Happy Monday, friends! Today summer is really coming to an end for us. Tomorrow the kids start school again, and life gets back to its normal self. I’m kind of sad to see them go, because it’s just another reminder that they grow up way too fast. And throughout the schoolyear, time appears to be going even faster. On the other hand, I’ll be welcoming routine, my long missed friend;)

Project Life 2015 | Week 17 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

Week 17’s spread is a fun one. There was an open day at Tuur’s school, with a lot of fun activities for the kids, so a big part of the pictures are from that afternoon. The overall color scheme of my pictures was mainly red, and so I decided on a black, white, and red spread.

Project Life 2015 | Week 17 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

The left page is a design G page protector, the right page a design A page protector. All PL cards are from the High Five Edition Core Kit.

Project Life 2015 | Week 17 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

This smiley card is one of my favorites from the High Five kit, along with the many fun black on white quotes. The numbers are from an embossed alpha set by Heidi Swapp. I colored them with a red distress marker.

Project Life 2015 | Week 17 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

I folded one of the 4×6 cards from the kit, and added an extra picture to the inside.

Project Life 2015 | Week 17 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

This is my first time adding a QR-code to my PL album. The kids had prepared some dances for the open day, and I recorded some of it. I love that I can have this in our albums too. Sorry I can’t share this one with you, there were other kids in there, so I smudged the code a bit.

Project Life 2015 | Week 17 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

I’m a big fan of the Becky Higgins overlays. They often add just a perfect touch to a picture. This one is from the Southern Wedding edition.

Project Life 2015 | Week 17 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

I used the digital version of the High Five kit to add the journaling to my pages. As much as I love my typewriter, I can get a lot more journaling on a small spot than with the typewriter. And I usually have a lot to tell;)

Project Life 2015 | Week 17 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

Thanks for taking the time to stop by! Have an amazing week!

Els.

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Project Life is een systeem om herinneringen bij te houden en een levensstijl, gecreëerd door Becky Higgins. Je kan er hier meer over lezen. Dit is mijn interpretatie van het project. Mijn eerdere Project Life posts kan je hier altijd bekijken. * Project Life is a memory keeping system and a lifestyle created by Becky Higgins. You can read more about it here. This is my interpretation of the project. Check here to view my previous Project Life posts.

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The Weekend Guest 2015

I’m a bit sad today, since this is the very last Weekend Guest post for this summer. If you would like to take a look at the whole series, you can find all posts grouped together here. It’s been an amazing and inspiring summer, if you ask me. I hope my guests have been able to spark a little creativity for you throughout the past weeks too. But this is a happy day too, since I have another amazing guest today.

I wouldn’t want to say that I saved the best for last, but today’s guest is a very talented lady again – they all were. She’s an amazing photographer, and has a very distinctive scrapbooking style, which I love. And above that, she’s an amazing friend. Here’s Marinette for you.

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Hello, how is your summer? I’m thrilled and feel so honored that Els invited me to be guest on her blog today :)

I’m Marinette and I live close to Paris in France: you know the most beautiful city of the world ;) I’ve been scrapbooking since 8 years. My blog is called Scrapthérapie because that’s how I feel things with scrapbooking. I really need this in my life to feel good and I love to keep memories.

Where I find inspiration? | Like many of us I love Pinterest : it is for me the best place to be inspired. But I also browse blogs and scrapbook galleries.

Where I create? | I create on a desk into my living room. I do not have the place to have my own scrapbook studio :(

Scrapbooking on vacation? | Never… Vacation is for me pure family time. No time to create and no envy too.

My blog : http://www.scraptherapie.com

Instagram : https://instagram.com/marinette_scrap/

Project by Marinette Lesne for Bestamped The Weekend Guest PostToday I prepared a layout with my fave papers from Studio Tekturek. I wanted to create something soft to contrast with my B&W photo. I really love these moody and pastel tones.

Project by Marinette Lesne for Bestamped The Weekend Guest Post

I used my favorite embellishments :: white tags and flair💕

Project by Marinette Lesne for Bestamped The Weekend Guest Post

Thank you, Marinette, for sharing this beautiful gem with us! It was an honor to have you as a guest. Be sure to leave Marinette some love, and stop by her blog and Instagram feed. Have an amazing weekend!!

