Hi Creative Friends,

Here today to share my latest Cocoa Vanilla Studios project and I’m super excited to say it’s using the latest collection “Boys Rule”.  I’ve had this photo of Miss 11 for some time now not sure what products to combine it with and when I saw the latest collection I knew it was going to be such a great fit; this page came together in no time.

The idea for the page came from the ‘Entitled’ pattern paper… as soon as I saw the word “Random” I knew it would be perfect for this photo, because, well, it’s a random picture of my daughter with a moustache!  I began by fussy cutting it out along with the words “Oh Yeah” with the idea to use a stack of words in my design.

For my background, I wanted something more neutral as I knew there would be a lot going on with the words, so I choose the “Good Times” pattern paper.  It has a starburst type pattern on it so used that as a bit of a template for my design, positioning the photo towards the centre and having elements around that.

Next, I went about matting my photo.  I’ve used the “Expressionist” paper to do this and also added in a cute tab from the “Accessory Stickers Sheet” that says “Oh Yeah”, the perfect match for my fussy cut “Oh Yeah” element.  At this point, I decided that I needed some more words for my design, so I pulled out the ‘Die Cut Ephemera’ pack and used the words “Hello” and “Cool” and while I was there pulled out all of the star elements.

I also pulled the hashtag # from the Chipboard Pieces pack and love that I now have the main word #RANDOM as I am a big fan of using a hashtag!  I then positioned these words around my photo to see how they all worked together.

Next, I decided I did need a few more words, in a smaller size this time, so I pulled out the clear stickers and added in the words “fun Times” and “one cool kid”.  I also grabbed some of the typed sentiments in the clear stickers to add to the gaps.  I found a couple of these typed sentiments on the “Accessory Stickers sheet” as well that were a really good match so added those as well.

Now all of the words were locked in place, it was time to add some stars in chipboard and die cuts, and the cute camera from the “Die Cut Ephemera”.  I also added the black chipboard cross elements at this point and the fun arrows, also in chipboard and die cut varieties.  This filled in all of the gaps nicely and helped the design flow from left to right.  I added a star flair badge and the page was complete.

I just love how this page came together, and I think it has been the perfect collection for my photo and was such fun to make!  Be sure to let us know when you get your hands on this latest collection and as always, I’d love to see what you create.

Until next time,

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