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Celebrating A Major Milestone – 400 YouTube Videos – AND Announcing the Give-Away!!!!!

Hello lovelies, Happy Tuesday to you! Did you have an awesome scrappy weekend? It was International Scrapbooking Day and I had the honor of hosting TWO lovely challenges so I wanted to share those challenges here with you! 

My first challenge is up on the Clique Kits Facebook group and is a pocket page challenge. I created this lovely layout as inspiration.

Larkindesign Clique Kits iNSD 2018 Pocket Page Challenge

I also created a process video and I invite you to view the video and then participate in the challenge!

My second challenge is over on the Scrap Gals Facebook group, and also is all about pocket pages! This is the layout I created for that challenge.

Larkindesign iNSD 2018 Scrap Gals Pocket Page Challenge

I also created a process video for inspiration! I hope you will view the video and then join the challenge!

And that video, you guys, marks my 400th YouTube video!!!!! I have been sharing my process videos here and on YouTube for more than three years now, and the 400 videos are such an important part of my love and commitment to you and to our community. They have helped me grow as an artist and scrapbooker, and formed the beginning of the Larkindesign brand and the jumping off point for everything you see here. THANK YOU for following along on my journey!!!! It has always only been my hope to inspire others, with my stories, with my art, and with this brand. Thank you for being a distinguished part of that.

I also have a little give-away that I announced a few days ago, and the time has come to announce the lovely winner! On the first of the month I released my May digital collection called Ordinary Moments and asked you to tell me ways someone shows you love right now. You answered with so many beautiful, loving answers, both here and on YouTube. I invite you to read all the lovely comments on my channel, and today I wish to share the winner!

Larkindesign Ordinary Moments Giveaway

I counted 15 lovely comments, so I jotted them down and threw them in a bowl.

Larkindesign Ordinary Moments Giveaway Winner

Whatjenrenpeterson you are the lovely winner! Congratulations! I will be contacting you through YouTube and will send you the discount code. Thank you to everyone who posted, I loved creating such a positive spot in the world of the internet with your lovely comments, and I am so thankful for people like you and me who do kind things every day! It makes the world such a happy place!

See you soon,





Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

Hello lovelies! I am so excited to have this talented creative team member, Tori Bissell on the blog today. Check out her amazing project using the Larkindesign 2018 Calendar Cards! Click on the image below to purchase these awesome cards.


Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

Hi everyone. I’m so excited to share my project with you today!!! I had the 2018 Calendar cards sitting on my desk and I was trying to decide what to do with them when I noticed my Heidi Swap Memorydex on my desk. All of a sudden I was struck with a really cool idea. Wouldn’t it be fun to create a desk calendar?!? Um, yep. That!

Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

I began by making a cover card using this gorgeous floral design and some foam thickers to write out 2018. I also used a gold wreath from Crate Paper to highlight the year. I made the floral card my own by adding some black splatters. After that I used the Heidi Swapp Memorydex punch to punch out the holes. 


Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

I love how the splatters added a little contrast on the card. I added some black splatters to some of the other cards too. 


Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

I also decided this would be a great opportunity for me to use my huge stash of scraps. I trimmed down a ton of scraps into 4×4 pieces or smaller and used the punch to punch holes. These scraps will be great for making notes and writing down phone numbers and reminders. I am perpetually using scraps and post it notes at work – why not use pretty scraps of paper. 


Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

I also used my scraps to create little calendar cards with the 2018 Calendar Cards from Larkindesign. I made one for each month. 


Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

They were actually really easy to make when I got going because I made them all relatively the same way. I cut 6×6 paper’s into 4×4.5 cards, attached a circle tab, and added little strips of punched bordered papers. 

Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

I finished the cards off by using thickers to write out the months. I then added some Freckled Fawn chipboard stars just for fun. I love the way all 12 of the cards worked out. 


Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

I love all the fun details and how the scraps came together well. The truth is that it doesn’t match really well but I like the eclectic  look of all the scraps and how perfectly they went with the 2018 Calendar cards. 


Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

I also used a few of the Larkindesign Out With the Old digital cards for some added details. For example, on the January card I cut out the Happy New Year and added that. I love the way it coordinates with the calendar. 


While I had all the supplies out, I also created a few other divider cards – notes, remember and to do. I’m so excited by the way this project came together and how it’s going to look on my desk. I love that I can use it for scraps and as a calendar.  

Larkindesign Creative Team Tori Bissell | Memorydex Desk Calendar Using 2018 Calendar Cards

I created a process video if you’d like to check out how I put together this memorydex desk calendar. You can watch the process video here: 

To connect with me on your favorite social media be sure to check out my About Me page. Thanks so much for checking out my project today. I hope it inspires you to think of other ways you can use the 2018 calendar cards and your scraps. The calendar cards can be purchased in the shop by clicking here: 2018 Calendar Cards.



Larkindecember | December Daily Album 2017 Days 14 and 15

Hi everyone, today I am sharing Days 14 and 15 in my 2017 December Daily Album! I’ve taken some things out today in order to accommodate the photos and stories I wanted to tell. Products are from Ali Edwards, Paislee Press, and Pinkfresh Studio.

