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*{Party On with Little Lamm & Co.}*

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There's a reason to celebrate on this Friday!

Well, maybe there's more than one!  

For our family...it's the last day of school and Mackenzie's last day as an elementary school student!

It's also a *{NEW RELEASE}* for Little Lamm & Co. .."It's My Party"

Stop by the Little Lamm & Co. blog for some awesome Creative Team inspiration featuring this new release! This kit is a must have! It is amazing, check out the great coordinating colors...the many textures and awesome word art! 

Little Lamm Party 5-15, Shannon M.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Thank you for letting me share!


*{CREATIVE CARDS | CAN I SAY THANKS?}*

RRI #2 5-15 SIDE SHOT Shannon M.

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I'm sharing a group of cards today just in time for end of year teacher gifts. It's a set of "thank yous" to say, well, thank you! I like making cards in sets. I used some really great Ruby Rock - It products for this card set. I am going to be sharing some tips with you and pictures a long the way. 

 

The first tip I often share in my sets of cards posts, pick out your colors and patterns ahead of time. I selected kraft, black, white, yellow/gold and gray. You'll find that is the theme throughout this post. 

 

RRI #2 5-15, Shannon M. Shannon Morgan 2-001

 

 

When you are creating cards and building layers, especially if you are creating a set, you should build each card the same way. 

 

RRI #2 5-15, 2 Shannon M. Shannon Morgan 2-001

 

 

Keep the same color scheme going as well, simply varying your layers with patterns and textures. My layers for each card was a card stock base, a base layer, a tag, a patterned 3X4 card, a paper strip, some twine and various embellishments that all coordinated the cards. 

 

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Here are the cards in no particular order, there are five, so bear with me for the pictures and detail shots!

 

I love how this card's layers are so varied, yet they fit perfectly together:

 

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Here's a detailed shot:

 

RRI #2 5-15, Card 1 Detail Shot, Shannon M.Shannon Morgan 2-001

 

 

The hearts in this card are my favorite, as they trail down the card's twine.

 

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A detail shot of this card shows the trail of hearts:

 

RRI #2 5-15 Card 2 Detail Shot, Shannon M. Shannon Morgan 2-001

 

Take a look at the smiling camera in this card! How cute is that?!?!?!

 

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Here is a close up of that smiling camera!

 

RRI #2 5-15 Card 3 detail shot, Shannon M. Shannon Morgan 2-001

 

 

This card will be perfect to send as a thank you to someone! 

 

RRI #2 5-15, Card 4, Shannon M. Shannon Morgan 2-001

 

 

Last but certainly not least, this card is a cheery thank you full of Ruby Rock - It! That camera lends the perfect punch of fun and sweetness! 

 

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Thank you for letting me share!

 

Ruby Rock-It Used:

12x12 Wedding Get Hitched Stripe

12x12 Wedding Get Hitched Bunting

12x12 Krafty Goodness Cardstock 3x4s

Kraftastic Glitter Sticker 26pce

12x12 Krafty Goodness Cardstock Chevron

12x12 Krafty Goodness Cardstock Damask

12x12 Yellow Fusion Chevron Cardstock

Wedding Something Blue Mini Paper 36PK

Tags - various sizes

Black Heart Stickers 20 Pces

Bella Bling with Fabric Trim Black

Bella Bling with Fabric Trim Gold

Bella Bling with Fabric Trim White

Shannon Morgan

 


❤*{I Loaf You Dough Much!}*❤

 

The days are flying by...insert panic! School is over on Friday...there is so much going on my lists are a blur! I am making a quick stop to share this card that is on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog today with you!

Of course, it's a punny one! 

I used Bread & Butter Cutting Files and A2 Card Bases 1 Cutting Files to make this card, thanks as always, for letting me share!

 

 

 


*{A Thank You for a Thank You}*

I am a procrastinator on top of procrastinating. I can make a list for a list. Believe me when I say, I'm getting too old for this. I no longer thrive on stress. School is over in a week and one of those days don't even count because it's Memorial Day...it's coming at me like a hurricane. I'm the class mom and awards ceremonies, my Mom flying in, general Mom duties...I want to go hide in the pantry and shove Oreos in my mouth! I'm pretty excited to say, that I have finished Mack's teacher gift, I can only hope that she loves it. 

