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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It's PARTY time - Celebrating our big 2!!!!

*Warning:  Post is extremely long and full of fun and info.  Please read post for rules, etc.  Thank you!*

Are YOU ready for some FUN?  We hope so because LOLLIPOP CRAFTS is celebrating our 2 YEAR BLOGAVERSARY!!!!   woooohooooo!!!  And the BEST way to celebrate is to have some FUN FUN FUN!!!

We're starting this party off with a BLOG HOP!!  Make sure you visit each one listed below, because you never know when a surprise will pop up!  Partying is always fun with surprises right?!

Want a sneaky peeky before we begin the festivities? 

Hmmm...  We should have some fun with the photos above.   Can you guess who these snippets belong to?  If you can, when you're done with the hop and come back here, tell us in your comment who's creation is above.   A random commenter that has the correct guesses (or most of) will win a prize!!  and boy do we have lots of prizes to give away!

Now let's get to even MORE fun!  This is the main blog hop order.  If you get lost along the way, make your way back here and hop on where you left off.

Barbara (LC Alumni and SPECIAL guest)

Here's the catch about the blog hop...  Each designer is featuring an image from one of our FABULOUS sponsors who have generously donated prizes for this special occassion.  When you visit, make sure you leave a comment on their blog and take a guess at which company that designer is featuring. Prizes are hidden everywhere and you just might be that lucky one!

Can't blog hop with us at this very moment?  No problem!!  You have until Midnight on August 4th, PST, to complete the hop.  ALL WINNERS will be announced on Sunday, August 5th.

Let's meet our AWESOME celebration sponsors!!

Perfect Layers is a must if you want to create perfect borders, frames and layered effects on your scrapbook pages, cards, or any paper crafting project. Using Perfect Layers, you can cut from 1/16 of an inch (very thin borders), up to 1 inch (very bold borders), WITH NO MEASURING REQUIRED!!”
Perfect Paper Crafting is our biggest sponsor for this special occassion and their prize pack will be awarded to ONE LUCKY BLOG HOP PARTICIPANT.  Which means, you must visit each and every link in the hop to qualify for this HUGE PRIZE.  What's the prize you ask?!

Perfect Layers Deluxe 3 Tool Set which includes:
 Tool #1 - 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 5/8  ~ Tool #2 - 1/16, 3/16, 5/16. 1/2 ~ Tool #3 - 3/4 & 1 (measurements in inches)
Perfect Squares Tool AND Perfect Tears Deluxe 3

Isn't that a FANTABULOUS prize?!?  but hey, if you can't wait to see who wins this prize, Perfect Paper Crafting has extended a special code just for our celebration!!  From now until August 5th, use this code "Lollipop5%" for 5% off your entire order.   Go and check out their site today!

 Di's Digi Downloads has sponsored us before, so you should have seen her CUTE digis.  Here's a little about the company:

I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I know work as a medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing.  I started cardmaking about 4 years ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but i'm afraid I got the bug!  My daugther preffered scrapbooking.  I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.  I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so i started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images and it's just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful work of art.  Long may it continue! 
Di's Digi Downloads is sponsoring a $10 voucher to her store!

 The Greeting Farm is back once again offering up a prize of ONE SINGLE RUBBER OF WINNER'S CHOICE!!!  Woohooo!  Which cutie image have you been waiting to get your hands on?!  Here's a little blurb about the company:

"The Greeting Farm began back in 2008 bringing you our iconic Anya and Ian who have now made indelible marks on our crafty little hearts.  Since their release, we have expanded our line, bringing you everything from edgy to adorable and yet always a little different from the rest.  Marie and Jessica pride themselves on not only a quality product and great releases/ideas, but also on the personal relationships we've molded with our customers and we consider all of you "friends" of the Farm!  Thank you so much for your support as we continue to strive to bring you the characters you want combined with the quality you've come to know.  There's something for everyone down on the Farm!"

**Pssst...  we hear that The Greeting Farm is also celebrating a birthday!!  You should check them out when you are done here!!!
Sassy Studio Designs has some SASSY images!!  Too cute not to have any!  Their prize pack includes 4 images of winner's choice!

