Wednesday, September 16, 2009

SUPER Sweet 16 Blog Hop Challenge

Welcome to Candy Shoppe Designs SUPER Sweet 16 Blog Hop Challenge. We are Officially 16 days old today and we want to celebrate BIG by giving 1 Lucky Sweetheart some awesome Blog Candy. Yes! We want to reward one of YOU for simply being a Sweetheart of C.S.D.
September 16-28
And we have the help of April (Co-Owner of STUDIO CALICO).

STUDIO CALICO is committed to inspiring creativity and they offer products that are both fun and innovative. Each month, Studio Calico combines the latest scrapbooking products with unique finds from a variety of sources while staying true to the basics. You'll find kits filled with products from a variety of manufacturers, coordinated for ease-of-use by both the advanced and novice scrapbooker.

Monthly Kits Include:
neutral + colored cardstock
patterned papers from multiple manufacturers
at least one alphabet
journaling aid(s)
variety of embellishments which may include vintage items, stamps, ribbon, chipboard, and more!
Studio Calico also offers add-on kits to supplement the main kit, or to stand alone. Whether it's a main kit or add-on, Studio Calico is devoted to providing the resources to help members put innovative products to use.

JOIN THE CLUB. GET MONTHLY KITS AND DAILY INSPIRATION.
1 Lucky Sweetheart will WIN this bright and colorful Lollipop Guild Kit....


It's SO EASY to participate in this Blog Hop Challenge!

Below is a list of all the Lollipop Girls. Click on their names (in the order you see below) to be taken to their personal blogs. They each will be giving you SIMPLE STEPS on what to do for your layouts you are to turn in for the Challenge at the end of the Blog Hop. If you wanna WIN the Delicious Lollipop Guild Kit, simply follow the SIMPLE STEPS. And that's it! The Lollipop Girls will vote on their favorite layout and the WINNER will be announced on September 29th here at C.S.D.

Rules:
1. You must be a Sweetheart (Follower) of C.S.D. and you get extra kudos for displaying the C.S.D. Link Badge on your blog.

2. Please also include a link to STUDIO CALICO whenever you post about this Blog Hop on your blog. Let's give them the shot out they so deserve.

3. You must also complete the Blog Hop in the order listed below. Please do not skip over anyone. If you find that there is a dead end somewhere through the Hop please wait a little bit as we are all on seperate time zones and schedules.

4. After each Lollipop Girl's Blog you visit you will be directed back here to C.S.D. to check-in. CHECK-IN by leaving a COMMENT under this post letting us all know 1 thing you have learned about that particular Lollipop Girl you just visited that you never knew beforehand. Also, let us know how you are coming along with your layout and anything else you'd like to share.

5. You must follow the SIMPLE STEP that each Lollipop Girl gives you on their blog. In the end of it all you should have a completed layout with YOUR interpretation of the SIMPLE STEPS the Lollipop Girls gave you.

6.. You MUST enter the layout you completed during the Blog Hop into the Challenge for the Lollipop Guild Kit Blog Candy. You may create as many layouts as you'd like by doing the Blog Hop over again for extra chances at winning.

You'll be surprised to see that even though we each gave you all the same SIMPLE STEPS, you'll interpret them differently from each other. Look how differently the Lollipop Girls interpreted the rules....

1. Jennifer Matott a.k.a. Sweettart





3. Elina Koutsouradi a.k.a. Sour Puss



4. Sandra Polette a.k.a. Rasberry Dazzle



5. Melissa Ferguson a.k.a. Cupcake
6. Jennifer French a.k.a. Orange Passion
7. Jenny Brannies a.k.a. Candy Apple Red
8. Lynnette Davis a.k.a. Cherry Lolita


9. Jennifer Priest a.k.a. Butterscotch Scrapper

10. Dr. Annika Prestwich a.k.a. Pink Coffee Bean



When you have completed all the SIMPLE STEPS and are ready to link up your interpretation to this Challenge please use this SUPER Sweet 16 Flyer to further Advertise the C.S.D. Blog Hop on your own blogs. Let's spread the news about C.S.D. and get 200 Sweethearts by October!!!




