28 May 2011

Latte Lounge Kids' Challenge: NEW FREEBIES POSTED!!

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!!

27 May 2011

Pickem Lickem Rollem Flickem!

Challenge #28

Kids Digi Day Challenge
We want to see the Kids play along!

My boys were just not "in the mood" to do anything crafty
and decided, since the sun is shining, that it's much more fun
to fry bugs with a magnifying glass!
What can I say? They're BOYS!  {{sigh}}

So, I made a project that will make the kids laugh!
I know my guys loved it!

Some of the girls on the Design Team came up with
some really terrific sentiments for this image.
Not to be outdone, I went a little over-the-top with this one.
But it IS funny!!

To me, it almost sounds Latin...
like you can hear the Catholic Priest saying:
"Pickem Lickem Rollem Flickem
In Nomine Patre et Fille et Spiritu Sancti"
 I can't wait to see how many challenges I can enter with this one! (-:

I really hope I can convince my boys to play this weekend
in the craft area with me!

And if you have kids, I hope you'll take a few minutes to snap some pictures of their creations and post them in this weeks' challenge!

It is not required you use a Digi's With Attitude! image however, 
we always love to see what you do with our digis *grin*

We can't wait to see if YOU can make us laugh!

See our challenge guidelines here

Challenge #26 & 27 winners will be posted this Monday
Our sponsor this week is:

Winners (one for every 25 entries) will receive

Crazy for Challenges, Make us Giggle
Creative Card Crew, Anything Goes
2 Sisters, Use a Digi
I Did it Creations, Anything Goes
Stampavie and More, Pink

25 May 2011

ABC with FBD

Now, that was a fun title to come up with!
It's Wednesday! That means it's Fresh Brewed Designs Day on my blog!

A few Fresh Brewed Reminders:
Our Monthly Challenge is ending soon. You can enter all your Summer and Beach projects HERE!
We also have a Month-long challenge at the Latte Lounge with a terrific sketch!
You can enter to win more Fresh Brewed Goodies at Altered Alice all this month
And we are sponsoring a challenge from the Latte Lounge Digi Day that ends TONIGHT! It's a F-U-N challenge called You're a Special Lady too!make a card you'd like to receive!
And you can always enter your projects HERE for a chance to be a Guest Designer!
And... our Fresh Brewed Crew has been very busy making some terrific projects for this week's NEW challenge!

The theme is:
and the team's creations
are anything but ordinary!

Make sure you pop over and show them a little love!

I used the new "Daisy with Flowers" digi for my project.
It is "supposed" to be a "Treat" holder, but my boys ate all the Reese's cups before I could get any for the picture!
This project was inspired by the YUMMIEST project, posted by Rhonda for our Latte Lounge Digi Day 'You're Special Too' Challenge

Here's a little close-up of Daisy and her flowers! I colored her with Paint.NET then printed her twice. I cut each of the flowers and separated and bent the petals so they would pop up. I also cut out her skirt, embossed it with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots. In the close-up you can see the pretty shimmer! I achieved that by using "Creative Inspirations" paint: Fairy Dust. You can get the Marvelous Paint at the Fresh Brewed Shop! For only $2.15 a jar, this stuff is awesome!! In the centers of the flowers, I used Glossy Accents. The pretty polka dotted paper: that is from JLJ Designs!! In the "Pretty Tough Pack"

24 May 2011

Hooray for the Red White and Blue!

Today is a "Hooray" Day!

The new challenge has started at 
The Stamping Boutique.

We are asking to see your


But we wanted to show you that not every card using those colors has to be Patriotic. 

Red White and Blue can make a very nice combo when used together!

See Princess Jennifer Latte?

She's feeling the love today!

I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils and traced the image in Inkscape to get the main shape for my mat and sentiment panel. The hair dryer and mirror were buried in my files, so I don't remember where I got them for sure!

This is also my project for the final challenge at The Latte Lounge: the Recipe.
1-image, 2-pieces of lace, and 3-shiny things...

The challenge at the Stamping Boutique runs 2 weeks
and there is only ONE more day to enter the Latte Lounge Digi Day challenges!

Either way, the winner will get images from the Stamping Boutique Store...

Let's see your Red, White and Blue!!

23 May 2011

Latte Lounge 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!


22 May 2011

Digi Day Recap!

Good morning and Happy Sunday!
We had a good time last night at the Latte Lounge Digi Day 
and had a chance to grab some AWESOME freebies!
We were a pretty small group, and if you weren't there, you missed a good time!

We played some fun games and got to know some new friends!!

We also posted 4 new challenges!
They are all listed at top of the Digi Day Group Page.

We have THE most generous sponsors and this week, 
they have offered some TERRIFIC prizes!!

All 4 challenges will be open til THIS WEDNESDAY at midnight!

Please take a minute to enter your cards in our challenges!!

We HATE to send messages to our sponsors that no one wanted their prize!!

SOMEONE has to claim them!! It should be YOU!!

Here are some projects I made, that should inspire you (at least I hope so!)

Challenge 1: You're Special Too: Our theme of the night was Mom's and Other Special Women in Our Lives. The challenge was to create a card for YOURSELF! Either something you just wanted to make "just because" or something you'd like to receive. 
I decided that I want someone to send me an envelope full of money! So I made a money card. I used this Tutorial that is posted in the Tutorials Section of the Latte Lounge.
The image I chose is called "Lazy Cynthia" and she's available at The Stamping Boutique. Our sponsor for this challenge is Fresh Brewed Designs! With a chance to win THREE great images, it's definitely worth your time to post any sort of project that makes YOU feel special!!

