November 22, 2016

Family Fall Traditions - Fancy Pants

The assignment today for my Fancy Pants Blog post is Giving Thanks.  I have a Thankful list a mile long!  So instead of boring you for days, I thought I would share how thankful I am for our Family's Fall Traditions.  Each year, we are jammed packed with outdoor, fall related activities.  Apple picking, (which is here in this layout) carving pumpkins, new this year is haunted houses, trolley tours and so much more.  I hope that my son remembers all of the fun things we do each year, and carry on the traditions to his family.  

Head to the Fancy Pants blog to take a look at my layout in its entirety.  Also, if you are looking for this gorgeous collection, Golden Days, you can grab it from the Paper Issues Store for 20% off when you use code: Mary-Ann.

We Hunt Together - A Flair for Buttons


Recently my little family took a trip home to Maine.  My boys thought hunting was fun while I got to visit with my immediate family and cut down greenery for Christmas decorating.  (So I dont have to pay an arm and a leg for it here!)  They had a great time in the woods and I had a great time in the house!!  lol.  While they were hoping for a deer, I was cancelling their request by hoping they didn't!  That works right?  Well, it did this time!

My layout today is over on the A Flair for Buttons blog.  I used Pebbles Warm & Cozy design by Jen Hadfield which you can purchase over in the Paper Issues Store.  Use code: Mary-Ann for 20% off.

November 20, 2016

Best Ever - Paper Issues

The only pictures I get of myself are selfies.  
Sometimes, if I suggest it, someone else will take a photo.  
Last year we went night tubing in Amesbury.  Holy COW that hill is steep.  Like, super steep.
We had fun even though his face doesn't show it! ha! GRUMP

I used a the November Swag Bag from Paper Issues for my layout.  
The only thing I added was the 12x12 paper.  
Everything else comes in the little kit.  They are super fun.  

Some of the PI design team members are sharing more layouts with a SB on the PI blog today.  Stop over and see for your self.  Also, participate in the SB challenge on PIFF to be entered for the prize drawing.  

REMEMBER:  Everything in the Paper Issues store is 20% with code: Mary-Ann.  Even Swag Bags!


November 17, 2016

Walking in a Winter Wonderland - Simple Stories

Hope you have your warm coats and boots out!  My projects today are going to transport you to a winter wonderland! Just briefly so I guarantee you will survive!

Have you seen the new Mistletoe Kisses from Simple Stories?  It is a perfect collection for documenting Christmas in a non-traditional color way or document fun in the snow, like I did with both of my layouts.  For my first project, the green polka dot paper was a little to bold for my snowy photos, so I white washed my trees with a little white paint.  This technique toned down the green and helped spotlight my photos.  Remember a while back when Simple Stories paired up with Just Nick?  Well, I ordered this Bare Tree  cut file.  I used it for a Halloween layout then, and now for a winter layout.   I did cut two different size trees.