Note to self…or Cocoa Daisy July Projects

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Cocoa Daisy, Scrapbooking Layouts

It was so fun working with this kit! I love all sorts of text and office themed papers and embellishments so I totally fell in Love with the Cocoa Daisy Kit.

I can’t stop

The photo shows my grandmother and the quote is from the Cocoa Daisy business card. I love it!

Lot’s of paper tearing and distressing here.

*my story*

my husband is a real goof- LOL- every time we go hiking, he does those things, it is actually so predictable and still I can’t stop laughing about it.

I handcut five circles, cut some slits to the middle and added a brad as a flower center to create those flowers.

I added also some Ranger Crackle Paint to the paper and the photo to get some more texture.

*the roof*

Seeing the roof when I climbed the chimney ladder in 2004 sold the yet to be built apartment to me. I still love our our roof and the view and the picture reminds me on that day when I came up the ladder and was able to visualize the terrace on top.

some faux stitching inside the circle stamp and the border.

I also had fun playing with the twine and for better contrast I traced the letters.

*Wochenend und Sonnenschein*

the 7Gypsies picture holder in the kit was the perfect little gift for my great aunt who is in short term care right now – attached one of her favorite pictures (and mine too) of her brother and sister (my grandmother).

What would be a “note to self” for you today? My note to self today is “BREATHE ” ;)





Note to Self…or July Cocoa Daisy Kit

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Cocoa Daisy

Want a little sneak of the new kit…I love it already- so can’t wait playing with it :)

“We scrapbook because it’s important to get our lives and thoughts down on paper. Note to Self, our July kit, pays tribute to that concept. Filled with new releases from October Afternoon, My Mind’s Eye, Echo Park and an exclusive Cocoa Daisy Stamp Set you will be reaching for over and over again. Not to mention the very fun surprise we’ve included in each kit from 7gypsies. All of this combines to create a unique office themed kit, focused on capturing life, right now.

You will want to stop and Take Note of this month’s first add on. Perfectly coordinated items from October Afternoon, Crate Paper, Eve’s Studio and Jillibean combine to create an add on full of bright and happy tidbits that just make you want to get at your scrappy desk and play!

You will want to Pencil In plenty of time to be creative when you open this, our second add on. Filled with product from Echo Park, American Crafts, Jenni Bowlin and a bit of “pretty” from Prima, this add on not only gives you great items to layer with, but will also enhance your titles and journaling.
The July Embellishment Pack is filled with so many fun bits and pieces, perfect for layering or adding that final little touch to your project. With product from October Afternoon, K&Co and Jenni Bowlin you will have plenty of embellishments to choose from.

Here is one To Do List you will be happy to tackle. This patterned paper add on is filled with beautiful papers from October Afternoon, Echo Park, Crate Paper, My Mind’s Eye and more. These patterned papers coordinate perfectly with the main kit and other add ons, giving you countless options to create.”
What was your latest Note to self?




Hello Sunshine or…Cocoa Daisy June Kit Projects

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Cocoa Daisy, Scrapbooking Layouts

This kit was getting me totally into summer mood and I had fun using all those patterns.


Loved mixing the different papers. I traced the patterns to have the flowers pop off more from the background.


Fun mixing chevron and circle patterns and then I added some splashes of Liquitex inks to break with the geometric clean patterns.

*Hello Card*

Playing a bit with packaging and Maya Mists. Love how the Jillibean Hello wooden flags take Liquitex Inks – the orange is so vibrant!

*Me Day*

I really loved this paper and didn’t wanna change it too much- plus the picture itself is pretty prominent already

I loved how the Queen & Co washi tape yellow plaid blended with the background.

I added some texture and extra with Oil Pastels and dropped some Liquitex Ink to get a bit more orange onto the paper.

How is the progress of summer (well for some of you winter ;) ) in your neck of the wood?








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