June 25, 2018

Little Dude - Paper Issues

Hey there.
When the new Boys will be Boys Challenge came up over at Paper Issues, did I really have a choice??  lol  I'll take any inspiration there is to craft about my boy.  

I decided to go back in time and create with older photos.  Kinda makes me sad, how fast time has flown and how darling my baby was when he was bitty.  

This is from a day that he was watching TV in his room, holding his favorite thing, Silly Putty.  He worried about getting it everywhere so he just held it there.  FOR-EVER!
My favorite part is the t-shirt.  You'll have to make sure you read it.  

I used Pebbles Night Night, that I purchased from the Paper Issues Store.  
Use code: Mary-Ann to get 20% off anything in the store.  

June 24, 2018

Adopt a Cute Animal - Technique Tuesday

Ok people, it is time to save an animal!  
Are you an animal lover?  Have the best pets in the world?  Live on a farm?  Want to live on a farm?  Just love farm animals?  Then you need to listen up!  
Go to Technique Tuesday NOW!

Technique Tuesday is offering two different freebies from the Animal House collection of stamps.  
1.  Go to the Technique Tuesday website and take a look at all the cute critters.
2.  Choose your favorite stamp set.
3.  Leave the name of your fave Animal House stamp set in the comments section of the BLOG.
 Be sure to leave a comment by June 29th.  The drawing will be held on Sunday July 1st.

Here are a couple of my favorites.

If you’d like to make sure you receive a free stamp set, you can! Everyone who is or becomes a member of the Animal House auto-ship program will automatically receive the “Hay Neighbor”stamp set in their June shipment.
To find out more about the "Hay Neighbor" Freebie, go HERE!

So, go save an animal!  

June 20, 2018

You are Way too Sweet - Technique Tuesday

Good morning!
I have been asked by Technique Tuesday to play with some of their new releases each month.  
They have asked if I could incorporate them into scrapbooking layouts.  
It is a challenge sometimes, but challenges keeps you on your toes, am I right?

For this month, they sent me:

All with matching crafting dies!  I mixed all three and came up with this.....
I also Fancy Pants Poolside for all the papers.

Take a look and head over to Technique Tuesday to see what else they have created new for the month.  You'll be pleasantly surprised!

Instead of your traditional stamping and coloring, I stamped on several different papers and cut them out and layered them.  This gives them detail without all the mess!  
Plus, I avoid coloring if I can:o) Unless it is with crayons of course!

I have found, with 6x6 paper pads, the patterns are often shrunk down and will give you smaller pattern detail for ideas like this.  

June 12, 2018

Graduation and Rainbows - Queen & Co.

Join me on the Queen and Company blog today. 
My assignment was to highlight Metallic Bubbles and Cord.   
There are so many new embellishments in the shop, that you have to see!

For my first card, I started with the Foam Front Die - Polka Dots.  I filled the circles with Toppings: Bubbles and Metallic to match my Metallic Bubbles that filled some of the holes.
I tiny sliver of yellow washi for pop and blue Cord and a Paper Smooches sentiment for the graduate.

For my second card, I layered rainbow papers and then the new Cord in a rainbow pattern.  I used the heart and love sentiment from the Heart Throb Shaker kit.   I literally only used one piece of paper for this card.  Its the rainbow sheet from the Fruit Basket 6x6 paper Pad

Thank you for stopping by.  Head to the Queen and Company website to see all the new embellishments that are added often.  They are inexpensive and can add so much interest to your next project.  

BEACH - Paper Issues

It is Let's Get Sketchy day over on the Paper Issues Blog.  
I played along with the fun sketch and let the paper do the work.  I used Jillibean Soup Shades of Color Soup, a Punch and the letters from the collection.  Bomb.  Done.  

This was a super fun day with our friends, the Mastro's.  
We built sand castles, the kids covered themselves with dirt, we body surfed.  It was a glorious day.
Oh, and we caught crabs!

Anyway, here is my take on the sketch and I provided the sketch for you to see.  
You can play along too.
You have the entire month!  
Submit your layout or project over on the PIFF page to qualify for a chance to win a prize.  
 Also, grab anything, anytime from the Paper Issues store with code: Mary-Ann and get 20% off EVERYTHING!

June 2, 2018

This is the Life - Fancy Pants

Morning!  I am on the Fancy Pants blog today.
We are in the mood to splash and splash around here but the weather is not cooperating!  The pool is open and the kid has his bathing suit ready.  Instead of getting fun photos for this year, I reverted back to last year and a fun day we had with friends at the beach.  The Poolside Collection from Fancy Pants is not just for pools!  I have used it for 2 different beach layouts and could keep going!  

You can see here that I topped the patterned paper with a FREE cut file from Paper Issues.  I used the Wheel from the Seas The Day File.  I backed some of the openings with the 6x6 paper pad, but I ended up covering most of that.

If you look close, I used Nuvo from Paper Issues to add detail to my splashes of water.  I used it on all of the water pieces and in the center of the flowers.  It may not translate well here, but in real life, it looks super cool.  

So, if you don't have any pool photos, grab out those beach photos and get to documenting!