Monday, December 20, 2010

My Pink Stamper Days of Christmas Project and Blog Hop Winner

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Hello Everyone!!

I thought things would slow down after I was done with classes...boy was I wrong.  The good news is I'm really busy with craft stuff, so I should have enough to fill my blog for the next week or so.  :-)

I want to get back into challenges, and I love Robyn on My Pink Stamper!!  She is having a 12 days of Christmas with some super awesome challenges, so I decided to participate in some.  This card is part of a set that I created recently using 3 Birds on Parade.  I wanted to create a holiday set that used all of the holiday birds on this cartridge.  The challenge is to create something Christmas themed, and I thought these would fit perfectly.  This is my favorite card of the bunch!! Sorry the pictures aren't great.  My fiancee took my good camera to use for the holidays.  Scroll down for the SWD blog hop winner!!




Supplies Used: 
3 Birds on Parade
Stampin' Up Cardstock 
Patterned Paper from DCVW stack
My Pink Stamper "Christmas Wishes" stamp set
Stickles
Snowflake cuttlebug folder
EK Success Punch

Onto the winner!!  This winner of the Shall We Dance Blog Hop is....ANNA!!  


Anna said...


Very very cool and hip :-) I am now follower #100
Thanks for the chance to win. 


I will be contacting you shortly for your address.  Please respond within two weeks or I will choose another winner.  Anna happens to be my 100th follower, and I'm so super excited we hit 100 followers.  Maybe after the new year I'll have a special giveaway.  Your comments and following mean a lot to me, and I deeply appreciate all of ya'll.  

Happy Craftin', 
Lauren

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Shall We Dance Blog Hop

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Hello Everyone!!



Welcome to the "Shall We Dance" Blog Hop!!  If you came from Greengirl Scraps, you are in the right place!!  If you came across this hop by accident, be sure to head to Greengirl's blog first to start from the beginning.  We have some talented circlets making some awesome projects with this exclusive cartridge. Be sure to check out everyone's project and the blog candy at the bottom of the post!!

I was super excited for this cartridge and to do this hop because I LOVE to dance.  Sadly, there are no pictures of me dancing, so this will not come in handy for scrapbooking.  I used to take ballroom dance lessons, and I have recently discovered the dance games for wii.  

For the hop, I decided to make a home decor item.  I had a difficult time deciding exactly what to make and how it should look.  My crafty mojo has been kind of low lately, so I think it was harder for me because of that. I chose the "free spirit" dancer and words.  I think it turned out super cute!  I have been tapping in to my inner dancer.  I hope ya'll like it!!




Supplies Used: 
Shall We Dance Cartridge 
DCVW Birthday stack
Stampin' Up Black Cardstock
EK Success punch
Stampin' Up ribbon

If you have made it this far, here is some blog candy for you!! I will send one lucky winner a set of four handmade cards.  All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog.  Becoming a follower is not a requirement, but is much appreciated if you like my projects.  :-) 

Your next stop on the hop is Fantabulously Pink!  Be sure to take some time today to craft...and possibly dance!!

Happy Crafting, 
Lauren

Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Wishes Blog Hop Winner

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Happy Monday everyone!!


A big holiday "thanks" to everyone who participated in the Holiday Wishes Blog Hop.  I had a lot of fun participating in this hop, and I hope ya'll found some holiday inspiration.  A very special thanks to everyone who took the time to leave a comment and/or become a follower of my blog.  I love crafting, and I know I've been really busy lately but I love to share what I make with everyone.  Comments and followers mean a lot to me.

I used random.org to pick a winner for the set of 4 handmade cards.  And the winner is...

Missie said...
This is a really beautiful creation! I love this time of year! My favorite tradition is having the kids paint a new ornament each year! It is so wonderul to watch how they changed (artisticly) from year to year.

Missie


Congrats Missie!!  I have already emailed you asking for your mailing address.  You have two weeks to respond to that email.  If I do not hear from you, I will have to (randomly) choose another winner.

Thanks again to all who participated in the hop.  I hope you had fun!! I am participating in another blog hop on Saturday, December 18th.  Some cricut circle members are showcasing the newest exclusive cartridge, Shall We Dance.  If you are a circle member or thinking about becoming one, you will not want to miss this!!  I am also going to try really hard to get in my craft room this week now that finals are over.  Hopefully I will have lots and lots of projects to share.

