I Am A Princess~

Well….maybe I’m not, but Hartly sure is.

While planning our Disney 2014 trip she repeatedly told us that Rapunzel was the princess she most wanted to meet.

I believe her exact words were she just had to see her!

So, I made sure to get Fast Passes to do just that.

My layouts~



There was much talk of long blonde hair, frying pans and even talk of a Snuggly Duckling outing.

A few close-ups~

Rapunzal-Close I-am-a-princess-close

These are the first pages I’ve made in a long, long time.

I’m talking months!!

I feel like they’re missing something or that I just quite haven’t gotten my groove back.

Guess that means I need to get busy making more layouts, right?

To see more of my Disney album, click here.

I used~

Noel Mignon Main Street Magic Kit, Simple Stories Say Cheese and Say Cheese II Collection, EK Success Mickey Punch, Thickers

Hello Sand Flea~

Lately I have been a bit busy working on some top-secret projects.

Actually, they’re just swap items and my Disney 2011 album.

Last night I remembered this little layout I made back during the Noel Mignon Cruise Crop for the Port Of Call Challenge: Scrap Your Vacation Pictures.

I had previously posted it to the Facebook challenge page and decided it was time to get it on my blog.

So imagine how ironic it was this morning to see that I had been scraplifted by Noel Mignon Design Team member, Virginia Tillery!!

I am beyond flattered.

My layout~


I used lots and lots of my Crate Paper The Pier collection to layer and embellish this adorable picture of Hartly playing in the sand.

That child loves the sand.

She manages to get it everywhere. Sigh.




I hope you’ll take the time to check out Virginia’s version of my layout.

She uses the sweetest and most adorable picture!

And it’s totally sand free.

I used~

Crate Paper The Pier Paper Pad, 6×6 Paper Pad, Ephemera, Letter Embellishments, Chipboard Frames, Studio Calico Sequins, Wood Veneer, Chic Tag Everyday Life Journal Tags and OA Kraft & Black Mini Market Alphas

Smile Big & Take My Picture~

I don’t know about you, but I might have a few scrapbooking supplies tucked away here and there.

Okay, I have A LOT!

So when my cousin suggested we sign up for Aly Dosdall’s Super Stashbuster Class over at Big Picture Class, I was all in.

I followed Aly’s Sketch One for Challenge One Oddly Enough: Use three different sets of odd embellishments on your page.

My layout~


The sketch called for several smaller photos, so I thought this would be the perfect time to use my Instax pictures.

Then I simply layered and grouped my various embellishments including brads, wood buttons, enamel dots and journaling tags.

A few close-ups~

photo 3

photo 2

photo 1

And now I have a big dent in my stash.

Okay, maybe a small scratch would be more accurate.

He he.

I used~

Noel Mignon South Shore Kit Contents~ Echo Park Summer Bliss Bicycle Bliss and Summer Stripes Paper, Journal Cards, Wood Buttons, Elle’s Studio Shine Cutouts
Ali Edwards Photo Love Stamps, Chic Tags Bon Voyage, Vacation Vintage Flashcards and On The Clock Journaling Tags, October Afternoon Kraft & Black Mini Market Alphas, Cork Alphas, October Afternoon 9 to 5 Brads and Enamel Dots

S & T~

Ever have a project that started out simple, but then went all crazy?

That describes this layout perfectly.

It all started with Shimelle’s Weekend of Challenges and especially her Scrapbooking Your Significant Other Challenge.

I knew I wanted to try out Paige Evans’ fabulous Hearts Heart Cut file, and it cut perfectly using my Cricut Explore.

Then everything sort of came to a complete halt when I realized I didn’t have any more pictures of Travis that I hadn’t already used. Sigh.

Which led to the kids trying to take a picture of us after dinner.

That was a scream!

My layout~


Unfortunately I’ve lost my supply list, but everything for this layout came from the Noel Mignon Balboa Kit.




And would you like to know who ended up taking this picture?


And I still giggle when looking at this layout remembering our photo shoot.

I used~

Noel Mignon Balboa Kit Contents
Pagie Evans Hearts Heart cut

Sprinkles Make Me Happy & So Do You~

Who doesn’t love sprinkles?

Okay, maybe Ashlyn.

But, that’s just on cupcakes.

Sprinkles are just so fun. And happy. And in this case sparkly.

My card~


I used the Papertrey Ink Make It Market Shakers & Sprinkles kit filled with dies, stamps, sequins and just about everything you need to make a shaker card.

A close-up~


Taking a tip from Maria I added some micro beads since they matched the My Mind’s Eye patterned papers perfectly.

Hopefully the birthday girl was sprinkled with lots of love and happiness on her big day.

And for some reason I’m now craving cupcakes. He he.

I used~

Noel Mignon Balboa Kit Contents~ My Mind’s Eye Chalk Studio II Remember Paper
Papertrey Ink Make It Market Shakers & Sprinkles Kit Dies and Sequins
Martha Stewart Micro Beads, Ribbons, Twine
Teresa Collins eBosser

Oh Pooh~

Not too long ago we had a 70 degree weekend in February, so we packed up and headed to the beach.

We went out for some fresh air and a morning walk on the beach where it was just us and one lone seagull.

And I guess you know what happened next…

My layout~


That one lone seagull got Travis.

