When Things Get A Bit Chalky ❤


Good morning, dear readers, sharing yet another bible journaling page with you! I'm offering you a little bit of ingenuity this morning.
Have you ever thought to add chalkboard markers to your journal entries?
The journal entry you'll see below was used using the BISTRO Chalkboard MARKERS above.  This entry also has LePen or two, of course!
The following pages are journaling the readings for April 30, 2016. I highlighted the text that I wanted to focus on, I also drew some arrows, well, seven...because when I journal, I try to focus in on the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit. Fun Fact about me: Seven is a special number in my life as well, Paddy and Mack were both born on the 7th, and we adopted 2 of our 3 dogs on the 7th..and the other was actually born on July 7th...so you will always find seven somewhere in the things I share with you.
SRM Chalkboard Bible Journaling, May 2016, Shannon M.
Here is a close up of the entry. You'll notice that the "chalkboard" is not a perfect, straight line, I don't do perfect, I can't draw a straight line with a ruler. It's just "not a thing" in my life, and I don't even attempt to try.
I added a lot of "dots" of various sizes and colors. I outlined my text too, I felt like alone it didn't stay out enough, so I went back after looking at it awhile, and committed to the outline. The beauty in using something like a chalkboard marker, you can go over it in black and begin again. It's "smeared" a little, because I wanted texture.
Here's an additional close up, you can see the outlines. The only thing I used that wasn't SRM, was a gold marker to add a bit of sparkle to the page as well.
Thanks for letting me share with you! ❤ 

Java Latte Fun! ❤

Happy Thursday peeps! 

Hoping you are moving through this week in a good way..and that your weekend will be filled with happy things. ❤


I'm sharing an oldie but a goodie couple of files with you today on the blog, with of course a food pun! 


I reached way back in the vault and grabbed Java Great Day Cutting Files and some of Lisa's digital papers as well...they have great texture and they print out amazing! Here are the patterns I used on my card: Natural Love White Polka Dots  and Natural Love Chevron & Stripes.


The pun? I couldn't help myself. 



Have a great Thursday!

Make sure you check out PPPR's FACEBOOK PAGE THIS WEEKEND!! Stay tuned and make sure you check back!!!


I Chose You

Good morning! I hope this post finds you well.  I'm sharing another bible journaling journey with you today! Something I want to point out to you as you'll probably be seeing more and more bible inspired posts here at SRM, there is no wrong or right way to begin. You may feel intimidated or overwhelmed, maybe you don't know where to begin? It all starts with a single step, like any journey. 
My first entry in my bible looks nothing like the one you'll see in this post, I was terrified that I would ruin it, but friends, you can't ruin something that you're on out of pure inspiration. Some of your entries will be simple, some of them will be complex. You are going to find that every entry will be driven by a different reason each time. 
I used SRM Little Borders (in Black and White)Clear Stamps in Words of FaithLe Pens and Sticker Stitches as I worked on my page.

Here is a close up of some of the detail in the stamps that I used to stamp inside the hearts:
SRM Stickers, BIBLE JOURNALING, Shannon M.
SRM Stickers, Bible Journaling 2, Shannon M.
As you do your Bible Journaling, do not force yourself to journal, if you're not feeling it, walk away and come back to it, this isn't any kind of contest, this is your personal spiritual journey, or your personal time to get to know God better.  Here are the SRM products that I used on this page.  Look closely and you will see how each of these stamps, stickers and pens have been woven together to create my page.

Faith ● Hope ● Love and some SRM Stickers


Good morning, sharing some bible journaling with you today. SRM has some great products for documenting your faith. There's stickers, stamps and pens, just to name a few. I'm sharing a page I created using some watercolors, markers, a LePen and SRM stamps. 
I repeated the cross symbol you see here, to build up the verse I was concentrating on. I am trying to catch up to the current date, but as with all things, I am not perfect, and I have to remember there is no wrong or right way to journal in my bible. 
SRM has an excellent stamp set for this very thing. The stamp set is called "Words of Faith", it's your favorite things about SRM Stickers in the form of a stamp! You can see the crosses, which is one of images available on the sheet and you can also see the words at the top (faith●hope●love●faith) as well. I shadow stamped the words with a watery red, this gave some depth and dimension to the page.  I used a black Le Pen to outline the verse, add "stitches" and the date. You'll also see the book/chapter/verse documented with the black Le Pen as well. I used a thicker pen I had on hand to journal the words. I used a red Le Pen to fill in the heart. 
SRM BIBLE JOURNALING, 4-2016, Shannon M.
Here is a close up to the crosses, I used a ombre ink pad to stamp the crosses, I wanted it to fill airy and watery. When I begin my pages, I often never know where they will lead me, I definitely wanted it to lend to a dreamy, muted feel, yet have presence. 

SRM Bible Journaling, Shannon M. 2
One more quick close up of the stamps for you, SRM stamps are so amazing to work with, they leave clean, crisp images on your pages. 

SRM Bible Journaling, Close up, Shannon M. 3
Thank you for letting me share with you! Have a great day! 

❤{Birthday Wishes with Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!}❤

Every once in awhile, I like to create cards to print out. I love using PPPR files for everything. Lisa created some pie charts, they are simple, but pack a big punch. I created this card using Pie Charts 1 Cutting Files. Take a look at the perfect way you can add text to the pieces in the chart. 


PPPR Birthday Wishes, Shannon M

Have a great Thursday and stay tuned for a teacher appreciation inspired gift idea this Friday! 

See you over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons tomorrow!

PPPR April Inspiration Blog Hop

Lisa is changing it up this month guys! Instead of having a blog hop and challenge theme, she wants you to get crafty! She wants you to be inspired by Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files!

