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December 7, 2018

Santa - Paper Issues

Morning!
Tell me you have been over to the FREE cut file section of the Paper Issues shop!!
If not, you really need to.  There are so many new files, ALL FREE, that you will absolutely need.  
Go HERE.  

Once you have downloaded all the files you need, you need to head over to the product section of the PI Store and get this new Fancy Pants collection, Cottage Christmas.  

Use code: Mary-Ann for 20% off you entire order.






December 3, 2018

Road Trip - Fancy Pants

Morning!

Plans of a road trip in your near future?  Not long ago, we went to Philadelphia to see the sights.  There was so much to see, so we took public transportation with a tour to boot! The On Our Way collection was perfect for documenting our journey.  I wanted white space with a corner for journaling.  



You can see that I used a cut file to the right of my photo.  Its a FREE file from Paper Issues.  I used vellum over the clouds and added the title to my layout.  



I love using foam to raise a piece of ephemera for dimension.  I did just that with the suitcase over the 3x4 Brag Card.  I loved the llama.  I had to use him peeking out around the card.  



Hope you will use the On Your Way collection to document your recent road trips.  It has great colors and pieces to help tell your story.





Supplies used:
On Our Way from Fancy Pants

November 24, 2018

Smile - Paper Issues

Morning friends!
Today, I played along with the 'Those Were the Days' Scrapbooking Challenge over at the Paper Issues PIFF page.  What makes you feel nostalgic? Is it vintage photos? Black and white photos? Old friendships? Something from your childhood?  Our PIFF page is where you can find tons of inspiration and challenges from our design team and our friends.  I used the "Blue Ain't Your Color' August Scrapbooking Kit.  I documented an older photo from a few years ago.  It is the last time my boy has seen his cousins from FL.  We have a new kit every month.  You need to check it out.  Anyway, there is so much happening on our PIFF page, you really should play along.  

Head over to the Paper Issues Store and grab a kit or any product you want and get 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.  


November 19, 2018

Snow Much Love - Paper Issues

Hey there.  Look how young we were!  On our wedding day, there was a blizzard.  It was beautiful but cold.  This was just a few days after we were married. 

I played along with last weeks Scraplift Sunday over at Paper Issues PIFF page. We lifted Angie Ponds.  I used Simple Stories Freezin Season and flair from A Flair for Buttons.  It was a great great layout to lift.  

Head to the Paper Issues store to grab what you need for 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.  








November 16, 2018

Fox - Paper Issues

Morning friends!
It is my turn on the Paper Issues blog and I was given a choice of creating a #52 Friday Favorites or using a FREE File Free-for-All.  I decided to use 2 FREE cut files.  
Did you know, when you all PI cut files are free?  Also, when you download a cut file, there are often more images to cut than what is shown on the advertised photo?  Its true.  Download one of these to see.  

I used Echo Park Perfect Autumn that I grabbed from the store.  

Use code: Mary-Ann in the Paper Issues store and get 20% off everything you order!





November 10, 2018

Halloween Boys - Paper Issues

Hey there! 
Do you love going to crops?  Ever think about joining an online crop?  Everything you need is with you in your craft room, and you can create and chat all at the same time from the comfort of your pjs!  Win win if you ask me.  This weekend, Paper Issues is having an online crop.  Go to......Paper Issues Friends and Fans, Fall Crop to play along.  There are prizes to be won and lots of inspiration.  I am not even sure how many challenges there are but I know there are a ton. 

I am playing along with the "Playing with Patterns" challenge.  You can use a dress pattern, mix up different pattern papers, or anything with a fun pattern that you find.  

I decided to mix a gazillion patterns on one layout.  I used the October Uma Thurman kit.  I really need to get my Halloween photos documented.  







November 9, 2018

The Amazing A Team - Queen & Co.

