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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Glitterbabe's Corner


trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!!!!

well happy halloween and no, i really don't want any treats.. unless it's CAKE!  i love CAKE!!!

haven't spoken anymore to FLOPPY, but if i know FLOPPY, she's doing well and getting better.  don't know if mark arrived yet but as soon as i get the scoop, i'll be reporting it right here.  til then.....

i have 3 new releases for you...




nothing scary here.  well, the scary part is they are NOT in the store!  but that's ONLY because FLOPPY is the only one with the key.  however....  you CAN purchase them HERE until floppy is "up and running".

not much else happening.  on a good note, my family and friends in new york are all safe and sound, tho they are all without power and will be for at least 10 days.  not fun, but they're all safe!

so, i wish you a SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN and lots and lots of goodies!

hugs and sparkles....



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Monday, October 29, 2012

Update

i spoke to FLOPPY this morning.  she arrived in florida safely and is at her dad's.  she has a terrible cold.  she was sick before she left and the change in weather and altitude is getting to her.  mark is expected to leave kentucky tomorrow and hopefully should arrive to FLOPPY by wednesday, thursday at the latest - and that's with clear sailing.  let's be keeping him in our prayers for a safe ride down the east coast.

just a reminder that there will be no MANIC MONDAY newsletter for at least the next 2 weeks but our designers will be posting their gorgeous creations tho' susan is also in the throes of moving and i'll still be posting the new releases and simply sentiments tho they WILL NOT be available in the store, i WILL make them available at my blog until FLOPPY is back up and running.

thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

hugs and sparkles...



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Friday, October 26, 2012

FYI

floppy's ex passed away last night.  she's leaving for florida today.  any questions with ANYTHING, let ME know.  let's keep her in our prayers and wish her a safe trip.

we love u FLOPPY!



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Happy Fabulous Friday

Hope everyone is doing well.  I've been down with the flu or some other viral bug so I only have one card to share, but it is a beauty.  Another easy technique that will leave the your friends and family in awe of you and your talent.

Have you tried Faux Patina?  I LOVE IT,  your creations are vintage and so elegant.  and you can create many color combinations,  this is my favorite.


Take any embossing folder,  I used Tim Holtz, and inked it with Soft Suede, Stampin UP, run it through your machine  (Any light tan will do,)  then I sponged Broken China and Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz) onto card.  Lastly take a dark brown, Early Espresso (Stampin UP) and sponge over.  Don't be afraid to add more of the blue if your card is too dark. Let dry.Then with VersaMark ink pad randomly stamp areas of your card and emboss with gold powder.  
Add your sentiment....  BEAUTIFUL!!!

Until next week.. happy crafting, Linda



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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Simply Sentiments Thursday!

Happy Thursday to you all!  Yep, the packing is in full swing.....see!


Note the Golf Clubs, Pool Stick case and the tiny Christmas Tree.....yep and most of those are my craft boxes lol! (along with a few teacup collections!)  This comprises about 1/4 of the STUFF!  So I do have a bit more work to go!  My poor keyboard got hidden behind the boxes and is missing her guitar buddies over there to the right!

Anywho, Today is Simply Sentiments and Stef has put together a few for you today!

Here we go!




Both of these could be used on a card for me!  Especially....well, both of them equally!

Now, just so that you all know, my email has been set to "Vacation" mode for a few days because I have to finish packing and begin driving.  I will check them from time to time, but if you have any issues, please please email Stef at poca62@comcast.net.  She knows how to interrupt me and we will get your issues solved.

You can find the new sentiments under the Simply Sentiments Category on the left sidebar of the shop!

Today is a work day for my "real" job so I am gonna get crackin or my boss will withdraw that STELLAR reference letter that I have in my hot little hands right now.  Gotta keep them happy!

FLOPPY! (with a suntan!)


