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Hybrid 2018 Project Life Week 16 | ft. Sahlin Studio The Everyday Routine!!

Hello Lovelies, today I am sharing this hybrid layout featuring the Sahlin Studio The Everyday Routine digital kit. This is my layout for Week 16 in my 2018 Project Life album. If you’d like to see all my layouts and videos for 2018 Project Life, check it out here.

Hybrid 2018 Project Life Week 16 | ft. Sahlin Studio The Everyday Routine!!

In our Hybrid Scrappers Facebook group this week we talked about one of my favorite tips for getting layouts done and using up supplies: use your favorites first. I talk about this a whole lot in both In My Pocket classes and pretty much any time I talk about supplies. For this week’s challenge we were to grab the most recent kit, collection, or product that arrived and use it in a layout. For me, the digital kit from Sahlin Studio called The Everyday Routine arrived so I was able to use it for this layout here.

Hybrid 2018 Project Life Week 16 | ft. Sahlin Studio The Everyday Routine!!

Whenever I receive a digital kit, I always open the kit on my computer and just look at all the files that are included in the kit. I take a few minutes to get a feel for the kit, think about what layout I want to use it with, and select my favorites. I open my favorites in Photoshop and print them out right away! If I already know what layout I am putting it with then of course I already know how many journal cards I need. I keep 4×6 matte card stock next to my printer so this part of the process goes quickly. For printable elements I place my favorites onto a 4×6 canvas in Photoshop and also print, then cut with scissors. Typically I will print any kind of labels, word strips, circles, and florals from a digital kit!

Hybrid 2018 Project Life Week 16 | ft. Sahlin Studio The Everyday Routine!!

Once the kit is printed, and the photos are printed, then I pull just a few simple embellishments to add to my layout. For the embellishments I choose based on color, so for this layout I pulled navy and orange/yellow. This keeps the selection process fairly quick and simple and makes the actual creative process so very easy. Notice how for this layout, I added my dates using an alphabet stamp from Dear Lizzy and a roller date stamp.

Hybrid 2018 Project Life Week 16 | ft. Sahlin Studio The Everyday Routine!!

Our stories for this week were mostly about preparing the yard for summer. We rented the giant aerator you see in the photo above so we could aerate and fertilize our grass. This was a monumental task but we did it like champs! We also did plant shopping so we could plant a few things and we got those put in the ground as well. The photo below is a tongue in cheek spoof on the Grant Wood painting called American Gothic. We were in the Home Depot and needed a rake, and I totally set up the camera in the middle of the rack so we could take the shot. I printed it in black and white so it would be more authentic. Ha. I love our sense of humor!

Hybrid 2018 Project Life Week 16 | ft. Sahlin Studio The Everyday Routine!!

We also did a little shopping at the mall. While we were in the Charming Charlie’s I turned around to see the kids all piled up on this bench together, playing their games and chatting and just being so cool. I love these guys so much!

Hybrid 2018 Project Life Week 16 | ft. Sahlin Studio The Everyday Routine!!

When printing digital products I also like to just print a patterned paper, but if I am working in pocket pages I don’t print the entire 12×12 paper. You can open up the paper in Photoshop and tell it to print just a 4×6 piece of that paper, to conserve your ink.

Hybrid 2018 Project Life Week 16 | ft. Sahlin Studio The Everyday Routine!!

I also filmed my process, which can be viewed here.

Thank you so much for joining me today! See you again soon!

~Theresa

Project Life 2018 Week 14 Part B | Travel Layout From Savannah!

Hello lovelies, today I am sharing Part B from my layout for Week 14 in my 2018 Project Life album. I started this layout last week and split it into two parts since it has an insert. This is a hybrid Project Life layout, and I am continuing to use The Lilypad Wander collection from the June Memory Pockets Monthly kit. If you would like to see all the layouts I have published in this album, you may follow this link here. Have a look at my layout!

Project Life 2018 Week 14 Part B | Travel Layout From Savannah!

Here is a look at the first part of this layout, which included our Easter photos. You will find more information about this layout and the process video here.

