Monday, November 18, 2019

Challenge #188 - Family

Hello everyone, this is Brittany, and I'm hosting our challenge this week - and it's all about FAMILY!  This can be your family by blood or adoption, your family of friends or co-workers, your furry/feathered/scaly friend family, or whatever family means to you. I can't wait to see what you create with this theme!

Before we start with loads of beautiful inspiration, I'd like to introduce you to our fabulous guest designer for this challenge, Karen Finkle, and let her tell you a little about herself and her gorgeous project.


"I began stamping in 2012 sporadically. In 2013 I started falling in love with stamping. My husband and I were RVing on our second Civil War trip and I didn't bring any stamping supplies with me. There was a reason for that in hindsight. Our trip was cut short while we were in NC due to a discovered cancerous tumor in his neck. We spent 3 months in NC for surgery and daily radiation. We returned to FL for chemo and my stress relief became stamping! 

What also is great about stamping is all the stampers I met through the internet who were willing to pray for us on our treacherous journey. The doctors gave him one year to live. Fast forward 6 years...I am still stamping daily but yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of my husband's passing. 

He supported my passion and would be so  happy to know that I'm a guest designer today. You can find out more about me and details for my card at https://karenscardkorner.blogspot.com/2019/11/stampin-up-pressed-petals-birthday-card.html

For a short synopsis, it was part of a One Sheet Wonder series using Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper."



Thank you SO much for designing with us and sharing your story, Karen. We are so happy to decided to join us and share this beautiful project. 

Here is some additional inspiration from our design team...

I've been wanting to scrapbook these beautiful family photos we took last year. The color scream fall too, so it's very suiting for this season.


This challenge comes at just the right time because a new grandbaby joined us last week!

Michele
Here's a LO of cousins and aunts enjoying the Jelly Belly visitor center.

Erica
My family was all in town together so we did a quick picture of all of my siblings with my parents.

Heather


We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Mixed Up Manufacturers challenge!

Please help us congratulate the randomly selected winner of Challenge #187:

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

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Challenge #187 - Mixed Up Manufacturers

HI  Karrie 's turn to host and I would like to see some mixed up manufacturers! 
Whether you use different or the same colours, patterns or embellishments, 
all you need is to use product from (minimum) 3 different companies, and list them for us.


I've used Maggie Holmes paper & Studio Calico paper and mini alpha, and My Mind's Eye Meow embellishments

My talented team-mates are mixing and matching too !

Michele
I used paper from American Crafts, stickers from Echo Park and chipboard letters from Basic Grey.



Thank you to EVERYONE who entered our last challenge, we really appreciate you stopping by and showing us your beautiful works of art.
Congratulations to the winner of Challenge #186:
#3 barbaragreenberg

Congrats! 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 Instagram for more chances to win! For this challenge use #PGCBchallenge187 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

UPDATE (11/5/19): We are super sorry for the missing Linky! Because of this we are extending the deadline to link your projects one more day. We will close entries at 11:55pm MST on Sunday, 11/17. Those who have added your link in the comments will be counted as well, you don't have to relink. Thank you for all those who reached out to let us know! 
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Monday, October 21, 2019

Challenge #186 - Travel


Anyone have a season they particularly like to travel during? For my family it is summertime. As the cold weather is rolling in I am dreaming of the beach right now!  So without much ado, we would love to see your travel themed projects this time!!
Erica
My husband and I traveled to Scotland this summer and had a fabulous time!


We always travel to the ocean!  
Beach Hair ~ Don't Care  

Michele
Here are my Project Life pages about a trip to NYC!

Brittany
A friend of mine is going on a cruise after she retires, so I couldn't resist creating this stenciled farewell card to wish her safe travels.

Thank you to EVERYONE who entered our last challenge.
Congratulations to the winner of Challenge #185:


Congrats! 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

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Challenge #185 - Birthdays

Hi All!

