Oh, my! Just look at those cute little faces of my kids from 9 years ago! I can’t believe how grown up they are now. I’m feeling nostalgic this week as I send my oldest off to college, and my son off to high school. Where has all the time gone?!
CUTEST KIDS ON THE BLOCK
I created this page using the goodies from the Noel Mignon Vintage Charm Kits.
At the top of the page, I placed a couple of strips of the Simple Stories Bloom & Grow papers, accented with some fun zig-zag stitching, and a little cluster that includes some punched hearts.
The house paper was the inspiration for my page title … Yes, I really do believe I have the cutest kids on the block!😀
The sun and cloud were actually cut from one of the Simple Stories 4×6 journal cards included in the Vintage Charm Daily Diary kit.
I made my own journal card using patterned paper scraps. I zig-zag stitched the two pieces together and then added some stickers from the WRMK Honey I’m Home collection.
The Simple Stories Bloom & Grow cards on this pocket page spread just make me smile. I love how happy and cheerful the designs are in the Simple Stories collections … this company will forever be a favorite of mine!
I outlined a couple of the 3×4 journal cards to give them more definition. The dark photos were overpowering them … so the dark outline helps them to stay balanced.
Kraft flowers, puffy hearts, and shiny, gold epoxy stickers add a special touch to these cards!
Thanks for coming by today! I hope you have a great week!
This week on the Noel Mignon blog we are sharing pages about our favorite ways to spend time with our family.
I love summer time with my family! I love the relaxed schedule and all of the different activities we do together. This particular pocket page spread includes a lot of those summer traditions … like parades, picnics, concerts, and backyard croquet. These are just some of the things we like to do together!
I worked with the Simple Stories Bloom & Grow elements from the Vintage Charm Daily Diary Kit on this layout. I’ve mentioned it before, but I just love the primary colors mixed together with the warmth of the woodgrain.
I pulled in the kraft Prima flowers from the Vintage Charm Classic Kit to use her to continue the neutral brown colors.
I love using the letter stickers, die cuts, and epoxy brads to decorate each of the journal cards!
Aren’t those little wood veneer words by Jillibean Soup the cutest! I love how they look stacked together on that rain cloud card!
SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon August 2016 Vintage Charm Daily Diary Kit, Noel Mignon August 2016 Vintage Charm Classic Kit, Journal Cards/Bradz/Letter Stickers/Die Cuts (Simple Stories), Kraft Flowers (Prima), Cardstock (Red), Border Sticker (Bella Blvd.), Wood Veneer (Jillibean Soup), Adhesive, Foam Square, Gray Distressing Ink
How do you like to spend time with YOUR family in the summer? Have you documented those memories?
Happy Monday, Friends! Today I am sharing with you one of my projects featured in the FREE Echo Park Idea Book … available as a free download right HERE.
For the book, I created a really fun party set using the ADORABLE Echo Park Paper Party Time collection. Here is a peek at the 3D Cake Centerpiece I made. If you’d like to see the favor boxes, cupcake toppers, and party hat I created to go along with the cake, be sure to check out the IDEA BOOK here.
PARTY TIME CAKE CENTERPIECE
I created the three-tiered cake using my Silhouette Cameo machine and the cake cut file from the Happy Birthday to You SVG Set by SVGCuts.com.
The Cake Stand is by Lori Whitlock and can be found HERE in the Silhouette Design Store.
To decorate the sides of the cake, I made several 3D stars using the 3D Hollow Star Ornament by Alaa’K Designs. You can find it in the Silhouette Store HERE.
The stars on the top of the cake were added using sucker sticks that I purchased in the baking section of the craft store.
For the smaller stars, I simply used the negative piece left over from the 3D stars and scored and folded them to create the 3D stars. You can find a tutorial HERE on my old blog on how to do that, if you haven’t tried it before. It’s really easy!
Finally, the sprays were creating using this 3D Firework cut file by Amy Robison, also found in the Silhouette Design Store.
A few gems and some gem border stickers add sparkle and shine and really make this 3D cake stand out.
Have a great week!
I’ve been needing to give myself a little pep talk lately … so I created this page with hidden journaling venting my frustrations, but also giving myself some kind and inspiring advice … kind of like a visual journal entry.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
I used a piece of aqua colored cardstock along with my Noel Mignon Vintage Charm August kits to create this page.
The background sheet is sprinkled with my new favorite Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine mist. It makes everything look that much more special!
I found these tags in my stash to use for my hidden journaling. I tied a bit of the gold/white twine on them to match the rest of the page.
I used the same photo three times and added them to the frames included in the Vintage Charm Daily Diary kit. They are “hung” on a length of the gold/white baker’s twine with the two clothespin stickers.
I handcut one of the flower clusters from the WRMK paper to decorate the center photo, and then added my title in the lower right corner. The white, chipboard Believe word is from Michael’s, but everything else is from the Vintage Charm kits.
This page was very therapeutic to put together … and I plan on displaying it in my office for awhile to remind myself of the positive energy and advice I’m trying to keep in my personal thoughts lately.
Have you made something like this to inspire yourself to keep moving towards your goals? I’d love to hear about it!