Jura 2021 | No limits Layout | Anna Komenda

Hello crafty Friends. It’s Anna here with a page containing multiply photos. This is the assignment we were given this week and I was so happy to join. It was the perfect opportunity to make “all in one” type of scrapbook page, with a lot of small photos from one of our family trips. It’s something I love to do after each vacation. I pick about 10 photos I like the most and arrange them over the page. I, of course, make more pages with single photos to go more into details of each adventure and make a travel album, but this page is just a super fun reminder of all the great fun we had.

This time I scrapbooked our last year one week vacation in french Jura. It was kind of an accident we ended up there but we felt in love with the landscape, food and people and we are coming back this year too!

I used colorful “No limits” collection to make my page. It was inspired by the paper called “Eclipse”, that is also my page base. I decided to place each photo in different 3*4 square. Before I did that, I wanted to  “get rid” of some rectangles that were too colorful or in a wrong color. I reached for Pocket Cards and picked few in the colors I wanted to add to my page. I used them to cover all the 3*4 rectangles I wanted to hide. Pocket Cards are not only for project lifers! They can be a super cute base for mini album, used as dividers in bigger albums or as a journaling spots on layouts. Very versatile product!

After my grid was finished, It was time to place my photos. They are all in the same size and have white frame. However, some rectangles we also white-ish and my pictures tend to blend with them. That’s why I backed some of them with pieces of orange “Spark” and yellow “Latitude” papers.

Each photo is backed with a one layer of cardboard to add more dimension to the page. This is my go to technique for every single page. I just can’t make anything flat 🙂 With all the photos glued down it was time for embellishing the page. I tried to find as many stickers and ephemera pieces as possible, that would match travel theme of my layout. There is a great globe in Chipboard Stickers sheet, that I placed on one of the cards. I also picked few more thick stickers to add to my page.

Stars, small phrases and arrows come from Ephemera Pack – the most versatile product ever! With so many elements to choose from, you can make many, many projects with just one pack. I also used YEAH word from Die Cut Titles becasue I needed something to fill the empty space above the photo. Not all elements have to have a deeper meaning, right? I also used a word strips from Accesory Stickers sheet and three super cute wooden buttons.

I managed to use all the embellishments from “No limits” collection but one! I love the story this layout carries and love every single photo, even if it doesn’t look like taken by proffesional artist. There are so many great feelings poured into this page and this is always the most important part of scrapbooking for me.

I hope I inspired you to make a multiply photo layout, because I know it may be hard to arrange so many pictures. Grid is always a great idea in this case.

Thank you so much for staying with me and see you in two weeks.

XO Anna

Epic Adventure | No Limits Collection | Melissa Vining

Hi everyone, I’m so happy to be back sharing another layout created with the amazing No Limits collection.  My assignment today was to create a layout with either multiple or shaped photos. I decided to create with multiple photos so that I could feature three of the nested frames from the Chipboard Stickers.  My photos are from last weekend when my 8 year old daughter played her first netball game.

I used the Big Bang paper because I love the large star with all its rays.  I handstitched the outline of both stars in corresponding thread to make it stand out, and to add interest.

All of the three fames are chipboard, and I selected my photos intentionally to feature action photos in the smallest frames that were taken at a distance, and then printed small to fit the frames.  All three frames fit nested within each other.   This one is the largest and is polaroid style. I embellished on top of it with Accessory Stickers.

The next frame isn’t probably meant to be used as its more a separator between the two other frames.  But I though it was perfect, and I don’t like to waste product!  I embellished with a Chipboard banner.  This photo also shows my title which I easily created with two words from the Die Cut Titles, which I popped up on dimensional adhesive.

The smallest frame is also the thickest, and once again was perfect for an action photo. The “Be Yourself” is cut apart phrase from


I embellished with lots of chipboard stars, Wood Epoxy Buttons, Accessory Stickers and Puffy Stickers.  I love how all these elements look scattered amongst the frames, and radiating out from the star.

I created a process video which you can watch below.

I hope I’ve inspired you to scrapbook multiple photos, and use No Limits to documents sports.

