Friday, April 29, 2011

"Friday's Here... It's Party Time"

Good Afternoon Everyone! It has been one exciting and long week for me! I am so happy that we are coming up on the weekend! I must say... Have you seen the television coverage of The Royal Wedding? It is absolutely wonderful! I have not seen the actual ceremony, yet... but all the before hand details and all I can say is "WOW"! (I think we all should be a Princess one day! Don't ya think?)

Okay, back to what I came to remind all of you about... (hee-hee, got a bit sidetracked!)


HEATHER, OWNER OF FRESHLY BREWED DESIGNS is throwing a "BEACH PARTY"! She is tired of the icky weather everyone has been having and is ready for Summer! I bet you are wondering what she has up her sleeve... Well I can give some details; but only a few! LOL! She will be having LIVE chatter, while holding challenges... yep we will be creating while chatting! Thank goodness she has decided to leave the challenges open for 24 hours and this morning she gave us all a surprise... she posted 2 of the challenges early so we could have extra time to work on them! Yay! So you will need to have your creations posted by Saturday, April 30th at 12pm EST! Isn't she just the sweetest? Okay now for a few more details... She is also going to be sharing some sneak peaks at her "NEW SUMMER LINE OF RUBBER and SOME DIGI IMAGES"! But that is NOT all... She is going to have some PRIZES TOO! I told ya, It is a party! You must bring your own ink and beverage of your choice!! Heather will, of course have coffee; but what if you wanted something with a bit more kick? Well it is up to you! LOL! I hope to see you there, I am definitely NOT going to miss this awesome PARTY!!

The other things that I wanted to remind you of are...

We have a NEW GROUP here at The Latte Lounge... IN A SCRAP CREATION! Amanda, the wonderful owner had taken up residence with us! How cool is that? Well... make sure you join her group to see what is NEW and HAPPENIN'! She will be so happy to have you!

Also, JLJ DESIGNS has a special surprise coming May 1st! Be sure to drop into her group to see what it is! I am sure you will LOVE it! I did, when I heard about it... but, I can't tell or it will NOT be surprise! (Hee-Hee)

One more big announcement...

The Latte Lounge Challenges are taking a NEW TWIST for the month of May! I can't give to many of those details, as... I have been sworn to secrecy! So you will just have to wait and see what is happening there also! LOL!

Hmmm... I feel like I am missing something???

Oh Yeah... I almost forgot... Our Kids Challenge will be posted Saturday, May 7, 2011 and will be... ah sucks, sorry everyone I can't tell that secret either! Darn... It is really hard for me to keep all these things to myself when I am so excited about them! LOL!

Well since I can't give anymore details... I will close this post!
I hope everyone has a wonderfully creative weekend!
Happy Creating!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Recipe Challenge Mid Way Reminder

Hello all! You have another week to enter the recipe challenge - 1 image, 2 ribbons, and three papers.

We're sponsored by The Stamping Boutique and the winner will receive their choice of two images.
We've got a lot planned for May and we'll be shaking things up. Stay tuned for exciting details! I hope to see you at the recipe challenge this week.

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Kids Challenge Half Way Reminder

Hi Kids!
Today, we are half way through our 
Kid's Challenge at The Latte Lounge!

Remember, we are being sponsored by 

and if you enter, you might win TWO images 
from the Stamping Boutique Store!

Here's a card my little boy, Joey, made 
for his friend Jacob.
He used a Mighty Mouse that I cut out for him 
on my Cricut a long time ago
(for the Mom's, the SVG & SCAL file is available 
on my SVG Files Page)

Don't forget to make
 something special for your "BFF
and post it by Friday
for a chance to win our KID'S CHALLENGE!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

"Happy Friday Everyone"

How is your Friday going? I hope well and that you have a wonderful Easter weekend! I have a few announcements to share with all of you today!

First off, The Stamping Boutique is having its very first Digi Weekend at Scrapbook News And Review Card Universe's NEW site! The theme is "The Royal Wedding"! (See badge on the sidebar!) Today, the first challenge has been released and the first FREEBIE! The FREEBIE Is Located In The CHALLENGE #1 ALBUM That Is Set Up Right In THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE GROUP! IT WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE FOR TODAY (FRIDAY)! Then tomorrow challenge two and three will be released! There Will Be A FREEBIE In CHALLENGE #2 ALBUM & CHALLENGE #3 ALBUM Tomorrow (Saturday), AGAIN THEY WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE FOR ONE DAY! So you MUST get over there to get the one today and the other two tomorrow!

Challenge #1 - "Create Your Own Background"

Challenge #2 - "Recipe Challenge" (Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, & Something Blue)

Challenge #3 - "Color Challenge" - (Red, White, & Blue)

All of these challenge will run until Friday, April 29, 2011 at 11:59pm EST. The winners of The Stamping Boutique Rubber Stamps and $20.00 Gift Certificate will be announced Sunday, May 1, 2011! I hope you will have fun making your creations for these awesome challenges! Then be on the lookout for your name to be announced!

