August 21, 2016

Scraplift Sunday - Lifting Me!

It's Scraplift Sunday over in the Paper Issues {friends & fans} facebook group, and they're lifting my layout...



And here's what I came up with for my new layout...


For this one,  I still added the strip of patterned paper at the top of the layout, used similar colors with the pinks, white, florals and black, hand wrote my journaling, added black paint splatters on the two opposite corners, and used 1 frame with layered embellishments. Everything is from the pretty Life is Beautiful collection by Fancy Pants Designs, and is available in the PI shop  ;) And don't forget you can save 20% off your entire order by using my code: Mary Ann  :)


I love Scraplift Sunday, even when it's lifting my own layout!! Although the two layouts look very different, it made for an easy starting point, and also a quick and completed page.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

August 15, 2016

Hey Girl - Let's Go for the Gold!

The newest Issue is up on the Paper Issues blog today! This month is called "Let's Go for the Gold", and some of the suggested topics are: travel, cruise, the Olympics, achievements and accomplishments. I went with the achievements part of the theme, and made this layout about my girl passing her 100 Sight Words Test in Kindergarten.

She was so excited about receiving her sight word t-shirt, so I for sure had to document this day with a layout for her school scrapbook.  All the darling embellishments are from Crate Paper's new Cute Girl collection. Don't you just love that unicorn!!!


I also made my own little tassel embellishment using embroidery floss!!! I like how it looks hanging off the chipboard banner piece :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I always appreciate the visit!
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August 7, 2016

Scraplift Sunday - Scraplifting Me!

It's Scraplift Sunday over in the Paper Issues {friends & fans} facebook group, and guess who they are scraplifting?? Little 'ol me!  Of course I had to play along too, and lift my own layout ;)

Here's my original layout, one I made for the Pink Paislee Outfitters spotlight last month...


And here's my lift of that layout...


I used the super cute Millie & June collection by Fancy Pants designs! I started with that great background paper, and added a bit of white paint splatters just like I did on the original layout. Next came the center strip of paper, my photo, and then the embellishments on each side of the photo. Don't you just love the colors, they are so pretty and vibrant!

Head on over to the Paper Issues store to scoop up Mille & June, and don't forget you can use code: Mary Ann in the Paper Issues store for 20% off your entire purchase!!**

August 6, 2016

Monterey Bay Aquarium - Sketchy Saturday

It's Sketchy Saturday over on the Paper Issues blog!  Here's Amy's great sketch, I love all the circles!


And here's what I came up with!


I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the circles, then added my photo and all the cute embellishments from the Summer Party collection by Echo Park. Oh, and that awesome flair button from Fancy Pants! I've mentioned before how much I love Sketchy Saturday, it's like having your layout already started for you ;) How about playing along too!!

As always, thanks for stopping by, and remember to use code: Mary Ann in the Paper Issues store for 20% off your entire purchase!!

August 5, 2016

{P}inspire Me! Mood Board Challenge - August

The newest {P}inspire Me Mood board is up over at Paper Issues! This months theme is Transportation and has some wonderful photos and colors to spark your creativity!



I used the beautiful colors from the mood board, and the transportation theme too! This pic of my girlie in one of the amazing Google Self-Driving cars was a favorite from our recent vacation.





I added a few splatters of white paint, did some machine stitching and then just kept adding embellishments ;) Sun a fun layout, and now is ready to add to our vacation album!

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember you can use my code: "Mary Ann" in the Paper Issues store for 20% off your total purchase!!

August 3, 2016

Hello Sunshine! - Simple Stories and Paper Issues

We're spotlighting Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness collection over on the Paper Issues blog today! I loved everything from Sunshine & Happiness as soon as I saw the first sneak peaks. The bright colors, the cute patterns and those embellishments...they just make you smile!!


I did some machine stitching on the sun rays on the top half of the page, then layered more papers, the label stickers and the cute chipboard pieces. They all go so well with the photo of me from the summer of 1969 ;)



Stop by the Paper Issues blog for more ideas using Sunshine & Happiness, and while you're there pop on over to the Paper Issues store and use code: "Mary Ann" for 20% off your total order!!

August 2, 2016

Take 5 Tuesday Challenge - Paper Issues

It's a new month, and that means it's time for a new Take 5 Tuesday Challenge over at Paper Issues! Here's the idea and inspiration list so you can play along too...

This month I skipped over all the color suggestions from the list and only used items that would be added to my layout, so my 5 things are: a flower, journaling, a sticker, chipboard and thread. For those of you that don't always have photos or papers/and or embellishments that go with the colors on the inspiration and idea list, this is another option to try for the Take 5 Challenge!


That's my Grandparents, mom and aunt in the photo, all the way back in 1938. You all know how much I love old family photos ;)



I would love for you to play along with the Take 5 Challenge, you have a chance to win a gift card to the Paper Issues store!! Check out the Paper Issues blog for more info, and more inspiration from the design team!

And...don't forget you can use code: "Mary Ann" in the Paper Issues store for 20% off your total purchase!!