December 29, 2019

Snapchat Filters - Paper Issues

I'm here today with a scraplift layout from last weeks
Scraplift Sunday by Becky over at Paper Issues.
Lets take a look at my layout then we will look at hers and see the similarities and differences

November 19, 2019

Everyday - Paper Issues!

Hello there PI friends. 
Today's challenge is to pick 5 things from a list called Take 5.
You can play along with us over on the Paper Issues Friends and Fans page.

My base paper is in the kit.  It is amazing.  I cut it up and cut it some more.
My 5 things that I used are:
Patterned Paper, Stickers, layers, frame and tags.

November 15, 2019

Thankful - Paper Issues

It is a challenge over at Paper Issues!
Paper Issues has two kits released each month. A large Kit - Cover me Up and a smaller "Swag Bag"- Make Memories. We would LOVE to see what you create using our kits. Use this month or any past month for a chance to be rewarded! They give away two gift cards each month to our Friends & Fans. 

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November 9, 2019

Oh Snap - Paper Issues

Hey peeps!
Today, I am sharing a layout that I created loosely based on the November sketch!
The challenge is called, Keep it Sketchy.  
Play along over on PIFF FB page.  You can enter for a chance to win a prize.  

October 16, 2019

Pinspire Me Mood Board

Ever tried playing along with a Pinspire Me mood board challenge?
This is the month that you are going to want to give it a try!  
Its based on my boys favorite color and it was my favorite color as child.  
You don't see it often in scrapbooking product but it seems that it has started to make its appearance!  


Over on our PIFF FB page, you can find all the challenges that come out monthly.  
You can find all the cool products and FREE cut files over in the Paper Issues Store.  This one is called Awesome Memories.  
For this project, I used Pinkfresh Just A Little Lovely.

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October 9, 2019

Zac Brown Band - Paper Issues.

Today, I am participating in the Wish Upon a Star challenge over at Paper Issues!  
Use stars as your inspiration for this challenge. It could be as simple as using star stickers or as elaborate as creating a starry night background. The possibilities are as big as your imagination!
You can find all the October Paper Issues Challenges over at Paper Issues, PIFF Page. 

So, I used stars all right.  All over, color coordinating with my rainbow stripes.  
The collection is by Shimelle and its called Field Trip.  
It is really relevant for boys but I picked out what I wanted and created a page with my chums at a Zac Brown Concert.  We had so much fun. 
This is my third year in a row going with the Mastro's.  Randy was pulled out of town for work so Julie became my date!

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September 27, 2019

Cheese - Paper Issues

You guys - I have created 2 layouts!!!  
TWO!  I'm so exited.  I created this based on another Scraplift Challenge over at Paper Issues PIFF page.  It is based off of a layout by my pal Devra Hunt.  Instead of using strips of papers layered at the bottom of her page, I used different banners.  That is the best thing about scrap lifts, you can be inspired by any part of it and take it from there!  

I used Vicki Boutin's Kaleidoscope collection that is bright with color!
Grab it or her new collection from Paper Issues Store for 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.

September 26, 2019

8th Grade - Paper Issues

I played along with the Scraplift challenge over at Paper Issues PIFF FB Page.  
I have lost my mojo and have been in a crafting funk for some time now. 
I have barely touched paper unless it has been an assignment and usually that is done at the last possible moment.  I needed this lift.  The original was so inspiring.  

I grabbed it from the Paper Issues Store.  
If you purchase anything from them, use code Mary-Ann for 20% anytime you order. 

I also used the coolest flair from A Flair For Buttons ETSY shop.  

September 15, 2019

Lovely - Paper Issues

Hey there!
Mary-Ann Maldonado here today, sharing my take on this weeks Scraplift Sunday over at the Paper Issues blog

If you head over to PIFF, or Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook page, you can see all of the fun challenges for the month of September, along with this one, which is my favorite.  

I used lots and lots of PinkFresh Just a Little Lovely for my layout.  I also, flipped the layout on the side and had my half circle dropping from the top.  Instead of triangles to create a circle, I used a FREE cut file called Rustic Wreath.  

Go grab what you need from the store for 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.

Here is MandaJane's original. 

September 4, 2019

Boston Duck Boats - Paper Issues

Hey friend!
Today I am playing along with the Stamp of Approval Challenge over on the

Dig out your old stamps, dust them off and get to stamping on a card, TN, Layout, whatever!  Don't have any stamps, document your stamp collection or use a postal stamp on your project.  The rules are very loose and entering a new, never before seen project, will qualify you for a chance to win a prize from the Paper Issues Store.

I dug out some new and older stamps from Elle's Studio and Kaisercraft created a background behind a Free Cut file - Star of the Show.  

Then I started layering and layering and really got carried away with the Echo Park Pirate Tales collection.