Have I mentioned how much I LOVE the Noel Mignon kits? Well, I'm going to mention it again, because I absolutely adore her latest kit "Jump And Jive" (be quick, there are still a few left!). The colours, embellishments and papers are divine. Ever so yummy!!!!! I've created this layout using the Jump and Jive kit, plus a few extras from my own stash (blue tisse paper, Helmar glue dots, Helmar Vellum spray, transparency, pearls, rhinestones, Liquid Pearls, kindy glitz, twine, and Cosmo Cricket mini alphas). Titled: Buddies. For Christmas, my DH purchased me a gorgeous carry bag. But the best part of that gift, was the beautiful blue polka dotted tissue paper that it was wrapped in. Do you know he actually tried to throw it out? Yes, you can just imagine me yelling "DROP IT!!!!". He wanted to know why I wanted to keep it. Sigh! They just don't get it, lol!!! Anyway, I wanted to use the tissue paper, but I wanted it smooth and firm, and not just glued to the cardstock/paper background. So I grabbed a piece of transparency, sprayed it with some Helmar Vellum spray, and adhered my piece of tissue paper, smoothing it down gently. Once it was dry, I simply cut around the shape I wanted, and adhered it to the page with Helmar glue dots so that it could be raised without white foam dots showing through underneath (it is semi-opaque). I then decorate with pearls, tags, chipboards and buttons. I've found a new love - the Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type mini alpha stickers. Love, love, love!!! And they come in so may cute colours and styles. I added the word "details" to my hidden journalling tag using the clear mini alphas. I finished off my layout with a FUN chipboard banner in the corner, with a little coloured twine. Yeah, I'm addicted to that too (thanks Noel, I blame you for that, lol!!!).