Monday, February 24, 2014

Big News!


I am so excited about this!  CAS-ual Fridays has been my favorite challenge blog since it opened up.  I'm really looking forward to being a part of such a talented group!

Here is the announcement on the CAS-ual Fridays website, and now I have a few questions to answer :)

1. How long have you been a cardmaker, and how were you first introduced to it?

I started making cards shortly after I started scrapbooking 10 years ago.  Back then there was a magazine called Memory Makers.  They ran a weekend event, Camp Memory Makers, which came to Valley Forge and I attended.  In one of the classes the instructor had us make a layout and a card.  She explained that since you've got the "stuff" out when you're scrapping, the paper is cut and it all coordinates, why not go ahead and make a card?  I thought this was a great idea.  But what about the sentiments?  I'll just buy some stamps with Thank You, Happy Birthday, and some black ink.  That's all I need.  Hah!

2. What color are your toenails painted right now?


I had to go ahead and paint them when I saw this question.  They are now painted Essie Big Spender, described as a divine lush red-violet cream.

3. If your family locked up your crafty supplies for an entire month, what would you do instead?


Aah!  First I'd lock up something they liked.  Then I'd probably clean and purge.  Go through closets, clean out the garage, weed out old toys, stuff like that.  I also like to cook so I'd probably try a bunch of recipes.  My daughter and I are trying to teach ourselves to knit from youtube videos so I could work on that some more.  I could find ways to pass the month but it would be tough!

4. Favorite thing to order at Starbucks:


I love coffee but at Starbucks I order the Green Tea Latte or Peppermint Mocha from the holiday menu.

5. You've reached your destination but just as you are turning your car off, a song comes on the radio and you are sooo happy to hear it that you sit in your car until it's over(singing along is optional *wink*). Name that song:


There are a lot of songs to keep me singing in the car, but the first thing I thought of since I'm an 80's girls Every Little Thing She Does is Magic by the Police, or really any song by the Police  They broke up way before their time :(


Anyway, thanks for visiting!  There are some prizes being drawn from comments so be sure to leave one.  I'm really looking forward to being a part of this team!


133 comments:

Kathyk said...

Great answers and CONGRATS! to you on your new CAS-ual Friday DT slot

Kathyk

Brenda said...

Congratulations! I started card making from scrapbooking, too! My sister was the one who encouraged me, and now we spend many days together creating, which has been so much fun!

Linda said...

Congratulations, Laura! I look forward to your contributions to CAS!

Amante del Papel said...

is great to have an artist like you!

Lisa Petrella said...

Congratulations!!! These questions are great and it was fun reading your answers!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Great answers, lol!!! Congratulations!

Becky said...

Congratulations on your new CAS ual DT spot.

Eemeli said...

Congratulations and fab answers! :) Looking forward to see you creations at CAS-usal Friday...

Hugs,
Eemeli

Kailash said...

Congratulation, love your answers.:-)

hellerlittle said...

Congrats and a lot of fun with your "new Job" ;o)
I startet making Cards abaout 6 years a go and I never done a LO ever...
CU @ CAS hellerlittle

~amy~ said...

Great reading about you Laura! Congrats!

Wendy said...

Congrats! on becoming part of the CAS-ual Friday Design Team. That was fun read :)

Isha Gupta said...

Congrats Laura!! It's great to know a bit more about you:)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Yeah! Congrats, Laura! I loved reading your responses. :)

Laurel said...

Yay, congrats to you!

Deborah Frings said...

Congratulations! I enjoyed reading the answers to your questions! Police - good!

Åsa said...

Congrats! I loved to read your answers and I look forward to see your contribution to CAS.

Dana said...

Congrats!! I look forwarded to see your creations!!

Nita G said...

Congrats to you making the design team for CAS-ual Friday. Looking forward to your creativity.

Kristie Goulet said...

Love reading your answers. Congratulations!!!

Cindy C. said...

Nice to meet you Laura! Congrats on the Girl Friday assignment!!

Stephanie K said...

Congrats!! Can't wait to be inspired by your work!

Karen said...

Congrats on being a Girl Friday! Love your work, and enjoyed looking at your Project Life pages as well.

Elise C. said...

Congrats!! I am so excited to see what you create!! :)

Helen G. said...

Congratulations, Laura! I cannot wait to see what you'll create for the challenges. And I love the quote you quoted that while you have supplies put for scrapping, why not make a card, too. That is great idea! :)

Joanna Harty said...

Congrats!! Looking forward to se your creations!

Kristin said...

Great blog with a lot of inspiration for those of us who need some mojo. Congrats and looking forward to seeing more of you creations!

Jessica Yoder-Jones said...

Welcome! Can't wait to see what you make!

Brenda L. said...

Congrats! Looking forward to seeing what the future will hold!

thingie said...

It's great to see you in DT! Congrats, Laura!

jengd said...

Ah! Another 80's junkie- I'm simply stuck there. I love The Police too- we were lucky enough to catch their final concert at Madison Square Garden. I never understood why the B52's were the opening act but I certainly wasn't going to complain! LOL! Congrats- fabulous team!

