Sunday, May 29, 2011

May Challenges are almost over!

There are only a few days left to enter the monthly challenges at The Latte Lounge! The final twist in the May challenges is a polka dotted, flowered card for a special lady in your life. We have fabulous entries so far! Everyone who enters will be in the drawing for each of the five prizes.

There are also monthlong challenges in some of The Latte Lounge groups. The Fresh Brewed Designs group is having a sketch challenge.

The JLJ Designs group has an anything goes challenge - just use a JLJ Designs product.

Here's the prize (along with a $10 gift certificate to JLJ Designs store):
We'll see you soon. You have until Tuesday to enter the challenges!

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Only One More Week for the KID'S CHALLENGE!!

This is the LAST WEEK for our 
All month, we're asking you to create projects 
for your Mom
or for any other Special Women in Your Life... 

We are being sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps
and the winner will get a
$10 Gift Certificate to the Stitchy Bear Store!

We have a special treat this month too!
Stitchy Bear stamps has given us permission
to post FREEBIES for the Kid's to use in their projects!
All the Stitchy Bear Stamps images are 
in zipped files.
You can find them at the bottom 

Mom's you can help open the files for your kids, right?

In the first set, there are 5 great images to color!
In the second set, there are 6 circles for sentiments!

Have fun with them and 
we can't wait to see all your great projects!! 

Here are FOUR NEW Freebies!!

You only have ONE MORE WEEK
until this challenge closes!

by clicking HERE!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

"The Start Of Our Memorial Day Weekend"

Good Afternoon Everyone! Today is the start of the long Memorial Day weekend, YAY! I am sure most of you have plans, either to travel or stay at home and get things caught up or even maybe have a BBQ! No matter what your plans are please be SAFE! I also want to remind everyone to take a few minutes of silence, to pray and thank all of those soldiers out there that either are not with their families for this holiday or who have served in the past, so we all can be free to do what we like! I know that I personally am very thankful for all that our soldiers have done and will continue to do!!!

Now a quick run down of all the challenges that are still happening here at the lounge...

1st... Our Month Long May Challenge with all of it's twists and turns! Please let us know if you enjoyed this type of challenge, we are looking for your feedback! Also... if you are planning to sneak in some crafty time... you have until Tuesday, May 31, 2011! (hint... hint... Hee-Hee)

2nd... The Month Long Kids Challenge is still underway, so maybe y'all good have some good quality time creating out on the picnic table this weekend! I bet your kids would that! And don't forget their are some awesome freebie images from Stitch Bear Stamps that they can use! (Hee-Hee... I'm a good enabler, huh?)

3rd... JLJ Designs still has her Month Long Challenge going and an awesome coupon code in her group for her new Artfire Store! She has some really yummy goodies... are you tempted? Well... you still have time to check out the store and enter her challenge! It closes on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 also! (Hee-Hee hint... hint...)

4th... Heather from Freshly Brewed has her Month Long Sketch Challenge going in her group, if you need a bit of inspiration! She would love to have you join in! This challenge runs until Thursday, June 2, 2011!

So now I will bid you farewell, enjoy your long weekend!
Happy Creating!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monthly Challenge Update!!

So, we're nearing the end!
May is almost over and 
June is just around the corner!

is going strong 
and the projects that are entered so far

So far, we have:

Made Special Projects for Mom


We added Flowers

and NOW

we have ONE MORE TWIST!!

For the last week
we want you to


Of course we'll make it worth it!

In addition to the prizes 
already mentioned

we're going to sweeten the pot!

This week, we're going to add
two more sponsors!!

So, at the end of the month
EVERY entry in the
Monthly Challenge
will go into a drawing!

There are

That means there will be


Here are a couple polka dotted, flowered cards
that Jen and I made to help get your mojo going:

What a delicious-looking cupcake, hmmm?

My aunt adores lady bugs, so this one's for her!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Digi Day Challenges

We had a great Mothers and Special Ladies in Our Lives digi day chat last night! Thank you to everyone who was able to join us. We have four great challenges that are open until Wednesday at 11:59 pm. There are great prizes to be won!

I'm going to hit the highlights for each of the four challenges. We can't wait to see your creations!

The first challenge is "You're a Special Lady, Too." Make the card or project that you'd like to receive. The challenge is sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs.

I made an altered journal for my project. The image is Summer Laundry Line by The Stamping Boutique. I love this image and I've been using it over and over as we get ready for summer.

The next challenge is a Recipe Challenge - 1 image, 2 pieces of lace, and 3 shiny things. You can go totally girly with this recipe! The challenge is sponsored by In a Scrap Creations.

Here's Sara's girly card. I love the lace and sparkles! Sara has used Princess Jennifer Latte Vanity from The Stamping Boutique.

Stacie's challenge is inspired by her mom - "You Better Shape Up!" The challenge is sponsored by The Stamping Boutique.
Here is Stacie's "sunny" card. I love those sunflower seeds. The sentiment inside (from The Stamping Boutique) says "May your day be filled with sunshine."

Last, but certainly not least, Rhonda brings us a fancy fold challenge. The challenge is sponsored by Stampin' With Brenda.

