Home Memories - Cocoa Vanilla Studio ‘unforgettable’ collection

Hey everyone, its Raquel here with you today sharing a layout that I created using the free printable INSD kit and free live online class that Zoe did last Friday night. Zoe’s class was created in a 12×12 size and inspired by these home days in isolation. I was so motivated to create a page using the page design and kit as a base for an 8.5×11″ size layout.

Here is the layout that I created:
I created a process video to show how this layout came together, you can see it here:

The layout features two photos of my kiddies taken recently during our home learning. We are going onto our 7th week of isolation here in our household and are currently home learning. Our school has an amazingly supportive program for these two kiddies, but being 5 and 7 they of course need constant support to complete set tasks. Getting used to this new normal and Mummy as the teacher has been new for us all. While supporting my kiddies to learn, I am also a Foundation school teacher so as well as supporting my own kiddies I have a class of 19 to work with as well. To say its been a juggle is speaking lightly. I am very much looking forward to life resuming to normal and everyone being safe and healthy as I am sure we all are.

Here are some close ups of the layout

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, stay safe
Raquel xxx

Altenew 6th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4 + Giveaway

Hi everyone,

I'm super excited to be participating in day 4 of Altenew's 6th Anniversary Blog Hop, thanks for inviting me Altenew! I think I calculated that this is my 4th Anniversary hop that I have taken part in, I feel very blessed to be a friend of Altenew.

Now, after your stop at Kymona Tracey , its now my turn to give you some Altenew inspiration. 

Here is the layout that I created, 

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

This layout features mainly the Live your Dreams collection and features a couple of photos of my kiddies pre-self isolation and stay at home enforcements here in Australia. 

I adhered the clear stickers from the kit onto white card stock and fussy cut around them to create a moveable ephemera that I could embellish the page with. 

I used a title from the wood veneer set that says love and matched that with the fine alpha die set and die cut out the letters for YOU.

To give some detail and contrast to the background I used the dot stamps in the Pinstripe stamp set and created a vertical stamped design. 

I finished the page with some machine stitching, enamel dots and typewritten journaling. 

I hope you have been inspired by my layout today, thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Be sure to check out my process video above to see exactly how this layout came together. 

See below for all the hop details and the awesome prizes that can be won!

Special Offer

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY6TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV20 at checkout. Offer valid from 4/2/2020 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/5/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Shop here: https://altenew.com/


Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Altenew: 6 $50 Altenew gift certificates
Altenew Academy: 10 class spots
Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 $100 Altenew gift certificate & 5 Share Handmade Kindness goodie bags($20 each)
My Sweet Petunia: 1 prize bundle(Original MISTI, a set of Creative Corners, a Cut-Align and a bar magnet)
CiLi in Papers: $100 gift certificate
Craft Stash: £75 gift certificate
Amy Tangerine: Your Brightest Year Yet online workshop(valued at $89)
Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
Simon Says Stamp: $50 gift certificate
Scrapbook.com: $50 gift certificate
Michelle's Cards & Stamp: $50 gift certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2020 issue
Bumbleberry Papercrafts: £25 gift certificate
Seven Hills Crafts: £25 gift certificate

Be sure to leave comments by 12/4/2020 for a chance to win one of 37 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!". 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 18/4/2020.

Here is todays hop order: 
I'm your last stop on this hop today, thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Happy anniversary to Altenew!

Raquel x