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August 23, 2017

World of Crazy Boys - Paper Issues

Swag Bag Spotlight is on the Paper Issues blog today.  I had so much fun playing with the August Swag Bag.  It is actually my favorite thing over at PI.  If you have a Swag Bag or previous Swag Bags, you can play along by creating a new project and uploading it to the PIFF FB page HERE.  You could win a prize to the PI store.  






August 21, 2017

Fun In The Sun - Paper Issues

Good morning!
Welcome to rund 2 of Paper Issues August Issue.  I participated and had tons of fun.  It is all out Summer!  What is your favorite activity? Pages about vacations, sightseeing or even just using the Paper Issues Flamingo card that came with recent orders.  I have plenty of photos and thing to document for this occasion.  I could probably participate with 100 layouts.  But I focused it down to one topic.   Join in by creating a layout with these topics and upload into the PIFF Facebook Group for a chance to win a prize.  

Eating cool pops by the pool while watching boys swim.
It was also an iSpy photo from July.  (Paper Issues provides photo prompts each month and this was one of them!)

I used Peebles Sunshiny Days. Grab it from the shop, or anything else you want for 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.  

I also added a couple flair from A Flair for Buttons.  Grab those HERE.








August 14, 2017

2 - Movies - Paper Issues

Join me on the Paper Issues blog today for the new Pinspire Me Mood Board.  
I created this board for PI with a night out in mind.  Wether you go out on date night with your man, bring the kids to a fair, or hit a movie as a family.  This board is sure to inspire creativity.  
Be inspired by the theme, the colors, the designs within the individual photos.  
Whatever inspires you, create a page and join us on the PIFF Facebook Page for a chance to win a PI gift card to the store.  



I was inspired by the green and touches of yellow in the candy photo.  I also went with the theme of the board and document my family and my boys friend going to movies.  In the lobby of the theatre, they had a Despicable Me car for photo ops.  Of course, we took advantage of it twice!





August 10, 2017

Apple - Queen and Company

The new Fruit Basket Shaker Kit is available and you can go HERE to grab it!  
It is full of juicy possibilities and for cards or layouts.  
I have created a fun layout using the apples from the kit for my apple picking pictures.

There are more details on the Queen website HERE.  
How I created the 3-D apples and the Shaker apple pieces.









August 2, 2017

Soak Up The Sun - Fancy Pants

The new summer collection, Hello Summer from Fancy Pants is just perfect for beach, pool or any event photos from the summer.  I paired it with a FREE cut file from Paper Issues called Tropic Like its Hot!.  I did stretch the palms to get a longer design.  

Wanna see more?  Head over to the Fancy Pants blog.

Grab all the FREE Cut Files from Paper Issues.



July 30, 2017

You're Wonderful - Paper Issues

Join me over on the Paper Issues blog today.
Every Sunday, they chose a layout to scrap lift and they chose mine.  So, I had to play along.  
I used the Echo Park, Once Upon a Time collection.  Grab anything you want from the Paper Issues Store for 20% with code: Mary-Ann.

This layout of Roman is when he was only 4 years old.  His cat at the time, Milford, followed him everywhere.  During this stage, he was always dressing up with any costume he could get.  He is such a sweet boy.  


Here is the layout that they had us lift for Scraplift Sunday.  








July 25, 2017

Real Life Crazy! - Fancy Pants

Look how cute and small my baby boy was.  I miss this stage.  He was crazy and fun.  
Today, I am on the Fancy Pants blog, sharing a layout with four or more photos.  
It was easy for me.  The combination of these photos tell a story.  You can tell
how much fun he was having, wearing his dad's USMC Drill Instructors hat.  
How could I have narrowed down these photos anyway, they are all too cute.

To see more, head to the Fancy Pants blog.  You don't want to miss out on any of these fun photos.

Go HERE to order this collection.  


Thanks for popping in.

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

Morning! 
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!