June 27, 2016

Sweet & #sisters - Simple Stories

I have documented my baby bird journey and a fun day with my sister on the Simple Stories blog today.  I hope you will stop over to read my take and take a  close up look at how things came together.  

Grab these collections over in the Paper Issues Store for 20% using code: Mary-Ann.


Awesome - Fancy Pants

Today on the Fancy Pants blog, I am focusing on my title and journaling.  Stop over to see the entire layout and the beautiful new Life is Beautiful collection on a boy layout!
(you can grab it from Paper Issues for 20% off with code: Mary-Ann)

June 14, 2016

Today - A Flair for Buttons

I am combining three different sets of flair over on the A Flair for Buttons blog today.  Head over to take a look.  

Let's Celebrate Mini Album - Simple Stories

I recently designed this mini album for the Button Farm Club.  It will be taught in Arlington TX and Tulsa OK at the Creating Keepsake Convention.  It is also available over on the Button Farm website!!!
You can check out my entire blog post over at Simple Stories!
Phew, it is EVERYWHERE today!  

June 10, 2016

Isabella - Fancy Pants

Good Morning!

By now you know that I am a fan of sketches for inspiration.  
Today, the topic over at Fancy Pants, is scrap lifting another designer from the team.  It is similar to sketches.  There were many that I could lift, that is for sure, but I chose Christin Gronnslett.  She is a dirty girl.  By that I mean that she does amazing coloring to her backgrounds.  I can not even remotely do what she does.  I believe she may be the queen.  

For this lift, I chose to focus of the colors, the papers, a cut file, the topic and the triangle thing that she had going.  

To see both of our layouts an how different and similar they are, head on over to the Fancy Pants Blog.  We are doing this scrap lift theme all week. 
 The cut file I used is from The Cut Shoppe.  

I used Millie & June for the collection.  You can grab it from Paper Issues for 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.  Grab anything and use the code!!!


June 8, 2016

Chill Out - Paper Issues

Today is another Product Spotlight over at Paper Issues.  The PI team is shining a light on Carta Bella's Beach Day collection.  Doesn't have to be beach photos!  All I have are pool photos!  I combined this collection with a bit of Color Cast Design acrylic pieces.  

Grab any fun papers from the Paper Issues store for 20% using code: Mary-Ann.

Thanks for popping in.

June 3, 2016

Recipe Planning - mambi

Good Morning! I know this is going to sound really crazy! I want to complete The Happy Planner Recipe Organizer for my son. I want to fill it full of our family favorites, so when he is older, he will have all his favorites with everything written in my handwriting. Let's just forget that he is only eleven. It is never too early to start, right? I wanted to keep it very very simple. The main reason is, he is a boy and if I make it too girly, I don't think he will appreciate it as much. His wife might, but I am not worried about her just yet! lol.

Here is what the organizer looks like!  You can check out the entire thing HERE.  

You can also head over to the mambi blog to check out the details of my planning.  

I decided to keep these post simple, clean and minimal.  Using just stickers and washi.

My friend Kathy is going to be thrilled that I finally wrote this recipe down.  I think I have called her for it at least 10 times.  Maybe I still will keep calling, make her feel needed:o)

Thanks for taking a peek!


Pool Day - Paper Issues

Over on the Paper Issues blog today, you will find the new mood board I created for Paper Issues.  Each month, we try to inspire you by images collected from Pinterest.  

Today, I am sharing my layout, which I think is obvious where I drew inspiration.  You should see how other members of the team have interpreted the board.  It is seriously tons of fun.  You can play along too.  Just upload your projects to the PIFF page HERE and you could win a prize!!

For this project, I used Carta Bella's Beach Day collection.  Purchase it HERE in the PI store.  Grab anything else you need to and use code: Mary-Ann for 20% off.