Noel Mignon: Lazy Days


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.


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!)


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!


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.


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.


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!



Noel Mignon Pure Bliss Pages


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 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!!!


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


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.


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


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




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.


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.


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.




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.


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


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


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!


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!


Noel Mignon: Selfie Stick


Hi Friends! This week on the Noel Mignon blog the design team is working with April’s Trailblazer kit and the “Line It Up” challenge. For this challenge, we were to do something fun with our journaling lines. I love using my sewing machine on my pages and thought it might be fun to create stitched lines to write on.


My daughter asked for a selfie stick as one of her presents for her last birthday … so of course we have lots of silly photos trying the thing out.😀 I printed the photos off into two filmstrip-type rows to add them to my page. I tied a bit of kraft colored twine around them for some added texture.


For the title, I used this shape by Echo Park Paper found in the Silhouette Design Store. I placed it above my stitched journaling lines and then added a few stamped phrases around it using the Studio Calico/Seven Paper roller stamp included with the Trailblazer kit. The silly sayings were a perfect match for our silly photos!


I adore the two bright yellow Maya Road tulle flowers that were also included in the kit. To give them a bit more presence against the layered strips below them, I cut out cardstock flower layers to go beneath them. The leaves were also die cut using my Silhouette Cameo (flower shape from Lettering Delights, Leaves from

Below the flowers I placed a few fussy-cut cameras from the Shimelle Starshine “Pathfinder” paper. On top of the flowers I placed one of the cutie-patootie resin birds included with this month’s kit. Doesn’t he look happy there enjoying the view?!😀


SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon April 2016 “Trailblazer” kit, Cardstock (My Mind’s Eye Ecru and Goldenrod, red and navy scraps from my stash), Patterned Paper (October Afternoon Treasure Map, American Crafts Shimelle Starshine, Jillibean Soup Mushroom Medley, Green solid scrap from my stash), Sewing Machine and Navy thread, Silhouette Cameo Machine, Stamp (Studio Calico/Seven Paper), Letter Stickers (October Afternoon Treasure Map), Brad (My Mind’s Eye), Flowers/Resin Bird/Navy Ribbon (Maya Road), Woodgrain Washi Tape (Queen and Company), Twine (Karen Foster), Other: Gray distressing ink, Adhesives, Foam Dots, Trimmer, Scissors, Black Journaling Pen, Navy Ink

Thanks for popping by today! I had fun sharing my project with you. Stitching the journaling lines was a lot of fun … I definitely will be doing this again on another project!