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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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Freebie Friday Silhouette Cut File | 10,000 Words

Hi everyone, it’s Friday and I hope you are getting ready for a great crafty weekend! To help inspire you, I am offering a free Silhouette cut file on the first Friday of every month. Be sure to check out the other file, if you missed it! Here is today’s cut file. If you Click on the image it will take you to the product page, where you can download the file.

Larkindesign Freebie Friday Free Cut File 10%2C000 Words

This layout is based on a really special conversation that my husband Alan and I were having, and these are words he used to explain why he rubs my feet every night! This is the layout I was inspired to create.

Larkindesign Freebie Friday Free Cut File 10%2C000 Words

I wanted to try using the Felicity Jane solid card stock papers that come in each month’s kit, and let me tell you they cut like butter in the Silhouette! I am loving this mustard and indigo color combination, so I used the indigo paper to show through behind the cut file.

Larkindesign Freebie Friday Free Cut File 10%2C000 Words Freebie Friday Free Cut File 10%2C000 Words

I kept the embellishments to a very minimum here, just the adorable hexagonal confetti pieces, some florals to repeat the background paper, and a few stamped sentiments.

Larkindesign Freebie Friday Free Cut File 10%2C000 Words

For my journaling I used one of the tags in the Heidi kit and tucked it behind the photo. I think this is a great way to include your journaling when your title is already really bold and graphic on the page.

Larkindesign Freebie Friday Free Cut File 10%2C000 Words

One more look at this gorgeous, meaningful layout!

Larkindesign Freebie Friday Free Cut File 10%2C000 Words

If you would like to see my process video for this layout, click below for a fun 10 minute video!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Enjoy the cut file, and be sure to share with me how you decide to use it. When sharing on Instagram use the hashtag #larkindesigntm.

~Theresa

Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

Hi lovelies! Today I am sharing this lovely layout about bad Mondays – do you have them?! I did this week and oh boy, it set me back a bit. So I settled in to practice a bit of creative self care. In this layout I am working with Paige Evans brand new collection called Turn the Page and the Triangle cut file from Paper Issues!

 

Here is a look at the completed layout:

Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

There are so many yummy things about this layout, so let’s start with the cut file from Paper Issues. I love the triangles and I wanted to cut the 2×2 papers to fit behind the cut file.

Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

I used my Studio Calico paints to create a really subtle background, and you can just see it peeking out behind my title work. Paint is one of my favorite ways to practice creative self care: moving the brush around the page is so very satisfying to me!

Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

My title began with the days of the week wood words from Freckled Fawn and I have borrowed the words of Monday Monday, a song by The Mamas and The Papas. I know, can’t you just hear it in your head now? The rest of the title is made using the alphabet from Turn the Page. My journaling fit perfectly in between the lines here.

Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

At the top of the page I added just a tiny banner from the 2×2 paper pad. This establishes the boundary of the layout here, so your eye knows exactly where this layout ends. 

Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

I am so glad you joined me today! This was a fun layout and a great way to practice creative self care during a really rough week. See you soon!

~Theresa

New Series and Free Cut File!!!! Freebie Friday | You Are So Loved

Hi guys!!!! Don’t forget my In My Pocket Memory Keeping Class is open, live, and you can sign up on my blog to learn all about pocket pages. Click the banner at the top of this page to check it out!!

Today I am beginning a new series that I hope to bring on the first Friday of every month called Freebie Friday!!!! I am so excited to bring a new concept in using Silhouette cut files called Cut ‘N Fold. I am offering this cut file on my blog for free so you can download and use it for your own personal layouts. Please do not give this cut file to others, however I would LOVE to see what you create with it. Please tag me @larkindesigntm or #larkindesigntm!

I hope to release a new cut file every month, so be sure to subscribe and look for a new cut file on the first Friday of each month!!!!

Larkindesign Freebie Friday Free Cut File!!!!!!

To download click the above link. You will be asked to add it to your cart and then check out. This cut file is free, there is no charge to you! Once you check out you will receive an email with the zipped file. You can then unzip the file and use it in your die machine as you wish!

My design concept is to use the cut file in my layouts and allow the background or patterned paper behind it to show through. So each cut file will have a series of fold lines that you can fold over or raise up to reveal your patterned paper or card stock. Here is my layout I created using this cut file.

Larkindesign Freebie Friday | My Heart Is Yours Free Cut File!!!!!!

I have used the Maggie Holmes Crate Paper collection for this layout, with the gold alphabet for my title and word strips + puffy stickers for tiny embellishment clusters on random hearts. For this layout I decided to fold half of the hearts over to allow more of the background patterned paper to show through!

Larkindesign Freebie Friday | My Heart Is Yours Free Cut File!!!!!!

I wrote my journaling around the white card stock. This is part of my Things I Need to Hear series where I remind myself, and you, dear viewer, that I am loved and you are loved. Sometimes it is hard to hear it and hard to believe it, but it is true and it is real.

