Monday, March 31, 2014

She is made of AWESOME - Social Butterfly kit

My youngest is... quite a character. She definitely plays up the baby in the family role! 

I got these pics the other day that go PERFECTLY with the Social Butterfly kit! 

I was totally inspired by her little Old Navy shirt (it says "I Am Made of Awesome") and wanted to duplicate it in the title with my Silhouette machine and scraps of patterned paper from the kit. 

This sort of title is super easy to make and customize! Just back the paper with scraps of colored patterned paper! 

Rows of embellishments frame out the photos with a fun, colorful touch. 

Have you got your kit yet? Check it out here! 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Downtown Disney

Hello, creative folk! Jana Eubank here. This week I pulled out a few snapshots from our last trip to Anaheim, California. The first night we were there, we took a stroll around Downtown Disney. My kids were in especially goofy moods, and I snapped several fun pictures of them getting into the "vacation spirit." That's where the March Wishing Well Kit came into play. I wanted to get all of these pictures onto one page, but needed a way to organize them. The Jillibean kraft polaroid frames were the perfect solution.

I printed the photos at wallet size, adhere the frame to them, and then trimmed the excess photo portion away with scissors. The words on some of the polaroid frames are backed with gray cardstock to make them easier to read. I had three frames that were blank. To these I added yellow patterned paper, and pink Mickey Mouse heads cut out using my Silhouette machine and embossed with a Swiss dots embossing folder.

Next, I placed the polaroid pictures into three rows. The top two rows are anchored with strips of pink/white striped paper. I also used the striped paper as a baseline for the words in my title. I just love how the glittery letters add that magical Disney feel to this page!

I used the My Mind's Eye number stickers on each of the photos. At the bottom of the page is a journaling strip with correlating numbers explaining a bit about each photo.

I was nervous about how so many colorful photos might look combined together on one page, but the neutral color of the kraft polaroid frames pulled everything together.

Do you have some vacation pictures that need scrapping? Why not tackle them this weekend using the Wishing Well kit?!

Happy scrapping!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Preschool Days

Good morning friends!! I'm here today to share a layout made using the awesome past kit, Study Hall.  I know, I know, it's not the AWESOME new kit- Social Butterfly :( My Social Butterfly kit came through the door right as I was finishing up this layout, but I cannot wait to start playing with it later tonight.  Have you seen it the full kit yet? It's so amazing- check it out

I have to admit, I'm a total sucker for orange and teal together :)  And trust, those thickers look even cooler in person!

Anyways, enough gushing- I do have a layout to share that was made using an equally cool past Noel Mignon kit.  My first time scrapping my son's preschool photos- the reds and blues in this kit went perfectly with my son's shirt in the photo :) Gotta love it when that happens!

That's it for today! I hope you enjoy the layout and a BIG thanks to Virginia for taking over my layout last week when I couldn't post :D


Friday, March 21, 2014

The Pace's Game

Hi, there! It's Jana Eubank. This week we have been showing you our projects featuring non-scrappy items. I decided that for my non-scrappy item on this page, I would include a bit of memorabilia.

In my hometown, there is a restaurant called Pace's. It is a local hamburger joint and has been around for a long time, so it has a bit of history in our family ... in fact, my mom used to work there in high school! While you are waiting for your food, they give you a number that they have written on a cardboard circle (my mom tells me these little circles are part of the packaging that the cups come in). When your order is ready, they will call your number. Well, we have developed a little family tradition of playing table hockey with these circle numbers. I saved a number from the last time we went to the restaurant, and thought that this scrappy challenge would be the perfect opportunity to record this memory. Here is the resulting page.


Most everything here is from the March Wishing Well Kit. I love that yellow "Foodie" arrow sticker (goes perfectly with the restaurant memory), and the shimmer of the gold chipboard hearts. I added a strip of polka dot paper from my stash to separate the top portion of the page from the bottom, and added a couple of white photo corner to the top corners.

Do you have a favorite hometown hamburger joint that deserves a spot in your family scrapbooks? Why not take a trip there this weekend and snap a few photos?

