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January 24, 2017

xoxo - Fancy Pants

We are sooooo close to the month of love!  Although I try to drag it on longer than the day here in my house, it is evident all year long.  I love these boys and there is no reason this Sweet Nothings collection from Fancy Pants cant be used throughout the year.  Actually, this layout is going to be stuck in the month of May.  Nothing on this layout screams Valentine.

So, head to the Fancy Pants blog to see my entire layout.
If you wanna buy this amazing collection, head to Paper Issues.  
You can get it for 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.



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January 22, 2017

Awesome Christmas - Paper Issues

It is Paper Issues first Swag Bag Sunday for the year 2017!  I hope that you will consider joining in on the fun.  If you use my code: Mary-Ann on any order, you automatically get 20% off in the store.  Cassie is a super fast shipper too

Here is my Swag bag layout using the December Swag Bag.  
Those deer made me happy!  I almost added a red dot on the end of the white deers nose!  
Maybe I still should.  

This was Bub and my mom.  Then are picking out the goodies to leave for Santa in 2015.  Most of the years, I only have the small carrots for the reindeer.  I guess they got lucky for that Christmas Eve!  We always use the dishes that Roman colored himself when he was 3 or 4.  They have to be hand washed so the marker doesn't come off.  I don't typically iron anything or buy anything that can't go in the dishwasher!!!  Thank goodness my man does the dishes!  And he irons!





LOVE - Paper Issues

I could not stop at one Swag Bag projects today.  I had to create 2!  I created the Swag Bag Layout from December before I received the January one.  I couldn't wait!  Look at all these bits and pieces! I even used the heart bag that it came in on my layout! 

So, I you read the post before, you know that the Swag Bag post is live on the Paper Issues Blog and is full of Design Team inspiration.  You MUST try a Swag Bag at least once in your life.  They are amazing.  





January 12, 2017

Adorable - Paper Issues

Dear me, I just adore this girl.  Everyone who meets her does too.  
We have all heard the rumor that Grammie doesn't like dogs but she sure
 doesn't act it when she is with Flo.  We all think she likes her just fine!

Over on the Paper Issues blog today, there is a Pawsitively Pet Challenge happening today.  
So, I created this layout using Crate Paper's Cute Girl Collection.  
Grab it, or anything else from the PI store for 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.






January 10, 2017

Super Fun - Paper Issues

Today is one of those days where I am on two different blogs with the same layout.  It just worked out perfectly in this situation.  I needed to document my boys trip to the Pats game from this year.  Paper Issues was having a Roll the Dice challenge where dice are rolled to determine how many photos then how many of an embellishment.  
For this month, it was 4 photos and 4 words in a title.  I actually had to narrow down my photos but struggled with the title!!!  I used Becky Higgins Project Life stuff for my layout.  It is available on the Paper Issues store for 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.

It is also on the A Flair for Buttons blog today.  I used custom flair for this project.  Go HERE to see the blog and HERE will take you directly to the store filled with amazing flair.  






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January 9, 2017

Amazing Fun - Fancy Pants

Joy Parade from Fancy Pants is so fresh and fun!  
You need to check it out on the Fancy Pants blog this week.  
If you want the collection yourself, head to the Paper Issues store and use 
code: Mary-Ann for 20% off.  

Here is a peek at my layout.  It's of a really cute guy, you gotta go to FP to see!



January 6, 2017

Bird - Paper Issues

It is Pinspire Me Monday on the Paper Issues blog today!  It is a new year and PI has a fresh new look.  The new look is really spot on.  If you have ever ordered from Cassie, you know that she wraps everything in black and white houndstooth and pretty red ribbon.  It is seriously like opening a present every time you get a box.  Which is often for me!  Here is a peek at the new look.  

Here is the January 2017 Pinspire Me Mood Board!


Here is my layout based on this inspiration.  I was inspired by the hanging down 2017, the gold stars, and the color gold.


Don't forget to use code: Mary-Ann for 20% off your order.  I used Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa for this layout.  Over $65 you get  free shipping!




January 1, 2017

Season's Giving Blog Hop


I am excited that you have found your way to my blog via the amazing Seasons Givings Blog Hop!  
I hope you will look around!  Paper crafting has become a huge part of my life.  Both 2015 & 2016 have been super generous to me in the crafty perspective.  I feel blessed to be where I am today and to be a part of such an amazing group of people on this hop!

Did you know that every stop along this hop has a GIVEAWAY?  Each one has a different set of criteria for winning so make sure you read each specifically. 
Let's take a look at what I am giving away, shall we?
I will be drawing TWO names from my blog comments.



My giveaway starts TODAY!  It will close on January 8th at 9:00am EST.  
Each will include one of the above, The Happy Planner® with an additional pack.

RULES: Make a comment below to win! That is it!
US residents only, sorry.  

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