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Freebie Friday | Starburst Silhouette Cut File!!


Freebie Friday | Starburst Silhouette Cut File!!

Hello Lovelies! Today is Freebie Friday, and that means a brand new Cut File is available in the shop! The Starburst Cut File will be available to download FREE until Monday, January 8, 2018!

Want to see ideas how to use this gorgeous cut? Have a look at some of the ways the 2018 Creative Team has used it.

 Larkindesign Creative Team Neftali Zambrano | ft. Starburst Cut File!!

LARKINDESIGN CREATIVE TEAM NEFTALI ZAMBRANO | FT. STARBURST CUT FILE!!

 Larkindesign Creative Team Renae Jones  | ft. Starburst Cut File!!

LARKINDESIGN CREATIVE TEAM RENAE JONES  | FT. STARBURST CUT FILE!!

 Larkindesign Creative Team Sabrina Poole

LARKINDESIGN CREATIVE TEAM SABRINA POOLE

Larkindesign Freebie Friday | Beautiful Layout ft. Starburst Cut File!!!

I am also sharing a layout I created using the Starburst cut file. I had some photos of Emberlynn from 2016, when she got her very first pair of glasses! I cut the Starburst file from a solid grey card stock from Felicity Jane and backed it with white card stock from Bazzill. I am also using journal cards from the LD Out With The Old collection and embellishments from the Shimelle Glitter Girl collection!

Click below to watch the full process video!

Thank you for joining us today! Are you using the LD Cut Files? I would love to see, so be sure to tag me on Instagram, use #larkindesigntm!

~Theresa

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Disney Project Life | Epcot Princess Dinner Part 02!

Hi guys! It’s Disney Wednesday and today I am continuing to document our dinner with the Princesses at Epcot. Have a look at my process video here:

I decided to rearrange a few things in the album, and so that meant changing up the last two layouts just a bit. For this layout I changed the right hand side to show some photos I took while we were shopping, which we did a lot of at Epcot.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

Here is the layout complete:

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

For the next layout, I decided to move the photos of the girls with Belle to this layout, and I also showed our professional portraits that are now safely housed in a Becky Higgins 12×12 pocket.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

That pocket will actually probably live in the back of the album, so this is what the entire layout looks like, all together:

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

It has given me so much joy to document these Princess layouts! But first, let me show you details of the shopping layout. I was captivated by this nutcracker turning in the window. I really love him and all the lights and magic surrounding him.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

I wrote a little about the shopping we did at Epcot. I really loved the shops and stores in all the different countries and even though I did not get many photo graphs in that part of the park, this little nutcracker will tell that part of the story.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

These stars are simply perfect right here, as are the fun balloons. What ties these all together are the similar colors. It is like scrapbook serendipity, where everything just comes together unexpectedly.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

But when you have such a handsome and delightful nutcracker, how could it not come together like magic?

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

I did manage to save one of the bags I got and so I folded it neatly and placed it inside this pocket here. No embellishment needed.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

And speaking of magic, when we walked into the Akershus restaurant, Belle was waiting to take our portraits and introduce herself to us. It really was magical. Just look how beautiful she is.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

My connection to the Disney princesses actually begins with Belle. We did not grow up watching Disney movies and when I visited Disney 20 years ago we never saw any princesses (can you imagine?! I remember seeing Feivel and Donatello!). Beauty and the Beast was first released I guess right about my sophomore year of college, and I immediately fell in love with the whole movie. Completely, hopelessly in love.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

I loved bringing in the yellow from Belle’s gown into the layout using the yellow damask from Sahlin Studios. The color palette of navy, yellow, pink, and light blue suits me wonderfully.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

The professional photo is in the lower right hand corner. It sort of cracks me up, how Belle holds her hands.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

The other two photos are my own, and I love capturing the small interactions between my girls and the princess. Just little ways these princesses found to connect with their tiny princess fans. Magic.

Disney Epcot Princess Dinner 02

I hope you find some magic today in some of your own photos. Then create something pretty with those magical photos, ok? See you tomorrow for TBT!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

Disney Project Life Epcot Day 04 | Ali Edwards Believe Story Kit

Hi guys! We are back on the Disney track today with a layout from our day at Epcot! Yes, I am absolutely using the Believe Story Kit again today. Have a look at my process for today’s layout:

To begin this layout, I chose several journal and filler cards from the Believe Story Kit. I also used a few from Sahlin Studios Project Mouse and the Project Life Midnight Edition Core Kit.

