Adventure Story Theme

It's been a while since I've shared a story theme layout using Ali Edwards's story kits. Here is the latest layout I completed, this one is called "Adventure".

 Azzari Jarrett | Adventure Story Theme

I decided to document our family's spring break RV camping trip to Asheville, North Carolina. My husband took this photo and I love how it captures the RV with the mountains in the background. It was a pretty epic trip! 

 Azzari Jarrett | Adventure Story Theme

I used one of three sticky patches, "Adventure" at the top of the layout. I also used phrases from the sticker sheet to describe our trip.

 Azzari Jarrett | Adventure Story Theme

I adhered the acrylic "adventure" directly over my photo to emphasis. Rounding out the layout was a chipboard sticker and journaling. I also like to stamp the date I complete the layout, regardless of how long it has been!

You can check out more of my other story theme layouts: UpGoLittle ThingsClickMagicFirstsGatherAM/PM, and Numbers.

Week In The Life 2018

Last week, I participated in Week In the Life, started by Ali Edwards.  I have completed this project every year since 2013, and I love to look back at my albums at how much my "normal" has changed.

This year, I wanted to be an observer of my life.  Instead of telling "all of the stories" I wanted to concentrate on telling one story for each day.  I thought this would be appropriate since I have chosen to use a 3x8 album to document my week. 

Here are my photos + words from last week.

 Azzari Jarrett | Week In The Life

MONDAY |  After getting my girls up and dressed and off to school, I have my second cup of coffee while I water all of plants in our home. I absolutely love black and white stripes, bonus points for a midi dress.

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TUESDAY | Overcast this morning and I didn’t feel the best, but there’s very little I let get in the way of my morning run. I never regret going. I always regret when I don’t. 3 miles this morning, while I made a mental list of everything I need to accomplish today. Food for my soul. 

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WEDNESDAY | My youngest daughter has an extra hour of school on Wednesday’s. I spend the majority of my day in my studio - emails, working on new designs, layouts, photography projects and prints.

 Azzari Jarrett | Week In The Life

THURSDAY | Sometimes it is so hard for me to say yes. When she wants to stop at our local Arboretum and visit the koi pond and Japanese tea house, I thought about everything else I had to do today. I realized all those things would still be there tomorrow. I said yes, and I’m so glad that I did.

 Azzari Jarrett | Week In The Life

FRIDAY | Ending the school week with an evening at the beach. I cherish the simple joys, the experiences, and not “the things” in my life. And I’m so happy that my girls have each other. I always wanted a sister growing up. Instead, I am blessed to be a mother of 3 sisters. And if they still get along as adults, I will consider my job done

 Azzari Jarrett | Week In The Life

SATURDAY | Saturday was a blur of being on the road, running weekend errands. I did appreciate all of the love I received from my family today. I think every weekend should include Mother's Day. 

 Azzari Jarrett | Week In The Life

SUNDAY | Starting Mother’s Day early this morning with paddle boarding while the sun rises. Looking forward to a relaxed day surrounded by my husband and daughters.

All photos taken with my iPhone and edited with VSCO.

I'm looking forward to bringing these photos and words together in a 3x8 album, which I will share soon!

Project Life Layouts

As I was updating my documenting projects on my portfolio, I realized that I have not yet shared these layouts I completed in 2017. 

I really love these layouts and can't believe I overlooked sharing them on my blog! Better late than never, right?

 Azzari Jarrett | 2017 Project Life

Last year, I used a 12x12 album and it was so good to have so much space to work with on my layouts. Here I documented our annual girls' trip in Park City, Utah.

 Azzari Jarrett | 2017 Project Life

Asheville, North Carolina will always have a special place in my heart. We have had so many special trips there, and my girls love all of the outdoor activities. The mountains are beautiful, and love how I captured that feeling in this layout.

 Azzari Jarrett | 2017 Project Life

And this is a layout with me and my youngest daughter. She's now 4 years old, but she will always be my baby.

These layouts were created with Design A photo page protectorsSummit Documenter Kit, Sugar Mountain, 4x6 Love Stamp Set, and January 4x6 paper pad

April Documenter Workshop - Studio Calico

 Azzari Jarrett | Studio Calico April 2018 Documenter Workshop

Studio Calico's April Documenter Workshop begins tomorrow. I contributed one of my 6x8 inch layouts with this month's "Be Happy" documenter kit. I love the copper elements included in this kit.  Coupled with the soft pops of color, really elegant layouts are the result.

