Monday, May 7, 2012

Announcing Our New Design Team

Good Monday morning to you! Today StopAndScrap has an exciting announcement taking your shopping experience to an entirely new and different level with new products, new vendors (Hero Arts, Tim Holtz and Ranger anybody? - more Graphic 45 than you can imagine, and that's just to start with!), all while maintaining the excellent customer service you have grown accustomed to. Are you ready to get your stamp on?

StopAndScrap has a tremendous and loyal scrapbooking clientele and thank you! However, we want all paper crafters to know about us.  I have a lot of fun news for you today! Grab a cup o' joe and spend a few minutes with me. You won't be disappointed. We'd love to have you join in on the excitement and new direction that the store is taking while still providing you with the best product and prices of your favorite manufacturers.. We're going to be making some tremendous and positive changes for you, our valued customer, to make StopAndScrap the only store you shop at and have a lot of fun while you're doing it. So, let's get started!

My name is Cindy Coutts and I am so privileged and honored to be the Design Team Coordinator and Social Media Director for StopAndScrap. We have put together an amazing design team for you of 10 designers that you already know and love! Each of them have a special gift to provide you with a wide array of inspiration. I"ll have more on that below when you meet them. We have so many plans that we're executing right now to make StopAndScrap YOUR store for one-stop shopping for everything that you need at the lowest prices and to date, we have achieved that.

Every Monday-Thursday, a design team member will demonstrate to you products in the store for inspiration. Every Friday, I will be doing a demonstration and teaching video for you showing you new ways to use our store products and innovative techniques that all paper crafters will love. We'll be sharing with you scrapbook pages, cards, altered items, and more!

We would love to have you join in our new challenges with prizes. How fun is that! Join our generous Rewards Program, keep up with our Facebook Page, we're tweeting 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! This gallery is just for our customers! 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!

I saved the best for that last and that's our design team. These ladies are awesome and you know their work very well.

Our very own Laurel Seabrook is gracing the May/June cover of Paper Crafts Magazine!



Carolyn King will be the Featured Guest Artist for CARDS Magazine in July.
Gloria Stengel has just started her 3rd term with Graphic 45.

Trudy Sjolander was a Featured Artist in CardMaker Magazine last year and one of the 12 contributing artists in the Annie's Attic book called Coloring Techniques for Card Making.

Cindy Coutts was a Featured Artist for Take Ten Magazine,  has an upcoming Featured Artist and cover for Stampler's Sampler Magazine, and is currently in several industry magazines.

All of our designers are heavily published every month.


Another design team member will be debuting her own stamp line with a major manufacturer at Summer CHA!

And now to introduce you to this amazing team. Can you believe these ladies are all here in one place?!































So exciting! You just know they're going to do some wonderful scrapbook pages, cards, altered items, and more for you! 

Keep reading -- I have a few more fun things to share with you! We already have some projects made and you are cordially invited to our first blog hop today! We have prizes, a prize from each design team member blog. The more you hop, the greater your chances are of winning a $20 gift certificate to the store!

Okay, here are the rules:

1.   Leave a comment on all of the design team blogs.
2.  Follow this blog and sign up for our newsletter. We would love it if you are able to follow us on all of our other pages too!
3.  Leave a comment here. 
4.  Add the Stop and Scrap blog badge to your blog.

If you don't have a blog but leave us a comment here, you are still eligible for a prize. We don't want to leave anybody out :)

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

We are all so happy to have you amongst us and look forward to serving you with inspiration and a great shopping experience at Stop and Scrap! Our store is expanding so be on the lookout for more of your favorites to be added soon!

84 comments:

Laurel said...

Woo hoo, so happy to be here!

Cindy Coutts said...

Me too! This is going to be great!

Piali said...

Congrats Girls!!!! See lots of familiar faces...all Awesome papercrafters, its goona be a fun blog.

maddymuscles said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy Mayhew said...

Exciting news!

Gloria Stengel said...

Congrats to my teamies! Let's craft!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Love the good news. Can't wait to be stunned!! The badge has been on my blog for he longest time.... :-)

~ Jo ~ said...

So happy to be here. I found you through Tammy's blog! I have signed up for newsletter, to your blog, added your badge to my blog and am looking forward to seeing tons of new ideas and inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win too!