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This is the layout completed with journaling and embellishments:

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I chose mainly black and white cards for this layout. The main story of this layout was that it rained a good portion of the morning while we were at Epcot, and the grey sky led my product choices here.

Disney Epcot Day 04

This quote card probably sums up the layout quite succinctly: when you are at Disney you don’t let the rain stop you. You just keep going and trust that it’s going to be a fun day anyway! Because this is Disney!

Disney Epcot Day 04

The kids, of course, could have cared less about the rain. I took these snaps while we were wandering through the park deciding what to do. They were just playing and being silly in these mirrors. Great moments.

Disney Epcot Day 04

I couldn’t help but use one of the weather cards from Project Mouse here. For a pop of color on an otherwise quite monochromatic layout, I chose the orange colors from the Believe kit. It works perfect.

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Of course the fun photos add great pops of color as well, from the kids’ happy and bright jackets, and their smiles light up the whole place. Yep, they were definitely excited.

Disney Epcot Day 04

The right hand side of the layout is grounded by a photo of the Epcot ball. There was never a bright sunny photo op that day, just grey skies, but I went with it and took this photo. A simple embellishment adds the perfect touch.

Disney Epcot Day 04

There are two journaling cards here, side by side, so I just added a few more notes about being at the park. No embellishments, only stamps here.

Disney Epcot Day 04

There are two cards across the bottom. This one is a filler card from the Midnight Core kit and I added a clear sticker from Shimelle’s Starshine collection. So easy.

Disney Epcot Day 04

One last journaling card here, where I wrote about being here years ago and it being my favorite park of all the Disney parks. I also added a transparent piece from the Starshine collection – the greens tied in perfectly with the greens on the card itself.

Disney Epcot Day 04

Here is one more quick look at the layout:

Disney Epcot Day 04

That is all for today! I will see you back here tomorrow for TBT!

~Theresa

 

 

 

Disney Project Life Layout 09!!!!

Hi guys, today is Disney day! I’m working through my Disney album in Project Life style, using Sahlin Studios and the Honey and Midnight Core Kits from Becky Higgins. Today is Layout 09, with another great photo of the Castle. Have a look at my process here:

Here is the layout with photos and the journaling cards in place:

Disney Project Life Layout 09

This is the layout completed:

Disney Project Life Layout 09

I started with this simple title card from Sahlin Studios and added very simple embellishments:

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The last ride we took for the day was the Carousel, and while I wasn’t able to get any photos from a distance, I did get several close-ups of the kids’ expressions. We are all exhausted, but still taking it all in. These photos sum up the day for me.

Disney Project Life Layout 09

I used the 3×4 cards in the center to journal about the end of the day and my overall feelings about our day.

Disney Project Life Layout 09

Even though I could not remember where we are for breakfast or dinner (!!) I still wanted to include eating at Pinocchio’s Village Haus. We liked it there and would definitely go back!

Disney Project Life Layout 09

Just a few embellishments from Shimelle’s Starshine collection here. The ticket seemed apropos for the Carousel.

Disney Project Life Layout 09

This guy doesn’t ride carousels any more, so I am happy to look back on this photo and remember the days he still did.  Such awesome memories.

Disney Project Life Layout 09

The other side of the layout is an enlarged photo of the Castle at night. Now, I know this photo is not entirely in focus, and in some ways I hate that because the lights truly are amazing. For a long time I avoided this project precisely because I thought my photos were so imperfect, and I am working to get past that. I am working to stop waiting for photos to be perfect, just take them and scrap what you take. I’m really happy I made this layout, and especially happy I am making this album right now.

Disney Project Life Layout 09

I left the photo completely unadorned, but did add three journal cards as a border to this layout.

Disney Project Life Layout 09

Another opportunity here to write about how I felt about seeing the Castle and how much I love it. It’s so good to get those thoughts down!

Disney Project Life Layout 09

Just one more tiny embellishment cluster at the bottom.

Disney Project Life Layout 09

That is all for today, friends. See you tomorrow for Throwback Thursday!