Challenge 2: Recipe Challenge: 1 image, 2 pieces of lace and 3 shiny things. I'm going to hold off posting this card til later this week! This challenge is being sponsored by In a Scrap Creations and you have a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate. Yes! You read that correctly: TEN DOLLARS!! WOW! I told you we have some great sponsors!

Challenge 3: Fancy Fold: there are so many creative ways to fold paper, and there are tutorials all over the internet. This challenge is definitely worth jumping in to! You KNOW you've wanted to try that fancy fold, right? Well, now is the time to give it a shot. Stampin' with Brenda has sponsored this challenge and has offered a One-Month Membership to The Paper Society! If you haven't seen this club, I can tell you this is a GENEROUS prize: worth $30, yes THIRTY dollars!! 
What do you get for your membership?
  • Member-Only technique tutorials, video tutorials, templates, and more available 24x7! Only members of The Paper Society receive these!
  • Free Stampin’ Up Catalogs!  That’s at least 6 catalogs sent to you all year long.
  • No more keeping track of sales on your Customer Reward Card.  I do it for you!
  • Knowledge enabling you to do more with the tools and supplies you already own.
  • PLUS you will receive unexpected surprises exclusively for The Paper Society members.

For my Fancy Fold, I went back to the Tutorials Section at the Latte Lounge. I found a great "Double Fancy Fold" and decided to give it a try. I LOVE this card and everything about it! I have since found out that this card style is called a "Joy Fold". This is my first attempt and I'm planning to do this again and again!
I used the "Dots" paper pack from JLJ Designs! And BOTH my images are from The Stamping Boutique: the sentiment and the image, called: Dilly Dally! What a Great title for an image!
Jen is hosting a Month Long Challenge at the Latte Lounge (see the pretty badge in my sidebar?) and any project made using any of her products can be entered to win real "in-the-mail" prizes!! I LOVE in-the-mail prizes and plan to enter as many times as I can!

Challenge 4: You'd Better Shape Up!: Make any shaped card. I think shaped cards are so much fun to make. Anything but a regular ole' rectangle, y'know?
I used a cut file from DtsArt with some Stampin' Up Sweet Treat Cups. This file will soon be available at the DieCut Designer Forum!
The sentiment inside my card is from The Stamping Boutique, who sponsored this challenge! If you enter this challenge and win the TWO images, good luck making your choices!! There are SO MANY awesome TSB images to choose from, narrowing it down to just TWO could be a whole new project!
May YOUR day 
be filled with SUNSHINE!

I hope you have seen something that has inspired you to jump in and start creating!

All you have to do to enter our challenges at the Latte Lounge is Become a Member and go to the May Digi Day GROUP!
Click on the challenge you like and enter your picture right there!

20 May 2011

It's a Jungle Out There!

It's time for a new challenge at 
Digi's With Attitude!

We're already on Challenge #27

and ONE Other color

I got to use the Brand New Zoo-attitude Gorilla, which was inspired by Cindy-Lynn's trip to the zoo recently! All the new releases for May are now available at the store and there are a bunch of new, great images! I used a technique that was in the Splitcoast Stamper Newsletter a few weeks ago for my background. The leaves were made from a free vector file I found online, traced and cut with SCAL2.0 I colored the gorilla with Paint.NET. 

It is not required you use a Digi's With Attitude! image to enter any of our challenges. However, 
we always love to see what you do with our digis!

See our challenge guidelines here

Challenge #26 winners will be posted this Monday
Our sponsors this week are:


Winners (one for every 25 entries) will receive


one randomly selected winner will receive

2 Digi Paper Packs of Choice from Robyn's Fetish

19 May 2011

Latte Lounge Reminders

Find more photos like this on The Latte Lounge

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:

The Stamping Boutique,

Digi’s with Attitude!

and Glitterbabe

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!!

HERE is a link to the challenge,

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




18 May 2011

My Triumphant Return!

Hooray! I'm back!! And I'm thrilled about it!!
Yesterday, I actually colored an image called "Scooter Surfing" from Fresh Brewed Designs and it was so great to put those pencils on the paper!
To be honest, now that I'm looking at it,
I'm not too keen on the stars paper.
It seemed like a good idea at the time...
And yes, I KNOW I cut the little side panel about 1/8" too short...
but it was from my scrap bin and couldn't find
any other red, white and blue papers
at the time!
I didn't actually CUT it short,
I glued it down wrong on the red mat! DER!!

Even tho I was only "out" for a little more than a week, 
I feel like I'm a YEAR behind!!

I decided that creating a card for 
was a great place to get started!

Not only does this card fit in Challenge 47
but it also qualifies for:

I hate to cut it short today, but I have a LOT to do! (-:

Getting ready for Digi Day at the Latte Lounge this weekend!
We're having four challenges and I don't have ONE sample done!!
What's this I see?
There are only FOUR people signed up for Digi Day?
C'mon... you KNOW how fun they are!!
We'll be live Saturday, the 21st from 8-10pm!!
Last Digi Day was my Little guy's Birthday
so I didn't get to play as much as I would have liked!
But this week, I'll be THERE!
And YOU should be too!!

What in the world is going on???

There haven't been any entries in the Kid's Challenge
since LAST WEEK???
And with all those FREEBIES??!!??

The weather has been so awful,
why aren't the kids entering
 to win the $10 Gift Certificate??

Do you all realize just HOW MANY 
awesome prizes are up for grabs??

The challenge is SO SIMPLE, too!!

Make any project for Mom's and Other Special Women in Our Lives
and the 2nd week option is to "Add Flowers"

There's no excuse!!
That theme can apply 
to almost EVERY card you make!!

C'mon... our sponsors are SO generous
and our Team works so hard to make samples
to inspire you!!