Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Hey guys! After spending the last couple weeks playing with the Frightful kit I'm switching gears and finally started creating with the Apple Crisp Classic Kit and it totally has me wanting to go to the pumpkin patch & do all the fun fall things!
For this layout I went a few years back and used some photos of my little one during a quick little photo shoot at this park that always has a wonderful backdrop of fall leaves. It's making me want to get back there and take some new family photos! 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Marching Band Mini Album with the Apple Crisp Daily Dairy

Hello all!  As I have been weeding through my scrapbook stash trying to decide what to pack and what to purge I ran across an old Making Memories mini album.  I'm not sure how old it is but decided to pair it with the daily diary kit and document my sons marching band season.

I started with the cover.  I love the large alphas in the kit, but the letters I needed to spell RHS weren't in the right colors.   I traced around pattern paper and a 4x6 card for the black/gold school colors.

I then embellished with enamel dots, cork stickers, and a date stamp.

On the inside cover I printed out the season calendar.  On the opposite page I printed a photo that features my piccolo player from a recent competition.  I used pattern paper for the photo corners.  

This album contains a few pockets on the sides and some in the top.  The next spread contains a few more large photos of the band during the summer parade season.  I took one of the folding 6x4 cards and tucked it into the pocket.  

I am going to have the boy do the journaling for this mini.  I think it's important to get his voice for this project.

The next spread includes snaps form drill camp and a page protector that I ended up adhering cards and stickers to the outside.

The last photo is from the homecoming game and halftime field show.  I am still working on this mini and will share the rest in next weeks post.  Hope you come back next week to see how I am documenting the rest of the bands busy competition season. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 16, 2017

{Long Thanksgiving Weekend} with the "Apple Crisp" Classic Kit

Hello friends!  It's Monday, so it's Meridy here today.  We started putting out our fall decor this week, and this month's "Apple Crisp" Classic Kit has put me in the fall mood for sure!  I decided to scrap some photos from Thanksgiving weekend of 2016.

I decided to take a few "down time" photos last Thanksgiving break, so I could show what life is like and how we relax.  I think I will do the same this year.  I like to break up the "traditional" Thanksgiving photos and add some of these into my albums as well.   

I really adore the pumpkin paper in the kit this month, it is a fairly busy pattern, so I decided to use a strip of it on a solid cardstock base.  A few more patterned paper strips across the bottom, and the base of the layout was complete.  Now for the fun part... 

As you may know, titles with multiple fonts are my favorite part of the layout to create.  I love piecing them together like a puzzle, overlapping letters, and keeping the words close to one another so they look like they all "fit" together.  These gold Thickers with the blue edges are the bomb!!!

There are so many awesome embellishments in this kit, the chipboard, stickers, die cuts, glitter washi, and crystal dots were the perfect additions to my title.

Next, I added a coordinating embellishment cluster on the bottom right hand corner of the layout to balance the embellishments near the title.  I did a little journaling, and my layout was complete!

I would love to see how you are using your "Apple Crisp" kits on Instagram #NoelMignon.  Have a great week!!!

Friday, October 13, 2017

PSL Season: Apple Crisp Classic Kit

Hi everyone!  Sarah here with a layout using the October classic kit about one of my favorite topics...COFFEE!!!  More specifically, my precious pumpkin spice lattes.  I'm one of those people that want to line up at Starbucks at dawn for a cup of this glorious nectar.  This kit was perfect for documenting it.

This week we are challenging everyone to use some mixed media on your layouts.  I'm not big into mixed media, but I did take advantage of the fact that the kit came with some distress stain.  I used the stain and some coordinating ink to make some coffee stain images on the background paper.  

Up at the top, I used a scrap piece of paper from the kit to make an extra cluster.  I used the washi from the kit along with a word strip and gems.  The coffee cup flair badge is from my stash.

I fussy out some of the wood images from the American Crafts paper.  I also layered some of the Jillibean Soup stickers (coffee cup and heart).  

The puffy stickers from the kit are my favorite things ever!  The detail on them are amazing.  I used the coffee cup and the pumpkin to help emphasize the layout topic.  And the acrylic word helped to round it all out.

I just love this time of year!  I can't wait to continue making some layouts to document it using this kit.  We'd love to see what you're making with it as well!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

fall love and Apple Crisp home decor

This week I decided to go away from my normal 12x12 paper layout. Instead of a page I created an altered item, which seems to be the thing to do this week as we try to incorporate mixed media items to our projects.  I hope you've been enjoying all of the fall home decor ideas on the blog this week. 

I started with a plain wood slat heart decoration that I'd purchased quite a while ago at a craft store. 

I painted the slats with acrylic paint alternating white and light gray. 

From there I chose a picture of my girls from a recent trip to a local pumpkin patch. 

I mounted my photo on a piece of chipboard that was used as packing material in my Apple Crisp Daily Diary kit.  I thought that it would give some texture to my project and I liked how the brown contrasted with the painted colors of the wood. 

I used a couple of pieces from the kit and painted them a light aqua color to contrast with the browns and orange. I also used a large flower punch on a variety of patterned papers to make more embellishments for the project. I crinkled the paper before punching it to add more texture to the flowers. 

I cut the "I love you more" sentiment from the Jillibean Soup Bite Size Bits paper and mounted that onto a dark brown paper. I added foam adhesive to the center of the word strip before adding it to give dimension to the sentiment. 

I tied the golden thread from the kit around my photo a few times and tied it in a bow. I added some paper flowers from the kit along with the ones I'd punched from patterned paper. I added enamel dots to the centers of the punched flowers. The gold scalloped tape is from my craft supply. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

trick or treat!

I am having so much fun playing with the Frightful Limited Edition kit! I wanted to use it to not only create pages but also a bit of decor around the house. I'm slacking on getting my Halloween stuff out so this little project makes me feel like less of a slacker!
I created fun little pinwheels with a few of the different papers by cutting 2"x 12" strips and scoring them every 1/2". I used 2 of these to create each pinwheel. 

Originally I was going to use the whimsical gold thickers in the kit but ended up using the thickers in the Apple Crisp Classic Kit instead since I felt like they would stand out more.
I have a big chalkboard that I made that hangs in my family room and it's perfect for hanging my fun little handmade banners. I used some command hooks to hold the banner up and then used the bat clothespins to mask the hooks.
My 6 yr old came home from school & said "Mom, where did you get this??" When I told her that I made it she said "I love it!!" Score 1 for mom :)
I think it would also be fun to create a "harvest" pinwheel banner to hang up during the month of November from the Apple Crisp Classic Kit

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fall Banner with the Apple Crisp Daily Diary Kit

Fall y'all!  I love, love, love fall.  This year I am a little sad since I am usually crazy decorating our house for the upcoming holidays and this year my living room is full of boxes.  To make myself a little happier as moving day is quickly coming I bought a few little pumpkins and whipped up this little fall banner with the Apple Crisp Daily Diary Kit.

I used foam adhesive to place the large die cut letters on the Becky Higgins Project Life cards.  To add a little more color I added some teal ink around the edges of the cards.

I then cut tabs from the Echo Park pattern paper and stapled them to the top of each card.  

I strung them on the yellow Maya Road twine and hung it off the pumpkin stems since I have already taken down on the hooks from my mantle.  I am so happy with this cute little banner and the decorator inside of me is incredible happy to have a little color added to my mantle for the last time.  

And for a real life look here is a snap of my current mess.  ;)  

Crafting can be such a nice break!  Hope you are all enjoying a little craftiness in your own neck of the woods.  Thanks for stopping by the blog today.