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❤{Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons For You Love Muffin!}❤

It's Wednesday, well of course it is, but I like to prove I'm not senile.

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons is sharing inspiration with you, lots of great creations from the team, make sure you check out Lisa's blog!

I created this cute card using Spring Fling Polka Dots & Natural Love Polka Dots Digital Papers. The card wouldn't be complete without the adorable Valentine Sweets Cutting Files!

PPPR, 2-26-14, Shannon M.

Have a great Wednesday, stay warm and cozy! 


❅❤{Love, Love, Love with Timeless Twine}❤❅

I know many of my friends are so completely tired of snow and winter...but living in Georgia, we don't get much variation in weather...it's usually sunny, warm, stifiling. When it snows, I become a complete 8 year old nerd and circle around in my driveway as the snow falls on me, like Maria in the Sound of Music, except it's the suburbs and I can't sing and I'm not pretty like Julie Andrews.

Luckily for me, my children see nothing wrong with this and appreciate that I am a perpetual 8 year old. My mom, happily accepts my texts of snowmen and lets me know it's ok that I'm a nerd. ❤ My friends, secretly think I'm insane and Karl has long since accepted that I'm just odd. 

I probably took 120+ pictures of three inches of snow. I shoveled my driveway for the first time in over 5 years. I did this with great glee. My neighbors in Michigan used to think I was a maniac because shoveling was therapeutic for me and I had "the cleanest driveway in all the land". 

I created this layout with great glee. Disclaimer note: This was before Patrick started chucking snowballs at Mackenzie. This was also before Mackenzie hit Karl in the ear with a snowball causing him to walk it off and her to cry because she felt bad.

Dude, we're the Griswolds. ❤

All month long, TIMELESS TWINE is bringing you a ❤LOVE❤FILLED❤ month of posts and inspiration. This layout came together so easy, I was filled with inspiration and literally loved creating it.

I used Cherry Red Timeless Twine, which can be found in the Bella Creationz Etsy Shop. There are so many awesome things besides twine that you can create with! 

Timeless Twine 2-18-14, Shannon M.

 Here are a few close ups of the details on my layout:

Timeless Twine, 2-18-14, Shannon M. Close Up

❅❤{Have a great Tuesday and stay warm!}❤❅


❤{Paper Issues Wants You to Color by the Numbers}❤

There's a brand new *{ISSUE}* up at Paper Issues...and it's a fun one!

It runs from February 17 until March 2 and it's all about the colorful numbers baby!

Here's the info you need to know:

Color by the Numbers (ideas would be your favorite/lucky number, what would you do if you won the lottery, use number paper or a number as a focal point, add color to your page using gelatos, mists, Copic markers, watercolors, ink, etc.) + Pinkfresh Studio products.

Pinkfresh Studio is awesome...and they are sponsoring our challenge, so make sure you leave them some love! ❤

You'll find some Pinkfresh awesomeness tucked in my layout:

PI Color By Numbers, Shannon M.

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

PI Color By Number Close Up, Shannon M.

Link up and you have a chance at a Pinkfresh Goodie Bag as a prize! That's super worth it, for serious! Remember this ISSUE runs until March 2nd. I can't wait to see what you link up!

 


★{Life.Paper.Scrapbook. & A Lovely February Mood Board Challenge}★

February is halfway through! You're possibly on a Valentine's Day high or even a hangover....I understand, it's a whole 'lotta love. I become "all things heart"...even though I'm not really big on Valentine's Day. I just heart all things ❤!

This is why February's Mood Board at Life.Paper.Scrapbook. is super inspiring!

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 You will be inspired too! Make sure you check out the Life.Paper.Scrapbook Blog so you can see what the entire team did with this board.

LPS February Mood Board, Shannon M.

...and of course a close up of my sweet Mackie Mae: 

LPS Feb Mood Board, Shannon M. Close Up #1

 Challenge Details:  

  • You can submit ANY kind of project that you can use the colour challenge for: layouts, cards, PL, off the page projects.
  • You can use the sketch and mood board challenges together, just make sure you link it up to each so you have a chance to win in both.
  • Use the linky tool on the right hand side of the blog to link up your entry. (If you are linking to a blog, please link to the actual post the layout is featured in, not just the general address, and make sure you link back to Life.Paper.Scrapbook.)
  • Please make sure you link to the correct challenge, there is both a sketch and colour challenge to link up to
  • The winner of the prize will be randomly drawn and our 3 favourite layouts as voted by the DT will be featured on the blog. 
The February Mood Board Challenge runs until 11.55pm March 2 (don't forget we're in Australia).
 
Have fun creating, we can't wait to see what you all come up with and if you share your work on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter make sure you tag us #lpsmag.

❤{Get Your Puppy Love Fill}❤

I'll fully admit it. I'm that person who treats my dogs like people.  They are both rescues, they are both sweet and they are both thoroughly spoiled. If they could talk, they'd probably let you know that.  Let the pictures show, there's no mistaking they have it good. Cinna's favorite spot is on our bed, preferably under the covers. Meg, I am convinced is a human trapped in a dog body. 

 

The

is called 

...and there's still time to get linked up! These dogs as you can guess, fill up my heart and I adore them. Did you know if you link up to our Current Issue that you are in the running for a 

to the Paper Issues Store? Don't miss out! There's good stuff being added to the store every.single.day! 

