Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Merry Christmas | Merry and Bright collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

 Hi creative friends!

It's Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a Christmas themed scrapbook layout featuring the gorgeous Merry and Bright collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Do you like scrapbooking Christmas? I absolutely love it and would scrapbook using Christmas collections all year if I could!

I started my layout with a white cardstock base and decided to document a Snapchat photo of myself taken last Christmas Day, it goes perfectly with the Merry & Bright collection. I pulled out one of the frames from the ephemera pack and adhered it to my photo, I then added craft foam to the underneath of the photo. Before I adhered the photo to the white cardstock, I trimmed a piece of the woodgrain paper from the A5 paper stack and layered and adhered it underneath the photo, adhering the photo down on top.

I built my entire layout around the photo in the centre, choosing to leave lots of white space on this page. I tucked in some florals from the ephemera pack on either side of the photo, bending the edges of the leaves and flowers to create some shadows on my page. On top of the floral cluster on the right, I adhered a gorgeous flair button on top and also added a heart from the ephemera pack also. Above the photo, I adhered the 'Merry' tab and from the accessory stickers, I placed the banner with the star in the top right of my photo.

At the bottom of my photo, I placed the 'Merry Christmas' sticker from the accessory sticker sheet and this became my title for the page also. I also placed the rectangle journal spot sticker under the title sticker. Once I was happy with the centre cluster that is the main focus of my layout, I started to add some details to the top and bottom of the page. I cut out a strip of the pink, red and white stripe paper for both the top and bottom, I also scalloped the edge of a piece of the green check paper and adhered that piece at the top. I added some ephemera pieces, a banner sticker and one of the gorgeous gold stars also.

On the bottom edge, I added some more ephemera pieces and another gorgeous gold star also. Some of the smaller and last details I added were the small phrase stickers, the date stamp and splattered some gold Heidi Shine around my page also. I love how the gold Heidi shine looks against the white and also how some of it has landed on the holly leaves as well.  Once I was happy with my final layout on the white cardstock, I then trimmed down the white cardstock and adhered it to the coral 12' x 12' patterned paper from the collection.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you enjoyed reading about how I created my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Do you have the Merry & Bright collection? I encourage you to pull it out and create some pretty things with it!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe, happy and healthy new year.

Tarrah x

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Favourite Moments | Daydream collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

 Hi creative friends!

It's Tarrah back with you today to share a new layout created for the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Throwback Thursday feature this week.

I chose to pull out the STUNNING Daydream collection as I had the perfect photo to document using this gorgeous collection! The photo is of myself with my crafty friends from a recent macrame workshop where we made rainbows. Just love how my rainbow turned out!

I chose a rainbow style background cut file from Paper Issues and cut it out from white cardstock, I then adhered the cut file to a sheet of the peachy coloured paper in the Daydream collection. I really love the effect of the cut file against the background paper. I backed my photo with one of the papers from the A5 paper stack and distressed the edges with my edge distresser tool. I like the texture this gives to the edges. I adhered the photo to the centre of my page and layered some papers and embellishments underneath.

My title is made up of a word from the awesome die-cut titles and an ephemera piece from the ephemera pack. I popped up both pieces with some pop dots and placed the title slightly on the left at the bottom of my photo. I tucked in one of the gorgeous fabric puffy hearts behind the Favourite ephemera piece and also chose some of the gorgeous rainbow die-cuts to adhere here as well. I used different size adhesive so that there were layers to my layout, I like how this creates shadows on my page.

On the right of my photo, I pulled out more rainbow pieces in both accessory stickers and ephemera pieces too and adhered them the same as the other side with different levels of adhesive for a layered effect and to create shadows. Another gorgeous puffy heart was also tucked in and I adhered some gorgeous, small floral ephemera pieces too. When I create my layouts, I will always place and adhere the larger things on my page first like the photo, a cut file and a title. From there my next step is to add the smaller embellishments like die-cuts, frames, chipboard etc and work down to even smaller embellishments again like enamel dots, sequins and small stickers.