158 comments:

elina said...

Woohoo!!! So much excitement here!!! The challenge is fantastic and the prize yummilicious!!!!!!!
Start hopping girls!!!

Sophia said...

Hope to play when I get home form work...looks like so much fun!!!

Jenny B in Indy said...

WHOO HOO! SO excited about this! Can't wait to see all your creations, girls!
Have fun hoppin'!

Jennifer said...

i am so excited for this! Love everyone's layouts!!

Chris said...

When will step 1 be posted on Jennifer's blog?

Jennifer Priest said...

Can't wait to see how everyone interprets the challenge!!

Sandy said...

This is so much fun! Looking forward to seeing what everyone creates!

Tinkersdamn said...

Oh good, I thought it was just me that couldn't find step one. I feel less dumb now.

Jennifer Matott (Sigmagirl) said...

SOooo sorry Sweethearts! It's up on my blog. I dont' know what happened. It was there and then it wasn't! can't wait to see what you all do!!! Again, I'm sorry to hold everyone up!!! HUGS!

Jen

allYson said...

Jennifer M. Really thinks outside the box...but I'm new I won't know anything about anyone :).

Kimmy said...

What I learned about Jennifer- She is an Elementary school teacher, just like me!

Kimmy said...

I learned Michelle's dream man is Duff Goldman- I love him too!!

Kimmy said...

Elina has a cute kitty named Pordito!

Kimmy said...

Sandra has a sister named Kimmy! :D

Kimmy said...

Melissa is a vampire fan... True Blood & Twilight are mentioned on her bloggity blog.

Kimmy said...

Jennifer French likes Romance books.

Kimmy said...

Jenny B is a COLTS fan. :D

Kimmy said...

Lynette is a mother of 4. :)

Kimmy said...

Jennifer P has a business called Hydrangea Hippo.... how fun!

Kimmy said...

DR. Annika Lives in England- where I went on vacation this summer! :)

Now I am off to work on my layout!

Chris said...

So I am checking in after step 1 and now I know that Jennifer has been looking for a blue cardigan, well-made pants, and comfy but cute shoes.

Chris said...

Step 2 and now I know that Michelle is totally into skulls!

Chris said...

Step 3 - now I know that Elina's funky bracelet made 2peas top ten by votes. Congrats Elina!

Chris said...

step 4 - Sandra made a cupcake card for her sister's birthday

Chris said...

Step 5 - Melissa saw Dirty Dancing 5 times in a theater

Chris said...

step 6 - Jennifer F does not like meat in her spaghetti

Chris said...

step 7 - Jenny B needs cardstock

Chris said...

step 8 - Lynnette did some custom Marine scrapbook pages

KateB said...

I've spent a lot of time reading everyone's blogs and getting to know them-Interesting facts:
Jennifer M-Twilight/New Moon obsessed

Michelle J-fav holiday is Halloween
Elina-In June, 2 of her LO's were published in SNR

Sandra-loves using white on her LO's
Melissa- a True Blood fan
Jennifer F-mom to a 5 YO kindergartner like me!
Jenny B-Indy Colts fan! Booyah!
Lynnette-another Twilight fan -watches movie many times & never tires of it!
Jenny P-started online classes in AUg 09

I've never been linked to these ladies blogs before and have bookmarked ll of them -please don't think I'm stalking you! heheheee

KateB

KateB said...

ps- I did mine in all one post cause of my organizational OCD :)

Olgy said...

I just visited Jennifer's blog. She's a teacher.

Olgy said...

Just got back from Michelle's page. She takes some really creative photos!

Olgy said...

Just stopped in by Elina's page. She's from Greece.

Olgy said...

Came back from Sandra's page. Loved her page!!!! Found out she knows how to make paper shoes.

Now that I have a picture, I think I may have to turn my layout on the side for it to look right. Oh well.

