It's time... for a BLOG HOP & Challenge!

Welcome to the first Creative Accents BLOG HOP! We've put together a fab list of ladies for you to visit and get some inspiration from today!

This blog hop is a kick-off for our July CHALLENGE to create any card, scrapbook layout or paper based project inspired by this image (could be colors, layout, theme...):
Your project should include
- at least 3 colours
- a die cut or punched item
- primarily products available in our store (esp. as the focal point)

The challenge is open for submissions until noon on July 31 (check back for the link gadget if I haven't added it to the end of this post yet) and one random winner will be selected to win this prize on August 3!
Now that you've seen the challenge, let's get started on the BLOG HOP! We're kicking things off with two projects here, cuz both Mom & I had to play along! Here's a double page layout that Mom (Julie) created! She took her inspiration from the colours, layout AND the theme and made this rockin' layout with some pictures I took of my Dad playing his guitar in church one Sunday.
She had fun digging through our embellishment jars for goodies to add & finished it off with a quote cut from... wait for it... the ROCKSTAR font by QuicKutz. Is that perfect, or what?

Next up is my (Tara's) project! I was inspired by the colours and the theme and jumped at the chance to ink up one of my new stamps, "So Jazzed" by Mo Manning (& Stamping Bella). I also finally got to use the papers & ribbon I *love* from the 'About a Girl' collection by Fancy Pants. I coloured her up with Copics (and her little dog, too... love that it's singing along!)

My card is a 5.5" Easel Card- here's what it looks like standing:
Here's a better look at the front of my card (isn't that ribbon yummy? I had to put some of it in both of the prize packages!):
... and here's the inside! I made the sentiment a pocket to hold a tag (for writing a personalized note) and a gift card... for iTunes, of course! The sentiment is another by Stamping Bella- it's a fave Dr. Seuss quote of mine, so I was thrilled to get it in rubbah!
Next up in the BLOG HOP is a lady I am happy to introduce to you as the newest member of our Seriously Creative Design Team, CARLA! Carla is one of our most enthusiastic customers and it's been so cool watching her abilities grow as she creates beautiful cards! Carla has big plans for card making over the next bit while she's on holidays, so you'll definitely want to be frequenting her blog to see what she's been up to! BUT Before you go see her creation, I've got a couple more things to add...

Because we LOVE feedback (and I'm not afraid to say I'd love to see some more followers on this here blog... I know it's a "store" blog, but to me it's very personal!) we're offering a reward to one lucky person who comments on one of the blogs along the hop... you'll improve your chances by commenting on each blog along the way, because you never know which blog will be the one we randomly choose a winner from... (and if you're following the blogs, you'll probably hear about the winner sooner!). The winner will be announced on Friday!
Lastly, if you get lost along the way somehow... here's a list of the ladies participating in our blog hop:
1. Me (Tara) & Mom
2. Carla
3. Sarah
4. Teila
6. Cheri
7. Chris
8. Eulanda

Remember to show your love for all the inspiration by posting COMMENTS (and maybe even becoming a follower!) on each blog along the way! Have FUN & enjoy the inspiration!

Still here? Hurry & hop on over to see CARLA!


Graphicat said…
Im gonna be first!!! Who hoo!!!
LOOOOVE Julie's iPod Layout!! LOVE IT! Totally rocks.
And your card is adorable Tara! I so love that image. :o)
Off to hop happily!!
Anonymous said…
Love the challenge. Great page by Julie, and Tara's card is a "Rockstar"
Hopping off to next blog
Have a great hop.
Anonymous said…
Love the idea on Tara's card of the tag and the gift card... its makes it very creative and practical! The layout by Julie was really fun...colourful and creative!
Christine D said…
Julie your Layout is so cool! It rocks!! LOL and Tara your card is beautiful!! I must learn how to make those easel cards!! Love that saying!! :)
Anonymous said…
Thanks for the fun guys... I have never participated in a blog hop or even knew what it was but I LOVED IT! I love seeing what other people are doing and getting inspiration. Thanks again... looking forward to the next one!
Janet Wiliams said…
Thanks for a fun blog hop. Love all the ideas wish I could go home from work and do some.

PS Eulanda's blog would not let me post
Sarah said…
Yay! I love hoppin! lol Julie's Layout is awesome! and I LOVE that card! The image is soooo cute!
Laura said…
this hop was a great idea, have totally enjoyed....has defintely given me inspiration for the challenge. Have a great day.
Eulanda said…
oh wow you and Julie did such a FAB job of your projects! Love the IPODS on Julie's layout and your easel card is just gorgeous!! GREAT HOP!
Froggietalks said…
This is going to be fun!! I will have to try and find some time to meet the primary colour challenge! Love the cards!
Yay, I did the hop, and it was fantastic!
Dorothy E said…
Cute layout Julie! Love the saying on your card Tara, sounds like a Dr Suess!!!
ScrappinRPN said…
This was so fun, of course I got off to a very late start and was at the begining of the hop. All fixed and seems all found there way around. Love Julie's layout, very cool. Love your card Tara, inspiring as usual, very, very nice..... we need to do this again so I can redeem myself, lol!
Tina B said…
I love the idea on Tara's card with room to put a gift card - perfect for some older nephews I have. I am ready to get hoppin'! So excited.
donnacr said…
What a fun and inspiring Blog Hop ! I have been to your store and LOVE it ... wish we stopped in WL more often :-(
Sheri said…
Love your colors and layouts on everything. Great job
scrapperbecka said…
Love the layouts
scrapperbecka said…
Thanks for the blog hop! It was fun seeing all of the great ideas from the DT.