Friday, July 3, 2015

summer fun

I started playing with the new Pool Party kit this week and man is it fun!! Between the great papers, chipboard & puffy stickers, summer flair, wooden accents, etc there's just so much packed into this kit to make loads of projects!!

I had to do my first layout from the pics I took of the kids last week at the pool. We have had hot, hot, HOT temps here (90s & past 100) so a pool day was definitely in order last week!

I went with my 'go to' style which was a grid with the 4 photos I had cropped to approx. 2.5" and then accented around them with all the great embellies from the kit!

Using the great kits that Noel puts together it's easy to create a layout in no time!!

Pool Party Daily Diary & Pocket Pages!

Hello everyone! I am Lindsay Bateman and I am SO thrilled and excited to be joining the Noel Mignon Kit Club family and designing with their fabulous kits!  I can tell already how amazing of an opportunity this is going to be.  I had SO much fun creating my first official pocket page spread with the Pool Party Daily Diary kit.  I cannot wait to create more...which will be so easy considering just how jam packed these kits are! Jaw dropping!

I really wanted to document my son's first experience at a splash park.  He has been a water baby since the day he was born, so I just knew that he would have such a fun time.  The contents of the Pool Party Daily Diary kit are so perfect in documenting these wonderful summer memories.  I especially loved the variety of the 3x4 cards.  Such beautiful patterns and phrases that were more than perfect to fill my pages.

I loved layering different components of the kit to create my 3x4 pocket cards.  

For example, the 'summertime' card consists of a 3x4 card, the summertime die cut (which i stitched on) and a word strip sticker at the bottom.  So fun right?  
I also trimmed the 'summertime' 3x4 card diagonally and added it to the bottom left and top right of my spread.  I really love how it brings the story together.  I also love mixing and matching different 3x4 card patterns.

I created this fun page title card using the letter stickers, a puffy sticker and a word strip sticker from the kit.  I absolutely love the '#summertime' sticker.  It is too cute.  I love the ability to make my own 3x4 cards unique and this kit provides so many ways to do just that.  I absolutely loved all of the embellishments.

One of my favourite cards that I created is this one on the top right.  I combined 2 different 3x4 cards (I love the mix of patterns) and then laid a chipboard frame onto a piece of another 3x4 card that I trimmed to fit.  I then laid the cute sun puffy sticker in the middle.  Again, I love the customization here and who doesn't love puffy stickers?

This kit also came with a beautiful array of 6x6 papers.  This fun little grid is one of those papers.  I simply trimmed it off and then stitched it onto a 3x4 card.  The cute little heart clip was the perfect added touch.  Plus I love how it peeks out the top of my album.

Thank you so much for stopping by so I could share my first official Noel Mignon Daily Diary pocket page layout with you all.  I am so excited to share the rest of my layouts with you throughout the rest of this month using the Daily Diary Pool Party Kit.  Stay cool everyone! :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Keeping Cool in the Pool-Pool Party Classic Kit

I'm so excited to be sharing my first layout as a design team member for Noel Mignon!  This month's "Pool Party" Classic Kit is going to be so much fun!

The kit is perfect for all sorts of pictures, but I figured I would use it for pool pictures right away, how can I resist!?!!

I take a LOT of pictures, and sometimes have a hard time narrowing it down. The past few years, I have created collages (through Picasa), as a solution to that problem.  This way, I can add quite a few pictures to my layouts without making them overcrowded---and there is still plenty of room for pretty papers, embellishments, and journaling.

I like to add layers and texture to my layouts.  I sometimes do that by dry embossing cardstock, as I did with the blue/green strip that I tucked behind the embellishment cluster below.

I actually used 2 alphabets from last month's "Happy Go Lucky" Classic Kit, because the colors and style blended so well with this layout.  I thought the little fan die cut was too cute not to use along side of the title.  

I often use the branding strips as added layers, the polka dot strip pictured below is from a Crate Paper branding strip.  Luckily these days, lots of companies have cute branding strips---Crate Paper's are always some of my favorites!  I love when they come in my kits!!!

