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Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 16 Through 18!!!

Larkindesign Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 16 Through 18!!!

 

Hello Lovelies and welcome back to Scrappy Christmas In July! I am continuing today in my December Daily album for 2018 and will be sharing my process for Days 16, 17, and 18. If you’d like to see all the videos and posts related to this project, check out this link here: Larkindesign December Daily 2018. You can view my process video for today right here.

Let’s take a closer look at all the fun details of these pages, starting with Day 16. For this day I had photos from our annual trip to Tanglewood, a local lights show held in Bermuda Run, near Winston Salem each year. I have documented this show in different ways throughout the year, but this year was two quick photos and a journal card.

Larkindesign Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 16 Through 18!!!

I had four 3×4 pockets to fill with this layout, so I printed one 3×4 photo and added a journal card at the top. The journal card was created with a lined paper as the background, from Felicity Jane. I stamped the All Is Bright (Paislee Press) and added the number tab at the bottom. The number tab is from Sahlin Studio, available at The Lilypad.

Larkindesign Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 16 Through 18!!!

The bottom two pockets are one photo that I printed as a full 4×6 photo and cut in half. I didn’t add any embellishments so the photo can simply stand out on its own. So festive and pretty!

Larkindesign Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 16 Through 18!!!

Day 17 turned out to be quite fun. I had a simple photo of our grocery list, which was printed as a vertical 4×6 photo that didn’t really fit into any pockets. So I made a little pocket from the black and white polka dot bag I had from my stash. It came from Clique Kits last year. I added a red label and the number 17 to the center of the bag, and also adhered a white snowflake at the fold.

Larkindesign Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 16 Through 18!!!

My journaling for Day 17 came about using a tag from Ali Edwards and simply stamping the date, my journaling lines, and adding a little bit of ribbon at the tag. I am loving the simplicity.

Larkindesign Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 16 Through 18!!!

When you flip the little bag over, Day 18 is on the facing page. I had a 4×6 pocket and two 3×4 pockets to fill on this page. My photos are more silliness with the Santa hats, this time with my husband Alan. I chose products that are more light-hearted and whimsical to use with these fun photos of us.

Larkindesign Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 16 Through 18!!!

Crate Paper Merry Days and Falala have been favorite collections of mine, and this red and green patterned paper is my favorite of all time. I adhered my numbers, which are from Felicity Jane directly to the patterned paper. For my journaling card I used the heart patterned paper from Felicity Jane, using the hearts as my lines. I also adhered a banner from Crate Paper, and a few of the skater puffy stickers for fun!

Larkindesign Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 16 Through 18!!!

My photos are printed on a 4×6 canvas and sized down to fit with a fun white space across the bottom. This was a fun little space to play with! I added the gold puffy stickers and a little scalloped border. I love showing the silly side of our relationship and always make a space in my albums every year to express my incredible thankfulness for this awesome husband I have! He and I both absolutely love the holidays and love doing all the activities together. The best part is having these memories documented right here.

Larkindesign Scrappy Christmas In July | December Daily 2018 Days 16 Through 18!!!

#scrappychristmasinjuly is created by Tracey Fox. You can follow her on Instagram here: @scrappylikeafox
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Thank you so much for joining me today! I am having so much fun sharing these pages with you and watching this album come to life. See you again soon!

~Theresa

 

 

December Daily Days 12 and 13 | Crafty Christmas In July YouTube Hop!!!

Larkindesign December Daily Days 12 and 13 | Crafty Christmas In July YouTube Hop!!!

Hello Lovelies and welcome back to my December Daily Summer Series! Today I am so excited to participate in a YouTube Hop called the Crafty Christmas In July Hop, which is hosted by the every fabulous Heather Little. There are so many amazing ladies participating and I hope you will check out all of them through the links provided below. Each crafty lady will be sharing one layout per week throughout the month, and today I am sharing a layout from my December Daily 2018 for Days 12 and 13. Check out all the posts for this project here: Larkindesign December Daily 2018.

I am so excited to continue in my December Daily album and am starting to get a good feel for how the album is coming together. There is definitely a red, black, and white theme going! Let’s have a good look!

Larkindesign December Daily Days 12 and 13 | Crafty Christmas In July YouTube Hop!!!

Days 12 and 13 are both included on the same layout, so it makes sense to complete the layouts at one time and that helps to make them flow visually. This is one definite advantage of creating your album after the fact! I had a 3.5x.3×5 photo for Day 12, and a 4×6 photo for Day 13, and that left a few pockets to fill.

Larkindesign December Daily Days 12 and 13 | Crafty Christmas In July YouTube Hop!!!

I also wanted to add a divider in between these two pages, so the two days will feel like their own page in the album. I chose the red 3×8 transparency from last year’s December Daily add-ons from Ali Edwards and used that transparency as a home for the day numbers. You can see the tiny woodgrain 12 at the top!

Larkindesign December Daily Days 12 and 13 | Crafty Christmas In July YouTube Hop!!!