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hello My Name Is Silly!!

Good evening everyone!!  I have another layout to share using the March Wishing Well kit (p.s. - there's still a few left in the shop HERE!!).  I love capturing the expressions of my kiddos as they grow up.  This shot of Nicholas was priceless :)  As I mention in my journaling, my little one is turning into quite the little ham - full of silliness this guy!!!  I was attempting to have him create a rainbow with fruit loops, but he preferred to keep trying to eat them :)

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I used the "Hello My Name Is" tag from the kit as part of my journaling and simply added a die-cut word from my Cameo.  I filled the speech bubble above with some of those adorable gold hearts in the kit (although my scanner made them appear black).

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And a quick close-up of my journaling . . .

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Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hello Cute!

Good morning, my friends! I'm here with another simple layout using the Wishing Well kit (still available!). I love the woodsy feel to this kit combined with the gold and feminine accents. So pretty!

I had this over sized photo of two of my daughters that I wanted to be the focal point. I honestly just laid it on top of the bicycle paper by accident and loved the way it looked, even though the colors weren't the same, so I just went with it! 

The wooden tags in the kit are SO adorable, and I added some of the gold rub ons right on top of it... they went on like butter and look like they are a part of it! 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Keep it Simple

Hi Friends!! Today I have a fun, simple layout to share with you. First let me tell you the back story behind this picture and title, I'm not sure you can read the journaling.
 One day a few years back, we were home eating some take out, watching a movie, when all the sudden our youngest daughter, falls back, closes her eyes, and stickers her tongue out. I couldn't for the life of me figure out what she was doing. Our oldest daughter, said "Look, she's playing dead!! HAHAHA!!" ( Really have no clue where this came from, but she was 3 at the time so hard telling lol) We tried everything we could think of to "revive" here, and nothing worked, until Emma stuck a french fry in her mouth..suddenly she was alive again! lol. After that, this became a fun game that they would play anytime we had french fries. So, of course, it had to make its way onto a layout! ;)

I wanted to keep this one fun and simple. I only used my scissors and didn't measure a thing. I just went with it, and I had so much fun creating this way!

I wanted to bring in pops of black since the photo was so dark, a little mist, some thickers, and a black journaling pen brought in just enough without overpowering.

These white alphas were getting lost, so I just messily outlined around them. This worked to bring in more of the black, and help them to pop!

This definitely made me see that sometimes I over-think my creative process...think I am going to have to do more of these types of layouts!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Lucky to Be in Love!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm a little partial to this holiday because green is my favorite color! :) 

Today I have this "lucky" layout to share with you using the Wishing Well kit (still available). Oh and before I forget: Use Code  SPRING30 to save 30% off all paper packs and past kits, now through March 25th!

I loved this watercolor background paper and wanted to continue the "painted" theme on the rest of the layout, so I used a paintbrush with two different shades of green Heidi Swapp mists to write the word on white cardstock. Once it dried, I just cut it out and added it on. I love how the two shades add depth. 

The smattering of gold hearts from the kit make me happy... it's my little pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow. ;) 

Have a great day! 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Twinkle, Twinkle

It's Friday and that means I have a new project to share with you using the Noel Mignon March Wishing Well Kit.

Hi everyone, it's Jana Eubank. This week we have been taking a cue from St. Patrick's Day and pulling inspiration for our projects from shades of green. I had already chopped up one of the green sheets from the Wishing Well kit for my project I'll be sharing with you next week, so I chose to pull out the next best thing ... the blue-green constellation paper from the Webster's Pages Recorded Collection. I adore this paper and immediately thought of some photos I had from when my kids had a sleepover with their cousins.

I used the constellation paper for the background, but I loved the other side of the sheet, too! So I decided to cut a strip off of the bottom, then flip it around. Love all of those ampersands.
I framed the smaller photo with one of the chipboard frames from the kit and then used a double layer of cardstock to frame my larger photo. The journal block was created from the product packaging of the Maggie Holmes Styleboard rubons included with the kit.

