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TBT Project Life 2014 Halloween Pt. 02 | Feat. MH After Dark!

Hi guys, this is part 2 continuing from yesterday’s layout about our Halloween adventures in my 2014 Project Life album! These are photos of each child individually highlighting their costumes that year.

I am having so much fun working with these photos and sharing these layouts with you! Have a look at the completed project:

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My photography strategy for Halloween is much the same each year: try to get a few of us in the neighborhood early on before it gets too dark, get a few of the whole loot, and also do a mini session before we ever go out into the neighborhood. I try to keep that session short and sweet because they are obviously off the walls excited (!) but my main goal is to get an overall shot of each child in their costume and one close-up head shot of each one.

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 Halloween Pt. 02 | Feat. MH After Dark!Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 Halloween Pt. 02 | Feat. MH After Dark!

Addison was dressed up as Rocket Raccoon this particular year. I think he was the cutest raccoon ever. One of my favorite cards from the After Dark collection was this one that allowed me to add some fun facts from the night. That definitely goes in the “need more of that” category for next year!

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Nick was a Star Wars character named Ethan Adare. He looks like such a cute little imp in this photo below!

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 Halloween Pt. 02 | Feat. MH After Dark!Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 Halloween Pt. 02 | Feat. MH After Dark!

Emberlynn chose to be a mermaid this year, and particularly a red mermaid. I did go back and look up who our source was for these tutus – an Etsy seller named BloomsNBugs. Her shop shows she is taking a break, but I will include a link here. I highly recommend her work, the tutus were GORGEOUS!

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She made the cutest mermaid, didn’t she?!

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Last but certainly not least is Natalie as Elsa. 2014 was the year every little girl was Elsa from Frozen. Gah, the cuteness. I loved including my own excitement in the journaling card – I really did have fun planning out their costumes that year. Normally in the interest of time and money, they purchase pre-made costumes from the store. But this year I wanted to do something special for them. I am so glad I did that. Just once, to splurge and allow them to feel like princesses!

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I absolutely loved how both of these layouts turned out! Every year the Halloween layouts bring me such joy to create and look at in the future. I hope they mean as much to the kiddos as well!

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Thank you so much for joining me the last two days! I hope you have gained some strategies for photo-documenting and scrapbooking your own Halloween memories. See you soon!

~Theresa

Project Life 2017 Week 01!!!!

Hi guys, today I am so excited to begin working in my Project Life 2017 album starting with Week 01!!!! I love this project so much and love sharing my process with you all. Have a look at this video:

Here is my completed layout, which began with a template from Paislee Press and journaling cards plus patterned papers called Happy.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 01!!!!

Typically I begin my layout with the date card, and this week was no different. I used alphas from Heart Day, a word art from the Happy collection, and the alphabet stamp from One Canoe Two to embellish this card.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 01!!!!

ur stories from this week included replacing my printer and purchasing a brand new Canon Pixma printer, which I am absolutely in love with. We also saw Snow-pocalypse and visited one of my favorite restaurants which opened up on Charlotte. Lots of good things happening.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 01!!!!

I used the patterned papers in the Happy kit in several different places throughout the layout. Two are used to create the background – I chose two that had subtle colors and subtle patterns just to add a tiny bit of visual interest. For the filler card here I layered the word art over a bolder, bright patterned paper with fun circles. The puffy hearts from Elle’s Studio just make me happy layered on top!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 01!!!!

One thing I want to do differently this year is to use different templates within the frames of my layouts. The Pocket Guides from Paislee Press provide tons of opportunities to add photos + journaling into each layout. Love love love.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 01!!!!

The right hand side of my layout began with an enlarged photo of our street covered in snow. Our roads looked like this for three days before snow plows ever touched it, which is typical for North Carolina. But it was pretty to look at!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 01!!!!

A little journaling in my own handwriting is a necessity, so I left one card free to add that. Nothing complicated here, just a few sentences.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 01!!!!

Again using a photo template to add three photos to this one card which tells the story of how my favorite restaurant, la Madeleine, finally opened locations in NC! We used to have to go all the way to Alexandria to eat there, but now it is only an hour and a half away. Also notice our cat sprawled across the chair and pillows…this was how he stayed for like three days when it snowed.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 01!!!!

So that is my very first layout in my 2017 Project Life album! See you back here again soon!

~Theresa

Products used in this layout include:

Paislee Press Pocket Guide Templates
The Lilypad Collab Kit Happy

Physical Products:
Elle’s Studio stamp set and puffy hearts
One Canoe Two alpha stamps, cork shapes, ephemera
Crate Paper Heart Day washi tape, ephemera, chipboard alpha