Larkindesign Freebie Friday | My Heart Is Yours Free Cut File!!!!!!

Thank you for following along with me today! I hope you enjoy the cut file and come back to visit soon!
~Theresa

Traditional Mixed Media Layout | You Got This feat. Maggie Holmes Bloom

Hi guys, today I am sharing another layout in my Things I Need to Hear Series. In this layout I am journaling a bit about carrying other people’s anger and how to move forward from that. I used one of my favorite mixed media techniques – creating patterns using floral stencils and modeling paste, and then painting with acrylics. I then embellished using some of the glorious Bloom collection by Maggie Holmes.

I find that every week when I complete these layouts I cannot wait to share them with you. I am loving this artistic process and combining mixed media with photos and journaling.

Larkindesign Traditional Mixed Media Layout | You Got This feat. Maggie Holmes BloomLarkindesign Traditional Mixed Media Layout | You Got This feat. Maggie Holmes Bloom

My journaling for this layout was, quite frankly, brutally honest and painful, but so much worth it to write it out and get it out of my brain. These are the kinds of journaling that absolutely can be covered up and be made into a portion of the artwork itself, which is what I did here. I layered modeling paste right over top of the words in a symbolic move to remind myself not to park in the negative spaces.

Larkindesign Traditional Mixed Media Layout | You Got This feat. Maggie Holmes BloomLarkindesign Traditional Mixed Media Layout | You Got This feat. Maggie Holmes Bloom

I then layered distress paints and acrylics over top, and a layer of gesso over top of that as well. Underneath my photos I layered some cut files I picked up from the Silhouette store: Totally Jamie floral cluster and leafy branches.

Larkindesign Traditional Mixed Media Layout | You Got This feat. Maggie Holmes BloomLarkindesign Traditional Mixed Media Layout | You Got This feat. Maggie Holmes Bloom

After that I layered my photos with patterned papers and my title. At the end of my journaling I left the invitation for myself to take charge and only own emotions that are mine to own. I admit I don’t really know what this looks like but I am already doing it and I am already working hard to make important changes in my life and self-awareness, so I wanted my title to be a reassurance to me that I do, indeed, have this. Change is always scary, but this is a very good thing. Disclaimer: as a survivor of trauma anger often becomes a coping mechanism for dealing with the reality of what happened to that person, and often trauma arises from the projection of other people’s anger onto the victim. This means that victims carry the anger of their perpetrator, often in the form of visible scars and always in the form of invisible, emotional scars. In prolonged trauma, the survivor is groomed to hold that anger and accept that anger because the perpetrator leads them to believe they deserve it. An important part of healing from trauma is identifying misplaced anger, and it is this type of anger that I am referring to in my video and layout.

Larkindesign Traditional Mixed Media Layout | You Got This feat. Maggie Holmes BloomLarkindesign Traditional Mixed Media Layout | You Got This feat. Maggie Holmes Bloom

Look at all those yummy layers! 

Larkindesign Traditional Mixed Media Layout | You Got This feat. Maggie Holmes BloomLarkindesign Traditional Mixed Media Layout | You Got This feat. Maggie Holmes Bloom

And yes, I absolutely did use this adorable deer with the glitter hooves and gingham fur.

Larkindesign Traditional Mixed Media Layout | You Got This feat. Maggie Holmes BloomLarkindesign Traditional Mixed Media Layout | You Got This feat. Maggie Holmes Bloom

Thanks so much for following along with my process today, I hope you are inspired to create your own magic today. See you back here again soon!

~Theresa

 

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

Enjoy Life | A Traditional Scrapbook Layout Using Gossamer Blue July 2016 Kits!

Hi guys! Happy end of the week to you! I am switching up from the norm today and showing you my process for creating a traditional layout. I know, I know, it has been a while! So have a look-see:

So my jumping off point for this layout was the photo and the cut file that was part of the Gossamer Blue July kit. This photo definitely goes down as one of my favorites ever (!!!). You may see it again even.

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The first thing I did as soon as I opened my cut files from Gossamer Blue, was run some white cardstock through my Silhouette! I also offset the cut lines in the Silhouette and cut those out of some of the patterned papers included in the kit.

Enjoy Life Traditional Scrapbook Layout

I knew I wanted the photo on the upper left hand corner, so I grabbed some of the other patterned papers and cut those down as layers.

Enjoy Life Traditional Scrapbook Layout

I could not resist using these acrylic alphas. I wish there was a whole set of these! Of course I added other embellishments and stamped images around the photo as well. 

Enjoy Life Traditional Scrapbook Layout

As one little bit of extra to complete the layout, I also added a cluster of embellishments here on the lower corner of the page too. 

Enjoy Life Traditional Scrapbook Layout

Alright, have a great weekend and thanks for joining me today! I will be back on Tuesday for Project Life 2016 next week, as I am doing some work to the Etsy shop right now and trying to carve a little time to get that ready!

~Theresa