I like to audition things before I completely commit to them staying on the layout so I will choose something I want to add and then I try it in a few different places before I am happy with how it looks, I take into consideration the colour, the size and if it balances with other things also on the page, I try to achieve the visual triangle on my pages so that my layouts are pleasing to the viewers eye. The last thing I did on this layout was added a few sequins and sprinkled some gold mist around my page.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I love how my layout turned out and I hope you enjoyed reading how I created it!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Bloom & Grow | Unforgettable collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

 Hi creative friends!

It's Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a sweet Spring themed layout created for Cocoa Vanilla Studio featuring the gorgeous Unforgettable collection!

We are focusing on our current seasons this week on the Cocoa Vanilla blog with our projects! Currently we are enjoying some Spring weather here in Australia so my layout today is all about the florals and my title is pretty fitting as well! I am documenting a photo of my niece in front of a beautiful rose bush, the Unforgettable collection compliments my photo perfectly.

I chose the gorgeous teal coloured paper from the Unforgettable collection as my background. I did trim this piece down and adhered it to a sheet of plain white cardstock, I then bent the edges up to create some texture.

I chose a beautiful floral cut file from CUT to YOU that I cut up slightly and then backed it all with some of the gorgeous papers from the A5 paper stack from the Unforgettable collection.

Once the cut file was all backed, I added craft foam to the underneath and adhered it to the background paper. By using the craft foam, it creates shadows and dimension on my page which I love. Because I cut up the cut file, I was able to strategically place my photo between the 2x floral clusters, I added a small banner die-cut to the top right corner of the photo.

Next it was time to embellish and add the title. I decided to use a die-cut title from the Midnight collection - called Bloom & Grow. I added the word 'Bloom' to the left of the photo overlapping the small journal sticker that is tucked in to the side of the photo. I also added the '&' and the 'Grow' at the bottom of the cut file. On the right of the photo, I added one of the super cute flair buttons from the Unforgettable collection and below the photo, I added a phrase die-cut and a word accessory sticker. I took out some of the larger florals from the ephemera pack and adhered some with craft foam and some with regular adhesive.

Some of the smaller flowers I adhered with craft foam to help them pop up and give the page some more dimension. Next I tucked in some of the pretty feathers from the ephemera pack and bent the edges up slightly on them to make them look more realistic. I just love the enamel dots in this collection and quite a few made it onto this page, I placed 2 in each cluster. I created 3 clusters of the enamel dots.  

Lastly to finish my page, I stamped the date stamp and sprinkled some white mist around the page. Do you have any of the Unforgettable collection that you're hoarding?!

Get it out and use it for some gorgeous projects!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I love how my layout turned out and I hope you enjoyed reading how I created it!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Together | Storyteller collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi creative friends!

It's Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a new scrapbook layout created for Cocoa Vanilla Studio featuring the stunning Storyteller collection.

I think this is now my 8th layout created using this gorgeous collection! Do you have this collection yet?

I am documenting 2x photos of myself with some of my fun girlfriends, choosing to create a grid style design.

I first pulled out all the horizontal pocket cards that would suit the way I wanted my photos placed, I mixed them up and layered some underneath others and also layered some of them under my photos too, Once I was happy with how they looked, I took a piece of plain white cardstock and adhered them all down staying with that grid style. I was so happy that the pocket card that reads 'It's A Good Day to Have a Good Day' was a horizontal style one as I wanted to use the 'Together' word from the foam title stickers, it was perfect to place on that pocket card!

I could not leave the pocket cards blank so I added some embellishments to them all. On the title card, I added a chipboard heart from the Chipboard stickers, a puffy heart sticker from the puffy stickers and a journal sticker from the Accessory Sticker sheet, I stamped the date on the small journal sticker. The pocket card to the right of the title one I added a chipboard piece, 2x banner die-cuts and a puffy heart sticker to the banner piece, I also stapled the banner die-cuts using my tiny attacher. 

On the pocket card below the title I added an accessory sticker and adhered a camera ephemera piece over the top using craft foam. I also tucked in a floral die-cut here from the floral ephemera pack. On top of the camera, I adhered one of the super cute wood epoxy buttons. The pocket card above the title I added a chipboard banner piece and a chipboard heart and created a small cluster of flowers and leaves from the floral ephemera pack, I popped up some of the flowers using craft foam and left some without, I like the different heights and dimension this gives my page.

