Tuesday, April 29, 2014

"Here I Am" with Cocoa Daisy's May Kit

Happy nearly May everyone! Spring is in full bloom here and it's been the perfect inspiration for me to create with this month's Cocoa Daisy's kit; Here I Am.

Another fabulous month of exclusive stamps, wood veneer, flair and patterned papers! The color combos range from bold red and yellow/golds, to more serene hues like grays and soft pastels. Much like Monet paintings I think.

Kits have been selling out, so if there is something you have your eye on, I wouldn't wait. The adorably cute ninja stamp for example.

Here he is in action along with some of the other stamps in the kits: (*Note: The stamps ink up beautifully, I just had an ink pad that was older and needed replacing. I don't mind the distressed look to it though either!)

The embellishments in this month's kits are divine! Gold JBS rub-ons, Gold KI metal accents, Teresa Collins epoxies and exclusive flair and wood veneer! I love it all and ordered all of the kits because they are, in fact, that awesome! These kits are PACKED with embellishments! 

The wishbone patterned paper and other exclusive papers were a delight to work with too. Here is a bit of the wishbone paper (the flower head)

Kits are available for sale to subscribers now and to the general public on May 1! Subscribers enjoy some added perks of which you can learn about here, some of which included a generous amount of free printables from Panda Eight (Martha Bonneau) as well as die-cut files that coordinate with the kits and stamps created by Ashley Calder. This month both ladies were so generous and the designs are fabulous! This recent additions to the subscriptions have been a wonderful, new perk to subscribers and have been well received and popular. :)

To view the rest of my gallery click here, and to start shopping, here.

GIVEAWAY ALERT!! >>>Be sure to check my Instagram feed as I am hosting and will be hosting Cocoa Daisy product giveaways. @SuzMannecke is my user name. Look for the post with "GIVEAWAY!" and/or the hashtag: #suzscocoadaisymaygiveaway

Monday, April 21, 2014

Real Life

Hi all! Back today to share a few recent creations for Chic Tags. Sorry I have been a bit absent from here. Busy living "real life" and enjoying a visit from my dad and then Easter weekend road trip to St. Louis. All in all a lovely but busy week. Lots of chatting, catching up, some dining out and dining in, a trip to the zoo and Ted Drewes custard stand, breakfast downtown at Roosters; it was all good. How can it not be when shared with those you love? To add to the happiness, I ran into my dear scrapping bestie, Jules, at the zoo! Which was crazy as she now lives in Kansas. So fun how life gives us each these little moments of extraordinary goodness. An extra little blessing to all of the others experience while living real life.
Speaking of real life, I have documented a bit of it here below, using Chic Tags exclusive wood veneers and "real life" stamp from the sold out April kit. (The wood veneers, I believe, are still available though!)

I stitched some journaling rows with gold metallic thread and then stamped the "Real Life" circle stamp in a rainbow of colors for "bullet points" to each day. Lots of thoughts about daily real life stories and blessings.

For the right side I enlarged to 8.5 x 11, a photo my Mick (my dear hubby) took last week. He often does this while he is away on travel. It's a nice way for us to stay connected and I often love the photos he shares. (Especially when they are this stunning!) I added text to it in Photoshop Elements and made sure to leave space to add the gold Chic Tags alphabet stickers for my sentiment/thought I had when putting this layout together with the photo + words. 

I am off to finish up some laundry and then to scrap with my May Cocoa Daisy kits! I will be back soon with a few sneaks for you! 
Hope you had a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Cocoa Daisy April "Hint of Sunshine" Reveal

Happy Tuesday April Fool's Day y'all!

Seriously though, no joking here! The April Cocoa Daisy Kits are golden! Literally and figuratively. They are filled with lots of touches of gold and complemented with navy, lush greens and yellows and lots and lots of lovely little tidbits and fabulous embellishments.

Here are a few of my designs I created with the kits.

More details, photos,  and inspiration can be found here (scroll all of the way down to find my gallery of designs) along with the kits that are for sale (while supplies last!) to all today here

Have a great day!!