Sunday, August 17, 2008

Guest Blogger Lauren Meader

We are very excited to introduce the super talented and fabulous Lauren Meader as the JustRite Guest Blogger for the week. Lauren is part of the Dirty Dozen Alumni and concept designer for several companies that include All That Scraps Store, Lizzie Anne Designs, My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, Pink Cat Studio, and Scor-Pal.

Join us as we welcome Lauren Meader and get to know her a little better. Make sure you leave her some comments throughout the week. And don't forget to enter the JustRite Stampin' Champion contest. You are going to love the Grand Prize for the all around Gold Medal winner!!!

1. Where do you live? Pittsfield NH

2. Tell us about your family. Well I am happily married to a man who is extremely supportive of my hobby turned obession! He is always very encouraging when I have some BIG dream. Sometimes I need a little push and he is right there to offer it. He also has great respect for the work that goes into being a SAHM and makes sure that I get some time for me!

We have 3 children Alexa (she from my first marriage) who will be 9 in September. She is my oldest, and has challenged me in so many ways, and all these challenges have helped me become the person I am, and look at life in a fresh new light. Alexa has Down Syndrome, and as I'm sure most people know in Feb of "06" was diagnoised with Leukemia. She underwent 2 1/2 years of treatments, and many medical up's & down's. She finished her last treament this past May, and is currently in remission!!

My other 2 children are Noah who is 5, and the little caretaker of everyone. He is just like his dad. Very sensitve kind, and caring. Then there is Amber who just had her 4th birthday. She is the one who is very girly, and likes to be crafty. All the kids really are into Arts & Crafts I think because they see me so into on a daily basis. They also enjoy the fun things we do for their classmates. Life with 3 children keeps me very busy!! I enjoy being able to have them participate in fun activites on a dialy basis that lets them explore their inner artist.

3. How long have you been stamping? Well I began stamping 4 years ago, but only actually stamping for 3 ( I had to minus one due to hopsitalizations with Alexa)

4. Where do you do your stamping? (kitchen table, stuido, basement, spare bedroom) I am very fortunate that my husband created my stamp room, in an unsed room in out basement. Its great! Even has a window! I have photos on my blog. I LOVE my space. It's not as fancy as some, but its all MINE!

5. How long have you been blogging? I began bloggin in March of "07" so a little over a year. I wasn't even going to bother. I felt I wasn't that interesting and who would really care to read it. Well I was so wrong! I have a super amazing group of readers who are just so supportive and encouraging. I think many people can identify with some aspect of my life, as I am so open about everything I do, from creative ideas, to obstales, then onto my mommy drama! LOL!! I am so thankful I did start blogging because I have some to know so many people I otherwise would not have. That is the best part.

6. What is your ulitmate must have "go to' stamping tool? My Scor-Pal!!! I use it on every project. Weather it is to score my card, or create something else. I love to create 3D items and this is always on my desk! I seriously don't know how I lived without it.

Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".


Renee V. said...

Hi Lauren!
What a surprise to peek in here and see your pretty little face!
Oh, how exciting too! I can't wait to see your beautiful creations - they *always* amaze me! Congratulations to being selected as a 'guest blogger'.

I'm also quite intrigued with this new contest. I was *just* looking at some of my other JustRite stamps earlier today. Hmmm...

Erica Payne said...

Congrats Lauren! I will definately be checkin' in to see what great projects you've created! Well, I do that daily anyway! LOL!

Kim said...

Woo-Hoo Lauren! Way to go Girl! You so deserve this! Can't wait to see what you create!
Hugs~ Kim

Maria - Artsy Oils said...

You go Lauren! Awesome!!

Ashley Newell said...

Eeeeeeek! Congrats Lauren! They couldn't have picked a better person!

Anonymous said...

I just love Lauren's work. Plus, she's a great person. Congrats on picking her for a guest blogger. You won't be disappointed I'm sure.

Debbi said...

Yay Lauren! Can't wait to see all the wonderful things you have in store for us.

Congrats to JustRite Stampers for picking such an awesome Guest Blogger!

StampinCathy said...

Lauren is such a creative, talented, and super insipiring. I look forward to her updates daily. She totally rocks.

StampinCathy said...

Lauren is such a creative, talented, and super insipiring. I look forward to her updates daily. She totally rocks.

dasimonds said...

Congrats Lauren..
Of course..I love ALL your
creations!! I still like to check
in to see what you have NEW. I
have never been disappointed...
always inspired!
I love the idea of being able to
personalize many gifts...TFS

Ink, paper and BLING! said...