Monday, July 16, 2012

THE TALENT SCOUTING PARTY: Open Call for "Autumn Décor" (Linky now closed.)

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Winning project will be featured in an upcoming issue of Cottages & Bungalows Magazine!

Link up July 16-30. Top contenders announced by August 10. Winner posted August 13.

"Autumn Décor" means table top décor, entertaining, wreaths, door décor, fall mantels, etc. Projects can be newly or previously completed. If you have linked up projects to prior Talent Scouting Parties, you can link them up again as long as they fit with the current theme.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
    1. Innovation
    2. Usefulness
    3. Adaptability to any cottage style
    4. Budget friendliness
    5. Quality of the project/craftsmanship
    6. Quality of the photos (great tips at Donna's workshop series on point & shoot cameras)
    7. Entrant follows all party rules
    RULES & POLICIES

    Key rules for participation:
    1. Submitted entries must be relevant to the theme. You may link up as many relevant projects as you like.
    2. Projects must be your own work.
    3. You must include the linked party button in ALL linked project posts. Including the linked party button in your sidebar is also appreciated.
    4. Appreciated: Please subscribe to and/or follow (via Linky Followers and/or Google Friend Connect) WhisperWood Cottage.
    Event Policies:
      • Posts must meet the rules above and be approved before appearing on the linky. Projects that do not follow the rules will not be approved for the linky party and will not be eligible for inclusion in the top contenders or as the winner of the magazine feature. If your project is not visible within 48 hours of linking, check rules 1-3 above. Make any corrections and send us an email letting us know that you did so.
      • By linking up, you give WhisperWood Cottage permission to feature your project photos here on the blog.
      • If you are the winner, you agree to provide Cottages & Bungalows Magazine with quality photos of your project in a timely manner for publication. Minimum size: 8"x10". Minimum dpi: 300.
      • Party organizers reserve the right to modify the rules at any time without prior notification.
      BUTTON REQUIRED IN EACH LINKED POST
      Here is the button you should include in EACH of your linked posts.


      SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES BY LINKING UP BELOW
      Note: Thumbnails will not show right away. Posts must meet the rules above and be approved before appearing on the linky. Please see rules and policies above.



      Stay tuned to all the happenings:

      47 comments:

      1. Thanks for hosting and for this fun compilation of Autumn decor ideas. I am sure I will find inspiration for this upcoming season.

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      2. Thank you for hosting this and all the extra time you are going to spend sorting through all the lovely entries about to come your way. Good luck to everyone!

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      3. I can hardly get past the 100 degree summer weather to think about my most favorite time of the year- Fall. Can't wait to see what others have come up with.

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      4. Thanks for hosting such a neat party, I can't wait to see what everyone contributes!

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      5. Thanks for hosting. It's going to be fun looking at all the fall ideas and looking forward to fall and cooler temps.
        Angie

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      6. Thanks so much for hosting. I look forward to seeing all of the entries!

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      7. Thanks you so much for hosting Autumn Decor party! In this hot weather it is hard to believe autumn is right around the corner, fall is my favorite time of the year. Thanks again, Laura

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      8. Hi Amy, thanks so much for including my links. What a fun way to get great inspiration for the magazine! I can't wait to go through these links myself! LOVE Fall! Debra

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      9. Hi Amy,
        Thanks once again for hosting! I went back through some posts from last fall and linked up a couple of projects. I just wish we had a little cooler weather right now to go with the party theme!
        Jane

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      10. Hi Amy, thank you for hosting! Now I'm in the mood for fall! :) Can't wait to see all of the fabulous projects people link up.

        Heather

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      11. Thank you so much for hosting, what a fun party! I just know I will get loads of inspiration here! Hurry up Fall! ;) xo ~Liz

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      12. So happy I found your party!! Thanks so much for hosting this! xoxo Destiny

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      13. Thank you so much for letting us share our projects here Amy! I'm about ready to go pull out all my Fall decor now. LOL! We so appreciate you hosting us!
        Vanessa

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      14. Hi Amy, thanks for the compliments on the addresses and bat mantel! love this party!
        I got your message about the {Flea Market Dining} link up. Funny, I didn't even mean to link that post up to the party?! And, I can't find it in your list of linkys. What number is it? I'll go back in and add the Whisper Wood Cottage button to the post.
        Thanks,
        Denise

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      15. Hi! I tried to copy and paste the code for the button to enter the scouting party but only the code showed up...not a button. Am I doing something wrong? thanks.

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        1. Thanks for giving me the instructions on how to add the button. It is showing up on the post now. Is it OK to be added to the party now?

