Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fall and Fancy Pants True Friend

The "Early Autumn" kit from Noel Mignon this month features lots of beautiful pieces from the Fancy Pants True Friend collection. Some of us from the Noel Mignon design team were asked to create a project for their October newsletter.

This is the layout that I created that is in the newsletter released yesterday. I shared more details on the Noel Mignon blog today. 

Don't forget to sign up for the next period of kits from Noel Mignon. Just click on the link here and follow the links!

Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

getting Fancy ♥

Because of all of the craziness I haven't had as much time to scrap lately.

It has mostly been GOOD craziness, and life has been full of so many wonderful things.

Scrapbooking has just had to take a bit of a back seat to other things, is all, but I sure enjoy when I can sit down and be creative for a bit!

Here is a new layout that I created for Fancy Pants as part of the Social Media Design Team:

With gymnastics season very much on the forefront of our minds here at our house we have been talking lots about Sarah but this girl- our oldest- is an incredibly talented girl as well. She excels in gymnastics, plays the piano so well for a girl who has only been taking lessons for a year, she is so smart and clever and creative. And, she is so responsible and trustworthy. She is a great help at home. We love her and are so very proud of her for the beautiful and wonderful girl she is. 

I created this page using a mix of the Me-Ology collection and sequins from the Oh Deer! collection. 

I love the variety of embellishments in each collection and used lots of stickers and cardstock pieces on this page. I also used some of the gold foil paper from the Burlap and Bouquets line. 

Make sure to join us on the Fancy Pants blog on Saturday for our monthly round up! 

I will be back soon with more new projects featuring Fancy Pants! 


Monday, October 27, 2014

so proud of our little gymnast and where I have been lately

With gymnastics meet season almost over I can soon breathe a little more.

Life has been busy with meets most weekends lately and with us being out of town for a few of those.

We have another big meet this coming weekend- Level 4 Texas North State in McKinney,TX.

All of the level 4s from our part of Texas (there is another meet, South State, that covers the other half of the state) will compete and some will qualify for the State meet next month. Sarah is really hoping to qualify for the State meet but we will see...I just hope that she can go into this weekend's meet confident and happy and do her very best. She has come so far this season and we are so proud of her. She and her teammates work so hard at every practice and have made amazing progress since the beginning of the season.

We wish Sarah and her teammates the very best this weekend!!! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

happy 7th birthday to Aimee!

Today our little Aimee turns 7!

That is so hard to believe!

We love our sweet, friendly, chatty girl so much.

She makes friends wherever she goes and is such a joy.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

a new layout for Noel Mignon

I can't believe it's the middle of the week already.

And, it is almost the middle of the month, too!

This year has really flown by for me. How about you?

It seems that it never slows down!

Today I have a new Noel Mignon "Early Autumn" kit layout to share:

We were walking around in the At Home store in town and Hailey came across this fun Halloween display. She is typically quite reserved so of course I pulled out my phone and snapped a picture when I saw her goofing around with the witch! 

Noel tries to add an item to the kit each month that will last for a while- an ink pad, spray mist, a roll of tape, etc. This month we got this fun golden Mister Huey spray ink. I used it to "paint" on my background by dipping my paintbrush right into the bottle. I used some Heidi Swapp blue and green Color Shine mist as well. I think it's a great way to spice up a background and still have the white space. 

Adding the spray ink to the background also created a great place for the white My Mind's Eye rub-on part of my title. 

For this page I did something that I hadn't done before- I used an entire pack of brads on my page! I know, it probably seems crazy but I tend to not use up a whole pack so they just add to the stash I have in my room. I think I tend to use enamel dots more often and didn't want the pack to just hide in my room for a long time so I cut the top of the packaging off and put some foam adhesive on the reverse side and stuck the whole sheet down on my layout. 

Do you tend to use brads?

How do you use them in fun ways?

Have a fantastic day!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

fun with sequins


Today I have a fun page to share with you using lots of sequins.

They have been quite the trendy thing and I have picked up a few packs here and there and decided to use them in a fun way on my page. Most of these are just sequins I got from the Michael's craft store.

The cards are all from a Heidi Swapp Project Life kit. I cut the "hello" from one of the cards. The alphas are from October Afternoon. Spray mist is Studio Calico Mister Huey in Dewey. 

Have a great day! 


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Early Autumn kit from Noel Mignon

Hi again!

Do you remember me?

Life is so crazy right now and I am not scrapping as much as I would like.

It seems other things are taking a more important role right now.

Thank you to those who keep checking in here.

Sometimes I feel like I am talking to myself and wonder if anyone visits ☺

I have a new project to share today that I created using the new "Early Autumn" kit from Noel Mignon.

This kit is now sold out but they have opened up subscriptions for the new term so you can join and not miss a thing!

The kit is full of beautiful product from American Crafts, Fancy Pants, My Mind's Eye, October Afternoon.

Have a great day!


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fancy Pants Oh Deer!


I've been playing a bit with the new Oh Deer! holiday collection from Fancy Pants.

It has really cute holiday prints but colors and patterns that also work for everyday pages.

Here I used the collection for a first day of school page. 

Along with the Oh Deer! collection papers, tags, stickers and sequins I used a Fancy Pants wood veneer phrase. 

Have a great day!


Friday, September 26, 2014

Basic Grey Aurora collection and a freebie!

Hi again!

Today I have a new BasicGrey layout to share with you using the new Aurora collection:

You can see some close-up pictures as well as get a link for a free cut file by visiting the BasicGrey blog

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

#truefriend from Fancy Pants

Hello again!

Good grief have things been crazy around here lately!

I apologize for not keeping up with things here as well as I'd like to.

Today I have a new layout to share with you using the cute new "True Friend" collection from Fancy Pants:

Everything that you see on this page is from the True Friend collection.

One thing that I really like about Fancy Pants collections is the huge variety of embellishments. You get all of the typical double-sided patterned papers but you also have frames, buttons, tags, envelopes, buttons, sequins, cardstock pieces, lots of stickers etc.

Here are a couple of closer looks at the page. 

Have a wonderful day!