Thursday, November 12, 2015

So Grateful for You

Hi Paper Issues friends, it's Mary Ann here today with my very first project to share with you! I started with inspiration from the latest Issue, this months theme is "Let me Espresso My Gratitude", which can be anything from Thanksgiving and things you are thankful for, to your favorite coffee drink. I went with the gratitude idea for this layout of my daughter and I.

I used lots of the beautiful Shine collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper, and mixed in a bit of the Cedar Lane collection by Pink Paislee, and even a bit of  the Wonder collection, also by Crate Paper. These all work together so well!  I started with my background paper, and used pink watercolor paint (that belongs to my 6 year old daughter) to highlight "so grateful for you" to make those words stand out a just bit more.

From there it was adding my photo and layers of embellishments. One of my favorites in the Shine collection is the ephemera pack, I love all the the bits and pieces!

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  1. Gorgeous! I love the papers and embellishments you used on this adorable layout!! Fabulous picture to:)
    Sherrie K

  2. This is so pretty Mary Ann. I love it.

  3. Thanks girls! I love the Shine collection so this was a fun layout to make :)


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