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Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 21 and 22!!!!

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 21 and 22!!!!

Hello Lovelies and welcome back to #scrappychristmasinjuly! Today I am sharing more of my 2018 December Daily for Days 21 and 22. This project is winding down and I am so happy at how smoothly the process has gone. I hope you are inspired to create in your own albums as well! If you’d like to see the entire project you can check it out here: Larkindesign December Daily 2018.

 

Days 21 and 22 once again share a two page spread, which makes it easier to make product and design decisions across the layout. I am working with Pinkfresh Studio today, mostly from the Holiday Vibes collection. There were blues and reds in my photos and the product choices flow beautifully!

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 21 and 22!!!!

Day 21 begins with a photo of our presents all wrapped and stacked up in our bedroom closet. We shop throughout the month of December and wrap as we go along, and then on Christmas Eve we have the kids carry all the gifts down stairs. I wanted to take this photo and include it in the album as a show of incredible gratitude for these amazing gifts. Years ago after my divorce, I had only $80 one year to spend on Christmas for Nick and Natalie, and now to have grown and moved beyond that, to have faced all the obstacles and to be so incredibly privileged is humbling for me. In my pocket above the photo I added a patterned paper cut to 4×6 and then layered a label from a cut apart sheet plus the die cut on top. The stamped sentiment is from Kaiser Craft.

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 21 and 22!!!!

To divide the two days in this spread I added a polka dot transparency, which I believe is from Fancy Pants. I chose number from Sahlin Studio and added one to each side in black and white, as contrast to the red polka dot. You can find those digital numbers at The Lilypad via the link here: Sahlin Studio December Days No. 02.

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 21 and 22!!!!

Of course, when you turn the transparency, you find the 22 and the layout for this day. I have been living gluten free for almost two years now, and for Christmas we wanted to try some gluten free chocolate crepes! They turned out amazing! I cropped my photo to fit vertically into two 3×4 pockets, which left two other 3×4 pockets to fill.

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 21 and 22!!!!

I chose a journal card from Pinkfresh and layered a little blue birdie, then I stamped some journaling lines and added my words. I cut another piece of patterned paper to go in the pocket beneath, and then layered two circles, a red circle and the gold and white North Pole die cut.

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 21 and 22!!!!

I also added the floral medallion to the top of my photo, just for a bit of embellishment at the top.

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 21 and 22!!!!

#scrappychristmasinjuly is a creative series began by Tracey Fox. You can follow her on Instagram here: @scrappylikeafox on Instagram. 
And be sure to follow the hashtag on Instagram here: #scrappychristmasinjuly.

Thank you so much for joining me today! I will see you back again soon with the last few days in the album!

~Theresa

Scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

Hello Lovelies and welcome back #scrappychristmasinjuly!!!!! I am so excited to be back working on my December Daily 2018 album and thank you all so much for following along with me! If you would like to see the entire 2018 December Daily series check it all out here: Larkindesign December Daily 2018. Today I have a full process video for you from my December Daily album for Days 10 and 11. Have a look!

 

So I mentioned in my video that my album had not arrived yet, but it did arrive in time for me to take photos for the blog! Woohoo! So let’s have a closer look at these layouts. I am using the Simple Stories SNAP! album with red binding, in 6×8. I think I will probably just stick with these albums in the future so they will all look beautiful lined up on the shelf together and this format is simply the best!

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

When you open my album you will find a simple beaded tassel and the tab cover from the Ali Edwards December Daily box as a cover sheet. I punched the holes in the tab cover using my We R Memory Keepers Planner Punch Board and have left it on these settings so it is easy to use while I am working on this project. It’s so fun to incorporate packaging from our special boxes we receive each year, isn’t it?!

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

I also added a Ali Edwards star transparency to the binder, which has a blue wreath and a red star attached to it. I love the see-through look inviting the reader to see what goodness lies within. In the process video I chatted a little about how all the things line up (or don’t!) between the transparency and the number + journaling underneath, and you can see how they don’t line up. And probably if I didn’t point it out you might not even notice! I am totally ok with that, it is just how things end up and it gives it charm, right?!

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

When you turn the transparency you find the photo for Day 10, which is of our girls hanging out at the dining room table. This is their spot many days because there is a power source there, and it always makes me happy to see them hanging out and having a good time together! I added the number from Ali Edwards and adhered an embroidered star inside the zero. The embroidered star is Felicity Jane. I then also stamped journaling lines using line stamps from Paislee Press. The journaling was added using a simple Sharpie marker, following the lines of the table in the photo. I love these simple details so much.

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

Notice how not only are the embellishments imperfect, but the journaling and the lines in my journaling are imperfect as well. I point this out because my hope is that you will be inspired to embrace the imperfections in your own albums, if you feel they are there, as part and parcel of creativity! Your layouts, as this layout, are beautiful just as they are.

