Noel Mignon: Hey Sunshine


I’ve been plowing through my Noel Mignon Buttons & Bows Classic and Daily Diary kit the past week … oh, my goodness! How I love these sweet papers and colors! This week I’ll share three of those pages with you and then I’ll share my last page on the 28th before I dig into October’s kits. Here’s what I have for you today!


I love these photos of my youngest daughter playing with her dolls from a couple years ago. Sadly, we are transitioning out of that phase and so these photos are even more precious to me. Sure! They still love their toys now-and-then, but they aren’t set up in little vignettes around the house like they used to be. (I always enjoyed seeing how their creativity shined in those little vignettes.ūüôā )


For the background of this page, I layered up the kraft and geyser cardstock along with the ombre watercolor paper from Pink Paislee. I love the coral hues in that sheet. The Prima flowers look divine against the gradation of color! I placed the lighter large flower on the left side against the darker wash¬†of the pattern; and the darker large flower on the right side on top of the lighter end. Love how they contrast against that background! The gray leaves I added were fussy-cut from the floral #02 Pink Paislee “Take Me Away” paper. (Swoon!)


I also love the way the colors of the floral pattern in the bow and flair button tie everything together on this page.


I don’t know why … but it has taken me a long time to warm up to the watercolor look in scrapbook products. I can truly say now that I am in love with it! I like to mix them up with more graphic patterns; like the triangle and scattered dot paper you see on this page.


The Queen & Co. green iridescent dots were such a fun finishing touch on this page. I love the way they add a bit of shimmer and shine, along with the beaded centers of the Prima flowers.


I hope you enjoyed my project today!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Jungle Themed Baby Shower Banner


Last month I held a baby shower in my home for a girl whose family is very special to me. It was a lovely night celebrating a very special mom-to-be and a very special baby boy.

I created this banner to decorate my mantle and needed to share it with you because it is made using the super-cute cut files by



I¬†used a basic pennant banner shape as the base for each panel and then used the animals from the Lettering Delights Welcome to the Jungle Cut Set. The vines on the monkey, rhino, and elephant panels are from the Nancy’s Buddies Cut Set.


I also layered together a couple of punched hearts on the rhino panel and added some gems here-and-there on the giraffe and rhino panels for a bit of sparkle.


The banner was threaded together using jute string. In between each panel I added some knotted¬†ribbons (American Crafts) and a large wood button from the Michael’s Dollar Bins.

Finally, I wanted the banner to have a layered feel, so I created a garland of jungle leaves to hang behind it. I cut this from a tropical leaf shape (Design #12444 by Jamie Koay) I found in the Silhouette Design Store and dotted cardstock by Bazzill that I purchased in packs at the American Crafts Warehouse Sale. Nothing complicated, just leaf cut outs strung on a piece of jute. Easy peasy!

You could create a matching invitation using the Lettering Delights Welcome to the Jungle graphics or you can do what I did (because I was short on time) and find one online that coordinates. I did THIS ONE that I found from JessicasInvites on Etsy.

I also found some free printables online that I used to create labels for all the different pies I served to the guests. The font I used here is the ZP Catawampus font by Lettering Delights.



I did happen to find some coordinating Jungle Baby Shower plates (didn’t get a picture of those) at Birthday Direct (Jungle Babies Baby Shower Party Goods). Everything looked so darling together!

My favorite game to play at a baby shower is one that my mom stumbled across somewhere pre-internet days. It’s a matching game. It’s great because you’re not tasting baby food or anything disgusting like that … however, it’s clever and the guests can be involved without too much thinking power.

I hang the words and numbers to cover the words on a big board we created YEARS ago using plastic adhesive hooks. It works well, because the guests can call out a couple of numbers, I uncover them Vanna-White-Style, … if they make a match, they receive a coordinating candy bar, and if not, we just cover the words up again for the next person to choose from. Here is a picture of the board.



