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Mr Fantastic | You rock layout | Anna Komenda

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

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

Owlette & BatBear | You Rock | Michelle Stokes

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

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



You’re Awesome | You Rock | Sue Plumb

By | 2017-04-20T20:47:49+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, You ROCK|

Hi everyone! It’s Sue here with you today sharing my layout for this week’s themed ‘Scraplift Week’. It also happens to be my very first layout using the brand new “You ROCK” boy themed collection. (This range starts shipping to retailers on Monday 24th April, so keep an eye out – it will be hitting store shelves very soon!)

For my scraplift, I decided to look back through the Cocoa Vanilla archives for some masculine themed inspiration from previous collections and this is what I created…

I have always admired the clean, fresh style of Raquel Bowman; as it’s quite different from my own usual style. (My layouts typically use a full patterned paper background, and tend to be a bit more freestyle and messy than the restrained precision that Raquel is known for.)

Here is Raquel’s layout that provided me the inspiration – it was from quite some time ago using the Made of Awesome collection and I have always loved this page…

I decided to take her original design and flip it over, as I found it worked better with the portrait orientation photo I wanted to use. I did stick with the main structural elements though, including using only a half patterned paper background and using a diagonal flow of embellishments to draw the eye through the photo.

I used a piece of the In Line grey striped paper on my background, which I complimented with a thin strip of the B-side of the Stripped paper. I love grey, so wanted to mainly focus on the achromatic pieces from the collection. I also cut some of the circles from the pattern on the Stripped paper, which I used to layer under the edges of my photo, along with a paper doily.

For my embellishments, I started by pulling out all the black / white / grey ones, and then sorted through them to choose which ones I was going to use. I chose various pieces of die cut ephemera; chipboard stickers; a flair button and a rubber charm, which I used as my title on the photo. I also added a few pops of yellow, using some stars I fussy cut from the Starshine paper and some enamel dots. (I used foam mounting tape under some of my elements to provide extra dimension.)

I strayed a little from the clean style to add some messy thread, a few randomly stamped phrases and black splatters – all of which made my messy side much happier! (I do love that fact that I was able to add enough of my own touches to make the layout mine, whilst still maintaining the integrity of Raquel’s original design.)

If you are ever stuck for an idea and don’t know where to start, scraplifting another layout can be a great source of inspiration. (You can find all the CVS design team layouts pinned on the Pinterest account HERE)

Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this with you. Until next time, happy scrapping!


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…


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.


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

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