Today, I have a layout to share using the absolutely stunning new collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio called Love Always! As you might expect this collection is all about LOVE! So I decided to do a layout of my hubby and I on our wedding day.
Our Wedding album mostly sits in the cupboard as it is so big and large that we don’t really get it out very often so it is really nice to grab some of my favs from the album and create a layout with them. We don’t really have access to our photos electronically that easily so lucky in this day and age I was able to take a few photos (of the photos) with my trusty iPhone and change them from sepia to black and white! I use an app called PicFrame to create a college and then edit them in PicTapGo and print on my Canon Selphy all from the comfort of my own home!
Gosh where do I start, this collection is just amazingly beautiful.. all about LOVE and full of goodies! I loved the striped patterned paper so I was drawn to that first and love using stripes on my layouts and of course I couldn’t resist some fringing for added texture as well. I jut love the different types of embellishments in the collection from chipboard, ephemera, vellum, stickers and more – there is just something for everyone. I love how this layout came together and for me the colours are so pretty and happy how can you not enjoy scrapping with them!
Some close ups:
Today, I have used a cut file called XO 2 from Just Nick Studio white on white cardstock to create some interesting textural and the XOXO works really well with the theme of my layout.
Have you got your hands on this new collection yet?
Having done lots of creating but not too much sharing on my blog – here is a wrap up of some of the layouts I have created recently! Most of these I have created solely using products from recent Hip Kit Club kits and cut files from Just Nick Studio.
Let Your Dreams Soar
She Loves To Dance!Such Great Times
I hope you’ve enjoyed my latest scrapbooking layouts!
Seriously though, my blog is always seems to be neglected these days. Instagram and Facebook have taken over my social media sharing but sometimes just sometimes I manage to get some layouts actually here on my blog. Today I have had to go to grab coffee and work on my laptop in order to actually sit down and sort out blogging! It really feels like I have been doing lots of creating lately but mostly for DT stuff in the future so I can’t really share it yet which probably makes me feel like I am not sharing my stuff enough but in reality I haven’t actually been able to yet.
Right so today, I have a layout I have created for Cocoa Vanilla Studio! Unfortunately, some new goodies have gotten a wee bit lost in transit on the way to me in NZ so I haven’t been able to play with any new goodies just yet. In the meantime, here is a layout with Made of Awesome.
This turned out to be a super fast layout. Probably about 20 minutes in total – I say that is a testament to such a great collection that is so easy to work with. There embellishments are perfect and fit well with boys of all ages and the patterned papers work really well together as well. Liam got his bottom braces put on his teeth on the 14th June so I wanted to take a before photo of him with his teeth so we could compare later. It has been a long time coming with many orthodontist appointments before Liam had finally lost enough teeth and we were ready to go. The weird thing is the same orthodontist that did my braces is now doing Liam’s braces!
Here are some close ups:
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Oh wow… it has been so long since I posted on my blog! I’ve been so lucky to be included in the 2016 Design Team for Just Nick Studio with lots of talented ladies. Just Nick Studio is an online store which has amazing cut files designed by the gorgeous Nicole Nowosad.
I shared my first layout on the Just Nick Blog yesterday which was a layout All About Me. I used the Let it Shine Background cut file as my background and cut this out on patterned paper and then added a white cardstock circle with Right Now on it as it fitted the selfies I took of myself a couple of weeks ago and I liked how it created a centre piece on my layout.
My second layout share of the day!! I haven’t felt that well this holidays so my creative mojo had definitely left the building!! So what do you do when you don’t feel like being creative but actually miss it. You start organising your scrap room which if I had my way would be well kitted out with custom furniture but budget constraints right now means more of a temporary measure! My room is teeny. 1.8m x 1.8m square with no windows = essentially a giant cupboard but it is a space to be creative and to store everything in our smallish house (218sqm).
This is my first layout I have actually created in there – usually I head out to the dining room table and of course – spread out over most of the table, and the island bench and the buffet table – well you get the drift. I have used an older Hip Kit – not sure which one. I love creating Christmas layouts in a non-traditional way using just general products.
Catching up on blogging today after a fun filled but a bit crazy school holidays here in NZ. I have a layout using Life is Beautiful collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. The photo is one I took of Taylor over the Easter holidays at Sandspit Holiday Park. There is rope swing down at the beach which the kids loved playing on, loved this photo even though her eyes are mostly closed. Shows the stunning scenery behind her as well – we are having a great long summer and we have definitely taken advantage of the hot sunny weather. Some close ups:
Thanks for stopping by, have you seen that Cocoa Vanilla Studio now has exclusive cut files for the Cameo Silhouette, check them out here
Hi everyone, It is Friday night here in NZ, and it’s been a full on week… sick kids, birthday party preparation for Aimee’s 4th Birthday on Sunday, lots of work done on storage in the house. Decluttering, putting up shelves … Continue reading →
Today I have my first layout to share with you featuring the March 2016 Hip Kits. We are so lucky to have lots of Hip Kit Exclusive Papers designed by the talented Kim Watson – including this wood grain I have used as my background. I have used a sketch designed by Ashley Horton which is one of the challenges set each week in our online Facebook forum (Hip Kit Club Member Forum on Facebook). If you haven’t checked out this lovely community you need to come along and join in the fun. This is the sketch:I totally love the embellishments in the March Kits, Ephemera from Basic Grey (Saturday Morning), Elles Studio (Little Moments) and Pinkfresh Studio (Felicity collection) – they are perfect little treasures to layer on your layouts.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest layout for Hip Kit Club xx
Today I have a layout to share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio which I have created with the Totally Rad collection.
I started my layout with an idea that I needed to get some use out of my Cameo Silohuette and create a layout using a cut file as its base. The cut file is called ‘Totally Tubular Background‘ by Just Nick Digital Cut Files. I am really drawn to using patterned paper within the negative space of the cut file which is really easy to do. I used the left over pieces of the circles from the inside of my cute file and cut around the edge of them (just so you see a small amount of patterned paper) and then slipped them under the cut file. Then, the fun part! Adding a photo and embellishments!
When I embellish my scrap pages (actually even when using colours and patterned paper) I try and balance the colours and shapes using the ‘visual triangle’ I find this technique helps my layout design and is really pleasing to the eye. On this page, you can see I have done this with the wood veneers, the stars, and even the colour palette (with the black circles).When I add embellishments to my layouts, i try to layer them not straight on top of each other but more off to the side so that it creates interest and depth to my layering. The Totally Rad Ephemera, flair and stickers are great ways of adding layers to your layout. Lastly, I added some of the little star enamel dots and some sequins from the bits and pieces pack in the top left and top bottom corners. Again, this creates flow on the page and balance as well.
I hope I have inspired you to use ‘the visual triangle’ on your scrapbooking pages. It is really an easy but super clever way of creating interesting yet balanced pages.