Monday, December 24, 2007

and the winner is....

...Terri! Her Christmas ATC holder is just beautiful and unique and a very deserving winner!! Congratulations and Merry Christmas!!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your families!! I will be gone the first week of January for vacation, but check back in on the 7th for a new challenge and another chance to join the team for February!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Welcome the new Design Team plus a little something extra!

Hi everyone and Merry Christmas eve eve!

Well as you can imagine I have had a rough time making these decisions but please join me in welcoming the new DT for the next 6 months. I am so lucky to have all of them joining the site and blogs and I'm sure they will be providing TONS of ideas and inspiration.

First off...we have Ashley Smith. Ashley is returning to the team, and she is going to be the DT coordinator. So welcome back Ashley!! YAY!

Next up.... is the amazing Adrienne Nixon!!
Adrienne simply rocks and is super fun! I'm sure a lot of you know her, she's "kind of a big deal", lol!

Third....the oh so talented and stunning Jana Eubank. If you have not seen her work...it literally takes my breath away! The way she layers and coordinates....it's fantastic!

And last, but certainly not least we welcome Patti Hozack. Patti is one of my all time favorite scrappers! She is constantly featured on ScrapJazz and is a pro at using different shapes and direction in her work. She has joined in on my challenges from the beginning and was always a favorite!!

So there we have it. The new team.

I would like to take a minute to thank Jael Calvillo for providing STUNNING work throughout the last year. Jael is truly a "natural" scrapper. Everything she does is so full of life and, as with any true artist, when you see Jael's work you know it's hers before you even see her name on it. She owns it and I'm going to miss her so much. She is a great scrapper and a great friend and a true sweetheart! Please head over to the other blog "layouts and projects" and browse through the months to see what I mean. But I warn you "prepare to be amazed".....seriously...lol!

Also, I would like to thank Elizabeth Manna, who has been GDTM for the last few months. Again, she is awesome! Awesome scrapper, awesome person and awesome friend! I would also like to thank all of you who entered the call....again I'm humbled and awed by all of your amazing work!

And because of this I have made a decision....a fun decision! As you all saw, the winner of this challenge will be getting to choose a paper kit and will be guest DTM for January. Well, I thought "why not do this every month?"...so I am!! The beginning of every month I will be holding a challenge, and the winner of that challenge will get to be on the DT the following month. Then I can offer the position to more of you and we will all win by getting to see all the talent out there!! Sound good?? I hope so!!

So that's what I have to share today! Make sure you check back tomorrow to see who will be filling the first guest spot! Again, decisions...decisions. Have you seen the slide show??? Oh my goodness....guys watch it all the way through and then tell me how I'm going to pick! Ahhh...you're killin' me (in a good way)!

Friday, December 21, 2007

January kits sneak peek!

I've got 3 new kits coming out...so I was finally able to get some sneak peek pics of whats coming!! Be on the lookout for these to be released sometime the 2nd week of Jan!! Yummy yum yum!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Lil' update....

Hi everyone!! I'm just going to give everyone a quick update as to where I am as far as getting a new DT together. I have received over 50 entries to be considered...that's so amazing, and overwhelming and humbling! I am just in awe at the level of work EVERYONE has submitted! I will be taking the next several days to go through and think very long and hard about my choices!

Now I know I said that the winner of the Holiday challenge will get to pick a paper kit....but I would also like to extend an invitation to the winner of this challenge to be the first guest design team member for January!

I am having such a hard time picking 3 people out of this lot...there is just so much talent to chose from....again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for wanting to be a part of the team!

Have a great weekend! And keep submitting for the challenge...it runs through the end of this week. Oh....and if you submitted work and it's not showing in the slideshow please let me know!!! i don't want to miss anything!!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Holiday Celebrations Challenge!

Hi everyone...Well I was thinking I would take the rest of the year off from challenges and focus on the DT call. but you know what! I want to do one more! let's do a "Holiday celebration" challenge! Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice...whatever you and your family celebrate let's see it! Open to cards, LO's, altered items, ornaments...whatever!

And since I'm in the holiday spirit I'm going to let the winner chose their own prize! Any complete paper kit you want: Scenic Route, Basic Grey, NoelMignon, Sassafras Lass....if it's in stock you can claim it! I'm going to run this until Dec. 21st and I'll announce the winner on Christmas eve! Just post your link to the LO in the comments section here so I can find it!

And if you haven't checked out the Holiday Kit's I put together yet go have a look! I think they are beautiful and I have been getting some great compliments on them.

OK some ideas I have in the gallery to share...

Sunday, November 25, 2007

DT Call!!

Hi Everyone!

