July 27, 2015

SHE - Fancy Pants

Good morning.  I had a great time stealing this adorable photo from my friend when we were scrapbooking together.  There is only one other female in our house and that is my dog Flo.  I wanted to use the gorgeous pink papers in the Summer Sun collection so I grabbed this older photo of Em.  She is photogenic and adorable!  Perfect for the flip flops and "love" Brag Card.  I will be giving this layout to my chum while begging for more photos.  Just take a look at the pink and grey together.  I challenge you to try that color combo.  It was super fun.

This is the second layout that was published in the Russian magazine!  woohoo

Head over to the FP blog for more detailed photos.

Need this collection?  You can head over to the Paper Issues store to purchase this collection.  Use code: Mary-Ann for 20% off your entire purchase.

July 23, 2015

Cub Scouts - Paper Camellia

Good morning.  Today I am sharing ANOTHER boy layout over at Paper Camellia.  I am excited that I am getting so many things scrapbooked.  I have used the Main Scrapbooking kit and the Embellishment Add-on.  I will say, the add-on is pretty spectacular.  There are more things included in this than I will ever have time to use.  Letters, words, 6x6 paper pad, ephemera and so much more.  Be sure to check it out HERE.  
Head over to the Paper Camellia blog for more details.

July 22, 2015

Planner Spotlight - Paper Issues

Today is a fun team up with some of the ladies over at the Paper Issues blog.  We are all trying to share different ways to use our various planners.  

My point is, you can use anything you want in a planner.  ANYTHING!  For next week, I don't have a ton on my schedule so I decided to pick out a few things that I have been setting aside, to make sure that I used them on next weeks projects.  Using decorative bobby pins and/or paperclips attach your items in a temporary way.  
I love the lavender and purple colors for July in my The Happy Planner by mambi (me & my BIG ideas.)  Since I am wearing purple shirt today, why not go for pink, purple and turquoise embellishments for my upcoming projects?

Oh my, that crooked banner paperclip is going to drive me nuts!  I have three different clumpings.  Each are for different projects.  I am going to use ephemera and  bobby pins  from Crate Paper.  Washi tapes.  Tags from American Crafts and grey ones from the PI store.  Heidi Swapp Paperclips.  Best thing here, is the little doilies from the PI store.  They usually come in sets of 75 but Cassie has 
graciously  broken them up into sets that include a tiny bit from each color.  Who wants 75 of one color anyway?

Then I started to embellish my pages as things started to fill in.  

So, grab all the little things that you LOVE and have to have.  It does not have to coordinate with anything else you buy.  Throw these things into your planner.  Grab washi tapes and paper clips while your at it.  You won't be sorry.  It will take your planner to a completely different level. 

When you get that shopping card full of goodies, use my code:  Mary-Ann for 20% off everything you purchase.

love - The Rubber Cafe

I am sharing how I made this tassel on The Rubber Cafe blog today.  Head over to see the details.  

July 20, 2015

A Rain Cloud - A Flair for Buttons

Rain or shine, hot or cold, nothing will stop this little guy and hi dad from getting in the pool.  You can see the dark clouds in the background rolling in.  Today, I am sharing this layout over at the A Flair for Buttons blog.  Head over to see the details.  

Here is the link you need to go to Paper Issues to purchase this October Afternoon collection
 Use code: Mary-Ann for 20% off.  

July 16, 2015

Good Wheelin' FUN - Paper Camellia

Good morning.  I am over at the Paper Camellia blog today, using their main scrapbooking kit and the embellishment add on's.  I started with a louder background print and did not skimp on the embellishments.  You need to go check out the closeups.  There is so much to see.

July 14, 2015

SunKissed - Paper Issues

Hi friends.  Or family:o) or people I pay to come here!  I am over at the Paper Issues blog today with a cute layout.  
Seems like forever since my last post over there.  
When I received the October Afternoon Summertime collection, I fell in love.  So will you, I promise.  I bought it all.  Every little thing I could.  The colors are vibrant and even better in person.  

Last year, I captured this photo of my boy and his long (long for him) hair, outside by the pool, taking a quick break.  He swims like a fish and still maintains cool hair!  Here is how I used just a small portion of my October Afternoon goodies.

Want this collection too? 
 Head over to the Paper Issues store and grab it for 20% off.  Use code: Mary-Ann.

July 13, 2015

July Planner - mambi

Oh my, are summers crazy around here.  July especially.  With the 4th, Bible school, Sherrif's Academy, company and a party, I don't know how I would make it without my planner.  You should see how messy my grocery section of my planner is!  If my head is still in tact at the end of July, that will be a miracle!  How about you?  What is your busiest month and how do you organize it all?  Here is a glimpse of my non-messy section of my planner, lol!  Oh, all the empty days you see in the book, those are POOL days!  Didn't think you wanted to see that repeated 20 times!  If you need me for anything on those days, you will know where to find me.

Thanks for stopping in today.

July 9, 2015

Happy Going In! - Paper Camellia

Sharing my first layout of the month over at Paper Camellia,
 using their July Main Scrapbooking kit.
It combines Crate Paper with My Mind's Eye and gives you an amazing travel kit.  
I was excited to see it.  Perfect for documenting some of my recent camping trip!
Head over to Paper Camellia blog to see closeups!

July 6, 2015

Simple Stories & A Flair for Buttons Blog Hop Day 1

Good morning!  You may be here directly from the A Flair for Buttons Blog 
or connecting through Simple Stories.  Thank you so much for stopping by!  
The two teams have swapped product and will be bringing you inspiration all week long.  There is even a chance to win $50.00 from each store.  You MUST comment to be eligible to win.  Comment more, you'll have a better chance!

I really enjoyed playing with this collection and am excited to share what I have created with you.


Summer Nights

 Check out the matching custom flair!
Be sure to stop over to the A Flair for Buttons blog tomorrow for more inspiration and another chance to win $50 from each manufacturer.  Thanks for stopping here.

So Happy - Fancy Pants

I am pretty excited to share this next layout with you.  I was asked to participate in a magazine that is being published in Russia.  This is the tutorial layout that I submitted.  I used the Making Waves collection from Fancy Pants.  You can head over to FP blog HERE to check out the entire tutorial.
But, here is a sneak peek.

If you are dying to get your hands on this collection, head over to Paper Issues Store and used code: Mary-Ann for 20% your entire order.  They have both of the new Fancy Pants collections in their store!

July 2, 2015

Last Day 4th Grade - mambi

With all of the harsh winter weather we received here in New England, school is just wrapping up for the kids.  For my boy, he gets to escape a week early due to a yearly family camping trip.  Remember the planner post I did for camping?  I am happy to say that we have returned unscathed by the big black bears!  Matter of fact, we did not even see any.  Anyway, back to the layout at hand, this is of my boy on HIS last day of school.  Can you believe our towns last day was actually June 26th?  Isn't that crazy?

Here is the layout I created for my boy's last day June 19th!

Head over to the mambi blog for more details and to see a list of the products I used.