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Welcome to the Top Ten Blog Hop 2015!

Christine asked me if I'd like join in and of course, I said yes! You should have arrived here from the so very  talented Melissa's blog.

If you didn't, don't miss out on everyone and start back at the beginning: Christine's Blog

Everyone in the hop will be sharing their favorite projects from 2015 and there's a

$80 GC to a scrapbook store of your choice UP FOR GRABS!

Each time you leave a comment on any of the blogs you get an entry - you can comment on each blog once - so you have the opportunity to be entered 23 times!!! You have until midnight EST on January 3rd to enter so make sure to hop around to each blog. Many of us have individual giveaways too - so make sure to check out those requirements. I will have details on my individual prize at the bottom of this post!

Blog Hop List 

Christine Meyer

Mendi Yoshikawa

Cathy Harper

Nicole Nowosad

Chantalle McDaniel

Becki Adams

Wendy Antenucci

Jen Matott

Katrina Hunt

Michele Kovack

Kelly Holbrook

Rhonda Van Ginkel

Jennie McGarvey

Suzanna Lee

Monique Liedtke

Jennifer Haggerty

Marcia Dehn Nix

Rebecca Keppel

Kelly Jean Guzlas

Melissa Elsner

Shannon Morgan

Juliana Michaels

Audrey Yeager


HERE'S MY TOP TEN from 2015:

1 Peas Know I Love You (January) - I am a big fan of smiling food and cheesy puns. Also, I am a super fan of Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.

PPPR 1-22-15, Shannon M. Close Up.

2 Paper Issues Sketch Challenge - Let It Snow (March) - I am also a big fan of snow.

Paper Issues, Sketch 3-15, Shannon M.

3 So Eggcellent (April) - This is one of my favorite cards that I have ever created...Felicity Jane Kits and Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons helped make that happen. 

PPPR 4-2015, Shannon M.

4 Hello Friend (April) - SRM Stickers and stamps coupled with Felicity Jane kits, in my book that's pretty much a perfect combination.

SRM 2 APRIL 2015, Shannon M.

5 Freeze Frame (May) Our dog Rock Hudson is a constant ham, he makes everyday a good one. Make sure that you make Paper Issues a daily stop, if you haven't already. 


6 Feel Butter Soon (June) - More food puns. Shocking, I know. Also, more Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.

PPPR 6-25-15, Shannon M.

7 Layouts about my best friends {heart} (July) - Brandi, Carly, our girls and is good. 

Little Lamm Starry Night, Shannon M.

8 Warm Wishes, Merry Christmas (August) - I was already dreaming of snow in August, I am a big snow junkie. I am part Olaf.


9 More snowmen. (November) It probably borders on being abnormal.

PPPR 11-12-15, Shannon M.

10 Wise Men.  (November) The Magi are my favorite, and inspire me and fill me with hope.


 Leave me a comment letting me know your favorite project and you'll be entered not only in the BIG GC giveaway, but also a small RAK from me, containing some awesome scrappy goodies!! 



Have an amazing rest of 2015!

Here's to the year 2016 and all that lies ahead, best wishes to you and yours!

Owl Be There For You with Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons

It's Christmas Eve. 

I hope this post finds you happy, healthy and anticipating the joy that Christmas brings, if you don't celebrate Christmas, I wish you happiness, peace and love. 

I created one last project featuring Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons to share with you before the end of 2015. 

I created a gift for my mom...for Christmas, of course. (Mom, stop looking.)


I used a file that I cannot stop using, I think I've used it at least three times in the last two months. I also added glasses using another PPPR file. I used the sketch pen on the Silhouette instead of cutting the files out. Files used: Owl Lollipop Holder Cutting Files & Nerdy Hamster Cutting Files (for the glasses). 


PPPR 12-24-15, Shannon M.


Here's a close up of that owl!


PPPR 12-24-15 Close Up, Shannon M.


Thank you for supporting Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons this 2015!!! You have all made it a great year for Lisa, and all of us! See you next year!


Check back tomorrow over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons for some files and freebies!!

❤{Anything Goes...with Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons}❤


Welcome to the Anything Goes Blog Hop!

The design team is sharing some amazing projects for you today using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. You're going to see all kinds of great projects throughout the hop!

Lisa has some awesome freebies for you, and as always, there's a PPPR  Gift Certificate up for grabs too!

This blog hop kicks off the new monthly challenge too!

I created a gift card holder for this weekend to share with you, I used Winter Cardinal Cutting Files and welded a file to create a card base using 3 Tickets Cutting Files:


Here's a close up of that sweet cardinal. I didn't use it as a cut file, I used it as a print and cut instead:



The Anything Goes Challenge starts today. Link up any projects 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:


 Lisa created some very awesome BLOG HOP FREEBIES FOR YOU!!!

 These A2 Card Bases 3 Cutting Files and A2 Card Bases 4 Cutting Files sets will be available FOR FREE today, Saturday, December 12, and tomorrow, Sunday, December 13, 2015. Then, they will be available for purchase in the PPPR store:




One lucky hopper will win a $15 Gift Certificate to PPPR!  

Here's what you need to do for a chance to win a chance to go shopping for FREE:



1.  Be a follower of EVERY BLOG in our little hop. 




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.


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 separate comment on this blog telling me you did.  


4.  Sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter and leave a comment on this blog telling me you did.  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, December 15, 2015.


Thank you so much for stopping by today! Your next stop on the hop is Gloria!


#snowone like you...Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons ♥

I have this's called "Shannon Luck"


It's basically the very thing that keeps me from ever being a ridiculously animated person. I live in constant hope that my life won't be like a Tom and Jerry episode, but it never quite works out that way. 


Meanwhile, I maintain a great sense of humor and an infinite amount of ability to roll with the punches and successfully handle stressful situations.


This doesn't excuse the fact that I am suffering through major "Shannon Luck" right now. I figured it could at least snow...but that's not even happening, so I create snow, snowmen and all things wintry in  this lame weather's place.


I used some PPPR files for this card, you'll find: Snowy Scene Cutting FilesSweet Snowman Cutting Files and A2 Card Bases 1 Cutting Files


PPPR 12-10-15, Shannon M.


Here's a close up of that snowman:


PPPR Snowman Closeup, Shannon M.


Thank you for letting me share with you today!

Ruby Rock-It | Our Story


Traditions begin with people and an idea. 

They are handed down from generation to generation in hopes that they will continue. Patrick and Mackenzie created a tradition for our family, anyone who follows me on social media knows of this tradition...we begin excitedly  chatting about it the day after Halloween...and our love of The Great Pumpkin instantly transitions into Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Dinner. We, as a family eagerly await the day before Thanksgiving..we celebrate by watching Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts cast while eating right along: popcorn, jelly beans, toast, pretzels and an ice cream sundae of course!

This year was an extra special one, we expanded our tradition by inviting our "family" - some of our family is not related by blood, though they may as well be because they are there through every triumph and each tragedy.

I created a layout using a Becky Fleck sketch and Ruby Rock-It products!

Thank you for checking in!

Dec15_8.5X11_Shannon M. Shannon Morgan 2-001

Materials used:

Ruby Rock-It 12x12 Dancette Cardstock Gold Glittered

Mini Theme Grad Paper 2: You're a Star

Mini Theme Family 3D Sticker

Mini Theme Graduation Die-cut Pack

Alphabet stickers White Lettering on Black 432 pce

Shannon Morgan