Project Life 2018

Project Life 2018 | How To Get Back Into the Swing of Things!!!!

Hello Lovelies, this is a continuation of my 2018 Project Life album series, in which I am documenting my current year through photos, stories, and pocket pages. You can follow this journey through this link here, where all the posts, photos, and videos for this project can be found.

After a bit of a documenting break I am ready to jump back into my weekly documenting! Project Life has been such a successful system for me for quite a few years now, and it has been so much fun sharing these albums and layouts with you! So let’s get ready to dive back in.

Larkindesign Catching Up On Project Life

 

Figuring out how to get back into your album process can feel awkward and perhaps a bit overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. The first step in jumping back in is always to assess what you have accomplished already. This can actually be a fun part of your process, because it allows you to go back and look at your album wherever it is right now and remember those wonderful moments you have documented.

The key is to look at the album without judgement or guilt or pressure. In order to move forward we always have to assess what has already been accomplished. So take a few moments to go through your album and pat yourself on the back! If you only have one layout done, congratulate yourself! That is awesome. If you have three months done, well, you are ahead of me. That is awesome. Wherever you are, give yourself these few moments. You deserve to feel accomplished in your craft!

Once you have assessed what is complete, then we are ready to dive in. I went through my 2018 album and took a few notes as I went along. Mainly I did that because I had a few weeks that I had skipped and I wanted to be sure to include those in my project list. I prepared a short video of my 2018 Album Walk Through, which you can see here.

 

After this walk through and assessment, we are ready to proceed onto the next step. Stay tuned and I will share our next step with you next week, and you can also learn more by signing up for my mini e-mail course called Three Best Tips for Getting Layouts Done! See you again soon! Also, I invite you to join our brand new Hybrid Scrappers Facebook group, where we will also be chatting about getting back into our albums!

xoxo Theresa

 

Celebrating A Major Milestone – 400 YouTube Videos – AND Announcing the Give-Away!!!!!

Hello lovelies, Happy Tuesday to you! Did you have an awesome scrappy weekend? It was International Scrapbooking Day and I had the honor of hosting TWO lovely challenges so I wanted to share those challenges here with you! 

My first challenge is up on the Clique Kits Facebook group and is a pocket page challenge. I created this lovely layout as inspiration.

Larkindesign Clique Kits iNSD 2018 Pocket Page Challenge

I also created a process video and I invite you to view the video and then participate in the challenge!

My second challenge is over on the Scrap Gals Facebook group, and also is all about pocket pages! This is the layout I created for that challenge.

Larkindesign iNSD 2018 Scrap Gals Pocket Page Challenge

I also created a process video for inspiration! I hope you will view the video and then join the challenge!

And that video, you guys, marks my 400th YouTube video!!!!! I have been sharing my process videos here and on YouTube for more than three years now, and the 400 videos are such an important part of my love and commitment to you and to our community. They have helped me grow as an artist and scrapbooker, and formed the beginning of the Larkindesign brand and the jumping off point for everything you see here. THANK YOU for following along on my journey!!!! It has always only been my hope to inspire others, with my stories, with my art, and with this brand. Thank you for being a distinguished part of that.

I also have a little give-away that I announced a few days ago, and the time has come to announce the lovely winner! On the first of the month I released my May digital collection called Ordinary Moments and asked you to tell me ways someone shows you love right now. You answered with so many beautiful, loving answers, both here and on YouTube. I invite you to read all the lovely comments on my channel, and today I wish to share the winner!

Larkindesign Ordinary Moments Giveaway

I counted 15 lovely comments, so I jotted them down and threw them in a bowl.

Larkindesign Ordinary Moments Giveaway Winner

Whatjenrenpeterson you are the lovely winner! Congratulations! I will be contacting you through YouTube and will send you the discount code. Thank you to everyone who posted, I loved creating such a positive spot in the world of the internet with your lovely comments, and I am so thankful for people like you and me who do kind things every day! It makes the world such a happy place!

See you soon,

Theresa

 

 

 

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

Hi everyone, today I am sharing my 2018 Project Life layout for Week 10! I am so excited to use my brand new collection called Sweet Chicks, which is available in the shop right now. I designed this collection with all things sweet in mind – sweet chicks, sweet love, sweet popsicles!

Let’s take a look at this bright, fun layout!

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

Our stories this week included a fun dinner at Sonic where all the kids got completely hyped up on milkshakes, a check-up at the hospital for Addison, date night, the announcement for Clique Kits, and me learning how to use my curling wand. 

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

I began the layout with the date card, because it is always a predictable place to dive right in. I’ve used these die cut numbers from Studio Calico to notate the week, and the Pink Paislee alphabet stamps from Pick Me Up for the dates. Very simple and quick!

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

I had these little popsicles from Elle’s Studio and this was the perfect layout to use them on! The colors in my Sweet Chicks collection are happy – yellows, oranges, teals, and pinks dance together and I just adore it.

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

We had a date night, which has been a pretty regular occurrence lately, and always makes me so happy!  

