You have my heart | Bohemian Dream | Bea Valint

Hey everyone, BEA here on the blog today sharing a new layout using the gorgeous Bohemian Dream collection.  This time  I decided to go against my natural lean towards patterned papers and create a clean and simple layout using white cardstock as my background.

Here is the layout that I created:

I documented a lovely photo of my daughter and niece. I’m so grateful to these beautiful young ladies, who always help and encourage each other in the family. I started with creating the watercolor effects on the background using pink and gold mist from my stash.  For adding more interest to the background, I stamped tiny pink and yellow sentiments with the Bohemian Dream Stamp Set.

I’m obsessed with all of the awesome flower die cuts of this collection and decided to create a little heart of flowers. For adding more texture I stitched on the flowers’ leaves using white thread.

I chose the ‘You have my heart’ ephemera piece as my title and adhered with foam tape next to my photo. I also added some cardstock stickers, flair button and pretty enamel shapes to my page.  In the end, I scattered some tiny sequences around the heart and finished my layout with writing my journaling to the bottom of the page.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope this layout has inspired you to try something new with your Cocoa Vanilla Studio stuff!

xo, Bea




By | 2017-11-20T19:41:31+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Bohemian Dream|0 Comments

Thankful for you | Bohemian Dream | Emma wood

Hi CVS friends!  It’s Emma on the blog today with my latest page using some of the beautiful Bohemian Dream collection!  This week on the blog the DT will be sharing layouts of things/people/places we are thankful or grateful for.  My page is about my mum (or the kids Nannie).  My mum is my best friend and I’d be lost without her.  So would the grand kids 😉

First up; here’s a look at my page:

My page started with the background paper, Abstract – I love the mixed colour pattern and I’m determined to break out of my comfort zone and use something other than white cardstock all the time 😉  Although I couldn’t get away completely – I ended up having my patterned paper a little smaller then the overall page size and backed it up with white so I could add some stitching on my page!

The cut file was one I had in my library and I cut it out of white cardstock so it popped off my coloured background.  I backed a few of the flowers up with the coloured vellum flowers and leaf die-cuts.

My title features one of the pretty chipboard title stickers but I also dug into my stash and pulled a few alpha’s from Colour Me Happy (white alpha) and Made of Awesome (mini type letters).

I keep wanting to add colour to the chipboard stickers but I’m so worried I’ll mess it up and then be stuck without the word to use on my page haha.  One day I’ll get over the fear, like the other DT ladies, and just do it (they all make it look so good!).

To finish off my page I added the journaling (typed up on the computer then printed out on plain white paper) and added a few of the enamel dots at the top and bottom of my page, ensuring I matched colour with colour!  Side note – I am low in these enamel shapes…I have to get more!  I want to use them but I don’t want to run out…it’s such a conundrum! Ha! (I had more on this page originally but took them off, lol)

Thank you so much for joining me on the blog today – I hope this might inspire you to break out of those comfort zones and do something different.  It’s a great way to get out of the “scrappy funk” too – if ever I’m low on mojo I like to try something new and I find it helps get that creative spark back (even if I don’t always like the things I’ve made – the change in pace sparks ideas for my “normal” pages).

Hope you have a great week!  Take care, Em xo

Cherished | Bohemian Dream | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone! Sue Plumb here today to share my latest design team creation with you using the stunning ‘Bohemian Dream’ collection. This week the team are focusing on the theme of ‘Thankful’, and sharing projects that celebrate gratitude; so I decided to dedicate a page to my sister – who I am thankful for every day.

I kept this page surprisingly clean and neat for me, using the Abundant and Dreamer papers for my page background, with a diagonal design. I then created a layered mat for my photo using pieces of the Abstract; Gypsy Heart; and Boho Bits papers. I also added a paper doily from my stash before mounting my photo on top, using some cardboard underneath it for extra dimension.

Along the right side of my photo, I added the you brighten my world tag from the Accessory Sticker sheet, which I tied with a small piece of twine. I also added a sweet little bird from the Chipboard Accent Stickers. (I love the bird so much I HAD to use it, or it was destined to become one of those little things you love so much you hoard forever!)

I then created a cluster to the left of my photo. This time I used a floral piece that I fussy cut from the Abundant paper; which I topped with some messy cotton thread and the you are amazing flair button. I also added a small Chipboard Accent Sticker heart nearby.

To balance my design I created a third small cluster in the top right corner of my page. I used the word cherished as my title, which was cut from the Boho Bits paper and popped up on some foam tape to give it dimension. I also added some floral and leaf pieces from the Die Cut Ephemera pack. Below my cluster I added my strip journaling.

