Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Best Day Ever

Hi Creative Friends!

Hope you've had a fantastic week!

*Don't forget today's the last day to upload your 'All About Me' challenge creations over at 

Today I wanted to share with you a really sweet and simple layout I created of my darling daughter, that uses up some of that trickier heavy patterned paper....

'Best Day Ever'

Isn't she lovely?! Such a beautiful young lady!

As usual I am scrapping from my Cocoa Vanilla Studio stash, and I love the 
Infact, I love it so much that this patterned paper is all I have left! lol!
This paper is sooooo fun and pretty but I have struggled to use it. 
It's just so bold and busy that I never know where to start?
You may have some of these 'heavily' patterned papers at home too -
 you know the ones, really pretty but how to use them?
Well, that's how today's layout came about. I was determined to use this pretty paper!
For my layout design I wanted to show off the gorgeous paper, so I've kept it as a real page feature.

TIP: Use busy pattern papers in large blocks and combine with very simple embellishing.

I chose to 'dress' my photo rather than the page, and kept it minimal! 
A couple sweet doilies, 3 hearts and a flair button, a small ephemera title and a scatter of sequins is all this page needed to be complete.

So pretty!!! Love it!

Speaking of love, check out those super cute hearts.....

The printed wood veneers (as well as that cute flair button) are from the Life Is Beautiful collection & are just too sweet! They make embellishing your pages too easy!
That larger handmade heart is from Charms Creations & is just lovely.
You can see all of the Charms Creations embellishments here.

& there you have it!
Hope my liked my layout and,
 that I've inspired you to try using some of that busier patterned paper too!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment,
til next time,

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo

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  1. It is a sweet page. She looks like you! Happy Halloween Amanda!

    1. Thankyou Cindy! You're always so kind xx Happy Halloween to you also! :)