hybrid scrapbooking

2018 Project Life Week 20 | ft. Dearly Dee Little Moments

Hello Lovelies, today I am sharing this fun Project Life Layout from my 2018 album for Week 20! I am using the Little Moments digital collection by Dearly Dee for The Stamp Spot. You can see all of my published process videos for 2018 Project Life via this link here. Enjoy the process video here.

This collection can be purchased digitally from The Stamp Spot via this link here.

This is my completed layout. Our stories for this week included a travel week for Alan and mostly working in the yard a bit more, prepping for summer. I also shared a few photos from my brief but totally awesome visit to Heather’s Crafty Retreat in Raleigh, where I got to meet the most amazing ladies in our community!

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 20 | ft. Dearly Dee Little Moments

Check out the left hand side.

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 20 | ft. Dearly Dee Little Moments

For my date card, I wanted to use this amazing colorful card. I love color but it presents a challenge for making titles pop. Black and white are always a good choice for text, and these chipboard alphas from Felicity Jane pop wonderfully! I did add a tiny bit more color with the rubber floral embellishment, only I placed it over the purples on the card so it would pop as well.

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 20 | ft. Dearly Dee Little Moments

We had a beautiful lunch where we were able to sit outside, and I included a few photos from that. It gets hot and humid really quickly in NC, so it’s nice to have a few days to enjoy the weather. I also have been using patterned cards lately for journaling. This one had just enough pattern that it is visually interesting, but subtle enough that you can read the text. Love that!

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 20 | ft. Dearly Dee Little Moments

I cannot say enough about how awesome it was to visit with scrapbookers from our community in person at Heather’s retreat! I wanted to be sure and include names where I could, so I can remember. The ladies were so incredibly welcoming! It was definitely good for the soul. (photo courtesy of Kathy McElfresh)

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 20 | ft. Dearly Dee Little Moments

I knew when I printed my photos that I was going to want to add lots of journaling, so I printed two photos on 3×4. They look a bit like Polaroids, and I had a ton of fun embellishing them.

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 20 | ft. Dearly Dee Little Moments

Let’s look at the right side.

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 20 | ft. Dearly Dee Little Moments

I had the best visitor in my studio: Natalie was cleaning her room and had rounded up all her headbands. She laughed and skipped down to show me all of her headbands stacked on top of her head! I love the whimsy and I love that the Little Moments collection has a bit of whimsy as well! Life is way too short to be serious all the time!

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 20 | ft. Dearly Dee Little Moments

When writing your journaling, look for opportunities to do it differently! I used these wavy lines as journaling lines and love how it looks. Also, notice how I used one embellishment, the teal hearts, as a unifying element across the page. They are from Studio Calico.

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 20 | ft. Dearly Dee Little Moments

This was also a fun way to journal, diagonally across the bottom half of the card! Embellishing was very simple, just a chipboard piece and a bit of stamping across the bottom.

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 20 | ft. Dearly Dee Little Moments

Yes, more kissing on the front porch and I am absolutely including these photos at every opportunity. Alan had a trip that week, and I so very much appreciate that we miss each other every time! That never seems to fade and yet I want to always remember it. Another journaling opportunity on the circle card – again, just using a subtle background. I also added a chipboard circle, just for a bit of dimension on the card.

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 20 | ft. Dearly Dee Little Moments

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

~Theresa

Hybrid 2018 Project Life Week 16 | ft. Sahlin Studio The Everyday Routine!!

Hello Lovelies, today I am sharing this hybrid layout featuring the Sahlin Studio The Everyday Routine digital kit. This is my layout for Week 16 in my 2018 Project Life album. If you’d like to see all my layouts and videos for 2018 Project Life, check it out here.

Hybrid 2018 Project Life Week 16 | ft. Sahlin Studio The Everyday Routine!!

In our Hybrid Scrappers Facebook group this week we talked about one of my favorite tips for getting layouts done and using up supplies: use your favorites first. I talk about this a whole lot in both In My Pocket classes and pretty much any time I talk about supplies. For this week’s challenge we were to grab the most recent kit, collection, or product that arrived and use it in a layout. For me, the digital kit from Sahlin Studio called The Everyday Routine arrived so I was able to use it for this layout here.

Hybrid 2018 Project Life Week 16 | ft. Sahlin Studio The Everyday Routine!!

Whenever I receive a digital kit, I always open the kit on my computer and just look at all the files that are included in the kit. I take a few minutes to get a feel for the kit, think about what layout I want to use it with, and select my favorites. I open my favorites in Photoshop and print them out right away! If I already know what layout I am putting it with then of course I already know how many journal cards I need. I keep 4×6 matte card stock next to my printer so this part of the process goes quickly. For printable elements I place my favorites onto a 4×6 canvas in Photoshop and also print, then cut with scissors. Typically I will print any kind of labels, word strips, circles, and florals from a digital kit!

