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Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast | Project Mouse and Maggie Holmes Bloom

Hi guys! Oh I just have to tell you how excited I am to show you today’s layout! The photos are from the Beauty and the Beast show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and I have chosen some fantastic products to go along with. Have a look at my process here:

Ok, here is the layout with photos and journaling cards which I created using products from Sahlin Studio Project Mouse, namely the Princess and Fantasy collections:

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

I decided to add my Maggie Holmes Bloom transparency in between this layout. So I have two photos of the completed layout:

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast
Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

I don’t even know where to begin! I guess I will just show you around the layout as usual, but I admit this is no ordinary layout! I began this title card in Photoshop (I use the Cloud version) and brought in the patterned paper, hearts, and bracket. I created a mask using the bracket so there was a place for text or embellishments, then I added a drop shadow, and then I added the word sentiment. All of those elements are available from Sahlin Studio Project Mouse, and The Lilypad.

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

Under that card are two 3×4 cards with added embellishments.

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

I couldn’t help but add just the tiniest touches to the photos of the show. Every scene was so beautiful, and my camera captured the stage amazingly well (these were taken with a Canon T3 with a kit lens).

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

This 4×6 card is another one I made myself using just a tiny strip of the patterned paper and some simple lines. I only added a tiny strip of glitter tape and my journaling.

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

I thought it would be cute to use the Princess Checklist card to create a checklist of some of my favorite characters. Don’t worry, all the beloved characters in the movie appeared in the show, and they did not disappoint!

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

There were several banners in the Maggie Holmes Bloom collection, this one in the cardstock stickers, so I repeated those in several places on the layout.

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

Here is a look at this side of the layout one more time:

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

I love how the colors of this transparency coordinate so beautifully with the colors on the stage and in the costumes, plus it ties in the gold glitter. I seriously love transparencies and use them every year in my December Dailies, and I try to incorporate them into my other albums as well. This seemed like a great opportunity to use this one!

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

It is somewhat challenging to photograph transparencies, so forgive the imperfect photos. Hopefully you can see how I added a vellum banner from the Project Mouse Princess kit. Layered on that are some word strips and a chipboard flower. When you turn the page you will find the back of the chipboard flower that has been embossed with gold and layered with a floral die cut.

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

For the left hand side of the layout, I created this journaling card again in Photoshop, printed it out, and then embellished on top. I am particularly in love with these hexagons! They became great layering elements for other little bits and bobs.

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

More 3×4 cards and layered embellishments here, and a few stamped s sentiments. The roller stamp I used is from Maggie Holmes’ Shine collection. Definitely a favorite stamp here!

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

On this photo I layered the XO banner with a glitter leaf! I wanted to repeat the glitter around the page, you know, because glitter.

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

Ah, these photos just make me so happy! I remember taking them and imagining the layout I wanted to create, so I kept the drapes in the frame. This glittered label is perfect right here!

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

More glitter, and a chipboard frame here, layered together. I also repeated the bracket and hearts on this filler card, and then layered labels and stamps on top. I love this so much!

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

One last photo and a banner layered with a glittered leaf and gold word sticker. Check out the concerned characters in the frame – this was the scene where Beast was    pitching his temper!

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

Here isone more look at the right hand side of the layout:

Disney Hollywood Studios Beauty and the Beast

Oh you guys, this might be one of my absolute favorite layouts ever! It all came together so much prettier than I could have ever imagined! I do hope you will let me know in the comments what you think. Thanks so much for following along!

~Theresa

Project Life/Project 52 2016 Week 18 | Maggie Holmes Bloom!!!

