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Did you hear my BIG news?

Feb 2, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: About Me

I bet you didn’t know I even had anything to share did you?


Thats how good I am at keeping a secret! LOL! Actually in the stamping world EVERYTHING is a BIG secret. One to the next. I have gotten use to it over the past year.

This news almost made me bust at the seams.

Its hard to not be able to alway’s share my excitement immediately. Well this news had me in a frenzy!

I Lauren Meader, get to work WITH Nichole Heady. OMG! (insert school girl high pitched screech)

Everyone in the stamp world probably has an inkling of how much I LOVE Papertrey. I’m sure you can imagine how excited I am to now be a part of the PTI Design Team. I will be working along side many talented and amazing people.

I am OVER THE MOON, someone pinch me. No wait, DON’T! I don’t want to wake up 😀

I feel like one of the most blessed people in the world. I work with the most amazing people/companies. I am just so thankful for the opportunities that “I” have been given. I’m just a regular ole mom, from Massachusetts, who now lives in a tiny town, most people never heard of.

 Nichole first called me back in December-yes she called my house 😀 When I answered, and she introduced herself I believe my first words were “Oh my God! Shut Up! Are you serious? This is THE Nichole Heady!”

Then I apologized, and tried to compose myself. (just like when Lizzie Anne Designs contacted me-I made another excited response)

I swear I can be totally professional, but what would you say if she called you?

Anyway, I have decided cut back on a few of my other responsibilities to make way for my new position,  to be able to offer 200% of myself and continue with top quality work, while maintaining 100% FUN!

So keeping coming back, because you will still see my daily posts, with lots of different ideas.

I need all of it to be done for ME! I got into this business, hoping to make it into a career that I enjoy. To put it mildy I LOVE doing this. All of it. The challenges, the deadlines, every little thing. I put everything I have into it, and LOVE every second. I work hard, and will do what it takes to reach my goals. It may sound silly, but other’s who are just as passionate, I know understand what I mean.

I am thankful to all of you who visit me here and offer friendship, caring, inspiration and support.


I won’t disappoint 😀

Now, I will be back later, to share my Saturday Sketch, but I have to get to the hospital to visit me friend.

Hugs to you all.

Thank you again for listening to me.

It’s a Girl! Baby Onesie Bouquet

Feb 1, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Home decor/3-D items

Well I got the call at 8am. My friend Erin delivered a baby girl! They did name her Avery, and she weighs a hefty 9lbs 11 oz!!! I was already informed I need to create a name from for her 😀

Alexa was 9lbs, and I thought that was big-WOW!

Well in my post yesterday, I made the Onsies shaped baby card to give to her when the baby arrived. It was rather a joke because she has NO 0-3 month 3-6 month onesies! My goal was to wrap the onesie’s in a unique, and fun way. I am going to share with you what I did. I am ECSTATIC over it.

I will visit her today, and spent yesterday FRANTICALLY making my vision a reality. I am happy to say I worked beautifully!!!

Now I will share my Baby Bouquet! I think its a beautiful way to present a gift-rather than REAL flowers!

baby-bouquet-onesies-pti.jpg Onsie Bouquet-Its a Girl!

What’s in the bouquet? 

I used the large heart tin that I purchased from Papertrey. I decorated the outside/cover with embossed paper by Martha Stewart. I then tied a wide ribbon around it by Heidi Swapp. The lid was covered using the method Debbie Olson posted on her blog—>HERE. REALLY EASY!!!

I added some Hydrangea Prima’s (which did you see Jodyis having a huge Prima share?), and Prima leaves (I got those at a stamp convention thingy).

The “bouquet” is made up of 5 rolled up onesie’s- white, pink, yellow and 2 patterned. They are rolled to look like “roses”. Isn’t it so pretty?

They are folded in half, rolled up and taped with white floral tape. I used floral tape because its not too sticky and holds them together! Then an elastic is placed around the bundle. This kept them in place the way I wanted them, and helps them from falling over in the container. The heart was PERFECT size for this, and will be a nice item for the baby room, after it is pulled apart! GASP!!! This will get disassembled :C OK I won’t think about it. But I will instruct her to NOT throw away my flowers! If she can’t sue them, then I want them back! LOL!

Inside the tin I placed some Kraft colored shredded paper, then put in the onesie roses. I then shoved in around the sides and in between, some various green colored large daisy Prima’s to act as “greenery”. I then used more hydrangea flowers, and little pink prima’s to fill in my bouquet!

It came out so pretty. I was then FREAKING out-HOW do I package this, and present it to her?

I can’t just carry it in-since the lid doesn’t fit on, and Im clumsy! My luck I’ll trip and drop it. Then I didn’t want all my work to get HIDDEN in a bag.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, I had to create a box for the bouquet!

If you can’t buy it-MAKE IT!


The top comes off, and the side are all acetate-so you can see it!

I used myScor-Pal to create this.

Here is the top view-


This uses the set Out on a Limb.

I used the sentiment

I Love You-to the moon and back again, to infinity and beyond, forever and ever.

I also included the book “Guess how much I love you” by Sam McBratney.

It is tied closed with the soft pink ribbon.

I can’t wait to bring this to her, and see her baby. I hope she likes it.

I’ll let you all know how it goes.

I’ll be back later with my Blogger’s Challenge-I just HAD to post this ASAP! I couldn’t contain my excitement.

Till later-

My Etsy

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