Scrapbook Process Video: Happy Summer


Hello, Friends! I had so much fun playing with the bright, cheerful goodies in the Noel Mignon Summer Lovin’ kits on this page today. Pink, yellow, and aqua = Jana in scrappy-bliss!

I even made a process video! (I know, I know … it’s been far too long!) Check it out! That is, if you enjoy watching people go through their decision-making process as they create. If not, you can skip to the still shots below.:)


I used the Summer Lovin’ Classic kit for all the paper on this page and then dipped into the Daily Diary (pocket-style) kit for the embellishments and journal cards. I love how the two kits work so well together! Here is the result!


Our design team challenge this week is called the “High Five Challenge,” where we were to use 5 different manufacturers on one project OR scrapbook about 5 things we love about summer.

Using five manufacturers is easy with Noel’s kits … infact, that is one of the reasons I love them so much! She does such a wonderful job at coordinating products from across the board that helps you get a cohesive, yet unique look.

The 5+ manufacturers I used are: Elle’s Studio, American Crafts, Imaginisce, Freckled Fawn, Simple Stories, May Arts, and A Flair for Buttons.


I LOVE this title! I just cut out the letters from a Simple Stories 4×6 card, but I’m just loving the bright, mix of colors. And that little Freckled Fawn sun embellishment … CUTE as can be!!!


I also cut out these two little birds from a Simple Stories 3×4 journal card. I thought they looked like cute little friends … just like my daughter and her friend in the photos.


SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon July 2016 Summer Lovin’ Classic Kit, Noel Mignon July 2016 Summer Lovin’ Daily Diary Kit, Cardstock (white, lemon, geyser, pink), Patterned Paper (Elle’s Studio Sunny Days, Imaginisce Sunny, Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness), Journal Cards (Simple Stories, Elle’s Studio), Stickers (Simple Stories), Punch (EK Success, Fiskars, American Crafts), Wood Embellishment (Freckled Fawn), Flair (A Flair for Buttons), Ribbon (May Arts), White Crochet Twine, Gray Distressing Ink, Trimmer, Scissors, Black Journaling Pen, Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives, Scotch), Tape Adhesive

Thanks for coming by!


Noel Mignon: Lemonade Stand


Hi Friends! If your kids are like mine, they BEG you to have a lemonade stand every summer. The bright colors of the Noel Mignon Summer Lovin’ kits reminded me that I have a few of those lemonade stand photos just waiting to be scrapped. So here is what I came up with using the Classic Kit with a few things mixed in from the Daily Diary kit.


It was a given that I use that adorable Lemonade paper from the Echo Park Paper Happy Summer collection on this page! I’ve already mentioned in other posts how much I LOVE that paper! ha!


In the upper right corner of the page, I created this fun cluster using the Elle’s Studio puffy stickers and a couple Echo Park chipboard stickers from the Classic Kit. I think Mr. Sun looks especially cute in his “sweet sunnies” (as my daughter would say).


On the left side of the page, I created a little grouping of summer treats. The chipboard, puffies, and brads are from the Classic kit. The pop bottle was handcut from one of the Simple Stories journaling cards included in the Daily Diary kit.


Finally, I couldn’t resist all the cute, colorful letters from the Echo Park Letter Stickers (included in the Daily Diary Kit) for my title. The journal card, tab die cut, and phrase sticker are also from that kit.


This one has so many fun layers and details … it was a lot of fun putting it together!


As a summer rule, we keep a bunch of change in our car during the summertime so when we stumble across some cute kids selling lemonade we can support them! Have you bought a cup from your local lemonade stand this year?:)

See you next time!


Fun with My Stash: Two Layouts to Share


I’ve been making an effort in between design team projects to dig into my stash and just play with whatever products are calling my name. It’s been a lot of fun! And I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I use my stuff instead of letting it continue to sit there. It’s one of my very favorite things to do!

I pulled out the beautiful November 2015 Felicity Jane kit and was inspired to create the following two pages.


I’m so happy that all of my daughters get along so well with each other … I really hope that continues into their adulthood. I think they will look back on silly pictures like these and just treasure them! They are the perfect illustration of the fun they always have together!


I’ve been loving adding several layers under my photo groupings lately … and you will see that on both layouts I am sharing today.

I LOVE patterned paper, layering them together like this is a fun way to use them!