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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Glitterbabe's Corner

so?  are we lovin' that manic monday coupon????  that FLOPPY!  she's the best.  even tho she's busy with trying to move, she still thinks of her customers.  gotta love that girl!!!  me?  i don't have a coupon, but i sure have a few NEW RELEASES for ya.  ok.  you can move back from the edge of your seat now.... here they are...




is it making you hungry?  or are ya out there thinking you have leaves to rake up???  yep.  fall is here.  today in central illinois it's supposed to MAYBE (key word here) hit 80F.  really?  the weather people say it hasn't been 80F on october 24 in 141 years.  in my opinion?  it won't be today either.  maybe 79.  we'll miss it by 1 degree.  only because mother nature is the b***h that she is and just likes to fool with us - LOL.  ok.  do we care?  haaahhhaaa

so, hope you enjoy the new images.  here's a little more to make you chuckle....

NO ONE BELIEVES SENIORS (which is really a good thing)....

An elderly couple was celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. The couple had married as childhood sweethearts and had moved back to their old neighborhood after they retired. Holding hands, they walked back to their old school. It was not locked, so they entered, and found the old desk they’d shared, where Andy had carved “I love you, Sally.”
On their way back home, a bag of money fell out of an armored car, practically landing at their feet. Sally quickly picked it up and, not sure what to do with it, they took it home. There, she counted the money - fifty thousand dollars!
Andy said, “We’ve got to give it back.”
Sally said, “Finders keepers.” She put the money back in the bag and hid it in their attic.

The next day, two police officers were canvassing the neighborhood looking for the money, and knocked on their door. “Pardon me, did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armored car 
yesterday?”
Sally said, “No”.
Andy said, “She’s lying. She hid it up in the attic.
Sally said, “Don’t believe him, he’s getting senile”
The agents turned to Andy and began to question him.

One said: “Tell us the story from the beginning.”
Andy said, “Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday ...”
The first police officer turned to his partner and said, “We’re outta here!”


i'm so glad i'm old - LOL



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Monday, October 22, 2012

Manic Monday it is for sure!

Happy Manic Monday to you all!  And let me tell you, this is gonna turn into Manic Monday Week!  Here is the scoop!  Mark got a terrific Job Offer in Florida, just what we have been waiting for.  More money, and in his desired field, at his level (which let me tell you, is very high, Sir Markus is extremely smart and knowledgeable in this field of work, and he deserves this job!)  So that means I have to pack the entire house, give notices for our jobs, cut off all the services and drive to FL by Tuesday Morning for him to be at his first Job on Thursday Morning! Soooooooo, my posts are gonna be sort of sporatic til I get settled the end of the First full week in November!

Stef will be helping me out during this transition, and I am so glad!  So, if you are trying to email me and I don't respond, please please email Stef at poca62@comcast.net and she will try her best to help you out til I can get on my feet in Sunny, Warm, Beachy, Florida!  We do have a place to stay for 4 months which does have internet, but I am not sure how long it will take me to get it set up so that I can use it.  Simply Sentiments may be late as well unless I  can get it all in before we shut off the internet here.


YEP IT IS TIME FOR MANIC MONDAY!!!

So this week, since I have had not one lick of time to draw, Im offering a Manic Monday Freebie from the Silhouette Section of the store, your choice!!!!!!!  Im not gonna leave you all hanging LOL!
Your coupon code for this week is MM1022 (that is the number 1 the number 0 the number 2 the number 2) and it is good for $2.00 on your choice of Silhouette!  This coupon has been tested through to download and is working properly!

I do hope you all will bear with me while I make this giant leap of faith with Sir Markus!  The jobs here in SE Kentucky are nill and we just want to be near our children!  So it all works out!  Any thoughts or well wishes would be much appreciated as I am apprehensive and excited all at the same time!

Im keeping this short and sweet cause I got a ton of craft room stuff to pack, and I haven't even started on the rest of the house yet....got to get the necessary items bundled up first LOL!  And that is more boxes than the rest of the house combined!  Not to mention that I have already spilled one cup of coffee today!  Yep, it is one of those days!