It's fun to treat each pocket card almost like its only little scrapbook layout! On the top photo one, I stapled a banner sticker from the Accessory Sticker sheet in the top right corner, using my tiny attacher. Doing this is a great way to disguise something you make not like in your photo, treat it as an embellishment opportunity and cover it up as I have in the corner of my photo! In the bottom photo, I added a phrase sticker from the Accessory Sticker sheet to the top of the photo and created another cluster of flowers using florals from the floral ephemera pack, this helps to balance with the cluster I created in top left corner. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I love how my layout turned out and I hope you enjoyed reading how I created it!

Make sure to keep an eye on the Cocoa Vanilla online store as the Storyteller collection should be in store really soon!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x 

Friday, September 23, 2022

Beautiful | Storyteller collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

 Hi creative friends!

It's Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a new scrapbook layout created for Cocoa Vanilla Studio featuring the STUNNING Storyteller collection. For this project, I had free choice to create whatever I wanted with no theme or anything. I chose to scrap lift one of my friend and fellow design team member Mandy Melville's gorgeous layouts.

This is the layout I created using the gorgeous Storyteller collection, documenting a pretty photo of a beautiful rose from my Mum's garden.

This is Mandy's stunning layout below that she created using the beautiful More Than Words collection.

I decided on the Ditsy Daisy 12' x 12' patterned paper as my background paper and took a piece of plain white cardstock and trimmed this piece down to around 8' x 10', I then chose the 'B' side of the Spring Fling paper to mat under the white cardstock. Like Mandy did on her layout, I decided to machine stitch the white cardstock and the Spring Fling paper together and then I adhered it to the Ditsy Daisy paper. I love the look that machine stitching adds to a layout, I love the texture it gives the page and the extra detail it adds as well.

For the main element where my photo was placed, I created some paper layers underneath the photo using various papers from the A5 paper stack and also tucked in a pocket card for some extra colour and another layer. I did distress some of the papers here to add some texture and I adhered some down using craft foam for some dimension also. Here in the bottom right corner of the photo cluster I tucked in some of the beautiful flowers from the floral ephemera pack, added a banner sticker to the photo from the accessory sticker sheet and also placed a phrase die-cut from the ephemera pack.

On the left of the photo, I created a small floral cluster using some of the florals from the floral ephemera pack and I added a wood epoxy button here to the centre of one of the flowers. In the top right corner of the page. I added the cute banner die-cut piece from the ephemera pack using pop dot adhesive. I love the shadows and dimension this adds to my page. I also took the small frame with hearts die-cut from the ephemera pack and tucked this piece into the top of the photo layers. I like how this peeks out from the top.

I decided to place my title in a similar position to where Mandy had placed hers and also created another small embellishment cluster in the bottom left corner. My title is one of the gorgeous foam title sticker words and I also took a phrase sticker from the accessory sticker sheet and placed it the bottom of the title. You can see in my floral cluster in the bottom left corner that I have adhered some of the florals flat to the page and then I have adhered the red one with some dimensional adhesive, again I love the shadow this creates and the extra interest it brings to my page. I also like to bend the edges of the flowers and leaves to make them look a little more realistic. Some of the smaller details and final things I added to my page were the gorgeous heart puffy stickers and another cute wood epoxy button. The last thing was to stamp my date stamp which is something I always add to my layouts.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I love how my scrap lift layout of Mandy's page turned out and I hope you enjoyed reading how I created it!

Make sure to keep an eye on the Cocoa Vanilla online store as the Storyteller collection should be in store really soon!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

 

Friday, September 9, 2022

Sweet | Storyteller collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

 Hi everyone!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you today to share my next design team project with you. This week on the Cocoa Vanilla blog we are focusing on sketches. I have of course used the gorgeous Storyteller collection and I also chose a fun sketch from Lottie Loves Paper to work with for inspiration. I am documenting a cute picture of my niece dressed up as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

I picked this great sketch from Lottie Loves Paper

I chose a piece of plain white cardstock for the main background for my layout and trimmed this piece down and adhered it to the 'B' side of the Ditsy Daisy paper. I then machined stitched a border around the outside using white cotton. I trimmed a piece of the 'B' side of the Brighter Days paper and adhered my photo to this piece. I ripped the bottom edge off and bent the edges up to give texture. I stuck to the design of the sketch mostly by adhering the photo in the centre of the page using craft foam just like in the sketch. I layered a journal spot from the ephemera pack on the right of the photo and also created a small cluster of embellishments in the bottom right corner. Here I included a floral die-cut, a button die-cut and 2 heart puffy stickers

