Hello Hello! It’s Michelle back here with a new layout share featuring the beautiful Storyteller Collection. I went with a grid style layout, one that I’ve shared as part of a yearly documenting project I started a few years back for Leila.

I really enjoy re-creating this layout every year with the updated list of all the things Leila is loving, and seeing which photo and paper collection fits the feel of her current personality. Take the lack of pink from the past couple of years due to Leila’s hatred of the colour for a patch of time. Thankfully it’s making a comeback and is equally represented within the collection used this year.

Here’s a look back at all the older layouts, only 6 years of favourites documented so far, all with Cocoa Vanilla Studio Collections. I think I need to find the lists I made in years prior so that I can make a layout for all the years I missed prior to this.

I used all the same design elements on this layout as I have in the past, just switching up the direction that I placed the embellishments.

I’ve used squares of pattern paper from both the 12×12 and A5 paper stack designs and machine stitched for some added texture to create the base for the background then layered the list and photo over the top.

A photo taken from a recent day trip when Leila ‘met’ some life size versions of Lego Mario and Luigi. She’s still an avid lover of all things Luigi, even if he has been relegated to 2nd in line after all her beloved baby dolls. He does still come everywhere with her.

I added fussy cut florals from both sizes of the Spring Fling paper into the white spaces diagonally top and bottom of the layout.

There’s also a couple of ephemera pieces in both clusters, and a mix of different adhesives to achieve different heights of dimension.

I created the title of the layout at the top of the list using the Foam Title Stickers from the collection, along with handwritten text, then embellished with a wood button, ephemera and fussy cut florals. The list has been adhered to the woodgrain paper to create a clipboard of sorts.

Here’s a closer look at all Leila’s current favourites, there’s probably way more I could have added now that I look back on it.

In 3 of the 4 solid colour squares, I added strips of words from the 12×12 cut apart sheet Story Time, plus co-ordinating puffy stickers

Lastly I added the usual gold splatters a few extra puffy stickers within the floral clusters and then called it done.

Here’s a final look at the full layout…

Well that’s all from me today, thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this years updated ‘favourites’ layout, its certainly one that easy to replicate for your own documenting. Be sure to share in the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Community Group on Facebook if you do.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle xx