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2018 Hybrid Project Life Week 14A ft. The Lilypad MPM Wander June Kit

Hello lovelies, today I am working in my 2018 Project Life album for Week 14. This layout will be split into two videos because the week had a two page spread plus an insert, so this is the left hand side and insert for you today. I am using the Memory Pocket Monthly kit from The Lilypad for June, which is called Wander. To see the full 2018 Project Life album process, you can click here. You can also learn more about my approach to this album in my pocket page memory class called In My Pocket Volume 02.

2018 Hybrid Project Life Week 14A ft. The Lilypad MPM Wander June Kit

Our photos for this week were from two main events: Easter and a short trip to Savannah, GA. Those are the starting place for this layout, so I printed the Easter photos to fill pockets on the left hand side first. Of course there were so many photos from Savannah that an insert made perfect sense here.

2018 Hybrid Project Life Week 14A ft. The Lilypad MPM Wander June Kit

I also had another starting point, the transparent hearts that were part of the previous layout. They are from Studio Calico, and since they are see through, they determine the color palette for this layout as well! The June Wander kit has these colors, plus has a travel theme, so that made the kit an easy choice here. I love when decisions come together so easily like that.

2018 Hybrid Project Life Week 14A ft. The Lilypad MPM Wander June Kit

Easter for us is typically fairly laid back, and even though our kids are getting older I still like to do Easter baskets for them. It’s always fun to find little goodies for them, and of course who doesn’t love chocolate?! I know in future years we will enjoy having documentation of what was in those baskets, and they will remember.

2018 Hybrid Project Life Week 14A ft. The Lilypad MPM Wander June Kit

These photos easily become a time capsule of what they were wearing, what kinds of candy they liked, and what they were into right now. This is also a winding down for us, since there is no more Easter bunny so their baskets are more simple and becoming more grown up. This is definitely what I want to remember from right now, and I am loving Project Life for giving the space to document this.

2018 Hybrid Project Life Week 14A ft. The Lilypad MPM Wander June Kit

Our trip to Savannah was not a long one, but I definitely took lots of photos and am excited to include our journey into this album as well. For today I am just beginning with the insert, a 6×12 with simple photos and a few journal cards. You will recognize some of the photos already, because I have been creating 12×12 layouts from this trip as well. I love how including it right here puts the trip into the entire context of our life. Easter and Spring Break were in the same week for us, and so this is how this week happened for us.

2018 Hybrid Project Life Week 14A ft. The Lilypad MPM Wander June Kit

I also love how easy it is, when doing hybrid layouts, to print digital journal cards and then incorporate simple embellishments into the layout. I typically print my journal cards on 8.5×11 matte card stock (these are Kodak brand) and then I drop a few of the digital elements onto a 4×6 card and print and cut those by hand. For this layout I have used card stock alphabet from Simple Stories, a flair button from Crate Paper, label stickers and photo polymer stamp from Studio Calico, and a few chipboard pieces from my stash.

2018 Hybrid Project Life Week 14A ft. The Lilypad MPM Wander June Kit

I also have filmed my process video for this layout, which you can view here.

Thank you so much for joining me today! Be sure to join us in the Hybrid Scrappers Facebook Group for fun chatter, inspiration, and challenges.

~Theresa

2017 Project Life Album B Introduction Layout Using Studio Calico Documenter!!

Hi lovelies, today I am sharing the Introduction Layout in my 2017 Album B. I chose to use the Studio Calico Gypsy Moon Documenter kit and there may also be pieces from the Scrapbook kit as well. Studio Calico very generously sent me the scrapbook kit several months ago and I have so much enjoyed using it and sharing those layouts with you!

I think I have reached for this kit several times and love each layout! For the opening layout in this album I chose two fall photos – one serious and one quite silly – and the fall feel of the kit fit perfectly.

2017 Project Life Album B Introduction Layout Using Studio Calico Documenter!!

The title card is so very simple, just the actual title, a word strip, and a few leaves. I also placed a few very deliberate paint splatters, just to tie all the separate elements together.

2017 Project Life Album B Introduction Layout Using Studio Calico Documenter!!

For my introduction layouts I like including our family initial and here it is found on our silly photo, just the tiniest M along with a little cluster. I love this so much!