Thank you so much for joining us today!  I am looking forward to sharing more work in the coming weeks and months here at Noel Mignon Kit Club!!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Documenting Summer with the Pool Party Daily Diary Kit

Good evening! Due to a little misunderstanding in scheduling, my post is coming at you extremely late today but I'm eager to show you my first pocket page spread using the Pool Party Daily Diary Kit. I love the bright, vibrant colors in this kit and they just went so well with my photos.

I used the heck out of the Summer Vibes stuff from Simple Stories that was included in the kit. The cards are absolutely gorgeous and had the perfect phrases for the photos I used.

I layered some die cuts from Simple Stories and some of the word stickers from the 12x12 sticker sheet in the kit.

I usually try to layer the bigger word art die cuts with a shaped die cut underneath like I did with the cloud and "hello there summer" on the top left card.

I like a lot of white space in my spreads but there were so many brightly colored cards that I wanted to use. To offset this, I decided to make the borders around my photos wider to give more white space.

It was fun to create the journaling card with the word art stickers and gives an added bit of color to this side of the spread. I layered some more die cuts on the journal cards and love how it turned out.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Are you following NoelMignon on Instagram yet? If not, please hop over and give us a follow so you can keep up with what the team is making with their kits, not to mention some awesome sneak peeks of upcoming kits.

Monday, June 29, 2015

My Wonderful Little People

I got the awesome Pool Party kit in the mail last week, but before I dug into it, I really wanted to make one more project with the Happy Go Lucky kit. I love that I can make SO many projects out of one kit. I still have quite a few things left in that kit that I will continue to dip into and use! 

For this layout, I wanted to use that stencil that was in the kit again. I use a mini chalk ink pad on top of it to create the blue pattern. I love this look and how quickly it dries. 

The title was fun for me to make as well- I love using my own writing and hand cut letters on my pages. I think it adds a fun personal touch! 

Friday, June 26, 2015


Hey guys! Summer vacation is in full swing and it is super hot where I live. I am dying to dig into the new Pool Party is ah-mazing!!! I have so many plans for this kit!!! Check it out...
See?!! Amazing! But before I dig into that I have another layout using the Happy Go Lucky classic kit...and this kit is pretty amazing, too!!!

I opted to change my photo to black and white since the colors didn't quite go with my page. You can see here with the color version next to the black & white:
You can see the color photo definitely would have been a distraction. I also cropped out a bit of the background on the black & white photo.
There are lots of fun embellishments that came with this kit which makes it super easy to throw a page together! And those self-adhesive brads?!! Those are my new favorite for sure! I love using brads on a page but 9 times out of 10 I decide that after I've adhered most of my page. And usually where I want to put the brad is in the middle of the page. Tell me I'm not the only one that does this! But now, with the self-adhesive brads, you can put it wherever you want on your page...and you don't have to worry about punching holes!
I'm also loving those, a lot!! I may save a few of those for the upcoming Main Street Magic class!

You can head over to Noel Mignon to check out these kits (and more!). I'm not sure how many of these are left, usually there's only a few. So if you want one be sure to head over there & snag one up!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Life documented...

Hi :) I am sad to say that this will be my final project life share as part of the NoelMignon team. The past six months has truly been a wonderful experience and I am very grateful for the chance to share my love of scrapping with you all, but as they say ''all good things must come to an end".

I have used the awesome 'Happy Go Lucky' Daily Diary kit to document week 24 from my album.

As always my weekly photos were a mix of sizes and colors, but by using the fun patterns in the kit to balance out my photos, I was able to achieve a balanced look across both pages. 

I wanted to keep the embellishments minimal this week, focusing instead on the stories and photos, but did end up using a few small pieces from the kit to add more color to a few of the pockets.  

Our seasons are very different here in Australia, but even though this kit contained a lot of spring themed pieces it all still worked well with some of my  autumn pics and goes to show just how versatile these kits always are.

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