Monday, November 23, 2009

New Moon Challenge

A new challenge is up at the Noel Mignon Challenge Blog and this time we are doing a NEW MOON CHALLENGE based on the book by Stephenie Meyer. :) Virginia Tillery came up with all the fun elements of this challenge. Come and check it out!

The book "New Moon" by Stephanie Meyer is all about change and moving on. The author stated that the reason behind the title is because whenever there is a new moon, the night is very dark; just like this time in the protagonist's journey in the book. Sometimes when you are going through changes, it's hard to see the end result and if you are going to get your "happy ever after."

Using this thematic element from the book, do a layout based on a major change that happened in your life. It doesn't have to be when life was "dark" for you; not all change is bad or as dramatic as it was for Bella!

Also include:

-the colors black, white, and red
-flowers (like the cover of New Moon)
-text/book paper (it doesn't have to be from the book- I wouldn't ask you to tear up a Twilight book! )
-a charm of some sort (to represent the charms that Edward & Jacob gave Bella)
-a little bit of bling or sparkle (hello- because the vampires are sparkly!)

This challenge runs from today through December 4th. So be sure to add you link up in the comments section so I can find you and add up your work.

Here is my take on the challenge. I decided to do my page about becoming a mom and beginning our family. I threw myself into motherhood wholeheartedly. As a result, I lost a sense of personal identity for awhile. It took me a few years (and getting into scrapbooking -- i.e. *MY* time) to find a good balance. But I wouldn't change this experience for the world. Becoming a mother has taught me so much about myself and the kind of person I want to be. :)

Beginning Our Family

I used bits and pieces from past Noel Mignon kits as well as lots of SHIMMERZ. I dragged black ink over the chipboard pieces and then misted them with Licorice Spritz by Shimmerz Paints.

Have a great week!


  1. WOW Jana!!!!!!!!!!! Your page is simply stunning!!!!! Just beautiful work!!!!

  2. gorgeous, love the shimmerz, great take on the challenge :D

  3. Thank you for your comment!!
    I am SO a stalker, adn I love YOUR style!!
    Your blog/layouts are always inspiring to me!!

    LOVE your work!

    Thanks again!!!

  4. What a fun challenge!!! Great LO Jana!! Your creations are awesome everytime!! have a wonderful Turkey day!!

  5. That's an awesome challenge and a beautiful result!!!

  6. I love your blog, and your style is so unique!!!!
    The LO is great, and the challenge sounds so fun!!!!
    Thanks again for everything.
    You have a good friend in Brazil!!!!Hugs

  7. Great take on that challenge! Always love your work!

  8. I just adore your page. And this challenge is AWESOME! I'm totally going to do it!

  9. Simply icredible, amazing how you took all those element and still maintain a clean and elegant style. Love it!


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