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Yay Happy Happy | Sophie Sim-Lawrence

Cocoa Vanilla Studio creates some really beautiful paper blooms and I cannot tell you how long this idea has been growing in my mind – a page filled with as many paper flowers as possible, while scrapping about my daughter’s creativity. The result:


This is one of those stash bursting pages, where I happily went through my entire collection of CVS goodies and pulled out as many blooms as I could for the page. The concept was simple. Include a portrait of my girl, which she drew and coloured and attach flowers to the drawing as hair buns. We were inspired by a kid’s book we came across, where an illustration of a little girl peeking out from the bottom of the cover was featured. So my daughter decided to draw her own version and together, we collaborated for this page. She loves having crazy hair colours and checker board eyes on the girls she draws these days. I like how I am able to record her drawing and colouring here, which I believe will be loads of fun to look back at in the years to come.




After she had done her part for this page, I attached her drawing to the bottom of Sunbleached from the Endless Summer collection. Next, I attached my paper blooms to form two buns on top of the girl she drew. In order to convey how imaginative and creative my daughter is, I decided that it will be fun to add a layer of wood veneers on top of the flowers. Again, I went through my stash and added images that represented who my girl is and what she loves. I tried to make these pieces pop by colouring them lightly with white gelato. I penned my journaling around these buns, gushing about how much we enjoy all the stories and thoughts this little six year old comes up with. I framed the page with Spotty Dot from the Colour Me Happy collection.





For my title, I kept it simple with a collage of wood veneer words to form “Yay happy happy”, a phrase that seems to be how my child lives her everyday. Added some vellum and diecut ephemera butterflies from Love Always and a few enamel dots. For a final touch of childlikeness, I added a corner from a chipboard frame found in the Make A Wish collection. I like how the polkadots add that element of childhood playfulness here.



With this page, I am thankful for the past two years of fun I had with CVS. Totally grateful for the privilege and opportunity to grow with this company. To more gorgeousness, creativity and memory keeping CVS! Thank you for everything!

About the Author:

Sophie is from the sunny island of Singapore. She is a stay at home mummy and her days are filled with stories, blocks, library trips and cooking. It is often through these avenues that a colour combination or an idea for a project will inspire her. When her children are sleeping,she can be found playing with paper and glue. Her creative style can be described as fun and colourful. She likes to think that her creations are bright confections that celebrate her blessed life. Playing with different colour combinations, stretching the potential of each embellishment and being innovative are her favorite things to do when creating. A cup of tea paired with a scrumptious slice of cake will make her day anytime. And please make that an earl grey. 

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