Els.

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De zomer loopt stilaan op zijn einde. En bij mij begint de knutselkriebel nu wel weer heel erg de kop op te steken. Ik wilde jullie vandaag graag uitnodigen voor een nieuwe workshop, die binnen enkele weken doorgaat bij mij thuis.

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Dit fotodoosje maakte ik oorspronkelijk voor onze oma’s voor Moederdag – misschien zag je het al eerder op mijn blog -, maar het kan eigenlijk aan elke gelegenheid aangepast worden. Met fleurig handgeschept papier maken we doorheen de namiddag een doosje, waarin een aantal foto’s van formaat 10x15cm en tussenblaadjes passen. We werken af met bloemen en andere leuke spulletjes. Kleur van de bloemen en afwerking naar eigen smaak.

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Deze workshop vindt plaats op zaterdag 19 september en op zaterdag 10 oktober, steeds van 13.30u tot 17.30u. Prijs: 18€.

Zoals reeds vermeld, gaat deze workshop bij mij thuis door. De plaatsen zijn dus beperkt en vooraf inschrijven is noodzakelijk. Info en inschrijven kan via email (els . brige @ belgacom . net), of via het contactformulier op de workshoppagina.

Ik hoop dat jullie er terug bij zijn!

Els.

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Happy Monday!! Welcome back for yet another Project Life week. Speaking of which, have you seen Carson’s colorful spread for her Weekend Guest post. I’m totally in love with it. So beautiful! My style is usually not that colorful, but nonetheless this was a fun one to make.

Project Life 2015 | Week 16 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

Week 16 is made with two smaller page protectors, and a narrow insert in between.

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The left side of the spread is a design J page protector, which is slowly turning into one of my favorite page protector types.

Project Life 2015 | Week 16 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

In the first pocket, our first popsicles of the year documented. Which is unseasonably early in the year for us, but the weather this Easter break was amazing. Next to that a journaling card from the Inspire Edition Core kit with the week’s number.

Project Life 2015 | Week 16 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

I pulled out some wood veneers from the Note to Self Value kit for this spread. I love the ‘inspire‘ on this blossom picture I took on one of our walks.

Project Life 2015 | Week 16 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

The smaller insert in between is a design I page protector.

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Lots of gorgeous weather of course meant lots of playing outside for the kids that week – which is obviously not always cheerful. I cut up a 4×6 card to go in this 4×4 pocket.

Project Life 2015 | Week 16 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

The same for this transparency from the Mix & Match Value kit.

Project Life 2015 | Week 16 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

The right spread holds a screenshot of the weather forecast I got on my phone.

Project Life 2015 | Week 16 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

I thought this quote from the Inspire Edition was perfect for this week.

Project Life 2015 | Week 16 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

Our week summed up: gardening, playing, gardening, playing, shoe shopping, gardening, playing;) Oh, and we filled in the forms to get our Kids-ID’s so we could go to Disneyland a few weeks after.

Project Life 2015 | Week 16 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

A while back I ordered some acrylic and wood veneer sets from Color Cast Design. Jessica makes absolutely beautiful embellishments. I love the thickness of these small wood veneer phrases.

Project Life 2015 | Week 16 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

So this is a rather untraditional spread this week because of the smaller page protectors and inserts, but I hope you still liked it. Have a great week!

Els.

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Project Life is een systeem om herinneringen bij te houden en een levensstijl, gecreëerd door Becky Higgins. Je kan er hier meer over lezen. Dit is mijn interpretatie van het project. Mijn eerdere Project Life posts kan je hier altijd bekijken. * Project Life is a memory keeping system and a lifestyle created by Becky Higgins. You can read more about it here. This is my interpretation of the project. Check here to view my previous Project Life posts.

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The Weekend Guest 2015

My Weekend Guest for this week is again a very talented lady. Carson’s crafting style has always caught my eye for some reason. It’s colorful and vibrant, yet elegant and simple. And when she started traditional scrapbooking just a few months ago – she shares beautiful sneaks on her Instagramfeed – I got totally sold. So I asked her as a guest, and I’m totally honored to have her on my blog this weekend.

