Friday, December 8, 2017

Santa: Gingerbread and Peppermint Classic Kit

Hi!  Sarah here with a fun Santa layout.  Obviously, this kit was perfect since it is Christmas themed.  As soon as I saw the Pebbles paper with "Santa's Delivery List" on it, I knew I would use it for this year's Santa picture.

Like I said, the background paper is from Pebbles, along with the striped branding strip on the bottom of the layers.  I also used a Crate Paper kraft polka dot paper to help ground my 5x7 photo.  

The Thickers stand out nicely against the layers and holiday colors.  I used some of the circle stickers from My Mind's Eye and Echo Park.  The word tiles are from Pretty Little Studio.

I knew I wanted to use the chipboard "always believe" tile on here, it's just perfect!  I also did my journaling on the lines along the left side of the photo.

That Santa from the My Mind's Eye sticker sheet fit perfectly next to my paper layers.  I cut out a heart from one of the stickers and added it to his bag as well.  Some sprinkles of Heidi Swapp Colorshine in Tinsel (not in the kit) helped to finish it off.

I hope you enjoyed this layout!  Anyone else using this kit for their Santa pictures this year?  Please upload them to the FB page so we can see them!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Making a list, checking it twice...

Tis the time of year for gift giving...and lists! There's lots to keep track of this time of year and although there are apps for gift giving I have found that I prefer to have an actual notebook that I can jot everything down in.'s one more thing for me to decorate cute for Christmas, right?! And the Gingerbread and Peppermint Classic Kit was perfect for decorating my notebooks.

So I started with a couple notebooks that I purchased on Etsy a while back but I've also made these myself with some cardstock and grid paper. They are passport size, so just under 3x4. 

I ended up creating 3 different books, one for gift giving (including gift exchanges, teacher gifts, etc), one for treats (recipes I want to make this season including new ones I want to try, shopping lists, etc), and one for fun activities I want to do this season (including a screening of White Christmas at a historic theater here in town, viewing Christmas lights, going ice skating, etc).

After decorating my notebooks I put them all inside my Foxy Fix and adhered a red bow and a Tim Holtz metal charm. 


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

December Daily Album with the Gingerbread and Peppermint Daily Diary kit

Hello everyone!  Nicole here on the blog today.  It has turned bitter cold here in UT (as I put together this post I am wearing about three layers of clothes) and it's starting to look a lot like Christmas.  This month Noel knocked it out of the park with the beautiful holiday kits.  I was so excited when mine arrived and knew that I would be using it to put together my December Daily.

This is my sixth year (?) putting together a December Daily album.  I would have had more but one year I found out I was pregnant and fatigue kicked my butt and last year I was sick for most of December.  Anyway . . . it's become one of my favorite holiday traditions and something that makes me reflect everyday on my surroundings and my favorite time of year.

I decided this year to try and make my own album and I'm totally winging this as I go.  I will share everything here in my blog posts for the week and you can see my progress as I go along.  Along with the daily diary kit this month I also picked up the extra papers/cardstock.  I used  a couple of pieces of cardstock from the paper pack and mat board to make my back and front covers.  The inside cardstock is #110 weight white cardstock that I cut to size.

My album size is about 7.5 x 9.5 with the inside cardstock pages cut to 6.75 x 8.75

I used an enlarged photo of my tree this year for the cover and then pulled items from the kit to embellish.  The tag die cut I covered with washi tape and then placed down a music die-cut, the s wood pieces, and chipboard numbers (from my stash).  Once those items in were in place it seemed a little plain so I pulled out the ribbon and tied a double bow.  I like the texture this adds to the top. 

The rest of the album will most days be pretty simple with one or two photos (maybe no photos), a few embellishments, and some journaling.

Day 1 and 2:

Day 1 was all about the return of Steve our Elf and Sprinkles his trusty reindeer sidekick.

I used a 4x6 photo that I added journaling onto and paired it with a 4x6 card from the kit.  I die-cut a few photo corners from one of the 6x6 pattern paper sheets and used a foam sticker alongside my number stickers (from my stash). 

Day 2 was a busy day for us.  I decided to print three photos and then had a lot of journaling to include so I printed that to lay over the top of my photos.  I attached the top with washi tape from the kit which allows it to hinge up to see the photos and reveals an invitation for the dinner we went to that night. 

Day 3.  A perfect example how photos don't have to be taken each day for this project.  I simple wrote down a few of my thoughts and it started snowing Sunday night so I included a few snowflake embellishments and strips of pattern paper.  

Day 4.  We had our first snowstorm overnight and had quite the accumulation of snow.  Of course we weren't exactly prepared and I made a 6 AM trip to the store to buy a snow shovel, ice melt, and new snow boots for my youngest. 

The journaling I typed up on my photo using Photoshop before printing.  I then used the chipboard in the kit and stickers to embellish. 

