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Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June Curious

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my layout for Week 24 in my 2017 Project Life album. I chose the June MPM kit from The Lilypad called Curious, along with Paislee Press Pocket Guide No 03 as my template.

Have a look at the completed layout here:

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June CuriousLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June Curious

This kit was so much fun to work with! I really love bright, happy colors in my Project Life albums, and this kit provides all that. 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June CuriousLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June Curious

I loved the circle elements in the Pocket Guide template, so I made sure to repeat that element across the layout. It was so easy to notate the week number in this half circle!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June CuriousLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June Curious

With summer officially beginning, we took time to clean out backpacks from school. I also took a moment to photograph this really awesome roller coaster that Emberlynn built as part of her Maker Space club she participated in at school. It is made of paper and a little marble made its way down, down down. We decided that since it was paper, it probably wouldn’t survive, so photographs were in order.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June CuriousLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June Curious

Pool photos also made their way into this week’s layout. I also used some of the left over digital elements I have printed out from previous kits. I keep those in a little bucket on my workspace so they are easy to grab. All the labels and little elements I have added are from my little stash!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June CuriousLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June Curious

On the right hand side I included some cute cat photos, because cats, of course. 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June CuriousLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June Curious

I love the graphic elements in The Lilypad monthly kits! The intersecting lines on this page give it a punch of color and visual interest, plus a clever little place to include just a sentences of journaling. My journaling on this layout, like most of my Project Life spreads, always includes little bits and sentences here and there as part of the overall writing. Each sentence makes up the whole.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June CuriousLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June Curious

Word art is always fun to include and they always layer so nicely right on top of journaling cards, don’t they? I loved repeating the half circle here again, as well.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June CuriousLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June Curious

My secret is out: I love Pusheen the cat and she has appeared yet again on my layout. I also just die laughing at this photo of Mickey the dog, and Zoe the cat. These two have the funniest love/hate relationship. They sit here beside each other in a rare show of solidarity, but turn their backs to each other just so, you know, you don’t think they are friends or something.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June CuriousLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June Curious

Thanks for joining me today!

~Theresa

Digital products can be purchased through these links:
Paislee Press Pocket Guide No 03
Memory Pockets Monthly Subscription
 

Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!

Hi guys! In this video I am sharing my digital process in Photoshop CC for creating my 2017 Project Life layout for Week 18.

This is the hybrid portion of my 2017 Project Life Week 18 layout, where I embellish the printed layout!

Let’s take a look at the layout overall. Since it seemed like I was light on photos this week I used some templates that were designed for 6×8 and enlarged them to 9×12. The remaining margins were left white with two embellishment clusters.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!

I began with the date card, using the rubber word from the Studio Calico May Documenter kit. I layered the numbers onto a label and added the purple puffy heart and happy emoji.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!

One of the embellishment clusters lives on the lower left hand side, next to the photo. The camera is from the MPM kit and the vellum heart + acrylic star are Elle’s Studio.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!

Our stories this week included flowers from my lovely husband, an awesome date night, another Sunday afternoon playing Dungeons & Dragons, and my totally cute purse! Just the usual, but always fun to document.

 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!

On the right hand side I repeated another embellishment cluster, this time with a vellum star and acrylic heart. I also used my favorite washi tape as journal lines trick on this layout. I chose mint green and navy to repeat colors in the kit.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!

I am so loving these happy colors and fun layouts! Thank you for joining me today!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!

See you soon!

~Theresa

Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June Curious

Hi guys! This is part 1 for my hybrid layout for Week 15 in my 2017 Project Life album, the digital portion in Photoshop. In this video I will share my process for creating the digital layout and the following video will be my process for embellishing the printed layout!

Once my layout is created in Photoshop, I print the layout using my Canon wide format printer onto Staples brand matte photo paper. Then the fun of embellishing begins! Have a look at that process video here:

Here is a look at the full layout!

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June CuriousLarkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June Curious

I was really excited to use this date card – those angles are great opportunities to add the alphas and numbers! I also added a transparent flower from Freckled Fawn into the white space.

