July 26, 2010

Romantic Homes Magazine! Are you kidding me! I don't deserve this

I Got Published in Romantic Homes Magazine and I am having a giveaway of one of the paper dolls.  

I Love Paper dolls!  I remember playing with them for hours as a child lost in my own imagination.  When I came across some paper dolls in an antique store a few years ago I bought them, just because they brought back such fond memories.  I recently stumbled upon them and thought, these make me smile every time I look at them and so the idea was born. 
 Vintage Framed Paper Dolls

Romantic Homes Magazine liked the idea and published it in their September 2010 issue
 In the "Make It"

 Vintage Framed Paper Dolls

This is more exciting than winning the 
Miss America Crown
Not that I ever have!
Or the Golden Globes Award
I've never been nominated

  This was a jump up and down, run around in circles, can't sleep, and bring the Depends experience, one I am not sure I deserved, but will never forget 

My online store
Has many framed paper dolls for sale.

The Polka Dot Closet also has paper doll cards and tags for sale along with paper doll bits and pieces.

I am having a drawing to celebrate with My Followers by giving away a Vintage Framed Paper Doll  
 Baby Taylor is in an antique frame with vintage lace, flowers, and beads and I am including 3 paper doll cards and tags.

The drawing will be on September 1, 2010

To enter the drawing just be a follower of this blog 
(To follow just press the follow button on the side bar)

Leave a comment and say 
Yea! I'm  a new follower
Yea! I'm already a follower, that's it!

If you would like to blog about this giveaway
(If you are having a slow blog month LOL!) 
I would like to Thank You buy sending you these gift tags
(Styles may vary)

Just email me HERE with the link to your post, your name, and address (Post anytime before 8/25/10)

I would like to thank Jacqueline, Regan, and Justine at Romantic Homes Magazine for this opportunity.  They were such great people to work with and made this experience memorable and fun!

Happy Crafting


Something Nice and Pretty said...

Congrats to you♥ How wonderful just to see your name in print...I don't blame you for being so excited!

Cutouts? I had a whole tomato box full and I loved them!

I'm a follower and thanks for the chance to win some memories!


annieg said...

Carol, what a great accomplishment! That's over the top wonderful news. I'm a follower, and Baby Taylor is my favorite paper doll. Hint, hint!!

Anonymous said...

If I don't win this I am coming down there and huff and puff and blow your house down! :) How charming that would be in the girly girly shabby white room I have for my grand-daughters here!

Carol, If you don't deserve this I don't know who does. You have worked hard promoting and giving us your how to's and secrets and for that I, for one, am grateful. Hugs and best wishes to you....xoxo your friend, Lynn

Unknown said...

I'm a follower and couldn't be happier for you! That is so awesome to be featured in that magazine. I think it's better than any of those other awards you mentioned! Your framed paper dolls are so sweet and I thank you for the chance to win. Congratulations!!


Blessed Serendipity said...

I am a follower already. Love your paperdoll idea! Congrats on being published!

w00ts up said...

So cute!!! And yes, you deserve to win! Your items are fabulous!!!! We're still waiting for your acceptance speech. :)

Unknown said...

Yay! I am so excited for you! Congratulations on the article!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Now that is very clever! Congrats on the article!

I used to play with paperdolls when I was little . . . . and I still do play with dolls!!


Jen T said...

Congratulations!! I love, love them!! I'm a follower!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Carol, I am sooo happy for you CONGRATULATION GIRL. I can't wait to see the upcoming issue... Isn't that something. I bet your excited and doing the Happy Dance as well... haha

I remember those paperdolls very well.... I enjoyed playing with them too!


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Congratulations to you! What girl doesn't love paper dolls. When I was a little girl I used to play with my Aunt's Betty Grable paper dolls!

I love yours because they really evoke sweet memories.

You deserve the recoginition. Hurray for you!


Anonymous said...

Found your page on a friend of a friend's FB page. I have a collection of paperdolls from my childhood and have been planning to do some projects much like you have done here.
Congrats on the magazine article!
Will be bookmarking your blog : )

Lost in Translation said...

