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Project Life 2017 Week 44 | A Halloween Layout!!!!

Hello Lovelies, I am so excited to share my Halloween layout from last year with you! I am so very close to finishing this album and only have a few layouts remaining because I finish up in November each year. My layout today is the layout for Halloween, which, if you know me, is a favorite layout every single year! I am using collections from Pebbles: Midnight Haunting; Pink Paislee: Spellcast; and a bit of One Canoe Two Twilight!

Here is a look at the completed layout.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 44 | A Halloween Layout!!!!

Oh goodness, this layout has my whole heart. Here are the details.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 44 | A Halloween Layout!!!!

For this week’s layout I chose one story, Halloween. This is an all-time favorite in our house, and this year I am cherishing that everyone still wanted to dress up and go out! It may be the last year they all want to, I don’t take that for granted, and it makes this layout even more special to me!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 44 | A Halloween Layout!!!!

I wanted to use the Pink Paislee Spellbound collection even though there isn’t much of it still available, and I also added a bit of Pebbles Midnight Haunting to go with it. For my date card I began with that amazing hexagon patterned paper and a banner. The week number was created with Thickers from One Canoe Two. 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 44 | A Halloween Layout!!!!

One challenge when using traditional scrapbook collections is finding places for journaling. I always pull plain white card stock for plain white cards, and add a few lines with stamps. There was a weird cream vibe in these collections, to be sure, but the Spellcast collection also has some white in it, so I have used both in this layout! Gasp!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 44 | A Halloween Layout!!!!

This year we had a fox, a goddess, a business Narwhal, and a character from Assassin’s Creed. (Our kids do not play that game, but the costume is just that – fun dress-up!) I always love to take their photos in front of the garage on that day. We get dressed a few minutes early so that there is time to take photos and then get on with the fun!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 44 | A Halloween Layout!!!!

On the left side of the layout my photos were of all four kids together, and on this side I included each person’s photo by themselves. I have always tried, wherever possible, to give each child their moment in the camera lens so they each know how important and cared for they are. It is so much fun every year to embellish their photos!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 44 | A Halloween Layout!!!!

The spider on Addison’s photo literally did fall out of the package and scared me half to death! Ha! And that is where it landed, so I attached it right there and I love it! I also did another journal card here with plain white card stock and a lined stamp – and I added the circle sticker across the bottom. So very simple and uncomplicated!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 44 | A Halloween Layout!!!!

I have also added a few of the stars from Pinkfresh Studio The Mix. There were some black ones and orange ones that fit perfectly onto this layout and add the right little touches to my photos. They are awesome!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 44 | A Halloween Layout!!!!

Thank you for joining me on this scary adventure today! I always love sharing these layouts with you and I hope you feel inspired as well!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

Hi guys! Today I am joining Lea in the Summer Scrappy Challenge! Lea asked me to send her a challenge and she would complete the challenge as part of this Saturday’s festivities! How fun is that! Be sure to check out her channel and all the awesome challenges at her You Tube channel here: ScrapandPlanwithLea.

Also check out the Crafty Channel Surf Facebook Group, where you can submit your layouts and win some AMAZING prizes!!!!

So my challenge to Lea was to take a scrapbook layout and recreate it as a traveler’s notebook layout, or flip it and take a traveler’s notebook layout and recreate it as a scrapbook layout. Check out my process for both of those layouts here!

 

I was inspired to take a scrapbook layout, a sketch actually from Paper Issues, and create both! This is the sketch I was inspired by.

Paper Issues Scrapbook Sketch | Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

So in my video today I am creating a scrapbook  layout AND a traveler’s notebook layout for you! I am using Pink Paislee’s Summer Lights collection and it is GORGEOUS! Let’s take a look at the scrapbook layout first.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

My photo and story are inspired by our recent trip to the NC mountains over the 4th of July weekend. We hiked to Linville Falls, and right as we were leaving to go back to our car, I turned around and saw this gorgeous view of the summer sun peeking through the foliage over the water. It was an amazing photo, and Pink Paislee’s Summer Lights collection seemed perfect for it.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

I began the layout with white Bazzill card stock and quickly added paint splotches and splatters around the page where I knew my elements were going. On top of the paint I added my layers of papers, photos, and embellishments.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

For my title I used the word die cut and added the holographic alphabet to say Summer Lights, simply borrowing from the collection name! 

