Noel Mignon: Lazy Days

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This week on the Noel Mignon blog, the design team is working on a “Big or Little” challenge. For me … that meant placing a couple of BIG heart die cuts on this page of my kids swimming with their cousins on a summer vacation.

LAZY DAYS

I used the Noel Mignon Pure Bliss Classic kit along with several My Mind’s Eye On Trend 2 die cuts. It’s hard to tell here, but the gold elements on this page just make these swimming photos sparkle! (gold foil can be tricky to photograph sometimes!)

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I accented the two large heart die cuts with more hearts … the gold heart stickers found on the On Trend 2 sticker sheets included with the Pure Bliss kit.

I also did a little stash-busting on this page … see those white chipboard letters? Oldies (but goodies) from Heidi Swapp that I have had in my stash for ages! I wanted to do an all caps title … but opted to do a mixed upper/lowercase title after not being able to locate all of the letters in caps. It worked out just fine . Woot! Woot!

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The coral grosgrain ribbon underscores my photo grouping perfectly with a bright pop of color. Combined with a few layered stickers and die cuts, this part of the page got filled up in a fun way.

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I adore the Pink Paislee buttons included with the kit. I tied them with white twine and sprinkled them throughout the page for dimension. I just love all the different colors, textures, shapes, and sizes in this pack. I just may need to hunt me down another package to have on hand.

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SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon May 2016 Pure Bliss Classic Kit; Patterned Paper (Pink Paislee, BasicGrey); Die Cuts (My Mind’s Eye, Pink Paislee); Stickers (My Mind’s Eye); Ribbon (Maya Road); Buttons (Pink Paislee); Chipboard Letters (Old Heidi Swapp); White Twine; Foam Squares; Adhesive; Trimmer; Scissors

Summer is right around the corner and the Pure Bliss kit has been instrumental in helping me get in the mood with all of its juicy colors!

Thank you to everyone who has checked in with me on Instagram for the Echo Park Paper giveaway celebration. I announced my winner yesterday on my Instagram account.

This week, my desk is full of lots of delicious Echo Park Paper and Carta Bella Paper products as I work on next month’s design team assignments. I can’t wait to share what I am making with you! Lots of fun stuff!

Until next time!

JanaBold

 

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If you are on Instagram, now is a good time to follow me! Echo Park Paper is celebrating reaching 20,000 followers and is celebrating with a series of giveaways! Come follow each design team member and leave a comment on the coordinating Instagram post (a picture of mine is shown below). You can find my Instagram account @janaeubank. Each design team member has a different prize, so be sure to follow and comment ALL of them. Details will be found on the Instagram post so be sure to read to find out when and where winners will be listed! Yay!

Remember, these giveaways are on Instagram (not here on my blog). Have fun!

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I have a couple of Echo Park projects to share today that I recently created for their blog. Here is the first.

PURSE GIFT BAG

I created this purse gift bag for Mother’s Day, but it would also be perfect for a girlfriend or a sister! I used the adorable Echo Park Paper Petticoats collection, ,my Silhouette Cameo machine, and this cut file by Samantha Walker Designs (#55521).

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I love the way the floral Beautiful Bouquets paper looks with the green Sunny Damask paper. I added in soft pink and hot pink accents, too.

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I took a few extra moments to add stitching on each panel with hot pink thread and my sewing machine. I love the detailed look this adds to the project!

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In the corner I die cut a few roses with my Cameo machine (Echo Park Silhouette Shape called “Roses” #71592) and then added a sentiment from the Petticoats Chipboard Accents sheet.

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I would love to receive this fun gift bag with a goodie inside, wouldn’t you? I think the special gals in your life will, too!

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PRODUCTS:Echo Park Paper Petticoats Collection: Beautiful Bouquets Patterned PaperSunny Damask Patterned Paper6×6 Paper PadChipboard Accents“Roses” Silhouette Shape by Echo Park (#71592)

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This next project was one I created using the Echo Park Paper Pinstripes collection, the brother to the Petticoats collection. I ADORE a good masculine paper collection … and this one is superb!

This project is perfect for filling that empty spot on your son’s bedroom shelf.

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I created this rocket using the Silhouette Cameo and this rocket box shape by Snapdragon Snippets (#38292) from the Silhouette Design Store. Of course I had to use the Cars and Stars paper with it’s fun constellation of stars for the body of the rocket! It looks so cute paired with the red Boy Bingo Stripes paper and Stars Foil paper.
I added a Rocket die cut to the side using the 6×6 paper pad and Rocket Die Set. The clouds beneath the rocket were created using the Under the Weather Die Set. I feel like this ship
is ready to shoot for the stars!
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I adorned the other side of the rocket with a sprinkling of gears using the Gears Die Set. I cut each shape out twice to give each gear a white shadow … helping them to stand out a bit more. A few dimensional embellishments here-and-there add sparkle and shine.

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Are you ready to create a fun project for the man in your life? Be sure to check out the Pinstripes collection here.
PRODUCTS: Echo Park Paper Pinstripes Collection: Boy Bingo Stripes Patterned PaperCars & Stars Patterned PaperStars Foil Patterned Paper6×6 Paper Pad, Element StickersGears Die SetRocket Die SetUnder the Weather Die SetStars by Echo Park Silhouette Cut File (#27272)

See you again soon!

JanaBold

Noel Mignon Pure Bliss Pages

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Hi Friends! I didn’t mean to disappear the past couple of weeks … I’m still here, I promise … I’ve just been occupied with getting my yard in shape for summer, and also my oldest daughter is graduating from high school in two weeks! Yikes! I can’t believe it?!!! Where has all the time gone?!

