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Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my layout for Week 20 in my 2017 Project Life album. This layout was created for the Sahlin Studio Creative Team, using the Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02 and also the You Are Here collection. Physical embellishments are from Freckled Fawn!

Have a look at the completed layout!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

Our stories for this week mostly were about driving up to Pilot Mountain for a streetfest they did! We also celebrated Mother’s Day and I got these totally groovy llama pajamas. And my gardenia bloomed, which was a really awesome surprise too!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

or this week’s layout I did not record the digital process. I think in an effort to catch up and also to focus on some important things (like my upcoming class!!!) I did begin with the Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02, which are always so easy and fun to work with.

 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

My date card was created by adding the Simple Stories alphas for Week 20, and then I used a Dear Lizzy rotary date stamp for the date. 

 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

For my round journaling I simply created a circle in Photoshop and used the Path Selection tool to write the words around the circle. The acrylic hearts in the July Freckled Fawn kit fit perfectly inside! I also used the vellum alphas from Freckled Fawn to write Mother’s Day inside this digital frame – so quirky and fun!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

For the right hand side, I tweaked the template so I could include this enlarged photo as a focal point. It’s always fun to make quick changes to your templates so you can make it work for your photos and your stories! 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

I have promised myself this year to include more journaling on my Project Life layouts, and I am accomplishing this by doing both typed and hand-written journaling. I think this has helped me tell more stories this year. I also included one of Alan’s Instagram posts along with his text underneath the photo of Nick and the dog. This is a great way to include others’ voices in your layouts, with their permission of course!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

These photos of the four kids together are just priceless, aren’t they?! I still make a concerted effort, at least once a month, to draw them all together and take the photo. I also added a little more journaling onto this photo.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

That is all for today! 
Digital products are available through The Lilypad at the following links:
Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02
Sahlin Studio You Are Here Kit                                                                                                 Sahlin Studio You Are Here Journal Cards

 

 

Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn!!

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my process for creating my 2017 Project Life Week 17 layout. The hybrid layout was created in Photoshop CC using Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates and Paislee Press Weekend Vibes. My digital process is in the video here!

Now for the fun part, the embellishing!

Let’s take a look at the finished layout:

Larkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled FawnLarkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn

Our stories for this week included giving up cable for Netflix, progress in the yard in which the hosta have taken over, organizing our chaotic candy cabinet, and a sweet boy with his bunny.

Larkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled FawnLarkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn

 The Weekend Vibes collection is particularly neutral with great little pops of color, so the punch in my layout comes from the bright happy colors in the Freckled Fawn kit! The transparent numbers absolutely had to be used!

Larkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled FawnLarkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn

When I designed this card in Photoshop, I left blank space on purpose so I could add physical embellishments. I used the stamps as a home base for the hearts. I also added washi tape above the word strips along with the chipboard word strips.

Larkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled FawnLarkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn

For the right hand side I started with photos of our messy candy cabinet and I loved this word art from Paislee Press, chaotic and messy, to tie it all together. I also was so in love with these sunglasses from Freckled Fawn that I just had to use them too! So I just did a fun little cluster right on top of the photo of my flowers.

Larkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled FawnLarkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn

And the photos of our messy candy stash: do you ever have places in your house that just bug the crap out of you and finally you tackle it and get control over the situation?! Well that was our candy situation until this week! Now everyone has their own little bucket and that is it. Whew!

Larkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled FawnLarkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn

I loved capturing this adorable photo of Addison with the bunny after giving the bunny his bath and I love that Project Life still gives a wonderful place for photos like this. I love how these moments fit into the context of the whole week.

Larkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled FawnLarkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn

Another favorite capture: Alan cooking dinner for everybody. He does a large majority of the cooking in our house and it means the world to me. I am so incredibly thankful for all the hard work he does to keep our house going! 

Larkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled FawnLarkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn

Thanks so much for following along with me today!

Digital products are available through the following links:
Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates

Paislee Press Weekend Vibes Scrapbook Kit

Paislee Press Weekend Vibes Journal Cards

Felicity Jane Willow + Sahlin Studio Viewpoint | Bermuda Layout No. 09

Hi guys, today I am sharing a process that came about from a viewer request! Marybeth Lysen asked me if I could think of any digital kits that would coordinate with Felicity Jane kits, and boy can I! So I created this layout from our Bermuda honeymoon album using Felicity Jane Willow and Sahlin Studio Viewpoint collections.

