December 24, 2014

Hello - The Rubber Cafe

I've got a pretty bird card over at The Rubber Cafe today.  
Birds usually aren't my thing but this guy was too pretty not to use.  

Hope you all have a blessed Merry Christmas.  We are pretty excited here.  Dickey the elf is back and wreaking havoc.  Family has been rotating through my house and I could not be happier.  I am grateful that people take time to spend moments with my little family.  

Merry Christmas.

December 21, 2014

Guest Feature - Chickaniddy Crafts

Pretty excited to be featured over at Chickaniddy Crafts for the second time!  I love their product!  Here are the layouts that they will be featuring:

Both of these layouts were created with their Scrumptious line purchased over at Paper Issues.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  

December 20, 2014

Kayaking - Paper Issues

There is a Cut It Out Link Party happening over at Paper Issues today.  Be sure to take advantage of the FREE cut file and submit a project for a chance to win a January Swag Bag!

Here is the FREE CUT FILE:

I had to manipulate the cut file a bit to accommodate my photos.  If I knew I would be cutting them into triangles, I would have told my friend to back up a bit!  lol

Products used:
Gossamer Blue - On My Desk & Gramercy Road
Die Cut Pieces - On My Desk
Puffy Stickers (hearts)  -Twine + ink
Jawbreakers yellow - Queen & Co.
Enamel Dots Color Theory - Studio Calico

Remember, at check out, be sure to enter code: Mary-Ann for 20% your order!

December 19, 2014

The Cut Shoppe & Paper Camellia Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Paper Camellia and The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop!  Im excited your stopping in to see me today probably via Jennifer Haggery's blog.  Be sure to make your way throughout the hop, leaving comments for chances to win.  

Both teams have been working with Paper Camellia's December Kit and one of a kind cut files from The Cut Shoppe that coordinate.

Here are the two layouts I created for the hop.  

A Pup & A Cool Kid - using Because I'm Happy and Bitty Borders cut files.

Hello -  using Happy Little Clouds.

Now, two random winners will receive the 5 Cut File sets (see below) that coordinate with the Paper Camellia Kit.  Just comment on the blogs throughout the hop and winners will be chose from the participating blogs in the hop!  Comments will remain open through Tuesday, December 23rd for the chance to win.  

If your going to be ordering from The Cut Shoppe anytime in December, remember to use code: MERRY25 to receive 25% off your entire order until December 31st.

Here is the hop listing.   

December 17, 2014

Learn from yesterday - The Rubber Cafe

"Learn from Yesterday
Live for today
Hope for Tomorrow"

This is one of the amazing sentiments on the stamp sets over at The Rubber Cafe's - Creative Cafe KOTM.  They are stunning and can be used in so many ways.  Oh, and the paper in this kit, TO DIE FOR!  I love small tiny floral prints.  Something about them makes me happy.  The more vintage they look, or wallpapery they look the better for me.  Here is todays card, over at The Rubber Cafe's blog. Be sure to head on over and leave a comment on how great you think my card is!!!  hehe

December 16, 2014

i know him - A Flair for Buttons

I have this Christmas layout over on the A Flair for Buttons Blog today too!  
This was a fun day at the Festival of Trees here in town.  
We found out that Santa was in the house when we walked in!  

Check out this awesome clump of flair!

Be sure to stop over to the AFB blog to see more close up photos of the layout.  

White Christmas - The Cut Shoppe

EEEEK!  This fun layout is over on The Cut Shoppe blog today!  Be sure to stop over for more close ups of the cut files I used and the amazing Felicity Jane kit.  It is all pretty spectacular.

Over on ETSY, The Cut Shoppe is offering a 25% off code for the entire month of December.  Be sure to add the below code to your order!


December 12, 2014

Merry Christmas - mambi

Today, mambi is sharing one of my Christmas layouts on their blog.  I love all the black.  It is inspired by a recently layout I saw by Cassie Box.  Although completely different in color and some detail, you will see similarities.  Soon as I saw it, I told her I was scrap lifting.  So here is my take on a sketch challenge that she participated in.

I used mambi Christmas product to include:
mambiSHEETS, mambiSTICKS, Soft Spoken, mambiCHIPS and mambiSHAPES
I also used: Queen & Co. Red Gems, a circle punch, diamond punch and white paint.

Go to the mambi blog for more photos of my layout.  Also be sure to head to Cassie's blog to see her layout.  

December 10, 2014

Things have a way.... The Rubber Cafe

Today I have a card over at The Rubber Cafe.  
I am using December's Creative Cafe's KOTM - On The Move.
It contains these uber cool bees and a saying that is hard to remember sometimes, 
"things have a way of working out."

Here is my card, with lots of GOLD!

December 7, 2014

Santa's List - The Cut Shoppe

Happy Holidays folks.  I am excited to show you my first time use of my sketch pens that I have had for over a year!  I created a  background with one of the cut files from The Cut Shoppe.  You have to head over there and participate in the 12 Days of Christmas and grab yourself the generous coupon code for good for the entire month of December.  GO HERE NOW!!!

Here are the cool cut files that I used, but she has sooooo many to choose from in the shop and they are ridiculously inexpensive.  Go HERE to see for yourself.  

See you soon.

December 3, 2014

Silly Elf - A Flair for Buttons

Today I have a layout of last years elf antics up on the A Flair for Buttons blog.  I decided I would created a layout with 18 of my favorite elf shenanigans from 2013.  I kept them small and in a film strip style.  I used Basic Grey Evergreen and beautiful flair to accompany!

Please head to A Flair for Buttons blog to see even more photos of my photos, ha!

December 2, 2014

Oh Deer Christmas Cards - Paper Issues

Sharing a set of four cards over on the Paper Issues blog today.  Be sure to stop by!  

Oh, and don't forget, today is the last day to sign up for my GIVEAWAY!  

November 26, 2014

4:23 Easter Standard Time - mambi

Today I am sharing this layout that tells you why I love Day Light Savings over on the mambi Blog!  Not long after I completed this layout, I checked and the Sunset even earlier a few days later!  But like I said in my journaling, it is ok for me because I do not leave in the morning when it is dark and return in the evening after the sun has gone down.  I get to see the sun throughout the day.

I hope that you all have been inspired to create a layout that may not include a photo, something that only words can  capture.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Gold Thread
Gold Color Shine - Heidi Swapp
12x12 Bazzill Avalance