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Sunday, May 6, 2012

An Exciting Announcement, Blog Candy, and Our First Ever StopAndScrap Bog Hop!


Hi everyone!
I am super excited to announce that I was asked to be on the new StopandScrap design team! 


They invited 10 AMAZING paper crafters and myself! I'm not worthy...I'm not worthy! :)
It is truly an awesome group of ladies who are already well known in the crafting world, so I am sure you will recognize some names. There was absolutely  no way I could say no to such a sweet offer! A great team and the fact that I LOVE designer papers! :)

The shop is awesome too! They get the latest and greatest designer papers and embellishments on the market! They have a pre-order option before they are even released to the general public! There is also a very generous  Rewards Program that you can join to earn shopping credits. 

That's my announcement, and now, without further ado....
WELCOME TO THE VERY FIRST StopAndScrap BLOG HOP!
Each of the designers will be sharing a project made with their favorite  designer papers that are available in the shop. Every designer will also have a name drawn from the comments on their blog for a $20.00 gift certificate! The more you comment, the greater your chances to win one of the (11) $20.00 gift certificates! 

Make sure and visit the StopAndScrap blog for all of the details!

I created a Mother's Day card for my mom with some fun Basic Grey "PB&J" papers.


Here is a close up view and you can click on the image for an even closer look. :)


You can keep up with all of the StopAndScrap goings on by following us on our Facebook Page, on Twitter, and sign up for our Newsletter for sales and discount coupon codes. Our new Pinterest Boards are going to blow you away once we start getting our projects in there. Our boards will be finely categorized for you under manufacturer, the type of project it is, and even by holiday! We would also LOVE it if you would upload your beautiful work to our Flickr Gallery to share with us! It's our pleasure to be able to offer you the lowest prices and superb customer service by our friendly office staff. You are invited to visit one of our many social media avenues and become a part of our family! You're going to find yourself returning daily to get your StopAndScrap fix! 

Here are my fellow StopAndScrap design team members and the rest of the stops on the hop.

Trudy Sjolander (That's me!)

Okay, here are the rules:
1.   Leave a comment on all of the design team blogs.
2.  Follow the StopAndScrap blog and sign up for the newsletter. We'd love to have you follow all of our other social media avenues if you can. Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter!
3.  Leave a comment here. 
4.  Add the Stop and Scrap blog badge to your blog.


It's that simple! Check the StopAndScrap blog next Monday, May 14, to see if you won!

If you are not already a follower of my blog, I would love it if you became one! ;)

Thanks for dropping by!
Don't forget to leave a comment before you go for your chance to win from my blog! :)

Other Products Used:
Want2Scrap: LeCreme Finesse Swirls and LeCreme Pearls
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Tan Diamond Satin
Spellbinders: Bitty Blossoms
Stampin'UP!: oval and scalloped oval punches

58 comments:

Laurel said...

Gorgeous card!

Piali said...

Congrats!!!
Lovely card!!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely gorgeous. So love the colours, the flowers and design.
Hugs
Desire

~ Jo ~ said...

What a beautiful card! Love it!

Jo
www.jwscrapshack.blogspot.com

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a pretty card! I love the wonderful paper roses =) TFS!

Carolyn King said...

I just love those gorgeous flowers....beautiful Tru! (We have to stop meeting like this :) ha!

Suzanne said...

congrats on the team! pretty card!

Suzanne said...

congrats on the team! pretty card!

kathy/North Carolina said...

I love this sweetly shabby card. The polka dots are perfect...gorgeous flowers and pearl spray, too? Sign me up!

I already know and love Stop and Scrap, so this will be fun! Added you to my reader. I don't have a blog yet, but can I put the badge on my Flickr page?

Patti J said...

Oh, True, your card is gorgeous! Congratulations, my friend! You ARE worthy, and I can't wait to see what you create next!!! Hugs...

Laura C said...

Congrats on DT and I became a follower - beautiful flower!

Karen said...

Trudy, Trudy, you're such a cutie! You are too worthy. Look at this beautiful card. I love those flowers!

Tina said...

Oh my goodness, this is such a pretty card. So excited to be on this team with you!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card! So soft and pretty!

Audrey said...

What a beautiful card! I love those polkadot leaves!! Looking foward to working with you! :)

Kathy said...

