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★{It's a Paper Issues Round Up}★

If you're looking for some great inspiration today, Paper Issues has it going on...all. day. long.

The PI team is sharing a whole mess of layouts and cards featuring the March PI Printable and March Swag Bags. ❤

I created a layout using both the printable -- which you can get HERE and the Swag Bag...which is sold out, but stay tuned for April's which is coming up!

PI March SWAG BAG:PRINTABLE Round Up, Shannon M.

 Make sure you check out all the new things available in the Paper Issues store along with all of the FREE printables and cutting files and sketches!


✄{Taking Cuts with Paper Issues}❤

Did you know that Paper Issues offers FREE cut files?!? That's right...FREE.

There's a new cut file challenge up on the Paper Issues blog, this week has you seeing stars...! 

The beauty of this can use it full size, or you can shrink it down for cards and journaling cards. 
You can get it in the Paper Issues Store,  HERE.
I took it full scale and created this layout with it. It's great for layering. 
If you link up to this challenge, you're in the running for an April Swag Bag....if you don't know what a Swag Bag is, SEE HERE. 
You have until April 10th to link up.

{I ❤ Coffee and Tea with SRM Stickers & 17 Turtles}

SRM Stickers and 17 Turtles have been sharing some fantastic inspiration with you dear readers, and today is my turn. 

I am sharing a set I created using the "I Love Coffee & Tea" Set! This set is fabulous, you can create pretty much anything with it! I welded and created tags, I also used the hearts as a border on one of the cards pictured below:








Thank you for letting me share with you! Make sure you check the SRM blog all week for even more inspiration!


Stickers used: Sentiment/Thank YouFancy Sentiment/ThanksWe've Got Your Sticker Plus/ThanksWe've Got Your Border/WeddingSentiment/Thinking of You

♥{Best Fishes}♥

Epiphany Crafts & May Arts are teaming up to bring you some awesome inspiration this week. I'm up today, sharing this card with you, it has some May Arts and Epiphany Crafts goodness tucked here and there. I really enjoyed working with the different textures that May Arts offers in it's ribbons. Also, as always, Epiphany Crafts is perfectly suited for card making and paper crafting!

You'll find 1/2 Inch Woven/Burlap and 1/4 Inch Silk Ribbon with the SST - 02 Round 14 and SSA-08 Round 14 Bubble Caps. The  "bubbles" were created by using vellum with bubble caps and using clear adhesive...adding a healthy glob and letting it dry.

 EPC:MAY ARTS - Shannon M. 3-15

Here's a close up of the bubbles and ribbon. Thanks for letting me share with you!

EPC:MAY ARTS - Close Up Shannon M.

 Check the Epiphany Crafts blog all week for inspiration, tips and possibly give-a-ways!

♥{Paper Issues Will Have You Painting by the Numbers!}♥

✳Paper Issues is celebrating a {Ⓑℛⓐℕⅆ Ⓝℰⱳ ǏⓈⓢƲℇ} with Waffle Flower Crafts!✳

❶⓶➌④⓹➏➆ ☞ Painting by the Numbers ☜ ❶⓶➌④⓹➏➆

Do you have a project, card or layout for this issue? I bet you do, here are all the ways you can link up to this issue: use numbers (this includes but is not limited to embellishments, stickers, rulers, patterned paper..), mixed media like watercolors, gelatos, inks, paints, gesso, stamping, St. Patrick's Day, spring, or using Waffle Flower Crafts products.

I created this card just for the issue, I used some awesome Waffle Flower Crafts Calendar Numbers Stamps, watercolors and a St. Patrick's Day theme ☺‪#‎waffleflowercrafts‬


If you link up to this have a chance to win your very own set of Calendar Numbers Stamp Set from Waffle Flower Crafts!  You have until March 29th to link up ✳{HERE}✳ to Paper Issues for your chance to win!

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•●✿ So ℓucⓀỾ with PPPR ✿●•

It's almost St. Patrick's Day! 


That's a serious holiday in the Morgan house...Patrick is convinced he's named after St. Patrick...shhh..don't tell him, but he sort of is!


