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August 2015 DITL Inspiration

August 2015 DITL Inspiration

Good Morning, Daises! Let’s get right into this! You’re not going to believe all the inspiration created with the DITL kit this month! And, the great news is if you’ve been on the fence, it’s still available! Check it out! Such an awesome kit! I loved the colors and the images and the pineapples and the gold and, well, just all of it! Check out what we all made… First up is Lisa… Such a great page with the 6 4×6 pockets! I love all the blue and gold here, Lisa! Ashli’s up next and she created a couple amazing 12×12 pages! I love them both so much! I love that she cut out the nerd glasses and layered the cute cards here. So cute! Ashli does such a great job of using the DITL and planner kits on her layouts and mini books, to show that you don’t have to scrap pocket, or use a planner, to find these kits so fun and useful! Anna’s up next… Cute, cute, cute. I love the strip of stamped birds layered over the striped card! Anna does such a great job of using white borders in all of her DITL pages and I really love that about her style! Such and awesome page! One more from Anna! It’s a 12×12 page using a grid to meld the pocket page look with a 12×12 page! Love it! Sharmaine created an awesome 12×12 page, too. Love the grid! Miriam created some amazing things with the DITL kit. Check them out… I love the journaling around the Adventure card so much! I love the texture...
Are You a Card Maker?

Are You a Card Maker?

Well, if you are, you’re in luck this month! I’ve got so much inspiration to share with you today! You’re just going to love it! First up is Ashli! Ashli is such an inspiration to me! She creates so much wonderful eye candy each month. I love everything she makes! I love how Ashli used a few journal cards from the DITL kit to create this adorable little bit of happy mail! This hand-cut sentiment is so, so cute! Next up is Denise. I always love her use of product and mixed media! How cute is that paint spattered wood veneer “Hello”? Next is Suz. Suz is a regular in the card making world. I throw them in occasionally, but Suz is making them every month and I always love the designs. Such an awesome anniversary card! SO different from mine! (It’s coming up, I promise.) I completely adore the stamping on this card, Suz! It’s perfection! Next up is Emily. Emily’s projects always blow me away! Such lovely, handmade goodness every time! I love the machine stitching and heat embossing on both of these adorable cards! Last up is me. I love making tags for my family, rather than cards. LOTS of layers and staples and clips here. I made an anniversary tag for my sweetie and a birthday tag for my niece. I loved the free bird printable cards and thought they were perfect for the start of my tags. I can’t wait to see all the awesome cards you create with the August kits, once they start arriving! I do hope you’ve loved all this card inspiration, as...
August – Today I am Focusing on ….

August – Today I am Focusing on ….

Hello, it’s Lisa with you today. Today I am focusing on the fun Crate Paper Die Cuts that are included in the August Main Kit. They were the first thing that caught my eye when I tucked in. I’m a big fan of ‘bits & pieces’.   We are asked so often on the message board for us to go through the process of how our LO’s come together. So today I am going to show you how my bag of bits and pieces goes from this **points above** to this **points below**.   I picked my photos out first and laid out the Die Cuts so I could see what I was working with and started to move things around on my paper.   The Die Cuts are cute but not all of the suitable for my page, so I needed to get clever with layering. There will be lots of covering up going on here.   I’m not a big fan of the transparent dies cuts, so I like to stick them to white card and cut them out to stick on my pages.  You can also see here that the covering up has already started. Our adventure was on foot, I didn’t want that car on my page, so the chevrons will cover that nicely. Another example of clever layering. This above turns in to this below.   I needed something extra for some of the layers to cover up some bits and I didn’t have what I needed in the Die Cuts. So I took the pineapple patterned paper from the main kit and a...
Inspiration Tuesday

Inspiration Tuesday

Right now we are in the second (and last) week of school holidays. Our holidays have been busy and full but with that comes the struggle to capture and document. So my inspiration post today isn’t so much a creative prompt but more of a prompt to remember to hit pause for a moment. To stop, grab a camera and snap. Today I’ve been trying to capture moments with our teens. Everyday moments. Moments that aren’t about anything but life. These are the moments that can easily be forgotten in the busy. So today I hope you feel inspired to find the “finer details” and capture them....
JULY 2015 DITL Inspiration

