Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Guess Who's back in action?!!!

Hi Guys! Wow! It has been a LONG time since I have blogged. I actually nearly gave up on my blogging adventure. It just seemed that life was always getting in the way and I couldnt make time for it.
It has been a really big year for me. I have had to make many personal adjustments and changes and overcome a few obstacles. My husband has had a career change which meant I was emotionally supporting him which can be very draining. His hours have changed which means we have had a major lifestyle change, and we are still adjusting to our new routines.
My son had a bit of a tricky year in school last year. He wasnt very settled in his class or with his teacher and didnt transition very well from Kindergarten to Year One. I am now happy to say that he is in Year 2 and loving every minute of it. He is like a new kid!
And one other very big and welcomed change for our family, is that we are expecting a new addition! I am 17 weeks pregnant and so excited to be expanding our family!!
So now you guys are caught up with me, I hope you are all doing well. I plan on making a video very soon and thank you so much for hanging around!!
~ Lauren ~

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Better late then never right?!!

Hi guys!! I made this video last week and have only just gotten around to uploading into a post for you!
Its a haul video from the last month and I have also sneaked a few creations in there too!
A big welcome to all of my new followers!!! You guys are awesome and thank you for taking part in Ericas 100+ Cart Blog hop last week (or the week before).
My hubby is taking my son out for a Daddy, Dylan day on Saturday so Im going to set my work station up and get cracking on some of my layouts! I really want to concentrate on getting up to date with them before 6 months behind, turns into 6 years!

Thanks again everyone!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Ericas Craft Room 100+ Cart Blog Hop

Welcome Everyone!!

You should have come from Kassidy's blog over at http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/ If not, please go back to Erica's blog at http://www.mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/ to begin the 100+ Cart blog hop!
How exciting! This is my first ever blog hop! I'm sure you guys have seen some wondeful and inspirational ideas along the way!

My first Cartridge is "Disney Classics"

Here I have created a card featuring everyones favourite fairy Tinkerbell!

Tinkerbell Card Recipe:
Blue Cardstock 14.8cm x 21cm 
DCWV Alphabet stack patterned paper
Pink by Design Animated Greetings Stamps
Tinkerbell cut at 4 inches on page 47 of the handbook
Blue Stickles for wings and Gold stickels for hair ribbon
Pop dots
Kaiser Craft Rhinestones for around the sentiment
Blue Ribbon
Yellow Stip of paper
Swiss Dots embossing folder for yellow strip of paper

If you love the stamp set I used on this card, you can find a link to the Pink by Design store on my blog.

My next Cartridge is Toy Story

This is such a fun cartridge to work with!

First I cut out the treat box using the Cricut Sweet Treats Cartridge. I cut out the favour box on page 63     at "Fit to Page". This will cut your treat box out at 2 1/2inches.
Rex Treat Box Recipe
Treat Box using DCWV paper and Sweet Treats Cartridge
Kaiser Craft Ribbon for handles
Rex on Page 55 cut at 2 1/2 Inches
Handmade Tag in green Bazzil Cardstock
Curling Ribbon for decoration
Stamped Sentiment from My Pink Stamper "Even More Punnylicious"
Pop Dots and adhesive
Oh and dont forget the Candy!

And my final Cartridge was Spongebob Squarepants

Everyones favourite creature who "lives in a pineapple under the sea" has bought my son's homework folder to life with this project;

 Spongebob Homework Folder Recipe
Plain Homework Folder or Sleeve
Spongebob on page 33 cut at 5 1/2
Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge for the letters cut at 2 inches
Mod Podge to seal Spongebob
Glosssy Accents for the letters spelling DYLAN

Well thank you to everyone for stoping by! If you like what you see and want to see more projects please press the "Follow Me" button on the side of my blog. Oh and don't be shy.. leave me a comment or feel free to ask any questions. 

NEXT... Hop on over to Laurie's Blog http://www.lauriecandoit.blogspot.com/ and see what she has come up with! Have fun on your 100+ Cart Blog Hop journey!!!