The team has been working hard to create some projects for you to get inspired!

There's a freebie and a prize up for grabs too! 

PPPR SPRING BLOG HOP, 2016, Shannon M.

I went way back into the vault for my inspiration...I used Rain or Shine Cutting FilesHappy Rainbow Cutting Files and Spring Fling Pattern Pack  paper.

The blog candy for this hop is a $15 GC to the PPPR store.

Anyone who comments will be entered to win the GC.

A random winner will be chosen for the prize sometime during the week after the hop. Feel free to also offer your own blog candy, but this is totally optional.

There's a Blog Hop freebie available on Saturday and Sunday.

After that, then it will be available in the store. 


There's a PPPR link party up too! 

Participants can link up any PPPR projects during the dates on the ad image for a chance to win a $15 Gift Certificate to the PPPR store. Here are the guidelines:

1. Share your Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons projects by linking up. Any project that features PPPR files will do.

2.  Please link to your actual blog post or FB photo...not to your blog or entire FB page.  

3.  You can enter as many different projects as you want for more chances to win.

4.  The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, April 30,  2016.

5.  One random winner of a $15 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen.  Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3 favorite projects.  Winners will be announced before our next linky party begins.


Your next stop on this hop is the talented GLORIA!

Here's the line up in case you need it:

Lisa ~ http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/

Shannon ~ http://designsofapaddymack.typepad.com/

Gloria ~ http://gloriasgoofycraftspot.blogspot.com/

Leah ~ http://leahschaeffer.blogspot.com/

Melissa ~ http://melissa-moecreations.blogspot.com/

Michelle ~ http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/

Nanne' ~ http://nannes-creations.blogspot.com/

Nicole ~ http://teachdanz.blogspot.com/

Sarah ~ http://sarahvaitstamps.blogspot.com/

Celebrate Spring Break! Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Style!


Welcome Spring! 

Welcome to the {Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons Spring Break Blog Hop}

You should have arrived here from Sarah's blog! She shared a beautiful project for the hop and hopefully you'll be super inspired throughout the whole hop!

We are sharing Spring and Spring Break themed projects.

I created a cute little springy card! Of course it has a fun pun, of course! 

I used Shamrock Cupcake Cutting Files. It's a shaped card...it turned out so cute!


PPPR Spring Break Blog Hop, March 2016, Shannon M.


It's also the start of our Monthly Challenge here at PPPR! We have one every month! 


Link up your Spring Break or Spring-y projects!

The thing you need to do, is make sure they feature PPPR!

Link back to the Monthly Project link on the blog: CLICK HERE

1.  The theme of this challenge is Spring Break! Create any spring or spring break project using PPPR files. Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the FOCUS of the project.

2.  Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog.  If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the Spring Break photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group (link this tohttps://www.facebook.com/groups/471149956313209/).

3.  You can enter as many different projects as you want for more chances to win.

4.  The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, April 2,  2016.

5.  One random winner of a $20 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen.  Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3.  Winners will be announced before our next challenge begins.

THAT'S NOT ALL...Lisa has an awesome freebie for you, it's available for FREE this Saturday and Sunday only, after that it will be available  in the PPPR Store. 


Lisa also is offering a $15 GC for participating in the hop as well!

For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook  --> CLICK HERE

and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter --> CLICK HERE

A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, February 16.


Gloria is super talented and crafty! You're going to love her project!


Happy Hopping and thank you for stopping by! 



Lisa ~ http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/

Sarah ~ http://sarahvaitstamps.blogspot.com/

Shannon ~ http://designsofapaddymack.typepad.com/

Gloria ~ http://gloriasgoofycraftspot.blogspot.com/

Katy ~ http://scrappinkaty.blogspot.com/

Leah ~ http://leahschaeffer.blogspot.com/

Melissa ~ http://melissa-moecreations.blogspot.com/

Michelle ~ http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/

Nanne' ~ http://nannes-creations.blogspot.com/


#lots of LUCK with Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons

I embrace any excuse to create St. Patrick's Day things.


This time of year, though I am also very happy to embrace snow, I do like to peer ahead into spring...even if spring leads to summer (booooooo).


I used some awesome Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files to create this little greeting (which also doubles as a door hanger). Files used: Shamrock Faces Cutting Files and Shadow Box Card 1 Cutting Files


To create the "hanger"..punch a hole using a hole punch in the top two scallops. Thread some twine of your choice through the top and tie the ends. I braided mine for some extra detail.


PPPR 3-3-2016, LUCK, Shannon M.


Here's a close up of that sweet shamrock, I have used this shamrock repeatedly, it's one of my very favorites. 



PPPR 3-3-2016, CLOSE UP, Shannon M.


Thanks for stopping by today, make sure you head over to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons tomorrow for a great Guest Designer and a fabulous freebie!



Planning the Perfect Pages with SRM Stickers. ❤

There are so many inspiring, amazing planners out there. There's literally endless inspiration. I don't know who has time to design in their planners each and every day. I know I don't. That being said, I totally appreciate being able to easily add fun, colorful details to my planner. SRM Stickers has so many new and amazing stickers, creating a beautiful planner, has never been easier!

I recently created some planner pages using Little BordersPlanner Icon StickersTiny Stickers and LePen's :)
SRM Planner Pages, February 2015, 2, Shannon M.
I like to plan ahead, I attribute it to being an only child and having to be in control of everything. You can use all of these products to help you plan your month, your week, or just record your life in the present...so you can look back and remember little things you may not have thought was significant at the time, but they all tell the story of you...so they are!
Be sure to share your ideas with us or join our Planner Sticker Fun Group on Facebook where you will find even more inspiration!