Warm winter wishes,
Lauren

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holiday Wishes Blog Hop

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Happy Holidays!!

If you are here from Cricut Confessions, you are in the right place.  If you found this post by accident, go to Creations with Kathryn to start from the beginning.  There are many awesome projects along the hop, you won't want to miss any.

I'm so excited to be a part of this awesome blog hop!  I know I have not posted lately.  I have been super busy with school, and I lost me creative mojo for a while.  No worries though...I have lots of ideas running around in my head, so check back soon.  Onto my project.

The idea for this project came from a challenge on the Cricut Circle message board to create a project for the winter holiday you celebrate without using traditional icons for that holiday.  I celebrate Christmas, so I could not use a Christmas tree or Santa...anything like that.  One of my favorite books to read at Christmas time is The Polar Express, which is where this idea came from.  You can only hear the bell if you believe in Santa.

Here's how I did it. I cut my cardstock to fit the embossing folder, making sure all the pieces covered the back of the shadow box.  I embossed the cardstock and then ran some ink over it so the snowflakes would show up.  I sprayed some fake snow on the glass from the inside.  I would recommend you follow the directions on the can and practice before you do it on the glass.  I tied my ribbon to the bell and taped it to the top of the box.  Lastly, I used my gypsy to weld the word "believe" and used my cricut to cut it and put it on the glass.  Easy peasy.  Let me know what you think!!!


Supplies Used: 
Shadow Box (Michaels)
Jingle Bell (Michaels)
Spray on window snow (Walmart)
Stampin' Up Cardstock
Stampin' Up "brocade Blue" ink
Stampin' Up white organza ribbon
Cuddlebug with snowflake embossing folder
Black vinyl
Gypsy font

Onto the blog candy!! I AM giving away a set of four handmade Christmas/winter cards (pictures to come soon).  All you have to do is leave a comment telling my your favorite Christmas tradition.  Simple as that!!

Your next stop is Alma's Pink Life where she has another awesome project to share.  Best holiday wishes to you and your family.  Happy holiday hopping!!

Happy Craftin'  
Lauren

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Throwback Thursday Cricut-less Challenge

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Hello Everyone!!!

I am so super excited to show you my project today!! I just discovered the world of COPICS!!  I love them, and I cannot wait to use them on more projects.  I found these super cute elf stamps, and I knew I had to make a Christmas card.  Generally, I don't like to skip holidays, but I knew I had to pass Thanksgiving for this Christmas card.  I also used my new iRock for the gems.  This card is full of "newness" for me, and you can expect a lot more!!

This is my first attempt at coloring with copic markers.  I did not use the right kind of ink to color with so their faces are a little smeared.  I just bought some new ink so hopefully it will help.  I am also submitting this for Emma's Throwback Thursday "old school" challenge.  I hope you like it just as much as I do!! Thanks for stopping by!



Supplies Used: 
Stampin' Up cardstock
Copic markers
Close to my Heart stamp set (I don't know the name)
Corner rounder
iRock

Happy Craftin' 
Lauren

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Wedding Card

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Hello Everyone!!

I know I've been MIA for the past couple of weeks.  I just haven't been in a crafty mood.  It probably has to do with graduate school and such.  Anyway, two very good friends of mine recently got married!! Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the wedding due to other obligations.  However, I wanted to send them a gift, which meant I had to make a card.

I got the instructions from Momo's first UStream class.  If you visit her blog and click on "ustream classes" you should be able to find it.  I love the fold of this card and thought it would be perfect with the patterned paper I picked up.  The paper is from a Paper Studio stack I found at Hobby Lobby.  I also found a super cute birthday stack when I was there.  Hope you enjoy my card!



Supplies Used:
Stampin' Up Solid Paper
The Paper Studio Wedding paper stack (patterned paper)
Stampin' Up "Full of Life" stamp set
Stampin' Up Scallop Punch
Stampin' Up dimensionals 

Happy Crafting!
Lauren

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Best Witches to You

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Happy Halloween Everyone!!

I have had lots of plans for several different projects.  Unfortunately I haven't been making cards as much as I've been spending money.  I have purchased several cartridges, stamp sets, Copic markers, and paper.  Ugh!! Look for some super cute projects coming up though.  I have some ideas.

