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50 First Layouts | Love You Always ft Pinkfresh Studio Let Your Heart Decide

Hello lovelies, today I am sharing this fun scrapbook layout using Pinkfresh Studio Let Your Heart Decide collection plus a Silhouette cut file from Paige Evans!

Have a look at this fun layout!

Larkindesign 50 First Layouts | Love You Always ft Pinkfresh Studio Let Your Heart Decide

My photo, and therefore the story of this layout is about Nick and the time back in February that we went to the vintage arcade in Winston Salem. I chose a selfie we took on that day together as the starting point for this layout.

Larkindesign 50 First Layouts | Love You Always ft Pinkfresh Studio Let Your Heart Decide

I absolutely love this cut file from the Silhouette store designed by Paige Taylor Evans. I cut strips of paper to adhere behind the pattern of the cut file. As I laid out the strips I tried to switch up the colors to add variety and texture to this background, and I adore how it turned out! Once the background was complete then I was free to add my photos and embellish.

Larkindesign 50 First Layouts | Love You Always ft Pinkfresh Studio Let Your Heart Decide

I loved all the textures and colors in the Let Your Heart Decide collection and made a point to include my favorites here! I did use the blue frame to make the photo pop off the background, and then I layered leaves and hearts and my journaling around the photo.

Larkindesign 50 First Layouts | Love You Always ft Pinkfresh Studio Let Your Heart Decide

I have kept my journaling really simple for this layout. The who, what, where, and when are here at the bottom of the photo, and I added my why near the top of the photo. I kept this so simple for this layout and that is ok!

Larkindesign 50 First Layouts | Love You Always ft Pinkfresh Studio Let Your Heart Decide

My title is placed vertically on the layout, which feels somewhat unexpected but I really love it. It does an excellent job to balance the photo on the layout and I loved using those alphabets!

Thanks for joining me today! See you soon!

~Theresa

Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

Hey ya’ll!!! Today I am working on our kids’ albums, a project to complete albums for each of our four kids to take with them when they have their own homes. This is a dance layout I created for Emberlynn – it is a pocket page created using Felicity Jane kits.

Oh my goodness, you guys, I have had these photos on my desk for quite a while and am so happy to create this layout! Emberlynn took dance for about two years and we were gifted these photos from a friend. So these are the first of the layouts I am working on for Emberlynn’s album! I can’t think of a more fun place to begin (although this isn’t the first in the album itself, just where I began my process)!

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

When you need products to help with a feminine layout, there is no better source than Felicity Jane! Am I right?!!? The florals, the pinks, all of it come together so lovely. The cards and embellishments I used are from a combination of kits – namely Zoey, Kate, and Summer. I chose these cards for the floral and the pink, coral, and turquoise plus black and white.

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

My title card is simple and to the point. I began with the floral background and layered a simple white card stock wrapped with washi tape. I then used the black puffy alphabet set to spell my words.

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

Look at these tiny dancers! Of course the dance photos themselves are dark, so my product choices were geared for light and bright to contrast and balance the layout. Simple embellishments keep the focus on the photos themselves.

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

I love the 4×6 cards that give an opportunity to play with embellishments, and doilies just make my day. 

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

I have repeated the floral element across the page, along with black and white and stamped elements. Lots of repetition in this lovely layout!

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

On the right hand side of the layout, more black and white plus pink and coral! I also repeated the dark wood floral embellishments. I feel they tie the photos to the cards.

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

This was sometime in early 2012, I believe, so Emberlynn was just seven years old. There are also professional photos from her dance years, so when this layout goes in the album her professional photos will go in the album with it. Remember that Becky Higgins sells 8×10 inserts and 5×7 inserts to fit into these albums!

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

Just another fun filler card here, again with a patterned paper background, floral embellishment, and this time a chipboard frame and stamped sentiment. I also used those tiny little puffy dots, almost like confetti, to ground this card and give it a little more presence.

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

Thank you so much for joining me today! What a fun and memorable layout, and Emberlynn’s eyes lit up when she saw it. I hope you make time to be creative today too!

~Theresa

Kids Albums Project Episode 01 | Where to Begin?!

Hi guys! Today I am sharing a little bit of my process for working with our kids’ albums and how we are organizing all their photos, memorabilia, and ultimately the albums they will each take with them when they have their own home one day! This will be an on-going project with lots of steps and hopefully lots of helpful videos for you so I hope you will stay tuned!!!

In today’s video I am working with Nick and Natalie’s albums that I created years ago. I began scrapbooking in 2003 and these are the layouts and albums I created up until about 2012 specifically for Nick and Natalie. These were created before I began Project Life and before pocket pages, back when I had a whole different way of memory keeping! The layouts were in various order, in different albums and not really organized well at all, so I pulled them all out. In this video I share some of my thoughts during that process.

As we are just beginning this gigantic project, a few things begin to jump out at me, and for today I just wanted to share one thing in particular. You heard me mention this in the video and I think it bears repeating. One of my main strategies to help us get through this project for four kids is to always remember that we each experience life differently and even when we share the same experiences, every person’s memory of that time may be different. What does that mean and how does that impact our children’s albums?

This means that every child will have their own unique collection of albums! Every album is different and every kiddo is so unique and that means trying to create the same layouts or the same albums for all four, or even for two, would be impossible. I hope this strategy will free us up to include the memories for each child that are truly relevant and meaningful to them, not just random collections of the same photos and layouts.

These albums are our love letters to each of them, and I hope they feel the love when they look through them years from now. I hope you will enjoy following along with us on this journey. I anticipate it will be a long journey, and this is only the beginning!

See you again soon!

~Theresa