Below the photo I added my title also like in the sketch - my title is from the foam title stickers and I also added a phrase piece from the ephemera pack. You can see in the sketch design that the title and journaling are together, as I don't do a lot of journaling on my pages, I just added the date stamp as an extra feature here. There are no rules when creating, and you do not have to completely stick to a sketch if you are using one for inspiration, as long as you have used the sketch as a starting point you can't go wrong.   

I cut up some patterned paper strips from the A5 paper stack and layered these on the left side of the photo, you can see in the sketch design that there are strips added. I also layered one of the frames from the ephemera pack under the top left corner of the photo to add some interest here. Next I chose some of the gorgeous florals from the floral ephemera pack and layered them by adhering some using dimensional tape and adhering some flat to the page also. I love the shadows and dimension this creates on my page. On top of one of the flowers I also added a camera die-cut. 

Because I added the black title at the bottom, I wanted to create a visual triangle on my page so I did this by adding 2 of the black foam hearts from the foam title stickers. I added one to the left of the large floral cluster and also added one at the top embellishment cluster. The top embellishment cluster also mimics elements in the sketch. I added a die-cut here, a chipboard word, a floral die-cut, the black foam heart mentioned before and also a puffy sticker heart.

Do you ever struggle to get started with creating a layout or project? Sketches are a great way to get you started and there are so many awesome sketches to include one photo or multiple photos. Why not try a sketch for your next project?

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed reading how my layout was created as much as I enjoyed creating it?!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Monday, August 22, 2022

So Cute | Storyteller collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi everyone!

It's Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a new layout created for Cocoa Vanilla Studio featuring the gorgeous Storyteller collection and inspired by the August 2022 monthly mood board!

I am documenting a photo of my youngest niece out in the garden, the mood board features gorgeous bright colours that didn't really go with my photo and I knew that I wanted to use the Storyteller collection where the colours aren't as bright, so instead of being inspired by the colours like I usually would be, I was inspired by some of the images in the mood board.

How gorgeous and bright is the August 2022 Mood Board?!

You can see from the mood board that I was inspired by the image of the colourful butterflies in the bottom right corner and and also the image of the ferris wheel in the bottom centre. Yes, I fussy cut ALL of those butterflies by hand except for 3 of them that are chipboard pieces instead. I cut the butterflies from the Fly Away 12' x 12' patterned paper and the smaller version of the same paper from the A5 paper stack.

I took a sheet of plain white cardstock and traced a circle with a pencil and dinner plate, I then stabbed holes around the circle and rubbed out the pencil line once the holes were right around. I chose some cotton threads that match the colours in the Storyteller collection and hand stitched around the circle. I adhered my photo on the right of the page and layered a pocket card underneath. I also layered a sticker from the accessory sticker sheet on the left of the photo. I took a tab sticker also from the accessory sticker sheet and placed it on the right of the pocket card. I stamped the date the photo was taken on this tab.

I gathered all of the fussy cut butterflies and arranged and adhered them facing different directions inside the circle. I only added adhesive to the very centres of each butterfly so I could bend up their wings for added interest and to create shadows on my page.

My title is made up of the foam title stickers and I placed it following the circle shape at the bottom of the photo. I also placed 2 more stickers from the accessory sticker sheet below the title. I took a heart from the ephemera pack and placed it next to the title. To the left of the photo, I placed the banner piece that says 'Hello Beautiful' from the ephemera pack using foam dots. I took 2 more ephemera banner pieces and adhered them above the photo.

I decided to add some of the gorgeous puffy stickers in between all of the butterflies, I added both the puffy dots and the puffy hearts. As I had black in my title, I also added some of the hearts in the foam black.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you enjoyed reading about how I created my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it?!

Be sure to get your entry in for the August Mood Board challenge by adding your entry to the corresponding album in the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Community Facebook Group 

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Our Story | Storyteller collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

 Hi creative friends!

It's Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing another new scrapbook layout created for Cocoa Vanilla Studio featuring the stunning Storyteller collection!

