2018 LD Creative Team

July Release | Larkindesign Digital Collection Life In Full Bloom!!!

Hello Lovelies, and Happy July to you! I am so excited to release my July collection called Life In Full Bloom! And, you guys, I am especially thrilled to have created a traveler’s notebook kit as well this month. I have had so many requests for a traveler’s notebook kit and I hope you all enjoy using it!

Inspired by the unique, avant garde art of the Bloomsbury group in the early 1900’s, this collection is the right combination of colorful, fun, and hip! When I was growing up I was heavily inspired by Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf, Duncan Grant, et al, and have long wished to create some art that invokes their free, uninhibited lifestyle. I have drawn from their color palette but added my own twist so it still coordinates with the Larkindesign collections. My hand drawn elements and patterns make me so happy and I hope they will inspire you to create!

Included in this bundle are (12) 3×4 journal cards, (8) 4×6 journal cards, (10) patterned papers, and (2) sheets of printable elements designed to print and cut. The Traveler’s Notebook includes (10) notebook scaled patterned papers and the (2) sheets of printable elements. I have also designed a really cool set of photo templates for your traveler’s notebook layouts!

All files are sized at 300ppi for best printing. Click on the product below to purchase! For the month of July, receive 20% off your purchase.

 

Larkindesign Life In Full Bloom Digital Collection Larkindesign Travelers Notebook Kits  

Larkindesign Traveler's Notebook Photo Templates Vol 01 Larkindesign Sonoma Cut File

The Larkindesign Creative Team has also been working with this collection, so have a look at how they have been using it!

Larkindesign Creative Team Maribeth Lysen | Life In Full Bloom Pocket Page Kit

Larkindesign Creative Team Maribeth Lysen | Life In Full Bloom Pocket Page Kit

Larkindesign Creative Team Maribeth Lysen | Life In Full Bloom Travelers Notebook Kit

Larkindesign Creative Team Maribeth Lysen | Life In Full Bloom Travelers Notebook Kit

Larkindesign Creative Team Sabrina Poole | Life In Full Bloom Travelers Notebook Kit

Larkindesign Creative Team Sabrina Poole | Life In Full Bloom Travelers Notebook Kit

Larkindesign Creative Team Sabrina Poole | Life In Full Bloom Travelers Notebook Kit

Larkindesign Creative Team Sabrina Poole | Life In Full Bloom Travelers Notebook Kit

Larkindesign Creative Team Sabrina Poole | Life In Full Bloom Travelers Notebook Kit

Larkindesign Creative Team Sabrina Poole | Life In Full Bloom Travelers Notebook Kit

Larkindesign Creative Team Neftali Zambrano | Life In Full Bloom Digital Kit

Larkindesign Creative Team Neftali Zambrano | Life In Full Bloom Digital Kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larkindesign June Product Release | Lovin’ the Sun!!!


Larkindesign June Product Release | Lovin’ the Sun!!!

Hello lovelies!!! Hooray for June and the arrival of the season of the sun! I am so excited for my June release, called Lovin’ the Sun! Inspired by the sun and the beach and summer magic, this collection is ready to tell your stories! I have curated these colors and patterns to be bright and happy and warm, just like the sun. Click on any product image to add to your cart!

Check out how the Creative Team has used this awesome collection this month!

Larkindesign Creative Team Neftali Zambrano | Lovin' the Sun Digital Collection
Larkindesign Creative Team Neftali Zambrano | Lovin' the Sun Digital Collection
Larkindesign Creative Team Neftali Zambrano | Lovin' the Sun Digital Collection
Larkindesign Creative Team Maribeth Lysen | Lovin' the Sun Digital Collection
Larkindesign Creative Team Maribeth Lysen | Lovin' the Sun Digital Collection
Larkindesign Creative Team Maribeth Lysen | Lovin' the Sun Digital Collection
Larkindesign Creative Team Maribeth Lysen | Lovin' the Sun Digital Collection
Larkindesign Creative Team Maribeth Lysen | Lovin' the Sun Digital Collection
Larkindesign Creative Team Renae Jones | Lovin' the Sun Digital Collection
Larkindesign Creative Team Renae Jones | Lovin' the Sun Digital Collection
Larkindesign Creative Team Renae Jones | Lovin' the Sun Digital Collection
Larkindesign Creative Team Sabrina Poole | Lovin' the Sun Digital Collection
Larkindesign Creative Team Sabrina Poole | Lovin' the Sun Digital Collection
Larkindesign Creative Team Sabrina Poole | Lovin' the Sun Digital Collection

Creative Team Jenn Hutt | Travelers Notebook Layouts ft. Ordinary Moments!!

