Friday, July 29, 2011


hello friends, Emily from blue corduroy interviewed me :)
so please pop by today!
here's my week through instagram photos...
poolside. love her suit :)

baby boy naps. so sweet.

i get to sew on stationery. true love. a perfect afternoon.

driving north for this weekend. LA traffic... 
could be worse.


last night's choice for my bedtime reading.

have a lovely weekend!
Sweet Shot Day

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

what i love wednesday {No. 26}

i am slightly infatuated with ideas for apartment living.
and for good reason, re recently downsized from a 4 bedroom home to a 2 bedroom apartment!
we have a killer location right at the beach, the pool is awesome, and the people are great.

so here's what i love wednesday...
ideas from the nester's content to rent
and apartment therapy

i can't wait to see what you're loving today!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Queen Bee Market Canned Food Drive

this spark of genius was created by the amazing and generous Jeannett of life rearranged...
here's what you do:

go shopping (obviously).

maybe win a package of handmade amazing. how?
  • bring cans of food to donate. for every can you donate, you get one raffle ticket.
  • vendors like me from the Market have donated some sweet goodies for prize packages to be given away!

+feed hungry people in the San Diego area. YAY!!!

if you are anywhere NEAR San Diego…make it a girls’ weekend!
Saturday, August 6th. 9a-6p Bayfront Hilton Downtown San Diego (next to the convention center)

see you there!

Monday, July 25, 2011


have you ever been moved? we recently moved to a new town, but that's not the kind of "moved" i am talking about. the kind of moved that we hold back from, hesitate to go to, emotionally, in public, in front of others. yet when something actually moves you, you really are moved to action. for some it is an emotional reaction, others move to do something to help, fix, save.

i went to our first new church in our new town yesterday and...

i was


and it was hard to stay grounded and look flawless in front of all these kind strangers. grabbed i was by the spirit, moved yes, by the Word. THANK GOD. thank you pastor Bob.
i didn't know what was to come by moving 300 miles away from deep roots and an incredible community that has been family.

pastor Bob said that God has plans for me *tear*
God has plans for you *sigh*
God is not done with us *sobbing* where's the kleenex? -the one thing i always need but never bring to church.

moving out of our comfort zones isn't easy, but it is the answer. instead of sitting on our faithful hands we need to have compassion for those who need Jesus. for those who are lost and cannot see, we need to be the light we were sent to be.

i have been moved.

ps. the kids loved it too :)

Friday, July 22, 2011


here's my week through instagram photos...

saturday: sweet goodies at the stitch market boutique last weekend

monday: my inbox runneth over. it was time for a clean out.

monday: my regularly scheduled evening -twitter via tweet deck and blogging

tuesday: driving along the coast from our old home to our new one
stopped for lunch in Ventura

thursday: walked across the street to the beach 
this is the lifeguard tower with the day's conditions

thursday: finally unpacked lollipops cards and got to work.
the living room floor is my craft room for now.

have a wonderful weekend!!
Sweet Shot Day

what i love wednesday's lucky linky

this wednesday was my 25th wilw anniversary
and for one lucky wilw linky i am giving away the winners choice
of this photo print

so the randomly drawn lucky linky is....
linky #16 scrappy flip flop by running with glitter. she did a fun tutorial on how to make fun flip flops for summer. congratulations! please contact me to claim your prize: krystina at lollipopscards dot com

have a fabulous fun summer weekend friends!!

this weeks giveaway winners!

thank you all for coming to meet some sweet crafters and bloggers!
here are the randomly drawn lucky winners...

1. the winner of the Simply Soares Creating 4 Care hair pretties pack is:
comment #4 thechattymommy who said: "I love the spring quilt in yellow and purple. What beautiful work."

2. the winner of the resourceful red's, rosie earrings is:
comment #7 Manda Jane who said: "red hot!!"

3. the winner of the OPI nail polish from Never Forgotten Words is:
comment #7 carlisle clan conversation... who said: "love that color!"

4. the winner of the Name Your {Joy} $15 shop credit is :
comment #10 Color Land who said: "I really like the wonderfully made frame ! :)"

5. the winner of the Geeky & Sassy $10 shop credit is:
comment #8  thechattymommy  who said: "I love the outside oslo pillow!"

6. the winner of Vie a la table's lunch tote and sandwich pair is:
comment #33 Tiffanie who said: "I love the flowered sandwich bag!Creative ideas!"

7. the winner of Color Land's tank top, tee shirt, or plushie choice is:
comment #10 Frances who said: "I love the "sailor tee" with the little green boat! Oh, that is so cute and would be adorable on my little guy!"

8. the winner of the onesie from Little Blue Feather is:
comment #31 Anna who said: "liked little blue feather on facebook"

9. the winner of the $15 shop credit from Rouge & Whimsey is:
comment #4  The Balch Bunch who said: "I am a follower of Lollipops!"

winners without email addresses linked please contact me or the hosting shop :) Thank you!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

August Sponsor Spots Available

check out my rates and let me know if you would like to work together :)

photo source


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

what i love wednesday {No. 25}

it's WILW 25th anniversary!
in celebration of this let's do a giveaway to one lucky linky!!
random winner will receive this 5 x 5 photo print (just listed in my shop)
with their choice of with or without quote

all you have to do is link up below :)
winner announced friday!

so what am i loving today?
i think they are the bees' knees!
can i just have one of these nifty contraptions inside my home please?
look how innocent he looks in the first photo "what, I'm not up to anything..." so cute!
my good friend has one she rents out - pretty fabulous!

photo sources 1, 2, 3

happy day.
ok, now i want to see what you're loving!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

picture. taking. freak.

i big puffy heart yellow and aqua!
this is a favorite print from my shop.
do you have handmade goodies?
share your link in the comments :)