Thursday, July 19, 2012

Blog Hop Winners: July 2012

Thanks again to everyone who played along in our very first blog hop! We loved viewing all of your fabulous creations and really appreciate your support...we hope to see you again next month.

We would love to announce the winners...

The designer who has been chosen as next month's Guest Inspiration Team Member is:

Here is Maureen's gorgeous card:

 And the random winner of a $25 gift certificate to Wplus9 is:

Congratulations, Maureen and Veronica!

Maureen, if you could please e-mail me at cloudwplus9 at gmail dot com, I'll be in touch with all the details for next month!

Veronica, if you could please e-mail customerservice at wplus9 dot com with "Cloud9 Blog Hop Winner" in the subject line, Dawn will get your prize out to you as soon as possible.

Thanks so much, and congrats again!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Checking in...

Hi everyone,

Thank you all so much for your enthusiasm for our first hop!

I wanted to post a quick note letting you know that the blog hop winners will be posted on the 19th. It's later than I would have hoped but some of us have been on vacation, including myself, and the Internet connection here isn't as strong as I had hoped for...making it tough to write a post that includes photos, etc. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Cloud9 Blog Hop: July 2012

Welcome to the very first Cloud9 blog hop! Great to see you! We're all here today to share the fun and love of Wplus9 stamps, and we can't wait to see what you've all come up with using this month's inspiration photo.

First, I would like to announce the three super-talented ladies that have kindly agreed to help out on our Inspiration Team each month. They're no strangers to Wplus9, and their creations have left me in awe many a time after browsing the Wplus9 Flickr Gallery. Starting next month, their projects will be featured in our Hop posts to help give you some inspiration to play along. They are:

WOO HOO and YAY, right?! I am so happy they're on board with us. Our first blog hop is a photo inspiration challenge, using this photo:

There is an inlinkz submission window located at the bottom of this post so you can submit your project. You have until 10am EST on July 12th to play along. Please view the Rules of Play in the right sidebar for contest details.

One lucky random winner will receive a crafty prize donated by Dawn Woleslagle, owner of Wplus9 Design Studio LLC. Our Inspiration Team will also be voting for their top picks from the hop, and the player with the most votes wins a spot as our guest designer for the August 2012 Blog Hop!

Happy Hoppin'!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Cloud9 Blog Hop Preview: July 2012

Thanks so much to everyone for sharing their encouraging words and support as we get this blog up and running. In just a few days, we're going to kickoff our very first hop, but first I wanted to share some basics with you:

  • Some folks have written asking about an Inspiration Team, and I am thrilled to tell you that several super talented ladies will be joining us each month to help provide inspiration to you. I will announce them in a few days when the July hop goes live.

  • Yay! There will be prizes! Dawn Woleslagle has generously offered a prize each month for a participant that will be chosen at random. We can't thank her enough for her support - she has given the blog a fabulous makeover with a new banner and the badge you see above. The Inspiration Team will also be voting for their favorites, and the player with the most votes will win a spot as a guest Inspiration Team designer for the following month's blog hop.

  • Each month, we will announce the challenge on the 6th to give you a few days to prepare your projects. The hop will go live on the 9th at 10am EST and remain open for 3 days to give everyone ample time to play along. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

Our first blog hop is going to be a photo inspiration challenge, and we hope you all have fun getting inky and playing along with us. If you are new to this type of challenge, here is how it works: you can use the colors, shapes, patterns, etc. from the photo as inspiration for your project, which should contain at least one Wplus9 image.

Here is the photo:

Now, grab your favorite Wplus9 stamps and get busy! It is our sincere hope that this be a a great deal of fun for everyone, and I would love feedback and ideas from you at any time.

Have a GREAT weekend, and see you back here on the 9th for the hop! Thanks!