Take care

Melissa xx

Boys will be Boys | No Limits | Josefine vd Hoeven

Hey Hello Paperlovers, Welcome to the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog today! It’s Josefine here with new scrapbook Inspiration for you. I certainly can’t get enough of this amazing collection “No Limits” The colors in this collection inspire me. This layout is quite simple and easy to make and I am happy with the result. I choose a sweet photo of my son when he was a little younger. I cut out the photo in a circle. I used my circle cutter from We R Memory keepers. I cut out two more circles from the beautiful patterned paper. I stitch the edges with brown sewing thread by using my sewing machine.

I draw a circle in the center of the layout and with Distress Oxide I created a mixed media background. I used a background stamp that looks like a splatter and stamp several times with the distress oxide in a circle on the background.I mixed the ink with water to create a watercolor look. With a thin round brush I splatter with the ink on the mixed media background. I really love the effect of splatters on my layout. The colors I used are “faded Jeans” and “Stormy sky”

I placed the patterns design paper circles in the center of the mixed media background and the photo on top. I used 3D tape so I can easily slide the stars between the paper layers.

 I fussy cut several stars from the pattern paper “Nebula” from the No Limits collection. I attached the stars with 3D tape. I like the way the stars. stand out a little from the background. I mix the white gesso with water and with a thin brush I make white gesso splatters on my layout. The little puffy stars are adorable and great to combine on this layout.

I wanted some extra ink splatter on my layout and used both colors “faded jeans” and “Stormy sky” distress oxides. For the title “Boys will be Boys” I used leftovers from different alpha sets from my own stash. I kind of kept the colors in the title that are also reflected in the stars. I love the playful effect.

I hope I was able to inspire you with this Boys will be Boys layout and I want to thank you for visiting the blog today and hope to see you again next time with a new project with the beautiful collections designed by Cocoa Vanilla Studio!
Wishing you a crafty day friends!
XoXo, Jo


The Very Best | No Limits Collection | Michelle Stokes

Hello hello! It’s Michelle back here today with a new layout share featuring the super cool No Limits Collection which is available NOW in the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Shop. You can find all the goodness HERE

I’m still loving the different style of scrapbooking that this collection has inspired me to create, with this layout being one of the more simpler I’ve made in a long time. I’d had a vision of using more triangles in the back of my mind since I created the pinwheel layout, and this is what I came up with..

A sweet moment captured between my daughter Leila and our sweet little pup Daisy giving the best doggo snuggles and kisses.

I used white cardstock for the background and added a subtle hint of watercolour effect using some watered down distress inks using the plastic packaging technique. Its a very simple and easy way to create a mixed media style background on layouts. Its my go to technique when I want to get “messy”

I cut out different sized triangles from the STARDUST, LATITUDE, UNIVERSAL, ORBIT & SPARK 12×12 papers and adhered them to the page in different layers using sheets of crafting foam and double sided tape. Each triangle has machine stitching around the edge for a extra pop of detail on the layout.

The photos I’ve used were too bright in colour so I printed them out in black & white and layered them with some vellum to balance out the bold colours of the triangles.

I fussy cut stars from the NEBULA 12×12 paper to create clusters within the triangle groups, using different forms of adhesive to create even more dimension.

The title is blended into the journalling using a mix of handwritten text and CHIPBOARD stickers. The best part about using a white background is being able to add the journalling right onto the page, just have to cross your fingers that no mistakes are made.

Here’s another look at the layout in full

While I’ve got you here I thought I’d share a second layout with you.

We have 4 different challenges to play along with for the 2022 interNational Scrapbook Day. The layout I am sharing was made for the Sketch Challenge and is also using the No Limits Collection. I’ll leave a link down below for you to follow through to our Facebook Community Group as that is where all the challenges have been posted.

