Sunday, November 6, 2011

November Challenges

Sorry we were "away" for a month there. Life and school kind of took over.

You all took lots of Halloween pictures I hope?
I've got some challenges to help you use them up! :)

But first, meet our GDT! Crystal "Cadbury" Beshear
Isn't she just adorable? So is her scrappy style!

A Lil' About Me: When I'm not languishing seaside getting waited on hand & foot....Okay, who are we kidding, I live in Oklahoma and, as sad as it is to say, have never even seen the ocean, let alone languished by it. I'm a SAHM who is happily married, lives in the suburbs, loves her man, sometimes wants to throttle her amazing but 15 going on 30 year old son, adores our rescued fur baby, guzzles Mt. Dew by the gallons, worships the Lord & counts my blessings, thinks chocolate should be a food group in and of itself, wants to give a home to every animal in need, loves to read like there is no tomorrow, pretends to be Betty Crocker, and lives to create with paper. I began scrapping thanks to a kit from my mommy in law & haven't slowed down since. Creating, be it from home decor to cards, I am always happy and I also love the blog-o-sphere, where I've met so many amazingly talented (and super sweet) people! And not that I don't have enough to do already, but I seriously need to learn how to quilt. Seriously. Oh, by the way, I am so totally flippin' psyched to be here guest designing at Candy Shoppe Designs throughout November!

My Fave Candy: Cadbury Creme Eggs! I heard that in England you can find them year round & in bars, which is why I'm totally jealous! That so beats only eating your favorite candy one time of the year at Easter, or run the risk of looking crazy by buying massive amounts at the store to last all year. I guess here comes crazy!

And here are your challenges for this month!

Challenge 1: Monster Mash
Create a page featuring your favorite little (or big!) monsters or anyone in costume, cute or scary!

Kimmy's friend Lou was a zombie last Halloween!

Crystal's little monsters, scrapped with adorable banners...

Challenge 2: Trick or Treat
Create a page about your favorite Halloween/Thanksgiving/Fall Treat!


About a trick or a joke you've played on someone!

Crystal created this lovely page, an ode to her favorite drink... Mmmmmmocha!

Kimmy's favorite Fall treat are these yummy cinnamon coated white chocolate caramel apples!

Challenge 3: Fall Foliage & Thankfulness
Use the colors orange, yellow, red, and/or brown & scrap about someone you love.

Kimmy scrapped this page about her daddy.

& Crystal is thankful for her mom! :)

Here's another page by MO :)

Join us in our challenges this month. Due December 6th. :)
You could win a spot on the LollipopShoppe Design Team!

Peace, Love, & Lollipops!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Our Favorite Layouts

Instead of the usual challenge this month the Lollipop Girls are going to showcase our favorite layouts Take a look at them, draw some inspiration or scraplift and show us your results! No prize this month, but you may be asked to guest design for us in the future if you participate!

Kat Blue aka Kit Kat
This is one of my favorites cause I
1. Love closeup shots
2. I'm a sucker for butterflies...
3. I'm addicted to handcutting ~Kate

MO aka Mint Mocha

This one is one of my all time FAVE layouts EVER!
I love the combination of circles and patterns and all the playful embellishments in it!
I remember smiling from ear to ear after I pushed on the last embellishment!
It's just a fun layout and always brings a smile to my face when I see it.
And I LOVE my shoes! ~Mo

Sookie aka. Cinnamon Swirl

Kimmy aka Foreign Chocolate Correspondent
I love this LO because I have a thing for
carnival rides, though I never ride them.
I just think they are a beautiful art form.
Also I went a little wild with the flowers here and
I love the way it turned out! ~Kim
Peace Love & Lollipops! :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

New Challenge & A Winner!

Our winner for the fun little RAK I'm giving away is Crystal over at Scrap Candy Designs. Go check out her blog, I just love her style, it's so fun and colorful! : )

Here's one of the pages she entered in our July Challenge.
Crystal please contact me and I'll mail your prize out next week! :)

Only one challenge for August, since August is half over anyway...

