Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bunny Hop Day 2


Hello and Welcome to Day 2 of our Bunny Hop!! I have a fun gift box and our second clue to share with you today!

First off, here are the bunny hop rules for you all again!

Here are the rules:
1)  Come to the blog each day to find your clue, and then hop over to the website to find your egg
2) Copy and paste the egg, each day, for a total of 5 eggs.
3) Each day paste the egg that you found in your Facebook, or Instagram feed, and tag us #noelmignon
4) One random bunny hop player who collects all 5 eggs (one each day), and shares each day, will win the upcoming May kit, "Carousel"!




Here is your clue for today!!

Today's egg can be found not in a product description.  It is hiding with a designer.  She is the newest member of the design team.   Start your hunt here... http://www.noelmignon.com/ and be sure to copy and paste the egg (or screenshot it) and share on your facebook or instagram (or both) feed with the #noelmignon, so we can spy your find.  Good luck!

Now for my project! I am trying to stay ahead of the game and have some fun generic cards and gift boxes around, trying to avoid all those last minute scrambles! When I saw this cute mason jar box, I knew I wanted to give it a try with the Wishing Well Kit! The colors and patterns were pretty season neutral in this kit, and I knew the gold accents would make for a beautiful gift box!


I kept things fairly simple except for my main cluster. I also left a sentiment off so that way when the perfect occasion for this comes along, I can add it in! Here is a close of some of the detail.


I also wanted to remind everyone that the next round of subs are open and filling up FAST!! Make sure you get signed up so you don't miss out on any of these fabulous kits!!! Go here to find all the details!!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Bunny Hop Day 1- Let's Go Fly a Kite!


The Easter Bunny has hopped by the brand new NoelMignon website a little early this year, so get out your Easter baskets, because we have some fun planned!  There are 5 eggs hidden around our site, and if you are able to find all of them this week, then you can qualify to win a May kit for free!  

Here are the rules:
1)  Come to the blog each day to find your clue, and then hop over to the website to find your egg
2) Copy and paste the egg, each day, for a total of 5 eggs.
3) Each day paste the egg that you found in your Facebook, or Instagram feed, and tag us #noelmignon
4) One random bunny hop player who collects all 5 eggs (one each day), and shares each day, will win the upcoming May kit, "Carousel"!
GOOD LUCK!


Here is today's clue:
This includes 20 pieces of patterned paper, and 5 cardstock. Orange, turquoise, and yellow, make this a very happy collection. There are only 2 of these left in the shop.

And to finish out our post today, here is a spring layout from me made with the Social Butterfly kit! What says Springtime more than flying kites?! 


 




Friday, April 11, 2014

Using Bits of Color

Hello, Scrappers! Jana Eubank here with another page created using the April Social Butterfly Kit. I love all of the bright colors in this kit ... they are so perfect for scrapping all kinds of memories. This page features several photos of my son and his scout troup.

SCOUTING MEMORIES


I loved the colorful speech bubble paper by Simple Stories included in the kit and wanted to use it on this page; however, my photos already had a lot happening in them. That's when I decided to keep the background simple and just use a splash of color here-and-there.

A colorful patterned paper, like the speech bubble paper, is best used in small doses in this situation so that it doesn't overwhelm your photos. Here, I trimmed out a row of the bubbles and placed it along the top of my photo grouping. I used a a couple of them to add journaling to this page.


A few more snippets of color at the bottom of the photos in the form of letters, stickers, and another snippet of colorful paper, balanced things out nicely.

Next time you are struggling to make the products on your page work with the photos you are working with, try keeping it simple by using just a few spots of color.

Have fun!

Jana Eubank

Thursday, April 10, 2014

My Sweetie Cake and the Social Butterfly kit


Hello!

Becky Williams with you here today to share my first post as an official member of the Noel Mignon team!

I used this month's kit, Social Butterfly, to create this layout of my youngest daughter, Lily.

If you haven't gotten this kit yet, hurry over to the store because I think there are still a couple kits left!

I was tucking almost-three-year-old Lily in for a nap the other day, told her I loved her and she said, "You're my sweetie cake." I thought it was the cutest little thing and decided to use it as the title for this page:


I used the orange cardstock and one of the Basic Grey Spice Market papers as the base for my page. The "sweetie cake" and heart background was cut on my Silhouette Cameo and then I added the fun American Crafts cork arrows and Jillibean Soup orange AlphaBeans to accent the title. 


To help the orange alpha stickers stand out from the background paper I used some white spray mist and a paintbrush and after the mist dried added alphas. 


