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❉{ Feel Butter Soon }❉

It's Thursday, it's a Shannon post, which means it's a smiling food post. Smiling food makes everything better, like summer.

It's a Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Thursday!


Here's a sweet get well soon card I created using A2 Card Bases 1 Cutting Files and Bread & Butter Cutting Files



Here's a close up of those sweet faces! 



Thank you for letting me share with you! Check back tomorrow on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog for a great freebie and some new files! ♥

❉ W on Wednesday | Summer Days ❉

RRI 6-15, 1C, Shannon M.



It's so hard to be excited about summer when you live somewhere that is stifling. That same somewhere that if tasks and errands aren't finished before 10:30 am, you may as well forget them and try again the next day. The somewhere that involves getting in pool time before 11:30 am so that sandals don't thickly stick to the pavement as a hasty exit is being made when the pool quickly fills up with crazy people who enjoy baking in the sun like turtles on a log.

Summer. The season where the dogs move from sun spot to sun spot throughout the house because it is too hot to lay outside on the pavement. 

Our sweet dogs love sun, I love them enough to move their bed throughout the kitchen floor and various other locations throughout the downstairs. In the afternoon, close to dinner, they hover around me like a lump of seals...basking in the afternoon sun, eagerly awaiting for me to make my way downstairs to prepare dinner. 

I needed to document this.

RRI 6-15, 1A, Shannon M. Shannon Morgan 2-001 

Ruby Rock-It's Year In Review Collection was perfect for getting this layout created. This collection is so versatile and works well with all kinds of pictures and subjects! Coupled with Ruby Rock-It's Krafty Goodness, it's the perfect mix of elegant and rustic. 

RRI 6-15, 1B, Shannon M.Shannon Morgan 2-001

The photo in this layout, tells the story, lazy dogs in the lazy sun of afternoon. Adding some embellishments from the Year in Review line are a perfect touch. My three lazy dogs are in their favorite place, laying together, napping. They have no desire to be bounding about in the heat of the day!

RRI 6-15, 1E, Shannon M. Shannon Morgan 2-001


Materials Used:

12x12 Krafty Goodness Cardstock Love It

12x12 Krafty Goodness Cardstock Woodgrain

Kraftastic Glitter Sticker 26pce

Kraftastic Aplha Sticker White

Tag Pack Small Scallop 25 pce

Bella Bling with Fabric Trim Black

12x12 Double-Sided Cardstock Year in Review June

12x12 Double-Sided Cardstock Year in Review March

12x12 Double-Sided Cardstock Year in Review May

Year in Review Cardstock Sticker: Months

Year in Review Cardstock Sticker: Seals

Year in Review Cardstock Sticker: Etc pack


♥Thanks for letting me share with you!♥

Shannon Morgan



★{Paper Issues: Seas the Day with October Afternoon}★

It's a brand new issue at Paper Issues this steamy, summer Monday!

Maybe the theme will have you thinking happy thoughts, like the beach, water, you know...things about summer that are actually good!

"Seas the Day"

If you're looking for summery inspiration, this is the ISSUE for you to jump in on! Here are just a few of the ways you can LINK UP to this issue: summer vacation, anything that can be enjoyed on or by the water (boating, fishing, swimming, diving, water skiing, tubing, waterslides, picnics, hanging out the beach, etc.), anchors as embellishments, use October Afternoon products, use the PI June or July FREE Printables!

I created this layout using the October Afternoon Treasure Map Collection, thanks for letting me share:

PI OA June Issue, Shannon M. 2015

Linking up to this issue, could win you the prize package below! You have until JULY 5th to link for a chance to win! 


Thank you so much to our SPONSOR for this issue...October Afternoon! 

★Make sure you check out OA★






October Afternoon site


❤{Olive You - SRM Stickers!}❤

There's so many new awesome products coming your way from SRM Press!

While you wait, I'm sharing a project with you featuring Bistro Chalk Markers. 




These markers are wonderful. I really, really mean it! I love the consistency and different sizes you have to work with. You can use them for so many things.


I made a sign for my kitchen. Since the sign was going to hang in my kitchen and I am a lover of food puns, it has a cheesy smiling food pun. Olives, to be exact!


Even more awesome, you have the availability to create texture with these markers. I blended my olives with my fingers, creating shadows and texture. You can also create a relief, using a wet Q-tip. I created the smiles by simply using a wet Q-tip to erase the green. It may take a few Q-tips to get down to black, but with a little patience, you can create a great design.





Here's a close up of the details on this sign: 




Materials Used: 


Bistro Chalk Marker Fluorescent 6mm Tip


Thank you for letting me share! 


*{Capture Memories with Little Lamm & Co. Kits!}*

11102654_10153758230802785_2378808078903234761_nHappy Thursday!

Summer approaches ever closer (again, I say that in false merriment), and memories are just waiting to be documented!

Little Lamm and Co. has some really terrific collections just perfect for documenting all the fun times ahead!

Summer for me, the last few years has meant enduring many hours sitting in the heinous humidity that is Georgia so that my wonderfully spoiled children can swim and shriek with joy and sometimes frustration at the pool. I endure lots of curiously strange glances from all the Kool-Aid Moms as I refuse to wear bathing suits. I spend a lot of time texting my friends and reading (thank you kids!) so I can handle this with a semi-smile!

