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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Are you ready to meet some NEW faces?!?

Honestly! No April's Fool's joke!! LOL....

For starters, Happy April everyone!! can't believe time is just flying right past us!! March ended our Design Team 3 term, but April brings you Design Team 4... although we aren't losing any of our current DT, we are GAINING 2 new faces!! Super excited about this team and they will give you no less than what they've been sharing with you!!

Also, we'll be changing some things up around here... Challenge days will remain the same... Our Sponsor Spotlights will now move to Wednesdays and FRIDAYS we are trying something new... FEATURE FRIDAYS!!! what is this?! well, we have a team designed to checkout creations from the previous challenge and feature them on our blog!! This is set aside from the Top 3 that is posted on Sundays... We just felt that we all have a creative eye for what we like and we think the world should know that too!! =) Feature Fridays begin this week... Will you be featured?

So why not start with reintroducing the Sweet Lollipop Girls that you've seen many of times around here.... Some of these girls have joined us from the beginning, some from DT2 and some from DT3... but all in all we are SO HAPPY they are continuing their crafting adventures with us!!!
Kris - Co-Owner
Hiya!!! The name is Krista but everyone calls me Kris (i prefer it too)... I'm currently a SAHM with 2 little girls and a little boy... Born and raised on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii =D... Because of the Aloha spirit here and the sun and beaches, I really don't see myself moving off this rock, LOL... I enjoy crafting, reading a good book, traveling and MOST of all, spending time with family... Family is a big part of who I am and it is the foundation of my existence... I've been crafting for 10+ years doing all sorts of craft things, from scrapbooking, party favors, lei making to my current obession ~ card making... I started my blog, http://klusivekreations.blogspot.com in June of 2009 and i've been enjoying meeting new people and developing many friendships... I'm a past designer for Flutter by Wednesdays and Whimsical Wednesdays - The Diedrich Dare and very thankful to have experienced and serve on those teams... My life does get a little crazy at times, but i do LOVE every moment of it!! My goal is to share my creativity with you and be inspired by your creations as well... So come along and take a spin with me!!!

Alanna - Team LeaderHello. My name is Alanna and I have a wonderful husband, Devin, and two school aged children, Reynna and Christopher. My day job is an auditor/CPA so my crafty time is when I get to let loose and have some fun. I've been scrapbooking for just about 10 years now, card making for nearly that long, and blogging for 2 years. I love to share my passion of papercrafting with all those around me and have thoroughly enjoyed "meeting" so many wonderful people who share my passion.

Tammy - Team LeaderGreetings from the Great White North of Canada! I am an (almost) 40 year old SAHM to a very active 18 month old son named Riley and happily married to my husband Neil for 5 years now. When I started paper crafting 6 years ago I was doing layouts and then one day decided to try my hand at card-making. 4 years later and now I make more cards than layouts! I create a lot of my cards for challenges and to sell at craft fairs here at home throughout the year. I love being on design teams and working with such a great spectrum of individuals. I am constantly surfing the net checking out blogs as there are so many talented card makers out there. You never know when I might just stop by yours! I am a 'collector' I am always buying new scrappy toys and products whether I need them or not and one day, I will actually use them all! Besides paper crafting I love to travel, am a huge movie fan ans a self professed diet Coke addict. I am so excited to be on the Lollipop design team and I hope to inspire you through the coming months and I quite look forward to checking out your blogs and challenge entries!

Hello! My name is Mimi, and I have the most amazing husband, a darling 13 yo daughter, and a sweet 10 yo son. I'm so excited to be on my first design team with the amazing and talented ladies of Lollipop, and to share my crafts with everyone. I've loved arts and crafts ever since grade school...coloring and paper dolls were my favorite...and now it's coloring stamped images with my Copics! I also enjoy creating party favors and dabble in jewelry making. I started my blog, Cuddles of Luv, in April of last year, have met so many brilliant crafters, and I love discovering something new everyday from the incredible talent out in blogland. Can't wait to start this new adventure and look forward to seeing all your inspiring creations.

My name is Juelmarie Morgan. I'm a Financial Advisor during the day - but at night - I sneak into my craft room and become a possessed crafter. i love crafts. I live in Central California with my youngest child. I have 2 grown children and an 11 year old. I love my job - I help people with their financial dreams and goals. I live for my family first, my job second (and only because it pays the bills) and my crafting 3rd! It's not what I do - it's what I am - I am a crafter!

Aloha everyone! I'm Leanne, but you can call me Lilo. I live in sunny Los Angeles, CA. I've always loved crafts and making things. I started out with drawing as a little kid. When I got older, I tried my hand at scrapbooking, but found out it was too stressful and I didn't have enough patience nor energy for it. When my good friend, Renate, introduced me to cardmaking, I loved it! I have added other projects than just cardmaking, but I think cardmaking is my first love. It's something that I enjoy a lot, besides volleyball which is my second love. I am so happy to be a part of the Lollipop Team and look forward to fun challenges, great inspirations and wonderful new friends. Mahalo!!