The Maya Road cording in the kit is so cool! I like that it is thicker than most twines I've seen. I cut the length I wanted to wrap around the picture of Lily and then unraveled it and then used just part of it instead of the whole strand. I like the fun texture it adds to the page. I also tucked a journaling card and a piece of the orange polka dot Maya Road fabric tape under the picture along with some of the October Afternoon stickers. I added some of those cute  Jillibean Soup wood Sprinkles to the circles of my diecut background. 


Lastly, I tucked one of the BG Spice Market metal shapes under my picture and put a Studio Calico fabric bow on top of the pic but in the center of the metal shape. There is so much texture in this kit! 

I am excited to share more "Social Butterfly" projects with you as the month goes on. 

Make sure to share your projects with us on the Noel Mignon Facebook page. We'd love to see what you are working on with the kits. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Congrats to the Birthday Boy

Good morning friends- Cassie here! Today I have a layout made using the wonderful Social Butterfly kit :)  I adored the bright and bold colors-- they are perfect complement to a colorful birthday picture of my son's 2nd birthday.


I LOVED all of the embellishments in this kit so I used a little bit of everything!




The only thing not found in the kit is the cake sticker, which is from an old Crate Paper collection.  I colored in parts of the wood veneer in the kit so the cake would POP a little bit more on the background-- worked like a charm!

I hope you like the layout and have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!

-Cassie

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Someday....


Hello my crafty friends!! I have a fun layout to share with you today using a mix of scraps and leftovers from some of the past few kits! I have been challenging myself to kill as much of my leftover kits as I can, so this was a fun layout to use of some of those leftover scraps. I only used one full 12x12 sheet of paper on this one!


I've been in a bit of a creative slump lately, so for this layout, I thought it would be fun to do two things! First, I did not use my trimmer once, everything is cut by hand ( so if it looks crooked, that's probably because it is! lol)! Second, I used this but down piece of white cardstock as my base. I created my layout completely on it, and then matted it on the larger 12x12 piece.

I found that kinda stepping away from my normal scrapping "procedure" made for a fun layout!  Here are a few close ups for you:




Friday, April 4, 2014

Yes! You Can Emboss Chipboard!

Hi Everyone! Jana Eubank here. Today I have a new page to share with you created with the April 2014 kit, Social Butterfly kit.

I happened to have these photos sitting on my desk and loved that I was able to pull the softer yellow and aqua tones out from the kit and create this girly page.

Ever since I heard the following story about butterflies, I have loved what they represent. Because of this, I was drawn to the large chipboard butterfly included in the kit and thought it was the perfect symbol to accompany these photos of my daughter receiving a department award from her school ... because this occasion represents a part of the path my daughter is on in becoming who she is meant to be.

The Lesson of the Butterfly
A man spent hours watching a butterfly struggling to emerge from its cocoon. It managed to make a small hole, but its body was too large to get through it. After a long struggle, it appeared to be exhausted and remained absolutely still.

The man decided to help the butterfly and, with a pair of scissors, he cut open the cocoon, thus releasing the butterfly. However, the butterfly’s body was very small and wrinkled and its wings were all crumpled.

The man continued to watch, hoping that, at any moment, the butterfly would open its wings and fly away. Nothing happened; in fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its brief life dragging around its shrunken body and shrivelled wings, incapable of flight.

What the man – out of kindness and his eagerness to help – had failed to understand was that the tight cocoon and the efforts that the butterfly had to make in order to squeeze out of that tiny hole were Nature’s way of training the butterfly and of strengthening its wings.

Sometimes, a little extra effort is precisely what prepares us for the next obstacle to be faced. Anyone who refuses to make that effort, or gets the wrong sort of help, is left unprepared to fight the next battle and never manages to fly off to their destiny.
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Here is a look at my page.


I loved how the felt flower looked layered on top of the white chipboard butterfly, but I wanted the butterfly to have a bit more texture and pattern to it, so I decided to run it through my embossing machine using a polka dot embossing folder. You would probably think that chipboard is too thick of a material to emboss, but it's not. Look how beautiful it turned out! It can be a little tricky to crank through an embossing machine with a hand-crank, but it is possible. In this case, I used my eBosser machine so that I didn't have to flex my muscles too much. Hehe!


I also really love the other textures included with this kit. I used one of the BasicGrey metal pieces in between the words of my title and added a wood framed gem (by Jillibean Soup) to the center. 

Thanks for taking a look at my page today. I hope you feel inspired to create!

See you next time!