Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Because of Her layout with the She's Crafty Classic Kit

I love the versatility of this months kits.  I always love to see how the design team chooses to use the kits each month.  As I was looking through the embellishments it made me think of my grandma.  She is very talented when it comes to working with her hands.  She paints, crochets, knits, sews, and has been known to pull off a lot of DIY projects back in the day.  It's no surprise then that growing up she was a huge influence in my own crafty adventures.  

And so goes the topic of my layout this week.  My sweet grams.


I started off with pattern papers that I really liked and cut them into small strips.  I placed them down along the top leaving space for the background cardstock to show through each strip.  


I love the pops of color along the top and how this ties in all the colors of the layout. 



I decided to fussy cut flowers and placed these on either side of the photo and jounaling.  Now my favorite part of embellishing.  I pulled the chipboard stickers out and began layering them together on either side of the photo/journaling.  I finished the middle section off with a few of the puffy stickers and enamel dots.  

To help fill the bottom section I then cut a strip of pattern paper and placed a piece of washi tape along the top for interest.  

I am really loving the way all the colors pop against the black cardstock.  I need to remember that in the future ;)

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  How are you using this months kit.  Be sure to share your projects on the Noel Mignon Facebook page.  We always love to see what you are creating.







Monday, January 22, 2018

{Chick-let Crop} Layout with the "She's So Crafty" Classic Kit

Hello everyone, it's Meridy here.  I have another "crafty" layout to share this week with the "She's So Crafty" Classic Kit.  Today I'm sharing a layout about my kids scrapbooking with me, at a crop especially for kids!  I'm so lucky to have such a great group of scrapbooking friends, we do all kinds of cool things at our crops all year long.

The bright colors in my photos were just perfect for the bright colors in this month's kit!  I started with a couple of strips of the patterned paper with scissors, rulers, and paint brushes on it.  I didn't want that busy pattern to overwhelm my layout, so I just used 2 small strips.


I wanted to try something different, that I don't usually do, to mix things up a bit, so I decided to do a very symmetrical design.  I placed everything fairly evenly right down the center of the 12x12 page. 

The "LOVE" card, was one of the cut apart cards in the kit.  I added the large button to read as a "O" instead of using the vintage sewing machine that was printed on the card. 


I dressed that card up with the cute scissors charm from the kit, a few enamel dots, and a chipboard camera.


Finally, I added my journaling and the title across the top of the photos to finish off the layout. 


And that wraps up my layout share for today.  I would love to see your Noel Mignon "She's So Crafty" layouts on Instagram #NoelMignon 





Friday, January 19, 2018

First and Fourth: She's So Crafty DD Kit

Hi!  Sarah here with a layout using the January Daily Diary Kit.  I wanted to document my daughter's first days of school this past school year.  


For the patterned papers, I need to hit my stash because the ones in the kit were a bit too busy for what I was looking for.  I grabbed a couple of Amy Tangerine papers and used them here.  


I loved the black and white circle die cut and I used it in two spots to highlight the grades my girls started this year.  I just cut it in half and got more use out of it.


I grabbed a small cut from an Amy Tangerine paper that is a bright green and I loved the words on them.  I also used one of the die cuts from the kit for my journaling.


Some of the epoxy and enamel dots from the kit helped to bring it all together and add a little more detail and attention to those spots.

Thanks so much for joining me today!  We'd love to see how you're using your January kits this month, don't forget to share them in the facebook group!


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Yummy!

Hey guys! I'm here with another layout using the She's Crafty Daily Diary Kit. The first layout I created with this kit was a traditional layout and this week I went with a pocket page. I also deviated from the theme of this kit to show the versatility of these kits. It's very easy to create a project outside of the theme of the kits!
I went back a few years and found these fun pics of my kiddos during summer vacation when we drover over to Krispy Kreme for a special treat. Thank goodness we don't live close or I'd be eating donuts every day! lol 
I loved all of the word stickers in this month's kit. They were a fun addition to my photos. And that 4x6 'who, what, where' card was definitely a favorite! 
 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

I have a 13 year old?

Hello!

It's Becky here with you to share a new Noel Mignon kit project.

I know that you're not used to seeing me on Wednesdays, but here I am!

