Cocoa Vanilla Studio: FABULOUS!

Hello Cocoa Vanilla Studio lovelies!!!
Today I am sharing some FABULOUS Free Spirit inspiration!!!
I've been drooling over this super pretty collection, it's just sooooooo lovely!
But enough chatter, let's get straight into!
Here's my layout.....
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I know, isn't this stunning?!!
I'd like to say it's because I am a talented papercrafter (scoff!) but let's be honest;
when paper collections are this cleverly designed, and teamed with such perfectly coordinating embellies,
it's impossible to not create something amazing!!! LOVE it!
Lots of cute layering with pretty pattern papers for my photo cluster!
And naturally, teamed up up with the sweetest die cut ephemera.....

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Love that XOXO ticket stub! So CUTE!!!
And that Fancy Button, Little Heart & Enamel Shapes trio - oh my! Just swoon worthy!
I am an enormous fan of the Fancy Buttons - so here's a peak at all of them so you understand my new obsession..
I told you! Totally obsessing over these cute as a buttons ;)
I am also loving the flair....
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But it's those Puffy Stickers that make my layout!
Oh these truly are FABULOUS!!! Best quality puffy stickers I've ever used too!
And let's not forget that divinely die cut navy butterfly!!!
Oh isn't this beautifully cut?! Ephemera to die for!
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Another gorgeously girly, Oh-so-pretty layout with Free Spirit!
Truly, if you love memory keeping then Free Spirit is your new best friend!
Hold that thought, my new bestie and I are off for a lil more creating ;)
Thanks for visiting,
til next time,
Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo

Studio Fourteen40 : Take a Look....

Hi Everyone!

Boy oh boy, do I have a sweet Studio Fourteen40 layout to share with you today!
Featuring Wood Veneer delights, Use Your WordsTagz & Flagz and even a Flair, this layout is sure to inspire!
Why don't we take a little "LOOK" .......


I know! That scrunched up cutey face gets me everytime! Naww!
If only we could have gotten him to "Look" at the camera -
So that Wood Veneer isn't just super cool, it coordinates perfectly into my page story!
Speaking of coordinating, that Use Your Words - Lovely Collection: Pink card is just divine!!! It compliments the patterned paper and the Lindy's Magicals background splatter superbly!
Let's take a closer look.....


Ok, so the Use Your Words cards are designed to be cut up and used as 'words' in your creative projects. But, when then they're this pretty ... well, it was easy to see how I used it as a patterned paper instead! Just Gorgeous! If you LOVE watercolour washes, then the entire Use Your Words - Lovely collection is a must! Soooooo dreamy!


But let's not go past our title 'look' . I mean, seriously, how cool is this veneer?!! The directional arrow really draws your eye into my photograph, super cool! And as for that darling camera and heart well, need i say more?! Love it!
LOL, the 'I LOVE IT ALL" gold foiled flair sums it up quite well, I think!
Let's take a peak at another element on this fun layout....


They come in a handy size sheet, and you can cut them out and arrange them as you wish! I chose to cut a few of mine and layer them together to create a small embellishment cluster on my layout. They're also perfect for using in your planner / diaries too! Keeping it functional AND pretty at the same time ;)

So many wonderful Studio Fourteen40 products to create and play with!

Want more ideas on how to use the products, or want to share what you've made with them? Be sure to join our special VIP facebook group, Inside The Studio {1440} here.

Thanks for stopping by today,
I hope you enjoyed taking a lil "LOOK" with me,
til next time,

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo

Happy Valentines Day: Kiss Me, Kiss Me!

Hi Happy Arty Days Friends!

Well, I promised a lil Valentine's Day inspiration with the

Studio Fourteen40

products, didn't I?
Well, here it tis.....

My first official DT creation for S1440,



Love this selfie we took together - it was the day before of wedding anniversary and our darling boy was running wild on the beach saying, "Kiss me, kiss me" - hence that fun title!
Speaking of the title, how awesome are those Stuck On You: Handdrawn Coral Alphas?!! They're so fabulous - they lift and re-stick with ease & then stay in place once firmly pressed. Love it!
 The quality of these alphas rivals a certain thicker sticker we may know - just sayin' ;) 
But most importantly they look incredible too!
Here's a closer look....


Yep! It's safe to say I'm stuck, on the Stuck On You alphas!
But while we're looking closely - I need to mention that fabulous 'You're Mine' mint green flair! Perfect for all our Valentine's and loved up moments. Just Divine!!!
More divine flair in the 'lips' paper pin coming soon to the store....


