Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Boys Rule Inspiration!

Hi Friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Today I am sharing a super cool  Cocoa Vanilla Studio scrapbook page with their super awesome BOYS RULE line! 
This collection is seriously cool & just rocks when it comes to scrapping the boys!  
But enough chatter, here's my scrapbook layout,

"Future Pilot"

Whoa!!! How awesome is this?! 
RAD, indeed!
I have featured the stunning CV-BR007 STAR FALL paper as my layout background, distressed & folded the right edge of this paper and stapled a trim of CV-BR009 GOOD TIMES behind it. This created a really raw, and edgy look which enhanced the masculinity of the overall design. The use of metal hardware (staples) not only attached the two papers, but also emphasized the rawness. 
Simple, but so effective!

I backed my sweet boy's photograph with a few cool layers of the MISCELLANY frames and die cuts, as well as some fussy cut labels from CV-BR006 BOY STUFF paper. To these layers, I inserted in a few ACCESSORY STICKER stars and words/phrases, and then attached this photo cluster to my page. With my focal point in place, I then tucked my CHIPBOARD PIECES title 'RAD' into the top of the photo layers.

Over my treasured photograph, I foam mounted a couple more ACCESSORY STICKERS that featured stars, plus added I that awesome 'king of the world' FLAIR BUTTON. So cool!!!

To the right side of the photo cluster, I tucked in the 'reach for the stars' ACCESSORY STICKER - both the print and the sentiment coordinated perfectly with my page design.

More ACCESSORY STICKERS are used to adorn the bottom left of my photo cluster, as well as a few die cuts. To complete the photo cluster I foam mounted & overlapped that fabulous 'adventure' CHIPBOARD PIECE. Awesome!
For my title to be noticed on such a dark paper, I dove into my COCOA VANILLA STUDIO: COLOUR ME HAPPY stash and used the plain white ALPHABET STICKERS. I embellished around my title with more of the ACCESSORY STICKERS as well as two of the brush stroke CLEAR STICKERS. A few dots of white paint completed the page.

Simple, and yet so epic!!!
Scrapping the boys is made super easy (& totally awesome) with the fabulous 
BOYS RULE collection!
Thanks so much for visiting - I hope I have inspired you to get creating today!
til next time,

Elle's Studio: More November Kit Inspiration!

Hi Friends!

Welcome back for a lil more Elle's Studio November Kit & new releases inspiration!
There is so much wonder and joy in this world, 
and for today's post I wanted to document something (and someone) that I am truly grateful for! 
With this 'thankful' theme in mind, I looked out the Elle's Studio Grateful Journaling Tags, as well as a few of the Thanksgiving inspired items in this month's kit to create my page.
Here's what I came up with....

"Love This Moment"

Oh I'm so very Grateful for this moment! 

Other Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock - Marshmallow, Staz On ink - Black, SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins- Into The Woods & That Summer Feelin'. 

Let's take a closer look at this sweet page!

Such an awesome page for my sweet boy - so very thankful for him! 
As I was creating a masculine page, I opted for a bold color scheme and an uncomplicated design. The green trim at the top of the page was created from the 6 x 6 Tis The Season Paper Stack, and matched that of the Give Thanks note card - perfect! 
To hide the join where I butted these two strips of paper together, I overlaid a strip of one of the 6 x 4 note cards in blue. The blue really popped against the forest green color and in turn, created the ideal position to anchor my photo cluster from. 
Such a fun way to use the 6 x 4 note cards if you're not a pocket page memory keeper!  

As soon as I saw the Grateful Journaling Tags, I knew I had to use one of them to mount my photo onto. However, the white tag really needed a pop of color to draw attention into my darling boy's photograph. To achieve this, I arranged a few of the 3 x 4 note cards beneath the Grateful Journaling Tag & ensured that the colorful trims were peeking beneath the tag. I foam mounted the photo cluster for some gentle dimension, and then tucked in a variety of embellishments into those note card layers. 

The circular Christmas Die Cut Labels added both shape and form to the photo cluster. I combined these labels with a few of the Tiny Holiday Blank Sticker Labels, and then tucked one the Tiny Holiday Sticker Labels (favorite view)  under my photograph. 

To complete the cluster, I added a mix of the Holiday Puffy Stickers in coordinating colors, and a couple of the die cuts from the November Kit.
The 'counting every blessing' puffy sticker is the perfect descriptor as to how I feel about this moment. So very blessed!
The stamps this month are so amazing that I had to use both of them on my layout. I started by repeat stamping the 'this was so good' phrase, as well as the tiny star from the Let's Eat Stamp.  

