Friday, May 28, 2010

Summer Days

The June project kit turned out so cute and it went together really quick!

Here is the cover:

A few of the interior pages (summer has just begun so I didn't finish mine, I will do a page now and then through the summer):

Have a great Memorial weekend - take some time to go outdoors and enjoy the first days of summer!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Preview of the June project kit.

The best way to capture summer is day by day and that is what this fun flash card mini album will do. Whether you wish to capture a specific week of your summer or up to 10 random days throughout the entire summer. Bright summer papers and embellishments, will make this a simple and quick album to put together, perfect for those summer months when you want to scrap and spend time out in the sunshine!

Kit goes up for sale on May 28th.

Monday, May 24, 2010

How to position your computer journaling.

A few posts back Rita asked me how I get my computer journaling positioned on my layouts. I did a little tutorial on the Cocoa Daisy blog on just that subject, you can find it here. I hope that helps, thanks for asking Rita!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

a few little sneaks

It's no secret that I have a love for all things ledger and text inspired, so when Basic Grey came out with their "Basics" line at CHA winter I about passed out! I know I will be buying too much of it and then hoarding it - or more likely you will see bits of it on just about every layout I create for the next 6 months! I think that is why I am loving the June kit so much, with plenty of the Basics line, 7gypsies and a bit of red thrown in, I am finding that this kit goes with just about anything!

Monday, May 17, 2010

The June Cocoa Daisy kit

I know, I know, I am a very bad blogger!! Life is just getting in the way. But maybe I can be forgiven if I show you what the amazing Cocoa Daisy June kit looks like.

I'll post a few sneaks of what I have been creating using the kit tomorrow!

Friday, May 7, 2010

More of the May Project Kit.

Here are some of the pages from the May project kit "What dad does best", this album will make the perfect father's day gift!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May Cocoa Daisy layouts!

This year for the Spring Crop at Cocoa Daisy we created all our layouts and projects using the May kit, so I thought I would include my challenges in this post so that you can see where the inspiration for the layout came from.

My first challenge was titled "Dear You" and I chose a bunch of different stationery as inspiration:

I combined the butterflies, the big circles and the quote to create my layout:

My other challenge "Picnic in the park", incorporated a sketch and a food theme. Here is the sketch:

And here is the layout:

Ronda did a sketch challenge as well and this is what I came up with for her challenge:

Kim did a color challenge titled "Strawberries and Cream". I created two layouts for this challenge using her inspiration colors; one a little brighter:

And one a bit softer:

Lastly, Mou did a challenge to use butterflies on a non-spring layout:

I have plenty of leftovers from the kit and am hoping to make a few cards this week.
Have a great Wednesday everyone!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Want to go to Greece for FREE?

One day you’re on the top of the world; your life is going just as you had always hoped. You have a great family, a loving husband, an adorable son and now the second child you had always hoped for. On top of that, you are a seriously talented scrapbooker, take a mean photo and have an incredible knack for leaving your friends in hysterics.

That was Linda Burnasakorn’s life. Then one day she woke up with what she thought was the flu. In the blink of an eye she was in the ICU fighting for her life. Over the next several months she fought to overcome pneumonia, collapsed lungs, multiple infections, internal bleeding, organs on the verge of shutting down, blood clots and so much more.
Despite all the challenges and setbacks, Linda made it through!

But, as a consequence of her illness and extremely low blood pressure, her doctors needed to amputate both of Linda’s feet and all of her fingers. Linda has been such an inspiration to all who know her (and many that don’t) throughout her ordeal. Within weeks of losing her legs she was up and walking on her own, with the aid of prosthetics. Linda’s last hand surgery was in January and she is already out driving, cooking, doing laundry and even tying shoelaces!
Linda still has much more to overcome. There are the medical bills from 6 and a half months in intensive care and rehab. She will need additional prosthetic legs and insurance coverage is limited. And Linda and her family need to sell their current home. It is located on the second floor in a building without an elevator. A situation that isn’t conducive to Linda’s new circumstances.

And this is where we hope you come in! Linda’s story could be anyone’s story. There was no rhyme or reason to why this happened to her. I’m sure that every one of us would hope that if we were to find ourselves in a similar situation the scrapbook community would rally around us. We want to bring this community together to help support this incredibly brave, inspirational and phenomenal woman. And, in turn, to thank you for helping out we are offering some unbelievable prizes!

You could be the lucky winner of a Cocoa Daisy Destinations event in Greece with Ali Edwards, Karen Russell and Jenni Bowlin worth $3000! Or any of the generously donated prizes listed below!! To be entered to win all you need to do is make a donation through to to be entered to win. One ticket is $10 and you’ll receive an extra ticket for every $50 donated (separate donations cannot be aggregated). The fundraiser runs from today, April 29th through May 22, 2010. Winners will be announced on May 26th. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to help a fellow scrapbooker in need and the chance to find yourself enjoying the beaches of Mykonos with some of your favorite scrapbook celebrities!
-A spot in Karen Russell’s online “The Photographer’s Workshop”
-A wall canvas designed by Ali Edwards
-$150 in Jenni Bowlin products and a 3 month subscription to Jenni’s Mercentile Scrapbook Kits.
-$250 of American Crafts Products
-4 Crops in a Box from Cosmo Cricket (each contains supplies for a party of 6)
-A project kit designed by Christine Drumheller
-An assortment of scrapbook storage totes from Cropper Hopper
-A Kenner Road kit and Embellishment Kit
-An autographed copy of Lisa Pace’s Delight in the Details
-One April and one May Scarlet Lime Kits to one winner
-Scarlet Lime Beadart $50 Gift Certificate
-A layout designed by Stephanie Howell
-3 Six-month subscription to Studio Calico and 3 $75 Anthology rub-on collections
YAY!!! Maya Road just offered two $100 Gift Certificates for the fundraiser as well!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at
Thank you!!

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I had the opportunity to be on the same design team with Linda at Cocoa Daisy and the privilege of meeting her in person, she is an amazingly talented, funny and sweet woman. Please, if you can, send in a donation so we can show Linda what a special scrapbooking community she is a part of!