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!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hey there! 
Welcome to Day 2 of the Chic Tags/ The Twinery blog hop!
You must have found your way here from Christine Meyer's blog. 
If not, be sure to check the list below and start from the beginning so you can see all the lovely projects.

For my layout, I kept it simple, yet busy all at the same time.

It's simple because I stuck to only a few products but its busy because there is enough scattered here and there that your eye is drawn all over the page to take it all in. 
I wanted to use a significant amount of twine, so I started by mapping out where I wanted my twine, and what colors I wanted to showcase. I wrapped the center(ish) of my layout with the Twinery's Caribbean, Stone, and Pink Sorbet solid color twines. I added my title and photo, then I layered on the Chic Tags Cloud 9 Sequins, Mini Icons, Squares, Tidbits, and Label Stickers.

Here's a closeup of that beautiful twine...

Be sure to stop at the Chic Tags and The Twinery blogs first. And if you missed yesterday's hop you will want to catch those links there as well. There will be a prize from each company given out so hop over to The Twinery's blog to find out how you could win this...

and stop by the Chic Tags blog to see how you could win this...

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying the hop.
Below, you will find a list of today's hop stops in case you get lost.
Your next stop is Jennifer Cuthbertson
Have fun!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Gettin' the scoop on the sweet days of summer with Paper Issues

It's that time again! 
The new issue is up at Paper Issues and this round we are gettin' the scoop on the sweet days of summer and Bella Blvd. is our sponsor. :) Stop by the linky party and check out what some of the PI team did with the beautiful Bella Blvd. goodies as well as what the other linkers have been creating(it IS a party, you know).
Here's what I created using the Bella Blvd. Summer Squeeze collection...

I had such a great time using Bella Blvd.'s Summer Squeeze collection and you could too, if you link us up at Paper Issues with your project!

And if you just can't wait to see if you're the big winner of the Bella Blvd. Summer Squeeze collection, you can pick yourself up some at the Paper Issues store and use the code MANDYKAY to save 20% off your order!

And here are a few links for our sponsor...

Thanks for stopping by!!