So, until I get another spare minute!
Yours Truly
Floppy and


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Friday, October 19, 2012

Happy Fabulous Friday!

Another busy week,  Not alot of play time  but  do have one gorgeous card to share with you.  

I really like Fall because of the beautiful, colorful leaves, especially the red ones.  I wish they would keep all year, but I guess I would not appreciate them as much.  Anyway, here in Chicagoland we have had cold, windy rain, so our leaves are mostly on the ground.  But thanks to our artistic Jess and Steph I found a way to capture their beauty all year round.  



And so easy...  Take yellow cardstock, yep I said yellow.  Print the digi Red Oak multiple times.  Cut leaves out.  Sponge with More Mustard, (StampinUp)  or use Tim Holtz Straw.  Then I shadowed with Tim Holtz  Festive Berries, Forest Moss and Gathered Twigs.  Play with different colors and have fun.  Then spritz with water or pearl mist until wet, crinkle up into a tight ball, I let the ball sit for 2 minutes, then CAREFULLY open the ball and let the paper completely dry.  

Until next week...  Happy Cafting
Linda




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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Simply Sentiments Thursday!

Good Morning Everyone!  It is Simply Sentiments Thursday!  Today there is humor all over the place!
Stef has got some funnies for you today!  So here we go!



Now these are funny, I don't care who you are!  You can find them all in the Simply Sentiments section of our little shop, under Just for Laughs!

Yep, it is short and sweet today.  My hands are just killing me!  Must be this crappy weather!  Well, it is off to take an asprin and a NAP!  See you all tomorrow for Linda's Lovelys!

Catch you on the flip!


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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Glitterbabe's Corner

mornin' ladies.  another GLITTERBABE day for you here at FLOPPY's and i have a mish-mash of NEW RELEASES.  oh why not!  the way my life has been going lately... mish-mash is good.  ok.  i make it sound worse than it is.  check it out....




see?  a little bit of everything to cover everyone's taste.  what?  are you surprised that i didn't do halloween or thanksgiving?  oooooooooooooo, trust me.... there's more of that coming too .... watch this space!

not much else going on in my life - bwaaaahhhhaaahhhaaa!  if you read my blog.... you know i'm kidding!  there's ALWAYS drama in my life - lol.

hugs and sparkles....



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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hey ladies & Gents

It's another terrific Tuesday - my computer is on the fritz again - so I am unable to post the cards I made this week - hopefully I'll be able to upload them later this week.

Thanks

Susie Que



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No, Im Not Taking Stef's Job!!!! :-)

Good Morning all!  It is shaping up to be a lovely Tuesday here in SE Kentucky, no clouds, no rain, sunshine and a love 64 Degrees for a high temp.  Couldn't ask for a better day!

Well, I decided to get a bit crafty and try my hand at making a card, so I grabbed Stef (cause she knows what I m doing, more than I do), got a quick lesson, and viola, I made a card!

The Poinsettia Card!


And Here it is!  I thought I would Share this with you all whilst waiting for Susan's Post!

Ingredients:
White Card Stock - Walmart
Poinsettia - Hand Made from Recollections Collection Papers - All Seasons
Bow - $1 ribbon from Michaels
Paper stripe - again Recollections Collection Papers - All Seasons
Sentiment - Brush Script font. Printed and cut out on my cutter and colored in with Gold Gel Pen. (had to find my cheaters to even see to do this properly so excuse me if I got outside the line just a bit lol!)

I created a Poinsettia file in M-T-C and cut it out in graduated sizes, curled the petals and leaves with my embossing tool, hit the edges with gold ink, layered it with hot glue and put three gold flatback pearl dots for the center.  This is my first shot at making a 3d embellishment and I think I pulled it off rather well.  So well in fact that I am going to enter it into the following Challenges:

Anything Goes #78 Make your Own Embellishment
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Challenge #4
Fashionista Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
House of Gilli - Anything Goes!
Make it Monday #111 - Anything Goes
MyGrafico Challenge 138 - Anything Goes
Oh La La Creations - Challenge 116 Christmas Sentiment
The Crazy Challenge -130  Handmade flowers
Totally Stampalicious - Christmas Card



So, let me know what you think!

