Friday, October 20, 2017

Football Life: Apple Crisp Classic Kit

Hi all!  Fall time in our household means college football time!!!  We are huge Georgia Bulldogs fans, both of my parents went to the University of Georgia.  I grew up watching the games and it has stuck with me.  I got my husband on the bandwagon as well and my girls love to see their mascot, UGA when he's on tv.  It's a big deal to watch the games on Saturdays.  

Since the Georgia school colors are red, black and white, I took advantage of those colors in the kit.  The Prima paper was perfect for a background since it has a grey-toned marble look.  I used some reds and oranges as well to complement it.  I did pull a couple of things from my stash to pull it together such as the Georgia flair badges, the floral paper and some Tim Holtz distress ink.

The fall die cut was a great starting point for my title.  When fall comes around, we definitely get excited for football!  

The white acrylic pieces were a nice little touch.  I cut one of the die cuts up that said "go outside / stay inside" and just used the inside part.  The other word strips emphasized staying home and watching the games.

I finished off the layout with the black heart circle and the gems from the kit.

Nice and simple and showing our love for the Dawgs!  Do you guys enjoy watching football in the fall?  If so, who are you cheering for???

Thursday, October 19, 2017

fun at the pumpkin patch

Good morning!

Today I have another Apple Crisp Daily Diary kit project to share with you. I've also used some papers from the Apple Crisp Classic kit.

These pictures are from a recent trip to a local pumpkin patch. I forewarned my kids that I would be taking lots of pictures of them for scrapbooking assignments and they did not disappoint! I love that my youngest has tiny pumpkins on her eyes in the top photo.

My foundation for the page was a couple of pieces of patterned paper from the Classic kit- I love that Noel always has extra paper packs so that I can add to what I receive in the Daily Diary kit. For those who love the DD kit but do traditional pages more than pocket pages, this is a great thing! 

I added some blue spray mist droplets around the page to contrast the orange and brown in most of the papers. If you look closely some of the papers have that same blue. 

I used bits of patterned paper to fill in this cute flower diecut and added a cardstock flower and some twine and epoxy dot to the center.

The tiny Tim Holtz phrase stickers were so fun to use on my page! I used some on both sides of my page and added a few cork stars as well. 

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Hey guys! After spending the last couple weeks playing with the Frightful kit I'm switching gears and finally started creating with the Apple Crisp Classic Kit and it totally has me wanting to go to the pumpkin patch & do all the fun fall things!
For this layout I went a few years back and used some photos of my little one during a quick little photo shoot at this park that always has a wonderful backdrop of fall leaves. It's making me want to get back there and take some new family photos! 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Marching Band Mini Album with the Apple Crisp Daily Dairy

Hello all!  As I have been weeding through my scrapbook stash trying to decide what to pack and what to purge I ran across an old Making Memories mini album.  I'm not sure how old it is but decided to pair it with the daily diary kit and document my sons marching band season.

I started with the cover.  I love the large alphas in the kit, but the letters I needed to spell RHS weren't in the right colors.   I traced around pattern paper and a 4x6 card for the black/gold school colors.

I then embellished with enamel dots, cork stickers, and a date stamp.

On the inside cover I printed out the season calendar.  On the opposite page I printed a photo that features my piccolo player from a recent competition.  I used pattern paper for the photo corners.  

This album contains a few pockets on the sides and some in the top.  The next spread contains a few more large photos of the band during the summer parade season.  I took one of the folding 6x4 cards and tucked it into the pocket.  

I am going to have the boy do the journaling for this mini.  I think it's important to get his voice for this project.

The next spread includes snaps form drill camp and a page protector that I ended up adhering cards and stickers to the outside.

The last photo is from the homecoming game and halftime field show.  I am still working on this mini and will share the rest in next weeks post.  Hope you come back next week to see how I am documenting the rest of the bands busy competition season. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 16, 2017

{Long Thanksgiving Weekend} with the "Apple Crisp" Classic Kit

Hello friends!  It's Monday, so it's Meridy here today.  We started putting out our fall decor this week, and this month's "Apple Crisp" Classic Kit has put me in the fall mood for sure!  I decided to scrap some photos from Thanksgiving weekend of 2016.