I am holding an open DT call for 3 new DT members. This will be a 6 month run from Jan-June. The call will be open from today until Dec. 15th. I am asking for 5 items from each entrant, 3 LO's and 2 cards. In addition I would really like to get to know a bit about you. What DT's you have been on before or presently, why you paper craft, how often, and what your "scrapping style" is.

A little about me....I am VERY laid back as far as assignments and deadlines go. The assignments usually go something like this "do 4 or 5 LO's sometime before the end of next month"...LOL. I'm basically chill. But I will be recruiting new members to help me come up with ideas for challenges and product input. There is a tips and technique blog that I ask additions to every month or 2. I don't have a MB so there is no requirement for daily posts...etc. And also, there will be a website revamp after the first of the year. But I have no plans for a MB, there are already a billion to choose from. I don't need to add another to fill your days with, or mine for that matter! But there may be a customer gallery and other cool additions coming!

If you are chosen I will be sending out boxes of supplies to you every 2 months (3 total) with varying papers and supplies.

I will be announcing the winners on Dec. 23rd and the first boxes of supplies will be sent out on Dec. 28th. Please email your entries to me at noel@noelmignon.com and title the email "DT call". And also...please try and keep the files on the smaller size...too big crashes my mail server.

I'm excited to see who, what, where, when and how this all goes down.


Monday, November 19, 2007

Christmas Crafting Kits!

If you haven't stopped by the Project blog in awhile you may have missed the announcement of the latest kits! Head over and check them out!! These kits are PACKED!!

Jack Frost

Little Saint Nick

I'll be taking the week off for vacation. Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I'll be back soon with a special announcment!!

Adverb Winner!

Jennifer is the Adverb winner!! Isn't this LO just adorable?! I love it..the colors, the design, the title. Great job and congratulations!! I'll be getting you software out to ASAP!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Monday, November 5, 2007

Lolly Lolly Lolly get your adverbs here

Wow...It's taken since June to get here, but this is the final part of speech that we have yet to tackle...so let's tackle it, shall we?!

This challenge is running from 11/5-11/16, and I will announce the winner on 11/19. Do any layout, altered project or card highlighting an adverb to be in the running! And please remember to add your link in the comments section so I can find it easily.

Let's play for a big prize again! Photoshop Elements 5.0 was such a big draw let's play for that again! I just happen to have a brand new copy sitting right here on my desk for the lucky winner of this challenge! So get to work. I can't wait to see what you do for adverbs!

Amazing Raffle!

So my friend Sonda is holding a fantastic raffle over on her blog! Click over for all the details. It's a very worthwhile cause! Good luck Sonda! And whoever wins that prize is going to have a very Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Treatz for the winner!!

Congratulations Leah! Your super cute "Treatz" altered box is the winner of the Happy Haunting Challenge! You did a fantastic job! Send me your address and I'll get your Salem kit right on out to you!

If anyone else is interested in picking up that kit I have 2 left in the store, so hurry on over and grab one! New challenge up tomorrow! Hope you all had a great Halloween.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Trick or Treat!

Happy Haunting!!

OK. Since I'm totally into fall right now I want to do a fun Halloween challenge this time!! Get out your ghosts and ghouls pictures and scrap them!! This is running from 10/22-11/02. Enter as many layouts, cards, and altered projects as you want. I want to see them all!! Make sure you remember to add your link in the comments section so I can find your work!

My all time favorite Halloween Special!!

Let's play for the AWESOME new Scenic Route Salem kit...sound good??

One of my favorite "last minute" costumes. My friend and I were 12 or 13 I think in this photo and we decided last minute to go to the school dance. So we put on robes and put out hair in curlers and cold creme on our faces, and wrapped up some dolls and went as housewives....LMAO!!

All right....get to work! Can't wait to see all the pumpkins and costumes! I shall leave you with Lucy Ricardo and Batman!! LOL

Vacation Winner!

Is Kelly Jo! Isn't this LO just so stinking cute?! I love it...the colors...the distressing of the photo edges... and the overall design. Great job!! Your gift certificate will be on it's way to you ASAP!!

New challenge will be up in a few hours! I need to go to Target and buy some new speakers for my computer, as our new puppy chewed through the wires on mine. LOL!! Be back soon!!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Wally World...here we come!

Family Vacation Challenge

Alright, I know we only have the adverb left until we are done with the parts of speech challenge, but I want a change this time. I made this silly slide show of my family and what we did this summer, and it brought me some inspiration. So now that summer has come to an end get out those favorite family vacation photos and scrap them!

This challenge is running from 10/8-10/19. You can enter as many times as you like! Let's play for another gift certificate this time! Winner gets $25 to go shopping at the store...YAY! Make sure to link up in the comments section and have fun with this one!

