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×××❤ Paper Issues, In the Navy: Be My Anchor ❤×××

Over at Paper Issues, there's a celebration! 

What you ask? 


In the Navy


How can you not?!?!?


I'm sharing this card today, showing you one of the many ways you can link up to the issue:



Here's a close up of some of the details...which is kind of like a double bonus because it's got some June Swag Bag goodness!



You have until July 6th for a chance to win two collection packs from Echo Park — Walking on Sunshine and Capture Life Color.


×××*{LINK HERE!}*❤×××



❤   Happy Friday!!! 

XX❤{I'll ● Follow ● You}❤XX

Over at ❤Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons❤ today you can find this sweet card I created using:


 Happy Globe Cutting Files


This card was so fun create, working with pretty much all of my favorite colors, it came together so nicely! Thanks for letting me share with you.



Here's a close up of the globe. It makes me happy! 



Check back over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons tomorrow for a Freebie, New File Friday and a fantastic Guest Designer reveal! 


Happy Thursday! ❤

❤{We're All in When it Comes to Navy!}❤

Paper Issues is always, always inspiring...

It's time for another *.:。{ISSUE}。:.*

It's just the issue to get your Summer Mojo workin' ...

  {IN THE NAVY}   

What does this mean? It means:  shades of blue, sky, clouds, military, anchors, octopus (and other sea creatures), the sea/ocean, sailors, sailboats, red white and blue, patriotic, use Echo Park products

Something like this:


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The awesome sponsor for this issue? Echo Park Paper

You have a chance towin one of two kits:  Walking on Sunshine and Capture Life Color 12x12 Collection Kits

Here's how you can find Echo Park Paper:

The Facebook Page

And the Pinterest Page

E P Instagram

Check out the Web Site

Don't forget the Blog

There's even a YouTube Channel

Sponsor's Shapes in the Silhouette Store


You have until July 6th to link up to this issue! 

Happy Monday and start linking! 


❤ 。◕‿◕。 SRM Design Team Day! 。◕‿◕。 ❤

It's that time!

SRM Design Team Day!


Susan is delivering the news!


I am super excited to be a part of that happy news! 

To celebrate, I'm sharing a few of my recent projects that feature some SRM so you can see all of the wonderful ways you can use SRM stuff! Layouts, cards, mini albums, gifts! I can'ttell you how versatile these products truly are, you'll find yourself reaching for them every time!

PPPR Blog Post 6-12-14, Shannon M.


PPPR GIRLY BLOG HOP, Shannon M. 5-14

Celebrate this talented bunch listed below, they're joing the SRM team as well! 

Annette Allen 


✫{Adventure is Here...}✫

Summer Vacation is always I have fallen prey to making life magical for Patrick and Mackenzie.

They expect each day to be a grand adventure. This summer, I'm trying to dispel this myth and let them know that they can have boring days where they have to come up with things to do by themselves. This is for my sanity and theirs, but mostly mine, I'm not going to pretend that I'm some magical Pinterest mother. I may pin tons of things...perhaps even pin "all the things", but the likelihood of me actually following through with them is about as likely as me finally marrying  Bill Murray . 



This summer, like last summer, they've become part fish. I'm thankful for this community pool. It has given me time to think, breathe and have a teeny bit of quiet (minus them arguing about some thing or another while trying to soak me with the water blaster...) I capture great pictures of them, I know they all seem the same and I am forever posting pictures of them swimming, but they're truly happy and I love to document that as they have bad days too...I want them to remember the happy so much more. 


Paper Issues has a fantastic thing called a {SWAG BAG}!

If you haven't checked this out yet, you need to. It's the gift that keeps on giving. You can create multiple layouts, cards and projects with all of the embellishments within!


Take a look at this layout using the June Swag Bag:



Here's some close ups of the goodness to be found in the Swag Bag:




Don't forget the {CURRENT ISSUE: FOOD FOR THOUGHT} still have time to link up and have a chance to win some fabulous Some Odd Girl stamps! Click on the link above and link up until June 22 to share your stuff! 

