Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Housewarming Gift

 I am going to a housewarming for a good friend this afternoon.  I wanted to make her something, so I made her one of my name frames.


Paper - The Paper Co
Cricut - Plantin Schoolbook, Opposites Attract
Misc - EK Success Flourish Punch, Martha Stewart Heart Punch, Adhesive Pearls

1. HFOS - Hearts

Monday, January 25, 2010

January Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop!

YAY!  Today is the day!  Julie from the Magnolia-licious yahoo group has started a Christmas blog hop for the 25th of each month.  That way, we will have plenty of Christmas cards ready for this year!

If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, please click HERE.

The next stop on the hop is LINDSY'S blog

Patterned Paper - K&Co
Solid Cardstock - The Paper Co
Misc - Adhesive Pearls, Martha Stewart Present Border Punch, Nestabilities, Bic Mark It Markers, Ribbon from my stash

The sketch came from Sketch Saturday.

Thanks for hopping by!  ~Lauren

Saturday, January 23, 2010

January Mingle



This is the January Mingle card I made for Lillian Abrams on the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group.  I used items from one of the four card kits I made for the swap on Magnolia-licious. 

Designer Paper - Basic Grey
Solid Cardstock - The Paper Co
Stamps - Magnolia Tilda w/ birdcage, Bullfinch, Basic Grey Birdcage, 2 Studio G "Hello" sentiment stamps
Misc - Oval Nestabilities, EK Success Flourish Punch, Bic Mark It Markers, Creative Memories Scallop Corner Punch, Liquid Pearls

This is for the Magnolia-licious Highlights Pretty in Pink challenge and blog hop.  I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers.

Baby Shower Card



This is for the baby shower I'm going to tomorrow (nothing like waiting until the last minute!)

Patterned Paper - Heidi Grace
Solid Cardstock - The Paper Co
Stamps - Magnolia Tilda with Baby Tingla, My Sentiments Exactly Floral Alphabet
Misc - EK Success Flourish Punch, Nestabilities Oval & Scalloped Oval, Marvy 1" Square Punch, Cricut New Arrival Cartridge, Liquid Pearls, Butterfly Brad by Special Moments, Ribbon by American Crafts

1. Just Magnolia - sketch
2. The Stamp Shoppe - oldest Magnolia stamp, oldest paper (I've had this patterned paper for a while - it says its from 2007 - I couldn't find anything older in my stash)
3. Simon Says Stamp - punch it

Friday, January 22, 2010

A wedding gift

My cousin's wedding is tomorrow.  I made this name plaque for their first home.

Paper - The Paper Co
Cricut Storybook, Plantin Schoolbook, and Opposites Attract

Baby Shower Gift 2

Here's the second picture frame for baby Ariana.  The shower is on Sunday, so I'm glad to get this done in time.  (There aren't enough hours in the day!!!)

The baby's room has a pink, green, and brown color scheme.  And the theme is butterflies and flowers.  I racked my brain to come up with this.  I normally just do a stork and baby stuff.  But I like how this turned out.

Patterned Paper - DCWV Spring Stack
Solid Cardstock - The Paper Co
Misc: Cricut New Arrival & Pooh Font Cartridges, EK Success Flourish Punch, Liquid Pearls, Pink Stickles, Martha Stewart Punch around the Page - hearts, Stickers by K&Co

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Baby Shower Gift

Hey everyone!  I'm sorry it's been so long!  Things have been really busy here and I spent the long weekend in New York, so I haven't gotten much crafting done!

I am going to a baby shower on Sunday.  This is the first picture frame that I am making for baby Ariana Lynn.   Her nursery colors are brown, pink, and green.

Patterned Paper: Polka dot paper is  from DCWV Spring Stack, Francis Meyer Duck Paper
Solid Cardstock: The Paper Co
Misc: Cricut New Arrival & Pooh Font Cartridges

1. Little Red Wagon - polka dots
2. HFOS - polka dots
3. Creative Inspirations - new year, new products (I just bought the New Arrival cartridge)
4. Sew Many Challenges - anything goes
5. My Grafico - use some yellow
6. 2 Red Bananas - think round

Friday, January 8, 2010

Thinking of you

Close up of the clear glaze over the flowers

Patterned Paper: K & Co
Solid Cardstock: The Paper Co
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda w/ huge bouquet of roses, Sentiment and flower by Studio G
Misc: Gelly Roll Clear Glaze Pen, Gelly Roll White Pen, Bic Markers, Nestabilities ovals and scalloped ovals, Stampin' Up ticket punch, ribbon from stash, adhesive pearls

1. Magnolia Stamp Lovers - sketch
2. ABC Challenge - L is for Layering
3. Pile it On - clear (clear glaze over all flowers)

YAY! I won blog candy!

I just checked the Friday sketchers blog.  They had a blog hop, and each design team member was offering candy.

I won candy from Jacque's Joie de Vivre!  And it is LOVELY candy!  I won Tilda with Tag, 60's Tilda, and Tilda Holding Heart, a 6X6 pack of Basic Grey Indian Summer, and a pack of MS pearls.  I don't have any of these stamps - and they will be GREAT for Valentine's Day! 

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Wedding Card

It's been almost a week since my last post - I've been scrapbooking like crazy, but this is my first card of the new year. My cousin is getting married in two weeks, so I made this for his wedding. Their colors are tan and green, so I chose those colors for the card.

I want to thank my friend Kathy from Germany for sending these wonderful Tilda and Edwin wedding stamped images.  They aren't even available yet, so I am so lucky to have them.  Thanks Kathy!

I had a lot of fun making this card.  I wanted to use Claudia Rosa's tutorial on how to make a frame card, since it is the challenge on the Magnolia-licious Highlights Blog

Patterned Paper: K & Co
Solid Cardstock: The Paper Co
Stamps: Magnolia Wedding Tilda, Wedding Edwin, Wedding Cake, Roses, Studio G Sentiment
Misc: Martha Stewart Lace Heart Border Punch, Score pal & X-acto knife, Bic Mark it Markers, Martha Stewart Large Heart Punch, Adhesive Pearls, Skittles, Creative Memories Scallop Corner Punch

1. Magnolia-licious Highlights - frame card & tutorial
2. Pile it On - clear
3. Cute Card Thursday - All New
4. The Secret Crafter - new beginnings
5. A Spoon Full of Sugar - hearts
6. Papertake Weekly - new beginnings
7. Cards for men - new (this is a wedding card for my male cousin, so I tried not to make it too girly)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hey everyone!  Happy New Year!  WOW, is it really 2010?!?

I haven't posted in a few days, but I have been scrapbooking a LOT!  I am working on a scrapbook of my trip to Europe in 2006.  I really want to get it done.  I promise to post pictures of the entire book when I finish. 

I can't believe that I only started making cards in March!  I've been a scrapbooker for about 8 years, but I started making cards when I bought my Cricut (best purchase I've ever made!).  I would like to thank all of my wonderful blog friends and followers.  I get so much inspiration from all of you!

I was on Patricia Garcia's blog and she showcased some of her favorite GORGEOUS cards from the past year.  She has inspired me.  Here's my 2009 year in review: