Hi everyone! Guess you didn't missed that Laura Cox is going to be our guest designer for the month of December. So we thought it would be nice to introduce her to all of our readers :)
My name is Laura Cox, and I'm sooooo excited to be the Cosmo Cricket guest designer for the month of December! Just ask my DH, my 2 DS and my dogs....lol...well, probably the neighbors too...yep, I think I screamed that lud when I found out...lol. I'm a SAHM, I love to spend time with friends and family, I love to laugh, and I love to craft!! Growing up, my mom always had us making projects out of oatmeal boxes, or bits of yarn or old cards. Thi is probably why I LOVE to save and recycle my packages and make all kinds of altered projects! I love scrapbooking and card making too....I've done beading, soap making, well, let's just say, I don't think I've met a craft project I didn't like...lol, but paper crafting is definitely my fav!
I must admit, this was all on a back burner, with kids, and work to be done, crafting always took a back seat, but when a young friend/neighbor passed away early this year, I decided life is too short to forget to do the things that inspire you...so I decided to "get active" in the paper crafting world again! I've been member of an awesome yahoo group of talented crafting gals (shout out, to my friendz!) and this year, I started a crafting blog, despite my being techie challenged...lol...Scrapaddict4life. I also tried out for and made my first design team, attended CHA this summer and Scrapfest this fall, and now a chance to design with Cosmo Cricket for a month!! This has been a roller coaster ride of a year, and I have learned so much about crafting, blogging, and yes life in general, all in a short time and I'm so enjoying this ride!! I feel blessed and grateful for the opportunities that have come my way this year, I'm looking forward to what the New Year will bring, and right now, ringing out the old, playing with some Cosmo Cricket goodness....and hopefully bringing some fun projects to inspire and remember to....ENJOY the RIDE!!!
Here are some of the projects Laura made for the contest
Laura we are really exciting to have you on board for this month and can't wait to see what you will share with us!
For this week we have a new fun challenge up for you all! This time it was Gudrun coming up with one. Here it is; Make a christmas ornament, or make a layout or card with a home/house theme. Hope to see some really cute little ornaments and some cosy layouts and cards. Can't wait to see what you all create. :)
To help you a little here is a template Gudrun made for us to use!
Let's start with the projects Gudrun made herself for this challenge, yes projects...she did two! The first one is a layout she made using Mitten Weather. The title says Our Christmas home. Journaling tells something about what she and her family love most about this season in their home. They love creating things, decorate and spend time together. They want their Christmas-home to be filled with warmth and love.
Gudrun loves to create little paper-ornaments, it's a fun thing to do with the kids, and they look great on the tree or around the house as decoration. Here are two little houses she made with the template above also using Mitten Weather.
Debbie also made a house but she used a chipboard house to alter. You can see she put quit some effort in it! Isn't it just the cutest?!
We hope you would like to play along, if so, please leave a link to your project in the comments section! Now let's make it a tiny bit more appealing to do so....we have a Mitten Weather and a Jolly by Golly craft kit to give away!!
Have a great weekend and happy scrappin'!