Monday, February 1, 2016

PGCB #97 - Valentine/Love

Hello, Brittany here to kick of our first challenge for February with the Paper Girls! Since February is the month of love - we challenge you to create something for your Valentine or about love. 

Challenge #97 - Valentine/Love


We have exciting news - this challenge is sponsored by Alisha from Scrap N' Dipity! Here is a bit more about this fabulous artist:

"Hi! My name is Alisha, I'm 31 years old and live in Ontario Canada. I've been creating graphics since I was 13 years old, which was a long time ago now! I like to create anything cute and kawaii style. I'm a huge crafter, I love to create all kinds of things! If it's a DIY project I will definitely try it. I started creating pixel graphics and have recently decided to jump into Scrapbooking products with my site Scrap N' Dipity. When I'm not creating I like to spend my time with my husband and our furbabies."


Alisha will be giving away two (2) $10 gift certificates to shop from her amazing digital shop - we'll randomly select one winner from participants from the Valentine challenge and Alisha will select one winner of her choice! We'll post the winners with our next challenge on Monday, 2/15/16.

Lucky us, we got to play with one of her darling digital images for this challenge - Scribble Sally - Be My Valentine.



Please welcome our Guest Designer for the month of February:  
Tara Sell


Hi, I'm Tara and I have always enjoyed creating crafty projects and within the last couple of years have decided to seriously pursue my love of all things paper, stamps, home decor, glitter, and more! I started up my blog a little over a year ago and have been slowly learning more skills and adding to my collection of crafty tools, tricks, and must-haves!  The blog is a place for me to share what I've learned and hopefully inspire others to pursue their passion, whatever that may be. Six months ago I decided to try my hand at creating crafty videos and started a YouTube channel to share my projects.  The crafting community is full of wonderful minds, open hearts, and amazing talent - I'm so excited to be a part of it! 

Join me:


For this project I printed the adorable image on kraft cardstock and colored her in with my Prismacolors.  This is one of my favorite coloring techniques and it really allows the image to be the star of the show!  For some added whimsy I outlined her with a white gel pen and used some cute puffy stickers and patterned papers to create a lovey dovey Valentine's theme.  





Beautiful card, Tara!  Here is how the rest of the design team used this sweet image:

I wanted to use Scribble Sally to make Valentines for my girls - she was PERFECT!


My daughter has already declared this cute little girl and card as hers!  Scribble Sally is just the cutest little girl and perfect for Valentine's Day.

Amber


And now the winner of Challenge #96 (Forest Friends) is: 

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

We can't wait to see your Valentine projects!!!
You have two weeks to complete and enter your project.

New to our Challenges? Please refer to the rules here: http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html

Monday, January 18, 2016

Challenge #96 - Forest Friends


Hello, Erica here from Stamping Starlette. Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day to everyone! If you have some time off today I hope you can spend it with family or squeeze some time in your craft room. I thought a fun theme for today would be to use forest creatures in your project. I won't limit you on what kind of creatures you have in the forest either, it could be your kids, friends or magical creature too. Let's see what the Paper Girls came up with:



I used one of my favorite stamps from Lawn Fawn, Yeti, Set Go along with an older collection of papers from Crate Paper, Sleigh Ride.

Perfect subject for a baby book for an outdoorsy couple.
(see blog for full album)
Adorable baby woodland images from Pretty Little Studio,
and also features my fave line ever Simple Stories Baby Steps


I love these adorable foxes from the Autumn Day collection by Photo Play Paper!

I used a silhouette file to make the owl tote, and the same file to cut out the owl for the matching card.

Amber made this little raccoon valentines tag:


I had to use the cute lil' bear, hedgehog, and bird from this adorable mini kit from EP.

And now the winner of Challenge #95 (Home and Family) is 

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

Get creating! We can't wait to see your Forest Friends projects!!
You have two weeks to complete and enter your project.

New to our Challenges? Please refer to the rules here: http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html

Monday, January 4, 2016

Challenge #95 - Home/Family

Hello, Kerys here from Scrappinnhappy. Happy New Year! I'm hosting the first challenge of 2016 for the month of January and it is:


#95 - Home/Family



Our Guest Designer for the month of January is........

Sonia Jessop


"I've been a "crafter" for long as I can remember. I made a scrapbook of my trip to Disney World with my family when I was in sixth grade out of construction paper, and that is where my scrapbooking journey started! Ever since then, I have loved taking my photographic memories of trips and every day moments and turning them into visual works of art; it my way of truly cherishing those moments and sharing them with people that I love. I also just got married, so now I have a whole new life event to start scrapping, woo hoo!!"


