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Hybrid Project Life |2017 Week 15 ft. The Lilypad Memory Pockets Monthly June Curious

Hi guys! This is part 1 for my hybrid layout for Week 15 in my 2017 Project Life album, the digital portion in Photoshop. In this video I will share my process for creating the digital layout and the following video will be my process for embellishing the printed layout!

Once my layout is created in Photoshop, I print the layout using my Canon wide format printer onto Staples brand matte photo paper. Then the fun of embellishing begins! Have a look at that process video here:

Here is a look at the full layout!

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I was really excited to use this date card – those angles are great opportunities to add the alphas and numbers! I also added a transparent flower from Freckled Fawn into the white space.

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Our stories this week began with Spring Break and the highlight of the week was our adventure to Dave & Busters to play video games ALL DAY LONG! We also spent some time at the park, went to McDonald’s, and watched April the giraffe finally have her little baby!

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The layout this week is photo heavy, which is really awesome and that means I like to keep the embellishing light. Just a few floral elements and stamped elements here and there, plus some added hand written journaling.

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I am loving using some of the smaller photos with a solid color background and text beside. It also gives the layout some added visual interest! 

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For this photo of the girls I backed it with a journal card instead of journaling. I just love everything about it – the dreamy photo and the fun pattern plus the happy heart. All the good things!

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Look how grown up they are all getting! I know I have spoken before about how great it is to be proud of the environment you are photographing in (ie your house!), and this photo is proof of that. Our house is not perfect by any means, but we have worked hard to make it a comfortable place to be and also a pretty back drop for our photos. I love that!

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Did you notice how I used the numbered journal card to create a manifesto of sorts? I simply stamped all of the word strips on the Becky Higgins roller stamp for a fun filler card.

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Do you include current events on your Project Life layouts? I admit I don’t very often, but I did grab a few screen shots of April and her baby giraffe and included it here. That was such a fun event to follow along and I feel like I learned so much about giraffes in that process, did you? 

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Digital products available at The Lilypad via the links below:

MPM June Curious

Paislee Press Pocket Template No. 01

Project Life 2017 Week 12 | ft. Sahlin Studio Viewpoint!!!

Hi guys! I am so excited to share my layout with you from our 2017 Project Life album for Week 12. This is a one page layout using the Sahlin Studio June featured kit called Viewpoint!

Our stories and photos this week included dining in the sunshine, One more sick child, and being together. There were also photos from a trip to the park, which were used as the basis for a previous layout. I will share these two layouts side by side at the end of the post.

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I began with my date card, and the white space on this card provided the perfect place for contrasting alphabets. The black foam alpha is Maggie Holmes, and the March 19-25 is Studio Calico. 

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I love how the Clean Lined Templates give so many opportunities for more photos. I love the idea of selecting one or two main photos for the week, and the rest are supporting photos. 

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The Viewpoints journal cards are awesome for journaling, friends. I am keeping my promise to include typed and hand-written journaling in my layouts this year.

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I really love these snaps from lunch one day. I took a photo pointing down at the table, and then turned the camera up to take a photo of the sky and the umbrella at our table. I have always loved eating alfresco! 

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Here is a look at the full layout in the album, with the previous completed layout. The previous layout was created using the Project Mouse Beginnings collection and is strictly a digital layout.

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That is all for today, thanks for joining me!

~Theresa

Digital product can be purchased via the following links:
Sahlin Studio Viewpoint kit
Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 01

 

 

Creating Hybrid Layouts | Bermuda Honeymoon Album Layout No. 08 ft. Paislee Press Tour Guide!!!!

Hi guys, today I am sharing two videos all together for you!!!! First is my Photoshop tutorial for how to print your hybrid layouts. Second is my process for putting together the hybrid layout once I have printed out all the elements and papers. I am using two collections from Paislee Press: Tour Guide and Memory Keepers.


There were two layouts completed in today’s process video, first have a look at the hybrid layout. Photos are taken at the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda.

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I hope seeing the whole process of designing, printing, and then assembling the hybrid layout was helpful for you! I am loving creating layouts this way and using digital products but still being able to experience the depth and dimension of physical products in my hand! 

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This was a super fun pocket page to put together as well, about our experiences on a island scooter. Our favorite thing the entire week (and still!) is referring to them as scooter of doom and delight. We were warned when we rented them that we could get hurt, and that many tourists do get hurt, so I was terrified. Alan insisted we would be fine and he absolutely loved them. 

