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TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-On

Hello and welcome to TBT, where I work through an older album to get them completed! Today I am continuing my 2014 album with Week 40, which is a trip to the pumpkin patch. Have a look at my process!

 

As part of being on the Creative Team for Sahlin Studio, this week I got to participate in creating work showcasing the November Memory Pocket Monthly products! I am using the Kindred Add-ons that are available at The Lilypad.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

I was completely drawn to the purples and mustards in this collection, and could not wait to print the cards and elements to use on my page.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

For the left hand side I began with this lovely title card. I stamped my sentiment using the October stamp set from the Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit, and added the wooden embellishment (also from Gossamer Blue).

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

Below that are these fun journal cards.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

I love this photo of the four kids wandering through the rows of magical, but deadly, pumpkins. For me, the photos that come from the pumpkin match every year are almost magical. The sunlight is fantastic and they are excited to be there. Love it.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

I talked in my process video about how this layout isn’t about our home, per se, but it is about home being where we are and where our loved ones are. This filler card is perfect.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

When I am deciding on which cards to place in what pockets, I typically place all the white ones first and then fill in with more colorful ones. I also try to alternate the colorful ones with the white ones, so the layout remains balanced. White space gives your eye a place to rest, and colors give visual interest. Both play off one another beautifully in this collection.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

Since Alan is deathly allergic to pumpkins, we do not buy pumpkins. We did buy a couple of flowers that day, although I totally did not photograph them at home! Ha! But I do love to photograph the pumpkins themselves. These do tell part of the story here.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

The right hand side continues with magical orbs (of death) and pretty products.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

I absolutely love printing digital elements onto vellums and transparencies and then cutting them with the Silhouette. I was absolutely delighted to find a printable sheet included in the Kindred collection that was perfect for that – and this wreath is one of those elements. It is very subtle, and I love it.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

I don’t do lots of lists in my scrapbooking, but on this layout I did! These are all the things that make me happy in the fall!

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

This vellum frame was another one of the printables that I cut on the Silhouette, and then I layered my week number on top. The word art in this collection are fantastic too!

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

Look at these cuties. It is hard to believe this was two years ago. They have grown up so much since then, and I am so thankful for these moments captured.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

One of my favorite cards is the ledger card that I used here for the background with the Fall stamp and the floral element. At some point in creating this layout, I gave up using black ink and switched to purple ink. I’m glad I did that.

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

One more darling photo of the girls. This is what our days are filled with!

Larkindesign TBT 2014 Project Life Week 40 | Kindred MPM Sahlin Studio Add-ons

Thank you so much for following along with me on this layout! I hope you are inspired here and I hope you find ways to document your happy memories too. I invite you to take a look at the Sahlin Studio Creative Team work and see all the incredibly creative ways we have used the Kindred collection here: Sahlin Studio Blog. Also if you would like to purchase the Kindred products that have been used in this layout, or if you would like to subscribe, I invite you to visit The Lilypad shop!

~Theresa

 

 

Project Life 2016 Week 34 | Using Your Kits!!!!

Hi and happy November to you! Today I am working on Week 34 in my 2016 Project Life album, and sharing how to use your kit supplies! Have a look at my process video here:

 

This is the layout I created today. First it was created in the Project Life App using journal and filler cards that were part of the Memory Pocket Monthly available at The Lilypad.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

The layout itself was printed on my wide format Epson printer here at home in 12×12, on matte photo paper from Staples. I used matte photo paper this time because I knew I wanted to use some paint with the rose image on the right hand side.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

As soon as I saw this lovely rose I knew I had to use it on this layout. I absolutely did use mixed media and Tim Holtz distress paints on matte photo paper and love the results!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

The embellishments on this layout are from Freckled Fawn’s October embellishment kit. The stamps are from my Gossamer Blue October Life Pages kit, designed by Bananafishstudio.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

This side of the layout is about our son Addison’s 13th birthday. Close-ups of the cake are a necessity!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

And also necessary: photo of him blowing out his candles. The arrow and word circle layer beautifully here.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

This card only needed a simple arrow, almost pointing to the candle photo. I absolutely love the colors in this kit and love how it is subtly moving my album into a fall direction!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

This is one of the most hilarious gifts ever: Addison received two of these adorable horse heads! He loves them, and we loved seeing him try them on. We were dying laughing, all together. What a great memory!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

I absolutely love these photos of us around the dining room table, having our private family celebrations. These become iconic, in a way, and you guys have heard me talk about how our rooms are the backdrops for our memories. I am ever so thankful that they will have these documented memories.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

The left hand side is a collection of photos from the week that I simply love. This project is, every week, the place to bring all the random photos and bits of life into context. I began with the date card here.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

The journal card with the hearts is created in the Letterglow app using the glitter heart digital elements included in the MPM kit. I simply brought the hearts into a blank canvas and repeated it for the pattern.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

Both of these photos of Natalie and me were taken at her Open House at school. She is a few years younger than the others and is the last one in elementary school. I am so excited for her to be on her own, in a way, and to have a few years to be her own person at school.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

This card was so much fun to create! I used the puffy house from the Freckled Fawn kit and then I stamped the ink splatters from the Gossamer Blue stamp set. Awesome!

