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!


  1. Yay!!
    Awesome photo...
    can't wait to see what everyone creates with it!:)

  2. This is great, Suzanne - I can't wait! You've chosen a fantastic photo to kick us off!

  3. Great photo! I just might have a flower or two for this one.....:)