For the background and title area, I took a cue from the starry night paper and decided to add more sky-like elements. a sunburst anchors the main photo and sparkly title to one another. I cut the title from glitter paper I had in my stash using my Silhouette Cameo electronic die cutting machine and a word art file found in the Silhouette store.

I added a bit of the washi tape included in my kit across the top of the page and then layered the triangle sequins together in a random pattern to represent stars in the sky.

So, does St. Patrick's day have you itching to scrapbook in shades of green? What will you be inspired to make?


Thursday, March 13, 2014

And Just Like That . . .

As you may have already heard, it's Green Week on the blog!!!  Today I have a project to share using the newest kit, Wishing Well.  I used mainly green patterned papers & embellishments, along with some neutral golds & tans.  I took this photo of my son the other day, and was amazed when I looked at it later and realized just how much of a "boy" he looked like.  I wanted to document that transition kids have, between being a toddler and all of a sudden wanting to be their own little person :)

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For the title work I used a mix of those adorable kraft alphas in the kit, and some larger green alphas from my stash.

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I created a journaling area within one of the frames from the kit.  I simply printed my journaling on vellum, and than attached it behind the frame.  I love the way the vellum looks against the photo :)

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At the bottom of the page I mixed and matched a variety of papers & embellishments from the kit to create a patchwork type display.  This is a great way to use scraps!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Feel free to share your green projects in our Facebook group!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Get Yer Green On!

Hi friends! Cassie here to share a St. Patty's themed layout made using the oldie but goodie, Study Hall.  One of the things I LOVE about Noel's kits is that they never go bad, I can use them months later and still have a great and fresh layout at the end.  Plus it's fun being able to "shop" the kits in my stash when I want to.

Here's a simple one photo layout I made celebrating my son and I's green attire last St. Patty's Day.  No pinches for us ;)

Have a great Wednesday- and don't forget to get yer green on for St Pattys Day :)


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hey There...

Hi friends!! Today I have a cute and simple little card to share with you. Over the weekend, I went to a crop with some fun ladies, while there, they were all busy making the cutest cards. As you know, I am not much of a cardmaker, but the more I saw of there cards, the more I decided that I would really like to start doing that when I sat down to make my project, I knew that I wanted to do a card this week.
Now...I had another challenge on this card. Virginia challenged us all to make "green" projects this week...she left this wide open for us, we could interpret green however we wanted, but I was still finding it to be a bit of a struggle, especially on trying to pair this with cardmaking.
I found this card on Pinterest, and thought it was adorable, pairing it with a fun greenish color scheme, I am pleasantly surprised with the card I have for you. 

I  used pieces from this kit, and also pulled out some papers from the last few kits. I loved adding in the little bit of gold and navy to give it some interest. Ribbon, mist, chipboard, and rub ons give lots of fun dimensions and texture...turned out pretty cute...I might even actually send this one out instead of boxing it up with other cards I've made! lol.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Wishing Well Kit

Happy Monday everyone.  Just checking in to let you know I still have a couple of March kits available.  This one is called "Wishing Well", and is filled with gold tones, not to mention TONS of brand new product.  So on trend, and so much fun to play with!   Get yours here. 

And here are a few LO's our designers have created using this beauty!  :)

Kids, by Julie Bonner

Fill Your Heart, by Jana Eubank

Hope you all have a wonderful, early Spring-y week!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Fill Your Heart

Hello! Jana Eubank here to share with you my first scrapbook page using the NEW March 2014 Wishing Well Kit. I adore this kit! The gold accents are so trendy and add the perfect amount of warmth to any project.


I love the quote on the wood card included with my kit. I have never heard this quote before, but they are words that I try to live by. I couldn't resist adding multiple heart elements all over my page to go along with these special words.

There are heart rubons in the upper left corner ...

Shiny gold hearts sprinkled down the right side of my photo ...

and die cut hearts clustered together on top of a doily cut out. There are even small subtle hearts in the print of the paper bag accent.

What projects have you been creating with the Wishing Well kit? Be sure to share them with us on the Noel Mignon Facebook page.

Have a creative day!

Jana Eubank