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Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!

Hi guys! Today I am sharing Week 22 in my 2017 Project Life album, which I have created using Sahlin Studio Like A Boss collection plus Clean Lined Templates No. 02. This is a hybrid layout created in Photoshop and printed, and this video shares the embellishing of the layout.

Take a look at the completed layout here:

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!

Our stories this week included the opening of the pool, Addison learning how to use the ATM, my brand new Felicity Jane subscription, and Donut Day as illustrated by Pusheen!

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!

I created my date card using some of the digital elements in the Like A Boss kit, plus the wooden alphabet from Felicity Jane. I shopped my stash for some of my physical embellishments just looking for things that were mint, navy, orange, and tiny bit of wood grain. The alphabet adds a perfect bit of texture to the layout, don’t you think?

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!

Some of the physical embellishments are from Freckled Fawn, and I also grabbed a stamp set designed by Traci Reed for Gossamer Blue. The stamp set was part of the July Life Pages kit.

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!

I am sticking to my promise this year to include more journaling on my layouts by combining typed and hand-written journaling. I love both methods – the typed journaling for the ease of it and the hand-written for the genuine parts of me included on each page. It’s a win-win!

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!

I created a traveler’s notebook layout about our strawberry bundt dessert from heaven, and I also included a photo of it here. It was sooo good ya’ll! The tag was actually a journal card in the Like A Boss kit, but I cut it like a tag and added the mint scallop to the bottom.

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!

The dining room table, you guys. In my class I will be talking about photographing our relationship to the world around us – have you checked out my class yet? The link is at the top of the page! Our relationship to that dining room table is one of the most iconic in our family, where all the good conversations happen and where all the messes are made. That is totally a layout by itself, isn’t it? 

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!

My secret is out – I LOVE love love Pusheen and follow their Instagram account. Photo credit to them for the Donut Day image, isn’t it adorable! I added nothing to these two journal cards and it feels good! Simple and classic.

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!

You know how I was talking about our relationship to the dining room table? (that sounds crazy, but come on, we all share meals around the table together, and we all watch each other grow and evolve around the table. It’s good stuff!) Here is a photo of the kids at the table at McDonald’s. Do you guys have a favorite table that you always seem to gravitate towards? We do too, and this is ours.

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!

Thank you for following along today! See you soon!

~Theresa

Digital products available at The Lilypad via these links:
Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02

Sahlin Studio Like A Boss collection

Sahlin Studio Like A Boss Journal Cards

Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my layout for Week 20 in my 2017 Project Life album. This layout was created for the Sahlin Studio Creative Team, using the Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02 and also the You Are Here collection. Physical embellishments are from Freckled Fawn!

Have a look at the completed layout!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

Our stories for this week mostly were about driving up to Pilot Mountain for a streetfest they did! We also celebrated Mother’s Day and I got these totally groovy llama pajamas. And my gardenia bloomed, which was a really awesome surprise too!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

or this week’s layout I did not record the digital process. I think in an effort to catch up and also to focus on some important things (like my upcoming class!!!) I did begin with the Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02, which are always so easy and fun to work with.

 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

My date card was created by adding the Simple Stories alphas for Week 20, and then I used a Dear Lizzy rotary date stamp for the date. 

 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

For my round journaling I simply created a circle in Photoshop and used the Path Selection tool to write the words around the circle. The acrylic hearts in the July Freckled Fawn kit fit perfectly inside! I also used the vellum alphas from Freckled Fawn to write Mother’s Day inside this digital frame – so quirky and fun!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

For the right hand side, I tweaked the template so I could include this enlarged photo as a focal point. It’s always fun to make quick changes to your templates so you can make it work for your photos and your stories! 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

I have promised myself this year to include more journaling on my Project Life layouts, and I am accomplishing this by doing both typed and hand-written journaling. I think this has helped me tell more stories this year. I also included one of Alan’s Instagram posts along with his text underneath the photo of Nick and the dog. This is a great way to include others’ voices in your layouts, with their permission of course!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

These photos of the four kids together are just priceless, aren’t they?! I still make a concerted effort, at least once a month, to draw them all together and take the photo. I also added a little more journaling onto this photo.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

That is all for today! 
Digital products are available through The Lilypad at the following links:
Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02
Sahlin Studio You Are Here Kit                                                                                                 Sahlin Studio You Are Here Journal Cards

 

 

***NEW SERIES***Use It Up!!!! | A Traditional Layout Called Seven Amazing Things

Hi guys!!! Today I am so excited to start a brand new series on my channel strictly about traditional layouts. You know how sometimes you get products and there’s like 10 or 15 of similar items, and you don’t know what to do with all of them?! I am going to explore those possibilities, and today I have chosen to work with these adorable transparent frames that came in the May 2017 Freckled Fawn kit.