My name is Cyndi and I was born and raised on Oahu,HI. I got into paper crafts in August 2009 after graduating from college. I had more time on my hands and found this addicting hobby through surfing the web!! Since then, it has definitely become a passion and I love being inspired by all the wonderful crafters out there! Growing up as a kid, I always loved crafts/art. I remember I hardly watched television, you would also see me drawing or coloring! In high school, I took sewing lessons for a few years and made my own prom dresses! I'm very thankful and excited to be on this team! (My very first DT!)

Sonia "Sony"
My name is Sonia N. Rivera (call me Sony), born on the beautiful island PUERTO RICO, living with my husband Jaime.
I have one son of 26 years (married, no children) and a daughter of 25 years (she live with me).
Also we have a pet... a dog call "Nacho".
Before I starting on Scrapbook (started between 2003-2004) I was making parchment cards for many years but one day searching parchment paper I found Vellum Paper so my paper craft life change.
I'm a scrapbooker but after I began the scrapbooking I learn how to create different types of cards... now I make more cards than layouts. I like to used rubber and clear stamps but I love use digital stamping.
Love scrapbook, cards, crafts and photography... my passions that make me feel RELAX.
I am so excited to be on the Lollipop design team.. I can't wait to work with a great group of ladies
Visit my personal blog: sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

I'm a master of Germanistik, german teacher and city guide for german tourist :-) , I was living for about 18 years in German and 4 years in Afrika. Since 8 years I'm in Poland again with my husband Antoni, my Mama and my No 1 in my live - my son Marek ( 11 years) and of course - 3 cats :-))) Since 1 year I made my cards and I love this very much - bevor I was painting but card making is more practical, because this need not so much space :-)))))

My name is Christy Dillman and I live in a small town 30 miles north of Kansas City, MO. I have a wonderful hubby and 2 very active boys-15 and 6. I started my adventure as a scrapbooker, but quickly became a card maker and love to alter items in addition to a number of other projects. I am Copic certified and love using my Copic markers with digital images! I hope to be able to inspire people with my projects and love to surf blogland to learn new techiniques. I have extensive design team experience and am currently designing for Kaboodle Doodles, Sunday Sketch & Stamp, Cooking It Up with Katie, The Crazy Challenge, and am the Design Team Coordinator for The Stamping Boutique.
If you ask my girlfriends where you will find me they will tell you if I am not buried under my crafting supplies or a mountain of cards, I must be at the baseball fields as hubby coaches oldest son's competitive team. I have also taken up running after losing 50 lbs over the fall, so I try to hit the pavement once a month for a 5K race and in April completed my first 1/2 marathon. I am very honored and excited to be a DT member of Lollipop Crafts and look forward to sharing my projects with you!

Like i've said... these girls will bring you no less than what they've been bringing to you!!! Each Gal, very unique in their crafting styles, makes this team the sweetest as can be!!!

AND NOW... are you ready to get to know the new faces joining the Lollipop Crafts Team?!?
Aloha! My name is Dena Jones, and I'm so thrilled to be one of the newest members of the Lollipop Crafts Challenge Blog DT ! I have been papercrafting off and on for almost ten years. But, I would say that I don't have a particular style. I sort of dabble in a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I think that being a versatile artist is an advantage because I can and am willing to try lots of different things from cutesie to risque' and dark. I work with stamps (digital, clear, and rubber) and am slowly building my Copic collection. Aside from working with images, I also use both my Cricut and my Silhouette Cameo in conjunction with both cartridges and cut files. I like to make cards and 3-D papercrafts. I also do traditional and digital scrapbooking. Like I said, a little bit of this and a little bit of that! LOL!

I'm a Mom to two daughters: Mikayla (15) and Madison (18 months). I previously worked for 20 years in the real estate industry and am now enjoying my current job as CEO of our household. LOL My other hobbies include cooking, baking, and reading. I look forward to my term on the Lollipop Crafts DT and hope that you all enjoy the creations I share with you ! Happy Crafting !

Joanne "Jo"
I'm 31 years old and from South Wales, UK, Totally crazy about crafting.... even go as far as being obsessed with all things crafty. Been crafting as far back as I can remember, from knitting, crochet, tatting to glass painting, candle making, rug work, cross stitch, decoupage and card making! I have facial/shoulder dystonia a movement disorder, so some days I craft other days I dream about it, until I can get back in my craft room!

Please help us give these 2 new Lollipop Girls the sweetest and warmest Welcome!!! Be sure to visit their blogs, show them some love and check out their AWESOME creations!!

DT4 Term officially starts today, so you'll be able to check out their FIRST Lollipop Craft creations this week!!

Thanks for spending apart of your day here with us at Lollipop Crafts!!! It's always nice to see the faces behind the creations and we are GRATEFUL to share a bit of us with you all!!! See you back here tomorrow for CHALLENGE DAY!!!


Linda said...

Woohoo! Congrats ladies!

Leanne said...

Woo Hoo!! Welcome to the team Dena and Jo!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

How nice of you to share pix of the DT and it's great to get to know a little bit about them too.

Sonia said...

Welcome Girls!!... And of course Welcome to the 2 new Lollipop Girls, Dena and "Jo".
Hugs, Sony

Cyndi said...

Welcome Dena and Jo! I'm still on the team right???