Saturday, June 24, 2017

Dive In Daily Diary- Beach Trip Mini Album

Good morning! I finally was able to have all my technology cooperate so I could share with you all this mini album I made with the adorable and beachy Dive In Daily Diary kit! I also supplemented this with a pack of extra paper I purchased in the shop, and I'm so glad I did... it all came together so wonderfully! 

My idea for this album was so that it was a small enough size so I could slip it into my pocket album for the year... check out the video at the bottom of the post to see how I did that, and a whole flip through of the album! 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Shrimp & Grits: June "Dive In" Classic Kit

Hi!  Sarah here with a layout using the June classic kit.  I wanted to document one of my new favorite dishes to order at restaurants, shrimp and grits!  So yummy!

I wanted to bring out the green from the dish in the layout.  Using the Crate Paper background and green floral paper really helped highlight it.  I chose pink as my secondary color by bringing it in with the Echo Park flamingo print paper.  Using the Project Life gold rub ons, I brought in the gold from the die cut.

The Dear Lizzy Thickers were great as the title and the Elle's Studio tiny alphabets were perfect for my subtitle.

For my journaling, I used strips of the Jillibean Soup pink paper to help bring in the larger layer and to stand out against the floral paper (also Jillibean Soup).

I finished it off with cameras cut out from the Jillibean Soup paper and some enamel dots.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I can't wait to see what you guys are making with this kit so far!  Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hello, everyone! 

How are you enjoying your summer so far? 

What are you doing to stay cool? 

It's Becky here with you today to share another project made with the Dive In Daily Diary kit.  There are still a few of this kit as well as the Classic kit and you can find that cuteness in the Noel Mignon store. 

For my layout this week I started with a sheet of white cardstock cut down and mounted on this cute striped sheet of patterned paper. I misted the cardstock with a mix of blues and greens and added little bits of pink and some orange in there as well. There are lots of mist colors available in the shop

I used a Silhouette file for the big sun and #loveyou diecuts and used bits of patterned paper to fill in some of the spaces. From there I added my photo and cut down a journaling card that I tucked under the picture. 

These little pennant stickers are so cute! I added some foam adhesive to the backs and strung a piece of twine from a previous kit across the top and tied it at the ends. 

To finish off the page I added the black and white tape (also from a previous kit), a brad and the cute little pink alphas to go with my journaling. 

Come back tomorrow for more inspiration from the design team. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Traveler's Notebook prep using the Dive In Classic Kit

Hey everyone, Michelle here! Today I wanted to share with you a traveler's notebook I prepped for a trip that I'm taking this week so that I can record all of my fun memories. Whenever I use one of these notebooks for a trip I'll do a bit of prep beforehand, do a bit of journaling during my trip, and then finish it up when I get home. I've found that if I do a bit of journaling during my trip it helps with remembering the little things that I might have forgotten by the time I get home (you could also carry a small notebook for this as well). 

So I started with my TN that you can pick up on Amazon and even at Michaels now. I started with just a few elements from the Dive In Classic Kit - mainly that great alpha stamp set - along with another stamp set from my stash. I stamped a few basics on the days that I knew I had plans. The others I'll leave blank until I get home, or fill in a bit when I have some down time during my trip. I skip every other page because the pages in a TN are typically very thin (and the stamping bleeds through) so I'll actually end up attaching those pages together which I will share in a later post. 
I have an Instax printer which I love for my travel TN's. Sometimes I'll bring it along with me on trips & print photos as I go. I also like to use a little zippered bag to carry some of my scrappy supplies with me (I believe I found this one at the Container Store).

I also like keeping some kind of little zippered bag to keep little papers I collect during the trip, this one I found at Michaels. This one fits right in my TN.

Side note - I save just about every little paper & "souvenir" from my trip. They're fun to use when embellishing traveler's notebooks :)
I'll fill in and embellish my album and I will share the finished TN when I get home!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

So Much Fun with the Dive In Daily Diary Kit

Hi all!  Nicole here on the blog today to share a layout I put together using the Dive In Daily Diary kit and the Dive In Paper Pack.  As I was trying to find more of our photos from last summer I remembered photos that my sister took with her cell phone while we were at our local aquatic center.  The photos aren't great in quality, but it was a fun day I wanted to remember.
I printed the photos small so they wouldn't be grainy and used elements from the daily diary kit to frame them.