Next, I took the 'favorite photo' stamp from the Say Cheese Stamp set and applied it to a blue Die Cut Label - which I also stapled and foam mounted for added interest. I used the fabulous Jane Alphabet Stickers in Navy for my title, and even used a few of the asterisks from this sticker sheet too! Again, the pop of blue really adds that point of interest to the layout! 
To support the confetti-like stamped stars, I embellished with a few sequins from my SpiegelMemScraps sequins stash.  
My layout could have been completed here but, with such a cool and crisp design, I felt it needed something else.... cue the Wood Veneer Phrases! 
The wood veneer was the perfect addition. This embellishment added warmth, balance and even new texture to the page. Never under estimate the value of a good embellishment! 
Simple. Bold. Striking! 
A beautiful Thankful themed layout for my darling boy's album! 

I hope I have inspired you to get creating with this month's kit and amazing new products! 

Thanks so much for visiting today!
til next time,

Technique Tuesday: November Memory Keepers Studio

Hi Friends! 

Welcome back for more inspiration with the fabulous November edition of
Memory Keepers Stamps & Fresh Cut Studio Dies 

The month of November is all about documenting those joyful birthday memories and milestones. Here's a look at this month's amazing bundle...

Scrapbook Birthday Stamp Set & Large Happy Birthday Crafting Dies

What an amazing stamp & die set! 
Here's what Technique Tuesday has to say about them...

"The cake, the presents, the party...birthdays are such fun! 
This Scrapbook Birthday stamp set with Large Happy Birthday crafting dies bundle has everything you need to create scrapbook pages for those piles of photos you have from these special events. These happy birthday stamps and dies for titles and captions can be put together to say just the right thing for your page layout. Color the open lettering in the stamps to match your project and add sparkle to die cut words with glitter paper. These big birthday stamps and dies will do dual duty when you use them on birthday cards and party favors!"

Here's what I created with this amazing set, 

"Happy Birthday"

Party time, indeed!!!!
Such a terrific stamp and die set for documenting those happy birthday moments! 
I couldn't resist using a lil sparkly silver glitter cardstock for the Large Happy Birthday Crafting Dies - ideal for this sweet page of my darling girl's 13th birthday! 
The Crate Paper Hooray collection and the Shimmerz Paints: Happy Birthday Dotz were a perfect match with the Scrapbook Birthday stamp set with Large Happy Birthday crafting dies too!
Let's take a closer look at my layout....

That glitter title is errrrything! And as usual the Technique Tuesday dies cut like butter! 
Super smooth and precise on every single cut! LOVE!!!

Speaking of precise, how crisp are those Scrapbook Birthday Clear Stamps?!! 
For this page, I repeat stamped quite a few of the words in a variety of inks that complimented the Hooray collection. I love how the colored inks created such fun and playful impression with the Birthday Stamps! 

The sprinkled glitter stars make a great alternative to sequins or enamel dots, and really add that finishing touch!
I see a whole lot of birthday cards and invitations being made in my near future too! 
I hope I have inspired you to get creating with the 

Great news!
This bundle is on sale this month AND you can save even more by becoming a
Click HERE for more information. 

Thanks so much for visiting! 
til next time, 

Hip Kit Club: Beautiful FALL Layout & Process Video

Hi  Friends! 

Welcome back for more Hip Kit Club: October Kit inspiration! 
Today I am sharing a really beautiful and elegant Fall themed page featuring one of our subscriber exclusive cut files, fussy cut pieces and those amazing Vellum Die Cut Leaves from the October 2019 Main Kit. 
There are so many gorgeous papers and embellishments in this month's kits, and I just couldn't resist using quite a few of them, as well as drawing on the stunning colors that feature throughout all the kits. 
But enough chatter, let's get straight into it!

Here's my layout, 

"Beautiful FALL"


Beautiful, indeed! 
Those colors are just errrything!!!  
Such a classic & elegant Fall page that not only captures the colors of the season, but also the joy it brings! I couldn't be more grateful for my two children - so very blessed! 
 Here's better view of my scrapbook page...


Like the subjects in my Fall photo, the colors in this month's kits totally have my heart! 
Inspired by my treasured photograph and the very whimsical trees on pattern paper #7 from the Pink Paislee: Paige Evans Truly Grateful collection, I knew I just had to create a pink and blue Fall page. I started by fussy cutting a bunch of those gorgeous trees from paper #7 courtesy of the October 2019 Main Kit, as well as backing the Beautiful FALL cut file with the Bazzill Typhoon Cardstock from the October 2019 Cardstock Kit
While I was in a fussy cutting mood, you'll spy that I also cut along the scallop edge of Truly Grateful pattern paper #4 (also from the Main Kit), and then repeated this fussy cutting on a strip of that gorgeous Bazzill Typhoon Cardstock. 


I machine stitched those two scallop trims together at the top of my Bazzill Avalanche Cardstock base, and then embellished the top left corner with HKC Exclusive Cozy Up Die Cuts from the Main Kit and Cozy Up Cardstock Stickers from the Embellishment Kit. 


