Monday, May 11, 2020

Cocoa Vanilla Studio | Loving EVERY Sweet Second

Hi Everyone I'm back here with you today to share a new layout I made for Cocoa Vanilla Studio to round out our Mothers Day Celebrations. I hope all the mummas out there had a wonderful day yesterday with those near and dear to them. I've used the sweet Happiness Collection for my layout today that documents a sweet moment of Leila and I snuggling, and a cut file design from CUT to YOU.

I chose this photo from a few years back so the quality isn't perfect, but it totally sums up one of the many things I love about being a mum. The endless snuggles while they're still little. Snuggles these days are very few and far between, so I Cherish the ones we do have.

I cut out the cut file design from CUT to YOU (Hearts on Strings) using the EXPRESSIVE paper and used the outer edge remnants to back frame the white cardstock background paper. I used tiny raised glue dots to adhere the cut file to the cardstock to give a slight lift off the paper.

Next I gathered some complimentary pattern papers to layer under the photo, 2 of my most used colours from this collection I think, the reverse of both GOOD VIBES and EXPRESSIVE with a tiny strip of hearts from the SO FRESHpaper.

To the left of the photo I added a couple of pieces from the cut apart paper LITTLE THINGS to create a title for the layout. I also included a word sticker from the ACCESSORY Sticker sheet and some handwriting on a tag.

I fussy cut florals from the wreath pattern paper SO FRESH to create clusters both left and right of the photo/title piece and added some stickers from the Accessory sticker sheet and glitter enamels from the Make a Wish collection to finish them off.

Theres also a good splattering of gold colour shine around the page and some machine stitching of the edges to add a little extra fun to the layout.

Well thats all from me today. Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing my layout that celebrates a special moment in this mummas life. I hope you can share your precious moments with us too in the CVS Facebook group. We do love to see what you all create using CVS products.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Saturday, May 9, 2020

HIP KIT CLUB | Beautiful Mum

Hello Hello! I have a new layout to share for HIP KIT CLUB today that features my wonderful Mum, one of the sweet Cut file designs from the April Subscriber FREEBIES designed by Anett, and some goodies from the March 2020 Main and Embellishment Kits.

I've used the Floral Wreath design, a FREE for all Hip Kit Club subscribers, which I've cut out on white cardstock so that it would stand out from the background paper. I used the pinkish tonnes from the 'Rainbow' paper and the yellow from the 'Sunnyside' paper (both Storyline Chapters) to back the florals leaving most of the leaves untouched and adhered the entire cutfile to the HS Art Walk 'Escape' paper using foam tape for a hint of dimension.

I've layered some of the Bloom Street paper 6 and the Black and White strip off the Hey Hello Yellow Roses paper with the photo and adhered to the top of the cut file using foam tape for an extra hint of dimension. I created 2 clusters diagonally across from each other using fussy cut flowers from the Yellow roses paper, and a selection of stickers and embellishments from the Embellishment Kit (floral and banner stickers from the Hey Hello Sticker book and the Super cute Racoon sticker from the Hey Hello Sticker sheet)

Lastly I added the title using a mix of puffy word and alpha stickers from the Main kit then some machine stitching through the alpha stickers and in the blank corners of the layout before splattering like crazy with some gold colour shine.

Well thats all from me today. Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my layout! If you're already subscribed to the kits make sure you check out the cut file section of the website - theres tonnes of FREE files there for members.

Until next time Happy Scrapping!
Michelle xx

Monday, May 4, 2020

CUT TO YOU | You and Me

Hello friends, heres a look at a new layout I made for CUT to YOU. I chose an older file from the shop 'Love You and Me' the Happiness Collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio and a sweet photo of Leila and I.

I played around with the You & Me design in Silhouette Studio to get the right size to overlap the wreath paper I wanted to use from the CVS Happiness Collection. I cut the design on white cardstock then used a couple of bright pattern papers to back the words, flowers and leaves.

