Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Anyone here?

Well I am, I promise....... :) I know I have all but left my blog for lost, but what's important is that I am back. The focus if you have started to notice has turned to Scentsy.......while I still love to paint and continue to do so in my spare time, Scentsy has become a true business to me. For both my friends and customers, you know that I have been a Director for awhile now and I am working hard to be promoted, so that is my goal for 2012.....to become a Star Director. With a group of over 200+, I train, mentor and also continue to work my own business----------without all of you it would not have been possible, so I thank you! "Calorie-Free Creations" will now be the place to get information on new Scentsy products, as well as what's going on in my life....I would love for you all to continue on with me on my journey :)

With that being said, if you HAVEN'T heard, we are now in our new Spring/Summer catalog! Hugely exciting for all of us involved because of not only the new products (warmers, scents, etc)....but also the arrival of new BABY Buddies, and the arrival of the new Layers by Scentsy line!

Layers is *amazing* and along with bath & body products, also offers laundry care items to make sure that EVERYTHING is Scentsy fresh!

Back to those Baby Buddies.............. SO CUTE. That about sums them up. At about half the size of their counterparts, they are the PERFECT addition to Easter baskets and are just about too cute for words.

So......if you would like to see more of these amazing products....

"Bride" for example.... head on over to www.laurenbowen.scentsy.us to check them out!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Well HELLO 2011!!

So being that I am still not 100% after my surgery I have no new paintings to "report" :) I am up to my ears in Scentsy....so it's a good combination for now!

As it stands, right now is a VERY busy time for everyone involved with Scentsy being that we are about to go through *Transition*....."What is this Transition?" you say? Well...it happens twice a year and it's when we either go from our Fall/Winter catalog to our Spring/Summer (like in this case) or when we are going from our Spring/Summer to our Fall/Winter catalog (like we usually do in August). It is a larger undertaking in that we are discontinuing a large number of items, coming out (usually) with even more, and to me...I like to make sure that ALL of my customers know about it so they don't miss out on buying their favorite items!

*****Almost NOTHING bugs me more than going to buy something I love and finding out it has been "discontinued".... FAIL!

So.......with that all being said, HERE is what will be discontinued as of February 28,2011:

Guava Nectar

Sentimental Cider

Central Park Pralines

Christmas Cottage

Christmas Tree

Cozy Fireside

Eskimo Kiss




Spiced Grapefruit

Winter Wonderland


Vanilla Suede


Rustic Lodge



Pineapple Paradise

Tropical Twist

Cranberry Spice

Just Peachy Ginger

Pumpkin Roll

Toasted Caramel Sugar

Vanilla Walnut

Maple Butter

Silver Bells

*******So if any of those were your FAVORITES.....you might want to start saving up because there is no guarantee that they will ever be brought back (sigh...Lemon Lavender...learn from MY mistake!)

Order online at wwww.laurenbowen.scentsy.us Or just send me a message on Facebook as to what you love/hate in scents and we can find you the perfect match out of our 80+.

Love & Cupcakes,

My What a Holiday Season it was!

First to catch up on a few more of the bangles I did during the amazing Holiday season........ This has to have been one of my favorites, even with as simple as it was. "Sparrow" was a custom order...though I will say that I totally can see one of these in my future...... ;)

This "Rams" bangle was also a custom order with polka dots wrapped around it......made for a coach's wife, the woman who ordered it was very particular about the specifications....but she was dead-on about the look and I LOVED how it turned out, totally perfect for Football season!

I apologize for not having been on top of posting over the holiday season.....with as busy as the season can get for everyone in general...2 very important things also happened for my family. My husband came home from deployment overseas & I had major surgery just 1 1/2 wks after Christmas.

So.......now that we are all caught up.........

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Let it Snow....or at least let it get cold!!

Here in California at least.....I don't want to be wearing shorts on Christmas! :)

This bangle is only the 2nd of many Christmas bangles I'm sure...but this one, well this one is for ME! This bangle was modeled after a painting I did last year that I LOVED......plus I just love snowmen in general. When I started doing bangles earlier this year I remembered this painting and immediately sketched out a design of him for when I "had time" to paint for myself.
The "sketchy" designs are the same, right down to the ridges on the carrot nose. There were also some added touches of Swarovski crystal "berries" to make him sparkle.....you can never have too much sparkle right?

On the back I also added a single raised white snowflake and both larger and smaller Swarovski crystals......it reminds me of how the snow use to sparkle as it fell when my husband and I were stationed in Maine, there was truly nothing more magical.

As this design was modeled after my previous painting, it can be used as an example of a Christmas design....but will not be replicated.

Love & Cupcakes,

Christmas time is here again!

So this particular bangle is very special to me.....as you all know I LIVE for bright colorful (and mostly obnoxious designs :) And this is as close to traditional as I will get. My Momma asked me to make her a bangle for Christmas which was really touching.....she asked that it be "cherry red and have Holly on it"....when I pointed out that Holly has red berries (and thus it wouldn't show up that great on a red background) her response? "You'll figure something out" lol

So I did.....While I adore and live for painting I can honestly say that I stressed most about making this piece for her. I wanted something that was both my "style" and fun for the Holidays...but that was traditional enough where she would actually wear it! LOL

I think I accomplished both goals with my "Holly" bangle.....So this being my first actual Christmas bangle and it being for my Momma...well it has Sentimental value to me.......adding in Swarovski crystal "berries" also gave it a fun touch that both made it festive AND solved my berry "problem"!

So I have posted this to share with all of you as an example of a Christmas design ....but I will not be replicating this bangle, it is special and truly one-of-a-kind for a one-of-a-kind woman <3
I hope all of you are having fun gearing up for the Holiday season, feel free to message me if you would love to have a special one-of-a-kind gift for YOUR special someone!

Love & Cupcakes,

Monograms, Art Deco and Zebra Galore!

And here come the custom orders!! SO excited to have these completed....and they have been a blast to work on :) Monograms are hot as usual this year....as are Polka Dots

This Design is what I am calling my "Art Deco" style and I love it! In fact I liked it so much after the fact I am wanting to make one for myself lol......my customers give me the best ideas! This one came from an order that was simply "I want something hot pink and black, but sophisticated.....something a little different. No monogram or normal pattern like stripes or polka dots....something more mature." I hope she loves it for Christmas!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Busy Bee

So I have officially completed the 1st of several "Arm Candy" Christmas orders! I have taken pictures of each and will be posting tomorrow------but wowzers, I seriously was bombarded with about 5 orders in a day....and then promptly came down with Step throat. Yep, that's my luck lol.

Oh well, I got them done and they turned out beautiful----also, tried out and love the new Christmas gift wrap....still has the Arm Candy flair, but with a Christmas twist! I have been busy non-stop.....and yet, have never been happier :) Also, TONS going on with Scentsy, my team was flat out AMAZING this last month breaking sales records left and right......I am blessed to have 30+ girls in over 10 states with a passion for a great product and a love to talk about it as much as I do!

Pictured below is "Prancer" our November Warmer-of-the-Month, available all month long for 10% off!

Want this little beauty for YOUR holiday decorating? Swing on over to my site at www.laurenbowen.scentsy.us and you can have one of your very own ;)

Until tomorrow (with pics!), Love and Cupcakes