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Its Party Time!

Sorry I havent blogged for a while, I have been super busy with life lately. It is my Birthday next week and I am having a little get together which I am calling Pretty in Pink Psychic Crop Night!

Basically it is just a few of my family and friends getting together and scrapping. But I have invited a forutune Teller to come along and do some readings for us! I thought that would be a fun twist on the evening. Another twist is that everyone who is attending, must wear something Pink!

I have been enjoying buying all of the decorations and coming up with cute ideas for the night.

I handed out the invites today and I used my Cricut (of course) to create them. Take a look-

And the details are on the back-

                                    (Sorry its a bit unclear. I was in a rush to do the school run!)

The cupcake is from Create a Critter and was cut at 5 1/2 inches.

I am hoping I have a parcel waiting for me when I get home with some goodies in it!!!


Monday, April 18, 2011

Green Easter Eggs & Ham!

Hello everyone! Well it's School Holidays here in Australia! I just love the school holidays, not sure if it is the late nights, no lunches, no school uniforms, no school shoes or all of the above! Dont get me wrong, when school is in, I am a mega routine Mum! Bedtimes, lunch packed the night before, teeth brushed. But that is why I love the school holidays so much, it gives us a break from the normality of everyday life. That and I get to spend time with my special little guy.
I took Dylan to see HOP last week. What a great movie! I laughed so much. And it really got me in the mood for Easter (and chocolate... not that I needed an excuse for that!) I even went out after the movie and did all my Easter shopping which I had been slightly avoiding!

We went to the Drive In last night to see Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2. That was a good movie also. My son loved the drive in. It was his first time!

On Saturday night, I was feeling creative and decided to take the time and effort required to do a Toy Story card. Now for those of you who love and use Disney cartridges, you will understand the patience needed for such a project! But I was dedicated to seeing this project out and here is the result...

I Love it! The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper and says "Hogs & Kisses"! The background paper is from the DCWV Animal Crackers Stack. I cut Ham at 4 inches, which worked well. This card was cut and created within 45 mins and no, not because I am a master cricutter but because this cut is suprisingly easy (for a disney cut).

I also recieved my Pink By Design- Animated Greetings Stamps and pink stamp block. They are adorable. I had my hubby order the "Best of Pixar" Cartridge for me for mothers day just so I could use these stamps! Thanks Sarah!

Happy Scrapping!


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Latest Projects

Hi eveyone! I haven't had alot of free time lately, which means there hasn't been alot of scrapbooking or crafting getting done at my house. I did manage to get a few projects done and also a tiny haul to share...

(Sorry about the video getting cut off on the sides, I recorded it the wrong way)
Here is a few pictures of the accordian folder I made. I must stress that I did not come up with this idea, and have just recreated it. These are really easy and make cute presents. And best of all they are quick to make. If you find the "My Pink Stamper" button on the right hand side of my blog, Robyn has an easy to follow tutorial on her site. If you get stuck finding the video, let me know and I will post a link.

Here is the mask I created using the Doodlecharms carridge. I used the "Fit to page" button on a 12x12 mat...

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, March 28, 2011

Checking In and a few small projects

Hi again guys and welcome to my new followers and viewers! I hope you draw inspiration from my blog and feel free to ask questions or comments! I hope you enjoy your visit! I made this video for you guys so you could put a face to a name and get to know me as I am enjoying getting to know you.

So if anyone has any suggestions about the blade dragging on paper, please let me know!
I have sooo many projects in my ideas book to complete and so many new things I want to test out, but life keeps getting in the way! When do you guys like to scrap? Early in the morning before the sun rises? Or are you a late night scrapper like me?
Here are pics of the projects I showed you in the video..

And the card. I forgot to mention that I cut the dolls out with the blackout feature so I could stamp the faces using Peachy Keen stamps.  I coloured the whites of their eyes using a white gel pen...

Have a great week everyone!