I decided to take a few "down time" photos last Thanksgiving break, so I could show what life is like and how we relax.  I think I will do the same this year.  I like to break up the "traditional" Thanksgiving photos and add some of these into my albums as well.   

I really adore the pumpkin paper in the kit this month, it is a fairly busy pattern, so I decided to use a strip of it on a solid cardstock base.  A few more patterned paper strips across the bottom, and the base of the layout was complete.  Now for the fun part... 

As you may know, titles with multiple fonts are my favorite part of the layout to create.  I love piecing them together like a puzzle, overlapping letters, and keeping the words close to one another so they look like they all "fit" together.  These gold Thickers with the blue edges are the bomb!!!

There are so many awesome embellishments in this kit, the chipboard, stickers, die cuts, glitter washi, and crystal dots were the perfect additions to my title.

Next, I added a coordinating embellishment cluster on the bottom right hand corner of the layout to balance the embellishments near the title.  I did a little journaling, and my layout was complete!

I would love to see how you are using your "Apple Crisp" kits on Instagram #NoelMignon.  Have a great week!!!

Friday, October 13, 2017

PSL Season: Apple Crisp Classic Kit

Hi everyone!  Sarah here with a layout using the October classic kit about one of my favorite topics...COFFEE!!!  More specifically, my precious pumpkin spice lattes.  I'm one of those people that want to line up at Starbucks at dawn for a cup of this glorious nectar.  This kit was perfect for documenting it.

This week we are challenging everyone to use some mixed media on your layouts.  I'm not big into mixed media, but I did take advantage of the fact that the kit came with some distress stain.  I used the stain and some coordinating ink to make some coffee stain images on the background paper.  

Up at the top, I used a scrap piece of paper from the kit to make an extra cluster.  I used the washi from the kit along with a word strip and gems.  The coffee cup flair badge is from my stash.

I fussy out some of the wood images from the American Crafts paper.  I also layered some of the Jillibean Soup stickers (coffee cup and heart).  

The puffy stickers from the kit are my favorite things ever!  The detail on them are amazing.  I used the coffee cup and the pumpkin to help emphasize the layout topic.  And the acrylic word helped to round it all out.

I just love this time of year!  I can't wait to continue making some layouts to document it using this kit.  We'd love to see what you're making with it as well!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

fall love and Apple Crisp home decor

This week I decided to go away from my normal 12x12 paper layout. Instead of a page I created an altered item, which seems to be the thing to do this week as we try to incorporate mixed media items to our projects.  I hope you've been enjoying all of the fall home decor ideas on the blog this week. 

I started with a plain wood slat heart decoration that I'd purchased quite a while ago at a craft store. 

I painted the slats with acrylic paint alternating white and light gray. 

From there I chose a picture of my girls from a recent trip to a local pumpkin patch. 

I mounted my photo on a piece of chipboard that was used as packing material in my Apple Crisp Daily Diary kit.  I thought that it would give some texture to my project and I liked how the brown contrasted with the painted colors of the wood. 

I used a couple of pieces from the kit and painted them a light aqua color to contrast with the browns and orange. I also used a large flower punch on a variety of patterned papers to make more embellishments for the project. I crinkled the paper before punching it to add more texture to the flowers. 

I cut the "I love you more" sentiment from the Jillibean Soup Bite Size Bits paper and mounted that onto a dark brown paper. I added foam adhesive to the center of the word strip before adding it to give dimension to the sentiment. 

I tied the golden thread from the kit around my photo a few times and tied it in a bow. I added some paper flowers from the kit along with the ones I'd punched from patterned paper. I added enamel dots to the centers of the punched flowers. The gold scalloped tape is from my craft supply. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!