Noel Mignon: Feeding the Birds

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Hello webbie friends! I’m up on the Noel Mignon blog this week with my final page for the month using the All Fall kits.

This week the design team is challenging ourselves to create a project using the following recipe: 1 sheet of cardstock, 2 alphabets, 3 photos, 4 patterned papers, and 5 embellishments.

Here is what I came up with!

FEEDING THE BIRDS

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First, let me tell you a little bit about these photos. A few summers ago, Mr. Owen found three lost baby birds in our neighborhood. He was so worried about them, so he carefully scooped them up in a large bucket from our garage and brought them to our back patio, where he could watch over them (he was worried the neighbor’s cat would eat them) and feed them every few hours.

He faithfully fed those little birds all weekend long until we noticed that the mother had found them and had started to bring food to them, as well! I was so proud of Owen’s caring heart and diligence in his bird-sitting!

I began this page with a sheet of white cardstock from my stash. I recently ordered these fun Stampin’ Up stamps and wanted to build a background with them for this page. (Stamps used are Watercolor Wash background stamp and Gorgeous Grunge. I used them with Stampin’ Up Tip Top Taupe ink)

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I love the look of artsy backgrounds … but am not very good at creating them. Thank heavens for brilliant companies who create products that help me get a similar look! Woohoo!

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While I was creating this page … the song “Feed the Birds” from Mary Poppins kept playing in my mind … so, that is what I used for my title! I used the two alphabets that were included in the Noel Mignon All Fall Classic Kit. I especially love those dark yellow tile letter stickers by Pretty Little Studio… so cute!

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For my three photos, I had one of Owen feeding the birds, one of the baby birds all snuggly in their bucket, and then I was lucky enough to get a shot of the mother bird feeding them as well.

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Three of the four patterned papers were used in strips as a band across the page. I used the fourth patterned paper to mat my photos.

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For the five embellishments, I used five chipboard leaves from the Noel Mignon All Fall Daily Diary kit … I REALLY tried to leave it to those five leaves, but couldn’t resist popping in one of the wood circle embellishments from the Classic kit, and also a few gold photo corners from my stash. I’m not counting the journal card (All Fall Daily Diary kit) or the glitter dots (these were from the Thicker Alpha sticker sheet, so they can go towards being a part of the two alphas, right?! Boo-yah!).

This was such a fun challenge and forced me to focus on adding supplies to my project in a very purposeful way. Give it a try! I think you’ll enjoy it!

Thank you so much for coming by today!

JanaBold

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A Visit to Stampin’ Up Headquarters and Stampin’ Up Project Life Projects

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A week ago today I had the pleasure of visiting the gorgeous Stampin’ Up Headquarters located in Riverton, Utah. Stampin’ Up had contacted me and asked me if I would like to create with some of their products. Of course I said, “YES!” And then when I mentioned that I had never been to their offices, but had heard how AMAZING they were, they invited me to come for a tour! What a fun surprise!

From the moment I walked in I was in AWE!!! Just look at the beautiful three story+  entry with the fountains and atrium ceiling. WOW!!!

I met with Rachel Jensen, PR gal extraordinaire. She is the nicest person! We hit it off right away and I really loved getting to know her. (I should have got a picture of the two of us together! Grrr! What was I thinking?!)

Rachel first took me through the Legacy Hall, a series of rooms introducing a visitor to Stampin’ Up, and what they are all about.

I LOVED looking at each of the different vignettes and could have soaked up the inspirational projects for hours. I mean, how cute is that lamp base filled with stamps, and the pillows created with stamps … and the artwork … and … and … I loved it ALL!

Next, I got to see where the designers dream up new products, rest, and where all the products are shipped from. The warehouse was INCREDIBLE! And I really enjoyed learning about how things are boxed and shipped.

Stampin’ Up was incredibly generous to me and gave me all kinds of Project Life goodies to play with. I chose to work with the Good Vibes collection.

Here is a peek at all of the yummy-ness, just waiting for me to dig in! Isn’t it gorgeous?!! I LOVE these colors!

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The Good Vibes Project Life Card Collection includes 100 cards in 4×6, 4×4, and 3×4 sizes. There are 50 different two-sided designs, two of each design.

The Good Vibes Project Life Accessory Pack includes all kinds of fun goodies that coordinate with the card collection; a mini stamp set, paper clips, sequins, enamel shapes, foiled 3×4 cards, laser cut 4×6 cards, a roll of washi tape, two sets of letter stickers, overlay stickers, shape stickers, and 2×2 cards Whew! Lots of fun stuff to play with!

And let me tell you about their ink pads! … Juicy, vibrant, and high-quality! They make stamping a dream!

On top of all that they also sent me an adorable striped 12×12 albumadorable striped 12×12 album and a variety of their sheet protectors. THANK YOU, Stampin’ Up!!! Wow!!!

So … are you ready to see everything I created with these fun products?! Here we go!