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I’m also currently teaching a class over at Big Picture Classes called “Make It Yours: Journal Cards” where I take you through four lessons, including video tutorials, for making your own Project Life cards from scratch.  If you are new to the site or not a member yet, you can take advantage of a free two week trial upon registration.  I highly recommend the site and the class and I hope to see you there.  Otherwise, you can find me at my blog, Pineandplum.com.

Where do you find inspiration? | Instagram is my number one place for all kinds of inspiration.  I’m constantly looking at images throughout the day, which makes it easy to sit down and feel inspired during my nightly crafting sessions.  On days when Instagram falls flat for me, I usually visit the Studio Calico Member Gallery or head to my Bloglovin’ feed to see what my favorite crafty ladies are up to.

Where do you create? | My husband and I share the formal dining room space for an office.  It’s in the front of the house and has a lovely picture window that allows for amazing afternoon and evening light.  I have an Ikea desk that attaches to a 2×4 Expedit.  The Expedit is perfect for keeping my supplies in view and within reach.  Next to my desk, I have a Magiker sideboard which houses the bulk of my supplies and next to that is my fabulous rolling cart from World Market that contains all my embellishments, dies and pens.  I love my space and just wish that I could have it all to myself, lol!

Do you scrapbook on vacation? | I do not scrapbook on vacation.  It’s enough for me to get the trip booked, get the family packed and make it there on time.  Packing supplies to take with me, would in all honesty, make my head explode.  I do however bring my big camera with us on trips and take lots and lots of pictures for all the papercrafting to come.

July Project Life Full Spread Carson  RiuttaI thought I would share my latest Project Life spread with you today.  This is probably the first time I’ve ever created a spread within a month of the actual date I was documenting.  It felt great to be able to use my fresh summer supplies with my summer photos and still have the stories right there in the front of my mind.  Being caught up really is a beautiful thing!

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I challenged myself to create this spread with my Studio Calico “Pop Art” Scrapbooking kit, which meant that I wouldn’t be using any pre-made project life cards, but instead I created my own with all the lovely patterned papers and embellishments that came in the kit.  I tried very hard to stick to using just my months’ supplies, but I failed and did end up grabbing a few more bits and pieces from my stash such as the large labels for journaling and the bronzed letters for the title, to name a few.

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My favorite thing to do these days is to use my 4×4 pictures in my 4×6 pockets which allows me to use an assortment of different page protectors and have fun creating  little 2×4 strips.  I am also completely addicted to those large labels which I downloaded as a freebie and re-colored to match my supplies.   They are the perfect amount of space for journaling and are easy to run through my typewriter.

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Thank you all for stopping by today and Thank you Els for having me here on your blog.  You are a wonderful hostess!

Thank you, Carson, for sharing your beautiful work with us! Be sure to stop by Carson’s blog and social media, and grab that Big Pictures Class – you are up for some serious inspiration. Have a great weekend!!

Els.

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Happy Monday! I’m trying very hard to get back into the swing of things. So here is week 15.

Project Life 2015 | Week 15 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

 

This was one of those weeks with not that much going on, and little good pictures to acccompagny the stories. But even those weeks are worthy of being documented, although this didn’t turn out to be one of my favorites design-wise.

Project Life 2015 | Week 15 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

I cut up a 4×6 card to make this week’s title card. The big ‘hello’ heart had been waiting for a good spot to reside, I think it’s happy there;)

Project Life 2015 | Week 15 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

On another cut up 4×6 card, I stamped this Neat & Tangled stamp, perfect for Project Life.

Project Life 2015 | Week 15 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

Week 15 was a week in our Easter break, and so there was time for some fun activities. One of my free afternoons, I took Tuur for a bikeride, while our Nora was attending a gym class. As Tuur is the second one in row, he never got much time to spend solo with me. So I try to take full advantage of moments like this.

Project Life 2015 | Week 15 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

The right side of the spread is a smaller page protector. A lot of this page got taken by journaling.

Project Life 2015 | Week 15 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

We spent a lot of time working in the garden, partly in preparation for Nora’s spring party that was coming a few weeks later. Each time we visit the garden center for plants and gardening supplies, we have to pass the animals in the shop. Around this time, the Easter chicks are impossible to just pass.

Project Life 2015 | Week 15 by Els Brigé for Becky Higgins DT

I’m happy that you stopped by! See you later!

Els.

