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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

Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August Observations

Hi guys, today I am sharing my layout in my 2017 Project Life album for Week 23! I have combined digital and physical products today. The digital kit is the August Memory Pockets Monthly kit from The Lilypad, and the physical kit is my Felicity Jane Kate kit!

Our stories this week included Nick’s 13th birthday, a chaotic day in the neighborhood where a gas line was cut, and we finally got our Nintendo Switch!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August ObservationsLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August Observations

The Felicity Jane Kate numbers called to me and just begged to be used on a Project Life spread, so I printed this geometric card on my page and then layered the numbers on top. I also used the Felicity Jane puffy alphabet for the week, and those tiny little adorable hearts balance the card out.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August ObservationsLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August Observations

I love combining The Lilypad kits with other physical products! The colors in the kits are always very flexible and go with lots of different products! The August Observations kit is no different! So many fun, bright colors!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August ObservationsLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August Observations

Has anyone else been trying to the the Nintendo Switch? It’s their latest gaming platform and it has been marketed heavily to Splatoon fans. Natalie is our Splatoon fan and she has been dying to get the Switch, but they released it through pre-order and I think it is still only available if you pre-order it! So we finally pre-ordered it and not even a week later it arrived! Lots of happy faces here!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August ObservationsLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August Observations

For the digital template I used the Paislee Press Pocket Guide No 01, and this 3×4 card in mint is one of the cards in that template. The white borders around my photos with text also are part of that template!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August ObservationsLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August Observations

For the right hand side I used the word art from the Paislee Press template as well. In contrast to the bright pink on the left, I used a mint background on this side.

 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August ObservationsLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August Observations

I absolutely love these photos of the kids all together on the front porch. They tell quite the stories, year after year. Natalie is right in the middle of a major growth spurt, can you tell?!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August ObservationsLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August Observations

I had so much fun creating this journal card at the bottom of the layout! I needed lots of space to journal, but the tab and scallop die cuts from the Kate kit are perfect accents.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August ObservationsLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August Observations

There’s nothing like a little scare every now and again to remind you of how fortunate we are, and this was definitely one of those weeks. We have had contractors in and out of our neighborhood digging up everyone’s yards to install new infastructure, and for the house at the end of our cul-de-sac it almost ended in disaster. They hit a gas line and so our street was tied off for a good part of the day, the fire trucks showed up, and it was overall chaos. Luckily everything turned out ok, but I sure am thankful for our happy little corner of the world!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August ObservationsLarkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August Observations

 

 

Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!

Hi guys! Today I am sharing Week 22 in my 2017 Project Life album, which I have created using Sahlin Studio Like A Boss collection plus Clean Lined Templates No. 02. This is a hybrid layout created in Photoshop and printed, and this video shares the embellishing of the layout.

Take a look at the completed layout here:

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!

Our stories this week included the opening of the pool, Addison learning how to use the ATM, my brand new Felicity Jane subscription, and Donut Day as illustrated by Pusheen!

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!

I created my date card using some of the digital elements in the Like A Boss kit, plus the wooden alphabet from Felicity Jane. I shopped my stash for some of my physical embellishments just looking for things that were mint, navy, orange, and tiny bit of wood grain. The alphabet adds a perfect bit of texture to the layout, don’t you think?

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!

Some of the physical embellishments are from Freckled Fawn, and I also grabbed a stamp set designed by Traci Reed for Gossamer Blue. The stamp set was part of the July Life Pages kit.

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!

I am sticking to my promise this year to include more journaling on my layouts by combining typed and hand-written journaling. I love both methods – the typed journaling for the ease of it and the hand-written for the genuine parts of me included on each page. It’s a win-win!

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!

I created a traveler’s notebook layout about our strawberry bundt dessert from heaven, and I also included a photo of it here. It was sooo good ya’ll! The tag was actually a journal card in the Like A Boss kit, but I cut it like a tag and added the mint scallop to the bottom.

