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TBT Project Life 2014 Halloween Part 01 | Feat. Maggie Holmes After Dark

Hi guys! Ok I know it’s not Thursday but this is part 1 in a 2-part series I am sharing from my 2014 Project Life album! The layouts I am sharing feature our Halloween adventures and I decided to create two layouts and share these layouts with you in two parts!

You guys, these Halloween layouts slay me every single year! The kids take such happy photos and the layouts always turn out stellar!

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So once I placed my photos I pulled from my fall and Halloween products to fill in pockets and then embellish. Oh what fun! Much of my product choices are from Maggie Holmes After Dark, and then I added in some Gossamer Blue, Elle’s Studio, and Simple Stories.

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I absolutely love using pocket pages to document specific events, don’t you? Everything about this layout makes me incredibly happy. Look how happy the kids are!

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I talked a bit in the process video about my habit of using a “tic-tac-toe” strategy to decide where to place photos and journal cards. I typically try to arrange them alternating light and dark, to keep the layout balanced and from becoming too visually heavy in one place or the other. Try it and see what you think!

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My primary goal in this layout was to tell the overall story of our Halloween adventures that night. In my next layout I will share individual photos of each of the kids so their adorable costumes will be documented in our albums.

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Notice how simply I embellished each card or photo – literally just one or two very simple embellishments on each one. So quick to complete and not much obsessing required that way!

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No Halloween layout is complete without a photo of the loot, and this is my favorite perspective. When we return home from our fun night in the neighborhood, we bring in all the treat bags and buckets and dump everything out on the floor. There is no denying that with four kids, we receive way too much candy! We go through and keep what we like and then give the rest away. But it must be like Christmas for the kids, seeing all that candy there on the floor and knowing they can have whatever they want! How fun for them!

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Last photo from this layout, a close-up of all of them together. These truly are the most special moments, you guys, and I hope with all my heart that they look back on these days and remember how happy life was. Even though it’s hard every day, and every single one of our children carries pain in their hearts, I pray they know that they had some amazing times too.

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Thank you for following along with me today! I will see you back here tomorrow with part two!

~Theresa

 

TBT Project Life 2014 October Roundup Featuring Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams!!!!

Hi everyone! I could not wait to dive right into this brand new collection from Maggie Holmes called Chasing Dreams, and I especially loved using it for this pocket page layout for October in my 2014 album!

This layout is another roundup for the month of October and really highlights two events – a date day with Alan and my birthday. The Chasing Dreams collection goes beautifully with these photos and I am in love.

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 October Roundup Featuring Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams!!!!

So a tradition that Alan and I have is to make time for date days. He takes the day off (and I now take the day off as well from filming and writing!) so we can hang out together. We don’t always have the ability to have date nights, but this is almost even better! On this day we went to the Reynolda House in Winston Salem. This is a historical site and art museum that was built and owned by the Reynolds family of RJR/Nabisco. We love it for the art galleries and the beautiful grounds.

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 October Roundup Featuring Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams!!!!

So I must confess I still love to create Project Life pages from traditional collections and papers. Anyone else with me?! Of course working with Chasing Dreams is an absolute dream with such beautiful patterns and colors.

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 October Roundup Featuring Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams!!!!

I also can’t say enough how much I am loving these photos I took that day. The skies were so clear and the grounds beautiful as always. I just love adding these tiny detail embellishments to bring your eye around the page.

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 October Roundup Featuring Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams!!!!

We absolutely set up the self-timer on my camera so we could get a few of us together. I love this so much and I realize I am lucky to have a husband who is happy to help set up the shot and will smile and laugh. In the end these photos mean the world to him too.

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 October Roundup Featuring Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams!!!!

The other side of the layout is all about my birthday. I don’t always do layouts about my birthday, to be honest, and don’t always take photos on that day, but this year we did. I am so happy we did.

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 October Roundup Featuring Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams!!!!

I absolutely had to use these glitter alphabets so that is how I created my title card. They layer so beautifully over the patterned papers!

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 October Roundup Featuring Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams!!!!

This photo of me and Emberlynn might be one of my favorites ever. So sweet!

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 October Roundup Featuring Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams!!!!

Also on my birthday I had the honor of leading worship and delivering the sermon at our church. At the time I was attending seminary and serving as an intern. So lovely to be able to include this very important memory here!

Larkindesign TBT Project Life 2014 October Roundup Featuring Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams!!!!

And what a great way to wrap up a fun layout with these cuties! So much to see in this layout and I love everything about it. I hope you are inspired too!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

Disney Album | Tying Up Loose Ends to Complete the Project!

Hi guys! Today I thought I would spend a little time just wrapping up the last few details of my Disney album, which meant adding maps of Epcot and Hollywood Studios, and completing the last page! Have a look:

 

So here is a look at each of the three layouts I created in today’s process video.

