Monday, February 18, 2019

Challenge #170 Now and Then

Hi and welcome to a new challenge!  It is Now and Then!
Something along the lines of  comparing something before and after, old pic/info and new, 
recreating a favourite family photo, celebrating a milestone.
Karrie
I've compared these 2 shots of me with our granddaughter, taken 8 summers apart.
The other PaperGirls have these fabulous inspiration projects for you...
 Heather
I found two pictures of us in the snow (rare in the Northwest) five years and two dates separating the two.

Erica
I've compared two winter pictures of building snowmen. It's a rare occurrence!

Kristy
This is a picture of my husband and I on our wedding day and our 6-year anniversary (which was 10/10/10).  We aged pretty well those first 6 years!

Brittany
I created this page for our 13th anniversary of dating using our first picture together as a couple and a picture of us out on the town 13 years later. 

Enter yours in the linky below!

And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge # 169:
entry #18 - debby
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 #PGCBchallenge170 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Challenge #169 - Red, Pink and White

Ah, February... Love is in the air, don't you think? This is Michele with your next Paper Girls Challenge. I'm inspired by Valentine's Day, but keeping this a simple color challenge.

Challenge #169 - Red, Pink and White

Please use all three of these colors on your project. It's fine to add a bit of some other colors, but red, pink and white should definitely be prominent. Also, any project theme is fine. Valentines and Love are great, but aren't required!

For my project I pulled out my scrap bin and cut out some hearts with my Cricut to create this card.  I think I'll give it to my husband on Feb 14th, it's our 15th wedding anniversary!




Please welcome our guest designer for this challenge


I am a personal trainer and run coach with a nasty crafting habit on my "rest days". I love to scrapbook my races and my little puppy Maddie. I also enjoy card making and coloring, bringing a smile to friends and family with a special handmade card these days when everything is online makes me happy. 



Be sure to visit Meghan on any of these site and say hello:
Isn't Meghan's Cupid adorable? Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us!!


Let's see some more inspiration for Red, Pink and White from the Paper Girls:



found this pic of my hubby and  his grandbaby, perfect for the challenge. 
Also used up some old stash.





And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #168:
62. Lagene


And we are also delighted to announce our 4th quarter winner from 2018:
Kathy Kirby


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 #PGCBchallenge169 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Challenge #168: Sparkle and Shine!

Hi!  Welcome to the newest Paper Girls Challenge: Sparkle and Shine!

Kristy here, and I love the pop of sparkle and shine on projects.  I often reach for gold splatters to add a pop to a project.  Gold or silver threads help ground popped up elements. Glittered card bases are a quick way to add some sparkle to a card.  The choices are endless.

We're are lucky to be collaborating again with Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge Blog. Combine your Sparkle and Shine project with their challenge "Love is in the Air" for entries on both sites.  Think balloons, butterflies, clouds and more!  Be sure to check out Double Trouble for even more ideas - and link up your project!  So, be sure to visit their fantastic challenge blog and let them know we sent you!


For my project, I combined a lot of different sparkly and shiny elements: Stickles, Wink of Stella, and a glittered card base.


Here are projects from our other wonderful Paper Girls:

I made this "YOU Sparkle" gift box reusing a Ferrero Rocher chocolate container
and BoBunny items.

Michele
I made this hanging photo collage with lots of sparkly gold and silver elements like glitter and metallic papers.
I made two cards for this challenge because I love glitter! On the birthday card I added extra fine glitter details to this sweet card on the cake and faux stitching, and of course glitter gems. On the smile card I used glitter paper, glitter washi tape, and heart shaped glitter gems. 


And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #167:
12. Teresa  


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 #PGCBchallenge168 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Challenge #167 Black and White

Happy New Year, everyone! We hope that your first week in 2019 has been fantastic so far!
We are kicking off our first challenge of the year with a Black and White challenge. This can be anything from black and white papers or photos...however the theme resonates with you, we can't wait to see what you create!

Please welcome our guest designer for this challenge, Kathy Kirby.  You can find Kathy at her blog, Purple Princess Diaries.



I’ve been crafting in one shape or form since I was little as my mum was very creative. Mostly I make cards and ATC's, and am currently loving the Artist Trading COIN trend …. though I've been getting more and more in to mixed media, art journalling and scrap booking! I'll have a go at most crafts . . . some even more than once!!!

