Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Happy Girls are the Prettiest - Cocoa Vanilla Studios

Hello blogging friends! I was at a crop this weekend and created this lovely layout with my Cocoa Vanilla Studios Sugar & Spice collection.

Yes, this collection is designed for little girls, but I think it works for big girls too. This is a picture of my daughter and I at her wedding this past Fall, a candid moment caught on camera by our awesome photographer Amanda Plucker. Here are some close-ups of the awesome embellishments that are a part of this collection; stickers, button flair, cork shapes, wood veneers, and journal cards.

So, what do you think?  Does it work for big girls too?

Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice pattern papers
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice button flair
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice cork shapes
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice wood veneers
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice stickers
Clique Kits Exclusive cut file (clouds)
Brother sewing machine
Silhouette Cameo
Bazzill white cardstock
The Twinery Bakers Twine.

and here is where you can find Cocoa Vanilla Studios products in the USA!!!
Cocoa Daisy (USA)

Clique Kits has an Spring Card Kit that just became available to pre-order. It is so gorgeous. I know you all are going to want one. Use coupon code Marcia10 and save yourself 10%.

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

First Communion Card - Top Dog Dies

Hello blogging friends. Did you hop yesterday to see all the awesome projects created with the new Top Dog Dies? No? Scroll down to see my post from yesterday. Top Dog Dies is giving one lucky person a complete set of these Spring dies! You have until March 6th to enter. The very lucky winner will be announced on March 7th.

I think this new Cross die is a favorite among the designers. It is so intricate and pretty. I created this First Communion card with it.

I used some gold foil paper for the cross. Against a white background it is just stunning.

The Top Dog Dies Scallop Frame and Mat set is not new, but I thought it would really frame that gorgeous cross nicely.

Top Dog Dies Scallop Frame and Mat set
Top Dog Dies Cross Die set (new)

If you haven't seen the other new dies, check out the Top Dog Dies store here.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Top Dog Dies Spring Release Blog Hop

Hello blogging friends. Top Dog Dies has some awesome new dies being released. We thought it would be fun to have a blog hop so you could see all of them. 

If you want to start at the beginning, here is the hop order ....

Marcia Dehn-Nix  <---- You Are Here

Top Dog Dies is so generous, they are giving away a set of these dies to one lucky person.  (That's $122.00 worth of product!)  Enter by March 6th on the Top Dog Dies blog post for this hop. The winner will be posted on the Top Dog Dies facebook page and the Top Dog Dies blog post on March 7th. Good Luck!

I decided to create Easter Treat Boxes. I have 3 kiddos, so I had to make 3 boxes, lol.

I used the Decorated Eggs dies

the Grass dies

and the Rabbit dies

Some of the dies are adhered on the inside of the box and some are on the outside. I cut a circle out from the front of the box and used a transparency sheet to cover the opening. Here are some close-ups...

Are you excited about the new dies?  Your next stop is the very talented Natalie Dever.

Have a great week!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

At the Zoo - Imaginisce

Hello blogging friends. I have another Imaginisce Family Fun layout to share today using the adorable zoo papers. This collection is so fun for all kinds of family outings but I especially love those zoo papers. Imaginisce recently sent me some Milk Paint. Have you tried out the Imaginisce Milk Paint yet? I thought it would be fun to paint a little greenery on my zoo layout. First I had to select my photos and come up with a design so I would know where to start painting. Once I was satisfied with a rough layout idea I starting mixing up the green Milk Paint with a little water. I love that I can control how much paint I mix up at a time. I painted the green on my background and set it aside to dry. While I waited, I added a little blue Milk Paint to some of the green paint I had already mixed up. I wanted my leaf branch to be a little darker green. Then I dug out a stencil with some leaves and laid it on my green background and started painting. A paper towel comes in handy for blotting the paper if it gets too wet and wiping off the stencil if you want to move it. While this was drying, I mixed up a little yellow Milk Paint adding just a touch of my original green so I could add some spatters. When it was all dry I outlined my leaf branch with a colored pencil. Here is the final result.

These sticker stackers make such cute titles!

Imaginisce : Pattern Papers, Enamel Dots, Sticker Stackers (Family Fun), Milk Paint (green, blue, yellow)
American Crafts: Cardstock
Silhouette Cameo
17Turtles cut files (from the November Clique Kit)
Studio Calico roller stamp
Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Derwent colored pencils
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Today - Clique Kits February Blog Share

Hello blogging friends. I finally got some time to play with my February Clique kit and I am delighted with this first layout. With these pastel papers I wanted to scrap some more wedding pics, but concentrate on the girl photos. This is my daugher Naomi and I. Amanda Plucker Photography did an awesome job and gets the photo credit.

Yup, that is the gorgeous Dear Lizzy Serendipity collection from American Crafts. Bright pastel colors with a some bold blue thrown in there. I love the Ephemera packs that come with this collection. Those die cuts are perfect for layering,

I swooned when I saw the coordinating sequins that came with the kit. I do love my bling. Even if it means sewing some tedious vellum pockets with my sewing machine. (I may have gotten a little carried away with some paint splatters here...)

