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*{Welcome Wednesday}*

....*{This week has been crazy....but that's ok.}*....

....*{It's about to get crazier.}*....

....*{And that's ok, too.}*....

....*{However, I welcome this Wednesday...partly because I just like Wednesday, but mostly because it draws me closer to the chaos that will ensue.}*....

....*{I wanted to sahre with you my ::{SIGH}:: last layout for Creative is bittersweet, but I have enjoyed every single second of working with Kristine, she is truly talented and she appreciates me in all of my dorkiness and creativeness. It makes me happy and I am so glad to have been on her team.}....

....*{It's SKETCH #179....and this also serves as a reminder to all of you out there that there is still time to get your layouts in to have a chance at her fabulous monthly prize...which is brought to you from Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits....(UM TOTALLY COOL FOR those of us with boys!!) get those entries in and leave some love for the Creative Team for some of us it's our last post :) }*....

Here's the sketch:

Here's my layout for the reveal:


....*{HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!!!!}*....

*{FALL-ISH Friday}* excited were we this morning when we woke up with frosty car windows? .....pretty freakin' excited, I squeeee-ed like a dork and Patrick yelled, "Jack Frost came just for us Momma!!" And Mack who is the NON-DORK among apparently, said...."It's ok Momma, we're geeks like that." I guess it's official, their Momma-Girl is a geek...sadly, I already knew I was...I just thought it would take longer for them to figure it out. :) 


....Speaking of Momma's...I recently created soemthing for mine for her birthday. She is an amazing woman who deals with far more than she should and always listens to my incessant whining and complaints and can do it with humor and often can bring me out of a crying jag with hilarity....somedays I honestly do not know what I would do without her. I am forever making things for her and so I was trying to find something small to make her instead of another big piece where she looks at it and says, "Oh, I love it." and in her head secretly thinks, "but I have nowhere to put it Shannon!"....and I realized I didn't have to make her some ginormous thing thus, a 2X3 canvas, it's teeny tiny compared to my usual loud I created this for her and I used SWEET PEACH CROP SHOP's October Kit and it's featured over on the blog today so I thought it would be good to share it with you here today too!!


{Shannon M., SPCS BLog post 10-21}


...I hope you have a *{WOndERFaLL Friday}*...yep straight up geek. :) 

*{Sweet Peach Shares}* case you didn't know....there is a beautiful kit up at *{SWEET PEACH CROP SHOP}* right now and great inspiration by our Design Team in the Kit Idea Gallery....and I can't tell you enough how beautifully versatile this month's kit....if you scour our blog you'll see so many great ideas and uses and just flat out inspiration featuring both of the kits available this month... 


I wanted to share my layouts and let you know that I have two blog posts coming up that will feature the kit as stay tuned. :) One is very fitting for the upcoming holiday...and you will be pleasantly surprised. 


So as usual thank you for looking and I know some of these are repeats but the kit is really fantastic. I can't tell you enough!!


{Shannon M., SPCS Sketch #2 October}

{simply amazing, sketch#1 oct SPCS}

{SPCS ..a little disney magic}

{learning.shannon m. - SPCS}

{Shannon M., SPCS Oct Kit}

have a great Tuesday. xoxoxo

*{Monday Morning on My Mind}*

So...sometimes you just have a ton on the mind....and as posted in fb...this Monday descended upon me like a throng of zombies....maybe it's just because we have so much coming up and I am looking forward to it, yet carrying the weight of it..well that's the hard part. I carry a lot of weight, but I am learning not to let things set in and take hold. 

I am looking forward to the holidays approaching and that I will get to celebrate with my *{Mom}* and New Year's again with *{Karl's Dad}* :) It makes the holidays so much happier to have a part of home. Sometimes melancholy is ok, but not during the one should be sad during the holidays...bittersweet, yes, but not sad. I guess I am looking forward to the time of year where magic is alive and impossible becomes possible. Sad that it seems to be gone in the blink of an eye and that people can't try to extend it beyond the holidays...

I have no scrappy goodness to share with you today, but as I happily procrastinate...I wanted to share a few funny pictures with you...and most of them point to the change....others? Well, they're just funny. 





Hope everyone escapes their zombies today! :) Stay tuned friends.

*{because you need to know}* case you didn't already...that there is a great sketch challenge up at SWEET PEACH CROP SHOP BLOG....going on right now...and it's so easy to play along, my peachy friends!

Here's the sketch created by the





and here's how I was inspired by it:


{simply amazing, sketch#1 oct SPCS}


You have two weeks to participate…link your layout below by October 21st for a chance at a Sweet Peach Crop Shop $10 gift certificate!


So get scrapping! Happy Tuesday & XOXOXOXO!

*{another certain sunday}*

...this Sunday is a good one. <3 I hope it finds you in good spirits. :) ...we will be busy painting and preparing to move again. ...though we're really looking forward to our new house..because it will be our forever house. ....and it's full swing...the days are getting shorter and a little bit cooler...which believe me friends is nothing short of fabulous for this Yankee caught in the Deep South. toes have been cold and I am loving it!! I even sported the was a delight. 

...Sunday's are always a  Creative Scrappers share with you!!! :) It's Sketch #177...created by none other than our very own Kristine. <3


and here's what I did with it...I love this sketch, if for nothing else the stars <3 :

{Shannon M., #177}


and don't forget that Kristine has a call going too, could be a part of this awesome team!!!!

Here's the info:

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


Have a FALLISH Sunday!! <3 xoxoxo

*{Sweet Peach Crop Shop Blog Hop!!}*



..that's right you read that right!! It's a blog hop!!

You should have come here from Angie's blog...if you didn't, you need to satrt over and leave her some love...each stop is a chance for you to win some scrappy goodness! 

You'll notice that all of our layouts are from the fabulous October kits available at Sweet Peach Crop Shop this month!!! My favorite part of the kit were the wooden asterisks!! They are so cool! You can use them in so many ways. 

Here's a layout I created using the kit... and the asterisks...some I left bare and some I swiped paint on so they looked shabby. Thanks for looking!! :) 

{SPCS ..a little disney magic}

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog during this special Sweet Peach Blog Hop.

Your next stop is the SUPA TALENTED JING - JING NICKEL! and if you did not start at the beginning please start at the Sweet Peach Blog.

Make sure you leave a comment below to be entered to win my favorite thing...those awesome wooden asterisks from Studio Calico!!

And if you haven't checked out the fun challenges going on over at the Sweet Peach blog please do so and you could win a big prize!


XOXOXO, Shannon