And the second announcement...

Heather owner of Freshly Brewed Designs will be throwing a "Beach Party" here at The Latte Lounge Friday, April 29, 2011 at 7pm EST! (See badge on the sidebar!) She will be giving some "SNEAK PEEKS AT HER NEW SUMMER LINE"! She has lots of things planned including chatting, challenges, and goodies! Be sure to bring your INK! We will also be working on some projects! Wooo Hooo! To RSVP for this event click HERE! The party will be in the Freshly Brewed Group HERE!

Don't FORGET we have several challenges taking place here at the lounge and with in the groups! Be sure to keep an eye on the sidebar for all the lastest things that are happening!
I hope all of you have a wonderful Easter weekend!
Happy Creating!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bunnies and Chicks

Hello!  Welcome to another challenge at The Latte Lounge.  For this challenge I am asking to see your creations using Bunnies and Chicks.  Since it's spring and close to Easter I thought this would be fun.  You can use whatever theme  you want, it doesn't have to be Easter, as long as you have a bunny or chick on your creation.

This challenge will run for 2 weeks so you will have until May 5 to enter.  The prize will be 2 images of your choice from The Stamping Boutique.

Here are some samples for inspiration.


My DD Abby wanted to make a sample also...

Here are mine...

I can't wait to see what you all come up with.


Monday, April 18, 2011

Recipe Challenge!

Hello all! Jen here with a new challenge - this time a recipe. The recipe is one image, two ribbons and three papers. You can add your own "spices" as long as you have the basic ingredients.

The sponsor for this challenge is The Stamping Boutique and I've used Audrey in the Rain for my card. The winner of the challenge will receive two images! I used two yellow papers and one pink paper. There's a wide wavy yellow ribbon under the flowers and pink ribbon for the tags.

This challenge is open until May 1. Remember - digi day challenges are open until Wednesday. Check out the handy sidebar for all of the current challenge info.

Happy Crafting!


Sunday, April 17, 2011


Hi Kids and welcome to the new challenge at The Latte Lounge!
First of all, I would like to congratulate our winner
of the Glitter and Bling Challenge:
Great job Mia!!

Our new challenge starts today!
We are sponsored this time
and the lucky winner will get to choose
TWO images from the store!

Our challenge theme this time is to

We have some great examples to show you today:

Here is one from last week’s winner, Mia:

and from Mia’s BFF, Maddi

Here is one from Abby:

and here’s one from AJ

and here’s Joey’s project, a flower to hang on the fridge

Thank you to all our helpers who made examples this week!

You’ll have 2 weeks to make a project for your BFF.

This challenge ends April 29th.

Just enter your projects at the Latte Lounge
for a chance to win Stamping Boutique images!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

"Catch Up Friday!"

Good Afternoon Everyone! It's Friday and it sure has been a whirl wind week! I hope all of you are looking forward to the weekend too! I sure am!! Today I am going to give you all some beautiful creations to get your MOJO moving with!

First off... We have a creation by our very own Stacie for The Coffee & Cream Challenge...

Isn't it gorgeous? I think so! Thanks for sharing Stacie!

Then we have some wonderful creations for The Color Challenge (Turquoise & Black)...

First up is... Jen from JLJ Designs

Then we have... Rhonda...

Hmmm... now is Stacie...

And last is mine...

What do y'all think? I think the ladies created some beautiful inspiration! I hope this helps to get you thinking about what you would like to create!!

Hee- Hee... You thought I was done, didn't you? LOL! Nope I'm not...

Tomorrow is our Digi Day Event "Giving Teachers The Royal Treatment", the LIVE chat starts at 8pm EST! Be sure to check your calender, set your phone alarms, and write yourself a note to be here! You REALLY don't want to miss out on the chatter, challenges, Games, and of course the PRIZES!!! I can't wait to see all of you there! Here is the link to RSVP and Here is the link where all the challenges and games will be!
Have a wonderfully creative weekend!
Happy Creating!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Color Challenge April 13-27th.

Time for another color challenge at The Latte Lounge!!!

The colors are Turquoise and Black!! The prize will be a $10 gift certificate to Jen's store - JLJ Designs. You have to check it out - Jen has the most wonderful digi papers around including the ones used on my sample!! The papers are even more gorgeous in person!! :-)

So here's the short version -
Challenge - Turquoise and Black
Prize - $10 Gift certificate to JLJ DesignsDates - April 13-27th.

Also, don't forget our digi day this Saturday night!!!

Hope to see you there!!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Coffee and Cream Challenge Mid Way Reminder

You still have a week to join in the Coffee and Cream Challenge sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs.

Here's a yummy card made with Cold Shower from Fresh Brewed Designs. Makes me want something cold and creamy!
We're having a digi day at The Latte Lounge this Saturday - "Giving Teachers the Royal Treatment." It'll be lots of fun, games, and challenges. We hope to see you there!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Kid's Challenge Update

There's still time to play in the 
for a chance to win a really great prize 
from Designed 2 Delight!

