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About Zoe Pearn

Zoe is the owner of Cocoa Vanilla Studio, and designs all of our products from her home studio on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia. She has over 10 years of experience designing products for the scrapbooking and fabric industry, and has worked as a product designer for major companies in both the USA and Australia.

You ROCK Prize Winners & Collection Update

By | 2017-04-12T09:16:08+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Reveals & GiveAways, Uncategorized, You ROCK|

Hi everyone!

Thanks so so much to everyone who commented on the reveal of our You ROCK collection!  As always, I was blown away by your response and I’m so happy to hear that you like it…  Looks like this is going to be another popular collection for the boys – yay!!

I also have some important updates about the collection, but let’s get the good stuff out of the way first!

The winner of the full collection prize is…

Rachel Dutko with comment number 14.

Congratulations Rachel!  I can’t wait to see what you do with your prize!


I decided NOT to use the random picker for our runner up winner…  I read EVERY comment and they all make me so happy, but Tracy Smith’s comment hit me right in the heart.

Tracy, I designed the collection… and I too have a boy that is unique and different and challenging… and I couldn’t be happier or prouder of my quirky dude, no matter how whacky anyone else thinks he is *sniff*


Congratulations ladies – keep an eye on your inbox as Sue will be in contact soon to get your details and we’ll get your prize out to you ASAP!

Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to leave a comment… The collection is now available for pre-order for our wholesale customers, and it will be hitting their shelves in a couple of short weeks…


UPDATE TO COLLECTION PREVIEWS

The great news is this collection has arrived and is being unpacked ready to send to our lovely retailers! However as I’ve been unpacking the stock, it has come to my attention that due to manufacturing processes there are some slight colour differences to what was intended and originally advertised. It can be hard to predict how colours will print on different materials, and usually the differences are not noticeable. This mainly affects the red and dark teal colours in the papers.

Please see the updated previews for the collection below. I think the collection still looks great and the changes don’t detract from the overall feel of the line, but I realise it is different to what was originally advertised so I wanted to make sure I posted the updated previews.  The Reveal post has been updated with full size previews if you would like to see them larger.

Retailers – if you have placed a pre-order for this collection, you have been sent an email with details.  If you didn’t receive it, please contact me!


And that’s it for me for now… Thanks so much again for all of your positive feedback on this collection!  Until next time, happy scrapping! 🙂

xx Zoe

You ROCK Collection | Reveal & Giveaway

By | 2017-04-12T01:02:24+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Reveals & GiveAways, You ROCK|

Boy scrappers rejoice! It’s time to reveal our newest collection… and I know you’ve been waiting for this one!

I’m so excited to reveal our second collection for 2017, You ROCK! Our boy collections are always a big hit with our fans, and I’m sure this one will not disappoint… Our boy collections are always well received because of their versatility, and you guys have been waiting patiently for this release so I’m sure you will be just as excited as I am about this one!

The awesome You ROCK collection will be shipping to retailers from Monday the 24th April, and will be available in our online store  a month later from the 26th May.

PRE-ORDER INFORMATION FOR THIS COLLECTION HAS BEEN SENT OUT TO RETAILERS THIS WEEK.

Please Note: Previews have been updated to reflect slight colour discrepancies that occurred during the manufacturing process.

But first, there’s a chance for you to WIN the collection, so make sure you read on to find out all the details on how you can enter to win yourself a spectacular prize pack! 🙂

You ROCK is simply awesome, with fun and unique designs that will be perfect for boys of all ages.  We’ve increased our papers and embellishments, and there are some fun new additions to the line up, so there’s more than ever for you to create with!


The collection kits include 2 of each paper for a total of 18 papers, plus the accessory sticker sheet.



 

And now for the BEST part… Just leave a comment below for a chance to win a You ROCK Prize Pack – I’d love to hear what you think of this collection! You have until Midnight AEST on WEDNESDAY April 7 2017 to enter…  The winner will be announced FRIDAY April 9 2017.

