Monday, March 30, 2015

March Blog Hop



Hello there! 
It's the fifth Monday of the month. Do you know what that means??? It's time for a blog hop!!!


Our theme for this hop is PARTY DECOR!

So...first off, what's a blog hop without a prize??


Unity Stamps is our sponsor for this blog hop! 
Hop on over to their facebook page and thank them for their generosity if you don't mind! They have this wonderful prize pack of stamps for one lucky winner!


What do you have to do to participate?
Complete all 3 of these required steps:
1. Comment on each of our blog posts along the hop (including this one)
2. "Like" the Paper Girls Challenge on Facebook
3. Follow our blog

 You have until Sunday, April 5th, 2015 at 11:59 pm MST to comment. We will announce the winner on Wednesday April 8th, 2015 at 9:00 am MST. 


Here's your hopping order:

    1. Paper Girls Challenge Blog: http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/
    2. Cathryn H.: http://www.catscrapcreations.blogspot.ca
    3. Brittany M.: http://craftypaperbee.blogspot.com
    4. Amber S.: http://allamberallthetime.blogspot.com/
    5. Michele D.: http://about-the-paper.blogspot.com
    6. Erica B.: http://stampingstarlette.blogspot.com/
    7. Karrie S.: http://sweetscrapsbykarrie.blogspot.com/2015/03/pink-tie-party.html#!/2015/03/pink-tie-party.html 
The Paper Girls have made some wonderful projects and you will not be disappointed.
Thanks for hopping along with us.
Good luck!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Challenge #76 - Shakers

Hello everyone!  It's Cristine with my very first challenge for the Paper Girls Challenge!  I wanted to do something fun so this challenge's theme is Shakers.  Shakers aren't just for cards.  They have been used in layouts and in Project Life spreads as well.  New to the shaker world?  Click on my picture to see a quick step by step tutorial on how to make one!  No sequins?  Use die cuts or coarse glitter instead!  Now go have some fun!!

http://onescrappynovice.blogspot.com/2015/03/paper-girls-challenge-76-shakers.html

I've had the K&Co mason jar die cut forever and didn't know what to do with it until now.  I've recently started sewing so tried the shaker pocket with some clear packaging.
Pebbles basics card base, MME doily sticker, Fancy Pants sentiment sticker,  random micro and seed beads, ribbon, and  sequins from stash, glittered up a bit with Stickles.

I used a pre made frame from my stash and filled it with sequins to make my shaker card.

Brittany
I created a shaker effect in my pocket scrapbooking. I had a few various trinkets I wanted to add including cork die cuts, fabric stars and sequins.


Amber
I used circle dies to make balloons and filled them with several types of pink and white glitter.


The winner of Challenge #75 - Marsala is:
1.  Hazel

Congratulations! Please send an e-mail with your shipping info to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize within two weeks.


How to Join the Fun at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog:
1. Start by following our blog. To do so, click on the "Join this site" button on the right hand side of our blog. Please also feel free to follow by email too and like us on Facebook!
2. We will post new challenges the first and third Monday of every month. It will be up to you to create a project that has been inspired by our challenge!
3. Your entry should be made after the challenge has been posted. We will not say no to slightly older projects but we prefer to see your new creations!
4. Create a blog post about your entry and make sure to include a link back to The Paper Girls Challenge Blog. If you do not have a blog, you may post on our Facebook page or to an online gallery and then link that photo to our linky. However, please only do this if you do not have a blog.
5. Add a link to your blog post (or Facebook /gallery photo) on our Challenge using the Inlinkz tool located at the bottom of our posts. Please make sure you link the actual post with your entry and not your blog's address.
6. Please make sure you describe how you interpreted our challenge if it isn't clear. If we can't see it, we can't count it.
7. The Deadline for each challenge will be the Saturday at 11:55pm MST before the next challenge is posted. This will give you 1 week and 6 days to complete your projects.
8. Please limit your entries to 3 per person per challenge.
9. We use Random.org to pick the winner. Prizes will be sent directly from the hostess of the challenge. At this time, we can only ship to US and Canadian addresses, due to postage rates. We hope this will change in the future. In the meantime, we love to see creations from all over the world!
10. You will have two weeks to claim your prize once we post the winner.
11. The most important thing is to have fun!