I then decided to cut down the teal pattern paper and mount it on the color blocked pattern paper from the paper pack.  I cut down a few pattern papers and tucked them behind the main photo block and added the letter stickers.  

I fussy cut a few flowers from pattern paper from My Mind's Eye Palm Beach pattern paper.  I placed these on the bottom right corner, one next to the letter stickers, and then placed another piece on the very top of my layout to tie it all together.  

As a few finishing embellishments I added the brads as well as the sticker on the bottom of my title.  I cut the "So happy together"  in half and added "together" to the bottom of my title block. 
Just a reminder to make the products work for you even if that means cutting stickers apart.

I just love the colors in this kit!  They are so easy to pair with all of the bright summer pictures.  Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Happy Scrapping!

Monday, June 19, 2017

{H2O Day} with the "Dive In" Classic Kit

Hello!  It's Meridy here today.  I have a 12x12 layout to share using the "Dive In" Classic Kit.  I think there are 2 more of these kits left in the store, and let me tell you, they are PERFECT for those bright, summer photos that you are taking these days!

The layout I'm sharing today has photos I took about a year ago of Water Day for my son's 1st Grade class.  I was able to get a couple of photos of the whole class together, and since there were so many bright colored swimsuits and towels, this kit was a perfect match!

I tried a BRAND NEW TECHNIQUE, that I have never tried before on this layout.  I have been accumulating a few stencils here and there over the years, and I wanted to try using texture (modeling) paste with them.  But, when I wanted to start my layout, it was late at night, and I couldn't go to the store to pick any up.  So I turned to Pinterest, which led me to Gabrielle Pollacco's blog, and her recipe for homemade modeling paste!  Basically, she uses baby powder, white glue, white acrylic paint, and a little water, all of ingredients I have at home, so I whipped some up and went to work using it with my stencil.  And it worked!!!!

I was so excited that I had this new technique to add a little texture to my layouts.  With her recipe I have PLENTY of modeling paste left over to use it on more layouts in the future.  I sealed it up in a small mason jar so it won't dry out.  

I decided to build up my embellishment cluster and title in the same area that the textured triangles were at the top of the layout.  So that's where I started using buttons, cardstock stickers, and enamel dots from this month's kit!  I added my title with alphabet stickers from my stash.  I finished off the clusters with a few splatters of yellow mist.

I created a second, matching cluster near the bottom of my layout, where I also had some more textured triangles.  This second cluster balanced out the one at the top of the page.  I only added a tiny bit of journaling to this layout, because I have a few more pictures of my son at this event.  Therefore, I will add a little more detailed journaling to the layout I create with those photos.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Let me know if you try out the modeling paste recipe, I just love this new technique that I finally braved!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Sisters: June "Dive In" Classic Kit

Hi!  Sarah here with this week's challenge layout.  We were challenged to use pictures about water or swimming.  I have this awesome picture of some of my sorority sisters on the beach, with the ocean in the background.

I really wanted to use those flamingos, so this one was perfect since it's a beach picture and they're just fun!  I also wanted to keep everything very centered around the photo in the middle to help highlight the background paper.

I used a cut apart with the lanterns on it as a layering piece.  The flamingo ribbon was fun to layer right on top of the flamingo pattern paper.  All of the flamingos!!!!

For the title, I combined the awesome Dear Lizzy Thickers and the Elle's Studios tiny alphabet stickers.  As an accent, I used a cutout from a Project Life card (not included in the kit) that has a doodled rose on it because our sorority flower is a rose and it really reminded me of it.

To finish it off, I used some of the Echo Park chipboard - those flip flops are adorable!  And two little puffy stickers to help bring in the background paper was the perfect tie in!

I hope you all enjoyed my layout.  I challenge you to use that awesome background paper and see how you can highlight it.

Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

turning into a fish

We are focusing on water fun in our projects this week and I have one for you!

