*{ the little things }* with SRM

 

Living in the moment, I am not one to look far ahead in the future. I am a procrastinator by nature and I have been known to stay up in the wee hours of the morning to pack for a trip or moving. 

Imagine my delight as I created a sweet little mini album and/or date book for 2016...granted I could have set the end of day in motion by doing this, but at least you can scroll through some cute pictures while the world ends...I'm sorry and you're welcome simultaneously. ☺

I used some BRAND, SPANKING NEW SRM goodies just for this album! 

This project features stickers from the Year of Memories Sticker/2016Sticker Stitches (of course), doiliestwine and punched pieces.

 Here's the cover, you'll find a doily tucked beneath the layers, some twine, some sticker stitches and a brightly colored 2016 tab. 

Open up the pages of this album and you'll see sticker stitches and the months here and there. The focus on this album is "little things"..you can use it for remembering birthdays, dates, or mini month milestones. 

 

March and April are cheery and simple:

May and June have some twine and summery zest!

Here's a peek at July and August:

Check out the September tab! Hello October! 

 November and December is very notable, ending the year in a sweet way. ♥

 Thank you for letting me share with you today! 

 Products used:

Year of Memories Sticker/2016

Twine

Punched Pieces

Sticker Stitches

Doilies


✳{Get the Scoop with Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons}✳

Happy Thursday!

Hope your summer is going great and you haven't melted to the pavement somewhere.

 

In keeping with my smiling food tradition, (minus the cheesy pun this week, I am moving home to Michigan and I'm lacking in brain power) I am sharing this card with you:

 

 

I used the Banana Split Cutting Files to create this card.

 

Make sure you stop by the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog tomorrow for some awesome files, a pretty crafty Guest Designer post and a freebie! 

 

• thanks for letting me share with you •


↞☆ little lamm & co celebrates a starry, starry night ☆↠

11102654_10153758230802785_2378808078903234761_nLittle Lamm & Co. has a fabulous, fabulous release for you today!

It is gorgeous, magical and you will want to get it all!

☆ It's called Starry, Starry Night. ☆

I'm sharing this layout with you today featuring the awesome patterned papers, embellishments and journaling cards. 

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Check out the Little Lamm & Co. blog today for much more inspiration!

Thank you for stopping by & have a wonderful weekend!

 ☆


⋆⍟✮{In the Pursuit of Happiness}✮⍟⋆

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Ruby Rock-It's Fusion Collection (2015) is perfect for documenting celebrations! Bright colors and versatile patterns make it so easy to layer and add details to your projects, cards and layouts. ♥

I'm sharing this layout I created celebrating family, laughter and The 4th of July! We are blessed with friends that are much more like family..and every time we get together, it's hokey, but it's the best. The kids had a ton of fun at the fair. Paddy got to spend time with his boys, Nolan and Lennon. The girls were three peas in a pod..Mack, Macey and Lexi are lifelong friends in the making....and everyone got to love on Charlie. ♥ It was a good day!

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You'll find some Ruby Rock-It Kraftastic in this layout too! 

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and here:

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Here's a close up of some of the layers, I also snuck some Something Blue Mini Paper in (it can be used for so much more than weddings): 

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As always, thank you for letting me share my crazy, full of chaos (but in a good way) creative journey with you!  Below is a list of materials used.

Wedding Something Blue Mini Paper 36PK

 

Kraftastic Glitter Sticker 26pce

12x12 Red Fusion Beehive Cardstock

12x12 Red Fusion Doily Cardstock

12x12 Red Fusion Spotted Cardstock

12x12 Blue Fusion Flourish

12x12 Blue Fusion Chevron Cardstock

12x12 Blue Fusion Spotted Cardstock

12x12 Blue Fusion Floral Cardstock

12x12 Blue Fusion Doily Cardstock

Wedding Droplets, Pastel 50PK

Shannon Morgan


◌◯○Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Goes Under the Sea○◯◌

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Lisa obviously loves me dearly, because she made a hop themed around water...and the antithesis of being hot...because summer is stupid and hot.

SO... you've hopped through everyone and you know by now that this is a blog hop all about *{SEA}* related things and Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files.

You should have arrived here from the awesomely talented Sarah's blog, if you didn't and you want to be in the running for a GC to the PPPR store...start over at the beginning at Lisa's blog.

Other things you can find in this blog hop?

A freebie and the kick off of the monthly challenge!

I created a card just for the hop..it's alas, not a smiling food card...but it is a smiling animal card, which is almost as awesome! Of course, this card is complete with cheesy pun. I used Sea Life Cutting Files and Stitched Shapes Cutting Files to create this birthday card. Thanks for letting me share with you today! 

PPPR July Blog Hop, Under the Sea, Shannon M.

Make sure you grab the freebie that is available this Saturday and Sunday (JULY 11-12)...after that it will be available for you to purchase in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store.

