Monday, December 19, 2011

December Prizes!

I'm here today to share with you the prizes you're playing for this month... though the real prize is completing Christmas projects, right? So many ideas, so little time- we're so grateful for each one of you who plays along with us in our Seriously Creative Challenges!

Each month, we use to select a prize winner and this month our prize is growing according to the number of entrants we get in the challenge!  Your prize starts with a fun 6x6 pad from s.e.i. This pad was designed to coordinate with one of their Christmas lines this year, but it's a totally versatile pad with bold colours and simple patterns- you'll be amazed what it coordinates with!  We'll be adding in 3 yards of coordinating ribbon, as well as some fabulous bling... who knows, there may be more added to the bundle if the entries keep coming in :)

PLUS since we've already got more than 10 entries, (thanks for joining us!) members of our design team will select one entrant to win another prize- a 2012 Sketch Calendar from Scrapbook & Cards Today and PageMaps!  We've loved the sketches and inspiration in the 2011 Calendar and are thrilled to have another year of inspiration ahead of us.  We'll also be including with this second prize a surprise element- an unmounted stamp of our choosing!
Also up for grabs this month is our Top 3 badge- it may not be until after Christmas, but we look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you've created for the challenge... then selecting our favourites!   This badge is only offered when we have 12+ entries.

Thanks for sharing your creations with us!  There is still time to join the challenge if you haven't yet- we're keeping it open until January 5, so you can share your projects after the holidays when you've got more time :) Watch the sidelines of the blog to see if our DT members have new ideas to share with ya over the next few days- they'd love to have you stop by!

You probably won't hear from us again (on this blog) before Christmas, so MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family!  We hope you have an amazing holiday with family and friends!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Challenge Samples

We're back with a couple more samples to share with you for our December Challenge!

I know many of you are working on Christmas projects right now, so it's sooo easy to join in the fun here and add your project!   Just go HERE to add your link!  But first, check out what some of our Seriously Creative Design Team members have created...

Roxy made a fabulous layout (visit her blog to see more details!)

Sarah is sharing the cover of her December Daily mini book:

Aren't they both wonderful?
If you are a scrapbooker, or are trying to do a December Daily album, check out the other challenge we have at Creative Accents, to take 12 Photos of Christmas!

Thanks for visiting- we hope your day is filled with the joys of the season!

Saturday, December 3, 2011's beginning to look a lot like Xmas ...

For some the music is playing, the decorations are being put up.  The kids are playing outside, even building snowmen. The goodies are being baked and my personally favorite...the rush to get all that shopping done!  You really don't want to know the sound effects there!  LOL
So before I continue with with our New challenge, I would like to annouce our winner from November:

...Congrats to Number 7
Please send us an email (creative accents at with your address so we can send you your prize! ( no spaces, at=@ )

A little note from Tara( CA owner)...
Normally on the challenge blog we award a prize to a random winner... and we're doing that this month as well, but IF we get more than 10 entries, we'll also award another prize to one participant selected by members of our Design Team! Our random prize will 'grow' dependingon the number of entries... starting with a 6x6 pad from one of our fave paper companies.Watch for more specifics on the prize next week, but for now... get out there and create something for Christmas!

So you may have guessed our theme this month....SO SUPER EASY ! !

Our DT has been having fun with this challenge..check out their samples...




More inspiration to come, hope this gets you started.  Tell one, tell all and come join in the fun!
Don't forget to add your link to your post not to blog.  Then we can find your entry!  Thanks

Tanya S

Thursday, December 1, 2011


There's about 20 hours left to join our current Sketch Challenge, if you've got some time to play we'd love to see how you interpret this sketch:
We hope you'll play along!  Submit your entry HERE.  We'll be back on Saturday with a new challenge for December!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Mid Month Reminder..More Inspiration

Wow can you believe it's the middle of November already??  For some reason the time is really sneaking up on me.  But there's still time for you all to enter into our Challenge this month.  
It's sooo easy, a sketch...who doesn't love a sketch?!
The rest of the DT has been busy coming up with some great inspiration.. have a looksee....





How's that for some fabulous inspiration???  Please say you'll join us...
Link it up here.

Here's the prize you're playing for this month:
A fabulous cling mounted background stamp by Hero Arts.
Have a great weekend !!


Saturday, November 5, 2011

November Challenge

OK Peeps...November is here.So time for a new challenge.This is my fav for challenges.I'm hoping it's yours as well.
It's a sketch created by Tara.It is open to a whole of interpretation.The DT had fun playing with it.For more details on their projects check out there blogs.
Here's some inspiration from the team........






Can't wait to see what you create ! ! !
Thanks for stopping by !

Friday, November 4, 2011

October Winner !

Well our October challenge has come to an end and it's time to announce the WINNER. Thank you to all those who entered.We hope to see you all for our next challenge.Sooooo by random org. it has chosen
                                                  Congrats to Barbara G

Please send us an email (creative accents at with your address so we can send you your prize! ( no spaces, at=@ )

Saturday, October 15, 2011

October Challenge Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that our challenge this month is to use the colour ORANGE on your projects!

We've got a few more fun projects from our Design Team to hopefully inspire you to join the fun... and I also have a peek at the PRIZE you'll be playing for this month!