JULY 2015 DITL Inspiration

Hello and happy Monday everyone! Suz here (along with Alissa, Ashli, Denise, Anna,  Lisa, and Sharmaine) sharing several of our projects created with this month’s DITL kit! First up is Alissa who created these adorably cute pages: Love her use of the the Crate Paper glitter “FUN” alphas here and her hand written journaling! Ashli showed off her playful design style with this deconstructed page: How adorable is that little sunglass-wearing whale?!   Lisa pulled out the sunshine in this kit with the bold pops of yellow showcased against the backdrop of this month’s exclusive patterned paper. She even created some “faux” washi using small pieces of it! Genius!   Anna’s clean + simple design is stunning with its photography and little bits of stitching and embellishments. Beautiful balance!     I have mad love for Denise’s oversized photos on her design and lovely little bits of layering here and there.     Sharmaine’s playful and bold design really shows off this kit! She did an amazing job of clustering the kit contents without over embellishing and the background paper is the perfect backdrop to her design.   I created two DITL layouts this month as well as a few cards. Here is one of two of my designs: I really enjoyed placing the Bella Blvd yellow stickers onto the wood veneer “Summer”! It was the perfect fit for a few sentiments that exude summertime. I made a shaker pocket using a Crate Paper frame, a few items from the kit, and sequins from my stash. I sealed it all up using my Fuse tool. The bottom right showcases...
It’s in the Cards…

It’s in the Cards…

Hi daisies!!! We have some fun cards to share with you this month! Whether you are inspired by the DITL cards, your scraps, or the cut-files that are free to subscribers… cards are always a great way to use your kits! First up, we have the talented Alissa… I just love the way she incorporated the DITL cards. And, seriously… how cute is that little hashtag detail? Next is the fabulous Suz… So many adorable details!!! I love the way she used the exclusive map page, don’t you? Next up is the amazing Lisa…   Lisa’s work is always so fun and fresh! And, I find the layers with the rounded corners to be especially eye catching. And here is what I came up with this month… I had more fun playing with Simon and using some of the June planner goodies… Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today! We appreciate each and every one of you. I hope this has inspired you to make some cards of your own. If you do, please share them with us in our...
Somewhere Over the Rainbow…

Somewhere Over the Rainbow…

  I love working in a rainbow inspired palette! It’s always so fun and cheerful. Plus, it can really make a page dynamic! Image sources from top left to right (Color Wheel, Paint Palette, Color Splash, Brushes) I was inspired by color wheels for this layout… I used lots of bits and pieces from the DITL and the Main kits for my “wheel.” I just loved how it turned out! In fact, check back tomorrow… I might just have a little video for you that shows how this came together (among other things)! So, next time you aren’t sure where to start with a page… try seeing rainbows. You just might find a pot of gold at the end!...
June Let’s Go | DITL

June Let’s Go | DITL

It’s time to share June’s DITL kit inspiration from several of the Daisy Designers! Here is what the group of ladies have to share for inspiration this month: First up is Ashli, who had these beautiful designs to share!   I love how Ashli always pulls out the soft color palettes of the kits and adds her own whimsical, playful style to each page.       I still can’t get enough of that Simon (nerdy bunny) stamp! Love how Ashli has playfully worked him into her design here. Next up is Alissa, who packed a whole week of fun times with her Momma onto one pint sized DITL spread. Really loving how she mixed up her DITL album with the smaller squared pockets and brought out the bold red in this month’s kit!       Denise brought out the bold blues and graphic patterns that this kit has to offer in her page all about her son Connor’s upcoming graduation. Amazingly fun Senior photos of her son, yes?! And this kit complemented them so well! (*Congrats to Connor!)   Here Denise showed off the kit stamps and her playful side with the addition of the bright yellow and beautiful watercolor blues:   Lisa played up her designs with a sunny stencil misting technique (on her “just a little note” card) as well as sketching a playful outline with a fine point black pen for added continuity to her design. Love those hearts, triangles and feathers too!   And lastly, one of my DITL designs. I played off the yellow-orange in the kit and in my photos and accented my...
Summer Snapshot Inspiration