What better way to share my love of the very best holidays of the year with a card on the PPPR blog! I'm sharing this sweet card using the A2 Card Bases Cutting Files and Shamrock Faces Cutting Files with you today just in time for St. Patrick's Day! 



Here's a close up of the sweet, smiling shamrock! 



 Thanks for letting me share!

Hope you have a happy Monday and an even happier St. Patrick's Day! 

Ⓔℜⅈℕ ℊⓞ ℬℛⒶℊℌ!

✳Get Cookin' With PPPR!✳


It's time to Get Cookin'!

If you hopped here from the talented Sarah's blog, then you're in the right place!

If you want to start at the beginning for a chance to win a terrific GC to the PPPR store, visit the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog.

Like the banner is showing you, this blog hop is all about cooking and food...awwww yeeeaaah! Smiling food! Of course the feature here is projects using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files!

Never one to turn away from a project using smiling food and cheesy puns...I fully embraced this blog hop with mucho happiness!

I create this card using the Silly Sushi Cutting Files 

PPPR What's Cookin', Shannon M. 3-15

Do you want the chance to win $15 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, March 17, 2015.

Ready for even more? LOOK at this FREEBIE! You can pick it up for the weekend, after that it will be available in the PPPR store.


This blog hop is the kick off of the PPPR Get Cookin' Monthly Challenge!



 One random participant will win $20 to PPPR!


1.  The theme of this challenge is Get Cookin'. The challenge projects can be any cooking or food related project  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, April 4, 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, April 8, 2015.


Next stop for you? The always amazing Tina!

Happy Saturday & happy hopping!



{Small Things With Great Love + Chalkboard Markers = ❤}

You've seen a ton of inspiration featuring the new Chalkboard Markers being offered at SRM! 

It's my turn to show how versatile these markers really are...and chalkboards are all the craze now, even after the trend seems to have been around forever. 

 I created this canvas using the Easy Chalkboard Marker, the Bistro Markers 6 mm tip(WhiteFluorescent) & the Bistro Markers Fine Tip (FluorescentWhite) 

The markers are so fluid, yet they give you the ease of marking exactly how you want to! This is an 8X10 canvas, I seasoned the "chalkboard" before adding the quote.


Here's a close up of the quote and texture, I love the way this turned out and can't wait to make more in the future!


 Thanks for letting me share!!! 

Pick up some chalkboard markers and get creating!! 


❤ {Lucky You! It's Pinspire Me Monday!} ❤


If you're wondering about the Pinspiration, here's the links:

CrayonsShenanigansCloverRainbow Ice CreamRainbowWatercolorsKermitLuckDandelion 


This is the part where I show fabulous works of our PI Girls 


Look at Lisa's beautifully designed card! I love the tidbits tucked here and thereLisa is amazing at the details!



Is this not {fabulous}!?!?!? Look at this awesome craftiness from Anita! This is so wonderful!



Corri made this cheery, bright, ca-yute card!!! Look at it! It's so perfectly springy and March-y!



And in case you didn't know....Paper Issues has some seriously great printables each month...even better, they're FREE! Click {HERE} to get the March set! I'm sharing this fabulous layout from Becky to show you how awesome they are and how great they coordinate with your stash.



Last but not least, I created this layout for the March Pinspiration!

  Thank you for letting us share!



You have until April 5th to link up in our Facebook Group - Paper Issues {Friends & Fans}, you'll find a March Pinspiration Post there! If you link up to the post, you have a chance to win one of two Pinspire Me Grab Bags inspired by the Pins  you see above!  


If you do link up, you'll have a chance to win one of two awesome {Pinspire Me Prizes}❤ We've got a super snazzy hashtag just for you... #paperissuespinspireme

Happy creating! 

♥ i {heart} sketches ♥

i especially *heart* sketches from Paper Issues!

Thank you Jen Chapin for this fabulous sketch

March sketch


 The PI girls are all over this sketch, there are so many great takes on it for you to see on the Paper Issues blog today!

I created this layout for the sketch, it features snow day pictures and multiple months of Swag Bag goodness tucked here and there. The beauty of the Swag Bag? You can combine months together and the look it seamless!

Paper Issues, Sketch 3-15, Shannon M.


 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 March 20th to LINK UP! 

Have a great Saturday and get creating!