Well I am a relatively new follower. I had your in my bookmarks for a while and then I added the blog to my feed just a few days ago :)

Debbie said...

I'm already a follower, but if I were not, I'd be clickity clicking the link. Not just to win the prize, but because your blog is always a feast for the eyes and the idea box and I don't like to miss a post.

LOVE those framed paper dolls. No wonder they featured it. I'm almost positive my mother gets that magazine. I will be so excited to see it in print. Congratulations!


Oh Carol, I am already one of your followers and feel that I have also been your friend for such a long time. I can't tell you how much joy my heart feels right now for you. You deserve this no matter what you think!!. When I see the paper dolls it makes me want to cry because as a child that was the only dolls that I had to play with most of the time. I wish I had kept some of them for memories. Congratulations.

nannykim said...

Oh congratulations! Paper dolls instill so many memories. I am and continue to be a follower.

Unknown said...

Congratulations, You soo-deserve to be published, and Yep I'm a follower, I am a doll lover myself of all kinds, you framed paper dolls are darling, I would love to win! But I'm also content to admire!! Hugs and God Bless! XOXO

My Cottage Charm said...

Oh Carol, I am so excited for you!! I would be jumping up and down and screaming!! Oh, I was already a follower, but I'm more excited for you than anything!! I would love to be in Romantic Homes magazine...it's my favorite in the whole world and I have SO many things I would love to show them! :)
Congrats again!!! :0)
Love ya
PS, paper dolls are one of my favorite memories from childhood...I still have some of mine. :)

Sherry said...

Congratulations Carol! I am a follower and I just finished a blog post about your article in Romantic Homes. I am a follower and always enjoy visiting.

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Carol of course you are deserving! That is fabulous, congrats to you and your creativity! BTW, I am a follower and I would love to win. So, PICK ME, PICK ME! I wanna win!!!!!!! Is that too enthusiastic, ha! I've always admired your paper dolls! You go girl!


Marie-Andrée said...

Congratulation! I always love paper dolls.
I'm a follower

Mosaic Magpie said...

I have just become a follower.

Kris said...

I am new to your blog. Really like the paper dolls now that I got to see them. I loved my paper dolls as a child as well. I will have to check your blog more often

Unknown said...

WOW what a an honor! You must be over the moon!I am so happy for you!! Oh and 'yeah I'm already a follower' :)

Sandy xox

Jocelyne said...

Yea! I'm a new follower! I loved my paperdolls - I remember wrapping my dad's shoebox to keep them safe in! Good memories. I found you through the Romantic Homes article, I just had to see your blog. Love it!


Hi Carol,
I SAW and READ that last night as I subscribe to that awesome magazine!!!
CONGRAT'S!!! It was more exciting because I "know" you!!
September is a LONG time from now!!! Guess I'll just have to wait.
deb :)

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Hi Carol ~ I'm so happy for you about your RH feature! Good for you! The paper dolls are just adorable. Thanks, by the way, for the email. I am so slow in answering you...but I plan on doing so tomorrow! (*_*)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Carol~ how exciting! I can hardly wait to get my magazine in the mail! Your creations are absolutely adorable! What a fun giveaway~ I am a follower! Congratulations!!

Nelly said...

Hi Carol
Congratulations on your publishing. How exciting!!! I so love your creations. Thanks for offering this wonderful giveaway. I'm a follower and have enjoyed your postings.


Gina said...

That's awesome...congratulations!! And, of course, you deserve it. I'm already a follower of your blog, I didn't realize you had an online store though. I'll have to check it out.

Debbiedoos said...

Congratulations my dear friend! HOW exciting this must have been for you. I too loved paper dolls even when I was a kid...I would dress them up for hours on end. Of course I am a follower...and please enter me in the giveaway...even though I do not have a daughter...or even a room for these...I think it is a nice keepsake for perhaps a grandaughter or future daughter in law:) Congrats again Carol!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, So nice to meet you and CONGRATULATIONS on your RH feature. Your creation is adorable and so deserving to be shared with the many that also have sweet memories of paper dolls. You idea was fabulous and you are so talented. I will be looking for it in my issue now. I would love to enter you giveaway and just became a new follower.

