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Project Life 2016 November Round-up Layout

Hi guys, today I am sharing my layout for the month of November in my 2016 Project Life album. This is the final layout for 2016 and so next week I will share full walk-through videos of those albums. I created this layout in the Project Life app, printed at home and then embellished on top.

Here is a look at the completed layout!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 November Round-up Layout

This layout represents the entire month of November and so it just includes a few random photos from throughout the month. November is typically a month I take off from Project Life in order to prepare for December Daily. At this time I have two full albums from 2016, which is fantastic documenting.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 November Round-up Layout

I used this photo of our Thanksgiving table as a focal point on the layout. I love capturing the dinnerware and check out the already-consumed cheese ball! This dinnerware has special significance as it belonged to my Mom many years ago. I have added a few pieces myself over the years via Etsy and always love using it on this holiday.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 November Round-up Layout

I used the Beginnings collection from Project Mouse for this layout. Even though it is not specifically fall-themed, it works beautifully alongside the Maggie Holmes Gather ephemera. And just look at the girls on their ride-ons – they look so small and I just know that these images of them playing in our neighborhood will invoke such wonderful memories over the years. I will miss them being this little and this close. 

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 November Round-up Layout

I love the light that fall gives us – the photo of Alan and I captures that light and it makes me so happy every year. Notice how I used the tiny touches of gold from the Gather collection to carry the gold throughout the layout.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 November Round-up Layout

One of the things I love most about Project Life is being able to carry forward proof and hope of a good life. Especially as our country bombed another country last night, I am pretty sure we all wonder what the future holds. You guys, I don’t want to get political but I do want us to remember there is hope. There is hope that good will over come and we must continue.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 November Round-up Layout

Some days it feels overwhelming, watching news and seeing so much pain in the world. Several years ago Alan and I were each living separately, rebuilding our lives and struggling to keep hope. We had no idea what the future held for us. For some the struggles of today might be shocking because maybe it’s the first time reality has hit so hard, I don’t know. But I do know that years ago Alan and I cried some really hard tears and our children cried tears that no children should ever have to cry. Today I am able to share photos and reminders of how we each came through that, found each other, and rebuilt our families. Look at these smiles.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 November Round-up Layout

I am so thankful to be able to share our family stories with you all. I am so incredibly grateful for our life today, even though it is far from perfect we are doing so well. No matter what the future holds, always remember there is hope. We will come through.

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project Life 2016 | Halloween Layout!!!!

Hi guys, today I am sharing my Halloween layout in our 2016 Project Life album! As always, one of my favorite layouts every single year, and this year is no different. I created the layout using the Project Life app and then embellished on top.

The digital journaling cards can be purchased at The Lilypad here: Project Mouse Halloween. The photo templates were part of the Project Mouse FANniversary celebration challenges, and all of that can be read here: The Lilypad FANniversary challenge | Photo Templates.

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I began with the title card that simply says the date and event. No date card here, no week number.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Halloween Layout ft. Project Mouse Halloween!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Halloween Layout ft. Project Mouse Halloween!!!

I made a point to document the names of the characters they were each dressed up as. Nick’s character is noted on the photo template and for Addison I stamped his character on his photo. They are so cute!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Halloween Layout ft. Project Mouse Halloween!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Halloween Layout ft. Project Mouse Halloween!!!

I used several of the journal cards for journaling, and then others for fun filler cards. I love the opportunities to add tiny embellishments and pops of color and dimension!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Halloween Layout ft. Project Mouse Halloween!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Halloween Layout ft. Project Mouse Halloween!!!

The right hand side features the girls with their costumes. For Emberlynn I added my journaling to the template in Photoshop, which suits her character perfectly. She is more austere than the others and carries off her costume perfectly! So cute!!!

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Natalie saw these layouts as I was creating them and insisted that I type What a Cute Little Foxy on her photo template. Ha!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Halloween Layout ft. Project Mouse Halloween!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2016 | Halloween Layout ft. Project Mouse Halloween!!!

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

~Theresa

 

 

 

Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 02 Horseshoe Bay (Hybrid)

Hi guys, today I am sharing my process of digital and physical for using Photoshop to plan and print my elements for this layout from our Bermuda honeymoon album! I am using the Project Mouse Beginnings collection!

