July 20, 2021

You & Me - Pretty Little Studio

Meet me over on the Pretty Little Studio Blog today!

You & Me, drinking coffee in the shape of hearts, on a beautiful purple background!
Wouldn't this be a cute "let's meet up for coffee soon" card for your best chum?

I started with a 5x5 card base.  Then I chose 2 perfectly matched purple Oxide inks and blended my background and added water droplets.   From the Grateful Hearts Collection, I used a frame from the My Favorite Die Cuts.  Tucked in a Tag cut from the Snapshots Cut Apart 12x12.   A few more ephemera pieces and lots of foam tape and my coffee invite was almost done.  
I wanted to emphasize the hearts in the coffee so I used Nuvo Drops to accent those.
I added little water droplet bling and that is it!  

June 11, 2021

LOVE - Pretty Little Studio

Good day friends!

Mary-Ann Maldonado here with a challenge for you.  Sometimes challenges arise when you don't really expect them too.  When I placed my order for the gorgeous Grateful Heart collection from Pretty Little Studio, I didn't order enough paper.  Ugh.  Well, that's ok because this Express Thanks paper gave me an idea! 
Other than a 1/4 of that paper, cardstock, ephemera pieces, foam tape and my sewing machine, it did not take much effort or cost to compete this layout.  

Go check it all out on the Pretty Little Studio Blog!

May 20, 2021

Imagine - Paper Issues


Look at my little space man!  How cute is he with his daddy at Disney riding the rides.  
I just love his little face.  I didn't want to do all Disney themes papers so I went with Bella Blvd's To The Moon collection that I bought over at Paper Issues.  Grab it for 20% off using code: Mary-Ann.

The base paper is from Vicki Boutin and is already pre-colored for me. 
It was another Live FB video if you want to watch!

May 19, 2021

Fiesta Time - Paper Issues

Morning taco loving friends.

I recently did a live video one on the Paper Issues Friends and Fans page with a Free Cut File and Distress Oxide Inks.  Thats about it.  I only added a couple embellishments to the side after I was done.  You gotta see how it came out.  I LOVE IT!
Watch the video here:

My dad and boy made a bet on eating the big Grande Taco at Margaritas.  They both succeeded.  I think Romans was less full because he took a lot of the yucky stuff off when he ordered.  Smart boy.