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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sponsor Spotlight - Fairy Knoll

This week our sponsor is Fairy Knoll. If you are participating in our challenge this week one lucky winner will get their choice of 3 digi's from Fairy Knoll!

Here is a litle about Fairy Knoll ...

A place where fairies fly and dreams come alive. Fairy Knoll offers digital stamps filled with fantasy and magic ~ we hope you can visit us soon.

Here are some inspration from the Fairy Knoll team!

Brandy Burns, owner of Fairy Knoll, generously provided our team with a few images to play with! Thank you so much, Brandi! Here are some inspiration from our team!


We really appreicate Fairy Knoll being our generous sponsor this week. Please be sure to stop by their store and check out all the fairy digis they have. While you are there you can pick up some freebie images they have too.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Lollipop Crafts Challenge #5 -- Sympathy

Good morning everyone. It's Alanna here and I'd like to thank all of you who played with us last week using buttons and ribbons. This week's challenge at Lollipop Crafts is to make a sympathy card. Unfortunately, we all need them at some point so why not play along this week and have a sympathy card already to go when the unexpected occasion arises.

I'm also thrilled to tell you that Danni, our guest designer for August, has agreed to join our team full-time. In addition, I also am happy to announce our September guest designer, Kristie. Later in the week, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about Kristie. We also have to say goodbye to our designer Lisa who is stepping down from the team. Best of luck to you Lisa.

Our sponsor this week is Fairy Knoll. The winner gets 3 digis of choice! You'll hear more about this wonderful company tomorrow.

Alrighty then, let's get to the fabulous cards that the DT came up with this week.

Thanks for dropping by and we can't wait to see what you come up with for this week's challenge.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Challenge #4 Winners!

Welcome back and thanks to everyone who played along in this week's challenge! Everyone's entry was fabulous and we really enjoyed each one. But here are winners that you've been waiting for.

The winner of this week's challenge, using random.org is #13. Congratulations Jeanette! You win 3 digis of your choice from Freshly Brewed Designs! Please contact us at lollipopcrafts@gmail.com with your selections.

And here's Jeanette's card - I love how she used a post card for the background and the monkeys are perfect!

Now onto our top three picks listed in submission order. This first card is #9 Wendy Ramlaklan! The colors she used and the distressing of each element, including the ribbon, give this card a nice look. Those flowers are adorable and her coloring is fantastic.

The next card will look familiar and is 14. Piali! I loved how she was able to use the bold black ribbon without having it distract from the main image and the attention to detail is great.

Our final pick is #20 Michelle Singer! This festive card doesn't need any sentiments and the image says it all! The use of buttons and ribbons complement the striped paper and lends perfectly for the little boy card.

Congratulations to these ladies and be sure to grab our Top 3 badge from the side bar! Remember to check back with us tomorrow for a fun new challenge with Alanna and another week of sponsored prizes!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ribbon & Buttons Inspiration

Hi there! This is Barbara showcasing a few highlights from this week's challenge. As you know, the theme is all about ribbons and buttons and we have some wonderful entries so far! I love how these entries used the ribbon on thier projects!

This first one is a gorgeous layout by Libeeti and the handmade ribbon flower is what caught my eye. I love how she used two different colors and two different techniques to put it all together!

This second project is a card from Christine N and she also uses ribbon to create a flower. I love the texture it creates on the card!

This card is from Piali and I think the ribbon does a wonderful job at accenting the center image! It's a great example how elegant a card can be even with a simple and bold ribbon.

Lastly, this is a card I made using Sweet On You digi image from Freshly Brewed, this week's sponsor. Remember this week's winner will receive 3 digis of their choice! Doesn't that icecream look yummy?

You still have a couple days left to get your entires in and the winner will be announced on Sunday. I hope these have inspired a few ideas for you and we can't wait to see how you use your ribbon and buttons!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sponsor Spotlight on Fresh Brewed Designs

Good morning everyone.  It's Alanna here and I get the privilege of introducing you to our wonderful sponsor this week, Fresh Brewed Designs.  Here's a bit about them.

