If I only had a kid...

Okay moms, break out the piggy banks! This is the cutest children's luggage I have ever seen!

Seriously. A pink Hippo that is not only adorable, it is also and pillow and blanket!! I mean, they just DID NOT have this stuff when I was little...

And I'm so loving the diaper bags for dads! I never imagined a diaper bag with a skull on it, but hey, if he'll carry it then it's totally worth it!

I can't wait for the day that I'll get to buy these things and actually use them. Did you catch that? Yes, that's right, I have brand new teenie tiny white keds in the box, and a crochet beanie that looks like an eggplant (sounds weird, but it's the cutest thing ever) along with a slew of second-hand baby boy clothes a friend gave me. Just sitting there...

Alright, now back to your regularly scheduled programming.


A Headless Chicken Ain't Got Nothin' On Me.

I'm getting married this Saturday, and can I just say that I'm a little frazzled. LOTS to get done, and never enough time. So, head on over to the Noel Mignon Layout Blog to see what I've been working on, because I'm just too lazy to repost it here!

Here's a sneak peek:

While you're there, be sure to check out the latest kit, Bedford Falls, which is amazing!

Happy scrapping!



I am having so much fun with my Dear Diary kit (hurry, only 2 left!!) from NoelMignon.com!

I've been getting my studio all set up the last few weeks (slllloooooow process) and I decided that I needed a cute little storage spot for all my kit goodies that is front and center so that I can really focus on using up every little bit of it!

I found this little bin at Target (where the cute things live) and I love it! It's 12 inches wide, so all the papers fit perfectly, and then in front of all the papers come the stickers and packaged embellishments. In front of the box sits two little teacups that all of the ribbons and small embellies call home. My older kits (what's left of them anyway) are stacked behind the current month's paper so that I can easily mix them together. The little sparkly doodah on the front is by Making Memories and oooh la la!!

More goodies to come!


Baby, it's cold outside!

And I only brought flip flops with me! Seriously, I am so dumb sometimes when it comes to the weather and packing. I just think, "Well, it's Fresno, so that means it's always hot." As if I wasn't born and raised here and know just how gross the winters can be, too. But, in my defense, this "winter" hasn't been very wintery, has it? I can't remember a time that I went barefoot outside in November! On the bright side, the heating bill is gonna be super cheap, and I've been able to put off winter clothes shopping because clothes shopping of any kind is my least favorite thing in the world to do. Aside from maybe cleaning cleaning monstrous potato bug carcasses off of the garage floor. Cuz I've had to do that a few times recently, and EEW! Those things should be wiped off the face of Earth. Fo Sho.

In other news, I finally opened my little store at the Palace Courtyard, which I just can't help but call "the merc" as Auntie Weezuh did. It's my little corner of scrappy goodness that you can find lots of page kits, pre-made layouts, open stock paper, greeting cards, gift boxes, hand-made embellies and just general yumminess. For those of you who live in the Fresno area, be sure to check it out! I'm in Victoria Court right before the Red Hatters. I'll be restocking with lots of seasonal goodies very soon!!

Sorry for the crappy pics - all I had was my phone!

And here it is! My mom and I are Queen Crammers. We fit so much into the little postage stamp sized booth I got and wow!

This is the drawer of "By the Yard" with all kinds of vintage spools and lace and tickets. Yum!

More goodies to come!
Happy Saturday!


Home Town

Here's another layout using the Dear Diary kit from NoelMignon.com! This one follows the current sketch over at Inspired Blueprints. It's a good one!

Be sure to follow along! Can't wait to see what you create!


New Jenni Bowlin

She's done it again! Here is the latest release from Jenni Bowlin!

New 12x12" papers

New journaling cards

New die cut journaling pad

New calendar bingo cards

Jenni Bowlin for Ranger Ink Pads, Re-fillers, and Paint Daubers!


I got my "Dear Diary" kit from NoelMignon.com the other day and I am in love! It's really my version of happy. This little baby even spurred an all-night scrapfest with me, myself, and I. I couldn't wait to dig in to it's autumnie goodness, and here's what I came up with.

Gotta love that punnum! That's my little cousin, Sydnee. Loving that Jenni Bowlin paint dauber, too. Never made my own patterned paper before. And I'm likin' it!!

Layered a corrugate button, Restoration stickers, Pyrus brad, and those cuter than cute Jillibean pins! I tried to add some extra texture and depth to the photo by brushing the dauber over it. It just makes it look a little fuzzy around the edges, so your eye is drawn into the center.

Of course, there's lots of stitching and lots of vintage photo distress ink in there, too! It just wouldn't be a "me" layout without those!Oh, and lots of foam dots!

So be sure to head on over to noelmignon.com to get your kit today - only 5 left!!