Thursday, December 16, 2010


I'm sorry for not contacting anyone back yet on if you've made the Lollipop Girl DT or not. I am currently on vacation (till January 3) and will get to it as quickly as I possibly can before the New Year.  Thank you for your patience!  Happy Holidays everyone!

XYZ Challenge

This challenge is being held in honor of all of my Lollipop Girls. It's significant to our latest happenings in's the ending of the alphabet and the ending of this DT term. XYZ....these are a few of the letters in the alphabet that get used less I KNOW you already have lots of them to use from your stash!

Try to come up with an interesting way to use these characters in your next creation. All of them or just one of them. Here are some ideas.....You could change the word "Extreme" into X-treme or create something about your last visit to the Zoo maybe. There are lots of uses you can get out of these letters "x, y and z." Think of something and don't forget to link up your creations by December 31, 2010 to our Linky party above.

Submissions must be newly made between December 1-31st.  Here are some examples from the Lollipop Girls to get your creative juices flowing....

by Lollipop Girl - Jeanette Almgren a.k.a. Lush Liquorice

I Yi Yi 
by Lollipop Girl - Katherine Blue a.k.a. KitKat

by Lollipop Girl - Maureen Kao a.k.a. Little Mint Mocha

by Lollipop Girl - Kimmy Jaster a.k.a. Foreign Chocolate Correspondant

You can create whatever your heart desires.  You can create more than 1 project and you can also be the winner of the December prize above if you get your entry in on time.  So play along with us....we make it FUN!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


We are pleased to announce our November WINNER and Honorable Mentions.

In November we gave you the "My Dirty Little Secret" and "We are Women, Hear us ROAR!" challenges and you surprised us with 30 entries to these challenges to make us go through.  WOW!  Thank you so much for playing along with us last month.  We are happy you were so inspired!

After going through all the entries it was a unanimous vote and this layout by Naez was chosen the WINNER!  SO clever, so well thought up and SO, SO inspiring!  Don't you agree?

We have 5 HONORABLE MENTIONS that we thought need a spotlight too because they were also very inspiring....those 5 entries are.....

Autumn Leaves by Sabr

Eyeliner by Naez

King of the Jungle by Letitia Lauer

Relax by Sara Zenger

and peek-a-bunny by sstar136

Will the WINNER please contact us to claim your prize. Thank you everyone for playing along with our challenges.  We hope you will join in our December challenges as well.

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Vintage Rose

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Patterned Paper

Pink Paislee
Weathered Wood Blackberry Chipboard Alphas
My Little Shoebox
Rose Mini Alphabet Stickers
My Mind's Eye
Bluebird "Imagine" Frame
Prima Marketing Inc.
Jeweled Bird
7 Flowers
Webster's Pages
Coco Bloomers
Making Memories
4 Die Cuts
Sticker Sheet
Glassine Envelope
7 Gold Sequins
1 yd Cream Trim
1 yd Red and White Trim
Metal Fleur-de-lis
3 Tags
3 Metal Roses
Paper Clip
Pearl Pin
Sweet Bingo Card
3 Fabric Brads
Tim Holtz
Ornate Plate
2 Brad Fasteners

Other Goodies
5 different trims on old-fashioned clothespins
Small White Doily
Handmade Flower
11 Coordinating Buttons
6 White Leaves
White Pearl Vine

$34.99 + s&h
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Friday, December 3, 2010


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Patterned Paper
Basic Grey
Village (2)
Making Memories
Green Floral Findings
Text Dot Findings
Brown Wallpaper Findings
Ads Findings
Music Edges Findings
Pink Geometric Findings
Artisan Die-Cut Dot Findings
KI Memories
Flurry Bubble Glitter Lace Cardstock

Pink Paislee
Weathered Wood Cotton Chipboard Alphabets
My Little Shoebox
Rose Mini Alphabet Stickers
Paper Bliss
3pc Ornament Delight Accents
Peppermint Twist Felt Stickers
Making Memories
Blush Paint
Basic Grey
Stitched Brads
Colored Buttons
Webster's Pages

Other Goodies
Sequins and Beads
4 different types of trims
Reindeer Die-Cut

$29.99 + s&h
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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bubble Yum!

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Kit Contents

Patterned Paper
Sassafras Lass
Memory Lane
American Crafts
Rock 'n' Roll
Daisy D's
Love, Elsie
Zoe Brainstorm
My Mind's Eye
Fruity Dots
KI Memories
Toy Box
Metallic Swirls Transparency

Prima Marketing Inc.
Fleur Danseur Panche Flowers
Light Ideas Chandelier Light Up Stickers
Cloud 9 Design
Fucshia Rain Dots
Pink Paislee
Artisan Elements Frame
Heidi Swapp
Sky Blue Felt Butterflies
Buzz and Bloom
Fat Albert Raw Chipboard Alphabet
Room with a View Bubblegum Acrylic
Writer's Block Kapow Raw Chipboard
Cosmo Cricket
Tiny Type
Glitz Design
Crackle Distressing Tool
Making Memories
Hul-la-ba-loo 8x8 Album
Other Goodies
Iridescent Cello
4 different types of trims
Coordinating Buttons

$34.99 + s&h
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Superhero Challenge

For this challenge you don't necessarily have to create something around a superhero per se, but you can create something around someone you consider your hero in life. Give them the recognition they so deserve!

