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*{sometimes sundays...}*

...are exhausting because you stayed up too late reading the night before because your husband had a migraine and you were worried about him  and couldn't sleep...and you don't feel like doing all the laundry and chores and grocery shopping for the week, but you do anyways because that's your job :) ....what's nice about Sundays though is there's no hurry, and you can take it easy and enjoy the day that was created for you. :)

...and i can take some enjoyment knowing that i can drag the children and said husband to the grocery store with me and torture them as it takes me  minutes and minutes to pick out the dishsoap scent i want this time....or trying to carefully select the very best produce....and maybe i will even need to select shampoo...seeing as how i have been know to take over 20 minutes picking out shampoo....

...for those of you who aren't procrastinators like me, you can take this Sunday to work on some creative's some fresh off the presses over at Creative Scrappers....sketch #167....



....and here's my take on it...the reveal by the rest of the team does not disappoint! ....make sure you check it out and leave some love!


{all the things you are, s. morgan)


...{ad inspired challenge monday}...

....head on over to the Sweet Peach Crop Shop Blog (there are so many great things going on can find all kinds of scrappy goodness!!) and check out the challenge I's a great way to get a quick layout in. :) ....(I forgot to mention...if you play along you could win a $5 GC to Sweet Peach Crop Shop) you have until August 1, 2011 to play along too...and that gives you plenty of time!!

....I really hope you'll play along and get inspired!!'s the ad:

{7.25 challenge ad, shannon m.}

....and here's how I interpreted it:

{7.25 challenge SPCS layout, shanon m.

...thanks for looking!! Can't wait to see what you come up with...head on over to Sweet Peach Crop Shop to check out the post! :) 

*{......long overdue......}* share my debut at Sweet Peach Crop Shop...who offers FABULOUS kits and has a GREAT blog to follow as well...offering challenges, tips, techniques and all arouind scrappy goodness....we're all busy working on our August kits....which are AWESOME...but i didn't get to share my JULY kit creations with you and seeing as it's Friday and my last day of quiet before the kidlets descend upon me in all of their Spoiled by Ba Glory...i figured i'd take this time to catch up on things :) 


...Sweet Peach Crop Shop offers a Sweet Kit and a Juicy Kit....i had the immense joy of designing with the Juicy's what i came up with:


{shannon m., hoo loves you}

{an owl canvas...which was claimed by Mack}

{shannon m., my ordinary miracle} (2)

{a challenge that was featured on the Sweet Peach Crop Shop Blog}

{shannon m., easy on the eyes}

{my take on one of the fabulous sketches offered this month on the Sweet Peach Crop Shop Blog}

{shannon m., a few favorites}

{shannon m., dad love, sketch #1}

{another layout from the inspiring sketches offered this month on the blog}

{shannon m., simple bliss}

{shannon m., the epic tooth saga}


....have a great Friday & thank you for looking!!! xoxoxo


*{sunDAY, SUNDAY, SUNday....}*

....i have to say this has been one of the best Sundays i have had in such a long time. <3 ....i got to see my Uncle John & Auntie Diana....which means i got to hear terrific memories of my Grandpa & Great Uncle John & i relish the history. <3   ....seeing my kiddos faces lit up with smiles & hearing them laugh & appreciate it, even better....<3

....i also get to share with you my creativity, which always makes me's Sunday and that means sharing a sketch from Creative Scrappers with you! ....this week's sketch?

*{AWESOME!!!}*....the reveal....*{EVEN MORE AWESOME!!}* .....Nicole Nowosad created the sketch, you will love creating with it!

....the sketch: take on it...{which pales in comparison to my fantastic team members!!! they ROCKED this week...well, they rock every reveal...but seriously great scrappiness...}:


....i hope you have a wonderful Sunday. <3

...*{it's a sweet monday}*...

....being part of Sweet Peach Crop Shop's Design Team is nothing short of awesome. :)


...i encourage you to check out the blog, often.....right now there are alot of great inspirational tips, layouts and techniques from our talented team. 


there's a great sketch challenge going on....with tons of great inspiration.'s what i created using the sketch:

{shannon m., dad love, sketch #1}


...and there's also a challenge...posted by me :) wink*wink*....challenging use music lyrics as your journaling....


here's the layout i created for the challenge:


{shannon m., my ordinary miracle}

.....i hope you find some time today for yourself, have a great monday all. <3


{...& it's Sunday...& it's July...& that is crazy!...} say this year has been a blur would be an understatement to me. ....this year has certainly challenged me. things seen & unseen, beyond the point of tears & frustration....but one thing that remains constant in my life & one thing that keeps me from going off the deep is the ideal balance for makes me happy & lets me leave all the things that are dragging me down behind....yeah they may be there when the creative blur clears...but it makes it a little more easy to deal with & return to. 

.....that being's Sunday... & Sundays mean CREATIVE SCRAPPERS REVEALS.... & i am so honored to be joining Kristine's team again this time around... & this sketch is FABULOUS....i know i always say that...but it truly is so very will be instantly inspired. 

....i hope you can find some scrappy time (if you're a scrapper that is) or some time to just relax this weekend. <3 (if you're not a scrapper)....'s the sketch (by Elin Ashberg) <3

.... & here's how i used it (thanks for looking & make sure you leave some love at Creative Scrappers!!):