Hello everyone, big welcome back to the Cocoa Vanilla blog and a big welcome to December.

This month for me is crazy. I often feel over whelmed and so busy I think I will never make it but on the other hand it feels magical festive and a time where happy memories are made. One of those moments was recently when I had the pleasure of baby sitting my super cute little nephew. This kid is smart, quick, witty and always hungry. I love him too bits and couldn’t resist pulling out my camera and snapping a few shots of him.

Now when you first saw the new midnight collection you probably thought it was an all girl collection, but being a mother of two boys I am always on the look out to create masculine layouts using what seems to be a feminine collections. So here it is. A complete layout using the beautiful new Midnight collection.

As you can see this layout is very simple in design but when you use a mix of plain and patterned paper you can make you layouts pop. It also helps to have a full faced direct front faced photo to help draw the person looking at the layout straight to the photo.

I also wanted to make sure that I created a strip down the centre of the layout using a mix of embellishments, titles, and journaling. This layout is 8×12 inch and therefore it was really easy to create this effect with smaller pieces.

 This collection is now available to purchase directly from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio store. Check out the great bundle offer by clicking HERE

The bundle includes:

  • 18 x double-sided papers (2 each of 9 designs)
  • 1 x Accessory Sticker Sheet
  • 1 x Die Cut Ephemera Pack
  • 1 x Die Cut Titles Pack
  • 1 x Clear Stickers
  • 1 x Flair Buttons
  • 1 x Chipboard Accents
  • 1 x Large Die Cut & Backing


I hope my layout has inspired you create highlighting memories of your boys and girls with this stunning collection.

 Happy Scrapping.

Lauren Hender xo

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