Have fun and enjoy your achievement.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Kim said...

Wow Girl! This is HUGE! I'm so happy and excited for you. I'd be doing my happy dance for sure. I'm certain this will boost sales for you over at Etsy. Good luck!

the old white house said...

Wow! That is awesome! Congratulations Carol! Thanks so much for stopping by today, I am so glad you did so I could see your big news! I'm not in charge of the party or anything I was just spreading the news because I thought it sounded like a fun party. I certainly do think your paper dolls will fit in and very well I might add! Geez I thought I was a follower but you can bet I am now... Congrats again, Theresa

Lemon Lane Studio said...

Congratulations. Such a perfect fit your beautiful work is with Romantic Homes. I'm already a follower.

Kat said...

Carol, I am so proud of you. Congratulations, it is so well deserved. You are a hard worker and so talented. I am glad that Romantic Homes could see that too! I am already a follower.

Unknown said...

CONGRATS!!!! That is such great news! :)
I'm follower and I would love to win! :)

Love your idea!


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Carol!

Oh Congrats to you!! How awesome is that!!

Your vintage paper dolls are amazing! So pretty with a sense of whimsy. I used to love paper dolls as a little girl.

Please enter me! Of course I am a follower!!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

But OH YES you do deserve it ! Not only are you creative, have wonderful ideas but you also share them. I can't think of anyone who deserves it more...

Marianne said...

Congrats on being published!! And well deserved because those paper dolls are adorable all framed up like that.

Anonymous said...

Oh my that had to be so fun to see yourself featured in the magazine!! Congratulations!!

bee blessed

Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

In a magazine!!
I would have jumped up and down and needed a Depends, too!
You make me laugh!
The paper dollies are precious!
Very very creative and fun!
Thank you so much for coming by my home so I could me you!
Blessings to you as you make your home!

La said...


I've been following you for a while, but I made it official today. Love our blog and boy has it been a while since I played with paper dolls.

Congratulations for being published! You DO deserve it and I am very happy for you. Yahoo! La

Olivia said...

Oh girl this is so exciting. I would just seriously have a complete fit if this happened, love it and believe you will probably get published again. This is so cool and so are your darling dollies. Love it. I might have to craft one of these up, or better yet, maybe just maybe I would win one of these creations.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations ! I found you trying to find the new Romantic Homes.

Your site is lovely. I became a follower.


MJ said...

Thanks for the cute comment over on my blog, wanted to come over and say thanks. What a surprise....I havent seen paper dolls since I was a little girl. I have 4 girls out of my 5 children and wish they could play the way I did. lol I loved the way you framed them, what a wonderful idea. -Melanie

MJ said...

Im now a follower....woohoo!

MJ said...

I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!

Unknown said...

Congratulations! I would be over the moon too. I'm a new follower.

Anita Diaz said...

WOW!! Congratulations too! I used to love paper dolls as a child, and my kids love them now. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments about my chairs!!

Anonymous said...

Wow...look at all the well wishers Carol! I finally got my copy and sat down yesterday evening after supper, in my rocker, on my deck overlooking the lake, with a glass of wine. I had the wine....not the lake. :)

It's fabulous! That article is the best I have seen in RH on how to do something and the pictures.....wowzer! You did good girl! xoxo

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, What fantastic news...congrats!! I will picking up a copy of that magazine asap. Of course I am a follower of your lovely blog. Have a great week.
Hugs, Sherry

Ginger said...

I bought my copy of Romantic Homes this morning after church and saw your article. How wonderful!! I said to myself, "I know her, I made her clay roses"! I am a follower and would love to be entered

Jaclyn said...

That is SO EXCITING! Congrats!!!

I'm a follower!

Jaclyn said...

Regarding the "pink desk"...I usually paint things an antique white too. I have noticed (at least in CA) that aquas, blues, greens, and pinks are pretty popular and trendy right now in the boutiques. I would try it out on a chair or something smaller and see how it sells!