Here is a look at Day 14 as a foundation page.

Larkindecember | December Daily Album 2017 Days 14 and 15

It was a pretty nondescript foundation page, only the numbers and a few journal cards here, so lots of room to add and complete. The story for this day is of Natalie’s chorus performance at her school, along with her science project. Science projects are displayed at the chorus performance, so these two photos go together well.

Larkindecember | December Daily Album 2017 Days 14 and 15

I switched out page protectors in order to have a pocket for the 4×6 photo on the right, and kept the transparent card and journal card. The photo of Natalie is not quite 6×8 with a white border and a bit of space for the embellishments. The green acrylic tree is from Elle’s Studio.

Larkindecember | December Daily Album 2017 Days 14 and 15

Here is a look at Day 15:

Larkindecember | December Daily Album 2017 Days 14 and 15

These products are all Pinkfresh Studio. I kept the 15 with its sparkly card and the back of the Twinkle card from Ali Edwards. Then I made my own card using the patterned paper.

Larkindecember | December Daily Album 2017 Days 14 and 15

On the right I removed another page protector and replaced it with an envelope from an older Ali Edwards Story Kit. Yes, this idea is totally lifted from Tori’s post yesterday! Inside my pocket are the children’s Christmas wish lists.

Larkindecember | December Daily Album 2017 Days 14 and 15

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! See you soon!





Larkindecember | 2018 December Daily Album Days 10 and 11!!!!

Hello lovelies! Welcome back to my December Daily process for Days 10 and 11. Today’s layouts are brought to you by the miserable cold I have picked up, so in the interest of sanity while still keeping up, these layouts are fairly simple AND I threw out an entire pocket page from my album! Ha!


Here is the foundation page for Day 10. Products used are all from Sahlin Studio December collection.

Larkindecember | 2018 December Daily Album Days 10 and 11!!!!

For my completed page, I added a full page photo of our tree with bokeh lights and my journaling.

Larkindecember | 2018 December Daily Album Days 10 and 11!!!!

The number 10 is from Felicity Jane, heart from Ali Edwards Main Kit, LOVE alphas from Simple Stories, and stamp set from Gossamer Blue.

Here is the layout outside of the album.

Larkindecember | 2018 December Daily Album Days 10 and 11!!!!

For Day 11 we went on our annual visit to Tanglewood to see the lights. Be sure to have a listen to the video where I talk about how and why I believe in documenting the same events year after year.

Larkindecember | 2018 December Daily Album Days 10 and 11!!!!

Here is where I removed an entire pocket page from my album because it somehow ended up being extra and for the purpose of simplicity. On days when you don’t feel well, simplicity is important, and having foundation pages helps too!

Larkindecember | 2018 December Daily Album Days 10 and 11!!!!

I cut down the divided page protector and simply added two photos. For the full page, I added journaling strips to the buffalo check along with a glitter title from Amy Tangerine. So simple and fun!

Larkindecember | 2018 December Daily Album Days 10 and 11!!!!

Thank you for joining me today!





Creative Team Introductions | Neftali Zambrano

Hello lovelies, today I am so excited to have Neftali Zambrano join us on the blog! Feel free to learn more about her amazing work on her page via this link here: Neftali Zambrano.


Larkindesign 2018 Creative Team | Neftali Zambrano

Hi there, it’s Neftali here for the first time, and gosh, I am so excited to be here! I am so happy to share with you my first project as part of the Larkindesign Creative Team. Sort of like a celebratory layout for you all! I am so excited to be working with Theresa’s hybrid products. If you are feeling like hybrid scrapbooking is something new for you, it’s okay! But if you want to try it out, even better!

But first, let me tell you, I am so honored that I am able to work on this team because I will also be able to try new things! I have occasionally used bits of hybrid products throughout my scrapbooking, and it was always fun to do it. But I am also quite a newbie and there’s so many kinds of projects I’d like to try now that I have access to some pretty awesome products. I have so much planned to share with you and also to be able to take on the beautiful Larkindesign products and use them in so many different ways!

So because I am coming to you for the first time, I wanted to create a special layout as my “first project.” These are always special to me as I create them with so much love and excitement!

I decided to use Theresa’s Adventure Mini Collection for a few reasons. First of all, I love all the fun colors in the cards: the pinks, and blueish mints, and even orange!


Larkindesign Adeventure Mini Collection

The colors were calling my name. However, I also wanted to use these specific cards because they were accidentally printed in the wrong size. Yep, it happens to even the best of us sometimes. However, it doesn’t mean you can’t still get good use out of wrongly sized pocket page cards. They are still beautiful even if printed smaller or larger, and this gives you the perfect reason to think outside the box.

So, since mine were printed TOO small, I decided that I could take the cards and patterns to create a really fun and colorful layout. Here it is:

Larkindesign Creative Team Introductions | Neftali Zambrano.pngLarkindesign Creative Team Introductions | Neftali Zambrano

I scrapped a photo of my son standing in front of a pretty water fountain, so I added the title “Cherish Every Little Adventure.”

