October 31, 2012

{Winner Winner!}

Hi friends!  I'm back with the winner of my Hello Kitty giveaway, and another layout to share for the Authentique/Love My Tapes blog hop...

Be sure to check out my Authentique/Love My Tapes blog hop post here, I'm doing another giveaway, this time for some fab washi tape, and you could win a prize package from Love My Tapes too!!!
Ok, now on to the Hello Kitty prize pack winner....

Madeline said...
OMGosh...what an adorable Hello Kitty layout! My eldest daughter was big into Hello Kitty! What fun supplies!
October 28, 2012 12:46 PM

Congrats Madeline!! Please send me an email at picsnpages@verizon.net with your mailing address, and I will pass it on to the manufacturer ;)
As always, thanks for stopping by!
Mary Ann

October 30, 2012

{Love My Tapes/Authentique Project Inspiration Fall Blog Hop}

Love My Tapes and Authentique Paper are getting crafty over the next couple of days to bring you tons of inspiration using Love My Tapes and Authentique paper, and the LMT Design Team will be sharing their projects with a Fall Blog Hop!
Here's a layout I made using the "Original Collection"
As soon as I saw the papers and stickers, I thought of these photos of my great Grandpa from 1952. He wore blue jean overalls his entire adult life and always saved a good pair to wear on Sundays. Written on the back of the bottom photo was "Pa in his church clothes" ; )
I added a little piece of washi next to the pocket to look like a Levi tag!
Be sure to stop by all these great blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win some Love My Tape goodies. I'm also doing my own giveaway for some washi tape!! Just become a follower of my blog, and leave a comment for your chance to win!
Also, stop by the Authentique Paper blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have in store for you today!
As always, thanks for stopping by!
Mary Ann

October 28, 2012

{Hello Kitty is now at Michaels!}

I was recently contacted by representatives of Hello Kitty about a brand new scrapbooking collection that makes its debut today at Michaels. They sent me some goodies to play with, and I instantly fell in love!! Here's a layout using some of the super cute designs, along with a pic of a super-cute-almost-four-year-old ;)

Be sure to check out the darling papers, embellishments and can you believe there is even Hello Kitty washi tape!! All available at Michaels!

The very best part though...Hello Kitty is giving away this awesome prize pack to one of my blog readers!
To play along, just leave a comment and your email address.  I'll draw a winner Wednesday evening!

As always, thanks for stopping by.
Mary Ann

October 26, 2012

{Washi to the Rescue!}

Here's a project I have up on the Love My Tapes blog today...
I've been seeing these really cute wreaths made out of patterned paper, and wanted to make one too. I started with the design I would use in the center, finished it, set it aside and went on to the actual wreath part. I had everything all ready to put together and realized the orange in my papers did not go with the orange crepe paper in the center piece. Now what? Washi to the rescue!!!
To tone down the orange on my patterned paper pieces, I added a strip of washi to cover some of the orange color. It made such a difference, and looked like I had planned it from the beginning!! Just one more reason to love the washi tape ;)
All in all, for being the first wreath I've made, it turned out pretty cute! I may even try making another one at Christmas time.

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Mary Ann

October 24, 2012

{Home Sweet Home}

Hello friends! I have another layout to share using some of my favorite Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic, and a bit of Amy Tangerine's collection too, all from the Paper Bakery's October kit.

See the cute confetti banner?  That was made from a piece of the plastic packaging ;)

The best thing about this layout, the triangle, square and rectangle that make up the house, and the word HOME were scraps from another layout. They had all been pushed aside, and as I was cleaning up my work area I saw that they had all come together to make this cute little house! With another small scrap to top off the chimney, my layout was practically complete!! 

As always, thanks for stopping by!!
Mary Ann

October 22, 2012

{it's Halloween time!}

I've got this cute little treat jar up on the Love My Tapes blog today!
I filled the glass (La Victoria Salsa) jar with candy corn and added a fun tag and washi tape. So quick and easy to make. Start saving your glass jars, wouldn't this look cute at Christmas with red and green m&m's!

