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❤{Timeless Twine & Timely "News"}❤

Hi! Happy Tuesday! It's my day to deliver some "news' to you here at Timeless Twine..are you ready?

Ok here it is: There's 25 days until Valentine's Day! 

 

I know, I know...it's too soon and all that, yadda, yadda, yadda...but I'm telling you as a pro-procrastinator (see how I did that?) it's never to early to make a few cards!

 

Isn't that crazy!?!?! It's already almost another holiday! That's why I'm helping to inspire you by getting a jumpstart on Valentine's Day cards and greetings. I created this card just for this post:

 

 

Here's a close up of some of the details, I'm a giver like that:

 

 

I used some fabulous goodies from Bella Creationz on this handy, dandy greeting! Stuff you can find in the store, CLICK HERE for total enablement! 

 

 

 

 

 


❤{Just My Type of Issue}❤

 Happy Monday! 

Before I get to the meat and potatoes of this post, I need you to read this. Remember to do something good today. Honor a man who did so much for what he believed in, which was for people of all walks of life to work together. Something as small as paying it forward, a kind word, anything you can do to impact the community around you makes a difference!

It's not just a day off, it's a day to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. 

 

  ❤ Paper Issues. 

Font Issues.

Type Issues. 

All of the above equals happy place! Paper Issues has a brand new issue up! You can probably guess it involves any of the following: Valentine's Day, love, relationships, typewriters, fonts, subway art, typography, etc.

The girls are bringing you some creations to inspire you! There's a great prize up for grabs when you link up in the form of a $20 Gift Certificate to Paper Issues...which is awesome since there is new stuff in the shop all the time! 

Valentine's Day is coming, it's so crazy to type out those words. It feels as if the holidays were literally just here, but in fact they've been over for quite a bit, haven't they? I took this issue as an opportunity to get a jump start on Valentine's Day cards. 

PI Just My Type, Shannon M.

PI JUST MY TYPE CLOSE UP, Shannon M.

You have until February 1, 11:59 P.M. to link up to this issue.

CLICK HERE to link up. 

 


❤{In the Mood for January}❤

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January is such a tough month, you have the post holiday let down, over indulgence from said holidays and often dreary weather that just adds to the blah. Luckily for you, there's a very cheery January Mood Board from Life. Paper. Scrapbook to brighten your day. Even if you aren't a scrappy person, this board is sure to inspire you. The colors are so very perfect. I know you will enjoy all of the layouts that the team created for this challenge. 

Without further ado, or rather random Shannon-ish ramblings, here's the Mood Board:

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The board, so fresh and cheery, evoked this onto paper:

January Mood Board, Shannon M.

January Mood Board, Close up, Shannon M.

This challenge is being brought to you by  Kellie Stamps! if you participate in this challenge...other than having the satisfaction of knocking a layout, card or project off your list, you will be in the running to win this:

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You can submit ANY kind of project for the Mood Board Challenge for: layouts, cards, PL, off the page projects. You can also combine the Sketch and Mood Board challenges together. (Make sure to link up to each challenge, that way you have more cances to win!) The challenge runs until 11:59 pm on February 10. Remember this is Austrailia time!!  The winner is randomly drawn. 

★{Xyron & Cards Made Easy}★

Paddy & Mack are back to school, in full swing, and the holidays are well over. They received so many great things from their family and friends. This means THANK YOU NOTES. I took this as a personal challenge to create cute, fun thank you notes for them to send out. PSA: I also may have used super fabulous Xyron products to do so. Here's how I did it.

I started out with some basic card bases.

XT, 1-14, Shannon M.

 

I misted them with a rainbow of mists, the mist fell over each one.

 

XT2 1-14, Shannon M.

 

As these were drying I was cutting and assembling the following: 5 rectangles measuring roughly 3 X 5, punching out 5 vellum 3 X 4 rectangles with rounded corners, selecting 5 tags in coordinating colors, cutting 5 long lengths of twine, Cutting out 5 hearts in coordinating colors, 5 journaling cards, sequins and glitter glue. 

 

XT3 1-14, Shannon M.

 

This is a rough assembly without any adhesive applied yet:

 

XT4 1-14, Shannon M.