A close up~


And got him good. He he.

I used~

Noel Mignon Wishing Well Kit Contents: Elle’s Studio Everyday Moments Say What and Good Life Paper, BasicGrey Mon Ami Papers and Stickers, My Mind’s Eye Now & Then Enamel Shapes, Mildred Today Stickers and Flair
Two Peas Shimelle Stamps and Daiquiri Thickers

My Book Of Love~

Just in time for Valentine’s Day the ladies over at NoelMignon.com decided to have a Book Of Love Crop.

While I haven’t finished, I do have a nice little start to my own Book Of Love.

Cupid’s Arrow: Use arrows as a design element~


This challenge gave me the perfect excuse to dig out my Amy Tangerine Templates and add a bit of stitching to my page.

A close up~


I wanted all of my pages to be sturdy, so the base for each is a sheet of DCWV Corrugate paper.

Shades of Love: Use 5 colors from the inspiration picture~


This is one of my favorite pictures of the kids, so it had to be included in this album.

A close up~


I added bits and pieces from a Dear Lizzy Die Cut Cardstock pack since the colors were a perfect match for the color challenge.

Diamond’s Are A Girl’s Best Friend: Use 3 sparkling items on your page and a bonus if it features your own special jewelry~


I used sparkly paper, sparkly twine and gems for the diamond challenge.

Is there anything cuter than tiny baby toes?

I think not.

A close up~


Star Crossed: Use stars as a big part of your page~


Since this is a Book Of Love, I thought it be okay to be a little mushy.

And yes, I still get stars in my eyes when I look at this man.

A close up~


I layered several stars I cut with my Brother Scan & Cut along with several DCWV Star gems.

I’m hoping to work on several more challenges to complete my Book Of Love.

Feel free to check out the Noel Mignon Blog or Facebook Group to join in.

I used~

Corrugate Stack 12x12

DCWV Corrugate Stack, Noel Mignon Book Of Love Kit, Dear Lizzy Die Cut Cardstock Shapes, Amy Tangerine Capture Set and DCWV Gems
Brother Scan & Cut for the stars cut at multiple sizes

& So It Begins~

There are moments that you just know are going to be good.

And seeing Hartly’s reaction to waking up to a fresh fallen snow was simply priceless.

My layout~


Since I completed my Return To The Collection Class by Shimelle, I decided to join Glitter Girl in her Adventure: Seasons and Schedules.

And with our current weather I decided to document all the snow we’ve had lately.

There has been a lot.

Seriously, I can’t remember the last time the Big Kids were in school for a full, straight five days.

The left page~


The right page~


I paired the blues and oranges from the Noel Mignon Fresh Start Kit with the Crate Paper Bundled Up inspired Project Life Winter kit.

Honestly I think I used that Winter kit just to have an excuse to use the snowman badges.

Can you blame me?

He’s just adorable.

A few details~



The best part of using the pocket page paired with the 12×12 is I have room to add more snow pictures.

And yes, there are two more storms currently in the forecast.

Oh boy!

I used~

Noel Mignon Fresh Start Kit Contents: MME Cut & Paste Adorbs Hello Greet and Call Paper, Carta Bella Hello Again Stipes and Hello Chevron Paper, Basic Grey Fresh Cut Violet Garden Paper and Layers Thickers
Project Life Winter Set, Crate Paper Bundled Up Badges and Basic Grey 25th & Pine Die Cuts

Autumn Yummies~

What says Autumn like a caramel apple?

A chocolate covered caramel apple. He he.

Hartly was invited to classmate’s birthday party where she was given a one as a party favor.

And of course, she couldn’t even wait to get in the door to try it.

Me either.

My layout~


Between her hair and the caramel apple the colors from DCWV’s The Travel Adventure were a perfect match.

A close up~


I added a few odds and ends from the Noel Mignon Gather Together kit and topped it all off with a flair badge I made.

Hmmm…I’m thinking one of those sure would be yummy right now.

I used~

Travel Adventure

DCWV The Travel Adventure Stack
Noel Mignon Gather Together Kit Contents: Basic Grey Transparency Die Cuts, Lily Bee Designs Enamel
Doll Thickers and Flair with Lettering Delights Hipster Party Graphics

Happy Halloween 2013~

Want to know what made this Halloween one of the best?

The fact that a certain little girl decided to actually wear her costume. Yippee!

Last year Hartly talked and talked about dressing up for Halloween.

Like for over a month.

When the day finally arrived, there was no convincing her to get dressed up.

But this year was totally different.

As you know she’s been wearing her costume just about every day since mid September.

Between that and her Halloween Party at Nursery School I have well made up for last year’s lack of photos.

Which is also perfect since I signed up for the Masquerade Mini Album Class taught by Noel Mignon Designer Cassandra Cyr and bought the Masquerade Kit too.

My album~


















I have to say that I love this album!

As in love, love, love it.

Cassandra walked us through making everything from the cover to several specialty pages using vellum, burlap and cardboard.

And I especially love that I have most of my Halloween Day pictures taken care of.

Notice I said Halloween Day. Sigh.

Seems I might have gotten a bit carried away with pictures this year. He he.

I used~
Noel Mignon Masquerade Kit~ for complete contents click here.
My Mind’s Eye Wicked Collection
Teresa Collins Chic & Scary for the witch cut at 3″