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October is here! It's my very favorite month! It's all things magical and FALL FILLED! 

I am sharing a little Halloween decor with you today! 

I created a little haunted house with some Maya Road (thank you for spoiling us!) and Ruby Rock-It products and I am going to show you how I did it!

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Step 1: Using some Maya Road chipboard and some Maya Road packaging, you are going to create a ghost for the window. I used the backing for Maya Road packaging for both eh window and the ghost. Set the window aside, the beauty of this is you are going to cover the back so it doesn't have to be pretty.

Step 2: You're going to use the window you created to measure for your ghost. Using Maya Road packaging  again, you can outline and cut out a ghost. Adhere it to the window. Line it up with the chipboard house (open window) and using a pencil mark where you are going to adhere your window and set aside. 

Step 3: I was going for a rustic feel so I used a paper from the Summer Daze collection. Add adhesive to the top side, flip it over onto the paper, making sure that the wood grain is facing away from you. You want the wood grain to be the house. After you've adhered it well, take your craft knife and cut out the windows, running your knife along the windows. Take care not to cut through the window pane. 

Step 4: I'm inserting an extra picture for you here:


Use the white border as an easy cutting guide, line the roof up with the paper, trace it and cut it out. As pictured in #4, adhere it on top of the woodgrain, and voila!...you have a roof. 

The paper is from Ruby Rock-It's Graduation mini theme (You're A Star). 

You can now adhere the ghost into the window. Line it up with the pencil marks you made and adhere it. Remember what I said about backing the house? Use another house that is the same shape in the Maya Road Chipboard assortment, line it up with the house, making sure they line up and then add adhesive.

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Things I added to the house:

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Using some clear adhesive and Ruby Rock-It wood veneer (Stars & Hearts Wood Veneer), I created a star chimney, to match the starry roof. Using the Maya Road Trinket Pins, I inserted them into the roof to have it appear like there was some Halloween magic brewing inside. 

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I added a little clipboard to the front of the house. I used some Ruby Rock-It and Maya Road, they coupled together perfectly. Using more chipboard, die cuts and embellishments! (I'm sorry for the blurry picture!)

This is the completed project, I'm planning on adding it amongst the Halloween decorations this year, provided Mackenzie doesn't swipe it for her room.



Here's a close up of the sweet clipboard:

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Thanks for letting me share a bit of Halloween with you today! Here is a lost of supplies I used:











Shannon Morgan


❉{It's No Oxidant...}❉

...that I love sharing posts with you that feature smiling inanimate objects and food.


I created a card just for today featuring Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Science Lab Cutting Files, it features some fun scientific glassware and of course a pun:



Make sure you check back on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog tomorrow for a great new file and a freebie! 


Have a wonderful Thursday friends!


*{It's Pumpkin Time With Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!}*


In my house...this is a thing. A real, crazy, devoted thing. 

My birthday is officially one month away from today. When I was little, (and very much still today) Halloween was magical. It was the smells, the crisp air, the leaves blowing down the street in their whimsical, scuffle-y way. My favorite, favorite part of Fall was when my Dad carved the pumpkin. My Mom and Dad always picked out the most perfect pumpkin for me. They always seemed to pick the perfect size, shape and color. I have so many wonderful memories of pumpkin carving, even the year that Duchess ate the pumpkin off the kitchen table...that was devastating to my child heart. 


In honor of all things pumpkin, I created this card using some awesome PPPR files. You can find these all in the store and make your own pumpkin love!


I used: Pumpkin Spice Latte Cutting FilesHaunted Scenery Cutting Files and Scalloped Circles Cutting Files.



Here's a close up of some of the details, like those silly bats and the scalloped circle peeking through! 



I'm sharing another close up of that sweet pumpkin! 



THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME SHARE! Have a great Tuesday! 

Coffee Sweet Coffee...❤



Sometimes coffee is the only thing that keeps me from committing a crime.

How awesome to have a blog hop to celebrate this!


I used some awesome SRM products to create a card for the Coffee Loving Carmakers Fall Blog Hop! Take a look at this card and enjoy the hop, it's a phenomenal  experience to be a part of, everyone from the world of scrap comes together and creates BEAUTIFUL cards!



Here's a close up of the fantastic stamps from Jane's Doodles that SRM offers: 



Here are the products I used:


Lace/2” X 25 Yds. - White

❉ Very Versatile Vinyl with SRM Stickers ❉

❉ say that three times fast ❉


I am always looking for ways to make quick, thoughtful gifts for the people in my life. I am also always looking for earth friendly,  inexpensive ways to do this as well..coughcough.


This project is a good one, I promise. You can make a great little gift for a teacher, a hostess, a neighbor and it can be a gift that gets used again and again. 


This is a repurposed jar. My mom actually gave it to me and said, "Make something with this." Ha! Challenge accepted. This project isn't new. I'm sure it's been done before, I'm just sharing a different way and encouraging you to do the same.


Clean the jar and let it dry before adding the vinyl.


Select a design of your choice, or for whatever occasion you are celebrating. The key here is simple.  I chose a one word sentiment and some branches for a Christmas themed candle holder. The vinyl is where you can add the detail. SRM has some FANTASTIC PATTERNED VINYL in a bunch of colors so you can customize in so many ways...for holidays, school colors, etc.


I used red dots vinyl and green dots vinyl. If applying vinyl makes you anxious, don't be!  I am straight line impaired...so my trick when applying vinyl is eyeballing a straight line and adding a piece of washi tape below where I am going to apply my design. It acts as a loose guide. I also tend to choose things and fonts that don't have to be perfect applied, leaving me room for error.  You can do this! If I can do it, you can do it...I promise!



