I Pick You ❤


Stone fruits, they are the worst and the best. I love them, yet they sometimes give me hives. 
Despite being jerk fruits, I love them and continue to unnecessarily torture myself by consuming them. I'm eating delicious cherries from Traverse City (thank you awesome Auntie C) right now, as I sit typing to you...and I don't care at all if I have to take three Benadryl in an hour from now..no..I won't really take three. Disclaimer: I'm an only child, so I tend to be dramatic. 
 
I love stone fruits, I love smiling food. I am combining that love along with some other wonderful Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files to create a smiling food/cheesy pun card with you, because it's not Thursday without one. 
 
 

PPPR July 2016, Blog, Shannon M.

Check back tomorrow from some weekly info from Lisa, which includes an awesome freebie, have a great weekend! ❤


Be a Beacon ♥ Pretty Cute Stamps

Pretty Cute Stamps aren't just for cards.

You can use them for a myriad of things!

 

I used them to create a bible journaling page. I used some of the newly released stamp sets. You can find the PCS Lighthouse Digital Stamp Set and the Wave Borders Digital Stamp Set. There was just a great hop and launch of the Monthly Challenge! Make sure you check it out. ♥ 

 

PCS Wednesday Post, July 2016, Shannon M.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for letting me share with you! Here's to a happy Wednesday! 


❉ ℘ℛℯⓣtỿ Ⓒⓤⓣℇ ꜱƬⓐℳ℘Ⓢ Celebrates By the Sea ❉

It's another Monthly Challenge at Pretty Cute Stamps, and this month the celebration is "By the Sea"

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This month, your challenge is to create projects featuring Pretty Cute Stamps with you guessed it, a "By the Sea" theme! 

I'm sharing a card today using some of the brand new July stamps: Anchors Away and Lifesaver

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PCS JULY CHALLENGE, Shannon M.

I changed it up a bit, using a non-traditional color palette, it's a super sweet card and I am excited to share it with you. 

 

We'd love you to play along with our challenge.
Here are all of the details about the By the Sea Challenge:
 
 
  1. This month's challenge theme is By the Sea. So, link up any sea, ocean, or beach themed project using Pretty Cute Stamps. A Pretty Cute Stamp must be used to create the project.
  2. Please link to your actual blog post or Facebook photo...not to your blog or entire Facebook page. 
  3. You can enter as many different projects that follow the monthly theme 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, August 6, 2016.
  5. One random winner of a $15 Gift Certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps store will be chosen. The winner will be announced before the next challenge starts on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

Link up your beach, ocean, or sea themed project below.

❉Sail Away with Pretty Cute Stamps!❉

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Welcome to the hop!

You should have arrived here from Amber's fabulous blog. 

If you didn't and you'd like to start at the beginning, please visit the Pretty Cute Stamps blog. 

This hop is celebrating the July 2016 Digital Stamp Release! All of the projects you're seeing are featuring the new stamps!

I created a few cards for you featuring the "Sail Away" set which can be found in the Pretty Cute Stamps store.

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Here are my cards! I LOVE this set! I think the possibilities are endless!

PCS SAIL AWAY, Shannon M. July 2016

Here's my second card using the adorable boat! Have I mentioned how much I love this stamp set?!?!

PCS SAIL AWAY 2, July 2016, Shannon M.

Guess what?!? There's a prize up for grabs!

The prize for this hop is a $15 Gift Certificate to the PCS Store. For a chance to win, you must leave a comment on each blog along the hop.

For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Cute Stamps on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Cute Stamps Mailing List . 

A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Friday, July 15, 2016.

Don't forget to pick up the Beach Ball freebie if you haven't already! It's available for free through the end of Wednesday. 

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Thanks for hopping through today!

Up next is Lena...you don't want to miss her fabulous project!

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❤{Happy Tuesday! Let's Celebrate Pretty Cute Stamps!}❤

It's a super muggy Tuesday here...it seems like it's muggy and warm everywhere..but we won't let that get us down, will we? No! We have fun things to celebrate today!

