I will always remember those who died that day, the way I felt as I watched the planes hit the towers, watching as the towers fell, hearing about the plane that hit the Pentagon and about the one that went down in the field in Pennsylvania.
The design team at Noel Mignon is going back to school this week!
Each designger is taking on a challenge from the NM community and I chose to create with spray mists. I have to admit that it wasn't a challenge for me because I really like to use mists and do so on just about every project. I just like the artsy feel that mists add and it helps me when creating with white space- they help the empty space to not feel so plain for me.
So, I set out to create with a variety of spray mists from Studio Calico and Heidi Swapp.
I used them "as intended" to add some color to my cardstock background, added some splatters around the page and also "painted" the edges of my cardstock using the straw from the spray nozzle as my brush.
Here is the final result:
This page was made using the September kit, "Tea for Two" from Noel Mignon.
Today I have a layout to share that I created for BasicGrey's team-up with Therm O Web.
Therm O Web was very generous with the variety of adhesives that they sent to us. I used most of them on my page: adhesive tab runner, glue dots in medium and large sizes, double-sided tape, foam adhesive.
Here is what I made:
For this page I used papers and embellishments from BasicGrey's new release, Aurora.
To create the gold strips I used Therm O Web's double-sided tape in two different widths. I cut the strips to add to my page and then sprinkled them with a fine gold glitter. The glitter stuck to the tape so well without any more work from me. This is something that I am going to do more often because I love the look!
Because of my love of all things gold and glittery lately I decided to do the same thing with the glue dots. I placed the adhesive where I wanted them and sprinkled glitter over the top, brushed off the excess and then had gold polka dots!
The Therm O Web promotion is going on all week at the TOW site. You will see lots of projects created by BasicGrey and Therm O Web design team members and have a chance to win an incredible prize pack filled with lots of great adhesives.
This week has been so crazy- how has it been for you?
I thought that with kids back in school I might have more time to scrap but that hasn't actually been the case.
I think I've done one layout this week. So sad.
For today I have this layout to share, one that I created for Fancy Pants using the Burlap & Bouquets collection.
In the collection is this floral wreath paper. I could have saved it to use the polka-dotted side but instead wanted to challenge myself and decided to handcut the wreath to use on this layout. I carefully cut around the flowers using scissors and a craft knife, hoping I wouldn't mess it up! I don't do a lot of intricate cut work on my pages, or at least haven't in a while, so I was just crossing my fingers that I wouldn't end up wasting the pretty paper.
I think it turned out okay ♥
Once cut out and mounted on my white cardstock background I added a few cardstock florals with foam adhesive and a few other embellishments.
I love this picture of my girls from Easter and the colors in the Burlap & Bouquets collection set it off so nicely.
Have a fantastic weekend!
It is officially gymnastics season for my daughter and the first meet is tomorrow!
Wish us luck!
Make sure to check the Fancy Pants blog tomorrow- and the first Saturday of each month- for a roundup of all of the projects created by the new social media team.
I am thrilled to be part of the new social media team at Fancy Pants because it means that I get to play with super cool products like these from the Me-ology collection. I also mixed in some sequins from the Oh Deer! collection.
Stay tuned this weekend to see all of the projects that the Fancy Pants social media team has created for this month!
For my post today at Noel Mignon I pulled out an older photo of Lily in a dress that I love and paired that with the beautiful new "Tea For Two" kit.
This kit is full of beautiful papers and the fabulous mix of embellishments that Noel's kits are known for.
The Notes & Things collection is one of my favorite Crate Paper collections to date (and that is saying alot since I have been using Crate since about the time they started manufacturing their collections) and the gold bits like this phrase I used for my title is part of the reason. I hope that you aren't tired of gold accents because I don't see them going away from my projects any time soon.
One of my favorite parts of the kit is the roll of gray self-adhesive lace trim. I tend to use more twine than ribbons and trim on my projects but I made an exception this time because I LOVE it. I also used some of the chunky twine from the kit and like the mix of texture Noel put together with the lace, twine, cork and enamel shapes.
Today I have another layout to share with you that I made using the South Shore kit from Noel Mignon.
I really liked all of the bright colors and fun patterns in this kit.
Just like I often do, I toned down the background by mounting a piece of white cardstock on top of the background paper. I added some splatters of spray mist and cut lots of randomly sized pieces of patterned paper and layered those on my photo.
I used a Fiskars buttefly punch to create the butterflies from a variety of papers from the kit and stapled those to my page and then lifted the wings to add dimension and an element of fun.