#dearlizzy

50 First Layouts | Hey Good Looking ft. Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful!!!

Hi everyone, today I am continuing my series called 50 First Layouts, where I share a product collection and then create layouts based on those products! I am still working with Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful, and today’s layout is called Hey Good Looking! Check out my process here.

 

My photo I am working with is of Emberlynn, who is now 13 and she loves the camera! We went to downtown Winston in February to visit a vintage game arcade called Reboot, and I took this photo while she was hanging out in the seating area. 

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Can you tell I am loving this collection? The colors and the icons are awesome! This layout began with the happy little yellow bicycle (did you know Little Yellow Bicycle used to be a scrapbooking brand?!!) and a beautiful photo of Emberlynn.

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I also chose a Silhouette Cut File from Paige Evans and I have backed these florals with other patterned papers from the collection. You can download this cut file here.

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I cut two of the floral cut files and adhered one to the top of the page, and the second one to the bottom of the page. My photo is then adhered slightly to the right of those files. Now my embellishments can fill in around the photo.

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I have also used the Dream On stamp set from Pinkfresh Studio, which I just absolutely adore! The hand drawn rectangles house stamped sentiments and I used the patterned circle to add more interest to my background paper. 

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I also added a bit of stitching to the layout around the floral elements. I can’t really do much hand stitching because it makes my hands hurt, but I do love to add texture with the machine! I just went randomly around the floral cut files and I also underlined the stamped words at the bottom of the page.

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Such a fun and easy layout to create! Thank you for joining me today!

~Theresa

 

 

 

2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. March Release Grow Deeper Roots!!!

Hi everyone, today I am sharing a layout from my 2018 Project Life album for Week 07. I am using the Larkindesign Grow Deeper Roots collection, available in my shop, and also the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful collection. Have a look at my process here.

Here is the completed layout.

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Our stories for this week included Valentine’s Day, NAL competition for Nick, visits to s friends’ house for Addison, date night, and every day life.

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The left hand side begins with the date card, which is one of the patterned papers from Grow Deeper Roots. I have layered it with a photo template that will be released in April, so stay tuned for that!

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I decided to pull the purple elements from the kit and love how it looks on the layout. The other colors of pink and teal and light blue add a soft beauty to it.

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Each month I design two sheets of printable elements to go with the collections. These are tags, labels, and other embellishments you can print and cut using your die cutting machine or just fussy cut if you don’t have a cutting machine. These add the perfect little something to the photos and journaling cards, and I am loving the flat pages right now.

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I’ve also used a few tiny wood veneer hearts around the page. Those are from Felicity Jane.

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The wreath card is from February’s kit, The Heart Is Home. Also notice how I used the green card, but layered purple over it to coordinate best with the layout.

2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. March Release Grow Deeper Roots!!!2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. March Release Grow Deeper Roots!!!
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Our Valentine’s Day was celebrated a few days later, as Nick and Natalie were at their Dads on that day. When they got back we gave them their chocolates and gifts, which is what they are doing around the dining room table. They are mildly obsessed with Kinder eggs right now, so that was one of the things they got and I took a photo of one as well. Too funny!

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As I was printing my photos and writing out my journaling, if occurred to me this is one of the last times I will pick Nick up from this school! He has been in middle school for three years now and will move on to High School next year. I love capturing these kids right now, in the moment, as they are today.

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I love this journaling card so much! Using washi tape to create lines is one of my favorite things to do, and the confetti on the side is just happiness. The hello on the geometric card is from Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful.

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One last photo of the toy from the Kinder egg. They are so cute, have you seen them? The eggs have chocolate in them and then a fun little toy that is something for little hands to keep busy, figure out, do something with. They are so cute! The Stories of Home card is also from February’s The Heart Is Home kit.

Thanks for joining me today! See you again soon!

~Theresa

Bermuda Layout No. 06 | Love This Place ft. Dear Lizzy Lovely Day!!!!

Hi guys, today I am sharing the next layout in my Bermuda Honeymoon album! I am using the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection and I think you will be totally inspired watching!!!

 

For today’s layout I am continuing our journey around the hotel, including just a few more photos especially of this particular architectural element by the hotel’s hot tub.

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As I was shopping my kit for different elements to use, I realized I was going for lots of Dear Lizzy Lovely Day products, so I went and grabbed the whole collection to use. It was definitely a good choice!

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The photos were my base for the layout, and then I filled the remaining pockets with cards from the cut apart sheets that were part of Lovely Day. I always go ahead and cut those apart when I get them so they are easier to use when I am ready.

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Remember the gazebo that was built over the water? This is the view from that gazebo. Absolutely fabulous view there. I am loving these pastels and how well they compliment all these views.

