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Project Life 2017 Week 08 | A Hybrid Scrapbook Layout

Hi guys! Today I am embellishing my digital layout I created yesterday for Week 08 in my 2017 Project Life album! I kept this very simple with only the printables from the MPM Renew kit and a couple of hearts and arrows. Seriously, that simple.

Here is the completed layout:

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 08 | A Hybrid Scrapbook Layout

Notice how my embellishments tie the whole layout together. In one quick instant the date stands out from the page and leads your eye across the layout.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 08 | A Hybrid Scrapbook Layout

To keep the embellishing very simple, I used the printables from the Renew MPM kit and just a few hearts and arrows.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 08 | A Hybrid Scrapbook Layout

The right hand side features this hilarious confession of a little girl’s indiscretion at school. Her father sent me this photo and I am so happy he did!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 08 | A Hybrid Scrapbook Layout

Alan had a business trip to Boston that week, just a short one. In the past I have documented heavily when he was gone, but this was a short trip so not many photos were taken. I love the little wooden arrows just for another texture on the layout.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 08 | A Hybrid Scrapbook Layout

The stamped sentiments were created using older Gossamer Blue stamp sets from last year added to printed labels from the Renew collection. One little trick: when you download a digital kit that includes labels, print them in duplicates on a 4×6 sheet, cut them out, and then keep them on your desk so you always have labels that you need!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 08 | A Hybrid Scrapbook Layout

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

~Theresa

 

Project Life 2017 Week 07 | Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!

Hi guys, today I am sharing how I embellish my Project Life pages once they have been created and printed! This layout was created in Photoshop using the Lynn Grieveson Lots of Pockets templates and A Love Story collection from Paislee Press.

Our stories for this week included Valentine’s Day, unseasonably warm wonderful weather, and wonderful days together as a family. Most of the photos I included were taken while we romped in the sunshine, enjoying the warmth while it lasted. Then there are a few supporting photos from Valentines, plus a weather capture from my phone.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 07 | Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!

I absolutely adore the collage feel this template gives the layout overall. There were so many awesome photos this week that it was hard to narrow it down. In the end this layout holds thirteen and I love every single one!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 07 | Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!

I began with the focal point, the place your eye travels to first, and it is a photo looking up the street from our garage. Typically I leave lots of sky showing in these photos, but this time I left the pavement so it could be the base for the week and date.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 07 | Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!

The word art I added in Photoshop made me really happy as well. They just add another easy layer!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 07 | Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!

The right hand side centers around a secondary focal point created by this photo of Alan and me.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 07 | Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!

The other photos on this side tell so many micro stories (a term coined by Ali Edwards to describe the smaller stories that make up the whole of a Project Life layout).

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 07 | Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!

Even though I had several typed journal spots in the layout, plus a few labels here and there, I still wanted to include hand-written journaling around the border of both pages. I love how it turned out and I especially love that I just captured some of my thoughts in process, some overall feelings about these photos and these days.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 07 | Embellishing the Hybrid Layout!!!

Thanks so much for being here and for following along on these layouts! See you soon!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

Photoshop Tutorial No. 08 | Project Life 2017 Week 07

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my process for creating the digital portion of my layout for Week 07 in my 2017 Project Life album! Tomorrow I will share the completed layout so be sure to check back!

See you back here tomorrow for the completed layout!

~Theresa

Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 02 Horseshoe Bay (Hybrid)

Hi guys, today I am sharing my process of digital and physical for using Photoshop to plan and print my elements for this layout from our Bermuda honeymoon album! I am using the Project Mouse Beginnings collection!

So the wonderful thing about using digital elements and creating hybrid layouts is the ability to plan and print your layouts right on the computer. So quick and easy! Be sure to watch the video so you can see how I did that for this layout.

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 02 Horseshoe Bay Hybrid

This photo was taken on one of our jaunts around the island of Bermuda when we discovered this amazing beach called Horseshoe Bay. There are several beach areas here punctuated by these grand rocky shores and there were so many photo opportunities it was hard to choose which ones to include in the album!

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 02 Horseshoe Bay %28Hybrid%29

Obviously the photo takes center stage on this layout, rightfully so. It measures 9″w x 6 3/4″ h, the full width of the layout and takes position on the lower half of the canvas. I only added just a few tiny embellishments and the date at the bottom right hand corner.

Larkindesign Bermuda Honeymoon Album | Layout 02 Horseshoe Bay %28Hybrid%29

In contrast to the visually heavy photo, I printed the digital cards onto vellum and layered them directly over the photo. Then just a few more tiny embellishments and the layout is perfect.

~Theresa