July 19, 2017

Lovely - Paper Issues

As I have said before, I can not wait for my new Swag Bag to arrive each month.  This is one of my favorite things.  Unfortunately, Swag Bag Spotlight is tomorrow and my little bag of goodness has not yet arrived.  So, I dug out my left over SB stash and got to playing.  

Here is what I came up with...

A peek at the new July Bag is available in the store HERE.  Grab it or anything else you want for 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.  It is called Fruit Cup!!

Here is a look at my pile of items I did not use in my previous Swag Bags.  So I dumped it out and went to town with my new $5.00 hexagon punch.  

July 18, 2017

FISH - Paper Issues

Notable Quotable over on the Paper Issues blog today.  
Here is the quote for inspiration.....
I obviously bent the rules a little and went with lake instead of ocean but still all a body of water right?  I say it works!  I used Simple Stories Cabin Fever for this layout.  I hand cut the title, but you could use a cut file.  

Everything is 20% off with my code:  Mary-Ann.

July 11, 2017

Summer - Queen and Company

Well, this is different for me.  I decided on the rainbow paper first.  Then, the Windows Shaker Card Kit.  I wanted to do more than the norm for my blog post on the Queen and Company blog today, so I added 3, THREE different die cuts, with two being shaker cards.  ON a layout!  What!

So, right now, it is all about summer and our pool.  We had friends over recently and I printed and trimmed my fave photos to fit within the Windows Shaker.  But my fave, the color bling that matches the rainbow paper.  I love it!  It was fun to find just the right colors to match. 

Head to the Queen and Company store to get yourself some fun embellishments and shakers.  
Tell them I sent ya!

July 10, 2017

Dude, I Love Summer Life - Paper Issues

Paper Issues Pinspire Me Monday is here!  It's my fave.  
I created the mood board below to inspire the masses to create!  lol  Maybe you want to play along?  If you do, all the details are on the Paper Issues Blog today.  Go HERE.  

For my layout, I used Echo Park Summer Fun.  I also used two different FREE cut files to get my title.  These two guys bicker and fight overtime they are together.  Over what, you ask? I have no idea.  

Grab anything you need from the PI store for 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.  

July 5, 2017

Hello Summer - Fancy Pants

Looks like Fancy Pants is back in action and I couldn't be more thrilled!  You should see the two new collections they just came out with.  Today, I am focusing on the new Hello Sunshine line.  

You can grab this collection over at Paper Issues for 20% off with code: Mary-Ann and grab the FREE fish cut file too! 

July 1, 2017

Adventure - Paper Issues

Paper Issues has a new Sketch and its fab.  
I kinda plaid around with it a bit.  But, it is just to get your juices flowing right?  

I used Simple Stories - Cabin Fever.  
Grab anything you want from Paper Issues for 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.

June 26, 2017

Happy Birthday - Queen & Company

This month on the Queen and Company blog (and all other social media outlets) we are focusing on the Pretty Presents Shaker Kit.  

Here is a layout I created.  I hope you will check out the Queen blog for more information and other designers creations.  

June 21, 2017

Imagination - Paper Issues

It is time for Swag Bag Spotlight on the Paper Issues blog today.  It was reset button for being out for almost 3 weeks.  This is truly my favorite goodie I get in the mail every month.  A small bag of coordinating product, just waiting to be played with.  I decided since the June Swag Bag was a little boy whimsical, I would play along with that theme.  My boy has a great imagination for being an old child.  He can play for hours with one thing.  Here, he filled his fathers's helmet with grass, flowers, greenery from my back yard.  How could I say no!  I used all the little things that made the layout look magical.  The dragon in a cloud, the rocket, and the little bearded guy. (Can't think of what he is called!)  

Instead of using the 3x4 papers as they came, I sent the through my Silhouette with a alphabet cut file from Just Nick Studios and created a title!

Reminded:  You can use my code: Mary-Ann for anything, anytime in the Paper Issues store.  Reach $60 and get free S&H too.  

June 8, 2017

A Cats Job - Paper Issues

Join the Paper Issues team as we highlight our pets and their craziness!  Play along for a chance to win.  I used a Swag Bag from May and had lots of fun.  This bag also comes with a small bottle of Color Shine. 

Here is my boy, Leroy.  He has some crazy teeth, don't you think!

May 31, 2017

Knight - Paper Issues


The Spotlight is on the new Echo Park, Once Upon a Time collection on the Paper Issues Blog today. I dug deep for Bubba's 6th birthday party at a really fun place in Amesbury. The boys did a little fighting and dressed up like knights.  They had so much fun.  I can not believe how small they look in this photo.  

I also used some FREE cut files from the Paper Issues Store.  This one is called Dragon Tails and Adventures.  But, there are so many more, so be sure to go look.  

May 29, 2017

Sister - Queen and Company

Join me on the Queen and Company blog today.  The team has been sharing different floral projects for the entire month of May.  Here is my second layout featuring flowers.  On the Q&C blog, I link to all of the products that I used. 

My sister and her husband, took my family to a concert last year on the Bangor Waterfront.  It was Bub's first concert and we had a blast.  

Stop over to the Q&C blog for more details.

May 22, 2017

Trumpets Blow - Paper Issues

Join the Paper Issues Design Team and play with one of the funnest little packet of bits and pieces.  It is created from new projects.  Giving you a chance to see the collections without the commitment.  I love them.  I still buy all the collections but these are just really fun for me.  

This layout is of Bub processing for band.  
He is not a fan.  I told he can quit and join chorus if he wants.  He is sticking with band.  lol.  When I saw the  golds in the April Swag Bag, I scrounged up this fun gold trumpet photo!

Grab a Swag Bag for 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.