The bulk of my layout occurs in the second third of the page and is a myriad of those gorgeous colors, patterns and textures. I combined lots of those paper #7 trees with the similar styled HKC Exclusive Cozy Up Chipboard Stickers to create a whimsical forest appearance. I fussy cut & adhered the Pinkfresh Studio: Just A Lil Lovely: Chit Chat banners slightly below the center, and then foam mounted my darling photo over the top trim of them. 
For a striking title, I not only backed the cut file with the one dominant blue color, I also embellished it with a complementary colored chipboard sticker bow. This clever use of color really pops and brings attention to both my photo and it's title. Perfect!


I trimmed each 'side' of the cut file with those stunning Pretty Little Studio: Indian Summer: Vellum Die Cut Leaves and added some machine threads and HKC Exclusive Cosy Up Chipboard Stickers to complete the look. 


A really striking and BeautiFALL page! 
You can see more of this layout, including how it all came together, in my process video HERE. 
Thanks so much for watching! 
I hope I have inspired you to get creating with our amazing October Kits and Digital Cut Files! 

Til next time,


Cocoa Vanilla Studio: The Sweet Life!

Hi Friends!

Welcome back for some super pretty Cocoa Vanilla Studio: UNFORGETTABLE inspiration! 
This week the Design Team have been asked to create scrapbook pages that feature pattern paper as the background - so no white cardstock! 
We're aptly calling it 'white out' week! 
Here's what I came up with.....

"The Sweet Life" 

Sweet indeed! What a delightful page!
You'll spy that I used the beautiful woodgrain paper, CV-UF008 NATURAL BEAUTY as my background paper. However, once I started looking at all those pretty papers I just couldn't stop at one - so.much.gorgeousness! Naturally, there are lots of pretty pattern papers featured on my layout today! 
Let's take a better look....

Isn't this just gorgeous?!! 
And truly, life couldn't be any sweeter with my two darlings!

To the top of my layout, I added a one inch strip of that divine floral, CV-UF001 GLORIOUS. This paper makes me swoon every single time I lay eyes on it! Such a stunning floral design! And speaking of florals, I used that coordinating floral swag DIE CUT EPHEMERA piece to embellish the GLORIOUS trim, and act as an anchor for my title and overall design.

My large title is a digital cut file courtesy of Cut To You, and I have backed it with a few of the 6 x 8 PAPER PAD papers. 'The Sweet Life'  papers happen to be the smaller variation of the B-side designs to CV-UF003 GARLAND and CV-UF005 LACEWING. Love!!! 
The 6 x 8 PAPER PAD is the perfect choice for backing cut files with!

I embellished my larger title with a few carefully selected pieces, the first of which was my photo cluster. I tucked my photo just beneath the edge of my title and attached them together with the 'treasured' ACCESSORY STICKER. I used another sticker beneath my photo, as well as a DIE CUT EPHEMERA tab to support my photograph. 
Here's a closer look for you...

The Cocoa Vanilla Studio FLAIR BUTTONS are always amazing, and I added that sweet camera one to complete the look.

To balance my black & white photo on such a colourful page, and create that second point of interest to the title, I foam mounted that sweet DIE CUT EPHEMERA camera embellishment. Subtle, simple but so effective!

In keeping with the rule of three, and the sweet camera embellishments, I also featured the pretty black camera ACCESSORY STICKER. So cute!

The final adornment to that big title is the fussy cut the florals from pattern paper, CV-UF003 GARLAND. I foam mounted them just below the title, and ensured that they reflected the swag at the top of the page too. This really added that wow factor to my overall design.
The CV-UF008 NATURAL BEAUTY paper is so stunning that I had to use both sides of it. The pretty B-side (that striking black & white foliage print) trims the base of my layout. I ensured that the GARLAND floral arrangement overlapped this trim & in turn, created a more cohesive design. For a polished look I added the 'best things in life...' sentiment ACCESSORY STICKER and a good sprinkle of ENAMEL DOTS.
And there you have it! 
Beautiful, classic creating that highlights the gorgeous UNFORGETTABLE pattern papers!
I hope I have inspired you to use more pattern papers in your projects this week!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
til next time, 

Elle's Studio: November Kit Reveal & Inspiration!

Hi Friends! 

Welcome back for more Elle's Studio awesomeness with the 
Every month is always amazing, & this one is no different! 
Here's a look at the November Kit....

Told you it's amazing!
The Add On items are pretty incredible too...

Just look at those stamps!!! 
& how sweet is the 6 x 6 Paper Stack?! LOVE!
The Digital & Printable elements are kinda awesome as well....

Another fabulous Elle's Studio monthly reveal!

Now for some inspirational ideas with these lovelies! 
First up is this pretty in pink Christmas layout, 

"Tis' The Season"

Oh isn't this stunning! 
So many beautiful details to this pretty page!

