November's Cocoa Daisy Weathervane kits were so good that they are all but gone! Loved the combination of fall/bright colors in the kits this month, so fun.
Here are the projects I created with the kits
Today I want to link up a post from last November in which I created a free printable that I had created for Adoption Awareness Month. There is a download link within the post so that you may download a copy for yourself!
I encourage those of you that have adopted or have orphan care on your heart to take advantage of the next 30 days to help spread the word about adoption and orphan care. My friend Kelli created a 30 Day Share Adoption Challenge FB page if you are looking for ideas on how to do this. Not everyone in is a position to adopt and that's o.k., there are so many other ways to get involved! Help support a family that is in process, advocate, find a church in your area that is participating in Orphan Sunday tomorrow, support an organization that provides medical and nutritional care for children in orphanages and foster care abroad...Love Without Boundaries Show Hope Agape Family Life House and Half The Sky are just a few. Research ways you can help the thousands of children in the US foster care system.
There are so many children right now who are waiting for families and it is imperative to help spread the word about adoption, but what can we do to help ensure that families are preserved? This Post at No Hands But Ours is a must read in my opinion and lists several resources for organizations that work towards orphan prevention.
What will you do in the next 30 days to help spread the word. If you have a heart for adoption, don't let fear stand in the way.
A certain someone's favorite movie these days is My Neighbor Totoro so when it came to deciding on a Haloween costume for this year she chose Mei.
Since I wasn't going to be able to run to Target to pick up said costume I hopped on Pinterest for some ideas and put this together...
The shirt is from Old Navy, I found the dress on eBay, the hair ties at Dollar Tree and I thrifted the hat and added a red ribbon. I looked for a small yellow bag forever and after not having any luck finally broke down and made one and added a soot sprite to it. Yellow shoes were also impossible to find so I bought white mary janes on clearance at Hobby Lobby and dyed them yellow thanks to a Martha Stewart tutorial. I'm not gonna' lie, I am super happy with how this turned out although after going to trunk or treat at her school everyone thought she was Madeline!
The last 3 years of Halloween costumes...the growing up, just stop it already!!
Sharing my October Cocoa Daisy projects. Hope you were able to snag one of the kits because they went fast this month and it's no wonder as this month's mix was pretty much perfect!
I was thrilled to contribute to the Day In The Life kit this month with the exclusive cards that I designed!
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I put together a few embellishment kits featuring exclusive designs of my flair and am offering them in limited quanities through the new shop. My goal is to add more of my flair that coordinates with the kits over there as well and to keep both shops open as i decide which I want to keep open going forward. 2 of the kits have already sold out and a 3rd is close to being gone which is very exciting! I am also mulling over of offering the kits monthly and adding a bit more to them, I love pulling product together and have even been adding some handmade embellishments to the kits which I have a lot of fun making so we will see where this goes.
Reveal for the new Sepetmeber Cocoa Daisy Story Time kits is quickly approaching so I wanted to share a couple of sneaks with you! Everything is so good this time around that I went with the Main kit, the Day In The Life kit, and the Fairy Tale & Quiet Please add-ons. I have created 3 layouts, a project and am working on a DITL 2 page spread and I still have so much product left, these kits are PACKED this month! And the exclusive papers are seriously the best.
Kits go on sale to subscribers on Thursday, August 28th at 9 PM ET. The general public will be able to purchase kits and add ons starting September 1st at midnight ET.
Today I am thrilled to share a project that I created for Tombow Sticky U. When Tombow contacted me and asked if I would participate in their Sticky U I immediately said yes as I have been a fan of their products for several years.
I often get asked what kind of adhesive works best to adhere my flair to projects so I am excited to share my results. I have tried several different adhesives and can say without a doubt that Tombow's Xtreme Adhesive will be my go-to adhesive going forward when adding flair to a project. The runner makes it easy to apply to my flat back flair and once you add it to a project it isn't going anywhere! I even used it to adhere the wood veneer embellishments to my layout and I am confident that all my embellishments will stay on my layout instead of falling down into the bottom of my page protector...admit it, it's happened to you!
Thank you again Tombow for admitting me as a student into Sticky U!
This week I changed things up just a bit. So far this year I have been using a grid format and mostly iPhone pics but after taking pictures with my "real" camera this week I decided to use those. I ended up using more pictures and less cards. I also printed more pictures as 4x6 and cut them down to fit in 2 3x4 pockets. I have to say this ended up being my favorite spread so far this year! Next week I will probably go back to my tried and true formula but it was fun to mix things up this week.
Cards are from the Sunshine core kit, SC & Heidi Swapp Dreamy kit. Not sure about the "Right Now" card as I have finally sorted all of my cards by color instead of kit & I don't remember where they all came from! I used a couple of SC rub-ons from a previous PL kit, an overlay from Simple Stories and a digi stamp from Paislee Press.
We had so much fun taking back to school pictures a couple of days ago we decided to do round two, Harry Potter themed this time. I pulled a few of the Harry Potter books together along with some accessories pulled from around the house and the basement and it all came together. Too bad Daddy was at work as his Dark Mark tattoo would have been a nice addition to our pictures!
If you would like a copy of the print I designed in the first picture, just right click on the image below and save it to your computer and then you can either print it at home or upload it to have it printed via an on-line printer, Costco, Staples, etc. If you use the print, I would love for you to tag me on IG or FB (@marthabonneau) so I can see how you used it! A couple of tips if you haven't used printables before, I print on smooth white cardstock and ensure my printer is set to the best print quality. Easy peasy! This print is for personal use only, feel free to share the link to this blog post but please do not offer for re-sale and please credit me or my blog if you blog about it...thank you.