{August} Inspiration Challenge Winner

>> Saturday, August 27, 2011

There were so many wonderful entries to the August Inspiration challenge, but the one that caught our eye and we feel embraced the challenge best, was this gorgeous card crafted by Lisa

We love the gorgeous elements that you created and added to the card, along with the pairing of the felty and colouring, this card is an absolute winner in our books. Congratulations Lisa! Be sure to grab your badge.

Please contact Scott from The Porkchop Show to claim your wooden cut-outs!

We will be announcing the Design Team later in September, be sure to come back and take a look at who the lucky ladies are!


{August} Blog Hop Winner and Featured Designer

What a fabulous challenge! The calibre of talent that was showcased this month absolutely took us by surprise. Here at the Polkadot Door we are so privileged to work along side some amazing and talented designers. We could not carry on without our dedicated ladies, and I am thrilled to announce that our August Featured Designer is someone who has been with the Polkadot Door since the very fist challenge!

What we loved about this project (besides everything) was all the wonderfully fun elements that were used and how well they tied in together. What a gorgeous addition to any wall, or desk space. Congratulations Diana, you will receive the HUGE prize bundle from Duetica. Be sure to grab your badge.

 Please contact Mark to claim your prize : design@duetica.com

We have one more prize to give away today! Yep, the bloghop winner. Drumroll please!

Usually I post the comment here, but I just had to show you the first card that greeted me when I popped by her blog. Gorgeous! I would encourage you all to head over and check out her beautiful blog, so much wonderful inspiration to be seen. Congratulations Joanne, you will receive a wonderful little prize or a handmade stamp and Gift Certificate from Live the Chaos

Please contact Marissa to claim your prize mnhudson@rocketmail.com

We will be back in a few days to post the Design Team and Challenge Winners!


Extended deadline

>> Sunday, August 14, 2011

We've extended the deadline for the August Inspiration challenge since we won't be hosting a September challenge! You have until the 25th to enter. Good luck!


Just A Quick Post

>> Saturday, August 13, 2011

Just stopping by quickly to link up my entry for this week's Sketchy Thursday's challenge.  With a new baby in the house I don't have time to be crafty and blog :)


It's Been a Long Time...

>> Friday, August 12, 2011

...since I posted anything on the blog, but really, I have a good excuse. 

 Oliver Fredrick James
July 4, 2011
7lbs 13oz - 21" long

This little guy has been keeping us all busy these days, but we wouldn't have it any other way.  He has officially stolen all of our hearts.

Having four little kids is definitely occupying most of my time and energy, but I can't complain too much.  Oliver has been an exceptionally easy baby and is already sleeping through the night so I am not even all that tired.  I am just so happy to not be nauseous any more!

I've even had a bit of time to get some scrapbooking done.  

I was thrilled when I received my August Apron Strings "Bigger Than a Breadbox" kit; the American Crafts "Campy Trails" line is very masculine and was perfect for layouts about my new little man.  All I had to add to the great papers and embellishments that Lori put together were some AC Thickers and I got four layouts done in the space of about three hours! 


{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!