You Have My Heart | Bohemian Dream | Elodie Lusseau

Hi scrappy peeps!

Elodie here today with a new page to share with you! I went with blue for this layout using the beautiful Bohemian Dream collection and a photo of me and my sweet girls snapped in Barcelona a couple of years ago. Here is my page!

I love the blue tones in the Bohemian Dream collection. Gorgeous, right?! For my background, I picked the Abundant paper, with its pretty navy blue color, and placed a strip from the Flower Child sheet in the center of the page.

I wanted to keep my layout simple and I decided to make two clusters – one at at the top of the page and another one at the bottom.  I started with my top cluster and tucked a lovely tag from the ephemera pack under the  strip. Then I added beautiful Bohemian Dream embellies all around it: more die cuts from the ephemera pack, a label on which I stamped the date, a chipboard heart and a flower from the vellum accent pack.

For my bottom cluster, I layered the photo on a doily and I adorned it with a frame, die cuts, a pretty vellum flower, a cute flair button and word stickers from the accessory sticker sheet. I really like how the frame draws the eye to the picture!

I love adding dimension to my layouts. Here, I adhered some items with foam squares and I folded up the edges of several embellies to make them pop.  I also sprinkled my page with pretty enamel shapes and I put the finishing touch with droplets of black ink.

I love creating with this gorgeous line and I hope my page inspires you to play with it too! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!

Elodie

By | 2018-01-09T08:16:19+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, Inspiration|0 Comments

Precious | More Than Words | Lauren Hender

A collection of soft delicate pastels that have something for boy or girl is what the More Than Words is all about and is a must for your scrapping must haves list.  

Over the next few layouts I share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio I am going to show you why this collection is suited for all the family. Young, old, boy, girl this collection has some for everyone.  

Today I am sharing with you a layout of my precious little girl surrounded by majority of the More Than Words collection.

This layout has been put together using some simple layering techniques. I used the 6×6 paper and a punch to make some strips and adhered them into a colour order that I thought looked nice. I then backed my photo using a piece of vellum and adhered it down. I was tempted to use some foam mounting tape here but I am trying to use let foam to hopefully fit more layouts into my albums.

I then selected some beautiful chipboard elements to make up the title and pulled apart the ephemera pack to build my cluster elements of flowers and tags and butterflies. This was hard as there was so many beautiful elements.

Isn’t that chipboard heart and flair just perfect.

This collection is full of adorable pieces. Have you haven’t had a chance to see it all click HERE

I’m next on the blog on the 29th and it’s then that I will share with you how this collection is perfect for our boys.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Lauren xo

By | 2018-01-15T22:47:03+00:00 January 16th, 2018|More Than Words|0 Comments

Precious Little Memories | More than Words | Mandy Melville

Hi everyone!

Mandy here with you today, and I’m so excited to be sharing my first layout using the brand new More than Words collection! I absolutely LOVE this collection, especially the soft pastel colours and the beautiful florals! It’s just so pretty!! I couldn’t wait to start creating with it!

Here’s my layout…

On this layout I documented a couple of photos of my youngest daughter Eleanor and I, taken a few months ago. If you’re anything like me, then you’re probably behind the camera more than you’re in front of it. So when my hubby offered to take some photos of me with the kids, I happily handed the camera over to him, and I absolutely love the photos that he took. I think they beautifully capture the love between my daughter and I!

I started my layout off by covering the top half of the page with the Sketchbook patterned paper. I absolutely love the look of the hand-drawn flowers on this paper, and the soft hints of colour. So pretty! I also added a thin strip of the Darling Buds (reverse side) patterned paper under the bottom edge of Sketchbook paper, and I tore the edge of it to give it some texture. Next I matted the two photos with the Treasure (reverse side) patterned paper, and adhered them side by side in the middle of the page.

I created a little cluster of embellishments on the top left hand corner of the photo on the left. The cluster includes a label, a small floral cluster, and a little banner, all from the die cut ephemera pack. Above the photo I added a couple of the little word stickers from the sticker sheet as well as a little chipboard heart sticker.

I added some foam tape, and tucked a chipboard frame, underneath the photo on the right. This helped to give it some nice dimension. I then created a second cluster on the right hand side of the photo using a die cut butterfly, a flair button, and a chipboard heart. I also tucked another little word sticker under the bottom edge of the photo.

Underneath the photos I added my title and journaling, as well as a few more pretty embellishments. I created the title using a word from the chipboard sticker sheet, combined with a little banner from the die cut ephemera pack. I added my journaling to the page using my typewriter, and then I embellished around the title and journaling with some leaves and florals from the vellum accents pack. I finished the layout off with a few of the cute little enamel shapes.

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! I hope that you enjoyed taking a closer look at some of beautiful papers and embellishments in the More than Words collection! Make sure you keep your eye out at your local retailer in the coming weeks for this beautiful collection! I guarantee you’ll love it!

Mandy x

By | 2018-01-12T22:20:01+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Design Team, Inspiration, More Than Words|0 Comments

Dream catcher for a friend | Bohemian dream | Anna Komenda

Hello everyone. It’s Anna here with my first post in 2018. I can’t believe that it’s my fourth year here at Cocoa Vanilla already. New collection is on it’s way to me so I have one more project created with “Bohemian dream” for you. It’s a dream catcher that was created as a gift for my scrappy friend Flóra. We never met in real life but we love chatting on-line. She lives in Slovenia so we organized this little treat pack swap for Christmas and I added this dream catcher as a surprise for her.

