Wednesday, January 17, 2018

I have a 13 year old?


It's Becky here with you to share a new Noel Mignon kit project.

I know that you're not used to seeing me on Wednesdays, but here I am!

I am filling in for one of our other designers today and have a project to share using the cute She's Crafty Classic Kit. 

The focal point of this page is the picture of my oldest daughter, now a teenager. 

How does the time go by so quickly? 

I drew attention to the photo with some handcut flowers from a piece of patterned paper in the kit as well as a pretty bow from the satin ribbon also in the kit. 

I used a couple of rub-on butterflies. I love the rub-ons in this kit. They are super smooth and easy to use. 

Yes, I know that this picture has a little something extra in it, a little something fuzzy, ha ha. 

We got a new kitty last month and he likes to be where we are. 

That's real life for ya ☺

He just wanted to make sure that you noticed the bow, ha ha. 

I used a couple of strips of patterned paper- I liked how the black and white print contrasted nicely with the colors on the flowers. I added enamel dots to many of the flowers on my page and finished it off with a title using the chipboard Thickers in the kit. 

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

My "Old Lady" hobby with She's Crafty Classic Kit

Happy Tuesday!  How are you enjoying the January kit?  Isn't it gorgeous!  When it first arrived and I started going through all the different products I immediately thought of one of my hobbies, cross stitch.  I know a lot of people think of it as an "old lady" hobby including my husband.  I tend to do it at night and it relaxes me before I head to bed.  The past year I have really started enjoying it more and more and have taken on all kinds of different projects. 

For this layout I printed off Instagram photos of some of those projects.

I thought it would be very fitting to include a little stitching.  I hand wrote part of my title and then poked holes before using a straight stitch. 

The circle wood pieces in the kit are what made me think of cross stitch in the first place.  I stitched a heart in blue embroidery floss and placed it on top of the journaling space.  

I left the needle and thread attached and placed it next to my title. 

The last little touches were some washi tape along the top and bottom and some fussy cut flowers.  

I also decided to play on a smaller scale and made a few cards.
I really love the rubons in the kit this month.  They are so delicate and feminine and are the main focus of this card.

I rarely make cards that I can mail and decided to keep this card pretty flat.  I layered the rubons on top of each other and placed the little "celebrate" sentiment right on top.  As a finishing touch I added a strip of pattern paper along the top and some coordinating enamel dots.

After working on a flat card I then went the opposite direction.  Lots of layers and plenty of foam adhesive.  

I started with a few circles I punched from pattern paper.  Three of the circles I added washi tape to the top and trimmed off the overhang.  I then added foam adhesive to the back and layered  the rubons, chipboard, and Tim Holtz paper flowers.  

One last card.  I love the color swatches and decided they would make a fun background.  I trimmed out enough to cover the top leaving room for a little sentiment in the bottom corner.  

I finished off with the puffy stickers.  

It's been awhile since I made any cards and it was nice to work on a smaller scale again.  
Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Happy Scrapping!

Monday, January 15, 2018

{First Colors} Layout with the "She's So Crafty" Classic Kit

It's Monday and that means it's Meridy here, thanks for stopping by!  I want to share another layout I made with the "She's So Crafty" Classic Kit.  There were lots of vibrant colors in this month's kit and some really cool patterned papers, I decided to use this "color wheel" type of paper for a layout about my baby's first box of colors.  

As soon as I pulled this paper to work with, I knew I wanted to use the circle shape as a major design element for the layout.  First, I matted and placed my photos on the bottom right of the paper, then I fussy cut a  couple of the paint swatches from another paper.  Next, I punched a bunch of 2 different size hexagons and sprinkled them around the circle to fill in the blank spaces.

Finally, I got the puffy stickers out and sprinkled them around as well.  I decided to add a small cluster of these embellishments in some of the "white space" on the photos as  well, to visually bring the circle around.

I decided the layout looked a little bare, so I added some of the acrylic words to read "Little You", and the "I Love" flair button.  But the layout still looked a little disconnected.  So I decided to hand stitch in white embroidery floss around where the white circle I covered up on the patterned background was.  This finished the embellishments off. 

Last, it was time to add my title & journaling, again along the arch of the circle.  And with that, the layout was finally complete.  