Hi guys, today I am working on my 2016 Project Life album and have a layout from Week 18 to show you! I created the layout in the Project Life App using the Project 52 cards, and then embellished on top using Maggie Holmes’ Bloom collection! Have a peek at my process:

This layout includes an insert, because there were quite a few photos and quite a few stories I wanted to tell from this week. Mostly I wanted to tell the story of planting our flowers this year and the first day of being able to play in the sprinkler. Also we had a date night, and we had lots of rain. Here is the left side as it was created in the app:

Project Life 2016 Week 18

Here is the right side of the layout with insert:

Project Life 2016 Week 18

And here are the completed pages, first the left side:

Project Life 2016 Week 18

And the right hand side here:

Project Life 2016 Week 18

Ok, so there are a lot of photos to show you and I just have to tell you that I am very much loving how this layout turned out. The Maggie Holmes Bloom collection is just gorgeous and working with it is so easy, but seriously layered over this layout from the Project Life App is almost perfection! This card right here might be my very favorite rightnow:

Project Life 2016 Week 18

That alphabet from the Bloom collection is to die for. And layered on that barely textured Hello card makes my heart swoon. I used this card to highlight our shopping day when we were purchasing our flowers. The G almost looks exactly like my photo of the lilies below!

Project Life 2016 Week 18

One thing I try to do sometimes is to capture the kids while we are out and about, as a group. We make quite a scene sometimes, because there are six of us. We are conspicuous, Alan calls it our own fan club, and it’s frequently loud. But this is who we are:

Project Life 2016 Week 18

Beside that photo is the date card, from the Project 52 kit. I added the puffy floral (oh please, pretty please make more of these!) and a few stamped sentiments.

Project Life 2016 Week 18

Up until this past few weeks, our street ended two houses down. Well, now they have built our cul-de-sac and finished the road going around the back of our neighborhood! So our kids can go all the way down to the cul-de-sac and we can watch them in three directions from our driveway. So awesome. I brought this photo into the Letterglow app so I could add my journaling and the Captured sentiment, which is from One Little Bird’s Currently edition digital.

Project Life 2016 Week 18

While Alan and I planted that day, the girls played on bikes and scooters, and then they refreshed themselves with the sprinkler. I only added a few small embellishments to these cards, and the one photo of Natalie’s shirt says all it needs to say: “Believe in all the good things.”

Project Life 2016 Week 18

I added all my journaling in the App this layout, and I am really happy with the outcome. I love adding my own handwriting to my layouts, but sometimes it is ok to journal this way in order to tell the details you want to tell.

Project Life 2016 Week 18

Don’t forget, when adding your journaling to your cards in the app, to leave some space for some simple embellishments too. I love adding a few things in between paragraphs, like washi tape or these little glitter squares.

Project Life 2016 Week 18

The last two journal cards on this side are so very simple, and darling. That chipboard bird is my favorite – he ties in my favorite journaling card and repeats a bird theme that I use often in my layouts. It’s a win-win!

Project Life 2016 Week 18

Ok, so onto the right side, which tells several different stories. Notice how I don’t place my photos chronologically, or by date, on any of my Project Life layouts. I don’t photograph daily, or even every other day, and tend to select events or stories that I want to tell each week. Then I add my photos wherever they suit me around the page. I did try to keep the planting/outdoors photos on the first half of this layout, but even those are not in chronological order. I am more concerned with the overall look and feel of the layout and it makes things less complicated for me.

Project Life 2016 Week 18

I took this photo of my husband’s hands while he was working that day, and took that opportunity to write a little about how hard he works and how our house and our yard look so pretty mainly because of him.

Project Life 2016 Week 18

I know our yard and our flowers are quite simple and minimal, but it’s a big deal for me. We planted all our own grass and the tree and the bushes and we laid the bricks and we chose the locations for the flower beds – it’s the first time in my life that I have been interested and able to keep any sort of flower bed. I love what we are doing.

Project Life 2016 Week 18

On this last page of the layout for the week, I included a story about our weird little date night that went quite quirky. Here is that story:

Project Life 2016 Week 18

This panoramic photo is of the cow fields that are at the front of our neighborhood. The cows don’t really show up in the photo, but that is ok. This photo tells a story for me – how much it rained all week and we had just a small quick walk that night in between rain drops, and how much I love seeing our bovine friends in their pasture every day!

Project Life 2016 Week 18

Just two more quick photos here:

Project Life 2016 Week 18

And one more journal card, no embellishments here.