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The opposite side is a Becky Higgins Design D page protector for two vertical photos. It has been cut down to fit in the album. Once the photos were in place I had a column of horizontal 3×4 pockets, which is a size I don’t normally work with. I had fun with them – I started with one patterned paper for a very neutral background which is a very old exclusive from Gossamer Blue, and then layered elements on top.

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Thank you for joining me today! See you back here again soon!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

Bermuda Layout No. 05 | On An Adventure!

Hi guys, today I am sharing the next layout in my Bermuda honeymoon album with you! Products I am using are a combination of Amy Tangerine plus Crate Paper Oasis!

Here is the full layout. I still had more photos from around the hotel I wanted to include in this album, so those are my jumping off point for the layout.

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The left hand side is a divided pocket page made of 3×3 squares that were begging for another full size photo. This amazing gazebo was built over the water on the hotel property and was simply magical! The only embellishment I added were the transparency card from Dear Lizzy Saturday and the gold hearts from Pink Paislee Take Me Away.

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The pinks and corals from the photos are what drove my decisions for selecting the journal cards, and all of Amy Tangerine’s collections use those colors so beautifully! I added just a few embellishments from Crate Paper Oasis as well, and they coordinate perfectly!

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My journaling focuses on how excited we were to get away by ourselves for a few days. It doesn’t happen often, with four kiddos and my parents being gone and his parents being far away. So this was incredibly special to us!

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The only card that is not from Amy Tangerine is the middle striped card, which is Dear Lizzy. It ties in all the colors of the layout and provides easy journaling lines, so it’s a win-win!

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Thanks so much for following along today! See you soon!

~Theresa

 

Project Life 2016 Week 33 | Dear Lizzy Saturday!!!!

Hi there! Today is Project Life day around here and I am on Week 33 in my 2016 album. Have a look at my process:

 

I began my layout with these printed pages created in the Project Life app. I chose the Project 52 and Love Story kits available in the app for my journaling cards, and then I chose Dear Lizzy Saturday embellishments to add dimensional accents.

Project Life 2016 Week 33 | Dear Lizzy Saturday!!!!

The photos I used for this week’s layout are from Alan’s birthday! You will recall one of the gifts I gave him this year was a mini album and he is holding that album in the lower left hand corner. Here is the left side of the layout:

Project Life 2016 Week 33 | Dear Lizzy Saturday!!!!

In the interest of simplicity, I only added a few paper strips, a stamped image, and a rubber ampersand to the top photo.

Project Life 2016 Week 33 | Dear Lizzy Saturday!!!!

I am in love with these black and white alphas that go with the Dear Lizzy Saturday collection! I am also loving placing the dates on one side of these date cards like this. Fun and simple!

Project Life 2016 Week 33 | Dear Lizzy Saturday!!!!

Here is the right hand side of this layout:

Project Life 2016 Week 33 | Dear Lizzy Saturday!!!!

I began with this title card and I was really happy to use this chipboard phrase! I have to admit that I have not done a good job of including Alan’s birthdays in our family albums, so it was fun to just focus on this event for this week. I absolutely think some weeks should be like this in our Project Life albums, don’t you?!

Project Life 2016 Week 33 | Dear Lizzy Saturday!!!!

My journaling was short and simple on this layout. That is ok some weeks too! Also I am loving the close-up of the cake. That cake was divine, let me tell you.

Project Life 2016 Week 33 | Dear Lizzy Saturday!!!!

I absolutely love including these moments of us around the dining room table. We aren’t around this table every night – some of us leave to go to another home – but I do hope there is a warmth of memories they associate with this place. Also, it feels really good to have a space we love that photographs well. I am a big fan of creating spaces in our home that form a beautiful backdrop for our photos. If you love your home’s environment you are more likely to take those photos!

Project Life 2016 Week 33 | Dear Lizzy Saturday!!!!

I went ahead and used up a few of the tickets that were in the Saturday ephemera pack. I am still trying to figure out the best way to use the tiny attacher so that the staples will form properly in the back – but for now the imperfect staple adds a little detail anyway.

Project Life 2016 Week 33 | Dear Lizzy Saturday!!!!

I love how these 3×4 cards give the best opportunities for layering on these layouts. Just simple washi tape, a fun banner, and a little bird make these cards pop.

Project Life 2016 Week 33 | Dear Lizzy Saturday!!!!

These two have a pretty special relationship, I must say. Earlier that day they were both in my studio while I was trying to work (!!) and this moment happened. I hope all our children remember these moments with Alan and how he has surrounded them with love and support.

Project Life 2016 Week 33 | Dear Lizzy Saturday!!!!

One more look at the layout here:

Project Life 2016 Week 33 | Dear Lizzy Saturday!!!!

Thanks for joining me today! This was fun! See you soon!

~Theresa