Friday, November 24, 2017

Thankful for Ten: Home Sweet Home Daily Diary Kit

Hi!  And Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American readers!!!  Today I am coming at you with a layout about how thankful I am for our rescue boxer, Annabelle.  We adopted her when she was about a year old and stray on the streets of San Antonio, TX.  We met her at a rescue center and it was love at first sight for both of us.  She is the perfect dog for us.  She's sweet, gentle and brings us so much joy.  She has just turned 10 this month, and she has been with us for 9 years. 

This is an 8.5x11 layout that will go in Annabelle's album.  I used a brown plaid paper from my stash as the background and then used the 6x6 papers from the kit that I still had left.

The Simple Stories chipboard "Thankful" sticker was perfect for my title.  I used the Thickers from the kit to finish it off.  The red project life card was great for my journaling since we definitely felt like she completed our family when we brought her home.

I cut out a piece from the Simple Stories cut apart sheet to create the "so very blessed" collage and added the chipboard "together" to help it round out.  The Elle's Studio cut aparts were great as a sentiment along the left-hand side as well.

The chipboard hearts really helped it come together and finish it off.

Thanks so much for joining us today.  Have you used this kit to document something you are thankful for?  Please share it in our FB group so we can see it!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving and the Home Sweet Home Classic Kit

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving to y'all.

We sure are grateful for you here at Noel Mignon.

Today I have a quick fall project to share with you.

Before that, though, I just hope that your day is filled with happiness and that in between the food prep, the turkey and the pie (or whatever you choose to eat today), the parade and the football, and maybe even the naps, remember the truckload of blessings in your life.

For my project I used the Home Sweet Home classic kit. 

I simply started with a 5x7 piece of dotted patterned paper from the kit and kept it pretty simple since I wanted the cute little red truck to be the focus of the project. 

Here are a couple of detail shots: 

These little flowers from Jillibean Soup are adorable: 

Thank you for stopping by Noel Mignon and have a very Happy Thanksgiving. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

turkey day recipes

Well, it's the day before Thanksgiving! My family is casually watching tv while I'm prepping the desserts & Thanksgiving dinner for tomorrow. As I was going through all of my recipes, I realized I needed to get them into my recipe book. I have many recipes that I use year after year and yet have not made it to 'the official' book yet. And a bunch of printed recipes from the internet just isn't pretty!
A while back I shared the recipe book I started putting together for all of my favorite Christmas recipes and every year I add to it when I discover new favorites. So now it was time to get those turkey day favorites into a recipe book as well!

I pulled out the Apple Crisp Classic Kit along with the Home Sweet Home Daily Diary Kit to create my recipe cards.  I printed the longer recipes on 6x8 cardstock (because I'm using a 6x8 album for my recipes), the smaller recipes were printed on some of the 4x6 cards in the Home Sweet Home kit.
There! So much nicer having my recipes in an album that I can pull out when needed.

Happy Turkey Day everyone!!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Turkey treat boxes with the Home Sweet Home Classic Kit

I can't believe Thanksgiving is two days away . . . crazy right?!

Well I thought I would make some cute little turkey treat bags this week for some of the gals I visit from my church.  They came together super quick and you can make two on one full 12x12 sheet of pattern paper.  I think they would be adorable as place settings for Thanksgiving dinner and something you can have the kidlets help put together.  My little guy loved helping me add their faces.

Here is the turkey bag I used in the Silhouette Store - Turkey treat bag

 Once I had them set up to cut I let my machine do all the work and then I assembled them.  I did decide to cut out the feathers twice from the same pattern paper so they would be the same print on both sides.

I love using the Tombo Mono Aqua glue to assemble 3d paper projects.  It has a little longer drying time so you can line things up before it dries.  Also this particular glue dries clear without too much warping.

For their eyes I used a some wiggly eyes I had in my craft stash and used the glue gun to glue them on.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  I wish you all in the US a wonderful holiday week and enjoy your time with friends and family.  Gobble gobble! ;)

Monday, November 20, 2017

{Love You} & {Daddy's Girl} Layouts with the "Home Sweet Home" Classic Kit

Hi friends!!!  If you are in the USA---Happy Thanksgiving Week!!!  It's Meridy here and I have a couple of 12x12 layouts that will face each other in my album, so the supplies coordinate across the 2 pages.  

