Oh, my! Just look at those cute little faces of my kids from 9 years ago! I can’t believe how grown up they are now. I’m feeling nostalgic this week as I send my oldest off to college, and my son off to high school. Where has all the time gone?!
CUTEST KIDS ON THE BLOCK
I created this page using the goodies from the Noel Mignon Vintage Charm Kits.
At the top of the page, I placed a couple of strips of the Simple Stories Bloom & Grow papers, accented with some fun zig-zag stitching, and a little cluster that includes some punched hearts.
The house paper was the inspiration for my page title … Yes, I really do believe I have the cutest kids on the block!😀
The sun and cloud were actually cut from one of the Simple Stories 4×6 journal cards included in the Vintage Charm Daily Diary kit.
I made my own journal card using patterned paper scraps. I zig-zag stitched the two pieces together and then added some stickers from the WRMK Honey I’m Home collection.
The Simple Stories Bloom & Grow cards on this pocket page spread just make me smile. I love how happy and cheerful the designs are in the Simple Stories collections … this company will forever be a favorite of mine!
I outlined a couple of the 3×4 journal cards to give them more definition. The dark photos were overpowering them … so the dark outline helps them to stay balanced.
Kraft flowers, puffy hearts, and shiny, gold epoxy stickers add a special touch to these cards!
Thanks for coming by today! I hope you have a great week!
I’ve been needing to give myself a little pep talk lately … so I created this page with hidden journaling venting my frustrations, but also giving myself some kind and inspiring advice … kind of like a visual journal entry.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
I used a piece of aqua colored cardstock along with my Noel Mignon Vintage Charm August kits to create this page.
The background sheet is sprinkled with my new favorite Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine mist. It makes everything look that much more special!
I found these tags in my stash to use for my hidden journaling. I tied a bit of the gold/white twine on them to match the rest of the page.
I used the same photo three times and added them to the frames included in the Vintage Charm Daily Diary kit. They are “hung” on a length of the gold/white baker’s twine with the two clothespin stickers.
I handcut one of the flower clusters from the WRMK paper to decorate the center photo, and then added my title in the lower right corner. The white, chipboard Believe word is from Michael’s, but everything else is from the Vintage Charm kits.
This page was very therapeutic to put together … and I plan on displaying it in my office for awhile to remind myself of the positive energy and advice I’m trying to keep in my personal thoughts lately.
Have you made something like this to inspire yourself to keep moving towards your goals? I’d love to hear about it!
There are so many fun frame elements included in the Noel Mignon kits this month. This week we are challenging ourselves to make them the focus of our page designs.
LOVE SPENDING TIME WITH YOU
I chose to focus on the epoxy frames from the PinkFresh Studio sticker sheet included in the Vintage Charm Classic Kit.
But first, I used the Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mist and the polka dot stencil included in the kit to create the page background. I love those soft gold dots peeking through … so pretty!
Next, I added the photos, anchored by several patterned paper strips layered together in an “L” shape. I added the thick scallop glitter tape to the bottom horizontal line to help give some visual weight to the bottom of the page.
Where the patterned paper strips crossed, I created this fun little cluster of elements using the rosette Maggie Holmes stickers, WRMK floral stickers, and a printed wood veneer frame (also by WRMK). I also handcut a couple of butterflies from the Crate Paper patterned paper.
To the left of the photos, I scattered and layered the square epoxy frames. I created a long title that overlapped one of the frames, and then accented the remaining frames with phrase sitckers, and a blue butterfly flair.
I really LOVE how this one came together!
SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon August 2016 Vintage Charm Classic Kit, Noel Mignon August 2016 Vintage Charm Daily Diary Kit, Cardstock (white), Patterned Paper (Crate Paper), Epoxy Frame Stickers (Pink Fresh Studio), Letter Stickers (American Crafts), Stickers (Crate Paper, WRMK), Flair (A Flair for Buttons), Printed Wood Veneer (WRMK), Rosette 3D Stickers (Crate Paper), Gold Glitter Scallop Tape (Pebbles Inc. Jen Hadfield), Gold Mist (Heidi Swapp), Date Stamp (Becky Higgins), Gray Distressing Ink, Black Journaling Pen, Trimmer, Scissors, Chipboard Script Word (Michael’s), Adhesives
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As promised at the beginning of the week, I’m back with another stashbusting page using the November 2015 Felicity Jane kit.
Several years ago, we were holding a birthday party for my four kids at an indoor play center. While we were there, we happened to run into my best friend and her older sister from my childhood! It was so great to see her! My sister and I quickly snapped a picture with the two of them before they had to go.
I had completely forgot about this picture until I stumbled on it going through our digital photo files. I decided to print it out and record all of the good memories I had of my friend from when we were girls.
I typically don’t journal this much on a project, so I really wanted to make the story the center of my page design. Here is what I came up with!
Again, I mixed in several die cuts from the Seven Paper Baby die cuts that I picked up at the American Crafts Warehouse Sale. The colors went with these papers perfectly!
I also added in this sticker word (American Crafts) and a few gold sequins from my stash.
I also added in a few pieces from an HSN 3 Birds kit (no longer available) here in the cluster on the bottom of the page.
Finally, a sprinkling of my favorite Studio Calico “Clay” mist to round things out.
It felt great to get these memories down on paper. Even if you don’t have a photo … have you taken time to record a few of the memories from your childhood? I challenge you to do it this weekend. You will be so glad that you did.
See you again soon!