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*{★ A Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Wednesday ★}*

It's a great day for sharing. It seems I have many things to share with you. It's Wednesday and that means the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons is sharing Design Team Inspiration with you!  Our team never ceases to amaze me with their creativity! 

I am hanging onto summer a bit I guess, or maybe I have an obsession with ice cream. Here's a card I created using the Popsicle Fever Digital Clip Art:

PPPR 8-28-13, Shannon M.

Don't forget that Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons has a great challenge going on featuring Back to School projects! You can learn all about it HERE!

*{August & American Crafts}*

I really couldn't quite believe when I looked in my inbox that I was reading it correctly...yet, there it was, an email from Paige. Fast forward to today where I am sharing with you things I created from the lines that were sent to me! I am very excited to be sharing this post with you today.

I was asked to create three layouts, 1 card and a mini album or altered without futher ado here are my creations:

AC, Shannon M., Layout #2

AC - Shannon M., Layout #3

AC-Shannon M. Layout #1

AC, Shannon M., gift bag

AC - Shannon M., Card

*{Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons & Back to School}*



That's right...back to school! The best time of the year, bahahah! No just kidding, I miss my kids. 


If you are here...and you hopped here from *{NICOLE'S}* blog...then you are on track. If not, you should start over at the beginning...starting with *{LISA'S}* blog (pssst! you want to start at the you can be entered to win some blog hop candy!)


As you can guess...we're all about Back to School projects today! We are here to inspire you with layouts, gifts, cards, pretty much all you need to get in gear for back to School if you aren't already. 


My crazy little people have been back in full swing for a few weeks now...and I created this layout documenting their first day. 




And my blog hopping can win this:





Simply by doing this:

Follow and comment on each blog. (That's it! Simple!)(Psst! I have a follow button up in the right hand has a picture of me with my dog.)

For EXTRA chances to win:


And sign up for the PPPR Newsletter.

 A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, August 27. Only US or Canadian mailing addresses, please.

Today also is the start of the Back to School Challenge!!




1.  The project must be Back to School-themed.  Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the focus of the project.

2.  Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog.  If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the Back to School Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group (link this to

3.  You can enter as many dfferent Back to School projects as you want for more chances to win.

4.  The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, September 14, 2013.

5.  One random winner of a $10 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen.  Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.


Have a great need to hop onto *{THE FABULOUS TANYA'S}* blog!!


Here's the blog hop lineup in case you need it:


Lisa ~

Ana Maria ~

Barb ~

Brianna ~

Candace ~

Jeanne ~

Melisa ~

Nicole ~

Shannon -

Tanya -

✪{Pumpkin Orange Twine & Nutmeg Morgan}✪

Nutmeg Morgan: A crazy dog...a dog that makes everyday an interesting one to say the least. She is stubborn, wiley, frantic and totally food centered. She is often difficult to take on a walk, hates going outside when it's wet, windy  or anthing other than ideal. She's pushy, she licks her feet incessantly, she even talks back. She isn't the wonderful dog you all think she is in pictures...


Of all the things she isn't...there are a ton of things she is: sweet, playful, funny (especially when she frantically runs up and down the stairs for no apparent reason), a great hugger, a cuddler, a first to the door greeter. 

And her face. That face..melts away any grief or frustration you may or may not be feeling. 

See layout below...using some fantastic Timeless Twine:


TT 8-20-13, Blog Post, Shannon M.


The twine just pops on this layout. I had such a great time creating this, laughing to myself thinking about how she sat and stared at me with her pirate eye until I paid attention to her...and then sat calmly as I quickly snapped a photo of her!


TT CLOSE UP 8-15-13


Stacy has a ton of great bundles going right now in the shop...I used Pumpkin Orange Twine for this layout. Pumpkin Orange, makes me happy...makes me think of FALL!

Happy Tuesday! ❤




◦◦◦☼ {Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons All in the Bright Sunshine} ☼◦◦◦

Normally I wouldn't be excited about anything remotely having to do with Summer/sunshine...neither are my favorite. At all. I think I can jubiantly share this creation with you because, one, it's *{Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons}* and two, we're staring Fall in the face...I can see it coming and I click my heels in joy!


Here's a card (I know, shock because I don't do cards, but I guess I do!) that I created for this week's inspiration post: 


PPPR Blog Post 8-14-13, Shannon M.


It seems I am incapable creating a simple card, here's a close up of some of the layers and details (you can see the awesome PPPR files close up!):


PPPR 8-14, Shannon M.


I used Summer Brights White Polka Dots Printable Digital Paper, Sunny Skies Honeycomb Digital Paper & the Clipboard Cutting File. There's so many great things in the *{Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons}* store for completing all of your end of summer layouts, cards and projects!


☼ Have a great Wednesday! ☼

*{Timeless Twin & Sweet Baby Blue}*

It's like baby mini mania...I have two very dear friends with child...and I couldn't be more excited about it for them because they are awesome Mama's!


This card may or may not be for one of them ❤ Timeless Twine...equals the perfect finishing touches! There's some new twine in the store...The Sorbet Collection (Key Lime Sorbet is used here!) & there's also a new monthly challenge...CLICK HERE for info on that!

Timeless Twine, 8-6-13


And of course I have to show you the cute twine close up:

TT 8-6-13 CU

TT 8-6-13 CU 2


Have a sweet Tuesday friends!

✿{Timeless Twine's August Challenge}✿




There's a challenge going on over at Timeless Twine...see above! ❤ This challenge is easy peasy and super fun! All you have to do is use one of the sketches pictured above and include Timeless Twine in your sketch. The Twine-istas have created a whole bunch of fabulous examples for you for some inspiration. I used the layout sketch and created this:


TT August Challenge, 8.3.13

I used some of the new Sorbet Collection Twine on my layout:


You have until August 31st (11:59 pm EST) to link up your challenge entry...which gives you a chance to win...3 Spools of Timeless Twine's - New Sorbet Collection!!!