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September 27, 2012

PUMPKINS

The cool crisp air in the mornings are making me want to stay in my warm cozy bed.  It is hard to get up and motivated since school has started.  However, I have had more time to scrap because there are more hours in the day.  Don't you just love pumpkins, leaves and the smell of fall?  You get all that in this Sugar Hill release from Farmhouse Paper Company.  I used the 6x6 paper pad and their coordinating chipboards and stickers.  I just love the smaller detail in the smaller pad.  They would be really cute for card making.  


 Ink About It in Westford, MA
November 2nd from 10-1

Wholly Scrap in North Hampton, NH
November 3rd from 10-12


I have been busy making invitations for my sisters wedding and my cousins baby shower.  I have been a mass producing fool!

TFL,
Mary-Ann

PS:  Head on over to the sites above to sign up for a class or to purchase the loose goodies that you see.

September 20, 2012

Eager to learn!

Roman has now officially started second grade.  I turned twice to look at him just yesterday, he has grown so much and is loosing his "babyness."  Is that even a word?  Two nights ago, he and I were looking through some of his old baby scrapbooks.  He was emotional and started to cry.  He walked away and said, "I can't take it anymore."  He has the biggest heart.  I, on the other hand, was thinking, wow, I can not believe I thought that was a good layout!  I thought for sure he was crying because of the choices I made in designing.  Nope, he was real.  Took in every page, picture and tried to recollect the moment.  I missed out on a great moment.  I will try to get them out again, sit and pay attention to what he is thinking and feeling.  Start engraving my name on that "mother of the year" award. 

I believe that I have mentioned that I scrap better under pressure.  Pressure being company coming for 7 days, three meals a day, entertainment, and regular every day activities.  Instead of cleaning my floors and vacuuming Tuesday, I got together with my chum, Kathy and played with the local kit club kit from Ink About It.  We meet for the first time in 3 months next Wednesday.  I hadn't even touched it.  Plus, I need to get ready for my next class I am teaching locally using Farmhouse Paper Company.


First Day - Grade 2
All of the below layouts use Crate Paper - Storyteller line.  I just love it.  I added some thickers, an envelope and some Studio Calico wood veneer pieces.  In the envelope, I tucked in some of the other photos of the day.




Homework Already!
Look at that cool protractor!  Isn't that what that is?  It's been so long since I have been to school:o)  This is Monday, the start of the second week of school and Roman is excited to do homework.  He is the kinda kid that has to get it done right away.  If I need to run a errand after collecting him from the bus stop, it screws up his whole plan.  This kid has 30-45 minutes of homework Mon-Thur.  Did I mention he is only in second grade????  Anyway, he still loves homework and is on week three.  Lets take bets on how long that will last.




Vegetables
We have been involved in our local farming program here in Methuen.  Matter of fact, it is within walking distance of my house.  We live on what used to be part of the farm.  Although you could walk, you MUST drive on vegetable share day cause this baby weighed about 20+ lbs.  It is always stacked to the gills with freshly picked veggies. (That sounded like a commercial!)  On this layout, I threw in some Chic Tags product an tad of twine.  



Thank you for looking, reading and hopefully feeling my pain.
Mary-Ann







September 12, 2012

Farmhouse Winter release!

 Farmhouse paper Company is releasing a Winter line in the near future, check out the blog or facebook!  Of course I vote blog because I am the blogger:o)

Check out the Sneak Peak!



Mary-Ann

Cowboys and beaches

I have to tell ya that I am in love with a few things right now.  My Studio Calico kit that I receive once a month, Sweet Cream International Coffee creamer and brighter colors.  Because I was dealt a brighter hand this montgh, I had to utilize it.  This, my friends, is what I came up with:o)



I got this new anywhere circle punch by Martha Stewart!  Its not easy to use but I LOVE it!

I get on the kicks.  I think we all do.  Not long ago, I was over-embellishing with twine.  I used it here a little more subtly than I had before and I think it lends itself much better with the lace and glassine packaging that came in the Studio Calico - Elmwood Park kit.  I just love those floral plastic embellishments, just wish they were a little bit flatter.  Did you notice all the October Afternoon in this kit.  My heart swoons over October Afternoon.  BTW, can't you tell how much he loves his mama in that photo????  Lucky shot Daddy!


This is the same colorful kit.  They provide a grid like stamp with this kit.  I used it in a tone on tone way and on the lighter blue.  I love the old train ticket.  I bought several months back but they included this one here!  So, you see, I am on a sewing kick too.  I left the ends loose and attempted to make it look like my sewing was holding things in place.  Don't you just love the vintage buttons?  Love the burnt orange.  Hmmmm, maybe orange will be my next "kick!"


Orange train tag, button and tin.


Orange flag and twine.



I have some more exciting news.  Which probably should have been at the top of this blog post:o)  I have been asked to join another design team.  I am very excited.  Check then out!


Thanks for looking!
Mary-Ann

PS: I should have more scrapping time soon, the pool is closing Monday.  I have mixed feelings but these 40 degree mornings are making things a little easier.  Brrrr