June 29, 2016

Scraplift Sunday!

I played along again with Scraplift Sunday over at Paper Issues {friends & fans}. Scraplift Sunday is such a fun and easy way to complete a layout, especially if you may or may not have had a photo printed for oh lets just say way too long ;)

I grabbed the photo, some papers and embellishments that worked together and used this great layout from Melissa as my inspiration


I started out with splatters of white paint on my background paper, then layered a few pieces of patterned papers behind my photo. Next I added embellishments along the right side of my photo, not exactly the same as her layout, but that's what I love about Scraplift Sunday, it's the idea presented and then you make it your own! My favorite is that cute little anchor sticker, with just a bit of twine tied to it. To finish it off, I used the same "seriously" Thicker as Melissa did, the Amy Tangerine Thickers make such great titles!!







Have you played along with Scraplift Sunday?? You totally should!!
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June 23, 2016

Mix it Up Monday Challenge - Paper Issues

I played along with the Mix it Up Monday challenge over at Paper Issues, using paint from my stash to write on the cardstock background, and then added a layer of gesso.  As with most of my Mixed Media projects, this one was an adventure. Usually it's some sort of mess I create in my scrapbooking space, but this time the mess was on my actual layout! I really liked what I had made until a fellow DT member pointed out my  mistake with the word SUMMER. Notice the missing M? Ugh.



My first thought was to throw the layout in the trash. But, since I have always promoted the 'there are no mistakes in scrapbooking' idea, I decided to fix my mistake. There's nothing a few added embellishments can't correct! Right??

I layered the sunglasses, flowers etc. right on top of the misspelled word, and I almost think that you might not even notice the missing "M" if you hadn't see the original layout. Of course I'll always know what's under those chipboard pieces, but that can be our little secret ;)

As always, thanks for stopping by today!

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June 8, 2016

Scraplift Sunday - Bloom

Each and every Sunday is Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues. I love playing along because: 1. instant layout, you're scraplifting!  2. it makes a layout so quick and easy  3. see #1

Here is this weeks layout to lift, made by the talented Amy Coose. Right away I loved the large triangle design under her photo, and decided that would be my starting point.

And here's my layout:







I kept that same large triangle shape under my photo, but didn't use my Silhouette to cut the smaller triangle design. I just cut the triangle from patterned paper and started layering embellishments, some under the photo and some on directly on top of the photo.
I completed the layout with a date stamp, and then that cute little vintage stamp with our town's name. One of my most favorite ebay finds ;)

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June 7, 2016

Weeds are Flowers Too! - Take 5 Challenge

I'm hosting the latest Take 5 Challenge over on the Paper Issues blog today, and I'd love for you to play along!! What is a Take 5 Challenge you ask?? Take 5 is where I give you a list of inspiration items, and from that list you must choose 5 items to use on your project. You could win a gift card to the Paper Issues store!!

For my layout, I used patterned paper, a sticker, cardstock, die cut, and a photo of something other than a person as my 5 items.


To start my layout, I added the journaling to the white cardstock first, then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the title. After I had the design cut, I backed it with the pretty woodgrain paper, then added it to the floral paper. Next I painted on a few layers of different colors of green watercolor paints, and then splattered on a bright pink and a gold mist. I cut the leaf cluster out of the same woodgrain paper, and added it along with my embellishments and photo. To finish the layout, I stamped the date, and then stamped the town name with a vintage postal stamp I found on ebay. One of my most favorite ebay finds ;)


Be sure to stop by the Paper Issues blog, for even more ideas from the design team!

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June 6, 2016

Let’s Get Knot-ical - Paper Issues

There's a new Issue up over at Paper Issues! This month's theme is "Let's Get Knot-ical", some of the suggested theme ideas are: water activities (water skiing, boating, tubing, cruise, whale watch) use a compass, ships wheel, sail boat, add knots to your project, beach, Father's day etc. etc.  So many great ideas to choose from!!! I went with the water activities idea, and used this photo of Tucker kayaking with Grandpa and Grandma. He seemed more interested in the water than the kayaking, but he did have a lot of fun!





I started with some quick journaling using my computer, splattered on a bit of yellow and blue mist, then added my photo and a mix of embellishments. Don't you love that cute little crab and jellyfish!

Be sure to stop by the Paper Issues blog for more inspiration. And, don't forget to use the code: Mary Ann when you shop in the Paper Issues store for 20% off your total purchase!!

June 4, 2016

Sketchy Saturday - Paper Issues

There's a new sketch over on the Paper Issues blog today. I've mentioned before that I'm not a big sketch person. Somehow though, Amy's sketches always seem inspiring and easy to use, and I decided to give this one a go. I'm also not one to use a lot of photos on a layout. I'm not sure what happened this month, but I used the sketch and used 4 photos! What??







The pretty wood grain paper is Simple Stories, the green alphas are by Fancy Pants, and everything else is from the fun Starshine collection by Shimelle for American Crafts. All available in the Paper Issues store  ;) And while you are shopping, be sure to use code: Mary Ann for 20% off your total order!!

June 3, 2016

Play (P)inspire Me! - Paper Issues

The new June (P)inspire Me mood board is up over at Paper Issues! Maybe I'm not ready for hot summer weather yet, but my eye went right to that picture of the raindrops and gave me the idea for my layout.


I used my Silhouette to cut the raindrops, backed it with the teal arrow paper, then started layering on the cute embellishments and my photo. The sweet cloud paper is from the Little You collection by Crate Paper, and everything else is from the beautiful Fancy Free collection by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee.




And that silly kid playing with the umbrella?  That would be me at age 4  ;)
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