Sunday, February 28, 2010

GO GREEN Challenge

Think it's garbage? Think again! The Lollipop Girls of C.S.D. are challenging you Sweethearts to use everyday items from around your house that you wouldn't normally use on your LO's and use them! Items such as cardboard, duct tape, dryer sheets, you name it!
St. Patrick's Day is coming up and we thought it would be fun to "GO GREEN" for the environment in honor of the holiday. So join us as we turn our trash into treasure. Here are what The Lollipop Girls used from around their house.....

Snap Crackle Pop recycled paper clips, coffee filters, newspaper and cardboard.

Pink Tootsie used tissue paper, a sponge and a medicine bottle to stamp her heart images.

Lemon Drop recycled masking tape and staples. Cupcake used some old j bottoms to make her flower. Peppermint Swirl recycled cardboard, paint, plastic netting from a fruit bag, a page from the telephone book, a starbuck's cup holder, tickets, postage and play money.
KitKat recycled washers, a file folder, plastic, trim from an old costume, a discount card and a piece of an old placemat. Lemon Zinger recycled a mesh bag, a torn bookmark and some bubble wrap. Chocolate Pretzel recycled an old plastic tupperware container, dryer sheets, a mesh bag and twist ties.

And I, Cherry Lolita, recycled a page torn out of the phone book, a leftover can of spray paint, dress patterns, a used USPS box, and a soda can tab. This month our sponsor is WILD OLIVE KIDS. At WILD OLIVE KIDS you will find colorful, funky aprons, childrens outfits, beautiful dresses, fun purses and twirly skirts! The winner this month will get this.... A Juicy Oranges Fruit Purse

***It will come filled with $20 worth of scrapbooking product.***

IF we have 15 challenge participants (for this particular challenge) I will add $5 more worth of scrapbooking products into the bag. If we reach 20+ I will add another $5 worth of scrapbooking products into the bag. So tell all your friends about this challenge because the more players we have, the bigger the prize!

You DO NOT have to participate in the challenge in order to win, even though participating might better your chances. To enter for your chance just visit WILD OLIVE KIDS and leave us a comment telling us what your favorite piece in their etsy store is.

Here is my 2 year old modeling one of the Matryoshka Doll skirts from WILD OLIVE KIDS. Here's "Orange Passion's" little girl modeling an apron from WILD OLIVE KIDS.
To participate in this GO GREEN challenge please be sure to leave the DIRECT LINK to your challenge submission via Mister Linky. All submissions must be new as of 3/1/10 and be linked up by the due date 3/14/10. Also be sure to mention C.S.D. & WILD OLIVE KIDS in your blog postings so we know we are looking at the correct submission.


The Lollipop Girls need your help!!!!

With over 160 comments and challenge submissions submitted in the month of January we have found it extra difficult picking a Sweetheart of the Month.

We were able to narrow the selections down to 10 finalists and we are turning the voting over to YOU to help us decide who should win this.....
January Blog Candy
from Blue Moon Scrapbooking.

***I should mention that Irit Shalom would have been in the running but when I went to pull her LO it was NLA. Sorry about that Irit! We want you to know that your "I" LO was beautiful regardless.***

Here are the 10 finalists (in no particular order) and their creations for your voting pleasure. Please vote on the poll in the top right column.

I :heart: Hip Hop by Amanda D I am complex by TwistedSoda PopI WISH by Peg Hewitt I added colour by Monica I am complete by Mandee Love Birds by Suzy
2010 by CassieA card by Ruby M.Our Day by Blondeone IOU by Jeanette Tettiz Now do you realize why it was SO hard for us to choose just one? There were SO many awesome entries and narrowing it down to just these 10 was a difficult task. Gool Luck on deciding who to pick. You only get ONE vote.

Message to all finalists: If you will, please click on the FOLLOW button and become a Sweetheart of C.S.D. Rock our Link Badge on your blog and make sure to tell all your friends to come on by and vote for their fav.

To everyone else: When we reach 325 Sweethearts there will be a random drawing and 1 lucky winner (from the Sweethearts followers list) will get a Bo Bunny Kit from Generations Crafting.

Monday, February 15, 2010

The "RECIPE for LOVE" Challenge

WOW! You Sweethearts collected a lot of arrows in the"Cupid's Arrow" Challenge. Hopefully Cupid can start nipping all the good catch in the butt soon for you single ladies out there.

I hope all of you ladies (single and taken) had fun yesterday on Valentine's Day. Usually, Valentine's Day is just like every other day for my husband and I because we've got kids and no babysitter. LOL Since he's leaving next week to Iraq though he decided to make it special. He surprised me with breakfast in bed, a single red rose, a napkin folded into a heart shape that he wrote Lynnette + DJ = 4EVER on (later my 11 year old daughter added + Eva + Deja + the boys = family). LOL OH! He also got me this....