Summer Snapshot Inspiration

Hello everyone! Suz here with some summer snapshot inspiration to share!   Summer just made its warm welcome into our household this past week and with it (along with the arrival of my June Cocoa Daisy DT kits- Can you say must travel now!?) emerged my proclivity to wander and my desire to scrap all things summery! It also has me dreaming of an upcoming summer trip and some of the images I hope to capture. So, I thought it would be fun to share a few mood boards of images that has inspired my summer lovin’ soul here with you today. Here we go… Sources: sunset picnic, summertime chalkboard, surfing bound The mood board above reminds me that I not only want to document the foods and good eats of summertime, but to capture a few glorious sunsets as well! And in the bottom right image, I am reminded that I want to capture an image of my boys walking to the beach (or along the beach) with their surf gear. Sources: dockside fun, jeep, ice cream sandwich This (above) mood board reminds me to capture some action shots of family and friends in their element and to take a few silhouette photos. It reminds me to get an image or two of myself and a few captures of vehicles we are driving, loaded up for a road trip of travel fun. (top right) And lastly, the bottom right image challenges me to take some close up photos with fun landscapes in the background. (bottom right) Sources: hammock, starfish, sunset with flip-flops  Finally, this mood board reminds me to capture the beauty of...
Dissecting Design – With Stamps

Dissecting Design – With Stamps

Hello to you. Lisa here today with stamps. I thought I’d show you how I made this LO today. It was a really fun one to make.   I received the chipboard frames in my May Main Kit. The larger one however was white and just didn’t stand out enough. I used some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze to paint over the top to make it yellow. I then took my Cocoa Daisy ‘happy’ stamp and stamped 4 times on the frame once the glaze was dry. It really brings out the red flowers on the other yellow frame. Once my photo frames were in place I wanted to use another Cocoa Daisy stamp but on a tag this time. The stamp is a heart within circles. I removed the heart from the centre so that I could use 2 colours and put it back together again before stamping.   I took one of the DITL cards. I didn’t want to use the whole card, but I liked the little quote. So I cut out each word, to replace upon my LO.   I did the same with another one of the cards but cut out in strips this time and underlined with the washi tape. I just love all the little details. I’m so happy with this dreamy page. Thanks for joining me today...
Are you sending out cards this month?

Are you sending out cards this month?

The May kit was a great kit for card making here on the team. There was something that sparked the inner card maker in us and we have lots to share with you this month. I’m going to start with Ashli. Ashli has had fun with this months stamps. I love the wording on this one. And our Suz has been crazy busy making cards with the May Kit. The perfect wedding card!! I’m so impressed with Suz. I love the cards made by Doris using the bee stamp. These are gorgeous! We have a couple from Emily. I love the colours here. And finally one from me too. Although now seeing all these other cards, it’s made me want to go away and make a whole bunch more. People love receiving handmade cards. Will you be making and sending any this month?...
Secrets of the California Traveler

Secrets of the California Traveler

I hope you all are having a wonderful filled weekend. I’m mixing up my post with some planning and scrapping. I had a mini vacation and went out to Los Angeles for some personal things I needed to take care of. I love Los Angeles don’t get me wrong (I’m there every month), but the second half of my trip was what I was looking forward to. But first I would like to share the Unboxing video of the month of May’s Cocoa Daisy Daisy Day Planner Kit. I am having some embedding issues so just click that link and it will bring you to the video     I was going to share with you how I set up my Yellow Original Filofax for May- but I’ll save that for next week.   The Central Coast is somewhere that I go to for relaxation. Pismo Beach is one of my favorite cities just to unwind, pamper myself, eat good food, and hang out at the beach. I was able to bring a special guest with me- my fur baby Sadie Buttons. We took Hwy 1 from Los Angeles and stopped by the Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo area for 2.5 Days then headed to Big Sur and Monterey. Pocket Page Documenting is pretty popular, and I wanted to share a few tips how I create while traveling. I bring a few essentials with me, and I also brought the April Cocoa Daisy Day in the Life Kit and one of the add-on kits as well. My plan is to transfer these at the end of the month into...
Are you a single photo or a multi photo LO scrapper??

Are you a single photo or a multi photo LO scrapper??

I started off as a scrapper 12 years ago scrapping as many photos on a LO as possible. Then over the years I started scrapping with less and less photos until for a long time I just scrapped with just 1 photo per page. I seem to have come full circle and have noticed that recently I’m back to scrapping with more and more photos again. I thought I’d share with you today my scrapping process of how I fit so many photos on a LO. I start by printing the photos I want. They are all quite small and I like to add a white border around the edge of each photo. I find by adding the white border is helps when placing the photos on a busy background. This CD paper is too busy to place my photos straight on to, so I take more of these DITL cards. They are perfect to go behind my photos. I jiggle things around until I’m happy that everything will fit.   I add a little prepositional tape on the back of each photo so that I can move them around until I’m 100% with where they are going. I tend not to plan when I scrap, I like to play. I ended up using the CD packaging label too. The wording is spot on for my page. I take the alphas from the main kit and the October Afternoon alphas from the DITL kit. The alphas have a great contrast and work really well. Considering the busy background paper and having 6 photos, I have still created a contrast and...
Do you have a creative addiction too???

