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★*{Creative Scrappers Sunday #249!!}*★

It's the last Sunday in February....everyone is hunkered down in the cold...that seems to be sweeping the nation right now...even Hades is chilly. I don't know how to feel about that. I can only hope it's a precursor to a cooler summer than the last few years....but I won't hold my breath! That being said, it's a perfect opportunity for you to take this day and create, create, create!!! ❤


Creative Scrappers has been inspiring scrapbookers everywhere for since 2008! This week is no exception....inspiring you with a fantastic sketch created by Heather Leopard. This sketch is great for everyone..simple, clean, shabby, messy...the possibilities are endless! Make sure you leave some love for the design team...the reveal is gorgeous!




Here's how Heather's sketch inspired me:


#249, Shannon M.


To win a prize package from our February sponsor Scrapbook and Cards Today complete at least one layout from our sketches #246-247-248-249-250  and upload it using our inLinkz at the bottom of our reveals. The deadline to submit your layout(s) is March 1 2013.


Pssst! Don't forget that Kristine has Creating With Sketches Volume 2 available up for presale until March 1st! See below!


Hi, my name is Shannon and I am addicted to *{Timeless Twine}*...

I feel by acknowledging this, it is totally fine that I post another layout full of twine. I also am loving the dimension of outlining with twine. It gives me freedom to add my own touches and use the twine to the fullest potential. 


Timeless is fabulous...the twine stays twisted, it is easy to work with and comes in a fabulous assortment of colors...if you haven't checked out Timeless Twine...they have a great blog, Facebook page and Pinterest page full of inspiration from the Twine-istas!


Here's some twiney goodness for you...I created this for today's blog post over at Timeless Twine.

I used the new release Natural and Graphite Gray.

Timeless Twine 2-19-13, Shannon M.


Thanks for letting me share. Hope you have a great Tuesday...I have a week off with the kids...hopefully we'll both make it through unscathed...they go back to school happy, I don't go to jail...everyone wins! Bahahahahah! 

Timeless Twine is going "Au Naturale" complete with Blog Hop!!!

Wha you say Shannon?!!?? You kuh-razy!

No,'s all true....Timeless Twine is releasing another brand new twine! HOW LUCKY ARE YOU!!?!?

You should have arrived here from Mandi's blog...that is if you're blog hopping correctly and stuff...if not then you need to do yourself a favor and go all the way back to the beginning (you'll get back here eventually!):

Timeless Twine:

Amy Kolling -

Amy T -

Ana Maria:


Brianna - Http://

Cassandra -


Kristy -


Melissa Shea:

Mandi -

Shannon Morgan:

Piali -



Here's a gorgeous close up of the so very new "Natural" it baby!



❤ You can find it *{HERE}* ❤


In honor of this fabulous release...each Twine-ista created something magnificent and inspiring. I hope you have been leaving love along the way!

Here's what I created with the new twine:


Timeless Twine, New Release Blog Hop, Shannon M.


You may be asking yourself, "This is all very fine and good Shannon, but what do I need to do to win and stuff?"

This is need to comment on each Twine-ista's blog...and if you haven't done so already...become a follower (make sure you're a follower of Timeless Twine also!) have until February 17th @ 11:59pm EST to do this. 

There will be two winners....each winner will win a spool...yes, that's right, you're very own spool...of Natual Twine! ❤

(SO like I said before, if you started need to start over at the beginning and leave some love!)

Where's your next stop? 

Piali's blog ❤

Have a happy Saturday!!! 


★№➁➃➆☞Sunday Morning Coming Down☜№➁➃➆★

...Ok so I wasn't drinking at all last night, I don't really drink ever, so if you see me drinking...either one of my parents or best friends perished, Karl has finally left because he can't endure another episode of American Dad or my unhealthy obsession with Bill Murray and I am drinking to cope with it -OR- the zombies are coming and I'm drinking in denial...either way you should worry....I have drank plenty enough in the past (which had caused me to hit my suitemate with a phone and go swimming with my clothes on...not as bad as streaking in the quad, yet nothing to be proud of) and now it would just result in me falling asleep snoring before 9:30 pm or crying or what my family and friends like to call "pirate eye"...and no one wants to see any of those things...but if you are awesome, you know who I am paying homage to with my blog post title..... ♬❤

This Sunday is just waiting for you to scoop it up and run wildly with it laughing and shrieking! Enjoy this day. Time is going by so quickly. I know I say this all the time...and sound like a broken record...but I guess I don't realize it until I sit down and finally take a second...for example...realizing that Ash Wednesday is on, like, Wednesday...(said in my best Valley Girl voice)! The realization in that I have no pictures of my children this year...well ok, in normal terms I scrapbooking mamarazzi terms..not even close!

...I do however have an awesome picture of my Brandala...Brandala is short for Brandi...who is one of my best friends in this whole wide world...this part is good, the part that is bad...she lives in home state..and I only see her once or twice a year...that is the bad, very bad, ugly part. Recently, she came to visit...and that was super awesome....thank you again Chuck for making that happen. Karl took this picture, God love him...he captures me in the worst possible poses and's a I am not caring that I am the only person pictured who looks like a dweeb. ☺

Sketch #247 was the perfect sketch for this photo. Super talented Kiki Halbert created this beautiful sketch for Creative Scrappers on this particular Sunday!