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you are as excited about our newest collection as I am!

Happy Scrapping!

xx Zoe

Winners! Wild At Heart Give Away

By | 2017-01-25T22:07:43+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Chit Chat|

Hi everyone!

Happy Australia Day to all my fellow Aussies… I hope you’re all enjoying a lovely day off!

First of all, I’m so sorry for being late to post the winners of the Wild At Heart Give Away!  As you probably saw the website was down last week, and it took a lot longer than I thought it would to get it back up and running… Nothing ever goes to plan right?  But we’re back online, and I hope you like the new look of the website and that it’s easier on the eye!

So… on to the good part!  Thank you SO MUCH for all of your wonderful comments and kind words…  I was blown away by the reaction to Wild At Heart – we had a record 231 comments on this give away!! I finally got the collection in my hot little hands today, and I can tell you it is absolutely gorgeous – you will just love it!


The winner of the full collection prize is…

Sam Skinner with comment number 68.

Congratulations Sam!  I hope you enjoy your goodies!


And our lucky runner up who has scored themselves a Collection Kit is…

Kim Ewins with comment number 80.


Congratulations ladies – keep an eye on your inbox as Sue will be in contact soon to get your details and we’ll get your prize out to you ASAP!

Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to leave a comment… The collection is now available for pre-order for our wholesale customers, and it will be hitting their shelves in a few weeks…

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

xx Zoe

Wild At Heart | Reveal & Giveaway!

By | 2017-03-13T17:58:53+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Chit Chat, Reveals & GiveAways|

Hello everyone & Happy New Year!

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I’m super excited to reveal our first collection for 2017 to you today!  Wild at Heart is simply gorgeous, and full of beautiful things that are sure to make your heart skip a beat… And we’ve increased our papers with this release too, so there’s more for you to create with than ever!

The gorgeous Wild at Heart collection will be shipping to retailers from Monday the 13th February, and will be available in our online store  a month later from the 13th March..

**PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO OUR FIRST SHIPMENT OF WILD AT HEART SELLING OUT IN RECORD TIME, THE SECOND SHIPMENT WILL FIRST BE SENT TO RETAILERS PRIOR TO RELEASE IN OUR ONLINE STORE SOME WEEKS LATER. DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED**

PRE-ORDER INFORMATION FOR THIS COLLECTION WILL BE GOING OUT TO RETAILERS ON WEDNESDAY 18TH JANUARY.

But first, there’s a chance for you to WIN the collection, so make sure you read on to find out all the details on how you can enter to win yourself a stunning prize pack! 🙂

I know I say it every time, but I think I have a new favourite!  The colours in this collection are so rich, the florals so sumptuous, and the embellishments are to die for.. Gorgeous painterly florals, beautiful butterflies and watercolour style prints combine to make a truly stunning collection! It’s a little bit bohemian, a little bit artsy, and a little bit classic – all rolled into one!


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The collection kits include 2 of each paper for a total of 18 papers, plus the accessory sticker sheet.


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And now for the BEST part… Just leave a comment below for a chance to win a Wild at Heart Prize Pack – I’d love to hear what you think of this collection! You have until Midnight AEST on WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18 2017 to enter…  The winner will be announced FRIDAY 20TH JANUARY.

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you are as in love with our newest collection as I am!

Happy Scrapping!

xx Zoe

Introducing the 2017 Design Team!

By | 2017-01-31T12:19:58+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Chit Chat, Design Team, Inspiration, Uncategorized|

Hi everyone!

I’m so so excited to introduce you to our fabulous Design Team for 2017!

We were inundated with stunning applications from all over the world, so narrowing it down was no mean feat… But we did it, and here is the brand new line up to inspire you this coming year!

Cocoa Vanilla Studio – 2017 Design Team:

AMANDA-JAYNE BALDWIN  |  ANNA KOMENDA  |  BEA VALINT  |  ELODIE LUSSEAU  |  EMMA WOOD  |  GWEN WRUCK  |  LAUREN HENDER  |  LINA MONACO  |  MANDY MELVILLE  |  MICHELLE STOKES  |  MISSY WHIDDEN  |  RAQUEL BOWMAN  |  SUE PLUMB  |  ULRIKE DOLD


As you can see, Amanda-Jayne, Anna, Raquel and Sue are joining us for another term, but I know you’ll be inspired by the new faces to join our team too… I cannot wait to see the magic they work with our products!

 

I want to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing team members, who have created stunning inspiration for us week after week for the last TWO years… I love you all dearly, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for putting so much time, effort and LOVE into your work for Cocoa Vanilla… You will always be part of the CVS family!


And finally, I’d like to thank EVERYONE who applied to the call this year… The response was absolutely AH-MAZING, and full to bursting with so much talent! If only we had unlimited spots, I think I could have filled… oh… about 100 more!  It truly has been wonderful to get out and about and check out so many gorgeous creations over the last couple of weeks. I appreciate so many people wanting to be part of my brand…

Thank you so much!

And that’s it from me for now, but I hope you’ll join me in welcoming this fabulous group of ladies to inspire us all!

Happy Scrapping!

xx Zoe

Merry Christmas!

By | 2016-12-24T23:59:39+00:00 December 24th, 2016|Chit Chat, Uncategorized|

 

Hi Everyone! (Or should I say Ho Ho HO!)

I just wanted to pop in and wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, and a safe, happy and bright New Year in 2017!

2016 has been a year of growth for me and Cocoa Vanilla Studio, and I couldn’t have done it without all of your encouragement and support… So thank you from the bottom of my heart for making the last year such a wonderful one for my little business 🙂

I am enjoying some (much needed) time off over the holiday season, and our website will be getting a little bit of a makeover… Our online store will reopen on Wednesday 4th January 2017.

I hope you are all enjoying the Christmas holidays with your loved ones, and have a wonderful New Year!

Until next year… Happy scrapping!

xx Zoe

CVS Design Team Call – 2017

By | 2016-12-26T22:15:04+00:00 December 17th, 2016|Chit Chat, Design Team|

Hi everyone!

It’s TIME! We are excited to announce that our 2017 design team call is NOW OPEN! If you have been waiting for the opportunity to join the Cocoa Vanilla team, then your opportunity has finally arrived. We are on the hunt for some talented and passionate new designers to join us who would love to showcase our products.

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Requirements:
– Create 2-3 projects per month using products supplied.
– Post your work to the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog.
– Share your work via your own social media channels – a blog, Facebook and public Instagram account are all essential! (Process videos shared via YouTube are not necessary, but will be considered favourably.)
– Participate in the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Community group on Facebook.
– Participate in special events as agreed – these may include (but are not limited to) collaborations with other companies; teaching classes; attending trade shows; submitting work for media use; etc.

 

In return, design team members will receive a generous amount of product to create with that includes all new release collections during their term. Their work will also be showcased via the Cocoa Vanilla Studio social media channels.

 

To apply:
1. Tell us about yourself.
Name, country of origin.
What do you like to create? Describe your style? Are you, or have you been, on any other design teams?
2. Your links.
Please provide links to your blog, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube (if applicable) and any other source or galleries we may find relevant to view your work.
3. Samples.
Please attach photos of THREE samples of your work that you think BEST represent you. (You do not have to use Cocoa Vanilla Studio products on these.) Ensure file sizes are not too large – 800×800 (or smaller) is ideal.

 

Email your application to: dtcall2017@cocoavanilla.com.au by Saturday, 31st December. Successful applicants will be notified by email in January and the new team announced soon after.
This call is open internationally.

 

Good luck! We are looking forward to seeing all your applications!

Zoe XX

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