You can enroll in the class to see my entire spread. 

Project Life 2018 - March Layouts

I recently returned from a girls trip in Scottsdale, Arizona. We enjoyed a spa weekend, staying up late and catching up, and simply relaxing by the pool - which is always a treat! I couldn't wait to return home and document our adventures. 

 Project Life | 6x8 Layout | Azzari Jarrett

No hard and fast rules this year around documenting. I'm not keeping track of the weeks or dates, just simply documenting all things that I'd like to remember.  You can read a little more about my plans for this year here.

I'm using a 6x8 album, with various page protectors. One of my goals this year is to create most of journal cards, or use what I have in my stash. I created the "Scottsdale" illustration of our trip on the plane home using Procreate, my iPad Pro and Pencil - just doodling and loving it! And the "ok ladies now let's get in formation" is available as a digital download in my etsy shop, which I resized to 3x4 inches.

Project Life 2018 Plans + Free Printable Title Page Cards

 Azzari Jarrett 2018 Project Life Title Page

2018 marks my 5th year documenting with Project Life. I can't believe that I have enjoyed this creative outlet for this long! 

I'm changing a few things this year in order to keep the project fresh for me.  I am switching to a smaller format - a 6x8 inch album and I plan on using most of my own designs for journal cards. Don't get wrong, I will definitely use others from my stash, but this year, I want to stretch myself creatively. 

Starting this year with a simple and minimal approach with these 2018 journal cards.  I initially designed them last year for my 2017 album title page, and I loved them so much that I've updated them to 2018 for this year's album.

I though that I would share, if you'd like to use them for your own album! You can find them here.

Please do let me know if you decide to include them in your documenting!

Here are my previous title pages: 2017, 2016, and 2015.

Looking forward to sharing more layouts (and designs) this year.

November Documenter Kit Workshop

 Azzari Jarrett | Studio Calico November Documenter Workshop 2017

I'm super excited to announce that I am teaching Studio Calico's November Documenter Kit Workshop using the Homestead Documenter Kit

In this workshop, I am sharing three Documenter spreads, three process videos, and three inspiring ideas to use to get started creating with the kit. In addition, you'll also receive a digital printable file, a private class message board, and stunning contributing layouts from Jen CarlsonCarson Riutta, and Mel Blackburn.

 Azzari Jarrett | Studio Calico November Documenter Workshop 2017

The Fall Colors are beautiful in this kit - they will pair perfectly with your layouts this season. I'll also show you how versatile the kit is by documenting a recent trip to New Orleans.

 Azzari Jarrett | Studio Calico November Documenter Kit Workshop 2017

You can subscribe to the documenter workshop here.

I am also hosting a giveaway on my instagram account for a free spot in the workshop for you and a friend (regardless if you are a subscriber or not). You and a friend will also receive the Homestead Documenter Kit for free! To enter, please visit my instagram account!

Up Story Theme

As most of you know, creativity ebbs and flows. There is a time for creating, a time for reflecting, a time for quiet and reflection, and there's also finding time to actually share what you have created. 

 Azzari Jarrett | Open Story Theme

I completed this layout almost a year ago. Took these photos of my layout almost a year ago. And it is only now that I am getting around to actually sharing it. Sometimes I have put work aside for a while and come back to it. And I'm totally fine with that.

 Azzari Jarrett | Open Story Theme

That being said, I love working on story theme layouts using Ali Edwards's story kits. This story kit really spoke to me.

 Azzari Jarrett | Open Story Theme

This time last year, I was still getting used to my new city and my new home. I wanted to document the ways that I could open up. And for me, that meant opening up to a slower pace of life, new people and experiences, making time for what's important, and opening up honestly to my girls.

I used peach card stock to match with the wall in my photo, and printed the word "Open" at the top.  Everything else is from Ali's "Up"kit.  I tried to link the kit, but unfortunately I think it's too old now!

 Azzari Jarrett | Open Story Theme

I am using a We R Memory Keepers 8.5x11 Classic Leather Album to hold all of my story layouts.  I slipped the completed layout in a  8x5 x 11 inch page protector.

If you are interested, you can check out my other story theme layouts: BuildGoLittle ThingsClickMagicFirstsGatherAM/PM, and Numbers.