July 29, 2013

{Summer Fun}

I love making simple seasonal décor for my home, especially for this time of year where there’s a big stretch from 4th of July to Halloween with out a holiday. An inexpensive frame can brighten up the mantel or table top your daughter's room after she decides she likes it so much, by adding a photo and a few of your favorite scrapbook papers.
I used 2 patterned papers along with sequins, a flair button and a cut file from the July scrapbook kit.  The best part, this can stay up until the jack-o-lanterns come out in the Fall, then I’ll remove this from the frame and add it to one of our summer scrapbook pages!

I also made this fun little card using more of the teal sequins and another Paper Bakery flair button from the July kit.
Oh, and see the strings tied to the top of the tag? Well, those pretty teal sequins come strung together just like I used them on this card, but for a few of my other projects, I pulled them off the string and used them separately, leaving the teal string. Of course I had to use some of the left over string ;)

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Mary Ann

July 28, 2013

{Summer Camp Adventure}

Summer is in full swing, and so are summer camps. How about making a sweet little card to send to your favorite camper!

The nature walk collection from Pretty Little Studio would be perfect to use with the darling owls, bears, deer and so many cute animals.  A matching envelope makes it even more special!
Thanks for stopping by today, I always love when you visit!
Mary Ann

July 25, 2013

{nature Walk}

For this weeks challenge over on the Pretty Little Studio blog, I pulled a few key elements from this pretty inspiration piece.
I love the woodgrain cover of the journal, so to start I used the 12x12 woodgrain paper as the base for my layout.
Next I added the strip of polka dot paper to represent the washi tape at the side of the journal, and also added "nature walk" with letters stickers and my Silhouette die-cutting machine.
 I love the cute little die cut feathers, and even added in a few real feathers too!
I also added the fun arrow clip, just because it's super cute ;)

Thanks for stopping by today, I love when you visit!
Mary Ann

July 23, 2013

{Summer Afternoon}

Please don't laugh when I say this is another layout for the Montana vacation album ;) When you take over 5,000 pics, you make a ton of layouts. And please don't laugh when I tell you I made a mistake on the layout. At least it wasn't a spelling mistake like on this one. Nope, this time I wrote the wrong city. Seriously, the wrong city.
Oh well, hopefully when I'm old and gray I'll remember that we were really in Stevensville and not Missoula. Maybe I could do a little creative paper cutting and cover it up??
Oh and those awesome letters are part of Crate Paper's The Pier collection. I used a bit of Stickles to turn them into a pretty shade of green to match the papers!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I always appreciate the visit!
Mary Ann

July 18, 2013

{Paper Bakery Re-Mix}

Today's layout is made using a kit from the Paper Bakery. But not just one kit! I actually used pieces I had left over from the January through June kits.
Each month I keep any left over scraps or embellishments from the kits that I don't use, so I thought why not make a layout using all my left overs!  From the Echo Park chalkboard paper in June to the arrow cut file from January, I'm happy with this layout of my sweet girl when she was just 5 weeks old.

As always, thanks for stopping by today!
Mary Ann

July 16, 2013

{Summer Fun}

Hi friends! Here's  a new layout using the July "Boardwalk" kit from the Paper Bakery.
To be honest with you, I'm not a big orange person. I know, I know, orange is so popular this year on the scrapbook scene, but it's just never been a favorite color. Little by little though, it is starting to climb up the favorite color ladder. I'm not totally sure I like it with the light blue, but hey it's another layout completed ;)
I added the cute Weather Forecast stamp...I love that you can choose from 6 different weather conditions to add.

The anchor, waves and Summer Fun title are free cut files this month so be sure to stop by the Paper Bakery blog to grab them, they're on the sidebar!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I always appreciate the visit.
Mary Ann

July 12, 2013

{Vintage Summer}

Here's a new layout I made for Scrapbook Daisies, my local scrapbook store using the new "Vintage Summer" collection from Little Yellow Bicycle.
I shabbied this one up a bit to go with the old photo. It's the only pic I have of me with my great-grandparents, so it's quite special ;)
Well, the weekend is almost here! Enjoy, and as always, thanks for stopping by!
Mary Ann

July 10, 2013

{Summer Pictures}

One of the best things about scrapbooking, making a layout just because you love the photo.
It wasn't a special occasion, we were waiting in line somewhere, and I was playing with my camera. A moment captured in time. My favorite kind of layout.
I used the June scrapbook kit from the Paper Bakery, and layered and wrinkled and roughed up the edges till it looked a bit shabby. Add a little sparkle and a piece of unwoven twine and it's perfect.
**Edited to add: Woo-hoo! this is the featured layout today at 2 Peas!!!
As always, thanks for stopping by!
Mary Ann

July 8, 2013

{You Float My Boat}

Hi friends! I have a new layout to share, made with the July kit from the Paper Bakery.
I don't do a whole lot of layouts of just my sweet husband, but that "you float my boat" vellum die-cut was so perfect to use with pics of him!
I added in the cute mustache and glasses flair button too!!

He is such a wonderful hubby, and I'm so very lucky he supports my scrapbooking and all the craziness that goes along with it.  Although he did roll his eyes when I showed him this layout ;) lol

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I always appreciate the visit!
Mary Ann

July 6, 2013


I took down our 4th of July holiday décor today, and replaced it with a summery (is that even a word?) looking display, starting with this cute little banner.
I used the mini beach bingo cards from Pretty Little Studio as the base for each piece, then decorated with a crocheted doily, flair buttons, stickers and banner flags and then tied it all together with a bit of pretty teal bakers twine.

Since we live close to the beach, this could almost hang year round :)
Thanks for stopping by today, I always appreciate the visit!
Mary Ann

July 2, 2013


I have 2 fun layouts to share with you today, both using the new Lakeside collection from Pebbles. First up, this layout for the Yellowstone vacation album...
I did a little fussy cutting on the trail map paper and crumpled it up a bit to make it look even more like a map ;)
I love the tent and boating stickers that look like the location symbols on a map! I added a layer of foam tape to give them and the cute chipboard pieces a bit of dimension.
Next up, one of Gracie's many drawings that I of course have to save...
I used a mix of some older Crate Paper and My Minds Eye papers, and more of the cute Lakeside chipboard.
I have so many little pictures and drawings my girl has made :)  She loves looking through her scrapbooks, and especially likes seeing her artwork mixed in between the pages.

Well, July has arrived and so has the warm hot weather. I'd love to crank up the a/c and stay inside and scrapbook, but there are places to see and things to do. 

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Mary Ann

July 1, 2013

{2 layouts to share!}

Here's a layout I made not too long ago but somehow forgot to share it here. It's my first official photo when I was about a minute old.
Lot's of goodies on this one including sequins, paper straws and some Elle's Studio tidbits & tabs.

And...here's a layout using the new June kit from the Paper Bakery.
The cute heart was made with left over scraps from other projects I had already made with the kit ;) Perfect way to use up those scrap pieces!

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Mary Ann