Author Archives: Doris Sander

Cocoa Daisy’s Golden Highlights

Cocoa Daisy’s Golden Highlights

I really love that Cocoa Daisy offers golden highlights in their kits so often.  Gold is the perfect neutral for me.  It goes with everything, and adds that perfect bit of sparkle to really make my projects shine.  This month you will find touches of gold in the...
Dissecting Design: The 8.5 x 11 Canvas

Dissecting Design: The 8.5 x 11 Canvas

Have your tried scrapbooking on an 8.5 x 11 sized page lately?  I must admit that I hadn’t in several years, but this year I am incorporating different sized pages into my Project Life album just for variety.  Since I include my scrapbook pages in that album...
September Daisy Dori Set Up

September Daisy Dori Set Up

I am the proud owner of a new Midori Traveler’s Notebook and have enjoyed getting it set up with my new September Daisy Dori.  Did you know that Cocoa Daisy is now offering monthly printed versions of the standard Midori sized notebooks?  They are just...
September “Daydream” Project Life Mini-Album

September “Daydream” Project Life Mini-Album

I am still dabbling in Project Life, albeit at a much slower pace this year.  I’m doing pages from January, February, and March right now, and I’m totally okay with that.  I’m also still enjoying playing around with varying page sizes.  So far this...
August Daisy Dori

August Daisy Dori

    Have you gotten excited about the Midori Traveler’s Notebook Craze?  I have!  I simply couldn’t resist when I found out that Cocoa Daisy was going to begin offering notebook inserts.  This is my second month using the insert and my first...
Birthday Card with Removable Badge

Birthday Card with Removable Badge

Today we have a quick and easy birthday card with a removable badge, perfect for putting the spotlight on the birthday boy or girl at the big birthday bash! To create this badge you will need a pinked circle punch, a slightly smaller circle punch, some brightly...
Card Inspiration with July’s “Bistro” Kit

Card Inspiration with July’s “Bistro” Kit

Hello Daisies!  Today we have quite a selection of card inspiration for you!  The July Bistro Kits are so fun to work with.  For my cards, I worked with the Crate Paper Poolside Ephemera Pack and Thickers from the Main Kit.  I just kept having ideas for card...
Dissecting Design: Go Monochromatic

Dissecting Design: Go Monochromatic

If you’re having trouble getting started with a layout, try limiting your options.  You heard that right!  Limit your options and you will expand your creativity!  One trick I like to play with sometimes is creating a monochromatic layout.  A monochromatic...
Dissecting Design: Band Across the Page

Dissecting Design: Band Across the Page

Today’s design tip is an easy one to adapt.  It’s simply to place your photos in a line across the page, creating a band of sorts.  I used a 4×6 photo, a 3×4 photo, and a 3×4 frame/journaling card combo to stretch across my page.  You could...
Scrapbooking Old Photos

Scrapbooking Old Photos

I found this photo on my desk recently, stuffed in a pile of other random photos, and decided to make a layout with it this month.  It’s one of my child ten years ago and it made me feel very nostalgic.  I mean, seriously, look at that confident smile and those...
Product Focus: Printable and Digital Cut Files

Product Focus: Printable and Digital Cut Files

Each month subscribers to either the Papercrafting or DITL kit are treated with a bonus printable and digital cut files.  These make fabulous additions to your monthly kit and really help to stretch your stash. On this layout I used the negative space from a mess...
Dissecting Design: The Four Square Grid

Dissecting Design: The Four Square Grid

I go to the foursquare grid time after time when designing layouts.  It is a solid foundation for creativity.  Even with using it so often, I never feel like my layouts look alike.  There are just so many other things that can be varied like product choices, block...
Hello, April!

Hello, April!

What do you do when you first get your kit each month?  Do you have a ritual?  I mean, other than squealing with delight that your box is HERE.  I totally do that, at least on the inside.  ;).  Then I open each package and enjoy the treats inside.  Don’t you...
DITL: Hello Again!

DITL: Hello Again!

The Daisy Design Team was super inspired by our DITL kit this month, so we have lots of projects to share with you today.  This first one is mine and features a random busy week in May that included two Cub Scout events, my son’s preschool teacher’s...
Journal Entry DITL Pages

Journal Entry DITL Pages

Greetings Daisies! I have to tell you that there is a consensus among the design team members that “Journal Entry” is an awesome kit to work with!  Today I have several DITL pages to share with you from it.  I have three pages done already and a fourth in...
Scrap Room Tour with Doris Sander

Scrap Room Tour with Doris Sander

Hello!  It’s Doris Sander here to share a tour of my craftroom with you today.  I like to start out each year with a clean space, but it doesn’t stay that way for long.  The sun happened to come out just as I finished my tidying, so I thought that was a...
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