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

What I particularly wanted to accomplish with this challenge was to show us how scrapbook layouts can indeed be recreated into traveler’s notebook layouts, and vice versa. These become quick and easy starting points for really awesome layouts!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

My traveler’s notebook layout was inspired by this photo of our lillies that have bloomed so gloriously by our mail box. They always bloom late, not until July, compared to other lillies, but as my journaling says, when they do bloom it is amazing!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

I feel like I channeled all things Lea of ScrapandPlanwithLea for both of these layouts – she loves using sketches for her layouts, and she also always creates more than one layout whenever she is working with a specific set of products at any given time! So just like I began my layout with white background + paints, I repeated the same here. I then layered photos, papers, and embellishments on top.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

One thing I did different than the sketch here was to add washi tape down the center of my notebook. Sketches are great jumping off points, but it is also totally ok to do something different from your original sketch too!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

My title for this layout was much more understated, simply using the Gossamer Blue stamp set to create Hello Summer. So very simple and quick. I used the embellishment cluster at the bottom to add my date, and the layout is complete!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

Thanks so much for joining me today on the Summer Scrappy Challenge! Be sure to follow along in the Facebook group and share with us what you create as well! One of the give-aways for this challenge is a place in my upcoming class, beginning July 20, called In My Pocket Memory Keeping. Be sure to check it out!

~Theres

Project 52/Project Life 2016 Week 42

Hi guys, today I am sharing with you a layout from my 2016 Project Life album for Week 42! This was created in the Project Life App, printed, and embellished on top!

This was the week of my birthday, October 19th, so most of my photos are from that day. Our children were so proud to help Alan make dinner for me while I relaxed on the sofa! My heart is filled with gratitude and I love bringing that gratitude into these layouts!

Larkindesign Project 52%2FProject Life 2016 Week 42

My layout for this week was created in the Project Life App using the Stampin’ Up Hello Lovely Edition! I print my layouts here at home using a Canon Pixma wide format printer on Staples brand matte photo paper, and then I embellish on top.

Larkindesign Project 52%2FProject Life 2016 Week 42

The left hand side of my layout features an enlarged photo of my view from the sofa as my family lovingly prepared dinner for me on my birthday. This photo invokes lots of happy memories and feelings for me, some of which I’m not even sure I have words for. But that is totally ok. Include the photo anyway, and use your ephemera to help invoke some of those unwritten feelings. I have used my One Little Bird stamp set to add the week number and dates, and a few simple 3-dimensional embellishments from Freckled Fawn.

Larkindesign Project 52%2FProject Life 2016 Week 42

I loved using this polka dot card as a background for simple embellishing. All it needed was a strip of washi tape from Pink Paislee, a stamped sentiment, and just a few tiny ephemera pieces.

Larkindesign Project 52%2FProject Life 2016 Week 42

My right hand side features supporting photos from by birthday and a few other miscellaneous photos from the week.

Larkindesign Project 52%2FProject Life 2016 Week 42

Now, when I placed the little flag clip here, it stands above the page and when I slid it into the page protector in my album, it stood up too tall to fit in my shelf. So I laid that flag down flat and it layers nicely over the other banners. Ha!

Larkindesign Project 52%2FProject Life 2016 Week 42

This filler card was fun to embellish! I used the stamp set from Gossamer Blue and numbers from Pinkfresh Studio to create my list. Also, did you catch what all is underneath the puffy house sticker? It took three tries for me to get the house right – don’t be afraid to cover things up that you don’t absolutely love!

Larkindesign Project 52%2FProject Life 2016 Week 42

Just a few more embellishments and this layout is done. Notice how I carried the colors from the Hello Lovely kit right through in my embellishments to keep everything cohesive. Ah, love it!

Larkindesign Project 52%2FProject Life 2016 Week 42

Thanks so much for visiting today! See you back here soon!

~Theresa

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

{Lovely} Working with a Sketch | A Traditional Layout Featuring Pink Paislee Take Me Away!!!!

Hi there and happy weekend to you!!!!! I have a great layout to share with you today, it is a two-page layout about an afternoon we spent at the park. Have a look at my process here:

So I wanted to work with an inspiration image and develop a sketch in order to help me get this layout scrapped. Here is the image I chose from Pinterest:

Larkindesign {Lovely} Working With a Sketch | A Traditional Layout Featuring Pink Paislee Take Me Away!!!!

I know it’s an odd image, and I’m not sure why I was drawn to it, but what I liked about it was how both sides appear to mirror each other. I translated that image into a simple sketch, like this:

Larkindesign {Lovely} Working With a Sketch | A Traditional Layout Featuring Pink Paislee Take Me Away!!!!

Feel free to Pin that sketch and share it if you wish! Also, if you decide to create a layout based on this sketch, let me know and tag me on it! Use this tag: #larkindesignsketch

Here is the layout I created using this sketch:

Larkindesign {Lovely} Working With a Sketch | A Traditional Layout Featuring Pink Paislee Take Me Away!!!!

