One day while looking through old photos on my computer I came across this sweet picture of my youngest daughter and my father-in-law.
Now, typically this might not seem like much but it is a picture I hadn't seen in a long time, and one that caught me off-guard since he passed away almost a year ago. It will be a year on the 21st of this month.
I wanted to preserve this special memory and knew that the flowers from the Pink Paislee paper in my Noel Mignon kit for this month would do it the justice it deserved.
Since our project assignment for this week was to create with layers I set out to do just that and this is the layout that I ended up with:
Here are some close-ups of my page:
You can read more about how I created bits of this project by visiting the Noel Mignon blog.
My kids and I had the rare opportunity to meet a legend:
We'd gone into the Cox Convention Center for the NCAA gymnastics meet between Oklahoma and Auburn and were going to get in line when one of my girls saw Nadia Comaneci standing by one of the doors to the convention center. We couldn't NOT go talk to her so we went right over and met her and got a picture taken. Not too long after we got in line Nadia came back into the building with Simone Biles and her father. To say that we were a little starstruck is putting it so mildly. It was amazing.
Hello, it's Thursday and that means I have a new Noel Mignon project to share with y'all!
I actually have two to share but will keep you in suspense on the other one, ha ha.
This was created using the February Noel Mignon Daily Diary kit, Happy Together.
The kit definitely has a very Valentines-y vibe but it's versatile and can be used for everyday projects as well. In this case I used it for a page of my oldest daughter during one of my kids' many shows they've put on for me and my husband over the years. ☺
I used some pocket page cards and lots of heart stickers and chipboard.
I think my favorite part of the page is the paper strip border I made from patterned paper and bits of washi tape.
It's been a whirlwind of activity around here lately and while I've been scrapping some I hadn't gotten to post anything here.
I do have a new page that I put together just for fun using the Simple Stories Carpe Diem collection. I really love the bright, happy colors in this collection and the sweet icons like the cute little cat.
I used the SN@P! Pack for a lot of the embellishments on this page, including the cut out kitty and the colorful hearts. The "hello" is from the Love & Adore collection. I like the black and white photo paired with the bold hues of Carpe Diem.
I did use some miscellaneous washi tapes (love the gold with the bright colors!) but the rest is from Simple Stories.
Ok, so I mentioned that I had some fun news to share with you.
Well, that news is that I am back designing for the Noel Mignon kit club!
I love Noel's kits and jumped at the chance to be able to design for her again.
This month I received the "Happy Together" Daily Diary kit and while I tend to do more traditional layouts and other projects than pocket page spreads, I was thrilled to receive this kit after seeing what was going to be included. I'll be sharing my projects created with this kit throughout the month here and at the Noel Mignon blog.
The first project that I created was this layout featuring the Simple Stories Love & Adore collection:
You can read all about how I put this page together at Noel Mignon.