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Polkadot Door Blog-iversary Blog Hop

I am so excited to be part of the Polkadot Door Designs celebration for 2 years on the web.  In the spirit of celebration, we are having a blog hop where you'll find lots of prizes and inspiration along the way.

Of course a blog hop for the Polkadot Door wouldn't be complete without an inspiration challenge.  They asked some of  their favorite friends throughout the world to create a project based on an inspirational photo and join in the hop.  (You can see the inspiration photo below.)

For my card, I paired some sweet gingham papers from Simple Stories with this sweet pea baby image from Whimsy & Stars Studio to create a baby card for our neighbors who are expecting a new addition to their family soon.

2012-05-01 WSS baby card WM

Looking at the inspiration photo below,  I was inspired by  the colors and the buttons.   Add in some stitching, a doily, & seam binding , and I was able to use some of my favorite crafting items on my card!

You have a chance to play along with us! Use the inspiration we gathered (shown in the photo above), link your entry on this Polkadot Door 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 inspiration challenge entry on the Polkadot Door blog to be eligible for the hop prize!
If you leave a comment on this Polkadot Door post you are eligible to win a fantastic blog candy from The Polkadot Door! There is vintage song sheet paper, dictionary sheets, chipboard, buttons, ribbon, cardstock, patterned paper and a few surprises too!

For added fun, I am also giving a way blog candy on here, on my stop on the hop.   One random winner will win a $6 Gift Certificate to the Whimsy & Stars Studio sh0p!   

To qualify all you need to do is leave your information in the linky tool found below.   Be sure to leave the name of your favorite Whimsy & Stars Studio image along with your name.   (For example:    Cheryl (Flower Girl)   or  Elizabeth (Floaty Girl))      I will post the random winner here on my blog on May 11th.   (Entries not including the name of their favorite Whimsy & Stars Studio image will not be able to win the prize).

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.
Cheryl  (you are here)

Thank you so much for hopping along with us for our 2nd blogiversary!  I am are 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!

  • Stamps:  Sweet Pea Baby Pod (digital stamp) by Whimsy & Stars Studio
  • Inks:  none
  • Papers:  Neenah Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Bazzill Basics CS, Simple Stories Baby Steps paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Stampin’ Up edge punch, Copic markers, Bow Easy
  • Embellishments:  Doily, Hug Snug winter white seam binding, Papertrey button twine, misc. buttons & pearls
  • Techniques:  Paper piecing



Alina said…
Love your card! It is very very cute! And the stamp you used is adorable!
Lisa said…
LOVE this sweet little baby in the gingham pea pod Cheryl...SO ADORABLE! Your mix of layers and textures really bring this card to life. Love the scattered buttons and pearls along with the doily peeking out! CUTE!
Janis said…
How very sweet! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis
Annette said…
aww this is just too that little image and all those fun embellishments...great card..
Caryn S said…
Darling card! That digi stamp is too cute!
Geri said…
Oh, this is so perfectly sweet!! (And I LOVE Simple Stories papers!) Beautiful!
Rebecca Mosher said…
absolutley adorable Cheryl. Everything you used compliments one another so well, I love the sense of balance and style that you have :) Thanks for joining us today!
This could be the cutest baby card ever!!!!

I love the paper pieced pea pod and the random buttons! All of your elements are always so seamless! I'm so jealous!!! :)

Great job!
Tammy Ortiz said…
This is so cute. What a great giveaway. This is just outstanding.

Thanks for Entering the Challenge
At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
I hope to see you enter next week!!
Hugs DT Tammy Ortiz
Chrissy said…
So adorable Cheryl, love the image and colouring..gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.
Karin said…
Super cute! Love the paper piecing on the cute little pea :) Love the matching bingo card too!
iReneM said…
So utterly adorable, Cheryl. Love All the elements here and your neat stitching on the lovely gingham paper.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
Megs said…
Wow, Your card is absolutely beautiful Cheryl! I keep looking at it and finding more things hidden in there.
Cyndie said…
This is the cutest card ever! Love the way you used the gingham for the "pea pod" as well as the background--genius!
Kerry said…
Your card is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.
Linda McClain said…
Holy Moly - How adorable. I didn't even think about B for Bingo. Bee-autiful.
Ginny Getty said…
I saw your card on MIM... that is a really nice card! I enjoy your style!
Joann Burton said…
Another beautiful card Cheryl. Sweet colors and image. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week with your wonderful cards. Sassy Raggedy
Joy said…
WOW! gorgeous creation... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog
Gorgeous creation, love the colours & layout!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx
Joey said…
Cheryl this is gorgeous, fabulous design, thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions. Joey x
don't you just love those papers for baby card, this little image works so beautifully with them. Very cute!
Lisa xx said…
very sweet, thank you for joining us at aud sentiments
Maria Matter said…
so very sweet & pretty Cheryl!