Here's Rhonda's fabulous tri shutter card. I love the fun flower paper. Rhonda has used Flower Cart by The Stamping Boutique.

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Digi Day is THIS WEEKEND!!

Our May Monthly Challenge is in full swing!

Take a look at all the beautiful projects

that have been entered so far!!

Our Theme this month is Mom’s

and Other Special Women in Our Lives

Our Challenge is to create ANY project for Mom’s

and other Special Women

with a little twist that we added to include: “Add Flowers

We’re being sponsored by:

At the end of the month, we’re having drawings

for chances to win prizes

from all of our generous sponsors!

You’ll definitely want to get in on it!!

where we’d would LOVE to see your projects added!!



Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mark Your Calendars!

Saturday is The Latte Lounge's monthly digi day. This month we'll have games and challenges focusing on mothers and other special women in our lives. We'll be having a live chat on May 21st 8-10 pm ET. We hope to see you there!

Happy Crafting!


Friday, May 13, 2011

"Late Friday Night... It's The Weekend!"

Well, all I have to say is... Whew! Today has been wild! LOL! Anyways, I only have one topic to remind all of you about (can you believe it?) LOL!

In A Scrap Creation is having a blog hop in honor of Operation Write Home starting at 12am EST! The hop will start at the In A Scrap Creation Blog and continue through the Design Team Members Blog's! Here all the details...

I hope you will join me in hopping along and leave all the DT Members some comments! Not to mention... see the NEW May Release Goodies!
Yep... Can you believe I (the wordy one) am done already? (Hee-Hee) Must be because I am tired and ready for bed!
Have a wonderfully creative weekend!
Happy Creating!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

TODAY IS DOLLAR DAY at The Stamping Boutique

"Drop By And Shop 'Til You Drop!"

Yep all Tracey's newest images at The Stamping Boutique are on sale for $1.00!!!!!!!!!! You'll also want to check out some of her other wonderful lines available. I have to admit I am pretty much a TSB addict. We hope you'll take time to stop by and see all that she has available!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You!!

We have been very good about posting hints about the May Monthly Challenge at the Latte Lounge, I think!
We have told you several times that there might be a few twists along the way!
Well, here’s the first one!
Remember last week, we posted our Monthly Challenge
Store Badge 
and the theme was to
make any project for Moms and other Special Women in our Lives?
Well, this week, we’re STILL doing
projects for Mom’s and other Special Women in our Lives!
And we’re STILL being sponsored by The Stamping Boutique!
And you can STILL enter your projects HERE!
This week, we want to see you ADD FLOWERS
to your Project for Moms and Other Special Women!!
Yep, same challenge, but different!
Not only will you be entered to win the prize from the Stamping Boutique,
but we’re adding to the loot!!
We are adding 2 new prizes to the drawing!!
A $5 Gift Certificate from Digi’s with Attitude!
Sponsored By DWA 
3 images from the one and only Glitterbabe!!
At the end of the month, we will have THREE random drawings
for chances to win prizes from THREE different sponsors!
So keep those monthly challenge projects coming!
Enter as many times as you can!
The more times you enter, the better your chances to WIN!!!

Look at this beautiful card
made by Jen:

She used one of my favorites of the new images 
at the Stamping Boutique!!
And you can grab this image TOMORROW
for ONLY $1

And there are already some beautiful cards that have been entered!
Here are a few samples:

Look at Rhonda's pretty pink flowers:
with another of the new TSB images!!
This one will be on sale tomorrow, too!

I'm not sure where Ash got this pretty sunflower, 
but isn't this a lovely card?

And Cheryl shared the secret of this awesome ruffled ribbon:

You'll have to pop over to the Challenge Thread to check it out!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day! We have so much going on at The Latte Lounge this month. I'm really enjoying the May Challenge - make a project for a special woman in your life. I think there will be some exciting twists with this challenge, so stay tuned for tomorrow!

I made a card for the challenge today featuring coeopsis from The Stamping Boutique and Pretty Tough Just the Papers from JLJ Designs. I colored the image with Copics and added ribbon from the April Swap Club.

Have you seen our May Kids Challenge? There's even a kids freebie from our sponsor Stitchy Bear Stamps. Check out the fabulous cards that member Jenn made with her card club!

Did you know that the Fresh Brewed Designs group has a sketch challenge going on? Heather has some surprises for the group this weekend. So generous!

I have one more challenge for you - the JLJ Designs group has an anything goes challenge as long as you use a JLJ Designs product. There's a $3 off coupon good today for group members. Be sure to check it out.

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hello and welcome to our THIRD kid's challenge!
This one should be pretty special!
All month, we're asking you to create projects for your Mom
or for any other Special Women in Your Life... 
We are being sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps
and the winner will get a
$10 Gift Certificate to the Stitchy Bear Store!


We have a special treat this month too!
Stitchy Bear stamps has given us permission
to post FREEBIES for the Kid's to use in their projects!

Our Kid Designers have made a bunch of really great cards:

Here's Abby's





Aren't they AWESOME!!??!!

Sure to make every mom feel SUPER-special!

To get you started, here's ONE of the FREEBIES:
And here's a Sentiment Circle to go with it:
This challenge will run all month!