Another layout featuring our sweet little doggo and her crazy Hairy Maclary tendencies. I used the BIG BANG woodgrain paper, a strip off the edge of the SPARK paper, some white cardstock, NEBULA paper to fussy cut the stars, pieces of ORBIT and LATITUDE papers, a few bits from the ACCESSORY STICKERs sheet, EPHEMERA pack and CHIPBOARD sticker packs. I had a lot of fun creating this layout, I think? I made it right when the dreaded C word hit me like a tonne of bricks. It’s been going through our little house for just over a week now, and boy are we ready to be feeling better and let loose from ‘House Arrest’

Well I think thats all I had to share today, thank you so much for stopping by. I hope to see many more entries from you all for our iNSD Challenges over in our CVS Community Group HERE on Facebook

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x



Rad Times | No Limits Collection | Kylie Kingham.

Hello Cocoa Vanilla fans! It’s Kylie with you again with another layout I created to share with you all. This pandemic has been difficult for everyone and especially for families who have been unable to travel to see each other. My layout today documents a happy reunion and I knew the ‘No Limits’ collection would be perfect to use. I wanted lots of colour on my page, so I used a backed ‘Colour-wheel’ cut file from CUT TO YOU as a focal point. This allowed me to use a wide variety of papers.

I’m not going to lie. The orange side of the SPARKS paper is probably my most favourite. I seemed to of used it in every layout I have created so far! It’s just the most perfect shade! To begin this layout I trimmed it to 11.5″x 11.5″ and adhered it centred over the top of the BIG BANG paper. It was then sat aside whilst I cut out my cut file. Originally the cut file design was a full circle. I decided to cut away a pie section to allow for a small ‘nook’ if you like, to position my photos in. I did this very carefully with my scissors, before using the A5 paper pack to back the remaining piece.

With the cut file backed, I then added some adhesive foam squares to the back of it and adhered it centred on my page. I’ve used two different photos that I printed to 3″x 4″ in size. Each were backed with a pocket card for a burst of extra colour. These were adhered into place and I added a cluster of the die cuts to support the photos and to provide a nice overall balance.

It was at this point I felt the background needed something extra so I decided to add a small scattering of stars from the die cut pack, chipboard stickers and puffy stickers. To complete my page I chose a title phrase using the title die cuts, which was adhered in place above my photos.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today,

Until next time,


Bloom Where You Are Planted | These Days collection | Tarrah McLean

Hi creative friends!

It’s Tarrah back with you and today I am here to share a new scrapbook layout inspired by the beautiful May 2022 Moodboard. Each month in the Cocoa Vanilla Community Facebook group there is a monthly moodboard challenge held, create a project and upload it and you will go in the running to win a Cocoa Vanilla store voucher.

From the moodboard this month, I was inspired by the gorgeous colours, the pretty florals and the circular shapes from the moodboard and used the stunning These Days collection to create this layout below.

May 2022 Moodboard

I am documenting a photo of myself and 2 good friends from a retreat last year. I chose to cut out a pretty wreath cut file from Paper Issues from white cardstock and backed some of the florals and leaves in the cut file using papers from the A5 paper stack. Once the cut file was all backed, I adhered the cut file wreath to the Family Ties patterned paper using foam tape to add dimension and shadows. I trimmed down the Family Ties paper slightly and backed it onto plain white cardstock. I adhered my photo down towards the bottom of the wreath cut file and layered one of the 3′ x 4′ Pocket cards underneath.

I added most of the embellishments around my photo to help draw attention to it…some of these were floral diecuts, ephemera pieces, wood buttons, puffy stickers and accessory stickers. I deliberately left the cut file free of papers so that you could see the patterned paper come through from the background and so I could layer up some of those gorgeous florals too.

At the very top of the wreath I added a small cluster of embellishments including some florals and leaves diecuts, some accessory stickers and a gold puffy heart. Above the photo, I decided to add 3 of the butterfly puffy stickers as though they were flying out of the photo. My title is the accessory sticker that says, ‘Bloom Where You Are Planted’, I placed this under the photo. Continue reading

So Grateful for You | Daydream | Rachel Lowe

Happy Mother’s Day to you all! Today I am sharing a layout created to celebrate my wonderful mother. I have used These Days collection.

I have used the wonderful ready made mixed media background paper Daybreak paper. I cut my title first so I could position it and see where I would add my butterflies that I intended to add. This title cut file is available from the Silhouette design store. I cut varying sizes of butterflies using Pretty Posies paper and added with foam tape to add dimension.

