Saturday, May 7, 2011

Quick Quotes Blog Debut!

Welcome to the FIRST FOLLOWERS week! The same company that brings you Private Reserve, Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company is now beginning a journey through Social Media.  Thus we are here with you today!  Because we are SO excited, we have a few special things going on.  1st, because it is our FIRST WEEK, we are asking you to become a 'FOLLOWER' of our blog by clicking on the button located to your right.  By doing so, not only are you 'in' with our FABULOUS company, you are also eligible to win 1 of SEVERAL PRIZE PACKAGES to be given away this time next week.  Oh, and because tomorrow is Mother's Day, we'll give your mom one too!  WOO HOO!  Want an EXTRA CHANCE?!  Post about our blog debut on YOUR blog, Facebook page and/or other media outlet and we'll give you an extra entry (just leave us a comment telling us you've done so).

Now-I'd like to introduce you to the NEW Quick Quotes Design Team!  Lisa (who I will introduce in the coming week) and myself are the only 2 DT members with any QQ design experience.  The following ladies were carefully chosen to bring you the BEST TALENT and inspiration available.  The projects they are sharing with you today are from our Club Q kit-of-the-month club.  It's not too late to receive May's kit and re-create any of the projects you see below.  Simply click the HERE and you'll be directed to the correct page and begin an AMAZING creative journey.

ON WITH THE SHOW (in NO particular order):


 Hi, My name is  Adora Concepcion.
 I am so excited and thrilled to be a part of the Quick Quotes Design Team.
I have been scrapbooking for more than ten years now,  and I know this is something that  I will be doing  for a long  time. I love scrapbooking. J
I love the creative way of preserving memories of the big and the small events in life.   While I  enjoy the fun of putting together a project, I also take it seriously. I put my mind and my heart in everything I create. I consider my work as eclectic and a little bit on the clean/simple side with a twist. I also love
photography which comes hand in hand with scrapbooking. Most importantly I have 3 kids and a grandson. I've been married for 30 years and counting, to the love of life my husband, Chris. Besides being a mom, a grandma, a wife and a scrapbooker, I'm also a bookkeeper during daytime.


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Hi, my name is Theresa Kelly. I live in Kentucky, moved here from Las Vegas, I know, what a culture shock! I live out in the Country, I’m married to my Best Friend and I have 3 children, 30, 27, and 10 (he keeps me on my toes, lol) I also have 3 grandkids, 7, 5, and 2, they are still in Las Vegas so I still get to visit. I started scrappin when my youngest was born and haven’t looked back. I love to paint, sew, garden and will try any kind of craft and add it to my projects whenever I can. I love my Cricut and use it at least a couple of times week and look forward to adding it to my Quick Quotes design projects. I love to go to auctions, antique stores, flea markets and can’t drive by a yard sale without stopping and I usually find a treasure to alter and turn into something new. I am so excited to be on the Quick Quotes Design Team and looking forward to working with the all the wonderful gals and hopefully I can inspire you to grab some Quick Quotes products and Make a Memory!

 I have been scrapping for 14 years now. My favorite subject to scrapbook is my family. I have been married to my best friend, Don, for 13 years. We have a 8-year-old daughter named Sydnee and a 4-year-old daughter, Shay. We reside in the wonderful state of Ohio. Of course I scrap the "big" moments, but I mainly just scrap those special everyday moments. My family is the main reason I scrap, and they are the primary subjects of my layouts. I also have a Book of Me album, a garden album, and a recipe album that I like to work in.
I am super excited to be working with the fabulous products of Quick Quotes!!!!

Julie Detlef


My name is Donna, and I am so excited and proud to be a member of the Quick Quotes Design Team. I am a mother of 5 children and 2 beautiful granddaughters. I’ve been scrapbooking since 2002 and not once have I looked back. I love how it brings out the creative side of me, which is a huge break from my daily job of being an accountant for a bank. My very supportive husband and I live in a suburb of Reading, PA and we love to travel especially to the beach and Disney and almost every Saturday night is game night at our house for my family. 
 