I added come extra pattern paper to the photo stack and adhered this over the & using some foam tape to lift it off the cut file design. I also added a couple of stickers from the collection for an extra pop of colour in that area of the layout.

Originally I had planned to adhere the cut file directly onto the floral wreath pattern paper, but I felt it needed a little extra dimension to really make it pop off the page. Out came my scissors and I fussy cut 3/4 of the wreath from the paper and adhered that to more white cardstock that had been adhered and sewn to another large floral pattern paper from the same collection.

I gave the floral wreath a little extra height off the backing paper by using foam tape to adhere it, then layering the cut file over the top of this using more foam tape for an extra kick of dimension. Love love LOVE dimension on layouts.

Final touches were added using gold colour shine splattered here and there and a couple of glitter dots.

Well thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Saturday, May 2, 2020

HIP KIT CLUB | Easy Peasy Lemon Sqeezy

Hey friends I'm back here today with a new layout share for HIP KIT CLUB. For this week we were given the task of choosing our own products to feature from our wonderful Hip Kits. I'm still working with the March 2020 kits and thought that the rainbow paint stripe paper 'Sunnyside' by Heidi Swapp would be fun to use.

I cut all the strips from the paper and layered them under and over each other including the strip of rainbows from the 'Daily Dose' paper and adhered them to the 'Terrace' pattern paper using tape roller. I also rolled and roughed up the edges slightly then machine stitched through each one for an extra touch of texture.

I chose a current photo of Leila to document our time at home doing some 'remote learning' for school. What an interesting time it has been.

I layered a torn piece of 'Blues' (Heidi Swapp Art walk) with some 'Paper 6' (Bloom Street) under the photo and tucked in the daisy border strip, fussy cut floral from 'Yellow Roses' and that super cute fox sticker from the Hey Hello sticker sheet in the Embellishment Kit. The hearts layered together over the photo are from the Heidi Swapp ephemera kitalso in the Embellishment kit.

That 'Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy' quote from the Daily Dose paper has been used by quite a few of us as its just so fun and easy to use for titles! Ive trimmed it down and tucked it into the rainbow layers to the right of the photo and added a super cut bow from the Magical Forest pack in the Embellishment kit

Above the title I created one big floral type cluster using fussy cut florals from the 'Yellow  Roses' paper, flower stickers from the Hey Hello sticker book in the Embellishment Kit, word strips from the Bloom Street 'Paper 13' and some more cut apart pieces from the 'Daily Dose' paper

At the bottom of the rainbow layers I tucked a label from the 'Daily Dose' paper, a fussy cut flower from the 'Yellow Roses' paper and some of the fancy enamel Crystal dots that were included in the Main Kit. Slight sprinkling of gold colour shine and I was done

Well friends thats all from me today. Thanks so much for stopping by xx

Until Next time, Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Mini Countertop Wastebasket/ Trash Can from Lotsa Style Shop

Hi friends and welcome back. Today I have a little something different to share than I normally would here on this little scrappy blog of mine, a crafty DIY.

The generous people over at Lotsa Style shop recently gifted me a Mini Countertop Wastebasket Trash Can to pretty up and add to my craft desk. I was so excited to receive the parcel and get to work adding my own crafty touch to it.

They're the perfect size to add to a crafty space, and they have SO MANY other uses than just for trash. You should check them out on Instagram @lotsastyle_shop and follow their ## #lotsastyle #lotsatrashcan to see all the different ways others are using and decorating them. 

Heres a look at a few of the items I used, along with my trusty Silhouette Cameo and Hot glue gun (because I don't own any vinyl yet 😭)

I chose a fun cut file from the silhouette store, some POW! glitter paper from American Crafts in the Fuchsia colour, sweet florals from Cocoa Vanilla Studio (a much older collection - Make a Wish) and some extras not shown above from my stash that I've hoarded since my time on the D-lish Scraps team.

