#YouAreRad - Boy's Rule by Cocoa Vanilla Studio



Hey everyone, I'm here with you today sharing my latest layout using the Boy’s Rule collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

This is the second page I have created with this collection and again I was blown away by how easily the layouts are coming together. The variety of embellishments gave me everything I need and I am totally loving this colour combo too. 

Anyways, here is the layout that I created:


And a process video for how it came together:



Of course the subject for this layout was my cheeky little man Jack. Here are a couple of close ups of the layout, if you want to see more you can check it out over on the CVS blog:






For the title on the page I couldn’t go past the statement title from the chipboard pack, #you are rad. I thought it was so bold and it fitted perfectly along the right side of my page in a vertical orientation. I used the stitching lines around the perimeter of the layout to rest my letters on.



I hope that this layout has inspired you today – don’t forget to tag Cocoa Vanilla Studio when you share your creations and join us over in the ‘Cocoa Vanilla Studio Community’ on Facebook too.




Raquel xxx

Dream Big for Sizzix Lifestyle

Hey everyone, I'm popping in again today to share a new layout with you.This layout features one of the Big Shot Plus thinlits dies called Large Dream Catcher and the Bohemian Dream collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Ideally, this die is to be made into a dreamcatcher, however I chose to make the circular doily style design into a feature on a scrapbook layout. I am documenting a very recent photo of my little girl, boy she is growing up soo quick! I have also used one of the smaller floral dies in the Funky Florals thinlits die set to embellish the page and add those finishing touches.


You can see more detailed shots of how this layout came together on my post over on the Sizzix Lifestyle Making Journal

Raquel xxx


Altenew June 2018 Stamp Release Blog Hop Winner




Congratulations to
Blogger FD91354 said...
How beautiful and how kind of someone to catch you off guard. What a lovely person. Love the way you've showcased this.. Love the new banner dies!



Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com with the subject line "
Altenew June 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from Raquel's Blog" to redeem your $30 gift certificate to the Altenew store.


Congrats and enjoy your prize!!!

Altenew June 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi everyone!

Welcome to the Altenew June 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop. I am honoured to be asked to join in on another release hop and I have one project to share with you today. If you have already been hopping along, you should have arrived here from Therese Calvird's blog!

For this blog hop I have played with a couple of new release products. The featured product being the new Climbing Clematis stamp set. This set teamed with the Our Family Scrapbook kit worked beautifully together. 



Keep reading to see my layout and also the two ways you can win gift certificates to spend in the Altenew Store

Before I begin you can see the entire June Release, click HERE. I have also teamed my projects with the 'Our Family' scrapbooking collection from the store.

Ok now lets get onto the making, here is the layout I created.


Here is a process video for how this layout came together:



I am documenting a beautiful gesture by one of my colleagues at work today. Sometimes a little act of kindness can change your whole mindset and set you back on the right track. To help the photo stand out as the feature for the layout I used the new Party Banner Die, but instead turned that into a tag and added some ribbon to the top. 

I stamped the Climbing Clematis stamp set onto white textured card stock and clustered those to the right of the photo. I stamped with pink and purple inks to coordinate best with my photo. 


Other embellishments on the page were from the Our Family kit, including the fussy cut florals cut from one of the papers in the kit. 


Here is a close up of the journaling, I used my typewriter to document this story. 


The textured card stock adds a subtle detail to the stamped florals that I like the look of. I also love the stamped florals when they have that white border around them, I think it really helps them to stand out. 


There are two ways you can enter this hop today!

1/ To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, June 20th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 6/24/2018.

2/ You can also win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew store by simply leaving a comment on this post! I appreciate all the lovely comments, thank you! I will announce a winner here on my blog by 6/20/2018.


Here is the June 2018 Stamp/Die Release hop order:




Your next stop is Yoonsun Hur - thanks for stopping by today!!!!

Build-A-Flower: Larkspur Release Winners



Congratulations to

Blogger Melissa Friedrich said...
Beautiful page layout, I love how you used those 3x4 cards on your page and the Larkspur flowers are so pretty and peaceful, just like the retreat looks to be! TFS your amazing project.


Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com with the subject line "BAF: Larkspur Release Winner from Raquel's Blog" to redeem your $20 gift certificate to the Altenew store.

Congrats and enjoy your prize!!!

You're Pretty Rad - Boy's Rule by Cocoa Vanilla

Hey everyone, I'm here today sharing my first layout featuring the amazing new boys collection ‘Boy’s Rule’. It is no secret that I just adore each and every boys collection of products that are released by Cocoa Vanilla, but I do admit, I think this has to be my favourite one by far!

Here is the layout that I created:



Of course I had to document my cheeky little man Jack, just look at that face! This photo was taken only a couple of weeks ago when I took him to a park. You can tell by the smile on his face hope much fun he had! The main design of this page is based around an exclamation mark cut file which I downloaded for free from the Paper Issues store. Since the cut file is circular in design our eyes are drawn to the central point of the circle. I knew that was where I needed to place my photo as I always like to have my photo as the main focal point on a scrapbook page.



Here are some close ups of the layout:






I wasn’t going to – but I couldn’t resist adding the crown to the top of my little mans head.



I hope this layout has inspired you today. I had a ball today using the Boys Rule collection and will be back soon!





Raquel xxx