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About Ulrike Dold

Ulrike, who is more commonly known her friends as Ulli, is 36 years old and lives with her husband, daughter (2.5 years) and son (7 months) near Stuttgart, Germany. Ulli is a passionate scrapbooker and memory keeper, and has been scrapbooking since 2010. She says working with her family photos as well as pretty scrapbook supplies to document all the little and big moments in life makes her happy. Ulli likes to create 12x12 and 8.5x11 layouts; monthly project life; and she also loves making mini books. Big picture layouts are also a great passion of hers. She best describes her scrapbooking style as "playful and light", often working with with white backgrounds. Ulli also says she "loves to work with beautiful and colourful embellishments and papers".

Beautiful December Memories | Bohemian Dream | Ulrike Dold

By | 2017-12-11T06:54:32+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Cut Files, Design Team, Endless Summer, Inspiration, Make A Wish|

Hello everyone,

Ulli here with you today sharing a christmas layout with a non-christmas collection with you. I hope you have seen all the amazing projects from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Design Team the last two weeks because they are really amazing!

When I start with my layout I first struggled a little bit with this theme. But then I went through my christmas pictures and I saw one picture with my favorite christmas ball ornaments. It is a pink christmas ornament with a big hibiscus flower on it. It was simply perfect for Cocoa Vanilla and for this challenge!

I decided to use the gorgeous Bohemian Dream collection with all its beautiful colorful flowers and it was the perfect match for my picture.

I used a geometric christmas ornament cut file from the Silhouette design store. I backed the ornament with different patterned papers from the Bohemian Dream collection. Therefor I used the papers “Abundant”, “Beautiful Mess” and “Flower Child”.

I used thin thread in gold for hanging up the backed ornament on the top of my layout. I utilized  my stapler to attach the thread on the paper. On the backside of the paper I used some washi tape to fix the thread.

Then I splattered some gold paint across the page and placed the photo on the left side of the christmas ball ornament. I used the “Favourite” tab from the accessory sticker sheet from the Bohemian Dream collection and my stapler to decorate it.

I glued many flowers and leaves from the die cut ephemera pieces from the Bohemian Dream collection and a hibiscus flower die cut from the Endless Summer collection under this two elements. I wanted to achieve the look of a twig of fir and so I also used some die cutting pieces in the shape of leaves which I made with my Big Shot and white cardstock.

For the title I glued the wooden word “Beautiful” under the twig. Then I stamped the words “December memories” under it to complete my title.

I stamped also some little stars all over my layout. I cut a triangle from the pink and white striped “Beautiful Mess” paper and attached it to the right corner below. I also glued some gold glitter washi tape over it.

I decorated the christmas ball ornament with the big pink bow with the sequins from the Make A Wish collection and a pink flower from the Bohemian Dream die cut ephemera pack.

Then I searched through all my Cocoa Vanilla supplies for round embellishments. I pierced the die cut embellishment “Smile” and a round sticker – both from the Bohemian Dream collection – on the top and attached them also with gold thread on my layout. Then I glued a pink chipboard heart on the round sticker and added a woodie from the Endless Summer collection and two flair buttons (Bohemian Dream and Endless Summer) on my layout.

I still missed the festive and winterly look on my layout and so I punched out confetti pieces from white cardstock with my confetti punch. I glued small and big confetti pieces all over my page to get the look of many little snowflakes.

Then I wrote my journaling on the pc and printed it out. I added it on the left side above omg photo. I glued the “Here´s the story” sticker with a foam dot on it.

Then I decorated my page with two word stickers and a chipboard word sticker from the Bohemian Dream collection. To finish off my page I added some sequins and enamel dots from the Bohemian Dream and the Make A Wish collection on my layout.

I hope I could inspire you! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Ulli

Thankful For You | Hello Lovely | Ulrike Dold

By | 2017-11-16T07:45:11+00:00 November 26th, 2017|Design Team, Free Spirit, Hello Lovely, Inspiration, You ROCK|

Hello everyone,

Ulli here with you today sharing a new Cocoa Vanilla DT layout with you.

This week we have the gratitude theme here at the Cocoa Vanilla Blog. Therefor I made a clean and simple layout with a picture from me and my little family. I am so thankful for having my beloved husband at my side and together we have two wonderful little kids.

I decided to use the pretty and super cute Hello Lovely collection because I love the color scheme from this collection so much.