Well, I have a few projects to catch up on around here. Today, I thought I’d share with you the pages I have been creating with this month’s kit at NoelMignon.com. The “Pure Bliss” kit is sold out, unfortunately … but the next kit will be released next week! Come join us on the Noel Mignon Facebook page, the sneak peeks of the “Happy Days” kit have already started! And as always, I can’t WAIT to play with that one, too!!! Noel makes the BEST kits!!!

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Okay, so here is what I have been working on …

FOURTEEN

For this page, I pulled out the My Mind’s Eye On Trend 2 papers from the kit and combined them with the On Trend 2 die cuts that I had in my stash. I had a lot of fun playing up the different triangular sections of the background paper by emphasizing them with thin strips of diagonal paper.

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The Queen & Co. green acrylic flowers were the perfect little sparkly touch to add here-and-there around the page.

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And I’m in LOVE with that coral grosgrain ribbon that came with the kit. It adds a luxurious feel tied around my photos.

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SCHOOL SHOPPING

Next up, are these silly snapshots of my girl. At the end of the summer I take each kid on a special one-on-one shopping day to buy their school clothes. We always start with breakfast and add in lunch and a treat.

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How CUTE are the letter stickers by Pink Paislee?! I wanted them to be the star of the show, so I kept the rest of the papers on the simple side.

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Along the bottom of the design I added this fun, sparkly decorative tape by Queen & Co. that was included in the kit. I stitched through the center of it and then roughed up the edges a bit with my fingernail.

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REAL LIFE

This last page is a simple one featuring some of Maryn’s first selfies that I found on an old camera card. It’s crazy how much she has grown up since these photos … making them all the more fun to scrap. She doesn’t like seeing herself so “young,” but , of course as her mom I think it’s fun to document how much they change each year.

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I had a hard time getting the colors right when editing these photos, but hopefully you get the idea.

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That daisy fringe ribbon just has my heart on this page! I love the frilly effect it adds here.

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Thanks for taking a look! As summer approaches, I will be in-and-out as life gets busy with the kids back at home … but I will do my best to check in here and share with you my crafty creations.

See you next time!

JanaBold

Noel Mignon: Two Pages with the Trailblazer Kit

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Hi Friends! I have had so much fun working with my Noel Mignon Trailblazer kit this month. I have two more camping-themed pages using this kit to share with you today!

This first page features my son all ready to go on a hike with his scout troop.

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The Noel Mignon design team has been playing along on the Let’s Get Sketch blog this month. This is the page I created using the one of the sketches. I loved working with this sketch! Sometimes I have trouble knowing what to do with a large 12×12 canvas when I only have one photo to work with … this sketch features one photo and lots of nested layers. I love the way it turned out!

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First, I used added a bit of the Heidi Swapp Tea mist included with the kit to the background. You gotta love some golden-brown splatters on a camping page … kind of reminds you of the dirt and grime of hiking/camping, am I right?! LOL!

Next, I began building the layers, using the provided sketch as inspiration. I wouldn’t have normally thought to add the small circular  rings to the page, but really love them here.

The crowning touch … those SUPER-CUTE Prima clips … I’m dying at the cuteness of those little binoculars and tiny camera! Swoon!

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Most of the papers and elements I used on this page are from the My Mind’s Eye Happy Camper collection. I also pulled in the red Echo Park Paper to ground everything.

All the bits clustered here together just make me happy! On a sidenote, one of my son’s favorite (and hilarious!) YouTube videos to sing/watch is “Guy on a Buffalo” … so you know I had to include the buffalo rub-on on a page about him to memorialize his humor. Ha! (watch the video … and tell me you’re not giggling at that song!)

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Below the photo cluster, I wanted to draw the eye down the page in a diagonal line. I used the My Mind’s Eye rub-ons (along with the mist splatters) to accomplish that. A stamped stars using the roller stamp and a row of punched chevrons round it all out!

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SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon April 2016 “Trailblazer” kit, Cardstock (dark brown), Patterned Paper (Jillibean Soup Mushroom Medley, My Mind’s Eye Happy Camper, Echo Park Paper The Wild Life), Burlap Letters (American Crafts Thickers), Burlap Tag (Jillibean Soup), Label Sticker (October Afternoon), Rubons/Brads (My Mind’s Eye), Roller Stamp (Studio Calico/Seven Paper), Paperclips (Prima), Wood Circles (Maya Road), Washi Tape (Queen and Co.), Spray Mist (Heidi Swapp Tea), Punch (American Crafts), Other: Brown distressing ink, Brown stamping ink, Black journaling pen, Trimmer, Scissors, Adhesive, Foam dots

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For my second page, I tried my hand at following along with the design team challenge of “Here Comes the Sun” on the Noel Mignon Blog this week, where we were to add a sun to our page. Mine is not your typical sun shape in a shade of yellow … it’s there as more of a textural piece behind an embellishment cluster … can you see it?!

MIDWAY

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There it is! Behind the My Mind’s Eye die cuts/brads in the top right corner! I told you it was subtle … but I really like the hint of detail it adds here.:)

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I cut out the trailer from the My Mind’s Eye Happy Camper “Adventure” paper to use as an embellishment on this page featuring our yearly camping trip. I placed that date across the top of the flag using the October Afternoon letter stickers included with the kit.

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I love the look of the burlap letters with the kit elements this month. Such a great texture for camping pages! And you know I just HAD to sit one of the cute Maya Road resin birds on top of the letters. I love those little guys! They are so happy and friendly!

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Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects using the Noel Mignon Trailblazer kit this month … the new “Pure Bliss” kit is on it’s way to me and I can’t wait to get started with that one! Noel puts together THE BEST kits! If you haven’t given her a try I hope you will! I highly recommend them!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

JanaBold