Saturday, October 18, 2014

Things That Shine: Hallowe'en washi tape

Hallowe'en is one of my favourite holidays, and washi tape is one of my favourite crafty supplies.. put them together, and, wow! Serious love, big time. 

I've just stocked Things That Shine full of Hallowe'en washi tape goodness. So if you have some layouts, Hallowe'en crafts, project life/pocket pages, or planner pages in mind, check out my assortment of washi tape. I sell it by the foot -- buy what you need!

Here are a few of my faves... 

For more inspiration, cool stuff, and generally just really nice stuff to look at,

Thursday, October 16, 2014

October Cocoa Daisy kits: when autumn met the sun

I usually use my Cocoa Daisy kits to scrapbook my photos from last year... I'm not quite caught up even though it's the end of the year, but I've put a really good-sized dent in 2013!! However, sometimes there's just something so nice about scrapbooking a current photo. So, that's what I did for this page. 
Loved this Instagram of Evie Grey and Summer Lily last month, playing outside. It was a beautiful day and the girls all had a lot of fun outside. Sometimes I like to try to capture a period in our lives or an entire afternoon or day or phase or whatever, with just one photo and some journalling. I didn't need to use a whole host of photos from the entire afternoon to record what a nice day this was. 

I layered up lots of Cocoa Daisy cut files for October for this page, including the hex flower background. I also added in some die cut pieces, and those great cork polka dot stickers. 
(You can see here that my mixed media/watercolour pages do not lay flat at all! Oh well!)

I had no clue where to put the journaling, so I just stapled it on and called it done!

Pretty watercolour + fab cork stickers = awesome combo.

By the way, did you know the Cocoa Daisy daily planner is now available by subscription?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cocoa Daisy October kits: just the two of us

I had fun addings lots of layers and media to this page. I started out with the text paper from my October Cocoa Daisy kit, and washed it with gesso. Then I brushed and pooled on some creamsicle watercolour, and let it dry. Then I painted on some little pink Vs, stamped flowers around, and then some polka dots that I heat embossed with gold ZING embossing powder. 

There were lots of pretty little bits in the October Cocoa Daisy kits, as usual. I loved these little flag banner pieces and gold vellum piece, and the gold twine. I painted some leaves I cut using the exclusive subscriber cut files for October. 

Dribbles of paint are lovely. I like the way the drips that are part of the patterned paper work so well with my real paint drips.

I always keep the cut off strips -- especially Crate Paper ones! I love that pretty scalloped edge. Here I tore them in half, layered them where I wanted my photo to go, and then stitched them down.

I added a little paint to the edge of the layout, too, just for some fun and interest. That pretty photo corner was a vellum faux ephemera piece included in the kits this month... it had gold foil printing on it. I used my photo corner punch. AND I had enough of the ephemera piece left over to layer on another project!! 

By the way, did you know the Cocoa Daisy daily planner is now available by subscription?