Stamp WINNER! and New Valentine Layout

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Today I get to announce the winner of my Stamp Giveaway, but I also have another giveaway running right now … if you haven’t had a chance to enter the Diamond Press Giveaway, be sure to check it out by CLICKING HERE.

Thank you to everyone for taking time to leave such meaningful comments for all my posts, including the giveaways! It always makes my day!

So … the winner of this stamp bundle is …

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LENORE!

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Woohoooo!!! Congratulations, Lenore! I will be contacting you on the email you left with your post to get your mailing address and then I will get these goodies out to you as soon as I can! Enjoy!

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The NEW February 2016 Noel Mignon “Heart of Gold” Classic kit is out and I have my first page using this beauty up on the Noel Mignon blog today. But first here is a look at the kit, along with a video tour of the kit contents.

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Isn’t it beautiful?!

This week on the Noel Mignon Blog the design team is using the theme “Bundled Up” to inspire our projects … what does that mean?! It means we are bundling up our pages with lots of layers!

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This page of my daughter on Valentine’s day a couple of years ago makes my heart swell. See those braid loops in her hair? That was my favorite hairdo my mom used to do on me as a girl … and so you know I always loved doing it on my own little girls. As she has gotten older the hairdos are changing a bit and we don’t do braid loops as often as we used to, so I’m happy I captured some shots of her sweet little head in these photos. :)

As I worked on this page, I tried to keep the concept of “layering” at the forefront of my design decisions. My favorite ways to layer are to combine several patterned papers together and layer lots of hand cut elements and embellishments around my photos.

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I began this page by clustering together my three photos, layering the edges of them over each other slightly. I then anchored the photo grouping onto a band of layered patterned paper strips.

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I didn’t have a lot of journaling for this page, so I placed the basic information on two label stickers that I layered on top of handcut floral elements. The XOXO wood title also gets layered together with the labels, and even overlaps onto the main photo.

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I handcut several flower clusters from the My Mind’s Eye “Hello Gorgeous” paper included in the kit, as well as several doilies from the Echo Park Paper “Blowing Kisses” paper. I tucked these in all around the photos, overlapping them for lots of impact.

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The bottom right corner of the photos is finished off with another label sticker containing a gold foil phrase (from the We R Memory Keepers Crush stickers) and a couple of the gold Prima flowers from the kit. The gold flowers feel like a part of the flower clusters and really help to bring this part of the page to life!

SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon February 2016 “Heart of Gold” Classic Kit, Cardstock (white), Patterned Paper (Pink Paislee, Echo Park pPaer, My Mind’s Eye, We R Memory Keepers), Stickers/Metal Clip (We R Memory Keepers), Wood Piece (Crate Paper), Flowers (Prima), Other: Black journaling pen, adhesives, sewing machine & pink thread

Thanks for coming by! I hope you are having a great week! Be sure to check back on Friday when I announce the winner of the Diamond Press Giveaway!

JanaBold

New Product Announcement & GIVEAWAY!!!

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Set your reminders! Tonight at 12:01 pm ET on HSN.com a BRAND NEW tool is being released by my friends at Diamond Press! Not only did they let me give you a sneak peek of the machine and add-ons, but they are letting me give away a machine to one of my lucky readers!!! Yay!!!

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Watch my video below to learn more about the Diamond Press, or tune in to the presentations on HSN Tuesday, January 26th to see it in action. You’ll be amazed at the value!

For a chance to win a machine of your own leave a comment on this blog post by midnight, Thursday, January 28th, 2016. I will announce the winner this Friday, January 29th, here on my blog (US only, please). Good luck!

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THANK YOU again to my friends at Diamond Press for being so generous to me and my readers! I can’t wait for all of you to check out this fun system! (I’m on a planner kick lately and plan to use mine to decorate my planner. Eeeeek! I can’t wait!)

See it at HSN.com beginning Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at Midnight ET

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Diamond Press also has some DARLING card sets available. You can check them out HERE.

Again, you can see it at HSN.com beginning Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at Midnight ET

Diamond Press HSN Machine Today’s Special Bundle (Today’s Special available 1/26/2016)

Diamond Press 12-Piece Blank Folder Refills

Diamond Press 10-piece Dye Ink Pads, Basic Colors 

Diamond Press Basic Shapes Nested Dies

Diamond Press Letters and Numbers Dies (Block or Whimsical)

Diamond Press 18-piece Embossing Folders Set

Diamond Press Zippered Case for Die & Stamp Storage

Diamond Press Blank Cards & Envelopes (4 choices!)

Have fun!

JanaBold

Noel Mignon: Snow Happy! & Stamp Giveaway!

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I’m usually not a fan of winter, but this past week or so we have been having the most beautiful little snowstorms. You know the kind, with the fluffy white flakes that gently fall, making you feel like you are living in a snowglobe. It has been making me so happy!

It’s only fitting that I create a page about winter this week for the Noel Mignon blog! This week the theme for the design team is “Stamping Through the Snow.” We are showcasing ways to use the stamps and mists included with the January Sweet Charlotte kit (there are still a couple left in the shop, pick yours up HERE). Here is the direction I took with it!

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I chose to work with these photos of my daughter playing in the snow. As I held them up to each of the papers in the kit, this ombre woodgrain paper stole my heart! I love the ethereal feel of it and the way it pick up on the pink in my daughter’s snowsuit!