Until Susan's Post, Have a wonderful Tuesday!



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Monday, October 15, 2012

Manic Monday has arrived!


Happy Monday Everyone!!!!!!!  It has been a long week but overall, a good one!  Got things done, went on a little shopping trip to Knoxville (which included a trip to Michaels!  Gotta love those sales and coupons!)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

I know there are many of my customers that visit for the freebies each week, and I love you all.  Please be aware, that in order to PURCHASE from FLDD, your information in Your Account must be accurate or PayPal will not process your order and you will receive an error.  This is a protection mechanism for my shoppers.  So, if you have only gotten freebies in the past and have decided to make a regular purchase, please make sure that your information in your account at Floppy Latte's Digital Designs is 100% correct and matches your PayPal information.
Now back to our regularly scheduled blog....beeeep beeeep beeeeeeeeeep beeeeep beeeep!


Im flat out ready for Halloween to get here!  I want to buy Halloween Candy so bad, but Sir Markus won't let me!  He says we will eat it all and not have any for the kids!  So how do I fix this?  I take him to the Mast General Store on Market Square in Knoxville!  They have a section in the store that has barrels and barrels of old time candy that you just can't find anymore in the loose.  Mary Janes, Bit O Honey, Zots, BB Bats, Coffee Prims, Bullseyes in Caramel and Chocolate, and all that good stuff we loved as kids!  So I grab me a bucket and LOAD UP!  Over 4 lbs of candy for our candy dish for us Big Kids!  And guess what?  He still won't let me get the Halloween Candy!  He is a meanie LOL!

I did no lamps this week, nor did I get to gather any kudzu, the weather being all crappy and what not. I simply sat at my desk and worked my little fingers to the bone for my regular job.  It is getting scary though, we don't know one week to the next whether we will be in business.  It really makes it hard to stay positive, but I push on through.  I have skills, Sir Markus has skills, and we will survive this as we survive all other things that go bump!

I didn't get to do much drawing this week with all the work and all, but I do have many sketches that need working on, if someone will send me an extra few hours every day!  LOL, we could all use more time, which is the one thing we can't go out and purchase (along with gas, milk and everything else that has gone through the roof!)    So this is gonna be short and sweet!

My holiday clock is all screwed up, what with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas stuff all being out at the same time, I am on overload,  Sooooo, I went back to me roots - flowers!

I did this one up from an old brush set from Action FX.  Al provides commercial users with such good bases to work with!

Simple Sprig:

In raw form, they are pretty, but once they have been reworked and digitized, they make lovely lovely digital stamps!  Simple Sprig is available HERE and to get it FREE this week you will need to use code MM1015 (that is the number 1, the number 0 the  number 1 the number 5).  I have had to restore the use of coupons at this time and I do hope that it is not a great inconvenience to you.  The coupon will only work for this product, however, you may add other products to your cart and still make purchases, while using this coupon.  It has been tested and is working properly!

We Latte Ladies hope that you have a wonderful week!
Catch you on the Flip!


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Friday, October 12, 2012

Happy Friday and Welcome to another fabulous Friday Post!


Are you as happy as I am that it's Friday?  This has been a long week and I am so looking forward to the weekend to enjoy some crafty time with friends.

I'm not sure how your weather has been but in the Chicagoland area it has been cold, damp and windy, just a sign of the winter to come.  So I'm turning my thoughts to Spring!


                                                                  Alpine Sunflower
                                                                  Bearberry Flower

Just when I think Steph can not get anymore creative she tops herself and creates more beauties.

Hop by the store to grab these images and you can get a FREE, yes I sad FREE  Fall Kit.....