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

I absolutely love scrapbooking travel photos, and this trip had so many really good photo opportunities. Choosing the photos I wanted to include was a bit of a challenge, but I always ask myself what are the photos that convey the stories I want to tell about myself and my family? The answer for me has always come back to relationships, so I look for the photos that show the ways we share relationships with each other. Our trip to Savannah was short, but the highlights were definitely going to the beach and visiting the Children’s Museum.

Project Life 2018 Week 14 Part B | Travel Layout From Savannah!

I currently have all of my recent collections from Crate Paper on my desk as I am working on the Bermuda album, so I have pulled from those collections to add my embellishments for this layout.

Project Life 2018 Week 14 Part B | Travel Layout From Savannah!

This photo of our boys tells an awesome story for me. I know that, at ages 13 and 14, they are outgrown the children’s areas and activities that we did for so many years. But they enjoyed walking around this museum and played with some of the life-size games and had such a good time. This is a favorite photo because they are such awesome friends, these two, and I also love the perspective of seeing how tall they are getting now, and how grown up.

Project Life 2018 Week 14 Part B | Travel Layout From Savannah!

I left my photos mostly untouched, allowing them to tell the stories in their own right. I am just here to tell you that with the kids getting so big, Alan and I are definitely outnumbered and we may need some help over here with these teenagers!

Project Life 2018 Week 14 Part B | Travel Layout From Savannah!

Just a few thoughts about my color choices on this layout: The photos themselves had a lot of greens, blues, and reds (coral), so I have pulled those colors from the Wander collection. The pink/coral/red contrasts beautifully with the blues and happen to be my favorites. It was really easy to use this collection and I am loving how it works!

Project Life 2018 Week 14 Part B | Travel Layout From Savannah!

I have done a lot with circles on this layout, and then for my journal card I broke that tradition by writing my journaling around the edges of the card.

Project Life 2018 Week 14 Part B | Travel Layout From Savannah!

I filmed my process for this layout, which you can view here as well.

These are definitely two favorite layouts and I am so glad to have this trip documented in a really simple, quick and beautiful way! Thank you for joining me today!

~Theresa

Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 36 | Using Sahlin Studio You & Me Digital Kit

Hi everyone, today I am sharing a lovely layout from my 2017 Project Life album for Week 36. I am using a kit from Sahlin Studio called You & Me and I just adore how it turned out. Follow my process here.

This is my completed layout for Week 36 in my 2017 Project Life. Our stories include welcoming fall, with cooler weather and a big clean-up around the house. We put down new pine straw in the flower beds. The boys played lots of video games, although that isn’t anything unusual (ha!)

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 36 | Using Sahlin Studio You %26 Me Digital Kit

The title card for this layout was so much fun to put together. I’ve used my favorite card from the Me & You kit and a set of alphabet stickers from Freckled Fawn to mark our transition into fall. I’ve also created a confetti pocket with confetti from an older Dear Lizzy collection. The pocket is sealed with the Fuse tool.

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 36 | Using Sahlin Studio You %26 Me Digital Kit
Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 36 | Using Sahlin Studio You %26 Me Digital Kit

There were some really awesome round elements in the Me & You kit, which I printed on vellum and punched out so they could be layered on top of photos. To print on vellum I just look for a printable vellum at any local office supply store and print on Draft setting.

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 36 | Using Sahlin Studio You %26 Me Digital Kit

I love documenting what we do around the house and yard each year, and love that this album becomes a great home for these photos. This week we were getting the flower beds ready for winter, mainly just cleaning out and cutting back and putting down new pine straw. It’s something that Alan and I enjoy doing together, and for that I am so thankful!

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 36 | Using Sahlin Studio You %26 Me Digital Kit
Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 36 | Using Sahlin Studio You %26 Me Digital Kit

We also undertook a major cleaning project inside – cleaning the floors and rugs. This photo is an awesome capture. Notice how I took the journaling card from Me & You and added my handwriting + a few stamps. The stamps are from the Felicity Jane Autumn kit, and they are perfect for this layout.