Create a LO or other project with the following elements...
1 school uniform (plaid paper or ribbon)
2 types of coloring (paint, mist, colored pencil, water color, etc)
3 school chums (pictures of friends)
4 school supplies (paper clips, staples, post it notes, notebook paper, etc)
5 thumbtacks (brads, eyelets, or buttons)

Here are some samples from out DT here at CSD. :)

By Mo...Just love the bright fun colors and all the layers on this one!

Supplies used---
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon; Tickets: My Mind's Eye, Pinecone Press Papers; Cardstock Alphabet: My Mind's Eye; Alphabet Stickers: Cosmo Cricket; Stickers: October Afternoon; Flowers: K&Co; Acetate: K&Co; Trinket Pin: Maya Road; Mist: Maya Road; Other: Flashcard, burlap flower, pearl, rhinestones, button, embroidery thread

By Sookie.. She rocks the Echo Park! I just love that banner border, those paint splatters and the blocking technique!

You have a month to complete this challenge. Your "Homework" is due on September 19th.
Winner will receive a small prize package from me. :)

Peace, Love, & Lollipops!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

July Challenges 2 & 3

Sorry these didn't get posted sooner, I've been sick with pneumonia. :( Not a fun way to spend your summer vacation let me tell you!

The good news, dates for ALL July challenges are extended to the 13 of August!
So you have more time to complete all 3! :)

Challenge #2: Paradise

Create a project that showcases your dream vacation
or your idea of paradise! :)

Some DT inspiration.... Kate aka Kit Kat created this gorgeous page about her trip to Jamaica. Makes me want to run away to the islands mon. :)

Challenge #3: Strawberry Daiquiri
Create a project that includes strawberries on it
or about your favorite cool drink! :)

I created this page about my dear niece.

& this card featuring a digi stamp by Mo Manning at Mo's Digital Pencil Too.

Remember, the more challenges you complete the more times your name goes into the bucket for the drawing on AUGUST 13th! !

Happy Creating!!!

~Kimmy AKA Foreign Chocolate Correspondent

Monday, July 11, 2011

July Challenge #1: FIREWORK

Create a page, card, or project inspired by fireworks, about fireworks,
or using/inspired by the lyrics to the Katy Perry Song "Firework"
<-- link to video

Here's what a few of a Lollipop Girls came up with...

Sookie aka Cinnamon Swirl

Kimmy aka Foreign Chocolate Correspondent

July Challenges are due on August 3rd .
All entries will be put into a random drawing for a RAK.

Look for two more challenges to be posted in the next week. :)

June Winners!

Sorry This is a few days late, I've been sick. :(

Our winner for June is....


Honorable Mention... (also earning a spot Guest Designing for us...)

Please email me at for your Guest DT assignments!

Thanks to all the ladies who participated in the June Challenges. Some great layouts!

Note: I didn't notice any referrals (but that could be the cold meds talking...lmk if I missed one!)So I am going to put in ALL the names from the JUNE & JULY challenges for a chance at that fun little package, which I'll draw the begining of August.

I'll be posting the first July Challenge shortly. :)

Peace, Love, & Lollipops!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Challenge 3: Summer Reading

Here it is, our 3rd Challenge for the month of June.
Every challenge you complete get's you closer to the chance to work with the Lollipop Girls as Guest Designer and every friend you refer who plays along gets your names both put into a drawing for an RAK. So spread the word...WE'RE BACK!!!


For this challenge simply complete a project (card, LO, ATC, Altered art, mini book, etc)
inspired by a book:
the story, the book cover, or just books in general.


Create something cool using book pages. :)


I love the simple classy look of Jeanette's page,
makes me want to go curl up with good book!


For my page I printed a list of the books I've read so far since school's
gotten out on top of some washi tape strips.

