Sponsor Love + Giveaway – Lollipops

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Hi friends!  Did y’all see my previous post?  You know the one where I shared the my new beautiful bunting cards that Krystina from Lollipops CUSTOM made for me?  Well, as promised I’m back with her feature + a super fun giveaway!  Krystina works her magic with paper like none other, each and every card that she made for me was perfection.  She helped me dream up a design that was perfect for me and it even came in a super cute box, score!  Her shop is full cute, whimsical, premade cards as well, my fave being the elephant balloon notes in a tin lunch box.  And not to mention, she has a rad blog where she posts crafts, inspirations, and my favorite, her fashion!  πŸ™‚  So what are you waiting for, go check her out!  Or read on to get to know her a little bit better…


1) Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started making cards?
i started scrapbooking 12 years ago and i learned how much i love paper and design. i made elaborate invitations for my children’s birthday parties. later i decided to begin making invitations, announcements and cards as a fun business. i can’t stop loving paper i am pretty addicted so it’s a win/win.

2) Where do you draw inspiration from?
i see something i like; color or typography or a style and i morph it into a card design. i recently was inspired by a birdcage, and also an animal wallet design!

3) If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
i have always wanted to go to italy. my husband (the surfer guy) is italian. it seems like such a romantic, inspiring, delicious country. i would love to spend a month there, but i recently heard how as a boy William Hearst went on a discovery tour of Europe for a year. i would love to take my children on a discovery tour! not be in a rush and really get to take it all in. the art, the architecture, the rich history. *sigh*.

4) What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
mint and chip. always has been, always will be πŸ˜‰ my first job was at baskin & robbins, my 10 minute breaks were always with a scoop of ice cream. yum.


One super lucky winner will win this 8 x 10 picture. taking. freak. print.  If I may say so myself, this pretty much describes me exactly!

To enter:

You must be a Google Friend Connect follower of Sandy a la Mode

1. Visit Lollipops shop and leave a comment with your favorite item!

For additional entries, leave a separate comment for each action.
2. Be a Google Friend Connect follower of Lollipops
3. Follow @sandyalamode and @KrystinaM on Twitter
4. Like Lollipops on Facebook and comment on the wall saying I sent you there
5. Blog, facebook, or tweet about this giveaway (make sure to include @sandyalamode and @KrystinaM in your tweet) and include the link (one entry each)

Feel free to use this tweet:
Are you a picture taking freak? Then you won’t want to miss this @KrystinaM #GIVEAWAY on @sandyalamode! http://bit.ly/g3JzNl

This giveaway is open to U.S. readers only and closes on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 12PM CST.  Good luck!

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  1. March 15, 2011 / 3:27 pm

    Great interview and great giveaway- I think this about sums me up too- I love the muah cards- I think that alliteration is funny.
    thanks for hosting.

  2. March 15, 2011 / 3:34 pm

    Love the print! And I love the colors too! I am definitely a picture taking freak =)

  3. March 15, 2011 / 3:38 pm

    After visiting her site, I have determined that the print I like most is the one she’s giving away! It fits me!

  4. March 15, 2011 / 3:39 pm

    I follow both on twitter.

  5. March 15, 2011 / 3:53 pm

    Although I love the ampersand note cards, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have the picture. taking. freak. print!!

    I think it would be fabulous to put it up in my classroom because I teach photography… it would let my students know what they were in for on the first day of class!!!! πŸ™‚

  6. March 15, 2011 / 3:58 pm

    i LOVE the print (i mean like really love it!) and the birdcage card!!! such a cute shop!!!

  7. March 15, 2011 / 4:00 pm

    following her via GFC now – such a cute blog!

  8. March 15, 2011 / 4:01 pm

    following both of you via twitter!!


  9. March 15, 2011 / 4:01 pm

    tweet, tweet!

  10. March 15, 2011 / 4:42 pm

    SO many cute prints, but Picture Taking Freak is by far my favorite! It describes me so well as my camera has now become an extension of my arm.. totally freaky πŸ˜‰

  11. March 15, 2011 / 4:43 pm

    i love Lollipops!

    and the picture. taking. freak is the item i love plus the elephant stationary.

    following both of you
    and liked lollipops on facebook

  12. March 15, 2011 / 4:48 pm

    Following Lollipops – such a cute blog!

  13. March 15, 2011 / 4:49 pm

    Oh I’m absolutely head over heels for the muah cards!!! Totally in love with her shop πŸ™‚ And I follow u on GFC of course!

  14. March 15, 2011 / 4:51 pm

    Longtime twitter friend of yours, sweetie and now following Krystina too πŸ™‚

  15. March 15, 2011 / 4:55 pm

    Love the “Muah” cards!!!

  16. March 15, 2011 / 5:06 pm

    I LOVE everything — but OF COURSE the “Picture Taking Freakin” sign owns my little heart. πŸ™‚

  17. March 15, 2011 / 5:07 pm

    Im a Google Follower of Sandy a la Mode!

  18. March 15, 2011 / 5:07 pm

    Im a google Follower of Lollipops!

  19. March 15, 2011 / 5:08 pm

    I follow you both on Twitter!

  20. March 15, 2011 / 5:30 pm

    Adorable shop! My favorite item is the giveaway item, it’s me to a T! Thanks! πŸ™‚

  21. March 15, 2011 / 5:54 pm

    Hey Sandy! I follow you OF COURSE!

  22. March 15, 2011 / 5:55 pm

    My favorite item in her shop is the miss you birdcage card

  23. March 15, 2011 / 6:09 pm

    I am dying over her cards!! All of them absolutely adorable! Your custom cards are REALLY adorable as well. Such a cute shop.

