Thursday, December 20, 2012

'tis the season still!

 There is still plenty of time to join our December Challenge!  Here's a couple more projects to keep you inspired, and you can also see fresh projects on our blog every day until Christmas Eve :)

Here's a card Mom made- love these Sizzix dies for unique & simple cards!
 Roxy posted a bunch of great Christmas cards on her blog as well- here's a fave of mine:
You can check the rest of them and the details out here.

There is still plenty of time to play along with our 'tis the season challenge!  We're even carrying it over into the first week of January, so you've got 2 full weeks to join in the fun!

If we don't see you again before then... I hope the season is full of joy for you!  Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 7, 2012

December Challenge: Tis the Season!

find a printable version of this 'tis the season graphic here

December is upon us... the season for hot drinks, cold days & cozy nights, Christmas shopping and having a hundred projects on the go.  It's a season for family & friends and celebrating!  Whatever this season means to you, that's what we want to see for our December challenge!   We hope you'll play along with us this month, we'd love to see what you're creating!  
'tis the season

Here's some festive Christmas cards that Janet whipped up:

Here's a gorgeous layout Sarai made:

... and here's a fun shirt Tara used Silhouette heat transfer material and rhinestones on:
This month's prize is a surprise bundle again!  I'm sure there will be something in there you will enjoy :)  Can't wait to see what seasonal fun you link up with us!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Final Day of Wonderful Wood!

I've got some last minute inspiration for you to join us and play with our Wonderful Wood Challenge for November! Break out your wooden paper, embellishments & tree themed products and make something fabulous! Play along here!

Here's a fab layout from Roxy with wood grain paper:
and here's a card Tara made using wooden snowflakes:
Hope you'll play along with us!  Just over a day left!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wonderful Wood!

This month's challenge is so much fun- I've made a few projects lately that are a perfect fit for it, but today I have a couple others to share with you!

First up is a simple & elegant card Mom (Julie) made.  She's used dies by Tim Holtz together with a fun woodgrain patterned paper.

Sarai had her husband involved in this gorgeous layout- he planed some real wood super thin for her to use on the background of this page!  She then added wooden buttons & embellishments, plus some flowers that she made from pencil shavings!!! genius! 
I've been loving all the wooden embellishments from Crate Paper lately, and will have some projects to share with you featuring them soon as well!  Here's a peek at the tag I made this weekend (you can see the full tag on our other blog)
Hope you'll play along!  Link up your projects featuring wood, woodgrain or trees HERE.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

November Challenge

It's time for a new Seriously Creative Challenge!  Our theme is "Wonderful Wood" and we want to see you create a project using wood grain patterns, wood veneer embellishments, anything with trees... 

Here's some projects to get your creative juices started flowing!

Janet made three projects!   She's used lots of trees, woodgrain stamps & a wooden banner embellishment.

 Leslie made this layout, which features some printed wooden buttons:

We can't wait to see what you create!  This month you'll be playing for a surprise selection of WONDERFUL WOOD themed papers & embellishments :)  Yay!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Last Hurrah for October!

We are down to the final week of our October Photo Inspiration Challenge, and I've got a couple great projects and some exciting news to share with you!

First- the news... we're delighted to be welcoming a new member to our Seriously Creative Design Team!  Sarai has been a customer for a while now, creating beautiful scrapbook pages featuring amazing photos of her daughter :)  We're delighted that she has agreed to join our team!  Sarai doesn't have a blog, but we'll have her projects on display in the store and today I have one to share with you:

Isn't it precious?  Welcome to the team, Sarai!  We are so glad you've decided to join us! 

Here's a gift bag Julie made- she covered a chipboard letter & die cut leaves with Inka Gold metallic paint- so pretty and shiny!

We look forward to seeing what you create inspired by our October photo!

Link up and show us what you've got!  We've just had a few entries so far, so your chances of winning the random prize are really good!

Monday, October 22, 2012

More October Inspiration

I'm back with more inspiration for our October Challenge!

Roxy made this great card:

you can see more details about it on her blog.  I hope you'll join our photo inspiration challenge and enter for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to our store, plus a surprise gift :)

If you need a reminder, here's the inspiration photo:
We can't wait to see what you've got!

p.s. I've got some BLOG CANDY up on our other blog!  Check it out...

