Sunday, May 06, 2012

Big Announcement and a Blog Hop!

I have some news that I have been sitting on for about a week. Yes, it is another Design Team announcement! (I told you I like making stuff!)

About a week, maybe two weeks, ago I got an email from one of my scrappy friends, asking me to join a "hand selected" team for an online scrapbook store. Initially I turned her down, but said maybe I could guest design sometime. I had heard of the store, and had purchased from them before, but I was not sure I "needed" another team! Well, after more talking, and seeing the workload, and the other people involved, I decided to jump on board this creative train!

Drum roll please......

StopAndScrap has announced their first Design Team!

Cindy Coutts (DT Coordinator)
Gloria Stengel - That's me! 

I am so excited to work with these ladies. I know some of them from other current or past design team work, and some I know by reputation! And I am excited to work for an  "up and coming" store!

Every Monday-Thursday the DT will be sharing scrapbook pages, cards, altered items, and more! Every Friday Cindy will be sharing a video tutorial! We would love to have you join in our new challenges with prizes. Here is how you can connect with us:

Pinterest Boards
We are also having a BLOG HOP with the new team! But first, here is a project I made to get you ready to create!


I created a circle card - not something I do every day! But this day is special!


I think I will send this to my mom for Mother's Day. Because I do miss her!


I used Cosmo Cricket Tea For Two papers for my card. Currently, StopAndScrap is stocking mostly printed paper, but with the new team coming on board, they hope to branch out into stamps and other goodies! (I have a special surprise for my Graphic 45 fans who are looking for a place to purchase G45 items...but you must come back tomorrow!)

Now, on to our first blog hop! We have prizes - in fact, we will be drawing a prize winner from EACH design team member's blog and from the StopAndScrap Blog - that is 12 chances to win! The more you hop, the greater your chances are of winning a $20 gift certificate to the store!

Here are the rules:

1.   Leave a comment on ALL of the design team blogs.

2.  Follow us on our StopAndScrap Blog (and on our Facebook page, and all of the other social media avenues listed above, as you are able). Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter!

3.  Leave a comment on the StopAndScrap Blog

4.  Add the StopAndScrap blog badge to your blog.

Start your hop at the StopAndScrap Blog, then hop along with the DT listed above. You should come to me from Cindy's Blog. After me, hop on to Laurel's Blog.

It's that simple! Come back next Monday, May 14, to see if you won!

We are all so happy to have you with us and we look forward to serving you with inspiration and a great shopping experience at StopAndScrap! The store is expanding so be on the lookout for more of your favorites to be added soon!
Cosmo Cricket: Tea for Two Mini Deck
Bazzill Basics: Butter Cream, Petal Soft Cardstock
Hampton Art Stamps: Doodlebug Design, Inc. : You Said It
Spellbinders: Grand Big Scalloped Circles, Grand Circles, Foliage, Bitty Blossoms, Grand Calibur die cutting system
Clearsnap: Colorbox: Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink: Dark Cashmere; Fluid Chalk Ink Dark Moss, Rose Coral
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Pink Velvet ribbon, Pink Wrinkled ribbon
Stampin' Up: Tag punches

65 comments:

Rose said...

congrats girlfriend :)
BEAUTIFUL card!!!

ok i stayed up past my bed time to see your big news, lol
will hop mon after work :)

Marisa Job said...

Congrats Gloria! I am sure you are going to do wonderful in this design team also! Hugs!

Piali said...

Congrats Gloria!! Beautiful card!

Sandie Edwards said...

Congratulations Gloria...x

Lady Anne said...

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you, hope you have a great time with the new design team...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Kathy said...

great news, I just love your work...I will be following you!

~ Jo ~ said...

Absolute Beautiful card!!! Love the colors!

Jo
www.jwscrapshack.blogspot.com

Bente Fagerberg said...

What a gorgeous card, Gloria! Congrats on the DT position and thanks for the chance to win

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a pretty card!! TFS =)

Carolyn King said...

Love your beautiful circle card---stunning! Very excited to be starting this adventure with you!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Congratulations Gloria :))

Patti J said...

Congratulations, Gloria! Your card is gorgeous, and I can't wait to see what you surprise us with next! Love your G45 work, and I'm really looking forward to seeing you work with some of these other papers!

Monika/Buzsy said...

I love circles, I love flowers... and I love your work! So so pretty! I am so honored to be working with you Gloria!

Laura C said...

I really need to break out my Tea for Two - wow - you really rocked it! Congrats on the DT

Suzanne said...

congrats on the team! nice card!

kathy/North Carolina said...

Such a soft, feminine card. I just love it! And, since I already know and love Stop and Scrap, I'm really excited about this news!

Suzette said...

So excited Stop&Scrap has a design team. Can't wait to see more wonderful inspiration using great products.

Anna said...

Wow!! Beautiful beautiful card!!

Karen said...

What a beautiful card. I love the shape and the products you used are lovely.

Tina said...

Oh my word, this is gorgeous! I am so excited to be working with you, seriously!

