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Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

Hello Lovelies! I think you are going to really love today’s travel post! If you’d like to see all the amazing layouts in this summer mini series, check it out here: Summer Travel Series. I was inspired by all the ephemera, you know the bits and pieces you pick up along in your travels, and I thought I would create another layout from our Gatlinburg trip using those papers and pieces! Have a look at my process below!

The best part about adding ephemera to your pocket pages is that you can use what you want, and then toss the rest. So all of your tickets, maps, retail bags, and other things have a home. They also incorporate some of the feel of the place you visited and help you remember the places you were. Let’s look at the details of this fun layout!

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

I began this layout with the large map on the left side. Ok, I have been incorporating maps into my Project Life layouts for a long time, and everyone always loves them! This map is from the main strip in Gatlinburg and I chose it because it is more stylized than a regular old street map.

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

The map really is the star of this side of the layout, as it takes up 8″x12″ but that still allowed a bit more space for other things. I brought in a few elements from the Ali Edwards Travel Kit to embellish just the tiniest bit here. I have used the debossed strips from the kit and one of the 2×3 cards on the map itself.

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

I really love these 2×3 cards because they are the perfect layering piece and they have the perfect space for journaling! I added it over top of a part of the map that was the legend and love having just that little bit of space to write.

 

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

I also added a few photos from our day at Dollywood, and this one is from the entrance at the part. I used the street as a spot for my journaling, and then added one of the rubber banners from the Travel kit as well. So very simple! I also cut up just the part of the Savannah Bee retail bag that I wanted, and slid that into the pocket. It really didn’t need anything else!

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

The left hand side was now filled with color and lots of visual interest, so for the right hand side I opted a bit more neutral and light. There are a few transparent pockets, florals, and some graphic elements as well!

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

Up first were our tickets from our time we spent at Gatlins, which is an activity space on the main strip. When you purchase your tickets you then have choices about which activities you want to do, such as I alsoblacklight mini golf, bumper cars, the escape room, and other things! I had several of those so I layered them over top of one of the map cards from the Travel kit.

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

I also had the seed packet from Savannah Bee. I set the seeds aside and cut the seed packet down just a little so it would fit in the pocket. I also really loved the quote card from Anthony Bourdain. We definitely loved this area of Tennessee and definitely felt the culture and also a bit of the needs of this community. When the fires went through we decided that we needed to visit there once they had a chance to rebuild, so we could contribute to their economy and show support. The community still shows signs of struggle, and this quote really summarizes that well.

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

Another photo from Dollywood here, of one of the buildings at the front entrance. I added a simply chipboard banner, again from the Travel kit. I have always loved transparent elements in my pocket pages, so the Dollywood bag was just folded up to fit into the pocket, and I added the Anakeesta bracelet as well. That will show through on the next page as well!

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

The Dollywood tickets were a great save as well, so they are simply stapled inside the pocket with my Tiny Attacher. The GO card is one of my favorites from the Travel kit, because it is bold and graphic. All it needed was a simple date stamp.

Larkindesign Including Ephemera In Project Life | Gatlinburg 2019 Part 04!!!

At this point I was loving the layout so much, and still wanted to be sure to include a photo of the most important subjects, the people, US! Ha! So I added this photo from the tram at Dollywood with a banner from the Travel kit as well. Soooo many amazing elements to this layout! Thank you so much for joining me today! See you again soon!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Project Life | Gatlinburg Process Video | Documenting Travel In Project Life Part 03

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life | Gatlinburg Process Video | Documenting Travel In Project Life Part 03

For today’s layout I am sharing my full process video for a pocket page layout in my 2019 Project Life album! This layout is all about our trip to Gatlinburg, TN, over Spring Break, and I am using Pinkfresh Studio Out & About collection. This is the first of three layouts for this trip, so be sure to check back to see all of these awesome travel layouts! You can view my full process video here:

Let’s have a closer look at this fun layout! The story begins while on our Spring Break trip to Gatlinburg, TN. We rented an Air BnB cabin and spent a few days exploring and visiting the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. It was a beautiful location and we had such a wonderful time! I decided, after looking at all of the fun photos I took on our journeys, that I would definitely want to include more than one layout in my album. I love having this kind of flexibility in my memory keeping!