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June CuriousLarkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June Curious

Our stories this week began with Spring Break and the highlight of the week was our adventure to Dave & Busters to play video games ALL DAY LONG! We also spent some time at the park, went to McDonald’s, and watched April the giraffe finally have her little baby!

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June CuriousLarkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June Curious

The layout this week is photo heavy, which is really awesome and that means I like to keep the embellishing light. Just a few floral elements and stamped elements here and there, plus some added hand written journaling.

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June CuriousLarkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June Curious

I am loving using some of the smaller photos with a solid color background and text beside. It also gives the layout some added visual interest! 

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For this photo of the girls I backed it with a journal card instead of journaling. I just love everything about it – the dreamy photo and the fun pattern plus the happy heart. All the good things!

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June CuriousLarkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June Curious

Look how grown up they are all getting! I know I have spoken before about how great it is to be proud of the environment you are photographing in (ie your house!), and this photo is proof of that. Our house is not perfect by any means, but we have worked hard to make it a comfortable place to be and also a pretty back drop for our photos. I love that!

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Did you notice how I used the numbered journal card to create a manifesto of sorts? I simply stamped all of the word strips on the Becky Higgins roller stamp for a fun filler card.

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June CuriousLarkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June Curious

Do you include current events on your Project Life layouts? I admit I don’t very often, but I did grab a few screen shots of April and her baby giraffe and included it here. That was such a fun event to follow along and I feel like I learned so much about giraffes in that process, did you? 

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June CuriousLarkindesign Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June Curious

Digital products available at The Lilypad via the links below:

MPM June Curious

Paislee Press Pocket Template No. 01

Project Life 2017 Week 08 | A Hybrid Scrapbook Layout

Hi guys! Today I am embellishing my digital layout I created yesterday for Week 08 in my 2017 Project Life album! I kept this very simple with only the printables from the MPM Renew kit and a couple of hearts and arrows. Seriously, that simple.

Here is the completed layout:

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 08 | A Hybrid Scrapbook Layout

Notice how my embellishments tie the whole layout together. In one quick instant the date stands out from the page and leads your eye across the layout.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 08 | A Hybrid Scrapbook Layout

To keep the embellishing very simple, I used the printables from the Renew MPM kit and just a few hearts and arrows.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 08 | A Hybrid Scrapbook Layout

The right hand side features this hilarious confession of a little girl’s indiscretion at school. Her father sent me this photo and I am so happy he did!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 08 | A Hybrid Scrapbook Layout

Alan had a business trip to Boston that week, just a short one. In the past I have documented heavily when he was gone, but this was a short trip so not many photos were taken. I love the little wooden arrows just for another texture on the layout.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 08 | A Hybrid Scrapbook Layout

The stamped sentiments were created using older Gossamer Blue stamp sets from last year added to printed labels from the Renew collection. One little trick: when you download a digital kit that includes labels, print them in duplicates on a 4×6 sheet, cut them out, and then keep them on your desk so you always have labels that you need!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 08 | A Hybrid Scrapbook Layout

Thank you for following along today! See you back here again soon!

~Theresa

 

05 Photoshop Tutorial | Creating the Digital Portion of Hybrid!

Hi guys, so today is the awesome day that I share with you my complete process from start to finish creating a hybrid Project Life page. In this video I am creating the digital layout in Photoshop CC using the Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates and the Roar MPM kit, both available at The Lilypad.

Keeping the blog short and sweet today! Pop on over tomorrow for the physical portion of this layout to see my process for completing the layout. See you then!

~Theresa

** The Memory Pockets Monthly (MPM) kit is a subscription based collaboration with many of the talented designers at The Lilypad. To learn more and to subscribe, check it out here.

The Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 01 can be purchased here as well.
 

Project Life 2016 | Weeks 36 & 38 Feat. Pink Paislee Moonstruck!!!