Monday, March 2, 2015

Challenge #75 - Marsala


Pantone declared 2015's color of the year to be Marsala. Described as "a naturally robust and earthy wine red" it is muted enough to almost act as a neutral yet bold enough to be a great accent color.


Here are some inspirational photos:
PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2015 - MARSALA 18-1438 - A UNIFYING ELEMENTPantone has officially named Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red, as the Color of the Year for 2015. Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute said "Much l...PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2015 - MARSALA 18-1438 - A UNIFYING ELEMENTOne of the colors projected for color of the year 2015. Marsala.  At designnashville, we keep swatches in cool reds and plums at ALL TIMES, because we know you love them.Jaw-Dropping Gorgeous Wedding Flower Ideas - wedding invitations from Paper & Poste. Photo: VISUAL CRAVINGS; Via Wedluxe;We briefly talked about the amaryllis bouquet to bring in the burgundy. It's a totally different style than the baby's breath but it could also be done with white flowers. We could also just use the amaryllis flowers in random little vases to bring in the burgundy colour on various tables, mis-matched around the room.

Need some help working this rich and sophisticated, yet muted and earthy, color into your crafts? Pantone has some color pairings that might help you here. Or just go to Pinterest and find some great combos.

Needless to say, our current challenge is for you to make a project using the color Marsala. And if you just can't find the right colors then we're also letting you use wine as a theme as well! So pick one or both and get crafty. Here's what our design team has created this round:

Amber
I used Aged Mahogany distress ink to stamp my image. All the other wine-colored items are from Stampin'  Up - solid cardstock is Rich Razzleberry (I think), polka dot and ribbon are both retired.


Karrie
 My marsala was this background paper I found in a rather old GCD Studios pad called Antiquities.  I'd forgotten how great ALL the papers were in this pad, so I used several more!
Found a few buttons and other things of similar shades to throw in.


I found some plain colored cardstock in my VAST collection, and paired this with papers from My Mind's Eye Collectable 'Unforgettable' collection. The twine is also from My Mind's Eye.
The red is a lot darker in 'real life' - the lighting is terrible for taking photos!!


I decided to go with the whole "wine" theme!  This is a fun stamp set called Let's Get SIP FACED from Unity Stamp Company.



I used marsala as an accent color on my layout. The papers and 3x4 cards used here are from Lily Bee's 'Urban Autumn' collection.


I found this Vineyard Berry (retired) colored cardstock from Close to My Heart sitting around in my stash that was close to the marsala color. But the color reminded me so much of wine, I couldn't resist using the Wine & Friends stamp from Unity Stamp Company with the paper.


The Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany distress stain is really close to the Marsala tone. I swiped some stains on some cardstock and punched some hearts out once it was dry.



And now the winner Challenge #74 (Card /sketch) is KT Fit Kitty!
Congratulations! Please send an e-mail with your shipping info to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize within two weeks.



How to Join the Fun at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog:
1. Start by following our blog. To do so, click on the "Join this site" button on the right hand side of our blog. Please also feel free to follow by email too and like us on Facebook!
2. We will post new challenges the first and third Monday of every month. It will be up to you to create a project that has been inspired by our challenge!
3. Your entry should be made after the challenge has been posted. We will not say no to slightly older projects but we prefer to see your new creations!
4. Create a blog post about your entry and make sure to include a link back to The Paper Girls Challenge Blog. If you do not have a blog, you may post on our Facebook page or to an online gallery and then link that photo to our linky. However, please only do this if you do not have a blog.
5. Add a link to your blog post (or Facebook /gallery photo) on our Challenge using the Inlinkz tool located at the bottom of our posts. Please make sure you link the actual post with your entry and not your blog's address.
6. Please make sure you describe how you interpreted our challenge if it isn't clear. If we can't see it, we can't count it.
7. The Deadline for each challenge will be the Saturday at 11:55pm MST before the next challenge is posted. This will give you 1 week and 6 days to complete your projects.
8. Please limit your entries to 3 per person per challenge.
9. We use Random.org to pick the winner. Prizes will be sent directly from the hostess of the challenge. At this time, we can only ship to US and Canadian addresses, due to postage rates. We hope this will change in the future. In the meantime, we love to see creations from all over the world!
10. You will have two weeks to claim your prize once we post the winner.
11. The most important thing is to have fun!






