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Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!

Hi guys! In this video I am sharing my digital process in Photoshop CC for creating my 2017 Project Life layout for Week 18.

This is the hybrid portion of my 2017 Project Life Week 18 layout, where I embellish the printed layout!

Let’s take a look at the layout overall. Since it seemed like I was light on photos this week I used some templates that were designed for 6×8 and enlarged them to 9×12. The remaining margins were left white with two embellishment clusters.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!

I began with the date card, using the rubber word from the Studio Calico May Documenter kit. I layered the numbers onto a label and added the purple puffy heart and happy emoji.

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One of the embellishment clusters lives on the lower left hand side, next to the photo. The camera is from the MPM kit and the vellum heart + acrylic star are Elle’s Studio.

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Our stories this week included flowers from my lovely husband, an awesome date night, another Sunday afternoon playing Dungeons & Dragons, and my totally cute purse! Just the usual, but always fun to document.

 

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On the right hand side I repeated another embellishment cluster, this time with a vellum star and acrylic heart. I also used my favorite washi tape as journal lines trick on this layout. I chose mint green and navy to repeat colors in the kit.

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I am so loving these happy colors and fun layouts! Thank you for joining me today!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 18 | ft. The Lilypad MPM July Kit Snapshots!!

See you soon!

~Theresa

Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn!!

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my process for creating my 2017 Project Life Week 17 layout. The hybrid layout was created in Photoshop CC using Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates and Paislee Press Weekend Vibes. My digital process is in the video here!

Now for the fun part, the embellishing!

Let’s take a look at the finished layout:

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Our stories for this week included giving up cable for Netflix, progress in the yard in which the hosta have taken over, organizing our chaotic candy cabinet, and a sweet boy with his bunny.

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 The Weekend Vibes collection is particularly neutral with great little pops of color, so the punch in my layout comes from the bright happy colors in the Freckled Fawn kit! The transparent numbers absolutely had to be used!

Larkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled FawnLarkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn

When I designed this card in Photoshop, I left blank space on purpose so I could add physical embellishments. I used the stamps as a home base for the hearts. I also added washi tape above the word strips along with the chipboard word strips.

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For the right hand side I started with photos of our messy candy cabinet and I loved this word art from Paislee Press, chaotic and messy, to tie it all together. I also was so in love with these sunglasses from Freckled Fawn that I just had to use them too! So I just did a fun little cluster right on top of the photo of my flowers.

Larkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled FawnLarkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn

And the photos of our messy candy stash: do you ever have places in your house that just bug the crap out of you and finally you tackle it and get control over the situation?! Well that was our candy situation until this week! Now everyone has their own little bucket and that is it. Whew!

Larkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled FawnLarkindesign Hybrid Process | 2017 Project Life Week 17 ft. Freckled Fawn

I loved capturing this adorable photo of Addison with the bunny after giving the bunny his bath and I love that Project Life still gives a wonderful place for photos like this. I love how these moments fit into the context of the whole week.

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Another favorite capture: Alan cooking dinner for everybody. He does a large majority of the cooking in our house and it means the world to me. I am so incredibly thankful for all the hard work he does to keep our house going! 

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Thanks so much for following along with me today!

Digital products are available through the following links:
Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates

Paislee Press Weekend Vibes Scrapbook Kit

Paislee Press Weekend Vibes Journal Cards

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? 

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

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.

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

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. 

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

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. 

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

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.

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

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! 

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

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.

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

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. 

Paislee Press CT Guest Designer Theresa Moxley | Bermuda Honeymoon Album Layout No. 08Paislee Press CT Guest Designer Theresa Moxley | Bermuda Honeymoon Album Layout No. 08

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!

Paislee Press CT Guest Designer Theresa Moxley | Bermuda Honeymoon Album Layout No. 08Paislee Press CT Guest Designer Theresa Moxley | Bermuda Honeymoon Album Layout No. 08

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!

Paislee Press CT Guest Designer Theresa Moxley | Bermuda Honeymoon Album Layout No. 08Paislee Press CT Guest Designer Theresa Moxley | Bermuda Honeymoon Album Layout No. 08

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).