Here's how this sketch worked out for me:

#247, Shannon M.


To win a prize package from Creative Scrapper's February sponsor Scrapbook and Cards Today complete at least one layout from our sketches #246-247-248-249-250  and upload it using our inLinkz at the bottom of the reveals. The deadline to submit your layout(s) is March 1 2013.

❤*{Tuesday Double Feature}*❤

If you are here, it's your lucky day!!


Not only am I bringing you inspiration from the fantastic:


Timeless Twine

(the best Twine out there...made in the USA, 100% cotton, carrying 21 colors to choose from and inspire you!! Not to mention a great shop owner!!!)


I am also celebrating my super talented scrappy friend Sara Zenger's Birthday!

She rounded up a whole bunch of scrappy friends to help her! If you don't believe me...take a look at this line up (these girls are not only super talented..they are awesome!) ❤ If you didn't arrive here from Aimee Madden's need to start all over at Sara's blog and hop on through...there are extra goodies hidden here and there for you to have a chance to win! 


Sara Zenger–

Diana Fisher -

Audrey Yeager -

Corrie Jones -

Heather Landry -

Missy Whidden -

Cassie Box -

Ashley Horton -

Angie Gutshal -

Aimee Madden -

Shannon Morgan -

Becky Litz -


Besides inspiration...there are gifts! Sara's got some great gifts for you!!! 

Diana Fisher created a sketch just for this occasion!!

Sara Blog Hop Sketch

Here is how Diana's sketch inspired me:


Timeless Twine, 2.5.13, Blog Hop, Shannon M.


We have 2 gifts up for grabs!

  1) A $30Gift Certificate to Paper Issues – to one lucky winner who links up their layout based on Diana’s Birthday Sketch by putting a link to their layout in the comment section at the bottom of this post by midnight on February 9th. ( You must be a follower of my blog to eligible)

 2) Creative Scrappers / Creating withSketches – (ebook) – We will be giving away 2 copies of this ebook to two birthday hoppers that leave a comment on each post though out the hop. Thanks for joining me to celebrate Sara's birthday!!! Remember you have until midnight on February 9th to complete the hop (don’t forget to leave your comments) and enter your layout basked on our birthday sketch for a chance at winning a birthday blog hop gift!!

  And that's not all....I will be offering one winner a spool of their choice from Timeless Twine! So be sure to leave me some love!! ❤

 Hop on over to Becky Litz's blog now and leave her some love also!!! 



*{Love is in the Air with Timeless Twine}*

Happy Groundhog's Day!! 

I can't resist shamelessly posting pictures of my boyfriend (shut up! he totally is!) Bill Murray.




A whole month is gone already...we're staring Valentine's Day in the face!

That being said...

*{Timeless Twine}*

is delivering! Delivering Valentine's inspiration to you, that is! 

Q: How exactly?

A: With a Blog Hop loaded with twiney goodness from the Twine-ista's!

You should have arrived here from Piali's blog, if you didn't go back to Timeless Twine and start all over.

Here's the order of the Blog Hop for you:

Timeless Twine:

Amy Kolling -

Amy T -

Ana Maria:


Brianna - Http://

Casandra -


Kristy -

Mandi -


Melissa Shea:

Piali -

Shannon Morgan:


At each blog you will find our talented Twine-ista's creating a valentine themed card, project or layout using yummy Strawberry Cupcake Twine available in the store!!



I created this card for the Blog Hop:

Timeless Twine 2.2.13 Blog Hop


Of course you know this means that there are goodies up for in a great prize from Timeless Twine. (See below...hee hee.)


This is what's up for grabs....a spool (that's right a whole spool!) of Strawberry Cupcake Twine and a 6X6 Paper Pad of Paris Girl from Carta Bella:







Q: How can I win this?

A: Easy....all you have to do is...leave a comment on everyone's blog and become a follower of each Twine-ista's blog....and make sure you're following Timeless Twine. My follow button can be found in the top right hand corner of my blog under my gallery.

To give you even more incentive...I will be offering a RAK as in 2 yrds of the following Timeless Twine colors: Cherry Red, Pumpkin Orange, Lemonade Yellow, Olive Green, Aqua Blue, Purple Passion & Bubblegum Pink!! ❤ SO MAKE SURE TO LEAVE LOVE!


You have until 11:59 P.M. on February 3rd to enter!



*❤ I was asked to join the XYRON DESIGN TEAM! ❤*




Cue fireworks and glitter!


Here is who I will be designing with! You can read the full post here!


CONGRATULATIONS to my fellow members!!! 


new members
Gini Williams Cagle - Hendersonville, NC
Jen Goode - Castle Pines, CO
Marjie Kemper - Cortlandt Manor, NY
Mitchell Kraft - Minnetonka, MN
Courtney Lee - Carmel, CA
Shannon Morgan - Dallas, GA ☜ THAT'S ME!
 Angella Peardon - Queensland, Australia
Liz Qualman - Edwards, CO
Viki Tiamat - Rosh Haniqrah, Israel



returning members
Jessica Barnett - Queen Creek, AZ
Sharon Callis - County Louth, Ireland
Ann Corbiere-Scott - Peoria, AZ
Christina Heeren - Des Moines, IA
Linda Neff - Howell, MI
Van Nguyen - Honolulu, HI
Angela Ploegman - Bettendorf, IA
Stacy Rodriquez - Rock Island, IL