And Ta Da.. The final product. Not bad for a few minutes of gluing! SO cute and co-ordinates perfectly with other floral elements I've created in the past that adorn the counters and spaces in my craft room. Perfect size to contain all the scraps when crafting and doesn't overwhelm the area like some other Countertop bins can.

And now the best part for you all Lotsa Style Shop have generously offered a 30% off code for all my followers. If you want your own Mini Countertop Wastebasket Trash Can head to the store now and enter the code SHELZ30 to save 30%. And don't forget to share how you style yours on Instagram using the #lotsatrashcan and #lotsastyle and tag them @lotsastyle_shop

Thanks for stopping by!

Until Next time, Happy Crafting 😉
Michelle x

HIP KIT CLUB | Weekly Challenge | Life Is

Hello Hello! I'm here today to share a layout I've made for a recent  HKC Group Challenge. We were challenged to use the colors Blue, Green, Yellow and Orange. I may have also snuck in a pop of pink here and there as I just cant help myself! I created the page using a mix of products from the MARCH 2020 kits and I'm so happy to have finally found a place to use that cute little hedgehog with the massive bunch of flowers.

I started by layering together different pattern papers and pieces from the 'Daily Dose' cut apart sheet to create 2 mixed banner stacks. I used my trusty knock out punch to add detail to the bottom layers of paper, giving them a torn out notebook feel. I used the 'Life is Sunshine & Rainbows' card for the main title of the layout, and a couple of sweet sentiments tucked in here and there instead of journalling 

I adhered strips of complimentary pattern papers to the bottom of the paper then looped some twine across the layout before adhering the paper stacks to make them look like they're hanging up. I also added a couple of the fabric bows, some floral stickers and that cute hedgehog into the layers. These can all be found in the March 2020 Embellishment kit.

Lastly I added a little machine stitching, some puffy dot stickers plus a splattering of gold ink and I felt it was complete.

Be sure to pop into the Hip Kit Club Group to see some more inspiration using these colors from other members of the Design Team and to play along for your chance to win a weekly voucher 

Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Cocoa Vanilla Studio | Unbelievable, RANDOM, Legendary

Hello Hello! I'm back again today with a new layout to share with you all for Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I've chosen to feature the wonderful Legendary Collection for this layout and share how it can be used to document the moments in our girls lives that don't necessarily need all the pretty feminine florals or hearts. I've based this layout on a running theme I have for Leila that documents all her favourite things each year. I started this back in 2016 and have created a layout each year focusing on the same topic and keeping to the same basic grid design.

This year I changed up the type of collection and used the fun Legendary collection rather than the feminine styles from the past, the layout on the right covered in florals is last years creation. I find that keeping a similar design for this theme had helped to get the topic documented quickly, but also will be easy to find each individual layout to reminisce in years to come.

I started the layout by writing out the list of favourites and adhering the notepaper to the dark woodgrain paper OUTDOORS TYPE . I chose to use a photo of Leila in her finest PJ attire playing the switch and adhered this to the map paper which is the reverse of the OUTDOORS TYPE paper .  Next I chose an assortment of complimentary patterns to create the grid design in the background. A mix of WILD ONE, OFF BEAT, BRAVE HEART, TOTAL LEGEND, EXPLORER and EPIC TALES which are all adhered with double sided tape and machine stitched for a little extra detail.

Once the grid of pattern papers were adhered and stitched I added the photo and list to the centre of the layout. These are raised slightly off the background using foam sheeting for that slight pop of dimension.

I added a cardstock title piece and stickers to the top of the notepaper list to create the title, with the addition of some ephemera stars and flair button to fill the blank space.

I added some random banner and tab stickers to the top and right of the photo.

I kept the embellishment clusters pretty simple in the top left and bottom right of the layout. The pieces used can be found in the ephemera pack.

and lastly some accessory word stickers to the top right and bottom left pattern papers and a good splattering of gold colour shine to the entire layout.

Well friends thats all from me today. Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check in with us regularly over in the Cocoa Vanilla Studio facebook group to talk and share all things CVS!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle xx