Thanks for stopping by, have an awesome day!!
Mary Ann

October 20, 2012

{made with love}

Here's a quick and easy tag that I'll be adding to a mini album I made for a friend.
Have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!
Mary Ann

October 17, 2012

{and a pet chicken}

Here's a layout made with the new October add-on kit from the Paper Bakery.
And yes that's my pet chicken I had when I was 10. I know for a lot of people a pet chicken is no big deal, but when you live in Southern California, in the city, it's a big deal. I used to walk her on a leash, and yes I would get strange looks from cars passing by, but she was my Pebbles and we had a great time together.
I love the Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic stickers, and especially loved the feathers! How perfect for a chicken layout ;) 

Here I used one of the key stickers with some confetti in a little glassine bag. So cute!

Have a super day, and as always, thanks for stopping by!!
Mary Ann

October 16, 2012

{hello friend!}

You enter a contest.
You find out that you've won.
You can't wait for your happy mail to arrive.
You open the box, and are instantly in love!
You realize it's one of everything in the whole collection.
You are so very grateful.
Thanks Glitz Designs!!!
xo Mary Ann

October 15, 2012

{long ago}

Here's a layout I made for Scrapbook Daisies a few weeks ago, using the Beautiful Moments collection from Carta Bella and an old b&w. (you all know how much I love the old black & whites!!)
This is one of the few old family photos that had no information besides date and place written on it. I am so very lucky that my hubby's grandma was good about writing stories on the backs of the photos. Although I never got to meet Grandma Marie, it's almost like she knew that one day I would want to know the stories of their life in Central California to hand down to the next generation. 

I hope you have a wonderful day, and as always, thanks so much for stopping by!
Mary Ann

October 13, 2012


hello friend!
Have a wonderful day!
Mary Ann

October 11, 2012

{ready for Dance Class}

I have a new layout to share using the October kit from the Paper Bakery!!
I love the colors in this months kit, and especially love all the just released Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic papers and embellishments!!  I did a little fussy cutting with my craft knife to cut out the word THIS, and backed it with the grey & white Jillibean Soup paper.  I really like the look of the negative cut out!
I'm working on another layout with this kit and an off the page project too, I can't wait to share them with you!

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Mary Ann

October 10, 2012

{a little more Turquoise}

I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but I've noticed I've been using a lot of turquoise in my layouts lately. Here's another one...

I don't think I've ever been drawn to a certain color when I scrapbook. Well, maybe when Gracie was born after having 3 boys, I know I used quite a bit of pink paper ;)  But I wouldn't say I've ever had a favorite color to scrap with.
How about you, do you have a favorite color that you use on your layouts??

Have an amazing day, and as always, thanks for stopping by!
Mary Ann

October 8, 2012

{more cards!}

Can you believe I have more cards to share?? I think I've made more cards in the past week than I have in all the years I've been scrapbooking!! These are up on the Imaginisce blog today.
Don't worry, I haven't given up on layouts ;)  I'll be back with a new one tomorrow!

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Mary Ann

{a layout and another card!}

Hi Friends! Here's a layout a made a few weeks back, but somehow never shared it here.
I used a Paper Bakery kit for this one, along with photos of Tucker and his Great Great Grandpa's old ford truck. I love the turquoise and red color combo together!

I also have this cute little card that's up on the Love My Tapes blog today...
I made the banner pieces with washi tape!!

Enjoy your day, and as always, thanks for stopping by my little corner on the world wide web.
Mary Ann

October 6, 2012

{World Card Making Day}

Hello friends, it's World Card Making Day, and I have two cards to share, both made from scraps!

These both took just a few minutes to make using left-over scraps from one of my Paper Bakery Kits. A card is a perfect way to use the little bits and pieces that didn't make it on to a layout :)

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Mary Ann

October 4, 2012

{a layout to share!}

Here's a layout I made for Scrapbook Daisies using some old black & whites...you all know how much I love old b& w's ;)

I'm finally starting to make a dent in the stack of old family photos, and our family history album is growing!

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Mary Ann

October 1, 2012

{College Girl - 1949}

Hey there!  I've got a new layout to share, this one's on display at Scrapbook Daisies :)

I kept this one fairly simple, and included my mom's college ASB card from 1949.
I of course never thought to keep my ASB card from college, I'm so glad my mom did ;)

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Mary Ann