Miriam Prantner said...

Congratulations! You are perfect for this challenge, can't wait to see what you make! And I love your response to the locking up your craft stuff questions, well, the initial response....maybe not the cleaning part.

D- said...

CONGRATS.
Can't wait to see your DT projects.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Marisa said...

Congrats on the CAS DT. Look forward to seeing your creations.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! Love Essie nail colors too...the colors are so rich.

Linda said...

Laura, congratulations. Looking forward to seeing your cards.

Susanne Vargas said...

Congrats! It was fun to get to know you a bit! Can't wait to see your DT projects!

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Congrats on the big news!!

Sandy said...

Congrats. Looking forward to seeing your cards

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Congrats on your new post and looking forward to seeing your creations. Great answers. Well done x

Julie Beech said...

Congrats on your DT spot. :)

Laura Norris said...

COngrats on the DT spot at CASual Friday! It was fun to read your answers!

Sindhu said...

Laura! OMG! Your work is beyond awesome! You have a beautiful blog! :) Congratulations, looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations on CAS-ual Fridays blog! :)

Sandy Lewis said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to some great inspiration from you!

chera said...

So exciting for you!! can't wait to see all your creations!!!

Jasleen said...

Congratulations Laura. Looking forward to seeing your amazing creations on CASual Fridays blog. It was fun reading your answers :)

cm said...

Your answers to the questions reveal just how fun and creative you are (I taught myself to knit exactly the way you and your daughter are. I'm pretty basic, but have knitting and purling figured out). Wonderful news that you're a Girl Friday; looking forward to what you'll be treating us to on this journey of "cool and inspiring"!
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Julia Aston said...

Big congrats to you - it's fun to hear more about the new DT!

Michele Gross said...

oh my gosh, I am so excited to have you here!! and you just gotta love a polish named Big Spender! ;)

Cat Craig said...

Congatulations, I too started as a scrap-booker. Cards are instant gratification compared to layouts. Looking forward to seeing your cards.

Nancy Thomas said...

Congrats on being a Girl Friday. Enjoy!

Crafters Guild Sisters said...

Congrats! I look forward to seeing your cards.

Judy McMullen said...

Congrats, Laura, on joining the CAS-ual Friday Challenge Design Team! Enjoyed reading your answers to the questions. If someone took my stamping stuff away for a month I hope I would do the same as you. I really need to do some cleaning, purging and organizing. Love your cards!

Alyssa S said...

WooHoo! congratulations! Can't wait to see what you bring to the team :)

Anita in France said...

Congratulations, Laura ... looking forward to being inspired! Great fun answers to the questions! Anita :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

It was fun reading the answers to your questions. Congratulations on your DT at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of your awesome CAS projects!

Colleen said...

It was fun to read your answers and to see the cards you make, looking forward to seeing more inspiration from you! Congratulations on this new gig??

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Congrats! Looking forward to seeing your creations.

shirley-bee said...

Congratulations! Loved reading your answers, and looking forward to seeing your creations.

Sheila H said...

Congratulations :). I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

Shona Chambers said...

I totally agree that when it comes to stamps they are like shoes, you can never have too many!! Congratulations and I'm looking forward to your designs.

Maja said...

Congrats! Looking forward to see your new DT work.

Carmen N said...

I laughed at your comment about locking something up they liked. Yeah, I don't think I could live without my craft supplies either

SHartl said...

Congrats on being on the DT ! I'm looking forward to seeing all of your creations and getting to know you!

Karenladd said...

From another scrapbooker turned card maker...congratulations on making the DT!

LaurieJ said...

Congratulations on joining the design team! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2014.

pcm said...

congrats!

Parker said...

It was fun reading your answers and finding out a tiny bit about you. Congratulations and I'm looking forward to seeing your inspiration pieces.

Lysa said...

Congrats! Looking forward to seeing your creations! (& I love that nail polish color! :))

Karen Schroeder said...

Congrats! I'll can't wait to see your artwork on CAS-ual Friday!

Estelle TBT said...

Congratulations on your CAS DT! I look forward to your designs!!!
Loved your answers.

Kristina B. said...

Congrats on making the team, Can't wait to see you work!

lynda said...

Congrats on making the team! It will be fun to see your work each week!

Gerrina said...

It is great fun to get to know you a little better by these fun questions! And I also didnot realise what the purchase of one stampset to use with my photo´s would lead to...

Joyce said...

Congratulations on your DT post. Look forward to seeing what you do.

Ravengirl said...

Congrats on your design team position! I love the Police too!

Pam said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see your creations.

Cindi said...

I look forward to seeing your creations.

Jackie said...

Hi, I am looking forward to seeing you and your style on Casual Fridays♥

Tammy said...

Congratulations, can't wait to see your cards!

Darnell J Knauss said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Rosie!! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sorry, Laura ... I called you, Rosie, which I do like!!

Kathy said...

Congrats!

paperandflair said...