First I typed up my small journaling with my typewriter at the top of my 8.5 x 11 inch white cardstock. I picked “Thankful for you” for my title and decided to create the title with a pink foam phrase sticker from my stash and the small wooden grain and aqua alphabet stickers from the Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely collection. I glued the word “Thankful” directly under my journaling and the other two words also beneath it. Then I stitched over the foam word with my sewing machine.

I cut out the little banner (Love this) from the Hello Lovely “Lucky Dip” paper and I used my stapler before I glued it beside the words with the alpha stickers. Under the title I added the little diamond from the Hello Lovely die cut ephemera.

Then I cut a wide paper stripe from the black and white striped “Life Story” paper and a small one from the pink “Delightful” paper. I glued the striped one on the bottom and the other over it. Then I stitched over the lower border from my layout with my sewing machine.

I splattered some gold paint across the page. After that I punched out my photo in the shape of a circle. Therefor I used a circle punch with the size of 2 inch. I glued the photo on the papers below in the middle of my layout because I love it when my layouts have a clear structure.

Then I glued the sticker with the three flowers from the Hello Lovely accessory stickers sheet on the right side next to my photo. I used foam dots to add my layout more dimension. On the middle of the biggest flower I added the woodie (FAB) from the Free Spirit collection.

I glued the floral border in aqua on the top of my layout and stitched over it. Then I glued the sticker with the stars on it – also with some foam dots.

I stamped the date with a roller stamp on my layout and wrote on the other side where the photo was taken. Then I finished off my layout with some enamel dots from the Hello Lovely and the You Rock collection here and there.

 

 

I hope you like my layout and had fun reading my post.

Till next time,

Ulli

This Life | Bohemian Dream | Ulrike Dold

By | 2017-11-02T08:10:44+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, Inspiration, Wild at Heart, You ROCK|

Hello everyone,

Ulli here with you today with a new layout with the amazing Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Dream collection.

For this week we had to decide to make a project in pink or in blue. I was sure that I would do a pink one (you know me… I love pink so much!), but then I had the fantastic patterned papers from the new Bohemian Dream collection in my hands and fell in love with the amazing blue tones…

Because of that I knocked the plan to scrap in pink on the head and made this one with lots of blue.

First I cut out this heart cut file from the Silhouette store and backed it with the following Bohemian Dream papers: Abundant, Wild & Free, Dreamer, Gypsy Heart and Flower Child. I used therefor only the sides with the blue pattern. After that I stitched with my sewing machine and sewing thread in aqua over all the outlines.

Then I cut out a piece of paper from the Kaleidoscope paper in 8.5×11 inch and a white cardstock a little bit smaller. I glued the white cardstock on the wooden grain paper.

I placed the photo on the left side below and over it the big heart on the right side of the layout. I cut the overlaying part from the paper heart with my scissor.

After that I placed the beautiful blue leaves from the Bohemian Dream Vellum accents under the “Boys Rule” flair button from the You Rock collection on the top of my picture. I decorated everything with some word stickers and the “Just Can´t Get Enough” Sticker from the Wild At Heart Accessory Sticker Sheet. I also used a washi stripe with the tape ruler in black from the You Rock collection on the bottom of my photo.

I glued the woodie “Smile” from the Free Spirit collection over the bottom of the heart and the photo. It matches so perfectly to the big smile from our little boy on that cute picture.

I added the title “This Life” with the Chipboard titles on the heart above on the layout.

Then I wrote my journaling with a black fine liner on my layout.

To finish of my layout I stamped the date with a roller stamp under the photo and glued some enamel dots and enamel shapes from the Bohemian Dream collection and the You Rock collection on my layout.

I hope you like my layout and I could inspire you the one way or another.

Till the next time, Ulli

 

Hello Heidi | Bohemian Dream | Ulrike Dold

By | 2017-10-23T07:35:28+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Cut Files, Design Team, Inspiration|

Hello friends,

Ulli here today sharing a new layout with the gorgeous new Bohemian Dream collection.

I decided to scrap a layout with a photo from our little daughter. She got at the street festival of our town a Heidi ballon from her grandpa and I love this snapshot which I have made with my mobile phone.

I used a circle cut file with the word “Hello” from the Silhouette Design store and cut it out. Therefor I used pink cardstock from my stash. The word “Hello” should be the first word from my title “Hello Heidi”. I put it on a sheet of white 12×12 cardstock and placed the photo under the circle. Then I added some of the beautiful vellum flowers and one vellum butterfly from the Bohemian Dream “Vellum Accents” on the circle and stitched over them with my sewing machine.

