September Planning with Cocoa Daisy.

Hello sweet friends.My goodness it has been a while since I last visited my blog! So much has been happening behind the scenes that I haven’t had a chance to catch up on it.So today I am dusting off the cobwebs and sharing some of my September planning that I have been working on as a part of the Cocoa Daisy design team.

I’ve been reeeeally sick this past month with the most awful flu, but thankfully my Cocoa Daisy kit brought me some sunshine and happiness to get through it.I’m going to share some of my most favourite pages.This month’s theme has been one of my most favourite!

You will all see why……

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It had a lovely colour palette and featured telephones,birdies and typewriters.Ahhhh…..Bliss!I love to fill my planner pockets with all the gorgeous goodies that come with your kit each month.My Simon paperclip always has pride of place.

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The left page here above, I have adhered one of the acetate pages to.I couldn’t bring myself to cut it down in any way so I made it into a dashboard cover.

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Are you playing along with the Cocoa Daisy Planner Challenge each month?? It’s lots of fun.Play along as little or as much as you want.Simply download and print your free challenge sheet each month from http://www.cocoadaisy.com and use the hashtag #cocoadaisyplannerchallenge on Instagram OR upload your photo to the Cocoa Daisy planner group on Facebook so we can all admire your work. You will find the group here. I like to laminate my sheet and keep it in the front of my planner each month to keep up with each prompt.

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I love my little gold bird page mark.I made this out of a leftover piece of acetate from the August Memory Keeping kit, and simply punched the ring holes.It matches the planner theme perfectly.

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Love these delicate colours together! Here is another of my ‘quote’ pages I like to embellish with throughout my planner.

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The graphics each month on the planner pages and dashboards are consistently gorgeous each and every time!

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I’m more of a weekly page planner than daily.Well at least that is where I am most comfortable at the moment and find that’s what works best for me.

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September brings Spring to us here in Australia so this was my little tribute to the start of the season.

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Another of my creative spreads in my planner.I played with adding the cut doily and heart through the centre which I liked the result .Lots of flower punches and stamping feature too.

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I’m totally addicted to adding these Simple Stories pocket pages to my planner now.Love the effect they give.They are a great fit in an A5 planner but you do need to repunch the ring holes.I add washi tape to mine before I do this.

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Here’s a few more of my weekly pages……….

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I hope you have enjoyed a look inside my planner today and it gives you lots of inspiration for your own.I also have a short video flip through for you to see all my pages.You can watch it here

Until next time,

Kylie

 

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Saturday Seminar- Decorative Notepads with Cocoa Daisy Planning

Happy weekend friends!

It’s that time of the week again for a Saturday Seminar.This week I am talking about the decorative notepads you receive with your Cocoa Daisy planner kits.

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Each month they are always so lovely.Perfect for jotting down those last minute shopping items….

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So handy! But I also use them creatively in my planning.Let me show you what I mean……

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Here is the same adorable Butterfly notepad.But I have added it decoratively by adding some layered stickers.It’s great for any gap filling on your page!

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Again here, purely as decorative!

In May the kit included the little green leaf notepad.It was so cute!! Not only have I used them practically this month but also decoratively.

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I always attach a small dashboard to the edge of my week for adding the printed ‘To-Do’ notepad to.I’ve used the green leaves to back some typed quotes.

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Here is a little close up……..

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In my Standard Dori I actually used them as a decorative,layered border to my journaling.

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This week June arrived.Woo-hoo! I have already begun setting up my pages to include the decorative notepad for the month.

I hope my planning pages have inspired you today!

Until next time,

Kylie.

www.cocoadaisy.com

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Add some ink to those planner pages!

Hi friends!

I hope you are all well.Today I am going to share how I use ink in my Cocoa Daisy planner pages! I am obsessed with the stamps from Cocoa Daisy, I just love them! I also love to use stamping all the time in my planning. I find they are a great little gap filler and a fun way to add colour.I don’t use colour all the time, I am also happy to use black  sometimes too! Here is a little look as some planning spreads I have completed using black ink……

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I love to use coloured pencils to sometimes highlight the black edge, like above.

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I completed this spread above incorporating elements from April’s DITL and scrapbooking kits.I think the black stamping set off the pages nicely.