The Lollipop Girls are going to show you how...

KitKat a.k.a. Kate Blue declares herself her own superhero for all that she takes on.

Foreign Chocolate Correspondant a.k.a. Kimmy Jaster considers her very own parents her superhero's for all the heroic things they do.

Lil' Mint Mocha a.k.a. Maureen Kao considers Manny Pacquiao (boxer/politician) as her hero.  She loves that under that tough boxer image he can still smile and feel secure enough to show his softer side.

Suga Plum a.k.a. Tajanee White believes that she is her daughter's hero.

Lush Liquorice a.k.a. Jeanette Almgren thinks of her younger brother as a SUPER Dad!

And I, Cherry Lolita a.k.a. Lynnette Davis, thinks of my husband as my very own hero...because he is!

So who is your Superhero in life?  Or do you consider yourself your very own Superhero like some of the Lollipop Girls?  What does this challenge make YOU want to create?  Who should you thank for being such an inspirational part of your life?  Create anything you wish and link it up in the above linky area. DIRECT LINKS ONLY PLEASE!  Due date is Friday, December 31, 2010.

One winner will win this prize package:

July and October Shout Outs PLUS A NEW DT CALL!

In July we had 3 challenges going:

Xmas in July
Red, Hot & Blue
Diamonds & Pearls

After going through all of the entries we decided on this layout entered by MyCreativeBrightside as the JULY WINNER:
Who can resist Hello Kitty?

We also loved this layout submitted by Lesley Langdon and so she gets an

Here's the NEW July prize from BlueMoonScrapbooking:

In October we also had 3 challenges going on:

Makeup 2 Breakup

The Lollipop Girls thought that Peg's layout was super cool and so she is named our
There was a tie for second place and so these two both get an
by Sharon

by Khristen

The October prize also comes from BlueMoonScrapbooking:
*International winners must pay their own s&h.  Please contact us at to claim your prizes.  Thank you so much for playing along to our challenges with us.

Stay tuned for our November Winner/Honorable Mentions announcement and our December challenges!

OH!  And if you haven't yet heard, we are having another Lollipop Girl Design Team Call going on RIGHT NOW until December 15.  This will be for our January-June 2011 term.  If you are interested in applying email us at with "I WANNA BE A LOLLIPOP GIRL FOR C.S.D." in the subject area.  Attach 5 pictures of your best work and leave us your full name, mailing info., and blog/gallery link(s).   
Lollipop Girl duties include: 2 NEW creations per month based on our NEW challenge prompts, promoting our challenge blog and sponsors. 
Lollipop Girl benefits include: A Goodie Box at the end of your successful DT term (filled with goodies from our sponsors and C.S.D.), bragging rights of being a Lollipop Girl for C.S.D. (the most foxiest and fun challenge blog out on the WWW), more exposure for your blog and yourself, and additonal experience to add to your scrapbooking resume.

International applicants welcome!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Check out this Lil' Miss Sweet Thang!

If she's an unfamiliar face to you, her name is Steph Devlin and she's from the land down under (Australia).  She has been one of my all-time favorite scrapbooking artists and is our Guest Designer for November and December and I feel SO incredibly lucky to have her on board!  You can get to know her a little better by checking out her blog HERE.
This month she is sharing an awesome pictorial with us to show us how she made the flowers on this gorgeous layout of hers.

 Step 1 - Cut a Patterned Paper Strip, 12 inches wide by 1.5 inches. This gives you the size medallion you see on my layout (using the blue paper). Grab your Martha Stewart Border Punch and punch across the top.

Step 2 - Next you will need to score. I gauged where to score from the pattern on the punch - in this case the Martha Stewart Daisy Punch. Have a good look at the example below, you will see I scored in the middle of the daisy and in the centre between each daisy. Once you have scored the length of paper, fold it in an accordian-like fashion.
Step 3 - Take the ends of the folded pieces of patterned paper and adhere to each other, so that the pattern overlaps the end pattern perfectly. You can use glue, double sided tape, glue dots or even staples to adhere the ends. You will find that you end up with the shape below - once the ends have been stuck together - you are ready for the next step.

Step 4 - Get your hand and push down on the medallion from the center to flatten out the medallion. Don't panic whatever you do if they play up, you can always count on the fact that tutorials make it sound so easy, but when you go to do it, everything stuffs up. Take it from somebody who frequently experiences that. For the rest of you lucky ducks, it should flatten beautifully.

Step 5 - Punch a circle and lather (I mean really cover well in glue) and place the medallion on top. I have turned my medallion upside down here, so you can see what size circle you will need to use. It will all depend on the size of your medallion. You will need to hold it down for a couple of minutes depending on what glue you have, until the glue takes hold. Sometimes depending on how stubborn your medallion is to set, I pop a little glue in the middle, so it knows who's boss!

Step 6 - Punch a 1" circle and adhere to the front center of the medallion to hold it together securely..... and there you have it .... wholla!!! A gorgeous beautiful medallion. They really are easy to make and look so lush and gorgeous on your layouts and cards. You can try layering different size medallions with different textures, there really is no end to the possibilities.  Try it and have fun!

p.s.  Don't forget to play along to our November challenges to try to win the big prize package from our sponsor BlueMoonScrapbooking.  You have less than a week now to get your submissions in.

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