Monday, February 28, 2011

Make Over Monday #1

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Hello Everyone!!

Welcome to my first makeover Monday!!  Each Monday (or maybe we should just go with most Mondays...) I will post a project that I have made from something else.  It's like turning the old into new!!  I hope you will enjoy my projects.

I have to tell you...it is very early on Monday morning.  My apartment flooded this evening (it's a long story, but yes everything is fine) and I used all of my towels to help mop up water.  Now I am in the process of washing all of my towels...so I apologize if I mistype something.  I'm quite tired.  Anyway, onto my project.

I have been crafting A LOT this weekend.  My aunt is having her 50th birthday party in two weeks and I am making a bunch of crafty things.  Look for those on future posts...Her birthday party is in New Orleans, and we are incorporating the fleur de lis into the party theme along with pink and cheetah print.  I was asked to come up with a design for favor bags for the party.  I took some plain pink and black bags from Michaels and added some cheetah print paper, ribbon, and the scalloped circle with the fleur de lis as a tag.  We are using the Scalloped circle with the pink fleur dis lis elsewhere in our projects as well (if you have looked at my past posts you have already seen it somewhere).






Supplies Used: 
Pink and Black bags from Michaels
Cheetah print paper from The Paper Studio
Pink and Black Grosgrain Ribbon 
Mini Monograms Cricut Cartridge
French Manor Cricut Cartridge
Twine
iRock

I hope you enjoyed my project!  Don't forget to check back tomorrow with Talk to Me Tuesday!!


Monday, February 21, 2011

After a long absence...I've been doing some thinking...

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Hello Everyone!!

First, I want to apologize for being MIA for a while.  I've been stressed with school and my internship and things.  Sadly, life happens and I stepped away from crafting for a little bit.  Also, I have been talking to my aunt about creating some crafty things for her birthday, so look forward to some of those things showing up on my blog soon!!

With all of my down time lately, I have been thinking a lot about my blog and what I want out of it.  Crafting is my own, personal therapy.  I love being able to come on the computer and get inspiration as well as give it.  I see this as a little way of giving back to the crafting world.  With that, I know I don't keep up with my blog like I want.  I feel like I need a little motivation, so I've devised a plan >insert evil laugh here<  I like blogs that have themed days, like the Cricut Circle Blog, Emma's "Throwback Thursday" or Robyn's Imagine Wednesdays.  I wanted some themed days...so here are some I came up with...

Makeover Monday: this is where I would take something ordinary and make it extraordinary.  This could be making crafts out of an ordinary object or making some kind of packaging or wrapping that makes something ordinary look even better.

Talk to me Tuesday: this is where I would update ya'll about what's going on in the cricut/provocraft/crafting world.  This could be information about something coming up or a review of a product or just some fun crafty things I purchased recently.

Watch This Wednesday: this is a day where I would do a video or detailed picture tutorial that demonstrates how I completed my project.

And...that's all of got...what do ya'll think?  Is there something you want to see that you're not getting elsewhere?  Please leave lots of feedback!! I'm super excited about what's going to come next!!

Talk to ya'll soon!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

My PInk Stamper Valentine Challenge

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Hello Everyone!

I decided to upload a quick project I made for My Pink Stamper's challenge.  She put up a challenge on her video for today, so go check it out!!  Robyn always has fabulous videos and cricut tutorials.  I thought I would make a cute valentine's day treat topper.

For this topper, I FINALLY got a chance to use My Creative Time "You Had Me at Chocolate" stamp set.   I have wanted to use this stamp set for a while now, and I love it just as much (if not more) than I imagined!




Supplies Used: 
Stampin' Up Solid Cardstock
Martha Stewert "swan" flocking powder
White grosgrain ribbon
Cricut "Birthday Bash" Cartridge
My Creative Time "You Had Me at Chocolate" stamp set

I hope ya'll are inspired to make something yummy for Valentine's Day!!  I'll be back soon for some more treats.  

Welcome to my new blog!

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Hello everyone!!

I just wanted to say how SUPER DUPER EXCITED I am to have my blog updated!!   I LOVE all of the fun , new things we did and added.  I could not be happier with the way it turned out!!  Leslie over at Sweetie Baby's Custom Blog Design did all of the work, and she was fantastic to work with!!  If you get a minute, check out her blog.  She has awesome prices and is fabulous to work with!!  Hope you guys enjoy the new blog!! I will have new projects up soon!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Think Spring Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Think Spring Blog Hop!  If you've come here from Paper Crafting Chic, you're in the right place!!  If you happened upon this post by accident, be sure to start at Creations with Kathryn to see all of the spring inspiration!  There are some warm thoughts and blog candy you don't want to miss!!

If you have gotten the kind of weather I have, you need some spring thoughts!! We got a little over an inch of ice followed by a half an inch of snow.  My car was literally a block of ice, and I had to dig it out...it took me two hours to get my car halfway clear of ice.  The roads are just now getting clear and safe to travel on.

For my project, I used my imagine!!  When I think of spring, I think of flowers and butterflies.  I immediately thought of this image on my imagine, and knew I had to make a card from it.  I am excited about the way it turned out.



Supplies Used: 
Stampin' Up Solid Cardstock
Spots and Dots Cuttlebug Folder
Imagine More Cricut Imagine Cartridge
Stampin' Up Dimensionals

Your next stop is Tina Time!  Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to think spring!!

Happy Crafting,
Lauren