Good morning!
Today I am on the Queen and Company blog. 
Ever pull something together that seems completely different but really works?  I feel I did that on this football layout.  The stars are an obvious choice but the color palette is the question.  If you look closely at my photos, they were taken in the fall of 2017.  So, I wanted to focus on the colorful background of the photos and not necessarily the bright blue of the uniforms.  Using the Happy Harvest Fall Paper pad from Queen and Company, and it helped me do just that.  I pieced together 2 - 6 inch strips of paper with the seams falling behind my photos.  This allowed me to have longer papers.
I then filled some of the Stars Shaped Shakers with Pearls Neutral Toppings and Wood Toppings.  
I pieced together a title for my layout with the Word Dies and some old Thickers I had from long ago.
To emphasize the word amazing, I cut scrap white cardstock several times and carefully layered them on top of each other.  I then finished it with a yellow layer on top.  Making it thicker and almost like it has a shadow effect.  
Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you are inspired to create with our Shaped Shaker kits and word Dies.  
Supplies Used:
Happy Harvest Fall Paper Pad
Stars Shaped Shaker
Wood ToppingsWord Dies
Pops Topping
Pearls Neutral Toppings

November 2, 2018

Turkey Day - Technique Tuesday

Hey there.
I was really excited to be asked by Technique Tuesday to create a layout with the new Happy Thanksgiving Stamp Set and Turkey and Pie Crafting Dies.  Both items are under the New Product Category.  They are darling.  There are so many fall option, and now Christmas options.  You just go see.  Especially if you are a card maker or like to add stamping to your layouts.  Their dies are pretty cute too.

Here is what I created...  In my mind, I was trying to create a plate.  Not quite what I was thinking but I still like the circle ides.  The papers and ephemera are from Carta Bella and I grabbed those from Paper Issues.  Grab anything from PI for 20% off with my code: Mary-Ann.





November 1, 2018

Scream - Paper Issues

Did you know that Paper Issues is now designing a monthly kit?
Kits are so easy.  Everything that coordinates and works well together all in a bag that can be carried to a crop or a friends house.  Easy peasy.  

Here is the monthly kit for October called Uma Thurman.


I needed the scream mask 3x4 so I had to have the kit!  lol.  I loved the rest too but man, Really needed that mask.  Here is what I created.  I played along with the You've got to be Kittin' Me challenge.  There are so many each month.  Go check out Novembers challenges.








October 26, 2018

Open if you Dare - Queen & Co.

Good morning!
Have you seen the Fright Fest Shaker Card Kit from Queen and Co.?  It is filled with the perfect shakers for cards and for layouts alike.  I knew the exact photos I was going to scrap when I received the coffin in the mail.  
The best way to show off the coffin, and the creepy zombie pictures, was to line them up like many zombies rose from the dead!  I changed the center papers that lined the coffins and created one shaker and stamped another.
For an additional creepy effect, I added spider webs with my own eerie spiders.  Made from Halos and Iridescent Bubbles.  I drew legs with a silver glitter pen.  
Easy Peasy.  So, even thought you may have already sent out your Halloween cards, don't forget to leave the Fright Fest Shaker Card Kit on your craft table, so you can document the fun memories you will be making next week.  
Thanks for stopping in.
Mary-Ann Maldonado

October 22, 2018

Science Badge - Paper Issues

October has some fun challenges over at Paper Issues.  
I played along with Scrap Soup.  
All of the challenge for October can be found on the Paper Issues Friends and Fans FB page.  

I used Bella Blvd Pop Quiz for this Chemistry layout.  
My neighbor is a Chemist and we asked him to come over and teach the
 cub scouts how to do a few tricks.  








October 21, 2018

Trick Costume - Paper Issues

Playing along with the "I'm Here for the Boos!
I payed along earlier in the month and wanted to play along again.  
I used Goosebumps by Pretty Little Studio.  

My boy constantly changed his clothes.  
From costume to costume from mask to mask.  
He loved dressing up.  

Play along with us. 
Enter you Halloween protect to thePaper Issues PIFF page.  
Be entered to win a prize.

Use code Mary-Ann to grab what you need from the Paper Issues Store.