Monday, August 31, 2015

Happy Little Moments with Noel Mignon...

Happy Monday! Today I want to share a layout with you that I created using the Noel Mignon Country Life Kit. Anyone who knows me, know how much I love anything floral, so when I saw this paper, and a some of the flower embellishments, I knew exactly how I wanted to put this layout together!
 I started by using a bit of gesso on the background paper, behind where the photo would be going.  Next I splattered lots of the Heidi Swapp Butter Colour Shine that came in the kit.  Once that dried, I grabbed Metallic Melon & Metallic Blueberry Gelatos, and scribbled them on my craft mat, then spritzed with water, then used my finger to apply it around the yellow splatters.
 Next I went crazy layering all kinds of paper, doilies, and embellishments together.
 Thanks for stopping by!

And if you are interested in the Noel Mignon Country Life Kit there are still 2 left in the shop, so grab one while you can!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

How To Find Your Scrappy Mojo And Shop Your Stash!

Don't you hate when you loose your scrappy mojo? Usually I scrapbook everyday but I had a week where I would just sit down at my desk and push pretty papers around but nothing seemed to work. So I decided to sort through my scrapbook supplies. As I was doing this I found a number of paper collections sitting completely untouched. Collections that I absolutely love, but was hanging on to until I felt my scrapbooking was "good enough". Seriously? what is wrong with me? There is no right or wrong style of scrapbooking, I just need to use these lovely papers! So I decided to write down each collection on a strip of paper, then I wrote down different supplies and embellishments that I needed to use, some old, some new. Next I cut them out and folded them and put them all in a tin

 Next I chose a number (of how many items I wanted to use) and then started pulling tags out of the tin.  Because I have quite a number of paper collections, I used the first one I chose, then any others I pulled out, I set off to the side.  Here is what I came up with for the layout below
The moment I started pulling the tags out, my mojo came back! AND... this was the perfect solution to shop my stash and use up products I have been hoarding or just plain forgetting about.
And here is the product I chose from all my supplies, and here is what I created with it all!
 The word "Happy" was cut from the Memory Box Die "Large Parker Deluxe Upper Case Alpha Set #98447" that I have had forever and keep forgetting about. They are 1/4 inch tall!!
 I love how the old and new supplies just seem to go together like they were meant to! Look at that cute Maggie Holmes Confetti Bird and the Sassafras Lass Boarder Stickers together!!!!
 All the little details just make me happy!!!
I am so happy how this layout turned out.  I love the mix of old and new, and forgotten supplies! 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Beach Bums

Happy Monday everyone! Today I want to share with you this layout I created using the Noel Mignon Country Life Kit. Last week the Design Team created projects around the awesome theme "Life Lessons" and this layout fits in with that theme, so I thought I would share my "Life Lesson" with this layout.

My Life Lesson is "Make Memories".  We were on our 1st big family fishing vacation in 4 years, and before we left Clay and I had discussed that this vacation was all about the boys and making awesome memories. 

One day on vacation we went out for a boat ride and stopped for a shore lunch on this tiny little inlet on the lake.  The boys had so much fun running around, splashing, playing, swimming, digging and building sand castles.  The next day (and everyday after that) this is where the boys wanted to have lunch, so as long as the weather was nice, this is where we all went!

Since we have been home, well over a month later, the boys still chatter about "remember when we had lunch in the water with Aunt Sue, Uncle Ken, Jack, Lizzy & Molly? That was so much fun!" I am so happy they have fun memories of our summer vacation!

For the background on this layout I used gesso, then used my gelatos, and mists to make a water like background. Next I used the Barn Stamp, and the cap from the Heidi Swapp Color Shine that came in the kit and stamped with several blue inks to create the circle and "arrows".
 I love all the little embellishments that came in this kit! They added the perfect little touches!
 If you are interested in the COUNTRY LIFE KIT, there are only 2 left in the shop, so hurry over before they are gone!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Canning with Noel Mignon!

Today I want to share with you a layout I created using this months 

The moment I saw the Blue Gingham Paper, the Mason Jar Clips and that cute Barn Stamp, I knew exactly what I want to scrap about! 

How awesome are the Mason Jar Clips?!
 I love to cluster & layer lots of things together with my glue gun!

For the background I used the Shimelle Hearts Stencil, and some Modeling Paste.  I also painted some Gesso on the background to make my layers "pop".

I stamped the Barn Stamp all over the background using my Staz On Ink

I used the Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in Butter, that came in the kit, all over my layout.
It showed up awesome on the kraft background.

I added some messy stitching, and some more splatters with my mist & gelatos!  I hope I have inspired you with this layout!

Also don't forget about the CHALLENGE we have going on over at NOEL MIGNON!  Play along and you can win a Daily Diary Kit of your choice!!!!   You can read more about it HERE .  You have until August 31 to get your entries in!! 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Challenge Week at Noel Mignon!

Happy Monday!!! This week is "Challenge Week" over at the Noel Mignon Blog!  Each day a design team member is going to put out a challenge to our readers, and share examples of how we took on the challenge! So are you ready to hear what the PRIZE is?! It with be a Daily Diary Kit of your choice?!!!! Have you seen how jam packed those kits are?
Once you complete all 6 challenges, and post your project in the correct album on the Facebook Members page you will be entered to win! If your not a member of that page, just type in NoelMignon Members in the search bar on FB! All projects are due in August 31.

My Challenge to you is....


I was inspired by the stencils that came in this months kit

The NEW Country Life Classic Kit
I grabbed the Heart Stencil that came in my kit, and decided to use it on the background.  I started with mixing some Modeling Paste and Finnabar Art Sugar together and used my palette knife to spread it around on the background paper
(in the end it seems I covered most of this part up..oops!)
Next I mixed some Gelatos and a spritz of water on my craft mat, and then painted in the hearts over the rest of the background, for a soft watercolour effect.
And here is my finished project!
you can see a few of the hearts painted with gelatos here

and here
in this photo you can see, in between the banner, the heart made with the Modeling Paste & Art Sugar... I wish this photo captured how sparkly it is!
So today I challenge you to use a STENCIL on your project, wether it be a Daily Dairy design element or a Scrapbook Page, its your choice.  You can use it anyway you like.... will gesso, modeling paste, mist, paint, stitch, or even just trace the design with a pen or watercolour pencil.

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