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October 31, 2016

Brace Face - Paper Issues

I am hoping you have a little time tonight, to sit down with some of your kids candy and shop for the perfect paper collection to use for your photos from tonight.  When I was a kid, my dad used to eat some of our candy and tell us he had to test it, to make sure it was safe for us to eat.  So, I tell my boy that to this day, if he has my favorite candy in his bag!  On the Paper Issues Blog, the design team is showing you three different collections.  One is bound to be the right one for you.  Mix them up if you want!

For my project, I used Bella Blvd - Spooktacular!
Every year we carve.  I think they do it for me.  I just love it.  Roman got braces, right before Halloween.  I decide to try to do a pumpkin that had braces.  I think it came out great.  I just adore his face when I told him to smile and show the braces!  I hate that pumpkins don't last long.  I wish they could last for a month.  






October 28, 2016

October Planning - mambi

This is this the first year that we are going ALL OUT with activities for Halloween.  We had a date night last week with an 'adults only' haunted house.  I am quite surprised that I survived being chased my a man with a chainsaw.  Anyway, for family fun, we had booked tickets to a trolley ride in Salem, MA (where the witches are)!  We also got tickets for a local park's Screamfest, last night we went to the Rise of The Jack-o-lanterns and Trick or Treat is on Halloween itself this year.  This CRAZY amount of fun requires diligent planning!  My layout looks busy, but there is still plenty of space for more tasks.

I have shared my planning layout on the me & my BIG ideas blog today with links to all the items that I used.  







October 27, 2016

Father - Fancy Pants

It is Tips and Tricks week over on the Fancy Pants blog.  I am showing you how you can alter Washi Tape and stretch your paper collections.  

To see more of my project and read about my ideas, head to the Fancy Pants blog today.  


Grab this collection from Paper Issues for 20% off your order with code: Mary-Ann.  I love the masculine colors.  Probably one of my all time favorite FP collections.  


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October 25, 2016

Lunch Date - A Flair for Buttons

Anytime, anywhere, you can convince my boy and I to go on a lunch date.  You mention Cracker Barrel and we are there!!!  Ever since my boy was little, we would carefully remove the paper piece that wraps the silverware.  Then make it into a circle and use it for binos.  Simple, free entertainment.  He also still likes to blow the straw wrapper which drives me insane.  Why?  Because it is always shot at me.  I am always opposite him and his dad.  Anyway, these photos are from our date a few months ago, still creating binos with paper rings.  

So, today I am on the A Flair for Buttons Blog.  I love the flair I chose.  You can find all of Shelly's flair HERE in her ETSY Store.  I used Crate Paper Cool Kid that can be purchased at Paper Issues for 20% when you use code: Mary-Ann.  








October 23, 2016

Happy Halloween - Paper Issues

Its is that time of the month again!  
The exclusive Swag Bags are available over in the Paper Issues Store.  
I ADORE creating with them since they all coordinate so nicely.  
All you have to add is a large sheet of paper and sometimes a title.  This time I added white enamels and doodled with a white gel pen.  

A few other DT members scrapped along with me this month.  Head over to the PI blog to see.
Grab a SB or anything in the store for 20% off using code: Mary-Ann

Last year, Bub was a killer clown and his dog a dancer.  We stayed in our neighbor and had fun with our neighbors.  





October 22, 2016

Fall & Donuts - Simple Stories

Fall is in the air over on the Simple Stories blog today.  I am sharing 2 layouts of our apple picking experience from this year.  It is always so much fun.  We certainly try to eat our weight in apples and as many Apple Cider donuts that we can too!  For more of the store, head to the Simple Stories blog.  

You can but these collections from the Paper Issue store at 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.
For the cut files, go to the Just Nick website.  




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October 13, 2016

Cat-itude - Paper Issues

Today is my first time joining in on a new challenge over o the Paper Issues blog.  
It is called the Roll the Dice.  Two dice are rolled, one is for the amount of photos, the other for how many of an embellishment you can use.  Like stickers, enamels, ephemera, stuff like that.  

This month, it is 6 pictures and 3 stickers.  6 photos!!!!  You read that right.  

Recently my boy Leroy, was sitting on my dining room table on my Fancy Pants box of goodies.  I took several photos of him in succession and they were too darn cute not to share.  I printed them myself, giving me the ability to get the perfect size to go across my layout.  I used Doodlebug Kitten Smitten from the Paper Issues Store for this project.  It was so darn fun and my boy looks so darn cute!!!

Grab what you want from the PI store for 20% off when you use my code: Mary-Ann.  







October 12, 2016

Autumn Gift Giving - Fancy Pants

Autumn in New England has to be the most beautiful place in the world.  The new Golden Days collection from Fancy Pants, reminds me of the foliage and beautiful hearty flowers that are still in bloom.  For my project this week, I wanted to create a gift for my friend that is hosting Thanksgiving.  I am bring her small gift, perfect for her fall display. What better way to present it, than with Golden Days.

Purchase Golden Days from Paper Issues HERE. 
20% with code: Mary-Ann 

Head to The Fancy Pants blog to see more details of my project.  



October 11, 2016

NASCAR - A Flair for Buttons

I feel like my title should be capitalized, so I did.  Kinda like I am hollering, so you can hear me through all the revving engines and screeching tires! How fun is this Shimelle - Go Now Go collection and my choice of flair to document our day at the races?  
Grab it from the Paper Issues store for 20%: code Mary-Ann.

I am on the A Flair for Buttons blog today with this fun layout.
Get your flair, lots of flair from the A Flair for Buttons ETSY shop.  





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October 9, 2016

Pumpkin Carving - Paper Issues

It is that time again where I create a mood board from inspiration on Pinterest.  It is called Pinspire Me Mood Board.  It is so fun.  Draw inspiration from anything in the board and create a project.  Upload it to the PIFF FB page and be entered to win a gift card to the Paper Issues Store.  Win win!  You can see more of the team designs on the BLOG today.  

Every year, we carve pumpkins.  This was our first year carving without our chums.  My friend Kathy seriously should offer carving classes or carve professionally.  Although our carvings are not perfect or exciting, we have so much fun making the mess.  Some of us take it seriously while others pretend to eat it for the camera.  Sigh.

I used Simple Stories Simple Kit for my papers.  A touch of mambi washi and Tim Holtz rub-ons.  I couldn't help but add black gemstones to the spider bodies from Queen & Company.  


Here is a peek at the mood board itself.  






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October 7, 2016

Pokemon Adventure - Paper Issues

Do you have a Pokemon Go fan?  We do.  He is not addicted, but does have fun when I remind him to play.  After eating a big fat meal a couple months ago, we decided to walk around our town.  There were tons of Pokemon all over the place.  Lots of stops too.  It was fun and we stretched our legs and walked off some of our grub!

I used the Shimelle Go Now Go collection that you can grab in the Paper Issues store for 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.  I also used the Pokemon acrylics and wood veneers from Colorcast Designs.  

So, each Sunday, a layout is picked from a PI design team member to be the Scraplift Sunday layout. I lifted Lina Monaco's lovely layout and came up with this!  

Thanks for stopping by!


Here is Lina's original layout.