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!! :)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sneak of Weathervane | Cocoa Daisy Kits November

Hello everyone! Are you enjoying fall where you live? We have some vivid color changes this week but the weather is anything but fall-ish! We have been breaking record high temps! Sunday is predicted to be a high of 82 degrees? Say what?!!!!

I did manage to stop in the front yard today and found a little fall at my feet. 

And then I walked back inside the house and sat down to my November Cocoa Daisy Kit; 
Weathervane. Here is a sneak image of some of the goodies in each kit:

I spy a whole lotta scrappy goodness right there!! It has been so hard walking past my kits the past few days, but I finally stole a little time away to scrap with the DITL kit and this awesome exclusive sneaker "chucks" stamp by the talented and lovely Arleigh!
Just look at the details on it:

Uh-maz-ing! (The leaf stamps are from October's exclusive stamp set and complemented the sneakers so nicely I think).  

Off to check on my Dr. Pepper pulled pork roast that's simmerin' up in the Crock Pot. I will be back soon with more sneaks!

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Stopping By | A Few Items to Share

Hey there! Sorry I have been a bit AWOL from the blog here. Tis the season of football games and marching band festivals and play auditions and...

Well, I think you get the idea!

Stopping by to share that I am up over on the October Afternoon blog sharing some of my scrap space and how I organize my OA goodies. Read more about that here.

Also, Cocoa Daisy Kits are for sale to the general public today! The Main Kit sold out the first day to subscribers! ETA: **And oh my! It looks as though there is already slim pickings as most of the kits are already sold out!! Wowza! I do spy some of the adorably cute stamp sets are still available and the patterned paper kit. Below are a few of the stamps:

It has been a crazy great start to the month at Cocoa Daisy and exciting one too with the launch of the new Daisy Day Planner kits (available here)!! And guess what?!

They are so popular that they will be actually offered as a subscription starting in January in 2015!!! *fist pump
Read more about the Daisy Day Planners and Christine's awesome and info-packed blog post and tutorial about them here.

Here is my gallery created with the kits.

And have you seen that @ChicTags has adorable cute and reasonable priced exclusive fall collections! Darling yes?!

View a sharper, enlarged image here and shop early for the best selection!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cocoa Daisy Kits | Blue Ridge Sneak

Hello all! Happy Humpday! Stopping in to share a few sneaks of @cocoadaisykits October Kit; Blue Ridge anddddd a very early sneak of November's Daisy Day Planner Kit as well!

Here ya go!

I spy a bunch of gold and blue goodness mixed with pops of color and soft pastels. I spy some fabulous wood veneers and die cuts as well. What do you spy? ;)

Here is a sneak peek of November's Daisy Day Planner kit:

And just when I thought October's was fabulous!!! November comes along!! :) :)

My October kit is headed my way. Be sure to stop back later this week when I share a few of my gallery sneaks. ;)