Monday, February 16, 2015

Challenge #74 - Card Sketch

Good morning everyone, Kerys here, with Paper Girls Challenge #74. The challenge this time is a:

CARD SKETCH


I used a digital image from the From The Heart Stamps shop - I just love the Birdbrain Chick images!
And now the winner of our Love/Anniversary Challenge (#73).  Congratulations 
14. Dorothy S  

Please send an e-mail with your shipping info to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize.

How to Join the Fun at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog:
1. Start by following our blog. To do so, click on the "Join this site" button on the right hand side of our blog. Please also feel free to follow by email too and like us on Facebook!
2. We will post new challenges the first and third Monday of every month. It will be up to you to create a project that has been inspired by our challenge!
3. Your entry should be made after the challenge has been posted. We will not say no to slightly older projects but we prefer to see your new creations!
4. Create a blog post about your entry and make sure to include a link back to The Paper Girls Challenge Blog. If you do not have a blog, you may post on our Facebook page or to an online gallery and then link that photo to our linky. However, please only do this if you do not have a blog.
5. Add a link to your blog post (or Facebook /gallery photo) on our Challenge using the Inlinkz tool located at the bottom of our posts. Please make sure you link the actual post with your entry and not your blog's address.
6. Please make sure you describe how you interpreted our challenge if it isn't clear. If we can't see it, we can't count it.
7. The Deadline for each challenge will be the Saturday at 11:55pm MST before the next challenge is posted. This will give you 1 week and 6 days to complete your projects.
8. Please limit your entries to 3 per person per challenge.
9. We use Random.org to pick the winner. Prizes will be sent directly from the hostess of the challenge. At this time, we can only ship to US and Canadian addresses, due to postage rates. We hope this will change in the future. In the meantime, we love to see creations from all over the world!
10. You will have two weeks to claim your prize once we post the winner.
11. The most important thing is to have fun!




Monday, February 2, 2015

Challenge #73 - Anniversary

We are so excited to share our new challenge today. In just a few short days will be the third Anniversary of the Paper Girls Challenge blog.  What better way to celebrate than to challenge you to make an Anniversary themed project?

Get creative with your projects! We are looking for projects that involve Love or Anniversary themes and with Valentine's Day coming up I don't think you will have a problem coming up with something. You can make cards or any other type of paper craft. We want to see them all!



Becci

Kristy

Amber




 Along with our anniversary we are happy to announce our new design team members! They are talented ladies and we can't wait to show you their work this year. You can check their bios on our Meet the Paper Girls tab.Here they are!

Karrie





The winner of Challenge #72 is: Heather!

Congratulations! Please send an e-mail with your shipping info to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize.

How to Join the Fun at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog:
1. Start by following our blog. To do so, click on the "Join this site" button on the right hand side of our blog. Please also feel free to follow by email too and like us on Facebook!
2. We will post new challenges the first and third Monday of every month. It will be up to you to create a project that has been inspired by our challenge!
3. Your entry should be made after the challenge has been posted. We will not say no to slightly older projects but we prefer to see your new creations!
4. Create a blog post about your entry and make sure to include a link back to The Paper Girls Challenge Blog. If you do not have a blog, you may post on our Facebook page or to an online gallery and then link that photo to our linky. However, please only do this if you do not have a blog.
5. Add a link to your blog post (or Facebook /gallery photo) on our Challenge using the Inlinkz tool located at the bottom of our posts. Please make sure you link the actual post with your entry and not your blog's address.
6. Please make sure you describe how you interpreted our challenge if it isn't clear. If we can't see it, we can't count it.
7. The Deadline for each challenge will be the Saturday at 11:55pm MST before the next challenge is posted. This will give you 1 week and 6 days to complete your projects.
8. Please limit your entries to 3 per person per challenge.
9. We use Random.org to pick the winner. Prizes will be sent directly from the hostess of the challenge. At this time, we can only ship to US and Canadian addresses, due to postage rates. We hope this will change in the future. In the meantime, we love to see creations from all over the world!
10. You will have two weeks to claim your prize once we post the winner.
11. The most important thing is to have fun!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Challenge #72 - Cork

Good morning everyone, Michele here, with Paper Girls Challenge #72. The challenge this time is:

CORK

Cork has been a trend for awhile in the scrapbooking/paper crafting world, and it seems to be sticking around for now. So pull out your cork patterned papers or cork embellishments and start creating!