Project Life 2016 Week 18

I know this was a lot of photos and information in one post! Thanks for hanging around, I do hope you got some ideas for your own layouts! I will see you tomorrow for my Disney layout.

~Theresa

 

 

Project Life 2016 | Week 12

Hi there, today I am showing a layout from my Project Life 2016 album for Week 12. Something I noticed in the last few weeks is just how much my husband has been doing for me, so I wanted this layout to be about that. Here is my process video:

So here is the layout as I printed it out from the App:

Project Life 2016 Week 12

And this is the completed layout:

Project Life 2016 Week 12

I decided to use the rub-ons from Amy Tangerine on the date card because I had never tried rub-ons on glossy paper before, and it worked out great. In fact those gold touches dress that card up beautifully!

Project Life 2016 Week 12

I echoed the hearts and cut up the kraft heart from Ali Edwards’ Heart Story kit to layer on top. Then I added my journaling. This space actually ties the layout all together.

Project Life 2016 Week 12

I love these photos because my husband actually took them and I love when he does that. I have to say there are several pictures here and there on my layouts that he took. So on this night we decided to go see My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which I had been anxiously waiting to come out.

Project Life 2016 Week 12

I grabbed the movie poster from Google and dropped it into Dropbox so I could use it here on the layout. It just makes me laugh!

Project Life 2016 Week 12

The quality on this photo isn’t as good as the one above, but it tells part of the story. Perfection is not required, ya’ll. Include the photos that remind you of how you felt in a certain time and place, technical issues or not. I find that non-perfect photos actually round out the whole layout, because nothing in life is perfect, so why should our photos all be magazine quality photos?

Project Life 2016 Week 12

I chose several of the chipboard accents from the Heart Story kit just to add a tiny something. Tiny hearts, tiny embellishment, but big impact.

Project Life 2016 Week 12

Here is the other side of this layout. This side is mainly about Alan building my new desktop.

Project Life 2016 Week 12

This photo of Alan on the stairs fascinates me. There is a window on the landing of our stairway that is casting the light behind him, but the rest of the photo is a bit dark. I didn’t edit this photo to fix the shadows because I think it’s kind of cool. I am working my way through Ali Edwards’ Lens of Joy class right now, and light is one of the subjects she touches on. In this photo, the light hits the side of his face, which is the focus of the photo, and that is good.

Project Life 2016 Week 12

The cat here is having a blast with the wires. I guess I haven’t written much about how I used the embellishments, but I did love using the stamp set with the Story kit. This card was perfect for the word stamps!

Project Life 2016 Week 12

I also just love the simple stamp and puffy sticker in the corner of the honeycomb paper. It didn’t need much because of its pattern, so this was perfect.

Project Life 2016 Week 12

I absolutely love how these Project Life layouts give me opportunities to tell these stories as they happen throughout the week, while it is weighing on my mind. I love being able to journal about and photograph people I love, through my lens (and share his lens too!) and then document those photos in a meaningful way. Here’s also to my sweet husband, who takes so much time every week to help me do things I love to do. I am so thankful for him.

I’ll see you here tomorrow for the next Disney layout!

~Theresa

Project Life 2016 Week 10 Beach Layout!

Hi friends, I am so excited to be creating two Project Life layouts this week for my 2016 album. There was a lot that happened in the month of March and it is important for me to tell some of those stories, so this is one of those stories. Take a look at my process video:

 

This is the layout as I created it in the Project Life App:

Project Life 2016 Week 10 Beach

I used the Currently Edition digital core kit by Peppermint Granberg once more for this layout, because I simply love it so much. Here is the completed layout:

Project Life 2016 Week 10 Beach

I can’t tell you how much I love using Maggie Holmes Bloom collection with the Currently Edition kit. Every one of these pockets makes me so happy. I started with the photo of myself in the upper left hand corner, to which I added a half circle wreath and a chipboard embellishment from Ali Edwards’ Spark story kit. I had to laugh just a little when I placed it on the photo, because it has words on it and the words ended up being upside down. So no worries, I just added different word strips on top.

