Gallery Lovin’!

I don’t know about you, but the more time I spend in the Cocoa Daisy gallery, the more things I fall in love with and the more I am inspired to scrap and try new things too! After the Midway Crop there was a burst of new projects and layouts in there and I am still finding pages created based on some of the fun classes, challenges and sketches, along with a lot of lovely things created “just because”! So today I am spotlighting a few pages born out of the Midway Crop and a lift I made using the November Navy Pier kit based on this page scrapped and posted by Cocoa Daisy member, momcoish, Susan from NB, Canada.

Her page caught my eye for so many reasons…the colors, the sweet pictures, the woodgrain background and all the lovely bits and pieces on it! See for yourself!

By Susan {aka- momcoish}

    Here is my scraplift using the Navy Pier kit; Susan is much more skilled at sewing on her page than me! 😉

Here are some more great layouts that struck me for all sorts of reasons in the gallery too.

This page was based on the chevron technique challenge that November’s Guest Designer, Danielle Flanders, posted during the crop. It’s called “good times” and it was made by asil. She refers to chevrons as “zig-zags”. How fun is that?! Love this page.

This spread is from AnotherRonda’s travel mini that she created based on Alissa’s altered book class. It makes me want to take a trip just to document it in this! Very nice! If you missed Alissa’s class during the crop, the post is there with step-by-step instructions and lots of great visuals along the way. There are several minibook ideas in that thread too, so make sure you check that out for sure! I am still in the process of maing my book. I have several more in mind after this too. =)

Then there was this page by Nancyburke that just lit up the gallery with color and a fun, bold design. It was based on Christine’s color challenge and she added the rhinestones and sequins for her touch of ‘shiny’ on the page too. I love the result! Red and aqua is always one of my favorite color combos. I think it is a great break from the traditional colors at Christmastime too. Color combos can be such a fantastic starting point when you go to make a page or minibook. Colors can set the tone for the whole thing!

That is just a tiny peek into what is happening at the Cocoa Daisy gallery these days. The next time you find yourself uninspired or unsure what to do with the piles of pretty things on your scrap desk I encourage you to swing by the gallery and see what jumps out at you too. I promise that you will be inspired and ready to get your scrap on! And if you scraplift somebody, I am sure they would love to see it and we would love to see it, so start a thread on the message board and we’ll all share the love! Happy scrapping, Daisies!

P.S. Did you have a favorite challenge or class project from the Midway Crop? Tell us what it was in the comments here. We would love to hear what you loved about the crop! Thanks!


Feature Friday mini book
November Sketch Challenge


  1. Miriam Prantner

    This was my first crop and it was a blast, even if I only got two projects done. My favorite was the Bright Lights challenge….I love learning new techniques and I’m definitely going to be using that one again!

  2. Gisele

    Great page Susan as usual


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