Here's a view of the back, which shows you the branches that wrap around the candle holder. The rocks are a great filler, if wax gets on them? No big deal, you can peel it off. The candle is a small pillar candle. To achieve this...I added the candle first and then filled in with the rocks. Both the rocks and candle were purchased at the dollar store. The plan is to make more of these and wrap them in cellophane for teachers this year. Paddy and Mack literally have seven teachers each...and they are literally all awesome and I am compelled to let them know this. 



Thank you for letting me share with you today, sometimes less is more. I'm showing you that you can do vinyl also, especially if you find it intimidating, this is showing you that you can navigate it in small steps and master it. 


SRM Products:


12X12 Patterned Vinyl - Red Dots

12X12 Patterned Vinyl - Green Dots


Little Lamm + Crisp Collection = ❤


Little Lamm has a fantastic new collection out right now called Crisp (you can find it The Digital Press). There's endless possibilities for you to celebrate ALL THINGS FALL with this collection! 

I created this card to share with you today:

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Here's a close up of some of the "details":

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Thank you for letting me share with you today! ❤

Happy (almost) Fall!! 

Let There Be Peace on Earth

..and let it begin with me. 

That's oddly one of my favorite songs. It always brings tears to my eyes. It always seems so simple, yet it's so hard to actually surrender and make happen. I am in full out Christmas mode, I am so ridiculously excited for the holiday season.

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons is full of awesome Christmas themed files. There are some really gorgeous snowflakes: Snowflakes Cutting Files

I used them in a slightly different way (as a silhouette) for this card. I used a brush lettered font to spell out peace and place on top of the snowflake.

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Make sure you check back on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog Friday..there will be files, freebies and an incredible Guest Designer share! 

Have a great Thursday! 

❉| Ruby Rock-It | Love Our Story ❉

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It's a time to celebrate and reflect. The year goes by so fast. It's already approaching Fall (let's celebrate!!) and the changing of the seasons is always time to reflect. It's also a time for back to school for many...and the layout I'm sharing today is kind of a reflection and a celebration, thus the mushy intro.

I created this layout using Ruby Rock-It's Mini Theme: Family.

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This mini collection has some great pieces in it! You won't have any problem completing projects!

Check out the fun die cuts, they helped me create this fabulous banner:

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There are so many fun embellishments and the feel of this collection is perfect for tying the past or present together, I chose a current event and it worked perfect together with the pictures:

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There's also a fabulous sheet of patterned paper in this mini theme that is large block letters! Monograms and initials are all the rage right now, this paper is the answer! I used scissors to cut out the P & M pictured in this layout:

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Thank you for letting me share with you! I am always happy to share Ruby Rock-It goodness with you!


Materials used:

Family Paper 3: Family Time

Family Paper 1: Together

Family Paper 2: Love This

Family Die Cut Pack

Family 3D Sticker


Shannon Morgan

Shiver Me Timbers, It's a PPPR Blog Hop!


Ahoy! It's time for a blog hop all about pirates...so get to it or ye'll walk the plank!

We're sharing pirate themed projects using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files.

It's also new challenge kick off, freebie files time and a PPPR GC up for grabs!

Here's my project for the hop...with a different spin on this theme...because I am part Olaf and winter obsessed. Also I love silly puns, so I created this:

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Just wait, it gets better...I was so excited! I used the Treasure Chest Card Cutting Files & ...wait for it... Snowflakes Cutting Files....ahhhh so now you totally want to see all that the inside has to offer!

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Get ready for the pun:

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This card comes with a little bonus, a snowflake ornament enclosed:

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This blog hop wouldn't be complete without some freebies!

Lisa created these two adorable freebies just for the hop!  This Pirate Octopus and Pirate Parrot will be available FOR FREE today, Saturday, September 12, and tomorrow, Sunday, September 13, 2015. Then, they will be available for purchase in the PPPR store:



 This blog hop also kicks off the Shiver Me Timbers Challenge that is starting today. Link up any pirate themed projects you create using PPPR files for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.

You can link up and read all of the guidelines HERE:

 Also, up for grabs....is this:



One lucky hopper will win a $15 Gift Certificate to PPPR!  Here's what you need to do for a chance to win a chance to go shopping for FREE:

 1.  Be a follower of EVERY BLOG in the hop.

2.  Leave a comment at EACH blog along the hop.  Be sure to let us know you are a follower and leave us a way to get in touch with you.

 If you would like EXTRA entries, you can also do one or more of the following:

Like the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Facebook Page.  

 Sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter and leave a comment on Lisa's  blog telling her you did.  


Lisa will randomly choose a winner of the hop candy on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

Your next stop on the hop is the super talented Gloria!


The blog hop order incase you need it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ruth ~ http://paperandmusings.wordpress.com/

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

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

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

Kathy ~http://kathyand3kids.blogspot.com/



Little Lamm Crisp = ❤

If you are looking for a fabulous collection for all of your Fall pictures and events....Little Lamm Crisp is the one for you...and you can get it at The Digital Press. (Pssst! It's 50% off throughout the weekend!) This kit has alphas, patterned papers, journaling cards, photoshop templates, wood veneers, bits & pieces, flair & enamel dots, chipboard frames, word art, washi, stamps & brushes.

I'm sharing this layout with you celebrating the upcoming (best season of the year) Fall and Crisp:


Check it out and pick this kit up! ❤