Monday, April 30, 2012

Cocoa Daisy May kit: Graffiti Bridge

Just like the art form it's named after, our May kit, Graffiti Bridge, is full of stunning hand drawn, colorful, and whimsical artwork. It features both papers and die cuts from Amy Tangerine's gorgeous new line, Sketchbook. It nods to the urban feel of graffiti, with Fancy Pants' Subway Art paper, and it rounds things out with Basic Grey and Crate. Two delightfully useful alphabets, the Blazonry stencil from Balzer Designs, fun kraft tags and flags, and a paint splat exclusive stamp make this kit alive and full of energy, reminiscent of the gorgeous street art. It's a kit that inspires you to get messy, but if that's not your style, Graffiti Bridge just as easily stays neat and clean. Don't you love it when a kit is this versatile?

And the add ons:
Watercolor Path 
Come take a walk with playful papers from Pink Paislee's new She Art line, paint splats of the rub on kind by Hambly (for those who don't like to actually get messy, but love the look), Prima's jam-packed alphabet/phrase sheet and chipboard, and some lovely basic labels from Heidi Swapp make Watercolor Path a most vibrant add on.

Sculpture Park
A Hambly transparent overlay in pink. A bit more Amy Tangerine. Happy Basic Grey embellishments. Rub ons from Christy Tomlinson's She Art. Stand alone products for certain, but put them together in a Sculpture Park, and this kit makes for a stunning collection of scrapbooking goodness. 

Embellishment Pack
So many great textures in one pack, wooden clothes pins from Pebbles, more wood in the form of tickets from Prima as well as their embossed paper flowers, Basic Grey's felt borders, and some very unique ribbon that reminds us of a kite tail, you'll be reaching for this add on for every single layout this month. 

Our patterned paper add on, Portrait Pond, a happy and bright addition to Graffiti Bridge

And the May Stamps:

We had a great time at the Cocoa Daisy Spring Crop this weekend! I don't think Bingo has ever been played like that before :) The Design Team had a ton of challenges, classes and inspiration to share with everyone and it is all still posted so make sure you stop by the message boards and check it all out!
Here is what I created for a few of the challenges using the May kit:

I love that big @ symbol stamp we have this month!

For this layout I used my colored pencils and did a little doodling with my markers.

This last one was a fun challenge posted by Denise. I swiped some gesso on with an old gift card to get the background texture.

Don't forget May's kit and add ons go up for sale tonight at midnight EST! We have a VERY limited number of May kits that are going to be available for purchase.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Only a couple weeks away from our....

...Cocoa Daisy spring crop!!
Pack your picnic basket (or crop bag) with lots of yummy eats (or scrappy supplies) get out that old comfy blanket (or jammies), and bone up on your heckling skill (hey, it’s BINGO), you are cordially invited to join us at the park (park being the Cocoa Daisy website) for our Spring Crop, Picnics in the Park, April 27-29th. Everything is set, now we just need you!

And we’d love it if you’d load this blinkie to your blog and message board signatures, there’s a $5 voucher to the Daisy Boutique in it for some random person who lets us know they’ve done it and share a link with us…

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Cocoa Daisy April Kit: Sprout

We have only a few of the April kit left!!

"Mother Earth is starting to wake up in the Northern Hemisphere, the happy colors of yellow daffodils are appearing, brightening up the dormant ground. The trees are starting to dress in fresh greens and the soft pastels of white and pink. It's a time of renewal, and we at Cocoa Daisy are celebrating with our April kit, appropriately named Sprout!
We're happy to bring you papers in the colors of spring from Basic Grey, Echo Park, My Mind's Eye, and Crate. We've added embellishments from Maya Road, Prima, Queen & Co., and a pack of exclusive-to-Cocoa Daisy flair from sporting a spring theme. Sprout shouts spring even louder with our exclusive stamp this month, a 5" stem and leaf. We know you'll love this kit as much as we do!"

The add ons are all sold out, however we do have some of the Arpil Stamps still available:

Here is what I created with this month's kit: