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♥{Coffee + Paper Crafting = LOVE}♥

There's not much more a ✄ paper crafter loves than paper itself, the exception you ask?

 Coffee. Tea. Hot Chocolate. ☕

Pairing these two things together is something that make my heart happy. Even better? Making cards that are coffee/tea/hot chocolate inspired and sharing them with fellow fanatics! 

Get inspired and celebrate from February 27th to March 6th, sharing, linking up, admiring other's beautiful creations over at the Coffee Loving Papercrafters Blog!


I am so excited to share a fun creation for this blog hop!


Have you seen the FABULOUS sponsors for this Blog Hop? You need to click here & here if you haven't!

Holy smokes, there's some wonderful, generous sponsors out there that love you and coffee!

You can be in a random drawing to win some goodies! Here's what you need to do to participate: To win, you need to link must link up a newly created spring-y themed coffee, tea &/or cocoa project to be part of the random draw. (PLEASE no back linking). Some of our bloggers are even giving away separate prizes in addition to all the great prizes up for grabs, the only catch there is that you need to check out their own details regarding eligibility!! One more thing...just say no to word verification! 

That's about it, this is all about FUN and MUTUAL love of all things chocolate!  Play along and share some inspiration! Link up here!! Can't wait to see what you create!

♥{Epiphany Crafts = Hex-cellent!}♥

♥ It's HEXAGON week at Epiphany Crafts!

We're sharing some great ideas for using the Hexagon tool for you!

I created this "missing you" card. There's a multitude of people I could send it to.

The Hexagon 25 tool was the perfect embellishment for this card. I LOVE how perfect Epiphany Crafts tools are. They are so versatile and I love how you can stack a hexagon of different patterns and textures. Take a look at at all the different layers the hexagons helped create.

EPC:HEXAGON WEEK:2-2015, Shannon M.

♥ Here's a closer look at those fabulous hexagons! ♥


You have a few more days to save on the TOOL OF THE MONTH for February which is the Button Studio Round 20, you can pick it up for $14.95! CLICK HERE!

❤○○ So {LUCKY} to Have Ewe ○○❤


Sometimes less is more. 


Sometimes you want to say a lot. 


Sometimes you're bursting with love and want to tell that person how lucky you feel. 


SRM Stickers can help with all of the above. 


This card does all of the above. Massive impact, simple design. I'm in shock that it came out of me, my fingers, my thought process, because if you know me, you know that I am incapable of leaving white space anywhere...maybe it's the water colors, maybe it's the focus on the sentiment...maybe it's the amazing stamps...whatever it is, it works! I didn't want to add anything else...not even a almost pains me to even type that. 

I created this card with an upcoming holiday that 

❤ very much! 

You guessed it, St. Patrick's Day! It's a big deal in our house!

I know so many people who are so deserving of this card:



If you're interested in creating this card, you'll need these awesome SRM products:


Thanks for letting me share!!! Hope you're having a great week!! 

❤*{Hello Friend}*❤

I'm sharing this fun friend card featuring Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files with you today. I love making cards about friendship, I'm blessed with some of the best friends out there. I know everyone says that, but my friends are pretty amazing. 

I created this card using Photo Frames 1 Cutting Files and Peppermint Cutting Files. I was pretty excited to use a ton of pink too. I don't get that excited about pink, but for some reason this card was very fun to make.  

 Here's a close up of the adorable peppermint and frame: 


You will want to check the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog tomorrow, you'll want to see what Lisa created and is going to share with you! 

Happy Thursday!

♥{You'll Find That Anything Goes with Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!}♥


You've arrived here from the amazing Sarah's blog...

If you didn't hop here from Sarah's blog and you'd like to start from the beginning, start at the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog. 

This hop is pretty much like it says, anything goes...using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files! 

I created a card using Happy Candies Cutting Files and Photo Frames 1 Cutting Files just for the blog hop, it turned out adorable! I love the candies...they are smiling food, smiling food's my favorite!!


 If you're no stranger to Lisa's blog know there's blog candy...and you know it's a fantastic $15 Gift Certificate to the PPPR store! 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 17, 2015. 


This is the time to get *this* ADORABLE blog hop FREEBIE!


And of course...this kicks off the PPPR Anything Goes Challenge! The projects can be ANYTHING at all that features Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files.


(If you link up to the challenge, you are in the running for a $20 GC to the PPPR store!!)

The rules are below:

1.  The theme of this challenge is Anything Goes. The challenge projects can be anything that features 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 Anything Goes 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, March 7, 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, March 11, 2015.

I'm sending you onto your next stop...the super talented, sweet, awesome ♥{TINA}♥ 


 Happy hopping & Happy Valentine's Day!! 



☆{A Gift of Good Luck}☆

There's a lot to be said about superstition, fans and sports. The basketball season in the Morgan house is winding down and I'm not going to lie, it's been a tough season for Paddy and Mack. Paddy moved up an age group in the league, joining the land of youth-like giants...he's clearly disadvantaged being a year younger than everyone else. Mack started her basketball journey in a bracket of teams where again, there are some healthy young girls to her tiny self. They play their hardest, they've learned to lose with grace (despite me wearing the lucky socks, the navy sweatshirt and not bringing my camera) and still smile through a less than stellar record, we can't be anything less then proud of them! Naturally, being a nurturer, I feel the need to soothe bruised egos with some sort of small trinket, gift or token. 
This is where SRM Stickers comes into play for me, giving me perfect containers, sentiments, embellishments and stickers to create some handmade love! ❤
I created this sweet little box for Mack (which I plan to fill with a pair of basketball earrings and York Peppermint Patties) using a plethora of SRM goodies: Large Punched PiecesMedium Punched PiecesTake 2: Stickers By The Dozen/Basketball Say It With Stickers Mini/BasketballSticker Stitches in Black,  Solid TwineBaker's Twine & one of the BRAND NEW Kraft Boxes
I love that everything coordinates so perfectly. You will too when you work with all of the SRM goodness. True story!


Here's a close up of some of the very awesome coordinating basketball and stitches stickers...look how awesome they work together!



The top of this box is my favorite, everything is layered and dimensional. Mack is going to love it!



Thanks for letting me share with you today, make sure you check out ALL of the new products that Susan has up in the will not be disappointed!!! 

❤{be mine.}❤

Epiphany Crafts is celebrating Valentine's Day this week!

All week long, you'll be getting some great last minute inspiration for the upcoming holiday! The designers are working on some awesome creations featuring Epiphany Crafts to share with you.

This is the perfect time to use your Epiphany Crafts Heart 25 tool. It's just the right size for a perfect sentiment, in this case a glittery one. I love using the Heart 25 bubble caps too for added dimension. Maybe you still need to make some Valentine cards? I am sharing this card I made for this upcoming's a perfect card for someone you love.


Here's a close up of that glittery heart, it makes me smile just looking at it!


❤ Hope you have a wonderful week ahead! ❤

Don't forget about our tool of the month...the Button Studio Round 20! 

It's only $14.95!!

❤{Be Pinspiring: February Pinspire Me Monday}❤

It's a brand new Paper Issues Pinspire Me Monday 

It's also February. So this one is of course, full of hearts!

Here's the pin, you can find all of these pins out in Pinterest-land:

Links to the pins: carouselheart bubbleslove is everywhere, sock monkeyvrslySnoopylove donutsheart balloonsdachshund

 I could look at this pin forever. I hope you get a ton of inspiration from it as the weather starts to break. My hope is you can feel the hope, the warmth, the simple joy in this inspiration as sometimes this time of year can be quite dreary.  

I created a card just in time for Valentine's Day, you'll find some February Swag Bag goodness on it:  


The girls on the Design Team totally rocked this month's PINSPIRE, check it out!

Brenda Smith created this layout, you can see how she was inspired by the sweetness and love throughout the pinboard, just beautiful!

Kelly Feldman shares this sweet layout of her adorable pup! It is both sweet and lovely!  

Corri Garza designed this card and I big puffy heart that *big puffy heart*! It's pretty awesome!

Meaghen Calder-Lozier made this layout featuring donuts...who doesn't love donuts, thank you for sharing this very sweet layout!!


Devra Hunt designed this it not the cutest?!?!?! LOVE the puffy hearts and the Swag Bag goodness! 

Last, but certainly not least...Melissa Elsner created this beautiful card...who wouldn't be happy to receive this?!?! 


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

You can link up to this Pinspire Me over in our Facebook Group...Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} 

 You have until March 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

Happy creating! ❤

● ◯ {Saturday is a Bit Sketchy} ◯ ●

Paper Issues has a brand new sketch up on this Sketchy Saturday!

There's a new layout and card to inspire you!

February Sketch PI

I created this using the sketch. It's Miss Mack and Meg the Jerk ❤ It has the January Cut File and some SWAG BAG goodness features!

Thanks for letting me share!


Create a layout or card based on one of the sketches from the ❤{PAPER ISSUES POST}❤ and you can win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Paper Issues Store! You have until February 20th to LINK UP! 

Have a great Saturday and get creating! 

❤{Squishy Hellos}❤

I can't help it...that smiling marshmallow is one of my absolute favorite files ever. I big puffy ❤ it!

I could make a whole series of cards and use that face over and over and over.

 It's so cute I can't stand it! 

 I'm sorry, forgive me for making yet another smiling food card...but it's a severe weakness, it is!

I was feeling cocoa-y and wanting to create a warm, fuzzy card. 

Stick with me and my's at least entertaining, if nothing else. ❤


I used the S'mores Cutting Files for this card: 

This card, gah! I heart it!

As always, check back to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog for daily inspiration! Tomorrow there will be a Guest Designer, a freebie and I know Lisa's been busy working on new files!! ❤