Friday, 15 February 2019

Love Our Days Together | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hey friends!

Today I have a traveler's notebook layout to share that I created using the gorgeous Cocoa Vanila Bohemian Dream collection! I love the beautiful colours in this collection, it's still one of my all time favourites! I documented some fun selfies that I took of my youngest daughter and I when we were being silly and pulling funny faces!

 

I started by covering the left hand side of the spread with the Gypsy Heart patterned paper.


For my title, I used the die cut titles from the Midnight collection, combined with a little word sticker. I adhered the word 'days' using craft foam to give it some extra dimension and interest. I love how versatile these die cut titles are, and that they can be used with other collections!


I printed my photos in a grid format which enabled me to be able to fit four photos onto the layout. I then matted the photo grid with the reverse side of the Dreamer patterned paper and adhered it to the right hand side of the spread.


Along the top of the photos I added the sticker that says 'Live a Colourful Life', which I think perfectly complements the photos! I also added a little banner sticker in the top right hand corner of the page.


Underneath the photos I added some typed journaling strips, and I also added some hearts to the page, to tie in with the patterned paper that I used on the left hand page. I used a chipboard heart, as well as a few that I fussy cut out of the Gypsy Heart patterned paper. I finished the layout off with a sprinkling of enamel dots.


Thanks so much for joining me here today. I hope that you enjoyed taking a look at my traveler's notebook layout! I'll be back next month with some more projects to share with you!

Mandy x

Friday, 1 February 2019

Love You | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi everyone!

Today I'm back to share a new layout that I created, featuring the Cocoa Vanilla Midnight collection! I documented a photo of my hubby and I on this layout. It's not very often that we get a photo of the two of us together, probably because one of us is always behind the camera, but our daughter took this one on Christmas day, and I love it!


I started my layout off by trimming down my white cardstock background and matting it on the Inspired patterned paper. This gave it a nice subtle border and also introduced the colour scheme that I wanted to use on this page.


Next I cut out the words 'Love You' using my Silhouette Cameo and a cut file by Paige Evans. I backed the cut file using patterned papers from the 6x8 paper pad, and then adhered it using small pieces of foam tape for added dimension.


I layered two frames over my photo, one from the die cut ephemera pack, and the other from the chipboard accents. This helps to draw the viewer's eye to the photo. I also tucked a die cut flower under the right hand side of the photo, and I added a sub-title on the bottom right hand corner using one of the die cut titles.


I think I may need an endless supply of the gorgeous Bloom & Grow patterned paper, because I seem to be addicted to fussy cutting it! Once again, I've fussy cut a couple of the lovely floral clusters to embellish my layout. I added one in the bottom left hand corner and the other in the top right hand corner. This helps to give the layout a diagonal flow.


I finished the layout off with a few little heart stickers and some little word stickers, and lastly I added some typed journaling to the page.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I look forward to sharing some more inspiration with you later this month.

Mandy x

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Wonderful | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi friends!

Today I have a new layout to share with you, featuring the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Studio More than Words collection! On this layout I documented a super cute photo of my son and my niece having a cuddle together. I'm so glad that I had my phone handy so that I could capture this sweet moment on camera! The lovely soft colours in the More than Words collection made it perfect for scrapbooking this photo!


I started with a sheet of white cardstock for my background, and then I added a strip of the reverse side of the Noteworthy patterned paper down the left hand side of the page. Next, I got busy fussy cutting some of the beautiful floral clusters out of the Sketchbook patterned paper. I can never resist fussy cutting floral patterned papers, and I always love how pretty they look as embellishments on my layouts! I arranged the flowers down the page so that they covered the join between the pink patterned paper and the white cardstock. 


I matted my photo with the reverse side of the Precious patterned paper, and adhered it with foam tape to give it some extra dimension. I also created a little cluster of embellishments on the bottom right hand corner of the photo that includes a few die cuts, a tag from the sticker sheet, and a flair button. To add some interest to the cluster, I tucked some of the embellishments under the edge of the photo, and others I added on top.


To the right of the photo, I added a cute little chipboard banner, and underneath it I added my typed journaling strips.


For my title I used the chipboard sticker that says 'wonderful', and I added it across the top of the photo.


To finish the layout off, I added a couple of chipboard butterflies, a few little hearts from the Chipboard Titles sheet, and lastly a sprinkling of cute enamel hearts

I hope that you've been inspired by my layout! I really enjoyed creating with this collection again!

Mandy x

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Merry & Bright | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Happy New Year friends!

Today I have a Christmas themed layout to share with you using the awesome Cocoa Vanilla Boys Rule collection! With all of the stars in this collection, and the pops of bright green, it was perfect for creating a Christmas layout! I couldn't wait to documented this photo that I took of Isaac on Christmas Day. He looked so handsome, and I just love his genuine happy smile!


I started my layout off by fussy cutting lots of the stars out of the background sheet from the die cut & backing kit! I'll use the die cut piece on another layout, so this way I'm getting two layouts out of the one kit! I also freehand cut a few stars of various sizes out of patterned papers, and I used some of the die cut and chipboard stars as well. I scattered them all across the middle of the layout.


