Hi, my name is Lauren Meader.
I am here to share my ideas, opinions, and creative ventures with you.
I began stamping in April 2004, and haven’t stopped since!
It has gone from a hobby to a passion. I never would have thought after purchasing my ONE stamp, that it would lead me to where I am today!
I became a Stampin Up! demonstrator in February 2005.
My passion wasn’t going home to home to sell product, but more teaching people how to use it. I love sharing my creativity with others. March 2007 was my debuting month as part of The Dirty Dozen design team @ SCS, where I was given the opportunity to design with a group of amazingly talented women, over a 6 month period.
I am now fulfilling my dream as a concept designer -currently for several companies, that I LOVE:
All That Scraps (C.C. Designs), Lizzie Anne Designs, Papertrey Ink, Pink Cat Studio, Stampavie, and the Scor-Pal Design Team.
I also do some concept work for JustRite Stampers on occasion.
In the past:
I have done some other design work for companies which have included: All That Scraps, A Chemistry with Paper, Craft Critique-Featured Reporter, Gina K Designs Stamps for a Cause, Green Grass Stamps, Magnolia, My Favorite Things, Our Daily Bread Designs, Papertrey Ink, Storage Units, Ink & more,Stampavie, Unity Stamps and I was a Smilebox Aviator!
I even do an occasional guest designer spot!
In January 2010 I will be launcing my OWN online store called My Time Made Easy © LLC You can read all about that exciting venture on my website!! We will be releasing easy to assemble templates that are formatted to be used in many personal cutter machines, acrylic stamps and coordinating digital paper!
I began my own line of printable templates called My Timeless Templates © through Papertrey Ink in Oct 2008. You can read more about them—> HERE! That lead me to finally have my own store (as you just read above).
I am so excited to be able to take what I love, and not only share it with the world, but help them make papercrafting their very own gift packaging, easy and affordable!! A true dream come true.
In between concept work, and family, I try to squeeze out some design’s for calls for publication in magazines! That is proving to be harder, as my family grows, as do my design team commitments.
I have been published numerous times in several magazines: Paper Crafts, Crafts n’ Things, Cards, Stamp It!, Card Maker, Paper Trends, Paper Made Easy, Take Ten, Stampers Sampler, Stamp n Scrap, and The Rubber Stamper.
I have also won several design contests.
Please view my complete resume —> HERE!
Since this is my passion it hardly feels like “work”. I feel like the most blessed person in the world to be able to do what I love everyday.
I am married to a wonderful, and supportive man, named Jason. I stay home with our three children- Alexa, Noah, and Amber. They make my life worth living, and keep it very busy, and interesting.
My oldest child-Alexa has Down Syndrome, and in Feb. 2006 was diagnosed with Leukemia. That experience has taught me so much! After completing 2 1/2 years of chemotherapy I am happy to report she is in remission. You can read more about her story —> HERE!
I was previously a nurse for 7 years, and much to my husbands dismay, think I may just stick to my dream of making papercrafting my career!
I think Im on my way! You miss 100% of the chances you DON’T take!
I hope my time shared here inspires you.
I want to thank everyone in the papercrafting community for all the love, support, inspiration and drive they have provided me with over the last several years.
You all make every minute I spend of my time, creating and sharing with all of you, enjoyable, and worth every second.
I appreciate that.