Noel Mignon: Last Two Pages


I’m packing up the Thanksgiving decorations today, as well as all of my Fall and Halloween scrapbook supplies. It’s time to get ready for Christmas!

I scrapped 11 of the 15 pages I had on my November goal sheet, as well as several pocket pages and a fall home decor item. I’m feeling pretty good about that! Go Me! Hehe!

My Noel Mignon December “Mistletoe & Holly” Classic kit is set up in the bin on my table and I’ll be sharing my first page with that collection here on Sunday.


Today I will finish sharing the last two pages I created with the Noel Mignon November “Golden Delicious” Classic Kit.

At this point, I was running out of full-page background papers, so I added in some Kraft cardstock from my stash to serve as backgrounds.


I am shocked at how much my son has grown these past couple of years lately. He now towers over me. (Sidenote to Myself: I really need to get a picture of him next to his “little” parents. Ha!)


I really do love mixing letter stickers. I filled the little spaces with items that represent growing … a tree, numbers, an apple, and an acorn. It’s a little bit of a stretch, but I think it works!



I LOVED the Echo Park plaid paper and the Seven Paper lime green plus sign paper from this kit … can you tell? I think I used a piece of one of these on almost every page this month. Ha! Not really, but it feels like it!


I anchored the title on the October Afternoon Saturday Morning TV card, and then cut the banner shape for my journaling from one of the square cards in the same pack.

It doesn’t show up very well on the photos here, but there is also some light gray stamping in the white space above the photo.


The felt flowers and hand cut botanical sprigs (from the We R Memory Keepers paper) adorn the bottom corner of my photo.


I have loved the kraft, pink, apricot, gray, cream, and lime green color combo of these last two pages. I will have to remember to play with these colors together again!

So what do you have planned this weekend? Are you scrapping? Are you spending time with family? Are you shopping? Are you working? Are you putting up the Christmas decorations?

Whatever you are doing I hope you are enjoying the moment.

See you again soon!


Free Download from Me to You!


Happy Thanksgiving! I wanted to hop on today and just tell all of you how THANKFUL I am for you! Thank you for inspiring me to create and to share. It’s a small gesture, but today I wanted to give you all a little something.

Ever since taking taking a Handlettering Class by my good friend, Tracie Claiborne, I have been obsessed with practicing! So, I created a FREE cutfile for you of the words “thankful” and “family.” Enjoy!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD this file in SVG format

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD this file as a Silhouette Cut File


And a little page inspiration using the cut file to go along with it.


Remember the last few scraps of the Pebbles collection I showed you in THIS POST … I managed to create a two-pager from them. Yeah! I did add in a sheet of woodgrain patterned paper by Bella Blvd. to anchor things a bit, but I really like how it came together!


Hmmmm. I might go back and add in a bit of stitching around the edges … Yeah! I think so, stitching would be a fun addition here!


I hope you enjoy my handwritten words on this page! They were pretty fun to create for you!


I found these adorable sunflower stickers at Hobby Lobby yesterday by The Paper Studio. I love how they have a bit of sparkle to them with the glittered petals and the rhinestone centers.


They went great with the American Crafts Hayride stickers, Pebbles Stickers, and Imaginisce wood buttons.


My stamping underneath the “Family” word got a little messed up, but I decided to just run with it. :)


SUPPLIES: Cardstock (kraft, dark brown, rust orange, chocolate brown, olive, gold), Patterned Paper (Pebbles, Bella Blvd.), Journal Spots (Jenni Bowlin), Stickers (Pebbles, American Crafts), Dimensional Flower Stickers (The Paper Studio), Wood Buttons (Imaginisce), Cut Files (Jana Eubank), Stamps (KI Memories) Date Stamp (Becky Higgins), Adhesive, Foam Squares, Journaling Pen, Brown Ink

I hope you are enjoying a blessing-filled Thanksgiving day and weekend with your families!

See you again soon!


Oh!!! I almost forgot! The December 2015 Noel Mignon kits are up!!! Here is a picture of the Mistletoe & Holly Classic Kit I will be playing with this month, along with a video showing all the contents. The video is a bit long … sorry about that … I think I was just having fun gazing at all the fun new things!

You can purchase the Mistletoe & Holly Classic Kit HERE in the store (only 4 left!).



And if pocket scrapping is your thing, you can find the Mistletoe & Holly Daily Diary kit HERE.


Have fun!

