Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Baby album with Happy Together Daily Diary kit

Hey all! Nicole here to share my recent project with this months daily diary kit.  My little niece is fast approaching her first birthday.  As part of her birthday present I decided to put together a 6x8 album to record her birth and a few of her monthly highlights.  Yes, I'm sure she won't appreciate it now, but I hope it becomes something she treasures in years to come.

I started with the album cover.  I decided to use the paper flowers on the front, but knew they wouldn't hold up to a lot of use in their current state.  I used a foam brush to apply decoupage paste to the surface of three of the flowers.  


I placed them on a piece of plastic to dry.  


Once dry they were very stiff and I glued them along with some labels and a wood letter to the front of my album.  



Next I worked on the title page.  I used a piece of vellum and used washi tape along the top and bottom and chipboard stickers around my picture.  



The rest of the album I filled with cards, stickers, and pattern paper from the kit.  I left quite a few of the cards empty so my sister can write in journaling and thoughts for the photos.  





Several of the embellishments I glued right to the front of the page protectors.  







I'm pretty excited with how it's coming along so far and the kit is making this so fast.  I really like that this months kits can be used for so much more than Valentine's layouts/cards. 
I hope I was able to give you a little inspirations.  Thanks for stopping by the blog today and happy scrapping!




Monday, February 20, 2017

{Happy Girl} with the Happy Together Classic Kit

Hello Noel Mignon fans!  If you were at the March kit reveal party on Facebook last night, you know we are up for some beautiful creations coming your way with next month's kit...but for now, I'm still getting plenty of layouts out of my 'love-ly' February "Happy Together" Classic Kit!!!

This week the design team is going to use the February kit for layouts and projects that are NOT Valentine's related.  The Noel Mignon kits are so versatile, that you can use them for all sorts of topics and themes in your scrapbooking, cardmaking, and pocket pages.

I decided to make a page for my daughter's 9th birthday party this week.


I was able to use the "Happy Together" Classic Kit, although her party didn't have anything to do with Valentine's Day.  It took place in the middle of July, and was Parisian themed.  But the colors of the paper and embellishments matched my photos perfectly!

I really loved the different textures in this month's kit, I used chipboard, embroidered lace ribbon, and cardstock die cuts as embellishments on my layout.  I even added in a few self adhesive sequins from a previous Noel Mignon kit.


I embellished my title with another chipboard sticker, one of the CUTE glittered bows, a flair button,  and painted the wood veneer "Happy" pink to match the colors in the layout.  I used the black Thickers that came in this month's kit for my title and continued using the adhesive lace ribbon and sequins to keep the layout looking cohesive.


I finished off my layout with a piece of vellum for my journaling, pink stitching around the entire page, a paper ribbon with part of the branding strip on the upper right hand side of the layout, and a few light pink mist splatters.



Thank you so much for stopping by!  I would love to see what you are working on with your Noel Mignon kit over on our Member's Facebook Page, so please stop over and post your creations.  

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bible Journaling Tags with Happy Together Daily Diary Kit

I've almost exhausted the contents of the Happy Together Daily Diary kit, BUT I had enough left to make a few cute tags with it! There is a wonderful world out there of Bible journaling, and I am all about it. It combines some of my very favorite things. 

Sometimes I don't like to add a lot of bulk to my actual Bible pages, so I thought it would be fun to make little bookmark tags. This way I can remove them when I'd like, but they still add a pop of color and whimsy. The extras from my kit were perfect for this! 





If you don't do Bible journaling, this would be great inside of any type of journal or book without permanently adding to the book itself. I hope you enjoyed my little idea! :) 

Friday, February 17, 2017

She's My Lobster - February Classic Kit: Happy Together

Hi everyone!  Sarah here with another layout using the February Class Kit called Happy Together.  This time I wanted to showcase more love, but for my best friend.  This girl is my person.  She's my best friend and I lovingly call her my lobster, which is a quote from the TV show Friends.  



I LOVE the watercolor hearts paper from Pink Paislee that came in the kit and knew I wanted to feature it as a background.  To add a bit more interest, I combined it by adding a strip from a Simple Stories paper up on the top 1/3 of the layout so it almost looks two-toned.  I also added a strip of pink cardstock and layered it with a piece of the self-adhesive ribbon.


