journal cards. You will recognize some of the photos already, because I have been creating 12×12 layouts from this trip as well. I love how including it right here puts the trip into the entire context of our life. Easter and Spring Break were in the same week for us, and so this is how this week happened for us.
I also love how easy it is, when doing hybrid layouts, to print digital journal cards and then incorporate simple embellishments into the layout. I typically print my journal cards on 8.5×11 matte card stock (these are Kodak brand) and then I drop a few of the digital elements onto a 4×6 card and print and cut those by hand. For this layout I have used card stock alphabet from Simple Stories, a flair button from Crate Paper, label stickers and photo polymer stamp from Studio Calico, and a few chipboard pieces from my stash.
I also have filmed my process video for this layout, which you can view here.
Hi everyone, today I am doing a layout share of my April layouts I created for the Clique Kits design team! These layouts are created with the April kit called Winter Park, which is filled with Maggie Holmes Flourish collection plus the gorgeous Clique Kits exclusives. Check out my video share here.
I love each and everyone of these layouts and had so much fun working with this gorgeous kit!
Hi everyone and Merry Christmas to you all!!!! I am so excited to share a giant video today with a whole bunch of days in my December Daily Album – Days 18-21. I am using products from Ali Edwards, Paislee Press, and Crate Paper in these layouts.
Have a look at Day 18 as a foundation page.
The story for this day is about this one little coffee mug that I have had for more than ten years. It belonged to my Mom, and since I have received it I have gathered a little coffee mug collection around it. Every year I purchase another red and white mug to keep it company. Well, on this day I was running through Target just gathering the last few little things, and went through the wrapping paper aisles. I picked up some washi tape from Sugar Paper, and there, right next to it, was our mug!My first thought was who put our coffee mug there? And it even had the same crackled glaze and it looks like coffee stains inside it! But it had a price tag on the bottom so I put it in my cart and brought it home.
I used a full size photo on the right, embellished with the half circle from Ali Edwards and starbursts from Studio Calico Northern Lights Documenter kit. I added two journaling cards to tell the story of the old mug + the new mug, and adhered the number to the red and white stripe card.
Here is a look at Day 19 as a foundation page.
I went to pick up Nick from his club meet after school, and his teacher was waiting with him. She walked him out to the car and I was holding my breath, thinking this couldn’t be anything good. But she opened the door and had this big smile on her face and asked me if she could just have Nick all for herself? She went on to tell me how much she loves having him in her class and what a smart and cool kid he is. All sorts of wonderful things, but I did tell her he wasn’t up for grabs. lol
I left the foundation pages exactly as they are – so fun and happy! All of these products are Crate Paper Falala. I only added a little journaling to the tag. For the right hand side, I brought in a little more of that red patterned paper and gessoed it, and then layered tags, photo, and embellishments on top. The journaling is written directly on top of the gesso onto stamped lines. That line stamp is so old I have no idea where it came from!
Day 20 is a tribute to my parents. Have a look at the foundation pages here:
All of these products are from the Felicity Jane Joy kit.
I was really tempted to leave that patterned paper just as it was. And that would have been totally fine!!! But I did have this giant title chipboard word from Dear Lizzy and it goes perfectly with a few tiny labels. I added the who, where, and when to those labels.
I have written in the past about how I work through and live with my grief, and how that influences my December Daily Album each year. It makes me incredibly sad that my parents can’t make appearances in my life/scrapbooks any more, almost as if there must be something wrong with me that they are missing! But even though they are no longer here, I can still pay tribute to them and remember them in order to bring comfort and joy.
This photo is of them on their wedding day. My mom was only 16, and Daddy was 27 here, but they look cautiously happy and I KNOW they were head over heels in love with each other. For my journaling I wrote about how I wonder, almost every day, what it would be like if they were still here.
I am so thankful for the legacy and lives they led. They were a true gift to me, so Joy carrying the gifts on the vellum seems quite fitting, yes?
Day 21 is so simple and quick. Here is the foundation page.
My story for this day is about the make-over our mantel received this year, via new wreath, new garland, new stockings, and new stocking holders. All product is from Pinkfresh Studio except the cork number (Ali Edwards).
Such a simple story for this day, and timely. I am ready to wrap up this project and the days are so full that there isn’t much time to devote to this! That is ok!
I so hope you have a wonderful holiday, no matter how you celebrate. Take some time, even in the chaos, to remember, pay tribute, and meditate on all the love around you! See you after Christmas!
Hello lovelies, today I am continuing on past the half way point in my 2017 December Daily Album with Days 12 and 13! I hope you will be patient with me as I recover from this stupid cold!
Let’s start with Day 12. Here is the layout as foundation pages:
For the previous day I had removed the full page protector on the left and added an insert. For Day 12 I added one of the 4×8 foiled tags from Ali Edwards.
On the back of the tag I adhered a photo of Addison placing his ornaments on the tree. I added my journaling on the right hand side and numbered the day using the wood veneer tree and black number stickers in the Paislee Press Mini Kit. The story for today is for Addison, who particularly loves hanging the ornaments every year!
