Tuesday, August 23

Family Time Project Life Page

Hello there everyone. You know by now what Tuesday means - my turn on the Noel Mignon Blog!! This week our challenge is Family Time. I used this month's "Vintage Charm" Daily Diary Kit for my project life page. Here's the whole page using WeR Memory Keepers "Honey I'm Home" cards and embellishments. 
I love this collection. It made this page easy to put together. I have lots of close up and details on the Noel Mignon Blog so please stop by and say hello!! 
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you all have a great week!!

Friday, August 19

Random Thoughts and Gettin' Messy Again!

Hello Everyone! Hope you are all well. I've been quite busy with Miss Lola who is now 4 months old. I haven't had a puppy in sooooo long I forgot how time consuming it is - in a great way. She fills a huge void since I lost Simba (the best dog EVER) last December. The house training is a long process for us and it's getting better but we're not there yet. Teething is still difficult but I seem to have the patience for that. The accidents in the house is when I lose my cool! The drawback of having this adorable creature is less creative time. I haven't created anything in the mixed media realm in awhile so I'm trying to add that back into my creative schedule. Still trying to add gym time but haven't figured it all out yet.
I'm realizing something creative has to go or get condensed - between project life, maintaining two planners, trying to keep up with SSS Card Kits, work and the puppy, my studio time is so limited. Plus it's summer and I want to be outside. At one point I thought I wanted to keep three planners going: one for everyday life, one for blogging and Design Team stuff and a third for fitness. That was fine when I was out of work recuperating from my surgery (no puppy at that point). Now I realize, that's not gonna happen. I want to continue with the two planners I have going now because I've put a ton of time and $$ into them. Starting next year, I'll use one planner for everything. A vertical style would be perfect - one section for everyday life and appointments, one sections for DT stuff and a third for fitness/meals. Simplifying planning will allow me more time for Project Life and Mixed Media. I need to decide which planner will be the best for that - there are so many great planners out there - I've experimented with many this year. So, lots going through my head at the moment.
I have missed Mixed Media so I jumped back in and created Tim Holtz  August 12 Tags of 2016. Here's Tim's Tag.
I went with a beachy color scheme and used a stamped shell as my focal point. Here's my tag.
I used what I had in my stash. I don't have the Wildflower Thinlit Dies yet and was going for a beachy theme, so I stamped a shell image on watercolor paper and water colored the shell with distress ink. Here's some close ups. The image alone looked small on the tag until I added some cheesecloth behind it. I colored the cheesecloth with Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain. The quote is fitting as I'm slowly getting back to mixed media.
I love how these Distress colors blend: Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon and Mowed Lawn. 
The honeycomb die was fun to use. I cut the frame from burlap and filled in the open spaces with corrugated cardboard, cork paper, canvas and scrapbook paper scraps. 
This was a fun tag to create and I love using what's in my stash. 
Thanks for stopping by and I'll return next week with more projects! Happy Friday! 

Supplies Used:
  • #8 Manila Tag
  • Frameworks Honeycomb
  • CMS194 Nautical Blueprint Stamps
  • Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean
  • Distress Stains: Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn
  • Distress Paint: Picket Fence
  • Distress Spray Stain: Antique Linen
  • Distress Sprayer
  • Distress Splatter Brush
  • Distress Watercolor Cardstock 
  • Archival Ink: Jet Black
  • Alcohol Ink: Mushroom
  • Linen Ribbon
  • Small Talk Stickers
  • Vial Labels
  • Mirrored Hearts
  • Multi Medium Matte
  • Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • Mini Brayer
  • Paper Distresser
  • Water Brush - Detail Tip
  • Heat Tool
  • Scissors
  • Bigshot Plus
  • Textured Surfaces
  • Paper Scraps
  • Cheesecloth

Tuesday, August 16

Framed with "Vintage Charm" Daily Diary Kit

Hello and Happy Tuesday. I'm up on the Noel Mignon blog today with my latest project life page using this month's "Vintage Charm" Daily Diary Kit. I used Simple Stories "Bloom and Grow" products on my page. This week the Design Team's challenge is "I've Been Framed". We were to use frames from the kit on our project. Here's my page. 
I have lots of close ups of each card and details on the frames over on the Noel Mignon Blog. Please stop by and say hello!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!! 

Tuesday, August 9

A Vintage Charm Home Decor Project

Hello Everyone! Hope you are all doing well. I'm jumping on the blog with a quick post. I'm up on the Noel Mignon Blog today with a new project using this month's "Vintage Charm" Daily Diary Kit. The design team challenge this week is called Our House. We were to incorporate our house in our projects or create a home decor piece. I created a home decor project using an embroidery hoop. Here's my creation.

I have close ups and details on the Noel Mignon Blog so please stop by and say hello! 
Have a nice week and thanks for stopping by. 

Tuesday, August 2

Keeping the Summer Lovin' Going!!

Hello Friends! Happy Tuesday to you all. Tuesday means that I'm up on the Noel Mignon Blog with my latest project. It's a free week for the design team meaning we can do whatever we want so I decided to create one more project life page using last month's Summer Lovin' Daily Diary Kit. Simple Stories knocked their "Sunshine and Happiness" collection out of the park so I made a third PL page using their collection. The photo pocket page is Design HSN 2. Here's the whole spread.
The color scheme is so perfect for summer and are my go to colors. I have lots of close ups and details on the Noel Mignon Blog, so please stop by and check them out!! 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!! 

Friday, July 29

Decorative Bags for a Project Life Page

Hello and Happy Friday!! I wanted to share a project life page I recently created using the decorative bags from June's The Planner Society kits. The bags our goodies come in are WAY too pretty to not use, so I cut them up and used them as pocket cards for my page. Here's the whole page.
The lovely floral bags made great backgrounds for my photos and journaling. Here's close ups of each card starting with my title card. 
I added some washi tape to the next card to cover a spot that I ripped when I peeled off the seal on the bag. The small floral patterned paper behind the photo below is packaging from June's Kit.

The photos were printed with my Instax printer. More packaging was used behind the photo below.
Here's the last few close ups. 
The mirrored embellishments make great accents on the photos and the cards.
This page was fun to create and I made use of the entire kit! It also makes a perfect second page to a previous PL page I created with the same kit. Here's a look at them together. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! I'll be back next week with a new PL page using the latest Daily Diary Kit from Noel Mignon!
Ciao for now!

Tuesday, July 26

Project Life with Summer Lovin'

Happy Tuesday! I'm up on the Noel Mignon Blog today with another Project Life page using the Summer Lovin' Daily Diary Kit. This has been one of my FAV kits for project life. The bright happy colors are screaming SUMMER!! I used lots of Elle's Studio cards on this page. Here's my whole page.
I have lots of close ups on the Noel Mignon Blog so please stop by and take a look!! I hope you have a great day and rest of the week. Thanks for stopping by.