Audrey said...

So pretty Gloria! Love all of the pink (my favorite color!) Looking forward to working with you! :)

PaulaM said...

Gloria, that is awesome - and you are on the team with Monika Davis who is a fellow Stampin' Up Demo that I met at the Birmingham Regionals last fall. great gal - JUST like you!!

Gayle215 said...

What a beautiful mother's day card. Congratulations!

Kathy said...

That is one gorgeous card, Gloria! I am so excited to see Stop and Scrap branch out beyond papers. And congrats on joining the DT!

Debbie said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!

Sue D said...

Very pretty circle card--I like the papers you used and the pretty flowers.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Andrea R said...

Beautiful card..congrats!

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

Congrats on the design team Gloria. Beautiful card too!!

Donna said...

Congrats on making the DT! What a lovely card! I love shape cards. And this one is such fun colors! TFS!

Tammy said...

Gloria!!!
Congratulations on being a history maker with SAS!!! Your mom will love your card:) It's so uber cute how you used patterned paper for the leaves and plaid for the roses---very lovely touch to coordinate with the lovely papers:) Thank you for sharing, the op to win, and for allowing me to glean from you:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Jacquie Southas said...

gorgeous card - LOVE the shape & congrats on the new Design Team - they are lucky to have you!

jengd said...

It's a beautiful card! Congrats on the new team inclusion!

Karen T said...

Love the shape of this card! Love your flowers from the printed paper- just beautiful Gloria!

Cindy Vernon said...

Congrats! Your flowers came out beautifully!

Krystle said...

That card takes my breath away!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

That card is GORGEOUS! LOOOOOOOVE the ribbon and the flowers....and I LOVE LOVE LOVE those papers!

True :) said...

Sweet sweet card girlfriend! Love that the paper goes PERFECTLY with your little paper roses! Oh and ♥ that yummy ribbon too! ;)
So glad you went ahead and joined the team! It wouldn't be the same without you!

Great big hugs,
True :D

simplyhuffman said...

Your card is absolutely lovely!

Lori Willoughby said...

A beautiful card! Your Mom will love it. How did you make the tiny flowers? They're SO pretty! TFS.

Houses Built of Cards said...

*GASP* What a BEAUTIFUL card!!! LOVE the colors! Congrats on the Design Team!

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Trisha said...

Wow, your card is just beautiful, Gloria. Your Mom will love it. Thanks for the inspiration. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

Such a pretty card!

Melinda said...

Congrats! Lovely card, I know your mom will love it!

Wanda said...

Your designs are so romantic. Makes me all gooshy inside.

Sharon Roselli said...

wow what a beautiful card. your mom will be so happy to get this from you!Great talent I am looking forward to following you! Thank you for sharing your talent.

Cindy Coutts said...

As usual, stunning and gorgeous card DAHLING!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

beautiful card, love the roses! Congrats to you and can't wait to see more of your work!
Lisa

Jen Carter said...

Congratulations!! I love your card! It is so pretty and I love that you made it round!

Natalie said...

I love the roses! Wow, so pretty!

happybooker said...

I'm like the unique circle card; it is lovely and quite clever with very striking colors. I always love the color combinations you choose for your works. Glad to see you on the new blog and look forward to what you'll be unveiling! I love your creations.

Lea L. said...

Very pretty! I love the gorgeous ribbon you've used!

Riti said...

Congratulations! on being on the DT!
You sure deserve to be there!!!!

What a Gorgeous Card, Gloria.
I'm sure your Mum will cherish it.
I loved it.....the roses, the pattern paper, the Bow... the circle scalloped card....everything is just Perfect - so feminine!


Thanks for sharing,
Hugs,
Riti

julie e said...

How pretty!

wendyportc1 said...

Love, Love, Love your designs!!!

Scrappy Rat said...

I love circle cards! They're just so...I don't know...round! ;)

Looking forward to seeing the new design team's creations. Thanks for hosting the hop!

Christina V. said...

So romantic and cute card! I really love your projects. Nice to see you at the new Stop and Scrap DT.

Lisa C. said...

WOW - Gorgeous card!!! I love your work!! and congrats on making the team!!

Joni Parker said...

It was nice that I didn't go straight to the blog hop post, since I got to see some of your other wonderful projects... LOVE the Spring w/flower & will be coming back to see that tutorial!!
I'm glad to see StopandScrap have a DT!! I recognize a few names and am looking for to some wonderful inspiration from you all!!

rlovew said...

Beautiful shaped card- I love the flowers you made for it.

Scraprageous said...

beautiful projects! Congrats on DT. Those flowers are wonderful.

Lynn B said...

Love the circle card. So pretty!

Olivia said...

congrats on the design team for SAS! This card is stunning!

Sarah said...

beautifil card, I've made cards for my mom for years and she kept them all, unfortuatly she has severe alzheimers now, I so miss the old her, Sarah

Apryl said...

Wow your work is INCREDIBLE!! Congrats on the new SAS design team!

Linda said...

Congrats! Love your card!