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!!!


Camille Short said...

This looks like an awesome kit - and beautiful layout!

Val Earl said...

Beautiful job, Meridy!

cr8ive1az said...

Love this beautiful layout. .. thanks for sharing

Lynn K said...

Gorgeous layouts. Your photos compliment the papers so well!! Love all the layering!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful pages!

Cathy M said...

Meridy - another beautiful you such great work layout and photography!!!