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!!!  

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 #PGCBchallenge185 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.



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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!!!  




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 #PGCBchallenge184 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.




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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 
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 #PGCBchallenge183 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.


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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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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, August 5, 2019

Challenge #181 - Vellum


Hello everyone, Michele here with the next challenge from the Paper Girls! When I choose a challenge I like one that uses up things I might have in my stash that I love but just don't normally reach for. This time I've chosen vellum.

Challenge #181 - Vellum

Plain vellum, patterned, colored, whatever you'd like. But I know you have some in your stash, we all do!

We have a wonderful guest designer for you today:

Jessica Navarro

I am a Senior Vice President at WSP, the largest healthcare MEP design firm in the world. I’m an electrical engineer by day and a wife/mother by night. My husband of 10 years, Juan and spunky 7 year old daughter, Maddie, support my love of scrapbooking and crafting. Maddie’s been scrapbooking her own pages since she was 4 years old. I’m pretty sure she is the most photographed and documented child in the world! I love traveling, reading, planning parties, and crafting!



I’m so excited to be featured as guest designer this month and what a great challenge month it is! “VELLUM”. I haven’t used vellum in a long time. This challenge is the best kind, because I used up a lot of old stash! I managed to include 30 pieces of vellum cuts from Close To My Heart (Calypso Complements) on this layout. I used a glittzy piece of cardstock from Bazzill as my base, Thickers alpha stickers for the year, and mini alphas from BasicGrey. I also included a couple of arrows from Paper Wizard. The vellum pieces offset the photos perfect for a bit of Summer Swimming Popsicle fun! I’d love for you to follow me via my blog at: https://scraplifterdesigns.blogspot.com/2019/08/guest-designer-for-papergirls-challenge.html


Thank you, Jessica, for sharing your bright, beautiful layout, and your fun use of vellum!
Please enjoy some more inspiration from the Paper Girls:

Michele
I created my card with supplies from a planner kit! 
The floral background is from a sheet of gorgeous patterned vellum.


Karrie
Not my idea but saw this and wanted to try! Diecut sheets with an
 overlay of a vellum sheet, to make luminaries!
(with flameless candles of course!)


Kristy


And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #180:
#19 Angie's Creations

Congrats! Please send an e-mail to 
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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, July 15, 2019

Challenge #180 - Magical Monday

Hello! Heather here with our Magical Monday Challenge. I challenge you to find something magical or mystical and create a card, layout, or any paper-related project that includes a little magic. This could be themed as a movie or book, a specific character, or just generally about all things *MAGICAL*!

Our fabulous guest designer Becca Yahrling has a great project for us today.  Here is more about her project and herself:

"Hope you enjoy today's card. It was made with die sets from Whimsy Stamps, MFT and Peachy Cheap, as well as lots of glitter and sparkle."
"Hi, I'm Becca! I was born & raised & have always lived in South Florida. I am married for 25 years and we have a small parrot named Rocky who sits on my computer as I create. I've been doing some type of craft since I was about 21 when my Mom taught me how to cross stitch."
"We started going to craft shows and I found scrapbooking, which eventually led me to card making. I craft every day and make so many cards that I give a lot of them away to a couple of charities every year. I can only hope that they bring some joy to someone!"

Be sure to visit her the following site and show her some love! 

Here are a few projects from our design team...

For this challenge, I created a Harry Potter related card using the Gryffindor colors. I used a Studio Calico stamp set that I had actually waited for years to have them restock. I think it's just too fun. I fussy cut Hedwig after coloring her just a bit. The background pattern are the other stamps using Versamark ink, which created a tone-on-tone effect. A little white gel pen, and it's purely magical!


Michele
I used a cute dragon stamp from Sweet Stamp Shop on my card.

And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #179:
Jessica Navarro

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 #PGCBchallenge180 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Challenge #179 - Fireworks

Hello everyone, Brittany here to start off July with a big bang! Our next challenge is quite a blast -  FIREWORKS!

All bad puns aside, July is usually filled with celebrations that fill the night sky with beautiful blasts of shimmer and color. I can't wait to see your beautiful projects sharing your love (or dislike even) of these explosive beauties. 

To start this post of right, we have a beautiful project from our guest designer, Aimeslee Winans! Here is a little bit about her project and about herself: 


"My card was inspired by the 16-year-old My Mind's Eye paper frame I used. I discovered that my A2-sized Darice Fireworks embossing folder would produce an image fitting into it, so I used them both, plus a spattering of Verve Visual's Starry Die stars and a Lawn Fawn sentiment banner die and sentiment stamp heat-embossed in gold ep. I smooshed my Memento Paris Dusk inkpad in the embossing folder before adding my paper to get the blue background. Then I ran a Brilliance Galaxy Gold Dewdrop pad over the raised fireworks and stars. I pulled out my red, yellow and gold Winks of Stellas for more color and sparkle, topping it all off with a clear Crafters Companion Sparkle Pen." 


"I'm Aimeslee Winans. I am a passionate hobby artist living on the Texas Gulf Coast outside of Houston. I am retired after 30 years as a tax accountant. I've been married to a pretty great guy for over 3 decades who is also retired now and he's always been very supportive of my art. We have a wonderful adult daughter and son-in-love we are very proud of. My style is eclectic. I love just about any paper craft and my art motto is 'Color is my art oxygen.' (I love color!)."

Be sure to visit her at any of the following sites and show her some love! 
Flicker: Aimeslee W's album  or
Pinterest: Aimeslee

Here are a few projects from our design team...

I couldn't resist creating these two sparkly cards for the 4th of July holiday here in the USA. A little heat embossing made the cards sparkle that much more.

I had an idea to try making a burst with glitter but it looked awful, remembered
 I had this old Piggy Tales paper, perfect for Canada Day cards with some
Stickles and glitter ribbon instead!

And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #178:


Also, with a little help from Random.org, we are also delighted to announce our 2nd quarter winner for 2019:

Congrats, ladies! 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 #PGCBchallenge179 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.
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