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Bermuda Honeymoon Album | A Layout Using Maps!

Hello Lovelies, today I am sharing a layout from our Bermuda Honeymoon Album! This layout incorporates a map from the island to help tell the story. I have also used products from Crate Paper Here & There, Wild Heart, and My Minds Eye Wander. Here is the completed layout.

Bermuda Honeymoon Album | A Layout Using Maps!

Maps are the perfect ephemera to incorporate into your travel albums, and pocket pages make it so easy! I recommend as you travel, pick up several copies of the maps you use, so you can cut them up and use different portions of them in your pages. For this layout I have used half of the Bermuda map. This map helps tell the story of where we were on the island when we discovered this beautiful beach. I cut the map up to fit into the pockets and added a very simple title. The title doesn’t obscure the map since it is a simple font.

Bermuda Honeymoon Album | A Layout Using Maps!

I am continuing to document our day spent at Horseshoe Bay in this album. No lie, this was a favorite spot on the island for us! So my photos are different shots I was able to capture while exploring this beach. So many amazing rocks, contrasting against the blue sky and sea!

Bermuda Honeymoon Album | A Layout Using Maps!

The right now stamp is from rukristin shop and is a must-have. I have used a ton of Crate Paper in my recent layouts – mostly Wild Heart, Oasis, and Here and There. They have been releasing some amazing travel collections lately, and I am here for it! The Say Cheese card is from My Mind’s Eye Wander collection.

Bermuda Honeymoon Album | A Layout Using Maps!

Interested in viewing my process video? You can watch it here as well.

Thank you so much for joining me today! See you back here again soon!

~Theresa

{December Album 2011} Video No. 05

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a little more of my 2011 December album with you! This is an album that I documented for back in 2011 as it was happening, but never was able to complete. I am so happy to share this process with you now, and I hope if you have albums you always wanted to go back and finish you will be inspired to go do it!

This video captured my process for two layouts, so let’s take a closer look! The first layout began with a photo of the boys playing Jedi light saber battles on the front porch of my apartment. I have used product mostly from the Felicity Jane Hello Christmas kit from 2016.

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My structure for this album is alternating pocket pages with patterned papers outside of the page protector. My photo is printed a tiny bit smaller than the pocket so I could back it with patterned paper and embellish around it.

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I absolutely love this star patterned paper so it became the backdrop for the full page spread. I added my journaling to a 3×4 card from the kit and then added a bit more embellishing and stitching.

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Turning the page, I began the next layout with photos from a PJ Skate Night for one of the kids’ schools. For this layout I used a combination of older products from my stash. Some I have no idea where they came from, but I do know the labels are Jillibean Soup, the patterned paper is My Mind’s Eye, the green card is One Little Bird, and the vellum and roller skate are Crate Paper.

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This layout was so much fun to make! The large photo went onto the polka dot paper along with the title on the label and simple journaling. 

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For the pocket page, I created a sequin pocket using silver stars and red stitching to seal it all in. I also repeated the stitching on the green card to add a little contrast!

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I hope these layouts have been fun and inspiring for you! Are you starting to feel the holiday excitement yet? We sure are here!

~Theresa

 

 

 

TBT Project Life 2014 Week 32

Hi guys! For my TBT I am continuing along in my 2014 Project Life album, Week 32. The construction project is now completed and we are swimming right back into normal life. Have a look at my process video:

Here is the layout with photos and journaling cards:

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | TBT Project Life 2014 Week 32

And this is the layout completed with journaling and embellishments:

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | TBT Project Life 2014 Week 32

This layout is about my daughter Natalie’s birthday, which happened at Chuck-E-Cheese. So bright colors, busy photos, lots to see here! I chose bright colors and bold patterns in the Sahlin Studio Celebrate Add-on kit and some patterned papers from Dear Lizzy Happy Place and My Mind’s Eye Hooray!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | TBT Project Life 2014 Week 32

These white alphas are from Ali Edwards and are proving to be quite useful for title cards. The initial + age is also an Ali Edwards technique that she frequently uses to highlight her children’s ages at the time of the layout. Love this!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | TBT Project Life 2014 Week 32