~Theresa

 

 

Disney Project Life Layout 06

Hi guys, so yay it’s Disney day! I am always excited every week to pull this album out and to complete another layout. Today is Layout six in my Disney album and it’s a fun one. The photos are of three of our children who were playing in a Tiki play area in the park while one of our children rode the Aladdin Magic Carpet. Check out the process video:

Here is the layout with just photos and journaling cards. As you saw in the video, I had a blank page on the right side and I chose one of the patterned papers from Starshine by Shimelle to complete that page.

Disney Project Life Layout 06

Here is the completed layout, with embellishments and journaling:

Disney Project Life Layout 06

So if you have ever wondered what it would look like to just have one photo in a Project Life page, now you know because I did it here. I think sometimes we put too much pressure on ourselves to fill as many pockets as possible with photos, but then think nothing of creating dozens of traditional layouts with just one photo! So here is what it looks like to just have one photo. I rather like how it turned out!

Disney Project Life Layout 06

I adore how this title card came out. The base card is from Project Life Honey Edition core kit, with embellishments from Starshine on top. The silver star, however, is left over from my Ali Edwards December Daily kit from 2015!

Disney Project Life Layout 06

I mentioned this in the video, but I will just repeat myself: I am in head over heels in love with those acrylic shapes from the Starshine collection! They are just awesome.

Disney Project Life Layout 06

Underneath the top photo is a little journaling and a simple card from Sahlin Studios. Notice I haven’t done much “magic” or “castle” themed stuff – this is not a kitchy Disney album because I have to admit I get a little weary of all that! I can’t do an over-themed album, just me personally, because I think you get the gist from the photos themselves.

Disney Project Life Layout 06

I added this yellow card to bring in a bit more yellow here, and then more journaling on the turquoise card. I really do like how these collections all come together with these happy colors, but still tastefully done!

Disney Project Life Layout 06

That’s it for Disney this week, thanks so much for following along!!! Let me know how you like it so far, ok?

~Theresa

TBT Project Life 2015 Final Layout! Weeks 27- 30

Alright, guys, I am so ready to finish up this album and I have literally smashed four weeks into two pages. Have a look at my process video for these last two pages in the 2015 album!

Ok, so these layouts are back to back, and I placed them into the same photo to show you the layouts to start:

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

And these are the layouts completed:

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

So for both of these layouts I didn’t have a lot of photos, and the dates on the photos span a total of about four weeks. And you know what? That really is ok. At this point in the album, it is safe to say that I have documented the year of 2015 rather well, and so smashing these weeks together really is ok. For the first layout, Weeks 27 & 28, I chose some of Shimelle’s products to bring the layout together.

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

These products are from Shimelle’s True Stories collection, and I chose it because of the bright, happy colors and the fun elements. The transparency is an older one from Allison Kreft/Webster’s Pages from several years ago.

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

I have used that transparency across the page and then I like to staple elements to the top of the page protector on this side.

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

One of my favorites embellishments from this collection are the wooden buttons! They are a little thick for the small pockets, but I used them anyway. They are too much fun to not use. Here is a look at this layout inside the album:

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

For the next layout I still used the same collection, and now I chose one of Shimelle’s journaling cards for the date card.

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

For the transparencies on this side, I simply used red line tape to adhere the elements on top of the page protector. I also love the look of the vellum word strips on top of this red flower. So pretty!

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

In the spirit of simplicity and getting things done, I left the yellow card just as it was. Notice how I have used the floral embellishments in the corners so they don’t take over.

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

I used another flower in the bottom corner, this one is blue. These colors are a lot of fun to work with and they seem to flow seamlessly in with the rest of the album.

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

Here is a look at this page in the album:

TBT Project Life 2015 | Weeks 27-30

Part of me finds it hard to believe that this project is done, but the rest of me is incredibly excited. I will post a video tomorrow to celebrate completing this and to announce what is coming up next in the TBT series! I will see you then!

~Theresa

Real Time Scrapbook Layout | Disney Layout 03

Hi guys, today’s layout is another in my Disney album and I am so excited to show it to you! Do you ever start a project and drag your heels on it and then you’re not really sure if you love it or not? Well today’s layout made me absolutely fall in love with this project. Have a look at my process video first:

So here is the layout to start with, it has two photos and the rest of our entrance cards.

Disney Album Layout 03

This is the completed layout:

Disney Album Layout 03

And then I also added a sequin pocket and a place to keep this Times Guide from the park that day.