 

It's a creative spin on a thank you gift. It's a set of thank you's as a thank you! I wanted to create something that Mrs. W could use, and thank you's are something everyone needs. 

 

SRM Stickers has many products that make this possible! ♥

 

 

This set has 5 cards and six envelopes (just in case)...and as you can see, it comes in a gift window box.

 

One tip I can offer when you are creating a set of cards, is have a plan in mind when you start. Colors, stick to a collection of paper and have a general design in your head. I am a layer-er so my plan for this set, was simple layers. 

 

 

Here's a few examples of the cards and how they began, adding patterns, stitches and doilies as I completed each card in the set. 

 

 

Here's the cards in no specific order:

 

 

See the doilies peeking out? I think that's a sweet touch to any project!

 

 

You can separate your stickers and layer them on top of papers, other stickers, almost anything..that's the beauty of clear stickers! 

Hooray for versatility! ❤

 

 

Twine is also always a perfect touch for projects, simple in design, but lends a perfect punch of color or layer when added!

 

 

Sticker Stitches are my go to. I think you can look back through 99% of what I create and there will be a sticker stitch somewhere on the card, layout or project. 

 

 

Making a sticker front and center is also another way you can make big impact with a single embellishment! 

 

The window box these cards are being delivered in is also so very versatile. It can carry six envelopes and five cards like a boss! Add a few stickers to the acetate and some twine, and you have a perfect gift to give. 

 

 

 

Thank you for letting me share my idea with you today, hopefully I have inspired you to create! 

 

 

SRM used: Sticker Stitches/BlackWhite Lace Doilies - 4" RoundWe've Got Your Sticker/ThanksWe've Got Your Sticker Plus/ThanksSentiment/Thank YouCaribbean TwinePink Sorbet TwineButtercream TwinePunched PiecesLabels by the DozenKraft Window Box


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It's Pinspire Me Monday!

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Middle: Popsicles

 

Look at all the awesome ways the PI Girls were inspired by this Pinspiration!

 

Lisa created this card full of creative delight! It was inspired by the color swatch  and it is just beautiful! 

 

 

Meaghen is sharing this light, airy, magical layout for this month's Pinspire Me. It's awesome!

 

 

Tarrah's layout is totally feeling mason jar inspired! You'll also find some awesome green vibrance going on here! 

 

 

Jana created this whimsical, starry-love filled layout and it's amazing! I love everything about this layout, I hope you do also! 

 

 

Cassie's layout is droolworthy, the stars, the colors and the overall awesomeness should have you running to your scrap desk right now!

 

 

Corri's sweetest layout ever, will again, have you running to gather supplies and create! Look at that awesome title work and the patterns together! 

 

 

Danielle's layout is all sort of awesome. She filled this layout with circles, details and pinspired sweetness! That's one drool worthy purse also! 

 

 

and last but certainly not least, Devra created an awesome 2 pager layout full of fireflies and the magic of summer nights!

 

 

I created a layout also, thank you for letting me share all of this inspiration with you today! 

 

 

You have until June 14th to link up in our Facebook Group - Paper Issues {Friends & Fans}, you'll find an April 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! 


✿{Grow with Little Lamm & Co.}✿

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Little Lamm & Co. is bringing you a beautiful set called "Grow", you can find it in Amie's easy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/littlelammco

It is full of whimsy, vibrant colors, sweet sentiments and just plain fun. You'll truly enjoy working with the papers and elements. The alphas are so very fun as well!

I created this layout of Paddy, Mack and little Leo 

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Thanks for letting me share with you. 


❤*{Ruby Rock It & #momthings}*❤

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Sharing is part of being a mom...and Mother's Day is still fresh in everybody's mind. With that still on the plate, I'm sharing a layout featuring #momthings...

It began with a few pictures and some great Ruby Rock-It products. The Ruby Rock-It KraftyGoodness Collection is pretty awesome. You need to check it out! 

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Look at the layers you can come up with! The papers are so versatile. 

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There are some fantastic strips in this collection, the Ruby Rock-It Chatterbox sheet gives you so many   patterns and phrases to work with. They are perfect for your projects. 

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There's a lot of dimension in this  layout, the kraft paper is nice and thick, it makes it awesome for layering and dimension. 

