Saturday, January 29, 2011

Check Out This Give-Away!

I just found this and there is only one day left! So hurry over to and enter! :) This is a great offer, and I love finding great people like this that offer a "thank you" prize to their repeat visitors!
Great website also, so even if you don't want to enter the give away, check out the site anyway! :D


Friday, January 14, 2011

Been Busy!

I have had so much going on lately! I have recently started a Firefighter I class, that will last until the end of march, and I've been busy with (trying) to promote my etsy shop and creating new designs. Which has taken away from blogging. I have so much stuff to get organized. Things are just so crazy right now. I am hoping to totally makeover my shop, with better graphics and better product pictures! I despperatly need to buy a new camera, but I am hesitant because I do not know what will be the best for what I need it for. But hopefully I can get things in order and relieve some of this stress!
Well I should probably get off here and try and get busy.

Take Care!


Friday, January 7, 2011

Knit! Knit! Knit!

So far I have completed three headbands and a set of wrist warmers. Yay!!!!!
Heres some pics. (bad quality because I had to use my phone.)

Not all of the pics, just a few.


Well sorry it's a short post.
Take care and happy crafting!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Learning To Knit

Work in Progress

 Thats right, I am now learning to knit. I am so excited! I used to see patterns in the craft stores and online and think to myself "I totally wish I could make that" as I walked away or clicked the back button as I had never knitted before. Well finally I am trying to teach myself. As some of you know from my etsy store I crochet, which has always been easy for me as my grandmother taught me when I was very young. I cannot do the purl stitch yet, I am simply working on trying to get all of my stitches even. But I just wanted to share this with everyone as I never thought I could do it. I am working on making a headband, something simple. When I am finished I think I may add a few buttons as decoration. Who knows, maybe I can eventually start making knitted items for my shop.

Take care everyone, and happy crafting!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Recycled Magazine Flowers

Here is the youtube link if you would rather watch the video:
Materials needed:

Hot Glue Gun w/ Glue sticks
Floral wire

Step 1:  Tear out about three of your favorite pages from your magazine

Step 2:  Take all of the pages and fold then as shown below. We are doing this to create a square.

Step 3: Cut off the exess paper.

Step 4:  Recycle or save the extra paper for other projects

Step 5:  Unfold the paper and make sure it is square. (it doesnt have to be perfect)

Step 6:  Start folding the paper like an accordian.

Should look something like this when finnished folding.

step 7: Cut a piece of wire about 3 inches long (set aside)

Step 8:  Cut both ends of the folded paper into a point. (Yes it will get messy)

Step 9:  Now attach the wire around the middle section of the paper with the ends of the wire pointing down.

Step 10: Now here is the fun part! start shaping your flower by pressing a molding the paper into the shap of a flower. Seperate the papers to give it a fuller appearance.

Step 11: Repeat to other side

Now for the stem. You can use a magazine page for this or you can just attach the flowers to a pipecleaner also. But I will demonstrate how to make a stem from a magazine page

Stem: Take a page from the magazine and start at one corner and start rolling it up, once you get to the other side dab a bit of glue on the end and continue rolling.

Finished stem:

Now all you have to do is apply a bit of hot glue to the wires on the flower and push it into the hole in the stem, if you would like you can use tape to do this as well.

Heres the finished project!

Make a bouqet and have fun while recycling!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Advertisment Opportunities

This advertisment opportunity is great for those who own their own buisness and work from home but do not have the buget for large scale advertisments. LaurenSamone Creations is now offering to run your ad for as cheap as $0.50 a day! To your right there is a link that says 'advertise here' click on that and it is pretty much explanitory from there. You will need a 88x31px button. Paymets are made through Paypal.

New Shop Set and Blog Design

I just finished the new banner and avatar set for the Etsy shop, as well as the new design for the blog. What do ya think? Any suggestions?

Here is a link to the shop to see the banner and avatar.

LaurenSamone Etsy

Also if anyone is interested in a custom design order for a shop set (1 banner, 3 avatars) get in touch with me, I will do a custom shop set for $10.00USD and the image files will be sent to you within two days!

Thanks for reading.


Launch of Our New Website!

Hello, I am just wanting to let everyone know that we will be having a new website soon, this blog will still be active and there will be a link to it on the website as well. The site will be at I will post on here once it is finished, I am still working on a lot of content i still need to add and the design. I am hoping this website will be another area on which i can advertise and get the word out about LaurenSamone Creations. If you have a website and would like to support us please add our link. I will be working on a banner for the site soon and I will post it here and the other website as well.