Whaddaya mean, you're not worthy? Your work is A W E S O M E!!!!!!! Can't wait to see more! Congrats, and enjoy being on the DT at Stop and Scrap!

Gayle215 said...

That is an amazing card!

Sue D said...

Very pretty card for Mother's Day--love the flowers and pearls.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Suzette said...

Congrats on being on Stop & Scrap DT. I can't wait to see all the inspiration from the team!

Donna said...

Congrats on making the DT. Beautiful card! Love that color of blue and all the bling. Thanks for the fun hop!

Gloria Stengel said...

You now I love the card! And I wnat you to also know that your name on the DT is what swayed me over to join the team! hee hee I love ya, you "biker babe" you! Keep it up! I am very proud of you!!!!! wooohoooooo, let's make some stuff!

Tammy said...

Trudy!!!
WOWEEE!!! You are gifted!! Congratulations on becoming a history maker with SAS:) I can see why they chose you---your card is super:) I love the patterned paper that you used for the leaves and roses---I wouldn't have thought of placing a button or large size pearl in the center of a rose, not would I have thought about using the pearls with the polka dot paper---but they all work together so fabulously:) Is that a word? :)Thank you for sharing, the op to win, and for allowing me to glean from you:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Lydia said...

Beautiful card, I love all the detailing you put into it. Congrats on making the DT!

Karen T said...

So pretty ! LOVE your flowers! I'm already a follower on your blog... just another reason to come and hang out! :)

Cindy Vernon said...

Beautiful card!

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

Congrats Trudy!!! Thanks for sharing your shopping spots - I'll have to check them out...(really reasonable ribbon)...beautiful flowers on your card!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love the way you used this paper--LOVE the stitching and those flowers! FAB!

Krystle said...

Those handmade flowers are just gorgeous!

Pammejo said...

Beautiful card, congrats on the DT position. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com

Cheryl Walker said...

Congratulations Trudy, that is awesome news!!!! I also love your mother's day card you created, your mom will love it hun!!! Beautiful job as always!!!
hugs,
Cheryl

Trisha said...

Stunning card. Wow, what pretty colors and embellies and love the flowers. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

Beautiful Card!

Sharon Roselli said...

wow your card is really beautiful. this is my first time here. will become a follower! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Congratulations!!! I absolutely LOVE this card! That blue is stunning and pops right off the page! Thanks, can't wait to see more!
Lisa

Rose said...

your card is breath taking!!!

congrats on your new DT gig :)

Lisa Lara said...

I do recognize some names. Your pic is awesome True. Beautiful girl. Congratulations. I just love that card. You got your spellbinder flowers. I love the leaves.

Shannon Leffew Keith said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD! I love the blue.

Jen Carter said...

Congratulations to you! Your card is lovely!

Natalie said...

Beautiful card, I love the gorgeous paper flower and leaves!!!

Lea L. said...

This is really pretty! I love the pearl flourishes!!

happybooker said...

I loved the flowers and the many details on your card, including the pearls. I look forward to seeing more of your work as I follow the new blog and the Design Team!

Riti said...

Congratulations! True.
This is such a Pretty Card.

Hugs,
Riti

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh - BEAUTIFUL card!!! I love those flowers! Congrats on the Design Team - I'm a new follower!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

julie e said...

What a pretty card.

Wanda said...

Wow, you really know how to put colors together. I love your style.

wendyportc1 said...

What a beautiful card!!

Scrappy Rat said...

Love those blues together. Just stunning! Thanks for hosting the hop!

Christina V. said...

I love your colour combination and the beautiful stitching all around the card. I'm sure your mom will love it...

Lisa C. said...

Love your gorgeous mother's day card!! Congrats!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Wow, your card is wonderful!
Congrats on your new DT position and Thanks so much for à chance to win!

Lori Willoughby said...

TFS your card. I love the soft blues, tans.. and beautiful flowers! Congrats on the design team. :-)

rlovew said...

Such a beautiful card! I adore the leaves! Congrats on the design team!

Scraprageous said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Congrats on DT too. Definitely will be back to see more of your beautiful creations.

Olivia said...

Congratulations! I am so excited to see what the SAS Design team has in store!

Lynn B said...

Great card. Congratulations on making the Design Team.

Sarah said...

beautiful card, cna't wait to see what else you show us, Sarah

Linda said...

Love the card! Congrats!

Apryl said...

Wow love your work! :)