Thursday, May 25, 2017

lots and lots of embellishments

Our designer challenge this week is to use lots of embellishments on our project. 

While I tend to use a variety of embellishments on my page, I kinda piled them on for this layout to show you just how many are included in Noel's kits. 

Here is my layout for this week using the Spring Fling Classic Kit

My favorite embellishment is usually something made from patterned paper and here I used thin strips to make a border for my page. 

I apologize for the crummy pictures; I still need to replace my camera battery charger and the ones from my phone camera just aren't cutting it. 

I added lots of heart and phrase stickers along with these cute flowers, the tiny wooden shapes from Jillibean soup and a fun flower border under my photos. I used a cute glitter bow and a mix of tapes (the gold is from my own crafty stash, the other two are from kits). I used a marker for the puffy alpha so that the lettering would stand out better on my page than just the white alpha included in the kit. The ink dried surprisingly fast. 

Here is another close-up shot of the cute embellishments. I loved these little black and white puffy hearts. 

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

hello spring!

I don't know about anyone else but I absolutely love spring! Now the pollen is an entirely different topic all together but I digress...

Every year I look forward to the day when my favorite nursery opens so I can wander through all of the beautiful flowers envisioning all of the color I can add to my yard...especially after the very long winter we had this year! I always make sure to take a picture of my cart full of flowers - all of those flowers together are just gorgeous :)
This is a pretty simple spread using the Spring Fling Daily Diary Kit (only 2 left!) As I've said before, the kits are designed so that you don't really have to think much about your pages. Everything is right there for you!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Band Geek with the Spring Fling Classic Kit

Hi all!  Nicole here on the blog today to share my latest layout with the Spring Fling Classic kit.  This weeks theme is embellishments.  Noel always includes a great mix of embellishments each month and this time around the embellishments inspired the layout.  My son is a huge bank geek.  He really established that this school year.  I decided to use the Jillibean wood veneer check marks in my journaling to highlight a few things that make him a band geek.

The base cardstock I pulled from last months Let's Get Lost Kit.  I really wanted a dark base to help showcase the bright colors in this months kit.  I used my silhouette to cut my title.  

I backed the large part of the title with a music staff die cut (cut with my Silhouette) and pattern paper.  I used a mix of the cardstock star stickers and wood veneer to sprinkle stars along the staff.  I decided after all my embellishing was done I wanted to make the word BAND stand out more so I used the yellow paint around the edges of each letter.  The word sticker "literally" is from the Dear Lizzy sticker sheet and was a fun addition to the cut title.

My pictures and journaling blocks I set up in Photoshop and printed.  Once attached to my layout I added the check marks to each box and finished with some of the Elle's studio cut aparts and cardstock stickers.

There you have it my layout about my band geek son.  I love that products and embellishments can lead the design of a layout.  How are the embellishments in this months kit inspiring you?

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Come back tomorrow for even more inspiration!

Monday, May 22, 2017

{Live Wild and Free} with the "Spring Fling" Daily Diary Kit

Hello friends!  It's Meridy here, working with the "Spring Fling" Daily Diary kit and the 12x12 paper add on.  This week the design team is featuring EMBELLISHMENTS on our layouts.  We are trying to use quite a few embellishments from Noel Mignon kits on our layouts.  I typically love using embellishments, so this was right up my alley!

I decided to scrap some photos of my kids at the splash pad last summer.  I love the navy color that is so trendy right now.  It looks excellent, and really pops when paired with soft, bright colors, like the salmon, yellow, and white on this layout.

First, I matted my photos into a strip, and placed them approximately where I wanted them to go on the layout.  Next, I began embellishing.  The first "embellishment" I made, was punched hexagons from the patterned papers.  I using those hexagons as the base for my layout.  I punched them in 2 different sizes, and placed them randomly across the layout until it looked balanced to me.

My next step was to add the title.  I used the chipboard that came in the Daily Diary kit.  The word "LIVE" kind of got lost on the white background paper, so I decided to mat it on some navy cardstock.  After I did that, it really popped!!!

I embellished the title with a yellow chipboard heart and a few enamel dots that I had left over from an older Noel Mignon kit.  The color scheme matched perfectly.