Noel Mignon: Fall Blessings Layout


The photos on this next page make my heart ache a little. You see, my girls wanted to go on a pony ride at a fall festival last year … of course! Who doesn’t love pony rides?! But as soon as they got on those ponies, with their legs almost touching the ground as they rode (ha, not really, but that is what it felt like), I realized that my kids will soon be too big for pony rides … and kiddie rides … and other fun stuff like that. It just made my heart twinge that they have grown up so fast, ya know?




I had a process video for this page (and a couple of others), but I did something weird when transferring the files and lost a big chunk. I ended up nixing the process videos for this week, because without the lost chunks, they didn’t make much sense.

I promise I will plan on doing some next week when I receive my next Noel Mignon kit. Live and learn, right? You can bet that I will be more careful next time and double check those files before deleting them from my phone. *wink*


I built up a bunch of fun layers with the Simple Stories papers from the Golden Delicious Classic Kit behind the photos. I love the warm colors in these papers. They are just perfectly cozy, don’t you think?

The fall words plaque shape, leaves, and red heart, were all cut from cards from the Golden Delicious Daily Diary kit.


In the Process video for my “Thankful” page, I cut a circle from a 6×6 pattern paper. It was sitting on my desk and I decided to make use of it by tucking it in along with the other layers on this page. The circle cradles the bottom of the journaling spot perfectly, and keeps the page from feeling too “block-y.”


The way the circle returned back under the polka dot layer left a weird gap between the green paper and the circle. I remedied that problem by filling the space with a few punched banner pieces. That little bit of colored woodgrain on this page is so warm and rustic! Love it!

SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon November 2015 Golden Delicious Classic and Daily Diary Kit, Cardstock, Patterned Paper (Simple Stories, Carta Bella, Echo Park Paper), Journaling Cards (Simple Stories, Chipboard (Simple Stories), Stickers (Imaginisce), Wood Pieces (Evalicious), Brads (October Afternoon), Punches (American Crafts), journaling pen, adhesive, ink.

Thanks for coming by today!


Finding Inspiration: Using a Magazine Ad as Inspiration for a Page Design


I read somewhere once that the problem with being a creative person is that we can see the “potential” in everything. Most of the time it serves us very well, so you might be asking how that can be a problem?

Well, the problem arises when you are trying to clean out your house. It’s so hard to get rid of things! Haha! For example, I came across a stack of old magazines. I always enjoy looking at the colors and images of home decor magazines, but since these are from 2010, I figured it was probably time to let them go.


I then made the mistake of picking up the top one and flipping through the pages. I came across an ad for wheat thins that grabbed my attention right away. I knew it would make the perfect scrapbook page!

I printed out a series of square photos, took out my Noel Mignon Golden Delicious Classic Kit and set to work. Here is what I made.



I arranged the square photos down the left side of the page like the crackers in the ad. I then needed to figure out what I could sprinkle in between the photos to mimic the cheese curls.

Remember the floral paper from my kit sorting video? I did decide to cut out the leaves and use them tucked around the photos. It took awhile, but I really like how they look!



The strip along the bottom of the page was inspired by the row of photos in the ad. I placed my title and journaling in similar spots as the text of the ad.

In retrospect, I wish I would have taken time to create sentence strips instead of writing directly on the background paper. I was going for a subtle look, but when I erased the penciled journaling underneath, the ink on the paper lifted a bit and left a lighter area … not a look I was going for, unfortunately. Oh, well!



It’s hard to tell, but I used the leaf stencil from the kit to add a subtle pattern of leaves behind the photos, title, and journaling. You might be able to catch a glimpse of them here-and-there in these shots.

The “Autumn” word is a cut file from the Silhouette store. I combined it with the gold letter stickers from the kit and then used tiny letter tile stickers (Cosmo Cricket) for the word “at.”



SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon Nov. 2015 Golden Delicious Kit, Patterned Paper (Carta Bella, We R Memory Keepers), Letter Stickers (American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket), Label Cut Aparts/Wood Pieces(Evalicious), Border Sticker (October Afternoon), Lace Trim (Maya Road), Cork Stickers (Seven Paper), Enamel Dots (My Mind’s Eye), Stencil (Echo Park Paper), Silhouette Cameo Machine, adhesive, inks.

Hmmm. Maybe I can bear to part with that 2010 magazine now that I have made use of it one more time. … I better check to see if there are any other ads that could inspire me in there before I do. *giggle*

See you again soon!