Thursday, October 8, 2015

Blue Moon Button Magnets

Hi! Michelle Zerull here, to share a project that I made with this month's NoelMignon Blue Moon Daily Diary kit.
I love the rich colors and textures in this kit. The turquoise, wood grain and touches of gold are chic, yet earthy and familial. These elements inspired me to make something that had an upscale look, yet friendly and fun too. So, with my favorite Blue Moon elements, I made Anthro-inspired Button Magnets and packaged them with the cards in the kit.

The magnets were super fun to make. I cut the paper to size, and then rolled the edges in chunky glitter from my craft stash. A top coat of clear glue gave them a resin-like finish.

To package them, I glued hardware store washers to the card. The metal washers keep the magnets in place.

I hope that I have inspired you to create something fun with your  Blue Moon Daily Diary kit.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

"39"-Blue Moon Classic Kit

I am in LOVE with this month's Classic Kit "Blue Moon".  Today I'm sharing a single page layout of my 39th birthday last October.  So much has changed in our lives since then!

 I only had 2 photos from this day, so I had to make a single page layout, rather than a double page spread like I typically do.  I started with the Pink Paislee "Cedar Lane" Town Square patterned paper as my background, because it matched the colors in my photos so well and I really like the floral pattern.

My favorite part of this entire kit is the fabric Pink Paislee tag. I adore the embroidered flowers and the polka dots.  I just HAD to use it right away.

I painted the wood veneer heart in this kit to match the teal in the paper.  The heart paired with the "cherish" tag, a puffy sticker, and a orange-red sequin (from my stash), created a cute embellishment cluster.

And last, but not least, a chipboard owl.  Oh how I adore owls.  So it was the perfect embellishment for a page all about me and my 39th birthday!  Could not have worked out any better.

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Thank you for joining me today!!!  I want to see some of your creations with the Blue Moon Kit over at our members Facebook Page.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Pocket Page Insert with Blue Moon

Good morning! I've got another pocket page up using the Blue Moon Daily Diary kit. I decided to also stick with the lighter cards and elements in this kit to make this page.

I stuck with the general color scheme of pink, blue, and gold and carried this out on all the cards to pull the spread together.

I got some new gold metallic thread and it was the perfect finishing touch for this layout. How have I lived this long without it?!

I cut apart some of the journal cards to act as labels for journaling on the pictures. My typewriter was acting up but I think the mistakes add to the homemade-ness of the page. Perfectly imperfect :)

The Blue Moon Daily Diary Kit is still available. Head over and check it out and pick one up before they're gone!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Altering Wood Veneer in the Blue Moon Kit

Good afternoon! My post is coming to you a little late today but I'm here now. I made a pocket page with my Blue Moon Daily Diary kit but wanted to alter one of the wood veneer words. I took my gold pen out from the Show and Tell Classic Kit (sold out) masked half of the word off with a piece of washi from the Blue Moon DD kit.

I wasn't sure how the wood would take the ink but it dried up fairly quickly and still looked gold and not a dingy brown like I feared it might be. 

I considered doing this with some of my stamp inks or some acrylic paints so those are always an option if you don't have this gold pen.

I went for a pretty feminine look on this page and love the soft feel. The cards I chose from the kit are from Maggie Holmes with her Open Book line.

The wood veneer stands out a little extra with the addition of the gold ink.

The embellishments in this kit added the perfect finishing touch to this frilly, soft page. But what I love is that if I would've chosen different cards in the kit and different embellishments, I could have a much more boyish, saturated color scheme.

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Friday, October 2, 2015

apple pickin'

Hey guys!! Michelle here! It's October and you know that that means?!! Apple pickin', hay bales, tractor rides, pumpkin everything and everything fall!! This is my absolute favorite time of year so I'm having a ton of fun going through the Blue Moon kit. The colors, embellishments, it's all just wonderful!! 

My family & I haven't done a whole lot of 'fall' things this year yet. But we did manage to get in some apple pickin' a couple weeks ago. As the month progresses I know we'll have tons more photos for me to play with! But for now, here's the first (of many) fall layouts using this great kit!
I knew the design I wanted to go with on this page so I first started putting my photos down on the page, then going through the patterned papers to make photo mattes. Once that was done I did my favorite part of page creating - picking out all of the fun embellishments I wanted on my page!
I chose both of the alphas in my title and since the gray letters didn't stand out very much I outlined them with my pen.

I hope you guys are having just as much fun as I am playing with this kit!! If you haven't picked on up you can get one here and you can also check out my kit video here.

Happy Friday!!! 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Full Blue Moon: Daily Diary Kit Inspiration with 6x8 pages!

Hello October!  Welcome to a NEW month and a brand new kit from Noel Mignon!  I have to say...and I probably say it each month...but I think this kit is my new favourite!  It is absolutely gorgeous and I find it works beautifully with my photos this month.  All of the fall colours in my photos work wonders with this collection.  My layouts pretty much came together in no time at all.

I am continuing to add to my 6x8 album so I thought this month would be perfect timing to add another layout.  This months kit comes with so many adorable 2x2 square cards from Simple Stories which was awesome because I happened to have a ton of the 6x8 2x2 pocket sleeves in my stash.  I combined one of those page protectors with a 6x8 3x4 pocket page.

I love the variety to this page and all of the gorgeous patterns in this kit.  I am obsessed with both florals and polka dots.  Oh and the wood veneer words this month! Adorbs!

Using the super cute paper clips this month I was able to clip in 2 of my latest favourite Instax photos.  I actually left these outside of my page protectors but placed the pattern cards behind them.  I love having layers in my albums.  I also adhered both the magic wood veneer piece and that gorgeous arrow on top of the page protector as well.  It adds a great touch of dimension and texture to pages.

To attach these elements I simply used glue dots.
I also loved using the word strip stickers found on this months alpha sticker sheet from Simple Stories.  They are perfect embellishments and captions for my photos.  

For the right hand side of my spread I really just had fun mixing in my photos and patterns from this kit.  I used some pre made 2x2 cards, and others I trimmed down to size using some of the 3x4 cards.

Here again, I added some embellishments on the outside of my pockets.  The cork embellishments this month are adorable!!! I love how they look in my album and on my page giving it such a rustic feel.

I hope you enjoyed where I took this kit this month with one of my first spreads.  Seriously...this kit is FULL of so many amazing goodies.  I just want to create create create! ;)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Adventure Sketch Book

A friend of mine gave me this cute little sketch book, and the insides are just begging to be sketched on! I wanted to jazz up the cover, so I used the Show & Tell kit to prettify it! 

I love things that are dimensional and pop off the page. These layers are so inviting to me. 

Y'all know I love these jumbo clips! I think these will be great to mark my place in the sketch book. But for now, they'll sit right here on the front for all to see! 

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