First an intro...
In medicine, we document using SOAP notes. It is an abbreviation to help keep consistent format when logging information.
S=Subjective. What does the patient report. Subjective Data. This also includes the Chief Complaint (CC) which tells what the patients main problem is and History of Present Illness (HPI) a history of what happened to bring them in.
O=Objective. What exam findings do you gather. Objective Data.
A=Assessment. What is your Diagnosis, what differentials could there be (alternative diagnoses)
P=Plan/Education. What is the plan for the patient. What do you want them to learn?
This is the format I will use also.
Now lets begin. This is Laura Bassen...she is the 6th one from the left ;)
Tell us about you, your family, favorite dinner recipe, etc. I married a hockey player. We lived in Germany for several years while he played over there. I made pasta at least two times a week for his "sacred" pre-game meal. Five kids later, I'm still making pasta at least once a week, and I think I just might have perfected my recipe. Let's put it this way...no one has a hissy fit when I say we're having spaghetti for supper(like they usually do every other night of the week). Here's the recipe for the Laurafadora Special:) <----click to print recipe!
CC: There is only ONE Laura! (a family of 7 to care for and still have time to wow us with her talents in blog land. She needs a clone!)
HPI: Laura is a stay at home mother of 5 with a graphic design degree, See? brains too! Now you see why her cards are so spectacular... She went to school for this stuff!!!
Do you have any other hobbies? I love trying out new recipes and watching cooking shows, but I rarely get any control of the remote. I also love to play the piano and guitar, but not at the same time.
The best way you can see a persons style is through a body of work. Let me show you what Laura can do. These are some of my most favorites...
Do you notice:
Her ability to make her own embellishments and still create a clean impactful design...
Her ability to take a photo and transform it into a spectacular CAS card...
Her incredible ability to stamp flawlessly...
Her ability to use die cuts creatively...
Always being able to take it one step further, masking then stamping on patterned paper...
Whether it be for a party or a baby, she still maintains her aesthetic and keeps it graphic and CAS. She has the ability to showcase a product like no other...
and then there was this card...let me share a story, gather round!
When I first started making cards, I was telling my husband that there were so many wonderful designers out there and they were so good that I didn't feel like I could measure up. He, being the good husband that he is, reassured me and told me that I have talent and DO make great cards.
"Oh yeah?" I said, and showed him the above mentioned card.
"Uh... you are gonna have to work harder!"
Do you notice:
- there is a rainbow in every card
- her image is the focal point
- her cards could translate easily into "doable" sketches?
- her signature style of big blooms....
- and her signature plaid...
To see her creative space, her last craft purchase and how she takes photos- watch the video to get a tour!
FEMININE RAINBOW CAS
The cards she makes are generally colorful, clean, consciously simple and ALWAYS have a touch of girl in them. Even when she makes a masculine card, there is a hint of underlying femininity.
In asking the community what makes Laura stand out amongst the rest and what they like about her work...
KIM HUGHES (Owner of Paper Smooches Stamp Company which Laura is on the DT of) : Laura has a clean and graphic style that many of us are drawn to. I love her use of color and design. I think she stands out because she doesn't have a cookie-cutter look...her projects are refreshing and truly unique. Laura is amazing in every way!
Think you want to join this genre? Watch this video to see Laura's top 5 craft supplies:
The absorber(stamp cleaner):
Tonic Guillotine Paper trimmer:
Neenah Solar White cardstock:
Versafine Onyx Black ink:
Teflon bone folder:
what music do you like to listen to? I don't really listen to music, although I do love it, but I don't like it on all the time. There's enough noise in this house to fill the void. I listen to what my kids like in the car. I will admit, I kinda dig One Direction, Taylor Swift and the Biebster. But if I had my choice it would be along the lines of Michael Buble, Louis Armstrong, Nora Jones and ofcourse The Piano Guys.
If I had to pick a song that represented Laura to ME, it would be this one:
SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW by Iz...a HAPPY, FEMININE, SIMPLE song about RAINBOWS :)
What is the meaning of your blog title and who designed it? I wish I had a good story for this. I love double-sided tape. I have a drawer full of different kinds. It's my doublestick heaven. The end.