Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Enchantment Images only One Dollar!!


All the images in the 
Only ONE DOLLAR each!!

Our big party is only TEN days away!!
We hope you'll join us for our
at The Crafter's Cafe

We have all kinds of fun planned!
We're introducing our new Design Team
and will have games, challenges and
September 10th at 8pm EST

We're giving away all kinds of terrific prizes
from so many generous sponsors, including:

The Stamping Boutique
JLJ Designs
Get Hippity with Ippity
Fresh Brewed Designs
Jen's Digi Stamps
A Day for Daisies
and Stampin' Up

You sure don't want to miss it!!

There is only a little time left to enter our Monthly Challenge
for a chance to win one of NINE prizes!!!

And the Kid's Challenge is winding down, too!

It's been a great August
and September is going to FANTASTIC!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Loads of Love and Things to Come

Happy Friday to everyone! The weekend is here!

I wanted to share a project that Melissa, one of my DT members, created. She used the {ippity} set, Loads of Love. This set was designed by Tracey Malnofski, owner and artist of The Stamping Boutique, and also an “Artista” for Unity Stamp Co.

Over at The Crafter’s Café in the Get Hippity with {ippity} group, Challenge #4’s Color Combo is still going on. You still have a few days to get your entry in. The prize is an {ippity} stamp set of your choice from my {ippity} Sales Blog.

Beginning in September we, me and my GHWI Design Team, are opening up our blog to two monthly challenges. Each will begin on the first and third Mondays of the month. Our very first one, on Sept. 5, is a sketch challenge. One of the privileges of being a Get Hippity with {ippity} group member is you will get a sneak peak, two weeks in advance, of the next challenge! You will also get a sneak peak of creations made with the next {ippity} stamp set release. Come on over and join us. We are a group of very talented and fun loving crafters.

Thanks for stopping by The Crafter’s Café blog and reading my rambles. I hope to see you again next Friday.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Anything for August Progressive Challenge Week 4

It's week 4 for our August progressive challenge. We started the month with anything goes and this week it's anything goes with bows AND sparkle AND a sentiment!

This week, we're adding Amber Ink

This week the DT made whatever struck their fancy, tied it up with a bow, added some bling and a sentiment.

Stacie added sparkly star and apple to her back to school card featuring Mrs. Czapor's Ruler,Back to School House, and Back to School Background from The Stamping Boutique.

Happy Crafting!


Friday, August 19, 2011

Music of My Heart

Happy Friday, everyone! The summer is almost over and school has started in many states. Boy the time does fly by.

Today, I want to share a project that Rhonda, our new Design Team member, created today using the Music of My Heart {ippity} stamp set. For all the details, check out Rhonda’s blog, Rhonda’s Place to Share, and leave her some love.

Challenge #4 is still going on over at Get Hippity with{ippity} group at The Crafter’s Café. It’s a “color combo” and you can use any image of your choosing. Challenge #4 will end on August 31, so you still have plenty of time.

On September 5, Challenge #5 will be taking place at the Get Hippity with{ippity}Blog. This will be a sketch challenge and will run until September 17. Now if you want a head start on this challenge, I have the sketch posted on the Get Hippity with {ippity}group at The Crafter’s Café. Come on over and join us. Besides having a two week jump start for all the challenges, you would be joining a good group of talented artists. There is a lot of inspiration at The Crafter’s Café.

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you again next Friday!

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Crafter's Cafe Best Blog/NING candy evah! (36 Copic Set)

To enter the drawing for this candy, you first leave a comment with your e-mail address and make sure you're a blog follower and member of TCC. Second, you put the blog post and photo on your blog with the link back so others can enter as well. That's it!!! You're in!!!!  If you inform a friend of the candy and she enters and posts on her blog, let us know in a comment and you'll be entered twice!!! :D

August Progressive Challenge - Week 3

Before we get to this week's challenge, have you seen what's coming to The Crafter's Cafe? Check out this amazing prize - details to follow soon!
It's week 3 for our August progressive challenge. We started the month with anything goes and this week it's anything goes with bows AND sparkle!

We're adding Digi Design House

This week the DT made whatever struck their fancy, tied it up with a bow, and added some bling : )

Stacie added sparkly star and apple to her back to school card featuring Mrs. Czapor's Ruler, Back to School House, and Back to School Background from The Stamping Boutique.

Rhonda has made a gorgeous card featuring elements from the Follow Your Dreams digi beach kit.

I have a set of 3"x3" cards featuring Swinging Cynthia, New Wings Cynthia, I Love You this Much Cynthia, Seamstress Cynthia, and Cynthia Digi Papers from The Stamping Boutique.

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Kids Challenge Reminder

It's almost time to go

Our Kid's Challenge is perfect for
Back to School Teacher Gifts
and welcome back cards and projects!
Look at these great projects by 
two of our kid artists, PK and Miss E.!!

We would LOVE to see your Little Crafter Projects!!

Come over to the Crafter's Cafe
and join us!!

Here's is the link to the

Friday, August 12, 2011

A little inspiration from {ippity}

Good Friday afternoon!

The GHWI team has a very special announcement…welcome Get Hippity with {ippity}’s newest Design Team member, Rhonda Miller. We welcome Rhonda with open arms here at GHWI. We also cannot wait to see what her imagination brings to the table. Go check out Rhonda’s blog, “Rhonda’s Place to Share,” to find out more about Rhonda. She is one talented and very busy crafter!

I also want to share some projects created by Melissa. You can find out more about Melissa at her blog, “My Many Journeys.”