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The Weekend Guest 2015

Happy Saturday!! Welcome back for another Weekend Guest post. This time I invited the talented Ashley Horton to join me. Ashley is part of different design teams, always inspiring with her bright and bold style. And I’m personally a big fan of her Etsy shop The Cut Shoppe too, her cut files are so vibrant and fun. Please give her a warm welcome.

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Hi!  I’m Ashley Horton and I live in the Southern US with my husband Tyler and our three children.  I discovered scrapbooking, when our first daughter was born over nine years ago.  And since then, I’ve loved every minute of it!  I’ve really enjoyed documenting photos of all three kids, special occasions, trips and everyday moments.  I am currently designing for American Crafts, Simple Stories, The Cut Shoppe, Hip Kit Club, A Flair for Buttons and Illustrated Faith.  Some of my favorite products would have to be patterned paper, my Silhouette Cameo, wood veneers and Flair Buttons!  Obviously scrapbooking is my main hobby, but I also enjoy reading and cooking.

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Where do you find inspiration? | Inspiration can really be found anywhere.  I think Pinterest is a great source of inspiration, but there are lots of other places to look too.  I like to check out clothing when I’m out and about, for patterns and color schemes.  Magazines, ads and graphics also offer a wide range of inspiration.

Where do you create? | My craft area is a part of the master bedroom.  I have a craft table that holds my Cameo, sewing machine and Big Shot.  Two large shelves are at the ends of the table, and they are great for my albums and storing all of my products.  I also have a shelf above my craft desk, where I keep all of my Spray Mists and small bowls that hold embellishments.

Do you scrapbook on vacation? | I don’t scrapbook on vacation, because I feel like that’s time for us to get away and focus on doing things as a family.  If I have ideas for a layout, I add it to Evernote or grab a piece of paper to draw out a sketch.  That way, I can refer back to those ideas, once we’re home from vacation and I’m ready to start documenting all of our travel photos!

Project by Ashley Horton for Bestamped The Weekend Guest Post

I love creating layers and using die cuts on my layouts.  I started this layout, with a large heart die cut, from my Etsy Shop.  Once the All Heart file finished cutting, I removed the 12×12 paper from my cutting mat and left the positive shaped hearts on the mat.  Then I layered the negative 12×12 piece over my background paper and then removed each heart from the mat, placing it in it’s coordinating spot.

Project by Ashley Horton for Bestamped The Weekend Guest Post

For some added texture, I machine stitched down each row of hearts.  Next I layered the Cork Numbers from Crate Paper over the hearts and placed my photo on the right hand side of the numbers.

Project by Ashley Horton for Bestamped The Weekend Guest Post

I used a mix of Thickers and fussy cut letters to create a long title on my layout.  I finished the page, with stickers, chipboard and bits from the Crate Paper Wonder collection.

Thank you very much, Ashley, for being my guest here today!! It was great having you here!

And thank you for stopping by again today!! Be sure to stop by Ashley’s pages and leave her some love! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Els.

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Knock knock! Anybody still hanging around here?

It’s been so long since you’ve seen a post of me. I didn’t intend to be this absent, yet somehow life just happened during the past couple of weeks. It were great weeks, if that may be of any comfort. We lived life, made memories, focussed on family time, and had an amazing time doing so. I feel that my batteries are charging again, and I’m getting more and more excited for another year of blogging and crafty adventures.

This Is Us by Els Brigé for A Flair For Buttons DT

As a way to warm up, I wanted to share this layout tonight that I made for A Flair For Buttons a while back. You may have seen this one showing up in my Instagram-feed already – especially this one was very memorable ;) What a mess I made, just before finishing this piece up. Pure horror! Luckily I was able to fix it all up again, and you can barely see something happened.

This Is Us by Els Brigé for A Flair For Buttons DT

This wood veneer floral from Studio Calico had been in my stash for a while, while I was looking for the perfect spot for it. I loved how it added to the feel of this layout, and the camera flair from the Arrows and Cameras 1 set was the perfect finishing touch to it. Isn’t that tiny heart on the camera to dye for!!

This Is Us by Els Brigé for A Flair For Buttons DT

The papers I used are all from Crate Paper’s Journey collection – I bought the 6×6 paper pad a while back. A lot of the embellishments are also from Crate Paper – I find myself turning a lot to their collections lately.