Since the Simple Stories paper was already embellished with the florals and stripes, I didn't need to do much to it.  I added those adorable Lawn Fawn elephant stamps and a fabric bow.


For my title, I combined the Elle's Studio smaller letter stickers with the Thickers.  I also added that Crate Paper layered ribbon to help highlight the title and I love the way it fits just so.


To finish out the embellishing, I added the layered heart by Crate Paper and added a wood veneer word on top.  I also journaled on the die cut, which I outlined with my pen in order to help it stand out more against the background paper.  A Pebbles arrow sticker and a few small stamped hearts (from the Lawn Fawn set) helps round out my layout.

I encourage you to look at your Valentine or "Love" themed supplies and scrap about someone in your life who you love, but isn't your significant other.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope I was able to help create a spark of a idea for a layout for you.  Please be sure to stop by the blog everyday for a new layout and project by our awesome design team.  Have a great weekend!


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hanging out with the Aliens


Hi, there!

It's Becky with you again today to share another project that I created with this month's Daily Diary kit, Happy Together. 

This kit is so beautiful and while it's so great for Valentine's and love-themed projects it is great for the everyday. That's one of the things that I love most about Noel's kits. 

For this page I have used lots of hearts but the page is about Roswell, New Mexico ♥

We were traveling through Roswell on our way to a gymnastics meet in Ruidoso and, as always, had to stop and find some fun photo-taking opportunities. 

As we were driving around town we spotted this really cool mural with a bunch of aliens on the back of a print shop and HAD to stop to take some pictures. And, as is also common for our photos, a couple of my girls had to be upside-down.

I thought that the pinks, greens and blues from the photos went perfectly with the Pretty Little Studio items in the kit. 

Here's a look at my page:


As you can see, I've used some of the 2x3 cards and little labels for design elements on my page. Typically I would write on the labels but decided to keep them blank for this page. I cut out the cute little camera from one of the cards in the kit and added the hearts with foam adhesive. 


The little rubber hearts were one of my favorite parts of the kit! As you can see, I outlined the "snapshot" with a black Sharpie pen to help those words to stand out more on my page.


I used a mix of fun tags and stickers to bring a lot of color to the page, tucking some under pictures and overlapping others right over the top. 


I hope you're having a great week so far. Stay tuned tomorrow for more ideas on how to use this month's kit. 



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Be Mine

Hey guys, Michelle here. Happy belated Valentine's Day! We don't make a big to-do for Vday although I do make some special treats for the kiddos. My littlest was pretty excited for "I love you day" as she called it :) So today I'm sharing a page about her filling out her Valentine's Day cards for her class using the Happy Together Classic kit (the classic kit is sold out but there's still a few of the Daily Diary kit left!) 
I absolutely adore that watercolor hearts patterned paper and it made a nice background for my photos. The pink shipping tags were leftover from a kit last year. 
And those chipboard alphas in the kit...I'll be so sad when I've used them all up! Definitely one of my faves!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

His minion box - Happy Together Daily Diary Kit

Happy Valentine's Day!  Normally Valentine's Day isn't my favorite day (comes with being a cake decorator), but I do love the love themed scrapbook items in this months Happy Together Daily Diary Kit.  Today I finally got documented my sons Valentine's box that I helped him put together in 5th grade.  The one and only time he got the chance to make his own box at home and he chose this fun Minion design.  I  have had these photos printed for years just waiting for the perfect papers to be scrapped.   I knew when I saw the great colors Noel put together this month that these pictures would be perfect.


Along with the Daily Diary kit this month I got the Happy Together Paper Pack that has all the cardstock and pattern papers from the classic kit.  This is what I used for my background paper and the strips along the top and bottom.  It's a great addition to stretching the kit and making traditional layouts.

I started with the background paper and layered behind my photos the 4x6 and 3x4 cards that went along with colors from my photos.  The title strip is cut down from a 4x6 paper and I used the large letter stickers from the Simple Stories cardstock stickers.