The left hand side:

Larkindesign {Lovely} Working With a Sketch | A Traditional Layout Featuring Pink Paislee Take Me Away!!!!

And the lovely right hand side here:

Larkindesign {Lovely} Working With a Sketch | A Traditional Layout Featuring Pink Paislee Take Me Away!!!!

I will share a few close-ups as well, so you can see how I layered product on top of mixed media (gesso and vintage glitter).

Larkindesign {Lovely} Working With a Sketch | A Traditional Layout Featuring Pink Paislee Take Me Away!!!!
Larkindesign {Lovely} Working With a Sketch | A Traditional Layout Featuring Pink Paislee Take Me Away!!!!
Larkindesign {Lovely} Working With a Sketch | A Traditional Layout Featuring Pink Paislee Take Me Away!!!!
Larkindesign {Lovely} Working With a Sketch | A Traditional Layout Featuring Pink Paislee Take Me Away!!!!

That is all for today! I am planning for next week to begin sharing some December Daily process videos and I cannot wait! I also have a give-away coming up for 1500 subscribers! Hooray!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

Hi guys!!!! I am working on Week 31 today and am so excited to show you some of Krista Sahlin’s beautiful fun products, so take a look at my process video here!

Hopefully you have heard the wonderful news that I am now serving on Sahlin Studio’s Creative Team, and I am delighted to be able to contribute to this amazing group of inspiring designers! This is the completed layout:

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

I began by bringing all my photos for the week into a Photoshop layout. I then chose my journaling cards from the Simplify Memory Pockets Monthly subscription kit. You can also just purchase the journaling cards as an Add-on, if you wish!

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

You guys probably know by now that turquoise is my absolute all-time favorite color, and the turquoise in these cards spoke loudly to me. I made the background of the entire layout the same as the diagonal stripe in the date card just by using my color picker tool. Easy peasy. This turquoise also shows up in Paige Taylor Evans’ Fancy Free collection, so those are the Thickers I chose to create my Week title. And Absolutely, that is an *I* I used in place of a *1*.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

Our HOA does yard of the month, and we were chosen for that in the month of August. I have included two photos of our house, one just with the sign we displayed (nothing conspicuous there, ha!) and then another photo I snapped as we were out walking one night. I have lots of photos of our home, but I don’t think I have ever taken one from this angle.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

These photo journalers are fantastic. They are a digital file and I brought a couple of them (ok, a LOT of them) into Photoshop and simply printed them out onto a turquoise vellum. You could absolutely type your journaling on them before printing, or you could place them on your photo before you print your photo!

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

We rearranged my studio in this particular week. I find my studio is constantly in process, constantly being changed and products being purged. I probably change it around about every 2 months! This quirky little cabinet is the one that houses my December Dailies, and while we were moving it around, Nico the cat moved into it. Hehe.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

I found some of the ephemera from Fancy Free coordinated beautifully with the Simplify cards. This puffy star and transparent piece are both from Fancy Free, and the yellow star is from Ali Edwards’ Project Life Storyteller kit.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

I used the Lined Up Word Art here in this photo, just for fun. I made a promise to myself earlier this year, that I would begin leaving some photos and/or cards unembellished, in an effort to Simplify my layouts (and my life). I love that Word Art allows you to embellish the photo so simply, but beautifully.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

For the right hand side of the layout, I began with this totally rad polka dot card. I needed this pattern in my life!

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

My dotted line stamp, which is my go-to roller stamp from Becky Higgins, created the perfect journaling lines, and the floral chipboard piece softens the black and white of the card a bit. My Stuff stamp set from Ali Edwards Story kit fits great in the bracket!

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

I absolutely love this plus/minus sign card but it felt a bit heavy on this layout. So I added this wooden heart with awesome turquoise glitter to break it up. I love using my embellishments to add different textures – wood, puffy stickers, stamps, and chipboard!

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

We did a little shopping, and I used another Photo Journaler here. So simple.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

This is my cat Zoe, and she is literally rolling around in my paper bin. We all want to do that sometimes, don’t we?! Silly girl.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

The thing I love most about using digital cards and then embellishing on top is the relationship those two elements develop in the creation of the layout. The More of This card illustrates this beautifully – the Love and Stuff words are from Ali Edwards Story kits and my sentiment could not be expressed more perfect!

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

Zoe again, giving her personal stamp of approval upon the location of the December Daily cabinet. Her little tail wrapped around the leg of the cabinet just melts hearts, doesn’t it?