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First up are three single page pocket layouts. Let me take you through the details of each one.

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PERFECT DAY

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I cut the “The Perfect Day” tab from one of the 3×4 journaling cards and used it to accent the top of this photo.

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I typed all of the journaling to keep things clean and unified. I used the Night of Navy ink to stamp “Loved this Moment” on the bottom of the pink journaling card and then accented the stamp with a gray enamel arrow and a sprinkle of sequins.

The sequins are so fun to sprinkle here and there. I love the shimmer and shine they add to my pages!

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I pulled out an older Stampin’ Up letter stamp set I had in my stash to add the word “obsessed” to the label sticker at the bottom of the page. Aren’t the stamped emojis as cute as can be?! I love them!

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LOVE EVERYTHING

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On this page I used the copper/rose gold foiled tile letter stickers to add “Be My Valentine” along the curved design of the pink journaling card. I used the “Loved This Moment” stamp again, accented with a few heart stickers from the sticker sheet.

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To add some interest to the multi-colored patterned card, I added sequins to the design.

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A little bit of washi tape on the bottom of the triangle 3×4 card gives it a bit more color.

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And here I used a stamped/punched heart to replace the letter “o” in the word “forever.”

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GREAT GATSBY

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I was pretty excited to discover that I had some letter stamps in my stash (by Studio Calico) that matched the letter stickers in the Accessory Pack. I used them here to stamp out my title, along with some interlinked stamped hearts.

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The pink half circle accenting the top of the photo in the right top corner was cut from one of the 2×2 cards.

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I had a lot of fun decorating this hexagon/honeycomb 3×4 card. I stamped several hearts with the Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy, and Emerald Envy inks, hand cut them out and then added them to the centers of the pattern with some foam adhesive.

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The striped card gets decorated with a couple of 2×2 cards … the 2×2 transparent heart card, and the “High Five” sliced from the center of another 2×2 card.

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How about some two-pagers now?

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EVERYDAY MEMORIES

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I used the letter stickers, 2×2 cards, sequins, stickers, and enamel dots from the Accessory Pack to decorate these top three cards.

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The pink heart accents were cut from one of the 3×4 cards and then added to other cards with foam squares for a bit of dimension.

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I added the “Remember” stamp above the heart on the first card. The frame around the smaller photo was actually cut from another 3×4 card.

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How sweet is that heart geo tag enamel sticker?! CUTE!!!

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SILLY GIRLS

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For the title card on this page, I pulled out a set of Echo Park Alphabet Stamps. I stamped the title directly to a patterned 4×6 filler card. The green chevron shape was cut from another 4×6 card and adhered to the top.

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I fell in love with that emoji face that was by itself on a pink card. I punched it out with a circle punch, added a punched white circle behind it as a mat and then added it to the color-blocked 3×4 card. I stamped the bottom of the card with the “Remember” stamp.

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The photo on this 3×4 card was matted with a navy 3×4 card. I cut the green hexagon from another 3×4 card and tucked it underneath the photo to provide a spot for my journaling.

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The washi tape even shows up great on the darker colors! Here I used it at the bottom of the navy title card to add a bit more interest.

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I used the letter stickers to spell out the location of our weekend getaway, stamping hearts on either side.

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I think I got the most use out of that cute, little heart stamp! It was the perfect accent no matter what spread I was working on!

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WHITNEY STORE

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This title card was a lot of fun to make. I cut the border, “Stories” pennant shape, and the label shape from other 4×6 cards … then combined them here to make my own unique design.

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Another pennant shape placed on its side accents the 3×4 bar graph card adhered to the Mint Macaron patterned 4×6 card at the bottom of the page.

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I cut a banner shape from a scrap of white cardstock to house the letter stickers for this smaller 3×4 title card on this side of the spread.

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The washi tape adhered to white cardstock makes a great mat for the photos on the Navy brick-patterned card here.

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I love the way that orange patterned card turned out! I handcut the green banner quote from another 4×6 journaling card and adhered it to the orange patterned one using foam squares. It just kicks things up a notch, don’t you think? Love it!

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Whew! That was quite the post! See?!! I told you I had a ball playing with these adorable goodies … and I still have a lot left!

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed this peek into Stampin’ Up and the darling products they have available. If you haven’t checked out their catalogs for awhile, be sure to! I have an ongoing list of more cute things I am excited to add to my stash!

A BIG THANK YOU  again to Stampin’ Up for your generosity and for inviting me to visit your headquarters. It was the highlight of my week!

Until next time! Happy Scrapping!

JanaBold

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Echo Park Paper & Imagine Crafts Blog Hop!

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Echo Park Paper and Imagine Crafts have teamed up for a fun blog hop today! Here is the list of participants. If you are just joining us, be sure to begin at the Echo Park Paper Blog and follow along. The blog hop begins today, October 7th, and will end at Midnight EDT on October 9th. The WINNER of the Blog Hop will be announced on the Echo Park Paper Blog.