♥{Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons is Taking You on Vacation!}♥

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons is taking you on a vacation inspired blog hop today! There's a great prize up for grabs, along with a special surprise for hoppers! Also...this blog hop kicks off our new monthly challenge. 

I created a layout for this challenge using Are We There Yet Cutting Files:


Here's a close up of one of the awesome files offered in "Are We There Yet?":

PPPR Vacation Blog Hop Close Up, Shannon M. 6-14

This hop also kicks off our new Vacation Challenge. Link up your vacation-themed project that uses PPPR files for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. It can be about summer vacation from school, travel, or just hanging out at the choose, as long as it uses PPPR files and has something to do with vacation in some way. You can link up and read all of the rules HERE:
Okay, now how about some BLOG CANDY????
One lucky hopper will win a $15 Gift Certificate to PPPR!  Here's what you need to do for a chance to win a chance to go shopping for FREE:
1.  Be a follower of EVERY BLOG in our little hop. 
2.  Leave a comment at EACH blog along the hop.  Be sure to let us know you are a follower and leave us your e-mail address.
That's all you have to do.  If you would like EXTRA entries, you can also do one or more of the following:
One randomly chosen winner will be picked on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.
Just for the hop, Lisa is offering you this FREEBIE! Check out the Happy Globe Cutting File will be available for free on Saturday, June 14, 2014 and Sunday, June 15, 2014.  Then, it will be for sale in the store. To get it, click on the photo or click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hop onto Gloria now, I know she will have somethign fabulous to inspire you!



Well, almost...but it counts..HOT + SUNNY + BORED CHILDREN = Summer


We're in full summer boredom swing. You can only go to the pool so many times. Yet we still go each day...because I think Paddy and Mack are part fish. I'm certain there's gills behind their ears or something. We're reading, waiting and anticipating an upcoming trip to Michigan! ❤


In the midst of preventing mutiny at my house, I have been hard at work creating! 

I created this card just for the occasion! It's my day to share over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and I used the Sunscreen Cutting Files & Popsicle Fever Cutting Files:



Here's a close up of the cute sunscreen bottle and push-up pop:



Thanks for stopping by and check back over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Blog tomorrow for Friday Freebie, new designs and a great Guest Designer!



❤{Paper Issues Gives You Some Food For Thought...}❤

(っ◕‿◕)っ♥ BRAND NEW ISSUE = Food for Thought (っ◕‿◕)っ♥


Paper Issues is serving up a brand new issue: 


Food for Thought: ideas would be what makes you think, your favorite food or recipe, recipes handed down through the generations, comfort foods, the thrill of the grill, Father's Day, your favorite restaurant, how often you eat out, taking a cooking class, do you love to cook and/or bake, what type of diet do you follow (vegetarian/vegan/gluten free/etc.), use Some Odd Girl stamps!


I created this card with *{BRAND NEW}* Some Odd Girl Cookies n Milk Clear will love them!



Here's a close up of those cute foodies:



The awesome sponsorfor this issue? None other than the fabulous Some Odd Girl!

You can find S.O.G. in all of these places:

The Store:


The Facebook Page:


On Pinterest:


And Instagram:


Check out the BLOG:


The prize up for grabs for linking? A chance to win:


What are you waiting for? Go link up!

You have until June 22 to get your project, card or layout linked up!!

Have a great Monday! 

★{It's ALL in the Bag..}★

{SWAG BAG} time!


Paper Issues + SWAG BAG = ★❤{AWESOME}❤★


 We're bombarding you with swag bag features...but with good reason!

 YOU have a chance at winning a JUNE Swag Bag or a Doggie Bag!

 Paper Issues is giving away 2 Swag Bags and 2 Doggie Bags to some lucky readers...if you want a chance at winning the Doggie Bag comment on

---> Click here ---> *{THIS POST}*

and if you'd like a chance at winning a SWAG BAG head over to the PAPER ISSUES Facebook Page and enter to win! 

I created this layout using June's Swag Bag: 



Here's a close up of some of the good things you'll find in the Swag Bag this month:





Thanks for letting me share! And don't miss out on your chance to win!