To finish my page (and add a touch of messy to keep my arty heart happy) I splattered some hot pink mist randomly around.

Thanks so much for stopping by today so I could share this with you. Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends who are celebrating this week. Until next time, happy scrapping!

By | 2017-11-17T13:36:01+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, Inspiration|0 Comments

You Are My Dream Come True | Bohemian Dream | Lina Monaco

Good Morning CVS Fam,
Hope you all are having a lovely day thus far! Lina, here today with you sharing my latest creation for the blog 🙂 Our theme this week was Gratitude. And, like most parents, I am grateful for my little meatballs. They have made me the happiest of people and saved me so many times. I will be forever grateful for their existences ☺️

This is what I created using the newest line, Bohemian Dream…

I know I mention this alllll the time, but I am completely and utterly smitten with this collection. It’s just beautiful!
I began with the back ground sheet which is called Kaleidoscope. It’s that gorgeous, whitewashed woodgrain you see. Next, I took about a 2.5 inch cut from the light blue sheet and a sliver from the dark purply blue horizontal stripe, and created my base. The entire layout is bottom heavy and I love how the papers act as an anchor for my photo, title and embellishments.

Next, I always work on my photo. I chose a few papers from the 6×6 paper pad and one full sized sheet and matted my photo. Then I popped it up on foam for dimension. I love the over look of this technique; It really allows the photo to jump off the page. In this case, the photo is printed in black and white. I printed it in both colour and Black and white but I liked how the black and white photo looked best against the colours of the collection.

For my title, I worked with the “dream” piece from the Chipboard Stickers and worked around it using Thickers in Hardcover, a hot pink puffy sticker type. The colour really works well with all the pinks in the collection. I’m happy with how the title worked out.

Now for my favourite part… embellishing. I used pieces from the Die Cut Ephemera package as well as florals from the Vellum Accents. I really had to stop myself from using “all the things” 😛 I created clusters in the top right of the photo and the bottom left; Layering both ephemera and vellum.

When it came to embellishing, I wanted to incorporate something to signify me and my littles. I used 3 vellum butterflies from the collection, one larger a medium and a small. I only glued the middles down and then folded up the wings to simulate the butterflies in flight. I think this is my most favourite element on the entire layout. It makes my heart happy. ❤️
I then added a few choice tiny words from the Accessory Stickers sheet. You friends already know how I feel about these. LOL! I’m in total love with them!
I also added some gold metallic thread in nest formation and rested a Flair Button on top, using the beautiful pink butterfly flair.

To finish off my layout, I added some HSCS in Gold and some Enamel Shapes. They’re both the most awesome finishing touches!

I hope you’ve enjoyed what I’ve shared today as much as I’ve loved creating it! Thank you so much for joining me today on the blog!

By | 2017-11-19T11:30:18+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Design Team|0 Comments

Super Awesome | Bohemian Dream + You Rock Layout | Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone, its Raquel Bowman here with you today sharing a new layout as part of ‘Pink or Blue?’ week. You will never believe what colour I chose to feature on my page today!

………………….. blue! Yep, I decided to go against my natural lean towards all things girly and create a blue layout featuring my little man. For this layout I chose to feature the blue toned papers and embellishments from both the new Bohemian Dreams collection and the You Rock collection too.

Here is the layout that I created:

I am documenting my little mans love of jigsaw puzzles on this one. He loves puzzles and he does them amazingly quick….sometimes I can be doing a puzzle with him and he places pieces together before I have even grasped what the piece was of.

Due to having a large title on the page, which I will share more about it below, I documented the story of Jack’s love for puzzles on tags I made using the CVS papers and my typewriter. I knew I definitely wanted to add journaling so if my main design doesn’t allow a lot of room a great tip is to create tags to tuck behind photos that hold your story.

Here is a close up of the journaling:

The title itself formed a large part of the page and is a fun and functional design element. The cut file was downloaded free from the Paper Issues store and backed with the ‘Wild and Free’ Bohemian Dreams patterned paper. I love the two tone effect that the paper has behind the cut file. It gives a nice effect with little work. It did take me a little while to back this file as I had to use my craft knife to cut out some of the negative spaces, but the result was well worth it. I added some machine stitching to add some extra detail to the title.

To embellish the page I went through my embellishments and found any that would coordinate with my blue colour scheme. I also added black, white and a smidgen of woodgrain, thats a neutral right?!?

I created three main clusters of embellishments, one to the top right of the photo, one to the left of the title and one towards the bottom right of the page. Here is a closer look at those clusters.

I really enjoyed sticking to the one colour for this layout as it challenged me to use stickers, flair, die cuts, etc that I hadn’t yet used on other layouts.

