April 26, 2014

Happy Spring

Today I have a starburst style spring card over at The Rubber Cafe!  Be sure to stop by and see how easy it is to create one of these for your self!


April 19, 2014

A Flair For Buttons SPRING Blog Hop

Super exciting news happening over at A Flair for Buttons blog today.  Approximately 6 random winners will be chosen from posts you make on the designers blogs.  So go ahead and leave one here!!  Then head to the next blog and leave another!

Here is what I have created for this hop.  

and this one too....

There are so many new goodies in the shop to choose from.  I think the Hashtag Boy Flair collection was made specifically for me (wink)!

Be sure to use this code to receive 10% off of your next order now through Midnight on April 21st.  You MUST make a comment to be eligible.  International orders can use the same code as above.

Now head over to these blogs for more flair inspiration and be sure to comment for more chances to win!

Mary Ann Maldonado You are here!!!

Looking forward to hearing who wins on Wednesday April 23rd!  Hope it is you.


April 18, 2014

Military life

Good morning, today I am sharing a project life layout over at eclectic Paperie.  Sometimes keeping it simple in my world is just what the doctor ordered.  With my husband spending 21 years in the USMC, we are pretty obsessed with anything remotely connected to the military.  Whether it be nerf guns, army men, history or books about war, you can be assured that the boys in my family are interested.  This layout depicts how my breakfast table could look like on any given day.  I just created this layout but the pictures are from 2011.  Keep in mind, that I could duplicate this exact same layout with the exact same pictures with a kid that is just a tad older now!  

I really enjoyed taking a larger photo and chopping it up to fill 4 of the pockets for project life.  This army man photo works perfectly because you don't have to worry about cutting a persons face down the center.  

I had a few extra pieces from the Fancy Pants ephemera pack that coordinated with my photos.  I added them to various pockets.  A few drops of Dylusions green ink and machine stitching and my layout was done.

Thank you for taking a look at my project and hope to see you all again really soon.


April 12, 2014

Mass produced card for The Rubber Cafe

Today I have shared another card over at The Rubber Cafe.  This card was mass produced in less than 2 minutes per card:o)  Head over to check them out!

Thank for  looking.

April 9, 2014

Knee replacement

Knee replacement has been kicking my butt.  I didn't think I would be down this hard.  I am recovering, recovering really well, but it is worse than I imagined.  I thought I would be bored and reading, scrapbooking, organizing my photos on my computer, catching up on movies.....
None of that has happened.  I can not make it through a movie and my eyes cross when trying to read.  Might I mention I am on really good drugs?   I am weight baring and getting around but not enough to twist and turn (not to dance) but to scrapbook.  I am starting to feel the itch so I am thinking that it may not be long.  Wish me luck and thanks for checking in.  Tomorrow will be 2 weeks and on day 5 I thought I was dying!!  Thank God for all my nurses who have taken time out of their busy schedules to watch me nap:o)