This is the brand of black ink I use for my planner.I find it works really well and is fade resistant.

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I also love to use coloured ink too. I received the following ink pad in a past kit.It is a Prima Marketing brand and was the first time I had used this type. I really loved how it was shaped like an iron and I used it a lot in my January pages.

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I loved using this stamp set, especially the spotted ‘sprinkles’ one.

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You can see here how it has been used as a page filler.

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My most favourite ink to use are the Kaisercraft stamp inks.They have a fab colour range and their cute size means they are perfect for travelling and storage as they can stack to not take up too much room.

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In April I really dabbled in colour for my stamping.The inserts were so soft and pretty I used most of my stamping in co-ordinating yellows and greens.I was really happy with the results though-

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I don’t just use stamping as a decorative means to my planning.I do also use it for a practical.

This next photo you will see how I have used the tiny flowers for point marking as well as the tag stamp.I used Kaisercraft Ink in Avocado and it was the perfect green.I love that the headings from the small planner sticker sheet fit perfect at the top of the tag too!

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For May I am also using a standard Dori for the first time. I will be journaling a lot in it. I have been using some of the Tim Holt Distress Ink pads.

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These are great for a soft effect to your pages.

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So there you have it friends. I hope you have enjoyed my post today and it inspires you to have fun with ink in your own planner!

Until next time,

Kylie xo

Paper Sweetpea

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October with Kaisercraft

Hello lovelies!

October is drawing to a close and it was such a fun month with the Kaisercraft design team.This month saw us work with two beautiful collections, ‘Ooh La La’ -(the name says it all really) and Glisten.Here is a little look at my projects for the month!

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My mini shadow box album featuring ‘Ooh La La’.

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‘Ooh La La’ canvas art.

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‘Glisten’ snailmail flipbook.

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And finally……

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‘Ooh La La’ layout.

Hope you have enjoyed seeing my designs.I can’t wait to share November with you all!

Until next time,

Kylie xoxo

Rosie Belle

A little bit of scrapping fun today with the new range of Rosie Belle papers by Prima Marketing.It is such a pretty range! I’ve co-ordinated some blooms also from Prima as well as a little mixed media.

Here is the completed layout-

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I used a little white Gesso first to soften the background and added in quite a few splatters using Kaisermist Pink by Kaisercraft.The image itself is also backed with papers from the Rosie Belle range.

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I fussy cut a lot of flowers and butterflies from the paper as well.These are great to tuck into vacant places of your layout.You can see here I have also added a dash of Gold liquid pearls and some gold micro beads also.

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This word embellishment I had floating in my stash but I painted it with a ‘Watermelon’ gelato and edged the top with gold embossing powder.I really liked the effect this gave!

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Here you can see the many layers and dimension, as well as my fussy cut blooms mentioned before.The little green leaves were a chipboard from Scrapmatts and I coloured them with Kaisercrafts green stamp pad.

Hope you liked today’s creation!

Until next time,

Kylie xoxo

Scrap Saturday

Hi everyone! This week I am on fire!…Two blog posts! Thought I would share with you a quick layout I have just completed.It’s in Shabby Chic theme using 49 & Market papers and Prima Marketing flowers,extra bits and Color Bloom spray in ‘Peony’ and ‘Iris’.I really love the finished result!

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The papers I used were ‘Faded Bloom’ and ‘Passage’. Love these colours!

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I fussy cut a few extra flowers from the ‘Heirloom Cutouts’ paper.I’ve combined them with co-ordinating flowers from Prima Marketing.I’ve also added in some gold micro beads for effect.

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I used a template with texture paste.The ‘Mini time for love’ by Rebekah Meier.I love the dimension this added!

Hope you have enjoyed today’s project!

Until next time,

Kylie xoxo

Paper Sweetpea

September Hip Kit layout

Hello friends!

I wanted to share my first layout for the September Hip Kit Before I do though here is a little look at the goodies I received.This month,besides the Main Kit, I ordered the ‘Colour’ kit as an add on also.

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And here is a little look at my completed layout~

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I hope you like my layout!

In other news I finally took the plunge and have created a Facebook page.I will be sharing lots more of my scrapbooking layouts etc here.Feel free to drop by and say hello! You will find me here

Until next time,

Kylie xo

Paper Sweetpea