So that's it for my entries so far.  I will be back next week to share more and you can see how it comes together with each passing week until the big day.   If you have any questions let me know. 

Do you participate in December Daily?  If so I would love to have you share with all of us over on the Noel Mignon Facebook group. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Monday, December 4, 2017

{Merry Christmas} Layout with the "Gingerbread & Peppermint" Kits

Well, hello & Happy December 4th!!!  It's Meridy here today, enjoying this holiday season immensely.  I've been crafting and scrapbooking Christmas' past like a mad woman for the past week or so.  Today I'm sharing a layout of Christmas Day 2016 using the "Gingerbread & Peppermint" Daily Diary and Paper add-on kit.

I started by picking some cute background paper, and layering a couple of other coordinating patterned papers on top.  I matted my photos with white cardstock and placed them front and center!

The title of my layout "Merry Christmas" and the Santa were both fussy cut from the 3x4 cut apart cards in the kit.  I added a ticket die cut and a couple of puffy stickers to make my title a little more interesting. 

I added an embellishment cluster on the bottom left of my layout which included a couple of the Tim Holtz Christmas flashcards, a 3x4 journaling card, a die cut, a couple of puffy stickers, and our last name spelled with the enamel stickers.  I added a stamped sentiment that reads "so this is Christmas" to complete the cluster.

I added journaling and another embellishment cluster to the right hand side of my layout, to create a visual triangle with the 3 clusters.  I mimicked the same types of embellishments that I used on the layout to keep continuity over the whole page.   

That wraps up my layout for today!  I would love to see the Christmas creations you are making with your Noel Mignon kits on Instagram #NoelMignon.  Have a great week!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Potter Party: Dec Gingerbread and Peppermint Classic Kit

Hi!  Sarah here with my first layout for the month of December.  I'm using the holiday...Christmas...winter kit...and making a Harry Potter layout!  Naturally...

The reason I wanted to do this layout with this kit is to show you how you can use a themed kit in a different way.  The holiday colors really give me Harry Potter vibes and I wanted to use that here.  I backed my layout with the green cardstock and used the Pebbles papers to create my layers.  

I used the Thickers and the Elle's Studio white letter stickers to create the title.  I also wanted to use one of the banners from the My Mind's Eye sticker sheet and layered up a few stickers and added two brads.

I journaled on the back of one of the die cut tags and added some twine from my stash.  The Harry Potter button was from the party we went to and it helped me to pick my color scheme.  I used one of the long stickers from the sticker sheet to make a "shelf" for my button.  

There was one word strip sticker that says "I believe in magic." HOW PERFECT IS THAT???  I just had to use it here.

I hope I could help you think differently about a holiday themed kit if you find yourself without any holiday pictures to scrap.  Don't forget to share your layouts with us in the FB group!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Remember Happy

Hello again!

I have one final project to share using the Home Sweet Home Classic kit before moving on to our December kit, Gingerbread and Peppermint. There are still some of each of these kits left in the Noel Mignon shop.

This picture to me exudes happiness. This is my youngest daughter and she is very happy most of the time. She's a sweet girl who loves life and loves to smile and do things to cheer others. I love this picture of her with a pumpkin on her head ☺

Here is a closer look at my page: 

I love how the blues and greens of the Elle's Studio products work so well with the autumn tones of the Echo Park collection. I used a mix of both on this layout. 

These felt flowers from Jillibean Soup were the perfect way to finish off my page. 

Have a wonderful rest of your week!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Pinners Conference

Hey all! We are almost into December and that means tons of holiday projects which I am so excited for!!! So I'm wrapping this month off with a pocket page using the Home Sweet Home Daily Diary kit along with some elements from the Apple Crisp Classic Kit. These 2 kits pair up so nicely it just makes sense to use them both on my projects!
I started off with a Design K Project Life pocket page. I love these because they have 4x4 squares which was perfect for including some of my instagram photos from my trip. Then I supplemented with other photos for the 3x4 spots. 
Funny - not so funny at the time - story: on our way home we had a cancelled flight, changed flight, delayed flight, almost missed flight, you name it it happened while trying to get home. Then on the 2nd flight (after a 6+ hr layover and delayed flight and issues with our boarding passes) we get on the plane and they tell us that because of the delay they were not able to service the plane so they only had snacks, no drinks. So I had a little fun with my 'NOPE' card since I was really hoping for a glass of wine on that flight!

There were several cards that, while I liked the card, the saying wasn't applicable for my page. So I simply covered those up with various embellishments from the kits to personalize it to my needs.

This green striped card had a heart on it so I covered it up with a chipboard leaf:

This card originally said 'so very blessed' and I covered the 'blessed' with a banner from the Pretty Little Studio cut aparts, then added the 'fun' thickers. 

And the house card had a saying on it that I covered up with part of a journaling card so that I could add my own writing.