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!! 🙂


Product Spotlight~Carta Bella, Beach Day

product-spotlight-squareSometimes in life we get an unexpected curve ball!!  That’s not necessarily bad news though!  Well, this is all about my dear friend..sister for ever..and her true love that came from, well as you say, out of the blue!!!

Here’s a look at my layout I made to commemorate them.  I used the new Carta Bella, Beach Day line:



I thought this line was perfect for the photo because they were on a day date at the beach!  They rented bicycles and cruised along the beautiful coast of Pacific Beach in San Diego.  Oh…I forgot to tell you..it was November!!  Sorry guys, don’t be jealous, but that’s how we do it in Cali!!  🙂


I did follow a sketch for this layout…you can find it here.  I love the look of the navy thread, its the small details that really make a page for me.  Here’s a look at my completed layout:


I hope you will stop by the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook group today!!  We would love for you to share your layouts, cards, & planner spreads with us.. or anything you create!  If you would like to buy any of these products you can find them here.  Don’t forget to use my code to save 20%!

Have a wonderful Day!! XO~Dani




Take 5 with PI


Hi there!  I’m playing along with the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook group today.  Its a Take 5 Challenge…I chose patterned paper, die cut, sticker, flower & ink.  I went for some extra credit & also used 2 different size fonts & washi tape. 🙂  Here are the products I pulled for today’s layout:


I’m simply in love with the Simple Stories line..You are Here!! It’s definitely one of my new favorites. 🙂  I also used my exclusive Amy Tangerine stamp set on this layout.  Sandra & I had such a blast this day & I knew this line would be perfect to use on my page.  Here’s a few closeups:



This page seem to just fly together so quickly…don’t you love when that happens!?  I simply can’t get enough of these colors.  They’re just BEAUTIFUL!  Here’s a look at my completed layout:


I hope you will join us over on the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook group & play along too!  I would love to see which 5 you choose!  Don’t forget to stop by the Paper Issues store today, for some of these gorgeous products.  You can use my code to save 20% off your entire purchase..Whoo Hoo!!



Sweet Friend


Hi guys!!  I’m back to share my latest layout… I am playing along over at the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook group today.  It’s Sketchy Saturday!!  Don’t you just love a good sketch…makes things so much easier!  And I am always AMAZED at how good they turn out & just how fast you can put a layout together. 🙂  Here is a look at the sketch:


I just can’t seem to get enough of this new Sunny line by Imaginisce.. isn’t it just the cutest?!?  It’s simply too perfect for Sandra‘s trip out here to Cali!!  It was the best line to use for our trip up the coast to Laguna Beach.  Needless to say, we had an amazing..no seriously, an Amazing California Day!!!  🙂  Here’s a look at some close ups:



Are you just in love with these patterns & colors??!  I am!!!  Just in case, you didn’t realize how special her friendship has meant to me..as the saying goes…Now You KNOW!!!


But seriously guys…I was just over the moon excited to finally meet Sandra in person.  We met through our love & passion of scrapbooking on YouTube, almost 3 years ago now.  I don’t know about you…but I think that’s pretty darn COOL!!!  🙂  I love my completed layout & hope you do too!


Please check out the Paper Issues Shop for all of these products and so much more!!!  You can use my code to save 20% off your entire order.  Until next time, happy scrapping!!! XO~Dani



June (P)Inspiration

Hello & welcome back…today I’m sharing a layout I made for the Paper Issues blog.  It is their June (P)inspiration Mood-board & I absolutely love it!  I knew it was perfect for some photos I took of me & my friend, Sandra in Laguna Beach recently.  Here is a look at the mood board:

SunnyDayMoodBd I used a lot of the new line from Carta Bella, Beach Day.  The colors worked perfectly with the mood-board & my photos.  The cute crab at the bottom is from Imaginisce, Sunny.  Here are some of the products I pulled to make my layout:


Here’s a few close ups of my page…isn’t it cute?!? 🙂

I find that I am able to put a layout together so much quicker when I use a mood board…especially when it’s this gorgeous.  Finally, here’s a look at my completed layout:  I simply love how it turned out!!


Hope I have inspired you to get scrapping & please show us your beautiful creations over at the Paper Issues Friends & Fans FB group!  You can save 20% off your entire purchase just by using my code, Dani20!  You can find everything here at the Paper Issues Store.

Sending you all big crafty hugs!~Dani