June 29, 2012


Here's another layout I made for Scrapbook Daisies this time using the newest collections from Prima.

This is the only picture I have of my Great Aunt, my Mom and me, so it's quite special. I love how the papers and flowers go so well with the old photo.
And...for those of you in the LA area, Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles opens this weekend!

As always, thanks for stopping by!
xo Mary Ann

June 27, 2012

{a layout to share}

I made this layout for Scrapbook Daisies using the new "On the Sunny Side" collection from My Minds Eye.

Don't you just love the cute bicycle print paper with the sweet little banners!

We are in full Summer mode for our first week of no school, and I must say I am loving the getting up late as much as I am staying up late! We have a lot of things planned for these next 2 months, and I am so ready to relax and enjoy it all!

As always, thanks for stopping by!
xo Mary Ann

June 25, 2012


Here's a layout made with the June add-on kit from the Paper Bakery. I used one of my Dad's old Navy pics, along with his withholding statement from 1953.

Another layout completed for the family history album ;)

As always, thanks for stopping by!
xo Mary Ann

June 22, 2012


I have some cards to share today that were all made with the June add-on kit from the Paper Bakery. You all know I am a scrapbooker at heart, but once in awhile a card is fun too!

I'm working at my local scrapbook store for a few days this week while the owners are on vacation and today is the crop day/night. It's always fun to see old friends and customers, some that I've known for 10 years from the days when I worked at another scrapbook store that has since closed. It's amazing how you can make a dear friend, and it all started with a piece of scrapbook paper.

As always, thanks for stopping by!
xo Mary Ann

June 20, 2012

{a pic to share}

His last day of elementary school and of course I had to take a few photos ;)
This is my fave.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
xo Mary Ann

June 19, 2012

{age 3}

Sometimes you come up with a layout you love.
This would be one of them.
(Supplies: Paper Bakery June add on kit, alphas: My Little Shoebox, punch: Martha)
As always, thanks for stopping by!
xo Mary Ann

June 17, 2012


Here's a layout using an old black & white (you know I love the old b & w's!) and the Paper Bakery June add-on kit.
(click on the photo...I don't know what's up with blogger today and why it's so blurry!)
I love this pic of my Dad while he was away serving in the Navy. Even more, I love that you can see a photo of my Mom as he sat writing letters to her back home.

As always, thanks for stopping by
xo Mary Ann

June 14, 2012

{a layout to share!}

I have a layout on the Paper Bakery blog today, made with the June add-on kit.
To make the cute flower, I used the Pink Paislee scalloped ribbon from the kit that I misted with a turquoise blue color, then I just kind of twisted it in a circle and glued it down. I had a piece of twine sitting on my table that was left over from another project, so I just layered it on before adding the scrap of yellow fabric to the center  Quick and easy, and I love the look!

These super cute wood people are from last months kit, but they worked perfectly with this page of my Mom and I, so I added them along with the operators checklist (included in the June kit!) to complete my Dumbo layout.

As always, thanks for stopping by!
xo Mary Ann

June 13, 2012


I've got a layout on the GCD Studios blog today using the Bonjour collection. I love the teals, greens and browns! Perfect for this pic of Tucker when he was just a little guy.
I fan folded a strip of paper for a border and used my sewing machine to stitch it onto my layout.
I also hand cut some cute little banners and flags!

As always, thanks for stopping by!
xo Mary Ann

June 12, 2012

{Crate Paper}

Remember this layout?
Today it's here on the Crate Paper blog, and that's just cool!   Thanks Em for letting me know :)
Happy Tuesday!
xo Mary Ann

June 11, 2012

{Tool Time}

Today I have two projects on the Imaginisce blog as part of their month long Tool Extravaganza. Both projects are made with one of my most favorite of the Imaginisce tools, the i-top punches. Although the punches were really made to punch paper to use with the i-top brads, I like using them just as they are.
For this sweet little card. I used the smallest i-top punch, folded each shape in half and strung on twine to make a mini banner.

I also made this fun banner to welcome Summer using the extra large punch. School isn't out for us for another week, but I already have this hanging as we are counting down the days!


Be sure to stop by the Imaginisce blog every day this month for some great ideas, and enter to win an Imaginisce Tool Package!!
As always, thanks for stopping by my little place on the world wide web!
xo Mary Ann

June 10, 2012

{Summer Journal}

Today I've got a fun mini album/journal I made with the May Project Kit and the add on kit from the Paper Bakery. The project kit comes with a really fun blank book that I decided to turn into our Summer Journal. Here is the front cover, with a bit of white paint to really make the cute chevron pattern stand out...

 the inside of the front cover

I've split the journal into 3 separate sections, one for each month of our Summer. Here's June

This is for July

and this is for the month of August

Now for the fun part! With the pages in between, I've added a few things here and there to decorate some of the pages so all I have to do is add some journaling and a photo or two to each page as our Summer days come and go. Here is some of those fun additions. First up my favorite page with a confetti pocket!

I can't wait to start using our Summer journal!  Oh, and yes it comes with rings to put it all together, but I'm waiting until I have all the pages filled to add those. Also here's a helpful hint...if you decide to do the 3 months like I did, remember you can use an upside down "n" for the letter "u" since you will need quite a few "u's" to spell out June, July & August ;)

As always, thanks for stopping by!
xo Mary Ann

June 9, 2012


A few weeks ago we had a solar eclipse that was visible here in So Cali. I took some pics of my hubby and son viewing the eclipse, and then of course had to make a layout with those pics ;)
I used the May add-on kit from the Paper Bakery, and did a little splattering with paint. Don't you just love those wooden frames and the cute little "potty people"!!

Happy Saturday, thanks for stopping by!
xo Mary Ann

June 7, 2012

{Old Faithful}

When you take over four-thousand photos on vacation (4,395 to be exact) sometimes it takes awhile to get them scrapped. That would be why I am still working on photos from our 2010 trip to Yellowstone.
I used the soon to be released June add on kit from The Paper Bakery for this one. I love the mix of papers that go perfectly with this pic of my in-laws standing in front of Old Faithful. That was such an amazing vacation with them. Today is round 2 of chemo for my mom-in-law. What I wouldn't give to be standing with them at Old Faithful instead of her getting another chemo treatment. There's no other way to put it, cancer sucks.

I know someday we will all be back there again for another amazing vacation.
xo Mary Ann

June 5, 2012

{School Photos}

When you are a scrapbooker with kids in school, of course you scrapbook their school pictures. But when you are a scrapbooker with a hubby that works at a school, you gotta scrap those too ;)
and...speaking of school, only 15 more days to go.
I can't wait.

As always, thanks for stopping by!
xo Mary Ann

June 4, 2012

{GCD Studios - The Paper Cut}

The June issue of The Paper Cut is out. There are some amazing projects this month, and lots of inspiration!
(click on the photo to view the magazine)
Happy Monday, and thanks for stopping by!
xo Mary Ann