November 24, 2014


I am feeling grateful this week. 
 Soon to be surrounded by my small family and lots of good friends.  
I wanted to share this Christmas mini album with one lucky winner.

All you have to do is make a comment here.

You can also improve your chances by:
* Following me on Instagram
*Tag friends on Instagram
*Repost on Instagram
*Make a purchase through my ETSY store for 5 additional chances.
You can do them all if you would like to earn that many more opportunities!

I will randomly choose a name December 3rd.
Good Luck!

Creative Packaging Blog Hop with The Rubber Cafe

Hi there, you may be here directly from The Rubber Cafe Blog Hop or from Laura Cox blog!  Either way, welcome to my blog.  Hope you have been inspired today to take a moment and decorate your thoughtful baking and presents with a little something from your Creative Cafe stash.  I have recently baked for a neighbor and added a very simple tag to the bag.  

So here is the order for the blog hop, 
be sure to share some kinds words along the way.  

Mary-Ann Maldonado  <<< You are here!

We hope that you have been inspired!  If you have been, let us see what you have created for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to The Rubber Cafe Store.  Another lucky winner will win a one month subscription to the Creative Cafe Kit of the Month.

To be considered, we ask that you leave a comment on TRC blog
visit our hard working designers blogs and leave some love 
and you can also link up your personal Rubber Cafe creation with the InLinkz tool at the bottom of TRC blog.  

Thanks for stopping in,

November 22, 2014


People seem to express their gratitude more during this month than any other.  I wanted to express how grateful I was for my family.  My boys mean the world to me.  They make me happy every single day.  Without them, my world would be dull.  

Over at Paper Issues today, they are having a Cut It Out Link Party.  This is where you can link up any creation you made with this months FREE cut file for a chance to win.  Some of the team has been asked to play along.  Easy peasy!  When I saw the "Grateful" cut and the leaves, I knew I wanted in!  I also used the FREE November Printable that is available HERE.

Here is the Cut file used on this layout:


Here is the original 3x4 card printable. 
 I enlarged the NOV card on my Cameo machine and printed as a 8.5 x 11.  

Chickaniddy's Scrumptious line had the perfect colors to match the green in NOV!  
You can purchase it over at the Paper Issues Store with code: Mary-Ann for a 20% discount!

Be grateful.

November 21, 2014

A Flair for Buttons and The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop

have joined together to provide you inspiration and prize opportunities through a blog hop.  
The Cut Shoppe will be offering:  25% off coupon and a $15 gift certificate to the shop!
A Flair for Buttons will be offering:  10% coupon and 4 lucky peeps will get a set of custom flair!


Here is my creation.
I decided to take you on my husbands travels over the last two weeks. 
I am super jealous of his adventure! 

Here is the set of flair:

Here is the cut file that I used:

Here is where you need to head next:

Mary Ann Maldonado   <<< YOU ARE HERE
GO HERE NEXT>>>  Stephanie Strader 

Thanks for stopping by today, don't forget to leave a message for a chance to win!

Supplies:  Felicity Jane Kit of the Month
Studio Calico Sequins & Tag