I added a couple of layers behind my photo using frames from the die cut ephemera pack, as well as the miscellany one. I then adhered my photo using foam tape to give it some extra dimension.


For my title, I used a die cut title from the Midnight collection, combined with a wood veneer word from my stash. I added a few lines of journaling underneath the title.


You can see here how I adhered some of the stars with foam tape, so that they would have varying heights. I love the dimension that this adds!


I finished the layout off by adding a few thin strips of patterened paper across the top and bottom edges of the layout, and I also added a few little word stickers around the page.

Thanks so much for joining me here today! I'll be back later in the month with another project to share with you!

Mandy x

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Happy Days | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello everyone!

Today I have a new layout to share using the gorgeous Midnight collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio! The beautiful soft colours in this collection made it perfect for documenting some super cute photos of my youngest daughter Eleanor. I took these photos when we were out at a playground recently, and I think that they just capture her sweet personality beautifully. I decided to print them in black and white so that they would really pop against the soft colours that I've used on the page.


I started my layout off by adding a strip of the Inky Depths patterned paper down the length of the page, which provided a base for me to add my photos on top of. I matted my photos with patterned papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad to help them to stand out from the background, and I adhered the smaller one with foam tape to give it some extra dimension.


Next I got to work fussy cutting some floral clusters out of the Bloom & Grow patterned paper. I seriously can't get enough of fussy cutting that paper! I tucked the florals under the right hand side of the top photo, and under the left hand side of the bottom photo. I didn't add any adhesive under the outer leaves of the floral clusters as I wanted them to lift off the page a little rather that sit flat against it. On the left hand side of the smaller photo I also added a flair button and a die cut flower from the collection.


For my title, I combined the chipboard word that says 'happy' with some alpha stickers from my stash. Underneath the title I added some strips of typed journaling.


To finish the layout off I added a couple of little word stickers as well as a few more little die cut flowers.

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope that you've enjoyed taking a look at my layout, and that you've been inspired in some way. I'll be back later in the month with another project to share with you. Until then, take care!

Mandy x

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Hello Mr Fantastic | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hey everyone!

I'm back today to share a traveler's notebook layout that I created using the awesome Cocoa Vanilla Studio Boys Rule collection! One of the things that I love about this collection is that there are so many different colour combinations that you can use. For my last layout using this collection, I used mainly the greens and woodgrain elements within the collection... This time I decided to focus on the navy and grey. These colours were perfect for documenting a photo of Isaac dressed up as 'Ninja Kid' for book week earlier this year.


I started off by covering the left hand side of the spread with the reverse side of the Expressionist patterned paper. This provided a nice bold contrast to the white background on the right hand side. I also added a thin strip of the Straight & Narrow patterned paper down the inside edge of the page. For my title, I chose two of the die cuts from the collection, and I added them to the left hand page, creating the phrase 'Hello Mr Fantastic'. I gave the banner die cut some extra dimension by adhering it with some foam tape.


I matted my photo with one of the papers from the 6x8 paper pad and I adhered it to the right hand side of the spread. I also added a cute camera die cut on the bottom right hand corner of the photo.


To finish the layout off I added some stars, using both die cuts and clear stickers, and I also added a few lines of hand-written journaling.


I love how this spread turned out, and it was quick and easy to put together! I hope that you enjoyed taking a look at it, and hopefully you've been inspired as well!

Mandy x

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Live the Life You Love | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hey everyone!

Today I have a new layout to share using the beautiful new Midnight collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio! This week on the blog our theme is 'gorgeous & girly', so I decided to document a lovely photo of my eldest daughter Abi, all dressed up and ready for her dance concert earlier this year. And what could be more gorgeous and girly than the new Midnight collection?!

Here's a look at my finished layout...


I chose the pretty Inspired patterned paper as my background, as I really like the subtle mixed media look that it gives to the page. I love that the Cocoa Vanilla collections always include some more subtle patterned papers that are perfect for backgrounds. Even though I love my white cardstock backgrounds, I've found that lately I've been mixing it up a bit and I'm using more of these kinds of patterned papers as well.


How gorgeous are the florals in the Midnight collection?! I decided to fussy cut a bunch of the floral clusters out of the Bloom & Grow patterned paper, and I used these as the basis for the design of my page. I arranged them so that they flowed from the bottom left hand corner of the page, up to the top right, which helps to direct the viewer's eye across the layout. I used some foam tape under parts of the flowers to give them lots of dimension.


I tucked my photo into the floral clusters, and I love how pretty it looks with the flowers surrounding it. To the right of the photo I added the card that says 'Live the Life You Love', which I cut out of the All the Things patterned paper, and I used this as the title for my page. I also layered a die cut frame behind the photo, and I tucked a tab under the left hand side.


At the top of the page I added some more fussy cut florals, and I also added a chipboard banner to the left of the floral cluster. I finished the layout off with a few little word stickers as well as a couple of butterflies from the accessory sticker sheet.

Thanks so much for joining me here today! I hope that you enjoyed taking a look at my layout! Head on over to the Cocoa Vanilla blog for lots more 'gorgeous & girly' projects from the design team this week!

Mandy x