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

I had the wood veneer floral from Studio Calico that was used on the back side of this layout, so for this side I simply layered a chipboard embellishment on top of the page protector. I love the texture it adds! I also made a point to include myself in this week’s layout. I have been learning how to use my curling wand (ha!) and took these quick snaps while waiting in the car line one day.

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

For the right hand side I had three photos and the fourth 4×6 pocket is perfect for more journaling. I’ve balanced the bright colors with the black and white in the collection here and just love it!

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

Addison had a health check-up at the hospital this week, so as we were walking from the parking deck I grabbed this snapshot of one of the towers. The sky was beautiful that day! This is a great way to capture these things where you don’t want to invade your teenager’s privacy but still want to document the event.

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

I am absolutely in love with these two cards from the collection! The Love card is also a patterned paper and that will go with anything! And the Say Yes card just makes me insanely happy! So fun!

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

More black and white in the collection, with this Wonky Squares pattern! That was so much fun to design and I’ve added simple dotted lines to journal and a few tiny embellishments. 

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

I’ve repeated the alphabet stamp here, this time using black ink. This card is perfect for a sentiment, journaling, or embellishing. You pick! I also love this photo: we were at World Market and I looked down at this mirrored coffee table. Definitely a fun perspective!

Sweet Chicks Product Release | 2018 Project Life Week 10 Process Video!!!

Thank you for joining me today! Have you picked up this new collection yet? Let me know what you create with it, be sure to use #larkindesigntm!

~Theresa

2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. March Release Grow Deeper Roots!!!

Hi everyone, today I am sharing a layout from my 2018 Project Life album for Week 07. I am using the Larkindesign Grow Deeper Roots collection, available in my shop, and also the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful collection. Have a look at my process here.

Here is the completed layout.

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper RootsLarkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper Roots

Our stories for this week included Valentine’s Day, NAL competition for Nick, visits to s friends’ house for Addison, date night, and every day life.

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper RootsLarkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper Roots

The left hand side begins with the date card, which is one of the patterned papers from Grow Deeper Roots. I have layered it with a photo template that will be released in April, so stay tuned for that!

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper RootsLarkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper Roots

I decided to pull the purple elements from the kit and love how it looks on the layout. The other colors of pink and teal and light blue add a soft beauty to it.

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper RootsLarkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper Roots

Each month I design two sheets of printable elements to go with the collections. These are tags, labels, and other embellishments you can print and cut using your die cutting machine or just fussy cut if you don’t have a cutting machine. These add the perfect little something to the photos and journaling cards, and I am loving the flat pages right now.

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper RootsLarkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper Roots

I’ve also used a few tiny wood veneer hearts around the page. Those are from Felicity Jane.

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper RootsLarkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper Roots

The wreath card is from February’s kit, The Heart Is Home. Also notice how I used the green card, but layered purple over it to coordinate best with the layout.

2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. March Release Grow Deeper Roots!!!2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. March Release Grow Deeper Roots!!!
Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper RootsLarkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper Roots

Our Valentine’s Day was celebrated a few days later, as Nick and Natalie were at their Dads on that day. When they got back we gave them their chocolates and gifts, which is what they are doing around the dining room table. They are mildly obsessed with Kinder eggs right now, so that was one of the things they got and I took a photo of one as well. Too funny!

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper RootsLarkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper Roots

As I was printing my photos and writing out my journaling, if occurred to me this is one of the last times I will pick Nick up from this school! He has been in middle school for three years now and will move on to High School next year. I love capturing these kids right now, in the moment, as they are today.

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper RootsLarkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper Roots

I love this journaling card so much! Using washi tape to create lines is one of my favorite things to do, and the confetti on the side is just happiness. The hello on the geometric card is from Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful.

Larkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper RootsLarkindesign 2018 Project Life Week 07 ft. Grow Deeper Roots

One last photo of the toy from the Kinder egg. They are so cute, have you seen them? The eggs have chocolate in them and then a fun little toy that is something for little hands to keep busy, figure out, do something with. They are so cute! The Stories of Home card is also from February’s The Heart Is Home kit.

Thanks for joining me today! See you again soon!

~Theresa

Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

Hi everyone, today I am sharing Week 06 in my 2018 Project Life album! I have used the Currently Photo Templates & Flair from Sahlin Studio, along with the Weekly Calendar cards and the February Keen MPM kit from The Lilypad. Check out my process here:

This is the completed layout for Week 06.

Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

Let’s look at the left hand side in detail. Our stories for this week included going to a fun play for Date Night, going to a Robotics event in Winston Salem, and a couple of other fun photos from the week.

Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

The layouts begins with the week card in the upper left hand corner. I almost always place it here or in the lower right hand corner. This makes it easy to find and makes for a repetitive element throughout the album!

Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

The Currently Photo Templates are awesome for the supporting photos in this layout. During this particular week the kids got report cards, so I included one of them here. We also had a really yummy tacos at the Robotics event, so that was a fun little detail to add as well!

Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

Date nights are awesome, and this one was extra fun. We went to see Noises Off, which is a quirky little play about all the mishaps that can go on behind stage during a particular play. 

Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

I also did a little organizing thing in my studio, and this photo of the girls was taken while they were helping me. I took apart all my chipboard sheets! Most of them are now housed in a tray on my desk, where I can see them and use them any time. I absolutely love it and we had the best time working on it together!

Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

I’ve added journaling using the journal cards from the Keen kit. I’ve also added labels to the photos, as you can see on the right hand side as well.

Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06
Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

I have layered the flair over the photos in the Currently template. I chose ones that reinforce the theme of that card for cohesiveness, and I love it.

Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

The photo above is the stage set from the play. When events don’t allow you to take photos, snap a photo before or after so you can remember.

Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

The foam title is from Dear Lizzy Serendipity collection from a few years ago.

Larkindesign Hybrid Scrapbooking | 2018 Project Life Week 06

 

Products available at The Lilypad here:
February Keen MPM kit
Sahlin Studio Currently Photo Templates
Sahlin Studio Currently Flair
Sahlin Studio 4×6 Weekly Calendar Cards

Thanks so much for joining me today! 
~Theresa
xoxo

 

 

2018 Project Life Introduction Layout ft. Out With The Old and Crate Paper Good Vibes!!

***To learn more about this album and my setup look out for my upcoming class, In My Pocket Memory Keeping Volume 2!! Coming soon!!!***

Hi guys, today I am sharing the Introduction layout in my 2018 Project Life album! I am so thrilled to begin another year of memory keeping in a weekly format. I am using my own brand new digital collection called Out With The Old, along with Crate Paper’s Good Vibes physical collection!

I am so excited to start this project again this year! This is my seventh year doing Project Life, and I love this format. I am especially excited that this year I will be creating my own products to use in these albums. I hope this layout is inspirational for you!

2018 Project Life Introduction Layout ft. Out With The Old and Crate Paper Good Vibes!!2018 Project Life Introduction Layout ft. Out With The Old and Crate Paper Good Vibes!!

Since this is the introduction layout, this is a good time to include who the album is about. This is a snapshot of who we are right at this moment in time. I began with two photos we took back around Thanksgiving last year, so fairly recent. I then just filled in with my favorite journaling cards from the Out With The Old collection.

2018 Project Life Introduction Layout ft. Out With The Old and Crate Paper Good Vibes!!2018 Project Life Introduction Layout ft. Out With The Old and Crate Paper Good Vibes!!

For my title card I really liked this word art from the Crate Paper Good Vibes collection. We can all use some good vibes this year, can’t we?! I layered embellishments onto the black and white Marks card for fun, and I added our intitial plus our names and ages. The line stamp is from the 2017 Paislee Press December Daily product offerings, available at Ali Edwards’ website.

2018 Project Life Introduction Layout ft. Out With The Old and Crate Paper Good Vibes!!2018 Project Life Introduction Layout ft. Out With The Old and Crate Paper Good Vibes!!

I added just the tiniest of embellishments to our photo. A good formula is a label, a word sticker, and a chipboard piece!

2018 Project Life Introduction Layout ft. Out With The Old and Crate Paper Good Vibes!!2018 Project Life Introduction Layout ft. Out With The Old and Crate Paper Good Vibes!!

Some of the cards need no embellishing at all, and for the start here card I only added the tiniest glitter asterisk. Those are some of my favorite cards in the collection! Same for the year card – it needed only a little more glitter and a word stamp. That roller stamp is from Becky Higgins Project Life and still remains one of my most used products I own!

2018 Project Life Introduction Layout ft. Out With The Old and Crate Paper Good Vibes!!2018 Project Life Introduction Layout ft. Out With The Old and Crate Paper Good Vibes!!

Be sure to check out this link here to see more about the Out With The Old collection!

See you again soon!

~Theresa

 

 

Larkindesign January Product Release | Out With The Old!!!

Hello Lovelies! Happy New Year to you! I hope you have a very crafty New Year!

I am so excited to share a brand new product launch with you here on the LD shop, called Out With The Old! I have designed this digital collection to help you document your every day life in pocket pages. My goal this year is to release a monthly digital collection, 11 in all from January to November. They will all be designed to coordinate with each other. 

Click on any image to purchase!!!

 

Products available at 20% off just until January 8th, 2018!

 

To coordinate with this collection, I have developed a full set of calendar cards! These cards include weekly and monthly format, and offer a choice between Sunday to Saturday and Monday to Sunday weeks. You will find 53 weekly cards that give plenty of space to add your dates and any embellishments you like!

 

 

Are you more of a patterned paper kind of scrapbooker? Maybe you just want to try this whole digital thing out? Or maybe you love these collections and want to round it out with some patterned papers? Awesome! I am also offering a set of (4) patterned papers that are available for you to download FREE! This is a great way to experiment with digital and hybrid products. Try it out! 

 

 

I hope you enjoy using these products and that they will help you document your 2018! Want to see projects with these products? Stay tuned – tomorrow I will share all the GORGEOUS work the 2018 Creative Team has done with this collection and you are going to LOVE IT!

Here is a layout I have created using the Out With The Old Journaling Cards. Later on this week I will share the full process video with you!

Larkindesign January Product Release | Out With The Old!!!

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~Theresa