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 36 | Using Sahlin Studio You %26 Me Digital Kit

My date card was so easy to pull together, with the calendar card and a simple date stamp. This is the Heidi Swapp roller date stamp and I’ve also added a simple puffy heart from Elle’s Studio.

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 36 | Using Sahlin Studio You %26 Me Digital Kit

What a fun layout! 

The digital products used in this layout are available at The Lilypad via the following links:
Weekly Calendar Cards
Photojournal | Reason Why

See you back here again soon!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

Larkindecember | 2018 December Daily Album Days 10 and 11!!!!

Hello lovelies! Welcome back to my December Daily process for Days 10 and 11. Today’s layouts are brought to you by the miserable cold I have picked up, so in the interest of sanity while still keeping up, these layouts are fairly simple AND I threw out an entire pocket page from my album! Ha!

 

Here is the foundation page for Day 10. Products used are all from Sahlin Studio December collection.

Larkindecember | 2018 December Daily Album Days 10 and 11!!!!

For my completed page, I added a full page photo of our tree with bokeh lights and my journaling.

Larkindecember | 2018 December Daily Album Days 10 and 11!!!!

The number 10 is from Felicity Jane, heart from Ali Edwards Main Kit, LOVE alphas from Simple Stories, and stamp set from Gossamer Blue.

Here is the layout outside of the album.

Larkindecember | 2018 December Daily Album Days 10 and 11!!!!


For Day 11 we went on our annual visit to Tanglewood to see the lights. Be sure to have a listen to the video where I talk about how and why I believe in documenting the same events year after year.

Larkindecember | 2018 December Daily Album Days 10 and 11!!!!

Here is where I removed an entire pocket page from my album because it somehow ended up being extra and for the purpose of simplicity. On days when you don’t feel well, simplicity is important, and having foundation pages helps too!

Larkindecember | 2018 December Daily Album Days 10 and 11!!!!

I cut down the divided page protector and simply added two photos. For the full page, I added journaling strips to the buffalo check along with a glitter title from Amy Tangerine. So simple and fun!

Larkindecember | 2018 December Daily Album Days 10 and 11!!!!

Thank you for joining me today!

~Theresa

 

 

 

Larkindecember | December Daily Album Day 05!!

Hello lovelies! Today I am sharing my really quick process for completing Day 05 in my 2017 December Daily album. By now you know that I love having my foundation pages fairly well completed so that on the actual day of December all I have to do is print photos and create my journaling. Today is just that sort of day, have a look!

 

This is how Day 05 looked at the start:

Larkindecember | December Daily Album Day 05!!

My story for Day 05 is very simple and continues from Day 04: the front of our house decorated and lit up for the holidays! We added new lights this year – the white LED lights that swirl around and around. We placed them so they only shine around in the portico of the door, so it’s very intimate and snowy when you stand on our front porch!

Larkindecember | December Daily Album Day 05!!

I changed out one of the journal cards, but notice how I took inspiration from the discarded card to embellish my photo. All cards and embellishments are from Sahlin Studio Making Spirits Bright (link opens in a new window).

Larkindecember | December Daily Album Day 05!!

The tags are also from Making Spirits Bright and I have simply added them to the album binding with my red velvet ribbon. Very simple journaling right on the back and that is all this layout needed. 

Thank you for joining me today! See you tomorrow!

~Theresa

 

 

 

December Daily 2017 | Foundation Pages Using Sahlin Studio December!!!

Hi everyone! I am working through my Foundation Pages in my December Album for 2017 and this one is especially fun! I am using the newest collection from Sahlin Studio called December, and you are going to want to run over there to pick it up!

I am so excited to share these pages with you, and cannot wait to start the actual month of December and fill this album with all our best memories!

Larkindesign December Daily 2017 | Foundation Pages Using Sahlin Studio December!!!

My approach to creating foundation pages really is quite simple: 1 card for journaling, 1 card for a filler, and space for a photo or photos. Add a number (or don’t, either way!) and it’s done. 

Larkindesign December Daily 2017 | Foundation Pages Using Sahlin Studio December!!!

