Busy Making Plans with my Kawaii Planner

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Hi everybody! Shannon joining you today and I’ll warn you in advance, this post is picture heavy! I am going to admit something to you, I was intimidated by planners. It was not something I wanted to embrace, I didn’t think I would be able to fill up pages with details of my life, my family, our day to day. On the contrary, I have been busy making plans with my Kawaii Planner.

I honestly didn’t think my days added up to that much. I am a housewife, I don’t have a job that I leave the house everyday, I felt kind of silly writing down…laundry. As I began recording things I needed to do, had to plan for and appointments..I saw that my days were actually filled, they were important, they did matter to the people I am surrounded by. There was no reason for me to feel like my days didn’t matter because they weren’t filled with important meetings and deadlines. My meetings, emails, deadlines are important too. Everyone has a role in this fabric of life. The point here is use your planner, enjoy filling your planner, realize that comparison is the thief of joy and know your days matter whether you’re a mom or a businesswoman, or both!

PHP PLANNER POST, AUG, 2017, Shannon M.

Paper House Products used: Kawaii Planner, Summer Fun Planner Stickers, Autumn Woods Planner Stickers, Kawaii Planner Stickers, Outdoors Planner Stickers, Live Bold Planner Stickers, Embrace Today Planner Stickers, Candy Hearts Micro Sticker, Kawaii Micro Sticker, Summer Fun Puffy Sticker, Outdoors Puffy Sticker, Autumn Woods Puffy Sticker, Kawaii Puffy Sticker, Summer Fun Epoxy Sticker, Outdoors Epoxy Sticker, Autumn Woods Epoxy Sticker, Kawaii Epoxy Sticker, Summer Fun Flake Stickers, Outdoors Flake Stickers, Kawaii Flake Stickers, Autumn Woods Flake Stickers, Summer Fun Rice Paper Border Sticker, Outdoors Rice Paper Border Sticker, Autumn Woods Rice Paper Border Sticker, Embrace Today Labels, Live Bold Labels, Summer Fun Stick On Pockets, Outdoors Stick On Pockets, Kawaii Stick On Pockets, Autumn Woods Stick On Pockets, Summer Fun Washi Tape Set, Outdoors Washi Tape Set, Autumn Woods Washi Tape Set, Kawaii Washi Tape Set, Summer Fun Puffy Clips, Autumn Woods Puffy Clips, Summer Fun Epoxy Clips, Outdoors Epoxy Clips, Hello Sunshine Puffy Sticker, Football Cardstock Multipack, Woodland Friends Tags 12″ Double Sided Scrapbook Paper, Autumn Air 12″ Double Sided Scrapbook Paper

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I’m sharing the last few weeks of my life with you and the month of September, as I am still filling the days. Paddy and the boys are in full football mode and right now, it is all we know, and that’s ok. I’m the Meal Mom, and I am so happy to take care of the boys each week and the planner helps me keep everyday moments recorded and organized.

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Paper House Productions planners and accessories…what can I say about them? The real question is…what can’t I say about them?!?!? They are simply amazing. They are easy to use, they coordinate with other lines and meld perfectly together. You can layer them or you can let them stand alone.

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The Kawaii planner has so many fun colors and coordinating accents, consequently you can’t help but smile!PHP PLANNER POST, AUGUST WEEKLY, Shannon M.

The planner offers plenty of space for you to write down all of the important to do’s, dates, appointments, random thoughts…there are so many possibilities.

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The Stick-On Pockets are a fun addition to any spread.PHP PLANNER POST WEEK 4, SHANNON M.Adding details to the planner are almost effortless.

PHP PLANNER POST CLOSE UP 6, Shannon M.Guess what?!?!  I’m jumping right into September so stay tuned for that! Thank you for letting me share with you!

Summer Memories Scrapbook Layout

Shannon Circle2As a FALL & WINTER enthusiast…let me just say..hooray for summer’s end. I look forward to the end of summer every, single, year. That doesn’t mean I loathe summer, ok it does, but I grow  more gleeful as summer closes. I still document summer…because some of the best people I know have birthdays in the summer.

Little Leo loves his cousin Mack, but even more than that….water. I had to scrap these pictures right away, they can’t help but make you smile. I will carry these memories of silly, sweet Leo and my beautiful Mackenzie’s simple joy and love.

PHP Summer Inspired, Shannon M.

Supplies Used: Color Washed 12″ Paper Pad, Summer Fun Puffy Sticker, Kawaii Puffy Sticker, Kawaii Washi Tape Set, Kawaii Flake Stickers

Here are a few close ups of the details on this layout, I can’t tell you enough how much I love the new releases, I cannot pick a favorite thing!

PHP Summer Inspired Close Up 2, Shannon M.