I splattered some gold and black paint across the page and stamped the pretty Bohemian Dream heart stamp two times at the right side on the top of my layout. I used therefor the colors pink and grey to repeat some of the colors from the photo on my layout. I also stamped the phrase stamp “Hello you” with black ink on my layout besides the pink circle. The first ever clear stamp set from Cocoa Vanilla Studio is so very lovely and I am sure I will use it very often on my future projects.

I complete the title with some alphas from my stash and glued them beside the word “Hello” and over these pretty vellum flowers and the stitching.

Then I decorated the photo with the “Captured” tab from the die cut ephemera pieces, a chipboard arrow sticker and a “Love This” sticker from the accessory sticker sheet from the wonderful new Bohemian Dream collection.

I glued two flowers and the “Oh so happy” circle from the die cut ephemera pieces above the vellum flowers on the circle. Therefor I used glue dots to add them some dimension.

I wrote my journaling with a black fine liner under the circle with the photo and the flowers. Then I cut out a triangle from the “Wild & Free” patterned paper and glued it on the left corner below. I stamped the date with a roller stamp under my photo.

To finish off my page I added two word stickers, some of the super cute enamel dots and hearts and two of the chipboard hearts from the Bohemian Dream chipboard stickers on my layout.

I hope you like how my layout turned out and I could inspire you for a project with these gorgeous new Cocoa Vanilla collection.

Thanks so much for joining me here today!

Ulli

Lovely | Bohemian Dream | Ulrike Dold

By | 2017-10-10T06:09:12+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, Inspiration|

Hello everyone,

Ulli here with you today sharing my first layout with the gorgeous new Bohemian Dream collection with you.

This week we show here on the Cocoa Vanilla blog a project that describes our scrapbooking style. I would describe my scrapbooking style as playful and light. I often take white cardstock as my background and I love it to use girly collections with the colors pink and mint and with flowers. And so I thought the new Bohemian Dream collection would be perfect to make a layout in the “thinkpinkandmint-style”.

I decided to make a page with a black and white photo of our little daughter. The beautiful colors and pretty embellishments from the Bohemian Dream collection are pretty perfect for girly projects.

I used a diamond cut file from my Silhouette library and backed it with my favorite paper, the  “Wild and Free” patterned paper from the Bohemian Dream collection. Therefor I used the paper side with the multicolored dots. Then I stitched with my sewing machine and white sewing thread over the outlines of the diamond and let overlap some rests of the sewing thread. I love the playful look when I don’t cut off the sewing thread completely. I think this is a style that´s typical for me.

Then I cut two paper stripes from the “Kaleidoscope” and the “Wild and Free” papers from the pretty new Bohemian Dream collection. I used the side with the woodgrain from the “Kaleidoscope” paper and the blue side from the “Wild and Free” paper. I  fringed the blue paper with my fringe scissor and glued both paper stripes on the lower quarter of my white 12×12 cardstock. Then I stitched  a few times over the border above.

I placed my photo on my layout and glued the diamond with glue dots on the right side above. Then I splattered some gold and black paint across the page. That´s also a typical thing for me – I love it to do that and I nearly always use only the colors black and gold.

I added some of the gorgeous flower die cuts from the new Bohemian Dream collection under and above the right corner of the diamond and glued the super cute chipboard bird over it. I also decorated it with the “Live a colourful life” and the “Be yourself” stickers from the Accessory sticker sheet.

On the left side I glued the “Hello beautiful” sticker and a die cut butterfly on the diamond.

I glued also some of the amazing die cut flowers on the left lower corner from the photo.

Then I inked the upper part of the cute “Lovely” chipboard title with a pink ink pad and let it dry. I placed the title over the woodgrain stripe and stitched over it with my sewing machine.

I glued the “Shine Bright” chipboard sticker over my photo and added one of  these cute enamel hearts over it. Then I typed the date with my typecast on a label sticker and glued it with glue dots under my photo. Glue dots are also always a inherent part of my layouts because I love to work with more dimension on my projects. And I also often use my beloved mint typewriter to type the date and/or the journaling on my layouts.

After that I placed some word stickers on the paper stripes – two of them with glue dots as well. Then I glued the „Wild child“ button from the Bohemian Dream collection besides the chipboard title on my layout. I really love the amazing Cocoa Vanilla flair buttons. They are so adorable and they are always an eye catcher!

To finish off my page I added some enamel dots in orange, blue and pink on my layout. Enamel dots and shapes are always some of my favorites embellishments, because I use them on nearly all my projects for the last finishing. They give projects some playfulness as well.

