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lauraos
A paper artist who creates while running after two children.
Interests: rubber stamping, chatting with friends, reading, scrapbooking, being a mom
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As soon as Christmas ended, I moved right onto Valentine's Day cards and so did the buyers! I am very impressed with all the early birds out there. I was a bit thin on monsters in my Valentine category so I picked up a stamp set from Taylored Expressions and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at Running With Lollipops
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I have to say that December has flown by. Of course it hasn't been helped by the fact that I got my traditional Christmas season cold right on schedule. The last week and a half have been a bit dicey but I'm determined to send this cold on it's way!... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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I had great plans for December and here it is, already the 10th. My lack of production is actually the perfect lead-in to today's topic: the Christmas card. Every year I try to juggle creating the family Christmas card with everything else going on in our world. This year was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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On this Thanksgiving Day, there are lots of things I can list as being thankful for and have in the past. Today, I'm paying homage to my fluffy friend who is with me every day. Whether I'm working in my studio or at the computer, he follows me around just... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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This month leading up to Thanksgiving, I've been busy creating table decor items that help add a little extra touch to your holiday table. This year, I really drew from outdoor images to create my place cards. Popular this year were acorns. This first set of place cards leaned towards... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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Taking a quick break from stamping turkeys for a blog post drive by. This week I discovered two new foods that I thought I'd share. First, the almond milk yogurt. I admit it. I don't like yogurt. Never have. After going vegan, I tried the coconut milk yogurt (just okay)... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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I seem to have taken a bit of an unscheduled blog break for the last few weeks. I can say I was working hard though and I have some new products to show for it. In honor of Veteran's Day today, I'm showing tags that celebrate the colors red, white... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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Last Monday, Mo and I took the kids to the apple orchards' corn maze for a bit of autumn fun. It was a gorgeous day and perfect for spending some time outdoors. They were all smiles as we headed into the maze... About halfway through, Meg decided to employ the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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This month I've been working on Thanksgiving cards and other items as the holiday fast approaches. Cards are nice this time of year as a thank you for your dinner host but also for those family members you may not see over the holiday. I know it warms my heart... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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I'm just getting around to editing photo's from last weekend and I'm already getting geared up for this one. We're counting down the weeks until the schedule slows down, it's single digits now. Hooray! I have to say if I'm going to be outside all weekend watching sports, at least... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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My kids love to read. I can relate. I spent hours with my nose in books growing up and loved being transported to other worlds through a well written set of words. In fact, I still do. These days I read a lot of YA (young adult) books. There are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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I am having lots of fun in the studio focusing on Halloween. In August I bought several stamp sets from Amuse Arts and am reaping the benefits now as the holiday nears. I had to buy this skelton stamp and the first thing I thought of was make long tags... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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October 1 - wow - the month of September was a total blur. This weekend, as all autumn weekends this year, was filled with the kids' sports. Even though I could bore you with 10,000 pictures every week, I've decided to just throw out a few from each weekend. That... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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Any holiday that allows me to indulge in my creative side, gets extra marks from me and Halloween is a perfect example. There are untold reasons to create cards, tags, party items and other spooky odds and ends when you're talking Halloween and I love it. This week I'm showing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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Whether it's a super simple lunch or dinner I'm looking for, this one takes no time at all. I like to cook bunches of quinoa and keep it in the fridge. It comes in handy whenever I want to round out a meal and add a bit of protein too.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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I had no idea how many pictures I took on vacation but am so glad that I did! I've really enjoyed going through them all as I've written these blog posts. And here is the last installment....... As I mentioned yesterday, I have no pictures of Portland. It was yet... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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Just as the cruise was close to coming to end at this point, we're nearing the end of my multi part blog post series. After leaving Halifax, we sailed up to Sydney. Meg's too cute looking for a lobster. Conor got into the role a bit more. And Mo gets... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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Happy Saturday to you all! Last post I left off with pictures on our way to Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia. The lighthouse is said to be one of the most photographed places in the world. I did get a few of the lighthouse but it was the small little... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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I love Halifax. I think it's become one of my new favorite places. It was definitely my favorite port of the week and as a result, I think I have to do this post in two parts because I just couldn't stop clicking pictures. That morning I hauled everyone out... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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A bit busier of a day today as I'm working on a golf party package special order but I'm taking a break to blog some more about the cruise. I left off as we were heading up to St. John's. With the time change, I missed getting up in time... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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I'm back with more photos! Let's hit the ground running........After we walked around the Bar Harbor shops and all, we grabbed their bus to Arcadia National Park. All I can say is I absolutely want to go back there on our own and explore and hang out for several days.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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Happy Labor Day everyone! It's dreary and overcast today so I thought it would be a good day to post our vacation pictures. As I edited the pictures I realized that I took A LOT so this will be a multi (many!) part series. Otherwise I'd lose you long before... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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I have many themes for the cards I make (and sell) but this month I was stumped. I had to send a baby's first birthday card and realized that I had not one specific card for that theme. Yes, I know I could have used something more generic that would... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2013 at Running With Lollipops
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We were on vacation when Shamrock had his birthday (he's three!) so I'm clicking a few pictures after the fact to celebrate his third year. He just got his hair cut so he's looking nice and neat, rather than his scruffy self. The hardest part about going away is leaving... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at Running With Lollipops