Thursday, December 31, 2015

resolutions documented with daily diary.

happy happy new years eve everyone!
wow! just like that 2015 is over.
i cannot believe that 2016 is only hours away.
a fresh NEW year. sounds exciting doesn't it?

so, for my last and final instalment for 2015....and the december daily diary kit i created a fun 'resolution' spread in my album.  how perfect are those foil numbers?  

true to my style, and how i love to change it up, you will notice again i used a lot of the elements both inside and outside my pocket pages. it's fun to change it up.

i added some simple typed journaling about my resolution and thoughts regarding the new year onto a 4x6 piece of white card stock.

i then added a scrap of 6x6 paper i had from the kit onto the edge to create  fun border.  i absolutely LOVED this star paper from this months kit.  so i used it not only as a 3x4 pocket card, but i also used my star punch to create some star embellishments from it.  i used my sewing machine to adhere them to the side. love the dimension.

i also loved using the sequin embellishments from the kit onto my spreads this month. how EASY are they to use first off....and second, they look so cute on pages.  a little bit of sparkle, added texture. such a great embellishment.  again, another favourite this month.

i am so happy i took some time to document this special time of year.  it is always neat to look back and reflect once the year has passed.  it is also nice to write down a focus, or intention you want to bring forward.  i really pray 2016 is a really good year.  

happiest new year to all of you. may it be a year of blessings!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Time to Trim the Tree-"Mistletoe & Holly" Classic Kit

Thanks for joining me today, I have another double page layout to share.  This time using pictures of our family decorating the tree from Christmas 2014.  

I try to print the pictures that I want to scrapbook at the end of each month.  I take LOTS of photos, and if I don't keep caught up on the printing, it will be totally overwhelming to me.  So I will print this December's photos in the beginning of January.

  Therefore, if I want to scrapbook Christmas photos in December, it will be pictures of Christmases past.  At least I will have this year's Christmas pictures printed and ready to scrap by the end of next week.  I have found this is the only way I can stay organized and keep on top of my printing without getting confused.

The left side of my layout, is a bit more intricate and detailed than the right side, since the left side focused on only 2 photographs, and the right side containes a collage of photographs.

Sometimes I struggle using rub ons on my layouts.  But the Shimelle Rub Ons in this kit were very easy for me to find a home for on this page.  The string of lights is one of my favorite from the pack...

I decided to fussy cut one of the little Rudolph's out of the border strip paper and add pop dots to the back to make one deer stand out on my page.  I like adding a little dimension with pop dots whenever I can.

The Pink Paislee Puffy Stickers "Deck the Halls" sentiment made the perfect title for this layout--I paired it with a few "ornament" embellishments from chipboard, to puffy stickers, to wooden buttons...

I cut the phrase "Christmas is Coming" out of the "B" side of a tiny scrap of paper that I had left over from earlier this month, and made it into a little tag, I outlined it to draw attention to it on my layout.

Thank you for joining me today!  Happy New Year!!!  I am dying to break into my January "Sweet Charlotte" Kit and share some layouts using that!!!  See you soon!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Resolutions Pocket Page with Mistletoe & Holly

Hello Everyone! Hope you all had a great Holiday and enjoyed your time with family and friends. Now that Christmas is behind us, it's time to look forward to the New Year. This week the Design Team is focusing on Resolutions with our projects. I used December's "Mistletoe & Holly" Daily Diary Kit to create my Resolution themed page. This page is photoless and focuses on my goals for next year as well as a few of my FAV memories from this year. The pocket page cards in this month's kit fit perfectly with our theme this week. This page is quite simple and I love it! I love changing the page designs so my pages aren't always heavy on embellishments! Here's the whole page ...
I removed the paper flower centers and added my own embellishments. (The gold paper flower is from a previous Noel Mignon Kit, doilies are from my stash)
I love pocket cards that are perfect for lists. It makes journaling so easy!
Here's my last few cards ...
Stay tuned for more Resolution-themed projects from the DT this week. Let's see what your resolutions are for the New Year! Have a great week!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Documenting Dec 14 - 20 with the Mistletoe & Holly Daily Diary Kit

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. Danielle here to share with you my December 14 - 20 Project Life spread using my Noel Mignon Mistletoe & Holly Daily Diary Kit
I have had so much fun working with this kit!
Oh, that gold snowflake 4x6 card! Swoon! I love all the gold foil cards that were included in this kit!!
The yellow and the black & white 4x6 cards were paper I had left over from the  Country Life Classic Kit. They went perfect with this kit!
One of my favourite things to do is create my own 4x6 cards by stitching together 3x4 cards and pattern papers!

 Oh those adhesive sequins....they have my heart! I also love these little alpha stickers that came in the kit! 
Here is a close up of how I mixed my alpha stickers together to create a fun title

 Another favourite was the OA Sticker sheet that came in the kit! To add some interest to the snowflake card, I stitched on this cute Fa La La sticker!

I hope I have inspired you to create something today!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Mistletoe & Holly: Joy and Christmas Dance

Merry Christmas, Noel Mignon fans! It's Jana Eubank. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying your weekend.