Here's my Halloween project!! I haven't decided if it's my final one though...I have an idea for a tag I'm still trying to make work.  For this project, i got my inspiration from a Halloween decoration at Hobby Lobby.  I created it with my Gypsy...mainly for sizing and flipping.  This is probably my favorite Halloween card.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!!



Supplies Used: 
Stampin' Up card stock (solid)
DCVW Spooktacular paper stack
Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge
Ribbon from Michaels
My Pink Stamper "Spooky Puns" Stamp Set
Stickles "Star Dust" 

Happy Craftin'
Lauren

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Pink Stamper Live Color Challenge

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Happy Sunday Everyone!!

I thought I would do a quick post to share my card for My Pink Stamper's color challenge.  On Friday, Robyn and her best friend Karlee hosted a My Pink Stamper Live challenge.  The challenge was to make a card using pink, green, and purple...and you had to finish your card within 30 minutes.  They created cards live on ustream and invited everyone else to participate live.  Sadly, I had a friend visit this weekend and he came in right in the middle of the challenge.  I finished mine up today, but total it only took 30 minutes to complete.

I wanted to do a Halloween card, since it's so close to the holiday.  I just got Paper Doll Dress Up in the mail, and I thought this would be a perfect card to use it for.  I did use my gypsy to resize the ghost and hide the facial features so I could use a peachy keen stamp.  I LOVE this cartridge.  It has some cute accessory images on it.  However, they're not layered, which is where the gypsy comes in handy.

Hope you enjoy!! Have a fabulous Sunday!!



Supplies Used:
Stampin' Up Cardstock
Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
White Grosgrain Ribbon
Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge
Peachy Keen "Make A Monster" Face Assortment
My Pink Stamper "Spooky Puns" Stamps

Happy Crafting, 
Lauren 





Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Friend. Good. Halloween Card

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Hello Everyone!!

I finally have a new card to post! Finally, a night where I do not have to study for grad school!  I'm continuing with my Halloween projects.  I love Halloween, and I cannot wait for it to come!!  I had this super cute stamp from Stampin' Up that was signed "Frankenstein."  I knew this was a perfect time to use my Mini Monsters cartridge.  

I used my Imagine to color this project, and it came out fantastic!  I can't wait until we can use the Gypsy to hide contour and such.  I used a peachy keen face stamp instead of cutting out all of the different pieces.  You can see the score marks where the eyes and mouth are supposed to be.  I don't really mind, but you can see it in the picture.  



Supplies Used:
K and Company Halloween Speciality Paper
Mini Monsters Cartridge
Cricut Imagine
Peachy Keen "Make A Monster Face Assortment" 
Stampin' Up "Smarty Pants" stamp set
White gel pen
Martha Stewart "Drippy Goo" Punch
Ribbon from Michaels

Be sure to check back later this week for more projects!!

Happy Craftin' 

Lauren

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Gypsy Promotion

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Hello Everyone!!

I apologize for being away so long.  I took my counseling certification exam this weekend, so I was busy studying and now I'm busy recuperating.   I have a long list of things I was going to do "after October 16th," and now that's here!! School work has taken over my life for the time being, but no worries...I have a few projects coming up that I'm sure you're going to love.

Now, a big THANK YOU and WELCOME to all of my new followers!! I am so excited that you chose to follow my blog, and I'm really sorry I haven't posted anything recently.  I promise that will change soon.  I'm SO EXCITED that I have a following.  It really made my week...you guys have no idea.  Just because I was studying doesn't mean I didn't check my blog during breaks ;-).  Keep looking for projects...there will be some up soon!!

For those who haven't heard...there is a new Gypsy promotion out, and I wanted to make sure you all knew!! Here are the details...

Buy and register a Gypsy by Cricut by October 31 and receive 6 free cartridges downloaded to your Gypsy – including the exclusive, all-new "Smiley Cards" cartridge (and don't forget about Gypsy Wanderings and Gypsy font cartridges that come pre-loaded on the machine). It's a $419 value!
Free cartridges include:
  • Smiley Cards (new and exclusive to this promotion)
  • Tags, Bags, Boxes and More (not available in retail)
  • Christmas (not available in retail)
  • Blackletter (not available in retail)
  • Printing Press (not available in retail)
  • Indie Art (not available in retail)
All current Gypsy owners included! Simply register your Gypsy by October 31, 2010 and get access to all downloads. Register at www.cricut.com/gypsy
Downloads will be available through a special update to your Gypsy starting November 1st.
New Gypsy cartridge downloads are easy! Just connect your Gypsy to your computer and you'll automatically be prompted how to start. In just a few steps, you'll be able to download all six cartridges containing thousands of images! And with Gypsy, you'll have all the cartridge artwork and keypad overlays on your Gypsy screen, so there's no actual cartridge, handbook, or packaging.
You only have a few weeks. Don't miss out!!