This is a NEW sponsor we have never had on our blog before!  My Heart Pieces is debuting on our blog for the very first time and here's what owner Priyanka has to say about her company:
Hi I am Priyanka from India.
I am a student here and I want to welcome you to my
wonder land My Heart Pieces.
This art world is for me a wonder land
because what I can imagine I can give
shape only here.
Like fairies, vampire's do not happen in real life.
I greatly appreciate it that you give
your valuable time to see my digis.
I always try to keep an extra touch on my every image
so they can make a place in your heart
and can directly touch their heart who receive your hand made gifts.
So come and enjoy.
My store also has a Challenge Blog and freebies every Monday.
Thank you, Priyanka.

You all know Robyn's Fetish as one of our wonderful sponsors!  In fact they've been a great sponsor for the last year and a half!  Here's a little tale about this company:
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
is owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn's Fetish prize is 2 digis of choice!

Here's another NEW sponsor that just made it's crafting debut to the world last month!!  Yumi and Fumi Handmade!!!  This company is special in our sponsor lineup because it is co-owned by one of our very own Lollipop Girls!!  Can you guess who?   Yumi and Fumi Handmade is giving away a prize pack that includes the Yumi and Fumi Stamp and Happy Day Paper Pad!!

Little Miss Muffet Stamps is also owned by Lollipop Crafts Alumni, Barbara Sproat of Forgotten Scraps!!  Little Miss Muffet has been a generous sponsor throughout our 2 years of challenge blogging.  Here's a little must know about this company:

Little Miss Muffet Stamps was inspired by a house full of Little Miss Muffets and arachnophobes alike. It isn't too difficult to image how I ended up here since I've been drawing and coloring from the moment I picked up a crayon. Now as I sit in my hobby room I get to share my passion with my own Little Miss Muffets who love to work along side of me.
My motto is still "A stamp a day keeps the stress away" and feel free to visit my gallery at ForgottenScraps.blogspot.com for daily inspiration.

Prize is 2 digis of choice OR if you want to be a guest designer on one of their challenges, 3 digis of choice!

They've sponsored our last celebration and they are back again for our 2nd celebration!  We welcome back Sister Stamps!!!  Sister Stamps is based in Hawaii and they bring CUTE Asian images to the crafting world.  Check them out today because you just might find something you MUST have!  Sister Stamps is offering a prize pack of their most recent release, which if we may add, is perfect for our celebration!!  Take a look...
Isn't it a perfect prize?!
Carolyn Scrap Online is a proud sponsor of our celebration as well!  Here's a a brief description about the company:
Carolyn  Scrap Store a shop dedicated specially for girls who like to scrap but do not have the ease of buying all the equipment and specific materials for scrap.

And she is giving away the wonderful prize in the picture below!

Elizabeth, owner of Softpencil is making her rounds with us again!  She's sponsored us before and couldn't pass up on the celebration!! 

 Fresh Brewed Designs has some cute and very 'chic' images for your crafting needs!    Why don't you browse the store and see if anything jumps at you.  Fresh Brewed Designs is giving away a $10 giftcard to the store!!  Hmm, why not put your list together, because it may be YOU that gets this!

Have you seen the images in this store?  CUTENESS!!!  Digi Stamp Characters is a new sponsor to Lollipop Crafts!  And the prize is 3 digis of choice!  Take the link to visit the store or you can also visit this link to check out their images:  www.digistampcharacter.etsy.com

We are very happy to get this new sponsor too!  Saturated Canary and it's owner, Krista, is offering up a prize of 2 digi stamps of choice!  Goodness, the images in there are super awesome and dah-ling!

 The Cutting Cafe in also a new sponsor to us!  Go and check out their site today!!

Other prize sponsors include Pattie Creations!!

Thank you SO MUCH to all of our sponsors for making this celebration fun, exciting and HUGE!

Want another way to win you some prizes?  We have a special challenge in honor of our blogaversary!!  From now until Saturday, 10pm PST, link up your CELEBRATION creations with InLinkz for another chance to win a prize!!  Read this carefully as it's different from our regular challenges.
1.  Only NEW creations will be considered (no back linking)
2.  Theme is CELEBRATION (any - birthday, anniversary, wedding, etc) and you are NOTlimited to just card making
3.  ONLY ONE SUBMISSION per person/blog
4.  Must link using InLinkz, PLEASE DO NOT leave a link in comments
5.  Link your post back to Lollipop Crafts.