I already placed alternating pocket pages into the album – for this year I am using a full 6×8 page on one side, and divided on the other. Some of the full size pages will be photos, others will be templates or patterned papers. I love having options there!

Larkindesign December Daily 2017 | Foundation Pages Using Sahlin Studio December!!!

Whenever I receive a collection that I want to use in my December album, I always go through my foundation pages and select a number of pages to use the product in. In this instance, the December collection is digital, so I print out my favorite cards first thing. I print out all the numbers so I have those ready to go as well. And then I add them into the pockets.

Larkindesign December Daily 2017 | Foundation Pages Using Sahlin Studio December!!!

That is all for today! I still have several foundation pages I am still finishing up and will share with you next week!

~Theresa

The December collection is available at The Lilypad via this link: Sahlin Studio December

 

 

 

 

 

Quick Update and Class Reminder!!!!

Hi everyone,

Everything has been quiet here on the blog and my YouTube this month but I did want to stop in and say thank you for being here, thank you for following along in all the Larkindesign adventures, and don’t go anywhere!!!! I am taking a little much-needed time off to refresh and create new content for you. Sometimes you just need to fill your own tank, and I hope you will take a little time for yourself as well. 

I did want to remind you that there is still a little time to grab the In My Pocket Memory Keeping Class for 50% off, until October 19th! You can click the image below and it will take you right the the class page where you can sign up. I would LOVE to have you join us! This is the only time I will offer this class at 50% off, so take advantage now.

Larkindesign In My Pocket Memory Keeping Class

Last week I had a little design team work that I needed to complete for Sahlin Studio, and if you haven’t had a chance to check it out, here are my layouts for the brand new Enamel Pins and Artsy pack that are now available at The Lilypad!

Larkindesign Sahlin Studio CT | Halloween Artsy Pack and Enamel Pins

This is a layout for Natalie’s personal album, and I have decided on some of the kids’ layouts to do one side 12×12 and the other side pocket pages. How fun is that, and it makes it so easy to include more photos!

Larkindesign Sahlin Studio CT | Halloween Artsy Pack and Enamel Pins

So I hope you will stay tuned! As soon as November starts I plan to begin sharing my December album process with you and I will be jumping back into my December 2011 album as well. So many exciting things on the horizon! See you soon!

~Theresa

 

 

Project Life 2017 Album A Walk Through!!

Woohoo throw confetti, you guys, I am done with the first half of 2017!  I am sharing my Album A, which is chock full of pages created using Photoshop CC, and then embellished after printing. I anticipate picking back up in January to work on the second half.

To see all the layouts associated with this project, you can view my Playlist on Youtube, which is accessible via this link: Larkindesign on YouTube.

To see all the blog posts related to this project, click on the project listed on the sidebar on the right!

Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June Curious

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my layout for Week 24 in my 2017 Project Life album. I chose the June MPM kit from The Lilypad called Curious, along with Paislee Press Pocket Guide No 03 as my template.

Have a look at the completed layout here:

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June CuriousLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June Curious

This kit was so much fun to work with! I really love bright, happy colors in my Project Life albums, and this kit provides all that. 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June CuriousLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June Curious

I loved the circle elements in the Pocket Guide template, so I made sure to repeat that element across the layout. It was so easy to notate the week number in this half circle!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June CuriousLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June Curious

With summer officially beginning, we took time to clean out backpacks from school. I also took a moment to photograph this really awesome roller coaster that Emberlynn built as part of her Maker Space club she participated in at school. It is made of paper and a little marble made its way down, down down. We decided that since it was paper, it probably wouldn’t survive, so photographs were in order.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June CuriousLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June Curious

Pool photos also made their way into this week’s layout. I also used some of the left over digital elements I have printed out from previous kits. I keep those in a little bucket on my workspace so they are easy to grab. All the labels and little elements I have added are from my little stash!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June CuriousLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June Curious

On the right hand side I included some cute cat photos, because cats, of course. 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June CuriousLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June Curious

I love the graphic elements in The Lilypad monthly kits! The intersecting lines on this page give it a punch of color and visual interest, plus a clever little place to include just a sentences of journaling. My journaling on this layout, like most of my Project Life spreads, always includes little bits and sentences here and there as part of the overall writing. Each sentence makes up the whole.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June CuriousLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June Curious