Please visit Sonia's blog: www.scrapsugar.wordpress.com

Check out Sonia's beautiful project:


"This is a glass casserole dish that I made as a gift for my cousin. I felt it worked well with the family theme, and is engraved with their wedding date. I love this idea because it's perfect for entertaining and pot lucks, you'll always get your dishes back!  To make it, I designed the piece in Cricut Design Space and cut it on contact paper. Then I laid it over the glass and covered with Armour Etch to permanently etch the glass." 

And now from the Paper Girls:
With a new baby around it's not hard to get family pix with the star!



Amber made a double banner to decorate her craft room filled with things that make home and family special. 


Kristy is featuring a family tradition of making sugar cookies for the holidays.


Erica made a page about family time at the park.

And now the winner of Challenge #94 (Celebrate) is 
#22 - Heather Mills!!

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

I can't wait to see what you create with the theme 'Home/Family' - the possibilities are endless! 
You have two weeks to complete and enter your project.

New to our Challenges? Please refer to the rules here: http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html

Monday, December 21, 2015

Challenge #94 - Celebrate


Michele here again. For our last PGCB challenge for the year, we'd like you to celebrate with us! Any kind of celebration will do - New Years, birthdays, graduations, you name it!

Challenge #94 - CELEBRATE



Please welcome back our guest designer for the month of December:

Diana M. Larson


I started blogging almost five years ago and have chatted, met, and been inspired by many of my peers.  Every month I have an ANYTHING GOES linky challenge on my blog, one entry per day, with a chance to win a prize. On the second and fourth of the month I offer themed challenges, with limited entries.  We have lots of fun with creative inspiration from my Design Team and from all the entries. This year I have introduced a line of crinkle ribbon, which some are custom colors that I have developed and I keep a formula book with my color combinations.  I love to experiment and try new things, I hope you will come visit my blog and be inspired. I also have an ETSY store ETSY.com/shop/DLART, where you can purchase the ribbons I make, twine and numerous hand made cards and jewelry. The name of my blog is DL.ART but the url is: http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com, I hope you will stop by and enter my challenges and be inspired.

Two years ago I started selling Close To My Heart products. I love the paper and stamps so it just seemed to fit with everything else I was doing along with teaching a few workshops a year and exhibiting my watercolor paintings and participating in art and craft fairs.  I will be here all month if you have any questions please come over to my blog all my contact info is at the top of my blog. I am also on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, and you can get feeds right to your e-mail every time I post, if you sign up for it.

Here's Diana's 'Celebrate' project:


Thank you so much for designing for us, Diana, especially during such a busy time of year!


The design team also has some gorgeous projects to help inspire you, please take a look:

A fun party invitation for New Years:


We are celebrating a new little life in our family, welcome Noah!


Over the weekend, we celebrated my oldest nephew's graduation from college!  Here is a card I made for the occasion.

Erica
I'm a little late with my Christmas cards. Here's one I made for a friend of mine.

Thank you for all your wonderful participation in our 2015 challenges and we'll have another challenge ready for you the first Monday of 2016!!  


And now for our winner announcement!

The winner of Challenge #93 is entry #56 - Kim K.!



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

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Challenge #93 - Christmas

Hey everyone, Michele here with the next PGCB challenge. Christmas is coming and we hope you've been getting crafty!  If not, I hope our challenge this month will get you motivated!


Challenge #93 - CHRISTMAS


Please welcome our guest designer for the month of December:

Diana M. Larson


What an honor to be a guest designer for the Paper Girls Challenge Blog. The theme this month is “Christmas” - I love it!!!  I love to share what I create. If you like the ribbon or twine you see on
this project, you can order it from DL.ART.

I started blogging almost five years ago and have chatted, met, and been inspired by many of my peers.  Every month I have an ANYTHING GOES linky challenge on my blog, one entry per day, with a chance to win a prize. On the second and fourth of the month I offer themed challenges, with limited entries.  We have lots of fun with creative inspiration from my Design Team and from all the entries. This year I have introduced a line of crinkle ribbon, which some are custom colors that I have developed and I keep a formula book with my color combinations.  I love to experiment and try new things, I hope you will come visit my blog and be inspired.I also have an ETSY store ETSY.com/shop/DLART, where you can purchase the ribbons I make, twine and numerous hand made cards and jewelry. The name of my blog is DL.ART but the url is: http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com, I hope you will stop by and enter my challenges and be inspired.

