Happy Friday! Today I am up on the Noel Mignon Blog with a two-page layout using the Fresh Start kit. In the blog post, I show you how my cell phone has become an integral part of my scrapbooking process. I use it to try out different options on my page. I will snap a picture with the elements lightly placed, and then look at the picture and decide if it is something I want to adhere permanently. I love getting a bird’s eye view of my page this way. Infact, a lot of times, I will snap pictures of a few options, walk away and do something else for the rest of the day, and then look at the pictures with “fresh eyes” later.
Here is a look at the completed project, with a few detail shots. If you would like to see my thought process as I put this layout together, be sure to pop on over to my post on the Noel Mignon blog HERE. Be sure to tell them “hello!” It is a L-O-N-G post, so instead of readding it here, I thought I would just link you. I hope that is okay.
Note: Unfortunately, the Noel Mignon Fresh Start kit is now sold out, but you can find out more information on how to become a subscriber HERE. Also, be sure to like the Noel Mignon Facebook page, for the most current information and sneak peeks of future kits. Sneak Peeks for the February 2014 “Book of Love” kit have already begun. Yay!
A couple of years ago, my husband and I took a cruise to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. Before leaving the port on the first day, my husband and I walked around the ship and took pictures to text to our kids back at home, so that they would have an idea of what we would be doing the following week while we were away from them. I wanted to collect those photos together on this page spread so I could remember all of the beautiful details of the cruise ship we were on.
For the title, I used a combination of Silhouette Cameo die cuts and the letter stickers from the kit. I also used a die cut and the stamps from the kit as accents. The sunburst accent behind the title is from the Silhouette store and can be found HERE (by Sophie Gallo Design). The word “Anniversary” is from THIS CUT by Hero Arts. I used my scissors to snip away the word “happy.”
I wanted blue letters in my title, so I used the Tiffany Blue SEI ink pad from the kit to change the color of the white glitter thickers. They lost a bit of their sparkle, but the glitter gave them a cool textured look … it kind of reminds me of sand on the beach … only blue! Ha!
I also used the Tiffany Blue ink pad to change the color of the BasicGrey Capture wood veneer shapes included in the kit. Simply pounce the ink pad on the shape and allow it to dry.
How could I create a cruise layout and not add waves and a cruise ship to this page?! You know me and my affection for creating scenes on my layouts. *grin* I used this wave border from the SVG Cuts Wet & Wild collection (I welded a rectangle to the bottom to make it taller. I also used the offset feature in the designer software to create a white cardstock shadow for each layer.) The boat was created using my Cricut Expression and the Pack Your Bags cartridge. I embossed the gray layer with a polka dot folder, and added our initials to the back of the boat using the letter stickers from the kit. A few heart stamps trailing behind the boat add a bit of romance, don’t you think? Hehe!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you felt inspired. See you again soon!