Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Bucket full of YUM | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello Hello, I'm back here today with a new layout share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio to finish off our current Scraplift theme. It's always fun to scrap lift a fellow DT members creation, and this time I chose one from Emma who sadly has finished her time here with us at Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Emma's creations have always inspired me, her tiny 6x8 size layouts always packed a punch! The layout I chose to lift can be found HERE.



I created my layout using the beautiful More than Words collection, focusing on multiple patterns that didn't overpower or clash  with the photo. I chose to document a sweet photo I took of Leila over the Easter weekend at an Egg hunt we attended. SO MUCH CHOCOLATE!

Heres a closer look at the layout created by Emma. I took my main inspiration from that amazing large title made from a mix of different type text cut from pattern papers using a cutting machine. I also drew inspiration from the entire design of the layout, and replicated it in a larger size layout compared to Emma's awesome 6x8 size. I wish I could make things look that good!



LOVE LOVE LOVE how pretty the colours are that Emma chose for her layout, especially the title.



I started the layout by cutting a piece of white cardstock to 8.5x11 inch size, folded and stapled the top left corner and then adhered it to a 12x12inch piece of the Sketchbook paper. Then rather than using a square photo size, I printed a rectangular shape and raised it off the layout with a piece of foam sheet. I tucked an ephemera tab under the right side and added a couple of enamel shapes.



Next I adhered the title using foam tape, I had chosen the papers and pre cut the designs using silhouette studio prior to starting the actual layout to ensure everything fit right down the middle. I used the Radiant, Treasure and Effervescent papers from the 6x6 paper pad for this as the smaller printed patterns worked best for the small cut letters.



In the top left where the paper is folded over, I've created a cluster of pretty bits. I tucked in a few different paper and vellum flowers from the ephemera packs, a chipboard heart and some enamel shapes



Lastly I replicated a similar cluster on the bottom right using the same type of items as the first, then splattered the layout with some gold ink until I felt it was complete. I haven't added any journalling to the layout as I felt the title was enough. But I may add a few lines to the back of the layout for future years to come.

Well thats all from me today, Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope this has been an inspiring read!

Until Next time, Happy Scrapping.
Michelle x

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Goodbye D-lish

Hello Scrappy Friends, I'm back here today with my newest creation for D-lish Scraps. Now you may already be able to guess where this post it going after reading the title... 

After 5 wonderful years here on multiple different teams, I've decided it's time to say farewell. Sadly this will be the last time you will see me on the D-lish blog, but I will still be a semi regular poster within the Scrap Suite group. I'm so very thank for the time I've spent here and will miss posting regularly here to inspire you all.  Who would have thought roughly 5 years ago when Amanda offered me my very first DT gig as part of the Autumn Creative team, that I would still be here HA It's been so much fun!


For this post today, I thought I would create something special with a few of my favourite and most used D-lish products, and include a walk down memory lane by scrapping all my DT badges (which now feels a little weird after seeing multiple versions of my face lol)

I started this wonderful layout using pieces of a cut file I had left on my desk from previous layouts and backed all the stars using pretty papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I then arranged the photos top and bottom of the layout, and tucked in a few pretty embellishments using my favourite and well used items from the D-lish Store. Lastly I created a title using my much loved puffy alpha stickers and some typed journalling.

Here's a few close ups...


Above the photos at the top of the layout I've added a circle journal itwordfettiflair buttonpunchinellaLittle Birdie flowers, pastel petal and some star shaped creative cuts.



Tucked into the photos at the bottom of the layout I've repeated similar colours and items as the top cluster using another circle journal itombre wordfetti, pastel petal (my most used and definitely most favourite flower of all time) punchinellacreative cuts and little birdie flowers.


Once everything was complete I added my usual gold splatters and called it done. 

Well thats all from me, but before I go I'd like to say a big Thank you to all the D-lish followers for all your love and kind words during my time here. It's all very much appreciated. I will try my best to continue sharing things made with D-lish products within the Scrap Suite, or via Instagram using the #dlishscraps tag.

Next I'd like to send another big Thank you to all my fellow DT members, both past and present, for all your wonderful words of encouragement and regular dose of inspiration throughout my time here. We've all been through ups and downs on this creative journey, and the support and understanding we've all had for each other has been perfect.

Lastly a MASSIVE thank you to Amanda aka Boss Lady, for taking a chance on a fresh newbie all those years ago, for your ongoing support and continuing to cheer me on from behind the screen. Words cannot really express how thankful I really am for my time here, it's been nothing short of amazing!