The smiles and silly in the pictures below, make uncomfortably sweating and incessant chatter about my pool fashion choices MORE THAN WORTH IT! ♥

2015_6_15_ANY PRODUCT POST_Shannon

I used the Little Lamm & Co. Digital Capture Scrapbook Kit & Little Lamm & Co. Digital Capture Pocket Scrapbook Cards for this layout.

Thanks for letting me share with you today! Have a happy and safe summer!

*{ℐⓊℕℇ Pinspire Me ℳⓞ⒩ⅅⓐỾ}*


Happy  Monday!



 Middle: Lollipop Palette

Clockwise: Ferris WheelSunshineSprinkler JoyCookoutSwingsIce Cream SweetieSprinkler GirlIcee PopsHappy SandmanIce Cream DreamHello SummerPuppy and Pool


The PI Girls are upping the inspiration challenge with some super awesome works! Look at all the different takes on this Pinspiration! 


Tarrah created this phenomenal layout, look at all the summery goodness bursting off the page at you! It's just gorgeous and so very summery! 



Devra shares this spectacularly festive summer layout with you all, it has so many fabulous details! Thank you for this share Devra! It's perfect!




Jana's layout? BEE-YOU-TIF-UL! Look at all the summer in that 12X12! Love the feel and the colors and those sweet photos!



Kathy's so very sweet! This card puts a big smile on my face and I hope it inspires you to create a summery greeting for someone!



Jen....your card may be the coolest! Seriously! Thank you for sharing this amazing card for the Pinspire this month!



Orange (Dona) created another sweet popsicle card and whoever receives this card will be so very lucky and so very happy! So sweet! So cheery! 



I am sharing this layout with you playing off the rainbow palette. I hope you're inspired by this month's Pinspire Me. 

Thank you for always playing along! It means so much!



Play along with us! 

You have until July 12th to link up in our Facebook Group - Paper Issues {Friends & Fans}

*{Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Get Totally Awesome!}*


The TOTALLY AWESOME Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog hop is underway!  You'll find the PPPR team sharing Totally Awesome 80's projects all over blog land! Look for awesome projects, a blog hop freebie, a chance to win a PPPR GC, the monthly challenge kick off and lots of R-A-D! You should have arrived here from AWESOME TO THE MAX - Lisa's Blog! Don't miss out on a chance to win a GC to shop at PPPR, that would be bogus. Start at the beginning and hop through!


I'm sharing this card with you today, I used Totally Awesome 80's Cutting Files -- and seriously, I  it! (It's not even smiling food and I still love it, I want to go find jelly bracelets and parachute pants  it!)


PPPR Totally 80's Blog Hop, Shannon M.


Here's a close up of the totally tubular cassette tape!


PPPR Totally 80's Blog Hop, Close Up, Shannon M.

Don't be grody and miss out on this FREEBIE!

It's a Puzzle Cube Gift Box Cutting File and it will be available for FREE THIS WEEKEND! (June 13-14, 2015)

After that, it will be available to purchase. 


This hop also kicks off our new 80's Challenge. To participate you can link up any 80's 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 like a chance to win a $15 Gift Certificate to PPPR!?!?!



Here's what you need to do! 


1.  Be a follower of EVERY BLOG in our little hop.  There are just 12 of us, so that shouldn't be too hard.  You won't be sorry...I'm super lucky to have such talented ladies on my Design Team. 


2.  Leave a comment at EACH blog along the hop.  Be sure to let us know you are a follower and leave us a way to get in touch with you.

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.   

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

Lisa will randomly choose a winner of the hop candy on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.


Thanks for hopping today! Your next stop in this rad hop is...."Leave them hangin' on the line, oh-oh-oh, calling...GLORIA!" (now you have that awesome song in your  head!) Have a great day!


Here's the Blog Order just in case!

Lisa ~

Shannon ~

Gloria ~

Kathy ~

Katy ~

Leah ~

Melissa ~

Michelle ~

Nanne' ~

Nicole ~

Ruth ~

Sarah ~

☼{Little Lamm Goes Coastal}☼



Summer is almost officially (by the way of calendar) here!

I'm sure everyone is already in *{Summer Mode}* and trying to soak up every minute. I'm not  fan of summer, so I'll have pretend merriment. 

I am however, a major fan of Little Lamm and Co. 

There's a must have *{NEW RELEASE}* in the Little Lamm & Co. Esty Shop: 



I created a layout using the kit and scrapbook cards. This kit has gorgeous textures! The colors are magical and scream perfect summer memories captured!


I hope this inspires you to take some time to create summery creations!

Happy Friday! ❤ 

❤{Hi Beauteaful! It's Thursday at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!}❤

⁘⁕Hi Beauteaful!⁕⁘

Everyone has a beautiful person in their lives that makes everything better!

I am very lucky to have quite a few in my life! 

This card is inspired by them and because I also love smiling inanimate objects.

I used Center Panel Step Card Cutting Files & Happy Teapot Cutting Files

 Here's a close up of the dimension on this card.  

Thanks for letting me share with you! 

Have a great Thursday and stay tuned, there's a RAD Blog Hop over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons this weekend!!!