Monday, January 16, 2017

Jan16th DITL cards/Cocoa Daisy DT

Hello everyone! How was your weekend?? Mine was kind of busy. We had a house full of people because we were celebrating one of our daughters birthdays. It was fun and cute, but it made the weekend long!! lol Plus its a long weekend, so today I still have 6 little ones running around the house and all of them keep wanting cake all the time! lol

Well I thought I would share with y'all a layout and a 12x12 pocket page I created with my Cocoa Daisy January DT package. I love to play with DITL cards on my regular layouts, there great for layering and for blocking out layouts, grid designs and all. 

So this 1st one I used 2 of the DITL cards and made a bit of a blocked out layout. All centered around the middle of the page.

For me, these are quite simple pages, fast. And sometimes thats all I have time for,lol. I started with the white background and places the picture where I wanted it and then placed the cards.

To start out with, if I'm not sure if I might want to change the layout around later, I put a little adhesive on the back of my cards and picture and then start building. I grabbed the pretty paper that looked like it had doilies on it and fussy cut a few of those out and placed them around the layout. I added a few of the gorgeous wood veneer that came in the kit and one of the exclusive cocoa daisy print and cuts on the layout. 

I wanted more to it, it looked to plain, so I added some of the pink paislee rub ons and a little triangle up to the top left. I still wanted a bit more so I punched a few places on the edges of the layout and backed them with some of the exclusive, adorable, strawberry paper. and that was it. It went quite quick and I like that its a soft layout and that the picture stands out. It was just a cute moment between my husband and one of our daughter, watching a game on the phone.

This is my 1st DITL page that I have done this year. And it was for the 1st week of January. I print my pictures off every Monday for the week before, so I will have more. This one is really simple. We had a lot of family in and out after the holidays and little sick ones. So I did a bit of journaling about that week and added a few stickers from one of last months kits and a rub on here and there and called it done. Oh I added that little flair button on the outside of my pocket page so that it wouldn't be sticking up too.

Thanks for stopping by to check out what I have done so far this week and I hope you come back by to see what else I post. Make sure to head over the the Cocoa Daisy blog and check out what all the other lovely's are creating! And remember that there are also forums on the Cocoa Daisy site that you can participate in too, and a Cocoa Daisy challenge page on facebook, if your participate you can win a gift card for the shoe!! Cool right?!?!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

12x12 layout / Yeah Yeah Yeah.....

Morning everyone! Its cold here, what about where you are?

Well I thought I would do a little scrapping to pass the time and stay cozy here at home. This is a picture we took with our youngest daughter (at the time) to kind of announce we were having another baby. she was super excited, if you cant tell,lol

I started off with a white background and then used a Hip Kit club cut-file that said yeah yeah yeah repeatedly. After that I started doing my layering behind my photo. Different odds and endes from a Maggie Holmes collection. 

I loved the bright colors and the teal in the collection went well with her cloths, but we didn't know what we were having at the time, so it worked with the mix of everything.

I added the ephemera pieces, flowers, frames, bows and then added a few enamel dots and word stickers, a strip across the bottom with a few embellishments and that was about it for this one. I did a little journaling on the back, about how everyone reacted to the text with the picture and how excited she was.It was a really simple layout, I think I managed to get it done in about  42 min. and only had to stop once or twice to grab a juice box or snack lol

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my layout today and I hope you come back again. If you want tot make sure to not miss anything, feel free to hit that fallow button and you wont miss out on anything anymore.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Merry Christmas/ Pretty Little Studio 12x12 layout

Hello everyone!! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years!
Today I'm sharing a layout that I scrapped of my kiddos standing in front of the Christmas tree this year. I don't typically scrap the year I'm in when it comes to Christmas, but I like this goofy picture of my littles in front of the tree.
Today I'm using the Tinsel Town collection, featuring stickers. 

I love the pop stickers can give to a layout. It doesn't always have to be a big pop, but its sometimes just enough to pull your eye to the picture.

This layout didn't even start with me matting the picture, to be honest I printed it with one, lol. But I started with laying the larger piece of the red and white Christmas words. Then I put the picture to the right and started layering little bits here and there under the larger piece and under the picture.

I layered my little cluster together on the left side for a bit of balance on my layout and put the wood veneer Merry Christmas title on top and decided that I wanted more on my layout. So I grabbed those cute little (and big) hearts and started adding them above and below my photo and even popped a few up in my little cluster to the left. I thought that brought your eye to the photo more and I loved the way it turned out. To finish it all off I added a little bit of Heidi Swapp color shine.

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Monday, December 26, 2016

December Memory Planning/Cocoa Daisy DT

Good morning everyone, Sarah here this morning to share my December Memory planning with you.
So far this month I have almost four weeks of my planner done and have done a bit of prep for the last few days of my forth week.