Remember you have until JULY 4th to POST YOUR PROJECTS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!

Just for fun: leave us a comment below telling what you are reading now, just so we know there's someone out there! :) I'm reading "Mockingjay" The 3rd book in Suzanne Collins
"Hunger Games Series"FABULOUS BOOKS!


Thursday, June 16, 2011


Kimmy again with your 2nd June Challenge!


This one is an EASY PEASY one... Just scrapbook about SUMMER!
Vacations, the beach, summer treats, or just kickin' back & relaxing...whatever YOU do to make summer fun! Here's some inspiration from The Lollipop Girls...

Jeanette a.k.a. Lush Liquorice

Jeanettes lush color palette just screams of sunshine and blue skies.
The flowers make me think of a summer garden. And the little kid noshing on an ice cream, one of the cutest things ever!

Kristin a.k.a. Pumpkin Sue

Kristin knocked it out of the waterpark with her fun colorful page
featuring one BIG fabulous photo! Love the title work & embellies on top of the photo!

Mo a.k.a. Lil' Mint Mocha

Mo scrapped about a summer trip on this ultra fun layout
that just screams of vintage travel!

Kimmy a.k.a. Foreign Chocolate Correspondent

I chose to to my layout about a beach trip and used mainly printed off digital elements to create my page. The title was scratched din the photo after it was coated in bleach.

Link us up to your SUMMERY creation by July 4th for a chance to win a guest design spot here at CSD !

There will be 1 more challenge & chance to win posted later this week!

Have fun creating and SPREAD the WORD that we're back!
If you send someone this way and they take part in the challenge then you are BOTH entered into a drawing for an RAK. Make sure to tell them to comment WHO sent them when they post!

Peace Love & Lollipops!


Saturday, June 11, 2011


We've been away for a while but we're back and ready to have some summer fun!
Foreign Chocolate Correspondent Kimmy here with a brand new challenge for all you Sweethearts!! :)


I LOVE this site. It's full of inspiration.
Go to the PINTEREST DIY Boards and find something to inspire a project.
You can also just browse Pinterest for something inspiring, or use a something you've already "pinned" as inspiration. Don't want to go searching ? Then just use the photo above! Easy peasy!

You can just use a photo as inspiration, or follow a tutorial.
When you post your project please include a link to the photo that inspired your creation!

The first two Lollipop Girls used the photo above as their inspiration.


Sookie was inspired by the frames in the photo to create this romantic, elegant layout.


Kate was inspired by the clean simple lines in the photo,
the butterflies, scalloped shapes, & the colors to create this fun whimsical page!

Kristin was inspired by the color palette she found on pinterest and
created this wonderful boyish LO of her nephew.


Jeanette was inspired by the quote on this wall hanging
to create this adorable girly page! :)

Page by Maggie Holmes (Studio Calico)

I was inspired by the soft color palette of Maggie's page above
and by the words across the top of her banners. : )

Now it's your turn! Head over to Pinterest for some awesome inspiration.
Create something inspired by what you find there (or by one of the thing the Design Team was inspired by in this post) and link us up to your creation & inspiration by July 4th for a chance to win a guest design spot here at CSD !

There will be 2 more challenges & chances to win posted later this week!

Have fun creating and SPREAD the WORD that we're back!
If you send someone this way and they take part in the challenge then you are BOTH entered into a drawing for an RAK. Make sure to tell them to comment WHO sent them when they post!

Peace, Love, & Lollipops!

~Kimmy :)

Monday, May 30, 2011

April Challenge winner!!!

  Hey sweethearts!   We've been away for a bit but haven't forgotten about you!  Just a marvelous Monday shoutout to all our sweet blog followers and to those who participated in our April Etsy collage challenge...but on to our winner right!!! is Ms.Kristin Perez from SomeScrapSugar!  Kristin, please contact KitKat at with your mailing addy so we can send you your wonderful kit! 

we love you and hope you'll be back soon for our June challenge!

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