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Love You with Mary-Ann

Love You with Mary-Ann



It is February already!!!  Can you  believe it? We celebrate the entire month with Valentines and birthdays.  It is a super fun time of the year in our home.  For this assignment, we were asked to showcase the Sweet Nothings collection.  Super easy for me since I have many loves in my life.  For this layout, I focused on using the 3×4 blocks from the Moments to Love paper.  I tucked them behind my strip of photos so you could see all of the different sentiments.


You can see that I printed my journaling on white cardstock, then trimmed them down to fit between the black and white stripes on the paper.  If I would have thought ahead, I could have printed them out directly on the paper with my typewriter or printer.  But I think it still works.


Hope you are inspired to dig out your Sweet Nothings Collection, or grab it from the Make A Pretty Life store and document a love in your life.

Mary-Ann Maldonado


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Dream Big | Christin Gronnslett

Dream Big | Christin Gronnslett


Hello everyone. Christin here today to share with you a fall layout I made with the Dream Big collection.

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The colors in the Dream Big collection made me think of fall and I pulled out this lovely rich colored photo from last year.  Have I ever mentioned how much I love fall. The colors, the smell, the leaves. I just don’t like that it’s getting
colder…..  With all the colors in the photo I really wanted to both use them as a base for both my background and the papers I picked out.


I used a watercolor pallette full of earth tones like gold, copper, champagne,
grey and a few dots of green and blue.



I cut out the patterned using my Cameo in the shape of a maple leaf. To get some
dimension I cut 3 layers. First the bottom layer – a whole piece of the leaf,
then I cut out a white leaf and then the red leaf in the same size as the
white.  I didn’t want them to align perfectly but more random.



I did the same thing with two smaller leaves – added three layers an stapled them



I used a patterned paper around the edge for the white paper and stitched around
it. I used all 6 strands of thread (not to be recommended…) and had to go look
into our toolbox to find something to drag the needle up an down to avoid more
blisters on my finger.


My daughter is really shining in this photo – with both the light and the fact that
she lost a tooth and I thought the puffy stickers Shine on were a perfect fit.
As you can see the Fancy Pants collections are really versatile.

Collections used:Dream Big


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Happy Hues Cards


Hello, Fancy Pants Designs friends! I was so thrilled when I saw these Happy Hues this month because those rich colors are my favorites!


I created these cards using those colors in the palette.


I used papers from the Golden Days collection. That was perfect for the color palette!


I added some Puffy Stickers on my project. I also used the gold Glitter Washi Tape from the Millie and June collection on the left side of the card.


Thank you for stopping by today!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Golden Days,  Millie & June


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Happy Hues: Oval Canvas


There’s nothing quite like gorgeous colors for inspiration.  I was so thrilled when I saw these Happy Hues!    These colors are my very favorites!

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I pulled random papers from many different Fancy Pants collections and there was no problem finding many papers that would work and that I loved.  The really great thing about a project like the one I’m sharing is that it’s a fantastic way to use up scraps. Which is exactly what I did. I didn’t need to cut into even one entire sheet of uncut paper.

I’ve had this oval canvas sitting in my supply closet for some time, just waiting for the perfect project to come along.  Time to break it out!

Life is Good Oval canvas
I’ve made similar canvases  like this with with the flowers with wire stems and dimensional leaves, but never an oval canvas. I was really happy with the how it turned out, so oval canvas will be the choice if I make these again. I think the little bit of pen work I did around to define the outside edge really helped extenuate the oval shape. My plan all along was to use one of the Wood Veneer pieces for my saying. This was was perfect.  I decided to paint the background of my canvas blue and paint my Wood Veneer saying white so it would stand out from the canvas.  The addition of color and pattern for the petals was not going to be a problem
😊 There were tons of gorgeous papers to choose from, so I chose small pieces from many Fancy Pants collections. (listed below).

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I love dimension so I just folded the leaves in the middle and didn’t attach them on the sides, only the center.  That way they are able to come off the page a bit.  The button and numerous Puffy Dot Stickers from the “Life it Beautiful” collection helped not only add interest but dimension.

Life is Good Oval Canvas washi edge
One of my very favorite uses for washi tape is to finish the edge of a canvas with it. This canvas was one that had staples all the way around.  This gold 
Glitter Washi Tape from the “Millie and June” collection was PERFECT!

It was a just what I needed to finish off my canvas.

Like I was saying, a project like this is great for using up scraps, so I hope this inspires you to go digging around in your papers a bit. Why not create something with happy colors to add a little cheer to the room?!

Thanks bunches for stopping by!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Life is BeautifulWish SeasonMillie & JuneBe DifferentEveryday CircusCollecting Moments


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Happy Hues: So Sweet


Hello everyone. Christin here today to share with you a layout created with this Happy Hues palette.

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You find all the lovely colors here in the Life is Beautiful and Millie & June collections. They match the palette perfectly. You find the bold colors in the Millie & June collection and the softer tones in the Life is Beautiful collection.  I made a background to complement the papers.

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I got a little inspired by the picture to the left by placing my picture on the top part of the page and letting my mixed media spread out to the sides and placing the darker aqua paper to the middle. I also did multiple versions of one picture to replicate a pattern. I would love to see your interpretations of this palette.  

Here are a few more closeups.

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Fancy Pants Designs collections used:
Life is Beautiful and Millie & June


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Happy Hues: Perfect Beach Day


Hello Friends! Today is all about Happy Hues. One can draw inspiration from pre-made color palettes online, especially on Pinterest, where this one was found:

This color palette has the colors in a few of the collections: Attwell, Wish Season and Happy Place. The primary color palette is basic yet effective and is suitable to scrap young and fun photos. I used different product from each collection to create this layout of a perfect beach day.


I started with a plain background. The strips of paper were selected from both the 6X6” paper pads and 12×12” paper sheets from the Happy Place and Attwell collections. The circle pattern was repeated in two of the collections and I chose this as an element in selecting the paper pieces. This was also repeated in the scribble dies used on the layout. The black and white diagonal stripe washi tape helps to ground the layout as well as creating a top and bottom border.


Cut various 6” wide by different height strips from 6×6” paper pads. I also included 6½“ Lush yellow strips from the Attwell collection. Create the striped pattern with the strips, leaving a small gap between the strips and aligning either the left or right or both sides with the previous strip. Using a small mini stapler add a few small staples across the spaces of the paper strips to add interest.


Draw lines with a pen from the Attwell collection on the arrows of the Lush yellow strips. Faux stitch on some of the strips using a dressmakers tracing wheel and ruler to create the ‘stitching holes’. Draw the lines between the holes with the black ink pen.


On the left and right sides of the pattern paper strip add color splats to the white cardstock. Create an airbrushed effect with a Distress Marker Spritzer to add color and depth to the layout. Insert the brush tip end of a Distress Marker (or other suitable marker brand) into the Spritzer and squeeze the bulb to “spritz” ink onto the paper.


Complete the layout with the die cut scribble circles, puffy stickers, words and shapes. Add diction word stickers. Cut the title ‘Perfect’ with a downloaded Silhouette file from black paper. Complete the title with read puffy sticker alphas.


Please share your projects and layouts created with the various Fancy Pants Designs collections on the Fancy Pants Designs Facebook page!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Attwell, Happy Place and Wish Season


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