This means that if you are on the fence about purchasing a Gypsy...do it now!! Also, if you have a Gypsy, make sure it is registered.  I'm pretty excited about Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More.   I have not seen the art for Smiley cards, but I'm sure it's going to be fantastic!!  If you have any questions about the Gypsy, please ask.  I own one and I love it!! I was on the fence about purchasing mine, and I held off for about a year or so.  Since I purchased one, I DON'T regret it.

Thanks for being patient with me while is put my life back in order again!!

Happy Crafting,
Lauren

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween Blog Hop Winner

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Hello Everyone!!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Spooky Halloween Blog Hop!  It was so much fun!!  I loved reading each and every comment!  It means a lot to me.  I drew a winner for the punch, stamps, and inks using random.org.  And the winner is...



Jodie R said...


It's like the papers and ribbon were designed just for this card!! So cute!! My favorite costume is a ghost costume. Just dress in all white and paint your face white!!

Thanks for the inspiration!
You left your email address, so I have sent you an email requesting your address.  You have two weeks to respond to this email, otherwise I will have to pick another winner. 

Thanks again to all who participated!! 

Happy Craftin' 
Lauren

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Haunted Halloween Blog Hop

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Welcome Halloween Blog Hoppers!!!

Welcome to the Haunted Halloween Blog Hop!!  This is the FIRST blog hop I have ever participated in, and I am so excited to have everyone here.  You are in for such a treat!! We have several spooky and creepy halloween projects just in time to recreate for Halloween!!  This should be your 6th stop on the blog hopping trail.  If you have arrived here from Nonnasscraps, you are are the right track!!  If you just found this post, you will want to grab your favorite Halloween treat and head over to cricutconfessions to start from the beginning.  There are lots of treats (and maybe a few tricks) along the way so keep hopping!

I am SO SUPER excited to share my project with everyone today.  I have wanted to make an easel card for SO LONG, and I finally did it for this hop!! Since it's my first blog hop I decided to make something a little fancy, but representative of other things you see here on my blog (just in case you decide to become a follower).  I think it turned out super cute.  It was so much fun, I think I may do a video after I take my BIG exam.  I found the Peachy Keen "Make A Monster" face at my local scrapbook store and I was so excited to use them.  They stamp beautifully, and it is so much easier than trying to cut little eyes on the cricut.  

This is my card when it is upright...like an easel.  

Here is my little monster up close!! Isn't he super cute?  I just love him!  You can fold the card down to mail it (it is an A2 size card when folded). 

Here is a picture of the inside of the card.  Sorry it's sideways.  I put a plain white piece of paper in there so the writing could be seen better, but it's optional.  

Supplies Used: 
Stampin' Up solid cardstock
DCVW Halloween stack (patterned paper)
Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge
Ribbon from Michaels
Peachy Keen "Make A Monster" Face Assortment 
MS "Drippy Goo" punch
Stampin Up brads
My Pink Stamper "Spooky Puns" stamp set

Now, onto the treats!!  For today's blog candy, I am giving away a MS "Drippy goo" punch (trust me, you can't live without this one), a set of die cut spiders, two color box mini inks, and two stamp sets from Scrappy Cat.  All you have to do to win this wonderful treat is leave a comment below telling me your favorite halloween costume!! Don't forget to leave your contact information.  I will be randomly choosing a winner Tuesday, October 12th.  


The next stop on our haunted halloween trail is Crafty Sentiments!  She will have a creepy new project for you as well as some fun treats!! Don't forget to become a follower of my blog...if you dare!!  Don't forget to stop by on October 12th to see if you won!!

Happy Haunted Crafting!
Lauren


Monday, October 4, 2010

My Pink Stamper "SPOOKY" Challenge

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Happy October Everyone!!

