February 28, 2013

{it's a card...or two!}

Here's two fun cards that I made with the "Days of the Week" kit from The Paper Bakery.
Don't you just l.o.v.e that cute little mustache flair button!! Oh so funny!!

I used a flair button on this one too, and added the Jillibean Soup alphas to spell out "a lot". I added a few sequins (new fave thing!) and stitched right over the top of them.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful weekend!
Mary Ann

February 27, 2013

{tag you're it!}

Busy week going on, so I just wanted to pop in, say hello, and share this cute little tag.
(made with the "Days of the Week" kit from The Paper Bakery)
Have the best day ever!
Mary Ann

February 25, 2013

{HELLO, my name is fabulous!}

Hi Friends! It's Monday again, and to start this week out right, I've got a layout made with the "Days of the Week" kit from the Paper Bakery.
Do I dare say this is my most favorite kit ever?? Love it!

I especially love the custom flair. Did you notice I have 3 on this layout!! I may or may not have a little scrap crush with flair badges right now ;)

I added a "G" sticker to a flair and was quite happy that it fit just right and looked so cute!  Oh, and don't you love the sequins! So perfect for my glitzy girl. 

Well, thanks for stopping by. I always appreciate the visit!
Mary Ann

February 21, 2013

{Pretty Little Studio Design Team Introduction and a Giveaway!}

Pretty Little Studio is introducing the new Design Team members on their blog this week, and today is my day! Be sure to stop by to find out a few fun facts about me, and enter to win one of my favorite Pretty Little Studio products, the Wishful paper Ribbons. Here's a cute little card I made using the soon to be released Birthday Cake collection. Isn't it cute!
Don't forget to check out the PLS blog for my favorite product giveaway!
Thanks for stopping by!
Mary Ann

February 20, 2013

{hello world}

So before you jump to any conclusions, look at the date on the layout. It says September 2000, so no, I'm not making any announcements ;)
I scrapped this photo once before (back in 2000) and the layout is in Tucker's first year scrapbook, but I've always wanted to go back and scrap it again so that some day when I hand the kid's scrapbooks over to them, I'll still have my own copy to keep.
The Glitz Designs wood grain paper and cute die-cuts are part of the February "Days of the Week" kit from the Paper Bakery along with the custom flair badges. That fun circle background is from the Silhouette store. I may or may not be addicted to cut files.

Well, thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate the visit!
Mary Ann

February 18, 2013

{Happy Monday!}

It's President's day, so that means a day of no work/school in our house. Thank you Abraham & George ;)  And although this layout has absolutely nothing to do with President's day, here's a new layout I made for Scrapbook Daisies.
I did a little paint splattering on the cardstock, and the rest is all from the "He Said, She Said" collection by Teresa Collins.
Well, that's it for now. Enjoy your day, and thanks for stopping by!
Mary Ann

February 15, 2013

{Finally Friday!}

It's finally Friday, can I get a woo-hoo? Even better is that it's a 4 day weekend for us, no school today or Monday!!! To start of the weekend, here's a layout I have up on the Love My Tapes blog today:

I did a little layering here and there with some pretty papers, a cute little doily and some of my favorite washi tape. Oh, and don't you just love the sweet little geotag with the heart!! 

Well, have a great weekend, it's time to relax and enjoy!
Mary Ann

February 13, 2013

{Ready, Set, Go!}

Here's another layout I made for Scrapbook Daisies, using one of the new collections from My Minds Eye...can you tell they're one of my favorite companies ;)
I loved this layout, up until I started journaling. I'm not sure why I thought writing on the red & white chevron paper would work, but it didn't. And, since there are no mistakes in scrapbooking, I just added the bottom photo to cover it up. Yes, it bugs me that the smaller photo really should have been on top, aesthetically speaking, but again, there are no mistakes in scrapbooking ;)

I added a little bit of twine to the cute felt rocket ship, I love that part of the layout!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Mary Ann

February 11, 2013

{You Are}

Hello friends!  Today I have a layout I made for Scrapbook Daisies using the brand new "Unforgettable" collection by My Minds Eye.  Don't you just love the beautiful colors!!!
I used the cute matching brads, along with a little machine stitching to form a banner across the top of the page.
I didn't do any journaling on this one except for the date, the sentiments in the the title die-cut said it all!
Thanks for dropping by, I appreciate the visit ;)
Mary Ann

February 6, 2013

{The Best Day Ever}

Hi friends! Here's a layout I made for Scrapbook Daisies using the new "Stationery Noted" collection by Teresa Collins.
For the shabby looking flowers, I misted the flower die-cut shapes with water, and crumpled each piece into a ball. I unfolded the pieces, but still left them a bit crumpled and wrinkled for that cute shabby look. I then layered and glued the pieces together, and added an old button and rhinestone to the centers.
I cut the polaroid shapes and title from coordinating papers, and added a bit of Stickles to the sweet little owls crown.
As always, thanks for stopping by today!
Mary Ann

February 4, 2013

{Vintage Disney}

Yes, the photos are 40 years old (omg seriously?) and yes, Mickey and I both look a bit different than we do today, but I love it anyway.
I embraced the green tint in the photos and added the cute little green banner flags.
(papers: American Crafts & Echo Park, stickers, twine & enamel dots: My Minds Eye)

Another layout to add to the family album :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mary Ann

February 1, 2013

{i love you so much}

Here's a layout I made using the January add-on kit from the Paper Bakery and a new favorite photo.
Since I print my own pictures at home, I added my journaling to the photo before printing. That left plenty of room to add a few simple embellishments.
The cute Pink Paislee journaling shapes and arrow were perfect to add, and didn't take away from the large photo that I wanted to be the main focus of my layout. For a little extra color, I added some punched circles (left over from another project) as confetti to the top half of the layout.

The next time you have a photo that becomes your new favorite, try enlarging it and see what you come up with!

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Mary Ann