Project Life 2016 Week 10 Beach

On the journal card next to my photo, I wrote a sort of letter to myself. The trip to the beach was a necessary get-away for me and so I wrote this to affirm my need to get away.

Project Life 2016 Week 10 Beach

That camera, on top of that pink horizontal stripe, is simply perfection. I also added another journal card to myself below the photo. This is something I haven’t really done in the past, but creating these layouts makes me feel like there is space to include this type of journaling, and I am happy for that. 

Project Life 2016 Week 10 Beach

One of the things that made me most happy on this trip was seeing my daughter Natalie embrace the beach so much. She was in her element, running into the waves and searching for shells. Soaking up the sunshine.

Project Life 2016 Week 10 Beach

Have I mentioned how much I love the flexibility of Project Life to showcase these photos? I love being able to include layouts about a particular day or event in between the weekly mish mash layouts. And I especially love adding these embellishments on top. 

Project Life 2016 Week 10 Beach

There was nothing complicated on this page. Just the words on the main photo.

Project Life 2016 Week 10 Beach

The floral puffy sticker looks amazing, joining the photo and journal card together. Just a quick note about these wider photos – they were taken with my iPhone and then slightly zoomed in the Project Life App, so this made them a tiny bit grainy when they were printed out. It really is ok, friends, to use the less-than perfect photos in your layouts and even to use them as focal points in your layout. I chose this one because it truly evokes a feeling for me of my carefree, spirited daughter, commanding the beach that day. That matters to me more than having a perfect photo.

Project Life 2016 Week 10 Beach

For the photos across the bottom of the layout, I only added a small heart with gold word strip, and I stamped currently underneath the camera icon. And that is all for this layout. I hope you have a fantastic weekend and I will see you back here next week!

~Theresa

P52/Project Life 2016 Week 10 | Currently Edition and Maggie Holmes Bloom!

Hi guys, I have a quick one-page layout this week for you that I created using the Currently Edition digital version in the Project Life App. Later on Friday I will bring another Project Life video, and for the next few weeks my plan is to bring more than one Project Life layout. I started planning my layouts for the month of March and realized that there was quite a bit to document! I love the flexibility of this method for Project Life – when slow weeks happen one page is fantastic, and when busy weeks happen I have the ability to include more stories. So let me show you the process video:

 

This is the layout as I created it in the Project Life App:

Project Life 2016 Week 10

So the Currently Edition is not available in the Project Life App at this time, but the digital version is available at beckyhiggins.com. I also received notification that the physical kit had been restocked, if you are interested in that one. I was delighted to get the digital kit, however, and then once I downloaded the cards I placed them in my Dropbox to use in the App. 

Project Life 2016 Week 10

I decided to use Maggie Holmes Bloom collection to add my embellishments. The colors blend really well with the layout and I love the flexibility between the pinks and blues.

Project Life 2016 Week 10

The circle journal card became the perfect home for the week number, and then a Maggie Holmes label anchors the card on the page. I have been really anxious (yes, in a hoarding sense) to use those fringe hearts and had to convince myself to just use one already. They are so pretty!

Project Life 2016 Week 10

One of my commitments to myself this year is to take pictures of myself and include them in my Project Life album. I don’t really see myself as “pretty,” necessarily, but I do love to wear make-up and I do love to use fun filters to make the pictures look pretty. I think one of the reasons we don’t like pictures of ourselves is because cameras can be harsh on our faces and can show imperfections! No wonder we don’t like those images! But filters and different angles can be flattering and can help us feel better about ourselves and the way we look. So I am doing that for myself this year. 

Project Life 2016 Week 10

Our cat had to go to the vet, and as soon as we placed him in the carrier, the other cat jumped on top as if to wonder where we were taking her brother! The journaling went perfect on the Maggie Holmes sticker turned sideways.

Project Life 2016 Week 10

I’m not much of a list-type journaler, but this card seemed perfect for a week that seemed to have one thing going on each day. So a simple list it is. With a cute little bird. And with that, this layout is done. See you soon!

~Theresa