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Two In One Today | Silhouette Tutorial and Build Your Own Kit Videos!

Hi guys! Today I actually have two videos to share with you. First, head over to the Scrap Explosion blog to see my tutorial for how to Print and Cut using the Silhouette! You can click here to see that: Scrap Explosion Blog.


I also had a supply order come in last week (I know, right before CHA!!!!) and thought I would share another Build Your Own Kit (BYOK) video with you so you can see how I plan my scrapbook shopping to help me get projects done, especially when you aren’t able to purchase all of a collection – you can combine them! So have a look here!

You will also notice I added a Category to my Sidebar so you can find my series on BYOK. Thanks so much for watching and enjoying my videos! See you soon!

~Theresa

{December Daily 2016} December 11 In Which I Actually Have Two Stories!

Hi there and welcome to December 11 in my 2016 December Daily! I actually included two stories for this day – I know, I know, only choose one story, they say, but one story really isn’t complete without the back story. So have a look at my process here:

 

This is how my layout looked as a foundation page:

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 11 In Which I Actually Have Two Stories!

And here is my completed layout, including the back of the insert from December 10:

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 11 In Which I Actually Have Two Stories!

The first story goes a little something like this: Since Alan returned from Germany we have been running and running. On our way to Target for the third time in three days, he commented how he had been to so many stores and he listed out all the things we had done! I really got to thinking that this had to be included in today’s layout, so I created this to adhere to the back of my insert.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 11 In Which I Actually Have Two Stories!

To create this side of the insert, I opened the December Stories 6×8 template No. 2, which is available as a Photoshop PSD here: Ali Edwards shop. (Link opens in a new window) Since my canvas size is 4.5×9, I added another text box at the bottom to accommodate my journaling beneath the photo. I also added the green wood tree from Target and the deer head clip from Freckled Fawn.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 11

To complete the layout, I also added photos of Addison and Natalie decorating the tree itself. It seriously took us three days (!!!) to get to the point where we could add the ornaments, so that is exactly what we did at 8:15 last night.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 11

My foundation pages for this layout were created using Tori Bissell’s beautiful collection of journaling cards which are available at her blog here: Tori Bissell blog.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 11

The last card includes my final journaling which sort of ties the whole layout together. One of my favorite things every year is bringing out all the ornaments and telling all the stories that go along with those ornaments. There are so many ornaments that are really special to me and that represent some special people in our lives. I love sharing these stories with our children, and I especially love seeing their eyes light up when the familiar things are brought back out.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 11

I am still loving the pops of red across this layout, and to carry it onto this card I simply added my journaling lines in red ink. Here is a look at the layout in the album itself:

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 11

I do love this project so much! This is the half-way mark for me, and I am thrilled at the progress being made. I am especially delighted with the memories and the reflections and the laughs I have documented in these pages. Merry December to you!

~Theresa

**December Daily is an album concept designed and marketed by Ali Edwards. To learn more about this project and connect with others who are passionate about it, please visit her blog here: Ali Edwards blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{December Daily 2016} December 10!

Hello and welcome to December 10 in my 2016 December Daily album! Today I am sharing the story + photos of going to get our Christmas tree, which always is the official start of the season for me. Have a look at my process!

 

This is how the layout looked when I completed my foundation pages. The products I am using are courtesy of Tori Bissell and can be downloaded (for free!!!) here: Tori Bissell printables.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 10!

This is the layout for the 10th completed!

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 10!

I began with this enlarged photo which ended up measuring 9×4.5″. I used the white space for my journaling, added the rubber embellishment from the Paislee Press mini kit, and added a ribbon tab which was from Target last year.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 10!

For the filler card I had created this card using one of the pattern papers included in Tori’s collection, and then layered a transparency over top that came from Pinkfresh Studio Oh Joy. The only thing I did to it here was add a tiny washi strip from Amy Tangerine.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 10!

My second photo is of our kids while we were making our selection. This photo is one of my traditions – I make a point every year to snap a photo like this so we can compare from year to year. Love this so much!

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 10!

The middle pocket was created during my foundation stage and features a cut up transparency from Ali Edwards. This transparency was a purchase promotion available to the first people who pre-ordered the main kit way back in September. I know some people have been looking for it, and so that is the story behind. After I cut up the transparency, I layered my embellishments on top of the pocket.

Larkindesign {December Daily 2016} December 10!

See you back here tomorrow!

~Theresa

**December Daily is an album concept designed and marketed by Ali Edwards. To learn more about the project and connect with others who are passionate about this project, visit her blog here: Ali Edwards.