XT5 1-14, Shannon M.

 

Set all of these aside and begin assembling. Start by using your Cheetah runner (if you have one, of course) and adhere the base rectangle down onto the card front:

 

XT6 1-14, Shannon M.

 

It should look like this:

 

XT7 1-14, Shannon M.

 

The next layer you are adhering is the journaling card:

 

XT8, 1-14, Shannon M.

 

Once you have this adhered, add the vellum rectangle:

 

XT9, 1-14, Shannon M.

 

The next layer you will be adding, is the heart, you'll want to place this off center towards the top of the card:

 

XT10 1-14, Shannon M.

 

The next step in this card is adding the tag and twine. Thread the twine through the tag and then pull the tails through the loop on the other end. Adhere the tag to the card to the right of the card and slightly off center. You can then twist the twine over the car and use some Teresa Collins clear adhesive to tack it down:

 

XT11 1-14, Shannon M.

 

You are now ready to add the sentiment. I used some stickers that I put first on some plain, white cardstock and then cut out. I added a foam square to the back and adhered it to the front of the card as shown:

 

XT12 1-14, Shannon M.

XT13 1-14, Shannon M.

 

This next step is totally optional, I added some sequins and glitter glue working left to right, from the bottom lefthand corner to the upper righthand corner.

Here is the card completed:

 

XT14 1-14, Shannon M.

 

Repeat the above steps as needed! Ha! I repeated this four more times, completing my set of five Thank You cards. ❤

Here they are in ROY G BIV order, because I'm OCD:

 

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XT16 1-14, Shannon M.

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 Here's hoping I have set you on the road to fun card quick assembly creations! 


❤{Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Design Team Wednesday}❤

It's Wednesday, it's time once again to share some Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons scrappy goodness with you! I always look forward to Design Team Wednesday, our team is so talented, yet so different in what they bring to you with each share. ❤

I created a sweet card using the follwing files available at Lisa's store!

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Check out this cute card!

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Make sure you check out the rest of the team's creations this week and leave them some bloggy love!! ❤ Have a happy Tuesday!! 

Don't forget there's a PPPR Monthly Challenge going on this month!!

1.  The project must be LOVE 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 Love Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group.
 
3.  You can enter as many different LOVE 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, February 1, 2014.
 
5.  One random winner of a $20 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen.  Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

❤{Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons & Love is in the Air}❤

 

 

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Love is in the air! Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons is having a fun Blog Hop to get you in the mood to start creating some awesome stuff for Valentine's Day! ❤

 

You should have arrived here from Nanne's blog, you are in the right place! If you want to start over from the beginning...you need to go to Lisa's blog and hop on through.

 

As you may have guessed already, the PPPR team is hard at work making projects that are all about {LOVE} using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. 

 

I created this card just for the hop:

 

PPPR Love is in the Air Blog Hop, Shannon M.

 

Here's a close up of some of the details:

 

PPPR Love is in the Air, Blog Hop, Close Up, Shannon M.

 

There is a $15 GC to the PPPR Store up for grabs! For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog.  For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, January 14.

We are also kicking off the PPPR LOVE IS IN THE AIR CHALLENGE! The projects can be anything LOVE related using PPPR files. The rules are below. You can LINK YOUR CHALLENGE HERE. One random participant will win $20 to PPPR!!!!

1.  The project must be LOVE 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 Love is in the Air Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group (link this tohttps://www.facebook.com/groups/471149956313209/).

3.  You can enter as many different LOVE themed 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, February 1, 2014.

5.  One random winner of a $20 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen.  Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

 

You need to be hopping on to the wonderfully talented Ana Maria's blog! Happy Hopping and Happy Saturday! ❤


❤{We R Memory Keepers Inked Rose!}❤

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I am so excited to announce that I will be joining the We R Memory Keepers Design Team! My debut, is with great honor to introduce to you....{INKED ROSE}!! I was asked to create for this fabulous line! You will fall in love with it, I promise!!! 

I created this Album Made Easy page for the release, you will love the ease and designs in this collection, check out the colors!!! Such a great combo:

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I also created this super fun card!! There are so many fun embellishments available to you in this collection...you'll have a hard time choosing!