So the wonderful thing about using digital elements and creating hybrid layouts is the ability to plan and print your layouts right on the computer. So quick and easy! Be sure to watch the video so you can see how I did that for this layout.

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 02 Horseshoe Bay Hybrid

This photo was taken on one of our jaunts around the island of Bermuda when we discovered this amazing beach called Horseshoe Bay. There are several beach areas here punctuated by these grand rocky shores and there were so many photo opportunities it was hard to choose which ones to include in the album!

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 02 Horseshoe Bay %28Hybrid%29

Obviously the photo takes center stage on this layout, rightfully so. It measures 9″w x 6 3/4″ h, the full width of the layout and takes position on the lower half of the canvas. I only added just a few tiny embellishments and the date at the bottom right hand corner.

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 02 Horseshoe Bay %28Hybrid%29

In contrast to the visually heavy photo, I printed the digital cards onto vellum and layered them directly over the photo. Then just a few more tiny embellishments and the layout is perfect.

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 01 feat. Project Mouse Beginnings!!!!

Hi guys, I am so excited to share my honeymoon album with you, layout by layout! This layout is about our hotel we stayed at while on the island of Bermuda, called Grotto Bay. I am using the Beginnings collection from Project Mouse.

The hotel was the first place we landed after arriving on the island, so this seemed like a great place to begin documenting our stay. I took quite a few photos of our hotel, called Grotto Bay, so this will be one of several layouts about this part of our honeymoon!

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 01 feat. Project Mouse Beginnings!!!!Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 01 feat. Project Mouse Beginnings!!!!

A kind stranger took our photo on the lanai of the main guest house, and the other photos plus the journaling cards flowed from there. The left hand side includes the photo of us plus the view from the place we were sitting at, which was absolutely stunning!

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I could not wait to use journaling cards from the Beginnings collection for this project! I knew the pastels would be perfect to go along with the photos we took. Typically I choose my favorites from a collection, and then arrange them alternating primarily white ones with primarily colorful ones.

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My embellishments on this page are: roses from Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams, pink wood veneer stars from Studio Calico Confidant kit, wood veneer arrow from Freckled Fawn, and paper clip from American Crafts Hazelwood. Stamped sentiment from One Little Bird.

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 01 feat. Project Mouse Beginnings!!!!Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 01 feat. Project Mouse Beginnings!!!!

The left hand side includes more photos from around the hotel plus journaling cards that were also simply chosen because they are favorites. I know that is probably disappointing to some who wish I would give grand design decision-making advice about which journaling cards to use, but I really so leave it as simple as: choose favorites and you cannot go wrong.

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 01 feat. Project Mouse Beginnings!!!!Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 01 feat. Project Mouse Beginnings!!!!

I managed to pick up some typewriter ribbons for my antique typewriter (the We R Memory Keepers ones do fit in Sears Corona machines, in case you were wondering!) and so I have made a deal with myself to use it in this album. I love the list I made here about our favorite things we loved at this hotel/resort.

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I loved making a few tags using the word art that is included in the Project Mouse Beginnings collection! I plan to include a tutorial about how I made them later on, so stay tuned for that (possibly next week?)

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 01 feat. Project Mouse Beginnings!!!!Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 01 feat. Project Mouse Beginnings!!!!

Thanks so much for following along with me today! I hope you are feeling inspired by this album! See you soon!

~Theresa

07 Photoshop Tutorial Digital Layout | Beauty and the Beast Opening Night

Hi guys! So do you ever have the kind of event that you just cannot wait to get home and scrapbook about it?! That was me after the release of Beauty and the Beast last weekend, and especially knowing that the Beginnings collection was also there to use and I could not wait! So I thought I would share with you how I created this super quick and easy layout in Photoshop.

Here is the layout I created! This is my first digital layout that I have created and shared publicly, so be sure to let me know how I did! It was definitely a fun process!

Larkindesign 07 Photoshop Tutorial Digital Layout | Beauty and the Beast Opening Night

That is all for today! I will see you back here again soon!

~Theresa