Olgy said...

Melissa F. was in Vegas. Unfortunatley, that's as far as I can make it today because it's past midnight and I have to go to work tomorrow. So sad... It's been a lot of fun so far.

elina said...

Kimmy you are fast!!! Can't see what you'll make!!

DrAnnika said...

I am superexcited to see what you come up with! I always like seeing people interpret a theme or an instruction differently, so I am all over this challenge!
Also, I love Dita von Teese so I especially love the picture for this!

:) Go girls!!

Chris said...

step 9 - Jennifer P will be teaching classes in So CA for world card making day

Chris said...

Step 10 - Dr. Annika's luggage was a bit too heavy and she had to ship some stuff by post. And I am finishing the layout to post on my blog. Yay!!!!!! thanks for the fun blog hop! I really enjoyed reading all the Lollipop girls' blogs and even downloaded the fabulous shoe template from one of the them. this was a super idea!!!!!

Candy Shoppe Designs said...

Some of you girls have been moving forward in this blog hop pretty quickly. SO excited to see the outcome of your layouts your working on along the way!!! Don't forget to post them along with a big shout out to our Sponsor STUDIO CALICO. Thanks Sweethearts!

Keely Yowler said...

Very COOL! I'm off to blog hop. Thanks Studio Callico. I love being a member of the kit club!

Zeffy said...

What fun....I learned that Jennifer is a shopper just like me,beside been wife and mum and everything that goes with that.....I also realized that she love corregated cardboard!!!
I may also use some for my base as my house is full of it seeing that we are painting!
Going to make some pink coffe and then will be back to read on.....

Zeffy said...

WOW ...what fun.I have just started reading...great to see that Jennifer is a shopper just like me as well as been a wife and mother and all that goes with it...I am not a teacher though. I also see that she loves corregated cardboard....I will use that for my base too as my home is covered with it seeing that we are painting....Pink coffee break and then will continue

Zeffy said...

MIchelle I have just read your blog...SOrry about you losing your job, maybe it turns out for the better and you move on......As for losing a Mom I don.t know if that ever moves on...I still miss my mom 18 years on.
I don't have any Studio Calico papers so I must go and unearth something else.....

Jenny B in Indy said...

WOW you girls are fast!!!
And yep, I'm super nutty about my Peyton and his Colts ;)

Merrilee said...

Jennifer Matott a.k.a. Sweettart - her son just started kindergarden.

Merrilee said...

Jennifer Matott a.k.a. Sweettart - her son just started kindergarden.

Merrilee said...

Michelle Jacknicke a.k.a. TwistedSoda Pop - Just lost her job.

Merrilee said...

Elina Koutsouradi a.k.a. Sour Puss - Is a guest designer for Creative Scrappers

allYson said...

Michelle likes to use different page techniques like ripping and tearing.. I might jup out of my box of comfort :)

DrAnnika said...

I am amazed girls - you are superduper fast! :D

elina said...

I am loving this blog hop!!! You are all so fast and active!!! Plus my secrets have been revealed!!

Deanne K said...

1. Jennifer has grey hairs that need coloring :)

Deanne K said...

2. Michelle went golfing - but shhhhh - don't tell anyone ;)

Deanne K said...

3. Elina loves to make bracelets!

Deanne K said...

4. Sandra has a GREAT eye for photography.

Deanne K said...

5. Melissa misses Patrick - don't we all :(

Deanne K said...

6. Jennifer French: her daughters principal is Mr. Wheaton.

Deanne K said...

7. Jenny loves the Colts!!!!

Deanne K said...

8. Lynnette's brother was in Hawaii.

finnabair said...

ok, let's start - Jennifer Matott's son only started his kindergarten this week :)

Deanne K said...

9. Jennifer P has a great Etsy shop.

Deanne K said...

10. Dr. Annika just returned home from Sweden.

I am off to go do the challenge now! How much fun!

finnabair said...

Michelle Jacknicke had problems at her wor recently:(

finnabair said...