 Hi crafter's! I'm Melin Beltran and I live in Central Florida. My husband and I have three kids, two still at home. Two dogs and one sweet little grandson. I have been scrapbooking for several years. Scrapbooking/paper crafting is such a wonderful way to express yourself and at the same time leave a legacy for your family. My favorite form of paper crafting is paper piecing. I have taught classes at my local scrapbook stores and to different groups and organizations for several years.  I love to share my passion for paper crafting with others. If I am not teaching a class, I am creating and cutting for the next.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to be on the Quick Quotes Inaugural Design team. My favorite expression is: “Creativity is God’s Gift To You, What You Do With It, Is Your Gift To Him”. I hope my projects will ignite and inspire your passion for scrapbooking and paper crafting.


 Hi there!  My name is Rhonda Van Ginkel and I live in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.  I am blessed to be a loving wife to my husband Chuck, and a mom to my two beautiful toddler boys, 3.5 years and 2 years.  I began this wonderful journey called scrapbooking in April of 2009.  I have always been an artistic person, drawing, painting, loving photography, sewing, writing and basically anything that is hands on.
I feel that I'm always learning, growing and evolving as a designer. By nature, I'm a very friendly, positive and social gal who loves to not only to inspire others, but to be inspired too. Fortunately, my boys, Chuck and our little dogs are a constant source of fun photos and inspiration 24/7! 
What's my style?  I would say it is evolving, but classic with a bit of a twist.  I feel right now that I'm still growing as an artist and just am enjoying the creative journey!  I love grunge, vintage and distress, but I also enjoy the funky fresh, quirky and unexpected.  I adore anything that embraces imperfection and creates comfortable whimsy. 


Rhonda



Hi there!  My name is Jennifer Sodowsky (Jen for short) and I live in Ponca City, Oklahoma with my hubby and 3 awesome kids!  I work full time as well as teach scrapbook classes locally.  I live a VERY busy life, so when I’m not working or taxiing my kids around, I spend my time creating scrapbook layouts, cards, designing my next class, or doing SOMETHING paper crafty!  I mostly scrap 12x12 double page layouts, mainly because I like my pages to match when I open up my scrapbooks and also due to the fact that I take a LOT of photos and need a place to put them!
I am proud to be a part of the Quick Quotes family.  I have been an avid fan of their products since I discovered their company at a scrapbook convention over 3 years ago.  The QQ paper is amazing and I can’t say enough good things about the Quick Quotes staff..they are also simply amazing.  I am thrilled to join the design team and make my contributions in support of this unique and remarkable company!  I am always inspired by the incredible work and talent of others and it is my hope that I will inspire others with my work as well.
Thanks,


Lisa Giesbrecht is an alumni, having taught and designed for Quick Quotes since 2009!  You may recognize her if you've attended a Private Reserve or other Expo/convention.  She is SUPER talented (As you'll notice in her project) and mother of 2 sweet little boys (1 of them is BRAND NEW).  She is, in fact, teaching with QQ at the very second I type this!  Happily married, she resides in Southern California.  She has a great store stash built at home and she's a girl after my own heart with her favorite color as PINK!  Her favorite QQ product is our SIGNATURE CHALK INKS followed closely by, "The quality of the papers and embellishments.  Amazing family atmosphere, great classes & designs!"  She looks forward to this design team because it is, "The opportunity to design amongst the best J "   She has just re-designed her blog so be sure to go show your support!
I posted my introduction in a separate blurb yesterday.  Please scroll down to read it.  You'll definitely want to do so and become a follower there (Flair and Frills with Brynn Thornburgh) too.  Why?!  Well-other than discovering even MORE inspiration and showing your support, if you become a FOLLOWER of each Design Team Member's Blog (click on their name above to be taken to their blog)-you'll be eligible for an ADDITIONAL PRIZE PACKAGE selected from only THOSE entrants!  Leave a comment while you're there so we'll know!

And last, I was informed today that the owners of Quick Quotes wanted to present an EXTRA SPECIAL SURPRISE for your enjoyment!  When you place ANY order of $20 or more, you'll receive 20% OFF your ENTIRE purchase (valid ALL WEEK)!!!!!! WOW!!!!!  I am constantly amazed at the generosity and thoughtfulness of this Quick Quotes family.  I look forward to sharing more about them with you in upcoming posts.

Grab our blinkie from the right side bar and add it to your blog. Then, join me back here Monday to meet our May Quest Designer!

P.S.  If you're reading this, you know that it's NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY!  In honor of the holiday I propose a referral contest!  For this day ONLY, the person that refers the MOST followers will receive a prize package from us with the NEW 'French Quarter' line!  Be sure your friend leaves a message in the comments so we'll know who referred them!  It's our special way of saying THANK YOU for your support!  (Contest ends at midnight Mountain Time. Winner will be announced tomorrow-so earn yourself an extra special Mother's Day)
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75 comments:

angela said...