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!

The dining room table, you guys. In my class I will be talking about photographing our relationship to the world around us – have you checked out my class yet? The link is at the top of the page! Our relationship to that dining room table is one of the most iconic in our family, where all the good conversations happen and where all the messes are made. That is totally a layout by itself, isn’t it? 

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!

My secret is out – I LOVE love love Pusheen and follow their Instagram account. Photo credit to them for the Donut Day image, isn’t it adorable! I added nothing to these two journal cards and it feels good! Simple and classic.

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!

You know how I was talking about our relationship to the dining room table? (that sounds crazy, but come on, we all share meals around the table together, and we all watch each other grow and evolve around the table. It’s good stuff!) Here is a photo of the kids at the table at McDonald’s. Do you guys have a favorite table that you always seem to gravitate towards? We do too, and this is ours.

Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!Larkindesign Hybrid Project Life 2017 Week 22 | ft. Sahlin Studio Like A Boss!!!

Thank you for following along today! See you soon!

~Theresa

Digital products available at The Lilypad via these links:
Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02

Sahlin Studio Like A Boss collection

Sahlin Studio Like A Boss Journal Cards

Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle & Heart!!!

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my process video for my 2017 Project Life layout Week 21. The digital layout was created in Photoshop using the Memory Pockets Monthly May kit called Fling, available at the link below. I then embellished the layout in this video, using Amy Tangerine’s brand new collection called Hustle & Heart!

Our stories this week included my happy blooms on the front porch, Addison’s awards ceremony as he graduates from middle school, and the girls having some fun with paint and fiber!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

Always the best place to start – the date card. Mine is almost always at the top left hand corner, so let’s take a look!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

I used one of the add-on papers from Allison Pennington as the base for this card, and then added the hexagons from the May Fling kit prior to printing. Then I added my week number using the Amy Tangerine alphabet and I also added a few stamps. Very uncomplicated.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

I love this photo of our rich purple blooms on the porch, so I enlarged the photo for the layout here. The photo had this fantastic white space from the corner of the house, so I layered some embellishments there. Stamps first, then the die cut, and then gold glitter. That is a great formula for an embellishment cluster!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

I am continuing to include typed journaling and hand-written journaling on my pages, and love the added words on my pages. This was an important week for us, I felt like, as some days the whole blended family thing leaves us feeling unsure, not good enough, or any other number of hard emotions! But then there are days like this, where our kids succeed and we as parents take ownership of their successes too! We helped them achieve the success in their lives and so I am incredibly proud of all of us. This is definitely a great way to document and celebrate that and I am so glad for Project Life!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

I love using a wood grain as a back drop for another filler card. For this one I gathered the ephemera from Hustle & Heart to bring in all the colors – yellow, navy, and pink. All my favorites, ya’ll! 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

Here is a closer look at the right hand side!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

Ok, so I know everyone always wants to know what is the must-have product, when American Crafts releases new collections? I will be the first to insist that you run, don’t walk, to grab the brand new enamel pin stickers!!! I could not wait to open them and used this Lucky one right away. 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

In other flower news, our hydrangea bloomed and we are surprised and excited about that too! We had a really late freeze last spring and the hydrangea and the gardenia were not very happy about it. But they have proven to be resilient! I don’t know how we have managed to keep our flowers so happy in our little yard, but they are doing great and I love including them in my layouts.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

Did you notice my tiny blooper on my printed layout? When I created the layout, there was a text block on this floral card and I forgot to either remove it or add text, so just random text was printed there! No worries, I added this die cut over top with a puffy heart and no one ever knows. 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

One more simple calendar card, which I have highlighted using a regular old office staple, my trusty highlighter! 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 21 | ft. Amy Tangerine Hustle %26 Heart!!!

Digital products available via the following links:
The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly May Fling

The Lilypad Allison Pennington Revel Add-ons

Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02