Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hey there!

I know its been a while. 
Life is full and very busy so my time and desire to be creative has been missing. But every once in a while I have a moment(or a need) to create. 
With a room full of supplies I find it hard to spend my hard earned money on a card so I typically squeeze in some time to get cards made for upcoming birthdays. Its a win-win. My wallet likes it and I get some time in the studio. :)

For my card, I started with some inspiration from THIS project posted on the Pink Paislee blog.

And I ended up here.

The papers and white alphas are Heidi Swapp, and the "happy" is a cut from the Silhouette store.

Thanks for stopping by! 
I hope to be posting again soon!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Waffle Flower meets Paper Issues--Painting by the Numbers

Paper Issues has a new issue posted and this round we have paired up with Waffle Flower Crafts
I received a set of the Calendar Numbers Stamp Set and I loved them so much that I got to work on a card just as soon as I could get the envelope opened!

I love the two sets of numbers, one solid and one outline. The two sets together give you a ton of options and with the verbiage pieces, it makes it perfect for pocket pages, planners, gift wrap, and cards. I layered them up, using neon inks to create a faux 3D look for my daughter's birthday card.

Don't you just love how that looks?!? I love that technique. :)
Stop by the Paper Issues blog to see what the other Paper Issues girls did with the stamps and check out the blog again on Friday the 20th to see what the Waffle Flower ladies did with the Paper Issues Swag Bag!

You can win set of these calendar stamps from Waffle Flower Crafts for yourself if you link us up to your project(s) at Paper Issues on the Painting By the Numbers link party!
Here are a few link up suggestions...use numbers (embellishments, stickers, rulers, patterned paper, etc.), mixed media (watercolor, gelatos, inks), stamping, St. Patrick's Day, or use Waffle Flower Crafts products.

Here are a few links to our sponsor's websites:

And if you are in the mood for some shopping, stop by the Paper Issues store and use the code MANDYKAY to save 20% on your order.

Monday, January 19, 2015

let me in! *Paper Issues

I know its been quite a while since my last post (*ahem* 4 1/2 months). Life has been busy! But that's not why you're here... on to the layout!

Paper Issues has a new linky party started and it titled "Say it ain't snow cold outside" and I have a layout about my pup that is perfect for this theme! My dog, Chewie does not like the cold so he was a little ticked off at me for keeping him out in the snow for a photo. giggle.

If you've got a snow/winter/cold themed project to share with us, hop on over to the Paper Issues blog and link us up! 
And if you're in need of some craft supplies, hit up the Paper Issues store and use my code: MANDYKAY to save yourself 20%!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Tell Me Dies Tell Me Sweet Little Dies with Paper Issues

Paper Issues has a new issue posted and its titled "Tell Me Dies, Tell Me Sweet Little Dies"... I love that title!! Of course, that means we want to see your projects using die cuts, as well as your stuff using our sponsor's products--Jillibean Soup, or even a project that shows off your mad fussy cutting skills.
Here's what I created with my Jillibean Soup goods...

Head on over to Paper Issues, pick yourself up some Jillibean goodies in the shop,check out what the other team members created, and link us up to your related projects!

Have a great Labor Day!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Admit One... or two!

I haven't been crafting too much this summer, 4 kids in tow doesn't allow for much creativity in this house. BUT I came across some photos from my daughter's birthday party a couple years ago and I rediscovered these lovely invites I created for the event. We were taking all her friends to see The Lorax in the theater and there wasn't exactly a ton of Lorax themed party stuff on the market, so I did what any crafter would do, I made my own. :)

The big tickets and the Lorax mustaches were created using my Cameo, the rest of the Lorax is just some circle punches and the "Admit One(two)" are stamped and embossed alpha stamps. They didn't take too long to make and the kids really loved them. 
I created a few other treats for the party as well...

Lorax mustaches on a stick from using felt and Truffula trees using pipe cleaners and pom poms.

I decorated my daughter's gift bag with a little scene and quote from the movie and I made her a little Lorax for her room.

Stop by Paper Issues and share your projects with us! If you do, you could win an awesome prize pack from Fancy Pants!
(Details can be found at Paper Issues)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Hey there! 
I know it's been a bit since I have blogged. It has been a very busy summer, here. I have my two kids and my brother's two kids in tow with me everyday. We have been trying to make the best of the gorgeous weather and there are a few back to back birthdays in my family in the summer. It's been go-go-go!

I had totally forgotten to share my last project for the Chic Tags team with you. I am sad to go. I chose not to re-enlist so-to-speak because life has gotten pretty busy lately and I really don't have as much time as I used to, to dedicate to scrapbooking.

Here's my very last Chic Tags DT project...

I used my cameo to cut out and print the title. I LOVE that machine!
And as a bonus, this project just so happens to coordinate with the current Paper Issues "issue"...Say Cheese, as this is my favorite pic of us to date. My title is from the song Home is wherever I'm with you by: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and I did a bit of mixing it up with the products, I created a "patterned paper" by combining a couple masks, as well as mixing some Die Cuts With a View with my Chic Tags stuff.

Thanks for stopping by! 
See you soon!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

I've got a super cute camera scarf and you can too!

Isn't is adorable?!?! 
You can get one (or one of every color) for yourself HERE at Bethany Lane.
It comes in 4 different colors and they are only $8.99 a piece. BUT if you buy 4 AND use the code: MRloveBL$5off$ (it needs to be entered in step 2 of checkout)
that knocks the price down to $5.50/scarf!
The code is good for any order over $5 so whether you buy one or a hundred, you can still save some dough. Move quickly though because this offer only lasts until 7/22 or until supplies last!