Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

Hi guys! Today I am sharing my layout for Week 20 in my 2017 Project Life album. This layout was created for the Sahlin Studio Creative Team, using the Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02 and also the You Are Here collection. Physical embellishments are from Freckled Fawn!

Have a look at the completed layout!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

Our stories for this week mostly were about driving up to Pilot Mountain for a streetfest they did! We also celebrated Mother's Day and I got these totally groovy llama pajamas. And my gardenia bloomed, which was a really awesome surprise too!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

or this week's layout I did not record the digital process. I think in an effort to catch up and also to focus on some important things (like my upcoming class!!!) I did begin with the Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02, which are always so easy and fun to work with.

 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

My date card was created by adding the Simple Stories alphas for Week 20, and then I used a Dear Lizzy rotary date stamp for the date. 

 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

For my round journaling I simply created a circle in Photoshop and used the Path Selection tool to write the words around the circle. The acrylic hearts in the July Freckled Fawn kit fit perfectly inside! I also used the vellum alphas from Freckled Fawn to write Mother's Day inside this digital frame - so quirky and fun!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

For the right hand side, I tweaked the template so I could include this enlarged photo as a focal point. It's always fun to make quick changes to your templates so you can make it work for your photos and your stories! 

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

I have promised myself this year to include more journaling on my Project Life layouts, and I am accomplishing this by doing both typed and hand-written journaling. I think this has helped me tell more stories this year. I also included one of Alan's Instagram posts along with his text underneath the photo of Nick and the dog. This is a great way to include others' voices in your layouts, with their permission of course!

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

These photos of the four kids together are just priceless, aren't they?! I still make a concerted effort, at least once a month, to draw them all together and take the photo. I also added a little more journaling onto this photo.

Larkindesign Project Life 2017 Week 20 | ft. Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02!

That is all for today! 
Digital products are available through The Lilypad at the following links:
Sahlin Studio Clean Lined Templates No. 02
Sahlin Studio You Are Here Kit                                                                                                 Sahlin Studio You Are Here Journal Cards

 

 

Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

Hi guys! Today I am joining Lea in the Summer Scrappy Challenge! Lea asked me to send her a challenge and she would complete the challenge as part of this Saturday's festivities! How fun is that! Be sure to check out her channel and all the awesome challenges at her You Tube channel here: ScrapandPlanwithLea.

Also check out the Crafty Channel Surf Facebook Group, where you can submit your layouts and win some AMAZING prizes!!!!

So my challenge to Lea was to take a scrapbook layout and recreate it as a traveler's notebook layout, or flip it and take a traveler's notebook layout and recreate it as a scrapbook layout. Check out my process for both of those layouts here!

 

I was inspired to take a scrapbook layout, a sketch actually from Paper Issues, and create both! This is the sketch I was inspired by.

Paper Issues Scrapbook Sketch | Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

So in my video today I am creating a scrapbook  layout AND a traveler's notebook layout for you! I am using Pink Paislee's Summer Lights collection and it is GORGEOUS! Let's take a look at the scrapbook layout first.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

My photo and story are inspired by our recent trip to the NC mountains over the 4th of July weekend. We hiked to Linville Falls, and right as we were leaving to go back to our car, I turned around and saw this gorgeous view of the summer sun peeking through the foliage over the water. It was an amazing photo, and Pink Paislee's Summer Lights collection seemed perfect for it.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

I began the layout with white Bazzill card stock and quickly added paint splotches and splatters around the page where I knew my elements were going. On top of the paint I added my layers of papers, photos, and embellishments.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

For my title I used the word die cut and added the holographic alphabet to say Summer Lights, simply borrowing from the collection name! 