Click here for the Under the Sea Title Cutting File

 

Are you ready for a challenge? As in, the Under the Sea Challenge? Link up any sea, ocean, or beach themed project 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

You're asking...about that Gift Certificate? I didn't forget....

Here's what you need to do for a chance to win:

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

AND 

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.

That's all you have to do.  If you would like EXTRA entries, you can also do one or more of the following:

 3.  Like the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Facebook Page.  

 4.  Sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter.

 

LISA will randomly choose a winner of the hop candy on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

Head over to the PPPR Under the Sea Blog Hop Event and let everyone know how much you enjoyed all of their awesome creations! 

 

 


⤜{Little Lamm is Picture Perfect ♥}↠

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Sharing summertime memories is somewhat of an enigma in my life. Summer is sort of a hide from the outside like a troll under a bridge kind of occurrence. However, this summer is incredibly different...because we are moving home. We spent the 4th in Michigan and I wore pants...and I was overjoyed. My family and friends think I have lost my mind, but I can assure you, I am fully of sound mind. 

I couldn't wait to upload photos and begin scrapping!

The Little Lamm and Co.  Capture Scrapbook Kit had exactly what I was looking for to document this picture of three of my favorite girls on this planet! I keep turning to this kit for layouts, the colors and elements are absolutely stunning. 

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Thank you for letting me share with you! ❤ Make sure you check out the Little Lamm and Co. Facebook page and the Little Lamm and Co. Blog for updates, news and inspiration! 

 


❉♥{If You're Gonna Melt, it May as Well be With Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons}♥❉

 

Just bringing you another smiling food Thursday!

 

I used Sprinkled Cake Cone Cutting Files and Sentiment Spots 3 Cutting Files to create a sweet card for a friend or loved one. ♥

 

 

Here's a close up of that smily ice cream cone. ♥

 

 

Thank you so much for letting me share with you. Check back over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons tomorrow and Saturday for some great stuff...like an awesome Guest Designer, a free file and the Under the Sea Blog Hop this weekend! 

 


↞★{Ruby Rock-It: I Heart America!}★↠

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It's almost July 4th!

Where has the year gone!?!?

People everywhere are celebrating America and gathering with family and friends to have picnics, enjoy fireworks and love of country. ♥

☆ I'm sharing a fun and festive project with you today. ☆

It's red, white and blue...it has stars...and has the spirit of giving in mind.

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 This project is a boxed card set with a twist, it is patriotic and full of details.

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 Pictured above is a box with a lid using papers from the Ruby Rock-It Fusion line. These papers are perfect for paper boxes, they are thick and have fabulous texture. I glued twine all around the lid and added a bit of detail to the top. ☺ Ok, I added a lot of detail. You'll see a dimensional star using more of those Fusion papers. A happy, flowery circle in red is peeking out from the star. A project wouldn't  be a project without sparkle, well at least to me, so you'll find plenty of it in this post. You can create all kinds of sparkle using Ruby Rock-It Bling. The best part of using RRI bling is you can take it apart or use it as a whole. 

I wanted to fill the box with something, so I created sweet hello cards using more Fusion, Krafty Goodness and shaped tags, using various sizes and shapes.

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 I created five cards that measured 3 1/2" X 4". They sentiments are all a general hello, so whoever is the recipient of this gift can use the cards whenever needed or in a pinch. ♥ I also created envelopes with labels, perfect for mailing or writing a sweet note on front. 

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Here's a close up of one of those cards:

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And a close up of those envelopes:

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Here's a shot of the project as a set, which includes: the box, the lid, the gift tag, the cards and the envelopes. 

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THANK YOU for letting me share this with you! I enjoyed creating it very much. I hope it inspires you to create something red, white & blue! Happy 4th if you're celebrating, and if you're in a different part of the world and it's just another day...have a great one! 

Materials used:

12x12 Blue Fusion Flourish

12x12 Blue Fusion Chevron Cardstock

12x12 Blue Fusion Spotted Cardstock

12x12 Blue Fusion Floral Cardstock

12x12 Blue Fusion Doily Cardstock

12x12 Red Fusion Spotted Cardstock

12x12 Red Fusion Chevron Cardstock

12x12 Red Fusion Beehive Cardstock

12x12 Red Fusion Doily Cardstock

12x12 Krafty Goodness Cardstock Love It

12x12 Krafty Goodness Cardstock 3x4s

Kraftastic Glitter Sticker 26pce

Wedding Something Blue Mini Paper 36PK

Ruby Rock-It Bling

Kraft Tags

White Tags

White Floral Pack

Shannon Morgan

 

 


❉{ Feel Butter Soon }❉

It's Thursday, it's a Shannon post, which means it's a smiling food post. Smiling food makes everything better, like summer.

It's a Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Thursday!

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Here's a sweet get well soon card I created using A2 Card Bases 1 Cutting Files and Bread & Butter Cutting Files

 

 

Here's a close up of those sweet faces! 

 

 

Thank you for letting me share with you! Check back tomorrow on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog for a great freebie and some new files! ♥