Two years ago I started selling Close To My Heart products. I love the paper and stamps so it just seemed to fit with everything else I was doing along with teaching a few workshops a year and exhibiting my watercolor paintings and participating in art and craft fairs.  I will be here all month if you have any questions please come over to my blog all my contact info is at the top of my blog. I am also on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, and you can get feeds right to your e-mail every time I post, if you sign up for it.

Here's Diana's beautiful Christmas project:


After I had photographed the box card I added twine to the sleigh. I used about 5-6 pieces of paper to create this. The file comes from SVGcuts.com. I used AC cardstock and MME. I love do 3D projects and multiples of anything. I added a brad for the door knob. These are so fun to make and give. I will be here all month, so I will see you for the next challenge!

And here are projects from the Paper Girls:

Michele
I created a small gift box out of a 12x12 sheet of card stock with a card to match.


So last weekend a friend and I did our Christmas baking
 and this weekend I got to scrap about it.  Double the Christmas craft fun!

We did our annual tradition visiting Santa - probably our best visit yet.

I love wreaths, but I haven't had a chance to make one for our house this year.  After about an hour of curling leaves and another 3 of hot gluing them to make sure none of the ring was showing, I have a new wreath.  The best part about it, I can change the snowflakes and ribbon and make this wreath work for all seasons!


I decorated some tree forms using punched out circles and squares. They were perfect to pair with my new Nutcracker themed nutcrackers.


And now for our winner announcement!

The winner of Challenge #92 is entry #4 Julie O.!



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

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Challenge #92 - Winter Sports

Welcome to our 2nd challenge in November...our Winter Sports Challenge.  Time to break out your favorite images of all things winter sports related and create a project.  Skating, sledding or skiing?  What is your favorite winter sport?  Mine might be drinking hot cocoa, watching skating, and scrapping, but I'm still a Southern California girl at heart.  :-D  I'm simply in love with all the fun Winter Sports cards and pages our Design Team created.  We can't wait to see yours too.  Since there are 5 Mondays in November, you will actually have an extra week (or until Dec 5th) to link your projects up with us.
Cheers! ~Kristy


Thanks again to our guest designer for the month of November -- 

I'm Lisa and I'm from the place where we have the weirdest weather in the country, Michigan!  Only here can you freeze one day and be sweltering the next!  I sometimes do use weather as the inspiration for my work, though most of it comes from music.  I'm a huge pop music fan but mostly 90s and 2000s, especially the boy band era.  I've been crafting since I was a child--I actually really don't ever remember NOT crafting!  My mom did craft shows and I would help her get the stuff ready and before I knew it I was making things myself.  Stamping is my first crafty love so I'm primarily a card maker though I do a bit of mixed media and jewelry making as well.  

Twitter - @magicrainbows


Here is Lisa's beautiful ice skating-inspired project:




And now for the Design Team creations:






 




And now for our winner announcement!

The winner of Challenge #91 is entry #28: Katie Tate!



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

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Challenge #91 - Stamps

It's November and time for challenge #91.
Amber here and this time I've chosen our challenge to be all about STAMPS. 
Pull out your rubber, photopolymer, and/or acrylic stamps. No digital images. Just a real life, hold-it-in-your-hand stamp and some ink!

Here is a tag I created using lots of stamps:


Please welcome our guest designer for the month of November -- 

I'm Lisa and I'm from the place where we have the weirdest weather in the country, Michigan!  Only here can you freeze one day and be sweltering the next!  I sometimes do use weather as the inspiration for my work, though most of it comes from music.  I'm a huge pop music fan but mostly 90s and 2000s, especially the boy band era.  I've been crafting since I was a child--I actually really don't ever remember NOT crafting!  My mom did craft shows and I would help her get the stuff ready and before I knew it I was making things myself.  Stamping is my first crafty love so I'm primarily a card maker though I do a bit of mixed media and jewelry making as well.  

Twitter - @magicrainbows

I'm so in love with these Prima doll stamps and was recently rewatching the live action Cinderella movie and as she danced around the ballroom, I remembered the director talking about her dress being so heavy because it was layer after layer of tulle and stones and I thought, what an amazing tag that would be! The chandelier represents the ballroom Cinderella danced in.


And now for the rest of the Design Team:






 



And now for our winner announcement!

The winner of Challenge #90 is entry #47 Sue Kment!


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

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