Thursday, August 31, 2017

Two layouts to share

Hello again!

It's great to be back with y'all today.

For my post today I have two layouts to share, one using the Weekend in Paris kit and papers from the Classic Kit and a layout using the brand new Study Guide Classic Kit.

It's been quite a week or so of crazy weather in Texas. This picture of my girls was taken when a beautiful rainstorm appeared after a bad thunderstorm. This storm was different than the hurricane that is affecting Texas and Louisiana, but I will get to that in a little bit.

I used a paper from the Classic kit for my base and then layered strips of paper and pocket cards for the main design of my page. 

The word stickers from the Weekend in Paris classic kit were perfect for my title. I love the script font as well as the size of these stickers. I used a few little star stickers that also came in the same sticker pack as the title words. 

This cute heart pocket card came in the Daily Diary kit. I'd cut out the gold glitter heart to use on a different project and decided to use the rest of it, backed with that cute black and white striped paper, on this page. I added bits of gold glitter tape from my scrap supply and added a tiny piece of pompom trim to the "on top of the world" card. 

I stayed up late last night to finish up a second project, this time using the brand new Study Guide Classic Kit. 

I live in Texas, and while I am not in the area impacted by Hurricane Harvey, we have family and friends in the area and much of our emotions and time have been focused on this horrible storm and its effects. While on vacation this past summer we visited or drove through many of the areas that have been hard hit by the storm. We vacationed in Corpus Christi (near Port Aransas) and drove through Rockport before heading to Houston to visit family there. 

I wanted to somehow document this week's event and the colors in the Study Guide kit worked well with this picture of my daughter doing a handstand pose in front of a Texas map on the side of a building we passed while on our vacation in east Texas this summer. 

I used the chipboard alphas from the kit but used a black Sharpie marker over the design to make them stand out over the top of my photo. I used the American Crafts Slick Writer pen for my journaling and it was bold and smooth- my favorite kind of pen for journaling. 

I cut these fun stars from patterned paper and added some gold stars from the Weekend in Paris kit. 

Also used on my page is this cute navy and gray tag, a tag from Jillibean Soup and a strip of washi from the kit. 

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Welcome to Shawshank

On our vacation this month we had a chance to visit the Ohio State Reformatory which was where they filmed a lot of the scenes to the movie Shawshank Redemption. That movie is one of my all time favorites so it was so cool to be able to see where many of the scenes from the movie took place. Plus, walking around a 100+ yr old prison - mega cool!!!
I'm creating a separate album for all of our trip photos since we did so much in the 2 weeks we were in Michigan and Ohio. I love the 9x12 album because it gives me enough room to add all the photos I want when a 12x12 album is just a bit too big. 
I'll be adding pocket pages in my album along with more photos from the prison which is why I didn't add any journaling on this layout. It's more of an intro page before I add all of my additional photos.  
Layout created with the Weekend In Paris Classic Kit, background paper is from the High Five Classic Kit.

Here's a few more photos from the prison tour that I'll be adding to my album: 


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Two last projects with the Weekend in Paris Daily Diary Kit

Hello everyone!  I hope you have had a great start to your week.  I'm here today to share with you two last things with the lovely Weekend in Paris Daily Diary Kit.  I really make this kit stretch far this month :)

First off is a little marquee heart that I found in the Silhouette store.  I have wanted to put this together for awhile now and decided to make it small enough to showcase one of the Heidi Swapp acrylic words in the kit.

Using the Weekend in Paris paper pack I used the yellow and teal cardstocks for the foundation.  I then used a circle punch and punched a handful of circles for the rolled roses.  I spiral cut the circles and then rolled them and secured the ends with hot glue.  I hot glue all the roses to the bottom and then placed the cardstock sentiment over the top.

I decided to place the pom pom trim around the outside and topped it with a strip of pattern paper.

Here is another look at the finished heart.  I love how this came together!

I also decided to add to my little nieces baby album.  These pages are very simple and came together so fast with the help of the kit.

I attached the pom pom trim along the edge of the page protector with red line tape.

How have you used the kit this month?!  And if you have still been on the fence about purchasing this gorgeous kit there are some still left in the store.  Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Monday, August 28, 2017

{So Happy} with the "Weekend in Paris" Classic Kit

Hello there!!!  Today I'm sharing my last layout with the "Weekend in Paris" Classic Kit.  I loved working with the soft colors in this kit this month.  I really like making double page layouts for my albums mainly because I like both sides of the layout to match, and not clash with each other.  But I enjoy creating single page layouts because they are a nice change of pace for me.  So sometimes when I create single page layouts, I make sure to use the same supplies (and in this case pictures of the same event) on the other side, so the pages still match.  Today I am sharing an example of this.

This week I created this page to match the layout I shared last week.

Here is the layout I shared last week, as you can see I used the same papers and embellishments.

Since I used the same supplies and photos from the same event, the 2 pages will flow from one to another in my album.  

I tried to mimic the embellishment clusters that I used last week, I did this by using cardstock stickers, vellum phrase stickers, a bit of the lace, crepe paper flowers, mini alphabets, and enamel dots.  

I just adore the little camera sticker, and had to use it on one of my layouts this month.  It is precious!  I used more of the same types of embellishments on this cluster as well.  This wrapped up my layout and really brings the eye back and forth between the 2 separate 12x12 layouts to create one cohesive design.

