STARS in thier Eyes Competition

>> Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Have you been to the Scrappin Patch blog recently? If you haven't, you'd better hop on over and see whats up! The girls are hosting a challenge unlike anything you've seen before with prizes worth over $300 to be won!! For the next 5 weeks scrap something in the style of the current STAR (this week its the amazing Cheryl Gorka from She Stamps) and you're eligible  for the grand prize and/or random give aways during the week.

Here's my take on Cheryl's style. Hop on over to the Scrappin Patch blog for more details!

SUPPLIESMy Minds Eye Paper, Buttons, Ribbon
Meljen's Design Donkey Stamp
Bazzil Cardstock



Sunshine and Happiness

>> Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Just a quick post to share with you a card I made this morning. Its been raining buckets all day and it only seemed natural that I turned to some "sunny" paper to brighten my mood. Being that it was some of my favourite My Mind's Eye paper also always helps too.

My Minds Eye "Oh La La" Paper
Vintage buttons, rickrack, floss
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Fiskars Cloud Punch



May arts Design Team Call : Round 1

>> Saturday, May 12, 2012

I decided I would go ahead and give this a shot, even though I know there are some wonderfully talented ladies who are applying for the same position. May Arts is such a neat company with some gorgeous ribbon that I couldn't resist the opportunity to at least promote the call and the company! May Arts asked for projects that highlighted the use of ribbons and while I'm not fortunate enough to have their ribbons in my collection (there is an order about to be placed though!) I have hoards and hoards of vintage ribbon that I keep picking up from thrift shops that almost always finds its way onto my projects. So I thought I would share.'

Project {One}
I made this card specifically for the call using up bits and pieces from what was left over from my Prima kit. I love how vintage this card feels, and the ribbon that was included was absolutely gorgeous and so much fun to work with! Its not a complicated card, and came together rather simply. Just a few layers of paper (cardstock then the patterned paper), added the doillie and ribbon, and crafted the centerpiece from a 1960's songbook, and finished it off with a Recollections journelling tag and butterfly. Perfect card for any occasion!


Project {Two}
This card I actually made for our bloghop a few weeks back, but had posted it to my personal blog so its new to the Polkadot Door! I had so much fun with this card! There were so many fun textures and techniques that went into it, and it was such a fun twist on the typical sunbeam card to use these colours and a vintage spin. There is lots of ribbon and fibers here, all of which once again, are antique finds from the local thrift shops. I thought that creating a sunbeam card couldn't be all that hard, but have only had marginal success in the past, once I discovered this template from Melz Stamps, it was so much easier!

Project {Three}
I love using ribbon on my projects, whether cards, layouts, or some of the altered items I've made. Its just such a perfect product to add that special "pop". Finding a third project with ribbon wasn't a problem, but I wanted to find just the right one, so I dug around in the archives a little and came back with one. This is an older project that I made a few years back. But it uses a fair amount of ribbon so I thought it was a good candidate :) I used four different ribbons, the first two should be easy to spot, the other two I twisted up and turned into "roses" on the bottom right hand corner of the circle. Its such a bright card and so girly! It seems when I'm in the ribbon mood, I tend to make girl cards!

Thank you so much May Arts for this opportunity!  To everyone else who is interested in the call details, it can be found here, on the May Arts Blog until the 15th of June!


Blog Hop Winners!

>> Thursday, May 10, 2012

Its been a very busy week here but doesn't mean there isn't time to slip in and announce the winners from our Birthday Bloghop! Thanks so much to everyone who played along!

Winner of the Polkadot Door Prize Pack : DeniseB
"Beautiful layout! I love that sweet pic and all the great details you added!
I'm a new follower too! Thanks for the chance to win, and Happy Birthday to Polkadot Door!

and a special congratulations to Janet Jacobson for winning the shop credit to Scrappin Patch for her fantastic layout based on the bloghop inspiration.

Congratulations ladies! Please email me at rebeccadenhollander (at) gmail dot com to confirm shipping details.


Scrappin Patch : Prima Baby Banner

I have to say, this is probably one of my favourite projects to date. I haven't quite decided yet if its because anything associated with my little one is a happy thought, or I was sent a box full of gorgeous Prima product to work with and I love how this turned out.

With the exception of the chipboard letters and doillies, everything here is from the Prima Songbird collection. I love how well it coordinates and just how easy it was to work with the product.


Hope this inspires you to create something crafty of your own!


Happy Birthday to the Polkadot Door!

>> Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Its our Blog-iversary!

We're so excited to be celebrating 2 years on the web, and in the spirit of celebration, we are having a bloghop where you'll find lots of prizes and inspiration along the way. Hurrah! 

A bloghop on the Polkadot Door wouldn't be complete without an inspiration challenge. We asked each one of some of our favourite friends throughout the world to create a project based on the above inspiration challenge.

Here's what Sarah created this adorable page using the Inspiration as a starting place.

• Plus, there's a chance to play along with us! Use the inspiration we gathered, link your entry back here on this blog post, and you could win a shop credit to Scrappin Patch.
• You have until May 10th to complete the hop and link up your sketch challenge entry below to be eligible for the hop prize!
• But that's not all! If you leave a comment on this post and become a follower of this blog you are eligible to win a this fantastic blog candy from us, The Polkadot Door! There is vintage song sheet paper, dictionary sheets, chipboard, buttons, ribbon, cardstock, patterned paper and a few surprises too!

Hop along with the lovely ladies below and have even more chances to win prizes as well as be inspired to use the inspiration before May 10th.
Scrappin Patch 
The Polkadot Door (You are Here) 
Thank you so much for hopping along with us for our 2nd blogiversary! I am thrilled to be in the company of these talented ladies and hope you'll find the hop fun and inspirational, as well as motivate you to play along with the inspiration.
Can't wait to see what you all make using the inspiration!