For this side I had (2) 3×4 pockets, so I am repeated the red with the hexagon rubber shape, I am including the rose gold with the handwritten December card, and I used a black and white card as a filler as well. This is the color palette for this page and I am loving keeping it very small.

Larkindesign December Daily Days 12 and 13 | Crafty Christmas In July YouTube Hop!!!

For the bottom 4×6 pocket I began with the photo and layered it on top of a 4×6 red card. I needed a bit of space for journaling, so I cut up one of the Paislee Press journal cards to fit in the space left by the photo. I added a bit of journaling about how giant the snow piles were in the Target parking lot! I also clipped a little heart paper clip from Felicity Jane and added a red banner to my photo.

Larkindesign December Daily Days 12 and 13 | Crafty Christmas In July YouTube Hop!!!

My story for Day 13 is about the stockings we put together every year. I absolutely love the stockings we do every year, filled with so much candy and treats and little fun finds! I photographed the giant heap of supplies we had bought before we wrapped it all and used this as my photo for this day.

Larkindesign December Daily Days 12 and 13 | Crafty Christmas In July YouTube Hop!!!

You can see the Number 13 at the top, on the back of the transparency. This number is from Sahlin Studio. She does an amazing pack of digital number sets every year so if you are looking for some great options for numbers, go check them out at The Lilypad!

Larkindesign December Daily Days 12 and 13 | Crafty Christmas In July YouTube Hop!!!

I kept the photo very simple and only added the Crate Paper banner in the center of the photo. For my 4×6 pocket I used the geometric wreath card from Paislee Press. This is one of my favorites from all of the product released last year! I added the Santa chipboard inside the wreath, and stamped lines across the bottom for my journaling.

Larkindesign December Daily Days 12 and 13 | Crafty Christmas In July YouTube Hop!!!

Thanks so much for joining me today! I want to share all the names of all the crafty ladies who are participating in the Hop this month:

Heather Little (hostess): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClNV7UT8pORdDapu40W9k3g…
Lacey Igo Gasper:https://www.youtube.com/user/LaceyBugCreations
Becky Bitting:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtB55Ubawl8UNVg5BR-AL6Q…
Desiree Bee : http://youtube.com/c/N2theSoul
Scrapping Amy: https://www.youtube.com/c/onemommyscrapping
Koren Wiskman:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIJbPjQWQTGCn0i_V8bv7CA
Rachel Reynolds: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-KYTCZ_ZFmWl7U6eogELag
Erin Reed – https://www.youtube.com/c/ErinReedMakes 
Katelyn Clary: https://www.youtube.com/user/kmc71996
Tisa Browne: https://www.youtube.com/…/UCkRu7…/videos…
EricaRose Creates: https://www.youtube.com/user/medga902
Theresawithanh Moxley:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKF0hfwZiFzkUj23PRymsjQ

December Daily 2018 In A Travelers Notebook | Days 05 & 06

Larkindesign December Daily 2018 In A Travelers Notebook | Days 05 & 06

 

Hello Lovelies! Today I am sharing my Days 05 & 06 in my December Travelers Notebook! I will be sharing Days 03 & 04 very soon with you, as they are part of design team work I am submitting, so look for those days very soon. Of course you can find all of my videos from this project in the December Daily 2018 category. Check out my process video for today’s layouts here.

Day 05 was a somewhat frustrating day where nothing seemed to go right and it would have been easy to beat myself up and quite honestly hate on myself for not being perfect. And then my son missed his bus to get to his match for Academic League and I had the opportunity to show him extra love and compassion. I was reminded how we all need to show ourselves that same compassion when we mess up, and when things happen that are beyond our control. I began this page with one of the Larkindesign Travelers Notebook Photo Templates, which you are welcome to download here for your own projects for free!

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These templates make it so easy to type in your story, add a quick photo, and print. I actually used a photo from a few weeks ago, because the day was so crazy there was not much opportunity to take any photos. This is part of making the project work for you, right? Focus on the story and find a photo that supports your story well.

 

Larkindesign December Daily 2018 In A Travelers Notebook | Days 05 & 06

This layout had the star vellum transparency, which I believe is available at Michael’s or AC Moore. I love the back side which is white on white, so I added the number 5 in white on top. That number is from the Ali Edwards 2017 December Daily product offerings. I also added a tiny gold puffy star from Crate Paper Merry Days. The branch and tiny stars at the top of the photo repeat a tiny bit of gold on the layout. When you turn the vellum to the next page, the stars are gold, and the patterned paper is black on white from Merry Days as well. I have layered a Santa on top of the snowglobe/cloche puffy sticker. I love him so much!

Larkindesign December Daily 2018 In A Travelers Notebook | Days 05 & 06Day 06 was super quick and super simple. This is the center of my notebook so I used a full page photo and added a few digital elements before printing. One of the things in our family that brings me incredible joy is the relationship our two boys have. Nick and Addison are the best of friends and thin the world of each other. It always makes my heart skip a bit when I see them walking into their school together, chatting about all the things teenage boys chat about. So I snapped this photo quickly before leaving the drop off lane. I added my text in Photoshop along with the number six from the Sahlin Studio December Days No 04. The word strips are from Home For The Holidays. Once I adhered the layout into the notebook, I remembered I had some white stars from Ali Edwards, so I added those and the layout was complete.