Melissa’s first project, “Feel Better Card,” was created with {ippity}’s stamp set, The Simple Things. I love this layout and her colors. This is also a very popular stamp set.
For the second card, Melissa used Unity’s March 2011 Kit of the Month. I love this set!

I hope you have found some inspiration with these projects and visiting the Design Team’s blogs.

Over at GHWI at The Crater’s Lounge we are have your Color Combo Challenge No. 4. We would really like to see your little piece of art. The prize is an {ippity}stamp set of our choice from my Get Hippity with Ippity Sales Blog. The deadline is August 31, still plenty of time.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

HEY! It's One Buck Wednesday!!

Oh My Goodness!
Can you believe I almost forgot to let you know about

Hurry over to the shop at
and grab the 
Back to School images!!

They're only One Dollar
but ONLY today!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

August Challenge #2 - Add a Bow

It's week 2 for our August progressive challenge. We started the month with anything goes and this week it's anything goes with bows!

We're adding Fresh Brewed Designs

to our sponsors from last week The Stamping Boutique and JLJ Designs.

This week the DT made whatever struck their fancy and tied it up with a bow : )

Stacie added a bow to her back to school card featuring Mrs. Czapor's Ruler, Back to School House, and Back to School Background from The Stamping Boutique.
I made a mini 3"x3" card featuring New Wings Cynthia and Cynthia Digi Papers from The Stamping Boutique.
Don't miss the fabulous followers freebie on The Stamping Boutique blog - available today only!

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, August 6, 2011

August Kids Challenge: Back to School

WOW! This has been ONE HOT SUMMER!!
Only a few more weeks and we go
so we decided that is a good theme

Abby sure is ready!
Look at this great card she made 
to get us started:

We are sponsored this month

and Miss Jessica has given us 
to use to start!

She also gave us digital papers!


Remember, if you grab this FREEBIE
 and use it to enter our challenge,
we'll send you another free image
so you can enter again!

Here are the digital paper packs.
If you want them, please email me
and I will send you the zipped files!

THANK YOU, Miss Jessica!!

Remember, you can enter as many times
as you would like!
This challenge will last the entire
month of August!

Just click here and post your pictures for us!
You will have to join The Latte Lounge to play
but we LOVE kids
and are setting up a whole GROUP
just for kids to join and hang out
so you're ALWAYS welcome
and SAFE!

And, remember:
and we would LOVE you to enter!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

New releases for {ippity}!

Yep, two new releases for the month of August!
And, here they are!

This first one, Make Your Mark, will probably be one of my favorites. Below the stamp set is my creation that I completed with Make Your Mark and for the Get Hippity with {ippity} group (GHWI) Challenge #4.

The second one is Loads of Love. This is so cute. I can think of loads of ways to use this one. (Sorry, had to do it!)

Now, if you come and join our group GHWI over at The Latte Lounge and participate in our Challenge #4, you have a chance to win one of these new sets, or a set from my {ippity} Sales Blog.

We have also started another group on Yahoo, Get Hippity with Ippity. Come join us there too. This group is where we can have group emails and keep the ideas flowing.

I want to say thank you to the The Latte Lounge team for inviting me to post on their gorgeous blog. You will be seeing new sets and some wonderful little pieces of art using {ippity} sets every Friday .

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all again!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Calling ALL Creative People

We are having a 
Design Team Call!!

We are looking for fellow crafty folks
to join our Team
and become part of the 
Latte Lounge Family!

We are a very small group
who love to laugh and have fun.
We enjoy creating projects
because it is FUN,
not because it's a "job"!

We would LOVE for you to join 
our Group!

And we have room for Kid's too!!
We run a Kid's Challenge every month
and would LOVE a Kid's Design Team
to showcase the challenge every week!

Here are the details:

What we require:
  • Up to FOUR (4) projects a month (one a week)- these can be ANY type of inspiration project: cards, scrap book layouts, paper creations, altered art... whatever makes YOU happy!
  • A blog would be nice, but is not required. We would like you to be able to post our promotions and events to spread the word about what a great place the Latte Lounge is!
  • Participation in something at the Latte Lounge! There is so much to do, between the Groups, the Challenges, the Swaps, the Galleries, the Forum... we would like our DT to actively contribute to the "Lounge" in some way! ANY way that makes you happy! 
What you will get:
  • Exclusive access to our private DT group where we post free images, upcoming challenge themes, and all our super-secret plans!
  • Up to FOUR (4) FREE images from The Stamping Boutique per month. We would like you to use those images for challenge inspiration, but if you have something else you'd rather use, that's ok too!
  • Free blog traffic! We provide links to your blog from our TLL Blog and from the Lounge, so you'll be plastered all over the internet! Hundreds of people will have the pleasure of seeing your newest creations!
How to apply:
  • Pick out your favorite 1 or 2 projects and paste them in an email
  • Include your Blog address in that email, if you have a blog
  • Tell us a little about yourself and your favorite crafting styles
  • Make sure you include your name and some way to contact you!
  • Send that email to:
We will be accepting applications starting

I'm not telling you the deadline,
because you'll just put it off!

Get that application sent in
as soon as you can!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Anything for August Progressive Challenge

Welcome to our Progressive Challenge for August! It's summertime and the living is this month we're starting with ANYTHING GOES!

Our sponsors this week are...The Stamping Boutique and the prize is two images of your choice.
And JLJ Designs with a prize of a $10 gift certificate.
The DT has put together some inspiration for you.

Stacie went back to school with her fun card featuring Mrs. Czapor's Ruler, Back to School House, and Back to School Background Paper from The Stamping Boutique.

Here's my card featuring Cupcake from The Stamping Boutique and grape seam binding from JLJ Designs.
Happy Crafting!