It's Sneak Peak Week for Pretty Cute Stamps! (Yes, already! Isn't that crazy??!) Time is flying by this year...I am pretty sure there's some kind of fast forward on. I feel like I've missed at least a month somewhere in there.

Lisa is pulling out all of the stops this time around, she created some amazing "by the sea" inspired stamps for you this month! You will LOVE them! 

I am sharing my card with you today, it's beach inspired of course...as it's a smiling beach ball! It's also this Sneak Peek's freebie! Woot WOOT! 

PCS JULY 2016 SNEAK, BEACH BALL FREEBIE, Shannon M.

Stay tuned and come back tomorrow for our July Release Hop! See you then!! ❤

 

 


U R Just Ripe 4 Me

I hope everyone is back in full swing after what was hopefully, a great Independence Day! Courage dear hearts, it's already almost Friday! 

 

I am sharing a food pun (hooray)! You know it's only a matter of time when Lisa creates..smiling food!

 

On this particular card, you can find the following files:

 

A2 Card Bases 3 Cutting FilesPhoto Frames1 Cutting Files and of course Silly Fruit Cutting Files

 

 

Here's the card! Thank you for letting me share!

 

PPPR JULY 7, Shannon M.

 

Have a great weekend!! Stay tuned to PPPR this weekend! There's a July Inspiration Facebook Hop on Saturday, sure to get that scrappy mojo working!! 


❤ Thank You A Latte ❤

There's this hashtag...#handmadeisbestmade
I believe this.
 
I also believe in simple kindness like thank you notes. 
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I created a set of thank you notes to share with you in this post. This set of cards features just a few of the products you can find at SRM!
 
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There's something to be said about a handmade card for someone. Kindness matters. ❤ 
 
Here's each card in no particular order.
 
SRM HELLO LATTE, JUNE 2016, Shannon M.
 
Stickers and stamps are a great combo. ❤ 
 
SRM I LOVE YOU TO PIECES, JUNE 2016, Shannon M.
 
Little Borders can add a perfect detail to your cards.
 
SRM THANKS A LATTE, JUNE 2016, SHANNON M.
 
I like to use Little Borders as "washi tape" and Sticker Stitches abundantly! ❤ 

SRM YOU'RE THE CREAM IN MY COFFEE, JUNE 2016, Shannon M.

 
Thank you for letting me share with you today, as always your support means so much! 
 
Here are the supplies used on these cards:
 

♥ Pinch Me! ♥

It's summer! It's chilly! It's serendipity!

 

 

I'm celebrating this today with this adorable card!

 

You'll find this Oh, Crab stamp set on the card:

 

 

Is this not the cutest?!?!

 

Here is what I created with the set:

 

 

Look at that adorable crab! 

 

 

Happy Wednesday! Hope you have a great rest of the week! I hope your summer is going well! ♥


★Hooray USA!★

Hi all, July 4th is coming up!

 
 
This holiday is so much to our family. It's my sweet girl Mackenzie's favorite holiday. She loves fireworks. Karl loves watching her happy face light up and listening to her laughter. Patrick loves all of the "foods" he can eat in celebratory amounts of glee...though Patrick just loves food in general right now, he's 13.  
 
I love stars and red, white and blue and all the day symbolizes. 
 
I created a 5X7 frame for my mantle celebrating the USA. I used a ton of SRM goodness. There is A LOT of SRM goodness to choose from!
 
 
Here is the frame, it's actually a "shadow box" type frame, which works perfect for someone like me who layers "all the things"…☺

 

 
 
If you take a closer look at the details, you'll see twine, labels, sticker stitches, borders, tiny borders, patterned vinyl and even sequins. 
 
 

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Happy Thursday, we meet again. 

I'm sharing a friendly card with you! Sadly, there are no food puns...but there's hearts..and that's pretty much the next best things..I think only stars could top it. 

I used Hello Bubble Cutting FilesA2 Card Bases 2 Cutting Files and Heart Lock Cutting Files for this happy hello!

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Have a great rest of the week! Here's to a great weekend, we have a busy one ahead, but it's all for the happiness of our kiddos...so that makes it worth it. 

 

Make sure you check back over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Friday for a freebie from Lisa!