Monday, October 15, 2012

October Inspiration

We can't wait to see what you will make inspired by our October inspiration photo... here's a bit more of what our DT has been up to:

Sarah made this fun layout with an ombre resist background:
Tara's October 12 Tags project fits the gorgeous autumn colour palette:
I just love the changing autumn colours, don't you?   Hope you'll join our challenge this month and have a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to our store and a surprise gift!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

October Photo Inspiration!

It's time for a new challenge at our Seriously Creative Challenge Blog!  For October, we bring you a photo inspiration challenge- create a paper based project inspired by the photo above!

Here's some ideas to get your creative juices flowing a bit...

Janet created a 3D pumpkin and a card:

I (Tara) created a card:

You can see more details on these projects by visiting our blogs!  We hope you'll play along... can't wait to see what you create!  You've got until Oct. 31 to have a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to our store and a surprise gift!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sept Winner!

Just a quick post to share the random winner of our September Challenge...

7. Jen

who will take home a surprise 6x6 pad of paper that includes at least one text print patten and a $10 gift certificate for the online store!   Jen, since you're a local customer with an in store entry, you can pick up your prize anytime (and you're welcome to spend your gc in the store instead of online if you like!).  

Thanks to ALL of you that joined us this month!   Your projects were fantastic :)  Hope you'll join us again for our October challenge, which I'll be back with details on very soon!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

TEXTures Inspiration

Julie (aka Mom) took our September challenge very seriously and added a ton of cool textures to this fabulous mini book she made!  She's used things like cork, washi tape, crackle paint, burlap, text stamps & more to make it, there's so many great details!  Watch our other blog for a post with more photos very soon!

You don't have to do it all to play along, though- just add at least one element of TEXT (book print/text pattern) and one element of TEXTURE (non-paper) to your project and you qualify!  There's still 4 days to join us, so we look forward to seeing your projects!   You can win a a surprise 6x6 pad of paper that includes at least one text print patten and a $10 gift certificate for the online store

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

more TEXTures!

It's hard to believe we're already half way through September! I'm back today with a reminder about our current challenge: TEXTures! Create a project that includes a book print/text pattern and at least one textural or dimensional (non paper) element.
Here's a fab layout DT member Sarah created:
You can read all about it on her blog! Can't wait to see what you create for this challenge :)

The challenge is open until the end of the month- hope you'll play along!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September: TEXTures

Introducing our September Seriously Creative Challenge: TEXTures!  Create a project that includes a book print/text pattern and at least one textural or dimensional (non paper) element.

Since September starts with a long weekend (yay!) we'll be bringing you lots of inspiration later on... but here's a bit to start with!  Roxy made this perfectly grungy layout about her dog's bad habits- it's full of book print and texture!

Janet put together this sweet card using a new in the store stamp from Sweet Pea Stamp- the text element is beautifully subtle in the background!

3/4 of the projects Tara & Julie made for our September SOTM sample fit this challenge perfectly as well!  Check them out on our other blog!

What are you playing for? 

Besides the fun of it?  Our random winner this month will take home a surprise 6x6 pad of paper that includes at least one text print patten and a $10 gift certificate for the online store


Monday, September 3, 2012

August Winners

Thanks to all who joined in our August Challenge: Summer Sunshine!  We loved seeing your summer inspired yellow projects!

I'll be back soon with the details of our September Challenge, but wanted to announce the winners today!

The winner of our August Challenge is....

#3. Emma S.

Congrats, Emma!  Stop by the store to get your prize: a surprise assortment of yellow 6x6 papers, a $5 certificate for our store and a set of yellow gelatos!  FYI- Emma was our youngest entrant this month, we're so glad she got inky in her Mom's craft room this summer & played along :)

This month we are also awarding our Top 3 picks from this month's entries, even though it was a VERY hard choice- you ALL rocked this challenge!  The winners listed below can proudly post this badge on your blogs!  (right click on the image to save):

Tanya S.

 Thanks again to all of you played along for August!  Check back soon to see our September theme & some inspiration :)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Final week of Summer Sunshine

... our August Summer Sunshine Challenge, that is! We hope there will continue to be some glorious sunny days into September as well :) I'm back with a bit more inspiration for you- we've been loving all the projects featuring yellow & encourage you to play along if you haven't already!

