Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August Observations

Hi guys, today I am sharing my layout in my 2017 Project Life album for Week 23! I have combined digital and physical products today. The digital kit is the August Memory Pockets Monthly kit from The Lilypad, and the physical kit is my Felicity Jane Kate kit!

Our stories this week included Nick's 13th birthday, a chaotic day in the neighborhood where a gas line was cut, and we finally got our Nintendo Switch!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August Observations

The Felicity Jane Kate numbers called to me and just begged to be used on a Project Life spread, so I printed this geometric card on my page and then layered the numbers on top. I also used the Felicity Jane puffy alphabet for the week, and those tiny little adorable hearts balance the card out.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August Observations

I love combining The Lilypad kits with other physical products! The colors in the kits are always very flexible and go with lots of different products! The August Observations kit is no different! So many fun, bright colors!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August Observations

Has anyone else been trying to the the Nintendo Switch? It's their latest gaming platform and it has been marketed heavily to Splatoon fans. Natalie is our Splatoon fan and she has been dying to get the Switch, but they released it through pre-order and I think it is still only available if you pre-order it! So we finally pre-ordered it and not even a week later it arrived! Lots of happy faces here!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August Observations

For the digital template I used the Paislee Press Pocket Guide No 01, and this 3x4 card in mint is one of the cards in that template. The white borders around my photos with text also are part of that template!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August Observations

For the right hand side I used the word art from the Paislee Press template as well. In contrast to the bright pink on the left, I used a mint background on this side.

 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August Observations

I absolutely love these photos of the kids all together on the front porch. They tell quite the stories, year after year. Natalie is right in the middle of a major growth spurt, can you tell?!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August Observations

I had so much fun creating this journal card at the bottom of the layout! I needed lots of space to journal, but the tab and scallop die cuts from the Kate kit are perfect accents.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August Observations

There's nothing like a little scare every now and again to remind you of how fortunate we are, and this was definitely one of those weeks. We have had contractors in and out of our neighborhood digging up everyone's yards to install new infastructure, and for the house at the end of our cul-de-sac it almost ended in disaster. They hit a gas line and so our street was tied off for a good part of the day, the fire trucks showed up, and it was overall chaos. Luckily everything turned out ok, but I sure am thankful for our happy little corner of the world!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 23 | ft. The Lilypad MPM August Observations

 

 

Traditional 12x12 Layout | Walk With Me ft. Maggie Holmes Carousel!!!!!!

Hi guys!!! I just could not wait to share this amazing layout with you! I took one of the photos we had from our recent trip to the NC mountains and the amazingly gorgeous Maggie Holmes Carousel collection and I hope you love it as much as I do!

Oh my goodness, I could not wait to share this layout with you! I am such a fan of Maggie Holmes' collections and Carousel is a knock-out!!!! Take a look at what I did.

Larkindesign Traditional 12x12 Layout | Walk With Me ft. Maggie Holmes Carousel!!!!!!

I began with this giant starburst paper - the color is stunning and it provides a fantastic contrast with the green and blue in my photo. It also echoes the sentiment in the photo and my journaling!

Larkindesign Traditional 12x12 Layout | Walk With Me ft. Maggie Holmes Carousel!!!!!!

The kite paper was just begging to be cut up and included on the layout somehow, so I cut out two of them and created floating embellishment clusters going up the page. My design concept for this page is a very vertical kind of layout, leading your eye up and out. 

Larkindesign Traditional 12x12 Layout | Walk With Me ft. Maggie Holmes Carousel!!!!!!

My design concept for this layout is to lead your eye up and out so I began with a stunning oversize title. I loved mixing the alphabets and the die cuts to create this title!

Larkindesign Traditional 12x12 Layout | Walk With Me ft. Maggie Holmes Carousel!!!!!!

My journaling echoes the sentiment of the title and the design concept: this idea that Alan and I are on a path of life together and the path is only going up and forward. Ever forward, towards the sun. I used some of the scalloped packaging for my journal card and then added a few tiny embellishments and sequins around it.

 

Larkindesign Traditional 12x12 Layout | Walk With Me ft. Maggie Holmes Carousel!!!!!!

On the other side of my photo is this other little lovely embellishment cluster that includes a floral die cut, word sticker, glitter star, and more sequins. I also sprinkled some of those adorable pom poms around each embellishment cluster too, sort of like enamel dots!

Larkindesign Traditional 12x12 Layout | Walk With Me ft. Maggie Holmes Carousel!!!!!!

Thank you for following along today! Are you just loving this collection as much as I am?! Share what you are creating, I would love to see!

~Theresa

 

Kids Albums Project 02 | Nick's Album Share Toddler Age

Hi guys, today I am walking you through Nick's album from when he was a toddler/preschooler! These albums include snapshots, professional photos, school photos, memorabilia and artwork, all the good stuff! 

Thank you so much for following me along on the journey of creating our kids' albums! To see more of this project and to continue following with us, click here!