Tuesday, January 24, 2017

"Make A Wish" for D-lish scraps

Hi everyone,

Back again today for my 2nd share this month for D-lish scraps and today I have a birthday layout to share with you.


Now I know you might be thinking, the page doesn't have her age on it!!!  It's ok, this is one of many many shots of the day and her age is well documented :)  There are many times I create just for the love of it and this certainly was one of those days!

This idea for this layout started with those big bold fussy cut flowers and their bright colour which I wanted to team with Pink of course!  After the fussy cutting was done, I stitching on the vellum paper in 2 sections and let that dictate the design of my page.


I also had the wood veneer frame square mini pack that I knew I wanted to use with the striking background paper.


I also wanted to use these divine bright pink paper flowers and teamed them with the resin flowers which come in these super fab grab bags filled with lots of pretty colours.  Add in lots of layers and the layout was complete.

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thanks for  popping by,
Gwen

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Wild at Heart the latest release by Cocoa Vanilla

Hi Everyone,

So happy to share with you the first collection for 2017 for Cocoa Vanilla Studios!



Wild at Heart is simply gorgeous, and full of beautiful things that are sure to make your heart skip a beat… And we’ve increased our papers with this release too, so there’s more for you to create with than ever!
The gorgeous Wild at Heart collection will be shipping to retailers from Monday the 13th February, and will be available in our online store  a month later from the 13th March..
PRE-ORDER INFORMATION FOR THIS COLLECTION WILL BE COMING ON MONDAY 16TH JANUARY.







Be sure to pop over to the Cocoa Vanilla Blog to see all of the beautiful details, the entire product range AND for your chance to win the collection!!

Thanks for popping by today, now get on over to the Cocoa Vanilla blog :)

Gwen 
xo

Thursday, January 12, 2017

It's only taken 10 years


Hi Everyone,

A bit of a different share today...

After nearly 19 years of scrapbooking, yep I started in 1989 - I can finally say I now have my own little studio space!!!

It's taken a long time, but it was so worth the wait!  The big kids have moved out and my supplies and I have moved in!  Of course, it is still a work in progress, I have only been in for a few weeks so I'm sure things will get shuffled, but for now here is how it looks :)



Looking into the room towards the door.


View from the door.





Ohhhh the Raskog... I don't think I need more words for this one do I???  Since this photo was taken, I have moved the project life cards out of the bottom section and into a draw.  I added a towel and our kitty likes to sleep in there while I scrap.


My clip it up.  Top tier is all Crate Paper, bottom tier is everything else.


This little basket is for all things new... that is, when I buy new supplies, they go in here first.  I find this way I am much more likely to use them; if they go straight into my stash, I forget I bought them!!!  They will stay in here for a month or so, then anything left over will get filtered into my stash.  The only exception to this is kits, but I am not currently subbing to any as I was finding I was getting supplies I wasn't really loving, I really need to do some more kit club research.


My entire collection of pattern papers and cardstock, less than you might think, I'm actually not a hoarder.  In general I think I have a lot less than people expect.  One of the reasons for this is that I am a product scrapper, I use a lot of product on my pages, the second reason is that I don't go nuts buying everything in every colour.  I choose what I really love and that's it.  In the front there are masks, 12 x 12 and smaller.  Papers are sorted by colour but there are special sections for Cocoa Vanilla and Crate Paper.


Not my entire collection, just a few favourites I use a lot... all sitting in a pretty little metal dish my mother gave me, her mum had it before her, it's not real silver, but I don't care, it's special to me.


I have lots of vintage trays and tea cups etc around my space with pretties in them.  I find if I can see things I'm much more likely to use them.


My very small collection of letter "G's" - it's a work in progress... 


Paper scraps sorted by colour into these draws.  The only exception to this is Crate Paper, they all go into a separate container as I tend to use the collections all mixed together and seeing they are all cream based and similar in tone, I find it much easier just to grab that box and go!


I keep my sewing machine permanently set up, I seem to stitch every page so packing it away would be a bad idea!


Copic storage and things I use all the time in the Couture Creations Whirligig.


First level of my Raskog - ATG lives here as well as all of my sticker sheets.


Coloured pencils sorted by colour some I may have borrowed from Miss 9, love the varying shades from different manufacturers; none are fancy, all work for me just fine.


My vintage typewriter... it is the perfect shade of green.


and lucky last, a little short of my mood board/notice board/inspiration zone.  I made this from a frame I found in a thrift store, took out the centre and added some wire for hanging.

thanks for popping by today, I hope you enjoyed seeing my scrap space!

Gwen 
xo


Monday, January 9, 2017

Introducing the 2017 Cocoa Vanilla Design Team.... which includes me!

Hi Everyone,

Crazy excited to be a part of this amazing line up of talent!!!  Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would be on the same DT as these gals.  I hope you are all ready for some amazing inspiration coming your way!


Cocoa Vanilla Studio – 2017 Design Team:

"Hello Grade 4" for D-lish Scraps

Hi Everyone,

Well, the business of Christmas and New Year is now behind us and today is my first day back at work after having a full 3 weeks off.  I am now starting to think about 'Back to School' supplies and organising my little Miss into year 5 and it was in this organising that I realised I had not yet scrapped her first day of Grade 4... so I got working on that straight away and here is what I came up with.


I have had that chipboard pencil in my stash for a bit and I knew it was one of those things that had to go onto a school layout, so this one was the perfect fit.

I have also been on a mission of late to use my washi tape supply more, so I went about creating a colourful border layering tapes in sections in co-ordinating colours and then adding some stitching to make sure it stays put in the long term.  Lots of Washi Tapes at the store if you are looking for some new ones to add to your stash.  The background is a cut file I created using a diamond shape I bought from the Silhouette store Design ID #16577, I simply resized a few of them and positioned them on my page.


Aren't those resin diamonds the cutest!!


I have added a journal Spot in here, lots available in the past kit bits section of the D-lish website as well as some D-lish flair and a paper Flower.


Some sewn on journalling and enamel dots to finish the layout.

Products used:




thanks for  popping by,
Gwen