Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Hello friends and Happy Thanksgiving! Today I have a fun project to share with you using the Sweet & Simple Classic Kit. I loved the deeper reds and blues of this kit, and I really thought it would be perfect for putting together this home decor piece I had had in my mind for awhile.

I started with a small natural pallet, then using the Homemade paper from Simple Stories that was included in the kit, I covered each slat with one of the patterns. I cut a tree from the burlap paper from Fancy Pants, and then I picked some of my favorite papers out of the kit, and traced each of my kiddos hand prints for the top of my tree!

I wanted to keep the embellishing very simple on this, I really wanted that tree to take center stage. I did add in some fun details in the bottom left corner.

I wanted to add in a sentiment or title of some sort onto this, I tried many different ideas around, but finally settled on a simple "love", and I think it fits it perfectly!

Going to end this with a close up of those sweet hand prints! So excited to get this hung up!

Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving, and take to time remember what is important this holiday season!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cable Knit Daily Diary Kit Reveal!

Here you go! And since these are already sold out (sorry!) be sure to rush rush rush to get your Cable Knit Classic Kit! All the same feeling, but way way way bigger!

Happy Tuesday!

Two Post Tuesday!

Hey everyone! I am so excited to tell you that I got the newest Daily Diary kit yesterday from Noel for December! It's called Cable Knit, and it's adorable! I am going to be making a little reveal video here in a minute, but wanted to hop on to show you a layout I made using the Maple Creek kit first.

I had such a great time at the pumpkin patch this year with Reed - he was a total champ for pictures! And I certainly took my fair share!

I love combining lots of elements, on different layers of the page, and especially love when little bits peek through, like the thankful cork piece there, behind the vellum. I've been waiting for the perfect place to use that little hello rubon for a while now! Love combining kits!

I used the leftover scraps from some leaves that I cut out for a banner I made using the Early Autumn kit to create the background for the page. Just tucked in some paper behind a couple for a little contrast, then added lots and lots of layers on top. It's ridiculous how much I love that wood leaf!

I used that adorable striped ribbon at the bottom to anchor the page, and those arrows from Pink Fresh were totally perfect to move your eye inward. So many different ways to use those little guys!. And can we talk about layering rubons? DO IT!

Here I tucked a couple of leftover leaves I had cut and layered a little flower I had leftover from my wreathe project on top of that cute butterfly sticker - another little guy I have been hoarding :)

And in the immortal words of Forest Gump, that's all I have to say about that.

So. Be sure to check back later today for the reveal video for the Cable Knit Daily Diary kit - it's a goodie!

Bye for now!

gratitude cards


It is so nice to be back here!

Lately as we've had some ups and downs at home I have had time to reflect on some of the things that I am most grateful for.

What are you thankful for?

It is so important to share and thank others for their friendship and for the blessing they are to us.

I decided to create some "thankful" cards to share with y'all this week:

Each of these cards took just minutes to make. 

I used kraft cardstock as my card base. 

For the card above I used spray mist to create the colorful background and added some Jillibean Soup tape and leftover leaves from the wreath I shared last week. 

For this card I used a few more leaves, a doily and a couple of stickers. 

For this last card I used an embossing folder on the white cardstock. I also added a diecut and some ribbon from the kit along with more leaves I had leftover from my "give thanks" frame. 

Don't forget to thank those who have made an impact in your life. 

Coming soon you will see lots of Christmas holiday projects!

I can't wait for my kit to get here!!!

Happy, happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Noel Mignon!

Friday, November 21, 2014

I treasure you!

Hi friends! I've got a quick card to share with you today that I plan on giving as a part of the hostess gift I plan to give our Thanksgiving hostess. This kit, Maple Creek, is so perfect for this kind of sentiment. I love all the rich colors that work so well with the season.

I chose to layer my sentiment on top of a punched shape, and on top of a tag so that it would stand out on the card. I also chose to punch the bottom edge of the brown Basic Grey patterned paper with a scalloped border punch. I went back and layered the yellow reverse side of that same paper underneath the brown to add more emphasis and texture. I'd forgotten how much I love my punches and it was fun to pull them out again! To finish off the card, I added brads to the right of the tag, and a snippet of the checkered ribbon through the tag. Now I'm all set to hand this off, probably with a Thanksgiving hand towel or a bottle of wine, to Josh's grandmother who will be hosting us this year.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

We Are So Blessed

Welp, I gotta say, people, I am blessed. Truly.
These last couple of weeks have been a doozy! A lot of work and running around, and not knowing quite how I would get it all done, but luckily, I am blessed with a stinkin' awesome kid, amazing and supportive husband, and a super fun and giving Mamala! And a couple of hours magically appeared on Tuesday night to be able to pull together this little layout. It's funny how right when you need a little miracle, one can just magically appear, isn't it?

After a long weekend visiting my Mamala, I got a phone call in the wee hours from her in her bedroom to come and help. And there she was, with a couple of funky-looking toes! So it was an unexpected extended vacation, without all of the things one normally packs for a two-week getaway. You know, like my Noel Mignon kits! LOL! Luckily, my amazing hubby made some time last weekend to come down and visit us, and bring me my kit box so I could make up this little guy, just in time for Gratitude Week here on the blog!

The title of this layout is "We are so Blessed" and man, we are! Even though it has been a hectic couple of weeks, I feel so lucky that I am able to take this time to help when it's needed. Not everyone can do that, and I am so grateful to my hubbs that I am able to be a stay-at-home mama and live-in nurse when the Mamala calls!

I have been in a very layery mood the last several months, where my layouts are concerned. And all of the cute little individual bit of ephemera that Noel puts in the kits are so perfect to tuck and stitch into place. And I love the translucency of that gorgeous vellum! LOVE it! But I basically love all things gold right now, so I super love those cork star stickers with a little Zazz on them!

And speaking of Zazz and cork - I mean, come on! Was that a no-brainer to do with those super cute We R stickers? Um yes.

And I can't tell you how grateful I am for RUBONS THAT ACTUALLY WORK! I mean, you know what I'm talking about, people! There is nothing more irritating than going to rub down an image and - NOPE - not going on! Very grateful that we get the best goodies in our kits, that I can always count on to work perfectly!

So that's all for me today. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are having a great week so far!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Family Gratitude Journal

Happy CHILLY morning from here in Alabama- it's a breezy 20 something degrees here! Brrrr! 

This morning I have a simple Gratitude journal that I made with the Maple Creek kit. It is super easy and fun to put together! I cut different sizes of papers and folded them in half and nested them inside of each other. To hold them in, I used the beautiful kraft tape from in the kit to attach each page in. I love the layered look of this little book! 

As you can see, there's lots of little tabs and pages peeking through here- perfect for little spots to adhere in gratitude cards my children have been working on!

I hope to keep adding to this now through Thanksgiving so we have a nice fat book of reminders of all the blessings we have. 

Thankful for YOU, all our NM family! :)