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Monday, January 31, 2011

Challenge #24 - Sisters

Hi folks! It's Barbara here and I'm hosting one final week from Team 1 before the new Team 2 takes over and blows your socks off! I'm so excited about the new line-up of talented ladies and can't wait to see what they have in store for us from week to week. :D

Our sponsor this week is a special surprise and the details will be given on Thursday. However, I can tell you that the winner will receive two digital stamps from Little Miss Muffet Designs!

This week's challenge is themed Sisters to commemorate all the great friends we make online, new and old. The challenge is to make a project featuring TWO SISTERS (or more, if you have them). Here's what we have to inspire you this week:

Remember the rules are on the sidebar and you have until Saturday to enter your creations. Check back on Thursday for more details on the sponsor and additional samples from the design team!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Challenge #23 - Winners

This post is a bit late for today but let's get on to the winners for last week's challenge! Thank you for everyone who participated - one layer cards can be so elegant and a warm change.

The random winner of 5 Free digital images from Pink Cat Studio is ...

#6. Janine A

Congratulations! Please contact Melissa at pinkcatstudio@gmail.com with Lollipop Crafts Challenge Winner in the subject. Here is Janine's fabulous card...

Now onto the top 3 for this challenge... everyone has a unique style and we love to see your talents flourish! It was a hard decision, but here they are:

#1 JanR

Congratulations Ladies!! Don't forget to grab your Top 3 badge from the sidebar and add it to your post! Thanks again for everyone who participated and come back tomorrow for a fabulous challenge!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

a WARM and SWEET Farewell....

This is a very hard post to do... But sometimes, good things have to come to an end. We were super excited to have started Lollipop Crafts last August. We were even more excited to work with our first design team. The girls shared such an amazing array of creativity and the friendships will be one never to be forgotten.

At the end of January, we say farewell to 2 wonderful designers.... Barbara and Peggy! You'll be able to see their last creations on Monday as Barbara is hosting her last challenge for the team!! Be sure to send them hugs and thank them for an awesome time of wonderful and inspiring creations and challenges!!!

Barbara and Peggy, we will miss you here on the team!! You both have contributed SO much to the team and blog! We Thank you so much for the friendship and awesome talents and we wish you ALL the best in your new adventures!! We hope you'll find your way back here and join us for challenges when you have time! THANK YOU for everything!!! ~Hugs from Kim and Kris

It's been a pleasure working with Peggy and Barbara, two very talented women. Blessings to both of you, Peggy and Barbara, in your future endeavors. ~Alanna

We wanted to share a few favorite creations by Barbara and Peggy, that they have done for their DT term here at Lollipop Crafts!

Creations by Barbara...

Creations by Peggy...

Aren't these creations just fabulous?!? We will surely MISS their beautiful creations and wonderful personalities... Please take some time and wish these ladies well and come back on Monday to see their last creations for Lollipop Crafts!!
It's not goodbye, it's toodles for now to these 2 wonderful ladies!! Thank you for coming by today and helping us wish them well!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Introducing..... Lollipop Crafts Design Team 2

Wow!!! Can you believe it's almost the end of January?!? Where did the days go??? We say goodbye to a few of the Lollipop girls on Team 1 at the end of the month (we will 'whip' up a SWEET farewell tomorrow). Bittersweet, but the memories will always be here!!

A new team consisting of new faces and unique creative styles are awaiting their turn to light up your light bulbs and inspire you! Beginning in February, Lollipop Crafts DT2 will begin their term! These girls are ready to share their creations and a whole new set of fun and fabulous challenges! We are excited to announce the new team today and hope that you look forward to what they have in store!! Please leave them some warm sugary LOVE and welcome them to the team!! Let's get started...

A familiar face you have already seen around here! She's not one of the newest members, but she is taking hold of some NEW commitments for Lollipop Crafts!

Alanna is currently on Team 1 and she is coming back for Team 2 as one of our newest Design Team Coordinators... She'll be teaming alongside with Kim and Kris throughout the term! This new spot for her begins in February and she is excited as we are to be behind the scenes with all the daily controls of Lollipop Crafts!! Welcome back Alanna!! Please congratulate her too!

There are a few more faces that you've seen around here as we have some past guest designers also joining up on the team! Without further adieu, please meet Lollipop Crafts new Lollipop Girls of Design Team 2!!!

My name is Agnieszka Marchel. I'm from Poland. I discovered scrapbooking over 1 year ago and I have love it! I'm a wife and mother of two small kids: Jagoda (7), Jan (2). Thanks to scrapbooking I don't know what boredom is. I must craft everyday. It truly is my passion. Sometimes I make jewelry and ornaments items decoupage technique. I invite you to my blog: http://www.radosnyczas.blogspot.com/


Greetings 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!


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!


