November 29, 2020

With Freya - Pretty Little Studio

I am totally smitten with my great niece and the Christmas Cheer by Pretty Little Studios.
I love the wreath style idea, Boughs of Holly, but didn't want to use it as it was. I decided I only wanted to use half of it and wasn't sure how that was going work until I tried playing around.  

Head on over to the Pretty Little Studio Blog.

November 18, 2020

Naught List - Paper Issues

It has been a while since I did a Scraplift for Scraplift Sunday over at Paper Issues.  
We lifted Danielle for this weeks lift.  I was at my moms and had this collection out and I thought it would be a great opportunity to try to use even more of it.  Since I love it so much.  

Randy was out of town and I went to an ugly sweater party at my friend Julies house.  
I love this photo of my friends.  We had a great night.  

Look below for the lift and head to Paper Issues to grab this collection, Christmas Wishes by Pretty Little Studios or anything else you want for 20% off with code: Mary-Ann. 


November 13, 2020

Christmas - Pretty Little Studio

Have you seen the new Christmas Cheer collection? It is fabulous, colorful, loaded with patterns and super charming. I loved creating with this newest collection. The vintage vibe is right up my alley with all of the jolly Santas. Head over to the Pretty Little Studio Shop to grab it for yourself.

I started with a couple 6x6 colorful pattern papers. Added my photos the Santa. I knew I wanted to have the dog peeking over the photo, similar to what my pup is doing in my photos. You can barely see him. But you can see my boy snoozing on the ride.

The Stocking Stuffers Die Cuts were the perfect color pop that the neutral background needed. I did layer some and back others with foam for dimension. I'm thinking the teal is a new holiday favorite.

I used the banners with some of my moms thread to create a swirl at the bottom of my layout, mixing the colors and patterns to draw your eyes around even more. I then stapled a few stars and my layout was put together quite simply. Thats what happens when you start with inspiring product.

November 9, 2020

Sleeping In - Paper Issues

 Hey there friends. 

I did two LIVE videos for Paper Issues over the weekend and I bet some of you are just plum tired of me! If you are, don't say anything.  lol.  For this layout, I used PinkFresh Studios Let's Stay Home.  I LOVED LOVED LOVED every single sheet of paper in this collection.  I was really happy with the color combo I ended up using here too.  

Of course with it being Covid time, we weren't really going places.  This photo is from a couple months ago.  My boy was sleeping in and we decided to jump in bed with him to wake him up.  It didn't work well.   I honestly can't remember if he got right up or not.  I would be that he didn't.  Anyway, I love this pic of us hanging out at home.  Ill adit, staying in PJ's is kinda fun.  

I condensed this LIVE layout down for my YouTube channel.  I'd love if you would stop by, hang out for a bit, subscribe and maybe make a comment or two or 20. 

Use code: Mary-Ann for 20% off every order from Paper Issues.  


Broom Hair - Paper Issues


Things have been a little crazy here lately. We were out of town for a few weeks unexpectedly and just returned home.  I finally did a LIVE video over at Paper Issues Friends & Fans page.  It's my first in quite a while.  I called it Broom Hair!  That sentiment has to be the cutest!  While hanging out one day,   I was missing the Paper Issues crop and everyone was sending in selfies.  So, I jumped on board and sent in some Snapchat selfies of myself.  It was super fun.  Then, I saw people scrapping those photos so I decided I would too!  So here are my crazy photos using Crate Paper Hey Pumpkin.  As always, everything you buy from the Paper Issues store is 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.  

I also condensed the LIVE video for my YouTube channel and you can find that here....