#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:

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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! 🙂

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

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

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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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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:

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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!!  🙂

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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:

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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

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Take 5 with PI

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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!!

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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:

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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:

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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!!!

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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!

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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

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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:

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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!!

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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

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I Love Today…

Hi there!  Thought I would drop by with a quick post to share my latest layout & process video with you.  I recently was able to take a class from the AMAZING Amy Tangerine!!  It had been a while since I took a class & boy am I glad I chose this one! 🙂  I had the best time ever and can’t wait till she teaches another class.

I played along with the Paper Issues Friends & Fans FB group, Scraplift Sunday challenge.  This week we were scraplifting the Fabulous Cassie Box…Here is a look at Cassie’s layout:

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Here are a few close ups & my completed page…98% of the products are from Amy’s Better Together line:

Finally, here is the YouTube process video, for those of you who enjoy watching the page come together.

You can find the products I used at the Paper Issues store today!  Don’t forget to use my code, Dani20.  Until the next time, hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful today!  XO~Dani

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Save the Drama…

Hi there…stopping by to share a layout I made for the Paper Issues Blog post..Save The Drama For Your Mama!  Here are some of the products that I pulled for this layout:

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This layout features my son’s best friend, Alex…She has the most amazing disposition in the world & I absolutely adore her!!  Here are a few close ups of my layout…

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These gorgeous products made it easy to complete & came together so quickly.  Here’s a look at my completed layout.  I hope you will join us on this challenge & please make sure to share it with us on the Paper Issues Friends & Fans FB Group!! 🙂

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This was such a fun challenge.  Can’t decided which I love more..the big “Sparkle” word from Pebbles & Jen Hadfield, or Maggie Holmes, Bloom ephemera??  They are both to die for!  You can find these, as well as the other beautiful products I used, at the Paper Issues Shop today!  Don’t forget to use my code to save 20% off your entire purchase!!  Have an amazing day!

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May (P)Inspiration

Hello there and welcome back.  Today I wanted to share my layout using the May inspiration board over at Paper Issues. I love, love, love COFFEE so this was a fantastic jumping off point for me! It’s one of those things you may forget to scrap about…but yet you enjoy it daily or almost everyday.  Here is a look at the May mood board:

Here are some of the products I pulled for my layout:

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I used distress ink and a glass to make the coffee ring stains.  I was super happy with how it turned out. I really enjoyed creating this page and I’m definitely glad I did!  It’s good to have the everyday things in your scrapbooks.  Here’s a close up of my journaling.

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And finally…my completed layout:

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I hope you will join us over at Paper Issues Friends & Fans on Facebook.  Until next time, happy scrapping!IMG_8260

XO~Dani

Take 5

I am joining in on the FUN with the Take 5 Tuesday challenge over at the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook group today. Here are the five I chose to use: String, Chipboard, Bow, Circle & Title. I decided to use some of the new Illustrated Faith, She Blooms line and scrap photos from Easter Sunday…love all the bright colors! Here are a few close ups of my completed layout:IMG_8256

I love the chipboard and enamel hearts that come with this line. I also mixed in a little of the Simple Stories, Life in Color.

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I created a homemade heart embellishment using a metal die, fringe scissors and various scraps of paper. Love how it turned out!

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This was such an incredible day spent with family and friends…I’m so glad I already have it documented and in my scrapbook!

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I hope you will join in the challenge today & choose whichever 5 you fancy!!  Come on, lets get crafty today!  Don’t forget to use my code, when you go shopping for all of these awesome products at Paper Issues!

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My Little Fish

Today I thought I would share a layout I created of my nephew, Tanner. This layout was inspired by, the amazingly talented, Missy Whidden!  I am seriously a huge fan of Missy..I love her mixed media, loose thread & ripped washi tapes. When I printed these photos, I knew I had to try some of her awesome techniques and was so thrilled with the results!  I highly recommend you check out Missy, if you haven’t already done so!!

A lot of the product I used on the layout is older now and may be hard to find. I hope you can forgive me. But I love this layout so much that I thought it was worth sharing with you all, regardless if the products are new or not.

I had a blast creating this…I love getting messy & playing with mixed media. Here is my process video. I hope you enjoy & are inspired to “get messy” too!!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing day!!

Hugs~Dani