Map of Epcot Center:

Disney Album | Tying Up Loose Ends to Complete the Album

Map of Hollywood Studios:

Disney Album | Tying Up Loose Ends to Complete the Album

Last Page:

Disney Album | Tying Up Loose Ends to Complete the Album

Here are just a few close-ups, so you can see the details of what I did.

Disney Album | Tying Up Loose Ends to Complete the Album
Disney Album | Tying Up Loose Ends to Complete the Album
Disney Album | Tying Up Loose Ends to Complete the Album
Disney Album | Tying Up Loose Ends to Complete the Album

Stamps: Gossamer Blue September 2016 Kit designed by Bananafish Studio; Washi tapes: Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life!; Miscellaneous: shipping tags.

Disney Album | Tying Up Loose Ends to Complete the Album
Disney Album | Tying Up Loose Ends to Complete the Album
Disney Album | Tying Up Loose Ends to Complete the Album

And just like that, it is done! (And she dances around the studio, celebrating one big goal accomplished!) See you back next week for the flip-thru!

~Theresa

 

 

Disney Hollywood Studios | One Magical Night Pt. 02 Maggie Holmes Gather!!

Hi guys! Today will be the second to last process video in my Disney Series, can you believe that?! I am both excited and a tiny bit sad. Have a look at my process video today:

So the last night we were in Florida we found ourselves right on Main Street in Hollywood Studios, in the middle of the Spectacle of Lights New Year’s Eve!!!! Here is my layout:

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I couldn’t help but use this Magic card from the Project Mouse Classics collection. I have used these title cards throughout the album because they are so awesome! Even though they don’t need a bit of embellishment, I added a touch of glitter tape across the top and bottom.

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These two cards make me so very happy. Simple cards with simple embellishments, but they tell the story of what the significance of this night really is. It’s New Year’s Eve, everybody, and we are loving it!

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It was really hard to narrow down which photos to use in this layout, as you can imagine, so I chose two that showed the lights, one with our group, and then a couple of the kids by themselves. This one speaks for itself: lights, lights, and then even more lights.

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This photo cracks me up every time I see it. These are the sillies I hung out with, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Aren’t they hilarious?!

Larkindesign Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night Part 02

I did not do much to either of these cards, but the Unforgettable card has been altered in Photoshop. Originally that card is black, but I changed the background to a really light grey and added a slight black drop shadow to the letters. I also added two acrylic hearts from Shimelle’s Starshine collection.

Larkindesign Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night Part 02

More of the lights here, and a simple chipboard piece from Maggie Holmes Gather. Very simple.

Larkindesign Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night Part 02

Another look at this side:

Larkindesign Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night Part 02

For the right hand side I began with photos of our children. One is missing, who knows why? Regardless, Emberlynn is here looking quite content and happy with the current situation. Beautiful.

Larkindesign Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night Part 02

More simple journaling cards here, home for the story and more fun embellishing. I originally was going to put 2013 over the date on the starburst card, but this chipboard piece fit better!

Larkindesign Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night Part 02

I am absolutely in love with this filler card! I wasn’t really sure if the Maggie Holmes collection would fit in with this layout, to be honest, but this card seals it for me: Maggie’s products go with anything. I can’t think of a better way to wind down this layout and this album.

Larkindesign Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night Part 02

This sassy girl loved her hat and I am pretty sure they wore them to bed the next few weeks. Ha! Ok but seriously, these happy faces you guys. There is only one place that brings out this kind of excitement and joy, and we had found it.

Larkindesign Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night Part 02

I really am having a hard time believing this is the last set of photos from our trip! We talk about this night all the time – I tell Alan he will never be able to find a better New Year’s Eve party than this one, ever!

Larkindesign Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night Part 02

And there is that magic again, taking it all in, absorbing it, never wanting it to end.

Larkindesign Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night Part 02

One more look at this side:

Larkindesign Disney Hollywood Studios One Magical Night Part 02

Have you guys heard the great news? Krista Sahlin, the Krista of our beloved Project Mouse that I have been using throughout this project, found my blog and my Disney album and has asked me to share the Disney album on her blog and also if I would be on her Creative Team! So this project is being featured on her blog every Wednesday, if you would like to revisit your favorite pages. And let me just be the first to say how wonderful Krista is! She is incredibly talented and designs beautiful products, and she has been most gracious to me! Her blog is here: Sahlin Studio.

~Theresa

TBT 2014 Project Life Album Introduction and Organization!

Hi guys, today I am beginning my 2014 Project Life album and I decided to video a walk-thru so you can see how the album is right now, which is basically a hot mess. Have a look:

I’m just going to make today’s post short and sweet because I plan to do close-up photos and share my strategy here as I begin the process. Today I really wanted you to get a feel for the album itself and how it is basically divided into three parts: completed pages, pages with photos and dates + journaling cards and some with just photos and dates, and then the last half of the year is absolutely nothing. What you will see here on the blog for about the next 11 -12 weeks is process videos for completing the layouts about our house construction.

So stay tuned and I will see you back next Thursday for the first 2014 process video!

~Theresa