Hi. I am Heather Dennis, owner of Fresh Brewed Designs. I am a Christian stay at home homeschooling mom who is addicted to coffee and card making.. I have been married for 12 years to my best friend. We have two beautiful children. All in all I am blessed beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I opened Fresh Brewed Designs in late August of 2009. I started sketching and just could not stop. Fresh Brewed Designs has a mix of fun, cute, inspirational images and more. When something pops in my head, I just roll with it. I have enjoyed creating, sharing, learning, growing and meeting new friends daily.

And here's some fabulous cards from a couple of DT members from Fresh Brewed Designs.

Remember that the winner of this week's challenge will get 3 digi images of their choice from Fresh Brewed Designs so come on over and play with us.  Thanks again to Fresh Brewed Designs for sponsoring us this week.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Challenge #4 - Ribbons and Buttons

Welcome back for another weekly challenge. This is Barbara here presenting a fun challenge brought to you by Lisa. This week she has a wonderful combination for you... Ribbons & Buttons! These are always great embellishments to use and we want to see both of them on your projects. Check out what we created for you below!

But first, we're sponsored this week by Freshly Brewed Designs who will generously supply the winner of this challenge with 3 digis of their choice! With so many digis to choose from it will be hard to pick! Also, remember to check us out later this week for more inspiration from our sponsor.

Check out this inspiration from our own Lollipop Girls! This first card is brought to you by Kim - I love the bright red ribbon she used and the added sparkle on the card!

This cute card is done by Diane - I love the color combination she used and the various textures are a nice touch!

Alanna has come up with a cheerful card that would make anyone smile! And the way she used the ribbon is very inventive!

These next two cards were created by Danni. These great layouts will work with a variety of images and I love the alternate-Christmas colors she used on the second card!

Lastly is a card I made which was one of those that started out as one thing but ended up completely different - but I think the red adds a nice pop!

We hope that got you inspired! Check out all the rules on the sidebar and remember to post your creations using InLinkz below no later than 8pm PST on Saturday. We can't wait to see how you use your Ribbons & Buttons!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Top 3 from Challenge #3!

Oh my goodness what a hard choice it was to choose just 3 from all the wonderful entries!! I really enjoyed all of the pet creations that were entered in last week's challenge!

Our top 3, in no particular order are~

Be sure to grab the top 3 badge from the sidebar if your creation is here!! 
See you back tomorrow for a wonderful new challenge!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Challenge #3- Pets!

Happy Monday!! Danni here with this week's challenge!! Anyone that knows me knows that I just adore animals and especially pets!! Currently we have two dogs as pets but there has been a time when our house was full of critters!

So my challenge for you this week is to make a creation with the theme of "Pets"! Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Take a look at the awesome creations that the Lollipop Crafts Girls came up with~ Be sure to visit their blogs, and leave them some love!!

All the nitty gritty rules stuff is on the sidebar~ be sure to leave us a direct link so we can see your wonderful creations!! Now get to creating those PET projects!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Challlenge #2/Blog Hop Winners


It was so great seeing everyone at Kris' baby shower! Thank you all for coming! I hope everyone had a great time! Did you know? Kris had her bundle of joy on the day of her baby shower! Check it out at her blog!

The winner of the blog hop is....


Congratulations, girl! Please send us your info!

We have a great time checking out everyone's baby creations! They are all so amazing! Once again, it was hard to choose out top 3's but it has to be done! And they are (in no particular order):



Congratulations, girls! Please grab the top 3 badge off the sidebar!
Thank you all for playing along with us! Tomorrow is a new fun challenge! Hope to see you then!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Baby Challenge Inspiration From You!

Our challenge this week is a baby theme and we kicked it off with a wonderful surprise blog hop for Kris! So far we have some wonderful entries submitted into the challenge and today we're going to feature two of those projects for inspiration. Remember, the challenge ends tomorrow and the winner will be posted on Sunday - so get those creative juices flowing!

This first project is from Julia's Paper Place which demonstrates how simple and elegant a white card can be. I love how the splash of blue draws you in and all the embossing details keeps it interesting.

