New Layouts and Diamond Press Giveaway!

Hi, Friends! How are you doing? Are you enjoying the warmer Spring weather lately like I have been? Oh, my! How I ADORE feeling the sun on my arms and face again!

Today I am up on the Noel Mignon Blog with my first page using the March 2016 Picture Perfect Classic Kit. This week, our design team challenge was to use the self-adhesive ric rac included with the kit. Here is what I came up with.


I had several photos of my cute niece during a week she stayed with our family while my sister was in the hospital. We had such a fun week together crafting and hanging out, and thankfully, my sister’s surgery went very well. I printed several of the photos out and decided to combine them together on three “shelves” on the page.

Initially, I was going to create the shelves with the ric rac for the challenge, but then decided to go with patterned paper strips instead. The ric rac just wasn’t substantial enough to “hold” the photos … but I did layer the ric rac on top of the green strip. I love the fuzzy texture it adds to this page!


I printed my favorite photo of my niece in color and then framed it with a chipboard frame and several cute embellishments from the kit to set it apart from the others.


To accent the photos, I fussy-cut several small flower bunches from the My Mind’s Eye Hello Gorgeous “Sarah” paper. They were the perfect size and really help to tie everything together!


My niece and I really bonded over crafting that week … she especially LOVED using my Cricut machine! I decided I needed to give that photo special treatment, too … so I added the other chipboard frame and embellishments to it.


SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon March 2016 Picture Perfect Kit, Cardstock(My Mind’s Eye Poolside), Patterned Paper( Echo Park  Paper Spring Collection, My Mind’s Eye Hello Gorgeous), Chipboard Frames and Accents (Simple Stories Carpe Diem), Die Cuts (Echo Park Paper Spring), Flair  (Pretty Little Studio), Bow Paper Clip (Bella Blvd.), Letter Stickers (Elle’s Studio, Freckled Fawn), Ric Rac (Maya Road), White twine, Mini Stapler and staples (American Crafts), Black Journaling pen, Adhesive, Foam squares, Trimmer, scissors.


I just realized that I never uploaded my Noel Mignon page from last week! Doh! Our Design Team challenge last week was in honor of Leap Day, called the “Take a Leap” Challenge. We were to challenge ourselves to do something on our project that we rarely or never do. For me, I hardly ever take selfies, or include myself in our scrapbook … so that is what I decided to focus on.


I had recently snapped these pictures of myself wearing my glasses during the last week I was wearing them before corrective eye surgery. I pulled out the Noel Mignon January 2016 “Sweet Charlotte” kit and got to work.


Lavender is one of my favorite colors to wear and it just so happened that I was wearing it this day. I pulled out the super-adorable BasicGrey and Pink Paislee paper from the kit with lavender and combined them together in a few funky layers.


The letter stickers and pink dimensional flowers are something I had in my stash. I like the way the color of the Thickers seems to blend into the background paper here.


A few more flowers at the bottom of the page, to accent that cute camera sticker by Crate Paper.


I kept my journaling subtle as well, using a gray journaling pen. The chipboard piece is from my stash, but the other die cuts and stickers surrounding it are from the Sweet Charlotte kit.

SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon January 2016 Sweet Charlotte Classic Kit, Patterned Paper (BasicGrey Typeset, Pink Paislee Memorandum, Fancy Pants Designs), Die Cuts/Stickers (Crate Paper), Thickers (American Crafts), Pink Dimensional Flowers (Pebbles Inc.), Chipboard (Dear Lizzy), Gray journaling pen, Tab die cut, Diamond Press Die Cut machine, Light brown distressing ink. Adhesive, Foam squares, Scissors, Trimmer, Perfect Layers.


Finally, I have a GIVEAWAY to share! My friends at Diamond Press are looking for some feedback through an online survey (link listed below). The survey will take you about 5-10 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey you can enter your email for a chance to win a $25 gift card. BUT, for my blog readers, if you take the survey and then also leave a comment here  on this post indicating that you took it, you will be entered to win a Diamond Press Machine! (For more information on the Diamond Press machine, you can watch this Intro video I did in January when it debuted on HSN. Right now the Diamond Press is available exclusively on HSN, but will soon be available elsewhere.)


The deadline to enter my Diamond Press Machine Giveaway is midnight on Friday, March 11th, 2016. Again, after taking the survey, don’t forget to leave a comment on this blog post saying that you did so to be entered to win the machine. I will announce the winner early next week. Good luck!

Again, here is the link to take the survey!

Thanks for your help! And THANK YOU for coming by!

See you again soon!



20 thoughts on “New Layouts and Diamond Press Giveaway!

  1. Love your layouts as always. The grid design and bold colors are gorgeous! Love the frames. Love your glasses page too. I’m just getting where I need readers and it’s so frustrating! Took the survey. This looks like the coolest tool!


  2. I absolutely adore how you used only one color picture on the first layout!! It really makes it pop! Your second layout is so pretty! LOVE the soft colors and prints!!
    I took the survey and think that the questions were all great ones!!! Would LOVE to win a Diamond so I will use my little dies more often!! Thanks for the chance to!


  3. Your layout are very nice and I am so glad to get your emails! Thanks for the heads up on the Diamond Press machine survey and for a chance to win with you also!


  4. I took the Diamond Press survey! I think your Goodbye Glasses layout is super cute, love the colors and design.


  5. I took the survey. :o) I would like to take this chance to tell you how much I LOVE your creations!! I am so happy to be following your blog. It is always very inspirational. Thanks for the chance to win. :o)


  6. Hi Jana! I took the survey. Your selfies are beautiful. Lavender suits you:) I put that cute little die cutter in my shopping cart at QVC but couldn’t bring myself to pay all that shipping. Hope it comes to a store near me soon. Happy feels like SPRING here too!


  7. Always love your layouts! Miss seeing you and circle projects! I did the survey too! My granddaughters would love that cute little diamond press!


  8. I took the survey … thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome die cutting machine. I had corrective eye surgery over 10 years ago … love it!


  9. I took the survey. This die cutting machine would be great for cutting sentiments I need for my homemade cards. A lot quicker then dragging out my Cuttlebug. Thank you for the opportunity to win the $25 with the survey and especially to win this machine. Note in the server I used – a email I use less often then the one I use for your blog.


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