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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Glittler, Sparkle and Gems Inspriation

It's Thursday and we have some wondering inspiring cards featured today. This week's challenge is all about GLITTER, SPARKLE, and GEMS and we love what has been entered so far! There is still a few more days left and we hope to see more!

This first card was done by Tammy and I love how she used gems on the mermaid's tail...

Leanne used gems and glitter on this cute festive card...

And I love how Wendy Ramlakan used pearls for bubbles in this great card...

Finally, Barbara created another card using an image from our sponsor this week, Soft Pencil, and added glitter over the snow...

Now that you've been inspired it's time to get creating! Remember the rules are listed on the sidebar and you have until Saturday night to submit your creations. Good luck and have fun!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sponsor Spotlight - Softpencil

Hi everyone! Just wanted to give a shout out to our great sponsor this week which is Softpencil Digital Stamps.

Here is a word from the owner of Softpencil - Elizabeth:

Hello everyone! my name is Elizabeth Pujalka and I´m the illustrator and designer behind Softpencil - Digital Stamps, home of Michu and his lovely friends, where you can find cute illustrations for your crafting needs. I create my characters in my home-based studio near the most beautiful park in the city. I invite you to know my whimsical world plenty of gorgeous animals and sweet, little boys and girls and to enjoy creating with them!

Elizabeth is offering a $10 Gift certificate to one lucky challenge participant this week and the Top 3 each gets one digi of their choice. So be sure to enter the Sparkling challenge we have this week for your chance to win.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Challenge #9: Glitter, Sparkle, Gems

Hello! Happy Monday! Kim here today bringing you a very fun challenge this week! This week at Lollipop Crafts is all about anything sparkly! I love adding stickle, glitter...anything sparkly to my creations! The theme for this week is of course GLITTER, SPARKLE, GEMS! Well, anything sparkly will do! LOL

Our fabulous sponsor for the week is Soft Pencils! One random winner will get $10 gift certificate to the store! We will talk more about Soft Pencil on tomorrow's Sponsor Spotlight post so stay tuned!

Soft Pencil has provided our team with a few adorable images to play with! Thank you so much, Soft Pencil!

This week is also our September GDT, Kristie's last week with us. :( Thank you so much, Kristie for all the wonderful creations and inspiration you have contributed to the team! We will miss you and hope that you will find time to play along with us!

Next month we will have two Guest Lollipop Girls and one permanent Lollipop Girl joining our team! Stay tuned to find out!

For now, here are some inspiration from our wonderful GDT/DT!

Our wonderful GDT. Kristie


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Challenge #8 Winners!

Hello! Happy Sunday! Thank you so much for playing along with our It's A Boy thing challenge! Thank you, Limited Runs for sponsoring us!

Last week we had a great amount of participants and we are truly grateful to have you guys supporting us! Thank you, thank you!

Without further ado, the lucky random winner of THREE Limited Runs digi is


Leanne, please send us an email at lollipopcrafts@gmail.com and we will forward your info to Nikki at Limited Runs!

Our Challenge #8 Top 3 goes to

Maureen Wong


Girls, please grab the Top 3 badge off the sidebar and proudly display it on your blog! Congratulations! Well deserved!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Inspiration for Boy Themed Projects

Hi everyone! Diane here to give you a little inspiration. If you are anything like me I love to create using embellishments such as ribbon, flowers, bling and sparkle. That doesn't usually fare so well for the boy themed projects. So if you need a little help in creating a card or any type of boy projects, I hope this helps.

Talk about inspiration! Check out the great card from one of our own DT - Barbara AKA Forgotten Scraps. She used Albert fom Limited Runs digis. By using only part of the digi, use of color for the image and adding Halloween paper she took this image in a whole different direction. Brillant!!

Here is what Albert looked like before Barbara did her magic on him. I sure didn't see mad scientist from this but it so works. I'm definitely going to look at images differently now. Mimi created this awesome boy card using The Greeting Farm images, which are some of my favorites. I love the star embossed background. Fabulous coloring on the image also.

Peggy AKA Grandma Pearl submitted this boy card. Love the texture of the paper and elements that she used. Now that you've been inspired, take that inspiration and create. You have until Saturday at 8pm to enter our challenge this week. Let's see those "All About Boys" projects.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sponsor Spotlight on Limited Runs

Good morning to you.  Alanna here and I get to spotlight our wonderful sponsor for this week, Limited Runs

Here's what the owner, Nikki has to say.

I've started doing more paper crafts within the last Year and have found it to be very addictive and slowly it's been getting larger.  Creating Digi's just happened to be a blend of using my drawing and computer graphix together to create "Limited Runs" which is my little digital stamp store. I've also started Freebie Fridays and will be doing this for a Limited time too.  Each may be posted from 1 day to ??? (Limited Time Offer).  May you all enjoy my digi's as much as I love to make them. SO if your looking for some YUMMY cupcakes I've got over 50 Varieties to choose from and lots more with more always in the works.

Here's a super cute card that Nikki made using Albert.  I just love the way he looks in his oversized suit.

Don't forget that Nikki is giving this week's winner 3 digis of their choice so I'd encourage you to come play with our challenge this week, where it's all about the boys.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Chalelnge #8: It's A Boy Thing!

Hello! Kris is hosting this week's challenge but since she is still on maternity leave, I am (Kim) filling in for her. Before we get to this week's challenge, I want to thank everyone for playing along with our All About Family challenge! Everyone did an amazing job! We have a great time checking out everyone's creation! Thank you so much, everyone for your continuous support!

