Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Cocoa Daisy: Pajama Time Guest!

i was delighted to work with the cocoa daisy kit club for january.  the box of happy that came in the mail was happy indeed, but more importantly, the all the peeps at cocoa daisy were fun and kind.  i enjoyed creating and hanging out with them ever so much.

for my first set of projects, i wanted to focus on the mask that came in the main kit.

product: cocoa daisy january kit - pajama time!

story: these are a couple photos i took of my son one afternoon.  first he sanded my feet for me and later on i was photographing my new raskog cart and he totally photobombed it butt naked. the photos really crack me up.  they share part of his personality so well.  the fact that he is who he is and is totally comfortable in his own skin.  i'm proud of that.  also, i think they will make excellent photo editions to his graduation slide show when the time comes. ;)

photos: taken with my iphone 5s.

design: i call this my organic graphic style.  very linear, but not quite.  rigid alignment has never worked well for me.  here everything is in line and tidy, but ever so slightly off kilter.  i like that.

technique: i used washi tape to mas off a rectangle at the top of the page and then used a time holtz blending tool with grey ink and the text mask that came with the kit.  when i finished with the ink, i removed the washi tape and machine stitched around the design.

i also made a tiny fold over card to hold my journaling.  i cut patterned paper to 4x6 a scored it in the middle.  i then added white cardstock for the journaling and a stapled on a little tab from the kit.  the pebbles inc. emoji paper is the cutest.  i wanted to use it on every project.  and dots on the back?  i need two pieces!

this the pocket page on the facing side in my album.  i used the awesome cocoa daisy exclusive patterned paper to create decorative cards for the two photoless pockets on the page.  the cutie emoji paper shows up again as that little tab.

i used white embossing powder to color the kraft diecut and thickers from the kit.

here are the two pages together.  i really like the way these pages blend so well even though the photos are from three (really more) different events.

this is a bonus page.  it's the beginning page of my second album from this year.

i wanted to show the versatility of the stencil, so this time i used the same blending tool technique but cut my cardstock down to 9x4 and only used the top portion of the stencil.  when i finished inking, i used a fine point sharpie to outline the text and give it a different look.  i then sliced the cardstock into three 3x4 cards and machine stitched around each one.  the journaling then is about three different topics from the photos.

the fourth topic was the band perry concert in my high school gym.  just THE most amazing concert experience that i have ever (or will ever i think) been to.  just wow.  it needed lots of its own journaling.  one of my coworkers was also able to get a press pass and go right up to the stage to take these amazing photos.  i wanted to include several of those in the spread as well, so i used washi tape and made a couple little flip books (one is 3x4 and the other is 4x6).

i have lots more projects from the january cocoa daisy kits (note - the add-ons are currently only available to members.  they will go on sale to the general public on january 1st) to share and lots more scrapping to do with them!  you can see even more projects created with these fabulous kits in the design team gallery.


  1. Gosh, you have been very busy! I love your handwriting and that little cluster on your red card ...

  2. I love what you've done with the kits! I know I've told you this before, but it bears repeating: I LOVE your handwriting!