Tuesday, January 31, 2012

by the numbers

Cocoa Daisy's February kit "by the numbers" really got my creativity flowing, I sketched out 5 layouts 2 cards and a mini Valentine album! So far I have been able to get 4 layouts and 2 cards done. I'm hoping to get the Valentine mini done when this months shipping is done. We have just a few of the main kits left and a handful of add-ons, so get them before they are gone!

Had a wonderful time at CHA! I am really excited by the number of great releases, makes my job much easier when there is lots of pretty paper to choose from! The upcoming Cocoa Daisy kits are going to be full of great surprises!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

February sneaks and an Ali giveaway!

We've loaded our February kit, "By the Numbers", with so many different kinds of numbers, we'll leave you to count them all. An exclusive Cocoa Daisy stamp of stacked numbers, silver metal numbers from Tim Holtz, 7 Gypsies' safety pins, Elle's Studio cards, Sassafras Lass tags, and a bit of My Mind's Eye paper all support our number theme this month, but don't worry, numbers aren't the only things you'll get. We've added some cheerful embellishments and lots of newly released great paper from Crate Paper, My Mind's Eye and Basic Grey to round it all out. Add to that our gorgeous add ons and new Embellishment Pack, and we know you'll definitely be counting the days until your Cocoa Daisy box, packed with goodness, hits your doorstep this February!

Here is a sneak peek at our add-ons:

We even have a special Valentine themed add-on:

We don't want to forget our stamp subscribers so here is a little sneak for you as well:

Beginning in March we are changing up our stamp subscriptions so that there will no longer be duplicates between the Stamp Subscription and our Main Kit.

We have extended the special 6-month promo we are currently offering until the 18th.
We wanted to start 2012 off with big bang, so we are offering a FREE ADD-ON AND STAMP to anyone signing up for a new 6-month subscription. Your subscription would start with the January kit and you can choose any available add-on and stamp from the January kit or any of our past kits! Simply include your selections in the comments section when you check out.

Make sure you head on over to Ali's Blog for a great Cocoa Daisy giveaway! But hurry it ends tonight!!

Hope you all are having a great weekend!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

January Cocoa Daisy layouts

Thought I would share my layouts using the January Cocoa Daisy kit:
I love the combination of oranges, yellows and teal in this months kit, so bright and happy to play with when it's all grey and cold outside. I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil with some white mist for the background. I highlighted a few of the circles with some hand stitching.

Nothing better to go with a kit called "Tea & Cupcakes" then a layout about a Tea mug :)

For this last one I really wanted to play with some paint and some tone and tone texture, it's not my normal style but I was in the mood to play and I think it's always important to try new things and learn about ourselves through creative play. I started out by misting the white cardstock then painting over parts of it with some white acryclic paint. Then I layered on some hole reinforcers. I used the plastic ring from an empty tape dispenser dipped in white paint and orange paint to create a few more circles. Then I brushed more white paint over areas and a bit of mist. The final step was some hand stitching.

Can you all tell I was in a very "Circle" mood!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas Photo and the new year.

Merry Christmas from me, the boys and Blu :)

Well the ol' blog got pretty dusty this last year, 2011 was an overwhelming year to say the least and some things just had to be put on the back burner. Right now 2012 is not looking much better, a lot of things going on right now that make me think 2012 is going to be a big uphill year, but like the artwork that my Mom gave me says "choose FAITH over worry". I'm trying to keep that thought forefront in my mind but man some days it's hard!

With all that said the one thing I realize that I need to do this year is make more time for me to meditate and just be still, to be creative and find the calm that it always brings me. So I guess that is the one thing I am setting as my goal for this year, I know I NEED to do this as presently I am no good to anyone all stressed and wore out! Hopefully with that I will be able to post more on my blog and again share my passions with all of you.

Christmas was stressful and upsetting but fortunately I was able to get away and spend time with Jeffery (which always makes things better).

So, here is to 2012 and the hopes for calmness and strength!! Wishing all of you a wonderful 2012!!