Wow, was October a whirlwind or what? Here is one last page with the October kit, as we prepare to welcome the November kit into the Cocoa Daisy family with the upcoming Cocoa Daisy crop! Hope all your little spooks have a great Halloween!
I want to share a really cool application for your iPhone, called ColorSchemer. You can use it to create and save your own color palettes and what I think is the most awesome thing is that you can snap a photo of something that you like, for example something you see in a window display, and then extract colors from that photo and save them as a palette. It’s so perfect if you need inspiration for fun color combos to use in your scrapbooking! I totally recommend that you check this out.
To celebrate our 5th anniversary, Cocoa Daisy is so excited to bring you our exclusive tote, designed by one of our favorite artists, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer! Bursting with Julie’s signature whimsy and color and sporting our own Miss Lilybird, this 100% cotton canvas tote measures 15″ x 15″, the perfect size for housing your Cocoa Daisy kits when you need to create on the go. It’s also great for showing your Cocoa Daisy spirit while out on the town.
The bag is $15 and available to subscribers right now and to the general public on November 1st. Check it out in the Store.
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is a self-taught mixed media collage artist and avid scrapbooker. She has been making art for as long as she can remember and loves the process of creating. “I believe that mistakes are creative opportunities and hold fast to the notion that enjoyment of the process is just as important as the finished product! I like to think outside of the box — experimenting with paper, paint, and fabric — always trying to find a way to push my supplies further and see all the possibilities.”
Julie has been published in many magazines including Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, Creating Keepsakes, Better Homes & Gardens’ Scrapbooks Etc., Memory Makers, Scrapbook Trends, Somerset Memories, Somerset Digital, scrapbooking m.m. (Sweden), Scrapbooking & Beyond, Simple Scrapbooks, Histories de Pages (France), books by Leisure Arts, F&W Publications, and Quarry (upcoming), as well as multiple e-zines.
Julie is currently the co-host of Scrapbook Soup TV (PBS) and has appeared several times on Quilting Arts TV (PBS) and hosted the “Artist to Artist” segment on Scrapbook Memories TV (PBS). She will also be appearing on the upcoming season of Crafting at The Spotted Canary (PBS). Julie’s hour long instructional DVD “Collage Fast & Furious” was released in July 2010 by Interweave. She will have two more hour long instructional DVDs released by Interweave in 2012.
Julie and her husband live in a tiny apartment with a big art studio in the middle of New York City.
It’s check in time at the Bed & Breakfast! We hope you made your reservations because these kits won’t be around long. This month kit brings to mind those wonderful homey hotels that bring warmth and comfort to travelers. With beautiful papers from Crate Paper, American Craft’s Amy Tangerine, Jillibean Soup, Fancy Pants, & October afternoon, this kit is sure to please. Plus a Cocoa Daisy exclusive Dresden plate stamp & a 6×6 fractal flower stencil reminiscent of cozy quilts found in a B&B. Let’s take a closer look:
These and other add-ons are available first to our subscribers. While shopping our fabulous add-ons, don’t forget to pick up some basic supplies from our boutique like stamps & adhesives. We also offer extra cardstock each month including a basics pack. The subscriber newsletter goes out today, October 28th at 9 pm eastern. The kit & all the add-ons go on sale to the general public on November 1st.
and a sneak peek at our “Merry & Bright” December project kit collection that will be released for purchase on November 14th. This colorful & eclectic kit comes with enough patterned papers to complete any holiday project. We have also added an exclusive Cocoa Daisy stamp and lots of embellishments to this festive kit. Plus we are planning some free fun activities on the boards to help motivate your Christmas Crafting.
I posted some Gallery love early this month and was just blown away a few days ago when I spent some time checking out the Gallery again. WOW. Lots of amazing work being created here at Cocoa Daisy! Here’s some more;
This one from Olivia. Love the color combo and the round background. How cute are those photos?
Then there was this one by Christyn. Check out her handwriting. And the design and colors on this are stunning. Love the yellow and brown.
Here’s a stunner by Peg. wow. this really is fantastic isn’t it? The photo, paint…the whole thing. love it.