Project Life in the New Year!

Monday, January 26, 2015

I am really loving Project Life lately! I even ordered a kit from Studio Calico to kick me into high gear of my goal of completing more pages in 2015. 

** I photographed the close-up shots of my page without the sleeve. If anyone has any tips for photographing without the glare please let me know.

This is my first time ever ordering a kit. I really love that everything is all right there for me to work with. I used the Far, Far Away Kit . The colors, Project Life cards, and embellishments that come with this kit are fantastic.

I did add a canvas heart and SRM Stickers. That's the fun with Project Life. You can add a splash of embellies just about anywhere on the page. I also got this page done in minutes.

Be sure to check out the kit! I plan on ordering more from them! Stay tuned for more fun Project Life pages!

DIY Valentine's Day Mini Bags

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! It's time to start putting on our "crafty thinking caps" and come up with some fun ideas for our next big holiday. I thought I would share with you my quick and easy project that can be made in minutes. Here we go...

First, you will need the right supplies. I picked up most of these from Target and Michael's Craft Store

For an extra added touch I used dies and washi tape. Dies are great for any type of crafting, especially if you want to add different shapes and dimension to your project.

You can design these mini bags just about any way that you like. 
Just have fun with it. And get the kiddos involved too! They love making Valentine's Day goodies for their friends.

From Start to finish this is an easy and fun project that everyone can do! Stay tuned to the blog for more exciting projects for 2015.

Here are more Cokie Pop Designs Valentine's Day projects for you to enjoy!

new designs, new plans, and crafty news

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy 2015 everyone! 

I'm so happy to be back with all of you in blog land. I've taken the last couple of months to rest, recharge, and get ready for new and exciting things for Cokie Pop Paper.

I've got a new concept that I will be starting on my blog this year.

The new plans include:

A new blog design
Project Life pages
Gift Ideas
Instagram & photography
Guest bloggers/designers
and much more!

I've been taking some graphic design and photography classes and will incorporate more of that on my blog as well.

I've also decided to only take on one design team this year so that I can focus on producing quality projects that I can take my time and enjoy making. I am so happy to create for a company that is based in my hometown of Texas! Yay for The Little Blue House! I am one of their newest media team members.

Click the links below to check them out:

I also made more of these for a baby shower! Several of my Instagram followers asked if I would post more about it here on my blog. Here you go...

They are so easy to make too! Just grab some of these acrylic buckets from Michaels. 

Once you get them home, add your favorite material or scrapbook paper using liquid adhesive. Then decorate the outside using wood pieces, chipboard, or anything that you'd like. 

The dimensions of each acrylic bucket is different so just measure with your material/paper to get a snug fit.

Stay tuned for more projects and more fun!

Project Life Pages - I Take Pictures of my Food!

Friday, December 19, 2014

If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I love taking pictures of my food! 

I even use fun iPhone photo apps to make them look even more tasty. 
The Rhonna designs app is my all-time fave to use.

I recently printed all of my photos and made some fun Project Life pages using the Heidi Swapp Gold Foil kit. Here are a few peeks at some of the pages.

I love the pink and gold accents in this collection. Did you notice some fun additions to my pages? I added things like kraft bags, mini clips, doilies, and hemp twine to spruce them up a bit.

You can check out more of my Instagram photos here!

And here are the products that I used:

I'll be back soon to share more Project Life pages. 

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

Using Your Stash for Christmas Tags and Packaging

Monday, December 8, 2014

As soon as December rolls around I break out my craft stash and use it on my Christmas tags and packages.

I had so much Heidi Swapp supplies leftover from last year! I decided to make new Christmas tags using the epoxy words from the Believe collection.  I also used Jillibean Soup's wood grain mini bags!

Break out those dies too! They are great for making your own Christmas packaging!

I used the Rectangle Box die to make my gift box. 

You can find this die in the We R Memory Keepers store. 
Be sure to use the code "Cokie" to save 20% off your order.

I hope you enjoyed my fun Christmas packaging project today!

Pocket Pages of Fun!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

I really love this pocket page type of scrapbooking. The concept is such a time saver for my hectic schedule too!

There are so many companies out there with some really pretty kits. One of my new faves is the Teresa Collins Studio Gold Album Made Easy kit. The color combo is fabulous.

I added some fun embellishments to my pages that I've had in my stash. Mini clips, canvas pieces, and mini kraft bags are some of my favorite additions to my pages.

You can find the Albums Made Easy products in the We R Memory Keepers store. Be sure to use the code "COKIE" to save 20% off of your order.

I also bought this Teresa Collins album. I love the gold polka dots and the 8'1/2" x 11" size.

Have you tried this type of scrapbooking yet? I think you will really love it! I'm so hooked!

I'll be back soon to share some new Project Life Pages! Have a great weekend!

Gift Bags, Trinkets, and Giveaway Winner

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I'm popping in today to share a new project and to announce the Michael's gift card winner. Be sure to keep reading to see who won!

I recently hung out with my Houston Insta-Sistas for a day of fun. Sweet Nancy Wyatt invited me to join this group!

We are a group of locals who are addicted to Instagram! We also network, share ideas, and have developed a sisterhood of friendship. These are the gifts that I gave to each lady in the group during our luncheon last month.

I whipped up these fun little bags using supplies from SRM Stickers

The pink doilies are from my stash. I also added a flower to the front of each bag.

I also gave them these cute little ceramic jewelry boxes. Each one had a fun design on it. 

And now for the giveaway winner! Congrats to JP Scraps!

JPScraps said...
You have made some adorable things!

 I will be sure to send you an email with the prize details!

I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!