Do you have a creative addiction too???

Is it just me, or does everyone around here have some kind of addiction when creating? One of mine (yes I confess to having more than one of them!) is frames. I do love to frame.  If you look through my gallery you will see that I use a variation of frames on my work over and over again. – I print my photos with a frame – I often trim down my LO’s and then stick them onto coloured cardstock to create a border/frame – I will create a frame around my work either by doodling, sewing, journaling, painting and today it’s by using washi tape. In the April Day in the Life – Coconut Telegraph Addon is a pack of Amy Tangerine Washi Tape. This pack is great as it’s full of strips that include different designs. You just peel off the strip and cut to size. Perfect for frame making!! I decided that I wanted to create a frame around my photos. I started by taking a ruler and pencil so that my tape would go down in a straight line. No wonky lines for me today. I wanted to use a mix of the colourful tapes, so just cut off a short piece each time. I needed to rub out the pencil line a little at a time so that the line didn’t show through the tape.   You keep on going and it starts to look like this. Until you’ve finished your frame and it looks like this. Isn’t it a great way to use your washi tape?! And then it’s time to add...
March Mini Book Madness

March Mini Book Madness

Hello, it’s Lisa here today. I hope you are enjoying your March Kits. I wanted to share a mini book with you today that Christine made inspired by the cards in the March ‘Day in the Life Kit’. This is what Christine says about her book: ”When I saw the cards for this month’s Day in the Life kit I knew they would make a perfect mini album. I didn’t have a specific event to scrap so I just chose a handful of photos from the month of January. It’s a great way to document a lot of everyday moments. The cards made for an easy color palette to work with, soft whites mixed with pops of color. And the Heidi Swapp wood handle stamp was so much fun! I cut a glassine bag in half and used that as my front and back album cover. I sewed the bag shut on one end to create a pocket on my front page.” Here are some photos of the inside of the book. I’m sure you will agree with me that this is the most beautiful mini book. There are even more photos of more pages in the gallery here. Thanks for joining us today.  ...
March Kit Tips – Flags, Bags, Layers & a Title

March Kit Tips – Flags, Bags, Layers & a Title

Hi, Your March Kits will be arriving now, so we thought this would be the perfect timing to share a few little kit tips with you. 1. I made a couple of flags this month. I cut this piece from the Crate Paper and stuck it on top of a cocktail stick on to 3d foam tape. And I stuck this one to the twine that wrapped my kit bag. 2. The LO that I made for the designers challenge yesterday has a brown paper bag on it. That also came from kit packaging. I always keep them. I needed something behind my photos and this worked perfectly. It worked great with a mask and a Maya Road white mist. Ashli shares a tip with us this month. ”Have a favorite, but only one? Cut it in two, strategically. I LOVE the little nest from one of the DITL cards, BUT there is only one. So, by cutting the right edge off, I was able to balance out the design of my collage and spread the cute nest around the page a bit…”. 4. If you have lots of scraps of pretty paper leftover but don’t want to throw them away. Use them up like Denise has here for a great look. 5. Who said a title has to go in one line??? Alissa says it doesn’t. 6. Get creative with your tissue paper that comes in your kit box like Jody. She made a cute fringe with her’s. 7. And a final one from me. The flowers on the Crate Paper from the Main Kit are so much fun to...
Hello Spring!!

Hello Spring!!