The pictures are from 2015, and the colors in the "Home Sweet Home" Classic Kit match them so well! 

I started with my favorite papers in this month's kit and then added a few of the die cut pieces.  I decided I wanted to add a couple of flowers to the layout, so I pulled a few from my stash and added crystal gems from my October Noel Mignon kit.  

At this point I was ready to add my title, but the page still looked like it was missing something, I used one of the word stickers that said "love" and I used the Thickers to spell out "you".  I still wanted to add some texture to the layout, so I decided to pull out some embroidery floss and hand stitch around the word "love".  But the stitching kind of got lost with the sticker still attached, so I removed the original sticker and was left with the outline of "love".   This looked so much better to me, so I went with it!

I decided to create the facing layout in my album with the same supplies.  So I started with the same patterned papers and layering those up with my photos.

I wanted to mimic the title on this side of the layout too, but I didn't have any stickers that read "girl", so I made my own template.  After I cut the template from scratch paper, I used a pushpin to poke all of the stitching holes.  I removed the template, divided the 6 strand embroidery floss into 3-strand thickness and went to town stitching around the letters.  Once I began stitching, it took me about 15 minutes to stitch the entire word.   I was hesitant about hand stitching on a layout because of how time consuming I thought it would be, but 15 minutes wasn't bad!  

After this layout, I know I will be hand stitching on more layouts in the future.  I can sit and watch TV while I stitch.  It was relaxing to me!!!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a great week!!!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Roof Stomp: Nov Home Sweet Home DD Kit

Hi!  Sarah here with a layout using the November Home Sweet Home Daily Diary kit.  I had these great pictures of a fun roof stomp that my husband's squadron did recently.  A roof stomp is a tradition in the Air Force.  When a new commander comes into a squadron, the members usually organize a roof stomp, where we all meet secretly and travel over to the commander's house.  We quietly climb up on the roof and all at once, start stomping to create that noise in their house.  It usually freaks them out because they have no idea!  The spouse knows so that they can make sure they are home and it's a ton of fun!

I grabbed a piece of paper from my stash from Crate Paper (the green background) and used a block of Carta Bella paper that I felt echoed the shape of a roof.  I also used a few project life cards and layered my photos on the 4x6 cards and did my journaling on a 3x4 card.

I loved collecting some of the house elements in the kit and using them here.  One of the project life cards has a house and I didn't like the sentiment at the top of the card, so I covered it up with two green die cuts.  I also had a house on the chipboard sheet.

The tree chipboard pieces went really well with this layout since there are some trees in one of the pictures.  And I used a bow leftover from a previous kit to help finish off the title.

The "Home Sweet Home" die cut was so great for this layout and tied into the theme nicely.  To finish it off, I used a geotag sticker I had lying on my desk and some pearl beads from my stash as well. 

I hope you guys enjoyed that!  Please don't forget to upload your layouts to the FB group so we can see how you're using your kits this month!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thankful Together

Good morning! 

Today I have a project to share using the Home Sweet Home Classic kit. There are still a few of these left in the shop so head over to get yours today. 

I mixed bits of a lot of patterned papers from the kit to create this fall-themed page. 

Each Noel Mignon kit has a fun mix of different types of embellishments. I used quite a few on this page. Some of my favorites were the Elle's Studio tags and puffy stickers.

With Thanksgiving coming next week I hope that we will always remember to count our blessings. 

