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Mr Fantastic | You rock layout | Anna Komenda

Hello CVS fans. It’s Anna here with my first project created with brand new collection “You rock”. As You may know I am a mom of two girls loving pink and glitter. But luckily I am also a beagle mom. My cute, little boy is a perfect match for this collection. I love the colors and patterns and I definitely see this collection used in some travel projects too. There is even a cute globe.

I couldn’t decide which paper should I use first so I used almost all of them 😀 I created big title “Mr Fantastic”.

Such amount of colors and patterns needed some calm background. I used white cardstock splashed a little with three mists: teal, orange and red. I also cut few strips of paper from “Stripped” paper 🙂 I love those kind of papers – You don’t need to cut all Your papers to get only a piece.

I just love this funny picture of my dog. It was taken upside down. He was sleeping of his back and his muzzle couldn’t resist the gravity 🙂 He looks like he is smiling. In the end he really is a very happy dog 😀

This colorful title didn’t need much of embellishments to shine. I just added few stars from cardboard stickers. They are my favorite embellishment ever. I love the texture they add to the page. I also added few wood veneer shapes along with enamel shapes.

I finished my composition using some rubber charms. They are just perfect and so beautiful. Few black splatters combined all the pieces together.

I hope You like my page. Big titles are always a good idea for the page. “You rock” collection will be available in stores soon.

Thank You for stopping by and have a great day.

XO Anna

By | 2017-04-26T05:51:54+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, You ROCK|0 Comments

Hello Beautiful | Wild At Heart | Amanda Baldwin

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back for more gorgeous Wild At Heart inspiration with Amanda!

Today I have a super pretty, monochromatic layout for you. I am totally smitten by all the blues in Wild At Heart, and just had to use them all!

I love how very feminine blue can be too!

Here’s my monochromatic layout,

“Hello Beautiful”

Oh how gorgeously girly is this?!! I love those pretty blues! Hello Beautiful, indeed!

You’ll spy that weathered board paper, reverse side of CV-WH002 ARTISAN as my main feature paper. I love that distressed vintage look! I’ve layered it with the gorgeous VELLUM SHEET, and backed it all with white cardstock. My sweet photograph is supported by 3 x 4 cut apart card from paper CV-WH004 PATCHWORK, as well as a journal card from CV-WH006 FUSSY CUTS. You’ll also notice two indigo CHIPBOARD FRAMES, a DIE CUT EPHEMERA doily, and a few ACCESSORY STICKERS for good measure! Just divine!

*I should make note that the white doily is from my stash, and not from Cocoa Vanilla Studio*

Let’s take a closer look at it all……

Isn’t that the sweetest CHIPBOARD FRAME poking out beneath my photo?!! I adore that pattern!

Speaking of adore, oh my, that bow!!! I think I need to convince Zoe to make this a future pattern paper design – it’s just the cutest!!! The CHIPBOARD ACCENT STICKERS are just the perfect adornment to any page!

You’ll notice that I used them for my vertical title too…..

Hello Beautiful! That title just pops! Love it!!!

Another ‘pop’ item would have to be that fabulous FLAIR BUTTON – it’s so glossy you can see a reflection in it!?! And it adds such a polished finishing touch to my photo layers!

Here’s another look at it….

Yep, that FLAIR BUTTON is awesome sauce! And ooooooh, those layers!!!

That HAPPY arrow, & intricate periwinkle print doily are from the DIE CUT EPHEMERA pack, and are firm favourites of mine – that doily is SO pretty!  

Another awesome CHIPBOARD FRAME, a few ACCESSORY STICKERS and a lil more DIE CUT EPHEMERA pieces complete my layout. So very beautiful!

I hope you’ve enjoyed viewing my monochromatic take on Wild At Heart!

Thanks for visiting,

til next time,

Happy Arty Days,

Amanda xo

By | 2017-04-21T19:39:01+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Chit Chat|0 Comments

Project Life pages 9-2016 | Wild at Heart | Ulrike Dold

Hello everybody,

Ulli here with you sharing two double pages from my 2016 project life album. I made them with the new and absolutely gorgeous Wild at Heart collection.

