Noel Mignon: A Boy and His Guitar


If you’re feeling in a rut with your regular scrappy routine, try taking a detour and scraplifting a design by one of your favorite designers.

This week on the Noel Mignon blog, our challenge was to scraplift a project by a fellow Noel Mignon fan. I chose to scraplift my fellow design team member, Wendy Antenucci. Here is her project that I chose to use as my inspiration.



I loved the title, the way she clustered the photos together in a row, and all of the fun bits-and-pieces tucked in behind the photos. I kept these things in mind as I created my own page.


I chose to place my photos together on one row, like Wendy’s photos, overlapping them slightly.


Next, I layered all kinds of patterns of paper and washi tape behind my photos; I even took a cue from Wendy and placed a chipboard frame peeking out from behind.


Below the photos, I created my title. I wanted to create a large title like Wendy’s. The large woodgrain letters from the Noel Mignon Oct. 2016 Falloween Kit were the perfect thing!  I combined them with two sets of brown letter stickers, and even “copied” Wendy’s “Boy’s Rule” title a bit by adding in a subtitle stating #owenrules.


I handwrote my journaling below the title, cascading down towards the bottom of the page where I placed a striped strip of patterned paper along with a few phrase stickers and the wood buttons.


I added a few heart stickers to accent the journaling.


I had so much fun with this one! A BIG THANK YOU to Wendy for inspiring me!

See you again soon!



Noel Mignon: Soak Up the Sun Process Video


Happy Wednesday, Friends! I’m up on the Noel Mignon blog today with a vacation page. The design team challenge this week was to dig out some of our neglected vacation photos and scrapbook them. I chose to scrap a few photos of the kids on our trip to Lake Powell last year.


This one came together relatively quickly for me! I love when the products just sort of fall into place the way you’d like them to. If you’d like to watch a process video of me putting this page together, I have posted one at the bottom of this post.


I chose to work with both of the Noel Mignon Summer Lovin’ kits on this page, and in the process of creating my projects I have fallen in love with the Imaginisce Sunny collection included in the kit. I just may have to hunt down some more of these papers … I adore the characters! Just look at that friendly little sun and crab.



This page consists of lots of flat layers, so to add some lift and dimension I included wood veneer, bradz, and the camera flair in three areas around the page. It’s amazing what a little embellishing can add to a page.



SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon July 2016 Summer Lovin’ Classic Kit, Noel Mignon July 2016 Summer Lovin’ Daily Diary Kit, Cardstock (yellow), Patterned Paper (Echo Park Paper Summer Party, Imaginisce Sunny), Journal Cards (Elle’s Studio Sunny Days, Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness), Tag (Jillibean Soup), Cut Aparts (Elle’s Studio), Die Cuts (Imaginisce Sunny), Wood Veneer (Elle’s Studio), Bradz (Simple Stories), Flair (A Flair for Buttons), Gray distressing Ink, Gray journaling Pen, Trimmer, Scissors, Foam Squares, Trimmer, Tape adhesive

If you’d like to hear my thought process behind my design decisions and see this page as it comes together, be sure to check out the process video below.

Thanks for stopping by!


Happy 4th of July!


I couldn’t let this holiday without saying how much I love my country! I am grateful for the freedoms I enjoy and grateful for the men and women who nobly protect and guard those freedoms. I love you, America!

I have a patriotic double-page layout to share with you in honor of the holiday, featuring the adorable Sweet Liberty Mini Theme by Echo Park Paper.



The tickets at the top of the page were handcut from the cut apart sheet. I scored and folded them to give them a bit more dimension before adding them to my page.


More cute cut files by Lettering Delights! The flag and “Celebrate” title block are both from the Patriotic set. I love that the flag has a bit of wave to it! I added a flagpole cut from a strip of navy cardstock.


On the right side of the page, I created this cute little cluster using the Sweet Liberty stickers and a few brads from my stash. Mmmm! Puts me right in the mood for a sweet summer treat!


SUPPLIES: Echo Park Paper Sweet Liberty Mini Theme: Lady Liberty Patterned Paper, Sweet Fireworks Patterned Paper, Journaling Cards Patterned Paper, Sweet Liberty Sticker, Cardstock (navy, blue, white, red), Brads (various from my stash), Circle Punches, Scallop Border Punch, Scissors, Trimmer, Computer and Printer for Journaling, Adhesives, Foam Squares, Silhouette Cameo Die Cutting Machine, Letter Delights: Patriotic Cut Set

Hope you are enjoying your day!



Noel Mignon: Two Pages with the Trailblazer Kit


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.


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!


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!


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!)


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!


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


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?!



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.🙂


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.


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!


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!