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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!

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,

Theresa

 

 

 

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

Hi everyone, today I am sharing my 2018 Project Life layout for Week 10! I am so excited to use my brand new collection called Sweet Chicks, which is available in the shop right now. I designed this collection with all things sweet in mind – sweet chicks, sweet love, sweet popsicles!

Let’s take a look at this bright, fun layout!

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

Our stories this week included a fun dinner at Sonic where all the kids got completely hyped up on milkshakes, a check-up at the hospital for Addison, date night, the announcement for Clique Kits, and me learning how to use my curling wand. 

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

I began the layout with the date card, because it is always a predictable place to dive right in. I’ve used these die cut numbers from Studio Calico to notate the week, and the Pink Paislee alphabet stamps from Pick Me Up for the dates. Very simple and quick!

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

I had these little popsicles from Elle’s Studio and this was the perfect layout to use them on! The colors in my Sweet Chicks collection are happy – yellows, oranges, teals, and pinks dance together and I just adore it.

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

We had a date night, which has been a pretty regular occurrence lately, and always makes me so happy!  

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

I had the wood veneer floral from Studio Calico that was used on the back side of this layout, so for this side I simply layered a chipboard embellishment on top of the page protector. I love the texture it adds! I also made a point to include myself in this week’s layout. I have been learning how to use my curling wand (ha!) and took these quick snaps while waiting in the car line one day.

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

For the right hand side I had three photos and the fourth 4×6 pocket is perfect for more journaling. I’ve balanced the bright colors with the black and white in the collection here and just love it!

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

Addison had a health check-up at the hospital this week, so as we were walking from the parking deck I grabbed this snapshot of one of the towers. The sky was beautiful that day! This is a great way to capture these things where you don’t want to invade your teenager’s privacy but still want to document the event.

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

I am absolutely in love with these two cards from the collection! The Love card is also a patterned paper and that will go with anything! And the Say Yes card just makes me insanely happy! So fun!

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

More black and white in the collection, with this Wonky Squares pattern! That was so much fun to design and I’ve added simple dotted lines to journal and a few tiny embellishments. 

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

I’ve repeated the alphabet stamp here, this time using black ink. This card is perfect for a sentiment, journaling, or embellishing. You pick! I also love this photo: we were at World Market and I looked down at this mirrored coffee table. Definitely a fun perspective!

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

Thank you for joining me today! Have you picked up this new collection yet? Let me know what you create with it, be sure to use #larkindesigntm!

~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

Project Life 2017 Week 35 | Using Sahlin Studio Monthly Cards & Like A Boss!!!

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing this lovely layout from my 2017 Project Life album for Week 35. I am using the Sahlin Studio Monthly calendar cards and the Like A Boss kit. Have a look at my entire process here.

Our stories for this particular week included a heavy travel week for Alan, so preparations for that, taking care of the kids via solo parenting for me, and some awesome photos that Alan took while he was in Texas!

Project Life 2017 Week 35 | Using Sahlin Studio Monthly Cards %26 Like A Boss!!!
Project Life 2017 Week 35 | Using Sahlin Studio Monthly Cards %26 Like A Boss!!!
Project Life 2017 Week 35 | Using Sahlin Studio Monthly Cards %26 Like A Boss!!!

I am loving the beautiful colors on the Monthly calendar cards from Sahlin Studio! In our creative world it can be difficult sometimes to choose a kit or product to use in our layouts, but I’ve used this calendar card as a jumping off point for the whole layout. I looked in the Sahlin Studio shop to see what other collections feature this color, and Like A Boss was an immediate winner! Yay for easy decision-making!

Project Life 2017 Week 35 | Using Sahlin Studio Monthly Cards %26 Like A Boss!!!

I’ve printed only the journaling cards I needed to complete my layout, and my formula for selecting those is also pretty straightforward: print your favorites. Print the ones you LOVE. I was listening to another scrapbooker a few days ago who repeated this sentiment. Instead of saving the ones you love, go ahead and USE the ones you love. You’ll be so glad you did!

Project Life 2017 Week 35 | Using Sahlin Studio Monthly Cards %26 Like A Boss!!!

I’ve added just a few tiny embellishments to some of the cards, the leaves here are from Felicity Jane, as is the rubber Home Sweet Home piece. The wood 2017 veneer is from a Gossamer Blue kit several years back.

Project Life 2017 Week 35 | Using Sahlin Studio Monthly Cards %26 Like A Boss!!!

I have also used a few tiny embellishments from Freckled Fawn. I have to tell you guys, the embellishment kits are always near my desk and I reach for them on almost every layout I make! Here the labels, the chipboard word sticker, and the washi tape add simple touches.

Project Life 2017 Week 35 | Using Sahlin Studio Monthly Cards %26 Like A Boss!!!
Project Life 2017 Week 35 | Using Sahlin Studio Monthly Cards %26 Like A Boss!!!

For the second page I’ve included a photo of the kids while we were having dinner. The story is about Addison trying to tell us all about some things that they were going over in class, but it was pretty far over my head so I know it was over the others’ heads too! He forgets he is the oldest (and no doubt the smartest too!). But I am in awe of him, even when I have to remind him that what happens in his classes needs to stay in his classes, and how bright he is. He has a very acute memory! 

Project Life 2017 Week 35 | Using Sahlin Studio Monthly Cards %26 Like A Boss!!!
Project Life 2017 Week 35 | Using Sahlin Studio Monthly Cards %26 Like A Boss!!!

Since I had most of my journaling complete, and the title card done, this 4×6 card with the fun squares becomes a filler card and just a place to have fun. So I added just the tiniest embellishments that would fit inside those squares! They of course repeat the colors and textures across the page and give an awesome opportunity to use them up!

Project Life 2017 Week 35 | Using Sahlin Studio Monthly Cards %26 Like A Boss!!!

What a fun layout, thank you for following along today! See you again soon!

~Theresa

The digital products used in these pages are available at The Lilypad via the following links:
Monthly cards
Like A Boss