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*{All in the Family: Xyron and Paper House Productions}*

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It's Day 4 of the Xyron & Paper House Productions Blog Hop! 

I am sharing this layout with you today, a slightly different spin on the family take, as our family is celebrating the birth of Drew Hudson; I was asked to be his Godmother and I couldn't be more honored!

What better way to celebrate Xyron and Paper House Productions collaborating than with a celebratory layout!  Paper House Productions has a fantastic collection to commemorate this, Hello Baby.  There are so many ways to use this collection, the versatility is amazing. Xyron adhesives are wonderful, they cover so nicely, and adhere as much or as little as needed. There are so many adhesive options too! Make sure you check it out!

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One of the best scrap tools ever created, the Xyron "X"...if you do not have one, it is well worth the small investment! 

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Make sure you enter the {GIVEAWAY!}

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The winner will receive a Xyron Mega Runner, The One Big Happy Family Collection, and the Click Flipalbum!  You can enter using the Rafflecopter Link below.

*{XYRON/PAPER HOUSE PRODUCTIONS GIVEAWAY}*

Be sure to visit the Xyron Facebook Page all week long to check out what their team is creating and get in on their giveaway too!


*{Love for Layers, NSD & Paper House Productions!}*

Hooray for Paper House Productions and National Scrapbook Day! Hooray for layers! Wait, you don't like layers? Or you like layers, but don't know where to begin? Look no further. There are so many layering gurus in the world of paper crafting..and it can be really overwhelming to look at all of them and not feel like yours adds up. Guess what?!? Comparison is the thief of joy, so know that your layers rock too! Don't be afraid to add layers to your layouts and cards.

I took a bunch of pictures showing you how I built the layers in my layout. I used the new Southwest Adventure Paper Crafting Kit for this layout featuring my daughter and her two dear friends:

PHP LAYERING by the NUMBERS  Shannon MYou'll find it gets easier and easier to build layers as you grow comfortable with them, or create your own "formula".

Here's a look at the finished layout. You'll see that it's a simple layout in design, I am a simple scrapper by nature, but I like to add a lot of details. 

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Paper House Productions Products Used:

Southwest Adventure Paper Crafting Kit, Bohemian-Friends Clear Stickers and Southwest Clear Stickers

Getting to know our designers: 
What's your favorite type of paper crafting? Layouts, but you wouldn't know it, I'm pretty out of practice. I have spent the better part of two years creating tons of cards. 
Where do you go for inspiration? I am a huge fan of color and music. I love moodboards, I check out Pinterest and Instagram just to look at things. 
Where do you do your crafting? Currently, the kitchen table, the plus side: Great view of my magical backyard...the downside: it's really cumbersome to pack everything up every day or make piles and put it aside. It's ok, I know that my scrap space is in the works...well potentially. Ha!
What are your favorite crafting tools? Pens. Of all kinds. Also...I'd be lost without my stapler. It's a sad, banged up stapler, but it's super reliable and always comes through for me. :) 
What are your favorite Paper House products? That's a tough one. There are so many great Paper House products. I can't narrow it down much more than the paper kits (because duh, there's paper, stickers and puffy stickers in most of them!)
What are your favorite colors to work with? Aqua, gray, white, green, red, pink (even though I don't like to wear it) and oranges
How would you describe your crafting style? Messy, but organized. Eclectic and loud also seem to stick out in my mind also when I think of my crafting style.
Do you like it quiet while you work or do you have music or tv on? I detest having the tv on when I am creating. I feel like it causes an enormous block. I am a music person. To the core. Music can fix everything. Music can bring me to tears, I am very inspired by music of all kinds.
What's your go to snack/drink while you craft? Um, coffee..coffee keeps me sane. 


A *{Pine}* Mother's Day!

Mother's Day is fast approaching, but there's still time to get those handmade cards and gifts ready! I'm sharing a really bright and fun card with you with a pun intended! 

Paper House Productions has so many beautiful papers and stickers to choose from for creating pretty much anything and everything for your projects and paper crafting needs. 

This card is perfect for that Mom, Grandma, Aunt or anyone who is a mom that loves the beach and all things tropical! I especially love that I could add a flamingo to this card!

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In this close up, you can see all of the colorful layers and details of the Paradise Found collections!

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Supplies Used: Paradise Found Cruise Paper Crafting Kit, Paradise Found Florida Paper Crafting Kit, Paradise Found Paper Crafting Kit, Embrace Today Planner Stickers

Hope you're having a great day and thank you for letting me share with you!