Traveler's Notebook | 2017 Gardener's Notebook Hello Sunshine ft. Gossamer Blue!

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my first layout in my Gardener's Notebook! I like to document the flowers we plant in our front yard each year and a traveler's notebook is always the perfect place to do that. Today I am using the Gossamer Blue June TN  and Life Pages kits.

Let's have a look at this fun layout!

Larkindesign Traveler's Notebook | 2017 Gardener's Notebook Hello Sunshine ft. Gossamer Blue!

You guys, I am loving the Gossamer Blue traveler's notebook kits each month! The colors are perfect and go with lots of different types of photos, and they are beautiful with my photos in this layout about our yard.

Larkindesign Traveler's Notebook | 2017 Gardener's Notebook Hello Sunshine ft. Gossamer Blue!

The very first thing I did was fussy cut this flower from the floral patterned paper in the kit. Oh I love it so much and it goes perfect! I loved adding little tiny details from the kit around my photo here, including the stripe tag and the file tab. 

Larkindesign Traveler's Notebook | 2017 Gardener's Notebook Hello Sunshine ft. Gossamer Blue!

I have to freely admit that I am not really a yard-type person. My parents spent lots of time in their yard when I was growing up, and back then I never understood it! But when Alan and I built this house, we did all the landscaping ourselves. We shaped the flower beds ourselves, and planted everything together. So I feel a tremendous connection to this little space of land, and have enjoyed cultivating it a little at a time! Almost every night Alan and I are out there watering and caring for this little blooms of happiness!

Larkindesign Traveler's Notebook | 2017 Gardener's Notebook Hello Sunshine ft. Gossamer Blue!

The first thing we did this year was clear out the flower beds, put down new straw, and add two new plants at the corner of the house. In order to accommodate them we also had to expand the border a bit. These stones are my favorites - I love taking photos of the rounded shapes they make in the grass! We added a camellia and a tree called a Japanese anise this year. So far they are doing great!

Larkindesign Traveler's Notebook | 2017 Gardener's Notebook Hello Sunshine ft. Gossamer Blue!

I began my layout today with a wide washi tape in a mint green pattern that came from Staples. I love to add those washis in the center so they can tie the two sides together. Then I layered a patterned paper on the right hand side. Photos + embellishments, and then I also layered the stamps as well. The washi tape stamp and these triangles were lots of fun!

See you back here again 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:

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

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.

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

 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 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.

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

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 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 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.

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

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! 

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

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

In My Pocket Memory Keeping Class | Free Sample Process Video and Pre-Order!!!

Hi guys! Today I wanted to share a sample process video from my In My Pocket Memory Keeping class! The video is really similar to my previous pocket pages and is all about a really special occasion in our family life: the day Alan and I got engaged! Also stay tuned for pre-order information for this awesome class!

I am so excited about bringing this class to life and cannot wait for it to begin! In the meantime, I thought I would share this really special layout with you about the night Alan and I got engaged. It falls directly into my 2012 Project Life album, which is one of the albums I will be sharing in the class. Have a look at the layout!

Larkindesign 2012 Project Life January 14 The Day We Got Engaged!!!! ft. Studio Calico Documenter Kits

Our engagement story is really the kind of every day moment that doesn't really happen every day but it did happen in the very beginning of 2012 so this is the perfect place to document it. Alan and I knew very early on in our relationship that we were meant to be together, and our engagement actually felt like a given at that point! The kids already knew he was going to ask me because they needed to be involved in every step, and they were so excited! They thought it was their idea! 

Larkindesign 2012 Project Life January 14 The Day We Got Engaged!!! ft. Studio Calico Documenter Kits!!!

I decided to use my Studio Calico Documenter Kit for May 2017 called Alfresco. I loved the navy and oranges in the kit because they tie in the colors in my photos. Perfect! I had to use this geometric card for my date card, and I added the date with the alphabet stamps included in the kit. 2012 was stamped using an Ali Edwards Time stamp set.

Larkindesign 2012 Project Life January 14 The Day We Got Engaged!!! ft. Studio Calico Documenter Kits!!!

I love the speech bubbles included in this kit, and I chose this orange one again to tie in some of the orange tones in the photos. The word yes seems highly apropos to this layout as well!

Larkindesign 2012 Project Life January 14 The Day We Got Engaged!!! ft. Studio Calico Documenter Kits!!!

Thank you for joining me today! I do hope you will check out the video and check out the In My Pocket Memory Keeping Class which will be coming soon! Be sure to take advantage of the special rate during the pre-order period!

~Theresa