I was amazed at how many different bits and pieces from different collections I was able to mix on my page that complemented the cards so well!

I decided to create sort of like a gallery effect with the cards in the center of my page. The were all arranged randomly in the center, above a bit if mixed media.

Then I added quite a few mixed die cuts, chipboards, enamel dots, and even acetate pieces to finish off my central cluster.

Larkindesign Creative Team Introductions | Neftali Zambrano

I then backed my white paper onto a colorful patterned paper by Echo Park that matched amazingly with this Mini Collection!

Larkindesign Creative Team Introductions | Neftali Zambrano


That’s how this fun layout came to be.

So friends, thanks for having me today and I promise I will be back soon with more inspiration. I hope you are all as excited as we are here at Larkindesign to be bringing you inspiration from our Creative Team! 

I wanted to add that I have an About Me page on the blog, and I want to invite you all to come over if you ever want to learn a bit more about me.

Also, if you are interested in purchasing the Adventure Digital Mini Collection you can find it here

So that’s it for today! I’m so happy you stopped by. Come by later this week as a few more of us from the Creative Team will be coming in to introduce ourselves and our projects.

Until next time, stay crafty!

Announcement | 2018 Larkindesign Creative Team!!!!

I am so excited today to announce the 2018 Larkindesign Creative Team! The Creative Team is an incredibly talented group of ladies who will be working with the Larkindesign products throughout the year and then will share their projects with you! Our goal is to inspire you and get you excited to create. I am so fortunate to work with everyone of these ladies and I know you will love them too! 


2018 Larkindesign Creative Team

I am so very much looking forward to all the creative goodness coming from this team and I hope you will follow along with us! Happy creating!

Are you interested in Guest Designing for Larkindesign? Give me a shout at I would LOVE to hear from you!

Larkindesign Update and 2018 Creative Team Call!!!!!

Hi everyone! I am so very excited to post to you today! You should be starting to see a few updates around the site, like a brand new logo! Hooray! There are so many new and exciting things coming in the next few months and I cannot wait to share them all with you.

Today I am announcing the Larkindesign Creative Team Call! Yay! I am launching several digital products in 2018, plus a few really awesome classes, and am looking for a few talented hybrid designers. This is a one-year commitment beginning in January 2018. Here are the details:


  • Designers must be actively sharing and blogging hybrid projects, Project Life layouts, and Silhouette layouts.
  • Designers must be proficient with Photoshop.
  • Designers must be able to submit 2-3 projects per month and contribute one blog post per month using one of those projects.
  • Designers must be able to create clear and well lit photographs of their projects.
  • Designers must be able to meet deadlines.
  • Designers must be able to participate in upcoming Larkindesign classes and be willing to share their experiences in the classroom when classes are in session.

Here is how to apply:

  • Please submit 3-4 of your favorite projects via email to prior to November 15th, midnight EST. Include Larkindesign CT 2018 in your email subject line.
  • Please share a brief paragraph the includes your name, location, and why memory keeping is your passion.
  • Please include a second paragraph on what you feel you bring to the Larkindesign team.
  • Please include all social media links, including blog, YouTube (if applicable), Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. Also include your current design team commitments.
  • Projects should include Project Life layouts, Silhouette cut file layouts, and any other layouts that you feel best show your abilities. (hint: your favorites are probably your best bet!).
  • The emphasis for this Design Team is hybrid, so please be sure to include layouts that show how you like to use digital products in your layouts.

My statement on YouTube channels:

Having a YouTube channel is not a requirement of this design team, but it will be helpful if you are able to present quick tutorials in video format. I will not be requiring detailed, long videos that take a lot of time to create.

Please email your application to prior to midnight, EST, 15th of November 2017, including your project photos. Decisions will be made and team members will be notified by December 1, 2017. The formal announcement will be made by December 15th, 2017. I look forward to hearing from you!! 

Deadline to apply is November 15th, midnight EST!!!!

In My Pocket Memory Keeping Class is On Sale!!!!

Larkindesign In My Pocket Memory Keeping Class!!!

Hi everyone, just a quick note that our class is at the half way mark! I released Lesson 04 yesterday and things are going great, but we want you in class too! So I put the class on a really good sale, at 40% off! Hooray! So the class cost is $24, you guys have to get in on this! The sale expires on Sunday, August 20 at 9PM EST.

*** Survey Time*** With Free Printable Download***

Hi guys! I need your help!!!! I would love for you to take just a few moments to fill out the survey below!!!! I am looking for your opinions and thoughts about Larkindesign – the blog, the YouTube Channel, anything that is on your mind. I would also LOVE to hear feedback on what you would like to see from Larkindesign in the future! I am so excited to grow this brand and would love your help in shaping Larkindesign into something really cool and awesome. Watch this short promotional video to hear more of my thoughts about this survey here! Once you complete the survey you will be directed to download my free gift to you – a printable mini kit with journal cards that you can use in your pocket pages!!! Yay!!! Thank you for filling out our survey, I cannot wait to read the responses!


 Larkindesign Survey Free Printable!!!!
Larkindesign Survey Free Printable!!!!