February 29, 2016

March Planner - mambi

I wanted to share this with you before the day was over.  I created the base for March in my planner and you can check it out below.  If you want more written details, please head over to the mambi  blog, HERE.  

Laugh - Fancy Pants

Hi there - Are you in love with the new Attwell collection from Fancy Pants?  I am.  I believe I gasped (out loud) when I saw the 'Stunning' paper.  It can be used so many different ways.  I cut it up this time and tucked it in behind, but next time, I believe I will just let it shine!

Interested in seeing the entire layout?  Head over to the Fancy Pants blog to see my post.  Feel free to leave a comment while your there.  I would be forever and ever grateful;o)

Thanks for popping by.  

February 24, 2016

You're Stuck With Me - Paper Issues

There is a new Free Printable over in the Paper Issues store today.  Just add it to your cart and check out.  That is it.  Print, cut and add it to a layout.  If you are wanting the same Pink Fresh Studios paper that I used here, you can grab that HERE.  

You can see above that I did cut up one of he 3x4 printable cards.  

This is a photo my boy took of us at the Melting Pot on our Anniversary of 18 years.  
I hope you will check back soon for more inspiration. 

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February 22, 2016

mambi BLOG HOP

Welcome to the new 2016-2017 Happy Planner™ BLOG HOP 
featuring posts by the me & my BIG ideas Design Team! 

I’m excited to show you the style of my new Botanical Garden Happy Planner and share how I plan to use it come July.

I love fresh, clean, crisp paper and cannot wait to get into this planner.  It is seriously driving me crazy!  
I plan to keep my cover clean.  I will be using the Elastic Bands to assist me with flipping to the month I am  currently in.  

I plan to use the Pocket Folders and Sticky Notes each month and will move them at the end of each month to the next.  

For each week, I will have a running grocery list or random to-do list that does not warrant documenting on the calendar pages.  I will also move the plastic Dashboard that will hold the super cute Sticky Notes.

Each week will hold a plastic Page Protector to capture some of my favorite photos of the week and Pocket Cards.  Maybe there will end up being two for each week.  Who knows.

I also used both of the Pen Holders.  Honestly, I could use more.  I did select my favorite pen and always need my pencil nearby.  Best thing about these, they can be removed from the cover and placed on a different one.  That way, if you can make up your mind on which cover you want, they will move!  

I am saying all of this now, lol.  Hoping that I appear organized.  But, with crafting, things always change.  I think this is a great start for jumping off on July 1st.  I hope you will all be with me!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
 Keep the HOP going by heading over to mambi Design Team member Jen Randall’s blog to see which Happy Planner™ she's got her hands on!

February 13, 2016

XOXO - Fancy Pants

Can you tell this weeks theme for everything is LOVE!  There may be something hidden inside this fun bag.  You will have to go to the Fancy Pants Blog to see the rest!  Its worth the trip.  Promise!

Adorbs - Paper Issues

Enjoy creating layouts from sketches?  Or just need a creative jumpstart?  Paper Issues has a new sketch each month that will help get your juices creative flowing!

I used Crate Paper's Hello Love collection for this layout. 
Get 20% off your order when you use code: Mary-Ann.

Above is February's Sketchy Saturday's Sketch.  I guess, I created a loose interpretation of the sketch.  But if you look close, you will be able to see the resemblance:o)  

Thanks for dropping in. 

February 12, 2016

Man I Love you and Family - Simple Stories

Good Morning!  
I am super excited to be on the Simple Stories blog for the first time today as one of their new designers!!  I have created with Simple Stories product forever!  It is almost unbelievable.  I am pretty thrilled.  They require that you post two projects on each blog post.  The theme for this post was 'love.'  Well, you all know I love my main man, but I love my handsome boy and my mom too. So I thought I would do projects revolving around them for todays post.  

For the above project I used Life in Color.  See the name display in the bottom right corner..... thats me!

I dug deeper into my stash for We Are Family to complete this layout.  

PLEASE, if your my friend or family!  Go to the Simple Stories blog and tell them how much you love my layouts, not me, they will know your my fam:o)


February 10, 2016

Cheers to You - The Rubber Cafe

The Rubber Cafe is back and better than ever!  We have all rested over the holidays and are ready to get crafting with a new Graphic Designer and new ideas.  Here is my first card for the February Creative Cafe KOTM - Follow your Dreams.  I used the add-on stamp set - Feeling Lucky.  OMG is this little  guy cute or what!  He doesn't come with such a big hat or big mustache but I couldn't help but add these extras onto him.  Lets look, but for more, you will have to go to The Rubber Cafe blog.  

February 9, 2016

love - A Flair for Buttons

Join me over on the A Flair for Buttons blog.  I have chopped up paper and paired it with my favorite flair.  I used Crate Paper Hello Love.  

This was before the Pats game last year.  Whenever I would say smile, I would get a look like this.  Usually involving his tongue.  Now, I get dirty looks.  I am not sure what I like better:o)

February 5, 2016

Always Observing - Paper Issues

Good morning, its a new day and a new challenge over at Paper Issues.   We have a mood board created from images on Pinterest as inspiration.  The team comes together and creates projects and shares our ideas with you, hoping that you will be inspired.  We call it Pinspiration Challenge.  

You can join in on the fun and be entered to win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues Store.   Here is my layout based on the board.  Below you will see the board itself. 

February 3, 2016

Cherish - Paper Issues

It is Product Spotlight again over at Paper Issues.  Crate Paper's Hello Love is absolutely gorgeous.  You have go to the Paper Issues Blog and see what other team members have created using the same product.  

I used Wink of Stella, which is a brush pen that makes things glitter.  You can not see it here but it really made my flowers look even prettier if that is possible!

If you love this collection as much as I do, head over to the Paper Issues Store and order it or yourself.  Use my code: Mary-Ann and receive 20% off your entire order!