The pink vellum letter stickers are from an older Pebbles Inc. collection. I bought them at the American Crafts warehouse sale recently and was glad the color went so well with the pink flowers in the floral paper here.


I wanted the feather clips to look like they were falling down the top corner of the page. I could have stitched them on, but opted to cut a small slit in the background cardstock and just clip them on. Easy peasy!




I handcut several leaves from a patterned paper for this page. I used them all over the page to add some flair. I think they help to keep your eye moving around, taking everything in. Especially because these photos are on the average spectrum … just some  standard crowd photos.  *giggle* I included them because I think my daughter will enjoy looking back and seeing her classmates someday.


See those pink letters. I adore them! They are really old, but I wish I had another set of them. They are by Making Memories from a baby collection called Pitter Patter. They are the most lovely pink and have the sweetest cross-hatch pattern on them. They go perfectly with the colors in this kit!  Sigh … I miss Making Memories … does anyone else wish they were still around?


You can’t tell from the photos, but those word phrases are actually gold foil SWOON! I love the shine they add to this page. They are made by American Crafts (the DIY line) and I adore them! I think I’ll leave them on my desk for awhile and use them on every page until they are gone!:)



This week I’ll be working on some fun Echo Park projects using the Mermaid collection (I’ll share those with you as soon as they hit the Echo Park Paper blog) as well as planning Camryn’s 10th birthday with her friends later this week. I love a party! And will share any crafty things we decide to do with you here.

Have a great week! I’ll see you again real soon!


Inspired by a Sketch: Zermatt Pool


I’ve been so inspired by Laura Whitaker’s sketches over at Stuck Sketches lately! I love a good sketch, and whenever I see Laura’s I want to sit down at my craft table right away. She is so talented!


Here is what I came up with using the July 1st sketch, using a bunch of supplies from my stash (mostly from past Noel Mignon kits).


I had some photos of a pool we went to as a family a couple of years ago that are pretty uninteresting; however, my kids LOVED this pool and so I knew I had to document it as part of our family getaway that weekend.


I printed the photos all together in a vertical row. Instead of adding another larger photo to the right of the photo strip (like the sketch suggests), I decided to just add a large title.

The “Pool” word is a cut file by Kerri Bradford. I love adding a handwritten cut file to a page! It just gives a page a more interesting custom feel!


I fussy-cut several flowers and butterflies from the My Mind’s Eye My Story papers from last year. In my stash, I separate my random bits leftover from other projects or past kits by color … I found this stamped circle image from AGES ago … I think the stamp is by Autumn Leaves … but it was the perfect little layer to  tuck underneath the flowers in the upper right corner of the page. I added another stamp to it with the PinkFresh Studio stamps I received in a Noel Mignon kit a few months ago, as well as some black and white chipboard pieces from the Simple Stories Carpe Diem chipboard sheet.


The chipboard pieces in the lower left cluster are from a Project Life chipboard sticker set. I sprinkled some gray mist around each flower cluster and then randomly added gold Pink Paislee puffy stickers here-and-there.


I had originally done my title in all letter stickers with a stamped date below, but after staring at it for 15 minutes … I decided it didn’t feel right. So I peeled up all the letter stickers and went with the larger “Pool” title cut on my Silhouette Cameo instead. That is why the date is covered up a little bit.:)


Some quick handwritten journaling and an outline around the outer edge of the page with my journaling pen finish the page off!

SUPPLIES: Cardstock (white, black); Patterned Paper (Seven Paper by Studio Calico, My Mind’s Eye My Story, Pebbles); Chipboard (Simple Stories, Project Life); Puffies/Washi Tape (Pink Paislee); Letter Stickers/Cut Apart (Elle’s Studio); Sketch Inspiration: Stuck Sketches by Laura Whitaker; Silhouette Cameo Machine; Cut File: Kerri Bradford Summer Lovin’ Words; Tools: Trimmer, Scissors; Adhesives: Foam Squares, Tape Runner: Stamping: Gray Ink, Autumn Leaves Stamp, PinkFresh Studio Stamp; Black Journaling Pen

Before I go, I also wanted to take a moment to thank Stuck Sketches and Laura for featuring my Summer Party page last week on their blog! That was such a fun surprise to see my page pop up in their feed! Thank you!

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Thanks so much for coming by today! I hope you feel inspired to do a little scrapping this weekend!