My name is Zulma Santiago and live in Coamo, Puerto Rico. Married to Alberto (dear honey and wonderful father) for 19 years. I'm a SAHM with 2 beautiful children: Astrid 10 yrs. and Alberto 6 yrs. I love all kind of crafts (scrapbooking, cardmaking, sewing and painting). I'm making a scrapbook since my daughter was born, but challenging about one year since I had my blog. I love this thing, is addictive and relaxing at the same time. It's my little time out to put my imagination getting busy, create and share projects with other people around the world. We are going to have a lot of fun here at Lollipop Crafts.


Hi! My name is Denise, A Wife, Mom and Card maker! I love making cards for family and friends! I am learning a lot of new crafts and I am hoping to be able to show them to you on my blog. You can see what I am whipping up on my blog! http://www.craftconfectionery.com/ I am super excited to be a Lollipop girl. I can't wait to work with a great group of women!! Craft Hugs, Denise


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.

So what do you think?!?!? Are you excited to welcome these girls to Lollipop Crafts?! We sure are!! We just know they'll be whipping up some 'SWEET' treats to share with you! Please take some time to check out their blogs and get to know them a little more!!

Whoa! The excitement is sending us on a sugar rush!!! Come back soon!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight on Pink Cat Studio

As I mentioned yesterday, Pink Cat Studio is our wonderful sponsor this week. 

Pink Cat Studio is all about offering fun and whimsical stamps to inspire your creativity. They have a huge selection of super cute digi and rubber stamps to choose from and they add more each week. Owner and artist Melissa started PCS in 2005 and over the years nothing has excited and inspired her more than to see your creations with her stamps. Melissa’s goal is to continue to delight & surprise you with her designs. Stop by the studio today and get in on the fun!

Here are some cards from members of the Pink Cat Studio DT for your inspiration.

One randomly chosen player this week will win 5 digi images, which is a fabulous prize.  Thanks so much to Pink Cat Studio for so generously sponsoring us this week.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Challenge # 23 -- One layer Cards

Good morning to you. Alanna here, bringing you this week's challenge, which might be a bit tricky for some but I know you can do it. This week's challenge is 1 layer cards.

This week, we are sponsored by Pink Cat Studio. This week's winner will receive 5 free digital images. More to come on our fabulous sponsor later this week.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Challenge #22 - Winners

Thanks to all those who participated in the sketch challenge this week - we had some fabulous projects submitted! Everyone has a unique style and we can always learn or get inspiration from everyone. However, there can only be one winner...

The winner, chosen by Random.org is #3... Congratulations Melody!!
Check out her fun card here:

Melody, please visit the store and contact Susan at susan_paulson@verizon.net with your selections. You choose EITHER 5 Robyn's Fetish digital stamps OR 4 digital stamps and 1 digital paper set. Type "WINNER OF THE LOLLIPOP CRAFTS CHALLENGE" in the SUBJECT line of the email and type the names of your chosen images in the BODY of the email, along with all contact information.

We also have chosen our top three favorites for this week! Here they are in submission order:

#7 Annika

#12 Dragonllew

Congratulations ladies! Don't forget to grab the Top Three blinkie from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blogs. Thanks for all your support and remember to check back tomorrow for a new challenge!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Challenge #22 - Inspiration

Need some inspiration?
Well you have come to the right place

Don't forget Challenge #22 will end this Saturday Night at 8 PM PST and a random winner will win 5 Digital Stamps or 4 Digital Stamps & 1 Digital Paper Set from Robyn Fetish and the Top 3 will be announced on Sunday!

We have some more inspiration for you:

If you want to know more about our DT click on their name on the side bar and come join us before this challenge is over!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Spotlighting: Robyn's Fetish

Hi Everyone!! Our challenge this week is a fabulous sketch by Peggy at Grandma's Pearl and our prize this week for one lucky winner is images by Robyn's Fetish!!

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge and is generously donating EITHER 5 Robyn's Fetish digital stamps OR 4 digital stamps and 1 digital paper set!

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.

We hope you can play along in our Challenge #22!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Challenge #22 Sketch

(-: Welcome :-)

We hope you all had a Very Merry Christ
mas and Happy New Year and that you are all rested and ready for a new challenge....

Hi, I'm Peggy from Grandma's Pearl with a ver
y different challenge for you...

A sketch!

Just follow the layout, you can turn it, reverse it, just so we can see the sketch when you are done. You don't have to use a stamp from the Sponsor, just join in with us. Can't wait to see what you come up with an
d remember...ENJOY....

Now our Sponsor:

Robyn's Fetish from Digital Stamps & More

The winner of this challenge will get 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 digital paper set of their choice.
more about our Sponsor Tomorrow.

Now on to own DT and their inspiration:






Agnieszka - Dec/Jan GDT

And just one more: When I chose what the challenge was going to be (last November) there was no sponsor....I quickly chose a Magnolia and the sketch.....Since I made my card at that time I still wanted to share it with you...


So get out your stamps and colors and come join in on the fun.......