This Is Us by Els Brigé for A Flair For Buttons DT

The picture is a selfie the boy and I took a few months back. Since I was peeking in from the side, I thought it would be fun to place the picture along the left edge of the layout. I had seen others do it, and I always loved the end result, so I thought this was my moment;)

This Is Us by Els Brigé for A Flair For Buttons DT

This really is us. Tuur is pretty much a momma’s boy. He’s a hugger and kisser, and goofy kisser – although he seems to think every now and then lately that he’s getting a bit too big for that (hope I can talk him out of that;)). And together we can act like two goof balls;) So I wanted to document that.

This Is Us by Els Brigé for A Flair For Buttons DT

Thanks for stopping by! You probably deserve a medal for still hanging around here;) I’ll see you on Saturday, for an awesome new Weekend Guest post. See you later!

Els.

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The Weekend Guest 2015Happy Saturday!! I can’t believe we’re almost half way through August already, and I’m up to my 6th Weekend Guest today. I hope you’ve been enjoying this series so far. I’m honored to introduce you to Miriam this week. She’s an amazing card maker and paper crafter. And I love her stamp designs for Neat & Tangled. I was thrilled she wanted to be my Weekend Guest. 

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My name is Miriam Prantner. I live in Arlington, Virginia with my husband Andrew and daughters Ellie and Carina. I have scrapbooked since high school, but started to take it more seriously after attending a Creative Memories party after college. I few years ago I discovered acrylic stamps which opened up a whole other world of crafty possibilities. I started making cards, enjoying the smaller size as a way to try new things and stretch myself. In 2013 I began designing stamps and die for Neat & Tangled Stamps. I’m currently on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration Team and I manage the Neat & Tangled Design Team.

blog:  http://mprantner.blogspot.com

instagram:  https://instagram.com/mprantner/

Where do you find inspiration? | This depends on what I’m creating. When I scrapbook I take my inspiration/cues from the photographs. Generally from the colors in the photos or the theme of the layout. When I create cards or other projects I’m most often inspired by a product whether it’s a stamp, a stencil, an embellishment. I think this has to do with how I view scrapbooking. I see it as something more purposeful, it’s about documenting something, so the photos take center stage. On the other hand, when I’m making a card or other item, it’s more fun. I love to experiment and try new things/products. I enjoy dabbling in mixed media or using items I might not pair with photos because I try to stick with archival products when I scrapbook.

Where do you create? | My stated craft area is in our sunroom, but I craft all over the house, as long as there is a television nearby ;). Truthfully it’s mostly in the sunroom or downstairs in the family room. In the evening I’ll bring my projects downstairs and work on them while my husband and I watch a game or catch up on the DVR. I don’t like sitting still, so this gives me something to do with my hands while I watch TV.

Do you scrapbook on vacation? | No I don’t, it’s just too much to think about bringing. I will collect ephemera, and I keep a journal/log of what happens each day to use when I do scrap my photos later on, but I don’t scrapbook on vacation. I do like to bring something to do though, and that’s most often crocheting or my stamp carving supplies because they are small and compact (you do have to check that thought since sharp tools are involved).

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I interview my daughter each year on the first day of school and the last day of school. It’s so fun to see what she says at the beginning of the year and the end of the year as well as to compare years (I don’t aways use the same questions, and I tend to write them out at the beginning of the year and kind of wing it on the last day of school). As I’m perpetually behind I thought I should do up the layout for last year so that I’m only a year behind.

Project by Miriam Prantner for Bestamped The Weekend Guest Post

These are some of my favorite layouts to do because I don’t have to think about the journaling since the questions are the journaling.

Project by Miriam Prantner for Bestamped The Weekend Guest Post

I wanted to create a card too. I used some of the leftover scraps from the layout and pulled a couple additional pieces of ephemera from the embellishment pack that I used for the layout (Crate – Maggie Holmes Confetti Ephemera) as the jumping off point.

Project by Miriam Prantner for Bestamped The Weekend Guest Post

I created a modified grid, tying in my Hoop Die from Neat & Tangled as well as some sequins and splatter. To add a bit of additional texture, I modified the flower from the ephemera pack, adding some sparkle paper behind the flower centers and glossy accents and a touch of glitter to the large flower center.