Sour Puss loves her cat :D

finnabair said...

Sandra loves the new BG Indian Summer line.

finnabair said...

Melissa had a great Time in Vegas

finnabair said...

Jennifer likes only vegetarian spaghetti.

finnabair said...

Jenny's favourite colour is candy apple red.

finnabair said...

Lynette has got two gorgeous daughters.

finnabair said...

Butterscotch Scrapper is very good at adding the perfect finishing touches to hercreations.

finnabair said...

Pink Coffee Bean has been in Sweden recently
now off to scrapping:)

KateB said...

I am so bad-I left off beautiful diva #10 Annika-love her blog and like that fact that she had a little contest with a RAK when she had to get glasses in April! Very cute! I'm using my Google translater to read her older blog posts!

Olgy said...

Jennifer's daughter, Natalie, started school this year and Jennifer went back to college as an adult and graduated with honors - great job!

Olgy said...

Jenny B. is from Indiana and she was recently working on an album for her soon-to-be niece.

Olgy said...

Lynnette designs for Twisted Sketches

Olgy said...

Jennifer teaches scrapbook classes.

Olgy said...

Dr. Annika recently had a nerve racking trip to Sweden because the checkin lady gave her grief over a few extra kilograms in her luggage.

And I'm done with my page now! Except my title is still drying (crystal effects) so I'm thinking about starting another layout. Do I need to post more info about the lollipop girls each round or just the layout this time?

Zeffy said...

Elina aka Sourpuss...is sweet, she scraps during soesta time and LOVES her cat Pordito....

Zeffy said...

Sandra ...RD takes beautiful photos and knows that blessings are wondeful things!!!!
I am loving this...busy busy

Zeffy said...

Melissa loves girls nights out and movies.......

Zeffy said...

Jennifer..loves plain spagetti

Zeffy said...

Jenny B....C A R never gets anything done as she loves to laugh so Much!!! good for the soul..

Zeffy said...

Lynette has 1 daughter and 2 sons

Candy Shoppe Designs said...

Olgy and for everyone else wanting to know...you'll need to follow the rules for each layout you create for the Challenge, not just for the first. So read up on the Lollipop Girls some more if you wanna submit more layouts for the Challenge.

Melissa said...

This is a blast, I didn't realize I talked about vampires so often :snicker:

Mazlina said...

Jeniffer M just turned 35 last August.. :)

Mazlina said...

Michelle just lost her job but only because she stood up for what she thinks is right!

Mazlina said...

Elina is from Greek and a cat lover!

Mazlina said...

Sandra is a mother of a lovely 4 year old girl, Brianna.

Mazlina said...

melissa is a twilight fan like me! I am counting days to nov20 too.. :)

Mazlina said...

Jeniffer F's daughter natalie won first prize in drawing competition at the library.. must be inherited from her mother!

Mazlina said...

Jeniffer B's son just started pre-school..

Mazlina said...

cant believe it.. lynette D is a mother of 4.. she looks so youthful!

Mazlina said...

Jennifer P has her own business, Hydrangea Hippo

Chris said...

Very fun challenge and here's a link to my layout
http://chrisaiton.blogspot.com/2009/09/harlee-quinnz-quote-and-visit-to-candy.html

elina said...

I guess it is no secret I am in love with my cats!!!

Sophia said...

Step 1...

Jennifer is a teacher.

Sophia said...

Michelle is mad about skulls...

Sophia said...

Step 3...

What can I say, Elina loves kitties.

Sophia said...

Step 4...

Sandra made a CUPCAKE card for her sweet sister.

Sophia said...

Step 5...

Melissa gambled the night away in Vegas with her friend.

Sophia said...

Step 6...

Jennifer has the cutest apples & pears blog design, love it GF!!!

Sophia said...

Step 7...

Jenny cut Caleb's hair herself...WTG!!!

Sophia said...

Step 8...

Lynnette actually got in the water at the beach at Virginia. As she does not really touch merky looking water with my feet.

Sophia said...

