Friday, March 1, 2013

blogging monthly

I guess it has come to that.

I did have another post in the works, but it obviously didn't happen :)

Since it's the first of the month, I'll share my Cocoa Daisy pages with you. I'm so happy with how these turned out. I saw the storyboard for this kit and just really didn't like it. It seemed really pastel and I didn't care for a few of the papers. I whined a lot.

Then I got the kit and this happened and I completely changed my mind. I got the patterned paper add on, Line Drawing, and that really helped me, I used the pinky red Glitz paper on every layout, it was just the bright I needed!

Christine increased the quantities of the kit and add ons this month, so there should be a few left when the kit goes on sale tomorrow, so yay! :)

Here is my interpretation of Sketchbook, Cocoa Daisy's March kit, starting with a recent observation by Ethan. He had hopes of living on the moon. I used a cut file we're testing out at Cocoa Daisy for the background, totally cool how it turned out. AND now I have a bunch of confetti stars for another layout! Hee hee!

I sprayed the alphabet with gold spray paint. I think I'm developing a problem :)

This is for my sweetheart. He really is my perfect match and he is so patient with me. I am blessed. I used the City Streets Map stamp as a block of pattern, it works really well with the Jenni Bowlin dye inks. I'll be using that stamp a lot! It's much larger than what you see here, I just needed a small block. :)

And finally, Annie found out last week that she was accepted to BYU. To say that we are thrilled would be an understatement. I wanted to be a Cougar from the time I was a little girl. Even though both her parents were Cougars, she wasn't sure that's where she wanted to go. She loves being home with the family and I think going a state away, 8 whole hours by car, was a bit too much for her. But as her friends started going away to college and she saw that they were OK, she eventually decided it might be alright to apply there. That and EFY helped a lot. So now comes the fun part of getting ready! I'm not even going to think about the fact that she's going to be a whole state away 8 hours by car. I can't handle that part yet.

Behind that vellum below, that's the Wood Handle Stamp Collage and it's super graphic and funky and cool. My friend, Stephanie Wheeler, is our graphic designer at Cocoa Daisy and she does the most lovely work ever. I'm always excited to see what she's got up her sleeve and I loved this month especially much!

There you have it, three layouts that just fell together, layouts that I love, out of a kit that I thought I'd hate. Kind of funny how that happens.

Happy weekend!


April said...

These look amazing Emily!! It's funny how you say you weren't loving the kit until you got it and starting creating because that's what I love most about working with kits...being pushed out of my "norm". ;)
- April

Jennifer Grace said...

Hello, I found my way here via your 'BYU' layout being featured on the Glitz blog today! Love the pop of red stars with the Uncharted Waters paper - looks awesome! x