Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I am 8 !!

Hello everyone !

I am so happy to here with you today to share my last pages using the Shine Bright kit.

Something on my recent To Do list was to complete birthday pages for both of my girls. They both had birthdays back in February and March. This Months kit was perfect for this particular project and matched my pictures perfectly.

It has been tradition to take a picture of the kids with fingers up showing how many years they are old. I snapped a photo of Maddie and her eight fingers. I added a simple sticker in the corner.

We recently took some family photos over in the almond orchards when they were in bloom. I chose to use the photos I took of Maddie for her birthday pages. Plus her outfit matched perfectly with the kit !!

I used one of the 3x4 journaling cards to add a few tidbits about Maddie.

I made my own 4x6 journaling card with some patterned paper and cut out the heart and banner. I added more things about Maddie that I don't want to forget.

A photo that I added a few stickers for embellishments.

I knew that I wanted to have a fun conversation with Maddie.  To ask her a whole bunch of questions and let her answer. And I really didn't want to try and figure out how to fit it all in the divided pockets. So I made a 6x12 tradition page for the right side.

I printed out a 4x6 photo and embellished around it.

Here is a look at the bottom of the 6x12 page. It was definitely a lot of fun to sit down with her and ask her some of these questions.

I am so very glad that I took some time to get these pages done for my daughter. It is going to be so fun to look back on later down the line. I looked back and the last time I did this was when she was 4 years old !! Wow, I need to remember to do this every year.

That is it for me this week !! See you next time.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Putting Shine Bright to Bed

Here's my last layout with the Shine Bright kit! Of course, there will still be little bits and pieces that will make an appearance now and then - how could I not use every last piece?

A little more simple of a layout for me - not so many layers. It's nice to simplify every so often. I love the glitter that Noel put in the kit! It's perfect for glitzing up the edges of the wood veneer title!

 Love me a hidden journaling tag.

And here's a little look at a spread from my album...

 That's all for today! Be sure to check in over on the Facebook page for a sneak of what is on my desk right now, using the new Hello Darling kit!

Friday, March 27, 2015

French champagne challenge

Hey everyone! I'm here with your Friday challenge for the Springtime in Paris online crop. Today's French champagne challenge is to use bubbles on your pages! 

Now, my photos didn't convey a whole lot of bubbles so I mimicked some of them using circles on my page along with accents of enamel dots & sequins.

You can find out more about this challenge and all of the great challenges & inspiration over on the Noel Mignon facebook group

There are some great prizes including a free kit & guest designer spot for April. Whoa!!! Come over & check it all out!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mon Petit Enfant...

Bonjour! I have just uploaded another challenge for our Springtime in Paris online crop. Head over to the NoelMignon Members page for all the details :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Springtime in Paris- Monet's Garden Challenge!

Have you had a chance to come over to our online crop

We are giving tons of great prizes away this week, including a GRAND PRIZE of a free kit and a guest designer spot for April?! What?! I know, right? 

Today's challenge includes this color palette: 

And here's my take on it: 

But you'll have to come over to our crop to find out more! ;) And to learn what today's awesome prize is! 

(This is a layout from a challenge earlier in the week called Beaucoup Bouquets... it's not too late to join in!) 

All the projects on this post were made with the Shine Bright kit. It's so pretty. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mona Lisa

Good morning all! We have two more challenges up in the Noel Mignon Facebook Group today for our Springtime in Paris online crop with yet another prize up for grabs. Here is a sneak peek at my challenge page.

Be sure to head on over to the group to learn more about this challenge so you can play along us with week! Kit subscribers and non-subscribers alike are welcome to join the group and play with us so invite your crafty friends as well! 

La Vie A La Maison

 Happy Tuesday everybody !!

Welcome to day two of our Springtime in Paris crop ! If you are just joining us, we are having a week long online crop over at the Noel Mignon Facebook group. It is going to be so fun with lots of Spring inspiration, daily challenges, and amazing prizes !

Here is a peek at my pages for my challenge. Go on over to the Facebook page to read more about my process, to get more info about my challenge, and how you can participate. Don't forget about the chance to win some wonderful prizes.

I hope to see you over on the Facebook page.

Monday, March 23, 2015

A La Louvre!

Good morning and welcome to the first day of our Springtime in Paris crop! This week over on our Noel Mignon Members group on Facebook we are having a fun week of Springy, Parisy challenges, providing lots of inspiration and some pretty sweet prizes, too!

Here's a peek at my layout for my challenge today - head on over to the Facebook page to read more about it, and enter your take on it to be eligible for a great prize!!

Au revoir!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Excited for spring!

Hey guys, Michelle here with a spring pocket page using the awesome Shine Bright Daily Diary kit. I have had so much fun playing with this kit, I can't even tell you!! And did you see Brenda's pages Wednesday using those great page protectors with the smaller slots that are perfect for the 3x3 cards in this kit?!! I totally have to get my hands on some of those!
But onto my pages for this week. The design team is creating spring layouts which is perfect for me since our weather here in eastern Washington has been absolutely beautiful the last couple weeks. We had one day with a little bit of snow but other than that we've had many days in the 50s and 60s which has me itching to get out & do some gardening (but not yet!)
For my title card on this page I used that great Simple Stories paper from the classic kit that had the long strips. I cut it down & added some embellishments for the title. 
I also took that great overlay with the gold dots and paired it with one of the 3x3 cards. And since it is see through I also added another 3x3 card to the backside so that it wouldn't look unfinished on my previous pages.

On several of my photos I cut up bits from the 6x6 papers that came in the kit along with other embellishments. And I just cannot get enough of those enamel dots & shapes!
On this page I used a different page protector that has some horizontal and vertical photo slots.
I've mentioned before that I don't do my Project Life albums in the 'traditional' sense. Instead of doing weekly spreads mine is more of a monthly view. So this layout covers the first 2 weeks of March and I'll probably do another spread with the rest of the month. It just works out easier for me to do my albums this way. 
And don't forget - our Springtime in Paris online crop starts next week!!! It will all be happening over on the Noel Mignon facebook group page!!