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

This was so much fun! Please be sure to stop by Krista’s lovely blog and see what the designers have come up with, you will find so much inspiration: Sahlin Studio blog.

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disney Project Life Epcot Tram Jam | Pink Paislee and Paige Taylor Evans

Hi guys! Working on my last layout for Epcot today and decided to use some of my Paige Taylor Evans products from Pink Paislee. I don’t have much yet from Take Me Away, so I pulled in her first collection, Fancy Free. Take a look at how perfectly these two collections blend together:

So on this layout I have included an evening photo of the Epcot ball and a little story about our experience on the tram that night. Here is the layout with just photos and journaling cards from Pink Paislee Fancy Free and Sahlin Studios:

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

Here is the layout completed, with journaling and embellishments:

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

This photo was really hard to photograph, so forgive the glare. I did want to just add a title here to embellish the photo just a bit.

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

Underneath the 8×12 photo I added a journaling card from Sahlin Studios Project Mouse. 

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

Beside that card is a filler card from Fancy Free, with a floral transparency layered on top.

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

One more look at the left hand side:

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

The right hand side tells the story of our tram ride back to our car that night. Even though we were exhausted, the kids were completely wound up. Can you tell? The Disney cast members were also a bit punch-happy.

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

Underneath the top photo are two filler cards from Fancy Free, one for journaling and the other for embellishment. I loved using this wood circle here.

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

More journaling here on a layered journaling card. The journaling card was sized just a tad short of the pocket, so I layered it on the tiny floral print. I am in love with that floral print, aren’t you?!

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

Here is another photo of the girls. I adore the genuine smiles and the wind in their hair. Sometimes it is a challenge to capture that pure joy, but it is right here. Forget the technical issues with these photos, all that matters is that joy.

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

Two more filler cards across the center of the layout, just to add color and dimension!

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

And one more filler card. I struggled a bit in my process, whether the two flags were enough. I think it is just fine the way it is, letting that beautiful background show and keeping it simple.

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

One more look at the right side:

Disney Epcot Tram Jam

Thanks so much for checking out my process today! This album has been so much fun, and you guys have kept me going! Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite inspiration has been so far, ok? See you tomorrow!

~Theresa

 

 

 

Art Journal Vol. 02 Layout 04 On Being Brave | A Study in Contrast

Hi guys, so today’s art journaling layout is going to be a bit serious. This post may contain mention of sexual and intimate partner violence, although from the perspective of using art journaling to heal. Typically when I create my art journaling layouts, I try to come from a place of positivity and I try to use these layouts and the process to build myself up. Today’s is a bit different because I started with a black canvas and am studying some contrasts here. Take a look at my process video, and then I will chat more:

I have mentioned in the past that I am a survivor of intimate partner violence (domestic violence) in my previous marriage. Trauma is a very real part of my past and for several years I have been working through some of my pain related to that. I am a true believer that art has a tremendous ability to help us express some of the very complicated emotions that come with being a survivor.

Art Journal On Being Brave

Part of my urge to create art journals is to be able to tap into some of the art of color and texture and expression. Today’s layout, I will pre-qualify, is not meant to be pretty. I purposely began with a black canvas and then worked layers on top of that.

Art Journal On Being Brave

Sometimes, although not always, survivors find that their abuse they survived within their marriage is not the only abuse they have survived. Many women go on to learn about hidden abuse that lay dormant, hidden, in their past. When trauma occurs in childhood, frequently it becomes normalized, and unhealthy patterns of thought and behavior develop around them. Sometimes those unhealthy, but sub-conscious ways of seeing the world, set us up to be victims later on. 

Art Journal On Being Brave

This past week and month I have had to face the reality that indeed, my abuse was not only in my marriage but also in my childhood. That is all I am able to speak for now, but this art journal layout is an expression of the world around me. It is cloudy: some of it black and dark, some of it colorful and bright.

Art Journal On Being Brave

I used the tear drop stencil (from Faber Castell) to represent the tears that have been part of my whole life. Years ago a psychiatrist, based on the information I was able to give him at the time, diagnosed me with dysthymia, which is chronic depression. He asked me if I could remember a time in my life when I was ever happy, and truth is I couldn’t. Ever. Sure, there were many happy moments, and I had great parents who loved me very much, but I had always struggled with a feeling of something being wrong.

Art Journal On Being Brave

There were always people who convinced me to see the positive in life, although they now would never imagine what was happening to me in the dark. And I was able to make a good life, have beautiful children, and now have a stable marriage with a good environment.

Art Journal On Being Brave

When I look back over this layout, I find some very interesting things that happened on this page. First, notice how the girl is sparkly with her beautiful wings and her sparkly top, pretty flowered skirt, and happy brown boots. She is untouched by the darkness around her.