You purchase $9.00 of digital stamps/sentiments/cut files/paper packs and you get the new Fall kit, entire set (a $15.00 vaule) free, sent to your inbox upon confirmation of payment.  Simple as that, you don't have to ask for it, you simply have to be patient for a little bit til the invoice comes through and I zip it right out to you!  Now, there are a few simple rules to obtain this collaboration pack for free: 

1.  You must spend at least $9.00 (after any coupons)
2.  Your order must be confirmed paid.  E checks take a few days to clear so be aware if you pay with an E Check, your order wont release until that check has cleared. 

No coupons to use, your invoice triggers the email for your Kit!
You can find the kit under Collaboration Packs in the Left Sidebar of the shop.  It is also available for purchase for $15.00 if you only want those images, but it is FREE if you spend 9$.....Now that is a steal!


Until next week....  Linda 




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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Simply Sentiments Thursday has arrived!



Happy Thursday to you all!  It is that time of the week again!  Time for Simply Sentiments Thursday!  AND, I happen to have one for you all in addition to the every present Glitterbabe offerings.  Now I must put in a disclaimer here.  I have had several requests for sarcastical but funny sentiments so I am gonna start rolling them out.  They are clean (mostly LOL) and now and again, everyone needs a bit of sarcastical humor in their lives and possibly on a card or other project!  So without gilding the lilly any further, here is mine.

Fruit Loops:


Now this describes me and Stef to a T!  I can see this on cards to best friends, sweethearts and all sorts of things!

Now for Glitterbabe:

Love 7


One word:  True!

Flowers 3


No greater truth than this!  I think it applies to people as well!  Always look further that what can be seen on the outside!  Great job on this one Stef!  You rock as always!

Fashion 7

I simply adore this one!


Wow, 4 this week, we are on a roll!

A few reminders:
The Manic Monday Freebie, Fall Frame is still available until Saturday Night at Midnight EST.  You must use the coupon code MM1008 in order to obtain the freebie!

Today, the October Birthday Coupons will be going out  If you want to be in on the Birthday Club, you must have your account updated to reflect your birthday!

And one last thing, I got a new set of lamps built!  This time I call these the Sisterhood of the Traveling Coors Light Lamps!  And boy did they turn out nice!


The Red shades throw off such a soft pinkish glow, really sets the mood!  Sir Markus still prefers the Miller Light Lamp, cause he says it is more manly, but I have to tell you , the red gloss base and the red shades were HIS idea, so if you don't care for them, I can blame him!

Next request:

As you know, we are building a race car for next season and we are down to choosing paint schemes. If you feel so inclined, let me know your favorite of the 4 below.  #1 is the top left, #2 is the middle Right, #3 is the middle left, and #4 is the bottom right.  Now I am  not gonna tell you which two are my favorites, but I have been assured that once the votes are tallied from here and facebook, I get to paint the car in the most voted for color scheme!  So I am mentally sending you all my favorite....cause if I did it any other way, Sir Markus would know I cheated just to get what I want!  And we cant have that now can we!  Here is the photo:

Now I told Sir Markus, I have a lot of smart readers that will help me out on this one so if you feel so inclined, just leave a comment with your # choice!  Never know, there may be a prize in it for some lucky voter!




Ok, well, it is off to make up the October Birthday Coupons!
Hope you all visit tomorrow to See Linda's Fab Creations!

Here is to having a great weekend!



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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Glitterbabe's Corner

wow!  are the days going by faster or is it just me?  seems like i was just posting NEW RELEASES yesterday!  hmmmm...  probably seems like the days zip by because (1) the days are getting shorter and (2) they're getting colder too.  my bones ache!  anywhooooo, makes it the perfect time NOT to think of dark and cold and think SPRING instead.  ok.  i'll admit.. i THINK SPRING alot - LOL.  which brings me to my NEW RELEASES this week.....




a little touch of spring or should i say spring BLUSH????  i just had to slip that in - LOL.

FLOPPY seems to be having computer issues but she does promise to get these uploaded to the store ASAP!!  me?  i'm off to find mojo.  he seems to have vanished again!  oy yoy yoy!

don't cha just love the new signature block?????



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