Here is a look at the full layout! I began with a fun photo that Alan and I snapped a few weeks ago as we were heading out to a date night. The photo itself was sized down to fit within the transparent frame, probably about 3×2.

Larkindesign ***NEW SERIES***Use It Up!!!! | A Traditional Layout Called Seven Amazing Things

I laid out the frames and speech bubbles onto my cardstock and traced around them, then I sprinkled the paper with some fun watercolor splashes. I then hand stitched all of the transparent elements onto the layout to create homes for my journaling and photo. Each frame also received a fun chipboard embellishment.

Larkindesign ***NEW SERIES***Use It Up!!!! | A Traditional Layout Called Seven Amazing Things

I used the Elle’s Studio Live Laugh Love stamp to create lines for my journaling and to add tiny hearts around the page. I also added my title using Freckled Fawn white foam word art and the yellow puffy alphabet set. 

Larkindesign ***NEW SERIES***Use It Up!!!! | A Traditional Layout Called Seven Amazing Things

And with that the layout was done! Thanks for checking it out!

~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

Project Life 2017 Week 10

Hi guys, today I am sharing my hybrid process for Week 10 in my 2017 Project Life album! I have combined my digital and physical process, and if you wish to skip past the digital part you can click to the 12-minute mark to get to the physical embellishing. This week I am working with Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Pockets, the April MPM Renew kit from The Lilypad, and physical embellishments from Elle’s Studio and the Freckled Fawn April kit.

Our stories for this week included SPRING! Lots and lots of flowers beginning to pop after so much rain and the girls are already playing in the sprinklers, so that means bathing suit purchases. We added two trees to our front flower bed and it always makes me to happy to include photos from our humble front yard. Also, there are always happy cats just being, well, cats.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 10

My date card ended up a little different than planned on this week’s layout. My original thought was to use the top journal card as the date card, but then I wanted more room for journaling.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 10

I couldn’t resist the April releases at Elle’s Studio so I ordered a few of their acrylic shapes, wood veneer pieces, and a stamp set. Their embellishments really are fun!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 10

We had been talking about adding a taller tree to the corner of the house for quite a long time, and this week we did it. We had to expand the flower bed and the stone border a bit, and we also added more pine straw and freshened everything up a bit. I love the fact that we built these original flower beds ourselves as part of the Sweat Equity program, and we have filled them a little bit more each year with plants and flowers that bring us joy every day. It’s so awesome!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 10

To Alan’s credit, our yard would not be what it is without him. He does so much of the heavy lifting and the planting and he is actually the green thumb between us! I love capturing this part of our relationship.

 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 10

The date card ended up being on the bottom right hand side this week, and I love using the large photo as the home base for the date. Notice I did not add the actual dates to this layout, only the week number!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 10

The photo of me and Natalie is a quick selfie we took on our way to Pastries with Parents at her school, and I am realizing now that I did not really caption that. I really am working on that this year – I am finding that including more photos creates more opportunities to journal more but I am overlooking some of those opportunities! And that is ok, no judgment there but something that I want to continue to be aware of and take a little more time each week to include captions for each photo in some way.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 10

Of course, not all photos need a caption and I don’t always remember the context of each photo as well, and that is ok too. I think what I am finding is that sometimes I do my journaling in Photoshop and purposely leave some of the journaling to be done by hand, and then I forget when I go back. Ah the joys of being all over the place in my head! Again, this is not a criticism but simply an assessment that is constantly part of my process – looking back over the layout and seeing what is working and what isn’t, and then making an effort next time.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 10

All in all this is a really fun layout and I loved pulling it together, and I am so happy to share my process with you here. I would love to hear your thoughts about journaling in hybrid layouts, how do you try to include both digital journaling and hand-written journaling on your layouts?

See you soon,

Theresa