A handy little tip I have found when working with chipboard is that if you would not like it to be as thick, simply peel layers of the board off the back of the piece. This allows you to create the amount of dimension that you want the piece to have, like I have done with the world icon on this page.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, I have to ask, are you team pink or blue? Or are you on the fence with this one?


By | 2017-11-16T21:26:15+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, Inspiration, You ROCK|0 Comments


Hi Creative friends,

Gwen with you today on the blog.  They say every rule has an exception so when the design team were asked the question Pink or Blue? I think everyone would have thought I would say pink… and normally I would, absolutely because, well… PINK!  However, being so close to the silly season, I really really wanted to scrap these two pics of my little Miss and I thought Blue would be the perfect choice for that, so Blue it was!

The design of this page began with the idea of creating a Christmas tree.  As I was working with the new Bohemian Dream collection which is not a Christmas line as such,  I knew I’d have to add some kind of Christmas element to bring it together.  To do this, I simply cut the word “Christmas” out on my Silhouette.  I placed the title towards the bottom of my page and centered it as I wanted it to represent the lowest branches of my Christmas tree design.  I have backed the cut file with a combination of the Abundant, Gypsy Heart, and Flower Child papers.

To finish out my title, I used the Chipboard Title Stickers word “beautiful”.  I just have to say too, the adhesive on these is so good, no need to add extra glue, it’s super strong – and we all love that!  Just decorate with mist, paint etc and stick them on, I just love how customisable these are.

Now that the title was sorted, I worked on placing my photos.  I knew they would be the 2nd largest element I would have besides the large title and needed them locked into position before I could add my mixed media and the rest of my design.  Before sticking them down, I added some watercolor splatters in a pretty shade of blue.  It softens the edges of the photo and adds to the otherwise fairly blank background.  I’ve double mounted the photos using the Abundant, and Gypsy Heart papers and stitched around the edges with my machine.

To create the top of my tree, I’ve added two of the leave die cuts from the Ephemera Pack.  I also centered a sentiment sticker from the Accessory Sticker sheet over the top to hide where the leaves meet.  I’ve also added the “Oh So Happy” circle die cut from that same pack and the pretty butterfly in substitute for an angel.

Here you can see the pretty result from using shimmery watercolors on the white chipboard title stickers and the flair badge I’ve added to my tile.  I’ve also placed more of the leaves, this time those from the Vellum accents pack under this cluster to add to the feel of the Christmas tree.

To finish off my layout, I stamped 4 hearts with grey ink onto the Gypsy Heart paper using the Clear Stamps set and fussy cut them out, I placed 3 of these at the bottom of my page for the tree base, and one at the very top to represent the very top of the tree.

Thanks for popping by today, I hope the mention of Christmas didn’t make you groan, I know it’s a little early, but if I don’t create in the season it’s oh so much harder to get it done during the year.

Until next time



By | 2017-11-12T18:50:27+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, Inspiration|0 Comments

Love This Life | Bohemian Dream | Elodie Lusseau

Hi friends!

Elodie here today with a brand new layout to share with you! This week, we’re focusing on pink and blue with projects showcasing one of these colors. For my page, I went with pink using the beautiful Bohemian Dream collection and a photo of my girls snapped during our trip around Ireland last August. Here is my pretty in pink layout!

I started by going through my Bohemian Dream stash and picked pink papers and embellies that I could use on my page. For the background, I went with the Boho Bits and Dreamer papers. I cut a strip in the Boho Bits sheet and placed it at the top of the beautiful Dreamer paper, covering the purple part to focus on the pink.

I wanted to go for a simple design, with a lot of white – or actually pink – space and I decided to create a cluster at the top of the page where the two background papers meet.

I went with black and white for the photo to keep the focus on pink. I adhered it at the top of the page with foam squares. I love how it stands out against the pink background!

For the title, I used chipboard words that I spiced up with the ‘love’ sentiment from the Bohemian Dream stamp set and cute enamel hearts. I layered them on die cuts and on a lovely flower from the vellum accent pack.

Next, I tucked a tab sticker, a frame from the ephemera pack and pretty cardstock and vellum flowers under the pic. I also added chipboard stickers, beautiful vellum butterflies, a couple of word stickers, a banner from the ephemera pack as well as pretty flourishes from the chipboard title sticker sheet and my page was complete!

I loved putting this layout together using my favorite color and I really like how the black and white items pop against the gorgeous Bohemian Dream pink tones! I hope this page inspires you to give monochromatic projects a try and have fun with CVS supplies! Thank you for visiting the blog today! Wishing you a lovely day and a great weekend ahead!


By | 2017-11-13T23:34:50+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, Inspiration|0 Comments

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