Art Journal On Being Brave

I added some more black as I was finishing the layout, particularly around her. She is elevated off the page, as if the darkness could not touch her. I stamped the word Brave around the page because it represents all the people who told me to be brave in my sadness, even though they had no idea what they were telling me to be brave about.

Art Journal On Being Brave

To me, as I look back over this layout, it seems as if this girl is trying to rise out of these ashes, working towards moving forward with her wings and her boots. People told me to be brave, but they never realized I already was. I already sparkled and shone, even though my wings were invisible. In this layout, they are most definitely visible. They are the brightest element on the page, and rightly so. 

Art Journal On Being Brave

I know this is not the prettiest art journal layout in the world; it is not intended to be. Sometimes what we are processing is dark and difficult, and there are no pretty colors for those times. I hope you will try something like this for yourself and see where the medium takes you. Thank you for being here today, and for watching and reading. See you tomorrow.

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOMAM (Fear of Making a Mistake) Scrapbook Layout | ATL Big City

Hi guys! Today I am showing you one of my techniques that I like to use in order to use up some of my patterned papers. Have a look at my process video today where I am creating a travel-themed layout across two pages, using NINE photos!

Ok, so I realize that it has been a long time since I have created a two-page spread and that I have never shown one here on my blog/channel! How fun! Here is a look at the completed layout in its entirety:

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

Here is a close-up of the left hand side:

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

And the right hand side:

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

To begin the layout, I laid out all of the photos and decided first how I wanted the photos to be arranged on the page. My main design principle here was balance, particularly asymmetrical balance. That means that if you place an imaginary x/y axis over the layout, each quadrant is almost mirrored, but not quite. 

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

Once I decided where the photos would go, I grabbed my watercolors and painted a few accent areas directly onto the white cardstock. I also splattered a few navy splatters. I love the visual interest that provides to the plain background.

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

After the painting, I cut into my papers. I chose a few of my favorites and a few not-so-favorites and cut them in random strips. Then I arranged them onto the white cardstock in the order I wanted them to be layered underneath the photos. Once I had that decided on, I cut them all in half so that part of the strips would be under the top and another part would be under the bottom of the photos.

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

After taping it all down, the fun begins. All of the layers now provide happy homes for stamps and embellishments!

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

I also wanted to create a knock-out title using these amazing chipboard alphas from Pink Paislee. These might be my favorite alphas all year long, I’m not sure!

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

I did not write a ton of journaling on this layout, just a who and what of the day.

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

To me, this is just what traditional scrapbooking really is all about: great photos of a fun event, layered on top of happy patterns and fun embellishments. I did not do a lot of thinking while I created, just put things down and watched it come about. 

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

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

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

I hope you are able to carve out some creative time this weekend! I would love to hear from you if you would like to see more layouts like this! See you on Monday with some art journaling!

~Theresa

 

 

Project Life 2016 Week 24 | Gossamer Blue August 2016 Kits!

Hi guys! So this week I plan to mix it up a bit from the normal production schedule. I am releasing two videos this week, both from the same week in my Project Life album, but two different types of layouts. Have a look at today’s process video:

Here is the video as I created it in the Project Life app, using the P52 journal cards in the app:

Project Life Week 24

Here is the layout completed, using the products in the Gossamer Blue Main and Life Pages kits from August 2016:

Project Life Week 24

This week was about my flowers growing in our yard, and our kids! Two of our kids were preparing to go to Florida to spend some wonderful summer time with their grandparents. So on this layout the photo on the top right hand corner is about the last day those two were here. Our kids all organized an all-day game day! They wanted to get all their game time in before the two left.

Project Life Week 24

This photo of the notebook paper is how they made their plans so they could play all the games they wanted to play together, and they even voted. So very democratic of them!

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There were two filler cards on this layout, and this one I used for a bit of a summary about the week. Notice how cute the word strips are layered on top of the patterned paper strips!

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I included a few photos from the yard this week. You will see quite a few photos from my yard this summer in this album! I am enjoying watering them almost every night and watching them fill in so happily!

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This filler card was so much fun to create. I simply stacked a few of my favorite stickers from the Outfitters collection (Pink Paislee). The puffy camera is just awesome!

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The date card here also came together pretty happily! I had to use the cursive words from Simple Stories and I had to use those gold alphas from Pink Paislee. Oh my word I am in love with those alphas!

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One more look at this fun layout:

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The second layout from this week will be a two-page, multi-photo layout done as a traditional scrapbook layout. I will release that on Thursday! See you then!

~Theresa