INKED ROSE CARD CHA, SHANNON M.

 

This collection is perfect for layouts, cards and altered items...like this frame I created! I love the papers, the colors, the patterns. I literally used every scrap! 

INKED ROSE CHA 3, SHANNON M.

 

Have a WONDERFUL FRIDAY!! Enjoy all the CHA madness and make sure you keep checking the We R Memory Keepers blog, instagram and Facebook for all of the beautiful releases and products being launched today!!! ❤ 


★{Epiphany Crafts + Chic Tags = Droolworthy Week!}★

All week long, admist all of the CHA Pre-hype...Epiphany Crafts and Chic Tags are partnered up and bringing you fantastical creations!! If you haven't been tuned in checking out everyone's stuff...you need to backpedal and check it all out! (I'm serious here...said in my Joe Pesci voice)

Chic Tags has some serious awesome going on in the HAPPY PLACE line! I created a layout and a card...and I long to create more and I am sure I will. The papers are so thick and beautiful! The tags are so easy to work with...and the packaging...so cute! If you look closely at the stars, you'll recognize the handy, dandy Chic Tags packaging!

Of course, as always, the Epiphany Crafts tools never fail me! I literally use at least one on everything I create. Once you have one, you will want them all. True story!

EPC:CHIC TAGS 1:14, SHANNON M.

Here's a close up of some of the details in this layout:

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EPC:CHIC TAGS CLOSE UP, SHANNON M.

This card was so easy to create. I started with a few layers. Look at all those fabulous Chic Tags!

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 Here's a picture of the finished card:

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 And last but not least, the close up of the detail on this sweet card!

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 Look at that great glittery bubble capped heart!

Thanks for stopping by! I know you have so many more places to check out today and products to drool over! Make sure you leave some love over at the Epiphany Crafts blog because you could be in the running to win some Epiphany Crafts -AND- Chic Tags goodies! 

Happy Friday! ❤


❤{Simple Scrapper Community Show & Tell!}❤

It's Show & Tell time again for Simple Scrapper fans everywhere! The Creative Team has been hard at work turning out some pretty awesome stuff! 

Today is our big reveal we share what we created for everyone and hope that we inspire you to create something also!

 

I used a great sketch available over at Simple Scrapper with a Premium Membership (click here for details on that!) & a Story Starter (also a part of the membership -- which is worth every penny!)

 

The sketch is up first, I used it to document the joys of exterior illumination with our kiddos. Paddy and Mack love to help, if it's something they want to do...and they tend to only love helping with what they deem "the fun stuff"...notice in the pictures below, they were falsely jolly. I documented it anyways. ❤

 

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Next up is the Story Starter, as you can guess, it had something to do with goals and lists. Since I've been on Jennifer's team, I have forced myself to put myself in the pages more. I thank her for this each and every month as I sit down to tackle these assignments. ❤

 

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Thanks for letting me share with and stay tuned this month for more exciting stuff from Simple Scrapper


❄★❄{A Brand New Year}❄★❄

First, let me start off by saying how happy and thankful I am to be serving another term as a Twine-ista!

It's 2014...and it's pretty cold. The kids, who are happily stir crazy, are enjoying an extended vacation due the Polar Vortex. Thanks Polar Vortex for helping me avoid reality. I have been happily creating away in my pajamas, listening to the sounds of video games and giggling siblings in the background. 

 Our transition to 2014 was a bit rough, while others were out celebrating, 3/4 of us in no particular order...fighting a major headache, fighting a major sinus eye headache complete with vomiting and nursing a fat lip and sore face brought about by a basketball to the face. The other 1/4 took care of everyone and was the recipient of skunk eyes from two dogs who couldn't shove their way up onto the couch...also documenting the fact that clearly, no one was going to make it to 2014. 

 I created this layout for {TIMELESS TWINE} continuing our theme of "NEW" for January. 

 Here's a close up of some of the twiney goodness that is Timeless Twine:

I used Graphite Gray & Bubblegum Pink :

 Have a fabulous Tuesday and look for more great ideas from our Twine-istas!!