Saturday, February 19, 2011

Noel Mignon Challenge Layouts

Hi everyone!!  Sorry it's been a while, things have gotten very busy around here.  Starting as of February 28th I will no longer be unemployed :) I was offered a new job as a QC Scientist so I've been very busy preparing for that.  I'm so spoiled having spent the last 6 months home with my little one, I'll miss him so much!

So I do have lots of new layouts for you :)  Here is one I made to complement the previous "On the Farm" layout I posted.  I used the "Very Virginia" kit for this layout (have I mentioned how much i LOVE Noel Mignon kits? because I do. they rock.

Anyways this past week was the Valentine's Day crop over at and I had lots of fun participating in as many challenges as I could.  I had high hopes of doing all of them but it wasn't to be!  I did have a lot of fun and got lots of great inspiration tho.  Here's the ones I did :) I used the "Truly Scrumptious" kit for all except the first sketch challenge- that one I used only my scraps *pats back*

Sketch Challenge: I totally LOVE this sketch, it's so simple and really keeps the focus on the picture

Sketch Inspirations Sketch Challenge: I totally love this sketch, too!  And Noel's kit "Truly Scrumptious" is just right for these pictures we took in the woods this past fall.  I love that there are sorta funky items in the kits, for example this kit had yellow tuille.  Initially I figured I wouldn't use it but then I saw it lying there and it finished my layout off perfectly!

Color Combo Challenge: Now I can't say I love the color peach because I don't but i do love how this layout turned out.  I especially love these photo's, my hubby and baby are making the same expression in each one haha!

Recipe Challenge: This was by FAR the hardest challenge!  However ironically enough I did actually win this one :)  You could use TWO and ONLY two of each item on your layout. 

For example, for this layout: Two hearts, pearls, alphas, brads, patterned paper, ribbon, buttons, cardstock, staples, pens (white gel pen and sharpie for the hearts), flowers, bling (blue rhinestone and the big flourish), fussy cuts (flowers at the top and one on the bottom), photos, punches

Get it?  Try it some time, it's really difficult (I had no idea I used so much paper usually! haha) but I do really like the result

Alrighty, hope you enjoy my new projects!  In other news I just traded in some old textbooks on amazon and used the trade in amount to purchase a sewing machine!  Fun newbie sewing machine adventures to come hehe :) 

Does anyone here know how to use a sewing machine?  what's a bobbin?  I have no clue what to do with the thing once it gets here haha


  1. just found your blog. I'm following. Love your style, and I need to learn how to scrap for a boy!! :)

  2. WONDERFUL layouts!! Your creations are awesome!!
    I also want to let you know that I've awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award. Please visit to collect it.


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