Jo
www.jwscrapshack.blogspot.com
Joann6274@gmail.com

Marie / Legojenta said...

I'm off to hop along... after I've followed this blog, signed up for the newsletter and put your graphic on my blog, that is =)

Michelle*GB said...

What great news! And what a great team! Looking forward to the inspiration you have planned and to shopping even more at my favorite store. :) Off to hop!

Trisha said...

Just getting ready to start the hop. Love your blog and the store. I am a fan on Facebook and followed you on pinterest. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Monika/Buzsy said...

It's finally here! I am super excited!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow amazing team can't wait to see more!!!!

Patti J said...

Hi Cindy! Oh my gosh - how exciting! My DH will be thrilled (lol) to know there is a new place I can buy pretty paper from!!! Can't wait to see all of the fabulous creations...thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Fun! Congrats to the new DT members!
KarenP (kphike)

Anonymous said...

Fun! Congrats to the new DT members!
KarenP (kphike)

kathy/North Carolina said...

Hi, Cindy! I already know and love Stop and Scrap, so I'm very excited about this new direction. Did I hear you say Graphic 45? He he he! I'm a follower, added your new blog to my reader, but I don't have a blog on which to post your icon. Hope that doesn't disqualify me from entering. Looking forward to lots of fun!

vallie taylor said...

Glad to hear about the good news. I'm looking forward to the design teams creations Mon-Thurs.

Patricia Roebuck said...

CONGRATS, ladies!

Suzanne said...

thanks for the chance, just signed up for the newsletter and left comments on each of the DT's blogs.. :o)

Linda S. said...

How exciting for everyone...a new place to stop by and drink my morning cup of inspiration!

Adrienne said...

WONDERFUL news! Congrats to all of you talented ladies! Hope you enjoy your term and I will be looking forward to seeing your creations soon!

Debbie O. said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Starting the Blog Hop now and looking forward to the inspiration!

Laura C said...

I left a comment on all the DTs and then realized that I can't enter because I don't have a blog :-( But thanks for the hop anyway

Tammy said...

this is so exciting that this prestigious/gifted group of ladies get to make history with Stop and Scrap!!!! woot woot hallelujah!!! Doing the happy dance:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Evette K. said...

Just found your site and would love to win some candy!! Now I need to go see your store. I did sign up for your newsletter and to follow u. Thanks for the chance. ekciampo@yahoo.com

Donna said...

Congrats to the new design team and can't wait to see all the inspiration! I've signed up for the newsletter and following by email.

Shell said...

Thanks for the chance to win...how exciting!

Karen said...

What a fun hop! You've got a great collection of designers and their projects are all wonderful. Congratulations to everyone!

Gayle215 said...

Congratulations to the new design Team! I cannot wait to see daily inspiration!

Kathy said...

Whoo hoo---what AWESOMENESS! Congrats on this exciting expansion, congrats to the 'founding' DT team, and looking forward to a boatload of inspiration from you all!

Danee said...

congatulatioans

Debbie said...

I just found your blog through Trudy. Happy I did. I "liked" your Facebook page, signed up for the Newsletter, became a follower, and put your badge on my blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

ddunham9@gmail.com

Sue D said...

Great team--looking forward to the hop. I follow and receive your newsletter but don't have a blog.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Andrea R said...

Great news..so happy to hear that you are growing and expanding..

Lydia said...

I am excited to see so many talented ladies in one design team. I am looking forward to see the great projects they put together.

La Vikinga said...

Hi; I'm already signed up for the newsletter and have added myself as a follower here, too! I also already have the badge in my sidebar!

Ever thought of taking away the word verification...?? It's very hard to see what it says...

La Vikinga / Charlotta

TheBluebird11 said...

Oh no....when am I going to get any WORK done! LOL!
So exciting...now you know where the rest of my paycheck is going to go ;)

Jan C. said...

Congrats to all of You and Thanks for the to win!
Houma La

JesusGirl said...

Wow, am really enjoying blog surfing the team! Can't seem to click through to Carolyn, though. Thanks for what I know will be a world of new inspiration! Melinda :)

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

Looks like a great design team - I recognize some of the names! Congrats to all. I don't have my own blow, but will join the hop.

Anonymous said...

How exciting! Thanks for the chance to win!
Yasmin

Cindy Vernon said...