Until I see you all again, Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

You love SNAPCHAT | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello Hello! I'm back today to share my newest layout for Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Our focus this week is on all things paper, and what better way to showcase all that wonderfulness than with the oh so sweet More than Words collection, and a few adorable photos of my  sweet girl.



We all know you can't start a layout without some form of paper product, and that there are a multitude of ways to create with it. But when it came to making something 'spectacular' for this feature, I honestly couldn't think of one particular technique that I've not tried before to create something different. So rather than sit and procrastinate for weeks on end like I've been known to do lately, I blame work HAHA, I combined a few different ideas that I've used on previous layouts.

It all started with a piece of Darling Buds paper (reverse side of that super pretty floral print I LOVE), some white card stock and a grid design of 2.5 inch squares made from 6x6 papers. Then I've added a couple photos,  a bunch of circular punched elements from both sizes of papers, some fussy cut flowers from the Sketchbook paper, a handful of ephemera pieces, stickers and enamel shapes.



I added some machine stitching around all the squares as a little added detail, and popped all three photos up off the layout with some foam tape. I tucked in a few flowers around this sweet photo to create a mini cluster of sorts. Just too cute!



Now this photo - totally staged after bribery. By this point in time Leila had given up and wanted to get back to her drawing and book creating, but Mumma was having too much fun with all the new filters HAHA Im glad I 'persuaded' her to continue on, as I would have missed this adorable photo opportunity.



Another group of circular elements = a new fave way to create clusters... multiple circles of sweet pattern papers grouped around a super cute photo with a fussy cut flower. love!



Lastly I added one final cluster to the bottom right corner using pattern papers from other groups within the layout. I find that creating repetitive elements on a layout helps to create a sense of balance and flow. Both of these are needed when there is so much going on pattern wise within one layout.

I also added some alphas from the Love Always collection to create my title and then splattered gold ink and called it done.

Well thats all from me today, I hope you've been inspired by what I've created.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Things that you love, love, love | D-lish Scraps

Hello Hello! It's Michelle here today with a closer look at the layout I created and shared for our recent Cyber crop. Cyber crops are held mid month, every month, within our Facebook group The Scrap Suite and are a great source of challenging inspiration. This month I've set a challenge to Scraplift me! Whether it be part or all of my layout, I can't wait to see what you all create

To find inspiration for this challenge, I looked back on some past layouts I've created and ended up scrap lifting myself! HA The layout chosen was actually from an idea that was shared in a previous Cyber crop. Lets take a closer look...


The main focus of this layout was to recreate and document a new list of things that Leila loves. From her obsession with all things Super Mario to eating all day every day, its listed here to look back on for years to come.

The background started with multiple square pieces of pattern paper, a couple of circular creative cuts from the D-lish Store and a tonne of staples lol I then backed the list and photo with complimenting papers and adhered them to the middle of the layout with some foam tape.


Both layouts have turned out very similar, with a few slight differences. Heres a look back at the layout that I've scrap lifted. You can find the original post HERE


This precious girl sure does love to chill out with her "friends", drinking hot chocolate and listening to music on the iPad.


Once I had the main focal points of the layout adhered to the page I worked on the clusters. I grouped together items from the D-lish store along with some fussy cut flowers for the first cluster, and added a sprinkling of gold color shine to finish it off.


Items shown in this cluster are a Printed tagCreative cutspaper flowersJournal It'sOmbre wordfettiD-lish Flair, Faceted & Glitter enamel dots


Over on the top right you can see I've tucked in a lace doily for a little extra detail, then embellished the edges with another flair buttonpaper flowerscreative cut, some more enamel dots and a fussy cut flower.


Lastly in this massive cluster I've added more Journal It's, a flair buttonombre wordfetti (seems to be a favourite of mine) more paper flowersenamel dotscreative cuts, a fussy cut flower and a wordfetti piece that is stuck to the bottom of the photo.

Well I hope you've enjoyed seeing some close ups of this layout. It was quite fun to recreate an older style layout. I hope its inspired you to play along with my Scraplift me challenge too!

To see all the other challenges set by the other DT members, head over to The Scrap Suite HERE .

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Wonderful little Moments | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello Scrappy Friends! It's Michelle back again with a new layout share featuring the beautiful More than Words collection that I just cannot get enough of! I've used a wonderful photo of Leila, her dad and an oh so fun Snapchat filter HAHA



The beginning of this layout started with an intention of making another 8.5x11 inch layout. The smaller size layouts are so much fun to create with as they require less product to feel complete, meaning I'm able to stretch out my stash of CVS goodies to create more fun things. PLUS, they come together so super quick! In then end I stuck the whole smaller layout onto a piece of PRECIOUS paper, using the woodgrain pattern on the B side, and created a 12x12 layout.