I am so excited it's October!! It means fall weather, changing leaves, and Halloween!!  It also means that my big exam is coming up.  I want to apologize if I'm MIA for the next couple weeks.  I am taking my counseling licensure exam on the 16th, so I'm going to be studying pretty hard.  I know I'm going to be sneaking to my craft room for study breaks though, so hopefully I will have a few things to share.

Be sure to tune in October 9th.  I'm participating in my FIRST EVER blog hop!! I have a cute Halloween project as well as some blog candy you will not want to miss out on! Be sure to mark your calendars!

Here is a card I made for the My Pink Stamper Spooky challenge.  I love waterfall cards, and I love this stamp set, so I found a way to combine them both.  Let me know what you think!!




Supplies Used: 
Stampin' Up paper 
Stampin' Up "Fang-tastic" stamp set
Stampin' Up Markers
Stampin' Up Eyelet
Ribbon from Michaels


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wine Glass Etching

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Hello Everyone!!

Here is my non-paper crafting Cricut project!  I am thinking about Christmas gifts for my family who lives in New Orleans.  I thought a cool gift would be to etch some glasses with a fleur-dis-lis on them, since that has become a symbol of hope (and my family is kind of obsessed with it).  Anyway, I wanted to practice before I bought a bunch of glasses for my family.

My fiancee let me use our wine glasses to perform the "etch test" so I decided to use our initials.  I made the design in my gypsy, which was helpful when figuring out placement for the letters.  I was going to do a "&" instead of a heart, but I couldn't find a "&" I really liked.  Anyway, I cut out the design on vinyl and used the negative space to etch my design.  I thought it turned out really well for a first attempt.

I learned that transfer tape is really useful.  I think it would have helped me put the design on better.  Also, you need to make sure the vinyl is firmly placed on the glass, otherwise you'll have bubbles around the etching.  Other than that, I followed the directions on the bottle of etch cream.  It did not take me very long to do, and it looks pretty good.  Hope you all enjoy!!



Supplies Used: 
Glass
Gypsy Font
Gypsy Wanderings
Vinyl
Aumor Etch cream

Happy Crafting, 
Lauren

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sweet Tweet: My Pink Stamper Bird Challenge

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Hello Everyone!!

Here is the card I made for My Pink Stamper's 500 million Bird Challenge.  I found Robyn's (My Pink Stampers) blog last spring when I was looking for videos on how to etch glass with your Cricut.  I've been hooked ever since.  In fact, she's the reason I started my own blog.  She has been a wonderful source of inspiration to me, and she deserves every bit of her success.  If you haven't checked her out, DO SO!!!

Back to my card...

I ordered the CottageCutz penguin die a while back.  My fiancee is obsessed with penguins, so I thought this die would come in very handy.   I just got a Cuttlebug, so of course when I heard bird challenge I immediately thought of my penguins.  At first, I made traditional black and white penguins, but they did not match my card very well, so I decided to make them pink.  I think the penguins turned out super cute.

I also tried a new format or layout (or whatever!) with my card.  I put a different color border in-between the two main pieces of paper.  See it just above the ribbon?  I though it added a little something. For my sentiment, I used My Pink Stamper's "Tweetie Hoo Puns" stamps.  MPS has awesome stamps...again, you should check her out if you haven't already.  Anyway, I'll get off of my soapbox and show you my card.  I hope you enjoy!! Look for a non paper crafting project later in the week (yes, it still involves the cricut!!)



Supplies Used: 
CottegeCutz Penguin die
Paper from Making Memories "Whimsy" scrapbook kit
Stampin' Up Ribbon
Stampin' Up border punch
Stickles
MPS Tweetie Hoo Puns stamp set

Happy Craftin'
Lauren

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge

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Hello Everyone!!

Sorry I have been missing this week.  This seems to be a theme with the way my semester is going with school.  This week, I have made a few projects and will be posting them randomly throughout the week.  It just seems easier this way.  On a happier note (happier I guess...) I went to the big city today and was able to shop at Michaels and Joann's.  I don't have either of these in my city, and the ones close to me are really tiny...so I got out and shopped at BIG ones.  Anyway, I came home with lots of new stuff including: MS Drippy Goo punch, iRock, glass etching cream, modge podge, and a new lamp!!  It was a great day for me...so look for exciting stuff in the near future.  

