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*{excited to share}*

...I am joining LCOM as a part of their Marketing Team and I am so excited.... :) so excited to be part of such a talented team. I get to work with these fabulous scrappers:

Nicole Nowosad

Shannon Morgan

Michelle Gallant

Susan Coish

Wendy Sommers


and I wanted to remind you also that there's a call going on over at Creative Scrappers:



Creative Opportunity

It’s time for another Creative Call at Creative Scrappers!

If you enjoy working with sketches
-- then please send me your application..

Submissions will be taken until October 12
New Designers will be posted October 15

Please include in your application:
Name, address, email address,
link to your blog and online gallery
List of Current Design Teams

Please Send us:
3 of your recent layouts to showcase your scrapbook style
Atleast 1 Layout using a CS Sketch, please indicate Sketch #

The Design Team will be required to:
- Complete 2-3 layouts per month with sketches provided
- Exclusive to Creative Scrappers*
( design for our Sketch Blog Only, no other sketch blog is permitted)
- You will be asked to post our CT Blinkie in signatures & on your blog!
- Posting our sketch & your layout on your Blog/Facebook

- This is a Term position from November 1 - March 1 2012
- Call is Open to Past and Present Design Team Members
- We have a Private Group on Facebook for CT Members Only
- Call is available to all countries!

Please Mail your entries to
Subject line - CS Creative Call


....{how's that for inspiration?}....

...there's a really great challenge going on over at The (paper) Trail Makers Challenge Blog....and it goes like this: 

Sometimes our creative juices or "mojo" are just not flowing as smoothly as at other times. When you need some inspiration to jumpstart your creativity - what motivates you?
For some people it is a sketch, or by looking through scrappy magazines, or by simply walking the paper aisles of your local scrappy store! For me - every once in a while a picture of something completely UN Scrappy will spark that little bit of juice to start flowing!
These two pictures did just that for me and for our Design Team. Our challenge to you this time is to use one of these photos to inspire your creation! Look at the design, the colors, maybe even the words used in the photo may spark something for you!

Photo One:


Photo Two:


Let us know which photo inspired you and what in that photo you used. You have until Sep 30th to enter your project for a chance at our Fabulous Graphic 45 prize this month! Remember - to be elible to win, you must participate in both of the September challenges.
I truly cannot wait to see how these photos inspire you! see if you can pick out which picture I went with...and the limitless possibilities of this challenge:

{shannon m. paper trail makers 9-11 project}

have a great Tuesday XOXOXO <3

{Get Creative This Sunday}

...<3 It's Sunday....I hope where ever you are this Sunday, you are doing well. Enjoy your Sunday and do something for yourself. 


Fall is here....and to me that is such an inspiring time. I am inspired by the smells, the sounds, the just makes me happy and takes me back to my childhood. :) ...I have been full of scrap mojo lately. 


It's Sunday...and you know that on Sundays I share the sketch from Creative Scrappers with you...and this Sunday is no exception...I hope this sketch inspires is truly fabulous...created by Nicole Nowosad...who is completely inspiring whether she's creating a sketch or sharing scrappy goodness with you...without further ado:


The Sketch

and here's how I was inspired by it


{shannon m., #175}


<3 I hope you all have a really great Sunday. XOXOXO


...{it's finally Friday}...

..and that is a beautiful thing...even's only going to hit the low 70's here today...which is AWESOME! (said in my best Barney Stinson voice) -- so I am busy making chili and mini chocolate chip pecan cookies and various other laundry, working on Design Team assignments and enjoying the cloudy day....somewhere in there I will get some pinning on Pinterest in because I can't help's a good day today!

..I wanted to share with you some scrappy goodness I created for SHAWN DAVIS DESIGNS...if you haven't checked out Shawn's great need head on over and check it out. She offers a great mix of products and an inspiring blog to boot. :)

..I created these with the latest goodies she sent for me to play with...thank you for looking as always!!


{ shannon m. for shawn davis, august, serenity 4}


and yes...Mack has already claimed Merry the Mermaid. ....sorry kids. <3

{shannon m. for shawn davis, merry the mermaid}


{shannon m. for shawn davis, merry the mermaid 2}

Have an awesome Friday!! xoxoxo

...*{insert catchy title about Monday here.}*...

It's always hard for me to come up with catchy titles on Mondays...

It's the sleep deprivation cycle I put myself through every weekend....yes, it's my own fault, I admit it, but I can still whine about it.....because it's my blog. I assume you're all having a great Monday...but maybe I shoudn't assume and make an ass out of us both...I cut the grass this morning...that was fun...*can you sense my enthusiasm?* can, can't you?  ...and I am doing various chores around the house today...bleh.

...yet in the midst of all this fun, fun stuff I have going on, I get to share the latest sketch from Creative Scrappers with you and my take on it. :) THAT makes me that should make you happy too! BWHAHAH! 

Here's the latest installment of a site CHOCK FULL of scrap-greatness....super inspiring sketches and a fabulous team to work with them....

Sketch #173:

and here's what I did with it:

....and you are now super inspired and you're going to scrap your afternoon away! 

XOXOXO & Happy Monday!