Rebecca Nelson said...

Carol...First I want to tell you how much I appreciated your sweet words yesterday that you left on my blog. Your kind thoughts mean more to me than I can say... Thank you.

Now...Congrats to you and yippee skippee for being showcased in RH! You go girl. FAB-O!

Next...I'm already a followers so ENTER ME in that sweet drawing of yours.

Love to you~


JoAnne said...

Hi Carol,
Congratulations! You so deserve this honor. I'm a faithful follower as you know and would love to win Baby Taylor. I'm a paper doll lover too and you make them all the more charming.
Thanks for your sweet comment on my rosette.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, does this ever bring back happy memories. Paper dolls were my absolute favorite thing to play with as a child. I would sit and play for hours. Some of my favs were Petticoat Junction and the Lennon Sisters. Thanks for the memories.


stefanie said...

oh, I am sooooooooo happy for you!!! you will definitly have to frame it!!!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

These are wonderful! Such a creative idea! I don't know how I missed this the first time around, but sure am glad I just saw your most recent post! I am already a follower! Mostly, congrats on being published! Good for you!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Congratulations!!! I am already a follower and so happy for you.Heading out to get my copy!

Bellesanbeaus said...

A huge congrats to you!!!!! I can see why they would want your work! Please enter my name into the hat for your give-away and I am a follower. How exciting for you...congrats again...Beth


Congrats on being published with your beautiful idea. These are so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway. I am now a follower.
~ Julie

Pink Princess said...

WOW, congrats on being published. I LOVE paper dolls, I still have my mom's set of the Dionne Quints from the 1930's amd am thinking of framing them too. They are now "just in the trunk with her doll house" and would LOVE to do something like this with them ♥ Thanks for the idea and would also LOVE to be entered in this give away, if I may :)

Hugs from the Netherlands (yes that's Europe lol)

Marian and come for a visit if you like :)
OH I am a follower too ofcourse ;)

Debbie Sews Retro said...

Wow-Congratulations on being published. I just discovered your site and immediately signed up to be a follower. I will be returning often and please come visit me. I am just starting out in the blogging world. I will post about your beautiful blog.

Marie-Andrée said...

I'm already a follower and I love paper dolls.
I would like to win!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

This is to Debbie Sews Retro, I so appreciate your stopping by. I wanted to tell you I can find no way to leave a comment on your blog or contact you. I love to visit new bloggers. I am not sure if your blog is set up correctly. Hope you read this.


Lisa Macomber said...

already a follower...this is DARLING!!

Simply Debbie said...


CHERI said...

I am a follower!!! I would just HAVE to follow a blog with "polka dots" in its name!!! I played with paper dolls for endless hours as a child. I was very lonesome and my paper dolls were truly my friends. If I won, I would be thrilled beyond words!!!!

Nelly said...

I'm back to let you know I finally posted about your beautiful giveaway on my blog. Here:

Stop in check my challenge link party, if you get a chance.


prdesign said...

I'm a new follower and am already addicted to your wonderful items. Congratulations on your feature with Romantic Homes--how wonderfully exciting. Peggy

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

I just became a follower and I love your blog! You had me with the paper dolls, I was a mad collector of paper dolls as a girl....darn I wish I had them all now!
Thanks for this opportunity...
Tina xo

Fran. said...

Hi Carol. Congrats!! on being in the magazine!! Your framed paperdolls are just to cute!! Brings out the little girl in us!! I adored paperdolls!! I am a new follower and would love to be entered in your giveaway!! Thank you for the chance!! Take care, XO Fran.

Debra Ganas said...

I am a new follower. Love your blog and congratulations on your magazine "fame".

Rachael said...

Congrats on being published- so exciting! I'm a new follower-

www.somewhereinstitches.blogspot.com said...

I love your blog and your paper babies framed are beautiful, you have worked hard and your blog is super so much fun and beauty Thanks for sharing!!!! Debbie Kelly http://somewhereinstitches.blogspot.com