Monday, July 16, 2018

Challenge #156 - Transparencies

Hi Scrappy Friends.  Cathryn here to share a new challenge with you.
Transparencies!!!!
A few years ago I saw a layout made by Missy Whidden where she sprayed mist on a transparency and then cut it into little squares. I love that layout and have always wanted to try something like that myself.

First,
 let me welcome our guest designer
Linda McEnergy


We are delighted to have Linda designing with us again, here is her beautiful project: 



And here is a little about her: 

Hello! I am Linda Mc Energy. I am 46 years old, married to my soulmate, with 3 grown, married children.  I’ve always loved crafting of all kinds, but started carding in 2009, because finding ‘just the right card’ for loved ones was really important to me, and I wasn’t happy with what I found on the shelves.  I am currently on 4 Design Teams and spend a LOT of my time crafting!  I love to add a personalized touch to my cards, so I enjoy knowing as much as I can about the recipient.


If you’d like to pop in for a visit, you can find me here: https://lindamscreations.blogspot.com


So here are a few pictures of the transparency that I used alcohol ink on.  I then cut it into strips and used my sewing machine to stitch it to my background paper.


I really love how it turned out!

And this is my final layout


Here is more from our Design Team....

Brittany
I used a transparency to create a shaker card.

Michele
I used square transparencies on white paper for my background.

Heather 
I used a metallic, striped transparency paper to show off the rose gold glitter paste behind.


And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #155:
#1 Chris

Please send an e-mail to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com within the next two weeks and we'll send you details!!!  

We want to encourage all of our challenge participants to refer our rules and prize structure here: http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html

Also, follow us on our new Instagram account for more chances to win! For this challenge use #PGCBchallenge156 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

Happy crafting!!!


Monday, July 2, 2018

Challenge # 155 - Buttons

Hi!  Welcome to our newest Paper Girl's Challenge: Buttons!  Buttons can be used in so many different ways, from an accent to a focal point.  We can't wait to see your projects that are as a cute as a button!!!

This is our first challenge for the 3rd quarter of the year - where has the time gone?!?  The Quarterly Winner for the 2nd quarter can be found at the bottom of this post!  Be sure to scroll all the way down.

But first, we would like to introduce you to our guest designer this month, Linda Mc Enery!


Hello! I am 46 years old, married to my soulmate, with 3 grown, married children.  I’ve always loved crafting of all kinds, but starting carded in 2009, because finding ‘just the right card' for loved ones was really important to me, and I wasn’t happy with what I found on the shelves.  I am currently on 4 Design Teams and spend a LOT of my time crafting!  I love to add a personalized touch to my cards, so I enjoy knowing as much as I can about the recipient. 

If you’d like to pop in for a visit, you can find me here: https://lindamscreations.blogspot.com

Here is Linda's beautiful creation:  



Thank you SO much, Linda, for being our guest designer. Now, here is more beautiful projects from our design team:
For my project, I used the button as an accent on my twine.


I used these older packages of MME buttons whole and some vintage ones also
 to document the perfect comfy cosy spot my kitty curled up to have her nap ALL OVER MY CLOTHES!! when I was changing over from winter to summer wardrobe. 
 Some mini clothes pins also support the clothing theme.

I used the adorable Baby Button Bits stamp from Papertrey Ink Stamps to create these adorable baby cards for my cousins.


And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #154:

And the 2nd Quarter Winner is:

Please send an e-mail to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com within the next two weeks and we'll send you details!!!  

We want to encourage all of our challenge participants to refer our rules and prize structure here: http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html

Also, follow us on our new Instagram account for more chances to win! For this challenge use #PGCBchallenge155 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

Can't wait to see what you all create!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Challenge #154 - Bicycles

Summertime is in full swing and one thing we do around here is get out our bikes!  That's my challenge for you this time!

Challenge #154 - BICYCLES

I've meant to scrap this picture for years. This is my daughter trying out her very first bicycle:



And now some inspiration from our Paper Girls:


Karrie
I've had this "Bicycle for 2" transparency for a long time and never used the Eiffel tower stencil.
 Perfect time to make some home d├ęcor!

I used an older stamp and some of my favorite retired papers to create a pair of tags great for any upcoming occasion. 


Using the Story Teller collection by Crate Paper to document a bike ride my daughter and I took.

