June 20, 2018

You are Way too Sweet - Technique Tuesday

Good morning!
I have been asked by Technique Tuesday to play with some of their new releases each month.  
They have asked if I could incorporate them into scrapbooking layouts.  
It is a challenge sometimes, but challenges keeps you on your toes, am I right?

For this month, they sent me:

All with matching crafting dies!  I mixed all three and came up with this.....
I also Fancy Pants Poolside for all the papers.

Take a look and head over to Technique Tuesday to see what else they have created new for the month.  You'll be pleasantly surprised!

Instead of your traditional stamping and coloring, I stamped on several different papers and cut them out and layered them.  This gives them detail without all the mess!  
Plus, I avoid coloring if I can:o) Unless it is with crayons of course!

I have found, with 6x6 paper pads, the patterns are often shrunk down and will give you smaller pattern detail for ideas like this.  

June 12, 2018

Graduation and Rainbows - Queen & Co.

Join me on the Queen and Company blog today. 
My assignment was to highlight Metallic Bubbles and Cord.   
There are so many new embellishments in the shop, that you have to see!

For my first card, I started with the Foam Front Die - Polka Dots.  I filled the circles with Toppings: Bubbles and Metallic to match my Metallic Bubbles that filled some of the holes.
I tiny sliver of yellow washi for pop and blue Cord and a Paper Smooches sentiment for the graduate.

For my second card, I layered rainbow papers and then the new Cord in a rainbow pattern.  I used the heart and love sentiment from the Heart Throb Shaker kit.   I literally only used one piece of paper for this card.  Its the rainbow sheet from the Fruit Basket 6x6 paper Pad

Thank you for stopping by.  Head to the Queen and Company website to see all the new embellishments that are added often.  They are inexpensive and can add so much interest to your next project.  

BEACH - Paper Issues

It is Let's Get Sketchy day over on the Paper Issues Blog.  
I played along with the fun sketch and let the paper do the work.  I used Jillibean Soup Shades of Color Soup, a Punch and the letters from the collection.  Bomb.  Done.  

This was a super fun day with our friends, the Mastro's.  
We built sand castles, the kids covered themselves with dirt, we body surfed.  It was a glorious day.
Oh, and we caught crabs!

Anyway, here is my take on the sketch and I provided the sketch for you to see.  
You can play along too.
You have the entire month!  
Submit your layout or project over on the PIFF page to qualify for a chance to win a prize.  
 Also, grab anything, anytime from the Paper Issues store with code: Mary-Ann and get 20% off EVERYTHING!