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      16. Thanks so much for hosting, Amy and allowing me to play! All of the creative projects are certain to get me in the mood to decorate for Fall! *Becca*

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      17. Thanks for being a gracious hostess, Amy! I appreciate the opportunity to link one of my Fall decorating projects! The links all look so fun and creative!

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      18. Thanks for hosting this party. I tried to link up, but i"m not sure I was successful as it didn't seem to process the image. Here is the link for the post I was trying to add: http://gracie-senseandsimplicity.blogspot.ca/2010/09/autumn-wreath.html. I will try again if it didn't work. Thanks.

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      19. I decided to make and set up some fall decor in July since I wasn't blogging last fall ... but didn't want to be left out of your great party. So fun to start thinking of cooler weather and evenings by the fire. Thank you so much for hosting. :)

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      20. hey Amy - I linked up a fall-inspired project from last October - I don't know if that qualifies or not! hard to think about fall when we are just starting summer here...but there are lots of great ideas in the links already provided - thanks so much for hosting!

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      21. I am a new blogger and I am very excited about this party! I love seeing everyone's ideas! Thank you so much for hosting and giving me the opportunity to show how I decorate my home for fall! Penny

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      22. Hi Amy...

        Thank you so much for hosting this awesome Autumn party for us! Ohhh my...I can see that there is tons of fabulous fall inspiration to enjoy! Your party couldn't have come at a better time. Autumn will be here before we know it!

        Thanks again!
        Chari @Happy To Design

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      23. Thanks so much for hosting such a wonderful party for us. I love fall! I'm a follower now through Linky Followers. Have a great weekend!~Poppy

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      24. Amy,

        Thank you for hosting another link party with an extraordinary opportunity. I enjoy seeing everyone's entries and exploring blogs that are new to me. I'm only happy I am not the one that has to choose a winner! :)

        Deborah
        FairfieldHouseNJ.com

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      25. Thanks again so much for hosting! Have a great week!
        Jo-Anna

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      26. Thanks for including me, Amy! I am loving having a peek at fall decor and wishing for cooler weather! Hugs...Debbie

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      27. I am ready to go through these links! I am ready for fall inspiration and the magazines aren't out yet! Thanks for the opportunity!
        Sherry

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      28. I followed all the rules and linked three entries and they aren't showing up. Don't know why?
        Sherry

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      29. Oh, never mind! I see the note now.:)
        Sherry

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      30. Thank you so much for hosting! My neighbors probably think I'm nuts for putting fall decor on the front porch in 100+ temps! :)

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      31. Hi Amy...thank you so much for hosting. This is such a fun way to get inspired. I linked up 3 posts yesterday but they haven't shown up yet. I was hoping I didn't do anything wrong. If there is a problem would you please let me know? Thanks, Ann

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      32. Thanks for hosting Amy! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, Gail

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      33. Thanks for hosting such a great party! I found this late so I hope I am not too late to be included. So many great things here, so much to pin :) Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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      34. It's so inspiring to see what can happen when a group of women {and men} come together. Thank you Amy for bringing everyone together.

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      35. So excited to enter this contest! My absolute favorite time of year to decorate for, even if it is July and 100 degrees outside!!! Thanks for hosting!

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      36. Thank you for hosting such a great party! I am so inspired by everyone's amazing posts! I am so happy I got to link up! Have a great week!

        love, Jody

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      37. Thanks so much for hosting. I look forward to being inspired by Fall, instead of perspired by the heat! :)

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      38. Amy, I am new at this type of party. It sounds exciting and I thank you for hosting this opportunity. I am not sure I did everything correctly. I tried to combine some of my previous projects into one cohesive post. I am thinking I should have posted them separately. I know you are very busy but when you are deciding whether my link complies can you tell me if I should have put up separate links. OK, if you can't.
        Thanks again, Going now to visit all the wonderful fall colors.
        Ginger

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      39. Hi....I did try to link up...but I don't see it, so let me know if I need to do it again. Thanks

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      40. I just linked up again. I have just changed my email, so this email is the one that works. Thanks so much for this great link. I have pinned a lot of ideas from this party for fall! Always love fall inspiration!

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      41. I apologize for being so late in posting! Just decided tonight to do it! Thank you so much for hosting!

        Katherine

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      42. hi whisperwood cottage!
        i am very excited to be a part of this party! however i cannot seem to figure out how to add the button into my post. i have included the link and the button is on my sidebar.
        i am trying to find out how by google, etc. i hope you will still approve the entry.
        thank you,
        donna

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      43. What a great link party, I have found so many creative and beautiful Ideas for Fall and Halloween, I have spent way too much time following links and Pinning!! Thanks for sharing I will be back!

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