Monday, April 21, 2014

Challenge #54 - Paparazzi

Hello!  Erica here from Stamping Starlette - It's been a while since I've been able to host a Challenge here at PGCB. I'm so excited to be sharing a Challenge with you. I was trying to think of something trendy we've all been hoarding and the first thing that came to mind for me personally is Cameras. I have so many camera stamps, wood veneer, flair buttons and probably paper too. Don't be afraid to take this further. I will accept pictures with cameras in it as well. Just remember... Have fun with it!


This is the page I made using some camera flair and a camera stamp.




Becci created this fun Instagram inspired shaped card

Charity used a journaling card and paper with Camera images and a die-cut cork Camera.


Amber used a camera stamp and fussy-cut the image for her card front.


The winner of Challenge #53 is:
Michelle King!
Congratulations. Please send us an e-mail at 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, April 7, 2014

Challenge #53:Happy 13th Birthday

Welcome back to the Paper Girls Challenge!
Charity here, and today is my oldest daughters 13th Birthday. I'm hosting this challenge in her honor.
Sketch and supply details for my layout can be seen on my blog Scrappin' Chaos:
~ almost 13 TEEN ~
Take what you want from this SUBJECT and upload your project with the linky below.
You can enter any of the following themes:
Birthday, Daughter, Oldest Child, Teenager, 13
Please state what your theme is and make sure it is clearly visible on your project.
Here is what our Paper Girls came up with:

Michele (Birthday)

Misty (Oldest Child)

Deborah (Birthday)

Deborah (Birthday)

Erica (Birthday)




The winner of Challenge #52 is:
Congratulations. Please send us an e-mail at 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, March 31, 2014

2nd Anniversary Blog Hop

Welcome to The Paper Girls Challenge blog hop!

We offer our regular challenges every two weeks on the first and third Mondays of the month.  What do we do in the event there is a fifth Monday in the month?  Why we have a blog hop!

And this is no ordinary blog hop. We Paper Girls just recently celebrated our second anniversary! Happy blogiversary to us! 


We have had a fun two years getting to know you and seeing your projects.  We've said goodbye to a few of the original Paper Girls (JudySheryl, and Kyla) and now today we are saying bye to Heather. We appreciate all the work these girls did and wish them all well.  Life gets busy.  And crazy.  And  we know all too well that sometimes crafting and blogs have to be pushed aside for awhile.  Now that we are down a few girls we just may be looking for a few good guest designers in the future!  If you are interested make sure that you are listed on the linky on our sidebar for consideration.

Okay, now back to the hop!  The fabulous store Creative Embellishments is offering a $25 gift certificate to our random winner!  Creative Embellishments carries wood veneer shapes, chipboard, and stamps.  They have so many wonderful designs to choose from.  Please give them a big thanks from The Paper Girls over at their blog or facebook page.

For our hop today we have created projects that have a Celebration theme and that use either wood veneer or chipboard shapes.

Here's a little preview of the projects you'll be seeing today:



And here's the hopping order:

Please hop, comment on all blogs and then come back and enter using the Rafflecopter widget. You have through Friday, April 4th to enter to win the gift certificate.
Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, March 17, 2014

Challenge #52: Lucky Charm

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Jessica here, and I can't believe it is already the middle of March, this year is flying by already.

In honor of today's festivities I've asked the Paper Girls, and I'm asking you, to create something about your

"Lucky Charm." 

I'm good with a pretty loose interpretation of this -  a daily routine that you just can't mix up, the special bangle that your kid wears every day, or something green that reminds you of the lush Irish coastline. Just make sure you explain in your post so I know how you were inspired by the theme.

I chose to scrap about my father's game day rituals. He's a die hard Cowboys fan and has certain shirts/jerseys for certain types of game days. I don't "get" it, but I definitely think that fan rituals are a sort of "lucky charm."

Check out what a couple of the other Paper Girls think could be lucky.



