Documenter Kit

2017 Project Life Album B Introduction Layout Using Studio Calico Documenter!!

Hi lovelies, today I am sharing the Introduction Layout in my 2017 Album B. I chose to use the Studio Calico Gypsy Moon Documenter kit and there may also be pieces from the Scrapbook kit as well. Studio Calico very generously sent me the scrapbook kit several months ago and I have so much enjoyed using it and sharing those layouts with you!

I think I have reached for this kit several times and love each layout! For the opening layout in this album I chose two fall photos – one serious and one quite silly – and the fall feel of the kit fit perfectly.

2017 Project Life Album B Introduction Layout Using Studio Calico Documenter!!

The title card is so very simple, just the actual title, a word strip, and a few leaves. I also placed a few very deliberate paint splatters, just to tie all the separate elements together.

2017 Project Life Album B Introduction Layout Using Studio Calico Documenter!!

For my introduction layouts I like including our family initial and here it is found on our silly photo, just the tiniest M along with a little cluster. I love this so much!

2017 Project Life Album B Introduction Layout Using Studio Calico Documenter!!

I wanted to repeat those fabulous leaves so I layered them along with the phrase die cut and a fun cork arrow for the filler card. I’ve also repeated arrows around the page as well. Notice how I used one card that has all the colors of the layout, two neutral cards, and then other cards that pull out colors from the title card. This is a simple, repeatable formula for cohesive layouts!

2017 Project Life Album B Introduction Layout Using Studio Calico Documenter!!

For the main photo I punched one of the word elements that was part of a journaling card in the kit. I’ve used one of the We R Memory Keepers tab punches and layered it with another cork arrow. 

2017 Project Life Album B Introduction Layout Using Studio Calico Documenter!!

If you want to see more of my 2017 album and learn more about my approach to the album, I invite you to join me in the In My Pocket Memory Keeping Volume 2 classroom. Pre-orders will be starting soon and you can add your name to the list to be notified below!

See you soon!

~Theresa

Bermuda Layout No. 07 | Destiny ft. Studio Calico Written in the Stars!!!!!

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my process for Layout 07 in our Bermuda Honeymoon album, called Destiny! I am using the April Documenter kit from Studio Calico called Written in the Stars, and you guys, it is lovely.

Here is a look at the full layout:

Larkindesign Bermuda Layout No. 07 | Destiny ft. Studio Calico Written in the Stars!!!!!Larkindesign Bermuda Layout No. 07 | Destiny ft. Studio Calico Written in the Stars!!!!!

I have to admit that the Documenter kit really helped me develop more of the story on this layout, and for that I am so happy! I ran with the theme of Destiny, as in it was our destiny to find each other and begin a new life together, and it was our destiny to be in Bermuda for our honeymoon. Love it!

Larkindesign Bermuda Layout No. 07 | Destiny ft. Studio Calico Written in the Stars!!!!!Larkindesign Bermuda Layout No. 07 | Destiny ft. Studio Calico Written in the Stars!!!!!

Continuing my design concept for this album: using soft, muted colors and simple embellishing to allow the beauty of the photos to shine.

Larkindesign Bermuda Layout No. 07 | Destiny ft. Studio Calico Written in the Stars!!!!!Larkindesign Bermuda Layout No. 07 | Destiny ft. Studio Calico Written in the Stars!!!!!

These are photos from the inside of the hotel lobby, and I am so glad I took these!

Larkindesign Bermuda Layout No. 07 | Destiny ft. Studio Calico Written in the Stars!!!!!Larkindesign Bermuda Layout No. 07 | Destiny ft. Studio Calico Written in the Stars!!!!!

These are the last of the photos from around the hotel, so in my next video we will begin exploring the island! I can’t wait for you to join me for that!

Larkindesign Bermuda Layout No. 07 | Destiny ft. Studio Calico Written in the Stars!!!!!Larkindesign Bermuda Layout No. 07 | Destiny ft. Studio Calico Written in the Stars!!!!!

