{October} Blog Hop and Inspiration Challenge!

>> Saturday, October 1, 2011

... and we're back! Thanks so much for being patient with us as we were unable to host a September Inspiration challenge due to some big changes in our personal lives.  Rebecca is still on her honeymoon and will rejoin us for the November challenge, so for this month I (Sarah) am hosting all by myself... hopefully I don't forget anything important!

First, here is the inspiration photo for this month's challenge:

 Here is what I was inspired to create:

Our wonderful guest designers have put together some amazing projects based on the inspiration photo.  Please visit each of their blogs to see their projects then come back to the Polkadot Door to vote for your favorite and post your own entry.  We have some great prizes this month!


This month's Challenge winner will receive a $20 gift certificate from Berry71bleu Boutique!
  • Create a project based upon this month's inspiration.  It can be anything - a card, layout, altered item... Post a photo of your creation to your blog or online gallery (use code PDD) and link it here using the Mr. Linky widget at the end of this post.  Please provide a direct link to your post.
  • 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 who will receive the prize provided by the sponsor and be invited to participate as a guest designer for our November Blog Hop and Inspirational Challenge. In addition,we will also invite the creators of a number of our favorite submissions to join the November Guest Design team and play for November's GDT prize and the title of Featured Designer!
  • Submissions will close at midnight on October 17th.  
  • We will announce the October challenge winner and November guest design team members on Oct 19th.

One blog hop commenter will receive a prize pack from  
  • After visiting all the stops on the blog hop, come back here and leave us a comment telling us which GDT member's project was your favorite (and make sure that you are a follower!) We'll randomly select one lucky commenter to receive the UmWowStudio prize pack.  
  • NEW THIS MONTH - Help us spread the word about the Polkadot Door Inspirational Challenge and Blog Hop.  Post about the challenge on facebook, twitter & online forums, or grab our badge and post it to your blog, to earn extra entries for the prize draw.  Just leave an additional comment letting us know what you did to spread the word (and leave a link if applicable). 
  • We will announce the winner of the prize pack on October 15.

    The Guest Design Team member with the most votes will receive a papercrafting kit from Scrappy Doodads and will be named October's Featured Designer
    • Remember to leave us a comment on this post casting your vote for your favorite GDT project.
    • We will announce this month's Featured Designer on October 15.


    Amanda Johnson October 1, 2011 at 5:42 AM  

    HAd so much fun hopping along and seeing all of the beautiful creations! Thank you so much for having me be a part of this very talented group of ladies! :)

    Diana Fisher October 1, 2011 at 8:37 AM  

    Just did the hop—what great eye candy this month! I love how different everyone's takes were on the inspiration. Thanks for inviting me to participate again!

    Lisa October 1, 2011 at 11:36 AM  

    LOVE this sweet inspiration photo! Hopped by all of the great design team blogs and enjoyed every fabulous creation...thanks ladies! And Sarah your little framed work of art is DARLING~ love it!!!

    Vicki Dutcher October 1, 2011 at 3:52 PM  

    I love finding new challenges -- Debby's card is too cute and is my favorite . Off to play

    Mallika October 2, 2011 at 3:26 AM  

    awesome like always ///
    my fav is diana n smitha

    Joanne Leddy October 2, 2011 at 5:17 AM  

    Such fun! I just finished hopping around the blog ... what a talented group of ladies! Thanks so much for inviting me to be part of it!

    ShoppingTamii October 2, 2011 at 11:01 AM  

    I just LOVED seeing how everyone was inspired by the photo!

    Lyneen October 2, 2011 at 11:15 AM  

    Are you serious... we have to pick just one... if that is the case... Amanda will get my vote as her LO reminds me of memories of my sister and me. That could be us in the picture. I also love Dee Dee's with the sweet little baby crawling through the frame... SO HARD TO CHOOSE!

    Thanks for a fabulous hop!

    Marivic (Berry71Bleu) October 3, 2011 at 3:24 PM  

    Thanks for inviting me this month..everyone did an amazing job with the inspiration. Good luck!

    Lisa October 5, 2011 at 4:23 PM  

    Just realized I forgot to cast my vote...silly me! While they are ALL marvelous; my one vote must go to Joanne. Her darling creation has picked up so many of the patterns and colors from this imaginative photo.

    Kathy Williams October 14, 2011 at 10:02 AM  

    All the projects are lovely, but I would have to say my favorite is Amandas.

    Artistic Images January 18, 2013 at 10:11 AM  

    I am the photographer of this image and I am frustrated that there is no credit to my website or blog for the image you are using. I am happy to hear this image gave so much inspiraion but please give me credit or remove the post. Thank you so much!
    www.artisticimagesbyheather.com or www.artisticimagesbyheather.blogspot.com

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