Project by Miriam Prantner for Bestamped The Weekend Guest Post

Love both this card and layout, Miriam!! Thank you very much for accepting to be one of my weekend guests!! It was great having you here!

Be sure to stop by Miriam’s pages and follow her around! Have a great weekend!!

Els.

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The Weekend Guest 2015

I know, I’m checking in rather late today. We spent the day at Plopsaland. Boy, I can barely feel my feet and back anymore;) But we had an amazing day. Lots of adventures, giggles, and rides.

Onto today’s agenda. I’m so happy to have Mary-Ann Maldonado as a guest on my blog this weekend. Mary-Ann serves on the A Flair For Buttons DT with me, and I’m pretty sure that’s where we’ve met. She’s the sweetest, and on top of that also makes the most stunning layouts. I love her style. 

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I am Mary-Ann Maldonado originally from Maine, now residing in Massachusetts.  I have followed my retired Marine around for 21 years, so we have lived in many extraordinary places.  I am a mama to my best friend (Roman), his best friend (Flo  the dog) and her best friend (Leroy – the cat).  I remember crafting with my mom as a small child.  Making our own holiday décor, personalized cards and macaroni art!   However, I started scrapbooking on my dining room table in 2000 and now I consume the entire house!  I was lucky to travel with The Button Farm for several years.  Scrapbooking pages are my passion but I love mini albums and cards too.  I am a hoarder of many things.  Antiques, paper and embellishments, but my undiagnosed OCD helps keep it all in order:o)  I have been an educator (for The Button Farm and locally) and designer for several years now and teach locally, run a KOTM and sell on ETSY.

Apart from the A Flair For Buttons DT, she also designs for me & my  BIG ideasFancy PantsPaper IssuesPaper Camellia, and The Rubber Cafe. That’s a lot of inspiration to indulge in;)

Mary-Ann’s Social Media:

Blog:  http://lumpbumpandclump.blogspot.com

Instagram:  https://instagram.com/maryannmaldonado/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/maryann.coultermaldonado

Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/maldonadomas/

Scrapbook.com Gallery:  http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries

Studio Calico Gallery:  http://www.studiocalico.com/my-projects

Where do you find inspiration? |  I find inspiration all over social media.  My favorite has to be Instagram.  After you have liked several things and IG determines what your likes are, under SEARCH, there is tons of inspiration that you may not have seen if you don’t follow a person.  IG highlights things for you specifically under SEARCH.  I love it.  I also love Pinterest.  Especially since it has also started showing you “Picked for you.”  I can also find inspiration in magazines and commercials, if you can  believe that!

Where do you create? | I have designated room just for scrapbooking. It is always evolving. About a year ago, it was photographed for Creative Spaces Vol. 3.  I was so very excited.

Here is the link to my blog post regarding the magazine. http://lumpbumpandclump.blogspot.com/2014/06/creative-spaces-vol-3-holla.html  It has changed a bit since then.  I am always looking for new innovative ways to sort things and make them easy to access.

Do you scrapbook on vacation? | Not as a rule.  I would be in divorce court for sure!   However, last year right  before our big family camping trip, I had surgery.  This made it so I had to stay behind for lots of the hiking activities.  I did bring scrappy stuff on that vacation because I was left alone for hours.  I actually created a mini album while they were  gone!  You can take a look at that here:  http://lumpbumpandclump.blogspot.com/2014/08/family-mini-album-part-duex.html  There is a picture to prove it at the end!

Project by Mary-Ann Maldonado for Bestamped The Weekend Guest Post

ABOUT MY LAYOUT:  I used Simple Stories Summer Vibe.   Random flair from Studio Calico and Felicity Jane.  Punches to to create embellishments.  I used a small punch to punch small paper and sticker circles to add around to help coordinate and fill empty spaces.

Project by Mary-Ann Maldonado for Bestamped The Weekend Guest Post Project by Mary-Ann Maldonado for Bestamped The Weekend Guest Post Project by Mary-Ann Maldonado for Bestamped The Weekend Guest Post

Thank you very much, Mary-Ann, for sharing your beautiful work with us!! It was an honor to have you as a guest! Be sure to pay Mary-Ann a visit!! Happy rest of the weekend!

Els.

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