Thursday, July 12, 2018

Hello There | Elle's Studio

Just a few cards to say Hello There!  I decided to use the same basic supplies to create 2 different cards; I love how the Elle's Studio kits make card making sooooo easy!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Week 38&39 | Elle's Studio

One last look at the Elle's Studio July kit, the special price goes away in just a few hours!

Here is another Project Life page I created, I just love how it turned out and now I have finished April!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Elle's Studio Reveal Day

Welcome to another stunning reveal day with Elle's Studio.  Click on the pictures below to purchase the kits at a reduced price for the first 24 hours!

You might have noticed, my most favorite projects to complete with the Elle's Studio kits are my Project Life.  I am about 2 months behind now so that's not too bad, but I love that when I get my package of Elle's Studio goodies I don't have to reach for anything else I can just create these pages and catch up so quickly!

This month was stunning with all the blues and greens, perfect for life here in FL!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

All About Me - May | Cocoa Daisy

Another month come and gone, but the kit was sure pretty and I'm super glad I still am documenting me each month.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Hello Summer Fun - Process video | PaperHouse Productions

Today I am sharing my first page/video tutorial for Paper House Productions.  I am excited to share with you all for the next 6 months a new manufacture (to me).  I will be working with their planners, Traveler's Notebooks, and a few 12x12 pages thrown into the mix also.

Today I have created some summer fun and a step-by-step video, I hope you enjoy!

Life Organized Stickers

Destinations Stickers
Sticker Flakes
Sticky Pix Cardstocks
Color Washed

Thursday, June 28, 2018

You Are So Awesome | Elle's Studio

Hello everyone, today I am sharing one of my favorite things to do, journal!  I love to tell my family’s story (even though I’ve been telling a lot of this one's lately) and that means getting the details down … somewhere!  Thanks to the Elle’s Studio puffy stickers, Shine acrylic, and all those gorgeous stamps I was able to tell my story so that it popped off the page.  I finished my journaling by using my words to frame my page.

I began by layering my pictures on the 6x6 papers from the Shine stack (you can purchase this here, looking for colors that would make my pictures pop.  I knew I wanted the SHINE acrylic piece (purchase here, to be with my son’s picture as it perfectly told the story of the picture. 

To further tell the story the Hello Happy puffy stickers (purchase here, were my next product to play with as I added in phrases that fit his cute little face.  With all the different sentiments/words in the puffy stickers it was easy to create my journaling to be bold and grab the page.

I grabbed the Thank You stamp set (purchase here, next to further add my journaling to the page, these sentiments were small enough that I could squeeze them between the heart acrylics (purchase here, that I had used to mimic the colors of the SHINE title above and help to bring your eyes around with the rainbow colored visual triangle.

To put my own thoughts down on the page and to not disturb the design I had created, I chose to journal around the page and add a hand drawn line.  Not only is this a great spot to get a lot of words on the page, but it also serves to hold the layout in and not let it fly off the page!  The addition of a few of the circle stamps (purchase here, in various colors added to the carefree-ness of the page.

I love to journal on my pages; it is important that my family doesn’t just look in my books and sees pretty pages/pictures, but the facts/thoughts/and dreams are documented to know life is good!  Thanks for joining me today and I hope you take some time today to write down those little things before they are gone.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Summertime Happy Place - Process Video | Cocoa Daisy

Do you ever get stumped with the 12x12 papers that already have a scene created on them?  How do you go about telling your story when the page already tells a story?  Well, join me as I share some tips on making your paper work for you!  

On this paper, the wave design filled the paper and it was gorgeous, but I wanted to tell my story...  So I like to make my paper work for me, to do that I chose some pictures that fit the theme of the paper and then I built my pictures into the paper.  I didn't fight the waves, instead I joined in!  I chose my color palette from what was already established and I chose to nestle my photo block into the less decorated area of the page.  This allowed the waves to wash over my pictures and give a pleasing flow to the page.

To further the seamless transition from what I had built to the page, I used the exclusive ink pad and stencil to add in the seaweed on and around my photo block.

Some splatters with the spray ink and the addition of the sequins and enamel dots gave the tangible feel of the spray on your face from the waves.

I chose to really make my title pop out of the page by totally ignoring the color/feel of the paper and I brought in a leftover title from May's kit.

Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you are inspired to make your paper work for you!

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