So happy about the new blog! Love quick quote products and have projects hanging thru out my house from your company!!

Michelle Nist said...

I shared your blog on my blog: www.creativemoose.blogspot.com
I can't wait to see more inspiration from you all! I am at your booth every year at the Megameet and love your projects. Best of luck!

stephanie said...

welcome to blogland. congrats ladies.

Rhonda V. said...

What a fun introduction!!! I just wanted to say a warm welcome to all of my fellow Design Team members! Your projects are beautiful!!!

Cheryl said...

This is great and I posted your blog info on my Facebook page.

Jodie said...

What a great set of talemt...looking forward to seeing the creativity

Scrappy Do said...

Great introduction, I can't wait to see what Quick Quotes has in store for everyone. I am so excited to be on the team, so many talented girls and I am so happy to be part of it.

Wendy said...

So excited for a new blog for inspiration!!!

Lisa W. said...

Wow Looks like a great DT!. Can't wait to see more. Your projects are fabulous!

DebC said...

I love all these projects and I love this kit. Great projects from all the DT members and congrats to you all! I facebooked about your blog, posted it on my blog and became followers of everyone (except for Theresa...the link wasn't working) Now off to post the blinkie! Thanks for the chance to win!
Debbie C
dsc105@live.com

snowdraak said...

I am a follower. Let's get the blog party rolling!!!! Can't wait to see more fabulous things from Quick Quotes.
Alison
fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

Julie said...

Beautiful projects ladies! So excited to be part of this team.

Jodi_E said...

Fantastic projects. Love that you gals know how to kick of NSD with a brand new blog. Of to post a link to this place on my blog.

http://scrapsofpaperinthedesert.blogspot.com/

Thanks!

Margie H said...

Congrats on a new blog! WOOHOO~!
Big shout out to Julie for being on the DT!! xo

Bart said...

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1365284854 is my facebook Post. Congrats on the new blog! I came here from Jen's page. Great job!

Tracy H. said...

Shared on my FB page- love Quick Quotes !!

jennifer said...

I shared on my blog but your button is saying it has been removed from photo bucket.

jennifer said...

I posted it to facebook
http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000122869923

and here is the blog address I forgot to mention
http://insanedaze.blogspot.com/

Gina said...

What an awesome day to debute a new scrappy blog!! Can't wait to start using Quick Quotes!!
Gina

sammies02 said...

Shared on my Facebook. Love Quick Quotes. Working on my QQ kits from Mesa Ck.

Vic said...

Great blog - looking forward to more inspiration.

Jodee said...

I'm following the blog now! Can't wait to see what else you guys have in store! Looks good so far!

Jan Garber said...

Great new blog and wonderful DT! Off to meet each one on their blog and see what's new with Quick Quotes!

Adora Concepcion said...

WOW!!! this is SO exciting, looking forward to being a part of the QQ team!!!

Lynden Blossom said...

Congratulations and Thank You!
I posted to my FB page - ;-}

Irit Shalom said...

I am your new follower and will do a post on my FB page too
Congrats for the new blog

Irit Shalom said...

And here is a post I shared too
http://www.facebook.com/people/Irit-Shalom/100001467956669#!/profile.php?id=100001467956669

Tammy said...

Soooooo Happpyyyy The Blog is finally here!!!!!!!!!

Jodi said...

congrats on the new blog, and to the new DT!!!

Karen E. said...

Congrats to the Design Team. Looking forward to seeing some great inspiration and projects. And congrats on the new Blog as well.

My Inspiration said...

Just discovered your blog by accident. Creative ladies on your DT can't wait to see all of their wonderful creations! Congrats

grateful1 said...

Great blog! I posted a link to it on my Facebook page, Creative Scrapaways, to help spread the word. :)

angeland said...

Shared on my Facebook page-Cheryl Sutton Briggs

Rachel Wohrlin said...

So excited for the new blog! Congrats to the DT. Love your projects, ladies!

I used some QQ paper in a project on my blog today and linked to your new blog! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

http://dillybelle.blogspot.com/2011/05/28-days-of-sketches-day-3.html

Crayola58 said...

Congrats on the new DT. I came here by following a fellow DT sister, Theresa. I love her work, and I think this is going to be a wonderful design team.
Carole

Lynden Blossom said...