Hi there! Today I have two separate layouts to share with you and I thought I would just combine them into the same process so we can get things done! I am sharing Weeks 36 and 38 in my 2016 Project Life album. Have a look at my process here:

 

Let’s begin with Week 36, which I created in the Project Life App using the Project 52 cards available in the app. I then embellished on top of the printed layout, using Pink Paislee Moonstruck.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Week 36

I used the date card for this week and then embellished using one of the floral ephemera from the Moonstruck pack.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Week 36

I had a combination of colors in my photos for this week, and a set color scheme from the Project Life cards. The Moonstruck collection pulled all of these colors together beautifully!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Week 36

This bloom is one of the flowers we have planted out by our mailbox. Some days we aren’t sure if it is making it or not, but then it surprises us and gives us a pretty bloom.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Week 36

One of my favorite things about my husband is that he is a great baker. He loves to make biscuits sometimes, and this was a great opportunity to include that in our album. Also, he is using a ramekin to cut the dough circles, and my mom used to use those ramekins when she made her biscuits. Definitely a full circle.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Week 36

I have to say that the cork elements in the Moonstruck collection add the loveliest texture and just a sparkle of gold. I don’t use a lot of cork, and last time Pink Paislee released cork elements I did not get them. I regretted that, so this time I did buy them!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Week 36

I made a traditional layout about this photo already, and then I also included it here. It is one of my favorites.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Week 36

Ok, on to the right hand side, which is Week 38. Did you notice in the process video that I kept thinking it was Week 40? It is a miracle that I stamped the date correctly! Ha!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Week 38

This layout was created using the Timeless Memory Pocket Monthly digital collection available at The Lilypad. I always save my digital elements in Dropbox and bring them into the Project Life App just like a photo.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Week 38

I think my favorite thing about this week’s layout is how the border color coordinates to well with the Moonstruck elements and the journal cards. Lots of beautiful color here, and I love it all!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Week 38

The photos I included on this layout were some quick snaps we took on one of our walks around the neighborhood. Our neighborhood is still being completed, so we have construction around us and the landscape changes sometimes. Where we are standing for these photos was the ending of a side street on that day. The next day all that was removed and a through street is being created!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Week 38

For this filler card I felt like the pattern was bold and so the embellishments should be very minimal. A gold title and simple butterfly is all that is needed.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Week 38

A little journaling here, and a cat photo of Nico. I love having a place for these random photos that might otherwise just get left on my hard drive.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Week 38

One more photo of the two of us and this layout is complete.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Week 38

I am so happy to be able to share these layouts with you, and I am so thankful that you are following along with me on the journey of 2016. See you soon!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-On

Hello and welcome to TBT, where I work through an older album to get them completed! Today I am continuing my 2014 album with Week 40, which is a trip to the pumpkin patch. Have a look at my process!

 

As part of being on the Creative Team for Sahlin Studio, this week I got to participate in creating work showcasing the November Memory Pocket Monthly products! I am using the Kindred Add-ons that are available at The Lilypad.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

I was completely drawn to the purples and mustards in this collection, and could not wait to print the cards and elements to use on my page.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

For the left hand side I began with this lovely title card. I stamped my sentiment using the October stamp set from the Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit, and added the wooden embellishment (also from Gossamer Blue).

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

Below that are these fun journal cards.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

I love this photo of the four kids wandering through the rows of magical, but deadly, pumpkins. For me, the photos that come from the pumpkin match every year are almost magical. The sunlight is fantastic and they are excited to be there. Love it.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

I talked in my process video about how this layout isn’t about our home, per se, but it is about home being where we are and where our loved ones are. This filler card is perfect.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

When I am deciding on which cards to place in what pockets, I typically place all the white ones first and then fill in with more colorful ones. I also try to alternate the colorful ones with the white ones, so the layout remains balanced. White space gives your eye a place to rest, and colors give visual interest. Both play off one another beautifully in this collection.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

Since Alan is deathly allergic to pumpkins, we do not buy pumpkins. We did buy a couple of flowers that day, although I totally did not photograph them at home! Ha! But I do love to photograph the pumpkins themselves. These do tell part of the story here.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

The right hand side continues with magical orbs (of death) and pretty products.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

I absolutely love printing digital elements onto vellums and transparencies and then cutting them with the Silhouette. I was absolutely delighted to find a printable sheet included in the Kindred collection that was perfect for that – and this wreath is one of those elements. It is very subtle, and I love it.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

I don’t do lots of lists in my scrapbooking, but on this layout I did! These are all the things that make me happy in the fall!