Hello lovelies, today Creative Team member Jenn Hutt is on the blog to share  with us! Be sure to check out her About Me page, where you can learn more about her and connect with her on social media!

Hey ya’ll! I hope you’re having a great day!

The first project I worked on with the May collection was for day 48 of the RUKristin 100 Days of All About Me project. The topic is about your pets.

Creative Team Jenn Hutt | Travelers Notebook Layouts ft. Ordinary Moments!!Creative Team Jenn Hutt | Travelers Notebook Layouts ft. Ordinary Moments!!

If you remember from last month, I am doing my project in a handmade album that was inspired by Jessica Upton on instagram. The album pages measure 4.5″X8.5″ and use 6 binder rings (to match the hole punch I use).

This prompt was all about pets, and the only pet that I have is a cat named Eleanor.

I used a TN paper from Traci Reed’s XOXO collection as the background (I liked the simple pattern and it was already on my desk) printed on cardstock paper. I also printed and cut out the May elements from the Ordinary Moments kit. I layered two triangle tags at the bottom and stamped 48 on there using some Ali Edwards stamps, for it being the 48th prompt in Kristin’s 100 Prompts

I used a 2″ circle to punch out the picture of my cat (she was standing on the stairs the day of my wedding wondering why there were so many people in her house- we got married in our back yard and the bridal party was getting ready in the house). I layered this image of her on a circle that was cut from the elements page with a green border and pretty red flowers. I put an ‘ordinary moments’ cut out over that.

I used some black glittery American Crafts alpha’s from my stash to spell out her name. I layered two strips of paper behind a premade text box from the cut apart sheet for my journaling and layered that below her name. You guys know me, I like to keep things simple and I am really enjoying this size right now.

Creative Team Jenn Hutt | Travelers Notebook Layouts ft. Ordinary Moments!!Creative Team Jenn Hutt | Travelers Notebook Layouts ft. Ordinary Moments!!

The next two projects for the month of May were both single page spreads for my Travelers Notebook insert. They both document an event from Mother’s Day weekend, where a friend of mine got married and the other is a picture with another friend, whom I took out on Mother’s Day.

Once again I resized and printed papers from the kit to fit my size and then printed them out together (this time on regular printer paper since they’re going into a TN insert that is already bound together).

The page on the left documented the adventure a friend and I went on on Mother’s Day. I took her to the GeekCraft Expo in Durham, NC, where we both got a new pair of ears (mine are a galaxy cat pair and hers are a set of fox ears). Afterwards we went to McDonalds for lunch, which is where the picture was snapped. The flower elements, the heart, and the “different is beautiful” piece are all from the “Let Your Heart Decide” collection from Pinkfresh Studios (received in my May Clique Kit subscription). I used a red/orange label that matched perfectly from the Ordinary Moments cut apart sheet.

The project on the right was to document a wedding I attended the day before Mother’s Day. This page is super simple and there isn’t much to it. I used several elements from the same cut apart sheet (two hexagons that were cut off at the edges, the date label, the green label where I wrote a tiny bit of journaling, the today strip (it is on the edge of the photo), and the special days label). Super simple, but I really wanted to document this (it’s the bridesmaids, the flower girl and ring bearer, and the bride being silly. It was originally just supposed to be the bridesmaids but we got photo bombed).

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my projects for this month! Make sure you get your own digital Ordinary Moments kit and share your projects with us!

Creative Team Maribeth Lysen | Two Stunning Ways to Use Cut Files!!!

Hello lovelies, today Creative Team member Maribeth Lysen is on the blog to share  with us! Be sure to check out her About Me page, where you can learn more about her and connect with her on social media!

Today I wanted to chat about cut files. This month’s cut files are gorgeous! The first thing I did after I downloaded the products from Ordinary Moments collection was to cut out the poppies. I adore Theresa’s flowers in all her collections, but this cut file is my absolute favorite!