I matted my photo using a paper from the A5 paper pad, yellow plaid. My photo is 3.5×3.5 inch photo and added with foam tape.

Then it was time to add embellishments! You can see I used a Pocket Card next to my photo. I used die cuts,  puffy stickers and wood epoxy buttons to embellish. To lift my title I added the small puffy stickers. I tucked the mother/daughter die cut in-between the pocket card and photo. I used foam tape on many of the embellishments to add more dimension.

I used a black and white photo of my mother and I so it would add a stark contrast against the wonder colours of These Days papers.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Rachel X

NEW Storyteller Collection | Reveal & Giveaway!

Hello everyone and happy International Scrapbooking Day!  What better time to reveal a brand new collection??

I collaborated with my long time friend, Traci Reed, on this collection and I just love how it came out! Traci and I have worked with each other since back in 2006, and I just love her style, so I was super excited to work with her on this beautiful collection…  I hope you love it as much as I do!

This hobby that we all love so much is dedicated to telling our stories, and this collection encompasses that beautifully!  With a mix of sweet imagery and gorgeous colours, this collection is full of versatile goodies that will make your pages shine!

This collection will start shipping to our wonderful retailers later this month – May 2022.

There’s a chance for you to WIN the full collection, so read on to find out how!


For a chance to WIN this gorgeous collection, just leave a comment below telling us what you think of our new Storyteller collection!


Winners will be announced shortly after this date.

Thanks so much for joining me today, and I hope you enjoyed seeing our new collection… Enjoy the spoils of iNSD with lots of shopping and have a wonderful weekend!

♥ Zoe

Life is short | No Limits collection | SOPHIE DELORME

Hello Cocoa Vanilla friends!


Sophie on the blog today with this new layout created with the No Limits collection!



I used a black and white photo of my son Gabriel holding our new puppy on the very first day that we got her.


I used a white cardstock for my background and teared a big chunk of the No Limits Nebula patterned paper that I placed on the left side of the page.


I added tissue paper and foam adhesive behind the photo and placed a layer of the colorful No Limits Latitude paper on the left side of it.


I selected a cut file from the Silhouette Studio store, cut the title directly on the white cardstock, backed the letters with two yellow 3×4 cards and hand stitched around the Paw Print. I also created a little shaker with that paw print. It’s such a beautiful addition to the page!



I wrote my journaling on another 3×4 card, added two subtitles “Out of this world” and “One of a kind” fussy cut out of the No Limits Universal paper and stamped the date.



I decorated around the photo in a diagonal design with a few hearts punched out of different patterned papers, on which I added vellum hearts. I stitched the hearts in their center and curled up their edges. A simple but sophisticated way to embellish a page!



Finally, I added Wood Epoxy Buttons and puffy stickers here and there around the page for the finishing touch.


Here are more close-ups:









I love how it turned out!


I hope you like this page and find inspiration in it!


Thank you for stopping by, and happy crafting!



Rad Times | No Limits | Kellie Moore

Hello CVS fans and welcome back to the blog!

I am so excited to announce that I am now a full time design team member of the Cocoa Vanilla Studio design time and I am so blessed with this opportunity.

For today’s layout I am again playing with ‘No Limits’….I seriously can not get enough of this collection.

I am documenting a story of my son being in isolation recently when he was unwell. I wanted to highlight his headphones so I used a cut file to tell that part of the story and backed them with a bunch of the different patterned papers, both from the 12 x12 papers and the A5 paper stack.

I love the hand icon in the No Limits range so I cut this one from one of the Pocket Cards and added my title using the Die Cut Titles.

I loved cutting apart the ‘Nebula’ paper so I could use ALL.THE.STARS on my pages. I added these around my page to draw the attention to my photo.

I also used some of the Wood Epoxy Stickers and Puffy Stickers…..who doesn’t love these?!

I have been trying to get better at adding journalling to all of my pages….this time I cut down a pocket card to add next to my photo. These cards are so versatile and can be used in so many different ways…don’t be afraid to cut them up!

I hope you have been inspired by my page today. Keep creating and documenting those memories.

Happy Creating!