Saturday, July 23, 2016

Summer Favorites | Summer Lovin' Classic Kit

Hello friends! It is Laura Whitaker here today sharing a new layout, the DT is challenged with a High 5 theme!  Which translates to using 5 manufacturers on one page or documenting your 5 favourite things about summer.  Weill, I love to combine manufacturers and I am trying to journal more - so I went for a double challenge on my page!

My new favorite thing is kayaking, and so I really wanted to use a photo of me in my kayak to document my favorite things of summer.

From there I wanted to make a super sunshine-y page, so I started with this cut file that I designed - which was cut from American Crafts white cardstock (from my stash) and backed with orange and yellow patterned papers, from the kit.

I knew that I wanted to do a list style journal area for my 5 favs so I did a little embellishing under my photos to tie the journaling and photo together, visually.

These Imaginisce alphas are translucent and look great as a tone on tone accent, plus they are the perfect size for my "list"! My list is not in order of importance, just in order that they fit into the spaces the best.

The word 'favorites' was created using a Jillibean Soup 'soup label' that says "favorite" and piecing an "s" from a second Jillibean Soup 'soup label' onto it.  They were originally a pretty green but not quite the right colour for my page, so I coloured them with a pink permanent marker and then added a glitter effect with a 'clearstar' Gelly Roller pen. It is a little hard to tell in this photo but it is so pretty and shimmery.

I finished off my page by adorning the left edge with patterned paper, brads, labels, ephemera, chipboard and stitching.

I used patterned papers from 5 manufacturers, and embellishments from 5 manufacturers, plus five journal points and that my friends is a big old High 5 triple threat!

Supply List: (from the kit) Simple Stories, Elle's Studio, Imaginisce, Echo Park, and Photo Play patterned paper; America Crafts cardstock in Geyser; Maya Road resin flowers; Imaginisce alphas; Jillibean Soup "soup label"; Elle's Studio Jonah labels; Imaginisce ephemera; Freckled Fawn wood chips; Echo Park brads and chipboard; (from my stash) America Crafts cardstock in white; Clearstar Gelly Roller; pink Bic permanent marker; black fine tip Sharpie.

So glad that you visited today! Don't forget to pop on back often to see what the rest of the DT is creating, you will not be disappointed that you did!


Friday, July 22, 2016

Summer Mini 2016

Hey everyone, Michelle here! I've been on vacation and it seems like I haven't posted in forever. But believe me I have a LOT to share over the coming weeks!!

Today I wanted to share the first part of my summer mini. I made a summer mini a couple years ago using a 4x4 album, that one focused on our summer list. This year it's similar but we don't have an 'official' summer list.
I had this striped album that I picked up several months back. At the time I wasn't sure what I would use it for but it was so cute that I had to have it! I love using these books because they're so little that they come together in a snap. 
For the title page I used a 4x4 card from the Summer Lovin' Daily Diary Kit and the rest (so far) is from the Summer Lovin' Classic Kit.
I kept the pages very simple, cropping my photos to 4x4, and adding some simple embellishments. I absolutely love that fun washi!!!

Here's a few more pages:

Side note - to easily add those super thin alphas, use a ruler to place them all in line and then adhere them to your page. I just use the ruler from my planner.
The kits are full of embellishments so there is plenty for my mini album and my traditional layouts!

Of course, this will be a work in progress until summer is over but I can't wait for it to be totally full of our fun summer memories :)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Documenting Week 27 with Summer Lovin'

Happy Thursday! 
Danielle here today to share with you a new Project Life spread and process video using the Summer Lovin' Daily Diary Kit.

This weeks Design Team challenge is "Top 5" - the element of 5, I chose to create 5 pink titles on this project

This week I really tried to focus on journaling more, to tell the story.

I also used some ribbon from my stash to stitch along the edge of the page. I love the texture it adds.

Here are some close ups

I used some orange mist and created splatters all over. 

I added lots of stitching, using white, lime green and hot pink thread. I love the little pop of colour it adds.

I layered lots of bits...I love the arrow paper clip from the kit!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Summer Lovin': Happy Summer Layout

Hello Friends! It's Jana Eubank, here to share with you a Happy Summer layout using the Summer Lovin' Classic Kit and the Summer Lovin' Daily Diary Kit.


This month I ordered both kits, because I love being able to mix and match the embellishments. On this page, I use the papers and wood sun embellishment from the Classic kit. Everything else on the page was taken from the Daily Diary kit.

