Hi friends!! Just stopping by to share a page I created using the new Wild at Heart collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio!
I have to confess that when I opened this box of goodies I actually let out a "Oooooooh! Ahhhhhh!" because it's just so pretty (and funny because it made Zack run over because he thought it was something "cool" - and needless to say he was not quite as excited as me...ha!).
I love the tones throughout this collection - it's not as bright as say, Make a Wish (yeah I know...you already know I love it, ha!) - the colours are beautiful and the patterns are just divine!
OK, enough chatter - onto the photo's! Here's the page I created:
This was actually the first page I created using the collection and can I just say how hard it was to actually cut into the paper. I didn't want to waste any of it by messing up haha.
This page is set around making layers. I love using layers of die-cuts/papers behind my photo to create dimension on pages. I actually fired up the Cameo for this one and used the cut file from the store (Colour Me Happy Cut File) to cut a bunch of the flowers out of a few papers.
To start my page off I used one of the chipboard frames behind my photo and then placed a few of the die-cut flowers on opposite corners of my photo. Once that was done I just started building up the layers using the flowers I'd cut from different papers by tucking them underneath until I had them positioned how I like. (I've mentioned this before but I don't stick anything down until the very end - that way I can adjust/subtract/add things without worrying about ruining anything!)
For my title I used one of the chipboard words and a die-cut banner. The chipboard is stuck ontop of the bottom of the photo/chipboard frame (creates another layerrr!) - I just used a few tabs from my glue pen at the back of the chipboard to stick it in place.
I printed my journaling directly onto one of the die-cut tags. I type it up in Photoshop )using a typewrite font) then just stick the die-cut to a 6x4 card and then run it through the printer, super easy. I should just invest in a typewriter...I did have one but it was so big and I didn't want to sacrifice so much desk space just for a typewriter when I can get the same effect using the computer.
To help draw your eyes into the centre of my page I added a couple corner border pieces on opposite edges of the page. I went with the gooooooooorgeous vellum paper for that. Believe me when I say it is SO pretty in person. Love the pattern and the colour!
Then I just added a couple of the word stickers underneath my title and a few enamel dots around my page and it was done! I absolutely love rich the colours on this page. I think they really "pop" with the white background and it's so pretty :)
And that's it! Did you manage to pick up some of the Wild at Heart collection? Would love to hear what you think or even better, see how you've used it! Incase you didn't know we have a CVS Community Facebook page where you can share your pages with everyone - we all love seeing your pages!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Take care, Em xo
I know it's been a little quiet here (again...) but I really have been busy creating like a crazy woman. I just can't share them all yet ;)
I am excited to share that I'm up on the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog today with a special page I created using the gorgeous Make a Wish collection. Just so you know - I llllllooooooveeee Make a Wish. Like love, love. The colours are perfect - the pinks..the blues..the greens...ahhh! Like I said - love, love, LOVE!
Here's a quick look at my page but I hope you'll pop by the CVS blog to read more (click on photo below!).
I loved making this background. Was so fun! Easy to do too. Easy + fun = how I roll these days haha.
I'll be back a bit later to share another page I've created using this gorgeous collection. Made it straight after this one because I couldn't stop playing with the colours. Another birthday page funnily enough (although a different birthday celebration..) but I couldn't help myself! The colours are just so bright and fun and the sentiments are perfect for creating birthday pages. Although I'm working on a non-birthday page now using Make a Wish so it's not specifically for birthdays alone ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by. Take care, Em xo
I'm in this zone of making easy DIY projects. You know, things like this!
My own photo organiser file thingy! Wohoo!
I found the DIY for making this from Damask Love. Technically she called it a "Stationary Organizer" but I'm totally just using it to organise my photo's. I'm not going to bother showing you how it's made because she already has the best DIY instructions here. (You need to check it out...although while you are there, you should check everything out, she's absolutely awesome and has some of the best DIY's!)
I print all my photo's at home and I am forever printing more photo's than I need. I often print my photo's as I make a layout but I'll always print 2-4 each time because I'm hopless...and also because I print small photo's so I can fit more than 1 image per 6x4 print. So technically it's actually a smart idea; although I seem to have alot of photos' floating about that I've yet to use..which means it's not really effective...but I digress! So I had been throwing all the extra photo's in a little box but they get all mixed up. With this little organiser they are sorted and it makes my geeky-heart happy.
Because I'll be sitting this on the desk (idea being that if it's within reach I'll actually use some of the dozens of photo's I've already printed) I wanted to go with something neutral. I picked the fun black & white house patterned paper for the outside.
I'd like to say I added the blue flower paper on the inside "for contrast" but to be honest it's there to cover the cardboard, ha! I used one sheet of 12x12 to cover both sides and it wasn't quite wide enough to fold over and cover the visible sections of the cardboard on the inside. Mistake or not, I like it anyway ;)
I printed the "categories" on white cardstock (I went with the obvious ones: Zack, Me, Family, Friends, Makayla and Pets/Misc) and then just used a tab punch to cut them out. I adhered the tabs to the back of each divider using double-sided tape. Simple pimple.
And there you go.... An easy little DIY photo organiser for my desk! I'd like to show a photo of it on the desk but it's night and the lighting isn't so great (and I'm too impatient to hold off on posting this until tomorrow). I might pop back later and edit this to add a photo in. Or I might not because I'm old and forget things easily ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by! Take care, Em xo