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

Friday, August 25, 2017

Workspace Hustle: August "Weekend in Paris" Classic Kit

Hi!  Sarah here with this week's challenge: share your workspace!  I thought this would be a great opportunity to also make a layout about my creative process.

I love the Heidi Swapp watercolor paper and wanted it to be featured.  The Maggie Holmes arrow paper is so beautiful as well and I used a big piece to highlight it.  

The title is from a Thickers pack from my stash - it was the perfect title for this subject.  I love how the epoxy ribbon snuggles right in with the title.  I used the last piece of doily from the kit and the other black and white ribbon and I love they way that they look layered together.  

The house paperclip from the kit was perfect for this layout since my workspace is in my home.  I used the Freckled Fawn vellum butterfly stickers to help bring attention to the watercolor paper without being too overwhelming.

I fussy-cut some of the flowers from the Maggie Holmes paper to use on either side of the photo.  The flair badge from the kit was a nice little detail on top of the floral piece.  And the black rub-on from my stash was a great addition and helped bring out some of the black in the layout.

And are some photos of my workspace!  I have a room in my house that is dedicated to my scrapbooking and it is my safe space.


I have two Ikea shelves that house my albums and some of my supplies.  And a big tower of Iris containers hold supplies for projects that I'm working on or themed supplies like holiday or military things.  

On this shelf, I keep my patterned paper and cardstock along with scraps and some random bins full of things like Thickers and stickers.  

And my desk.  It's an Ikea desk with a row of drawers.  I love my space and I'm happy to share it with you.  We'd love to see your spaces in the Facebook group!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Currently with the Weekend in Paris kits

Good morning!

Today I have another Weekend in Paris project to share with you.

It's a beautiful kit and I wish that I'd had more time to create with it this month. It's been quite a crazy one with summer activities and getting kids ready for school.

Anyway, this month I am creating with the Weekend in Paris Daily Diary kit but I also got the papers and have some embellishments from the Classic kit so I am using some things from both kits on this page.

My oldest daughter turned 13 years old (!!!) a week ago so she is the focus of my project for today.

This cute starry paper was one of my favorites from the kit so I started with that as the base of my page. I used a large heart diecut and matted it on a sheet of patterned paper from the Classic kit after spraying it with mist. 

After that I added some of those pretty acetate frames on the left side of my page and layered some cards and tags together to place on top of the frames. 

I did my journaling on the outer edge of the heart diecut. I like writing my journaling by hand. Some use their computer and that looks really sharp but I like the handmade touch my own writing adds. 

Here is another close-up of some detailing on the page: 

And now for a peek at my crafty work space: 

This is probably my favorite piece in my space. It was given to me by a friend who no longer needed it (don't you love free??) and holds lots of fun, colorful things like my Queen & Company glitter, etc., my favorite tapes, buttons and spray mists. 

This picture here is my space in progress. I am still moving things from the room I had to myself that is now being turned into my daughter's bedroom. Someday I will have things organized and where I want them but for now it will do. 

Have a wonderful day and as always, thanks for stopping by Noel Mignon! ♥

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Hey all! I'm back from our family vacation after being gone for nearly 2 weeks...whew!!! There is so much that has to be done before school starts but I wanted to get a jump start on documenting all of our photos from the trip using the Weekend In Paris Classic Kit.
My friend from high school got married and my youngest daughter was the flower girl in the wedding. She was so sweet and took her job very seriously, even taking the time to carefully place some of the flowers on the path for the bride :) To add a personal touch to my page I added a few flowers from Addie's bouquet. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

#myhappyplace with the Weekend in Paris Daily Diary Kit

Hello everyone!  I hope you had a fantastic Tuesday.  All day I have thought it was Wednesday . . .
Things around here have been pretty crazy with the start of school and we are officially on the hunt for a new house.  The housing market is unbelievable right now and it's become pretty stressful to say the least.

Anyway I am back this week with another layout I put together with the daily diary kit along with the Weekend in Paris paper pack.

I have mentioned before that we are working on my sons hiking merit badge and with it has come a lot of hiking this summer.  I grew up living in the mountains and have realized you can take the girl out of the mountains, but you can't take the mountains out of the girl.  ;)  I chose to document all or our hiking we have done this summer on one layout.  I included a panoramic picture I took with my phone along the top and placed a silhouette cut of a mountain range behind it.

The title is made up of one of the Heidi Swapp acetate words and the gold thickers.  I placed these on a project life card along with one of the cork accents.    

My scrap space is in an alcove of our family room.  It is L-shape and is kind of a hodge podge of organizing cubes and an old desk my grandma gave us.  My scrap desk is actually an old door that is set on top of Better Homes & Garden cubes we picked up on clearance at Wal-Mart.

This photo is older and I have added to my gallery wall and have started hanging some of my latest completed layouts above my ribbon storage.  

It's not fancy or big, but I'm very grateful my husband realizes how much I need a space to create.

I thought I would share my kit organization.  Every month when my kits arrive from Noel I house them in this clear acrylic organizer I picked up on Amazon.

It allows me to see almost everything at once and keep things in place and handy as I create.  Once the month is over I put the remaining kit back into a back and have a small little stash of past kits in a milk crate under my desk.

That is it for me today, sorry again for getting my days mixed up. 
Happy Scrapping!