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April 22, 2019

Blueberries Aren't Blue - Elle's Studio

Hey there!

Ever think to yourself, 'how can that possibly be?'  Well, my mom and I had a recent discussion after getting purple blueberry ice cream.  We both know that blueberries can be blue, but mostly they are purple.  So, we decided they shouldn't be called blueberries.  Maybe purple berries!  Who came up with the work pajamas?  Or scrumptious?  I could go on.  It would take all day and with all the amazing goodies in the April Kit and add-ons, we don't have time for that, do we?!





I knew I wanted to create a play on colors with the blue and purple.  So I made sure to layer both colors every time I used them.  Behind the Large Jane Alphas, around the entire layout as a base and under the Mom Heart Cut file.  



About the Mom Heart cut file... I only wanted to use the heart part of the file. So, I released the compound path and only used the outer part of the heart.  Releasing it from the text on the inside.  I cut the heart 3 times, decreasing in size by 1/4 of an inch each time.  



Along with the blue and purple, I added the beautiful raspberry color that is throughout the April kit.  The Butterfly and Flowers Puffy Stickers had the cutest florals so I had to add them to the date clump at the bottom of my page.  Adding this, lead me to adding the 3x4 floral tag from the April Kit.



I trimmed down the floral tag and tucked it in behind my photo.  Then, I layered with the Days of the Week Phrase sentiments for a little more detail for my story.  Not only does my title depict a story, but I added journaling to the top left corner of the layout to remember the moment for years to come.  

April 16, 2019

M x3 - Paper Issues

Hey there!
 How do you keep in touch with people?   
How has technology bettered (or worsened) your life?   
Let's see those pages documenting all things technology.
Share them over on the PIFF FB page, under Photos, then Albums, then April Challenges then the What's App section.  

I went a little different with this challenge.  My way of getting in the photos, as I am sure it's the same for most of you, is to take selfies.  That is the part of technology that I appreciate, especially as a scrapper or memory keeper.   

I took a selfie of my fam dam at Gillette Stadium this past weekend.  I tried to get the banners in the background but managed to only get windows.  Oh well, we are ALL in it.  All 3 of us.  Hence the title of my layout, M x3!  Three Maldonado's!  Makes sense now, right?  

I used the March Swag Bag, Magically Delicious that you can get in the Paper Issues store.  You can even get Aprils Swag Bag kit now, Spring in Your Step.  Whatever you add to your card, be use to use Mary-Ann at checkout for your code and get 20% off your entire order.  








April 4, 2019

Good Photo - Paper Issues

Morning friends. 

My project today is based off of an Ad that we found as inspiration for a layout or project.  Hence the name, Ad-spiration!  You can be literal with your take of the ad or you can take something from it that inspires you to create.  

Here it is....


I love the pattern in the umbrella, so I chose a small pattern to use on my layout.  The ad is outside, so I added butterflies and clouds, 'outside!'  I was also drawn to the colors.  So, I used lots of various blues.  You see, you do not have to be literal.  Whatever inspires you is fair game.  So play along with us over on our PIFF FB page for a chance to win a prize each month.  

I used the March Kit - Greener Pastures as the main focus of my project.  Most of the items were from Vicki Boutin's Kaleidoscope collection.  Go check it out in the store and use code: 
Mary-Ann to get 20% off your entire order.