2017 Project Life Album B Introduction Layout Using Studio Calico Documenter!!

I wanted to repeat those fabulous leaves so I layered them along with the phrase die cut and a fun cork arrow for the filler card. I’ve also repeated arrows around the page as well. Notice how I used one card that has all the colors of the layout, two neutral cards, and then other cards that pull out colors from the title card. This is a simple, repeatable formula for cohesive layouts!

2017 Project Life Album B Introduction Layout Using Studio Calico Documenter!!

For the main photo I punched one of the word elements that was part of a journaling card in the kit. I’ve used one of the We R Memory Keepers tab punches and layered it with another cork arrow. 

2017 Project Life Album B Introduction Layout Using Studio Calico Documenter!!

If you want to see more of my 2017 album and learn more about my approach to the album, I invite you to join me in the In My Pocket Memory Keeping Volume 2 classroom. Pre-orders will be starting soon and you can add your name to the list to be notified below!

See you soon!

~Theresa

Project Life 2017 Week 14 Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!!

Hi guys! Today I have my digital layout printed out from my 2017 Project Life album week 14, and now we are going to add just a few tiny embellishments and hand written journaling! I adore this part – feeling the textures in my hand and cutting and pasting all the pretty things.

Here is a look at the completed layout! I am so excited about how it turned out!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 14 Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!!

I began my process with the date card, simply adding the week number and two printed digital elements. I added the dates using a roller date stamp. All the digital elements are from On A Whimsical Adventure, the alphabet is from Amy Tangerine, and the roller stamp is from Target a few years ago.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 14 Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!!

In the beginning of the year, when I was starting my 2017 album, I was thinking that I really wanted to use patterned papers as the backgrounds on my layouts. But using the white background this week is particularly appealing to me! The layout turned out so crisp and clean, uncluttered even though there is a lot going on.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 14 Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!!

One of my favorite things about this week’s layout was definitely being able to use photos from Addison that he took on his trip to Washington DC! The two 3×4 photos are his, and the large photo of the whole class is from the school’s Twitter account.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 14 Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!!

To continue the uncluttered look, I really kept embellishing to a minimum. Just one tiny element per photo across the layout. I know, I know, we have such a tendency to want to use ALL THE THINGS (!!!!!) but resist that temptation sometimes. You will love the result!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 14 Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!!

Another favorite element in this layout is this stunning sunset over our house. The colors in the sky are so pretty, and I definitely repeated those colors in the embellishments as well. Wood embellishments are all from Gossamer Blue, and puffy hearts are Elle’s Studio.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 14 Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!!

This was most definitely a fun layout to create, from the process in Photoshop of layering photos plus digital elements, and then adding just the simplest embellishments to the printed layout! So much fun!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 14 Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!!

See you back here again soon!

~Theresa

Bermuda Layout No. 07 | Destiny ft. Studio Calico Written in the Stars!!!!!

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my process for Layout 07 in our Bermuda Honeymoon album, called Destiny! I am using the April Documenter kit from Studio Calico called Written in the Stars, and you guys, it is lovely.

Here is a look at the full layout:

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I have to admit that the Documenter kit really helped me develop more of the story on this layout, and for that I am so happy! I ran with the theme of Destiny, as in it was our destiny to find each other and begin a new life together, and it was our destiny to be in Bermuda for our honeymoon. Love it!

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Continuing my design concept for this album: using soft, muted colors and simple embellishing to allow the beauty of the photos to shine.

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These are photos from the inside of the hotel lobby, and I am so glad I took these!

Larkindesign Bermuda Layout No. 07 | Destiny ft. Studio Calico Written in the Stars!!!!!Larkindesign Bermuda Layout No. 07 | Destiny ft. Studio Calico Written in the Stars!!!!!

These are the last of the photos from around the hotel, so in my next video we will begin exploring the island! I can’t wait for you to join me for that!

Larkindesign Bermuda Layout No. 07 | Destiny ft. Studio Calico Written in the Stars!!!!!Larkindesign Bermuda Layout No. 07 | Destiny ft. Studio Calico Written in the Stars!!!!!

Thanks so much for joining me today! See you back here again soon!