We started our youngest in swim lessons this summer for the first time. She's gone to 5 lessons now and while she started out as a very nervous little girl who didn't want to put her face in the water and is now becoming a pretty good little swimmer. 

I decided to print out my pictures in a block collage and to just leave them on one sheet to put on my page. 

I had some little cardstock diecuts so I sprayed those with mist to add to my page. I added the little flipflop layered sticker to the center of the sunshine. 

I layered some bits of patterned paper and then added my photo block along with a journaling spot, some washi and more layered stickers. 

I topped off the page with some gold-dipped chipboard alphas from a previous kit. 

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Last Day

Hey guys, Michelle here with another layout using the new Dive In Classic Kit. When I began working on this layout yesterday I realized that this week the design team is sharing pool pics and I mistakenly shared my layout last week. I guess with all of the end of school activities going on this month I got my weeks mixed up! So this week I'm sharing a layout of my youngest daughter's last day of school.
When I thinking about my page I knew that I wanted to have multiple photos on it, so that meant cropping my photos to a smaller size (most are about 2.5 inches wide). I loosely based my page on this layout I found on Pinterest (seriously still love much inspiration!!)
I loved the idea of journaling little notes around the photos! And since I didn't feel like changing the thread in my sewing machine I just doodled around my photos instead of adding stitching. I only used 2 little strips of patterned paper...everything else is just photos, embellishments, & journaling! This is also a good way to extend the life of your kits even more :)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Summer Relaxing with the Dive In Daily Diary Kit

Hey all!  Nicole on the blog today with a new project using the Dive In Daily Diary kit.  This week the theme for the design team is water/swimming.  This photo of my little guy in the backyard came to mind.  He got this kiddie pool last summer and I happened to glance outside when it got a little quiet and found him with his feet up and his head propped up on a ball. It made me laugh and I snapped this photo with my cell phone.

I started by cutting the word summer from the background cardstock from the Dive In Papers.  After the letters were cut out I added a few ink splatters with a watered down mist so the paint was really light.   I then backed each letter with some of the 6x6 papers and 3x4 cards from the kit.

I added a few of the 3x4 cards under the journaling block/picture and added a small piece to the other side of the layout to balance it out.

I finished my title with another Silhouette cut and placed it along the bottom of my layout.  Placing a brad (from my stash) for the dot on the I.

I finished the page off with a few embellishments:  brads, flair, and stickers.  Overall it is a rather simple page, but I love that I could incorporate so many of the patterns from the cards into the title.

I have the cut files available for download on my blog - if you are interested.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  I hope you are enjoying your summer, happy scrapping!

Monday, June 12, 2017

{Cool Summer Swimming} with the "Dive In" Classic Kit

Hello friends!  It's Meridy here, and I have a double page layout to share with you today using the "Dive In" Classic Kit.  As the name of this kit suggests, it is perfect to use with swimming photos.  This week the design team will be sharing layouts all about water, swimming, the beach, etc. 

I used a few 3x4 photos and one 4x6 photo of my kids swimming last summer on this layout.

I grabbed a few papers that used the same blues, pinks, and yellows in the photographs.  Once I choose the patterned papers, I pulled various coordinating embellishments from the kit. 

I really loved the flamingo trim, so I used it as a strip down the left hand side of my layout and cut a few flamingos from it to use as "stand alone" embellishments as well.

I wanted the look of rippling water, so I used some of my old decorative edge scissors to cut a few "waves" from various shades of blue paper.  I stacked those bits across the bottom border of my layout.

Next, it was time for me to add titles, journaling, and embellishments to the layout.  I started with my title "Cool Summer Swimming" and created it with a set of Thickers, a set of alpha stickers, and a chipboard sticker all from this month's kit.  Then I added a few enamel dots, some of the gold rub-ons, a few buttons, and some vellum stickers from the kit.

I added the same types of embellishments to the opposite side of the layout to balance the 2 sides of the layout.   I pulled a couple of extra buttons from my stash for this embellishment cluster.

I added a subtitle of "Making a Splash Jump" on this side of the layout to balance out both sides of the layout a little more.

And that wraps up this layout.  I would love to see what you create with your "Dive In" kits on Instagram #NoelMignon.  Have a great week!!!