{June} Blog Hop and Inspiration Challenge!

>> Wednesday, June 1, 2011

We had so much fun with our first Inspiration Challenge and Blog Hop, we're so excited that you are joining us again for the second time! 

Each month we want to showcase some very talented ladies. Starting with the Polkadot Door be sure to work your way through the blogs and see what the design team has created using our inspiration photo. As you hop be sure to leave a comment on every blog and head back here once you are done. Leave a comment on the Polkadot Door to let us know you completed the blog hop and tell us who your favourite designer was.


Ready for some fun inspiration? Along with the blog hop designers, we've come up with some fun inspiration for you in your crafting endeavours with some more great prizes. We'll be giving away some great prizes to our participants, as well as choosing 6 - 10 designers to be part of our July Design Team!

Here is what the Polkadot Door Lead Designers came up with:



Ready to start hopping? 
Be sure to check out the other designers work for more inspiration
through the bloghop!


Our Challenge winner will receive a
$20 gift certificate to Pink Pearl Studios!

Our blog hop winner will receive
three tags from Berry71bleu!

As well, six to ten authors of the most impressive creations
will be chosen to serve on our July Design Team and Blog Hop, one of whom
will receive this adorable vintage kit from the Polkadot Door!

Inspiration Details :
  • Create a paper crafting project (card, layout, off-the-page item), based on provided inspiration (photo, sentiment, or element : scrabble tiles).
  • Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code PDD), and link it here with the Mr. Linky widget below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog. 
  • A new challenge is being posted the first of every month, and you've got until midnight on 15th to submit your entry.
  • You may enter as many times as you like, but you're asked to provide a newly designed project. We ask that you combine this challenge with no more than 3 other challenges.
  • We will choose one winner  from the list of players who will receive the prize provided by the sponsor(s). In addition, the authors of the six to ten most impressive creations will awarded the design team positions for the following month, as well as the opportunity to be our featured designer. Special consideration will be given to participants who use all three of the inspiration elements. 
  • We will announce the Inspiration Challenge winners on the 20th. Design team members will be contacted before then by email.
  • Above all, have fun - and be inspired! 


    DeeDee June 1, 2011 at 8:10 AM  

    Ladies.. I cannot express how impressed I am by what you've put together for the blogging community. The idea is so fresh and fun and the inspiration is so great! Kudos to you two, really! This month's team is no let down, either.. beautiful work all around! My favorite has to be Jennifer's Love balloon --- I loved the dimension it has.. and it was so very vintage. But the other girls were not far behind! Everyone did so great with their interpretation of the inspiration images and I cannot wait to submit something! ♥♥

    Diana Fisher June 1, 2011 at 8:16 AM  

    Love this place! Great inspiration this month and all the ladies' works are fabulous!!! Thanks for inviting me to share in this with you all. :)

    jennifer June 1, 2011 at 9:52 AM  

    I've been to see everyone's projects, so many pretty things! The inspiration picture has produced some great results. Sarah - I love the bunting on your layout, and Rebecca that stamp is so sweet on your card.
    Thanks for inviting me to participate! xx

    Amanda Profumo June 1, 2011 at 6:27 PM  

    Sarah, I love your layout! It's darling and the photos are priceless.
    Rebecca, you card is fantastic- it reminds me of something I would see carved into a tree! ;) It's so cute! I love the wood on it!
    Thank you again for having me along for the June blog hop! It's so much fun!

    Susie June 3, 2011 at 5:07 PM  

    what a cool inspiration photo! loVELY LOVELY WORK! ! OFF TO CHECK OUT THE HOP!

    Susie June 3, 2011 at 5:31 PM  

    wow finished the hop! what lovely work! what a terrific inspirational blog!!!! off to find out where to vote!

    Rebecca Denhollander June 3, 2011 at 6:16 PM  

    Just leave a note here in the comments Sue, with your favourite designer :-) Thanks for joining the hop!

    Anonymous,  June 4, 2011 at 1:59 PM  

    All beautiful creations! I love the hot air balloon just too cute!..:) So my fav designer was Jennifer..:)

    Marivic (Berry71Bleu) June 5, 2011 at 7:13 AM  

    Love this blog hop! So much fun and meeting new people along the way. You all did a great job on your challenge project. SO honored to be a part of this. Thank you for having me here..Love from Houston..Marivic

    Valerie June 8, 2011 at 5:48 PM  

    Love your projects Sarah & Rebecca - thanks so much for letting me play along. Love your blog, getting to meet the other designers and working with your great inspiration photos!

    Faye Marie June 11, 2011 at 2:24 PM  

    Thanks for the hop. Lots of fun and inspiration. Can't pick a fave cause they were all great!!!!

    Sherry843 June 13, 2011 at 8:44 AM  

    I did the hop and the inspiration was amazing!! You girls are so talented. My favorite is Nicole B's. Her use of the branch from her daughter was fabulous!!! Great job Nicole!!

    Cassie June 17, 2011 at 4:10 PM  

    Sabrina's penguins rock my socks!!! great hop ladies!

    WillieburgScrapper June 17, 2011 at 4:48 PM  

    I vote for Sabrina's beautiful page although I have to admit it was a little difficult to quickly check everyone's projects because the hop posts aren't permalinked. I had to search through each blog to find the PolkaDot Designs DT page. The level of design expertise in this group is amazing- I learned a lot looking through the blogs. :)

    Lowri June 19, 2011 at 4:09 AM  

    Sabrina's page is awesome. They are all fabulous projects - but that is my fave. Will be checking back for more inspiration for sure!

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