And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #153:

Please send an e-mail to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com within the next two weeks and we'll send you details!!!  

We want to encourage all of our challenge participants to refer our rules and prize structure here: http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html

Also, follow us on our new Instagram account for more chances to win! For this challenge use #PGCBchallenge154 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

Can't wait to see what you all create!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Challenge #153 - Woodland Creatures


Hello crafters...and hello June!
This is Brittany and I'm so excited to host our Paper Girls challenge these next couple weeks:
Woodland Creatures. 

We spend a lot of time in the summer playing out in the woods where I live and we see a lot of beautiful wildlife, which inspired this challenge. I'd like to see a project where a creature from the outdoors, most particularly a woodland creature, has inspired your work. I can't wait to see your projects! You have until Saturday, June 16th (11:55pm MST) to link your project to this post (below).

Here are two cards I created that were inspired by the critters I've seen in the woods.
This first card has more of an Autumn feel, but I absolutely love this little deer image from Greeting Farm stamps (Forest Friends - now retired).

 And with the arrival of a new baby for one of my dear friends, I couldn't resist creating this sweet little scene with my Fawn Lawn stamps (Mom + Me).

Here are the beautiful creations from our amazing design team:

Michele
I found some woodland creatures in my stash from October Afternoon.


Simple cards with these adorable felt creatures I found.



This is my sweet granddaughter Taylor with her special Woodland Creature from preschool. It was her turn to look after him over the weekend.

I started by using my Distress Inks and a pair of Neat and Tangled stencils. I then added a cute set of woodland creatures from the Into the Woods Lawn Fawn stamps, colored with Dual Brush Pens by Tombow. The sentiments were from the set, and were perfect for a hello card.


And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #152:

Please send an e-mail to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com within the next two weeks and we'll send you details!!!  

We want to encourage all of our challenge participants to refer our rules and prize structure here: http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html

Also, follow us on our new Instagram account for more chances to win! For this challenge use #PGCBchallenge153 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

Happy crafting!!!


Monday, May 21, 2018

Challenge #152 - Shapes

Welcome back to The Paper Girls Challenge blog! Our challenge for you today is to create something that is not a square or rectangle! Break out the die-cut machine, the manual cutters, or even those funky scissors that we all have somewhere in our crafty space! Or better yet, use up those oddly shaped papers that always looked amazing, but you might not have used yet.

Guest designer: Tone Jensen
I am 49 years old and I live in Norway nearby the capitol, Oslo. I live with my cohabiting Vidar and our son Daniel who are 18 years old. I also have a stepdaughter who is 32 years old.
I have always put photos in albums and start real scrapbooking in 2004. Now I make LO and cards, sometimes PL, AJ and ATC.  
I do not know what style I have in crafting, I like to vary.
Inspiration I have to say that I get basically from net…both domestic and foreign.

Here is her take on the challenge:
I have used:- stencil from Dutch Doobadoo- paper from Maja Design- cheesecloth- various flowers - stamp from Papirdesign- spoon bought from a scrapping-friend- die-cut from Memory Box

Look at the beautiful details: 


And now for some projects from the Paper Girls! 



I used my Silhouette to create a fun and funky llama card! I used a cut file of a card that had a great llama image, and rather than using the card base it came with, I created a card back for it. Since the llama was a bit skinny, the sentiment space will be limited. Who could resist a great llama though?! 


Kristy



And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #151:

We encourage all of our challenge participants to refer to our rules and prize structure here :
http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html.

Also, follow us on our new Instagram account for more chances to win. For this challenge use 
#PGCBchallenge152  and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

Happy Crafting! We are excited to see your beautiful creations!


Monday, May 7, 2018

Challenge #151 - Friendship

Welcome back to The Paper Girls Challenge blog! This go round it is Erica bringing the theme of Friendship. I don't think we have ever done this theme in the last six years and it turns out to be quite fun. Who do you love to make cards for?? Your friends of course! I myself am moving this week so I foresee a bunch of thank you cards being made very soon. My friends have been so good to me. So now it is time to share your gratitude for your friends out there and show us your pages and cards with a Friendship theme!


Up first is our latest guest designer Deanne Saunders!




