Tuesday, September 28, 2010

TLL Latest News!!!

Yikes!! I've been a bad blogger!! I've also slipped a bit at keeping the challenges going over at TLL!! Sorry to let this go but sometimes real life has to be our focus!!! I know y'all understand.

October will be here soon and a new month means a new start. I'll be working on staying on top of the challenges and blog again!!

Let me just bring you up to speed on what we have happening at The Latte Lounge.

Only 2 more days to enter our September Monthly Contest --
Theme - School
Due - Thursday, September 30, 2010
Prize - box of Halloween goodies (we figured we could set you up just right for the coming season!!)

090910 Rhonda's Fairy Challenge -- Deadline extended to October 7th.
Just stop by and post a link. I know lots of you must play along with Danni's awesome Flutterby Challenge. It's OK to double dip!! :-)

092610 - Noreen's Monday Challenge - Create a nugget box
Deadline is Monday 10/4/10
Prize - 1 TSB image of your choice
Noreen's planning on making her challenge weekly so be sure to stop by every Monday!!

Thanks for being patient as my blogging has lapsed!! Have a great day!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Featured member Monday!!!

Here we are again for another Monday of sharing one of our fabulous members work!!
Hope you'll take a minute and get to know COLLETTE a bit better!!

Short biography—
My name is Collette and I’m married with one teenage daughter. I’m currently in school to pursue my 2nd career - Nursing. Hoping that I get into the Nursing program for January. I also love to coach recreational cheerleading. This year, I’m coaching our Varsity, 7th & 8th grade girls. My daughter is in high school and pursuing volleyball, so I need to keep my fingers in the pot. I so enjoy watching the young girls grow and learn new experiences.

How long have you been paper crafting?
I’ve been stamping/scrap booking for about 10 years now. I first got started with Stampin’ Up - which I still thoroughly enjoy. I’ve only recently gotten into Digital image stamping and coloring with Copics. In the last 4 months, I’ve grown my Copic stash and even became Certified at CHA last month.

How did you get started in paper crafting?
Went to a Stampin’ Up party - the rest is history. I actually was a Creative Memories consultant for about 2 years. I gave that up because of the limitations placed on only using their products. I CAN’T not use all that other cool stuff out there, right? I do still enjoy many of their products, however.

What crafting item can you not live without?
I DO so love my Tombow monoadhesive tape runners. Have tried many other adhesives, but that’s a staple I usually try to stock up on.

What is your favorite paper crafting company?
I have to say I’m still a die-hard Stampin’ Up fan, but love many of the other companies out there. I’m a Designer Paper junkie - lean more towards the vintage, 30’s and smaller, more delicate patterns. Basic Grey, October Afternoon are among my many favorites.
As for images, I love anything from Elisabeth Bell, Magnolia images, Lili of the Valley (out of the United Kingdom), Tiffany Doodles, and of course, Tracey Malnofski’s images from The Stamping Boutique. Nearly every time I see a new one, I’m off to the store to buy it.

What is your favorite coloring medium?
Currently, Copics are my favorite … ashamed to admit that I stopped counting at 170. I also enjoy coloring with Prismacolor pencils & Gamsol as well as traditional water coloring.

Do you have any other hobbies?

I also enjoy reading, watching “period” movies (Jane Austen, et al), quilting, crocheting, sewing, jewelry-making, drawing. I can’t sit in front of the tv without SOMETHING to occupy my hands.
Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself?
While I love all kinds of different things on my cards & scrap booking, I’m more of a flat designer - I don’t like too much bulk, either in mailing or in my books. I’m also a glitter-phobe, so Stickles are a good friend (glitter encased in the glue, yes!).

Here are some of Collette's recent works --

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Latest Challenge Update

Hello all! I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful day!!

Here are the latest challenges at The Latte Lounge--
Theme - School
Due - Thursday, September 30, 2010
Prize - box of Halloween goodies (we figured we could set you up just right for the coming season!!)

Weekly -

090110 - Noreen's Challenge
Theme - Birthday Image
Due - Tuesday, September 15, 2010
Prize - 2 TSB Images

090410 - ABC Challenge
Project - Back pack box (tutorial found at Splitcoast Stampers)
Due - Saturday, September 18, 2010
Prize - 2 Tsb Images

090710 - Jo's Challenge
Theme - Thankful/Thinking of You
Due - September 21st, 2010
Prize - 2 TSB images

090910 Rhonda's Challenge
Theme - Fairies and Angels
Due - Thursday, September 23, 2010
Prize - 2 TSB Images

The Stamping Boutique
Digi Image Day
Theme: Game Night (Candy Land Winter)
Where: on PCP at The Stamping Boutique group page
When: September 18th, Saturday
Time: 2PM to 4PM
What to Bring: your crafting supplies
What will be supplied: free new release images, lots of great chatter and prizes
How to join in the fun: become a member of The Stamping Boutique here on PCP (and the main blog too if you want) and on the day of the digi image day I will have a discussion set up just for us to chat and get the challenges so when your there just stop by and say hello so I know your ready to play!
Thanks for stopping by and thanks to all of our faithful followers!! Have a fabulous day!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Member Spotlight!!