~Theresa

Bermuda Layout No. 04

Hi guys, today I am sharing the next layout in my Bermuda album with you! I am working with more photos from around our hotel, Grotto Bay, and am using some of the journal cards that were offered as a thank you for completing my survey!

Here is a look at my completed layout:

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One of my goals in this album is to include enlarged photos and/or traditional layouts, and this layout wins with a large photo on the right hand side! This photo has my heart because of the beautiful colors. I just want to stand right there forever.

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This was the path from the common areas of the hotel back to our rooms. I absolutely adore the architecture juxtaposed against the crystal blue sky. The embellishing is minimal, only a label cut in half plus an arrow and a rubber flower piece.

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The left hand side includes more of our photos of the scenery. The journal cards are from the Survey printables and also from Studio Calico.

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I journaled in my own handwriting on this layout. For one thing, I am lazy and just want to get the layouts done and want to worry about other details on the layouts. Wait, that was three things! I know some people struggle with seeing their handwriting on their layouts, and I will say that it is never too late to work on bettering your writing, if you feel like you want to. But I also feel that handwriting is a lot like any other artistic endeavor – yes it looks weird on the page because it is yours, and yes we are more critical of ourselves than of others. Do it anyway!

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This may be my favorite photo from our entire trip (hey, it’s a new game- have a drink every time I say that throughout this project!). All of these photos are taken from one spot at the top of the stairs down to the swimming pool and beach. All around us such beauty. Sigh.

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Thank you so much for following along with me today! See you again soon!

~Theresa

 

 

Bermuda Layout No. 03 | Introduction Pages

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my Introduction pages in my Bermuda Honeymoon album! I chose the pineapple vellum from an older Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss collection on top of the first 9×12 pocket page. The pockets were filled with Studio Calico Documenter kit goodies and embellished with Freckled Fawn!

As I am diving into this album and working with these photos, I am realizing just how chock-a-block full of inspiration Bermuda truly is. Obviously the island is just stunning and natural, so many colors and textures and views! And these photos are just the muse I’ve needed.

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Introduction Pages

Of course you know I had to use some vellum and I have been saving this pineapple vellum for ever!!! I opened Procreate on my iPad and wrote Bermuda in my handwriting, then brought it into Silhouette and cut it out. Love it!

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Introduction Pages

Then for the first pocket page I used one simple flower photo and the rest filler cards. All these cards are from the Studio Calico Documenter kit from February, and then I added a few very tiny embellishments from Freckled Fawn. The black and white washi tape is Crate Paper, and the die cut floral is Pink Paislee Moonstruck. 

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Introduction Pages

I am keeping everything very light and airy in this album. I really want the photos to shine, and all the embellishments and journal cards play supporting roles.

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Introduction Pages

So lovely. Thanks for joining me! See you soon!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

Bermuda Project Introduction!!!!

Hi guys, today I am beginning an entire new series and I cannot wait to share it with you!!!!! Alan and I went to Bermuda on our honeymoon four years ago, and it is time for me to get those photos scrapped!!!! So grab your tickets and let’s go!

When Alan and I got married in 2012, we decided directly after the wedding to head off to Bermuda for a couple of days. These are our stories from that trip.

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Project Introduction

I chose the Jasmine Jones 9×12 album from Studio Calico to house this project. The amazing florals speak tropics to me, and the size is perfect for the 150-199 photos I plan to include.

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Project Introduction

I added a few charms to the side, much like planners add to their books!

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Project Introduction

My plan is to use several different types of page protectors. The album itself came with a variety of protectors, including this standard 4×6 shown above. This is my introduction page in its planning stages, using some cards from the February Documenter kit Confidant.

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Project Introduction

Because I have some vertical photos, I am also including these page protectors that have been cut down from 12×12. They measure 8×12, and this adds some visual interest as you turn pages in the album!

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Project Introduction

I also cut down a few Becky Higgins 12×12 Design A page protectors and sealed the edges on the sides. Mainly I did this because I was worried I would not have enough of the Studio Calico protectors, and also again to have some variety!

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Project Introduction

I am also looking forward to including some full 9×12 layouts as well, so have included those protectors as well. The photos I plan to use for those layouts are already in place and ready to go!

Thanks so much for joining me on this awesome journey! See you again soon!