When I think of the phrase Best Day Ever, I totally thing about Natalie because she uses that phrase often! This definitely was a very fun day for her. The diagonal stripe is one of the patterned papers in the Celebrate kit, and I brought that paper into a blank canvas to create this card. I then layered the phrase element on top of the patterned paper and positioned it into place in Photoshop. I did the same for the brown card next to it.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | TBT Project Life 2014 Week 32

This bold chevron is also included in the Celebrate kit, and it layers beautifully with dimensional gold alphabets and strips printed on vellum. The vellum pieces are all printed and cut using the Silhouette, all from the Celebrate kit.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | TBT Project Life 2014 Week 32

You can’t photograph a day at CEC without getting a snap of the tickets. For some reason this photo printed a bit smaller than 3×4, so I trimmed it down and layered it on top of this patterned paper that is part of the Celebrate kit. The card next to it is also from that kit: the polka dot is layered onto a white canvas and the word art on top of that.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | TBT Project Life 2014 Week 32

I did not embellish the photos at all, since they are already so bright and busy. On the right hand side I created this cute filler card with ephemera from Dear Lizzy Happy Place. The vellum tag and number strip are from Celebrate.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | TBT Project Life 2014 Week 32

Check out these expressions on Natalie’s face! She was so excited and thrilled. This is her, every day, living her life to the fullest!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | TBT Project Life 2014 Week 32
Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | TBT Project Life 2014 Week 32

This card represents everything I love about Project Life. Taking a simple patterned paper and layering stamps and ephemera on top just makes my heart so happy. If you are at a loss how to fill a pocket, this is a go-to technique.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | TBT Project Life 2014 Week 32
Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | TBT Project Life 2014 Week 32

And here is one last look at the right side:

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley | TBT Project Life 2014 Week 32

Hopefully you can see how I balanced the bright, bold colors with white space and kraft cards. This was a fun layout to create! See you tomorrow for a very special project that was a gift for a very special person!

~Theresa

 

 

Traveler’s Notebook: Gardener’s Notebook Entry No. 02

Hi guys! Back again today with my Gardener’s Notebook, to show you two more layouts that I have created. Take a look!

Ok so let’s dive right in! On Tuesday I showed you my cover and the inside layout, and today I will show you the first two full layouts in the notebook.

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On the left hand side I adhered a sheet of patterned paper, this floral from Simple Stories, to add stability to the page. The front side of this page has gelatos and water, so it had buckled a bit. The floral paper makes a great background for the strips of washi tape and the banner.

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I had saved the tags from the plants we had bought, so I included those in each layout. They are taped into the notebook using washi tape.

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On the right side I again created two fields of color using my Gelatos, as a home for the photo and embellishments. These flowers were definitely a success for us!

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That is my entry today! Have a great weekend and I will return full speed on Monday with an art journaling layout. See you then!

~Theresa

 

 

Traveler’s Notebook: Gardener’s Notebook Entry No. 01

Hi guys! Here’s hoping you had a refreshing long weekend and are ready to get some creative stuff done! I am on vacation this week but promised to bring you two videos from my Traveler’s Notebook, so have a look!

So if you were able to watch on Friday, you learned that I have just begun my scrapbooking journey with Traveler’s Notebooks! So to get my feet wet I though I would start with the insert that came in my Webster’s Pages Color Crush Notebook.

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I gathered the products that were in my May Gossamer Blue kits and dove right in. First up was to embellish the cover somehow, so I chose some Gelatos and the flowers from My Mind’s Eye Hello Gorgeous! I also stapled two of the word strips from Simple Stories on top.

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So the first set of pictures I want to work with in my Gardener’s Notebook are from 2015, which is the first year I really did anything in our flower beds since creating them in 2014. Our house was built in 2014 and we participated in Sweat Equity, which is a program designed to allow home owners to do some of the work in the construction of their home. For us, that meant doing all the painting and landscaping. So we got to decide where our flower beds and the tree in the front yard would be. In 2015 I began adding some blooming flowers and some perennials to fill in. My first photo in the notebook needed to be of the house itself.

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I began with a little bit of color using my Gelatos, and then layered photo + embellishments on top.

Gardeners Notebook Entry 01

My hope is to include both 2015 and 2016 in this notebook, so I added a tab to identify 2015 in this portion. The book is starting to get thick, so I may only be able to include 2015 in this one (!) and if that is the case then I will just add a similar tab to each one that I create over the years.

