Wednesday, October 21, 2009

More Noel Mignon Mill Street

It is such a beautiful, Fall day! The sun is shining but there is a lovely Fall nip in the air. :) It seems like the leaves have all decided to change colors this week and the atmosphere around the city is just magical! I love the warm colors and the leaves beginning to shower down to the ground. Aaaaah! Love it! I wish I could freeze it this way for a little while longer! :)

I've been playing around with my Noel Mignon Mill Street kit some more (sorry, sold out) and I thought I'd share those with you today.

Grow - Maryn really changed over the summer. I snapped this picture of her out in the yard the other day and when I opened it up to edit it, I couldn't believe how much older she looked to me! Last year, we would really struggle through homework together. I think she's a little bit of a perfectionist and every time I'd try to gently correct her while reading, she'd get all worked up about it and just want to QUIT. And frankly, so did I! LOL!

This year it's a completely different story. Things are coming much easier for her and we really enjoy our time together going over her assignments. No more arguing or hurt feelings. It's almost like her brain needed the summer to mature and catch up a bit. I am so very proud of her! She is a great student and soaking up every minute of first grade!

Fall - When I have lots of pictures with a lot going on, I like to group them together in a streamlined block. I also do less layering and keep my embellishments straightforward.

I used the Maya Road stamps from the kit to create the pattern on the Kraft cardstock.


Here's another example of me keeping things simple when the pictures are busy. These pictures of Owen's birthday party have a lot of people in them and a lot going on. I decided to let them do the talking and keep my design calm (unlike the party that day). :) (Papers are by Scrap Within Reach and Jillibean Soup)

This page was done for the Ally Scraps blog along with a sketch I designed. Here it is if you would like to save it for your files. :)

Have a great day!


  1. I love how you used the stamps to make the leaf paper! I am not a stamper, but may have to give this a try.

  2. Oh my! So much goodness to look at!!! Thank you, thank you! :)

  3. Oh Jana, that kit is so amazing and you make it look even MORE amazing, I just adore your work so much!!!

  4. I'd been debating for days, buy... don't buy... everytime you pop up with a new layout I think OOOOH but I already have so many of those papers... now its sold out.. phew no more worries.. I love the pages you created! Particularly the one of your daughter Maryn!

  5. super love your LO's - lots of cool details! and love your daughter's name!! :D

  6. Jana again just gorgeous work. Looks like it was a fabulous kit.

  7. Your layouts are always goregous. DOn't know how you do it. I am so happy I bought the kit. It came last night. It is soooo packed! I can't wait to open it up and use it!


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