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

This vellum frame was another one of the printables that I cut on the Silhouette, and then I layered my week number on top. The word art in this collection are fantastic too!

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

Look at these cuties. It is hard to believe this was two years ago. They have grown up so much since then, and I am so thankful for these moments captured.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

One of my favorite cards is the ledger card that I used here for the background with the Fall stamp and the floral element. At some point in creating this layout, I gave up using black ink and switched to purple ink. I’m glad I did that.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

One more darling photo of the girls. This is what our days are filled with!

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

Thank you so much for following along with me on this layout! I hope you are inspired here and I hope you find ways to document your happy memories too. I invite you to take a look at the Sahlin Studio Creative Team work and see all the incredibly creative ways we have used the Kindred collection here: Sahlin Studio Blog. Also if you would like to purchase the Kindred products that have been used in this layout, or if you would like to subscribe, I invite you to visit The Lilypad shop!

~Theresa

 

 

Project Life 2016 Week 34 | Using Your Kits!!!!

Hi and happy November to you! Today I am working on Week 34 in my 2016 Project Life album, and sharing how to use your kit supplies! Have a look at my process video here:

 

This is the layout I created today. First it was created in the Project Life App using journal and filler cards that were part of the Memory Pocket Monthly available at The Lilypad.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

The layout itself was printed on my wide format Epson printer here at home in 12×12, on matte photo paper from Staples. I used matte photo paper this time because I knew I wanted to use some paint with the rose image on the right hand side.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

As soon as I saw this lovely rose I knew I had to use it on this layout. I absolutely did use mixed media and Tim Holtz distress paints on matte photo paper and love the results!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

The embellishments on this layout are from Freckled Fawn’s October embellishment kit. The stamps are from my Gossamer Blue October Life Pages kit, designed by Bananafishstudio.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

This side of the layout is about our son Addison’s 13th birthday. Close-ups of the cake are a necessity!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

And also necessary: photo of him blowing out his candles. The arrow and word circle layer beautifully here.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

This card only needed a simple arrow, almost pointing to the candle photo. I absolutely love the colors in this kit and love how it is subtly moving my album into a fall direction!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

This is one of the most hilarious gifts ever: Addison received two of these adorable horse heads! He loves them, and we loved seeing him try them on. We were dying laughing, all together. What a great memory!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

I absolutely love these photos of us around the dining room table, having our private family celebrations. These become iconic, in a way, and you guys have heard me talk about how our rooms are the backdrops for our memories. I am ever so thankful that they will have these documented memories.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

The left hand side is a collection of photos from the week that I simply love. This project is, every week, the place to bring all the random photos and bits of life into context. I began with the date card here.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

The journal card with the hearts is created in the Letterglow app using the glitter heart digital elements included in the MPM kit. I simply brought the hearts into a blank canvas and repeated it for the pattern.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

Both of these photos of Natalie and me were taken at her Open House at school. She is a few years younger than the others and is the last one in elementary school. I am so excited for her to be on her own, in a way, and to have a few years to be her own person at school.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

This card was so much fun to create! I used the puffy house from the Freckled Fawn kit and then I stamped the ink splatters from the Gossamer Blue stamp set. Awesome!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

I am also in love with this wood grain card. What a lovely creamy brown that ties in beautifully with the browns in the photos and the embellishments.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

And here, another iconic photo that I try to capture each year before school starts. Every year they get taller compared to the door and the siding on the house. Document your children’s growth in this way, any opportunity you can. It may feel like the photos look the same each year, but the progression will reveal itself in time and they become a treasure.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

Thank you for following along today! See you back here soon!

~Theresa