~Theresa

 

 

Project Life 2017 Week 06 | Embellishing the Layout Using Studio Calico Confidant Kit!!!!

Hi guys! Today I am finishing up the hybrid portion of my layout for Week 06 in my 2017 Project Life album! This is my first time working with the Studio Calico Documenter kits – this one is Confidant from February.

Yesterday I shared with you the digital portion of creating my layout in Photoshop, and today the layout has been printed here at home on my wide format Canon Pixma. The digital layout was created in Photoshop CC using Pocket Guide templates from Paislee Press and the March ROAR MPM kit, both from The Lilypad. Now I am ready to embellish and finish it up!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 06 | Embellishing the Layout Using Studio Calico Confidant Kit!!!!

Most of this week’s story revolved around me being sick with the flu – I was sick in total about 10 days. But you know how we moms do – we struggle to put ourselves to bed and so we continue going along, pushing through. There are photos from half of the week as I pushed through, and then I came to a complete stop to finally rest and recover.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 06 | Embellishing the Layout Using Studio Calico Confidant Kit!!!!

I began the layout with the date card and couldn’t wait to use this rubber February word! Notice too how I layered the puffy sticker over the two patterned paper rectangles to tie them together. They now read as one card together. How fun!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 06 | Embellishing the Layout Using Studio Calico Confidant Kit!!!!

I really liked using the hexagon stickers that were included in the Confidant kit. Those add a nice touch of color and simple embellishment!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 06 | Embellishing the Layout Using Studio Calico Confidant Kit!!!!

For the right hand side I included my list journaling of all our tasks that week. Yes, the numbering is actually designed to notate the dates of the month, but I left them just as they are for whimsy. I can also say that those days I was sick felt like a whole month!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 06 | Embellishing the Layout Using Studio Calico Confidant Kit!!!!

I am so thankful that life is so filled with all sorts of joy amidst the sickness and struggle. These Project Life layouts absolutely remind me of that weekly, the hard with the good, the happy with the bad. Finding Natalie’s stuffies all lined up on her headboard made us smile so much!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 06 | Embellishing the Layout Using Studio Calico Confidant Kit!!!!

So when you’re sick as a dog, what do you take photos of? Simple, just what is in front of you. Tomato soup, the kids laughing at the dinner table, Alan ever at my side. All reminders that I am taken care of, and all the things I am so very grateful for.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 06 | Embellishing the Layout Using Studio Calico Confidant Kit!!!!

Thank you so much for following along today! I hope this layout has been inspiring for you! See you soon!

~Theresa

Art Journal Vol 03 Layout 02 | Past

Hi there and happy Monday! I have to admit I ran out of week last week and was not able to post on Thursday or Friday! Sad face! But there is never enough time in the day to get everything done I want to get done, so I decided to move forward and see if I could get a full week published this week. Have a look at my Art Journal process today:

I am exploring more with the idea of cracks in the surface, although I did not reflect on this layout in my video today. The poem I was working with is written by Pablo Neruda, and in it he speaks of waves of water.

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Lately I have been feeling waves of emotions come over me, sometimes happy and sometimes overwhelming sadness. Nothing that is unexpected, but nonetheless it is there. I wanted to create an ocean on my page, so I reached for this bubble stencil from Studio Calico and my texture cream from Art C.

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I laid down some patterned papers that I had torn into strips, and also pieces of a map. The map, our location, collides with the ocean and sand.

Art Journal 03 Layout 02 | Past

The stencil created a lovely cascade of bubbles, sort of like the wild ocean when it meets the sand and it foams. The texture cream swirls around it like sand in between our toes when the tide returns.

Art Journal 03 Layout 02 | Past

For color I used a combination of blues, greens, and black. The colors spread across the page adding depth and dimension. What is left when the tide returns is all this lovely swirling color and texture, the depth and width and breadth of life.

Art Journal 03 Layout 02 | Past

I am in process of closing a chapter in my life. A chapter filled with swirling realities that no longer are, nor need to be.

Art Journal 03 Layout 02 | Past

The present chapter is wrapping up, the ocean has touched the sand and crashed upon its shores. The tide of emotions passing, sometimes returning because that is what oceans do, but what happens to the sand is fresh and new.

Art Journal 03 Layout 02 | Past