And here is a list of the baby shower words we use with the coordinating candy bars. The guests always get a chuckle out of how the candy bars “go with” the baby shower words.

  • NURSING – Milky Way
  • BOTTLE – Baby Bottle Pops
  • NINE MONTHS – Rocky Road
  • UMBILICAL CORD – Long Licorice Rope (these are hard to find these days, but gas stations are your best bet)
  • EPIDURAL – Life Savers
  • OB/GYN – Butterfinger
  • CONTRACTIONS – Whoppers
  • BABY NAMES – Whatchamacallit
  • PACIFIER – Ring Pops
  • DIAPERS – Raisinets
  • HOSPITAL BILL – 100 Grand

Finally, I always love to hand something to the guests as a THANK YOU as they head back home. This time I was expecting 40+ guests, so it had to be something inexpensive. I bagged up some Dollar Tree popcorn (yummy stuff!) and created a tag on my Silhouette Cameo using the Lettering Delights Nancy’s Buddies images. Behind the tag, I tied on a smaller jungle leaf (cut out at the same time as the larger garland jungle leaves in a space leftover on the sheet).



If you have a baby shower in your future, I hope this has given you¬†some fun ideas to get started. I always have a blast putting together parties … decorating is my favorite part! Of course!ūüėÄ

Have a great weekend!


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Noel Mignon: Happy Kids


This week on the Noel Mignon Blog we are incorporating buttons, bows and stitching on our projects. Here is the page I came up with using the Buttons & Bows Classic Kit.



I’m happy to say I incorporated all three elements onto this page: the buttons and bows are adorning the tops of the fussy-cut embroidery hoops, and the stitching is represented in the stitched patterns of the patterned paper and embroidery hoops (I think that counts, don’t you?! Ha!)


The title was created by fussy-cutting the word “Happy” from a Pink Paislee paper that came in the kit. I then combined that word with the super-cute floral letter stickers by Fancy Pants Designs.


I did pull in one of the journaling cards from the Buttons & Bows Daily Diary kit, along with the “Hello” word sticker, but I’m sure you can find something similar in your stash if you didn’t happen to grab the Dialy Diary kit this month.


I’m so happy with how this one came together. The colors are subtle and sweet, allowing the photos to really POP off the page and be the center of attention.

Give our challenge a try! On your next project, try incorporating buttons, bows, or stitching!

Happy Scrapping!


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Echo Park Paper: Fall S’mores Treat Boxes

Can you feel it? Can you feel the change in the night air? Fall is upon us … and that makes me want to gather friends and family for a cozy night around the fire pit.
Today I have a fun little fall gift up on the Echo Park Paper blog that you might want to make for¬†your neighbors, family, or friends … Smore Treat Boxes!
I created these cute little boxes using the Carta Bella Paper Kraft Designer Cardstock and various papers from the Fall Is in the Air collection. I cut the boxes out using my Silhouette Cameo machine and a design I found in the Silhouette Design Store.
Next, I selected various papers from the 6×6 paper pad to adorn each side of the box. That was the hardest part! I just love all of the cute patterns in this collection and I wanted to use them all! LOL!
For the front of each box, I used the Ephemera, Ephemera Frames & Tags Pack, Element Stickers, and Chipboard to decorate each one. The critters in this collection have my heart, so I made each one the star of their own smore container.
I can’t wait to give these to the people I love to wish them a Happy Fall … my very favorite season of all!
SUPPLIES:¬†Carta Bella Paper Kraft Designer Cardstock,¬†Echo Park Fall Is in the Air Collection:¬†Fall Festival Paper,¬†6×6 Paper Pad,¬†12×12 Element Stickers,¬†6×13 Chipboard,¬†Ephemera Frames & Tags Pack,¬†Ephemera Pack
Other Supplies: Dark Brown Distress Ink, Adhesive and Foam Squares, Clear Report Cover Sheet, Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine, Smores Kit Tote Box by Snapdragon Snippets (Design #78024)

Have a great day!


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