Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Double Dose December Challenge

We Lollipop Girls have done something a little differently this month as we know that it's a very busy season. As you know, we usually host 2 seperate challenges each month. This month we are hosting them together and giving you till Thursday, December 31st to turn them in.

2 challenges = 2 winners and 2 winners = 2 Blog Candies. You will have the option of doing 1 or 2 of the challenges this month. If you do both it simply gives you a better chance at winning one of the Blog Candies.

Blog Candy #1 is a $20 Gift Certificate to is a family owned online scrapbook shop dedicated to offering the best new releases in the industry along with personalized customer service. also features great pre-order sales as well as StopandScrap Rewards, a frequent shopper program offering up to 10% of your money back in store credit! New customers can also get a 5% off coupon by signing up for their mailing list.

Blog Candy #2 is a Gift Package from BlueMoon Scrapbooking which includes American Crafts Thickers, Prima Fabric Flowers and Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps amongst some other delicious yumminess.

BlueMoon Scrapbooking is a wonderful place to go shopping and I happen to be a Design Team Member there and know first hand how wonderful the service is. BlueMoon Scrapbooking showcases the BEST Scrapbooking Supplies from Basic Grey to 7Gypsies and they also provide cool videos showcasing their product and different ways you can use them. It's sure to spark some creativeness in ya! Be sure to check them out!

Before you view the Design Team's creations this month I'd like to introduce you to our newest Special Guest Designer Anna Dabrowska-Pekocka. She is an extremely talented sweetheart from Poland and I am SO delighted to have her Guest for us. Everything she does is just AWE-Inspiring!

Challenge #1 is to take as many things from this list as you can and incorporate it somehow in a NEW paper creation.
1. blue
2. white
3. silver
4. tree's/branches
5. snowflakes
6. script writing/music sheet notes
7. pearl(s)
8. diamond(s)
9. beige
10. feather(s)

Here's what our Special Guest Designer and Lollipop Girls did.....

By Anna Dabrowska-Pekocka

By Annika Prestwich

By Elina Koutsouradi

By Jennifer French

By Melissa Ferguson

By Jenny Brannies

For Challenge #2 I have attached a Photo Collage (below). Take from it what you will and create whatever it is you are inspired to create.

Here's what the Lollipop Girls got inspired to create.....

By Jenny Brannies

By Melissa Ferguson


Altered Frap Bottles By Sandy Polette

Remember, you have until Thursday, December 31st to turn in your submissions for 1 or 2 of the Challenges above for a chance to win 1 of the 2 Blog Candies this month being sponsored by and BlueMoon Scrapbooking. Mention the sponsors and this Double Dose Challenge on your blogs and get an even better chance at winning!

Happy Holidays from the Lollipop Girls!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

TODAY is the day!!!

For those of you who have applied to be on the Lollipop Girl DT keep a look out today as I will be contacting the accepted applicants. There are 6 OPEN spots to fill and I am looking for that WOW factor. For those of you who don't make it this time around, don't give up! Play along to our challenges and show us that you are Lollipop Girl material and apply for next term. Thank you to all who took the time to apply. I truly appreciate your interest. Check back for the DECEMBER Challenges. We have a BIG surprise in store for you!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


This post will remain at top until the DT Call is over on 12 December. Please see posts below for updated challenges and info.

Do you think you have what it takes to be a Lollipop Girl for C.S.D.???

Candy Shoppe Designs is holding a Design Team Call for the January-April 2010 Term. C.S.D. is looking for unique individuals to help keep the blog a fun place for people to keep coming back to. This call is for individuals who want to share their awesome talent, give people something to talk about and inspire others.

Lollipop Girls are expected to:
-show dedication to their position as a DT member for C.S.D., as they will be held responsible for 9 NEW layouts during their 4 month term (between January-April 2010).
-be punctual!
-become a "Sweetheart" (Follower) of the C.S.D. Blog and show their presence by leaving comments. What's a "team" without Team Spirit?
-promote C.S.D. wherever possible.
-show off the C.S.D. Link Badge and Lollipop Girl Blinkie in Blogs/Forums where it's OK to.

As a DT member you will be allowed bragging rights of being a "Lollipop Girl for C.S.D." You will have your picture and fun facts about you on the C.S.D. Blog along with a link leading back to your own personal blog (if you have one). You will have your bi-weekly creations featured on C.S.D. to give our Sweethearts some inspiration. You'll have the first opportunity to contribute ideas about topics we should cover and/or challenges we should host. You can include the DT position on your scrapbooking resume and at the end of your successful 4-month term you will be sent a "Goodie Box" filled with products from our Sponsors as a big thank you for your time and commitment with C.S.D. (This current term ALL Sponsors gave something to the Lollipop Girls).

***Applicants should take all Lollipop Girl Requirements listed above into consideration before applying for the position.***

To apply please submit:
-Your full name, nickname, address, telephone number, email, blog link (if you have one), as well as links to other online forums you take part in regularly (incl. your user names for each).
-Info. of any DT's that you are currently on or have been a part of in the past. Experience is not a requirement for this position.

-Info. of any published work. Again, not a requirement.
-A total of 3 of your favorite layouts that best represents your scrapbooking style.
-2 other projects that you are proud of. It can be cards, altered items, mini books, and even additional layouts, etc.

-21 Random Fun Facts About You.
-A headshot.
-A short & sweet BUT detailed essay as to why you feel you would be an asset to the C.S.D. DT. (Do you design sketches? Do you have a knack for certain areas? Do you know of any possible sponsors? Let me know!)
-Be sure to also include a detailed idea for a challenge to possibly host on the blog. Be sure to include pictures (if any). I want to see how unique you can get!

Send all information to:
Lynnette Davis at with "I wanna be a Lollipop Girl for C.S.D." in the subject line. Due date for entries will be 12 December. Designers chosen to be the Lollipop Girls for C.S.D. will be informed by 15 December via email.


Dear Lollipop Girls and Sweethearts of C.S.D.,
I am still in the process of moving and should be all settled in by this weekend. Things didn't work out with the housing arrangements on the Fort Hood installation. I assumed things were going to be bigger here since it's Texas and all but that wasn't the case. We didn't like the house they offered us on post. Therefore we had to spend some time in hotels and find a place off-post to live.

Good news is we finally found a place that we all love and are looking to get settled in after the electricity and water gets turned on in the next couple of days and the movers come with our stuff on Friday.

Bad news....there is's actually more GOOD NEWS. The due date for "The BOLD & The Beautiful Challenge" has been extended till this Saturday, December 12. This means that you have until then to turn in your take to the challenge to try to WIN your choice of apron from BOOJIBOO!

Please scroll down to view the challenge and Good Luck!

Lynnette Davis

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