Thank you for stopping by today!  I would love to see how you used this piece of patterend paper from the kit this month.  Share your layouts on our Noel Mignon Members Facebook page or on Instagram #NoelMignon.  Have a great day!!!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Lunch with Layla: She's So Crafty DD Kit

Hi!  Sarah here with a layout using the January Daily Diary Kit.  I went and had lunch with my daughter at school one day and she was just elated about it.  I brought her a Happy Meal from McDonald's and I grabbed a salad for me.  Just having me there and getting to have a special lunch was so fun for her and I loved being able to do it.

I wanted to bring out the blue from the photos by using some patterned paper from Amy Tangerine (not in the kit) and paired it with some bright pink from the kit.  I love how the pink paper compliments the pink in the letter stickers.

I cut out a few little cameras from the 6x6 papers in the kit to use as embellishments.  One of the project life cards had a great sentiment on it, so I tucked it behind the photos.

To play up on the pink, I used the large rose die cut around the picture of me and Layla.  The phrase stickers were just perfect for the photos I had.

I used another project life card for my journaling and I love how the colors just came together.  I sprinkled some enamel dots and sequins around the layout for extra dimension.

Thanks so much for joining me today!  We'd love see how you're using your January kits, don't forget to share them in the FaceBook group!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

She turned 12

Today I have another project to share with you using this month's She's Crafty Classic Kit

My second oldest recently turned 12, so this week's layout features her:

I wanted to show off a lot of the patterned papers in the kit without losing the white space on my page so I used a star diecut made using my Silhouette machine and filled each open space with a different pattern. I also started with a clean white cardstock background and misted it with aqua, green, yellow and pink spray mist. 

After that I added strips of paper and tape, some rub-ons (love these!) and then layered tags and journaling spots on the left side of the page. I used the cute black Thickers for my title and accented things with enamel dots. I also used the Ranger "Mermaid" Liquid Pearls to make little dots around the curves of the black diecut circle. A little tip about the circle: instead of tucking one side under and wasting the part that was under the tags, I cut it and used the other piece on the page as well. 

One of my favorite embellishments in the kit is the pack of Elle's Studio acrylic words. I used the "hooray" and heart on this page and used a Copic marker to color over the white. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Christmas Morn

Hey all! I wanted to finish up one more project with the Gingerbread and Peppermint Class Kit before moving on to more January projects. I know a lot of people feel the pressure to be "caught up" with scrapbooking but I don't. I mean, if we were all caught up what would we scrapbook about, right?! But when January rolls around I like to complete at least one layout about Christmas morning knowing that I can go back later and finish up any other layouts for the month (I'll share more about my process for that later).
I already had an idea of how I wanted the layout to go - one larger photo with 3 smaller ones. This page is more of a snapshot of Christmas morning and I'll go back and do another page (maybe a pocket page) with more photos and journaling later. 
If you have a lot of Christmas memories to scrapbook there are just 2 - TWO! -  of these wonderful kits left. You can head over to the shop to check it out. I believe there's also one of the Daily Diary kits left as well. 

Monday, January 8, 2018

{Creative Spaces Tour} with the "She's So Crafty" Classic Kit

Hello scrappy friends!  It's Meridy here today, and I'm working with the "She's So Crafty" Classic Kit today.  There is only one more of these left in the store, and they are PERFECT to document our crafty hobbies!  Therefore, I decided to scrap a group photo of some of my scrappy friends and I at our annual "Creative Spaces Tour".  

Each January/February about 5 of my crafty friends open their creative spaces for an open house tour.  We travel as a group from house to house until we visit everyone.  The ladies on the tour provide snacks and the whole event is so much fun!  We also get some GREAT ideas for organizing our own stuff.  

When I got the "She's So Crafty" kit, I just knew that I would be using it to document the tour!  I started with the super cute scrapbook themed patterned paper as my background paper.  I built up layers of patterned paper peeking out from under the photo.

Next, I started adding clusters of chipboard stickers in a few areas, to keep the eye moving around the page.

I just adore the little scissor charms that came in the kit.  I cut off the little round part that is used to hang the charm from, because I just wanted to glue it flush to the page.  I added the "I scrap" flair to this little cluster as well.

I used some glittery Thickers that I had in my stash, every so often I pull something into my Noel Mignon kit.  The kits are so beautiful and versatile, so it's easy to use some stash mixed in with them.

And that wraps up my layout for today! Thank you for stopping by!