I started out with scrapbooking too, but never had much success, I definitely like card making better. Congrats!!!

mzjluv said...

Congratulations!!

Maureen Jones said...

You seem to have a playful, colorful style. I look forward to seeing your Cas cards!

Angie C. D. said...

Congratulations on being chosen as a Girl Friday!!!! I'm looking forward to seeing your creativity. :D

Kelly Griglione said...

Yay, Laura! So glad you're on the CAS-ual Fridays team! Love your answers. Being an 80s girl myself, I'm a fan of the Police too. Well, really more Sting, so I know that probably doesn't count : ) We've seen Sting in concert probably 5 times now. I also chuckled at your impulse to lock up a favorite toy of your family so you're not along in your grief. My kind of gal : )

Jean Bullock said...

Congratulations. Can't wait to see your creations.

Letty Abad said...

Great cards

Letty Abad said...

Great cards

Lilian YF said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see your projects!

Harriet Skelly said...

Congratulations Laura - I look forward to your creations for the new challenges!

Leanne said...

Looking fw to see your creations.

Heather North said...

Congratulations on your DT spot. I remember Memory Makers. Like you I started with scrapbooking and decided that since I already had all the tools except for stamps and ink I should make cards too.

Thordis said...

Congrats! Looking forward to see more of your Work :)

McStamper said...

Congratulations. Love the Police, too, even though I am pretty old.

Nandini said...

Congrats on being on the DT! CAS-ual Fridays is one of my fav challenge blogs, and I look forward to seeing some great inspiration from you. I loved the layout you have done, especially the Pinkberry one. Though I make cards, I am still trying to nerve myself into making layouts. I am sure you will inspire me to take the plunge finally!

Hazel said...

Congrats on your DT place. It's good to get to know a bit about you and I look forward to seeing your crafting on CAS-ual Fridays x

Samantha said...

well I was gonna say great card haha!, no seriously love your normal style, your nail polish hmmmm well it's not my fav colour but it's wicked! and if i could not craft then I would bake too!! panettone, macaroons, bread,,, oh wait I do those already.... ok so find some more recipes I have not tried before!! have fun and Cas-aul look forward to your creations xx hugs me x

canadian_liner said...

Hi Laura, I don't know your work yet, but I'm looking forward to seeing it on the Casual Fridays blog. Felicitations to you!

Linda H said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Virginia L. said...

Woohoo! Congrats, Laura! Can't wait to see your new creations with CAS-ual Fridays Challenges!

Debbie Mallette said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing more of your cards.

sandie said...

Congrats and love the toe nail colour!!

Cheryl said...

Congrats! You'll love knitting! I was seriously into knitting until I discovered cardmaking, and once you get the hang of it, it really is relaxing. Have you found Ravelry.com yet?

Zw@@n said...

Congrats and I am looking forward to your beautiful CAS projects. Luv, Wilma

Irakari S said...

I really enjoyed your answers and getting to know you a little bit. Thanks for sharing. Super exciting news!

Pamela Haskin said...

Congratulations! I'm looking forward to all you have to share this year!

Deirdre said...

Congrats Laura - can't wait to see what you create.

marg0006 said...

Congrats Laura!

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JJ Bolton said...

Yay Laura!!! I love your work and can't wait to see more of it with the CAS-ual Friday team:)

I love the answers to your questions too! Nice to get to know you better! From your answers, I bet we would be fast friends:)

Shelly said...

Congrats!! :) Ha! And I love all your answers, especially what you would do if your crafting supplies were locked up! Too funny. ;)

Dawn Louise said...

Congratulations fabulous answers great news you've got a team position on you've mob blog you've always loved x

Sue D said...

Congrats and I enjoyed reading your answers.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Congrats!! I'm so happy for you.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Congratulations! I haven't seen your work before and I found so much eye candy in your blog. TFS

Moosisk said...

Congrats on being a Girl Friday! Can't wait to see what design. :D

Alycia said...

Congrats on your new gig! Look forward to seeing more of you. :)

Donna said...

Congrats on your place on the DT! Looking forward to the inspiration!

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats! Looking forward to seeing lots of your great projects!

Geri said...

Loved reading your answers to the questions - such a great way to get to know all the new Girl Fridays! Congrats on DT call :)

Sian Ridley said...

Congratulations on becoming a Girl Friday! Woohoo! :)

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Congratulations on your new DT position! I know you are going to be a great addition to the team.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Congratulations on your DT announcement! I enjoyed getting to know a little more about you and I am looking forward to the new challenge format!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Thanks for volunteering your time as a Design Team Member for this awesome challenge blog! Looking forward to the new changes.
:) Marie

Vicki Dutcher said...

Congrats on the new exciting gig!

Kristen said...

Great answers and congrats!!

Michele Duffy said...

Wishing you a great DT term! Congrats!

Denisse said...

Congratulations!!! I love the Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks in the winter :)

Daria Z. said...

Congrats on being chosen!

Daria Z. said...

Congrats on being chosen!

Cris G said...

Congratulations on being on the CAS-ual team! It's also nice to meet you and your work.