Monthly Archives: July 2011

August Challenge!

August Challenge!

I had been hoping to get my challenge posted and up yesterday but our power and water (private well run by a pump) went out and has been out for the past 20 hours! We’ve been having some nasty weather off and on here as of late so it’s been spotty....

One Stencil 7 Different Projects

In the August add-ons this month you will find a Mask/Stencil called Zinnia from the Crafter’s Workshop.  I love what the design team did with just one stencil.  So many different ideas, so many beautiful creations.  Take a closer look at these inspirational...
More Letter Fun

More Letter Fun

The Urban Loft Kit is really my favorite so far…ok ok….till the next one I guess LOL- but here is another layout I created with the kit. For the background I used some gesso and brushed it onto the paper and then after it dried I took the Basic Grey...
Summer Challenge #5

Summer Challenge #5

Another summer challenge has gone live today. Number 5. This week we are mixing up our kits. We all have bits and pieces leftover each month, so this week I want to see them being used up. A bit of mixing and matching. It always feel good to use up stash and I’m...
CHA + Class Winner

CHA + Class Winner

We are back from CHA filled with many ideas & lots of inspiration.   We had so much fun at the show, checking out the latest products & planning out the kits.  It is three days filled with lots of work & lots of laughter.  Here are some pictures from the...
Playing with mist and UTEE

Playing with mist and UTEE

I just wanted to show you something fun I tried recently, using UTEE and my new toy the melting pot. It could probably be done using UTEE and a heat gun too, getting approximately the same result. First I cut the edge of a pretty rectangle shaped cake doily. I then...

Quick Paper Tip

Hello Everyone!  Ronda here with a really quick tip for you.  Do you ever have those pattern papers you just completely love both sides but unfortunately you have only one sheet?  I totally love Sassafras Lass’s Kindle from the Broadcast Sunshine Line.  Both...

On my way to CHA!!

The last couple weeks have been crazy! Getting caught up on July and a head start on August so that I can relax and enjoy time with two of my dearest friends and lots of new scrappy goodness!! I am so excited by a lot of the new lines, it will make piecing together...
CHA & Giveaway

CHA & Giveaway

Hello Hello.  Christine & I are off to CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) in Chicago this week.  We love seeing all the new products up close & personal, building the kits & project for the next few months.  This time Lisa Pace is joining us for all the...
August Sneak Peek: Siren’s Call

August Sneak Peek: Siren’s Call

Next month’s kit is bright summer sunshine, tropical breezes and lazy vacation days all wrapped up in pretty paper, embellishments, and our exclusive Cocoa Daisy Stamp.  The bold & happy colors from new lines by 7gypsies, October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket and...
– Sprayed Backgrounds

– Sprayed Backgrounds

  This month’s tutorial is on creating backgrounds with spray paint, spray mists and your own handmade or found stencils.  Every month now Christine is including a coordinating spray mist or ink add-on.  I know many of you have already used spray mists but...
Using my scraps

Using my scraps

Just a quick post to show you a card I created using scraps left over from my “Urban Loft” kit. I’ll have more to share this week as I am using every single scrap I have left. Additional Supplies Used: Maya Road “Love Banner” Stamp Set...

Stamping with mist.

It is the most beautiful winter morning here in Cape Town…although with the temps set to reach 20 degree’s Celsius… it can hardly be described as winter. I have a little tutorial for you today…..with the amount of scrapping that has been...
Inspired by Anna

Inspired by Anna

Hi everyone! Have you started to receive your July kits yet? I’m so excited for you to see it in person! Today, I wanted to share a new layout and a little piece of inspiration I found in the July gallery. Anna did this layout…   and I was just amazed...
Weekly Challenge #3

Weekly Challenge #3

It’s Monday again, so that means it’s time for another summer weekly challenge. We had some beautiful cards last week. Well done to TesaB who won the gift certificate : ) It’s a LO challenge this week. I have a recipe for you to follow should you...
Ribbon Banner Tutorial

Ribbon Banner Tutorial

With banners still being all the rage (I didn’t think I’d get sucked in but I totally and happily did!) I thought it would be fun to share a way to create your own banner embellishment for your next scrappy card or layout. All you need for this project is...
Gallery Lift

Gallery Lift

Hi everyone, Sharmaine here with my very first Cocoa Daisy blog post! Nervous, yes, but excited. My first ‘assignment’ was one that I love, a gallery lift. To trawl through the amazing work in the gallery and find a page that inspired me to create. The...
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