Monday, September 20, 2010

Creative Accents Fall Challenge and Blog Hop!!!

All right everyone it's Challenge Time at Creative Accents, and once again we're going to kick it off with another Blog Hop! There are some amazingly creative ladies on the Seriously Creative Design team that are joining in to kick off the Challenge and I can't wait to see what everyone has in store for the hop!!

The challenge is pretty simple!

Create any paper based project and include:
A- Alphabet (letters or words in any form)
B- Bling (pearls or gems and other blingy things)
C- Chipboard (letters, shapes, or whatever you've got in your stash)

Your project can be any theme, but if you want 'extra credit' make it an Autumn or Halloween project :)

This challenge is open to participants until October 15 at midnight. You can enter using the linky gadget at the Creative Accents blog and/or by bringing your project in to display in the store! The prize (randomly chosen from all challenge participants) will be a surprise package of goodies from all of our ABC categories worth at least $30!

We'll also be selecting another random winner from those who:
1- comment on posts along the hop and
2- are a follower of Creative Accents' blog
You do not have to comment on every post along the way, but this will increase your chances of winning a surprise ABC gift worth at least $15! Plus these ladies are amazing artists and it's just plain nice to show em some love!! So don't forget to tell them all how fab they are on their blogs!!

So now, on with the hop!! If you just wandered in here and want to join in the hop, you can start over at the ever so talented Tara's Blog. If you're already hopping along, you should've come from the fabulously creative Carla's Blog .

So here's my take on the challenge. When I heard that we were doing a fall challenge, I couldn't wait to start scrappin some Halloween pics! I absolutely LOVE Halloween and I've been getting into it lately, specially with this crisp fall air we've been having! These pics are from my sister's first Halloween party she had back in 2008. I'm starting to realize that I'll never be one of those scrappers that is actually scrapping pics from the present time! lol I figure as long as I'm getting them done, it doesn't matter how long it takes me!
I used a couple different (A's) Alphabets in this LO, for the "Sparkler" I used the Katie Grande font, and the "Scavanger Hunt" part of the title actually uses both the "A" and the "C" in the ABC Challenge. I used chipboard alphabet stickers by Cosmo Cricket. The (B) Bling I used is some unknown bling I bought from Creative Accents like 2 years ago! I'm not a huge user of bling (probably because I have 3 boys that I primarily scrap about!)...but lately I've been wanting to use it a bit more and I thought it was perfect for this layout! For the (C) Chipboard I used some chipboard accents from Imaginisce. They actually came in a paper pack that had chipboard shapes to match the stickers in it, so you could use the stickers with the chipboard, or without. Kinda fun :) So that's the ABC's of that layout! The patterned papers I used are all from Imaginisce except for the main PP which is from Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland (LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PAPER!!!) I also used the Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions cardstock too (this stuff is really fun to play around with too!)
Additional Supplies: Stickles (more bling!), QK special delivery set (stitching die and scallop die), Distress Inks, edge distresser and thread.
I hope you enjoy this Layout as much as I do!! I had a lot of fun making it too!







Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog! Now it's time to hop on over to the AMAZINGLY talented Eulanda's Blog. Don't forget to leave some love for everyone for your chance to win a prize!!! Thanks for hopping with us!!

20 comments:

Sarah said...

well...I think I have to give myself props for this one too! lol I think it's pretty cool ;)~

ms.espresso said...

This layout really is FAB, Sarah! I love everything about it- so many great details :)

Graphicat said...

Ooooh! i have that paper and LOVE it! Awesome to see it used in a LO as I had card plans for it! This is FAB Sara! I love the lettering!!
Cheers
Cheri

ScrappinRPN said...

Awesome! What great pictures, your kids are just too friggin cute. Love the paper, I have some and have been playing with it. Great layout.

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Christine D said...

Love this LO! Looks like you had a lot of fun making it!! Love the legs sticking out of the picture!! Too cute!!

Ashleigh said...

Very nice! I love it. TFS

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mytwoandras said...

I love your layout. All of the details just look great together. I will be following your blog :)

Hill Top Creations said...

Well try this again. Don't know what happened to my comment. Love the layout and the pictures you have some great models to work with. Take Care

Vicki said...

Great layout. So glad you found the camera's battery charger.

Tina B said...

Hey Sarah - Great Job! I have the same bling and I never quite know what to do with it but I love the way yours looks.

littlen said...

great lo. love the colors & all the detail. tfs.

crazymomma said...

This is so awesome!!It's SOOO much better in person.Sometimes pics just don't do justice!Fan of the witch's leg!!Actually loving all the details.Great job Babe!

Teila said...

Who doesn't love Halloween?! Great LO Sarah and yes, you definitely should give yourself props!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Fantastic Sarah... this is simply beautiful...xx

Tanya said...

GREAT LO!!! I'm NOW a follower and can't wait to see more!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Gramma of 5 said...

Fantastic ! Great lyout and fun elements

Roxy said...

WOW, I really love this layout!!! All the sewing and distressing and hand stitching - AWESOME!!!

Dee said...

great LO. love the paper. thanks for sharing.

Eulanda said...

Oooooooooh I absolutely ♥ this layout! My favorite is...well, the layout....LOL... but I really like your bling and that stitching is super awesome! The pics are great too!! Luv that Sparklers font!