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❤{thanks a latte}❤

Looking for a sweet little thank you? Or a small way to say {I YOU}

Using a few files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons will work perfectly for that!




Check out this cute K-Cup Holder (using the K-Cup Holder Cutting Files) coupled with the Java Great Day Cutting Files & Breakfast Sweets Cutting Files it's a perfect little pick me up or I'm thinking of you:


Here's a close up of the coffee cup and the adorable donut holes:

 Here's a side view of course :) 

 Thanks for letting me share with you! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


❤{peas be mine}❤

I'm sharing a card using the Little Veggies Cutting Files....from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons:



How fun are those? You can't go wrong with smiling and sometimes sad food. 


I love making cards with Lisa's files. They're fun, they're sweet and I can often find  a perfect sentiment to go along with it! 



Here's a close up of the adorable pea and carrot:



Psssst! There's also still time to participate in Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon's  Monthly Challenge! You can find all the details by clicking HERE.


Have a happy Thursday! 


★{basketball is life}★

★...well it is in the Morgan household...★

There's a forward, a guard, a coach and a super fan...I'm the super fan, of course. This year was pretty special because both of the *{mighty morgans}* played as #11. Eleven is one of our favorite numbers, second only to lucky #7. 

 I have numerous, numerous pictures, but I wanted to scrap these pictures  before all of the other ones. 



There are so many great details on this layout. SRM has some brand new products just for the occasion! Check out the Stickers By the Dozen, Take 2 - Basketball! I love them! They are the perfect touch for any and sports themed layouts! The basketball borders can double as washi tape! 


 Check out these close ups! You'll also find some other SRM stickers too, like, Have A Ball and We've Got Your Number

 Thanks for letting me share this release with you! Keep checking back for ALL of the other great stuff Susan has in store for you, this 2015! 


*{Pinspire Me with Cozy Warmth}*

The weather outside is frightful, indeed. Paper Issues is here to Pinspire you with warm, cozy thoughts and keep the cold at bay!




Some of the PI Girls created some simply lovely, inspiring stuff for you, sure to inspire you to play along! Make sure you leave them some love! 

Here's the pin:



Here's a link to the pins: snowflakesowlsnowy nestwarm mugsnowmanhot chocolate barhello januarymittenspinecones


❤ Here are the shares 


This is my first layout featuring our Rock Hudson! You'll find some Pink Paislee, some Felicity Jane and some Swag Bag delights on this layout!



Michelle Gallant created a BEE-YOU-TIF-UL layout...check out the layers on this one, sublte, yet's wintery, heart warming and a perfect share for this wintery Monday!



Thank you Anita Mulcahey for creating an ADORABLE project for this post! Always one to rise to a challenge, Anita answers with this:



Last but certainly NOT least, Brenda Smith shares this PERFECTLY WINTER layout, it's dainty in design, but immense in creativity!



How will you be Pinspired?


Three amazing takes to help you get your Pinspire mojo working! 


We *{WANT}* you to LINK UP and show us what you created! 

You can link up to this Pinspire Me over in the Paper Issues Facebook Group...

Paper Issues {Friends & Fans}

You have until February 8th to add your creation to the Pinspire Me post/picture that will be up over in our Facebook Group. 

If you do link up, you'll have a chance to win one of two awesome ❤{Pinspire Me Prizes}❤

Think a Pinspire Inspired Swag Bag...just for you! Make sure you share your pics with us on Instagram too!! We've got a super snazzy hashtag just for you... #paperissuespinspireme ...

❤ xoxoxo - Shannon 

❤{Made with Love and Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons}❤



You should have come from the talented Sarah's blog, if you didn't and want to start at the hop from the beginning, please visit Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog.

This blog hop is all about love, things made with love and Valentine's themed projects!

I created a card just for the hop, made with love and about love   I used Peanut Butter & Jelly Cutting Files from the PPPR store to make this card. 






Here's a close up of the sweet PB & J!


PPPR CLOSE UP, Shannon M. 1-15


There's a $15 GC to the PPPR Store up for grabs for hopping through and leaving a compliment on each blog and being a follower. For an extra chance to win you can LIKE Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the PPPR Newsletter. A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Saturday, January 13, 2015.

Don't forget to pick up the Blog Hop Freebie that is only available for free the weekend of the hop! After that it will be available for sale in the store. 




This hop is all kick off for the PPPR Made with Love Challenge. The projects can be anything that are love or Valentine's Day themed, or that are simply made with love featuring Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. Link your projects {HERE} One random participant will win $20 to PPPR!

Here are the rules: 

1.  The theme of this challenge is Made with Love. The challenge projects can be anything that are love or Valentine's Day themed, or that are simply made with love featuring Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files.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 Made with Love Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group.

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, January 31, 2015. 

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 4, 2014.

THANKS FOR HOPPING WITH ME! You need to hop onto the lovely Tina's blog now and leave her some love!


❤{Pre-Made With Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons & Love}❤

Pre-Made as in made before Valentine's Day....Pre-Made as in a PREVIEW of what's in store for you this weekend at PPPR!

There's a super fun blog hop coming up featuring -- you guessed it, projects Made With Love! THIS SATURDAY! Be there! 


Here's a little pre-celebratory share for you using Honeycomb Heart Card Cutting Files and Valentine Sweets Cutting Files. I created five cards...because I may or may not have gotten a Silhouette for Christmas and now want to *CUT ALL THE THINGS!* 


Check out all the ways, which are only a few of the possibilities, I used these files.  

I can't wait to use more files and create more LOVE-ly goodness for this weekend! 


Thanks for letting me share with you! 



, Shannon

❤{Go Ahead & Thank Somebunny}❤

If you're looking for a quick way to say thanks, SRM Stickers has the solution. ❤


Some vinyl, some stickers, a stamp, some twine & a clear container can create the perfect little thank you for everyday occasions. You can tuck in some candy, a sweet or two, or even a small gift. 


Assemble your SRM Clear Triangle Box and set it aside. 


Cut a 4"X 1.75" length of Carnation Pink vinyl  and (either use a heart punch or run it through a die cutting machine or using a cutting software/machine) add a heart to the middle-ish of the vinyl.


Adhere the vinyl to the triangle container and add some white Sticker Stitches to the top and bottom. 


Using Take 2: Stickers by the Dozen/Thank You, add a pink thank you to a piece of paper or other medium and trim around it (I used cork). Match up your heart punch with another piece of vinyl and add the heart to the "thank you".  (I used SRM's matte vinyl in Black.) 


I then glued some sequins to the sticker.


Adding a cute stamp from Jane's Doodles (like the adorable bunny pictured here) is a perfect touch for a very sweet thank you!


Tie some awesome twine along the box and you've got a great {THANK YOU!}










Materials Used:


SRM Matte VinylTriangle BoxesTake 2 Stickers by the DozenSticker StitchesJane's Doodles (Spring)Baker's Twine 


Thanks for letting me share with you! ❤

❤{Go Ahead & Thank Somebunny}❤