I have another piece of news to share with everyone! Danni, our sweet talented DT is stepping down. :( She has been an asset to the team and we will definitely miss her lots! We wish her the best of luck!

On to this week's challenge... This week is ALL ABOUT BOYS! Kris had a little boy so of course she just have to go with this theme. LOL We want to see all your BOY creations!

Our sponsor of the week is LIMITED RUNS! One random winner will receive THREE digi of choice! We will talk more about our wonderful sponsor on tomorrow's Sponsor Spotlight post! Please stay tuned!

Nikki, owner of Limited Runs generously provided our team with a few adorable images to play with! Thank you so much, Nikki!

To get your creative juice flowing, here are some inspiration from our wonderful team!

Sepetember GDT - Kristie



We can't wait to see what your come up with!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

All About Family Winner and Top 3

Thank you ladies for all who participated in our All About Family challenge. We had some wonderful entries.
Up first is the winner of the $25 Gift Certificate to Stamp and Create and the winner is..................................

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Number 4 is our lucky winner and that is: Amanda Rhodes Congrats Amanda!! Please contact us at lollipopcrafts@gmail.com and we will get you the information on the gift certificate.

Now on to our Top 3 for this week's challenge. Here are our Top 3 and their creations in no particular order.


Fabulous creations ladies! Be sure to grab our Top 3 Badge on the side of the blog. Thanks again to everyone who joined in our challenge. Tomorrow we have another great challenge for you'll.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Spotlighing STAMP AND CREATE!!!

Happy Tuesday, Lollipop Crafts fans!

Today we are spotlighting our wonderful, generous sponsor of the week, Stamp and Create! Lacey Stephens, owner of stampandcreate.com is offering $25, yes, $25 gift certificate to this week's lucky challenge winner! Thank you so much, Lacey for your generous!

Here is a little about Stamp and Create:

Stamp and Create is an on-line store carrying many popular brands of stamps, paper, and embellishments including: Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Stamps, Sweet Pea, CC Designs, Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, Whiff of Joy, Stampavie, Penny Black, The Greeting Farm, Basic Grey, 7 Gypsies, Shimmerz, Nestabilities (always disounted!!), charms and more!!

I am always adding new items to the store…so check it out at www.stampandcreate.com

Stamp and Create is celebrating their first birthday this week and is offering $50 to one lucky winner! Check out their blog for more details! Happy Birthday, Stamp and Create! Also, Stamp and Create spotlight different products each week, which means they are 25% off the regular price that week! Since this week is their birthday week, they are spotlighting everything in the BIRTHDAY CATEGORY! Check out their blog or more details!

Just a reminder, you still got plenty of time to play along our ALL ABOUT FAMILY challenge to get a chance at winning $25 gift certificate! So come on! Let's create! :D

Monday, September 13, 2010

All About Family

Hey everyone! This is Lollipop Girl Diane with this week's challenge. We are now up to our 7th challenge and this one is "All About Family". You are to make a project that says family to you. Whether it's a layout of your family, photo frame for a family picture or anything else you can come up with that means family to you, we want to see it.

We have a great sponsor for this week's challenge, it is Stamp and Create.

We will choose at random one of the participants of this week's challenge to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Stamp and Create. Stay tuned for more info on our wonderful sponsor tomorrow!

Check out what our Lollipop Girls did for their projects.

Our awesome GDT, Kristie


So let's see your "All About Family" creations.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Challenge #5 - Winners

I had such a wonderful week creating extra cards for this challenge and we hope you had fun too. We loved all your creations and visiting your blogs - thanks for sharing!

The winner chosen by random.org is... #2. Congratulations Grandma's Pearl!! You won FIVE digis of choice from Meljen's Designs!! Please contact Nicole at nicole.anderson@insightbb.com with your selections and put "Lollipop Crafts Challenge #5 Winner" in the subject.

For our favorites, each entry was wonderful, however we had to narrow it down to our top three picks. Here they are in submission order:

1. Michelle Singer
Check out this elegant and beautiful card and I love all the attention to details!

5. Robin Funge
That's a wonderful job coloring and I love the scene she setup!

6. Berenice R.
What a fabulous layout used and I love the line-up of "sugar monsters!"

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 and another week of sponsored prizes!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sponsor Spotlight- Meljen's Designs

Our sponsor this week is none other than Meljen's Designs!

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing! Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

The winner of this week's challenge will receive 5 digi's of their choice.
Here's some examples from the Lollipop Crafts team members using Meljen's Designs images~

A big thank you to Meljen's Designs for sponsoring our challenge this week!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Challenge #6 - Monsters & Such

Hi everyone! Barbara here and I have one questions for you: Are you ready for a "monster-ous" challenge? Get ready because this week's theme is Monsters & Such and I would love to see what unique monsters you have!

Create a card or project featuring a monster... and toddlers count too as long as they show a monstrous attitude! But I want everyone to participate so I'm also opening the theme up to dragons, creepy crawlies, nocturnal animals, aliens and even Halloween costumes. We'll also let you use ANY image from our sponsor in this challenge!

What about prizes? The lucky winner of this challenge will get 5 digis of their choice from our wonderful sponsor Meljen's Designs! There are so many cute images it will be hard to choose and check back later this week for more on Meljen's Deisigns.

Here are some wonderful creations by our design team to get you inspired!

Our September GDT - Kristie

Now it's your turn to get creative! The challenge rules are on the sidebar and remember to submit your cards by 8pm PST on Saturday. We'd love to see what you come up with!