I do believe this layout is one of my favorites so far this year.

Shop the Clique Store for past kits, planner supplies (those awesome Webster's Pages planners are in the store!), and more. Use coupon code Marcia10 and save yourself 10%.

Hop along with these other ladies and check out more Clique Kit inspiration.
Here is the February Line-Up .....

Marcia  <------  You are here!

Alisha <----- Go here next!

Thanks for stopping by,

You Did It! - Top Dog Dies

Hello blogging friends. Marcia here today with another card I created with my Top Dog Dies. I wanted to focus on using the corset background die as a swimsuit. I made a card for a friend to celebrate her achievement of a diet goal. 

Besides the corset background die I also used the new dotted ric rac border die and the dotted tags die, The tag dies are perfect for stamping sentiments on. 

Top Dog Dies Dotted Borders Die Set

Top Dog Dies Corset Background
Top Dog Dies Dotted Tags
Imaginisce Pattern Paper (Family Fun collection)
Bazzill cardstock
Quick Quotes chalk ink
Jillibean Soup enamel stars
October Afternoon Ephemera

Check out the other new dies in the Top Dog Dies store. (More new dies are coming soon.....stay tuned!)  Have a fabulous day!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Just Plane Cute - Cocoa Vanilla Studios

Hello blogging friends. I am so excited to share my first Cocoa Vanilla Studios layout with you. If you haven't heard about Cocoa Vanilla, they are a new scrapbook paper manufacturer located in Australia. That's right, I said Australia!! It may be a little hard to find these papers here in the states right now, but I think this scrapbook paper company is going to take off and achieve great things. Zoe the owner is so talented. These first two collections, Flying High and Sugar & Spice are just so adorable. They remind me of My Mind's Eye (Lime Twist).

I scrapped a photo of my great nephew Harper that I took last August. He is just so adorable. I mixed some yellow from the Sugar & Spice with the Flying High collection and came up with this...

Both collections come with coordinating flair badges.

I thought a huge die-cut sun would make the perfect backdrop for these awesome wood veneer airplanes.

Journal cards can be cut apart and layered to create a title like I did here. Useful even if you do not do project life.

I am over the moon delighted with the way my layout turned out! I hope I have inspired you too.

Products Used:
Cocoa Vanilla Studio – Sugar & Spice; Garden Girl Patterned Paper
Cocoa Vanilla Studio – Flying High; Boarding Pass
Cocoa Vanilla Studio – Flying High; Journal Cards
Cocoa Vanilla Studio – Flying High; High Flyer
Cocoa Vanilla Studio – Flying High; Accessory Stickers
Cocoa Vanilla Studio – Flying High; Flair Button Badges
Cocoa Vanilla Studio – Flying High; Wood Veneers
Blue Cardstock,
Silhouette Machine,
Sewing Machine,
Baker’s Twine

Thanks for visiting the blog today. I hope you all have a fabulous week!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I am so Lucky- Top Dog Dies

Hello blogging friends. Marcia here today with a St Patrick's Day card. Although I think this card could double as a Valentine too.

To create an interesting edge with the new dotted ric rac border die, I tucked the cut off piece underneath so it peeked out. I also used a heart die from the Heart Album Finishing Set to create these fun four leaf clovers. They were a fabulous way to add just a little dimension to my card.


Doodlebug Design Pattern Paper (Happy-Go-Lucky collection)
American Crafts cardstock
Quick Quotes chalk ink

Check out the other new dies in the Top Dog Dies store. Have a fabulous day!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

You & Me Wedding Mini

Hello blogging friends. Today I have a mini album I created with the Top Dog Heart Mini Album and Finishing Set dies, some papers from the Clique Store, and some Love My Tapes washi tape. My daughter was recently married and I've been wanting to create a mini with some of my favorite photos.

Here is how I created my mini. Using the Heart Album die, I cut out 4 from box board and 8 from cardstock, I painted the edge of the box board with white paint. When dry, I adhered the cardstock to the boxboard.

I selected some pattern papers, these are from the Pretty Little Studios You & Me collection that are available in the Clique Kits store.

I die cut the hearts for my album.

I used my Xyron Creative Station to adhere all of these diecuts  to the mini albums pages.

To bind the pages together I created a spine with cardstock scored at every 1/4". I glued one side of each album page to the spine.

I then covered the spine with my Love My Tapes washi tape on the outside and the inside pages.

Then I could add my photos and embellishments. Let me show you the rest of my pages ...

On these inside pages I used the same washi tape as the binding but here I cut the tape in half lengthwise. This created a better proportion for my mini.

American Crafts cardstock
Pretty Little Studios pattern paper, journal cards, tabs, arrow stickers (You & Me collection)
Love My Tapes washi tape
Xyron 9" Creative Station
White acrylic paint
hemp twine

I hope this inspires you to create your own mini. Shop the Clique Store for your pattern papers and embellishments and use code Marcia10 to save 10%. Love My Tapes washi tape is now available in the Love My Tapes Etsy store.

Thanks for stopping by,