Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Let's Go With June Cocoa Daisy Kits

A long overdue hello and apology for my long absence from my blog. 2015 has turned out to be quite an eventful year, full of some exciting things and some life challenges too.

I will leave it at that for now, as it is much to lengthy a share to post here. For now, I will share with you my creations made with June's Kit, "Let's Go" from Cocoa Daisy.  

This month is full of travel fun although I have used much of my kits to create in a non-thematic way as you will see below. (I did create some travel themed items however too! I couldn't resist!)

This card was made with one of the exclusive cut files and exclusive stamps. Love the exclusive map patterned paper this month as well!

A little dimension added with the baker's twine here and movement to my journaling...

(Photo taken last year on a river cruise in Germany with my momma and big sister).

This layout documents a current life challenge my family and I are going through. Life isn't always rainbows and unicorns and I always want to document some of the "real" everyday struggles as well as the fun times. 

A more upbeat layout here documenting the before and after of my youngest son's haircut.

Hidden journaling beneath the photo.

Part of an insert that I made to go within my two page DITL/Project Life spread (page protector H, I believe)



 You can see the rest of my gallery with many more details here. And you can shop for these items  here.

 Have a beautifully blessed week!


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Happy New Year | A Few Things

Hello! Hello! Happy to begin a new year full of new possibilities, new adventures, a new One Little Word,  and goals.

To get you up to speed, my mom purchased a home near us in early December, and besides the usual December activities, Mick and I traveled to Oahu, Hawaii in early December and then the whole family made our annual family road trip to Colorado. Suffice it to say December was a whirlwind of activity, blessings, and adventures. I am happy to finally be home now though,and to be back at scrapbooking and creating.

This is my first layout of the year which I created for Come On Get Crafty and using the Ali Edwards Daily Stamp set and lots of gold goodness. More details on the COGC blog. It documents some of my goals for 2015.

Below is my first creation with October Afternoon goodies of the year. The inspiration for my design was the image of this butterfly-like cloud formation that I captured on the North Shore of Oahu.
It took my breath away with its beauty and significance. It captures the essence of my One Little Word for this year; "courage." #olw

Lastly, I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Cocoa Daisy February kits; Journal Entry. In the meantime, here is a sneak of some of the lovely kit contents!!

So, how is the start of your new year going? Any resolutions or are you more of a goal setter? I have a tendency to prefer the latter. ;)

Be back soon!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Cocoa Daisy January Kit 2015 | Pajama Time

Hello there everyone! I am back after a crazy busy month of December that has been filled with lots of travel and a move for a loved one.

Tonight I am dropping in to share some of my gallery for this month's Cocoa Daisy Jan Kit; Pajama Time.
I created my gallery away from home which meant - scrapping with the very basic tools. It's amazing how much I miss my scrapping tools but I did have fun creating with limited items.

This month's kits are packed with awesome exclusive patterned papers, stamps and a whole lot of fabulous embellishments. The color combinations will make every scrapper happy as there are bold bright colors along with pastels and neutrals too. Just the perfect blend!

Here are a few of my creations which I created from the main kit; Pajama Time as well as the DITL Kit and ala carte stamp set (the adorable monsters you will see below).

For this card I used some of the beautiful teal trim to weave over the top of the exclusive plaid pattern paper in this month's kits.

My mom recently bought a home near me this month and so we have been busy with getting her moved and settled in along with the usual December activities. Hence, my absence from my blog here.

Below is some more of the exclusive patterned paper in this mont's kit. It is so versatile and non gender specific.

Thought I would share, when I get home, I am SO going to add some more patterned paper or embellishments to the top right of this page. It is just begging for me too! (It's ok to add stuff later. Really, it is!)

underneath the photo is a hidden journaling card as I had a lot to document about my mom's recent move and her new home.

I really enjoyed using the "get cozy with me" sentiment stamp in the main kit to create the steam rising from the coffee/teacup.

--And made this a pocket card for slipping a bookstore gift certificate into for a quick and simple gift!

 And here are the adorable monsters in action on this juvenile birthday card. Don't they just scream cuteness?! They are available as an ala carte stamp this month.

Love the emoticon paper included in the main this month (B side of the red polka dot paper) in the main kit photo below. 

And here I distress stamped some of the tea bag stamps included in the main along with the tea cup. Then I used part of a rub-on from the Crate Paper Notes and Things Rubons in the DITL kit for the steam.

 Kits are on sale now to subscribers and to the general public on January 1. Come check out all of the kits, add ons and stamps here: Cocoa Daisy Shop

Enjoy the rest of your holiday! Be back soon! -Suz

Monday, December 01, 2014

Celebrate December with Elle's Studio | The Twelve Cards of Christmas

Hello there all! Suz here with you today. I was so excited to be invited back by Elle and Jenni to take part in this fun and inspiring holiday celebration here at Elle's Studio!

Today I am sharing with you "The Twelve Cards of Christmas." They range from clean + simple to a bit more involved but totally doable!

Below is the collection. Many of the cards have added stitching, texture, and dimension along with the fabulous exclusive Elle's Studio wood veneers, stamps, patterned paper and tags!


For the card below, I used a circle cutter and a circle punch to create the window and a pop dot to the "joy" circle for added dimension within the card. The little snowflakes (starbursts) were made with a mini punch.

On the card below, I took a card from the monthly kit and used a circle cutter to cut out a circle window to place that fabulous wood veneer ornament in. I added the baker's twine and some pop dots to give the 3x4 card more dimension and showcase the ornament. Then I used the "fa la la" exclusive stamp for the sentiment on a smaller flag tag.

 I added a little bling to this one along with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Marshmallow. Love the subtle sheen it provides to the card. The "warmest wishes" is an exclusive Elle's Studio stamp.

The simple card below was made with a star punch. The inside reads, "The stars are brightly shining. --
Wishing you a holiday season filled with sparkle and the love of Jesus."

And there ya have it! Twelve different designs to help inspire you & to help you get your holiday card making off to a great jump start! 

ELLE'S STUDIO ITEMS USED TO CREATE THIS CARD COLLECTION: Good Cheer collection, November Kit, December Kit

Feel free to leave comments below with any questions you may have regarding the cards and how they were made or assembled or specific products used. 

A special thank you to Elle and Jenni for the invitation to contribute! Happy holiday paper crafting everyone! May your days be merry and bright! xoxo Suz

Friday, November 28, 2014

October Afternoon Cardmaking

Hi all! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving with friends and family. So grateful to have spent some time with those I love and that we had safe travels.

Today I am sharing two cards I made recently with a few October Afternoon collections.

Happy Black Friday all!! I will enjoy shopping from home! ;)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Gift Card Holder and Sketch Take

Well hello there! I have been a bit AWOL from my blog. Life again seems to be getting in the way of me blogging.

I am back today to share a few things I have created recently for various design teams.

Hope they get you into the creative holiday spirit!

This layout was created with @chictags exclusive fall kit and a few @octoberafternoon Daily Flash Apple Cider goodies.
Love that cork owl!! Eeeee!

 This card actually can house a gift card. Simply tuck it into the hidden pocket behind the lace. ;)

Be back later with a few more to share!! :)