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

I am also in love with this wood grain card. What a lovely creamy brown that ties in beautifully with the browns in the photos and the embellishments.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

And here, another iconic photo that I try to capture each year before school starts. Every year they get taller compared to the door and the siding on the house. Document your children’s growth in this way, any opportunity you can. It may feel like the photos look the same each year, but the progression will reveal itself in time and they become a treasure.

Larkindesign Project Life 2016 Week 34

Thank you for following along today! See you back here soon!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

Hi guys!!!! I am working on Week 31 today and am so excited to show you some of Krista Sahlin’s beautiful fun products, so take a look at my process video here!

Hopefully you have heard the wonderful news that I am now serving on Sahlin Studio’s Creative Team, and I am delighted to be able to contribute to this amazing group of inspiring designers! This is the completed layout:

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

I began by bringing all my photos for the week into a Photoshop layout. I then chose my journaling cards from the Simplify Memory Pockets Monthly subscription kit. You can also just purchase the journaling cards as an Add-on, if you wish!

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

You guys probably know by now that turquoise is my absolute all-time favorite color, and the turquoise in these cards spoke loudly to me. I made the background of the entire layout the same as the diagonal stripe in the date card just by using my color picker tool. Easy peasy. This turquoise also shows up in Paige Taylor Evans’ Fancy Free collection, so those are the Thickers I chose to create my Week title. And Absolutely, that is an *I* I used in place of a *1*.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

Our HOA does yard of the month, and we were chosen for that in the month of August. I have included two photos of our house, one just with the sign we displayed (nothing conspicuous there, ha!) and then another photo I snapped as we were out walking one night. I have lots of photos of our home, but I don’t think I have ever taken one from this angle.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

These photo journalers are fantastic. They are a digital file and I brought a couple of them (ok, a LOT of them) into Photoshop and simply printed them out onto a turquoise vellum. You could absolutely type your journaling on them before printing, or you could place them on your photo before you print your photo!

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

We rearranged my studio in this particular week. I find my studio is constantly in process, constantly being changed and products being purged. I probably change it around about every 2 months! This quirky little cabinet is the one that houses my December Dailies, and while we were moving it around, Nico the cat moved into it. Hehe.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

I found some of the ephemera from Fancy Free coordinated beautifully with the Simplify cards. This puffy star and transparent piece are both from Fancy Free, and the yellow star is from Ali Edwards’ Project Life Storyteller kit.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

I used the Lined Up Word Art here in this photo, just for fun. I made a promise to myself earlier this year, that I would begin leaving some photos and/or cards unembellished, in an effort to Simplify my layouts (and my life). I love that Word Art allows you to embellish the photo so simply, but beautifully.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

For the right hand side of the layout, I began with this totally rad polka dot card. I needed this pattern in my life!

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

My dotted line stamp, which is my go-to roller stamp from Becky Higgins, created the perfect journaling lines, and the floral chipboard piece softens the black and white of the card a bit. My Stuff stamp set from Ali Edwards Story kit fits great in the bracket!

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

I absolutely love this plus/minus sign card but it felt a bit heavy on this layout. So I added this wooden heart with awesome turquoise glitter to break it up. I love using my embellishments to add different textures – wood, puffy stickers, stamps, and chipboard!

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

We did a little shopping, and I used another Photo Journaler here. So simple.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

This is my cat Zoe, and she is literally rolling around in my paper bin. We all want to do that sometimes, don’t we?! Silly girl.

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

The thing I love most about using digital cards and then embellishing on top is the relationship those two elements develop in the creation of the layout. The More of This card illustrates this beautifully – the Love and Stuff words are from Ali Edwards Story kits and my sentiment could not be expressed more perfect!

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

Zoe again, giving her personal stamp of approval upon the location of the December Daily cabinet. Her little tail wrapped around the leg of the cabinet just melts hearts, doesn’t it?

Sahlin Studio Creative Team Layout | Project Life 2016 Week 31

This was so much fun! Please be sure to stop by Krista’s lovely blog and see what the designers have come up with, you will find so much inspiration: Sahlin Studio blog.

~Theresa