Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Using Up Scraps | Cocoa Vanilla Studio DT

Hey y’all! Laura here and I decided for these wild and crazy photos of my oldest son, I wanted to dig deep into my Cocoa Vanilla stash and play with the You Rock collection from 2017. I’ve almost finished it off and am determined to use it up this year. For this layout, I grouped my three photos across the center and layered scraps behind them to create a foundation for my photos. The title is cut from the paper pack packaging that I cut into a banner shape, with a small washi banner behind it.

In each of the four corners, I placed a piece of washi from the washi tape booklet that accompanied You Rock and then layered random embellishments together to create L-shaped clusters. These are a combination of fussy cut stars, ephemera, chipboard, wood veneer, and stickers. Loved seeing how I could puzzle together a variety of sizes and textures into each cluster!

The bottom right corner is my absolute favorite! I had just a few pieces left from the Totally Rad collection (as in about five pieces of ephemera!), so I created a hilariously cute little globe with a mustache that I fully admit sends me into giggles every time I see it. I think it perfectly captures the goofy personality of my oldest son! Finishing off the layout with my typical Nuvo Drops, but in black this time, and gold ink splatters.

I hope this layout inspires you to dig into your older Cocoa Vanilla Studio stash for your next layout! To see how “You Rock” came together, check out the process video below!

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Scattered Circles Design | CVS DT

Hey y’all! Laura here with a super sweet and silly 9×12 layout of my darling daughter when she was a toddler, playing happily in her water table. These photos were so bright and fun, I knew they would work beautifully with the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Sunkissed collection! Using some punched and cut circles to create a vertical background design, I set my photos in a stair-step pattern so that I could fit all four of them on this smaller sized layout!

Around each of the photos, I added a cluster of embellishments. On the top photo, I used fussy cut florals, citrus fruits, and a “sweet memories” banner from the ephemera pack. On the second photo, I added a small scene with two palm trees and the sun, love this cluster around the title the most! It’s perfect for these sun-filled summer photos! In any awkward spaces, I added tiny florals to fill them in.

On the bottom two photos, I kept the embellishing minimal because I’d added a circle-cut journaling spot out of the pocket cards and tucked it in on top of a bold blue circle from the background. So, some tiny florals were all it needed to feel finished. As always, I dotted gold Nuvo drops around the page and then splattered with gold inks spray for the finishing touch! Loved playing with circles for this one!

I hope this layout inspires you to try a bright, summer color palette for your next layout! To see how “Love This” came together, check out the process video below!

Thanks for stopping by,