I added a wood veneer embellishment and a few more enamel dots to the upper right side of the layout, to balance out that area, and add a little interest to those few hexagons.

Finally, I decided to embellish my strip of photos a bit, I used some of the yellow washi tape that came in this month's kit, a few stamps that I had in my stash, and again, some enamel dots.

That wraps up my layout for today.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great week :)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

My Loves- Spring Fling Stamping fun!

Good morning my ladies! I'm working with the beautiful Spring Fling kit... and I absolutely LOVED the stamps in the kit this month and wanted to feature them on a layout! 

I used a combo of fussy cutting, stickers, and stamping for this cluster of embellishments. 

I wanted to make a fun border with the word stamps - I love how it turned out! Have you used your stamps yet? 

Friday, May 19, 2017

June/July 2016 Project Life: May Spring Fling DD Kit

Hi!  Sarah here with a double page Project Life spread that includes two months from 2016.  These colors in the kit were perfect for documenting our summer last year.  It was a quiet summer, so I didn't need a ton of room for documenting anything.

I used up a ton of those Pebbles letter stickers.  They are the perfect size to add to cards and photos!  I used a few of the strips of paper from one of the 6x6 paper pad papers to add color and a place for my titles on the cards and photos.  Also, I'm having a love affair with those tiny puffy stickers from Jillibean Soup!

I went heart crazy on this card to document my heart murmur diagnosis.  The heart card, the wood veneer and the puffy stickers were perfect!

I finished off the spread with Finding Dory, because she's awesome!  This paper and the yellow stars paper are both from my stash.


Starting off the month right with a date night!  It's rare for my husband and I to get time to ourselves, so we soak it up when we can.

I wanted to include some fun stuff we discovered and did over the summer.  My girls love those mini Funko Pop mystery boxes.  We've collected quite a few.  I cut out images from some of the boxes and added them to the card.  My daughter Caylan got her first library card.  I snapped a picture of her holding her card and the first book she checked out all by herself.  The journaling piece a cut from Elle's Studio.  I also journaled about a read-a-thon I participated in that month.  I didn't need the "4" or the "5" so I stuck some flower puffy stickers over them and used that space to journal.  For the blank card, that will house a story about my husband's job.  It's not something I can share publicly for security reasons, but that will go there.

For The Secret Life of Pets card, I used some paper from my stash.  In one of the cut apart papers from the kit, there was a tag with a bunny head on it.  That was perfect, since there is a bunny in the movie!

And to finish it all off - Layla turned 5!!!  My baby!!!  I used that cute house paper and broke it up a little with the yellow washi from the kit.  The Pebbles letter stickers are puffy sticker were great, and the large cork 5 is from Freckled Fawn from my stash.

Thanks so much for joining me today!  This kit was perfect for a summer feel and now I have two more months complete in my album.

I can't wait to see how you guys are using your May kits!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

This makes me so happy

Good morning!

 I hope you're having a great week so far!

Today I have a page to share that just makes me happy.

My oldest daughter went through a phase where she was so shy, so unsure of herself.

The last couple of years, though, has been quite different.

She has become more confident and loves herself and all that she is able to do.

She is such an extraordinary girl, so talented and so kind.

I love that these photos show her excitement for life.

The colors in the Spring Fling Classic kit show off these pictures so well:

Last month I used lots of stars on my projects; I guess that this month I've leaned toward using hearts and there are an abundance in the Spring Fling Classic kit. Some of the hearts were handcut from patterned paper and left partly folded to add some dimension. I placed a cute glitter bow to one of them and used the negative space from one to layer the hearts on. I also added some epoxy, wood and cork hearts. 

I layered a couple of strips of paper (the black and white piece is the tear strip at the bottom of one of the patterned paper sheets) above the patterned paper and then grouped tags and other stickers. I pulled out the black and white tape from last month's kit to use at the top of my layout since it went so well with the pattern on my daughter's skirt. I also added the yellow accent with the paint from the kit. I was surprised at how quickly it dried. 

 I was going to use the little tag stickers for my journaling spot but instead layered some word stickers, more hearts and a piece of flair. I did handwritten journaling at the top of my page instead.

Thanks for stopping by to see us today!