Word art is always fun to include and they always layer so nicely right on top of journaling cards, don’t they? I loved repeating the half circle here again, as well.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June CuriousLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June Curious

My secret is out: I love Pusheen the cat and she has appeared yet again on my layout. I also just die laughing at this photo of Mickey the dog, and Zoe the cat. These two have the funniest love/hate relationship. They sit here beside each other in a rare show of solidarity, but turn their backs to each other just so, you know, you don’t think they are friends or something.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June CuriousLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 24 Hybrid | ft. MPM June Curious

Thanks for joining me today!

~Theresa

Digital products can be purchased through these links:
Paislee Press Pocket Guide No 03
Memory Pockets Monthly Subscription
 

Project Life 2017 Week 25 ft. Sahlin Studio Composition!!!!

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my Week 25 layout in our 2017 Project Life album with you! I am using the Sahlin Studio Composition collection, which is the featured collection on the Sahlin Studio blog this month.

Have a look at the completed layout here:

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 25 ft. Sahlin Studio Composition!!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 25 ft. Sahlin Studio Composition!!!!

I began my layout with the featured digital collection at Sahlin Studio this month, called Composition. I had a great selection of photos from the week and the colors from the kit go well with my colorful photos.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 25 ft. Sahlin Studio Composition!!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 25 ft. Sahlin Studio Composition!!!!

Our stories this week included making the most of the time left before Addison and Emberlynn go to Florida for the summer. They have lots of grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins who lovingly host them every summer and they truly have the best time when they go. But we take a little extra time to enjoy hanging out together. I had a few photos from our flower beds this week as well!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 25 ft. Sahlin Studio Composition!!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 25 ft. Sahlin Studio Composition!!!!

I chose some very simple embellishments from Elle’s Studio and Gossamer Blue for this layout. I am always a fan of navy and I love the navy included in the kit, so the navy embellishments repeat that color across the page.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 25 ft. Sahlin Studio Composition!!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 25 ft. Sahlin Studio Composition!!!!

This kraft-color card provided a great neutral space for journaling, and I added the awesome stamped word to the cut line just to give it a little kick. Also notice the pile of stuffed animals on the bed? Natalie left those there for me several nights in a row – first it was just one or two and that night it was all of them. Too funny!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 25 ft. Sahlin Studio Composition!!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 25 ft. Sahlin Studio Composition!!!!

On the left hand side I used the navy stripe patterned paper as the background, which contrasts so nicely with the mint on the left side. This photo shows my white pitchers that I collect and showcase in the kitchen above the cabinets. I found a new one that week, so we took them all down, washed them, and put them back up all fresh and sparkly. I loved seeing them all there on the counter, waiting to go back up!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 25 ft. Sahlin Studio Composition!!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 25 ft. Sahlin Studio Composition!!!!

I love the graphics in the Sahlin Studio collections, every one. These yellow and red cards are so simple yet bold, and I am trying my hand at clipping photos to the cards as well. I really like the photo of that giant croissant there. (FYI it was delicious!)

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 25 ft. Sahlin Studio Composition!!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 25 ft. Sahlin Studio Composition!!!!

This mint card is such a simple filler card, and its purpose here is to balance the mint green on the left hand side of the layout. I love the simplicity of this.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 25 ft. Sahlin Studio Composition!!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 25 ft. Sahlin Studio Composition!!!!

This last photo is enlarged and shows the kids all together hanging out at the mall. These really are the wonder years, and I am so thankful to have these photos of all of them together every so often. I am even more thankful to have these albums filled with all these photos and stories.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 25 ft. Sahlin Studio Composition!!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 25 ft. Sahlin Studio Composition!!!!

My heart is with the people of Texas who are finding their way back to the remains of their homes. I am seeing so many stories of photos and albums and scrapbooks that are damaged and hoping to be restored in some way. This is an important reminder to back up your hard drives, host your photos on outside websites, and digitize digitize digitize. Love to you all.

~Theresa