Friday, July 21, 2017

August 2016 Project Life - July High Five Daily Diary Kit

Hi!  Sarah here with a Project Life spread from 2016.  These colors and some of the embellishments went perfectly with some of the pictures I was using.

This is a two-page spread and I loved being able to use all of the colors, including the purple, and have them all go together nicely.

I used the red card and the Thickers along with one of the Pebbles puffy stickers for the title card for the month.

I used three of the 3x4 cards from the kit to hold all of my journaling and a movie ticket stuff.  The transparent month is from Freckled Fawn and is not included in the kit.  A puffy sticker and some of the Pebbles stickers helped finish them off.

I used more Thickers, another flower sticker and some small alphas from my stash to highlight my daughter and I reading the new Harry Potter illustrated book.

To start the second page, it was back to school time!  The "#Awesome" card was perfect for my daughter's first day of school pictures.

A few little goodies including a sweet email from a YouTube subscriber and a label from a beer I enjoyed helped to fill in some of the slots.

To conclude the spread, a movie ticket and my nametag from a bible study I really enjoy along with stickers and a bingo card help to pull it all together.

I have really been enjoying catching up on my Project Life pages using Noel's kits.  I hope you enjoyed it and please show us what you're making with your kits this month!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Summer Ball

Do your kids play summer sports? My son is playing summer baseball right now so I thought I'd create a pocket page documenting that along with the summer camps that he's gone to using the High Five Daily Diary Kit
Obviously I stayed away from the pinks in this kit but other than that this kit was perfect for that summery feel for my pages! 

I also added just a couple stickers from the Dive In Classic Kit.

summer fun

Good morning!

I am back and our computer and internet are fixed!


Today I have another project to share with you using a mix of the Classic and Daily Diary High Five kits. I have loved working with these kits so much this month that I have all of my assignments done plus extra!

I hope that you are enjoying your kits as well. We'd love to see what you are working on!

For this page I based my page design idea on the little 2x3" cards from the Daily Diary kit. I especially liked the colorful one with the roller skates, sunshine, rainbow and sunglasses. 

After adding my photo to the layout I added lots and lots of stickers and other embellishments. 

I added foam adhesive to the little cardstock pink sunglasses, a strip of blue rhinestone bling tape, a little flamingo, etc. 

I topped off my page by adding the title using a mix of stickers from the kits. 

Have a wonderful day! 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Pin'apple Salsa Love with the High Five Classic Kit

Hi all!  Nicole here today to share a sweet and spicy layout.  My son and I love pineapple salsa and our nearby grocery store makes a great one in their deli department.  He recently saw some when he was out with my husband shopping and picked some up for the two of us to share.  I have been making myself more aware to document these little moments and the tropical prints and colors were perfect.

I first started with the lined pattern paper and layered the pink Distress Ink from the kit with an ink dauber.  I then added a few ink splotches with a water color brush.  I then cut a large pineapple die cut with my Silhouette and backed it with pattern paper.

The title represents the way my son says pineapple.  It makes me laugh and I knew it needed to be included.  I altered one of the stickers with some pattern paper and the small American Crafts letter stickers to finish off my title.

I finished off with the pineapple die cut from the kit, a brad, and more stickers.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer and don't forget to record the little moments that might not seem to significant - even enjoying some pin'apple salsa with a loved one.

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, July 17, 2017

{Crazy Cousins} with the "High Five" Daily Diary Kit

Hello friends!  Happy Monday!  It's Meridy here and I have a 12x12 layout to share with you today.  I am using the "High Five" Daily Diary Kit and the paper pack add on for today's layout.   I am so happy to be using all of these bright summery colors this month, so I found some bright summery pictures to use on today's layout.

I started with the background papers and stitched them down to add some texture to the layout.  Next, I started layering the patterned paper behind the photos, building up to the "Be Happy" bingo card.

Next, I pulled a variety of different embellishments from the kit, including enamel dots (from an older Noel Mignon kit), the puffy sticker labels, some sequins, and Thickers to spell "100%".  I used these embellishments to create a couple of clusters, one on either side of the strip of photos.  I added a little journaling, and that wrapped up the layout!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  I would love to see what you made with your Noel Mignon kit this month on Instagram #NoelMignon.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Monochromatic Pocket Pages!

The design team was challenged this week to do a monochromatic layout... so I thought, "I'll do it for my pocket page album for the year. Easy peasy! These pics from the Lion King Jr. are already pretty monochromatic, so it'll be easy to do!" 

Um no. Wow. This is way more challenging than I thought it would be!! 

I love how Becky mentioned in our Facebook group about how she uses the ribbon from the kits, so I took that idea and ran with it. It was a lot harder to stick to a simple color scheme for me than I thought it would be! 

What have you done recently to challenge yourself? Did it work? 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Swimming Lessons: July Daily Diary Kit Color Challenge

Hi!  Sarah here with a layout using July's Daily Diary kit.  This week we were challenged to play with color.  We could either do a layout using a monochromatic or a rainbow color scheme.  I chose to do a monochromatic and using blues for this swimming themed layout.

I really loved pulling all of the blues out from this kit and making this layout.  The only thing I struggled with was papers because I have the Daily Diary kit, so many of the smaller papers didn't work for this one.  I did pull two extra paper scraps from my stash (the floral and the geometric behind the photo along with the cardstock).

