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.

ON TO JULY!!!!

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! 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Monkey Bars - 1, Addie - 0

Hey all! I'm back with a couple pages from the Spring Fling Daily Diary kit along with some elements from the Let's Get Lost Kits. And since my daughter broke her arm last week I thought it fitting to do a couple pages on that!
I started with a main page using patterned paper from the Let's Get Lost Classic kit and paired it with elements from the Spring Fling Daily Diary kit. I thought the "You Are Brave" pennant banner from the Let's Get Lost kit (Daily Diary kit I believe) was fitting for this page.
I also created a pocket page to go along with it with additional photos using the Spring Fling Daily Diary Kit. The colors of the kit matched perfectly with Addie's new cast ;)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

2 months with the Spring Fling Classic Kit

Nicole here on the blog today.  I was going through photos in my pile of "want to scrap" photos and found this one of my cute little niece.  The colors in her cute little outfit were perfect to pair with the kit. 

Whenever I get stumped I usually go back through some of my previously made layouts and scraplift myself.  I decided to pull inspiration from a layout I made in January when my picture and embellishments were housed in a heart shape.  I started by cutting a large heart with my Silhouette and used a pencil to trace the outline.



I have a few label stamps and used these to stamp on the quilted pattern paper to bring in different prints and colors.  I also used a tag to cut tag shapes into pattern paper.  I placed these around my creating a visual triangle. 

The title is a combination of a number sticker from the Dear Lizzy sticker sheet and a cut from my Silhouette from the orange cardstock.  

I used the stamp from the kit with StazOn and stamped the flowers onto vellum.  I used watercolors and after it dried I cut them out and they became delicate flower embellishments.  I placed these along with the Prima flowers on top of another tag I cut from pattern paper and an actual shipping tag from my stash. 


Once I had placed my embellishments I measured and printed out my journaling and cut my background cardstock and slide it into place adhering it all together on the back.  To make the outline of my heart stand out I used yellow embroidery floss to hand sew the heart. 


As a finishing touch I trimmed the edges and used a pattern paper on the back to tie in my color scheme.  I enjoyed putting together all the little embellishments from the kit onto this layout.  They were the perfect way to record my sweet niece at only two months old. 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!  Be sure to head over to the store and snag your Spring Fling kit there are still a few left in the store. 


Monday, May 15, 2017

{Went to Bed Age 9...} Layout with the Spring Fling Daily Diary Kit

Hello friends!  First off, I wanted to remind everyone that subscriptions for July-December 2017 are only open through today, so if you would like to sign up to sub to Noel Mignon kits, today is your last chance to do that for another 6 months.  


And now for my layout using the Spring Fling Daily Diary Kit and the 12x12 paper add on.  I really love the color schemes in the products this month.  I am really excited about all of the navy in the various paper lines lately, so the navy floral paper is the foundation of today's layout. 


I had a lot of fun fussy cutting floral elements from papers in this month's kit.  I mixed those cuts with a few of the chipboard stickers, and a flair button, to build up my embellishment clusters.


I also used a few different 3x4 project life cards to add more layers to the layout.  Once I mixed in a couple of Thickers from my stash, I was able to use some of the mini letter stickers to finish off my titles.  I covered one of the wood veneer half circles with paper and stamped a few sentiments on it before placing  it on the top right of my layout. Finally, I added a little bit of journaling to the journaling card on the right hand side of my layout. 



That wraps up my layout share for today! Thank you for stopping by.





Saturday, May 13, 2017

Spring Fling- flinging embellishments all over the place! ;)

Happy Mother's Day Weekend! 

I have a lovely layout using the Spring Fling kit for you this morning... this kit is so versatile! I love that it is soft and feminine but also spunky and bright! I wanted to go more spunky for this layout of my middle daughter. 



I was inspired by an odd shaped scrap of paper laying on my table to make this sunbeam embellishment. The yellow paint in the kit was the perfect accent between the rays, too! 


I loved playing with all the fun embellishments in this kit and just scattering them along the side with a few painted hearts. Outlining them all in black made them pop off the page! 



This is the perfect weekend to treat yourself! Head on over to the website and pick up something lovely for yourself!   (And there are four Spring Fling kits left! woohoo!)



Friday, May 12, 2017

Don't Grow Up - May Spring Fling Daily Diary Kit

Hi!  Sarah here with this week's challenge layout.  This week, we are challenging everyone to document something Spring-y.  Is that a word???  I have these two pictures of my girls, who brought home these GORGEOUS spring photos from school.  I can't even....

 
I really wanted to use the "Don't Grow Up It's A Trap" piece from the Dear Lizzy Thicker set.  Because really....kids grow up way too fast!  I layered up my photos with some of the neutral 6x6 papers from the kit.  


The Jillibean Soup wire words were perfect for this layout since it's about some school pictures.  I used both of them on the layout, one for each kid!  From the 6x6 papers, one of them had a strip of numbers, so I used a small epoxy sticker (not in the kit) and made two little flair badges to signify their ages.


The Elle's Studio ampersand card was the perfect base for the Thicker title and a great place for my journaling as well.  I added some washi and Jillibean Soup puffy stickers to help highlight the photos around the title.


Some more of the Thickers and sequins (not in the kit) helped to finish off the layout.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I can't wait to see how you will take on the challenge this week to scrap something about the spring!!!