Take a look at some of the great projects
that have already been posted!!


Tisha, Age 2
Sawyer, Age 2.5

Liz, Age 9


There's still one more week to play!

Friday, April 8, 2011

"Yay... It's Friday!!!"

Good Afternoon Everyone! I am so happy it is Friday! How about you? The weather is getting nice here in Wisconsin, I CAN'T wait to get outside and do some raking! I know that sounds bad; but it has been a long, long winter! LOL!

I am going to keep today's post short and sweet! (Yeah right... I am the wordY one! LOL!)

First thing on my mind today is...

The Latte Lounge Digi Day Event! We have it all scheduled and Oh, I wish I could give you all the details; but I can't! I can tell you that the theme is "Giving Teachers The Royal Treatment" and.... it is April 16, 2011 from 8pm - 10pm EST! If you would be so kind as to grab our badge on the sidebar of this blog and post it on your blog or do a blog post about it, we would be so grateful! We have lots of fun things in store for everyone! I am ready to bust, because I just can't say anything more! (My lips, okay fingers are sworn to secrecy! LOL!)

Second thing on my mind is...

We have some super duper challenges going on with some really awesome sponsors! If you haven't had a chance to take part in them... head over to the sidebar and check them out!

Third thing on my mind is...

Have you seen some of the newest additions to The Stamping Boutique's Store? If not, you have got to go and stop in to see what our Tracey has created! And Heather at Freshly Brewed Designs has some NEW designs too! Oh Yeah, Cindy-Lynn at Digi's With Attitude! has her NEW store open! Aletha has a NEW Ippity Challenge Blog and Brenda from Stamping With Brenda has a NEW challenge going on! Karber Digital Images is still donating funds for The Japanese Relief Effort! So many wonderful things are happening here at The Lounge and with some of our wonderful Groups within The Lounge! If you have time, check them all out!

Okay... I said I would keep it short and sweet today! So I think I did pretty good! LOL! What do you think?

Have a wonderfully creative weekend!
Happy Creating!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fuzzy and Furry Challenge (4/7 to 4/21)

Hello!!  It's time for another challenge at The Latte Lounge.  This time around I'm asking you to create something using Fun Flocking and/or Flower Soft to add some fur and fuz.  I just love using Fun Flock and Flower Soft.  

The challenge will run for 2 weeks, so you will have until April 21 to enter.  The prize will be a $5 gift certificate to Digi's With Attitude, who are kindly sponsoring this challenge.  Let's make sure to visit them and leave them some love.

Here are some creations for inspriation...




Christy D

I hope to see you all playing along.  I can't wait to see all the fuzzy and furry creations.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Coffee and Cream Challenge with Fresh Brewed Designs

Hi all! Jen here. Time for a new challenge. We're sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs and the theme is coffee and cream. You can use the colors, coffee images, or anything else that coffee and cream inspires you to do. The challenge is open until April 17th. The winner will receive three digis of their choice from Fresh Brewed Designs!
Heather of Fresh Brewed Designs very generously shared some images with the DT. Aren't they yummy?



Happy Crafting!


Saturday, April 2, 2011

First of all, I need to congratulate

LerLer for winning the


Here is his awesome project!

And he’s only 2 1/2 years old!!

He is the proud owner of a $10 Gift Certificate
from Stitchy Bear Stamps!
stitchy bear stamps

Thank you once again to our generous sponsors!!

AND NOW!! The NEW Kids Challenge!!

We KNOW how much kids love sparkle and shine!

So our newest challenge should be right up their alley!


We want to see it S-P-A-R-K-L-E!!

You can use any image or product that you like!

Just enter your project HERE

This time, our Kid’s Challenge is being sponsored by

Designed 2 Delight!

Our winner will receive their choice of one of these two images:

Boys Prize Girls Prize

Our Team at The Stamping Boutique and at The Latte Lounge has been very busy making samples for you.

Here are their projects:

From our “Big Kid Sara” Thanks for playing along, Sara… you’re the BEST!! (-:

Big Kigs First... this one is from Sara

From Peanut, the Glitterbabe’s Apprentice


This is Mia’s card! I love her papers and her coloring is terrific!


AJ tied that bow all by himself and he LOVES bling!


Aren’t they TERRIFIC??!!??

We can’t wait to see YOURS!!!

Enter the Kids Glitter and Bling Challenge today!!

It will end Saturday, April 16th, so you have 2 weeks!

Friday, April 1, 2011


Happy Friday all!! I wanted to stop by and share the March Monthly Challenge winner -- Cheryl First. Here's the card she shared

Now let's get started on April's Monthly Challenge -- Teacher Appreciation

Due Date - April 30th at 11:59 PM

Prize - 2 digi images from The Stamping Boutique and one month of free membership to Stampin Up's Brenda Dean's Paper Society!!! Here's a little inspiration for you --

Lunch box template - My Time Made Easy Apple Image - The Stamping Boutique Teacher saying - Papertrey Ink I am looking forward to seeing you fabulous creations!! Blessings, Melissa