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

For Day 10 I had a full size photo of Emberlynn decorating the tree, and Alan showing me one of our favorite ornaments. I am using a page protector that is divided into (2) 3×4 and (1) 4×6 pocket here, and love how this turned out.

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

The full photo doesn’t need much. There is a lot you could do to this photo, but I simply added a bit of washi tape and the chipboard circle. I look at this photo now and I am wishing we were back in December now! This invokes for me the classic feeling of Christmas and this is one of the biggest reasons I participate in this project.

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

For the 3×4 pockets I began with the 11 tag, which is from an older Ali Edwards December Daily kit. I trimmed it down a bit to fit into the pocket, and added a tag punch plus a bit of silver trim. I stamped the Oh What Fun! from Paislee Press onto the tiniest red tag, which is from Pretty Little Studio. That is layered on top of that thin silver washi tape. This tag, along with the silver, red, black, and white colors, became the jumping off point for this layout.

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

For the second 3×4 tag I layered two different cards on top of each other. I used the lined card (Pinkfresh Studio) as the base, and then punched the Merry Happy Everything from an Ali Edwards card at the top. The circle punch was just a bit smaller than I needed, but I used it anyway. You will notice I adhered that half circle a bit lower and added another strip of washi tape on top. The rubber heart circle is from Felicity Jane and adds another touch of black to the card.

Larkindesign #scrappychristmasinjuly | December Daily 2018 Days 10 and 11!!!!

You can see I added a little grey star to the photo of Alan, and these two days are in the books! Thank you so much for joining me today, it is such a joy to share this project with you! #scrappychristmasinjuly is a fun month long Christmas scrapping event created by Tracey Fox. You can connect with her on Instagram here: Scrappylikeafox
And follow the hashtag here: #scrappychristmasinjuly

December Daily is of course an album project designed by Ali Edwards to help document the month of December, and you can find more information about the project here: Ali Edwards December Daily
See you again soon!
~Theresa

Print To Pocket Action No 01 | 2019 Weeks 12 and 13 Design and Print Pocket Page

 

Larkindesign Print To Pocket Action 01 | Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

Hello Lovelies! Today I have a digital process video to share with you from Weeks 12 and 13 in my 2019 Project Life album. Watch below to see how I use the Print To Pocket Action No. 01 to design and print this layout.

 

I am loving using this Action every single week to help me get these pages designed and printed. For this particular layout I included digital journal cards, and this is how the layout looked prior to printing. You can purchase this lovely digital kit called Spring Stories, over at the Sahlin Studio blog.

Larkindesign Print To Pocket Action 01 | Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

 

Thank you for joining me today! I will be sharing my full process video with you tomorrow for this layout. See you then!

~Theresa

Event Based Layout | 2012 Project Life February and March

 

Hello Lovelies! Today I am sharing a layout from my 2012 Project Life album. My 2012 album really is a transition album, going from traditional scrapbooking and moving into pocket page, weekly documenting. This means that some of my layouts don’t have weekly photos, and in those cases I simply create an event-based layout. Have a peek at my process for these events in February and March of 2012. This layout was previously a part of In My Pocket Memory Keeping class, Volume 01. If you’d like to join us in the classroom, and see BRAND NEW process videos, check it out here.

There were two main stories for this spread: karate testing for Addison, and also I took the four kiddos to the zoo for the first time by myself. At this time they were still quite little – Natalie was five and Addison was nine, so it was a bit unnerving for me at the beginning. I love having these beautiful photos to document how we began blending our families and some of the challenges we tackled along the way.


Larkindesign An Event Based Layout | 2012 Project Life February

For this layout I chose a Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit, this is the one from May 2017. Again I wanted neutrals on the left, and bright happy colors on the right. Pink is one of Addison’s favorite colors, so you will find that fun bright pink across the page!

I am absolutely in love with how this title card turned out! This was so simple: stamped title and date + two stars! On the 3×4 card underneath I also did a similar format: stamped sentiment and a tiny strip of washi tape. So simple and pretty.

Larkindesign An Event Based Layout | 2012 Project Life February

For some reason or another, I think these are the only two times we photographed Addison’s karate experiences in the year 2012. So I felt it was super important to include these two layouts so he has memories of his classes. Notice how the photos really help tell these stories – the close up of his belt, the photo of him with his instructor, and the environment he was in. All of this was very important to us and to him at the time and I am so happy to record this!

Larkindesign An Event Based Layout | 2012 Project Life February

For the right hand side, I am telling the story of the first time I took all four kids to the zoo by myself. I was definitely outnumbered, and in these early days it was a tiny bit overwhelming to try to take them somewhere alone. But on this day I did it and it was a success. We all had so much fun together!

