Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Winner of the Free Giveaway for BABY!!!!

Thank you so much to Barbara for your generous gift!  I know a lot of love and time go into each of your items!

Thanks to all of you who entered, but we can only have one winner!

Here is how Random.org choose the date(nevermind the year):

Random Calendar Date Generator

Here is your calendar date:
December 24, 2011
It was picked randomly out of 223 possible dates between May 16, 2011 and December 24, 2011.
Timestamp: 2011-12-13 23:03:03 UTC


!!!!woot woot!!!!

In order to claim your free giveaway you need to contact Barbara at her Etsy shop via convo.

Winner of a Pocket Full Of Posies Giveaway

A BIG thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway and an even BIGGER thank you to Cait for her GENEROUS giveaway of not one item, but two!!!  

So who won these great lil earrings???

You WON!!!!!!!

in order to get your earrings, please contact Cait at her Etsy shop via a convo  http://www.etsy.com/shop/PosiesbyCait

Here is how Random.org choose the winner:

There were 45 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Jenny 1
  2. kat kat 2
  3. france irish 2
  4. xielithium27
  5. Trisha 1
  6. kat kat 1
  7. Francesca 1
  8. Trisha 3
  9. Kairi
  10. Paige 2
  11. shala_darkstone 2
  12. Jenny 3
  13. Berendina Dykema 4
  14. Francesca 2
  15. more than colors
  16. Jenny 4
  17. France Irish 3
  18. sj2009 2
  19. jolee
  20. agnieszkazg3
  21. Paige 1
  22. Trisha 2
  23. Katarzyna2
  24. aik 2
  25. aik 1
  26. Szappanbubi
  27. Claire Dugas 1
  28. Claire Dugas 2
  29. aik 3
  30. sj2009 1
  31. jinx2
  32. Berendina Dykema 1
  33. Jinx1
  34. rabkina 2
  35. Berendina Dykema 2
  36. france Irish 1
  37. shala_darkstone 1
  38. rabkina 1
  39. Jenny 2
  40. Birgit
  41. jinx3
  42. agnieszkazg1
  43. agnieszkazg2
  44. Katarzyna1
  45. Berendina Dykema 3
Timestamp: 2011-12-13 22:44:04 UTC

Winner of the One of a Kind Necklace giveaway!!

Oh...I am so sorry this is so late!  AHHHH!  I have been like a chicken with my head cut off. :)  We are on the other side of the US right now for a wedding that my daughters are in.  I had to make both of their dresses and of course, I never shut down either of my shops.  :)

First of all, a BIG THANK YOU to all who participated.  As a designer...it makes me feel good that so many people like the things in my shop.  Etsy is so overrun with jewelry shops, it is very hard to get a following in that area.  This shop has been a new venture for me, since I usually focus on my lil ones boutique (Lil Lollipops Designs).

Here is the winner of the One of a Kind Necklace I made from my Upcycle My Closet Boutique on Etsy.  http://www.etsy.com/shop/upcyclemycloset

Here is how to claim your prize...I will contact you and get your address to send it out to you.  Because I am not home, however, it will not go out in the mail until I get back which is Monday Dec. 20., 2011.

Here is how Random.org chose a winner:

List Randomizer

There were 144 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. lulu4
  2. Katarzyna3
  3. Lyudmila 6
  4. Birgit2
  5. Tayler D'Rion6
  6. Aik3
  7. April6
  8. Lyudmila 4
  9. Amber 2
  10. Grace 1
  11. Trisha5
  12. dafne2
  13. Lyudmila 1
  14. Bee W Bedard 3
  15. Gintare 2
  16. Despina 3
  17. Boneca97 3
  18. agnieszkazg 5
  19. Katarzyna2
  20. Birgit1
  21. Lulu 1
  22. Tayler D'Rion2
  23. Danielle 3
  24. May Shum 3
  25. Boneca97 2
  26. May Shum 2
  27. Danielle 6
  28. dafne4
  29. jhitomi1
  30. Laura Lane 1
  31. Tayler D'Rion4
  32. Amber 1
  33. Lyudmila 3
  34. rabkina 3
  35. Gwen 1
  36. Danielle 1
  37. Bee W Bedard 1
  38. Amber 5
  39. Tayler D'Rion3
  40. hofken4
  41. Aik4
  42. Tayler D'Rion5
  43. berry n cheese4
  44. hofken6
  45. april5
  46. berry n cheese 1
  47. Katarzyna6
  48. Gwen 2
  49. Gwen 6
  50. Danielle 2
  51. Trisha2
  52. agnieszkazg 4
  53. jhitomi3
  54. dafne5
  55. hofken 1
  56. hofken 5
  57. Tayler D'Rion 1
  58. Katarzyna 1
  59. Aik5
  60. karina 2
  61. dafne 6
  62. rabkina 1
  63. lulu3
  64. tanya 2
  65. Bee W Bedard 4
  66. berry n cheese6
  67. Lyudmila 2
  68. Laura Lane 3
  69. Maegan Morin1
  70. Danielle 5
  71. Katarzyna4
  72. Aik 1
  73. Szappanbubi 2
  74. berry n cheese3
  75. Trisha1
  76. lulu6
  77. france irish 2
  78. hofken3
  79. Bee W Bedard 6
  80. Trisha3
  81. Jenny1
  82. hofken2
  83. dafne3
  84. tanya 3
  85. rabkina 2
  86. jenny2
  87. agnieszkazg 3
  88. Amber 3
  89. france irish 3
  90. karina 3
  91. Amber 6
  92. jenny4
  93. Laura Lane 2
  94. Despina 4
  95. april3
  96. Danielle 4
  97. april2
  98. Gintare 3
  99. Amber 4
  100. agnieszkazg 2
  101. Szappanbubi 1
  102. france irish 5
  103. Aik2
  104. france irish 6
  105. Gwen 3
  106. Despina 6
  107. Bee W Bedard 2
  108. april4
  109. Maegan Morin2
  110. Szappanbubi 3
  111. dafne1
  112. lulu2
  113. agnieszkazg 1
  114. jhitomi2
  115. Trisha6
  116. Aik6
  117. jenny3
  118. Birgit3
  119. Katarzyna5
  120. Despina 1
  121. Bee W Bedard 5
  122. Maegan Morin3
  123. Gwen 4
  124. berry n cheese 2
  125. Boneca97 1
  126. Grace 3
  127. jenny5
  128. Despina 2
  129. berry n cheese5
  130. Lyudmila 5
  131. france irish 1
  132. Gwen 5
  133. Trisha4
  134. May Shum 1
  135. Despina 5
  136. agnieszkazg 6
  137. lulu5
  138. france irish 4
  139. Gintare 1
  140. karina 1
  141. april1
  142. jenny6
  143. tanya 1
  144. Grace 2
Timestamp: 2011-12-13 19:32:54 UTC

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New Formal Winter Girls Line - SNEAK PEEK

Just wanted to give you a sneak peak at what is coming into my shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/lillollipopsdesigns VERY VERY soon!!!  These are items form my new Formal Winter Line that will be available in my shop anytime now.  The items pictured below are almost finished...in the last stages.  Check them out!

A formal Winter snowflake dress.  The top is corduroy with a satin lining and corseted in the back with a beautiful shimmery ribbon (corset not shown because I am still finishing that part.  The bottom is three layers of tulle, netting and shimmery organza for lots of girlie poof.   Soon to also come is a similar dress in purple satin on the bodice and white organza in the skirt.  Great dresses for flower girls in weddings or church dresses!

This is a formal faux fur cape.  The black fur is so soft and velvety.  I am finishing this up as well (notice the pins). 

A new item to add to my fantasy line in a 2 T.  One of a kind.  I am probably going to add some extra accessories to it before it is listed.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


This is what my young 6 year old painted when I gave her a canvas and some of my acrylic paints.  I guess the artsy thing runs in the family!!  I am ONE PROUD MAMA!!!
Try to give your child a canvas and acrylic paints and see what they come up with.  Makes for GREAT Christmas gifts.  Frame them or leave them as is. 
Just make sure they are in clothes you don't care about, a smock, and you may have to watch them.  You don't want acrylic paint on your furniture! :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

This is no SHABBBY SCRAP giveaway!

This is a new interview and Giveaway with Marleen from The Shabby Scrap Shop.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShabbyScrap .  Marleen's works of art are as pretty as she is!  She makes handmade wedding guestbooks, album, and journals.  I hope you enjoy the recent interview I did with her.

Tell us a little about yourself:
-Wife of a great man with a beautiful singing voice
-Mom of 3 hilarious, creative, smart people
-Totally messy
(OH I LOVE that you admitted that!!!  ME TOO! lol- Nicolette)


When did you start making these items and why? I started making journals and paintings as gifts for my friends. People kept saying I needed to list them on Etsy. One week, around 10 people told me I needed to look into Etsy. I was skeptical and really didn't think anyone would want to purchase my work, but I figured I should listen to my friends. 48 hours after I listed my first few items I made a sale. The week I listed my wedding guestbook I made 18 sales. Now 4 months and 250 sales later I actually have a full-time job!