 

 

 

 

You have until February 16th to link up!! 


❤{Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons & My Sweetie Pie}❤

I don't get too jazzed about Valentine's Day. ❤ My mom and dad were big on making sure that I felt super loved every day and not just on a designated day. I do however get excited about using hearts wherever and whenever I can. 

Lisa has some fabulous hearts available in her store right now, and some adorable treats that you can use in a myriad of ways. 

PPPR 2-11-14, Shannon M.

I used Love Bug Horizontal StripesLove Bug Black Polka DotsSpring Fling Polka Dots and Valentine Sweets Cutting Files from Lisa's Store.

Here's a few close ups of the adorable files..I actually just printed them out and used them as is! That's how much I ❤ them!

PPPR 2-11-14, Shannon M. Close Up

Here's a close up of the awesome digital papers. They print out so nicely!

PPPR 2-11-14, Shannon M. CLOSE UP2

❤ Have a great rest of the week! Stay warm and safe! ❤


❤{Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons & My BFF}❤

❤ It's All About Friends! ❤

 

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It's a blog hop devoted to friendship! Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons is featuring projects all about friends using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files, papers and graphics!

You just came from the supa talented Nicole's blog! If you didn't and you'd like to hop around, you can start at the beginning, which is Lisa's blog. ❤

I created this layout about my BFF Bree. She has literally been in my life for 33 years. Many of the best memories of my life include her, she is amazing. She is one of my very favorite people on this earth and she still loves me even when I'm whining. That is a nomination for sainthood in itself. ❤

 

PPPR Friendship Blog Hop, Shannon M.

 

I used Vintage Christmas Polka Dots Digital Paper, Spring Fling Polka Dots Digital Paper and Heart Lock Cutting Files to create this layout. 

There's a $15 GC to the PPPR store up for grabs just for participating in this Blog Hop!

 

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 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, February 11. 

It's also the start of the PPPR Anything Goes Challenge!

 

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The projects can be ANYTHING that uses PPPR files.

The rules are below. You can post all of the rules, or just give general info, like the theme and due date. You can LINK UP HERE.

ONE RANDOM PARTICIPANT WILL WIN $20 to PPPR!!!

Here's the rules:

 1.  Anything Goes for this challenge, but 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 Anything Goes 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 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, March 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, March 5, 2014.

You need to hop onto Ana Maria's blog now and see what she created!!



*{Simple Scrappers Celebrates February In Style}*

It's that time again...the time whre the Simple Scrapper Creative Team brings you some great inspiration using Story Starters and Sketches. These aren't any ordinary sketches though, they are sketches available through a Premium Membership...which is by the way, completely affordable and also amazingly full of support, inspiration and bonuses like Spark! --- which if you could see, you would drool. I did. CLICK HERE for total enablement. 

Without further ado, here's my reveal for February featuring Sketch #4 (which was actually inspired by one of my past layouts, maybe that was why I was so drawn to it) and Story Starter #6 Celebrate People Who Model Love and Devotion:

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I hope that you have a great Tuesday and that you can find inspiration in every day. Little miracles are everywhere. You just have to look for them. 


*{Simply Put, You Are Love}*

February is all about Valentines and love.


Every day I am thankful that my kids are crazy, full of life and slightly sassy. There are days when I am caught off guard  and think to myself, "Was this because I whined a lot when I was little? Or because I colored on the brick fireplace grout with crayons? Maybe it was all the times I thought it would be a good idea to eat the bar soap in the bathroom?" There are so many moments though, that cancel these thoughts out. Even in the most difficult of times, like Snowmageddon 2014 Georgia Addition, Mackenzie makes it magical. We walked home three miles in the snow, uphill, literally. She was ready, after a warm bath of course, to play in the snow. 

 

I created this layout using Aqua Blue and the new release Simply White! 

 

 

Here's a close up of some of the twiney goodness:

 

 

You can find the twine at Bella Creationz:

 

 

 

Have a great Tuesday!! 


*{Life.Paper.Scrapbook's February Sketch}*

It's a brand new month!

February is in full swing!

Life. Paper. Scrapbook is bringing you a brand new sketch to get the inspiration moving. This sketch...the possibillities are endless, it's such a great sketch for highlighting a special photo!

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This sketch also has a fantastic sponsor offering a $20 Grab Bag as a prize!

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The Scrapbook Store is a Western Australia based Scrapbooking and Craft online retailer. Stocking an extensive range of the latest beautiful and exciting released scrapbooking and craft products. With over 5,000 products online and growing there isn’t much in scrapbooking and craft that we don’t sell! First time customers receive 10% discount off their 1st order. Simply register and you will receive an immediate e-mail with the details of how to claim your discount.

 

Here's what I created with the February Sketch:

LPS, FEBRUARY SKETCH, Shannon M.

You can submit ANY kind of project that you can use the sketch for: layouts, cards, PL, off the page projects.

 You can use the sketch and color challenges together, just make sure you link it up to each so that you have a chance to win in both categories.

 The February Sketch Challenge runs until 11:59 PM, February 27...but remember LPS is located in Austrailia. You want to make sure you get your challenge linked in time!

YOU CAN LINK UP BY CLICKING HERE

 ❤ Have a great Sunday evening/Monday morning! ❤