The stickers are perfectly sticky and they are perfect accents for this layout, I know they will be perfect for your layouts, cards and projects also!

PHP Summer Inspired, Close Up, Shannon M.

Have a great day and happy creating!

Laying Out Happiness using the Marbelous Paper Pad

Shannon Circle2I have a wonderful family.

My cousins are my heart. We are lucky. We support each other and love each other. We get to spend time together and laugh a lot. Recently we celebrated dear Leo’s 3rd birthday and I loved this picture of us so much that I had to document it right away.

There was a box that came in the mail for me this week that turned my not so stellar day right around. This box contained the new releases from Paper House Productions. I’m not going to pretend that I wasn’t overwhelmed with all of the beauteous things that came in that box. I didn’t know where to begin. You are going to love all of the inspiration that the team will be sharing with you!

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Supplies Used:  Marbelous 12″ Paper Pad, Hearts Project Pad, Feathers Project Pad

I really wanted you to see the close ups of the gold accents in the “Marbelous” collection..the beautiful textures and accents are well marbelous!

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There are so many beautiful tones in this color palette, you’ll be able to use it for so many projects, cards and layouts.

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Have a great week ahead! ❤

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Sometimes Sympathy…

Shannon Circle2Let’s be honest for a second, there’s a subject that memory keepers and moment documenters kind of dance around, or have a hard time sharing, and that is death. It’s a memory no one cherishes or likes to address. It’s necessary though, because it’s part of life. The point is, simple kindnesses like I’m sorry/thinking of you/sending prayers and sympathy cards can mean all the difference in a grieving person or persons day.  Shannon joining you today to share a sympathy card created combining Paper House Products and a stamp from My Sentiments Exactly.

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I’m glad that companies like MSE (My Sentiments Exactly) make stamps for this purpose. MSE has clear stamps and the more traditional wood stamps, there truly is something for everyone! They created a really beautiful sentiment stamp that I used along with some Paper House Productions products to create a sympathy card.

Paper House Productions products used: Bohemian-Friends Clear Stickers, Our Wedding Clear Stickers, Feathers 12″ Acetate Paper, Southwest Adventure Paper Crafting Kit , Hearts Project Pad, Butterflies Project Pad, Feathers Project Pad, Frames Project Pad & Nautical Flip Album

PHP_MSE Deepest Sympathy, Shannon M.

The picture doesn’t really touch upon on all the gold, and while gold may not be a traditional mourning color, it is a celebration of someone’s life and hope for those left here to grieve. I see nothing wrong with sending “love and light” someone’s way. Smiles are what actually make the world go ’round. Here’s a better shot of all the details.

PHP:MSE Sympathy:Close Up, Shannon M.

Have a great week, thanks for letting me share with you!  ❤

Get it Done! Planner Tips with Shannon

Shannon Circle2It’s July. Can you believe that? J-U-L-Y. This actually makes me happy because FALL is near. Yes, I said it, FALL!

I’ve been planning for Fall since school ended a few weeks ago. Our family is a football family and the season is peeking at me from around the corner. July is already a month filled with planning and prepping for football season. I want to show you my take on planning. It always seems like I am walking chaos, I need a planner. Not only that, I need my planner to motivate me and inspire me not to procrastinate.

Take your planner from this:

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To this (Paper House Productions Used: Anchors Away Planner, Family Planner Stickers, Live Bold Planner Stickers, Nautical Planner Stickers, Travel Planner Stickers, Nautical Labels, Hearts Project Pad, Feathers Project Pad, Bohemian-Friends Clear Stickers, Beach Clear Stickers):

Paper House Productions Planner ideas including stickers and project pads

Here’s the spread, up close, left page first:

PHP JULY 2017 PLANNER SPREAD, PAGE 1, SHANNON M.

The page on the right also includes a “To Remember” clip created with Nautical Planner labels and stickers:

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Thanks for letting me share this planner spread with you, I have only just begun to work through July! I hope I have inspired you to make planning fun! Have a great day!

Paper Pad Projects

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Say that 3 times fast! Happy Wednesday, Shannon here sharing a set of cards with you!  Yes, more cards. 🙂 The wow factor on these cards? They literally and figuratively pop off the page! How did I do this you ask? Well let’s check them out!

I created two cards, I really wanted to highlight the Project Pads:

PHP PAPER PAD PROJECT, Shannon M.

There are two different ways you can use the Frames Project Pad, there’s a RAISED frame or a RECESSED frame, I created one of each for you to see. The card below features the raised frame, and a kind and caring sentiment! Take a look at all of the colors and textures:

PHP PAPER PAD PROJECT CARD 2, Shannon M.

Here’s a close up so you can see the dimension of these cards, you can create a dimensional envelope or simply tuck inside a gift or basket!

