Love To Skate!

Hey there, I’m back to share my most recent layout of me rollerskating with my oldest son, Anthony!!  It just happened to work out perfectly with the Paper Issues mood-board for the month of August…here’s a look at it:


I pretty much grew up going to the roller-skating rink.  I LOVED it immediately & wanted to go as much as humanly possible!!:)


I had traditional white skates most of my life…it wasn’t ’till I was much older that my boys, Anthony & Dominic, convinced me to get black!  My oldest took this photo of me the last time we went skating together in Ventura County.:)


I cannot even express how happy it makes me feel that he loves to skate, almost as much as ME!!!  Here are a few more close-ups, along with my journaling:



I just love combining a mixture of lines, don’t you!??  I used a combination of…Echo Park, Party Time; Illustrated Faith, Whatever Is Lovely: Sunshine & Happiness, Simple Stories; and Echo Park, Summer Party.  Hope you will stop by & check them out today!!

Here is my completed Layout!!:)


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Happiness & Sunshine by Simple Stories


Hi there & welcome back.  Its time for another product spotlight, & this time we are celebrating Simple Stories, Sunshine & Happiness.  I am absolutely in LOVE with this collection..can’t seem to put it down lately! :)  Here’s a few close-ups of my layout:


Isn’t this collection just gorgeous!?! Make sure to stop by the PI Blog today to see some other amazing projects using this incredible line!:)


Simple Stories simply make the BEST products out there!  You just cannot go wrong when making a layout with their products.  Here is my completed page..hope you like it half as much as I do!??


I know this was short and sweet…but hopefully enough for you to stop by the shop & pick up a few of these AMAZING products… Don’t forget to use my code, Dani20 to save 20% off your entire order!







Gleam Catchers

Well hello there!  I’m back & playing along with Paper Issues Friends & Fans on Facebook today.  This month’s topic is gleam catchers.  Each month Paper Issues brings you new challenges to spark your creativity.  For all the details you can check out the PI blog today!  You can also check out our first round & see more beautiful projects from Gleam Catchers here.

I decided to do a layout featuring America the Beautiful, by Pebbles.  Here are a few close-ups:


My friend Jenn was visiting me & we decided to go to the fair for the Fourth.  It was such a perfect day.  We ate everything in sight, watched monster trucks, saw tons of animals & exhibits.  But I’d have to say, the icing on the cake, was the amazing fireworks at the end of the night!  Absolutely Amazing!!


This line is so stinkin’ CUTE..I fell in love with it the second I saw it!  My page just flew together so easily.  You can never go wrong with Pebbles..they have the cutest lines ever & think of everything!


Aren’t these Thickers the BEST!??!  I decided to flip a couple of them upside down to add interest to the page. :)  To finish the layout, I added a few sprinkles of Heidi Swapp Color Shine & some bling.  Here’s a look at my completed layout:


I hope you will play along with us over on the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook group today.  Share your page(s) and earn a chance to win a gift certificate to the shop!

If you would like any of these products, plus lots, lots more..just simply click here! Remember to use my code & save 20% off your entire order!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Big Hugs~Dani




Hi Y’All..back again to share my latest layout with you!  I was so inspired by the Paper Issues Mood Board this month.  Isn’t it just GORGEOUS!?!


I used a lot of Happy Glamper, by Photo Play.  Sandra found this little GEM hidden along the coast, after Laguna Beach, before reaching Anaheim (Yes, we were on our way to the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland!).  It is called Crystal Cove State Park & is absolutely breathtaking!!


My niece, Wisdom, helped me come up with the title.  Of course, its from a recent pop song, and was just so genius…no wonder why they named her Wisdom!:)


I had a blast painting the wood veneer with my Dylusions Paint by Ranger.  Dyan Reaveley “knocked it out of the park” with this product..absolutely LOVE it!!


I decided to make a pocket behind my layout for some hidden journaling.  I attached a Tye-died seam binding ribbon, so you can easily pull it out & read it!


I think this may be one of my favorite layouts I’ve done in a long time…just love everything about it!!  Here’s my completed page-hope you like it as much as I do?!


Please make sure to check out the PI Blog today & play along with us.  I truly love seeing all of your amazing creations…you give me SO MUCH inspiration!!

Don’t forget to use my code, if you decide you just have to have some of these awesome products!  You can shop today by simply clicking here!

Till next time, happy scrapping everyone!  XO~Dani


Hooray for Popsicles

Hi guys, I’m back, playing along with another Paper Issues Take 5 Challenge!!  I love doing the monthly challenges..they’re so fun & really keep me inspired from week to week.  This time, I decided to scrap a few photos of my nephew Tanner, enjoying one of his Summer favorites..POPSICLES!!!:)IMG_0668

These are the 5 I chose: The color blue; alpha letters; patterned paper; a star; and stripes.  Here’s a few more close-ups…


I had recently bought some of the new Elle’s Studio, Sunny Days collection, so of course I couldn’t wait to dive into it for this layout.  I used some of the 3×4 cards for layering…I’m super happy with the way it turned out!


I fell in love with the wood veneer.  I mean, I just couldn’t resit, that adorable Popsicle –  it was absolutely perfect for this page!  Here’s a look at my completed layout:


I hope you will hop over to the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook group & play along too!!  I would LOVE to see what you create!:)

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Hello Sunshine!


Today’s featured product is all about Lawn Fawn.  I have been a huge fan of their stamps & dies for years.  They are probably my most favorite stamp company of all time!! :)  If you would like to see more layouts & cards using Lawn Fawn products, please check out the PI Blog today.  You will be amazed at their creations..they’re just gorgeous!

Here are some of the products I pulled to make this page:


Today I wanted to share this adorable layout I made using mostly Lawn Fawn products.  It features my niece & nephew having a FUN day at the water park.  As u can see, they had an amazing time! :)

Here’s a few close-ups…


So much CUTENESS on one page should be illegal..Right?!! LOL!


The cute Flamingo paper is from Sunny, by Imaginisce and the Flamingo chipboard piece at the bottom of the page is from You Are Here, by Simple Stories.


Here’s a look at my completed layout.  I am over the moon excited with how it turned out!  Their products are just so darn adorable & make every project I do using them, so much more FUN to create!!


I hope you will share your layouts & cards with us…be sure to post them over at the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook group today!!  If you would like to purchase any of these awesome products, stop by the shop & use my code to save 20%!

Until next time, happy scrapping!  XO~DaniIMG_8260


#Whale Watching

Hi there & welcome back.  Today I’m playing along with Paper Issues Friends & Fans on Facebook.  The challenge is called Let’s Get Knot-ical…you can check out the PI Blog for more details on this FUN challenge.  I chose to create a layout about my whale watching experience last month.  It may have not been everything we’d hoped for, but we had a blast anyways!  Here is a few close-ups:


I used a combination of three different lines…Sunny, by Imaginisce; Beach Day, by Carta Bella; & Summer Sun, by Fancy Pants…Isn’t the whale paper so dang CUTE!?  Oh, I almost forgot to mention, the adorable 3-D whale, by Doodlebug!:)


We had such a great time, even though we didn’t see much of the whale! LOL! As u can read here…


This was such a fun layout to create.  I just love all of these lines so much & they really compliment each other!:)


I hope you will join us over on the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook group today.  I would love to see how you get “Knot-ical”!  Also, if you share your project on Instagram, please tag me @maamcraftsalot & use the hashtag #paperissues.

Don’t forget to stop by the shop today for all of these amazing products & more.  You can use my code to save 20% off your entire order too!!:)



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