I laid out my 1st week starting with my pretty paper on the right side of my planner and boxing those off into there individual sections of the day. Then I moved onto my washi tape that separated the different sections of the day. To be honest I don't always use these different sections for the different times of day or anything, I use them how they suite me.
I added in my pictures where I knew I wanted them to go and then started in with my decorating and adding my appointments, activities and such for the week.

Each week is different for me. Sometimes I have more writing, whether its to keep up with appointment or to wright down things that have happened so that I don't forget. Like my second week of  December.

And then there are some weeks where I add more pictures, like here in my third week of the month and still have my appointment and journaling about things that have happened.

I'm still working on this week. With it being Christmas and so much going on, I haven't added a ton yet. I went in and preped my pages and added in what I already had printed out picture wise, added all of my appointments and as the week has gone on I have went in and added bits and pieces of journaling about things that have happened and embellished more.
I love to add pictures to my planner spreads, I've said this before, but I don't always take a picture each day, so I might go without one here or there. This week has been so busy that I haven't added but two photos and that's because I had them pre printed. This is also something I don't normally do. But I had pictures of all my favorite Christmas shows printed because I had added them to my list on Netflix and made sure the others were recorded on my TV, so I put those down the days I watched them.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my memory planning for this month and I hope to share more as I go on! Make sure to check out what all the other Cocoa Daisy girls are doing too!!

Pretty Little Studio/ 12x12 Fall love layout

Hello everyone, Sarah here this morning sharing a fall layout. 
I know Christmas was just over yesterday, but I still love this collection and found an old Instagram photo of a pretty little red leaf and I just had to scrap with it!

We haven't had long lasting cold weather here so far this year, it seems like fall keeps running longer and longer. lol. I don't mind, I like the cooler weather, but I was so looking forward to a white winter. No such luck though.
I was looking threw some of my old Instagram photos and saw this fall picture and thought I wanted to document how pretty it has been this fall.

I played with some of the frames with this layout. One, I love them, two, I wanted the leaf to be frames and thats really how it started out. I cut a few of the cute leaves out from one of the papers and added them in with some of the ephemera pieces and tucked them here and there behind my frames and pictures

I popped out a few pieces from the cut aparts and added an epoxy sticker on top and stuck them down. Popped the pictures up with some 3D adhesive. I added a strip to the bottom of the page, along with a little one at an angle. Then finished it off with come Gold Color shine and this layout was done.

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Pretty Little Studio/Be Merry Be Bright 12x12

Good morning everyone!! Can you believe its already Christmas Eve?
Well today I wanted to share a layout I made using the Tinsel Town collection by Ashley Horton.

I got a picture of my Christmas tree from this year and thought it would go great with this collection, so I decided to scrap it. I used a cut-file from Ashley Hortons, The Cut Shoppe, Christmas Magic and cut the title out.

I backed it with pieces from the Tinsel Town collection and started layering behind my photo. I added a few pieces from a cut apart sheet and a few bits and pieces from an ephemera pack.

I added a small amount of journaling at the bottom of my photo about what year this was and a little blurb about my tree this year, finished off my little embellishment cluster and decided to add a small strip of paper to the bottom of the page and then moved on to add a wood veneer tree and a few more pieces from an ephemera pack.

To finish it off I added some splatters of Heidi Swapp color shine in gold lame and that was it. a quick simple layout, showcasing my Christmas tree. Thanks so much for coming by to check out this layout!

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Cocoa Daisy designer challenge

Good afternoon everyone! Sorry I'm a bit late getting this up today but it has been CRAZY! lol
We have had so much running around going on and family going here and there and I don't expect it'll slow down till after Christmas, but thats ok with me. I'm just happy to have all this family around! What about y'all?? Lots going on there?

Well today I wanted to share a layout I created to play along with this months Cocoa Daisy designer challenge. Oh and a quick mention, Cocoa Daisy has now set up a new facebook page for the monthly challenges, it makes it a bit easier to play along, so we hope to see you over there! Here it is for you, Cocoa Daisy Challenge facebook page . 

So this months challenge is to scrapbook your favorite memory from 2016. So this is what I scrapped about, This was our surprise in 2016.  And a fantastic one at that! We found out that we were pregnant with out 5th child and it was amazing. 
These are the 1st ultrasound pics, we didnt get to get in to ultrasound until further in to the pregnancy but that was ok, we knew she was ok.

I used the main kit, moments, and some layers made with the DITL kit and a cut file from Ashley Hortons, The Cut Shoppe.

We would love for you to play along and let us see your creations over on the facebook page or even in the Cocoa Daisy forums on our site. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing what I had made today!