Now, let the CELEBRATION begin!!!  Go and have some fun!!!  Remember, there are a few ways to win prizes.
1. Complete the Hop
2.  Guess the featured sponsor on the DT blogs
3.  Guess who the snippets at the top belong to
4.  Play in our celebration challenge

Come back on Sunday and see if the lucky stars are in your favor!!


Leanne said...

Woo Hoo!! The hop was awesome! Congratulations to Lollipop Crafts for 2 wonderful years of challenges and cheers to many many more!
Gorgeous job ladies, so honored to be a part of this group and a big WELCOME to Barbara!
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors too, can I be eligible to win too? hahaha!

Wilfreda said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! I have a card made for the Celebration Challenge, but I don't see the link to post it. I will check back tomorrow.

Sonia said...

Congrats to all Lollipop Crafts Girls Designers including to our Guest designer Barbara. Thanks to all the Sponsor for all prizes.
Happy Blog-Anniversay!!! :-)
To all visitors enjoy and have fun, good luck!
-Sony LC-DT

Mian said...

Happy Anniversary! This I can´t miss, so fun to celebrate this with you girls.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Mian said...

Now I´m back from visiting all the girls blog´s. Wow, what amazing creations they´ve made!

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

ParkNSlide said...

Great hop...here's my guesses:


ParkNSlide said...

I did the entire hop and commented on all. On one my identity comes up as Paulette Akagi not as ParkNSlide. Hope that's OK.

Patty said...

Wow..that was a crazy hop...and a little confusing..so don't know if I did everything I should!! All the cards were super cute!! As far as the sneaky peakys go.
1. Lollipop Crafts 2
2. Scrap Joanny
3. Finding my Groove
4. Forgotten Scraps
5. Soni - Studio 60
6. Alana's Spot in the World

BTW..I could not find a comment link to comment on ScrapJoanny's site! Thanks for the hop!! I will be linking a Celebration creation card up before the 4th!! Thanks for the chance to win prizes!


Cris said...

Happy Anniversary. I had a fun time hopping. I couldn't find "leave a comment" on Joanna blog and Barbara blog, so couldn't comment on what sponsor they used.

Anonymous said...

wow, so many amazing cards! On one of the blogs I was a bit surprised to find a list of all the sponsors, spoils a bit of the fun, no?

Anyway, I think the sneak peaks are from
1 Tammy
2 Joanna
3 Leanne
4 Barbara
5 Sonia
6 Alanna

Anonymous said...

... Oh and happy birthday!! :D

Love Birgit

Danielle Vincent said...

Wow the hop was just wonderful - thanks so much for all that great inspiration!!! My guesses for the snippets at the top are:
#1 - Tammy
#2 - Joanna
#3 - Leanne
#4 - Barbara (using Little Miss Muffet Stamps)
#5 - Sony
#6 - Alanna

Thanks so much for a chance to win some cool prizes! I have linked up my celebration card too - congrats on your 2nd year blogaversary!

Theresa's Studio said...

Happy Blogaversary! Great DT projects.
I have my answers.
2. Joanna
3. Leannne
4. Barbara
5. Sony
6. Alanna

Maybe in the future, you should keep comments concealed so someone does not copy and paste answers.

Fun blog hop but could not find place to comment on Joanna?

Theresa's Studio said...

Came back to enter my card for the challenge. Happy 2nd Blogaversary!
Great celebration.

Salnclts said...

I enjoyed the hop!
Here are the snippets:
1. Tammy
2. Joanna
3. Leanne
4. Barbara
5. Sony
6. Alanna

Lucy Newton said...

Happy Birthday! The peeks belong to:
1 Tammy
2 Joanna
3 Leanne
4 Barbara
5 Sonia
6 Alanna
Thanks for the inspiration ride!!!

Lorraine said...

Happy Birthday! That was a fun hop! Good way to check out different company's images! Not sure if I can still guess, but here it is:
1) Tammy
2) Joanna
3) Leanne
4) Barbara
5) Sonia
6) Alanna
Thanks for the fun!