First up is a layout by Julie.  She's used some new Echo Park papers and some very old photos :)  The yellow butterflies are wooden ones that she's inked up and stamped a black pattern on- pretty cool!
...and here's a card by me (Tara).  Details will be up on the Creative Accents blog today!

Remember, you've got just one more week to join us and show us your summer sunshine- all the details are on this post.

Monday, August 20, 2012

more August Inspiration!

You know, we've got a tiny little design team here at Creative Accents but I have to say that we are SO BLESSED to have such a talented team of ladies making samples for us! Customers are constantly commenting on how much they enjoy the inspiration they find in our store & it brings such a smile to my face to hear that and to watch the girls come up with such amazing projects each month! Love you ladies!

I was expecting summer samples to be fairly 'light' this year, but these girls are bringing it and I have three more great samples to share with you today!

You can see more details on Sarah's layout on her blog.

Roxy actually made this layout for our July challenge, but I didn't get around to sharing it with you (it just arrived in the store last week) and it's kinda perfect for this month's challenge as well :)

Janet made another pretty card for us as well! 

I have more projects lined up to share with you next week already as well... so check back then!  Remember, you've got until the end of the month to join us- all the details are on this post :)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Summer Sunshine Inspiration

I'm back with some more inspiration for our August Summer Sunshine Challenge!  We can't wait to see what you create when you play along with us!

Leslea created this fun layout featuring a favourite photo of her daughter from a holiday trip this summer:

Roxy created a series of fabulous SMASH book pages- here's one of them, you'll have to check out the rest on her blog!

We hope you'll play along!  You can create any summer inspired project that features the colour yellow for this challenge!  See full details (and link up) on this post.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

August Challenge: Summer Sunshine

It's a new month, which means we have a great new challenge for you here at the Seriously Creative Challenge blog!
 Our challenge to you for the month of August is SUMMER SUNSHINE: Create a summery project that features the colour YELLOW on it somewhere!  You've got the whole month to play along, so channel the Summer Sunshine and make something creative this August!

Here's a bit of inspiration to get you kick started...

Tara made this Simple Summer Card Set in 3 different colour palettes, each featuring a bold punch of yellow!  We're super excited to share with you that this project is featured on Ranger's website this month with step-by-step instructions & photos!  Check it out!

Seriously Creative DT member, Sarah, made this one a little bit ago, but the splash of yellow makes it a great sample for this challenge!  I look forward to seeing what else she creates this month, but couldn't help but share this for now :)

Janet made this sweet card that celebrates the summer sunshine!  There's a gorgeous shimmer on this card and a fun removable tag in the front 'pocket'.  

UPDATE: This month's prize will be a surprise assortment of yellow 6x6 papers, a $5 certificate for our online store and a set of yellow gelatos!  Fun fun!

Hope you'll join us this August!  

Friday, August 3, 2012

July Winner!

The winner of our July Challenge, selected using is....

#8. Jenn Joncas     

Congrats, Jenn!  Email us: creativeaccents @ to arrange for your prize: $10 gift certificate to the online store plus some un-inked items: a selection of tags and our Inkable Crinkable ribbon!

This month we are also awarding our Top 3 picks from this month's entries!  You can proudly post this badge on your blogs!  (right click on the image to save):

Kimberly C  

Your projects were fantastic, thanks so much for playing along!

Be sure to check back here tomorrow for details on our new August Challenge!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

July Reminder {sweet beauty}

Julie was inspired this week and created this fabulous mixed media canvas page for her Prima art journal.  There's so many cool textures here, she definitely has un-inked & un-opened covered with this piece of art!  Stop by our other blog tomorrow for some more details on this piece!

You've got just 3 days left to join in our fun July challenge (entries close on August 1), and we'd love to see what you create!

What are you waiting for?  Pull out those products that are sitting there un-inked, un-cut & un-opened and make something pretty!  Maybe you can be our lucky winner this month, I'd love to send you this month's PRIZE: a $10 gift certificate to our online store plus some un-inked items: a selection of tags and our Inkable Crinkable ribbon!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Challenge Cards!

Have you thought about what you're gonna make to play along with our July Challenge? It's a great motivation to use all those goodies you've had stashed away for awhile, or just brought home from the store :)  Today I've got a couple more projects to share and hopefully inspire you!  You can find more details on the DT member's blogs (links in the sidebar):

card by Roxy
card by Tara
We can't wait to see what you create!  Have fun inking, cutting and opening your stuff ;)