First up, here's our projects!
by Leslea

by Tara

Visit Creative Accents for close ups of the treat containers!

by Tanya

And here's the Prize one random winner will receive!  We've got kinda an orange theme going on... with a hint of purple for fun!
(papers will be trimmed to 6x6 for out of town winners)
 Hope you'll get out some orange goodies and join us- Ink Up and Link Up!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

September Challenge Winner

 Yeah we have a winner ! ! ! I want to thank all those who played along with us last month.We do hope to see you all again.You're all very talented and we loved seeing your creations !  ! So without further ado.................................By Random Org  the number is 4

Congrats, Kimberly! Please send us an email (creative accents at with your address so we can send you your prize! ( no spaces, at=@ )

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Challenge & World Card Making Day HOP!

It's an exciting day on the Seriously Creative Challenge Blog! We've got a new Challenge for the month of October AND we're thrilled to be part of a Canada wide blog hop celebrating World Card Making Day! If you're on the hop, you should be coming from Nicole's blog, she's got all the info there on the hop so I won't bore you with the same details :) The link to the next hop along the way will be at the bottom of this post!

Our challenge for October is pretty simple... create ANY project using ORANGE!
I know I always boast about the fabulous ladies on our design team... but they really rocked the colour orange this month, I'm sure you'll agree! Here's what they created:

(using a Canadian stamp from Magenta)


(using a Canadian stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie)


(using a Canadian stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie)

(using Canadian stamps from Graphicat Designs)
Hope you enjoyed what our design team created, and will consider following our challenge blog and playing along in this month's challenge! Enter your link using the linky tool below, we can't wait to see them!

Now, if you're up for some more CANADIAN cards, hop on over and see what Graphicat Designs has for you!

Monday, September 26, 2011

September Challenge Prize!

We're in our final week of September, which means there are just 5 days left to play along in our challenge to use:
  • One Ribbon
  • Two Embellishments (at least)
  • Three Patterned Papers
We hope you'll play along! We'll be drawing a random entrant to win the following prize:
Papers are from Basic Grey's Sweet Threads collection and will be cut to 6x6 pieces if we need to mail out the prize to our winner. We'd love to see a bunch more entries, so go ahead and combine this challenge with up to 5 other challenges... create a card, page or any other paper based item! We can't wait to see what you create!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mid month Reminder and more inspiration....

It's that time again. We're halfway thru our challenge. We hope you're inspired to join us. How about some more??? Our fab team has been busy creating for you.
Here's some cards using the Recipe

1 ribbon
2 (at least) embellishments
3 Pattern papers

You can find more info on the DT's blogs and
maybe give some love while you're there.




Thanks for stopping by... Can't wait to see what ya make. So ink it up and link it up ! !

Saturday, September 3, 2011

September Challenge: Easy as 1, 2, 3

It's a new month and we've got a new challenge for ya, this one is Easy as 1, 2, 3:
For the month of September (until Sept. 30) we'd like you to create any paper crafted project with at least
  1. ribbon
  2. embellishments
  3. patterned papers
Should be easy peasy, right? Follow our simple recipe and enter to win a fun prize... we'll be back later to tell you what it is, but a look at the challenge recipe will give you a clue ;)

We've got some fun projects to share with you from our DT members, but FIRST we get to introduce you to the newest member of our Seriously Creative Design Team, Roxy! Roxy has been a customer of ours for a while now and it's been great seeing her more since she moved back into the area. We're thrilled she has agreed to join the team :)

We are so looking forward to sharing Roxy's creative scrapbook pages with you in our store, she has a great talent for created pages that make ya go, "now why didn't I think of that!?" and we are excited about the inspiration that will be coming our way via Roxy! Please take a moment to visit her blog and check out the details on this fabulous layout- and while you're there, welcome her for along with us!

Here's what Roxy created:

and we've got some other great projects from DT members as well! Here's what the team brings for September:





For more details, stop by the DT member's page and leave them some love (doesn't *everyone* appreciate comments?)! We'll be back to share some more inspiration soon! We look forward to seeing what you create!

Friday, September 2, 2011

August Challenge Winner!

The August Challenge has ended and the September one will be revealed in just a few hours (well, 9 or so...) BUT I wanted to take the time right now to announce the winner (selected by of our August Challenge...

Congrats, Jess! Please send us an email (creative accents at with your address so we can send you your prize! (no spaces, at=@)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Aug Reminder & More Samples!

We have a couple more samples for you and a final reminder that you've got just shy of 3 days left to play in our August Challenge to USE YOUR STASH! This challenge is pretty much wide open for anyone to play so we would love to see even more entries & followers join us this month!

First up, we have an in store entry to share with you- another great card from 12 year old Kaila:

Isn't she talented? It's so great to see what she's been bringing to us each month, we hope you'll continue to play along once school starts, Kaila!

Julie whipped up another page using up some oldies she found while sorting through our stash as well- I think the oldest item on the page is those photo corners from Making Memories- they've got to be close to 5 years old, and they still look great :)
So YES, there is still a chance for YOU to play along with us- we can't wait to see what you'll create when you use your stash!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Mid Month Reminder.....

Can you believe it? ? ? The middle of August already. It's that friendly reminder for our challenge. And of course some more inspiration from the DT members.
This month's challenge is to "Use your Stash"

Have you found yourself looking through your papers or "that" box and saying "OMG I completely forgot I had this. Man, I haven't even inked this stamp up yet." Well now is your chance to us it!! Here's what we came up with.

You can always see the projects in the store or go to the DT's blogs and get more info as well..maybe give some love :)

Thanks for stopping by..can't wait to see what stash you've had tucked away ! !