I have had this lovely photo of my parents printed for ages, I was finally able to document it using the Storyteller collection because look how the colours in the photo match perfectly with the colours in the collection?!

I chose the gorgeous woodgrain side of the Cross It Off paper as my main background paper, trimming this down and adhering it to a plain sheet of white cardstock. I decided to cut out a gorgeous book cut file from CUT to YOU from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo machine. I chose a variety of the papers from the A5 paper stack and backed them behind the cut file. Once the cut file was backed, I added some craft foam to the underneath and adhered it down on the woodgrain background paper. The reason I do this is so it creates dimension, shadows and texture. Once it was adhered to the background, I bent the edges of the 'pages' to make it look a little more realistic and to add even more dimension.

 I adhered the photo to the right side of the cut file and tucked in one the pocket cards on the left side of the photo. Under the bottom left corner I took one of the accessory stickers and placed it down. Further left of the pocket card, I took one of the banner chipboard pieces and adhered this down. Around my photo I added a few different embellishments including at the bottom of the photo, I added the 'Love This' ephemera piece using craft foam and tucked the half circle Our Story ephemera piece below it. To the right of the photo I added one of the super cute wood epoxy buttons and a small heart die-cut between the photo and the pocket card. Above the photo and below the chipboard banner I added some phrase stickers from the accessory sticker sheet to help tell the story.

The title for my layout is 'Our Story' made up from the gorgeous black foam title stickers. I placed this at the bottom of the cut file and love how it looks there. I also placed the swirl and a heart from the same pack here too. As I had the black at the bottom of the page, I wanted to create a visual triangle and did this by adding 2 more hearts in 2 different places on my layout to draw your eye around the page. Creating a visual triangle is important when designing and for the finished result as it becomes pleasing to the viewer. With my layout all of the colour going on in it, the visual triangle with the solid black elements helps to break up some of the colour. Under the title, I took more of the phrase stickers from the accessory sticker sheet and placed them down.

At the top of the book cut file, I knew I wanted to tuck in quite a few of the stunning florals from the floral ephemera pack. I played around with a few of them for a little while until I as happy with how it looked, I bent the edges of the petals and leaves also. In either corner of the book cut file, I took 2 of the floral chipboard pieces and tucked these in how I liked them. After the florals were added to the top, I felt like the very bottom of the page was a little bare so I took the floral book chipboard and placed it in the centre at the bottom of the page. I love how that added a little something to the page. I also placed a phrase sticker from the accessory sticker sheet on top of it. Lastly I stapled the 'Love This' tab on the right of the cut file and stamped the date stamp below the title.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you enjoyed seeing and reading about how I created my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it?!

Haven't got yourself the beautiful new Storyteller collection yet? Make sure you keep an eye out in the Cocoa Vanilla online store for its arrival soon!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Saturday, July 23, 2022

So Happy | Storyteller collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

 Hi creative friends!

It's Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing a new scrapbook layout created for Cocoa Vanilla Studio featuring the stunning NEW Storyteller collection!

For this week I was given the brief of focusing on the wood epoxy buttons in the Storyteller collection! How can you go past these cute embellishments? These are great little additions to any project, providing beautiful dimension and texture!

I recently went away on a little weekend getaway and there was a lovely fireplace inside the cabin we stayed in, I took a couple of selfies in front of the fire as it was so cozy!

I chose the 'B' side of the beautiful Spring Fling paper for my background, trimming it down slightly and adhering it a piece of plain white cardstock, I printed my photo in black and white and distressed the edges of the photo, I then pulled out one of the pocket cards and layered it under my photo. I popped the photo up from the pocket card using craft foam, I love the dimension this creates on my layout. On the photo, I stapled a banner sticker from the accessory sticker sheet and to the right of the photo I also adhered a tab from the ephemera pack. 

For my main design element I decided on a circle design, and since the gorgeous wood epoxy buttons are the feature, it allowed me to add lots to the centres of the circles!

I took my circle punches and the A5 paper stack and punched out a few circles from the papers in different sizes, I then layered them together to create 5 layered circles......I distressed the edges of all of the circles and added craft foam in between each layer to add dimension and texture.