Have a wonderful day! 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Hey guys! I'm back from a quick weekend trip to Disneyland. My son and I did the 5K, our first run ever. Now I am not a runner. I actually don't really like it too much. But I've always wanted to do a Disney run so we did it. And you know what? I get why people run now. I so want to sign up for another one now!!
So I wanted to do a quick and simple layout. I'm planning on making a small mini-album of the trip, probably from a travelers notebook, so I didn't feel like I needed to include a ton of photos on this page.
You'll also notice that I didn't pick Disney themed papes & embellishments and I did this for 2 reasons: 1) As I stated, I'm going to be creating a mini-album all about the trip and I'll probably go all Disney for that, and 2) I wanted to show that you don't have to stick to the theme of a kit. I took a very fall themed kit using papers from the Apple Crisp Classic Kit and embellishments from the Home Sweet Home Daily Diary kit and created a page that has nothing to do with fall (other than the fact that my even took place in the fall). And there you have it!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Grandpa a layout made with the Home Sweet Home Classic Kit

Hey all!  I hope you are all having a wonderful Tuesday.  I bring you another layout this week using the Home Sweet Home Classic Kit.

Last week as the leaves in my yard started falling my sweet grandpa stopped for a minute with my uncle to drop off some furniture to my house.  He has dementia and is beginning to slowly go down hill. He still gets around pretty well, but his memory is going.  Before I knew it he started raking the leaves in my yard.  This is such a classic example of my hard working grandpa and I knew it needed to be documented.

I began with a the die cut leaves background that was cut with my Silhouette machine.  I played a bit with the placement and even cut it apart.  I then backed to of the leaves with pattern paper before adhering it to the cardstock.  

I then cut several strips of pattern paper and placed them along the left side of my layout.  I liked that it broke up the layout a bit.  I then placed down my photos, ribbon, and title.  I then found several of the Elle's studio tags and a chipboard tree to cluster next to my photos.  

I finished my layout off with a some chipboard leaves and a brad.
I am sure loving this months kit.  It's perfect for documenting all sorts of fall/thanksgiving/thankful type moments in our lives.  How are you using yours?  We would love to see your projects!  Be sure to share on the Noel Mignon Members Facebook group.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Monday, November 13, 2017

{41 and Blessed} Layout with the "Home Sweet Home" Classic Kit

Happy Monday!  It's Meridy again.  I have a layout to share with the "Home Sweet Home" Classic Kit and it's rich autumn colors.  Today I'm sharing a layout of my birthday 2016.

The colors in my photos are really rich and deep, so the colors in this month's kit complimented them wonderfully!  I started with a neutral cream background since the photos are so colorful, and just added patterned paper in small amounts.  I really like the way the dark maroon paper grounds the photos. 

I LOVE pumpkin spice lattes, so I was drying to use the stamp set in this month's kit, and since they got me a PSL for my birthday, it was the perfect embellishment for this layout!  I added a chipboard circle and gemstone brad to dress up my stamped, paper pieced image.

Next, I went to work on the title.  I mixed and matched Thickers from this month's kit with the word "blessed" fussy cut from a patterned paper, along with an alphabet stamp and a couple of word stickers from my stash.  I dressed it up with a couple of rub ons and some chipboard stickers.

Next, I added the little "pumpkin spice" coffee cup chipboard sticker towards the bottom of the layout, another gemstone brad, and a couple of stamped sentiments.  And that waps up my layout for today!!!  Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Spaghetti Queen: November Home Sweet Home DD Kit

Hi!  Sarah here with my "Mad About Plaid" challenge this week.  It was fun digging through the kit and finding the plaid papers to use.  

I used the Simple Stories squared paper to kind of mimic a plaid pattern as my background.  Then I used the 6x6 red plaid paper and pulled a multicolored piece of plaid from a Jen Hadfield paper pack from my stash.  

The Thickers gave this layout a nice homey feel as well with the texture on them.  I also cut the pink heart from one of the Project Life cards from the kit.

The tag isn't plaid, but it does echo the squares in the background paper so I was able to tie that in nicely.  I also pulled some Elle's Studio die cuts that are food themed in to help with the overall theme of the layout.  The grey ties in nicely.

The house and sentiment are both cut from Project Life cards from the kit and I used another Elle's Studio die cut here to help tie in the blue from the tag.  I used some Prima gems from last month's kit and also the Carta Bella epoxy stickers to finish it all off.

Thanks so much for joining me this week!  We'd love to see you use your plaid elements from the kits and share your layouts in the members Facebook group!