Here is the first project I have made with my new Imagine.  I love this machine, but I hate that I have not had more time to play with it.  However, I have loved this owl since I first saw the advertisements for the Imagine, so I just had to cut him out.  I thought, while I was playing, that I would enter them in some challenges.  This card is for the PeachyKeen sketch challenge.  I'm not particularly happy with the doodling, but I'm still trying to figure out what type of doodling works best for me.  

I hope ya'll are having a fabulous day!!  Thank you for your support...don't think I haven't noticed!!



Supplies Used: 
Stampin' Up Cardstock
Stampin' Up Ribbon
Stampin' Up Buttons
Imagine More Cricut Imagine Cartridge
White gel pen
My Pink Stamper Tweetie Hoo Puns
Stampin' Up Cardstock

Happy Scrappin' 
Lauren

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sweet Treats Treat Bags

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Hello Bloggers!!

Sorry I haven't posted AT ALL this week.  I know I promised a video, and I'm really sorry that didn't happen.  It seems I have a sinus infection, which comes with a really bad case of man voice.  When I start feeling better, I will make another video.  To make it up to you (hopefully), I DO have a project for you!

I was a presenter for a Leadership Conference this weekend, so I made treat bags for all of my audience members as a way to thank them for attending.  I needed 30 of them, and I learned that there is a quantity feature on the Cricut Expression!! I just hit the quantity button, hit the "+" button until the screen said 30, then I hit cut...and it cut out 30 cupcakes.  I was SO SUPER excited to find this feature.  Here are the pictures.  Let me know what you think...



Supplies Used: 
Paper Pack from Wal-Mart 
2 1/8' Scallop circle punch from Stampin' Up
Border Punch from Stampin' Up (I'll have to look up the name)
Sweet Treats cartridge
9x4" cello bags
candy

Happy Craftin' 
Lauren

Monday, September 13, 2010

Mr. Potatohead Pin Display

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Hello Everyone!!

First, I was going to try to make this my video for ya'll.  However, it took forever to cut and I was gluing things into the wrong places...and it was just a disaster.  I apologize and I'm going to try to make another video for ya'll.  I have had an idea for a Halloween card in my head for a while.  We will see what happens.

Onto the project...

My fiancee is obsessed with Mr. Potatohead.  We went to Disney in January and started collecting pins.  We decided that we weren't going to trade the pins we collected, but display them (you can see the other pin frames we made in one of my very first posts).  Since, my fiancee became infatuated with finding all of the Mr. Potatohead pins out there...and has quite an extensive collection.  Needless to say, my fiancee was very excited when the Toy Story cartridge came out since it had two Mr. Potatohead images on it.  We just received the cartridge in the mail, and I made my fiancee's pin display.  Here's how it turned out...



Supplies Used
12x12 Scrapbook frame from Michaels
12x12 Corkboard Square
12x12 Disney Patterned Paper
Toy Story Cartridge
Pins

Saturday, September 11, 2010

9/11 My Pink Stamper Challenge

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Hello Bloggers!!

I feel like I have neglected my blog so much lately.  School and my Internship are taking over my life, and it's taking me a while to adjust to my new schedule.  I promise I have some exciting projects coming up, and hopefully a video!!

I saw the My Pink Stamper challenge this morning, and an idea came to me almost instantly.  I designed this in my gypsy.  Mainly, my gypsy allowed me to weld the letters.  I do love my gypsy, I just wish I knew how to use it better.  I am having problems moving my grouped items around.  For example, I will try to move a whole word and all of a sudden I have started pulling out letters.  I got the blue piece from the Storybook cartridge and then embossed it with my cuddlebug (!).  I'm so excited about my cuddlebug!!  

Anyway, onto my project...






Supplies Used: 
Stampin' Up Paper (solid and patterned)
Stampin' Up Brads
Stampin' Up Dimensionals
Mickey Font Cricut Cartridge
Gyspy Font Cricut Cartridge
Storybook Cartridge
Star Dust Stickles


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Episode 1 I Love Moo

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Hello Everyone!!

I am so excited about today's blog post because I made my first video, and I FINALLY get to share it.  I had some issues in the uploading process, but it worked.  Like I said, this is my first video and I am excited to see what the response will be!