Larkindesign An Event Based Layout | 2012 Project Life FebruaryOne concern with putting two events on the same spread is how to tie them together, especially if the colors of the photos don’t necessarily match? I have always had the approach that your products can tie seeming unrelated photos together, and this layout is a great example of that.

Larkindesign An Event Based Layout | 2012 Project Life February

Because I had already used these happy colors on the other side, this side flows really well into a more feminine layout. I still included some of the black and white elements, too, to tie it all together. Notice on most of the cards I added one very simple element. This keeps the layout simple and easy to complete. No hard decisions, no over-complicated embellishing here, but the end result is still a very pretty layout with a really great story!

Larkindesign An Event Based Layout | 2012 Project Life February

I had one more opportunity for a 4×6 card at the bottom of this layout, and I made it quite monochromatic. The card itself featured a very simple yellow star wreath and I added text inside it using a puffy alphabet from Freckled Fawn. Then a simple date stamp and the card is complete.

Larkindesign An Event Based Layout | 2012 Project Life February

I hope these layouts inspire you to try a more simple approach to your own layouts, especially in the name of not overwhelming yourself. Embellishing can be so much fun, and our pretty layers are so tempting to either hold onto them (read: hoarding) or over-use them. But you can see in this layout how a simple approach still allowed me to use my favorite things and actually get the layout done without feeling panicked. And most importantly, this keeps the emphasis on the important part: the story + the photo!

See you again soon!

Creative Team Jenn Hutt | Travelers Notebook Layouts ft. Ordinary Moments!!

Hello lovelies, today Creative Team member Jenn Hutt is on the blog to share  with us! Be sure to check out her About Me page, where you can learn more about her and connect with her on social media!

Hey ya’ll! I hope you’re having a great day!

The first project I worked on with the May collection was for day 48 of the RUKristin 100 Days of All About Me project. The topic is about your pets.

Creative Team Jenn Hutt | Travelers Notebook Layouts ft. Ordinary Moments!!Creative Team Jenn Hutt | Travelers Notebook Layouts ft. Ordinary Moments!!

If you remember from last month, I am doing my project in a handmade album that was inspired by Jessica Upton on instagram. The album pages measure 4.5″X8.5″ and use 6 binder rings (to match the hole punch I use).

This prompt was all about pets, and the only pet that I have is a cat named Eleanor.

I used a TN paper from Traci Reed’s XOXO collection as the background (I liked the simple pattern and it was already on my desk) printed on cardstock paper. I also printed and cut out the May elements from the Ordinary Moments kit. I layered two triangle tags at the bottom and stamped 48 on there using some Ali Edwards stamps, for it being the 48th prompt in Kristin’s 100 Prompts

I used a 2″ circle to punch out the picture of my cat (she was standing on the stairs the day of my wedding wondering why there were so many people in her house- we got married in our back yard and the bridal party was getting ready in the house). I layered this image of her on a circle that was cut from the elements page with a green border and pretty red flowers. I put an ‘ordinary moments’ cut out over that.

I used some black glittery American Crafts alpha’s from my stash to spell out her name. I layered two strips of paper behind a premade text box from the cut apart sheet for my journaling and layered that below her name. You guys know me, I like to keep things simple and I am really enjoying this size right now.

Creative Team Jenn Hutt | Travelers Notebook Layouts ft. Ordinary Moments!!Creative Team Jenn Hutt | Travelers Notebook Layouts ft. Ordinary Moments!!

The next two projects for the month of May were both single page spreads for my Travelers Notebook insert. They both document an event from Mother’s Day weekend, where a friend of mine got married and the other is a picture with another friend, whom I took out on Mother’s Day.

Once again I resized and printed papers from the kit to fit my size and then printed them out together (this time on regular printer paper since they’re going into a TN insert that is already bound together).

The page on the left documented the adventure a friend and I went on on Mother’s Day. I took her to the GeekCraft Expo in Durham, NC, where we both got a new pair of ears (mine are a galaxy cat pair and hers are a set of fox ears). Afterwards we went to McDonalds for lunch, which is where the picture was snapped. The flower elements, the heart, and the “different is beautiful” piece are all from the “Let Your Heart Decide” collection from Pinkfresh Studios (received in my May Clique Kit subscription). I used a red/orange label that matched perfectly from the Ordinary Moments cut apart sheet.

The project on the right was to document a wedding I attended the day before Mother’s Day. This page is super simple and there isn’t much to it. I used several elements from the same cut apart sheet (two hexagons that were cut off at the edges, the date label, the green label where I wrote a tiny bit of journaling, the today strip (it is on the edge of the photo), and the special days label). Super simple, but I really wanted to document this (it’s the bridesmaids, the flower girl and ring bearer, and the bride being silly. It was originally just supposed to be the bridesmaids but we got photo bombed).

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my projects for this month! Make sure you get your own digital Ordinary Moments kit and share your projects with us!