Step 9...

Jennifer taught 2 classes in Vista recently...

Sophia said...

Step 10...

Dr Annikas had a very hectic trip to Sweden, where she nearly thru a hizzy fit...lol

Zeffy said...

Hi girls have I have just decided to use corregated cardboard as my base...I have posted the reason why on my blog

Pink Heather said...

What a fun blog hop. I'm playing :)

Jen said...

I blog hopped last night... here's what I learned:
1) Jennifer M. just got a Coach purse
2) Michelle says she will have pink hair when she's 80
3) Elina makes really cool bracelets!
4) Sandra takes gorgeous photos
5) Melissa can't wait for the Alice in Wonderland movie
6) Jennifer F. graduated from college at 32 with honors
7) Jenny B.'s son has just started preschool
8) Lynnette loves Twilight
9) Jennifer P. has a cool Etsy shop
10) Dr. Annika is from Sweden
This was so much fun- my layout is almost complete!

Olgy said...

I finally took a picture of my layout and posted it up on my blog. I had such a blast playing - thanks!!!

http://theweekendscrapper.blogspot.com/2009/09/candy-shoppe-sweet-16-blog-hop.html

Zeffy said...

Jennifer,Butterscotch Scrapper..hea an Etsy shop and Dr.Annika loves Original Toffi Chocs! By the wat my page is almost finished.....talk again tomorrow

Jenny B in Indy said...

Great job, girls!

allYson said...

Elina collects snowglobes...It is addicting..I have over 200!

allYson said...

Sandra is a photographer (& has a very very cute daughter as a model)

allYson said...

Melissa has seen Dirty Dancing almost as much as me (6 times)
Jennifer F. can't stand meat in her spagetti (me either, but I am a veggie :))
Jenny B is going to be an auntie soon and just moved
Lynette has four kids!
Jennifer P. teaches calss at my local scrapbook stores.

Kimmy said...

here are the 2 pages I created for this challenge~ thanks for the inspiration!

http://lostinadreamofjosh.blogspot.com/2009/09/blog-hop-pages.html

allYson said...

Annika is Swedish :)

allYson said...

found the camera cord :). Had a lot of fun with this challege...here is my layout

http://adventuresofpeppermadrid.blogspot.com/2009/09/candy-shoppe-designs-sweet-16-blog-hop.html

Jennifer said...

I love that you ladies have really read about us and learned something new!!

Pink Heather said...

I just finished checking out Jennifer's blog. She has a great time distressing and messing up the papers on her layouts. I can't wait to have fun doing the same on the base of my layout.

Keely Yowler said...

Jennifer has a cute kindergartner!

Keely Yowler said...

Michelle recently lost her job :(

Keely Yowler said...

Elina loves cats! Me, too :)

Keely Yowler said...

Sandra is a FABULOUS photographer!

Keely Yowler said...

Melissa is a Twilight fan! Me, too :)

Keely Yowler said...

Jennifer French's cute daughter plays soccer.

Keely Yowler said...

Jennifer Brannies has lost 33 lbs! You go, girl!!

Keely Yowler said...

Lynette has 4 beautiful children!

Keely Yowler said...

Jennifer Priest teaches scrapbook classes.

Keely Yowler said...

Annika is a physician in the UK.

Jen said...

My layout is finally posted!
http://jennifermanis.blogspot.com/2009/09/csd-blog-hop.html

KateB said...

posted all the requirements (and the hop info)...thanks for the inspiration ladies!

Layout done! Hope link works!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_klGI-lIbvwo/SrbRAzUyqLI/AAAAAAAABxk/_74cFhZBRy4/s1600-h/My+Granny+%26+me.jpg

KateB
http://kateblue.blogspot.com/

twistedsoda said...

wow, I just got back from the mountains for the weekend. Looks like I have some major catching up to do. I can't wait to check out all the design masterpieces!!! Go sweethearts GO GO GO!!!!

Deanne K said...