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Jana Eubank
Mary Prasad
Terre Fry
Kimberly Crawford
Alison Heikkila
Jennifer Vanderbeek
Wendy Sue Anderson
Roni Johnson
Nadine Carlier
Anya Lunchenko
Mark Melnick
Neva Cole
Becki Adams
Monica Edwards
Jowilna Nolte
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I decided to use the Memento inks Imagine Crafts sent to me along with a couple of my favorite Echo Park stamp sets to create a Halloween page today.

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The minute my kids get home from trick-or-treating, they sit down to trade each other for their favorite treats and count up their loot. The Echo Park Paper Halloween collection was perfect for this one, with it’s bright colors and spooky critters!

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For the title, I used the “hello” word from the Sentiments Stamp along with the adorable Logan Alphabet stamp set. The “hello” is stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle ink and the word “candy” is stamped in Memento Pear Tart ink.

The spiderweb and friendly spider from the Spiderweb & Spider Die set are the perfect accents! The “October 31st” banner was handcut from the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper.

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I used the Memento Espresso Truffle ink to ink the edges of all of my page elements, including the die cut Jolly Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins at the bottom of the page.

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To bring the spider die cuts to life, I added a white crochet string “web” to each one, stringing it over the top of the page, so that the spiders appear to be dangling there.

I also added mini black pearl stickers to give them eedy-beedy, shiny eyes.

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I wish you could get a real feel for the AWESOME Black foil dot paper I used for the background. It is the perfect base for this spooky-feeling page.

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SUPPLIES: Echo Park Paper Halloween Collection, Black Foil Dots Collection Kit, 3×4 Journaling Cards Paper, Little Monsters Paper, Halloween Stripes Paper, 4×6 Journaling Cards Paper, Jolly Jack-O-Lantern Die Set, Spiderweb & Spider Die Set, Sentiments Stamp Set, Logan Alphabet Stamp Set, Memento Espresso Truffle Ink, Memento Pear Tart Ink, Hole Punch, White Crochet Twine, Cardstock (black, orange, green, white), Black Pearl Stickers, Makeup Sponge, Manual Die Cut Machine, Foam Squares, Adhesive, Scissors, Trimmer, Black Journaling Pen

What types of Halloween pages are you creating these days?! Do you have any traditions that need documenting in your family scrapbooks?

Thanks for coming by today! I hope you enjoyed seeing how I incorporated stamping into this page. Be sure to check out what the rest of the designers have made for the hop!

JanaBold

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Leaving Out the Orange

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Happy weekend! I can’t believe Halloween is in just seven days. I can’t wait!

Even though we don’t get a lot of trick-or-treaters (we live on the end of a Dead End Street), I enjoy the magical feeling of Halloween. The older kids don’t collect candy anymore, but they always volunteer to take my youngest trick-or-treating. It’s an excuse to dress up and still enjoy being out with all of the ghosts and goblins.🙂

Me? I stay home with a warm pot of soup answering the door and watching Halloween shows on T.V. It’s awesome!

Instead of using orange and black on these next two Halloween pages, I was inspired by my kids’ costumes in the photos and went with a red and black color scheme. Perfect for my little vampire and zombie, right?!

WICKEDLY CUTE

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For this page, I used another sketch by Laura Whitaker as inspiration. I tweaked it a bit to accommodate my larger photos. After putting it together, I realized that my grouping was too low on the page. (Please tell me I’m not the only one who does that. LOL!)

Instead of trying to move everything up, I added a strip of pattern along the top of the page. Then, to tie the strip and the grouping together, I stamped a spiderweb in the corner of the background paper.

I love it! Spiderwebs always add a little spookiness, don’t you think?

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Supplies: Patterned Paper (My Mind’s Eye, Teresa Collins Designs), Spiderweb Stamp (Hero Arts), Lace Stamp (My Mind’s Eye), Journal Spot (Jenni Bowlin), Letter Stickers (Echo Park Paper, Authentique), Halloween Glitter Stickers (American Crafts), Black Gems (Darice), Twine, Black Mist (Heidi Swapp)

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My son had a blast creating his zombie costume last year. He didn’t want to just tear holes in his old clothes. No! That would be too easy! He meticulously singed the edges of each of the tears with a lighter. His patience paid off. He looked great!

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I’m not a fan of the gory part of Halloween. Infact, this is the first year that my son has dressed up as something “scary.” No worries, I kept it “cute” with this funny little die cut I created with my Silhouette Cameo with this shape.

I even added a feathery tuft of hair to the top. Hehe!

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SUPPLIES: Patterned Paper (K&Company), Journal Spot (Anna Griffin), Tab Punch (Jenni Bowlin), Black Pearls (Recollections), Enamel Dots (My Mind’s Eye), Die Cutting Machines (Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Expression), Cricut Cartridge (Title: A Frightful Affair), Washi Tape, Ribbon, Feather Trim

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend!

JanaBold