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life | Gatlinburg Process Video | Documenting Travel In Project Life Part 03

I began the page with a panoramic view of the Great Smokies while traveling up the mountain. I printed this at home and then added the title using the Pinkfresh puffy alphabets. I love how striking this title is: it immediately tells the reader where we are and what this layout is all about.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life | Gatlinburg Process Video | Documenting Travel In Project Life Part 03

As I spoke about in my previous post, the Pinkfresh Out & About collection provided some fantastic opportunities through product choices. The cut apart sheet was a jumping off point for me, and the GO card + the circle card appear right here on the left side. These two cards really set the tone and colors for this layout and everything sort of grew from here. Everything else on the layout repeats these same colors in some way.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life | Gatlinburg Process Video | Documenting Travel In Project Life Part 03

We made some new friends while here, including this adorable bear statue. I love how easily our kids agree to pose for photos – they have the option to say no but almost always do pose, and I try to make it as quick and painless as possible. A simple arrow from the ephemera pack makes for the simplest embellishment.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life | Gatlinburg Process Video | Documenting Travel In Project Life Part 03

The red tag shows up on this side as well, layered over top of the grey patterned paper. I attached it with my tiny attacher and then added a tiny geotag just for a bit of dimension. We visited the most epic candy store on the main strip! All of the kids (and the grown-ups!) had so much fun looking around in that store!

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life | Gatlinburg Process Video | Documenting Travel In Project Life Part 03

For the right hand side I included a couple of favorite photos from different places: the main strip, Dollywood, and the view from our cabin. I wasn’t worried about putting things in chronological order, I just added photos that I love. This makes it so much less stressful to print, simply add the photos you love and don’t worry about whether they match or whether they are all from the same event.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life | Gatlinburg Process Video | Documenting Travel In Project Life Part 03

The view from our cabin was absolutely stunning. I added a puffy sticker from Pinkfresh and a stamped image from an older travel stamp set from Studio Calico.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life | Gatlinburg Process Video | Documenting Travel In Project Life Part 03

I used another tag from the Out & About collection, this mint green one layered on top of the yellow geometric patterned paper. I stamped a few sentiments and allow the stamps to express the words on this journal card, and then added a quick puffy sticker as well.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life | Gatlinburg Process Video | Documenting Travel In Project Life Part 03

Notice the mint green geometric patterned paper which I used as a base for a journal card. I keep plain white card stock on my desk so I can easily add bits to make space for journaling. With a little layered banner that card is done. The black and white patterned paper was also a favorite, and you can see how I layered circle elements on top for a fun filler card.

Larkindesign 2019 Project Life | Gatlinburg Process Video | Documenting Travel In Project Life Part 03

So many awesome memories on this trip, and I am well on my way to having it documented! Stay tuned for the continuation later on this week! See you then!

~Theresa

***Sahlin Studio Design Team*** 2019 Project Life Weeks 14 and 15

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

Hello Lovelies! Today I am happy to share my process video for Project Life 2019 Weeks 14 and 15. This is a hybrid layout I created using digital products from the Sahlin Studio For Real kit. Check out my process below.

 

Yesterday I shared my process for designing and printing the layout using the Print To Pocket Action No. 01, which you can see here. Let’s look at the completed project!

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

The journal cards from the For Real kit made it really easy to coordinate for this fun layout. I love the red and blue colors in the kit, so I went looking for embellishments in those color ranges. My date card is relatively simple, with just the month, the date stamped, and a circle element from the kit.

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

The journal cards in all of the Sahlin Studio kits make it so easy to add as much or as little journaling as you wish. On the diagonal stripe card I simply added my words and underlined them in the white space. Another way I incorporated words onto this page is in the 4×6 card with the square photo. I’ve been adding these Instagram photos to a plain white canvas in Photoshop and they leave a great space for journaling and embellishments right next to the photo. Just words, lines, and a simple word strip make this pocket super simple to complete.

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

This weather card makes me laugh every time. I took a screen shot of the weather that day we had snow in April and added the words using alphabet stickers from Simple Stories. This was a fun way to incorporate the theme from the digital kit. I am still including photos of myself as well, and love seeing myself in these layouts each week. I encourage you to take moments to aim the camera at yourself and become more comfortable seeing yourself in photos! You will be so glad you did!

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

For the right side of the layout I had more words and stories. We actually had quite a few difficult weeks during this time – both our girls were in the hospital at the same time (different causes, everyone is ok now) and that took a lot of our time helping them get better. I was not anywhere in a position to photograph them while they were in the hospital and it was not appropriate to do that, but when I went back to these two weeks I had captured them both at the dinner table, playing with their Cutie Cars. That was the perfect photo to include. I will never take their health for granted and it makes these special moments between them even more meaningful.