I'll be featuring you this week @ Inspire Me FRidays! Thanks so much for linking up!!
Audrey Pettit said…
Sweetest baby card ever, Cheryl!!
Kathleen said…
Hi Cheryl, thank you for the lovely comment about my card. I love this sweet baby card, too cute! Im off for a nosey around your blog now :-)
Kat xx
Jane said…
Hi Cheryl thanks for visiting my blog via MIM. What a fab card you made and thanks too for offering the candy.
Jane x
Oh wow what a gorge card, i love the new images ur showing there lovely, Glad i popped by from MIM,
And candy too, awesome, i will keep my fingers crossed,lol
Kenzie (Floaty Girl)
Hugz xx
1CardCreator said…
Thats the sweetest card ever!
Pia S said…
I like your style! I think the patterned backing paper is great, and the stitches make such a nice detail. The image is also really sweet. You have put all the elements so nicely together!
Michelle said…
Very beautiful card. I love the pea in the pod. It is so cute. Thanks for sharing at Robyn's Fetish. Good Luck!!

Amazingly beautiful Cheryl!!! Love it to pieces!!! Thank you for coming by and leaving such beautiful comments on my blog...BTW, the tile idea I got from you!! Thanks!!
Have a great week.

Mary J said…
Oh way toooo sweet Cheryl! I've linked up - thx for the chance to win!!
That sweet pea baby pod is now my new favourite Whimsy stamp. Thanks for the double prizes!
lalkygirl said…
what a stunning card ,love the stamp and the fab layout you have chosen
thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
tracey x
Sally said…
What a SWEET card - love the baby image and your paper piecing is awesome. Fun, fun card!!!
Bianca said…
This is so very lovely! What a cute little pea. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca
Flowergirl said…
Such a gorgeous card, adorable image. Thank ou for the chane to win your prize, very hard to choose a favourite, love them all x
Wendy x
Diane J said…
Adorable... the image is so sweet and the colour scheme is beautiful, love all the buttons. Thanks for joining us at POODLES PARLOUR 'Anything Goes' Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you next time. Diane x
Renee said…
Adorable card Cheryl! Thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving such a nice comment on my card. I really appreciate it! Tried to add "Amelle" as my favorite image above but I must have done something wrong cuz it didn't show up! Oh well, next time.
Traci M said…
Oh my goodness, is this ever adorable! Sure to bless the recipient...what a cute baby card! Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ.
Ann Whitfield said…
Just beautiful and a great colour scheme, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
Ann x
Michelle said…
Hi Cheryl

Love this card!! Your designs are so inspirational.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)
TC said…
OMG this is sooooo sweet. I love it all. Totally adorable. I've come over from MIM x
Elke said…
What a cute card. Thanks for joining us over at 'The Poodles Parlour'. Good luck.

Elke XX
Minidoe said…
sorry I haven't put my favourite image!!!!! I love Rain or Shine Friends :)
Carla S. said…
Your card is adorable, Cheryl! Love the papers and the sweet image! Thanks so much for the chance to win the Whimsy and Stars GC!
Becky said…
what a cute card! thank you for joining us at fairy tale challenge.

hugs, becky
Wendy Zick said…
What a sweet card- love the doily and of course the pea pod baby!
What a gorgeous card you have made for this challenge. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx
Tammy said…
Adorable card Cheryl!! I love your color combo and all of your fabulous details! Thanks for a chance to win!
Hugs, Tammy
pamela said…
The baby pea is really cute ♥

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