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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

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