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The cut files come as a PNG and as a JPEG so they are compatible with multiple machines. You can also use them as a digital element and print them like you would a regular digital embellishment. 

I use the Brother ScanNCut2 to do all my cutting. When I first bought the machine on a whim after watching late night TV with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer on HSN, I let it sit in the box for six months before I got brave enough to try it out. I had wanted one for ages and I had heard it had a bit of a learning curve, and there is. But there are tons of helpful videos on the web and I was up and running in less than 15 minutes when I finally took it out of the box and plugged it in. It wasn’t nearly as bad as I had feared. And, once I got started, I was hooked! Now I love cutting all the things! 

I decided to try cutting it out of black card stock so it would pop off the page. Typically I use white card stock but I really love how this turned out. I’m going to try using different colored papers with my cut files in the future. That little heart as the dot in the “i” is beyond adorable! To complete the layout, I mixed in more of the Ordinary Moments collection as well as some Pinkfresh Studio and a touch of Felicity Jane for my embellishing. 

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The Poppy cut file prompted me to write about how the idea of home has evolved for me over the last several years after I relocated to another state. The cut file was the perfect jumping off point.This is a story I hadn’t documented before and I’m so glad I found a place for it. It was also the perfect opportunity to include a current photo of my flowers starting to bloom in my backyard. I’m so happy it is spring! 

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I backed the cut file with paper from the Crate Paper Flourish Collection from Maggie Holmes. I used Scotch Quick Dry adhesive in a Fine Line bottle to glue everything down. I added embellishments and chipboard letter stickers all from the Flourish Collection that I got in my April Clique Kit.  If you want to visit the Clique Kit store, you can use Theresa’s code: Moxley10 to get 10% off items in shop (not valid on kit subscriptions)! 

My second layout features the Enjoy Today cut file, which I have used on a pocket page layout for my Project Life album!

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The Enjoy Today cut file comes in multiple sizes. Here I used the 4×6 size so I could include it on my pocket page spread from July 2017. I’ve been working hard on catching up on my 2017 album lately. It feels really good to get these photos and stories documented. 

I decided to try cutting it out of black card stock so it would pop off the page. Typically I use white card stock but I really love how this turned out. I’m going to try using different colored papers with my cut files in the future. That little heart as the dot in the “i” is beyond adorable! To complete the layout, I mixed in more of the Ordinary Moments collection as well as some Pinkfresh Studio and a touch of Felicity Jane for my embellishing. 

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I hope you will try out one of the lovely cut files and share with us what you make! Also be sure to grab these cut files while they are free, until June 01, 2018! See you again soon!

~Maribeth Lysen

Products used in this post include:

 

 

Creative Team Hannah Lemieux | Traveler’s Notebook Layout ft. May Release!!!

Hello lovelies, today Creative Team member Hannah Lemieux is on the blog to share  with us! Be sure to check out her About Me page, where you can learn more about her and connect with her on social media!

Creative Team Hannah Lemieux | Traveler%27s Notebook Layout ft. May Release!!!Creative Team Hannah Lemieux | Traveler%27s Notebook Layout ft. May Release!!!

Aloha!! Have you gotten your May digital Ordinary Moments Collection yet?! This Collection is so fun and perfect for the spring. Here is a look at the paper Collection.

 

 

 

This month I wanted to use a bit of this collection with the Crate Paper Here and There Collection. I have been looking through old photos from when we lived in Hawaii. I thought mixing the two with some pictures I took on a date night with my hubby in Honolulu would be fun. This photo I used isn’t the Ordinary date night photo either. If you have ever been in downtown Honolulu, even though it’s gorgeous in so many ways, there are a ton (and this wasn’t even the summer when it is tourist season) of people. I also had just finished a photography class so I was seeing things all from a different lens and wanting to capture things from a different perspective. I loved the way the stones on the sidewalk looked, and wanted to remember how natural Hawaii could be. Sometimes it’s these little Ordinary Moments that we need to focus on and document. 

This Collection is perfect for that. I loved the 3×4 journaling card that said Collect Moments Not Things. This moment was exactly what I was doing!! 