 

 

 

There are two papers in the collection which are perfect for project life, Fussy Cuts and Patchwork. I first cut apart all the PL cards, paper strips and labels using a paper trimmer.

Then I sorted all my pictures and filled my 9×12 page protectors with them. On the left side of my first double page I used photos from various events, on the right side photos from our family photo shooting. We often do photo shootings with self-timer and the photo series function of my husband’s camera. They are mostly not perfect, but I love that we can very spontaneously decide to take some pictures of us four when we happen to have some time and the weather is nice. I love all our family photos, they are so precious to me.

On the left side I used two PL Cards. The white one with the orange script I used for the month. I glued some white alphas from my stash on it. I do not make weekly PL, I do it by the month. I placed the Wild@Heart chipboard from the Chipboard Accent Stickers on the beautiful water color card from the Patchwork paper and stitched over it with my sewing machine.

 

 

I chose a photo of my little girl and her best friend for the big pocket on the top left and decorated it with a paper strip and an ephemera piece from the Die Cut Ephemera.

 

 

Next I attached one of the wonderful chipboard frames to the photo of Lina sitting on pumpkins and decorated it with a water color heart from the ephemera pack. I adhered this to some white cardstock – I often use white cardstock to make my pages look bright.

 

 

The other photos I decorated with stickers from the Accessory Stickers and ephemera pieces. I stamped the date with a roller stamp next to some of the photos.

 

 

On the right side I wanted to use a chipboard frame with some floral paper behind it. To make sure my pocket looks good from both sides, I actually backed two mini chipboard frames in the same size with paper and glued them together. I adhered a wooden heart from the wood veneers to the paper and the other frame I decorated with a word sticker and some glitter enamel dots, which go well with my design on the next page. I used my Fuse Tool from We R Memory Keepers to create a smaller pocket and filled it with mint, yellow, white and some glitter sequins. Then I closed this pocket with the Fuse Tool.

 

 

 

I added three 3×4 PL cards and decorated them with stickers, chipboard stickers, some arrow stamps and stitched over them with my sewing machine. I cut all photos from the shooting into 3×4” so that they fill the entire pocket. I embellished them with some stickers and word stickers.

 

 

 

I then started working on my second double page. If you remember, I already had a pocket ready, the one with the chipboard frames and sequin pocket.

On the left I added two 3×4 PL Cards: “Bloom where you are planted” and the one with the cute butterflies. Some photos I printed in the full 3×4” size, some in smaller sizes. These I adhered to a white cardstock base. I typed my journaling on the PC and printed it out. Then I cut it into strips and glued these on the photos.

 

 

I also used one of the super cute rubber charms and placed it over a label from the Fussy Cut paper. I decorated everything with a word sticker, a chipboard sticker and an ephemera heart.

 

 

 

On the right side I also used two 3×4 PL cards plus a paper strip and a label from the Fussy Cut paper. On the top right I stitched over the paper strip and glued a flair button on the page protector. If I use very thick embellishments in my project life album, I usually glue them on the page protector itself rather than the PL cards or photos.

 

 

I often mix black and white and color photos on my PL pages. Some photos just match the rest much better when they are black and white; especially those with lots of colors and busy backgrounds.

The rest of my journaling I adhered to a PL cards on my last page.

 

 

I used my stapler to secure a label sticker to my photo on the top left and stamped the date on it.

 

 

To finish off this page I added some embellishments: stickers, word stickers, enamel dots, a wooden heart and a woodie from the Endless summer collection.

I hope you like my PL pages and maybe you feel inspired to create some of your own too!

 

Thank you for stopping by today! See you soon, Ulli

By | 2017-04-04T04:09:22+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Pocket Page, Wild at Heart|0 Comments

Owlette & BatBear | You Rock | Michelle Stokes

Hello! I’m back today to share a new layout with you all featuring the awesome new ‘You ROCK’ collection. I’ve challenged myself to use this collection with photos of Leila as I’m very limited in boy photos to scrap. I think I’ve done well in showing that it’s more than just a Boy collection. Let’s see what you think..

