Imagine my delight a few weeks ago when I received an e-mail from Ronda Palazzari, the DT co-ordinator at Cocoa Daisy, asking me to be the guest designer for their October kit, "Farmer's Market". Given my love of autumn, this really was the perfect kit for me. Here's what I came up with for the folks over at Cocoa Daisy!
"Reservations for Six at 6"
Instagram photos of my girlfriend's birthday dinner blended perfectly with a moody black and grey palette, with hits of red/orange/green. The journaling is about how much fun we had, but how pathetic it was that our dinner reservations are now made for 6 pm!
I played with my circle punch and pop dots for the layout, nestling embellies in little half-circles of paper. The Amy Tangerine chevron is totally my fave!
I wanted to document my perfect fall hat-- one that I had been searching for forever! I also wanted to play with a chevron pattern, but not in the traditional way.
The exclusive stamp with the main kit was a honeycomb. Now, I'm not a stamper, so this forced me to try it out and be creative. I loved how it turned out!
I first stamped a honeycomb pattern onto plain cardstock, then stamped on the back of a few pieces of patterned paper and cut out the little hexagons-- popping some up on foam dots.
Finally, my card. I blew an entire package of Amy Tangerine paper leaves on this card, but I think it was worth it!
I'm putting this aside for the next time I need a really special thank you for someone.
Thank you, Cocoa Daisy, for the opportunity to design for such a great community, with such a rockin' kit!