Friday, February 12, 2016

love note to my breakfast buddy

Hey guys, Michelle here! I'm cruising my way through the Heart of Gold Classic Kit and I have a page to share today all about my breakfast buddy. After going through years of infertility with my 3rd child I definitely savor all of the little moments we've gotten to share over the last 4 yrs - like breakfast at Panera :) So that is what this page is all about.
I absolute love that red/pink/gray chevron paper and was waiting for just the right layout to use it on. With some more black, white, gold, & pink accents my page came together quite easily.
I tucked my little 'love note' in behind some patterned paper with some ribbon at the top so it can be pulled out and read.
I tell ya, I am really loving the gold trend lately! Never thought I would but it's definitely become a favorite of mine so I added a few of those wonderful gold hearts around my page to round it out!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Love Letters: Daily Diary Heart of Gold 'A Tutorial'

Hello everyone!
Today I am going to take a different spin on my post this week.
I thought I would show one off one of my favourite tools to use with  you all, considering this week is all about "love letters". 
It was the perfect fit for the story I wanted to tell.

I love how each Daily Diary kit comes with at least 1 12x12 sheet.  It is awesome to have the option to use this in it's entirety, or cut up since most of them can be trimmed on their one side into adorable pocket cards.

So this week, because it is all about "love letters" I wanted to use this double sided paper from this kit and transform it into a super cute envelope to place inside my planner using my favourite tool...the We R Memory Keeper Envelope Punch Board!

This board is SO easy to use...and makes SO many different sizes of envelopes. How awesome right?!? It is the perfect way to create extra storage for your projects or a great way to create super cute envelopes from our overflowing paper stashes...I know we all have em! ;) let's get down to how this little beauty works.
When you purchase your board it comes with a full sheet of easy step by step well as photo directions so you cannot go wrong!
I will give you a basic low down...and if you are still unsure, you can always check out amazing video demos on you tube showing this fabulous tool in action.

So, to begin. 
Decide on what size of envelope you are wishing to create by reviewing all of the possible sizes listed on the board.  When you choose your size, it will also tell you what dimensions your paper needs to be in order to create that envelope.

So next step, trim your 12x12 sheet of paper down according to the size you require.

Next, when you chose your desired size of also stated not only the paper dimensions in correspondence with that, but it also showed the designated "score line".
This is important because the edge of your paper will always have to line up with that number when you are scoring and punching to create your score lines.

So here you can see I am aligning my paper along the designated score line.

Once I have it lined up, I can go ahead and push this blue knob down.  It will punch my paper to begin creating the envelope template.

Then, once I am done punching...take the scoring tool and starting at the scoring edge, create a score line down your paper.

You will repeat these steps 4 times to achieve the envelope template as seen below.
You can see where the "punch" actually creates the little notches that will form our envelope and allow our score lines to fold.

Next apply adhesive to the two side flaps.

Fold up the bottom portion and secure in place.

Fold over the top half and voila!

You have a gorgeous custom DIY envelope ready to go!
So cute, right?!?

Now, to create my letter.
I simply typed it up in a word processor and then printed it onto the back of one of the 4x6 gold foiled cards from the kit.
I added a decorate edge onto the top from one of the 6x6 papers from the kit for a little extra!

I then slipped it inside of my envelope.

Added some holes to my envelope and included it in my planner this month.

I love how cute this paper is....and in envelope form?!? Even better!

Now I will always have my love letter safely tucked away and will carry it with me for the remainder of 2016.  I love having this envelope on board in that I can add even more notes inside or additional photos if I want.

The envelope punch board is such a great tool and I loved incorporating it with this months kit!
See you all next week. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Heart of Gold Classic Kit: Dear Hedgie

Hello! Jana Eubank here! I was thrilled when our February "Heart of Gold" kits arrived this month and I saw the super-cute hedgehog stamps and WRMK sticker. Not only do I love hedgehogs, but my pup's favorite toy happens to be ...  a HEDGEHOG! How perfect, right?! I couldn't wait to tell her story on this next page!

Our design challenge on the blog this week is called "Love Letters." The challenge is to write our journaling in the form of a letter or to do something creative with letters on our project. I decided to write a letter from my dog to her favorite toy. You can read it here.

I decorated the page with lots of lovey-dovey hearts and flowers ... and the darling sticker from the We R Memory Keepers Crush sticker sheet ... of course! I love his little heart sunglasses! I surrounded him with more hearts, flowers and a big kiss! I think my dog, Ellie, would approve. She sure loves that toy!

Is there an "object of your affection" that would make a great page topic for your next layout? We'd love to see it! Come share it with us on the Noel Mignon Members Facebook page.

See you next time!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Inspired by Love Letters--"Heart of Gold" Classic Kit

Happy Tuesday!  This week the design team is scrapping using "Love Letters" as our inspiration. Today I'm going to be showcasing LETTERS in my layout using the "Heart of Gold" Classic Kit.  (I think there are still a couple of these kits available to purchase in the store!)

