{August} Blog Hop and Inspiration Challenge!

>> Friday, August 5, 2011

Welcome to another Inspirational Bloghop and Challenge. We we thrilled with all the entries last month and we can't wait to see what you come up with this month. Your enthusiasm has redoubled our desire to make this as much fun as possible and we think that this might just be the best month yet! Our sponsors are incredibly generous, the design team has some fantastic work, and the inspiration this month is just gorgeous.

Here is what the lead design team came up with to get you started!

(sorry about the image quality! Photo was taken with iPhone)


Ready to see what the rest of the team came up with? Once again we were privileged to work with an extremely talented group of designers who have made projects based upon the August Inspiration. Be sure to hop through the blogs and leave a little note at each stop along the way. Once you are done the hop, be sure to finish with the Polkadot Door, because by commenting on this post and following the Polkadot Door you have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Scrapbits, just for playing along!

Our designers are competing for the prize offered by : >> but in order to name a winner we need your help! As you hop through the blogs be sure to pick your favourite designer and once you finish the hop here, be sure to mention which designer gets your vote in your comment. The designer with the most votes, wins the prize! 


Our Challenge winner will receive these this set of antique type writer wooden
embellishments as well as 2 other embellishments sets from Pork Chop Show!

Our feature designer will receive a handmade stamp, as well as a
gift certificate to Live the Chaos.
Duetica is donating a prize package worth over $38 to the featured designer.
The prize includes access to thier brand new design software and 5 inovative and unique 
fonts that you won't find anywhere else.

As well, three to five authors of the most impressive creations
will be chosen to join our October Design Team and Blog Hop, and 
compete for the Feature Designer prize in October!

Inspiration Details :
  • Create a paper crafting project (card, layout, off-the-page item), based on provided inspiration (photo, sentiment, or element : felties).
  • 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 20th 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 three to five 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! 
Please note : there will be no September Challenge. Regular challenges will resume in October!


    Anonymous,  August 5, 2011 at 12:28 AM  

    Super cute projects! :)

    Amanda Johnson August 5, 2011 at 4:47 AM  

    Everything was amazing! I would have to say my favorite is Diana. I love her frame. Thanks for a fun hop...I am going to try to play along this month! Very inspiring photo!

    Kim August 5, 2011 at 2:07 PM  

    Love the inspiration! My vote goes to Diana!

    Kylie August 5, 2011 at 4:06 PM  
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    Trina Georgi August 6, 2011 at 12:04 AM  

    Ladies, you provide me with so much inspiration. Everyone's projects are amazing! I could look at Valerie's project all day...it's so sweet and soft, but yet has a great modern feel to it.

    Kylie August 6, 2011 at 4:20 AM  

    My vote is for the inspiring and talented DeeDee

    Craig August 6, 2011 at 4:36 AM  

    Great projects. My vote goes to Dee Dee.

    Valerie August 6, 2011 at 1:14 PM  

    Love your projects Rebecca & Sarah - thanks for letting me play along!

    DeeDee August 6, 2011 at 7:03 PM  

    I vote for Valerie! (Do I get to vote????)

    Buy Aion Account August 7, 2011 at 9:38 AM  

    Those are awesome projects. Gonna check all those!

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    Geri August 9, 2011 at 6:29 AM  

    I had trouble leaving comments for Libeeti and Elizabeta--maybe it was something with my iPad. I enjoyed their card and folding album. Love your projects, too Rebecca and Sarah, and thanks for another fun blog hop! I hate to choose ONE project out of so many nice ones, each one with some really cool elements. If I must, though, I'll choose Nichole's frame, with Valerie's layout being an awfully close second. Thanks, everyone, for your hard work and inspiration!

    Paula-Scrap Addict August 11, 2011 at 10:18 AM  

    my vote goes to Valerie! Love they layout and that you used several small pics :-)

    Joanne Leddy August 21, 2011 at 8:43 AM  

    What a fantastic concept! I love that I found this blog. I enjoyed each and every blog I visited ... the participants are amazing. My vote goes to Mazlina. Her layout is fabulous and the flowers are gorgeous - I love what she did with them. Thanks for all the inspiration ladies!

    Lisa August 22, 2011 at 6:17 PM  

    First I want to thank Rebecca for visiting my blog and inviting me to play along! I'm so happy to now be a follower! I've hopped my way through all of the wonderful blogs and applaud all of the designers! Only one vote...it goes to Diana. Love the sweet little banner and bit of vintage feel to her framed art!

    Diana Fisher August 23, 2011 at 10:50 AM  

    Loved looking at the entries this month. Such fantastic and varied interpretation on the inspiration. Fabulous work from everyone! :)

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