And that stunning watercolour 'always' tab is from the File Tabs: Lovely collection: Simply Stated - such a subtle addition to embellish your layouts with, but so very effective too!
And no layout is complete without a lil wood veneer love, right? Well Studio Fourteen40 have you covered for all those sweetheart creations with their hearts and 'XOXO' veneers!
Here's another close up look....


Super cool, huh ?! I am actually crushing over the XOXO - it's just such a great size to be a subtitle on a layout - or title on a PL style pocket page! Very cool!
And there you have it! My Valentine's layout that features a few of my favourite Studio Fourteen40 products!
I hope it has inspired you to get creating!
Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Much love xo
til next time,

More 2016 Excitement!!!

Hi Everyone!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
 I am so over the moon excited to be sharing this news....

Yay!!! Still pinching myself! 
So delighted to announce that I am now designing for Studio Fourteen40!
(You can check out their awesome products here.)

Such an honour, and so much fun too! 
I may just have a lil Valentine's Day inspiration post coming very soon.... ;)

Just needed to share this exciting news first!

Thanks so much for all your encouragement and support, 
it means so much!

til later today...

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo

Cocoa Vanilla Studio: This Love

Hello my Cocoa Vanilla Studio Friends & Fans!
With only one day til Valentine's Day, I thought it was a perfect time to share my first layout with the divinely pretty Free Spirit collection!
"This Love"
This layout is all about a girl's first true love - her Daddy of course!
2016-01-03 11.02.11Isn't this the sweetest page?!!!
I love Dad and daughter photo shoots and this one was so much fun!
"this love" is so wonderful! He is her everything, and she is his angel! Nothing more precious than Dads & their Daughters.
Free Spirit is just so perfectly pretty that it is ideal for all our loving memories and feminine pages!
Those patterned papers are just divine!!!
Let's take a closer look.....
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I've made use of the Eclectic paper to create a real feature of the cut-out words - without actually cutting them up!
They've been mounted onto some double thick foam and I stapled the edges for interest too!
Seriously cool paper, huh?!
I've also used that gorgeous mint woodgrain and the pastel & navy chevrons papers...
I mean, seriously, those colours!!! Just in love with the colour palette of Free Spirit!
But it's not just those papers I'm sweet on - check out the coordinating wood veneer & embellishments!
2016-01-03 11.58.18Those printed arrows! SO cool!
And the cursive words are exquisitely cut!
The enamel Little Hearts are just too cute for words - take a closer look at these lovelies....
I am also crushing (yes, crushing, they're that desirable!) on the Woodies...
These would have to be my absolute favourite embellishment in the Free Spirit collection! LOVE!!!
Check out that tiny heart one on my folded triangle - adorbs!!!
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Yep, there's no denying it! Free Spirit is divinely pretty!
Gorgeously girly and oh-so-sweet!
Perfect to scrap your Valentine's memory photos with too,
& on that note,
I hope you have a wonderful loved up Valentine's Day tomorrow!
Thanks for visiting,
til next time,

Kaisercraft Creations for February

Hi Creatives!

 I am super excited to be sharing more Kaisercraft inspiration with the 2 new collections for February;

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Two very location themed collections - farm and beach - but both perfect for memory keeping!
Let's get straight into my creations with Old Mac!
This collection is a lil rustic and farmyard shabby, and has some gorgeous hues of red and blue too!
Perfect for those sepia toned photos too.....

"Farm, Sweet Farm"

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I know, how good is that corrugated fence patterned paper?!!
A perfect background paper that  works so well with sepia photographs - LOVE it!
And those red hues! So warming!

Kaisercraft Products: P2048 | Rusty, P2050 | Homegrown, PP990 | Paper Pad, SS306 | Sticker Sheet, CT849 | Collectables, T303 | Foam Tape. Other: Staples

But I mentioned blues too, right?
Well check out this flanelette inspired pattern paper....

"You Are The Best"

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Isn't this paper awesome?!! I love a great tartan print... ;)

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Some super cute collectables too! Loving those lucky horseshoes!!!

Kaisercraft Products: CD651 | Kraft Cardstock, P2044 | Horsehoe, P2045| Flanno, PP990 | PP990 | Paper Pad, CT849 | Collectables, ST909 | Natural, T302 | Mounting Foam Dots. Other: Staples, tag & twine. 

And here's a page I created that combines those fabulous reds and blues together.....

"Made On The Farm"

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Isn't this darling? I mean, seriously, that rabbit is just too cute for words!!!
Love the feminine feel that the red gingham and hearts create here.

Kaisercraft Products: P2045 | Flanno, PP990 | Paper Pad, P2049 | Acres, P2050 | Homegrown, CT849 | Collectables, ST913 | Steel.

I also wanted to share a quick birthday card I created for a friend of mine who has chickens;)

"Happy Birthday" card

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She loved it! & I might just add, those collectables make it so easy to whip up a card!