I hope you like my blogpost and my layout. What scrapbooking style do you have and what techniques do you use often?

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Ulli

 

 

Wedding Album | Wild At Heart | Ulrike Dold

By | 2017-09-23T06:19:08+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Wild at Heart|

Hi everyone,

Ulli here with you today sharing a wedding album.

Friends of us got married in the end of August this year and so I decided to make them a mini album as a present. I made it without pictures, so that the bride can fill it with wedding photos by herself.
They have celebrated a boho wedding and I knew immediately what collection I wanted to choose: of course Wild At Heart! It was really the perfect match and I saw it in the eyes of the bride as I hand it her.
For the cover I upholstered two pieces of cardboard (15×15 cm) with the “Grow Wild” paper from the gorgeous Wild At Heart collection. I cut the patterned paper in 20×20 cm pieces and used ultra clear tape for glueing the papers on the cardboard. For the inside from the cover and the back of the album I used squares of coral cardstock in 14×14 cm.
I made the binding very simple and used four bookrings in two different colors for it. With my Cinch I punched four holes for them in the middle of the left side from my cover and in the back of the album.
I decorated the cover with a white circle of white cardstock, alpha stickers in gold and blue, the “Precious” sticker from the accessory stickers sheet, paper flowers from different Cocoa Vanilla collections and die cut pieces (flower and butterfly) from the Wild At Heart ephemera pack. I also added some of the amazing glitter enamel dots here and there.

 The single pages for this album I made with the following papers: “Luscious“, “Memento“, “Mariposa“, “Artisan” and “Double Dot“. For the simple decoration of the pages I used also the papers “Fussy Cut” and “Patchwork“. And of course the gorgeous stickers and word stickers from the accessory stickers sheet, glitter enamel dots, die cut ephemera, wood veneers and one chipboard frame. I also used some clear stamps and stamped them in black on some labels and on some of the pages.
I left enough space for the bride to fill the album with the wedding photos later. Also she can write some words about this special day on the PL card at the inside of the album.

To make the wedding album a little bit more interesting I made an eye catcher with a acetate page with big glitter polka dots in gold from my stash. I packed it between two pages from the album and decorated it in the middle of the page from both sides with die cut ephemera pieces.

As another eye catcher I made a vellum confetti page. I cut two pieces of vellum in 15×15 cm and stitched them on three sides together with my sewing machine. Then I filled this pocket with the “Happy” wood veneer word, some sequins in different colors and punched confetti pieces from paper scraps from the Wild At Heart collection.

After decorating all pages I punched them all with the Cinch as well and fit the album together.

I hope you like my mini book and get inspired to do a mini album with pretty Cocoa Vanilla scrapbooking supplies as well!
Till next time,

Ulli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snap Happy | Wild At Heart | Ulrike Dold

By | 2017-09-08T21:50:23+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Design Team, Hello Lovely, Inspiration, Wild at Heart|

Hello everyone,

Ulli here with you today sharing a new layout focusing on the accessory stickers from the gorgeous Wild at Heart collection.

 

I had the idea of creating a water color background on the top of my 8.5×11 layout with a stitched banner of stickers over it.

First I took my water colors and added a transition of colors from pink, peach, yellow to blue. I waited until it dried and typed the journaling with my typewriter on the bottom of my layout. I should always write the journaling first down somewhere else, it´s always the same… this time I wrote about only one photo and not about those two photos. But meanwhile I can accept it when I do some mistakes on my layouts. We can’t be perfect every time and that´s okay.

I added stickers from the Wild At Heart accessory sticker sheet from the left side to the right side and began also with pink first, over peach and yellow to blue.

I also used a rubber charm and a die cut heart from the Wild at Heart collection.

I  made a banner with the stickers and some of them I glued on with glue dots to give them some dimension. After that I stitched over the banner with my sewing machine.

I then glued my pictures under two of those awesome Wild at heart chipboard frames and placed them in the middle of my layout. To make the layout more interesting I glued the frame on the left side a little bit higher than the other.

For my title I chose the „Snap happy“ flair button  from the Hello Lovely collection and placed it on a circle sticker in the middle under the frames with the photos.

Then I glued some word stickers from the Wild at Heart collection under the frames and one sticker on the frame on the left side.

To finish it off I stamped the date with a roller stamp next to the  photo on the left side and glued some enamel dots and shapes from the Wild at Heart collection and other Cocoa Vanilla collections on the water colored paper above and on some of the stickers from the banner.

I hope you like my layout and had fun reading my post!

Till next time,

Ulli

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