 

Creative Team Hannah Lemieux | Traveler%27s Notebook Layout ft. May Release!!!Creative Team Hannah Lemieux | Traveler%27s Notebook Layout ft. May Release!!!

I made sure I used little embellishments to help bring out the colors in the collection. The geo tag, black and white camera and the gold mini staples. I really love using the elements sheet from the collection. labels, tags, washi strips they are all so handy in adding to the pieces I haven’t added from my stash and the Ordinary Moments collection. Having pieces that you can use to tie them together is so important. It helps the flow of your design. In a Traveler’s Notebook this is even more important because you are limited on your space. 

 

Creative Team Hannah Lemieux | Traveler%27s Notebook Layout ft. May Release!!!Creative Team Hannah Lemieux | Traveler%27s Notebook Layout ft. May Release!!!

I have been loving this torn look on the edges of my patterned paper. I did this effect on both the Crate Paper and the Ordinary Moments patterned paper. Then just adding one puffy sticker over it all to bring it all together. 

 

Creative Team Hannah Lemieux | Traveler%27s Notebook Layout ft. May Release!!!Creative Team Hannah Lemieux | Traveler%27s Notebook Layout ft. May Release!!!

For the top above the photo, I added a piece of ephemera with some washi tape that has tickets on it. Then I added a flare button. I know a lot of people don’t want to bulk up their Traveler’s Notebooks, and I get it. After just a few spreads a TN can be so full if you add dimension on every page. It can be hard. This is one of those times, where I am gonna say use your own judgment and do what feels right. If it your project do what you like. There are so many ways you can create a TN spread without dimension. You can create flairs with epoxy stickers, you can just use flat round embellishments instead. 

For me, I need dimension, texture and something fun on my spread, even in a TN. I figure I probably won’t feel up a TN, so it’s ok if I need to start a new one. 

I used some copper chrome like stickers and love how it brings out the dark tones from the stones on the ground. This is supposed to bring out what is in the picture. Make everything flow together and feel like it was suppose to be together in the first place. 

You can only see it in the first picture, but I add a lot of journaling. It’s another reason i love using Traveler’s Notebooks, they offer this authentic space for adding hand written stories that can fill up the page. So that is what I do!! 

I hope you enjoyed this spread. Until next I hope you all Stay Inspired!! 

Hannah 

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Larkindesign Creative Team Jenn Hutt | April Layout For 100 Days Project!

Hi everyone, today Jenn Hutt is on the blog sharing her gorgeous layout using the Larkindesign Sweet Chicks Digital Collection! Be sure to check out her About Me Page, where you can connect with her on all your favorite social media.

Hey everyone! I hope this post finds you well. I am not sure where the month went, but it flew by quickly for me! Thankfully my office is mostly put together and I can start crafting in there… but I definitely miss how big my old office was. Trying to figure out where everything goes in a room that is a third the size of my old one is a nightmare. First world crafting problems.

This month I kept things super simple and I used the pages from the Sweet Chicks Kit to work on my 100 Days of All About Me project. I decided to participate in the 100 Days Project and I am following along with Kristin of RUKristin in her 100 Days All About Me, because she gives you all the prompts and you just fill them in. Each day I document the answer to a prompt that is sent to my email on the Notes app on my phone and I actually craft the pages together when I have the time and motivation.

Larkindesign Creative Team Jenn Hutt | April Layout For 100 Days Project!

Theresa’s collections are great for this kind of project. They coordinate well together (obviously) and there is a lot of white space that is good for journaling. I just made adjustments to the cards to fit the size I need and then bam. Project done, easy peasy.

I got the idea of a mini album that is the size of a Travelers Notebook but on rings from Jessica Upton and absolutely love the idea! I love TN’s but after a while they get a little hard to work with the fuller they become, and they have a limited number of pages. I saw Jessica’s idea on Instagram and fell in love. So I created my own album.

I started off with two cards from the kit that I really liked and resized them to 4.5″x8.5″, which is slightly bigger than a TN. I picked cards that had a little bit of color, either at the top or bottom, and lots of white space for me to write on. I printed them out on my printer at home in a landscape format and cut them out with my paper trimmer. Then I decided which prompts I would put them with.