Kaisercraft Products: CD101 | Coconut, PP990 | Paper Pad, CT849 | Collectables, ST913 | Steel, T302 | Mounting Foam Dots.

Okay, now I have something super sweet to share;

"Country Quilt Girl" Off The Page Mixed Media Art

Meet my Country Quilt Girl.....

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Isn't she the sweetest?!!
I just love her 'quilted' skirt to no end!!!
I must declare though - she is not 'really' mine - I have been taking artist, Christy Campbell Tomlinson, online art classes & learnt how to create her here.
But I am still able to say she was made from my vision, my hands and the fabulous 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch paper pad papers!
A really cute mixed media project that I will definitely be repeating!

Kaisercraft Products: CD101 | Coconut, PP990 | Paper Pad, KC001 | WHite, KC003 | Pale Beige, KC017 | Navy blue, KC032 | Raw Umber, CS700 | Clear Stamper, CS249 | CS- Old Mac, IP719 | Black, LDB1054 | Wooden Shapes- Love, SB791 | Pewter, EM928 | Lace Pk- Natural.  Other: black biro, white gel pen, Derwent Inktense pencils.

Time for some Coastal Escape inspiration now.....

"Just For You..." Card 
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Another super sweet card for a special someone! Love the embossed specialty papers that are included in the 6 1/2" paper pads.

Kaisercraft Products: CD651 |Kraft Cardstock, PP991 | Paper Pad, CS255 | CS-Background-Fishing Net, IP719 | Black, FL574 | Flourish Pk-Sea Life, TM302 | Mounting Foam Dots. Other: Jute twine.

Next up, I am sharing a layout where I am not behind the camera!
I made a commitment this year to make sure that my children also had memories of me beside them, so here's a pic of me and my Mr A for Awesome at the beach....

"Beautiful Memory" 


I love this! It really is a beautiful memory for both of us - I am so glad I gave the camera to someone else for a change! I urge you to do the same!
And aren't those pattern papers divine?!! The Sea Grass paper is my favourite!!!

Kaisercraft Products: P2052 | Palms, P2056 | Sea Grass, PP991 | Paper Pad, SS307 | Sticker Sheet, CT850 | Collectables, FL574 | Flourish Pk-Sea Life, KM106 | Denim, DD144 | Decorative Die-Beautiful Memory, LDB1054 | Wooden Shapes-Love, T302 | Mounting Foam Dots. Other: Rope twine.

And now to move away from the coastal blues,
and look at the raw, rustic colours in this collection....



Natural materials are so perfect for capturing our beach holiday moments too!
And how cute are those tiny wooden flourishes?!!

Kaisercraft Products: CD101 | Coconut, PS442 | Woven-Die Cut, PP991 | Paper Pad, IT902 | Designer Template-Fishing Net, KM113 | Coffee, FL574 | Flourish Pk-Sea Life. Other: Staples, modelling paste, tag, burlap.

There's also a fabulous specialty gloss paper in this collection that features a seashell pattern that I just fell in love with instantly! I teamed it with a similar seashell pattern for a really cool effect....



This paper is divine!!! Let's take a closer look....


Coastal Escape is without a doubt my favourite collection for the month (but then we do live by the beach!) :)
Oh, and I'd better not forget to mention those collectables & tiny flourishes that complete the look too! Perfect embellishments to my super sweet photo!

Kaisercraft Products: PS443 | Seashells-Gloss, P2053 | Shells, P2056 | SeaGrass, SS307 | Sticker Sheet, CT850 | Collectables, FL574 | Flourish Pk-Sea Life, T302 | Mointung Foam Dots. Other: Staples.

My final layout with Coastal Escape features the most aaaahmazing woodgrain pattern paper....

"Good Times"


Told you it was aaahmazing!!! The paper was so good I could barely bring myself to cut it - hence the layout design.
Seriously though, this paper is just stunning!

Kaisercraft Products: CD101 | Coconut, P2055 | Netting, PP991 | Paper Pad, SS307 | Sticker Sheet, CT850 | Collectables, SB783 | Teal, T302 | Mounitng Foam Dots.

As well as these two incredible collections, Kaisercraft also released some fabulous new stamp and die sets.
I fell in love with the "Dream Big" DD912 one instantly!


How cute is that stamp set!!! There are coordinating dies in the set too - but I'll share them on another post at Kaisercraft later this month ;) Just a bit of a sneaky peak for you really!

I hope you feel inspired by my creations today!
Thankyou so very much for stopping by and leaving a comment - it really makes my day!
til next time,

Happy Arty Days,
 Amanda xo