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....{ thursday, oh thursday }.... i wish you were friday....but it's ok i will get through the day. :)'s so crazy that it's almost already's funny i never believed my mom and dad, grandparents, aunts, uncles...basically anyone who told me when i was little --- that time would fly as i grew older...i can remember thinking how a Christmas Eve seemed to take an eternity when i was younger and now it flies by....and i don't even realize it until the credits roll on "It's a Wonderful Life".....there's a *{BRAND SPANKING NEW CHALLENGE UP AT THE PAPER VARIETY}* it's a pretty fun one because the possibilities of what you can create are endless! :) 

....the design team rocked the challenge....( NO SURPRISE THERE as they are a SUPA TALENTED GROUP of girls! )'ll find lots of springy colors and fabulous bunches of birds, meaningful layouts and just all out scrappy goodness....make sure you leave some blog love for Jan, Tessa, Mindy, Patti, Suzanne and our special guest designer Jamilie!!'s a layout i created for the challenge...i made a layout using baby themed colors and added two's one of my favorite pictures of Paddyboy and i....he has the best smiles! 


....and BIRDS OF A FEATHER KIT COMPANY was kind enough to sponsor this challenge! Check out the prize up for grabs:

....have a great thursday and be good to one another!'s SuNDay! There's a brand new sketch up at  *{Creative Scrappers}* ....along with a fabulous Creative Team Reveal!! The sketch was created by Michelle Fowler (who is SUPA-TalEnTEd!) make sure you leave her some blog love and our Creative Team too. And keep one of our team members in your thoughts and prayers....Yukiko Ochi...who lives in Japan. Thank goodness she is safe and her family is as well, but please continue to lift Japan up in prayer so they can rise above the tragedy they have suffered! 

Here is the sketch: 

....and here's what I did with it. <3 -- thank you for looking as always!!! 


*{HaPPy SUnDay! and be kind to one and another!}*

....*{simple saturday}*....'s a simple saturday here...yeah it was super sunny and nice out...but those days are a dime a dozen down was a stay in your pajamas until 2 day and not do anything day....which are important...yeah we're antsy and bored now but we're going out to dinner with Auntie J & Uncle K so it's all good. ...and it's much needed sometimes these lazy saturdays...everything has been over-scheduled, busy, frantic at times...causing stress, eye-twitching, complaining, occasional it's very good to have a day where there's no was a day to listen to music really loud and sing off key terribly (well that's just me) but all in all it's that kind of day....there's tomorrow to do laundry and go grocery shopping but for today i will enjoy the {nothing} and embrace it...and reminisce on days where i didn't have to worry about being responsible and everything was simple. <3 ....i wanted to share with you though today, i've been antsy to share them with you because it was 1) so fun to be a part of this class and 2) it was so fun to create all these layouts for the class....this class i am speaking of is one over at *{INSPIRED TO SCRAP}*....which is a totally inspiring place to be...if you haven't checked it out you really must....this class was offered in march and it was all things sketch...the Design Team created some fantastic sketches and examples....Stacey has a class coming up soon, and i can promise you, it will be's "Scrap Your Stash"....i encourage you to check it out...i want to share some of my scrappy stuff if you're looking for mojo...maybe it will inspire you to get going...

{freeze frame}
{our charlie brown thanksgiving}
{welcome to 8}
{simply amazing}
{loving the trees}
{real snow}
{the loser step}
{i believe in fairies}
{snow story}
{made with love}

....i hope this encourages you to check out the upcoming class! thank you for looking and be good to one and another!!! XOXO

...*{and we have a winner & a brand new challenge <3}*...

*{THANK YOU*thank you*THANK YOU*thank you*THANK YOU*thank you}*

i can never thank you enough for all of the wonderful comments left for my TPV Green was phenomenal! ALL OF YOUR BLOG LOVE lifted my heart and my thank you. :) I am humbled. 

....drumroll please with out further ado....the winner of the BLOG CANDY to Tessa's FANTASTIC STORE is:

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*{SO LUCKY #31! THERESA NEUBAUM...this is you!}* CONGRATS!!! I'll be sending you an email and you will be off to Tessa's store to enjoy your GC! :)}* 

Thank you to everyone who commented on my blog, again...I have so many new scrappy friends to check out and new creativity to enjoy!
....and you know it's Wednesday....and that means there's a brand new challenge up at The Paper Variety! And it's a caring, thoughtful challenge... :) It's that time of year when everyone seems to be under the weather...and a GET WELL SOON WISH is always appreciated....our team created some wonderful sentiments and ideas and Suzanne even created a page dealing with a difficult this is also a jumping off point for some of you who may need to get something off your chest too....and everyone has that, so find comfort in knowing you aren't alone :) 

here's my contribution....i thought it would be cute to play on words...and so i created an owl paper piecing...based of one i saw on the internet....and changed the design up a bit, but thank you to the scrapper who provided a great example for me to make my own. :) ..and i made it bright and cheery...the sentiment is "owl be sending you louts of get well wishes!" ...dorky i know, but hey that's me....self-admitted.

{owl be - week 24}
xoxo and be good to one and another..... 

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....*{It's a BLOG HOP at The Paper Variety}*....

Good morning! Welcome to the first PAPER VARIETY blog hop! We are so excited to announce this week's color challenge, generous prize and sponsor, share our projects with you and offer some BLOG CANDY for hopping today. We have some FABULOUS designers at TPV and want to showcase their personal blogs this week.
So, if you are coming from *{MeLisSA's}* you are in the right place! If not, head back to THE PAPER VARIETY to get started from the beginning and see a list of all the links if you get lost along the way. You don't want to miss a thing! :)
Our challenge this week is a COLOR challenge in honor of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday :) And being a *{Shannon Catherine}*...I am a little biased!
Our sponsor for this week's challenge is Your Scrapbook Stash!

In order to win this GRAND PRIZE you need to submit your own GREEN project to The Paper Variety by Tuesday at NOON. If you submit before Sunday evening, you have a chance to have your blog featured on TPV! ;)
OUR DESIGN TEAM CREATED SOME FABULOUSLY STUNNING PROJECTS for this challenge....and I want to share mine with you, thanks for looking! :) 
{Shannon BLOG HOP}

...and to entice you further....into participation.....I have a little BLOG CANDY for you....
My friend Tessa has a wonderful site...

and if you leave a comment here on my will be entered into a drawing for a $12.00 Gift Certificate to Precocious Paper...and you don't have to complete the challenge to win this fabulous prize I am offering...all you have to do is leave me some blog love! :)
So I know you want to see what's up next in our head to the *{LOVELY YARA'S}* BLOG and enjoy the rest of your journey.....

We are looking forward to seeing YOUR green at THE PAPER VARIETY, too!  Remember to link up before TUESDAY at noon for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE! :)

XOXO and be kind to one another! 

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