I created this layout using cork patterned paper to mat my photo and also to back the whole layout.


Are you ready to see what the other Paper Girls have created to help inspire you? I love the texture that cork adds to these projects:

Kristy embellished her layout with cork circles.

Amber  die cut the word 'hello' and punched some hearts with cork-patterned paper.

Charissa used cork cameras to embellish her layout about a favorite photo.

Cristine used cork alphas and embellishments.

Erica used cork alphas

The winner of Challenge #71 is: #18 - Sandy Ross!

Congratulations! Please send an e-mail with your shipping info to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize.

How to Join the Fun at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog:
1. Start by following our blog. To do so, click on the "Join this site" button on the right hand side of our blog. Please also feel free to follow by email too and like us on Facebook!
2. We will post new challenges the first and third Monday of every month. It will be up to you to create a project that has been inspired by our challenge!
3. Your entry should be made after the challenge has been posted. We will not say no to slightly older projects but we prefer to see your new creations!
4. Create a blog post about your entry and make sure to include a link back to The Paper Girls Challenge Blog. If you do not have a blog, you may post on our Facebook page or to an online gallery and then link that photo to our linky. However, please only do this if you do not have a blog.
5. Add a link to your blog post (or Facebook /gallery photo) on our Challenge using the Inlinkz tool located at the bottom of our posts. Please make sure you link the actual post with your entry and not your blog's address.
6. Please make sure you describe how you interpreted our challenge if it isn't clear. If we can't see it, we can't count it.
7. The Deadline for each challenge will be the Saturday at 11:55pm MST before the next challenge is posted. This will give you 1 week and 6 days to complete your projects.
8. Please limit your entries to 3 per person per challenge.
9. We use Random.org to pick the winner. Prizes will be sent directly from the hostess of the challenge. At this time, we can only ship to US and Canadian addresses, due to postage rates. We hope this will change in the future. In the meantime, we love to see creations from all over the world!
10. You will have two weeks to claim your prize once we post the winner.
11. The most important thing is to have fun!



Monday, January 5, 2015

Challenge #71: Let's Sparkle and Shine!

Happy 2015!!!  We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and started the new year on a great note.

It is Kristy here, with our first challenge of 2015.  We are starting the new year with a little sparkle and shine here at The Paper Girls.  Challenge #71 is to pull out your glitter and sparkly stuff and make a project.  Make sure you link your projects here by Saturday, January 17 to be in the drawing for a fun prize pack from yours truly.  We look forward to seeing what everyone makes.

Here are some wonderfully sparkly stuff from the Paper Girls:








The winner of Challenge #70 is:


KT Fit Kitty

Congratulations! Please send an e-mail with the number of the challenge you won and your shipping info to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize.

How to Join the Fun at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog:
1. Start by following our blog. To do so, click on the "Join this site" button on the right hand side of our blog. Please also feel free to follow by email too and like us on Facebook!
2. We will post new challenges the first and third Monday of every month. It will be up to you to create a project that has been inspired by our challenge!
3. Your entry should be made after the challenge has been posted. We will not say no to slightly older projects but we prefer to see your new creations!
4. Create a blog post about your entry and make sure to include a link back to The Paper Girls Challenge Blog. If you do not have a blog, you may post on our Facebook page or to an online gallery and then link that photo to our linky. However, please only do this if you do not have a blog.
5. Add a link to your blog post (or Facebook /gallery photo) on our Challenge using the Inlinkz tool located at the bottom of our posts. Please make sure you link the actual post with your entry and not your blog's address.
6. Please make sure you describe how you interpreted our challenge if it isn't clear. If we can't see it, we can't count it.
7. The Deadline for each challenge will be the Saturday at 11:55pm MST before the next challenge is posted. This will give you 1 week and 6 days to complete your projects.
8. Please limit your entries to 3 per person per challenge.
9. We use Random.org to pick the winner. Prizes will be sent directly from the hostess of the challenge. At this time, we can only ship to US and Canadian addresses, due to postage rates. We hope this will change in the future. In the meantime, we love to see creations from all over the world!
10. You will have two weeks to claim your prize once we post the winner.
11. The most important thing is to have fun!