This other inspiring project is from Sugarpea Designs. Instead of a card it's actually a door hanger and reminds me that not all projects have to be cards! ;D I love the image she used and the combination of browns and blues adds a sophisticated appeal that's great for home decor.

Great job ladies and thank you for participating! I hope these projects have inspired the rest of you and we hope you'll join us for our baby challenge this week!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Kris' Surprise Baby Shower Blog Hop/Chalelnge #2

Hello! I am Kim, this week's hostess. Today I have a very special challenge for everyone! The theme is BABY! I have this challenge in mind bacause I want to surprise Kris, my dear friend, with a surprise baby shower! So along with this challenge, we are going to have a blog hop and I sure hope everyone can hop along with me in wishing Kris a smooth delivery and that her precious little baby boy arrives healthy and safely!

The Lollipop Girls and some of her friends are here at the shower already! We would LOVE for you to join us and have some fun too! What's in it for you? All these goodies! This candy is hidden on one of the blogs so for a chance to win, please hop along and leave comments on ALL the blogs! Winner will be chosen by RANDOM.ORG. Blog hop ends on 8/14/10 8:00pm PST. We will announce the winner on 8/15/10.

Your first stop is AMY. If you get lost along the way, here is a complete list.

Amy Young
Cabio Tse
Linda Kuniyoshi
Jodi Ann Lee
Brenda Ballesteros
Joy Uyehara
Joni Haraga
Leanne Poe
Lollipop Crafts

Have fun and enjoy the hop!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Challenge #1 Winners!

Happy Sunday, Everyone! Thank you so very much everyone for playing along our first ever challenge! We sincerely thank you all for supporting us!

Wow, everyone has such fantastic creations! It was so difficult to narrow down to just three! seriously, it took our team quite some time to finally come up with three! Without further ado, I present you the top three creations for our first Challenge (not in any particular order)!

Raindrop Echo Designs

Amy Young

Congratulations, ladies! You did an EXCELLENT job! Please grab your TOP THREE badge off the sidebar!

Our first challenge was sponsor by Meljen's Designs. Thank you so much again, Melissa! Using RANDOM.ORG, the winner is...


Congrats, Linda! You won FOUR Meljen's Designs digi of your choice! Please email NICOLE, Meljen's Designs DT Coordinator at nicole.anderson@insightbb.com for your prize!

Once again, thank you for playing along with us! We have a brand new challenge starting tomorrow so stayed tuned!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Guest Designer Spotlight - Danni

It's time to introduce and welcome our very first Guest Designer! We'd like you to meet Danni who is our August Guest Designer joining us this month.

"Let's see, about me! My name is Danni, US Army wife to Sam and SAHM to Matthew and Annabelle. We are currently stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. I have been scrapbooking for about 12 years and stamping for about 5. Creating is my passion and I just can't get enough!! I also love animals and hope to one day work in a zoo. We have two dogs at home, Freckles and Daisy. I have a blog: http://dannisdreamscrafts.blogspot.com and love the world of blogging. I also love butterflies and fairies and have my own challenge but am looking forward to working with the Lollipop Crafts challenge!"

Some of you may already be familiar with her work but you should hop on over to her blog anyway - it's is full of wonderful creations and I absolutely love the variety of layouts she uses! (And to top it all off, her favorite soda is a Dr. Pepper! She takes after my own heart.)

Here's one of her gorgeous cards which is from her "In The Clouds..." posts - just one of the many fabulous pages in her "Tutorials, Tips & How-To" section. I love it - these clouds are so versatile and can be done with almost any image.

That card is a cutie! Thanks Danni for joining us - we are thrilled to have you on the team and look forward to working together!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

We appreciate YOU!!

We are so happy that so many of you have joined in on our first challenge! 

We'd like to highlight a few of your cards to inspire those who haven't entered to enter! 

Remember, the challenge this week is an easy one, anything goes!!

Here's some of my favorites so far~~

Amy~ love how she drew a lollipop for Miss Match Ketto to hold!

Sheri~ just way too adorable!

Robin~ what a fun shaped card!

Cheryl~ such a pretty creation!

Nicki~ I just fell in love with this sweet baby card!

Have a super sweet lollipop day!!