I’ve chosen to document a few cute photos of Leila and her class bear playing dress ups. This was taken just after she arrived home from her cousins PJ Masks birthday party, when she was sporting a cute new Owlette face mask. Henry the bear was in need of a mask, so her Bat Girl mask was the perfect choice! I felt the colours in this new collection were also a perfect choice for these photos as they blended well together, and the fun words on the die cuts suited the super hero type theme I was looking for.

I’ve used the ‘In-line’ paper for the background, for its nice subtle grey and white messy paint stripes, and mixed in some pieces of ‘This way’ and ‘Night Sky’ under the photo. I’ve also cut multiple stars from the ‘Starshine’ paper and scattered them in a diagonal design across the page.

To add to the diagonal design I’ve used some circular die cut ephemera pieces, along with some smaller stars and either stitched or stapled in place for a little added detail.

I’ve also added a couple of fun rubber charms to both the photo and top cluster of the page. These are such a cool new style of embellishment that we’ve also seen in the last collection, that brings a different element to a layout.

I’ve tucked in some work stickers from the Accessory sticker sheet and added some enamel dots to finish off the scattered clusters

Then lastly a mixed title using some older alphabet stickers from the Hello Lovely collection and some typed journalling, plus some splatters of black mist to finish it all off.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in and take a look. I hope this has inspired in you some way to think outside the collection and allow yourself to be open to the endless possibilities each collection has.

Until Next time, Happy Scrapping!

Michelle x

 

 

By | 2017-04-22T14:47:19+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, You ROCK|0 Comments

These Are Good Times | Make a Wish | Missy Whidden

Happy Monday, friends!  Missy here, and I can’t get enough of bright and Springy layouts!  I used the beautiful Make a Wish collection for this page with the exception of the background paper, which is from the Love Always collection.  I wanted to make a page that just screamed “Spring!” so I used one of the exclusive Cocoa Vanilla cut files and enlarged it quite a bit.  I cut the leafy sprig on white cardstock and painted it green.  I wanted lots of pretty flowers scattered all around it, and I think it turned out really beautiful.  I added some white gesso to my background paper and then used lots of blue, yellow and orange spray inks and gelatos to create the messy watercolor effect.  I embellished with lots of fussy cut flowers from the Fresh Cut paper as well as some die cut and vellum ones from the Die Cut Ephemera Pack.

I love how the pretty green looks with all the pinks and yellow flowers.  I love mixing and matching fussy cut pieces with die cut pieces.  I layered the flowers under and over the big leaf and added some tangled thread in the mix as well.  I rand the big leaf through my sewing machine for some added texture and interest.  I also added a chipboard arrow over on the side and a flair button under the photo.

I went simple with my title and used one of the cardstock stickers.  It said exactly what I was thinking!  I created sort of a background title by fussy cutting LOVE from the Loot Bag paper.  I added my journaling right underneath it.  I did add some foam under the sticker to give it some dimension.

More gorgeous flowers here!  I wanted them to come bursting out from behind my photo.  I think the match the photo so well, and I love how all the layers look.  I gave my photo some depth by adding foam under it as well as some paper, yellow cardstock from my stash and a label sticker up top.

I just love the vellum flowers and leaves…look how pretty this one is!  You can kind of see through it but it still has such gorgeous color.  I wish I had a whole set of those!

Here’s one more close up of the stitching detail.  This would also look great with hand stitching.  As a final touch, I added in a few cardstock stickers with sentiments and words on them.

This was so much fun to make!  The cut file gave me a great starting point to work with.  I highly recommend starting with a cut file and let the rest of the design fall into place.  Here’s my process video if you’d like to check it out.  I hope you enjoy and get some fun ideas!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week!

By | 2017-04-24T05:18:21+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Chit Chat|1 Comment

Sweet memories | Wild at Heart | Bea Valint

Hello and welcome to the blog this morning!