 

Larkindesign Creative Team Jenn Hutt | April Layout For 100 Days Project!

I decided to start with the first prompt, which was “What is your name”. I stamped out the title with some new alpha stamps from Ali Edwards’ Type story kit at the top. I took a banner and put it sideways, stamping the numbers from another Ali Edwards stamp set called The Time (this one is from this year’s OLW selection) and attaching that. I used some black alpha thickers from my stash to spell out my name. At the bottom I used some of the labels from the cut apart sheet at the bottom to add more color and called this one good.

The thing I love about this project is that I can combine my love of scrapbooking with my love of detailed journaling. My layouts are simple and focus more on the journaling, which is what I want. Sometimes I will include photos and sometimes I won’t. I can’t wait to see how this album turns out. I plan on using parts of the kits throughout the rest of the 100 days.

Larkindesign Creative Team Jenn Hutt | April Layout For 100 Days Project!

The next page I completed is probably prompt number 3 (I haven’t figured out where to put the number yet). This prompt was all about my hobbies… and there is a long list of those hobbies. Haha. I am the kind of person that can’t focus on one type of project for too long or else I get burnt out and lose motivation. So I have a lot of ongoing projects and a running list of things I want to do a mile wide.

I took another journaling card from this kit and resized it to the same dimensions as the first page. I used the same alpha stamp set for the title and just wrote out my list of hobbies. This one was super simple and easy to complete. I like how bright and colorful my pages are thanks to Theresa’s kit and she makes them see say to use and resize! 

Did you know that there are photo templates that you might be interested in! Make sure you go check out her shop and see what creative goodies she created.

May is just around the corner and that means a new kit is coming to you soon! Don’t let May pass you buy without checking out the loveliness that Theresa creates!

Products included in this layout:

 

 

Larkindesign Creative Team Sabrina Poole | Getting Yourself In the Photos!!!

Hi everyone, today Sabrina is on the blog sharing these amazing tips to getting your own photos and getting yourself in your albums! Be sure to check out her About Me Page, where you can connect with her on all your favorite social media.

 

Hi everyone!

I wanted to share some fun and easy ways to include yourself in your photos more. It is not always easy, but your family (and you!) will appreciate having these photos to look back on. I even snap selfies with NO makeup on now AND scrap them! That took awhile to get use to, but its worth it. Let’s get started on some tips.

1. Use Snapchat filters.

This may sound like such a silly thing to do if your Mom or just an older woman, but nothing makes you feel better than some goofy filters. There is always a filter on there that can make you laugh or feel extra pretty. Sometimes it takes me right back to be a little kid and being excited over dress up or face painting. 

2. Grab those kiddos, hubby and family and snap away.

I make more of an effort now to snap photos of me with my family members. Even if its an ordinary day, I still capture photos. In this layout I used the March Larkingdesign digital collection, Grow Deeper Roots, and I scrapped several photos of my kiddos and I in my in-laws backyard. I don’t think I’m wearing makeup and I’m certainly not glamorous, but the pictures show proof of us in that moment. That’s priceless. So keep snapping photos, take a bunch in case you have reluctant people and capture the everyday.

3. Pose in front of a window.

This will make you feel glamorous or ethereal. 🙂 Standing in front a window will cause an instant white background which makes for an ‘perfect’ selfie. In the January Larkindesign release called Out With the Old I took a window selfie, tinted it pink a little and paired it with a quote from the release to make this traveler’s notebook spread.

 

4. Embrace your selfie and join a movement

If it takes 50 shots to get 1 you are ok with, do it! Then you can use this selfie to participate in an Instagram challenge started by Kristin Tweedale called #thursday3. You post a current selfie and 3 current facts about your life right now. It is the best way to connect with other women, other creatives and other people embracing themselves. This is exactly what I did for this spread I did using some April releases. I stood in front a window (see previous tip) and snapped several photos before I headed out for the day. Here’s the layout:

     

5. Celebrate yourself with selfies

By snapping selfies of yourself and just getting in the photos you are leaving behind a piece of you and that is a wonderful thing. I would even say its necessary. You are a complex person full of awesome stories that deserve to be told. Also, since so many scrapbookers and creatives are busy Moms that is even more reason to tell your story and document that photos of you and pieces of you. 