Hello!! Here in the UK, we are definitely seeing the first signs of Spring. The mornings and evenings are lighter. The temperatures are reaching 50F some days and we are waking up to the sound of the birds. It’s so exciting, those first feelings that Spring and Summer are finally on their way. Ashli and I worked on a couple of Spring projects with our March Kits to share with you. Ashli made the post adorable mini book using her kit. Isn’t that a beaut?!! Ashli Says: I love spring and I love to garden. And, with snow on the ground these days, I am dreaming of the fresh spring colors to come, hopefully soon! So, I chose to make a little garden planner book… a place to hold my seed packets, sketch plant layouts, and make notes of what chores are to be done. I was super inspired by the use of brown bags last month, from my fellow teamies, so I used that as a base for my album I love this book so much!! I decided to make Spring March cards with my kit scraps this month. I used alot of the DITL kit with some other kit scraps. I don’t usually make Easter cards, but my Mum always send us one. So this little DITL kit card with the Easter nest was perfect to turn in to a card. I added some Stickles for some sparkle. The other cards are no reason ‘just because’ cards. One for each of my children. It’s also Mothers Day this weekend in the UK, so I’ve made these two...
Inspiration Tuesday :: Mood boards

Inspiration Tuesday :: Mood boards

Hello Daisies! It’s Inspiration Tuesday and I thought it would be fun to highlight mood boards {all images found via www.pinterest.com- just type in “mood boards” in the search window for lots more results!} as the source of inspiration today. You can find mood boards of all types, sizes, varieties and subjects. From advertising to fashion, home, food and so much more, mood boards set a tone and create a visual snapshot of a project or idea that jumpstarts and leads to an end result. Think of it as a sort of brainstorming with images. Mood boards can be a wonderful thing for us as scrapbookers/crafters as they lend such inspiration on many levels. Here are a few ways to use them as such in your next project! 1. Mood boards can be a great tool for choosing color combos. 2. Mood boards can be a wonderful source for visual texture. 3. They can give you ideas for combining fonts/graphics on your page or project. 4. Mood boards can be the basis of your overall design. Think of them as a “sketch”! 5. Mood boards can push you to try adding different elements to your creations. 6. They can simply be visual inspiration to get your mojo flowing again! I hope this list of ideas has started a few wheels spinning in your own head or heart as you think about your next page or project. Mood boards are such a great source of inspiration! Use them to challenge you, jumpstart a page design, give you fresh color or font ideas, or even push you to try a new...
Documenting Memories in your Planner

Documenting Memories in your Planner

Hello Daisy Loves! Florence here, back with an update on how I am using my March Daisy Day A5 Planner Kit. Welcome those who are new to the planner world As some of you may have caught on, there are individuals that have multiple organizers, I am guilty of that. Why not just one? Good question. Many people like to keep their work, school, home/ family life, health and wellness, business(s), etc separate. Sometimes seeing all of that jumbled up can get overwhelming in a normal weekly planner spread and can look chaotic. Hot mess with a twist of scrappy. That is definitely my style and although it is nice to decorate and use up my stash, it’s not realistic for others to do this every week. You may not have the time, resources, creativity bug, or you just enjoy simplicity. I love how the Daisy Day Planner Inserts are already pre-designed and you barely have to embellish them. My everyday planning, is just a simple Le Pen or Sharpie fine black pen. Nothing fancy just planning my full day every morning, or I’ll start on it the night prior. These daily inserts are a part of my life. They seriously are a life saver. From to do lists, to reminding me to hydrate, setting a schedule, and throwing a litle 15 minute check off list- it seriously simplifies your life in a better way than you can imagine. There’s also a week on one page, and a week on two pages for those who may not have lengthy lists of to dos. We all plan differently, and what...
”Why didn’t I think of that?!!” –  February Tips ‘n’ Tricks

”Why didn’t I think of that?!!” – February Tips ‘n’ Tricks

Hi! We are trying out a new monthly blog post on you today.  You know that feeling that you get when you look at someone’s LO and you see a simple idea and you think ”why didn’t I think of that?”. That’s what this new post is all about. It happens to me all the time when I see how other people have used the same monthly kit. So we as a team are going to collate our little kit tips and tricks for you each month. This post will go up each month just as the kits are arriving, in time for you to scrap. I will also start a thread each month on the message board where you can add your own tips once you start scrapping with the same kit. I will add a link at the end of each blog post. Feel free to visit and add your own ideas and photos. I’m going to start us off with the little vellum pieces that come in the ‘DITL’ kit. I love these!! How do you use yours? If you use them on a PL page, as they are vellum you can see straight through, the same applies to a LO. So I cut a piece of white card to size and simply attached with one staple at the top and bottom. This way you also see no adhesive.     On the same LO, using the little vellum hearts that also come in the DITL kit, I made a cute little banner. I took a needle and some silver thread and threaded through the hearts. I did...
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