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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.

Winners! Wild At Heart Give Away

By | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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

Sweet Summer Days | Endless Summer | Zoe Pearn

By | November 5th, 2016|Chit Chat, Design Team, Endless Summer, Inspiration, Uncategorized|

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!

I had the chance to play with our new Endless Summer collection recently, and thought I’d share my layout with you today… Endless Summer has just started shipping to our retailers, so you’ll be able to get your hands on it soon!

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I love the soft, beachy tones in this collection, and living so close to the beach it’s the perfect collection to document lots of my photos…

And any excuse for flamingos, right? Hehe…

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So many fun pieces in this collection – I think I used a bit of everything in this page – I couldn’t help myself!

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But I think the ephemera is my favourite – so many great pieces for layering and clustering…

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I’m excited to see the Woodies back for this collection – they add a great finishing touch!

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My puppy Daisy likes it too lol (sorry, I couldn’t resist putting this photo up, it was too cute)!

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Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you have a fantastic weekend, and get some scrappy time for yourself…

Happy Scrapping!

xx Zoe

Prize Winners | Endless Summer Give Away

By | October 22nd, 2016|Chit Chat, Endless Summer, Reveals & GiveAways, Uncategorized|

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far! It’s time to announce the winners of the Endless Summer Collection Give Away – our final release for this year!

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Thanks so much to everyone who left a comment – I love hearing your thoughts on our new collections, and your positive feedback makes the months of work leading up to a collection reveal worthwhile!

We had over 100 comments, so I decided to do a prize of a collection kit to a second lucky winner, so read on to find out if it’s you! 🙂

The winner of the full collection prize pack is Chrissi Mannix with Comment #95


And the winner of the second prize of an Endless Summer Collection Kit is Lynne Hampton with Comment #77


Congratulations ladies – I hope you enjoy scrapping with the collection! We’ll be in touch soon to grab your details to get your prizes out to you!

Thanks again so much to everyone for entering the giveaway… The Endless Summer collection will start shipping to our Retailers on the 4th November, and will be available in our online store a couple of weeks after that…

I had a play with the collection this week and it was gorgeous and easy to use… I have so many ideas for pages with it! Now to just find the time LOL!

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend… Happy scrapping!

xx Zoe

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