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 Here's the complete layout:

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 Materials used:

12x12 Krafty Goodness Cardstock You're a Star

12x12 Krafty Goodness Cardstock Chatterbox 

12x12 Krafty Goodness Cardstock Damask

12x12 Krafty Goodness Cardstock Framed

Bella Bling with Fabric Trim White

Thanks for letting me share with you today! ❤

Shannon Morgan


❤{My MAiN SquEEze & some Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!}❤

It's so hot already here....it's already irritating. The bonus in this, it's a boost in my productivity, because unlike other people who can't wait to get outside...I hermit. I can't stand being hot. If my feet and hands are hot, it's like the equivalent of being hangry and I can't be accountable for what comes of my mouth.
 
 
Nevertheless, embracing this summery hoopla, I created a card with lemony Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons goodness. 
 
 
 
 
Here's a close up of that adorable cup of lemonade:
 
 
 
Thanks for letting me share with you and check the blog tomorrow! You don't want to miss all the rad stuff!
 
 
Shannon

*{Let's Get A Party Start-ed With Paper Issues...!}*

It's a brand new issue Monday at Paper Issues!

This feature is all about parties, hearts, stars and Sugar Pea Designs!

I created this layout using some great stuff you can find over in the Paper Issues store and the Hot Diggity Dog Stamp Set:

PAPER ISSUES:SWEET PEA, SHANNON M.

 

Here's a close up of the Swag Bag goodness and that cute Sugar Pea Designs stamp set:

 

PAPER ISSUES, SUGAR PEA, CLOSE UP, Shannon M.

There's so many ways you can play along with this issue! 

Here's just a few of the ways: party inspired projects, party food, graduation pages, birthdays, milestones, weddings, anniversaries, hearts as design elements, golf (think par), use paper with stars on it, stamping skills, download the free May printable, use Sugar Pea Designs products. 

If you link up to this issue...you have a chance to win your very own $15 Gift Certificate to spend in the Sugar Pea Designs store! You have until May 24th to link up ✳{HERE}✳ (click on CURRENT LINK PARTY)  for your chance to win!

Need even more Sugar Pea Designs? Find all the links you need here:

Sponsor's Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/SugarPeaDesignsClearStamps
Sponsor's Pinterest Page: https://www.pinterest.com/sugarpeadesigns/
Sponsor's Instagram: https://instagram.com/sugarpeadesigns/
Sponsor's Twitter: https://twitter.com/SugarPeaDesigns
Sponsor's Product Site: http://www.sugarpeadesigns.com
Sponsor's Blog: http://sugarpeadesigns.com/blog/
Sponsor's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SugarPeaDesigns?feature=mhee

Happy Monday! ❤

 

Shannon


*{Oh Snap! It's a Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Blog Hop!}*

There's a blog hop of epic proportions going on today!

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You'll love all of the creations that the design team is sharing with you! You should have arrived here from Sarah's blog, her project was amazing, wasn't it?!??! (If you didn't land here from Sarah's blog and you want to start at the beginning to be eligible for the Blog Hop Candy, you can start at Lisa's blog)

If you haven't guessed, it's all about cameras, photos, sharing memories and using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products! 

I created a card for today's hop using the new Vintage Cameras Cutting Files and A2 Card Base 2 Cutting Files:

PPPR Oh Snap! Blog Hop, Shannon M.

Here's a close up of that awesome camera! 

PPPR Oh Snap! Blog Hop Close Up, Shannon M.

There's a GREAT FREEBIE just for this hop! This Oh, Snap! Cutting File will be available for FREE on Saturday, May 9 - Sunday, May 10, 2015, only. Then, it will be available for purchase in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store

 This hop also kicks off our new Oh, Snap! Challenge.

Link up any photo, camera, or memory themed project you create using PPPR files for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.

You can link up and read all of the guidelines HERE: 

 

 Would you love to be in the running for a $15 Gift Certificate to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store!?!?

 

Here's what you need to do for your chance: 

1.  Be a follower of EVERY BLOG in the hop.   

2.  Leave a comment at EACH blog along the hop.  

That's all you have to do.  If you would like EXTRA entries, you can also do one or more of the following:

 3.  Like the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Facebook Page.  Leave a comment for LISA knowing that you did. 

 4.  Sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter and leave a comment telling LISA you did.  You'll get a weekly e-mail telling you about new files, sales, events, and freebies. 

Lisa will randomly choose a winner on May 12th.

Thanks for letting me share with you today, your next stop is the amazing GLORIA :)