Other Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock - Marshmallow, Spiegelmom Scraps sequins, Pinkfresh Studio Ink Pads - Candy Apple, Berryliscious, Raspberry Bliss, Bubblegum & Ballet Slipper. 

From those pretty pattern papers, to those amazing stamps, the veneers, puffy stickers & acrylics - well, this page just has it all!
Here's a few close ups for you....

The Say Cheese Stamp is just errrything!!! 
I may have had a lil too much fun stamping with this one!
And speaking of fun, how awesome are the Fa La La Wood Confetti veneers?! I just adore these!

Don't the November Cut File trees look fabulous in the new Tis The Season papers?!
 I just love how effective they look! 
And those Candy Cane Acrlyics are just the best!!! 
I will be needing more of these for my DD album for sure!

Here's a closer look at my Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers title too.... 

SO good!
I am LOVING the pink & red color scheme for Christmas creating this year! 

 I couldn't go past the mint & green colors completely - they were too perfect for my darling boy's 8.5" x 11" album!
Here's my second layout, 

"Christmas Smile"

So awesome!
Such a cool design & color palette for my sweet boy!

Other Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock - Marshmallow, Pinkfresh Studio Ink Pad: Tidal Pond, StazOn: Black. 

Here's a better look....

I just couldn't resist using that amazing Say Cheese Stamp again!
 Such a terrific stamp! 
This time I focused on the words, & that cute camera to demonstrate the stamp's versatility. 
That camera stamp is definitely my fave from this set!
The Christmas Die Cut Labels were the perfect shape and size to create my grid-like design, and to mount the Acrylic Trees onto as well!

The mint color in this month's new releases is really fresh for Winter Wonderland themes!
To balance all this 'cool' I featured both the Fa La La Wood Confetti & Wood Veneer Holiday Phrases to add a lil warmth. 

Such a simple design, but oh so effective!

So.much.gorgeousness in the November Kit!

I hope I have inspired you! 

You'll see more from me with these pretties a lil later in the month ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
til next time,

Shimmerz Paints: November Color Kitz & Process Video!

Hi Crafty Friends!

Welcome back to the Happy Arty Days blog!
 It's a new month and that means new Color Kitz - YAY!!!

November is jam packed full of gor-jus colorz that are just bound to have you swooning! 
Here's what both kits look like....


Amazing, huh?! 
As always, I'm creating with the monthly Original Color Kitz, and boy-oh-boy, these colors are errrrything!!!!
The kit contains.....

1 x Vibez - Rollin' in the Hay - 1oz
1 x Vibez - Rose Gold Red - 1oz
1 x Shimmerz - Peacock's Plume
1 x Inklingz Imperial Amethyst
1 x Exclusive Dotz - Pumpkins

As always, the kit quantities are limited, so be sure to get yours before they sell out!

***Shop the Color Kitz HERE***

Now time for some inspiration,
 here's what I created......

So thankful for this season, indeed! So super pretty, too!
All the Farmhouse & Fall feels happenin' here!

Here's a better look for you....

Just DIVINE!!!

Vibez Rollin' In The Hay takes center stage in this layout, and geez, it's simply stunning!!! 
I used this amazing color to back the FLORAL PUMPKIN cut file designed by Wild Pilot & courtesy of the Silhouette Store. I just love how effective this looks, and couldn't help but pair it with that similar die cut from the Paige Evans, Truly Grateful collection and our gorgeous exclusive pumpkin Dotz!  #pumpkinsforthewin

You'll see that I used both the Shimmerz Peacock's Plume and Inklingz Imperial Amethyst to paint the flowers on the cut file, and then backed these flowers with similar colored pattern papers for that added wow factor! To create the green for the leaves, I sprayed a lil Vibez Rollin' in the Hay into a paint tray, and added a few generous droplets of Shimmerz Peacock's Plume & mixed up this pretty 'bonus' color! Vibez Rose Gold Red is the perfect color for the berries, and completes the look!

How gorgeous are the exclusive pumpkin Dotz?!! 
You'll spot two of these lovelies in this embellishment cluster, and the other one adorning my sweet photo! 
I combined the Hip Kit Club August 2019 Main Kit, and SpiegelMom Scraps: Jewel of the Nile sequin mix to decorate my layout. But in the end, it's all about the color...

Seriously stunning colors in this month's kit!
And yes, Vibez: Rollin' in the Hay is going on my official must-have colorz list! This color has absolutely wowed me! Ga-ga-gor-jus!!!!

Want to see how this layout came together?
Please watch my process video below....

Thanks so much for watching! 
It really was a fun page to create!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creating with this fabulous monthly kit!
I think you'll agree that the colors are beyond beautiful! 

Thanks so much for visiting!
til next time,