Sunday, August 12, 2007

come on down....

First, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all applicants, this was such a difficult decision. There were around 150 entries, more than I ever dreamed would apply. You all have guts. I really admire all of you.

The first ever Sweet Spuds Design Team is:

Jamie Bagley
Shelly Brewer
Christina Clouse
Holly Terra
Amber Ulmer

Thanks to everyone that applied!


Blogger Jaime said...

congrats girls!! can't wait to see your designs!

August 12, 2007 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger Christina C. said...

omg.. omg... THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I'm so happy. soo. soo. happy.
Thank you Gina for the opportunity.

*must not pass out*

August 12, 2007 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Big congrats to all the new Sweet Spuds! Cannot wait to see the gallery!

August 12, 2007 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger Rach H said...

woohoo congrats girls!!
what a fantastic team....look forward to seeing more of their awesome creations!!

August 12, 2007 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Derek said...


August 12, 2007 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Congrats girls! Really looking forward to seeing your pages!

August 12, 2007 at 10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st COngrats to the ones who made it.

2nd...I have to say I am not surprised. Everyone of those girls I have heard of before. How disappointing that you couldn't choose someone that deserves a chance to break in. Instead you had to take some everyone has heard of.

August 12, 2007 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Mara-May* said...

Shut Up! Shut up! Shut up! OMGOMGOMG! HaHa WOW! This is awesome news! I am sosososo freakin' excited!!! This is gonna be fun!!!!! Whoohoooooo. Congrats to the other chicas! We're gonna rock this joint! :)

August 12, 2007 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Congrats to the new team ... should be fun!!!

August 13, 2007 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Congrats to the new DT! :)
I can't say that I am not disappointed, BUT I am excited to see what the DT comes up with using you awesome kits! :)

August 13, 2007 at 12:36 AM  
Blogger Kathrine said...

Congrats girls!

August 13, 2007 at 1:21 AM  
Blogger Charin said...

Congratulations!! :) Have fun rocking the kit! :)

August 13, 2007 at 2:21 AM  
Blogger shelly b said...

WOW!!! I am so excited!!!! This kit is so awesome---can't wait to start! Congrats ladies! 150 apps?? Crazy!!!

August 13, 2007 at 4:45 AM  
Blogger *~*Amber*~* said...

holy smokes!!!! totally congrats to all the new spuds!!! xoxo

August 13, 2007 at 5:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congratulations, Girls!!! Can't wait to see your creations!!!!

CindyS :)

August 13, 2007 at 5:17 AM  
Anonymous Robin said...

Congrats, Ladies! I'll be watching the gallery for your creations!

August 13, 2007 at 5:48 AM  
Blogger shelley said...

congrats congrats! I am so stoked to see myown Girl HOLLY chosen!!! She will SO not disappoint you! not to mention - i am the Pres of her Fan Club!!!

Thanks, Spud - for the opportunity and for taking a look at my work! I'm new at this whole submitting thing - so it felt good to just just that! Submit! (sorry to see some not so nice comments on this post! it's pretty low!)

Can't wait to see what you girls DO!!!! Rock it!

August 13, 2007 at 6:16 AM  
Blogger Alicia said...

Congrats, ladys!

August 13, 2007 at 6:40 AM  
Blogger Holly Terra said...

How much fun is THIS!

Cannot wait to see what everyone does!


August 13, 2007 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Tricia said...

As a member of the Holly Fan Club.....WAY TO GO HOLLY!!!!!!!!!! You are going to rock this DT girl! Can't wait to see what you create!!!!

Congratulations to all of you!

August 13, 2007 at 9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In response to Shelly....when you have been submitting as long as I have and you keep seeing the same names on teams over and over, it gets really frustrating. You start seeing the same work over and over and over.

I am excited for the girls chosen...excited that they get to work with fun kits.....but all I am saying is give someone else a chance that hasn't been on a zillion teams. Let others have that chance to shine instead of the same people all the time.

August 13, 2007 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

now that is a KILLER team!!!!

August 13, 2007 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Omg thank you!!!
I can't WAIT to start playing with stuff!!!!

August 13, 2007 at 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Laura McCann said...

Congrats girls!! Yeah!!

August 13, 2007 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Holly Terra said...

Anonymous said...
"In response to Shelly....when you have been submitting as long as I have and you keep seeing the same names on teams over and over, it gets really frustrating. You start seeing the same work over and over and over.