Alright, I posted this morning my LO! Had a great time - thanks everyone!!!


http://iaintnowriter.blogspot.com/2009/09/10-step-challenge.html

Deanne K said...

You don't have to post this comment:

Is it possible to do a "Mr. Linky" on this wonderful blog :) It is just hard to find everyone's projects. I like to comment and see what everyone else has done!!! Just a suggestion - take it for what its worth :)

Thanks ladies for your time!!
Deanne K

Zeffy said...

Thanks Candy Girls for this wonderful challenge...I am very happy with the result and I hope that you like it too...here it is
http://Zeffysblog.blogspot.com

Zeffy said...

Thanks Candy Gals for this wonderful challenge! I had fun and I love the end result hope you like it too....here it is
http://Zeffysblog.com

Jenny B in Indy said...

WOW! I'm loving all your creations, girls!

Candy Shoppe Designs said...

Mister Linky is added. Please link your layout up that way so the Lollipop Girls can access them easier for voting. I've linked up the few that I found but if I missed anybody please feel free to link it or let me know. Thanks gals!

finnabair said...

ok, here's my entry:
http://tworzysko.blogspot.com/2009/09/wino-musujacesparkilng-vine.html

Merrilee said...

Step 4 - Sandy's husband is being Deployed to Afghanistan.

Step 5 - Melissa is hosting this week's challenge at Let's Scrap.

Step 6 - Jennifer is a substitute teacher.

Step 7 - Jenny is moving to Greenwood.

Step 8 - Lynnette is a friend of Annam Stubbington. (one of my fave sketch artists!)

Step 9 - Jennifer was rear ended by a teenager on Saturday.

Step 10 - Dr. Annika lives in Sweden.

I apologize for making this into one post, but I've had a hard time getting the comment section to come up on dial-up.

Merrilee said...

I finished my layout. Thanks so much for the challenge!

http://thisnthatandscrapbookchat.blogspot.com/2009/09/candy-shoppe-designs-sweet-16-blog-hop.html

Kelsey_N said...

I've been wanting to do this challenge/blog hop - but with a death and final exams looming in the next few days I don't think I'm going to get to.

From what I've seen, the ladies have done amazing jobs! Everyone!! From the Lollipop Girls to the Sweethearts!

Jennifer said...

Keep 'em coming! Love seeing how everyone had the same directions and came up with very different layouts.

elina said...

This is soooo much fun!!! All your comments for us are hilarious and i love the different takes on the same challenge!!! Come on you have 2 more days!

Deanne K said...

Yeahhhhh for Mr. Linky!!!! Thanks so much for adding that! Now I can find evyerone's projects no problem!!

Mwah!

Karyn said...

Im a little late to start hopping but here goes. I learned that Jennifer's little boy just started Kindergarten! How cute!

Karyn said...

On Michelle's Blog (Twisted Soda Pop) I found out she loves ATCs. Me too! I like creating inchies too.

Karyn said...

On Elina's Blog I realised that I'd met her before on another group I chat on.

Karyn said...

On Sandra's blog I learnt that she'd made THE most adorable monkey cupcakes!!!

Karyn said...

On Melissa's blog I saw she has a really cool halloween theme going on. Very nice!

Karyn said...

On Jennifer's blog I found out that she recently got to meet up with one of her online friends.

Karyn said...

On Jenny's blog I learnt that she's moving house soon. I don't envy you at all. Just remember the lovely new home you'll have at the end. That's what I had to do.

Karyn said...

On Lynnette's blog I learnt she's a fan of Twilight. Really must get into that I think.

Karyn said...

On Jennifer P's Blog I learnt that she has had to take her car into the shop for repairs after an accident. Hope you get it fixed soon Jennifer.

Karyn said...

And finally on Dr Annika's blog I remembered from chatting to her before that she's also from Coventry UK! Hiya Annika!! (waving madly!). Right off to plan my layout. Thanks ladies!

Keely Yowler said...

Here is my layout:
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x235/Keelyyowler/KYowlerBestBuddies.jpg

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