PHP PAPER PAD PROJECT CARD 2, CLOSE UP, Shannon M.

The second card features the recessed frame, there are great sentiments pre-cut, ready for you to add inside these frames if you aren’t using a picture, you really can’t lose with the patterns and fonts in this project pad! Take a look at card number two:

PHP PAPER PAD PROJECT CARD 1, Shannon M.

I am sharing another close up so you can see how cool the layers are on this card, these project pads really are versatile and fun!

PHP PAPER PAD PROJECT CARD 1 CLOSE UP, Shannon M.

Supply List: Paradise Found Cruise Paper Crafting Kit, Southwest Adventure Paper Crafting Kit, Frames Project Pad, Hearts Project Pad, Butterflies Project Pad, Feathers Project Pad, Feathers 12″ Acetate Paper

Thanks for letting me share with you! Have a great day!

Baby Card Inspiration using Hello Baby!

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Good morning! Shannon here and I’m wrapping up the Pen Blade week with a set of four cards! The  Pen Blade works great! It is so versatile and can cut in a straight line effortlessly, or make super fussy cuts seem so easy! Take a look at the cards!

PHP_PENBLADE CARD 1, JUNE 2017, Shannon M.Supplies used: PenBladeHello Baby Girl Paper Crafting Kit

The cards in this set of 4 are perfect for a baby girl to be, or a baby girl making her debut! Here’s a close up:
PHP:PENBLADE CARD 1, CLOSE UP, JUNE 2017, Shannon M.

Card number 2 shows the precision of the Pen Blade! I used it to cut out the “X’s & O’s”:

PHP_PENBLADE CARD 2, JUNE 2017, Shannon M.PHP:PENBLADE PRODUCT SHOT, Shannon M.

Card number 3:

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….and last but not least, card number 4:

PHP_PENBLADE Card 4, June 2017, Shannon M.PHP:PENBLADE CARD 4, CLOSE UP, SHANNON M.

Thanks for letting me share! Hope I could inspire you to create something this weekend!!

 

National Scrapbook Day – Hour Eight – Giveaway

Hour Eight: Happy National Scrapbook Day!  Today we are celebrating all things Scrapbooking related!  Each hour we will be sharing a new post with some inspiration combining Paper House products and our designer’s favorite techniques!

Of course we can’t have a celebration without a giveaway or two!  Stay tuned at the end of the post to find out what we’re giving away!  Now let’s hear from Shannon!

Shannon Circle2Hooray 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’m going to show you how – but first let me share about myself!

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. 

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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You Are So Loved Layout Supplies Used:  Southwest Adventure Paper Crafting Kit, Bohemian-Friends Clear Stickers and Southwest Clear Stickers

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Our First Giveaway today involves our very first ever YouTube Hop!  Several of our design team members and Brand Ambassadors are hosting one!
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Here’s how to enter:
All you have to do is subscribe to her channel and ours. Then leave a comment on hers. You will be eligible to win a $25 gift card to our online store!  AND you can get multiple entries for subscribing to all the designer’s channels, so be sure to check them all out! The YouTube giveaway is open thru Tuesday, May 9th! Head over to Katty’s video to get started.

Here’s links to all the channels:
Katty
Christine
TinaGale
Erin
Sara

Our Second Giveaway is happening right here!  It’s also for a $25 Gift Card to our online store. All you have to do is leave a comment on a post to be entered.  And with 9 new posts today you can enter each hour – so comment often and get all those entries!  This giveaway closes at the end of the day on Sunday, the 7th.  We will announce a winner on Monday.

 

A Punny Mother’s Day Card!

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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 Mother’s Day 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!PHP MDCARD, Shannon Morgan

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

PHP MDCard Close Up 1, Shannon M.

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

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

Life Organized with PHP Planners!

Shannon Circle2Good morning on this beautiful Good Friday!  I am sharing another planner post with you. ❤

I used some new PHP products to create this spread! I’ve been working through Lent and this awesome planner has helped me start organized (well, duh Shannon that’s what planners are for) and inspiring me to work in it because there are so many options available from Paper House Productions that make this possible!

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Paper House products used: Anchors Away Planner, Nautical Planner Stickers, Nautical Labels, Live Bold Planner Stickers, Travel Planner Stickers and Beach Clear Stickers.

Here’s a look at each page, left to right. I love all of the space available to write what I wish. It’s just another great feature of the planner!

PHP PLANNER PAGE 1, SHANNON M.

Here’s a look at the right page:

PHP PLANNER PAGE 2, SHANNON M.

Here’s a few close ups of the spectacular stickers that are available to embellish your planner!

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The label stickers also serve as great embellishments, they don’t have to be just for labeling!

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Have a great weekend, and if you celebrate, a wonderful Easter! ❤