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....{Sometimes Sunday}....

...is just what you need...it's been non-stop since school started & it seems like we just keep propelling faster & faster....it was nice to slow down & reconnect. (we needed that...it was a very hectic week and pretty dramatic..mostly caused by me of course..no surprise there!)

...this is what we did a lot of this weekend...


{paddy&mack sunday bliss}

 

....but I have also been hard at work creating...& seeing as how it's Sunday...it's time to post my reveal for Sketch #171 at Creative Scrappers!

...here's the sketch:


 

....& here's my take on it. ...make sure you leave some love for the fabulous reveal by the team...really, really outstanding!!! (thanks for looking!)

 

{shannon m., #171}

 

....happy Sunday y'all...& here's to a great week!

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...*{rrrRRIINNggg...sCHOol's iN}*

... Well for some of us it is anyways...we are right in the thick of things...lunches, quizzes, projects, homework...you name it we're probably doing it...finally getting into a routine...and refocusing my days back into the world of create :) ...

... Crazily, I  have scrapped the kiddos first day of school pictures already ... which is pretty good if you ask me ...ha! I am designing for Amy Mattes....everything she creates is awesome...and I love working with her stuff!!! <3

... In the layout below, I combined two of Amy's Designs and it turned out great! :) I combined Hootie Owl (from onepinklemon)  & Back to School (which can be found at aboyslife) ...thanks for looking!!!

 

{beautiful day, amy mattes designs}

have a great friday! xxoxxoxxo

 


...*{it's a shiny, brand new Monday}*...

.....it was an exciting Monday here in the Morgan house...school started today & Paddy & Mack were alert with eager excitement as the morning began....& i suspect that eager excitement will give way to routine as time goes on & we get settled into our new school & get more comfortable with everything....they are getting so big, i can hardly believe it...& i am so thankful that i get to be here & share it with them each day. .....so our Monday is off & running & i am not quite sure what to do with myself i have to say....i know that i will take this time to scrapbook!!! (of course...what else is there?)

 

.....there's a challenge up at the SWEET PEACH CROP SHOP  blog (posted by yours truly) created with the August Sweet Kit over at SPCS!  ....i cannot say enough about HOW AWESOME this kit is....it even has new Authentique papers....you really can't beat that....i  have literally used every scrap....i <3 it.

 

.....the challenge is to use a foreign language in your title....here's my example....it is titled {fortunato}, which means "lucky" in Italian...which i feel that i am <3

(as always, thank you for checking out my work!! it means more than you know)

 

{shannon m., fortunato}

 

...i hope Monday finds you well & that you have a great day <3...

 


{woot! for sunday}

....why am i wooting for sunday? 

....because the kiddos go back to school tomorrow...that's kind of a half hearted woot though, because i am totally going to miss them...my kiddos! <3

...and because it's another great reveal at CREATIVE SCRAPPERS...the sketch was created by Kristine and it is so versatile...it was great to work with and the reveal by the team is FANTASTIC...(i know i always say that but i can't help it because it always is.)

....here's the sketch....


....and here's my take on it...i flipped it. ...that dragonfly came to me on a day when i really needed a sign so to speak...and there he was...he even let me hold him on my finger...and anyone who knows me, knows i am hokey and believe that there are signs and that occasionally they are put in your path so you know SOMEONE is listening....and HE knows i love dragonflies... :)

{shannon m., #169}

 

...hope you have a good sunday xoxoxo


{i like owls & fridays}

....and i am hoping everyone is having a good friday. ...we have meet & greet today for school....it's bittersweet because they're starting a new school, and beginning a new journey, but they are very excited to do so...so are we! <3 ...and on this most fabulous of fridays...i want to share something i created for Amy Mattes Designs using her Hootie Collection....which can be found over at One Pink Lemon....these are canvases that i altered and they have Mack's initials on them and she is very excited for them to be hung in her room.... *{if you're trying to figure out the mystery of her four initials...they stand for Mackenzie Margaret Catherine Morgan}* ...she has lots of strong women forever lifting her up in ways she doesn't even realize....<3 ..andyhow...enjoy the owlies :) and enjoy your weekend!!!

 

{shannon m., owlies}


....*{so Halloween is a ways off}*....

...but i just had to share these with you because i had such a fun time being challenged by Shawn Davis this month.... :) 

...she gave me Lauderdale papers and some cool embellishments to work with...and challenged me to create Halloween inspired projects....Halloween is a great challenge for me because I LOVE HALLOWEEN.... :) 

...i created these three projects which you can find on the fabulous blog...and i will be working on some great stuff coming up as well... <3

...i can't wait to share them with you. i also can't wait for Monday....because SCHOOL STARTS...WOOT!


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...proof that you can make something from nothing...

 

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....a banner for you...boo!

 

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close ups of  e-e-k-!

 

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here's a canvas i created ...that's Goldie Ghost...she likes lollipops and listening to 90's music....


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xoxoxo - have a great Tuesday <3


...*{it's a new month}*...

...what are you going to do with this new month? ...what am i going to do with this new month....get the kids ready for school...and start putting myself first...it has been uttered to me more than a time or two...it's going to be really hard for me to do that. ...i am going to have to do it in baby steps i think, but we'll see how that goes. 

....a new month brings new stuff and new inspiration....in case you didn't know over at Trailmakers...there is non-stop inspiration and challenges and opportunities for you to win great prizes! ...the reveal was no exception...the Design Team was hard at work creating and they came up with great stuff! ...make sure you go and leave some love. :)

....i am so over summer....it can go away pronto....and i took the fun stuff Karen sent me and created a wintery canvas...wishful thinking i guess...because i wish for snow. :) 

{shannon m., snow in love canvas}


...{mondays are full of challenges}...

...aside from normal challenges that mondays often bring...i wanted to offer you a fun challenge...well if you are a scrapbooker it's a fun challenge...otherwise...you just keep keepin' on in your challenging monday. .....Sweet Peach Crop Shop's blog -- check it out :) ....i posted a challenge that is all about using photosizes that aren't standard, run of the mill 4X6 or 3X5..and that's my challenge to you:

 

(my layout has the 6 cutest kids on the planet in it!)

{shannon m., undeniable}

...this layout was created with the AWESOME kit over at SWEET PEACH CROP SHOP too...so there's another reason to head over!!!

...have a great Monday. XOXO