My name is Deanne Saunders. My hubby and I live in Paradise, Newfoundland Canada. I was an elementary teacher for 23 years but retired early. I am now an Early Childhood Educator (couldn’t stay away from the kiddies!!). I have always enjoyed playing with paper, scissors, glue, and 
ESPECIALLY crayons and pencil crayons, ever since I’ve been a small child. I just couldn’t stop playing, so I continued by scrapbooking and card-making! I love it!!! My hubby calls me a paper hoarder. He just MAY be right, but I’d never tell him that!!! A man doesn’t need to know he’s right!!! haha!
I used a lot of the techniques on this card that  I love! I love paper piecing and I paper-pieced the friends clothes and the umbrella. Glitter is FUN!!! I also used a border punch and diecuts. Bugaboo digis are so cute, too!


And now for some projects from the Paper Girls! 

Erica
It's fun to send a special card to a friend so I made a set for various occasions.


Karrie
Some fun selfies on girls nite.


Michele

A sweet card to give to a friend.

Kristy

And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #150:

We encourage all of our challenge participants to refer to our rules and prize structure here :
http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html.

Also, follow us on our new Instagram account for more chances to win. For this challenge use 
#PGCBchallenge150  and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

Happy Crafting! We are excited to see your beautiful creations!


Monday, April 16, 2018

Challenge #150 - Rainbows


Hi everyone Cathryn here to share a super fun challenge......RAINBOWS!!!!
Where I live April is usually a month filled with lots of April Showers!! So I figured this would be a perfect time for some Rainbow Inspiration.  Sadly, however we are still fighting through some cold weather and snow!!!   Yes.....I said snow. Checking facts I learned that this is the longest winter we have had since 1940!!  So, doing some creating with Rainbows has been fun and got me very much looking forward to warmer weather.

I am very much looking forward to seeing all the colours of the Rainbow in your projects.

First let me introduce our talented Guest Designer Marty McGee


Rainbows signify hope, life, and promises. I wanted to bring paper to life using rainbow colors to express these three things. I used Fun Stampers Journey (FSJ) splashes to create a wonderful rainbow array of flowers with an endearing sentiment. Each flower is accented with FSJ Rainbow Drops and our Mystic Fern die. For complete details on how I made this card visit www.martyzstamps.com and search for "A Better Place - Rainbow Effect - Paper Girls Guest Designer" post.


Hi, I'm Marty McGee. I was born and bred in the South; and, yes, I do have a southern accent. 
I have been a papercrafter for the past 20 years. It began with scrapbooking and transitioned into card making.
I am a coach with Fun Stampers Journey and absolutely love all of their products. I really love working with new techniques using the Gel Press along with anything that requires a die (I'm a die addict), colored pencils, watercolor pencils, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers; I guess I had better stop or you'll be reading for hours. If you live in the Atlanta area, look me up and come to one of my classes where creating is fun!


Website at www.martyzstamps.com, Instagram and Twitter @martyzstamps, and Facebook martyzstamps mcgee

I had so much fun using all the colours of the Rainbow in my first project. I used a Paige Evans Silhouette Cut File, and backed all of the little hearts with paint chip samples.  It is amazing all the creating that you can do with simple paint chip samples.

Because I had so much fun with the layout, I decided to make a very simple card.
I used some Jane Davenport Water Colours and the packaging technique, and then just added a simple sentiment. 

For my last project I really wanted to try and create a poured paint canvas in Rainbow colours.
Although I had no idea what I was doing, I think it turned out OK.
I then added a sweet quote and a few cut clouds.

Please enjoy some more amazing inspiration from our talented team members!!!


Brittany
Although my project isn't the typical bright full spectrum rainbow we are used to seeing, I couldn't resist creating the rainbow on this card in my friend's favorite shades of purple for her birthday.

I found perfect papers in my stash from Sassafrass Lass and came up with this page.
My son's sublime smile colours my world!


Kristy
I used rainbow washi to create the background under the bunny.  If you look carefully, you can see where I layered two different width washies to add a little depth to the colors.


Heather
I used the Avery Elle Be A Unicorn stamp and die set, with a few clouds and lovely watercolored rainbows created with clear embossing powder. 


Michele
The rainbow painted on my daughter's face paired well with this striped rainbow paper!


And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #149:
Tone K.

We encourage all of our challenge participants to refer to our rules and prize structure here :
http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html.

Also, follow us on our new Instagram account for more chances to win. For this challenge use 
#PGCBchallenge150  and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

Have a super week and we look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations!!!