Freebie Friday Silhouette Cut File | 10,000 Words

Hi everyone, it's Friday and I hope you are getting ready for a great crafty weekend! To help inspire you, I am offering a free Silhouette cut file on the first Friday of every month. Be sure to check out the other file, if you missed it! Here is today's cut file. If you Click on the image it will take you to the product page, where you can download the file.

This layout is based on a really special conversation that my husband Alan and I were having, and these are words he used to explain why he rubs my feet every night! This is the layout I was inspired to create.

Larkindesign Freebie Friday Free Cut File 10,000 Words

I wanted to try using the Felicity Jane solid card stock papers that come in each month's kit, and let me tell you they cut like butter in the Silhouette! I am loving this mustard and indigo color combination, so I used the indigo paper to show through behind the cut file.

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I kept the embellishments to a very minimum here, just the adorable hexagonal confetti pieces, some florals to repeat the background paper, and a few stamped sentiments.

Larkindesign Freebie Friday Free Cut File 10,000 Words

For my journaling I used one of the tags in the Heidi kit and tucked it behind the photo. I think this is a great way to include your journaling when your title is already really bold and graphic on the page.

Larkindesign Freebie Friday Free Cut File 10,000 Words

One more look at this gorgeous, meaningful layout!

Larkindesign Freebie Friday Free Cut File 10,000 Words

If you would like to see my process video for this layout, click below for a fun 10 minute video!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Enjoy the cut file, and be sure to share with me how you decide to use it. When sharing on Instagram use the hashtag #larkindesigntm.

~Theresa

Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

Hi lovelies! Today I am sharing this lovely layout about bad Mondays - do you have them?! I did this week and oh boy, it set me back a bit. So I settled in to practice a bit of creative self care. In this layout I am working with Paige Evans brand new collection called Turn the Page and the Triangle cut file from Paper Issues!

 

Here is a look at the completed layout:

Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

There are so many yummy things about this layout, so let's start with the cut file from Paper Issues. I love the triangles and I wanted to cut the 2x2 papers to fit behind the cut file.

Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

I used my Studio Calico paints to create a really subtle background, and you can just see it peeking out behind my title work. Paint is one of my favorite ways to practice creative self care: moving the brush around the page is so very satisfying to me!

Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

My title began with the days of the week wood words from Freckled Fawn and I have borrowed the words of Monday Monday, a song by The Mamas and The Papas. I know, can't you just hear it in your head now? The rest of the title is made using the alphabet from Turn the Page. My journaling fit perfectly in between the lines here.

Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

At the top of the page I added just a tiny banner from the 2x2 paper pad. This establishes the boundary of the layout here, so your eye knows exactly where this layout ends. 

Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

I am so glad you joined me today! This was a fun layout and a great way to practice creative self care during a really rough week. See you soon!

~Theresa

Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

Hey ya'll!!! Today I am working on our kids' albums, a project to complete albums for each of our four kids to take with them when they have their own homes. This is a dance layout I created for Emberlynn - it is a pocket page created using Felicity Jane kits.

Oh my goodness, you guys, I have had these photos on my desk for quite a while and am so happy to create this layout! Emberlynn took dance for about two years and we were gifted these photos from a friend. So these are the first of the layouts I am working on for Emberlynn's album! I can't think of a more fun place to begin (although this isn't the first in the album itself, just where I began my process)!

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

When you need products to help with a feminine layout, there is no better source than Felicity Jane! Am I right?!!? The florals, the pinks, all of it come together so lovely. The cards and embellishments I used are from a combination of kits - namely Zoey, Kate, and Summer. I chose these cards for the floral and the pink, coral, and turquoise plus black and white.

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

My title card is simple and to the point. I began with the floral background and layered a simple white card stock wrapped with washi tape. I then used the black puffy alphabet set to spell my words.

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

Look at these tiny dancers! Of course the dance photos themselves are dark, so my product choices were geared for light and bright to contrast and balance the layout. Simple embellishments keep the focus on the photos themselves.

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

I love the 4x6 cards that give an opportunity to play with embellishments, and doilies just make my day. 

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

I have repeated the floral element across the page, along with black and white and stamped elements. Lots of repetition in this lovely layout!

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

On the right hand side of the layout, more black and white plus pink and coral! I also repeated the dark wood floral embellishments. I feel they tie the photos to the cards.

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

This was sometime in early 2012, I believe, so Emberlynn was just seven years old. There are also professional photos from her dance years, so when this layout goes in the album her professional photos will go in the album with it. Remember that Becky Higgins sells 8x10 inserts and 5x7 inserts to fit into these albums!

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

Just another fun filler card here, again with a patterned paper background, floral embellishment, and this time a chipboard frame and stamped sentiment. I also used those tiny little puffy dots, almost like confetti, to ground this card and give it a little more presence.

Larkindesign Kids Albums Project | Emberlynn Edition A Dance Layout ft. Felicity Jane!!!!

Thank you so much for joining me today! What a fun and memorable layout, and Emberlynn's eyes lit up when she saw it. I hope you make time to be creative today too!

~Theresa