To create the main section of the layout I centred a frame from the Ephemera pack and the photo backed with a piece of SKETCHBOOK paper from the 6x6 paper pad. Inside the frame I raised and centred the 'You are Loved' piece from the cut apart sheet TREASURE in the 6x6 pad. I then embellished to the top right of the frame using pieces of ephemera, enamel shapes and a cut file piece from the Colour Me Happy set.



To the right of the photo I added in a couple more floral ephemera pieces and some enamel dots to balance out the design elements on the page.



The title on my layout is perfect to describe this moment, and loads of little moments we have around this little house of ours. I've used the 'Wonderful' piece from the chipboard accent stickers along with a banner from the ephemera pack, then added some hand writing for my journalling.



At the top and bottom of the cardstock piece I added some strips of my most favourite pattern paper within this collection - Darling Buds in the 6x6 size. Love me a small floral print and this one takes the cake! Its super pretty {insert heart eyes emoji} I tucked a date tab into the top that can be found in the ephemera pack and stuck an accessory sticker over the top for good measure ;)



Lastly I added another cut file piece to the bottom strip of paper, popped an ephemera piece on top with an accessory sticker and enamel heart then called it done!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my newest creation and that it's given you some form of inspiration for today. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping.
Michelle x

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Sweet Snapshots | D-lish Scraps

Hello Hello! It's time for a new layout to share, and todays is a fun one! This one is for D-lish Scraps and follows along with the current Inspiration Board. The colour blue and star shapes are definitely up there with my most favourites for creating, so I really had fun creating this. 


I went with a smaller layout size like my last creation and mirrored the sketch image on the board to create a diagonal design in the opposite direction to the one shown below.


Rather than a couple of massive stars, I went a little crazy with some left over pieces of cut file from a while back as sadly I have run out of the fun Creative Cut star shapes that you can find HERE in store


SO many layers within this photo stack. Including a NOTE Journal It ticket tucked in with the words I'd captioned this photo with on Instagram. 


Such sweet moment captured and recorded. This girl was so sweet for her mumma while I was recovering back in December. 


At the top of the layout I created a mini cluster of sorts with a circle Journal It, a piece of Ombre wordfetti and a glitter enamel star (these were in a pack that are no longer available, but there are plenty more awesome glitter dots available HERE)


I created a similar cluster at the bottom of the layout using items from the top and a Flair button from THIS set of mixed Script words


Lastly a super quick title using the 'Sweet' Creative Cut word from the Script Words pack and a piece of Ombre wordfetti. I also splattered some black ink around the page and then called it done!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope this has inspired you in some way. Be sure to stop by the Scrap Suite to share with us everything that you create with D-lish Scraps goodies! 

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Thursday, March 1, 2018

First Day Crazies | Scrap The Girls

Hello crafty friends! I'm back again today with a new layout share for Scrap the Girls and can I say WOAH it was a challenge! But also, MARCH? Where did the last 2 months go?


Can you guess the challenge from this sneak peek? OR have you already seen the challenge shared on the Scrap The Girls blog..

Well here it is, in all its challenging wonderfulness


"Don't Mess with me" is full on! And I love it as it was a challenge that allowed me to step out of my comfort zone of pretty feminine pinks. I still managed to add a couple florals in there, and stuck as true to my style as possible. The colours were perfect for scrapping a school photo for Leila too, so I just went with that, rather than following along with any specific theme

Here's the full layout, which I scrapped in the 8.5x11 size. This size allows me to document a memory super quick!


This kid! So much fun, and so many laughs. Even when were trying to be serious lol


I've used a mixture of papers from an older Amy Tangerine collection and the Cocoa Vanilla Studio collection - Hello Sunshine. The colours within both collections were right in line for this challenge, even if I added a few extra shades of them.


I created the title at the same time as creating this rather large photo stack. I sewed the alphas down to keep them attached and to add an little extra detail to the layout.


To finish the layout off I created a couple of mini clusters using pieces from the Cocoa Vanilla collection (puffy stickers, flair button, ephemera piece, accessory sticker and enamel dots)


And lastly an extra long sticker along the bottom of the layout with some added stitching to finish it all off. 

Thats all from me today, be sure to check out the Scrap the Girls blog to see the other team members layouts!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping
Michelle x