Just wanted to take a few moments and show you some of the fabulous work being done by the members of The Latte Lounge-

Stacie Gorse -

Stacey Martinez

Jennifer McGee

Crystal Dennett

Collette Landwer

Hope you'll take a moment and leave these ladies some love!!
Have a fabulous day!!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tuesday Challenge Update...

Hope those of you who had a long weekend enjoyed it!! I am back to work today at least it is a short week!

Here are the latest challenges happening at The Latte Lounge

Theme - SchoolDue - Thursday, September 30, 2010
Prize - box of Halloween goodies (we figured we could set you up just right for the coming season!!)

Weekly -
082610-Rhonda's Challenge
Theme - Animals
Due - Thursday, September 9, 2010
Prize - 2 TSB Images

090110 - Noreen's Challenge
Theme - Birthday Image
Due - Tuesday, September 15, 2010

090410 - ABC Challenge
Project - Back pack box (tutorial found at Splitcoast Stampers)
Due - Saturday, September 18, 2010

I also wanted to let you know that The Stamping Boutique will be hosting a Digi Day at Papercraft Planet on Saturday September 18th. It promises to be a ton of fun!! I'll post more details soon!!

Enjoy your day!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Featured member Monday!!!

Holy Cow, I'm late again!! Sorry!!

So here we go --- this week's Featured Member is

Let's start by getting to know a little about Stacie

Hi! My name is Stacie and my online identity is “Hestia’s Helper”. Hestia is the Greek Goddess of Hearth and Home, and as her “Helper”, it is my job to promote domestic peace and harmony. My wonderful husband Joe and I are self-employed and run a Building Services business. One branch of our business includes Housecleaning. That is where the name came from, in case anyone was wondering. We promote domestic tranquility by providing a clean and calm environment… Have you ever had your house professionally cleaned? You know the feeling you get on cleaning day when you come home to a nice, clean house! Hestia was there!

A little about me personally: I can still check the box in the 35-40 age category, but only for a few more months! Joe and I have been married 10 years and have 2 awesome boys, ages 8 & 9. They sometimes like to craft with me and other times, like to steal my supplies for what they call “projects”… oh what fun it is to be the mom of boys!

The Stamping Boutique is my first EVER Design Team so I am excited and nervous at the same time! I’m looking forward to working with their AWESOME team!

How long have you been paper crafting? Only about 9 months!

How did you get started in paper crafting?
I got a Cricut Expression for Christmas last year and it was my intro to the whole world of paper crafting! I started out just surfing the web for info on how to use the Cricut because I wanted to make a scrapbook. Then I found Digital Stamping, then card-making. It has been an exhilarating journey and I’m having a ball!

What crafting item can you not live without?
One item? Hmmm, guess I’d have to say my paper trimmer! I use it for every project…

What is your favorite paper crafting company?
Right now, I would have to say it’s an even split between DCWV or Colorbok. I love the textures and patterns of DCWV packs and Colorbok came out with a whole line of papers that are only $5 a pack at Walmart, so it’s less stressful to experiment when it doesn’t break the bank.

What is your favorite coloring medium?
I always use Colored Pencils. I recently bought a set of Prismacolor pencils and LOVE them! There really is a BIG difference between the Prismacolors and Crayola’s! Haven’t ventured into Copics yet, but I’m thinking about it… Christmas is coming!!

Do you have any other hobbies?
I play piano and am working on teaching my boys how to play. I also love to cook and bake. Is housekeeping a hobby? Y’know, something you do once in a while? If so, that’s my biggest one! (-: (especially the “once in a while” part)—hee hee! (-:

Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself?
Here’s my blog address: http://hestiashelper.blogspot.com

Now take a look at some of Stacie's creations!! One of the things that most impresses me about her work is her incredible detention to details!!

As always we appreciate you following us and hope you'll join in the chatting, challenges and fun at The Latte Lounge.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The August Contest Winner is..........

CHERYL GORKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations!!! Please email me at mczapor@oh.rr.com This was our most entries to date and I just loved everyone's work!! I hope you'll join us this month!!

The September Contest is going to be any project with a School theme. Your projects can be school related in any way. It might be a good time to get a jump start on teacher's Christmas gifts!!! I hope everyone isn't too tired of this theme already!!!

September Monthly Challenge
Theme: School
Ends: Thursday September 30 at 11:59pm
You earn an entry for each project you create
You earn an entry for posting about the challenge on your blog (please send me the direct link at mczapor@oh.rr.com)
Prize -- a box of Halloween goodies - embellies, papers, stamps, etc...

I can't wait to get ideas for Christmas gifts for teachers!!

Current Weekly Challenges-
082610 - Rhonda's Challenge - Animals
Ends: Thursday September 9, 2010
Prize: - 2 TSB Images of your choice

090110 - Noreen's Challenge - Use a Birthday Stamp
Due - September 15
Prize - 2 TSB images!

We're working on some new sponsors so keep on checking back for more information!! Hope to see you at TLL soon!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010


Just a quick note that our August Challenge winner will be announced soon and I'll be posting September's contest!!

I hope you'll stop by TLL and join in the chatting!!

Blessings and Hugs to all!!