Hybrid 2018 Project Life Week 16 | ft. Sahlin Studio The Everyday Routine!!

Once the kit is printed, and the photos are printed, then I pull just a few simple embellishments to add to my layout. For the embellishments I choose based on color, so for this layout I pulled navy and orange/yellow. This keeps the selection process fairly quick and simple and makes the actual creative process so very easy. Notice how for this layout, I added my dates using an alphabet stamp from Dear Lizzy and a roller date stamp.

Hybrid 2018 Project Life Week 16 | ft. Sahlin Studio The Everyday Routine!!

Our stories for this week were mostly about preparing the yard for summer. We rented the giant aerator you see in the photo above so we could aerate and fertilize our grass. This was a monumental task but we did it like champs! We also did plant shopping so we could plant a few things and we got those put in the ground as well. The photo below is a tongue in cheek spoof on the Grant Wood painting called American Gothic. We were in the Home Depot and needed a rake, and I totally set up the camera in the middle of the rack so we could take the shot. I printed it in black and white so it would be more authentic. Ha. I love our sense of humor!

Hybrid 2018 Project Life Week 16 | ft. Sahlin Studio The Everyday Routine!!

We also did a little shopping at the mall. While we were in the Charming Charlie’s I turned around to see the kids all piled up on this bench together, playing their games and chatting and just being so cool. I love these guys so much!

Hybrid 2018 Project Life Week 16 | ft. Sahlin Studio The Everyday Routine!!

When printing digital products I also like to just print a patterned paper, but if I am working in pocket pages I don’t print the entire 12×12 paper. You can open up the paper in Photoshop and tell it to print just a 4×6 piece of that paper, to conserve your ink.

Hybrid 2018 Project Life Week 16 | ft. Sahlin Studio The Everyday Routine!!

I also filmed my process, which can be viewed here.

Thank you so much for joining me today! See you again soon!

~Theresa

Larkindesign May 2018 Update!!!!

Hello lovelies, I have some exciting things coming up the next few months that I want to share with you today, and also talk a little about what I’ve been up to lately! As always, thank you so much for being here and for supporting me!

I hope you will stay tuned for the new changes coming soon! Be sure to Subscribe below to my newsletter and I will be sure to keep you updated!

~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.

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper RootsLarkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper Roots

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.

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper RootsLarkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper Roots

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!

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper RootsLarkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper Roots

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.

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper RootsLarkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper Roots

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.

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper RootsLarkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper Roots

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

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper RootsLarkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper Roots

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!!!
Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper RootsLarkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper Roots

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!

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper RootsLarkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper Roots

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.

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper RootsLarkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper Roots

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.

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper RootsLarkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper Roots

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

Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

Hi everyone, today I am sharing Week 06 in my 2018 Project Life album! I have used the Currently Photo Templates & Flair from Sahlin Studio, along with the Weekly Calendar cards and the February Keen MPM kit from The Lilypad. Check out my process here:

This is the completed layout for Week 06.

Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

Let’s look at the left hand side in detail. Our stories for this week included going to a fun play for Date Night, going to a Robotics event in Winston Salem, and a couple of other fun photos from the week.

Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

The layouts begins with the week card in the upper left hand corner. I almost always place it here or in the lower right hand corner. This makes it easy to find and makes for a repetitive element throughout the album!

Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

The Currently Photo Templates are awesome for the supporting photos in this layout. During this particular week the kids got report cards, so I included one of them here. We also had a really yummy tacos at the Robotics event, so that was a fun little detail to add as well!

Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

Date nights are awesome, and this one was extra fun. We went to see Noises Off, which is a quirky little play about all the mishaps that can go on behind stage during a particular play. 

Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

I also did a little organizing thing in my studio, and this photo of the girls was taken while they were helping me. I took apart all my chipboard sheets! Most of them are now housed in a tray on my desk, where I can see them and use them any time. I absolutely love it and we had the best time working on it together!

Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

I’ve added journaling using the journal cards from the Keen kit. I’ve also added labels to the photos, as you can see on the right hand side as well.

Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06
Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

I have layered the flair over the photos in the Currently template. I chose ones that reinforce the theme of that card for cohesiveness, and I love it.

Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

The photo above is the stage set from the play. When events don’t allow you to take photos, snap a photo before or after so you can remember.

Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

The foam title is from Dear Lizzy Serendipity collection from a few years ago.

Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

 

Products available at The Lilypad here:
February Keen MPM kit
Sahlin Studio Currently Photo Templates
Sahlin Studio Currently Flair
Sahlin Studio 4×6 Weekly Calendar Cards

Thanks so much for joining me today! 
~Theresa
xoxo