Friday, September 30, 2011

October Blog Hop ...

Hello friends!  I am so excited to finally share my news ... I have been asked to join in the October Blog Hop as a Guest Designer over at Polkadot Door Designs!  I feel extremely honored to be part of this talented team of artists.  Their monthly inspiration challenge is always incredible...and there are a number of different opportunities to win fabulous prizes!

If you'd like to play along ... please do.  A prize will be given to the October Challenge winner, just create your project from the inspiration photo and link it up.

Plus, one Blog Hop participant will be named the "Featured Designer" ... the project with the most votes wins!  There's only one way to vote ... simply visit all the blogs on the Hop then finish by leaving a comment on the Polkadot Door Designs blog letting them know your favorite.

While you hop, leave a little love at each blog for the chance to win a prize from one of our sponsors!

Finally, three to five artists with the most impressive creations will be chosen to join next months Design Team and Blog Hop, and compete for the Feature Designer prize in November. 

My project this month includes all the wonderful elements of our inspiration photo.  Shades of green, clouds in a blue sky, an adorable tricycle, a splash of red, and I couldn't resist just a touch of chunky glitter sparkle.

The quote, if you don't recognize it, is from Through the Looking Glass.  Do you know who said it?

"That’s the way it’s done," the Queen said with great decision: "nobody can do two things at once, you know. Let’s consider your age to begin with – how old are you?"
"I’m seven and a half exactly."
"You needn’t say ‘exactly’," the Queen remarked. "I can believe it without that. Now I’ll give you something to believe. I’m just one hundred and one, five months and a day."
"I can't believe that!" said Alice.
"Can't you?" the queen said in a pitying tone. "Try again, draw a long breath, and shut your eyes."
"Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things."
"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

Oh my, that brings back memories. 

My husband keeps my supply box full of wood house forms - he knows how I adore them.  The flower is handmade ... a sweet pearl for the center.  All the print papers are from the many scraps I hoard and the tricycle is a treasure from a retired SU stamp set.

The inspiration photo couldn't be cuter ...

Here are all the October Blog Hop participants and links to their amazing projects ..... be sure visit each,  leave some love, then comment on Polkadot Door Designs with your vote!

Happy October and thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. OH my... they are so adorable, I love the fresh and bright colors, it makes me happy just looking at it! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation!

  2. These are so pretty ... I love how you put those clouds on ... goes so well with the quote ... have a nice day

  3. Oh my goodness, look at your creations. How fabulous. I love your interpretation of the inspiration picture. Just perfect.

  4. What a darling collection of little homes Joanne! Love the tricycle image! Happy WCMD :)

  5. These are so sweet, Joanne! Congratulations on being an October designer!! I need to get some little houses for the holidays--they look like so much fun to dress up! (Wish you and your sweet hubby lived close to ME!! ;) Beautiful project!!

  6. Joanne - congratulations on your Guest DT post! The inspiration photo is absolutely charming and I think your project really captures the colours and sense of fun. Love the little points on your project - that perfectly echo the hats!

  7. This is adorable! I love your little houses!

  8. You know I just love seeing your little wood houses decorated up all pretty.. Congrats to you on your Guest designer spot.

    Happy October..

    Hugs, Linda

  9. Such a great little set! And i love that you posted the background to the quote inspo. :)

  10. LOVE THIS JOANNE!!! Oh my, so many lovely little goodies to feast our eyes on! Big congrats on the guest DT spot...well deserved!!!

  11. beautiful little houses:)Especially love those dreamy clouds. Fab!
    I love Through the Looking Glass. It is one of my favourite books!

  12. what a gorgeous creations.. love the colors and everything u used.. just lovely!

  13. Joanne, First, CONGRATS on your well deserved guest DT spot! Second, this is just GORGEOUS as usual! LOVE that BEAUTIFUL handmade flower and the houses! LOVE how YOU were inspired! FAB creation!

  14. LOVE your little houses... they are dreamy, love the paper you picked for the clouds... TFS!

  15. Love these. Everything is perfect together!

  16. Adorable! You've captured the feeling of the inspiration image perfectly and I absolutely love those little houses, you're lucky to have a husband who supplies your addiction :)