May 20, 2021

Imagine - Paper Issues


Look at my little space man!  How cute is he with his daddy at Disney riding the rides.  
I just love his little face.  I didn't want to do all Disney themes papers so I went with Bella Blvd's To The Moon collection that I bought over at Paper Issues.  Grab it for 20% off using code: Mary-Ann.

The base paper is from Vicki Boutin and is already pre-colored for me. 
It was another Live FB video if you want to watch!

May 19, 2021

Fiesta Time - Paper Issues

Morning taco loving friends.

I recently did a live video one on the Paper Issues Friends and Fans page with a Free Cut File and Distress Oxide Inks.  Thats about it.  I only added a couple embellishments to the side after I was done.  You gotta see how it came out.  I LOVE IT!
Watch the video here:

My dad and boy made a bet on eating the big Grande Taco at Margaritas.  They both succeeded.  I think Romans was less full because he took a lot of the yucky stuff off when he ordered.  Smart boy.  

May 13, 2021

Guest Designing for Whimsy Stamps!


Today I am guesting for Whimsy Stamps again!!
I am so excited about the way my layout turned out.  All I used was the Build-a-Fairy Garden Die Set from Whimsy Stamps, Oxide Inks, foam tape and paper!   I pretty much created my own papers with the inks and cut them with the dies.  Easy peasy!

For my last guest spot I explained that I chose practical items from the shop.  The Bold ABC Alpha Dies Set and the Checkerboard Die.  Those items are classic and totally usable over and over.  For todays post, I chose the Build-a Fairy Garden Set because it was cute, whimsical and had mushrooms!!!  Mushrooms are all the rage right now and these fungi are perfect for any type of project.  It is almost worth purchasing just for the grass die too!  It stretches all the way across a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper and can easily be maneuvered and layered to cover a 12x12 layout, slimline card and a traditional A2 card. 

I totally think I scored big with these items.  
Head over to the Whimsy Stamp Websitee and check out all the different styles. 
Thanks for taking a peek today!

May 11, 2021

Love You - Pretty Little Studio

Hey there friends!
Mary-Ann Maldonado here with a quick, easy layout combining two different collections from Pretty Little Studio to get a great masculine layout completed!   

Head over to Pretty Little Studio to get all the details.

May 6, 2021

Guest Designing for Whimsy Stamps!

 Good morning friends!
I was so excited to be asked to Guest Design for Whimsy Stamps
They told me to order a couple things and that was the hardest thing evah!!!

I did choose a couple things.  One, the cutest thing, will be shared here on the 13th.  
OMG. You WILL NEED it.  But, for todays post, I chose classic, reusable items.  Items that will go far in my stash as a scrapbooker and card maker.  

I chose the Bold ABC Dies Set and the Checkerboard Die.  The alphas can be used in so many ways.  I don't see them being too far out of reach for future projects.  The Checkerboard Die is a great background for any occasion.  You will see below how easy it is to change it for your needs.  

I think the best part about the Checkerboard Dies is the automatic confetti that is produced.  I think adding them to the inside of the card so when the recipient opens them, they fall all over is a grand idea!!  An extra surprise.  They may not like the clean up, but I would love the reaction!

Here are my cards that I created for todays blog post.  I hope you are inspired to grab them for yourself.  Just click on the links and you will be directed to the proper items.