Truly Scrumptious!

Seriously, what else could you even begin to call this kit but Truly Scrumptious? I mean, look at all that yumminess! Lots of goodies from We R Memory Keepers, American Crafts, Sassafras, Maya Road and so many more!

This is a lock-yourself-in-your-scrappy-space-and-don't-bother-me kind of kit that you'll definitely not want to miss out on, so go get yours now at the Noel Mignon Shop before they are all sold out!!

Also be sure to check out the Layout Blog today for lots of inspiration!

Thanks a bunch to all the girlies who came by my little place these last couple of days - I got to peek in a few of your blogs and whoooohooo! dem's some crafty girls!!


Time to Hop Hop Hop!!

Welcome to the blog hop for the NoelMignon February kit, "Truly Scrumptious"!

Let's play a little word scramble game, shall we? As you can see, there is a letter showing in my sneak, and there will be letters in everyone's sneak peek.

Here are the rules:
1)Follow the hop in order(go back and start at Kim's blog if you are starting here).
2)Leave a comment on each blog showing that you have picked up your letter from their sneak.
3)Collect all the letters and unscramble the word.
4)Leave a comment on the last blog of the hop on Thursday, revealing the secret word, and you may be one of 3 lucky winners to win $10 off their kit purchase!

It's that easy!! Here is my sneak:

Don't forget - the kit goes up for sale first thing Friday morning!

Well, now it's time for you to head on over to Gretchen's blog to see her sneak!

Oh, and don't forget to mark your calendars. We're going to be having tons of fun over at the message board at this exciting Valentine's Crop! Be sure to join us for lots of fun and inspiration!

Happy Scrapping!


Workin' out some kinks...

Blog land is on a temporary hiatus! Back in a bit!


Strive is my word this year. Striving to do more, be better, be happier, and just generally give life a little more oomph!

This is the layout I made for the color challenge over at the Noel Mignon Challenge Blog. Be sure to check it out and also take a look at what the other girls made for the challenge.


Gettin' Misty!!

Have you heard about the new challenge over at the Noel Mignon Challenge Blog? It's a good one - all about using mists. This month's Very Virginia kit comes with a bottle of Maya Mist in Antique Silver and I have been spraying everything in sight! Here's a layout I made with this kit:

My first wedding layout. Not your typical wedding look, but I wanted to have some fun with it!
I loooove that House of 3 paper by Pink Paislee. It's clear embossed, so you can mist or ink right over it, and then wipe the excess off to reveal the embossing pattern. Genius!

I wanted to get all my misting techniques tried out on this layout, so I used a diecut paper by October Afternoon from the Sweet Sue kit and used it as a mask to mist the top and left sides of the paper. It's pretty subtle, but I like how it turned out.

Here's a better view of that House of 3 paper, all misted up! And how much do I love layering my titles? A LOT! See the laces? I cut a journaling piece in half, inked the edges, set a few eyelets with my Cropadile, and glued them to either side of the frame to make it look like a whole new piece. Easy peazy!

I used some Donna Salazar Smooch Spritz for the dark little splatters on the background - love the speckled look that it gave me! I cut a frame from the Hambly overlay and used some Glossy Accents to glue it to a piece of kraft cardstock. After it dried I cut the cardstock around the frame and sewed a couple of messy stitches over it. I have had a bottle of walnut spray just sitting there, so I sprayed it over the frame and then wiped the excess off of the overlay. This left me with a nice kind of gravelley look to the kraft cardstock. If I were to do it again, I would spray/splatter some alcohol ink so that it also stuck to the overlay.

This was such a fun new challenge! We have been talking about mists over at the Noel Mignon message board for a while and this was the perfect opportunity to just get over our fears and mist!! I hope you will hop on over to the challenge blog to take a looksee at what the other girls on the DT have done for this challenge, and don't forget to pick up your Very Virginia kit at the shop - V's companion class is gonna be hot!!

Happy Monday!