I finished off with a little embellishment grouping next to my main photo.  A 3x4 card, chipboard, stickers, some washi, the heart paper clip, and a date stamp.  I used some of the baker's twine to help tack down the paper clip keeping it secure.


Items from my stash:  brads and small pink letter stickers
Happy Together Daily Diary Kit:  cardstock stickers, chipboard, paper clip, washi tape, 4x6/3x4 cards, baker's twine, paper tag, 6x6 pattern paper
Happy Together Paper Pack:  Background pattern paper, Pattern paper strips on top and bottom
  

  Thanks for stopping by the blog, I wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!   






Monday, February 13, 2017

{Valentine's Day 2016} with the "Happy Together" Classic Kit

Hello friends!!!  Meridy here today with a double page layout using the beautiful "Happy Together" Classic Kit.


I was excited to use some of the "love"-ly papers in this month's kit!  It's a good thing I took a picture of each of my kids last Valentine's Day with their class Valentines and the baby on his 1st Valentine's Day in his car seat---hey, at least it's red!  

The quote on the Simple Stories paper was perfect for me to use!!!



I made one embellishment cluster on each side of the layout.  I used a combination of fussy cut hearts, a tag, the amazing fringed paper heart, the branding strip, and wood veneer words from the kit.  I painted the wood veneer words white so they would coordinate better with the layout.    


For this embellishment cluster I used a few of the die cuts, some of the cut apart words, the pink alphabet (number) stickers, and again some of the wood veneer words-painted white.  I finished off the layout with a journaling card from my stash.



Thank you for stopping by today!  I would love to see your creations with the "Happy Together" Classic Kit over on the Noel Mignon Members Facebook page or on Instagram #noelmignon.  Have a great day!!!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Happy Together Traveler's Notebook Scrapbook

Hey guys! I've been putting together this minibook of our trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado and I had SO much fun doing it in Traveler's Notebook style! It was easy to use our Daily Diary kit (Happy Together) - it kept everything cohesive and since it was already in smaller sizes, they fit perfectly in this book size. I hope you enjoy checking it out- my family sure did! 


Friday, February 10, 2017

Forever Valentine - February Classic Kit: Happy Together

Hello everyone!  Sarah here with a Valentine's Day layout using the February Classic Kit.  Confession: I rarely scrap about Valentine's Day.  We don't tend to make a big deal about Valentine's Day, but every so often I will say something about it in my scrapbooks.  For this layout, I went old school.  I am working on an album that is all about the time when my husband Josh and I were dating.  I didn't start scrapbooking until after we were married and one day I realized I had never gone back and documented the time when we were falling in love.  That was a pretty special time so I wanted to start getting it documented.  I have been working with an 8.5x11 album so this layout is that size.



*I apologize for the glare in the photo - that's in the photo from the flash of the camera...before we knew about all the cool tricks to prevent that...

One thing I did here was use two bold patterns right on top of each other.  I used the Pebbles papers in the two-toned pink stripe as my main base and then used the heart gingham paper on top as my background.  In order to distinguish the two, I used my pen to make a double outline all around the gingham paper.  


I also used the small piece of patterned vellum behind the picture.  I knew I wanted to use the "XO" strip along the bottom and wanted to bring out more of the blue that's accented in that strip.  It adds a nice subtle layer.


For my accents, I loved that little 2 of hearts die cut and thought it was perfect since there's the two of us in the photo.  I also cut down the "Happy Valentine's Day" flag to say "Happy Valentine."  Since I already had that sentiment on the larger heart up top, I wanted it to say something different.  Don't be afraid to make the products work for you!  I also added that gorgeous flair badge for a little gold accent.


I also added some floral stickers to help round it all out.  For this layout, I didn't need any journaling.  This picture isn't on Valentine's Day, but the date on the back of the picture says February so I figured it was close enough.  Plus, we are both wearing red shirts and we had hit a point where we were having the marriage talk and being each other's "Forever Valentines."  I'm really pleased with how it turned out and I'm excited to add it to our dating album.

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you would like to see more of this kit being used, please be sure to come back everyday for another designer's project using this kit.  Have a great weekend!