Welcome to the newest Paper Girls Challenge.  It's Kristy, back with your challenge.  Today is my birthday, so guess what theme I thought would be perfect for us?  BIRTHDAYS! I can't wait to see what birthday creations you came up with!

First of all, we would like to introduce our guest designer for this challenge, Birgit Johansson, and her gorgeous project!

My name is Birgit Johansson and I live in Sweden with my family. I make creations in every style, from cute to elegant, from CAS to vintage, from watercolor to recycling. There is always something new to learn and I often look at other people's blogs to find inspiration. For various reasons, I had to start a new blog a couple of months ago, you can find it at Cards R Fun   https://cardsrstillfun.blogspot.com/, but I have added a link to my old blog too and you are welcome to make a visit. Cards R Fun   https://cardsrfun.blogspot.com/

My Birthday card was made with some different spray colors and stencils for the background. I used the stamp Henry the mouse - Adventures with a friend from Whiff Of Joy and I colored them up with my Copics. I also used sentiment dies from Sizzix Tim Holtz Hanwritten Celebrate set. For more details please visit my blog at: Cards R Fun   https://cardsrstillfun.blogspot.com/


Thank you SO much for joining us to guest design, Birgit! We love your beautiful card!

For my card, I decided to make a masculine birthday card to add to my collection.  I never seem have those on hand when I need them.  Now I'm ready.  ;-)


Here are a few other birthday projects from the Paper Girls!

Make a Wish ~ Make it Happen!

I love challenges like this because they give me the chance to get my birthday card supply stocked up! Here are three cards I created for this challenge.


Michele
I documented my daughter's last 5 birthday parties.

I created a birthday card for a special someone. 



Thank you to EVERYONE who entered our last challenge.
Congratulations to the winner of Challenge #184:

49. Saphron


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

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Challenge #184 - Anything Goes

Hello Paper Girls followers! It's been awhile since we've done this, but for this challenge, ANYTHING GOES!  Even better, our next challenge won't be until October, so you have an extra week to create!


#184 - Anything Goes

Here's a layout I made of my daughter and me enjoying our State Fair. I love the selfies I take with her, they turn out so much more natural than ones I take of just myself!



Let's see what the other Paper Girls have created to inspire you:

I've been working on a planner/baby book hybrid and here's a sneak peek !
There are calendar spreads, weekly diary pages and typical baby book info to record.
(more pix and detail on blog)


I chose to use a rainbow palette of inks and a stencil to create a blended background for a brightly inked card.

And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #183:



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




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Monday, September 2, 2019

Challenge #183 - Falling in Love

Hello our fellow crafters, and happy start of September!

Even though Summer officially hasn't ended, it is starting to feel a bit more like Fall around here. The weather is starting to cool down, the days are getting a little bit shorter, the kiddos are back in school, and Starbucks released it's Pumpkin Spice goodies...so, it should be fall, right?

Well, we're kicking off our challenge today to bring in all the things we love about Fall. We are challenging you to create a fall inspired project that makes your heart happy...Falling in Love.

To add a little excitement to the fun, we are partnering with the Double Trouble ladies these next couple weeks and their extra fun Fall inspired challenge too! Be sure to check out their blog and link your projects to there challenge for an extra shot at winning a wonderful prize.

Here is a little Fall inspiration to get you started from our design team!

Brittany





Michele



Heather
http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/2018/08/authentique-paper-fall-wreath-with.html


 
 



And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #182:


Congrats! Please send an e-mail to 
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Challenge #182 - Picture inspiration


We have a fun picture inspiration up today to get the juices flowing. These colors are perfect for the season of harvest that is in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere. If you're in the Southern Hemisphere maybe you can do a springtime take on it? As usual link up your projects below! We love seeing what you make!


Erica
I was inspired to pull out as many of the purples and greens as I could from the image. I loved the deep jewel tones.




The colours in the pic inspired me to use up some large purple flowers with green tips on this card.



Michele


And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #181:
#6 Birgit!!
Congrats! Please send an e-mail to 
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