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I started this page by creating large snowflakes for the background using the white washi tape included with the kit. For the medium and small snowflakes, I simply cut the tape in half length-wise. I left the ends of each snowflake poking up slightly so that they would have a bit of dimension.

I then sprinkled the Heidi Swapp Patina Color Shine and sequins from the kit around the snowflakes for an icy feel. (By the way, if you haven’t tried mists before, Heidi Swapp’s Color Shine are the way to go … they are my absolute FAVORITE!!!)

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The ombre color of the woodgrain paper inspired me to try something a little different on this page … I loved the way my photos were POPPING from the background, and so I didn’t want any elements I added to detract from that … that is when I decided to follow the colors of the background and place the brown cork letters on the brown woodgrain portion of the page, and the pink “favorite” transparency die cut on the pink portion of the page.

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The kraft tag with the medium pink accent “connects” the two colors together in the middle of the page, and  the neutral wood heart and light kraft die cut are perfect compliments to the mid-tones in the middle of the page.

The bits of aqua blue around the page help to support the winter theme of the page.

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Finally, I wanted to add some stamping to this page. I picked out the dashed line from the stamp set included with the kit… I’m pretty sure this stamp is meant to add journaling lines to the typewriter stamp, but I decided to use it as little groups of “stitched” lines. I added them in three places around the page to finish things off; at the bottom of the page, to the left of the journaling tag, and to the right of the title. It was the perfect little somethin’-somethin’! I love it!

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I hope I have inspired you to play with your mists and stamps this week! I love the artsy look they add to a page!

GIVEAWAY!!!

I have one of these stamp sets to giveaway! I already owned this stamp set when I received it with my kit, so I thought I would share the extra one with one of you … along with a few extra stamping goodies. (All are brand new, the Maggie Holmes one is just missing the packaging. :) )

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Be sure to leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, January 26th, 2015 (to keep mailing costs reasonable, US entrants only, please … thanks for understanding!). I will announce the winner of the stamps on Wednesday, January 27th here on my blog. Good luck, friends!

Much love!

JanaBold

 

Noel Mignon: First Two January Layouts

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Happy Wednesday, Friends! I’m so sorry for the silence these first two weeks of the new year. I feel like I’ve been living in a time warp of sorts behind the rest of the world as I have been taking down Christmas and getting the house back to normal.

We hosted a final Christmas Bash of the season for my family on Saturday, January 2nd, so I didn’t feel like I could take down the tree until after that. From there, it was a full week of de-Christmas-fying the house … I’m so happy it’s finished now! The house seems bare, but CLEAN and FRESH! It’s such a great feeling! It’s getting me in the mood to do some decluttering!

Speaking of clean and fresh … I’m loving the colors of the Noel Mignon January Sweet Charlotte Classic Kit. I’ve created several pages with this kit already and have the first two to share with you today!

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This first page was created for this week’s theme on the Noel Mignon Blog, the Winter Blues. We challenged ourselves to either use blue as the primary color on our project, or create a page about what we do to fight the winter blues. I picked out a few wintry photos and decided to use this beautiful, aqua blue Dear Lizzy paper as my page background.

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For the accents, I pulled in the pink and yellow colors from the kit. I had so much fun adding all kinds of little bits here-and-there. How cute are those feather die cuts from Pretty Little Studio?!

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This little grouping at the bottom of my page by the journaling tag is my favorite spot on this page. I love the colors and the little layers that fuse into one another. Makes my scrappy heart happy!

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SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon January 2016 Sweet Charlotte Classic Kit, Patterned Paper (American Crafts Dear Lizzy, Crate Paper), Stickers (Crate Paper), Die Cuts (Pretty Little Studio), Chipboard (Basic Grey), Rubons (Dear Lizzy), Flair (Basic Grey), Wood Buttons (Dear LIzzy), Rosette Sticker (Crate Paper), Tags (Fancy Pants Designs), Flowers (Prima), Ribbon (May Arts), Letter Stickers (Elle’s Studio), Stapler (American Crafts), Gray Journaling Pen (Hampton Art), Creamy Brown ink, adhesives.

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This next page was one I shared on the Noel Mignon blog last week and just never got around to posting it here. I was REALLY ready for something besides holiday red and green at that point and had so much putting together the yellow, red, and teal colors from the kit. I’m also really loving the “plus sign” motif showing up in a lot of collections lately and used those papers together on this page.

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This kit didn’t necessarily come with a lot of red elements, but I was able to pull in a few of the Jillibean soup stickers from the December Mistletoe & Holly kit to sprinkle that color around the page. Here you can see the striped red star, and teal flag sticker (stamped with the “TODAY” stamp from the January kit).

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I love the masculine feel the cork and wood elements added to this page. These cork letters are so big and awesome and I adore them!

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SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon January 2016 Sweet Charlotte kit, Cardstock (yellow), Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Crate Paper, Fancy Pants Designs), Stickers (Jillibean Soup, Dear Lizzy), Die Cuts (Crate Paper, Pretty Little Studio), Chipboard (BasicGrey), Wood Pieces (Crate Paper), Cork Letter Stickers (American Crafts), Ribbon (May Arts), Flair (BasicGrey), Mist (Heidi Swapp), Washi Tape, Other: American Crafts Mini Stapler, adhesive, black journaling pen, date stamp, black ink, brown ink.

I hope you are having a great week!

JanaBold