Here are the elements outside of the album:
Day 13 as a foundation page:
This may be one of my all-time favorite layouts ever. For my story and photo I wanted to be sure to document what our wrapping papers and tags looked like this year, so I spread a few on the kitchen floor and snapped a couple of photos.
There was a lovely transparency there already from Felicity Jane, with the number 13 already added. I positioned my photo underneath the number and then clustered my embellishments above the photo.
One thing you will notice different from the process video is that I went back and added a few white splatters to this page! I didn’t capture that on film, but when I went to photograph this page, I realized it needed some white to tie in the photo border with the background paper.
I am loving this project so much again this year! I hope you are inspired as well!
Hi everyone and Merry December to you!!!! Today I have TWO lovely videos to share with you! First up is a complete walk-through of my December Daily Album Foundation Pages as they are on December One. After that we will dive right in with my process for Day 01!
And now for Day 01! I am so happy to dive right in:
Here is what Day 01 looked like as I began my process:
For December 01 I decided to share photos of our family. These are photos we took in late November, and I always like to do this and include them in my album right here at the beginning. This establishes the beginning of the December Story: who we are and where we are at this moment in time.
My Foundation Pages began with Ali Edwards journal cards + a patterned paper from Crate Paper Falala. I added just a few tiny embellishments to the photo as a starting point.
My journaling is typed on the journal card using my vintage Smith Corona. I love the perfectly imperfect look and the messy lines!
For the full page I wanted to layer the photo of just Alan and myself over the gesso and patterned paper. I added a few embellishments and a stamped sentiment, and the page is complete.
Have you been able to document your Day 01? I would love to see! My plan for this month is to share every other day, so I will see you right back here on the 4th!
**December Daily is an album concept created and marketed by Ali Edwards. You can learn more about the project and connect with others who share a passion for this project by visiting Ali’s website here: Ali Edwards.
Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a little more of my 2011 December album with you! This is an album that I documented for back in 2011 as it was happening, but never was able to complete. I am so happy to share this process with you now, and I hope if you have albums you always wanted to go back and finish you will be inspired to go do it!
This video captured my process for two layouts, so let’s take a closer look! The first layout began with a photo of the boys playing Jedi light saber battles on the front porch of my apartment. I have used product mostly from the Felicity Jane Hello Christmas kit from 2016.
My structure for this album is alternating pocket pages with patterned papers outside of the page protector. My photo is printed a tiny bit smaller than the pocket so I could back it with patterned paper and embellish around it.
I absolutely love this star patterned paper so it became the backdrop for the full page spread. I added my journaling to a 3×4 card from the kit and then added a bit more embellishing and stitching.
Turning the page, I began the next layout with photos from a PJ Skate Night for one of the kids’ schools. For this layout I used a combination of older products from my stash. Some I have no idea where they came from, but I do know the labels are Jillibean Soup, the patterned paper is My Mind’s Eye, the green card is One Little Bird, and the vellum and roller skate are Crate Paper.
This layout was so much fun to make! The large photo went onto the polka dot paper along with the title on the label and simple journaling.
For the pocket page, I created a sequin pocket using silver stars and red stitching to seal it all in. I also repeated the stitching on the green card to add a little contrast!
I hope these layouts have been fun and inspiring for you! Are you starting to feel the holiday excitement yet? We sure are here!
Hi guys!!!! Don’t forget my In My Pocket Memory Keeping Class is open, live, and you can sign up on my blog to learn all about pocket pages. Click the banner at the top of this page to check it out!!
Today I am beginning a new series that I hope to bring on the first Friday of every month called Freebie Friday!!!! I am so excited to bring a new concept in using Silhouette cut files called Cut ‘N Fold. I am offering this cut file on my blog for free so you can download and use it for your own personal layouts. Please do not give this cut file to others, however I would LOVE to see what you create with it. Please tag me @larkindesigntm or #larkindesigntm!
I hope to release a new cut file every month, so be sure to subscribe and look for a new cut file on the first Friday of each month!!!!
To download click the above link. You will be asked to add it to your cart and then check out. This cut file is free, there is no charge to you! Once you check out you will receive an email with the zipped file. You can then unzip the file and use it in your die machine as you wish!
My design concept is to use the cut file in my layouts and allow the background or patterned paper behind it to show through. So each cut file will have a series of fold lines that you can fold over or raise up to reveal your patterned paper or card stock. Here is my layout I created using this cut file.
I have used the Maggie Holmes Crate Paper collection for this layout, with the gold alphabet for my title and word strips + puffy stickers for tiny embellishment clusters on random hearts. For this layout I decided to fold half of the hearts over to allow more of the background patterned paper to show through!
I wrote my journaling around the white card stock. This is part of my Things I Need to Hear series where I remind myself, and you, dear viewer, that I am loved and you are loved. Sometimes it is hard to hear it and hard to believe it, but it is true and it is real.
Thank you for following along with me today! I hope you enjoy the cut file and come back to visit soon! ~Theresa
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!