Larkindesign December Daily 2018 In A Travelers Notebook | Days 05 & 06Thank you so much for following along with me today! See you again soon!

~Theresa

Documenting December In A Traveler’s Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!!

Larkindesign Documenting December In A Traveler's Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!!

 

Hello Lovelies!!!! Today the real fun begins in the world of December Daily! I am so excited to begin filling the pages of my December Traveler’s Notebook, and today I am sharing my pages for Days 01 and 02! You can watch the process video here.

One of my favorite things about this project is that you just never know, year to year, what stories will be told and what experiences will be had. This year Alan wanted to go see some hockey so that is what we did on the very first day of December! I used to go to hockey games a long time ago, so it wasn’t too foreign to me, but our kids had never been. I think everyone had a great time!

Larkindesign Documenting December In A Traveler's Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!! I added this into my notebook much like I would have added any other event. I decided to print a full page photo of the hockey arena itself, and then I printed photos of the kids and of Alan and me.

Larkindesign Documenting December In A Traveler's Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!! I added one of the Ali Edwards transparencies here using washi tape to both seal the transparency into place and also to hide the punched holes. This transparency reminded me of hockey pucks with the white/gold circles, and I layered the number circle on top. For the photos of us, I simply stacked them on the left side and added a chipboard word strip between the two.

Larkindesign Documenting December In A Traveler's Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!! I added my journaling for this page at the bottom and added another chipboard sticker in the corner. For the large photo on the right side, I simply stamped Cheers onto a red label and placed that at the top of my photo. This is such a very simple approach and it works beautifully!

Larkindesign Documenting December In A Traveler's Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!! For Day 02, our story was all about going to pick out our Christmas tree. Now this year in NC it has been so rainy, and while I am not one bit complaining, it made this a somewhat muddy adventure. We waited until rain subsided and braved the mud pits to find the perfect one! Also Alan found the one this year, so all of this makes our story all together.

Larkindesign Documenting December In A Traveler's Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!!

I selected several photos again to help tell this story and have used a Photo Template to lay out the photos on the right side of the layout. These are templates I released earlier this year, and if you are interested in having them, you can download them here for free! Simply click on the image and it will ask you to check out, then you will receive a link to download the templates.

You can see how I used the template to create a photo collage of three photos below. The main photo in the collage is of our kiddos and the smaller, supporting photos are of some of the muddy situation we were in. Ha! I also added text using Photoshop, and printed the entire page out. I left a bit of room for a stamped sentiment at the top and added a tiny little pink star.

Larkindesign Documenting December In A Traveler's Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!!

This is such a great way to include more photos!

Larkindesign Documenting December In A Traveler's Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!!

This particular layout had a transparency already sewn in, so I added my number tag and a tiny branch. The number tag is from Dear Lizzy and the branch is Crate Paper. I used my Tiny Attacher to adhere them to the page.

Larkindesign Documenting December In A Traveler's Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!!If you watched the process video then you saw how this side of the layout became my most indecisive moment of scrapbooking EVER! Ha! I must have pulled that photo up 31 times to get it where it needed to be. In the end I love it. This is Alan telling me this is the one, pointing at it and grinning. I added the gold banner and then did a cluster of embellishments below the photo.

Larkindesign Documenting December In A Traveler's Notebook | Days 01 & 02!!!Thank you for joining me today! I hope you will take advantage of the free photo templates and let me know if you use them in your own projects! I would love to see!

~Theresa

Hybrid Scrapbooking 2018 Project Life Week 22&23

Hello Lovelies, today I am sharing a Project Life process video from my 2018 album for Weeks 22 and 23! This is a hybrid layout using the Sahlin Studio You Are Here digital collection. You can see my process video here.

 This layout was part of a two page spread with an insert, and I found there actually weren’t so many photos for this week. So in the end it all worked out great. 

The Sahlin Studio collections always allow lots of room for journaling, and that means there is also space for some fun filler cards along the way. I created a title card with the Here & There card and made it a summer edition with a wood veneer piece from Crate Paper. 

Nick’s birthday was the 4th of June. He is now 14 years old, so his birthday celebrations aren’t big parties like it used to be. He simply wanted to play video games, have cake and presents, and have his girlfriend present. I kept the layout simple as well, with just a fun photo of him with his girlfriend playing video games. These two have been best of friends for a really long time, three years now, and it’s fun to see them hang out together.

I have always talked about how products can help us tell our stories, and the Routine Photorounds do an excellent job. Summer days are quiet for us when all the kids are gone, so we spend a lot of time working on those days. Simple word art helps me tell that story here.

Typed journaling is so much fun, even if you aren’t the best at using a vintage typewriter! I love mixing fonts with handwriting and typewritten words and it all tells a story of a quiet but meaningful summer time.

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

~Theresa