I hope these tips inspire you to tell more of your story, step in front of the camera more and embrace everything that makes you YOU! 

xoxo Sabrina

 

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Larkindesign Creative Team Renae Jones | Easter Minibook ft. Sweet Chicks!!

Hi everyone, today Renae is on the blog sharing her gorgeous projects using the Larkindesign Sweet Chicks Digital Collection! Be sure to check out her About Me Page, where you can connect with her on all your favorite social media.

 

 Cover of my Easter minibook featuring the Sweet Chicks collection, and a Studio Calico stamp.

Hi Everyone! The last few months I have shared Project Life layouts, so this month I thought I would shake things up a bit, step out of that comfort zone, and share this Easter minibook I made with the Sweet Chicks collection. My son has been making these at school and I think the way they fold up is quite nifty. I hope this inspires you to have a go at making your own minibook.

 Inside of the book. Ive used Sweet Chicks papers printed at 4x4 inches, then trimmed. The trimmings will give you a strip you can use down the centre of each spread and on the spine.

What you’ll need:

  • 8×12 inch piece of cardstock
  • ruler and pencil
  • cutter/scoring tool
  • sewing machine, or needle and thread
  • the Sweet Chicks collection (more on sizing later!)
  • cardstock to make tags
  • ribbon, string, or ricrac
  • a hole punch
  • adhesives
  • photos (read on for sizing)
  • embellishments

The first step is to make your mini album base. I decided I wanted mine to 3×4 inches, so they’re the measurements we are working with for the base album. It’s a bit tricky to explain how to make it, so I’ve also included a diagram at the end of the post.

  1. Take your ruler and mark the long edges of your cardstock at 3, 6, and 9 inches, then mark the short edges at 4 inches.
  2.  Using a scoring tool score fold lines along the 3, 6, 9, and 4 inch marks.
  3.  Then using your cutter or blade you want to cut along the horizontal fold like between the 3 and 9 inch fold lines (see diagram).
  4. Now it’s time to fold you paper; firstly fold the long edge with the cut in the centre so you have a long rectangle piece. Next fold the two edges into the centre (3 and 9 inch mark folds). Then fold the centre outwards on both sides. When you hold it all together you’ll have a plus shape when viewed from above. (see diagram).
  5. Decorating time! I printed out the papers from the sweet chicks collection on thin paper at 4×4 inches in size, and printed the cards at 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Tip-  I print from Lightroom as it’s really easy to set up a template to print everything to size, but you can easily open the images in a word processing program and size them in there for printing. If you use them on a device I recommend the app Print to Size which allows you to layout multiple images on a specified size paper, then you can print from there, or save the file to print elsewhere.
  6. Once to have your papers, it’s time to trim then to size and stick them down. I cut tags from from cardstock (2×5 x 3.5 inches) and adhered the papers and cards to those so they are sturdier.
  7. Now you need to sew it together. Make sure all the opening are at the top as these will form your tag pockets. I sewed through the middle, then down the side and bottom of every ‘page’. You could sew the top and base on two and leave a side open instead if you wish.
  8. Next I punched holes in the tags and added a piece of ric-rac to each one.
  9. Select your photos and print those at 2×3 inches. Tip – if you have the Project Life app, you can do this really quickly in the collage section by selecting the portrait 6×4 that’s divided into 4.
  10. Adhere your photos to your pages and tags, then add any desired embellishments. I used some from the Sweet Chicks collection, in addition to some Studio Calico stamps, and various wooden veneer.
  11. Stand back and admire your handiwork!

I hope this tutorial has been useful! I’d love to hear how you go if you follow it.

 I used cards from the collection for the tags and embellished them with some of the printable elements, and some stamps.

 Here's a diagram to accompany the instructions.

Thanks for following along today!

~Renae

Products used in this project include:

 

 

GIVEAWAY!!! Larkindesign May Release | Ordinary Moments Digital Collection!!!

Hi everyone, today I am so excited to release a brand new collection in the shop, called Ordinary Moments! I have based this collection on the simple, sometimes even mundane moments that make up our lives but sometimes mean the most. This collection is designed to help you document and record just the kinds of ordinary moments that we, in the end, treasure the most.