Thanks so much for joining me today! See you back here again soon!

~Theresa

Bermuda Layout No. 03 | Introduction Pages

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my Introduction pages in my Bermuda Honeymoon album! I chose the pineapple vellum from an older Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss collection on top of the first 9×12 pocket page. The pockets were filled with Studio Calico Documenter kit goodies and embellished with Freckled Fawn!

As I am diving into this album and working with these photos, I am realizing just how chock-a-block full of inspiration Bermuda truly is. Obviously the island is just stunning and natural, so many colors and textures and views! And these photos are just the muse I’ve needed.

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Introduction Pages

Of course you know I had to use some vellum and I have been saving this pineapple vellum for ever!!! I opened Procreate on my iPad and wrote Bermuda in my handwriting, then brought it into Silhouette and cut it out. Love it!

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Introduction Pages

Then for the first pocket page I used one simple flower photo and the rest filler cards. All these cards are from the Studio Calico Documenter kit from February, and then I added a few very tiny embellishments from Freckled Fawn. The black and white washi tape is Crate Paper, and the die cut floral is Pink Paislee Moonstruck. 

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Introduction Pages

I am keeping everything very light and airy in this album. I really want the photos to shine, and all the embellishments and journal cards play supporting roles.

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Introduction Pages

So lovely. Thanks for joining me! See you soon!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

Project Life 2017 Week 06 | Embellishing the Layout Using Studio Calico Confidant Kit!!!!

Hi guys! Today I am finishing up the hybrid portion of my layout for Week 06 in my 2017 Project Life album! This is my first time working with the Studio Calico Documenter kits – this one is Confidant from February.

Yesterday I shared with you the digital portion of creating my layout in Photoshop, and today the layout has been printed here at home on my wide format Canon Pixma. The digital layout was created in Photoshop CC using Pocket Guide templates from Paislee Press and the March ROAR MPM kit, both from The Lilypad. Now I am ready to embellish and finish it up!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 06 | Embellishing the Layout Using Studio Calico Confidant Kit!!!!

Most of this week’s story revolved around me being sick with the flu – I was sick in total about 10 days. But you know how we moms do – we struggle to put ourselves to bed and so we continue going along, pushing through. There are photos from half of the week as I pushed through, and then I came to a complete stop to finally rest and recover.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 06 | Embellishing the Layout Using Studio Calico Confidant Kit!!!!

I began the layout with the date card and couldn’t wait to use this rubber February word! Notice too how I layered the puffy sticker over the two patterned paper rectangles to tie them together. They now read as one card together. How fun!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 06 | Embellishing the Layout Using Studio Calico Confidant Kit!!!!

I really liked using the hexagon stickers that were included in the Confidant kit. Those add a nice touch of color and simple embellishment!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 06 | Embellishing the Layout Using Studio Calico Confidant Kit!!!!

For the right hand side I included my list journaling of all our tasks that week. Yes, the numbering is actually designed to notate the dates of the month, but I left them just as they are for whimsy. I can also say that those days I was sick felt like a whole month!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 06 | Embellishing the Layout Using Studio Calico Confidant Kit!!!!

I am so thankful that life is so filled with all sorts of joy amidst the sickness and struggle. These Project Life layouts absolutely remind me of that weekly, the hard with the good, the happy with the bad. Finding Natalie’s stuffies all lined up on her headboard made us smile so much!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 06 | Embellishing the Layout Using Studio Calico Confidant Kit!!!!

So when you’re sick as a dog, what do you take photos of? Simple, just what is in front of you. Tomato soup, the kids laughing at the dinner table, Alan ever at my side. All reminders that I am taken care of, and all the things I am so very grateful for.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 06 | Embellishing the Layout Using Studio Calico Confidant Kit!!!!

Thank you so much for following along today! I hope this layout has been inspiring for you! See you soon!

~Theresa