Happy Heart using Bohemian Dreams by Cocoa Vanilla

Hey everyone, I'm here sharing a Feature Title layout that I shared over on the CVS blog recently. I am using the gorgeous Bohemian Dream collection for this layout. I tell you what! I never tire of using this amazing and beautiful collection, just so so stunning.

Here is the layout that I created:

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

It seems to be that most of my pages contain cut files the last couple of years, so of course I chose a cut file as a way to make a feature title. The cut files I used on this page are available from fellow DT members website ‘Cut to You’ by Gwen Wruck. I loved the ‘happy heart’ design and wanted a beautiful title that matched my sweet photo of my two children holding hands. To create the feature title I chose patterned papers in the 6×6 paper pad that had a more plain print than a bold pattern. This is because I really wanted to be able to distinguish what the text was saying, I think the soft blue and purple papers were able to achieve that. I added some patterned papers in the hearts that tie in all the colours of the ephemera pieces.

Here are some close ups of my layout:

To finish this layout I adhered the whole white back ground card stock to a piece of the Kaleidoscope patterned paper. I added some machine stitching to the edge which adds a lovely textural detail. Enamel dots and some die cut butterflies finished the page off.

I hope you have been inspired to have a go at a feature title on your next scrapbooking page! See you soon...

Raquel x

Perfect You with Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'More than Words'

Hey everyone, I'm here with you today sharing a recent Cocoa Vanilla project. For todays layout I decided to use the beautiful More Than Words collection to document a nice photo that my daughter and I took together last month. I just love this photo and wanted to scrapbook it, but I also wanted to document what a sweet soul my little girl has. I sometimes fear that she may be a little sensitive like myself, but at the same time I love how much she cares for others around her.

Here is the layout that I created:

Here are some close ups of the layout: The Polaroid die cut was part of the ephemera pack.

I hope that you have been inspired by my layout today. Don’t forget to check out the CVS store if there was anything that I used on todays layout that you would love to get your hands on.

Raquel xxx

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Flourishing Zinnia Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey everyone, I am excited to be a Guest for Altenew today. Each month they release a new Build-a-Flower design and today I am sharing a project with the latest release called - Build-a-Flower: Flourishing Zinnia.

Here is a look at the stamp set:

Here is my completed layout using the set - 

I also have a process video to share with you today documenting how this layout came together including the process of stamping the beautiful Flourishing Zinnia florals:

To create this page I used the new release Build a Flower set and the Reflections Scrapbook Kit. 

These next two photos give you a good look at the details of the layout:

I love the layered look of the Build a Flower floral sets, so much detail is achieved through the application of four inks, don't you think?

On this layout I am documenting a recent girls night out I had with my bestie. They don't happen very often and are few and far between. We had such a fun night and it was a moment I wanted in my scrapbook. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. To celebrate the release of this stamp set Altenew are running a little giveaway.

There are two ways you can enter this hop today!

Firstly, to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 10/9/2018.

You can also win a $20 gift certificate to the Altenew store by simply leaving a comment on this post! I will announce a winner here on my blog by 10/7/2018.

Here is the Build-A-Flower: Flourishing Zinnia Blog Hop order:

Your next stop is Anna Komenda, Happy hopping!

Raquel x

Totally Rad - A black + white + one challenge on the Cocoa Vanilla blog

Hey everyone, its Raquel here today sharing my latest layout with you for Cocoa Vanilla Studio. This is my layout for the black + white + one theme that was on the CVS blog recently. As you can see I have chosen to add the colour blue to my share. For this layout I have mainly used the new Boys Rule collection which is now available in the Cocoa Vanilla online store here. I am documenting my little man and I’s love for our special fun days out that we have together, on this particular day we had gone into town to spend his birthday money.

For the main element of the layout I chose to adapt the star die cut that is available in the large die cut and backing kit and trimmed some of the stars off so it fits within an 8.5″x11″ background. I used the Entitled paper to back three of the die cut stars, this was where I brought in the main element of blue to my page.

Here is the layout that I created:

Here are some close ups of the layout:
It was fun to delve into some of the other boys collections from CVS to embellish the layout to match with the white, black and blue colour palette.

I just adore the shadows that die cuts give to a layout when they are adhered with a foam adhesive. I chose to do the same on this page.

The layout didn’t quite feel finished as I was working so I decided to trim the white card stock down and back the whole layout on the Happy Go Lucky paper. Once I had backed the layout I also machine stitched in white cotton around the edges to add extra texture.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. 

Raquel x