 

 

Have a look at how the Creative Team has used this collection this month!

Larkindesign May Release | Ordinary Moments Digital Collection!!!
Larkindesign May Release | Ordinary Moments Digital Collection!!!
Larkindesign May Release | Ordinary Moments Digital Collection!!!
Larkindesign May Release | Ordinary Moments Digital Collection!!!
Larkindesign May Release | Ordinary Moments Digital Collection!!!
Larkindesign May Release | Ordinary Moments Digital Collection!!!
Larkindesign May Release | Ordinary Moments Digital Collection!!!
Larkindesign May Release | Ordinary Moments Digital Collection!!!
Larkindesign May Release | Ordinary Moments Digital Collection!!!
Larkindesign May Release | Ordinary Moments Digital Collection!!!
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Larkindesign May Release | Ordinary Moments Digital Collection!!!

Looking for even more inspiration? I’ve created this layout as well, along with a process video for you AND A GIVEAWAY!!!! Check out my video: comment below one favorite thing that someone does for you on a regular basis and you will be entered to win the Ordinary Moments Digital Collection.
1. You must be subscribed to my YouTube channel and my blog.
2. You may comment here on the blog or on my YouTube channel to win! Winner will be chosen and announced on Tuesday, May 8th at noon EST. Good luck!

Larkindesign May Release | Ordinary Moments Digital Collection!!!
Larkindesign May Release | Ordinary Moments Digital Collection!!!

View the process for this layout here:

See you soon!

~Theresa

Larkindesign Creative Team Neftali Zambrano | April Focus on Patterned Paper Layout

Hi everyone, today Neftali is on the blog sharing her gorgeous layout using the Larkindesign Sweet Chicks Digital Collection! Be sure to check out her About Me Page, where you can connect with her on all your favorite social media.

Welcome, everyone! It is Neftali here with you once again, to share a super quick way you can create a stunning layout using the Patterned Papers collection from this month’s digital release called Sweet Chicks!

If you haven’t tried out the gorgeous patterned papers in this month’s collection, I highly recommend that you take advantage of Theresa’s freebie in her shop that gives you a couple of the sheets to try! Trust me when I say you’ll want them after you finish reading this post.

Now first, let’s take a look at what my layout looks like:  

This 8 1/2 by 11 layout I created used some simple steps that I hope you are inspired to use in your next layout or project. I started off by printing the patterned papers on some letter sized cardstock.

I don’t own a 12×12 printer, but luckily I do have a printer that prints through to the edges of the paper. It’s great because once my patterns are printed on the sheets, they look like full patterned papers in 8 1/2 by 11 size. That’s definitely an option you can have if you don’t have a large sized printer: to simply print the patterned papers on regular cardstock right at home!

Once those pretty patterned papers were printed, I went and picked my photograph. I found the perfect matching photo of some gorgeous Daffodils I found at good ol’ Trader Joe’s.  

This photograph matched perfectly with the colors in the collection, and so I was ready to get started!

I cut strips of some of my favorite patterned papers, and stitched them vertically right onto my page and ruffled them up a little bit, giving them some great dimension and texture.  

After that, I stuck my photo down on the right hand side of my page. It was a large 4×6 photo, so it covered a large part of the patterned papers, but I still loved how those textured strips peeked from under and over my photo.

 

Ladies, I am not joking when I say that this was pretty much all I did. The last step was to add a few embellishments, but I went super minimal with the embellishing. I only added a few puffy stickers of the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection puffy words sticker sheets, including the vines to the left of my photo and the hearts to the bottom right and too left.

Then a focal point/title round sticker that says  “All things grow with love “, which goes so well with the photo of my blooming flower!

A few teal splatters were the last and final touch and I ended up with this great layout in no time!

So, now it’s your turn!

You guys have seen through this post how easy it can be to create a textured, bold layout by simply using this month’s patterned papers collection. You have also learned how I managed to create this layout by printing my patterned papers at home on letter sized cardstock, with no fuss!

I hope you have learned a couple of tips and tricks to keep taking Theresa’s designs further in your paper crafting projects. I have enjoyed coming by today to share this layout with you all and I will be back very soon with much more Hybrid Scrapbooking inspiration!  

 

Neftali 

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