A few things to know before you watch...this is my first video and there are some things I need to work on (like camera angles).  I apologize in advance if there is something you cannot see.  I do not think this is detrimental to the instructions I give, but if you have questions please feel free to ask.  Second, I like watching videos that list the products they are using as well as the dimensions of the paper and such.  I tried to list all of the products I am using throughout the video.  I do not represent or work for these companies.  I just wanted you to be informed as to what I use.

Please leave comments and let me know what you think!  I'm hoping to do many more.





Happy Crafting, 
Lauren

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Small Wonder

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Hi Everyone!

I just got back from Texas a few days ago, and it was amazing! I had a fabulous time visiting my family. Now I'm just getting ready for school to start again.  It's my last year in graduate school!! I'm excited to be done with school, but a little nervous about getting an adult job.  I'm sure it will be good though!

Here is a card I did a little while back that I haven't shared.  I got my inspiration from a Stampin' Up stamp that is in the new catalogue.  I love the adult and baby elephant.  This is the first baby card I made, and I'm proud of it.  Let me know what you think!! As always, the supplies I used are at the bottom. 




Supplies Used: 
Stampin' Up Cardstock
Patterned Paper from DCWV
White grosgrain ribbon from Wal mart
EK Success Punch
Create-A-Critter Cartridge
Stampin' Up "Whimsical Words" Stamp set

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hot Dog!

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Hi Everyone!

I'm leaving tomorrow to go visit my mom in Texas.  but, I finished packing early, which means that I got to play with my Gypsy tonight!!

I LOVE Dalmatians!! I used to own one.  I have wanted to use the Dalmatian from Create-A-Critter for a long time.  When I saw My Pink Stamper's critter challenge, I knew today was the day!! I had an idea for what I wanted to do, but after I saw Emma's video where she welded the postage stamp I had the urge to do a shaped card.

It's my first attempt at making a shaped card, and I think I did okay.  I don't think I welded the fire hydrants quite right because they're a little off.  The biggest learning curve I am having with my gypsy is where to put the paper on the mat.  I know it gives the lines and the measurements, but I always seem to be off somehow.

Anyway, here is what I came up with for Robyn's challenge. Hope you enjoy!



Supplies Used: 
Gypsy 
Stampin' Up Cardstock
Create-A-Critter Cartridge
White Gel Pen
Black Pen
My Pink Stamper "More Punny-licious" Stamps

Happy Scrappin'
Lauren

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Happiness is a Butterfly

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Hello Everyone!!

I feel like it has been forever since I have posted a project...even though I've been crafting like crazy lately. I just got a Gypsy for my birthday (which is in September, but my wonderful fiancee gave it to me early), so look for projects with that.  I'm still getting used to it, but I have a feeling I'm going to love it.

I'm also leaving to go visit my mom in Texas for a long weekend.  Not only am I super excited to see her, but she is also a Stampin' Up demonstrator, which means I get to play with her stuff for a weekend.  I also have a feeling I'm going to be mailing myself a bunch of goodies.

Onto my project.  I found the Split Coast Stamper's website earlier this month, and I fell in LOVE with it!! They have a bunch of different projects with instructions..  I found the instructions for this pocket card and knew I had to try it.  I dressed it up with a sentiment and a butterfly cut out with my cricut.  I love the way it came out, and I'm going to be trying more tutorials from them soon.  Let me know what you think!!



Supplies Used: 
Stampin' Up Cardstock
Create-a-Critter Cartridge
My Pink Stamper "Buggy Punnies" Stamp
Ribbon from Walmart (I don't remember the brand)

Happy Scrappin'
Lauren

Monday, August 2, 2010

Toad-ally Fabulous

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Hi everyone!!

I wanted to use my Mini Monsters card, but I thought it was too early to start on Halloween cards.  So, I used the frog to make a super cute card with some My Pink Stamper stamps.  I hope you enjoy and let me know what you think!!


Supplies Used: 
Stampin' Up solid cardstock
DCWV patterned cardstock
White grosgrain ribbon
Mini Monsters Cartridge
My Pink Stamper "Punnylicious" stamps

Happy Scrappin'
Lauren

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Love Always

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Hello Everyone!

Tis the season for engagements.  Another friend of mine recently got engaged. Here is a card I made for them.  Hope you enjoy!






Supplies Used: 
Stampin' Up Cardstock
Stampin' Up Ribbon
Sweetheart Cartridge
My Pink Stamper "Family and Friends" Stamps