Here's what we did this summer!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

The Preppy-ist!

It's official...Jing-Jing is totally preppy!! Her adorable layout is the winner of the preposition challenge! She not only managed to use 4 prepositions in her title, but her design and photos and colors are fantastic. Well done and congratulations!! Your kits will be in the mail tomorrow!

And if you have your heart set on the Debut kit or add on, skee-daddle over to the shop and grab one. I have a handful left!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Peppy Preps!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Preposition projects. Say that 3 times fast!

So...we are nearing the end of the Parts of Speech...only 2 left. So let's tackle the preposition, shall we? This challenge is running from 9/24-10/5. Rules are the same as always. Do as many projects (LO's, cards, altered items) as you want. Anyone can play, but winners need to be from the US or Canada. And remember to link in the comments of this or the slide show post so I can find your work!

This time we'll play for the debut kit and add on kit! Hope that entices some entries!

Like Mother Like Son

The View From Here

Schoolhouse Rock

Climb... and you shall win!

Jana...your adorable LO "Climb" is the big winner of this challenge! Love this. The journaling, the photos, the colors, the design! It's all good! Congratulations! I need your info which you can email me (noel@daytripping.com) and I'll get your software out to you!

May I just take a moment and say this was by far the most difficult winner to pick. I know I say that every time...but seriously. There were so many amazing entries...you guys all hit home runs!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Here we go!


Just a little post to let you know I got my Debut Kits up for sale today! I'm loving them! Come see!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Verb...It's Whats Happening!

OK...time to tackle verbs! Action is where it's at here. This is running from today 9/11/07-9/21/07. Sorry for the day's delay, but life is hectic. Actually I am just getting the finishing touches on the debut kit. So check back at the store in a few days to get your hands on that! It's going to be fantastic and HUGE!!

Rules....same as always, but I'll refresh for newcomers. You can submit as many projects as you want. Layouts, altered stuff, cards are all welcome! Winners will need to be from US or Canada. Just paste your link in the comments section so I can find my way to you work!

Ooh la la!! We have a great prize this time, which I thank my husband for! A brand new, sealed copy of Photoshop Elements 5.0 for Windows. SWEET!

Schoolhouse Rock Inspiration!

"Ok....Let's roll!!" ... thinking of 9/11 today.

Monday, September 10, 2007


who won the interjection challenge! It's Kim (bruinbr)! Congrats!! This LO was an instant favorite. I love how you incorporated the story right into the title with the hook, and then went on to tell the story in your journaling! Just an all around well thought out and designed page....LOVE IT!! You GC will be in the mail shortly...

New challenge up later this afternoon!

Thursday, August 30, 2007


Monday, August 27, 2007


Well....I'm back and so is the challenge! Let's get into interjections! This is really fun one. Basically, an interjection is any word with an exclamation point....and yes profanity is allowed. :-) This challenge is going to run from 8/27-9/7 and I'll post the winner up 9/10.

You can do multiple entries again, and cards and altered items are also eligible for the prize! The prize this time will be a $25 gift certificate to the store to buy whatever you want! Be sure to link your entry in the comments section so I can find it! Have fun and I can't wait to see all the interjections you come up with!!

SchoolHouse Rock!

A few examples....



Monday, August 20, 2007

Taking a week off.

I have decided to take a week off from the challenge. School is starting and I have a first grader, so the transition is going to be kind of tough, on both him and myself. Plus soccer is starting and I'm team manager. So I think I need a breather. I'll be back a week from today with the newest challenge! See you all then!!


A little birdie told me...

...that superjen is our winner!! This layout is just adorable. I love the color combo, the design and elements, and of course that photo is fantastic!! Congratulations! Your prize pack will be on it's way!

Thanks to everyone for the fantastic entries!! I had over 60 enties to judge from, and it was not easy!! You guys all did awesome!

I will get the new challenge posted up later. Probably tonight as I have a million things to do today! :-)

Wednesday, August 8, 2007



I have put the entire inventory over at the store on sale!! Everything is 5-50% off! Come on over to replenish your supplies, or pick up something new, for the next challenge!

Sunday, August 5, 2007


This should be a fun one!! Nouns...so much possibility here!

So...this challenge is running from 8/6-8/17, and I'll announce the winner on 8/20. Again, this time you can do as many entries as you want, no limit. Layouts, cards and altered items are all in the running. Just post a link in the comments section of this or the upcoming slideshow, so I can find your entry. Here's a couple of examples I pulled from the DT archives for some inspiration.


My Girl is...

Boys of summer

Here's the prize for the noun challenge! Everything you need to make a whole 12x12 album from SEI!

Have fun and I can't wait to see what you guys come up with!!!