January 28, 2018

Scraplift Sunday - New Years Eve!

It's Scraplift Sunday over at Paper Issues and today we're lifting Amanda!
Here's Amanda's layout:



And here's what I came up with! I loved the circle design on Amanda's Paper, so I used that as inspiration to stitch a circle for my new year's eve "countdown".




There's a mix of things on this one, some new, some from my stash, but I love them all together!

Have you played along with Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues??  You should! It's such an easy and fun way to complete a layout in no time at all.


And......don't forget while you're over checking out Scraplift Sunday, remember to use code: Mary Ann in the Paper Issues store for 20% off your entire order!!!


January 15, 2018

Time With You - January Issue!

Round two of New Issue Monday is up on the Paper Issues blog today! This month's theme is all about the New Year, New Ideas, or anything goes; share any project you like.  I went with the anything goes category, and scrapped a photo and story about spending the afternoon with my girlie at our favorite cafe, and her favorite place for oreo ice cream.

I used bits and pieces from Pink Paislee's Wild Child and Turn the Page collections. I love how they mixed together so well!







The frames work for not only my photo but to add embellishments to too!
I finished it off with a splattering of mist and some sequins.

Be sure to check out the Paper Issues blog for even more inspiration!




***remember to use my code: Mary Ann, in the 
Paper Issues store for 20% off your entire purchase!**

January 14, 2018

Scrap Lift Sunday - At the Park

It's Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues, and I'm playing along with the challenge too!  Here's Kelly's original layout...



And here's my scraplift...



I followed pretty close to the same design using the Turn the Page collection by Pink Paislee.  I included 2 photos, scraps of paper at the top and bottom of the layout, my title at the bottom, and some stars scattered here and there.

Have you ever played along with the Scraplift challenge??? How about giving it a try? It's an easy way to put together a layout since you have an example to follow.
As always thanks for stopping by!

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January 11, 2018

Scrap Soup - Cowboy Country

The January Scrap Soup Challenge is up on the Paper Issues blog!
I played along too using the Cowboy Country collection by Carta Bella, and the Howdy, Cowboy cut file that is available for FREE in the Paper Issues store.

I loved this collection as soon as I saw the papers and stickers! I may have even ordered doubles on some of the papers ;)  We definitely live in cowboy country, and I definitely have the photos! This was one of those quick "grab your phone" moments as the sun was setting and my son was watching the horses in the field.







I mixed the stickers in with pieces I cut from some of the patterned paper, and then layered them over the wagon wheel cut file. Download it for FREE here. Perfect embellishments to use together!!

Here's the Scrap Soup recipe with list of ingredients, I'd love for you to play along with the challenge too, you could win a gift card to the Paper Issues store!!



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when you're shopping in the Paper Issues store!!**

January 6, 2018

Sketchy Saturday!

The very first Sketch Challenge of 2018 is up over on the Paper Issues blog! 
I love me a good sketch, so I played along too using bits and pieces from my stash,  past Swag Bags and the Snowflakes Background FREE cut file from the Paper Issues store.






And....here's the sketch. 


I followed the general design of the sketch pretty close, 
even adding flair and a bow in the same places. 
How about joining in on the fun?  
Check it out over on the PI blog, and play along with us too.
You could win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store!



January 2, 2018

Take 5 Tuesday - January 2018!

Welcome to 2018! 
It's the second day of the year, and I have a new layout to share! This one is for the Take 5 Tuesday Challenge at Paper Issues, one of my most favorite challenges!!





I used the color pink, patterned paper, cardstock , sticker, and a title with 3 or more words from the Take 5 list,  I also used the fab Polka Dot Wreath Cut File that is available for FREE in the Paper Issues store.

And....so you can play along, here's the January Take 5 List.  I'd love to see how creative you are!!



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January 1, 2018

Happy New Year & a Winner

Happy New Year friends!!

As promised, I drew a winner for the Top 10 blog hop.  And the winner is......



Cathryn, I'll be emailing you about your $20 Gift Card to the Paper Issues Store!
Congratulations to you, and a special thank you to all of my sweet friends that stopped by and left a comment!  I always appreciate the visit.