Artistic Elements
Definition: Who knows what artists need BETTER than fellow artists? This category is for artistic inspiration! You’ll find gorgeous, well composed art kits and collage packs. This is the category for supplies such as special glue, ribbons, trims and fabrics!




I am soooo excited about this category. I LOVE to buy my artistic elements online because you just can’t find these things anywhere else! I couldn’t go to Estate Sales every weekend for a month and come away with as many goodies as I could get in one hour on LolliShops (when it’s ready).
These artists (because they are artists and suppliers to artists) really know how to pull together a bunch of odds & ends and package them in such a way that I just HAVE to have them!
Not to mention all the creative talent that goes into handmade supplies like Heidi’s Crepe Paper Ruffles! Do not settle for any other crepe paper ruffles–Heidi’s are the original!
My next giveaway is going to be an artist’s supply kit! Coming this Monday so come back Monday to leave a comment to win!!
~Sadie Lou

PS
I also have some exciting news coming next week about the LolliShops website!
EEEEEK!

What exactly does “froufrou friendly” mean?
Before I answer that question, just keep that question in your back pocket while I get you riled up for a minute. I met with the company building LolliShops yesterday, and we talked about some exciting things–so my excitement is going to rub off on you.

I want to talk about the community that LolliShops will nurture and grow. Right now, there are all these websites, blogs, boutiques, shops, photo sharing going on. LolliShops is going to pull all these elements together in one place. Right now, we’re scattered. I know that for me, it’s hard to find time to keep up with everyone’s giveaways, swaps, shop updates–etc.
I always hear about something too late. I was super fortunate to get in on Kari’s Sweet & Sinister swap.
I missed out last year so I was determined to get in on it this year! But even the best of swaps have to close at some point so it will be nice when we can view all the giveaways & swaps at glance.
LolliShops will be the froufrou friendly market place, sure–but that’s just part of the fun!
My idea is to have our blogs feed to our shops.
We will have a cute message board ( not a forums) where we can all post links to our giveaways & swaps.
There will be a featured seller every week where the featured seller can share her studio with us and maybe pick some other shops that she visits on LolliShops–sort of what we do already on our blogs but out in the public–to really nurture this community we have built up.

LolliShops is going to host its own rewards, contests, giveaways, swaps…
I think it would be really fun if we did a whole site craft-a-long and then had links to everyone’s submissions…
Just a lot of great ideas floating around in my head and I always welcome more
lollishops@gmail.com

One idea Heather Bluhm came up with was for LolliShops to offer tips on how to photograph creations, watermark your images, give a tutorial on how to protect your art on Flickr and other photo sharing websites…
…the LolliShops blog will continue to be full of great information like that even after the launch.
So get your thinking caps on girls and tell me what you would like to see! We’d love to hear from you!
*hugs*
Sadie Lou

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