For the title, I cut the letters out of one of the 4x6 Simple Stories Journal Cards and popped up each letter using foam tape. I love the bright burst of color this added to my page!

I punched a couple of hearts from one of the journal cards (the pattern side) and layered phrase stickers on top of them to create these embellishments.

I layered two 3x4 journal cards together to the left of my photos and then cut the birds out from a third card. Normally, you would think of these birds as "love" birds, but here I am using them to denote friendship.

I found a pink cardstock scrap in my stash, and punched it using a border punch to add a bit more pink to the bottom of this page.

This week was the High Five Challenge, where we were challenged to use 5 different manufacturers on a page, OR scrapbook 5 things about Summer that we love. The five manufacturers I included on this page are: Elle's Studio, Simple Stories, Freckled Fawn, Imaginisce, May Arts, and A Flair for Buttons.

If you'd like to see my process for creating this page, watch the video below.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you feel inspried to create a bright, summery layout using your Summer Lovin' kits. 

See you again soon!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

High Five Challenge Continues with Summer Lovin' Daily Diary Kit

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Lynn here with another project life page using the gorgeous, summery Summer Lovin' Daily Diary Kit! I'm continuing with this week's High Five challenge. The challenge is to use 5 different manufacturers on our projects OR create a page documenting our 5 favorite things about summer. I chose the 5 manufacturers challenge! Here's my page featuring Elle's Studio papers for the cards. 
I printed my photos using the Collect App and sized them to fit the pocket. I scaled the photos down to allow room to decorate each photo. I also typed on my journaling cards this week. I used Echo Park, A Flair for Buttons, Imaginisce and Simple Stories on this page. Here are some close ups!
I added some enamel dots from my stash for more color. Here's my title card.
I added a few wood veneers included in this month's kit for dimension.

I LOVE using my vintage typewriter to add journaling and it coordinated with the font on the photos and on some of the cards. The green card below also fits the High Five Challenge - my five fav's of the summer! 
Here's my final card.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and we'd love for you to join us in this week's challenge. Feel free to upload your projects to our Noel Mignon Members Group on Facebook.
Have a great week and I'll be back next week with another PL page!

Monday, July 18, 2016

{High Five} Challenge with the "Summer Lovin'" Classic Kit

It's Meridy here and I have a layout to share today from the "Summer Lovin'" Classic Kit!  Keeping with the "High 5" theme this week, I challenged myself to use at least 5 different manufacturer's products on my layout.  This is so simple to do with the Noel Mignon kits because they are so PACKED with products!

I started with paper from Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness collection and added a strip of paper from the Imaginisce Sunny collection.  Once I had the background of my layout created, I used some of the yellow cardstock from the kit and punched it with a border punch to add a little interest.  Next I matted the photo with cardstock from my stash and adhered that to my page.

Then it was time to really add in some more manufacturers...

I used alphabet stickers from Imaginisce and green Thickers from the "Happy Days" June 2016 Classic Kit for my title.  

I layered up a Jillibean tag, the Elle's Studio puffy stickers & label, some Echo Park brads, and a vellum die cut from my stash.  I topped off the Jillibean tag with a little Tim Holt Distress Crayon for a water color effect, and did my journaling right on top of that.  

And with those finishing touches, my layout was complete!  I believe total, I used 8 different manufacturer's products on this layout.  I always have fun mixing and matching products (and past kits) to create cute layouts for my albums.  That's one reason I love these kits so much, Noel mixes and matches for me, so I can just sit down create!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Week 48 and a layout to share | Summer Lovin Daily Details kit

Welcome to a new week on the Noel Mignon blog!  Wendy here today with a Project Life page and a 12x12 layout using my Summer Lovin' Daily Details kit.  This week your challenge (if you choose to take it) is called High Five - Use 5 different manufacturers on your project or create a page documenting your Top 5 Favorite Things about Summer.

I managed to squeeze 5 different manufacturers on this spread 
(Imaginisce, Echo Park, Simple Stories, Queen & Co, Elle's Studio, and the ribbon) 
to showcase one of our favorite spots to visit, the beach.

But I couldn't just stop there as I was having so much fun!  So I grabbed a picture that was waiting to be scrapped and played with some more of the goodies from the Daily Details kit.

Now this layout is missing something I never leave out, my journaling.  I couldn't decide whether I should use the left margin to type up some lengthy thoughts on this picture, or should I add a few handwritten lines at the bottom?  What would you do?

Can't wait to hear your thoughts on my journaling!  
See you next week with some more of our everyday life.