I just tried to post your Button to my blog and it says "This image or photo has been moved or deleted - photobucket" - ;-{ What to do??

Cherie said...

Sounds exciting! I don't have a blog but I have become a follower! Can't wait to see great new ideas!

Kim Deyo said...

How fun. I'm really excited about the new blog and design team. They are both things I aspire to in my crafting world. Quick Quotes is fabulous.

Cindy said...

I'm following you on my blog!

Cindy said...

I posted your blog announcement on my FB wall. Congrats and looking forward to inspiration from your fabulous team. (waving hi to Julie and Donna!)

alfr@shaw.ca said...

Looks like this is going to be a great blog, love the DT projects, I am now a follower and just to let you know that my friend Debbie C sent me.

christys_scrappin said...

Just to let you know that my friend Debbie Cowder sent me. I am now a follower.

Julia said...

Following your blog & recommended on my Facebook page!

Kris said...

Nice projects everyone.

Lisa R. said...

Congrats! I'm a follower and posted on my blog. http://lisaspaperaddiction.blogspot.com/2011/05/quick-quotes-blog-debut.html
thanks, joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

murray1958 said...

i love quick quotes... hope to see you at the ckc convention in charlotte nc.. also posted to my facebook page... i am so excited

thekolbes said...

Congrats and what an awesome design team. I am very excited about this blog and am a new follower.
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Vicky's Scrapping Passion said...

I love your blog so far, and congrats to jthe new design team members, best luck in sharing a designing your cool projects. Luck forward to see them...

Vicky's Scrapping Passion said...

Ok, I posted a greeting for you in my blog and a link in my favorite pages:
Check it out:
http://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com/2011/05/quick-quotes-blog-is-debuting-today.html

Happy NSD and Mothers' day

thekolbes said...

I am a new follower and have posted your blog on my facebook. I am so excited about this. I love QQ. Off to see the design teams blogs. Thanks
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Kim said...

I'm excited to see what inspiration your blog brings! I'm a follower:):) Looks like a very talented DT!
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

dlwidder said...

I'm a new follower! :-D

dlwidder said...

I posted a link to this post to my facebook

Sharonscraps said...

Wow! Your designers' work look fabulous! Can't wait to get to know them all.

labsuper said...

I shared the blog on my FB page.

joydee1963 said...

I am a follower,Love your classes,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Teresa Jenkins said...

So excited, I love your kits! The canvases are so neat and the inks are great! Shared it on my FB page and I'm a follower!

mish said...

Great nice introduction to your new Social Media format! Goodies!I am a follower and posted your badge on my blog.
Michelle
ScrapbookingSOS.blogspot.com

Tina said...

I am new to blogs - and have started my own in an effort to help promote your stuff and inspire me to share my creative sparks with others, check it out at http://missbear01.blogspot.com/

What an exciting new venture for us all!

Heather said...

Shared the news & link to the blog on my Facebook page!

Deborah said...

So Glad you have a Blog :)

Deborah said...

I shared on facebook too!

jennyplace2 said...

Just to let you know Debbie C sent me from Bugjuiced with Deb!

Erin said...

Love QQ. Can't wait for the Private Reserve Palm Springs. I posted to FB too.

Liz said...

Welcome to the blogging world! I am so sad that I can't be at the private reserve this year but you'll see me again at the mega meet next year!

oh and I posted about your new blog on my blog!
http://enchantress2614.blogspot.com/2011/05/mega-meet-2011.html

charli said...

I'm following!

sandee said...

I posted your Blog debut on my blog!
sandeeallen.blogspot.com

Caro said...

I posted your blog debut on my blog at www.caroscreativecorner.blogspot.com!

love love QQ! :)

Beth said...

Your blog debut is on my blog!
www.atticscrapper.blogspot.com

Quick Quotes are awesome!

Denise said...

I saw your products at the Orlando scrapbook expo and bought several things. Good Luck on the debut of the new blog. Will definitely be following and scraplifting some of these talented ladies/

Kim said...

What a talented group! I look forward to following:)
~Kim

Nancy M said...

Wow--congrats to Quick Quotes on this blog! It should be loads of fun!! Hey, now we can keep up with all the news of QQ, as it breaks!!

Nancy M said...

I post about you on my blog!

Ladyofthelake318 said...

Congrats on your new blog!

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