March 27, 2018

Green Thumb - Scraplift Sunday

I love Scraplift Sunday's at Paper Issues, it's a quick and easy way to finish a layout. Sometimes I'll copy it very closely, other times I'll start making something that looks like the layout I'm lifting and then somehow takes a left turn and looks nothing like the original design. Either way, they're always a lot of fun to work on!
For this layout, I used lots of leaves from the You & Me Poppy Flowers FREE cut file from the PI store. Those leaves were a perfect embellishment to document my girls 4-H field trip where she planted succulents in a cute container to bring home. I also used lots of papers and embellishments from my stash, mixing and matching along the way!



Have you ever tried scraplifting?? Does it work for you??
Be sure to check even more Scraplift Sunday inspiration over in the Paper Issues {friends & fans} facebook group and play along for a chance to win a gift card to the PI store!!

And....remember to use code: Mary Ann in the PI store for 20% off your entire purchase!!

March 4, 2018

Old School Inspiration

There's a fun new challenge over at Paper Issues!
This one is called Old School, and is all about using a black and white photos.  
So what if you don't have an old black and white pic to use?? 
How about a current photo printed in black and white? That works too! 

As soon as I saw this challenge, I knew I had to play along. I have a ton of old family photos, and yep, you guessed it, most of them are black and white. I love scrapping the old pics, and recording the stories from so long ago. I used the brand new Pick Me up collection by Pink Paislee, the colors work so well with the old black and white!



I also used the fabulous Leaves & Laurels cut file that is available for FREE in the Paper Issues store. I used just the top half of the "laurel" to give the photo a framed look.


I also did some hand stitching, a back stitch is so quick and easy to do, it's my go to when I want to add a little texture and color.


Be sure to check out the Old School Challenge here in the Friends & Fans {facebook group} and join in on the fun! You could win a gift card to the Paper Issues store!!

**Use code Mary Ann at check out 
in the Paper Issues store for 20% off your entire order!!