Have a look at the completed layout here:

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So let’s take a look at the left hand side, which is a pocket page. For this side I chose journal cards from the Felicity Jane Willow collection and embellished as usual.

I began this side of the layout with a photo we took of ourselves on hotel property before we left for adventures of exploring the island. On that particular day we took the buses around the island, and my story is that we discovered Alan did not care for the buses!

Alan struggles at times with motion sickness, and the buses on the island really messed with him, so that is why we decided to rent the scooters. I actually thought it was kind of hilarious that he thought the buses weren’t safe – they were really fast and the roads were really narrow – but I actually loved them! But of course I didn’t want him to be sick! I absolutely adore this photo of our helmets together. So cute!

For the right hand side I used another photo we took in the same spot, of our feet. In the process video I shared how I made that photo just a tiny bit longer so it was big enough to fit this space.

For this side I chose two of the pattern papers in the Sahlin Studio Viewpoint collection, and then embellished on top using the Willow collection. This allowed me to plan and print the photo as I needed it, and also to print just the parts of the papers I needed as well.

I kept embellishing to a minimum simply because I wanted the focus to be this strong diagonal lines created by the pattern paper. The white space in the photo was perfect for a bit of title work.

I hope you enjoyed this process today! I love using a mix of products and love that it helps use my supplies over a wide range of projects.

~Theresa

Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!

Hi guys! I am so excited to share my layout with you from our 2017 Project Life album for Week 12. This is a one page layout using the Sahlin Studio June featured kit called Viewpoint!

Our stories and photos this week included dining in the sunshine, One more sick child, and being together. There were also photos from a trip to the park, which were used as the basis for a previous layout. I will share these two layouts side by side at the end of the post.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!

I began with my date card, and the white space on this card provided the perfect place for contrasting alphabets. The black foam alpha is Maggie Holmes, and the March 19-25 is Studio Calico. 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!

I love how the Clean Lined Templates give so many opportunities for more photos. I love the idea of selecting one or two main photos for the week, and the rest are supporting photos. 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!

The Viewpoints journal cards are awesome for journaling, friends. I am keeping my promise to include typed and hand-written journaling in my layouts this year.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!

I really love these snaps from lunch one day. I took a photo pointing down at the table, and then turned the camera up to take a photo of the sky and the umbrella at our table. I have always loved eating alfresco! 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!

Here is a look at the full layout in the album, with the previous completed layout. The previous layout was created using the Project Mouse Beginnings collection and is strictly a digital layout.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!

That is all for today, thanks for joining me!

~Theresa

Digital product can be purchased via the following links:
Sahlin Studio Viewpoint kit
Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 01

 

 

Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!

Hi guys! This is a layout I created for my 2017 Project Life album week 11. The project is for the Sahlin Studio Creative Team and features the You Are Here collection available at The Lilypad!

Here is a look at the full layout!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!

Our stories this week included a random cat who climbed up on the kitchen cabinets just to glare at us, a fun new game that is now a regular Sunday event, another one with the flu, and of course the premier of Beauty and the Beast!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!

I am loving this project so much! This year it feels like I have relaxed my photography a bit and have given myself permission to snap the photos I want without worrying about whether they are perfect or not. And they aren’t perfect, by any means, but they are happy and it has helped me feel free to take more pictures!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!

I used my washi tape for lines again this week and love doing that.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!

I also really liked using the Let the Adventures Begin card! Life is an adventure every day, and also the kids are beginning new adventures in making new friends, inviting friends over, and that makes my heart so happy for them.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!

The right hand side:

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!

My week card was particularly fun to put together this week. I grabbed these alphas from Pink Paislee/Paige Evans to add a pop of color and tie in the blues and yellows. The hearts are from Elle’s Studio.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!

It was a really rough winter in terms of illness this year – every week we had someone sick, home from school, making up work. This week was Emberlynn’s turn. We all felt so bad for her!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!

Check out these adorable masks that Alan found, printed out, and cut out for us before the Beauty and the Beast premier! I really did feel like a princess that night, going to see a movie on the first night it opened!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!

Thanks so much for following along with me this week! How are your albums coming along? See you back here again soon.

~Theresa

You Are Here collection is available here: The Lilypad Shop

Clean Lined Templates are available here: The Lilypad Shop