Saturday, 16 May 2015

Sponsor Spotlight: Cocoa Vanilla Studio

We are SO excited to have the Australian company of Cocoa Vanilla Studio sponsoring us this month!



Cocoa Vanilla Studio – The Fresh Face of Australian ScrapbookingWelcome to Cocoa Vanilla Studio – thanks so much for visiting!  We are a proudly Australian scrapbooking company, bringing you beautiful quality designer papers and accessories to help you capture your memories in style and Make A Beautiful Life Story!
Our products are designed for scrapbookers by an avid scrapbooker with a passion for design. We want to make beautiful products that will make beautiful scrapbooks and crafts, and as such we try and offer the best quality and innovative products through Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

That’s the short and sweet.
 
But like everyone, we have a story...
 
Hi there! My name is Zoe Pearn – I’ve designed scrapbooking products and fabric lines for different companies for many years.  I love it.  I love my job. I love to make pretty things…
All of our products are designed by me,  in my home studio on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia.  I have over 10 years of experience designing products for the scrapbooking and fabric industry, having worked as a product designer for major companies in both the USA and Australia.
Cocoa Vanilla Studio is my dream.  For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved paper and pattern.  To have had my designs used by scrapbookers and artists to preserve their stories over the years has been an honour.  To be able to start my own little company is the dream that has been what has kept me going.
I am a wife.  I am a mother of two.  My house is chaotic.  I hate vacuuming.  I love scrapbooking.  I wish I could sew better than I can.  I love taking photos. My kids don’t love it when I take photos. I love colour. I love to laugh.
 
Where does the name come from?  Well, truth be told, it just popped into my head one day and I liked it LOL!  But it’s more than that, too.  Life is never black & white.  It’s bittersweet.  What makes us who we are is the good, the bad, the ugly, the sweet, the sour. 


We all have a story to tell, and whether it’s bitter, sweet, or somewhere in between, it’s beautiful and never ordinary.  Life is short and precious and needs to be captured so that our children have stories to tell, too.  So that our memories don’t fade into the humdrum of everyday life.


You deserve to make your life stories beautiful – it is my hope that Cocoa Vanilla Studio can help you do just that!


Thank you for reading our story.  We hope we can join you on yours…
 
The lucky winner of our May challenge will win a $15 voucher to buy themselves some gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Studio products!
 
Here's a little sample of Cocoa Vanilla Studio's beautiful products:

 
Happy Scrapping!!

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

APRIL WINNERS!

Thank you to EVERYONE who played along last month - our DT had a very hard time choosing a winner! 

But, choose one we had to, and our winner {by a nose} is ....

LYNN with this stunning creation:


congratulations Lynn, you have won yourself this very cool Heidi Swapp 'Hello Planner'!!!


by our very generous April sponsor  Scrapping Clearly!!!



And, our KIDS challenge WINNER is ...
Miss M with this gorgeous page:


Congrats Miss M, you have won an awesome prize pack!

Winners, please us the CONTACT US tab at the top of our blog to pass your details on.

Hope you will all join in with our May challenge now!  See all the details HERE :)