What inspires your art? I am inspired by the past, the present, and the future. I absolutely love taking old, chipped, dirty items and finding away to make them beautiful, usable, and relevant to today's styles and trends. I also love creating beautiful things for people to store their thoughts and memories in. I think thoughts, memories, dreams, fears, prayers, and the funny things kids say are treasures that can easily be forgotten. I want to remember them always. 

How did you go about picking your shop's name: Shabby Scrap Shop?
My husband gets the credit for that. I had some names picked out, but he thought it needed to reflect my work more.  We brainstormed around shabby chic and scrapbooking.  Once we found a name we liked, that wasn't already taken on Etsy, Shabbyscrap was born.  (You know that is funny...many of the shop owners I interview say their husbands helped in picking their shop names. - Nicolette)


What is your favorite item in your shop at the moment that you have created? I really like the "New Mom Journal" I have right now. As a mom of 3 kids, I know how easily the funny things they say and the sweet things they do can be forgotten.  I think having an easy place to jot down things and add pictures, drawings, etc is a necessity. I mean how in the world would I remember when I my son asked me if the Incredible Hulk was green "everywhere", or the time he told me "Mom, I wanna marry you???  Too bad THAT GUY (pointing at his dad) got you first!"

What are some of your favorite materials to work with?
I love cardboard. You can make it look like old wood, so it's really fun to play with. I also love vintage buttons, hat pins, seam binging, and paper.

How hard is it to juggle being mom and your shop? At first I was totally surprised by suddenly finding myself with a full time job. I home school 4 kids. I wasn't sleeping in order to get everything done. Thankfully my friend moved in and became a full-time nanny. I now have a lot more balance. I get up, do devotions, do morning lessons with the kids, and then she takes over while I work. It has actually made my time with my children so much richer because I have something that is mine. (TOTALLY AGREE!!!  That is what I always push here on the blog for other moms....don't lose yourself in your kids! - Nicolette)

I asked Marleen if she could name four of her favorite Etsy shops.  She listed the following:
 Vintage Gatherings
Mary provides me with many of my vintage supplies, she is so helpful and reasonably priced.

  www.etsy.com/people/birdtoast Birdtoast is run by my friend Dawn, every item in her shop is impeccably made. She introduced me to Etsy.

 I love this woman's jewelry

 Bomo Bob
  www.etsy.com/shop/bomobob amazing prints

Why do you like being on Etsy?  Etsy is a wonderful outlet for creative people who used to feel like they had to "grow up" and give up their love of creating. ( I love that!- Nicolette) There are so many gifted people in the world and I love being able to find there work on etsy!

  If a novel could describe your life...what novel would describe yours (or movie)?
Twilight...just kidding ;) Although I can relate to being unconditionally loved, but it's by God not a vampire.  (Amen sista!  :) Nicolette)

 Exciting and new things coming up for Marleen's Empire:
  COMING SOON!!!!!!  shabbyscrapshop.com

30 piece HIPSTER HOLIDAY GIFT CARDS (as shown below)


I hope you love these giveaways as much as I do!  I love seeing all the different and talented artists from Etsy.  

Here is how this will work, as always, please follow my blog and then make sure in the comments you post that you always put your email so I can contact you.  I would hate for you to win and then I can't contact you.
1. To enter the giveaway do 2 or more  of the five things below and come back to this post and comment as to what you did:
-Heart (favorite) her Etsy Shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShabbyScrap
-Heart (favorite) your favorite item http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShabbyScrap
-Follow her facebook page   http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shabbyscrap-Journals-Albums-and-Art/137645899655427
-Follow her on Twitter: twitter.com/#!/ladylighthouse
Once you do that your number (number will be assigned to you based on what number comment you are for example:  If you are the 5th person to comment, you will be number 5) Random.org will choose a random number and whoever is that number on the comments...will win!


León+Coco giveaway WINNER!

A BIG THANK YOU To Diana for sponsoring this great giveaway from all the way in the UK!!! 
Thank you to those of you who entered.  Here is how it went down on Random.org

Playing Card Shuffler

Here is your 1 card, drawn from a total of 52:
Queen of Hearts
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Timestamp: 2011-12-05 19:18:56 UTC

And now.....
                                    THE WINNER IS>>>>>>>>>>>>

                    FRANCE IRISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 FYI: 9 entered.  One of you just said the Queen so I picked Queen of Diamonds for you...another one of you did not mention a favorite card so I gave you King of Diamonds.  I did this draw 4 times to get a card that someone choose since a deck has more than 9 cards.  :)

Congrats to France Irish.  
First- contact Diana at Leon + Coco at her Etsy shop via convo: http://www.etsy.com/shop/leonandcoco  to receive your giveaway.

Second...Please come back to this post and comment.  Tell us what you ended up choosing from her FB site or did you pick the calendar.