Love you using the new Wild at Heart by Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hey everyone, I'm here today with a layout using the upcoming new release Wild at Heart. Boy, this collection is just amazing! I honestly didn't know where to start and what to use first as it is all so gorgeous. For the first part of February, up until the 14th the design team will be sharing layouts on the Cocoa Vanilla blog inspired by Love, after all February is the month of love right?!?

Instead of going the traditional route and scrapbooking my Mr, I decided to scrapbook and document the love I have for my kiddies and this moment that was captured in December.

Here is the layout I created:

I knew I wanted to do a lot of journaling on this layout, so I tried to keep my main design and embellishing to the top half of the page. To help balance the photo placed in the centre, I added clusters to either side of the photo.

The cluster in the image below was made up of fussy cut florals, some stickers and ephemera pieces. I just adore the tags in the ephemera packs, they are usually one of the items that goes first.

Another one of my favourite items, this time from the sticker sheet, is the cute little tabs. There is two on the sheet and they are another item that goes super quick. I love the look and little bit of detail that they bring to a page.

On the right side of the photo my cluster of embellishments was made up of another fussy cut flower, some of the ephemera pieces and stickers. I also created a banner from the collection name portion of the manufacturer strip. It was perfect and worked well with what I had journaled about.

It is rare for me to get infront of the camera and I do not have many pictures of myself and my kiddies (unless its a selfie) so when hubby took this photo and I saw the looks on their faces it was just priceless. The photo really just sums the kiddies up perfectly and that is what I wanted to document through my journaling; my sensitive, precious little girl, and my loveable but cheeky little man. My favourite and only way to journal is using my typewriter. I love the look it brings to a page and for me I am not bothered by the fact it is not handwritten, as long as our story is being told.

The chipboard stickers in this collection are so amazing. I fell in love with this large 'love you' sentiment on the bottom of my sheet. It spanned across the page underneath the photo perfectly. To add further detail to the title, I sewed over it. My sewing machine behaves when I do this, as long as I sew through it slowly to avoid the needle snapping.

The photo area itself is comprised of many layers of papers and embellishments that make up part of the clusters. Underneath the photo I chose to use a navy based patterned paper as I felt that would help my photo pop. I then added a softening layer of the new specialty vellum underneath that and a doily from my stash. The whole photo mat is adhered to the page using a foam sheet, one of the staple supplies in my stash for adding dimension.

The new Wild at Heart collection is just gorgeous and available at retailers very soon. In the meantime, you can check out my YouTube video below where I share the collection in more detail. It gives you a good overview on the products that will soon be available and you can get your wish lists started. Though to make it easier I suggest getting one (or more) of everything!

Thanks for stopping my the blog today, I hope my layout has inspired you.

Raquel xxx

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