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

What I particularly wanted to accomplish with this challenge was to show us how scrapbook layouts can indeed be recreated into traveler's notebook layouts, and vice versa. These become quick and easy starting points for really awesome layouts!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

My traveler's notebook layout was inspired by this photo of our lillies that have bloomed so gloriously by our mail box. They always bloom late, not until July, compared to other lillies, but as my journaling says, when they do bloom it is amazing!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

I feel like I channeled all things Lea of ScrapandPlanwithLea for both of these layouts - she loves using sketches for her layouts, and she also always creates more than one layout whenever she is working with a specific set of products at any given time! So just like I began my layout with white background + paints, I repeated the same here. I then layered photos, papers, and embellishments on top.

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

One thing I did different than the sketch here was to add washi tape down the center of my notebook. Sketches are great jumping off points, but it is also totally ok to do something different from your original sketch too!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

My title for this layout was much more understated, simply using the Gossamer Blue stamp set to create Hello Summer. So very simple and quick. I used the embellishment cluster at the bottom to add my date, and the layout is complete!

Larkindesign Theresa Moxley Summer Scrappy Challenge | Collab with ScrapandPlanwithLea!!!!!

Thanks so much for joining me today on the Summer Scrappy Challenge! Be sure to follow along in the Facebook group and share with us what you create as well! One of the give-aways for this challenge is a place in my upcoming class, beginning July 20, called In My Pocket Memory Keeping. Be sure to check it out!

~Theres

{scrappyChristmasinJuly} December DailyISH 2011 Pt 04 | Layouts 1 & 2!!!

Hi guys! Happy Scrappy Christmas in July!!!! Join scrappylikeafox Tracey Fox and a bunch of us at the ScrapGals Facebook community to work on some Christmas projects this month!!!!


Today I am sharing the first two layouts in my 2011 DecemberISH album. I am using a combination of products today, including Maggie Holmes patterned papers, Ali Edwards stamps and embellishments, and Paige Evans Oh My Heart!

For today I have two layouts in the album. I am not sure if I am going to number these somehow? I am thinking about adding number tags maybe just to number the stories themselves? Leave me a comment and tell me what you think.

Larkindesign {scrappyChristmasinJuly} December DailyISH 2011 Pt 04 | Layouts 1 & 2!!!

For the first layout in the album I had this photo from our very first date! Even though this was back in September of 2011, I thought it was a great memory to add and it particularly significant because this is our first Christmas together. 

 

Larkindesign {scrappyChristmasinJuly} December DailyISH 2011 Pt 04 | Layouts 1 & 2!!!

I had the back of the chipboard tab to work with and that was the perfect place for the journaling on this layout. I am absolutely loving the messy gesso on the kraft with black ink! I added just a tiny bit of color at the bottom with the patterned paper strip (that is from My Mind's Eye).

Larkindesign {scrappyChristmasinJuly} December DailyISH 2011 Pt 04 | Layouts 1 & 2!!!

Our children have been an important part of our relationship since the very beginning, and I love that they will make lots of appearances throughout this album! For this layout I had an adorable photo of Natalie that I snapped one day while picking her and her brother up. She is literally only as tall as the fire hydrant here, but look how cheeky her expression is!

Larkindesign {scrappyChristmasinJuly} December DailyISH 2011 Pt 04 | Layouts 1 & 2!!!

This patterned paper from Oh My Heart! already had lovely brush strokes of color so no mixed media was added. Only journaling, a few stamps, and the star clusters. I am working to include stitching in this album, as well, and this time I ran the zig-zag stitch forward and backwards through the machine. In some places it *almost* looks like cross-stitching. Ha!

Larkindesign {scrappyChristmasinJuly} December DailyISH 2011 Pt 04 | Layouts 1 & 2!!!

The right hand side is not quite finished. The black floral ephemera is just floating in the pocket and when I finish the next side I plan to stitch that into place then. For the photo of Natalie I simply chose a few floral embellishments from Oh My Heart! and the Glee tab from the Ali Edwards CHEER story kit. 

Larkindesign {scrappyChristmasinJuly} December DailyISH 2011 Pt 04 | Layouts 1 & 2!!!

That is all for today! See you again soon!

~Theresa