Disney Album Layout 03

Ya’ll, I just can’t get over this photo and the sequins on top. This really was one of those serendipitous moments in scrapbooking: I wanted to make this insert for the Times Guide, and decided it should be 8×10. Half of it has the paper and the other half has the sequins. I didn’t actually know how this would look until I actually laid it over the castle photo, and I realized the sequins overlay perfectly.

Disney Album Layout 03

Here are the journaling cards underneath. Again nothing complicated, I added a few stars to the white journaling card and the arrow and sticker to the photo itself.

Disney Album Layout 03

The second journaling card just has the date stamp and another word sentiment stamped at the bottom (this card from the Honey Edition Core Kit). I love this simplicity.

Disney Album Layout 03

On the facing page, I left the Main Street card alone and added journaling next to it (both of these cards and the one at the bottom of this page are from Sahlin Studios, purchased from The Lily Pad).

Disney Album Layout 03

A simple embellishment across the bottom of the photo, and the word Dream added to the map card. And this layout is done, but definitely one of my favorites ever!

Disney Album Layout 03

Here is one more look overall:

Disney Album Layout 03

Alright, I will see you back here again tomorrow for a TBT layout!

~Theresa

Project Life 2016 Week 09 | Gossamer Blue March Kits

Hi there, welcome back! It has been a few days since I shared some work, but this week I have a full cue of hopefully inspiring projects. Let’s dive right in! Today I am showing you my Project Life layout for 2016 Week 09. I created the layout in the Project Life App, printed the layout at home, and then embellished on top. Products I used to embellish were from my March Gossamer Blue kits, namely the Main Kit, Life Pages Kit, and Life Pages Add-on 1 Kit. Here is my process video:

So you will notice, if you are familiar with the Project Life App, that the layout I used is called the Big Shot 7, and unfortunately that layout is handed on the left side only. Like this:

Project Life 2016 Week 09

So I pulled the layout into Photoshop from my Dropbox, and switched it up. I created a canvas that was the background color, using the color picker. Then I copied and pasted each side of the layout into it’s new position, like so:

Project Life 2016 Week 09

The idea was to create mirror image layouts to show off these hilarious photos of our boys.

Project Life 2016 Week 09

I love this balance, right, where the eye feels enveloped by equal parts and equal weight on both sides. Each side of the layout is connected via these two base photos. I love that the app allows me to house larger photos like this. Even though there are several smaller stories in this layout, the main (and silliest!) story is highlighted by these two photos.

Project Life 2016 Week 09

I had a few challenges getting into this layout. Sometimes new products throw me off a little in my game, so if you watched my video you might have noticed I was kind of all over the place, embellishing this layout. But I got it and it started coming together.

Project Life 2016 Week 09

I have to say that Shimelle’s Starshine collection is fantastic for boys, yes, even tween boys who are 11 and 12. And the pinks also make it a great collection for girls, all in one.

Project Life 2016 Week 09

The stamp sets included in Gossamer Blue’s kits never disappoint. The hello TODAY stamp meshed well with my TAB punch, don’t you just love when that happens? Play around with your stamps and your punches together. 

Project Life 2016 Week 09

Shimelle always knocks it out of the park with her globes, and this one belonged right there.

Project Life 2016 Week 09

The photo of the girls at the piano is so sweet, even though it has so many technical flaws! It is grainy, dark, taken with my cell phone on a dark evening, but the moment was captured. That is all that really matters. It is ok to put the grainy photos next to the cool photos – this is how life is. Messy and mixed up.

Project Life 2016 Week 09

The majority of journaling for this layout happens in these two blocks, and that makes me very happy. One of the photos shows Nick putting his shoes up against my shoes, and his are bigger. That’s a great milestone to capture, isn’t it? Definitely some good things happening here, some laughs being documented, a sneak peek into our every day lives. Here is one more look at the layout:

Project Life 2016 Week 09

I’ll see you back here tomorrow with a brand new, exciting project that you’re going to love, and I will give you a hint – there are Mickey ears involved. Ok, see you then!!!

~Theresa

**Gossamer Blue is a scrapbooking company that provides paid monthly subscriptions for current, trendy, amazing products that I use on a regular basis in my projects. If you would like to learn more, please visit their website here: Gossamer Blue.

**Project Life and the Project Life App are the creative brainchildren of Becky Higgins, LLC. I am not affiliated with Becky Higgins, but I am a happy customer who enjoys using her products and appreciates her contributions to the scrapbooking world. To learn more about her and her brand, please visit her website here: Becky Higgins.

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