Been a long time customer! Look forward to some great inspiration. I already have the badge on my blog and get the newsletter.

Karen T said...

congrats to the DT members- See one of my BFF's Gloria has joined your forces! And some other familiar faces too!

Cindy Coutts said...

For those of you who do not have a blog, leaving a comment on this StopAndScrap Blog is just fine. We want everybody to participate and have a chance to win :)

Diane said...

Excited about your new design team.

simplyhuffman said...

Great news! Thanks for a chance to win.

Krystle said...

What an all star cast! I hopped and commented on all of the blogs, I am now following your blog and getting your newsletter, and I have your badge on my blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

Suzette said...

Fun stuff seeing all the ideas from the design team. Congrats to all the gals on the team! I can't wait to see more ideas and be inspired.

Anonymous said...

I'm happy for StopandScrap. I've been through all the designers blogs and all I see are cards. I would love to see scrapbook layouts. I'm not a card person!!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

WooHoo!!! Fabulous design team! Had a great time hopping - and can't wait to see more of their work!!!

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

Hoppy said...

How exciting! And thanks for a chance to win!

Stephanie said...

Congrats ladies!! Cant wait to see all your wonderful creations!

Trisha said...

Wow, what an inspirational hop. Great designers. I am a new follower, a fan on facebook, a new subscriber and I grabbed you blinkie for my blog (http://trishacreates.blogspot.com/2012/05/what-have-i-been-up-to.html)
Guess I followed all the rules and commented on each designer, also. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Wanda said...

Ok, here I go, this is my first blog hop, so hope I do everything right. Off to visit the designers.

Sharon Roselli said...

don't have a blog but really loved the hop. thank you for having the ladies share thier talent. thanks for a chance to win. join the newsletter too can't wait to see all wonderful creations you will share.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

congrats to your first DT! Such talented ladies can't wait to see more!
Lisa

happybooker said...

The blog sounds awesome. I look forward to being amazed by such a talented Design Team.

happybooker said...

The blog sounds awesome. I look forward to being amazed by such a talented Design Team.

Rose said...

how fun!! off to hop now :)

such a uber talented DT!!!!

Cristina said...

How exciting! What a fabulous team!

Jen Carter said...

You've put together a great team!! Congratulations to each of them!

Glenda J said...

There are some really talented ladies here! Congrats on pulling together a great team.

Natalie said...

Congrats to Stop and Scrap! A very talented group of ladies.

Riti said...

Congratulations to the entire team of Stop and Scrap! You ladies make a super talented team together.
Way -To- Go ladies !

Thanks for a fun hop & a chance to win !!

Hugs,
Riti

julie e said...

I'm a follower and I subscribe to the newsletter.

Annette said...

aww congrats to all these ladies...can't wait to see what you create....I am now a follower...thanks for the chance to win..

wendyportc1 said...

Can't wait to see the designs!

Scrappy Rat said...

Congratulations on your new design team! It's going to be exciting to see what ideas they come up with!

Christina V. said...

I wish all the best to you and your new Design Team! Lovely projects and we're looking forward to many more! Thank you for the blog hop. It was so much fun.

Lisa C. said...

Congrats ladies!! I can't wait to see all your beautiful creations!!

Lori Willoughby said...

Thanks for the chance to win some product! And congrats to all the design team. You are all very talented... I checked. ;-)

Joni Parker said...

I see some familiar names... can't wait to see their inspiration..I know it'll be good!!! Already get the newsletter..became a blog follower and now am off to check out the girls' blogs!!!

Joni Parker said...

And...I added the badge to the sidebar on my blog..!!

rlovew said...

Congrats to all of your design team members. I have been enjoying the hop.

Scraprageous said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see the projects

Scraprageous said...

Congrats!!!! I can't wait to see everyone's projects and be inspired.

Scraprageous said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see the projects

Lynn B said...

I am looking forward to this. Love stopandscrap.com.

Olivia said...

It is so exciting to see a Design Team for such a wonderful company! Congratulations to the new designers - can't wait to see your beautiful creations!

KarenS said...

Great - I am looking forward to it!

Apryl said...

Very excited about the new design team! Can't wait to see what you guys have in store for us :-)

juli (sweetpz) said...

Congrat to the new DT!

Linda E said...

Great news!