August 31, 2016

September Planning - mambi

I have my September month planned in my The Happy Planner.  It came together easy when I narrowed down my color choices and stuck to what I chose.  I am sharing before the pen and after it is complete, here and on the me & my BIG ideas blog today.  Head on over to see.  


August 29, 2016

Superbowl Ready & Love - Simple Stories

Did you hear that Simple Stories is trying to name their little puppy mascot?

You still have today to submit an idea.  They will announce the winner tomorrow.  So head over HERE for a chance to win a prize!  

Before they even told us about the mission to name the little fella, I had created this layout about my dog and being Superbowl ready!  I fussy cut the large dog out of a 12x12 piece of paper and added it to my layout.   Perfect timing!

Here is my second layout that is on the blog today too.  Don't let it get overshadowed by the super cute pup!  These two are super cute too!  

Head to the Simple Stories blog for more details and to enter the contest.  
Grab the Carpe Diem Posh collection from the Paper Issues store for 20% off using code: Mary-Ann

August 26, 2016

Family - Fancy Pants

It is not often that I get together with my paternal grandparents and my mom.  So, I had to show my gramp how to do a selfie!  Our heads look the biggest, but it was still a great picture of some of my favorite people, hanging out together. 

If you want to see the entire page with the photo, head over to the Fancy Pants blog today.  
If you are interested in the Millie & June paper Collection, head over to Paper Issues and grab it for 20% off using code: Mary-Ann.

August 22, 2016


Summer is almost over.  My boy starts school on the 30th this year.  Earlier than normal.  We sure have been enjoying the summer.  Spending lots of time exploring and just enjoying our pool.  
Join me on the A Flair for Buttons blog with a fun summer layout.

I used Echo Park Summer Party available in the Paper Issues store for 
20% off using code: Mary-Ann.

August 15, 2016

August planning - mambi

Obviously I am a theme girl.  Whether it be a color combination or a holiday, I love to coordinate goodies that make me happy.  Today, I started with turquoise and pink and just so happened to add a bit of purple!  (My son's favorite color!)

More details on the me & my BIG ideas blog today!

Purple peace out!

August 13, 2016

Happy - Paper Issues

Well, I made a huge mistake the other day.  I started a layout using this cut file from Paper Issues.  I realized what I was using it for, was too early, the cut file hadn't been added to the store or shared with the public.  So, I sat on it for a bit.  This layout came together so quickly, because I already had the cut file cut and a Swag Bag is already coordinated.  WIN WIN!

So, today on the Paper Issues blog, you will see the team sharing how they used the new 
FREE CUT FILE.  Here is my take using the July Swag Bag!

Grab anything from the Paper Issues Store for 20% off using code: Mary-Ann.

August 11, 2016

Go Team - Fancy Pants

It is sports week over on the Fancy Pants Blog.  I had plenty of photos to choose from. 
 I went way back in time! lol
Go check it out.  If you are interested in the Good Fellows collection by Fancy Pants, you can grab it from the Paper Issues store for 20% using code: Mary-Ann.

The green finger is pointing directly to my little man.  <3

August 8, 2016

Cool - A Flair for Buttons

Join me on the A Flair for Buttons blog today while I combine three different sets of flair! 

You can get this Crate paper Cool Kid collection from Paper Issues for 20% with code: Mary-Ann.

My layout is also based on the sketch from Paper Issues.  


August 5, 2016

Awesome - Paper Issues

Paper Issues has a new Pinspiration Me Mood Board Challenge happening on the blog today.  I created the collage and am excited to see who will participate!  
You could win a gift certificate to the Paper Issues store just by entering. 

Here is a look at the board....

Here is my take on the board.   I drew inspiration from the floral pattern on the roller skates, and the faded colors.  

Remember to used code: Mary-Ann for 20% off your entire purchase in the PI store.  

August 4, 2016

Favorite Peeps & Have Fun in Life - Simple Stories

Hope you will stop by the Simple Stories blog today.  I have created two layouts or me assignment today and had tons of fun creating both.  There are more details over there and closeups. 

 If you want these collections, Sunshine & Happiness or Life in Color, head to the Paper Issues store and get 20% off your order and free shipping over $60.  Use code: Mary-Ann to get it!