10 February 2011

Inspiration Challenge and Stylish Award

There is always something new going on at The Latte Lounge.
There are challenges, groups, discussions, galleries, gift exchanges, chats, and all kinds of fun!

The newest challenge is being hosted by Jennifer, from JLJ Designs.
I LOVE the concept behind this challenge!

We have all been inspired by things we have seen and read online and the entire challenge is based on using that inspiration to create!

This is my inspiration project!
I went back thru my blog to the very beginning, last year, and this was the FIRST time I had ever heard of "Nesties", seen paper-piecing, heard about pop-dots, and was truly inspired by anyone!
This card was made by Donna Mundinger for her Daddy, who had recently passed...

Something about this post and this card really struck a chord with me and I will never forget the impact I felt that day!

And here is my interpretation of her project.
I used the brand new "The Stamping Boutique" image "Rabbit in an Egg" that is FREE for all new members of the Stamping Boutique Group on SNR

I love the soft pink and yellow and CASE-ing Donna's work was more challenging than you would think! There are LOTS of layers here, and measuring and calculating was pretty time-consuming, but well worth it! I LOVE how this turned out and wish I could say I "designed" it myself... alas... maybe someday! (-: 

And on to other news from The Latter Lounge! Here are the other two challenges that are currently running:

Rhonda's "Valentine's with Glitter and Bling" Challenge will be running til the 17th! With all the Valentine's projects out there, this one should be easy-peasey! 

"Cheerfully Choosing Challenges" Challenge: to post one project into as many challenges as you can. Right now, we have one person who has entered a card into 59 challenges! Yep! You read that correctly: FIFTY-NINE!! Can you say: "WOW!?!"

I have received a new blog award!
I actually have received it from two of my online friends.
Thank you:
Dardi and

The trick to receiving this award is to share 8 things about myself and to pass it along to 8 Stylish Bloggers. OK, about me:

1. It's funny that I received a "Style" award. I walk thru the mall and look at clothes that are "in style" and think, no way am I wearing that!
2. I looked at the Billboard Top 10 and didn't know any of the artists!
3. I'm a reality TV junkie! Survivor comes back next week! Hooray!!
4. I have a serious caffeine addiction and get headaches without coffee.
5. In real life, I have about 5 friends. Online I've made dozens! Funny how we build relationships with people we never meet!
6. My "style" tends to be a mix of what I can create with my Cricut and a vast variety of images and techniques I've learned from above-mentioned friends.
7. I thrive on feedback. Good or bad, I LOVE to read comments!
8. I have always had furr-babies. I can't remember a time in my life I haven't had at least one cat or dog and currently have 2 of each!

And the eight friends I would like to share this award with:

  1. Tammy: OBX Stamping and Crafting
  2. Collette: Heaven Sent for You
  3. Michelle: Caffeine and Stamps
  4. Sara: Creative Addictions by Sara
  5. Rhonda: Rhonda's Place to Share
  6. Melissa: Melissa's Creative Place
  7. Jennifer: JLJ Designs
  8. Heather: Heather's Coffee Break
I know that some of you have already received this award, and I agree with those who beat me to it!! But all of you have inspired me in one way or another and I wanted to let you know, without getting all mushy-mush! 

Hope everyone is enjoying their day and I'll be back tomorrow with a brand new Digis with Attitude! image you will want to see!

Til then...


DonnaMundinger said...

Stacie, this post has really touched me. Your card is beautiful and to think I inspired it really fills my heart with joy. That's what blogging is all about, meeting friends with similar interests and sharing the love. It's especially meaningful to me because of the card you chose as inspiration. I bet Daddy is looking down smiling. Thank you so much! xxD

Collette said...

Donna's card IS truly inspirational, and you did a fabulous job being challenged by it - Love that rabbit and the pink & yellow - PERFECT together. Thanks so much for the Stylish Award - aw gee ... blushing :)
You have a fab-tabulous blog, sweetie.

Sara said...

Oh I feel so honored Stacie... Thanks so much for thinking of me! Donna's card is amazing and so true for most Dad's! My deepest sympathies go out to her, it is so HARD loosing a parent! Okay, so you figured it out... I AM a softy!! (*sniff* *sniff*) Huge Hugs to You and darling your blog is wonderful!!! Hope your weekend is awesome (and a bit relaxing; you deserve it)!!! Happy Creating! Sara

Tammy said...

Thanks so much for your very kind words and I am so thrilled that you get inspiration from me! (I never know what to say when someone says stuff like that about me!) Thanks so much and I really want to meet up next time I go see Momma.
OBX Stamping and Crafting

Crystal said...

Fabulous easel card & I love the layout & how you popped up the bunny to add dimension. Great colours too!

Jennifer McGee said...

Stacie, I LOVE your easel card and the colors on your bunny are fabulous! Your card is making me really wish it was Spring. And congrats on your award.

Christy Dillman said...

Stacie- I just adore this card, it's perfect for spring! We are so lucky to have you as part of TSB family!


Colleen said...

Your card is beautiful and such sweet inspiration! I love your colors too!

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