I'm back again today with a couple more layouts using the December Mistletoe & Holly Classic Kit.


I love a minty aqua, white, and red color scheme for Christmas and winter pages and thought it would be perfect here with my daughters at their school choir concert, wearing their red vests. The pictures just POP against the light background and really become the focus of this page.

I used the peppermint-looking chevron paper as the baseline for my photos, snuggling them up to each other in an arrangement that made sense. 

I have LOVED cutting out the birds from the October Afternoon paper ... I think I have used them on almost every pages I have created this month ... they are just so happy and sweet. I can't resist! Here they are accenting the top of my page, grouped with a few punched white glittery snowflakes.

And again in the lower left corner of the photo grouping.

I used the tag stickers from the Jillibean Soup stickers to accent either side of the page, it's a fun way to add in a different texture with the white string tied to them.

I handcut the word "Joy" from the Simple Stories paper and used it to create my title. The white letter stickers are from the kit. The green stickers were die cut using and alphabet die I had in my stash. I punched out a few more snowflakes to accent the title and tie this part of the page in with the snowflakes at the top of the page.

Finally, I pen-stitched around the edges of the page using the red pen that was included with th ekit.



I used a similar color scheme on this page of my daughter going to the Christmas Dance last year. I used the My Mind's Eye papers from the kit paired with white and ivory. The Shimelle woodgrain paper was the perfect background layer to house my photos.

I used those cute October Afternoon birds again at the top of this page along with some Pink Paislee snowflake puffy stickers, the Jillibean Soup "JOY" sticker, and a couple of snowflake sequins. 

I added a bit of stitching along the striped paper for texture.

I had already cut the woodgrain background paper when I decided that I wanted to scoot it a little more to the left. I needed a pattern to fill in on the right ... and decided to go with something tone-on-tone. I used an embossing folder to emboss a piece of white cardstock, and then accented the edge with a punched scallop border. I love how pretty it turned out! It goes nicely with the elegant dance clothes in the pictures.

The lace along the bottom of the page came from last month's Golden Delicious Classic kit. I love the texture it adds here. 

I created the title using a cut file I created of my handwriting. You can download that file for free by visiting the FREEBIES page on my personal blog, if you'd like. The green letters were again created using a metal die and cardstock from my stash. I placed a few puffy star stickers around the title to connect the title visually to the photos a bit more.

Finally, to accent the bottom of my layout, I hand cut several of the gifts from the My Mind's Eye paper and grouped them together with a puffy poinsettia sticker, "Cheer" Jillibean Soup stickers, puffy snowflake stickers. and a die cut pine sprig (Silhouette Cameo).


Well, I hope you enjoy your weekend! And now that the big day is over, you might get a minute to yourself to do a little bit of scrapping! If so, I hope my pages have inspired you today to pull out your Mistletoe & Holly kit. 

I'm now getting excited to dig into my Sweet Charlotte goodies! Eeek!

Happy New Year to you!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

our december with daily diary.

Hello everyone! WOW! We are here....December 24th.
If you are anything like me, you are wondering exactly where the month has gone.
Amidst the busy busy of the season, I am just SO happy that I took some time away from the demands of the day to document some of my favourite photos I have taken so far.

These 6x8 pages are created using the December Daily Diary Kit.  
I love this kit.
There is so much going on. So many fun vibes and pieces.
It was so much fun to mix and match everything to piece this layout together.

True to my style, I kept my spread simple. Focus on the photos with some beautiful products added in.  I am in LOVE with the puffy polka alphas from this kit.  They are so cute.

I also LOVE the 3x4 camera card with the type text. 
It was also fun to add these wood looking word embellishments onto my pages.
They add a touch of vintage, with some added dimension. So great.

Some fun elements here.  The foil numbers are awesome, and I loved layering these embellies overtop my instax photo.

I loved how I decided to use this pocket page.  I basically added cards and pattern paper into the pockets and layered my photo and embellishments on the outside of the page protector.  Such a fun way to add variety into my album.

I am so thankful for these memories.  They are just of the little things, but when you add them up they amount to the biggest joy in my life.  I hope you are all able to enjoy yourselves during this holiday season amidst the chaos and crazy....cause we all got it!  

Merry Christmas everyone. xoxo

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Daddy Daughter Dance-a layout using "Mistletoe & Holly" Classic Kit

I have a double page layout to share using this month's beautiful "Mistletoe & Holly" Classic Kit.  These are the first pictures I thought of when I saw the "joy" paper in this month's kit...

Although the pictures aren't Christmas themed, but the colors worked perfect with this month's kit.

I think playing with the embellishments that come in the kits is always my favorite part of scrapooking.  I did pull a few sequins from my stash for this layout.

I cut one of the die cuts in half to ground my title and the other bits and pieces on this embellishment cluster...

The rub ons in the December kit are so much fun to add to the photos, and they can run right off of the photo onto the various layers of paper underneath.  I really like using rub ons in this way.  I used the little frame as a journaling box---the perfect size for a little blurb about the event!

Thank you so much for joining me today!  I would love to see your layouts using the "Mistletoe & Holly" kit on the Noel Mignon Members Facebook page.

Merry Christmas!!!!