It’s Bea here today to share a new layout I made featuring the gorgeous Wild at Heart collection.

This week is “Scraplift week” on the CVS blog, the focus is on a previous member layout, past or present and scraplift their creation. I chose the lovely Ulrike’s layout, I just love the clean and soft style with the big photo and it’s quite different from my own usual style, so I was so happy to had the chance to try it!

 

Here is Ulrike’s layout that provided me the inspiration – I loved this page from the first moment I saw it <3

 

To start I cut some heart shapes with my Cameo and backed with different patterned papers from the Wild at Heart collection. I love how the beautiful patterns work together, they are so pretty next to each other. I used white card stock as my base, adhered my big photo, dropped watercolor around and let it dry. I layered the hearts under my big photo and for adding extra dimension I adhered them with double sided foam dots.

For embellishing I created two little cluster around my photo using card stock stickers and some pieces of ephemera. I love using word stickers very much, so I added some of these from the chipboard and the accessory sticker sheets around the hearts. The lovely glittered enable dots are “Must have items” on my pages recently! 🙂 For adding title I adhered the wood veneer word Happy to the bottom of the page..

 

Thanks Ulrike for the inspiration, I hope you like how my layout turned out!

Thanks so much for joining me here today!

Bea

 

 

By | 2017-04-21T17:56:29+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Wild at Heart|1 Comment

Yay | Make A Wish | Emma Wood

Hi friends!  Emma here to share my page for this weeks Scraplift challenge!  I chose to lift a DT member who I’ve been a fan of (for years!) and who’s “scrappy style” is different to my own – Michelle!

Funny story, I met Michelle a few years back at a scrap-camp and I remember being so nervous most of the time that I hardly spoke (I also met Raquel at that same camp and think I may have mustered the courage to say “hi”, but that was about it, lol.. I’m such a dork I know).   Fast forward a couple years, and now we’re on the same DT!  😉

Anyway, best get back on track – here is a look at the page I created that was inspired by Michelle’s love of Make A Wish!

And here’s a look at the amazing page of Michelle’s that I lifted:

As hard as I tried to be strict in scraplifting, my page went away from her design a little – partly because I’m just hopeless that way but mostly because my page is somewhat smaller (I’m 6×8 in comparison to Michelle’s 12×12) so I had to scale it down so my page didn’t look too cramped.

I used the same cut file (from the shop) and cut it apart so I only used the 2 end flowers.   One flower went on top of the cluster around my photo but instead of backing it up with paper I fussy cut a few flowers from the Fresh Cut paper and popped them behind instead.  I also used a couple of the same die-cut flowers but as you can see, given my smaller page, they look quite big in comparison to the flowers on Michelle’s page 🙂

The other half of the die-cut went at the bottom of my page to help create a bit of balance – I like that given it’s a white on white it doesn’t stand out too much and distract you.

I also mixed up bottom right corner so that instead of having a big title, I included my journaling (which I printed out from the computer and just cut into strips).  I recently did a little rearranging of all my layouts that are in albums and noticed I preferred when I could read the journaling without taking the layout out of the plastic pocket so I’m trying to be more conscious about including it on the front of my pages (because of the 6×8 size I tend to have hidden journaling behind a photo or have it on the back of my pages, but I’m thinking this might have to change now!).

I really, really enjoyed putting this page together – although I’m not entirely sure I’m very good at scraplifting! Haha.

It was challenging but not in the way I thought it would be. I absolutely love the bright colours used on Michelle’s page (it’s one of the first things that got my attention), yet my page has finished up looking quite stark in comparison.  I think that’s what I had the most fun with – seeing how I interpreted Michelle’s page and even though I tried to lift it, I still ended up with something that looks a different!  (Or do I just completely fail at scraplifting and need to start again? Haha).

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today – I hope it inspires you to add your own flair to a scraplift!

Take care, Em xo

 

By | 2017-04-20T21:14:52+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Cut Files, Design Team, Inspiration, Make A Wish|0 Comments

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