Monday, October 16, 2017

{Long Thanksgiving Weekend} with the "Apple Crisp" Classic Kit

Hello friends!  It's Monday, so it's Meridy here today.  We started putting out our fall decor this week, and this month's "Apple Crisp" Classic Kit has put me in the fall mood for sure!  I decided to scrap some photos from Thanksgiving weekend of 2016.

I decided to take a few "down time" photos last Thanksgiving break, so I could show what life is like and how we relax.  I think I will do the same this year.  I like to break up the "traditional" Thanksgiving photos and add some of these into my albums as well.   

I really adore the pumpkin paper in the kit this month, it is a fairly busy pattern, so I decided to use a strip of it on a solid cardstock base.  A few more patterned paper strips across the bottom, and the base of the layout was complete.  Now for the fun part... 

As you may know, titles with multiple fonts are my favorite part of the layout to create.  I love piecing them together like a puzzle, overlapping letters, and keeping the words close to one another so they look like they all "fit" together.  These gold Thickers with the blue edges are the bomb!!!

There are so many awesome embellishments in this kit, the chipboard, stickers, die cuts, glitter washi, and crystal dots were the perfect additions to my title.

Next, I added a coordinating embellishment cluster on the bottom right hand corner of the layout to balance the embellishments near the title.  I did a little journaling, and my layout was complete!

I would love to see how you are using your "Apple Crisp" kits on Instagram #NoelMignon.  Have a great week!!!

Friday, October 13, 2017

PSL Season: Apple Crisp Classic Kit

Hi everyone!  Sarah here with a layout using the October classic kit about one of my favorite topics...COFFEE!!!  More specifically, my precious pumpkin spice lattes.  I'm one of those people that want to line up at Starbucks at dawn for a cup of this glorious nectar.  This kit was perfect for documenting it.

This week we are challenging everyone to use some mixed media on your layouts.  I'm not big into mixed media, but I did take advantage of the fact that the kit came with some distress stain.  I used the stain and some coordinating ink to make some coffee stain images on the background paper.  

Up at the top, I used a scrap piece of paper from the kit to make an extra cluster.  I used the washi from the kit along with a word strip and gems.  The coffee cup flair badge is from my stash.

I fussy out some of the wood images from the American Crafts paper.  I also layered some of the Jillibean Soup stickers (coffee cup and heart).  

The puffy stickers from the kit are my favorite things ever!  The detail on them are amazing.  I used the coffee cup and the pumpkin to help emphasize the layout topic.  And the acrylic word helped to round it all out.

I just love this time of year!  I can't wait to continue making some layouts to document it using this kit.  We'd love to see what you're making with it as well!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

fall love and Apple Crisp home decor

This week I decided to go away from my normal 12x12 paper layout. Instead of a page I created an altered item, which seems to be the thing to do this week as we try to incorporate mixed media items to our projects.  I hope you've been enjoying all of the fall home decor ideas on the blog this week. 

I started with a plain wood slat heart decoration that I'd purchased quite a while ago at a craft store. 

I painted the slats with acrylic paint alternating white and light gray. 

From there I chose a picture of my girls from a recent trip to a local pumpkin patch. 

I mounted my photo on a piece of chipboard that was used as packing material in my Apple Crisp Daily Diary kit.  I thought that it would give some texture to my project and I liked how the brown contrasted with the painted colors of the wood. 

I used a couple of pieces from the kit and painted them a light aqua color to contrast with the browns and orange. I also used a large flower punch on a variety of patterned papers to make more embellishments for the project. I crinkled the paper before punching it to add more texture to the flowers. 

I cut the "I love you more" sentiment from the Jillibean Soup Bite Size Bits paper and mounted that onto a dark brown paper. I added foam adhesive to the center of the word strip before adding it to give dimension to the sentiment. 

I tied the golden thread from the kit around my photo a few times and tied it in a bow. I added some paper flowers from the kit along with the ones I'd punched from patterned paper. I added enamel dots to the centers of the punched flowers. The gold scalloped tape is from my craft supply. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

trick or treat!

I am having so much fun playing with the Frightful Limited Edition kit! I wanted to use it to not only create pages but also a bit of decor around the house. I'm slacking on getting my Halloween stuff out so this little project makes me feel like less of a slacker!
I created fun little pinwheels with a few of the different papers by cutting 2"x 12" strips and scoring them every 1/2". I used 2 of these to create each pinwheel. 

Originally I was going to use the whimsical gold thickers in the kit but ended up using the thickers in the Apple Crisp Classic Kit instead since I felt like they would stand out more.
I have a big chalkboard that I made that hangs in my family room and it's perfect for hanging my fun little handmade banners. I used some command hooks to hold the banner up and then used the bat clothespins to mask the hooks.
My 6 yr old came home from school & said "Mom, where did you get this??" When I told her that I made it she said "I love it!!" Score 1 for mom :)
I think it would also be fun to create a "harvest" pinwheel banner to hang up during the month of November from the Apple Crisp Classic Kit

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fall Banner with the Apple Crisp Daily Diary Kit

Fall y'all!  I love, love, love fall.  This year I am a little sad since I am usually crazy decorating our house for the upcoming holidays and this year my living room is full of boxes.  To make myself a little happier as moving day is quickly coming I bought a few little pumpkins and whipped up this little fall banner with the Apple Crisp Daily Diary Kit.

I used foam adhesive to place the large die cut letters on the Becky Higgins Project Life cards.  To add a little more color I added some teal ink around the edges of the cards.

I then cut tabs from the Echo Park pattern paper and stapled them to the top of each card.  