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My goal is for these notebooks to become a reference tool of sorts, to help me remember which flowers I have tried and have had success with. I’ve never been a gardener before so I admit I don’t know what I am doing, but I love doing this and I am excited about documenting this journey in these books!

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Ok, I will see you back here on Thursday for more in this notebook!

~Theresa

 

 

 

Art Journal No. 07 | To My 8-Year-Old Self

Hi guys and happy Monday! To start our week off with some inspiration I am working on an art journal layout using some products I still had from my May Gossamer Blue kits! Have a look at my process!

I was totally inspired by the happy lady included in the ephemera pack from My Mind’s Eye Hello Gorgeous! collection. She became the basis for this entire layout.

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Myprocess began with fabric washi tape and then layers of gesso, patterned papers, and tags on top.

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I also used my modeling paste and this lovely stencil from Donna Downey to add some floral embellishments and texture to the page. My favorite part is always adding liquid pigment (whether distress inks or watercolors or gelatos – in this case distress inks) and watching these elements come to life.

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I included some stamped images as well, as the stamp sets for May Gossamer Blue kits were fantastic. The hearts create adorable little punctuation marks around the page, drawing your eye to certain places. It is said that each creative piece needs a little black embellishment, and I would say these hearts are perfectly light-hearted and fun.

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I added a tiny bit of journaling which is a note to my 8-year-old self. My own daughter is now 8 and many days I see little pieces of myself in her. Sometimes I wonder, though, if I was as happy-go-lucky as she is, and I don’t think I was!

Art Journal No 07

It is ok to forgive ourselves, even today, for the things we carried as small children. And it is definitely ok to do so in a light-hearted way through self-expression and happy colors and fun embellishments. I am thankful for these mediums and for this little book, this messy little book, and I am thankful for you, dear reader, for being the kind of audience I can share this with. Have a great Monday and I will see you tomorrow!

~Theresa

 

#TBT Project Life 2015 Weeks 12 Thru 13

Hi there! Today I have a process video to show you using physical Project Life pocket pages! I have promised myself (and you, my readers!) that I wanted to do a variety of different layouts this year, and I have a lot of catching up from last year’s Project Life to do. So I am hoping to continue creating pocket pages in my 2015 album. Here is my process video for Weeks 12 thru 13 for you to see!

I decided to pull out the first On Trend collection from My Mind’s Eye. Here is the complete layout.

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This collection is so bright and airy, and I was happy to bring it out to use some of it up before I purchase the newer line, On Trend 2! So for this layout, I created two title cards, one for each week.

Project Life 2015 Weeks 12 13

For Week we, I used some of the journal cards that were in the MME card pack.

Project Life 2015 Weeks 12 13

Sequin pockets, of course, and vellum elements are always part of Project Life.

Project Life 2015 Weeks 12 13

For Week 13, the title card is almost the same for simplicity.

Project Life 2015 Weeks 12 13

The transparency frames from the collection are perfect on this layout. I love these elements that help keep the layout not too heavy or cluttered.

Project Life 2015 Weeks 12 13
Project Life 2015 Weeks 12 13

I love this one photo of me – I bought some new makeup the week prior and loved taking that selfie of myself. I also love the positive affirmation that this layout meant to me – yes, it is ok to include those good words for ourselves in our Project Life.

Project Life 2015 Weeks 12 13

Thank you so much for checking out my blog and video today! I love this craft and love sharing it with you. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think about this layout, or Project Life! I love hearing from you!

See you soon!

~Theresa

**This blog is an Amazon affiliate blog. Every post I create I try to include links to products that have been used in the layout that day in order to make it easier for you to source great scrapbooking products for your own layouts. When you click on these links, and make purchases through these links, you help to support this blog (and my family). For that I thank you kindly!

Project Life Weeks 37 & 38 Featuring Gossamer Blue Kits

Ok wow, I really am not sure where October went! My goal is to bring you a video each month showing my Gossamer Blue kits in a Project Life spread, and today is literally the last day of October so I better get on it for this month! Every month I receive the Main Scrapbooking Kit and the Life Pages Kit and I love them, I love all the fun products they send, and I love the stamp sets that come with both. They always do a fantastic job putting collections together and I can’t tell you how many times I have gotten some of the products in a collection that sold out. You know what I’m talking about – the best product in the most popular collections always sell out so quick, but subscribing to GB will always get you those special items!