I am excited for the girls chosen...excited that they get to work with fun kits.....but all I am saying is give someone else a chance that hasn't been on a zillion teams. Let others have that chance to shine instead of the same people all the time."

To be fair, I have never been on a DT other then my LSS. I have never been published either. I am sure it can be a downer if you have tried a lot to get your name out there and don't... but to say that you are seeing the same names isn't 100% true.

The End.


now on to a fun topic....

I just got my August kit in the mail today and buttons. FUN FUN FUN! Loving all the stuff in here!!!!!

August 13, 2007 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Derek said...

There is a fly in every ointment. I don't envy poor Gina's task of choosing from 150 applicants. Hey I could sit here and cry foul, and discrimination since I'm the only Guy that applied, And I even know Gina personally. But as the great Susan Lucci says. "Its just an honor to be nominated." I think she did the smart thing to get some headliner on the first team. It's how you attract attention to your new business. It's like having a celebrity appearance at your grand opening. You Rock Gina, and you're SMART! BTW--thanks for the "Spy" pictures. I owe you one.

August 13, 2007 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Lisamariemlt said...

congrats to all
way to go ladies
can't wait to see everyone's work
it's true lots of people are out there
working hard
but their names are out there too
they don't post annon
that way they are seen
they are heard and they do do
now they are gonna do here
and we'll see their names
know who they are
and admire their work
way to go girlies

August 13, 2007 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger shelley said...

yeah - what derek said! gina had her HANDS FULL!!!

yeah - what holly said - too!!!we are each other's own personal cheerleaders - neither of us really "out there" if you will - but certainly not afriad to keep at it! heck - i learn from every situation!

so rock out you tater heads~ i got my album kit today - THANK YOU GINA!! can't wait to dig in. i think i'm taking mine with me on my business trip this next week.. will occupy the boring hotel nighttime hours!

August 13, 2007 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger *~*Amber*~* said...

You girls totally have the right attitude and I second everything Holly, Derek, lisamarie, and Shelley said! We are here to cheer eachother one and inspire others... so... lets do it! lets make Sweet Spuds a RAWKIN' club and a place full of INSPO!! In scrappin' and in LIFE! xoxo

August 13, 2007 at 7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOLY cow did you all take everything I said WAY out of proportion. While I may have exaggerated, and I am willing to cop to that...I also HAVE seen a lot of the same names on DT"s recently. Case in point: One team I applied for once had a gal that was applying for the same team. Now, this gal was CURRENTLY on 15 other teams at the time of this call. There was another gal that was 9 other teams. To me, that is RIDICULOUS. All I am saying is that I was disappointed that she chose so many "well-known" scrappers over others. If she had 150 submissions...there was enough talent in that pool for her to give an unknown a chance. I am just tired of seeing this scenario over and over.

August 13, 2007 at 8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to the new team - and whether you win or lose ...its how you play the game thats important. I know Holly and she would do nothing but cheer you on with love and admiration. So lets give this team another Hoorah and hope that if you didn't get picked this time you'll remember to try try again!

Bonnie B

August 13, 2007 at 8:13 PM  
Anonymous Tanya C. said...

To quote the great Dolly Parton from the movie "Pillow talk"....

"honey, get down off the cross someone needs the wood".

and my own personal favorite.

"get out of the bitter barn and play in the hay"

Lets not turn this blog into a chicken fight. One bad tator won't spoil the whole gunny sack. Lets move on....Lets just kill "anonymous" with kindness.

August 13, 2007 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Jill Deiling said...

congratulations to all the awesome girls that made it! :)

August 13, 2007 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger Holly Terra said...

I like the name "tater heads." Ha!

and... it is 2:00am, I just played with my kit for 2 hours. Loving all the fun stuff in there. I even went a little nuts-o over a piece of purple polkie-dottie paper and I am not usually a huge fan of purple. The buttons make me HAPPY Happy. $2.50 for a whole bag of love. I saved my strawberry. I just love that little guy.

ANyone else play with their kit?

August 14, 2007 at 12:00 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

I played! I would have done more, except I started getting a bad headache! So much goodness, I just couldn't take it! LOL Plan on playing more with it tonight. You can see the 2 layouts I did using the kitHERE and

I can't wait to see next months kit!

August 14, 2007 at 2:45 PM  
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