 

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

I don’t often include current events in my layouts, but I wanted to include the first photo of the Black Hole that was captured that week. It’s something that is very exciting to all of us here at home, we have watched the different broadcasts and are so excited about this development in human history. It will be interesting to see where this leads in the future!

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

I mentioned we had snow, which is unusual in March in NC! The photo of the cat captures the snow in the window. Sometimes there aren’t words for what we are experiencing, and I want you to know it is ok to not mention hard stuff if you don’t want to. Focus on the good, focus on what comforts you during difficult weeks.

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

One last journal card to share which is a 4×6 card. I added my words and a simple word sticker and that is all. I love approaching these cards in a very simple way – just one embellishment is all it needs, if even that. It simplifies the process and makes the layout so much easier to complete.

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

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

~Theresa

***Print To Pocket Action No 01*** 2019 Project Life Weeks 14 and 15

Larkindesign ***Print To Pocket Action No 01*** 2019 Project Life Weeks 14 and 15

Hello Lovelies! In this process video I am sharing my digital process for a hybrid Project Life layout. I am using the Print To Pocket Action No. 01 to help me design and print my layout for Weeks 14 and 15 in my 2019 Project Life album. Have a look below.

In this process video I have used the Sahlin Studio For Real digital collection, which can be purchased at The Lilypad.

Here is a look at my layout with journal cards in place, just prior to printing.

Larkindesign ***Print To Pocket Action No 01*** 2019 Project Life Weeks 14 and 15

If you’d like to learn more about the Print To Pocket Action, click on the image below to find valuable resources and to purchase.

Larkindesign Print To Pocket 01 Photoshop Actions

See again tomorrow for the completed project layout!

~Theresa

 

 

 

***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

 

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

Hello Lovelies! Today I am excited to share with you a Project Life layout I created using one of my favorite kits from Sahlin Studio: Spring Stories! This is a super flexible, versatile, and gorgeous kit and I love seeing it in my completed layouts. You can watch my process video here.

Let’s have a look at the details of the layout. My stories for these two weeks are pretty specific: we tackled two really big home projects, enlarging and prepping the flower beds and organizing the garage. The Spring Stories kit from Sahlin Studio was absolutely perfect for this layout!

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

I began my layout with the date card. For this layout I put the dates and weeks on the same card using the lovely floral card in the kit. This card sets the tone for the layout and includes most of the colors I am using in the layout. I added the week number using alphabet stamps from Elle’s Studio, the Heidi Swapp roller date stamp, and added flair from Clique Kits and the wood veneer branch from Ali Edwards.

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

There are quite a few flower photos on this layout, and I love documenting our plants every year in some way. This week our Camelia plant bloomed, which is a first, and I was so excited! Next to the Camelia photo I placed a black and white card for journaling, but I added a bit of color with the word strip.

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

I think Ali Edwards is someone who writes her journaling around circle elements, and I have done that below with the square photo of myself. I added the circle from the Me Story kit, and wrote a few words around it for a very simple, but pretty embellishment.

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

For the photo of the front door I added a word strip (again from the Spring Stories kit) on top of a vellum circle I have had in my stash. The wood veneer floral piece is from One Canoe Two, and it reminded me of the flowers in my photos and in the kit. So I layered it upon the floral patterned card.

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

The left hand side came together easily as well. I repeated the colors from the kit: pinks, blues, and greens.

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

Since I had included both weeks on the first date card, this card at the bottom remained for journaling. That is the only thing I added, allowing it to stand alone as a beautiful simple card.

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

I just love all these deep blue skies, don’t you? The photo of Alan pulling our loaded cart to the car is an iconic one. We go to Lowe’s every year for our yard and it’s always one of my favorite times of year! I added a banner from the Spring Stories kit and stamped “today” using a stamp set from Paige Evans.

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

The other blue sky photo I embellished by adding just a few fun chipboard pieces from my stash. I love that angle in the photo; I held the camera sort of underneath our tree and grabbed the corner of the roof behind it.

Larkindesign ***Sahlin Studio*** Design Team | 2019 Project Life Weeks 12 and 13

Thanks so much for joining me today! It’s so much fun to watch week by week as these albums come together, and I love sharing with you! See you again soon!

~Theresa