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I loved using the templates from the Tour Guide collection to add more photos to this layout. s much as I was afraid of the scooters, we still had such a great time and saw so many beautiful places on the island because of our scooter. Definitely a central part of the honeymoon story!

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I know I keep saying every layout that this photo is my favorite from the trip. We could have one heck of a drinking game for every time I have said it! But this one of us in our helmets is absolutely priceless! Such great memories!

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Even though I consider these layouts somewhat individual, I thought I would share what they look like together in the album itself. So much fun, such awesome pops of color here!

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Digital products are available through these links at The Lilypad:

Paislee Press Tour Guide Photo Templates
Paislee Press Tour Guide Journal Cards
Paislee Press Tour Guide Elements
Paislee Press Memory Keeper Journal Cards

Other products include: Elle’s Studio (wood hexagon shapes and pink alphabet); Studio Calico January 2017 Documenter kit (rubber star shapes); Simple Stories (navy alphabet); Amy Tangerine (rubber heart shape); Ali Edwards Drive Story kit (chipboard word strips); Freckled Fawn (chipboard word strips); Gossamer Blue (alphabet stamp set).

Project Life 2017 Week 13

Hi guys! Today I am sharing Week 13 from my 2017 Project Life album!

This month I have been the guest designer over at the Paislee Press blog, and this is one of the layouts I have created! You can see this layout and the other very talented designers on the Paislee Press blog here: May Press Exhibit.

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I created the layout first in Photoshop using the Paislee Press Pocket Guide No. 06. Papers and journal cards are from the Like For Ever Kit.

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I chose the For Like Ever kit for the happy spring-like colors and it was absolutely the right choice for the happy photos I had from this week! To add dimension to my pages I used some of the printed elements from the kit as well, and then I added a few dimensional embellishments from Amy Tangerine and Elle’s Studio on top.

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I had some photos that were sized different than the usual 4×6 or 3×4 this week, as you can see from this cute little sculpture Natalie made at school! I also had some Instagram photos, so these were layered over a plain white frame. I used that white space for a few tiny embellishments and a few words for journaling.

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I also brought the frames that were included in the elements from the kit and layered them over some of the photos as well. I really liked playing with the white space this week!

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There were a few other tiny embellishments from Studio Calico (the grid note and flair button) and from Freckled Fawn (the camera puffy stickers).

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Another journaling idea this week was to number each of the photos and reference each sentence to their respective photos. It wasn’t exactly graceful, if you had a chance to watch the video, but in the end it works and it was fun! That is all that matters!

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

~Theresa

 

 

Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!

Hi guys! This is a layout I created for my 2017 Project Life album week 11. The project is for the Sahlin Studio Creative Team and features the You Are Here collection available at The Lilypad!

Here is a look at the full layout!

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Our stories this week included a random cat who climbed up on the kitchen cabinets just to glare at us, a fun new game that is now a regular Sunday event, another one with the flu, and of course the premier of Beauty and the Beast!

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I am loving this project so much! This year it feels like I have relaxed my photography a bit and have given myself permission to snap the photos I want without worrying about whether they are perfect or not. And they aren’t perfect, by any means, but they are happy and it has helped me feel free to take more pictures!

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I used my washi tape for lines again this week and love doing that.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 11 ft. Sahlin Studio You Are Here!!!!

I also really liked using the Let the Adventures Begin card! Life is an adventure every day, and also the kids are beginning new adventures in making new friends, inviting friends over, and that makes my heart so happy for them.

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The right hand side:

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My week card was particularly fun to put together this week. I grabbed these alphas from Pink Paislee/Paige Evans to add a pop of color and tie in the blues and yellows. The hearts are from Elle’s Studio.

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It was a really rough winter in terms of illness this year – every week we had someone sick, home from school, making up work. This week was Emberlynn’s turn. We all felt so bad for her!

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Check out these adorable masks that Alan found, printed out, and cut out for us before the Beauty and the Beast premier! I really did feel like a princess that night, going to see a movie on the first night it opened!

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Thanks so much for following along with me this week! How are your albums coming along? See you back here again soon.

~Theresa

You Are Here collection is available here: The Lilypad Shop

Clean Lined Templates are available here: The Lilypad Shop