    Thanks for sharing.

    The Cheeky Cafe

    P.S. My giveaway ends tomorrow, so make sure you enter!

  24. March 15, 2011 / 6:57 pm

    I popped on over to her shop after your post about your little personalized cards. They’re so cute! I love the elephants in the lunch tin too!

  25. March 15, 2011 / 7:31 pm

    I absolutely love the “Picture. Taking. Freak” one. So cute! I think it was made for me. πŸ™‚

    I’m a follower on GFC.

  26. March 15, 2011 / 7:41 pm

    I really like the Muah cards!!

  27. March 15, 2011 / 7:43 pm

    And I follow both of you on Twitter!

  28. March 15, 2011 / 7:58 pm

    wow! those cards and tin cans are pretty adorable.

  29. March 15, 2011 / 7:59 pm

    These are super super cute & I’ll have to check out her blog! Looks so fun!

    Also, I wanted to tell you that (since you are a follower of mine; was Love & Life now champagne wishes.) I have had some issues with my new blog set up, tried to create a new one under the same account with similar issues so I have created a new account under a new e-mail address & I wanted to make sure I tell all of my followers so if you follow me at http://melissa-champagnewishes.blogspot.com that would be so greatly appreciated! I will (when I get to it) unfollow you from my old account which I won’t use anymore and re-follow you with my new one(this one)! Thanks again! Have a great week! xo melissa

  30. March 15, 2011 / 8:03 pm

    I like the polka dot monogram stationary

  31. March 15, 2011 / 8:04 pm

    following you both on twitter

  32. March 15, 2011 / 8:17 pm

    I love the polka dot stationery, so cute!!!

  33. March 15, 2011 / 10:53 pm

    very cute interview!!! love the plaid suitecase!!!

  34. March 15, 2011 / 11:09 pm

    I follow Lollipops. : )

  35. Beth T.
    March 15, 2011 / 11:32 pm

    My very favorites are the typewriter cards. I love these!

  36. March 15, 2011 / 11:33 pm

    im liking this print (so me!) and the typewriter card set (too cute!) πŸ™‚

  37. March 15, 2011 / 11:35 pm

    i follow both of your blogs !

  38. March 15, 2011 / 11:37 pm

    i’m now following @krystinam on twitter!

  39. March 15, 2011 / 11:37 pm

    & i tweeted abt the giveaway !

  40. March 16, 2011 / 4:27 am

    I love love love the “Muah Cards” πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  41. March 16, 2011 / 6:05 am

    I really like the sable cluster necklace πŸ™‚

  42. March 16, 2011 / 6:06 am

    I am a follower of along for the ride!

  43. March 16, 2011 / 7:05 am

    That print is definitely my favourite πŸ™‚ I love it!

  44. March 16, 2011 / 7:32 am

    tweeted πŸ™‚

  45. March 16, 2011 / 7:33 am

    LOVE the playdate cards (actually won them on another blog!)

  46. March 16, 2011 / 7:36 am

    I follow you both on twitter! @kdaviscreates

  47. March 16, 2011 / 7:36 am

    and facebook’d πŸ™‚

  48. Alexandra DiGiorgio
    March 16, 2011 / 4:05 pm

    Oh wow could this shop be any cuter?! I love the ampersand notecard!

  49. March 17, 2011 / 9:51 am

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! I have a friend that this would be perfect for! I really like the polka dot stationary too. πŸ™‚

  50. March 17, 2011 / 10:37 am

    I follow Lollipops on GFC!

  51. March 17, 2011 / 10:39 am

    I liked Lollipops on FB and wrote on her wall!

  52. March 17, 2011 / 3:21 pm

    This print is my favorite!! i love it so much. Perfect.

  53. March 17, 2011 / 3:21 pm

    Following her blog now!

  54. March 17, 2011 / 3:22 pm

    Following both of you ladies on twitter. :]

  55. March 17, 2011 / 10:32 pm

    I follow Sandyalamode via GFC.

    I love the miss you much birdcage card. I love birds in design. Just love them :).

    Hoping to win the print for my sis-in-law.

  56. March 19, 2011 / 8:06 am

    I love the notecards with the elephant holding balloons!!!

  57. March 19, 2011 / 8:07 am

    I follow you both on Twitter (@SheLikesRuffles)

  58. Kim
    March 20, 2011 / 7:24 pm

    My favorite is the one that’s being given away. I LOVE it! But I also like the ‘muah’ notecards. Those are adorable.
    burchard_kim at yahoo dot com

  59. Kim
    March 20, 2011 / 7:28 pm

    following via google friend connect
    burchard_kim at yahoo dot com

  60. Kim
    March 20, 2011 / 7:29 pm

    I like Lollipops on FB and left a message!
    burchard_kim at yahoo dot com

  61. March 21, 2011 / 4:55 am

    so many fabulous things! I love the polka dot monograms! xo

  62. Sandy
    March 21, 2011 / 8:35 pm

    I like the Typewriter cards but I really love the print she is giving away! I follow you as sandyandcosmo.

  63. March 21, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    I bogged about it here: nikkibit.blogspot.com/2011/03/friday-faves.html

  64. March 22, 2011 / 11:02 am

    Oh my goodness! The “Elephant with Balloons Notecards in a Mini Lunchbox” is my favorite! So cute. πŸ™‚

  65. March 22, 2011 / 11:03 am

    I’m a follower of Lollipops.

  66. March 22, 2011 / 11:03 am

    I follow you both on twitter. (@SingNightingale)