I have been wanting this perfume for awhile now and I don't have to WANT it anymore because I HAVE it. ;-)

After saying "Oh My God Babe!" over and over again it finally hit me that he's going to be leaving soon. There wasn't much I could do to stop the tears from falling down my face when I realized that I ended up tasting more of my tears than the food itself. Gosh! I'm going to miss his sweetness. We got the kids out of the house and went all over the place and had FUN and he was on his best behavior the whole entire day. I seriously never thought it was possible. LOL I ended up falling in love with him all over again.

Your challenge for the remaining month of February is a recipe that will have you not-so-single ladies falling in love all over again yourselves. It's a recipe challenge and it calls for:

-picture(s) of your loved one

-any type of doily - even the paper kind

-flowers *to taste

-hearts*to taste


-the colors pink & red *even a pinch will do!

Directions: Mix them altogether and show us what you came up with by leaving a comment and the ***DIRECT LINK*** to the blog post showcasing your creation via Mister Linky. If you need help doing this please Contact Us. The Contact Us button is in the Menu Bar above. Also, if you could be a Sweetheart and mention that you created it for Candy Shoppe Designs with a link back to us that would be appreciated!

To help inspire you, here are what the Lollipop Girls whipped up for you using this Recipe for Love. Remember, you can click on the DT names to see up-close shots and/or details about their creations. "MOM" by Cherry Lolita

"MINE" by Pink Tootsie

"Family, Style, Fun" by Lemon Drop

"My Funny Valentine" by Cupcake

"I love you" by Peppermint Swirl

"xoxo" by KitKat

"No matter how you spell it, I love you!" by Lemon Zinger

"Remember Why" by Chocolate Pretzel

"The key to my Heart" by Pink Coffee Bean

If you decide to use the recipe above and we hope you do please share with us what you did by Sunday, February 28 via Mister Linky.

Did you see this month's Blog Candy yet? Walah!!! Rad isn't it? If you want your chance at winning this all you have to do is leave a comment with your favorite recipe.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Want a chance at winning $100 cash???

Well who doesn't??? Visit FERN'S CREATIONS FROM THE HEART now and be entered to win BIG!!! Instead of scrappy goodness she decided to send straight up cash to 1 very lucky person. Benjamins baby! I know I'm probably giving myself a harder shot at winning it by spreading the news but you are all my scrappy friends and if not me....I'm hoping someone I know will get the happy news. All I ask in return is that you tell her who sent you. Love, Peace & Happiness to you all today!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Early Valentine's Day Sweethearts!!!

We have reached over 300 Sweethearts (Followers)!!! WOW!!! Thank you for all the love and dedication ladies!!!

In honor of reaching this goal I promised to pick 1 person from the Followers List to receive a Bo Bunny Prize Package from Generations Crafting. I am very happy to announce that Jocelyn is our Giveaway Winner!!! Congratulations Sweetheart!!!! Please contact us regarding your prize.

I'll throw another random giveaway when we reach 325 go spread the word about Candy Shoppe Designs and tell everybody what you love most about us!

Don't forget to check out our latest challenge "Cupid's Arrow." You have till Valentine's Day to participate in the challenge.

Are you a C.S.D. Sweetheart?

We are 1 Sweetheart away from 300, our goal to meet by Valentine's Day. So, if you peek in here every now and then and aren't a follower yet please click that FOLLOW ME button and become a follower. Keep up with all the challenges we host here and all the Blog Candy we give away. I promise you won't regret it!

Also, once we have 300 Sweethearts I will randomly pick a winner from the followerers list and send that person a Bo Bunny Kit that was donated from Generations Crafting. So, create a post today about our "Cupid's Arrow" challenge or rave about the Cupcake Kit. Whatever you can do to get us 1 more Sweetheart.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

"SweeTart" Taste Tester

As promised here is the "SweeTart" Taste Tester (Mini Kit). It's a slightly smaller assemblage from the SWEET CONFECTIONS "SweeTart" Kit and it also features a smaller price tag = $25 (+ s&h).



  • 1 Black Textured
  • 1 White Textured

Patterned Papers:

  • 1 Fancy Pants
  • 4 My Mind's Eye
  • 1 KI Memories


  • American Crafts Glitter Thickers
  • Approx. 12" each of 6 different trims (incl. Bloomers)
  • Tulle
  • Beads (3 pieces)
  • 1 Heidi Swapp Heart Pin
  • K&Co. Die Cut Cardstock (18 pieces)
  • Dainty Black Flourish Stickers (8 pieces)
  • Making Memories and Basic Grey Buttons & Brads
  • Chipboard Embellishments
  • 2 dozen Blooms

Please click on the CONTACT US button (in the menu bar) to complete your order or ask any questions.


There are just 13 days left to participate in the current challenge "Cupid's Arrow" being sponsored by Generations Crafting. Check out the challenge here.

p.s. For different taste buds we also have the "Cupcake" kit available here.

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