I then took a wood epoxy button and added one to the centre of each of the layered circles I created. Once the layered circles were completed, I arranged them on my page how I liked them. I adhered them down, leaving some space at the bottom at the bottom to add a title and some more embellishments. I adhered the gorgeous rainbow banner from the ephemera pack below my photo and popped up the circle die-cut on the right of the photo. On the left of the photo, I just had to add the circle sticker from the accessory sticker sheet that says. 'But First, Let Me Take a Selfie. I added pop dots to the left edge of this piece and placed it overlapping the photo slightly.

I chose the title 'So Happy' from the awesome foam title stickers from the collection and placed the title below my photo and also took some phrase stickers from the accessory stickers and added these below the title and above my photo too. To balance out the other side of the page, I adhered the shorter rainbow banner die-cut from the ephemera pack. I also adhered the camera chipboard piece using craft foam to add dimension and adhered another of the wood epoxy buttons in the centre of the camera.

To help fill in some of the spaces between the circles, I bought in some of the smaller embellishments. I added some of the button die-cuts, some puffy stickers, accessory stickers, foam black hearts and even more wood epoxy buttons too. I added two of the black foam hearts to create the all important visual triangle on my page, strategically placing the hearts in places to draw your eye around the layout. Lastly I sprinkled some white mist and stamped the date stamp.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I had so much fun creating this layout and focusing on the super cute wood epoxy buttons! I hope you enjoyed reading how I created it. Make sure to ask your retail store for the gorgeous Storyteller collection...you absolutely NEED this in your life!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Love This | Storyteller collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

 Hi creative friends!

It's Tarrah back with you and today I am sharing another layout created for Cocoa Vanilla Studio featuring the stunning new Storyteller collection! This collection is absolutely gorgeous and so versatile for any themed projects and layouts you want to document your memories.

 For my layout today, I am documenting a photo of my Mum and myself from a recent lunch out together.

 I started by cutting out a free cut file design from Paper Issues from white cardstock and then got busy backing the hearts in the cut file with the beautiful heart and navy papers from the A5 paper stack. Once the cut file was all backed, I added craft foam underneath the cut file and adhered it to the centre of the gorgeous 12' x 12' wood grain patterned paper. I love the shadows and dimension this adds to my layout. I did trim down the wood grain paper a little bit and matted it with the 12' x 12' small floral paper. I machine stitched a border around the edge using my sewing machine with white thread.

I decided to place my photo over towards the right of the page so as not to cover up too much of the hearts in the cut file design. I chose 2 more of the papers from the A5 paper stack and trimmed them to layer under my photo. I also slightly distressed the edges of the papers, I like how this adds a little more interest and texture to my layout. I also added one of the small banner stickers from the Accessory Sticker sheet to the top left corner of my photo. I also tucked in one of the tab stickers above the photo too. I created a cluster of embellishments in the bottom right corner of the photo and could not go past the 'Special To Me' banner piece from the ephemera pack. I added foam tape under this piece and placed it under my photo. I also added a chipboard button, heart and floral die-cuts and a couple of stickers here as well.

To the left of my photo, I added the cute camera die-cut from the ephemera pack and placed one of the gorgeous wood epoxy buttons on top. Above the camera I also added some of the phrase and word stickers from the Accessory Sticker Sheet. Below the camera die-cut I added my title which is made up of the foam title stickers. Below the title I added a die-cut butterfly and another chipboard button. You will notice in between the hearts in the cut file that I added some of the super cute enamel hearts randomly. This was mainly to enhance the heart design of the page. I love how this looks.

In the top left corner I added another cluster of embellishments here also, this cluster consists of one of the gorgeous floral die-cuts, a chipboard button and a butterfly die-cut. I added this cluster to help balance out the cluster I added in the bottom right area of the page. This helps with the flow of the page and draws the viewers eye in. With almost all of my pages, I start out adding all of the largest elements like my photo, the title and any larger embellishments. I then move to adding some smaller embellishments and then the smaller things to finish off the page. Once I had finished embellishing my page, I added some sprinkles of white mist and stamped the date stamp as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I had so much fun creating this layout, I hope you enjoyed reading how I created it. Make sure to ask your retail store for the gorgeous Storyteller collection...you absolutely NEED this in your life!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

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