Hi everyone!! It’s Melissa here and I’m so happy to be back here with you sharing my first post of 20201!! And as its the beginning of the new year I thought it very appropriate to create a layout with my word for this year which is “Present”.  One thing that lockdown taught me was that I need to spend more time with my children, and that even though I can be in the same room as them, I need to make an effort to put my phone down.  I used the gorgeous ‘Daydream‘ collection, which I was very excited to return to after lots of Christmas scrapbooking!

For this layout I wanted  a bold white title with my Silhouette Cameo, and I created this one by using the free fonts in the software.  I cut the title letters 4 times and layered them up for added dimension.  In order to make my title pop I used ‘Garden Variety’ for my background paper. I also used the A side of this paper and fussy cut both clusters and individual florals.  I bent up the petals and used lots of dimensional adhesive to make them look realistic, and also added some glimmer paste on the open flowers.

I used the ‘6 x 8 Inch Paper Stack’ to create to mats around my photo.  I chose two of the pink patterns and I love how they look against the grey of the background.  I also used several ‘Die Cut Ephemera’ pieces for my embellishment.

I created clusters of flowers around the title, and also on top of my photo.  It almost looks like a flower crown on my head!!

I cut apart ‘Happy Place’ for the heart and rainbow borders.  I fussy cut around the tops of the rainbows for extra added interest, and I love that it creates a scallop border. The ‘Puffy Heart’ , tiny heart stickers (from the ‘Accessory Stickers’ and sequins from the ‘Sequins & Flowers’ provide sweet details. I was also proud of myself because I got one of the gorgeous ‘Flair Buttons’ onto my page too!

Here is a close up of my journalling, which explains more about how I will apply my word into my life this year.

I also made a process video which you can watch below.  Also make sure you go to the Cocoa Vanilla YouTube channel and subscribe so you don’t miss out on all of the videos that we create for you!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Melissa xx




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