So here is this month’s Gossamer Blue process video:

As always, I like to show still photos of the full layout, so you can see how it turned out:

Project Life Weeks 37 38 Full Spread

Here is Side A, or Week 37, and notice I did not create a date card for this side. That is ok, I really wanted to highlight the fact that is was our third anniversary!

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You will notice I did something different on Week 38, where I used almost a full sheet of patterned paper in those pockets. I absolutely love that paper from My Mind’s Eye My Story collection, and I wanted to use it in a bigger section than just one pocket. So I decided to cut two-thirds of that paper and layer the photos and embellishments over top of it.

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I have to admit that I have been missing using some of those larger patterns in my Project Life, and while I was working on this layout I did some thinking about next year’s album. I am about ready to wind down this year’s album, with December Daily coming upon us, and that means a new year and a new memory keeping strategy. So I think I might start doing something similar to what I did here, using the larger patterned papers and layering photos and embellishments over top. I have a little tweaking to do, but I really like that method.

Project Life Wk 37 Date Card
Project Life Wk 37 Gossamer Blue Kits
Project Life Week 38
Project Life Wk 38

Here are the sources and collections for the products used in this week’s layout:

Gossamer Blue Main Scrapbooking Kit and Life Pages Kit October 2015

October’s kits included products from the following collections:

Pink Paislee Cedar Lane

My Mind’s Eye

Dear Lizzy Documentary

I hope you have enjoyed this week’s Project Life video! I’ll see you again soon!

~Theresa

***Project Life is a memory-keeping concept designed by Becky Higgins and marketed by American Crafts. I am not affiliated with either of them, but I do love using their products and love inspiring others to use their products as well! To find out more about Project Life and to connect with other talented scrapbookers, please visit Becky Higgins’ website.

 

Project Life Weeks 37 & 38 Featuring Gossamer Blue Kits

Ok wow, I really am not sure where October went! My goal is to bring you a video each month showing my Gossamer Blue kits in a Project Life spread, and today is literally the last day of October so I better get on it for this month! Every month I receive the Main Scrapbooking Kit and the Life Pages Kit and I love them, I love all the fun products they send, and I love the stamp sets that come with both. They always do a fantastic job putting collections together and I can’t tell you how many times I have gotten some of the products in a collection that sold out. You know what I’m talking about – the best product in the most popular collections always sell out so quick, but subscribing to GB will always get you those special items!

So here is this month’s Gossamer Blue process video:

As always, I like to show still photos of the full layout, so you can see how it turned out:

Project Life Weeks 37 38 Full Spread

Here is Side A, or Week 37, and notice I did not create a date card for this side. That is ok, I really wanted to highlight the fact that is was our third anniversary!

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You will notice I did something different on Week 38, where I used almost a full sheet of patterned paper in those pockets. I absolutely love that paper from My Mind’s Eye My Story collection, and I wanted to use it in a bigger section than just one pocket. So I decided to cut two-thirds of that paper and layer the photos and embellishments over top of it.

Project Life Wk 37 38

I have to admit that I have been missing using some of those larger patterns in my Project Life, and while I was working on this layout I did some thinking about next year’s album. I am about ready to wind down this year’s album, with December Daily coming upon us, and that means a new year and a new memory keeping strategy. So I think I might start doing something similar to what I did here, using the larger patterned papers and layering photos and embellishments over top. I have a little tweaking to do, but I really like that method.

Project Life Wk 37 Date Card
Project Life Wk 37 Gossamer Blue Kits
Project Life Week 38
Project Life Wk 38

Here are the sources and collections for the products used in this week’s layout:

Gossamer Blue Main Scrapbooking Kit and Life Pages Kit October 2015

October’s kits included products from the following collections:

Pink Paislee Cedar Lane

My Mind’s Eye My Story

Dear Lizzy Documentary

I hope you have enjoyed this week’s Project Life video! I’ll see you again soon!

~Theresa

***Project Life is a memory-keeping concept designed by Becky Higgins and marketed by American Crafts. I am not affiliated with either of them, but I do love using their products and love inspiring others to use their products as well! To find out more about Project Life and to connect with other talented scrapbookers, please visit Becky Higgins’ website.