I made similar dream catcher using “Wild and free” collection few months ago so I am basically scraplifting myself. I really enjoy making projects like that because you can go crazy with dimension.

I used embroidery hoop as my base. Background is painted with watercolors, so are some of the flowers I used in the composition. I am running low on my ephemera packs so painting similar flowers was a really good idea.

Paper composition under the picture of Flóra helped me to add dimension. I added two layers of cardboard between each paper layer. I needed my picture to be lifted above the hoop. After this part was done, I started adding flowers. I used a lot of 3D foam squares 🙂

Butterflies and flowers are always a perfect match so I added few. I love the chipboard stickers that are part of “Bohemian dream” collection and I used them in this project too. Title HAPPY is made of them.

I finished my composition by adding enamel dots from various collections. This is the kind of embellishment I run out first.

I hope you like my projects. I will be back to you in two weeks with some inspiration created with “More than words” collection. i can’t wait to cut it.

XO Anna

By | 2018-01-12T21:36:04+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, Inspiration|0 Comments

Prize Winners – More Than Words collection

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far. It’s time to announce the winners of our More Than Words collection giveaway – our first release for 2018!

We had so many comments on this giveaway – 278 to be exact! So thank you to everyone who took the time to enter and all the lovely comments you posted – it really is special for Zoe to be able read them all after she invests her heart and soul into designing and producing these amazing collections.

So without further ado…

Our major prize winner, who will receive a full collection prize pack is…

Congratulations Michele with comment # 171!

Our runner up, who will receive a collection kit is…

Congratulations Michelle Grainger with comment # 58!

Congratulations to both ladies – we hope you enjoy creating with the ‘More Than Words’ collection.

(I will be in contact with both of you via email this week to arrange your prizes, so keep an eye on your Inbox.)

Thanks again to everyone that entered our giveaway. The ‘More Than Words‘ collection will begin shipping to retailers on the 24th January, and will be available in our online store approximately a month after that.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend – happy scrapping!

Sue – Marketing Coordinator

By | 2018-01-13T15:25:48+00:00 January 13th, 2018|Chit Chat, More Than Words, Reveals & GiveAways|2 Comments

Live Out Load | Bohemian Dream | Bea Valint

Hi CVS fans! It’s Bea here today sharing a new layout using the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Dream collection. I couldn’t get enough of the beautiful colors, so I decided to use ALL of them on my layout.

I started by choosing a pretty cut file and cut it out from white cardstock using my Cameo. I stitched along the vertical lines and backed the shapes using my 6×6 paper pad. I love how the heart turned out, the colors make me so happy!

I highlighted my photo using an ephemera frame and placed them to the bottom right of the heart. I used thread to make the frame more colorful. For embellishing I used stickers and some ephemera pieces and arranged all the pretties around the photo.

For adding more interest, I created a cluster using cardstock stickers and ephemera pieces to the top left of the page.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope this layout has inspired you to make something pretty with your Cocoa Vanilla Studio stuff!
xo, Bea
By | 2018-01-11T19:57:57+00:00 January 13th, 2018|Bohemian Dream|0 Comments

Fall 2017 | You Rock | Ulrike Dold

Hello everyone,

Ulli here with you today sharing a new layout which I created with the gorgeous You Rock collection.

I used a beautiful photo from my son and I wanted to add a big journaling about him with the age of 16 months. I decided to use the colors black and white with some blue tones.

First I cut my white cardstock in the size 8.5×11 inch. Then I marked the point where my journaling should start and I wrote it down with my typewriter.

I cut off a small paper stripe from the Random paper from the amazing You Rock collection and placed it on the left side of my cardstock. Then I stitched three times over it. I glued the photo left-aligned with my journaling on my layout. I decorated it with a acetate feather from the Bohemian Dream collection and a die cut leave from the Hello Lovely collection and stitched over it with my sewing machine. Then I glued a circle die cut with a star from the You Rock die cut embellishments over it.

For the title I cut out the lettering “Fall” with my Silhouette Cameo. I glued it on the right side and upright on my photo and stitched over it with white sewing thread. Then I stamped the year date in black alongside.

I added a chipboard arrow from the You Rock chipboard stickers on the left side of my photo. Then I stamped the date with a date roller stamp on the “The Orinal” Sticker from the accessory sticker sheet and placed it on the left side below on my photo. Therefor I used foam squares to add some dimension.

I splattered some black paint across the page. For giving my layout a autumnal touch I stamped some leaves in different blue tones on white cardstock and cut them out. I placed them diagonal with foam squares on my layout. I started on the left corner below and end at the right corner on the top of my layout.

I stamped “All The Feels” in blue below my journaling and glued two word stickers and the “You Rock” sticker from the You Rock accessory stickers on my layout.

To finish off my page I added some enamel shapes and enamel dots from the You Rock and the Colour Me Happy collections and some die cut stars from the You Rock die cut ephemera pack.

I hope you like my layout. Thanks for stopping by today.

Ulli

By | 2018-01-12T09:34:35+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, You ROCK|0 Comments

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