I like to use all different sorts of letters & fonts on my layouts. I also love using different medium, from Thickers, to stickers, to hand lettering.  It's a good thing the Noel Mignon kits are packed with letters each month!!!  

Let's start with the title of my page...I mixed the gold & white Thickers that came in this month's kit with some small alphabet stickers that I had in my stash.  I really like to mix and match the fonts and LETTERS in my titles.  I think it adds interest and is visually appealing.  I added a little text with the Pink Paislee washi strip that reads "capture the everyday" as well.

Next up is the journaling...I like to hand journal, because I think it is important to have my own hand writing on my layouts.  I like the look of typed journaling as well---but it is so much quicker to hand journal, so I occasionally type, but not very often.  I paired the frame that reads "today" along with a sticker that reads "together" to complete my journaling block for this layout.  I like the adding small details to the journaling block because I think it makes it look a little more interesting and dimensional.   

And finally, the last LETTERS appear in a banner at the top of my layout that reads "sweet".  This sticker is from the Crate Paper Sticker sheet that came in the kit.  I added this banner because the layout is about Slurpees, which are, or course, SWEET!!!  So this sticker fit the theme of the page perfectly.

Thank you so much for joining me today and checking out all of the ways I like to incorporate LETTERS on my layouts.  Stop by all week to see how the design team is inspired by "Love Letters" on their layouts.  

Monday, February 8, 2016

Documenting with Heart of Gold and an Unboxing Video!

Happy Monday! Danielle here today to share with you my Project Life Week 6, using the Noel Mignon Heart Of Gold Daily Diary Kit

Here is an unboxing video I made of the kit last week

Its snowing here today, and I had a heck of a time trying to photograph. All my gold elements look brown, so I apologize.
This weeks theme for the design team is "Love Letters". We were asked to either journal or do a fun technique and/or design element with letters. I chose to do 2 things, one was to write some journaling to my boys about how they didn't want to wait for me to make dinner, so they toasted half a loaf of bread! The second thing I did was to add the total of my Costco bill, down the side of my card with some Thickers from my stash!

 There are so many fun elements in this kit! I love the "clear" Pink Paislee stickers, like the one that says "Epic" on the bottom corner of this photo! I also used some scraps of ribbon from my stash on this layout. I made a little tab out of yellow ribbon above, and I made a ruffle out of blue ribbon below.
I love all the glittery cards and gold cards in this months kit! I am also loving the Crate Paper Hello Love gold heart stickers!
 The gold diamond shape paperclip was perfect to hold my receipt in the pocket!
 I added stitching to several of the cards for some added texture

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope I inspired you to create something today.

Also don't forget to check back the rest of this week to see how the Design Team incorporate this weeks challenge into their projects.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Documenting Wk 5 with a Video & Sweet Charlotte!

Happy Sunday! Danielle here today to share with you my first ever Project Life Process Video on YouTube!

This is my last project using the January Sweet Charlotte Daily Diary Kit from Noel Mignon. I made 5 project life weeks using it!
 Once again,I created another insert page. This time I cut down a 12x12 Design A Project Life page to 3.5x12. I also stitched it closed using the yellow pom pom trim as the edging.
 And here is what it looks like without the insert.
 I used my Zing Embossing Powder in Cricket to heat emboss the wood veneer.
 The blue glitter Thickers were from a past Noel Mignon kit
 And here are some close ups
 Oh how I love that yellow pom pom trim from the kit!
 I used my Stickles in Diamond on some of the cards, to give some texture.
 Thanks so much for stopping by!

I hope you had a chance to watch the process video! Please give me a thumbs up in it if you like what you saw, and want to see more videos, and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel! In future, I hope to do voice overs, but this weekend, with everyone home, it just was not going to happen lol!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Perfectly Paired with Pink, Blue and Gold

What do you think of the projects from this week?

Our designers have done a great job sharing 'perfect pairings' with the new 'Heart of Gold" February kit.

Today I have a layout to share where I have paired pink, blue and gold, a color combination that I love!


I started off my page with a patterned paper background. Oftentimes we cut off the tear strip on the bottom of the page. Instead of doing that, I cut the extra from the top of the page so that I could have the grey triangle border on the bottom of the page. I added droplets of white and gold spray mist and then hand-cut some flowers from the gorgeous My Mind's Eye Hello Gorgeous "Ashley" paper and used them as embellishments around my page. This brought in the pink part of the pink, blue and gold combo. Some of the flowers I glued directly to the page, others I raised up with foam adhesive. 

I used two shades of blue My Mind's Eye enamel dots for the blue accent to go with the blue flowers from the patterned paper. I brought in some more texture with the layered Crate Paper tag and wooden heart. 

For the gold elements I had gold spray mist, a gold frame, gold striped sticker, little hearts and a Pink Paislee enamel heart. I used some bits of washi tape (the washi booklet was one of my favorite parts of this kit!) and journaled directly onto my page. 

What is your favorite color combination or product combo? 

Please share with us!

Have a fantastic weekend!