Michele included a lucky star on her layout along with the best two lucky charms she could hope to have, her husband and daughter.

Erica went gung-ho and made her girls their own St. Paddy's day T-shirts.



May the luck of the Irish be with you in this challenge (props to you if you read that with a wee Irish accent).

The winner of our last challenge (#51 - Photo Inspiration/Mosaic) is:
#2 Tammi


 CONGRATS, TAMMI! Please email us at 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!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Challenge #51: Photo Inspiration

Hi!  Kristy here, with your next Paper Girls' Challenge.  I love how random photos can inspire a project - whether it is the picture we are using on the actual project, or something you use as a jumping off point for your project.  In my case, I have 4 images that inspired me.  These are actually photos I took at the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, MO.  I loved the mosaic look and how the colors came through.  (Check out to my blog for what the actual sculpture is!)


I used this inspiration, along with some watercolors, to create my cover page for my One Little Word book. 

 Me

The other Paper Girls came up with some wonderful projects using the photo inspiration.  Check them out! Then let photo inspire you...and be sure to link up for a chance to win a prize.








The winner of our last challenge (#50 - Home!) is:
#9 Kimberly Fordyce

 CONGRATS, KIMBERLY! Please email us at 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 17, 2014

Challenge #50: Home

 Hi folks, Amber here today with our newest challenge. Having recently moved, I've been spending a lot of time thinking about what 'home' means.  I also chose the word 'Home' to focus on as my word for the year. So I thought it would make for a fun challenge to see you how you all interpret the theme of "Home". This can be any project with a home on it, a card or gift to someone who just moved to a new home, a home d├ęcor piece, anything!
 
Here's what I made:
I made this mini album that is the shape of a house to document all of the homes we've lived in (6 houses and 2 apartments in 15 years in case you're interested!)


Kristy:
Kristy created this card to send to a friend who is a new Air Force wife...as a reminder that Home is where the Air Force sends you.
 
 
Becci:
Becci created this card with a home theme, as a thank you for a housewarming gift. The lower half of the card is an envelope which contains the grey inner layer for an interactive card.
 
 
Charity:
Charity created this layout about the long trip home and the mountains on the horizon. What a beautiful drive home!
    
 
Michele:
Michele made this CAS card for her sister who just bought a new house.
 
 
Cathryn:
Cathryn created this wonderful mixed media piece of art that would look great in any home.
 
 
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The winner of our last challenge (#49 Love your love) is entry #25 jengd
CONGRATS, JEN! Please email us at papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize.
 
**Also, please note an addition to our rules below. All winners must now claim their prize within two weeks of the announcement of winner.**
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I hope to see you all join in on the HOME theme. How will you interpret it? Here's a few more ideas if you are a little stumped:
"Home is where the heart is"
"There's no place like home"
"Welcome Home"
"Home on the range"
 
 
 
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 3, 2014

Challenge #49 - Love Your Love


Good morning Paper Girls! 

This is Becci and I am kicking off the month of LOVE with a Valentine's class party gift. I am a fan of non-candy gifts for my girl's classes, which takes a little more planning ahead but you can also give a fun gift that will likely last longer.

Here is the beginning of my twisty straw gift project:

Then I noticed that they didn't say WHO the gift was from, so I added these cute little hearts to the back:



One tip for you on any 3D type of craft, like these or boxes or bags that you craft yourself - use HOT GLUE. Seriously, it keeps it together quicker and better and you won't have anything popping off.

Here is my completed project. I ended up making 40 of these straws to split between the girl's two classes:


The PGCB Design Team has even more lovelies to share with you today:



 Jessica Arrant



Here is the lovely prize for this week's challenge to Love Your Love:



And the winner for  Challenge #48 - Pinecone Pizazz

is Pat P!

 Congratulations Pat!

Please e-mail us at papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com.

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!
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 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 11:59pm 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. The most important thing is to have fun!
We are looking forward to seeing what you create, happy crafting!