I LOVE these Thickers in the kit!  I love the color and that they're ombre.  I pulled some smaller mini market alphas from October Afternoon from my kit since I didn't want to use up all of the "S" in the Thickers pack.  I might be hoarding them!  I used a piece from the Pebbles cut apart sheet to hold my title and it was perfect since it was a pool.

I had to use the sea horse die cut because my older daughter's swim group was called the Sea Horses.  It was orginially an orange-coral color.  So to make it work with this layout, I sprayed it with some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in the color Ocean.  It took the color nicely and make it work for my monochromatic theme.  The "Hello" is cut from a Project Life card from the kit.

I pulled three flair badges from my stash in different shades of blue just to add some height and dimension.  I finished the layout off with the bingo card, stickers and puffy word tiles, all from the kit.

I hope you enjoyed this and I hope you will take one the color challenge with us!  Please share all of your layouts in the Facebook group, we'd love to see them!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Hey everyone! We're playing with color schemes this week and after seeing Nicole's monochromatic blue layout I decided to do the same thing myself! I had pool photos that I wanted to use so I thought they'd go perfect!
I started with the Pebbles 'Sunshiny Days' paper with those wonderful blue waves from the High Five Classic Kit and then set to decorating with elements from the High Five Daily Diary Kit. I love how well the classic and daily diary kits go together and I can grab things from both kits. Another option is to add the extra paper pack from the classic kit when ordering the daily diary kit which is what I did this month.
Be careful with that wave accent...I handled it a bit too much and accidentally ripped it. Nothing a little adhesive won't fix!! You also might notice I actually used the packaging from the Pretty Little Studio bingo cards behind one of my photos. I just loved all the typewriter wording on it!

I deviated from the blue color scheme just a bit and added those iridescent sequins from the kit which added just the right amount of texture to my page!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Water's Edge with the High Five Classic Kit

Hey all!  I hope you are surviving the summer.  This week the design team is sharing either a monochromatic or rainbow color scheme.   For awhile I was having a hard time coming up with a page idea until we went to try out a local business that is supporting my son's marching band this year.  They named a drink after the marching bands field show - "The Water's Edge" and 50% of the proceeds go to the band.  I snapped a few cell phone pictures and as soon as I did I remembered the monochromatic challenge and knew I had a plan.

I pulled all the teal papers from the High Five Classic Kit and decided to use the large water print for my background.  I then cut from several other pattern papers the water droplets and my title.

I placed the two pictures and journaling among the title and water droplets and added the chipboard wave sticker and my subtitle underneath the main title.  Oh and yes I did spell "Island Splash" wrong.  I found out late nights plus TV watching do not make me a great speller and I didn't even notice until I had taken pictures.  The title is currently fixed ;)

Once the main middle section was done it seemed plain so I decided to add a few more of the teal prints to the top and bottom.  I also added the Pretty Little Studio phrases by the photo and topped them with a brad.

I finished my whole layout off with the stamped date (label from my stash) and rhinestones cut from the Maya Road trim.

I forgot how much I love monochromatic layouts and I need to do it more often.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Hello everyone!  It's Meridy here today, and I'm working with the "High Five" Daily Diary Kit and the 12x12 paper add on. This week the design team is participating in a "Color Challenge".  We are going to be going to the "extreme" with our color schemes, and choose either a monochromatic color scheme or a rainbow color scheme.  I decided to use a monochromatic color scheme and some black and white pictures.

I absolutely fell in love with the ombre wooden plank patterned paper in this month's kit.  I knew right away that I wanted to use it on a monochromatic layout.  So this challenge was the answer!  

I started by building up the layers of patterned paper, I even used the packaging from the Pretty Little Studio bingo cards.  It is the cute type-written text paper on the right hand side of the layout, I love when packaging is so cute that it can double as an embellishment!  

Once I built up my layers, I decided to use some stamps to add a little interest to this layout.  I started out by stamping a few images, and fussy cut them out.  Next I stamped a few phrases over and over without re-inking the stamps in between.  This gives a nice variety of hues, using only 1 color of ink!

Finally, I added a few embellishment clusters and stitched around one patterned paper on each side of the layout.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Have a great week :)

Friday, July 7, 2017

Hamilton Trash: July Limited Edition All Star Kit

Hi everyone!  Sarah here with a layout using the Limited Edition All Star kit that was available during the July reveal.  Since we celebrated Independence Day here in the US this past week, it was the perfect time for it.  When I opened this kit I immediately wanted to scrap this layout of the book and soundtrack of Alexander Hamilton, which I have been loving.  The patriotic colors and theme in this kit was perfect for this layout.

I love every single patterned paper in this kit.  Every. Single. One.  I decided to use my favorite, this blue ombre paper from Pink Paislee as my background.  I used a strip of another Pink Paislee with the stars and stripes on it as a large strip along the side.  The other papers I cut into for layers are all from Simple Stories (the paisley, the confetti dots and the journal card).  I used the Lawn Fawn blue ink to ink up the edges of the papers to help them stand out against each other.

I love the Thickers in this kit and how tall and skinny they are.  I used both the Thickers and the Simple Stories alphabet stickers for the title.  The Pink Paislee puffy stickers are also gorgeous!

The red star ribbon is an awesome way to ground my photos.  I flair badge that says "Let Freedom Ring" was the inspiration for this layout.  The color tones were perfect for my pictures and it reminded me of patriotic topics.

I used a small strip of the red star washi tape to help finish it off.

I absolutely love this kit and I hope you are digging into it if you were able to grab one.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I can't wait to see your layouts using the All Star kit!