Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Feb. Line!!!

Heres a picture of our new Feb. line. It's called Old School. I got the inspiration from the "old school" products we all used to use when we first started scrapbooking. I wanted stuff that we used way back when. In this recreation- I used elements and colors i KNOW i have in my scrapbooks circa 1990. lol

Hope you enjoy it- our DT did! Check out the line on our website and the eye candy from our DT members!!

Trish Harwick

Jodi Dolbel

Natacha Diemer

Erin Ostgulen

Carol Monson

Amanda Boyles
Casey Raymer

Bre Murdock
Joanne Busler

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Who's ready for a new month?

Stay tuned.... remember we debut the new kits on the 1st day of every month. Feb will only have 1 kit, but March will have the 2 like always. (check out the DT section for all the AWESOME eye candy of the kits... seriously- you'll be blown away)
We have a couple new designers that will be debuting new product as well- so join in the fun and get excited for what's to come!!!!


Monday, January 24, 2011

Fancy a Contest?

LP is going to be hosting a fun contest in the next week or so. It will include using the FREE KIT that you received throughout the blog hop and/or LP product. If yyou want- you can still go thorugh the blog hop blogs and download all the pieces so you can participate!!
There will be prizes involved as well- so spread the word and keep checking back for when it starts!

Now- I know ya'll have been waiting to hear who the GRAND PRIZE winner is for the Blog Hop.
Ready? lol

OK- Our grand prize winner is.......................................................................................


Congrats girl!! Email me at lollipoppress@gmail.com

Thanks to everyone who made this blog hop so much fun! Keep checking back often for more fun, prizes, freebies, and inspiration!


Technique Tues... {ahem} Monday!

Hello out there!  Yesterday concluded the Lollipop Blog Hop 2011 and the winners are expected to be announced sometime today. Yippee!

I am talking tech stuff today.  Don't worry it isn't too technical.  If you have saved any pictures or  layout at all then you know you have options on which kind of file you want to save as. For example, the most common file extension are .jpg .png .gif and I pronounce them like this "j"-peg, ping, and jif. For along time I never understood the difference and what flipppin difference does it make anyway!  So I will attempt to shed a little light on the subject.  

.gif files used to require a patent which was why usually only professionals used that type of file.  It was necessary to make a compressed image without losing too much quality.  The downfall aside from the patent is that it doesn't support as many colors.  

So sometime after that the .png file showed up.  It required no patent so you can image how happy people who were in web developement were.  Also the .png files are a better with depth of color. 

Which leaves us with the .jpeg format.  This is the preferred format for photos because it supports up to 16.7 million colors as opposed to the maximum 256 colors in a .gif file and up to 24 bit in color.  "24 bit in color"? What am I talking about? 

Color depth is sometimes called color resolution. The number of computer bits used for color graphics. Each of the three primary colors (Red-Green-Blue) is represented, and whether it is on or off. Higher quality color resolution requires more memory and larger file sizes. The "-bit" color reference is the number of bits in each pixel ("picture element"). - querycat

So I said all that to say this... Save all your digi layouts and pics in .jpg file format. BUT when you compress a .jpeg you will lose picture quality so be sure to save the original seperate if you need to compress and post a pic/layout on the interent.  What about email, you ask?  I am not an expert but I would say most email service providers will automatically compress the image for you when you attach a file .jpg or otherwise.

Hope that clears up any mysteries about what file extentions you should be using for your scrapbook pages. 

 I have included this link if you would like to read an article from someone much more qualified than I to explain in full.  http://articles.sitepoint.com/article/gif-jpg-png-whats-difference
Thanks for stopping by.
Over and Out!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Last Blog Hop day

Its been so fun doing this Blog hop! Everyone who has visited and become acquainted with LP product has made this a huge success- so THANK YOU!
We would love it if you stuck around, checked out our awesome kits, and joined in the fun. There will be some big changes coming to LP in the months to come.. so stay tuned in!
Today you will be seeing the GRAND PRIZE give away. I know I've been SO RUDE to not show you until today.. but I wanted it to be a surprise!!

SO- There are a few things you have to do to get entered into the drawing.
1) leave a comment on EVERY blog on our blog hop
2) become a fan of our FB page
3) Follow our blog

You can get an extra entry by doing one or both of the following:
1) making a purchase on our LP website
2) sending a friend over. (they have to comment saying you sent them)

Drawing will be held tomorrow and will be posted on this blog by noon.

So here's what you're gonna get!

Woodland Winter Kit

Chic and Shabby Kit

*And all this:
Basic Grey Paper
Fancy Pants Paper
Little Yellow Bicycle Paper and stickers
Amber Winward Paper (yes.. that's me :) )
MM embellishments
Karen Foster Embellishments

*The physical product is only available to US residents only.. unless you are international and would pay for shipping. Otherwise- if International person wins- I can compensate by giving you 2 more digi kits ;)

So start spreading the word about the giveaway and increase your chances of getting it!

Thanks to all of you who participated this week- it's been so much fun!

And- in case you were wondering, the final pieces of the Freebie Kit are out today. Here is the whole kit. If you have missed some pieces, check all the blogs and you''ll find the links.
Now- start at my blog and make the rounds... Everyone will be posting the winners of their RAKs today and tomorrow :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Blog Hop day 7

Today.. all you get from LP is a HUGE teaser :)

There will only be 1 lined debuted for Feb. (usually there are 2). It will be shown and on the LP website come Feb 1.

So.... here's what it is:

Believe me- this one was one of the FUNNEST kits to make- and I KNOW you will love it!
So be sure to stop by on Feb 1 to see the amazing things the DT made with this kit and be one of the first to purchase!

Now... start of this hoppy day by visiting my blog!


Friday, January 21, 2011

Blog Hop Day 6

Have you seen our sketches? I never used to be one to use them.. or create them. But it sure has been fun!

Click on our sketches tab to check them out :)

Also- because I enjoy them... here's a new one just for this hop. Be sure to leave love where it's due :)-


Now start this day off right with eye candy and RAK's galore! Start at my blog first!