I am filling in for one of our other designers today and have a project to share using the cute She's Crafty Classic Kit. 


The focal point of this page is the picture of my oldest daughter, now a teenager. 

How does the time go by so quickly? 

I drew attention to the photo with some handcut flowers from a piece of patterned paper in the kit as well as a pretty bow from the satin ribbon also in the kit. 

I used a couple of rub-on butterflies. I love the rub-ons in this kit. They are super smooth and easy to use. 


Yes, I know that this picture has a little something extra in it, a little something fuzzy, ha ha. 

We got a new kitty last month and he likes to be where we are. 

That's real life for ya ☺

He just wanted to make sure that you noticed the bow, ha ha. 


I used a couple of strips of patterned paper- I liked how the black and white print contrasted nicely with the colors on the flowers. I added enamel dots to many of the flowers on my page and finished it off with a title using the chipboard Thickers in the kit. 

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

My "Old Lady" hobby with She's Crafty Classic Kit

Happy Tuesday!  How are you enjoying the January kit?  Isn't it gorgeous!  When it first arrived and I started going through all the different products I immediately thought of one of my hobbies, cross stitch.  I know a lot of people think of it as an "old lady" hobby including my husband.  I tend to do it at night and it relaxes me before I head to bed.  The past year I have really started enjoying it more and more and have taken on all kinds of different projects. 

For this layout I printed off Instagram photos of some of those projects.

I thought it would be very fitting to include a little stitching.  I hand wrote part of my title and then poked holes before using a straight stitch. 


The circle wood pieces in the kit are what made me think of cross stitch in the first place.  I stitched a heart in blue embroidery floss and placed it on top of the journaling space.  


I left the needle and thread attached and placed it next to my title. 

The last little touches were some washi tape along the top and bottom and some fussy cut flowers.  



I also decided to play on a smaller scale and made a few cards.
I really love the rubons in the kit this month.  They are so delicate and feminine and are the main focus of this card.


I rarely make cards that I can mail and decided to keep this card pretty flat.  I layered the rubons on top of each other and placed the little "celebrate" sentiment right on top.  As a finishing touch I added a strip of pattern paper along the top and some coordinating enamel dots.


After working on a flat card I then went the opposite direction.  Lots of layers and plenty of foam adhesive.  


I started with a few circles I punched from pattern paper.  Three of the circles I added washi tape to the top and trimmed off the overhang.  I then added foam adhesive to the back and layered  the rubons, chipboard, and Tim Holtz paper flowers.  


One last card.  I love the color swatches and decided they would make a fun background.  I trimmed out enough to cover the top leaving room for a little sentiment in the bottom corner.  


I finished off with the puffy stickers.  


It's been awhile since I made any cards and it was nice to work on a smaller scale again.  
Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Happy Scrapping!








Monday, January 15, 2018

{First Colors} Layout with the "She's So Crafty" Classic Kit

It's Monday and that means it's Meridy here, thanks for stopping by!  I want to share another layout I made with the "She's So Crafty" Classic Kit.  There were lots of vibrant colors in this month's kit and some really cool patterned papers, I decided to use this "color wheel" type of paper for a layout about my baby's first box of colors.  


As soon as I pulled this paper to work with, I knew I wanted to use the circle shape as a major design element for the layout.  First, I matted and placed my photos on the bottom right of the paper, then I fussy cut a  couple of the paint swatches from another paper.  Next, I punched a bunch of 2 different size hexagons and sprinkled them around the circle to fill in the blank spaces.


Finally, I got the puffy stickers out and sprinkled them around as well.  I decided to add a small cluster of these embellishments in some of the "white space" on the photos as  well, to visually bring the circle around.


I decided the layout looked a little bare, so I added some of the acrylic words to read "Little You", and the "I Love" flair button.  But the layout still looked a little disconnected.  So I decided to hand stitch in white embroidery floss around where the white circle I covered up on the patterned background was.  This finished the embellishments off. 


Last, it was time to add my title & journaling, again along the arch of the circle.  And with that, the layout was finally complete.  


Thank you for stopping by today!  I would love to see how you used this piece of patterend paper from the kit this month.  Share your layouts on our Noel Mignon Members Facebook page or on Instagram #NoelMignon.  Have a great day!!!