I strung them on the yellow Maya Road twine and hung it off the pumpkin stems since I have already taken down on the hooks from my mantle.  I am so happy with this cute little banner and the decorator inside of me is incredible happy to have a little color added to my mantle for the last time.  

And for a real life look here is a snap of my current mess.  ;)  

Crafting can be such a nice break!  Hope you are all enjoying a little craftiness in your own neck of the woods.  Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  

Monday, October 9, 2017

{Family 2016} layout with the "Apple Crisp" Classic Kit

Hello friends!  It's Meridy here with you today.  I have a layout to share with you this week featuring some mixed media and the "Apple Crisp" Classic Kit.  This layout is featuring photos of our Thanksgiving dinner in 2016.

For this layout, I started with the BEAUTIFUL Prima papers from the Autumn Moon line.  They are just gorgeous! 

 The left side of my layout features my 2 favorite pictures from Thanksgiving dinner.  I really enjoyed layering up different textures and media for this side of the layout.  I started with the dimensional leaves in the kit, then added some of the twine.  Next I stamped a few images directly onto the layout.  

I also splattered some of the beautiful stain that came in this month's kit across the corners of the page, right over my embellishment clusters.  

The right hand side of my layout features an 8x10 collage.  I find this is a great way to add multiple photos to a layout without making it feel cluttered.

I finished off this page with a strip of glitter washi and a cute cluster of embellishments from the great selection in this month's kit.  I love that everything in my Noel Mignon kits work so well together.  I used some crystal dots, paper leaves, a paper bow, some printed die cuts, and a few puffy stickers.

And that wraps up my layout this week, with a touch of mixes media.  Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, October 6, 2017

St Bernard Farms: October Apple Crisp Classic Kit

Hi everyone!  Sarah here with my first layout using the Apple Crisp classic kit.  It's fall just the best time of year?  We took the girls to a local farm to celebrate the start of the season.

This kit was just so perfect for this picture.  I used a combination of the Prima paper with the beautiful pumpkins printed on it and the Echo Park pumpkin print paper.  Using the orange ribbon I created a good border between the two papers.

Using a mix of the Thickers and Jillibean Soup I created the title, which is the name of the farm.  I used a pumpkin print die cut and a large paper bow to add to the title piece.

I fussy cut some of the floral prints from a Jillibean Soup paper.  There was a sticker on the Jillibean Soup that says "I Love You a Bushel & a Peck" which was so cute!  And there are some blue elements in the pumpkin print paper.  And since they're sitting among pumpkins, I thought it was so cute!

For the cut apart element, I used a craft knife to cut around the raccoon's tail and the top of the banner so I could tuck the gingham paper under it.  The prima crystals helped to finish off the layout perfectly.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope this month's kit will help you ring in the fall season!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Feeling like fall

Happy October!

It has cooled off substantially here and I am loving it!

I took my kids to a local corn maze and pumpkin patch yesterday and it was the perfect temperature, a little overcast and such a great way to start off this fall season.

I talked my kids into letting me take some pictures of them and used one of my two youngest girls for this page using the Apple Crisp Daily Diary kit. I also mixed in some papers from the Apple Crisp Classic kit. 

The foundation of my page was this jade-colored patterned paper and strips of other patterned papers as well as the 6x6 paper from the Daily Diary kit. I cut some strips from the Jillibean Soup Bite- Sized Bits paper and layered those under my photo. 

I the yellow twine from the DD kit around my photo a few times and tied it in a bow. I added some of the cute paper flowers as well. I actually took apart the layers of the smaller flower and used the second piece at the opposite corner of my photo. 

These Jillibean Soup alphas are one of my favorite parts of the kit. I used a mix of colors and then used my American Crafts Slick Writer pen to write on top of the letters to add a bit of contrast to help the letters to stand out more. 

I finished off the page with some of the fun Tim Holtz phrase stickers. 

Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

spooky spider

Hey all and Happy October!! I absolutely love fall and everything that goes with it. I had planned on playing with the new Apple Crisp Classic Kit this week...which is amazing by the way!!! Then my daughter came home with this little artwork and I just had to pull out the Limited Edition Frightful Kit (only ONE left!). I don't keep all of my kids' artwork but I do like to create a layout everyone once in a while of my favorites. This cute little spider just had to go on a scrapbook page!
So I scanned her drawing since it was just on a piece of regular white paper, resized it and printed on cardstock. Then I played around with some of the patterned paper & fun embellishments in the kit. That black glitter washi is a favorite of mine for sure!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Red Maple Trees with the Apple Crisp Daily Diary

Fall is here and it so happens that it is my very favorite season.  Here in Utah we get a beautiful change in the leaves and the slight nip in the air as the weather begins to cool down.  This months kit is perfect for documenting this season.  I decided to make a full page spread with the Apple Crisp Daily Diary kit and document my love of the red maple and the glorious color it turns in the fall.

I started with the Jillibean Soup pattern paper for my background. I used the large die cut letters for my main title and then added the 3x4 cards around it.  I chose to use two of them for embellishing, one for journaling, and one for my picture.

I then took the 6x6 Echo Park pattern papers and added a few strips among the 3x4 cards and added more across the top.

Noel combined some of my favorite embellishments this month:  letter stickers, enamel dots, and cork stickers.  I picked from the Tim Holtz word phrases and paired them with the heart cork and a couple of enamel dots.

Once I had placed everything down I went back and outlined the title letters with the AC Marker from last months kit and a few staples along the top.  Another very simple page put entirely together using the kit and a few must haves that are in my moving scrapbook tool kit.  At this rate I might need to get rid of all my stash and go back to all the basics . . . nah, that is probably too extreme, but it's nice to know that all I need is a few tools and Noel's kits and I am set.  :)

Happy Scrapping!