Kathy created this lovely Christmas card for our challenge:




Materials used:
  • White, C6/A2, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of card (one black and one white) cut to 14cm x 9.5cm
  • I used an anti static bag on my card before I started, as I didn't want any stray "bits" of embossing powder
  • I stamped my bear image (MFT BB-49 "Bitty Bears") using Versamark ink and Heat It Up clear embossing powder which I heat set
  • I then stamped my Hero Arts sentiment using Versamark ink and funstamps white embossing powder which I heat set
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour my bear and stardust stickles to add twinkle!
  • I used double sided narrow tape to adhere my black and white striped satin ribbon, after threading a 25mm bell on to my ribbon
  • I used three strips of 25mm wide dimensional foam tape to adhere my image panel to my card blank
  • I then stamped the reverse of my card, my insert and the front and back of my envelope to match, using Memento tuxedo black ink for the bear and Versafine onyx black ink for the sentiment
Thanks for sharing your beautiful project with us, Kathy!

And now let's see what the Paper Girls have created for this first challenge of the new year:

Brittany
I chose a couple black and white patterned papers for my card and added just a tiny pastel pop of color.

I chose a b&w photo

I chose to use black and white papers, with some simple stamping in both black and colored ink.

I also chose a black & white photo
and tried to stick with shades of black & white product
with a hint of blue.

And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #166:


2. Meghan Kennihan

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 #PGCBchallenge167 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.


Monday, December 17, 2018

Challenge #166 - Santa and his elves

Hello everyone! Heather here, and I couldn't resist creating something super fun for a Christmas Challenge. Today's challenge is to incorporate Santa and his elves into your projects! Whether you choose one or more characters is up to you. Funny, cute, traditional or modern, elves with or without Santa, it's all up to you!

For today's challenge, I used a set of print and cut "stamps" from the Silhouette Online Store (#111379, #111949, #111952). I just wanted to color these with colored pencils, using the characters from the movie "Elf" as my inspiration. The paper is the Jingle Collection from Authentique Paper, and the stamp is from this year's Holly Collection by Felicity Jane.


Michele

Kristy
Karrie
I just happened to have the perfect pic for this!
(sketch by Shawn Lahr)

Brittany
This challenge was a perfect opportunity to document our trip to see Santa this year.

Merry Christmas everyone!

And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #165:
7. Andrea W 


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 #PGCBchallenge166 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Challenge #165 - Die cuts

Hello Paper Girl fans, Michele here today with a challenge that I hope will help you to use up your stash or use some of your dusty tools!

Challenge #165 - Die Cuts

For this challenge you can use a die cutting machine (such as a Cricut), metal dies or punches to create your die cuts. You can also use pre-made die cuts, which I what I used on my projects.  I love to buy packs of cute die cuts for my layouts.  The only problem is that they come with so many pieces inside that I never use them up!

Here's a card that uses die cuts from My Mind's Eye "Well Hello" collection.  I knew those letters weren't likely to find their way onto a layout so they were perfect for a card!



Next, this layout uses die cuts from Fancy Pants "Magnolia Moments" collection. Even the title is a die cut.  I popped some pieces up when layering to give the layout more dimension.


And finally, I have a pack of 100 flower and leaf pieces from a Pebble flower packet.  I don't have a specific collection that these belong to, so I kitted up my own supplies, mixing papers and embellishments, and created this layout:



Let's see what the other Paper Girls have done with Die Cuts:

I don't have a machine, so I used my favourite line from SEI (that I've been hoarding)
 to make this little diecut diorama as a decoration!

I absolutely love my manual die cut machine and steel dies. I created this entire scene with stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn and My Favorite Things.

I'm like Brittany, I LOVE my manual die cutting machine!  I ran my thin "happy" die through the machine with two different colors, then layered them to give that shadowed effect.

For my layout I used a couple different Silhouette die cuts
and some premade flower die cuts!!!


And now I get to announce the winner of TWO challenges today!

First up, the winner of Challenge #163 is:


And second, the winner of Challenge #164 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 #PGCBchallenge165 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.



Monday, November 19, 2018

Challenge #164 - Shake it up!

Hello again! Erica here to introduce the next challenge. This go round we want to see you Shake it! Make a shaker card or pocket in a Project Life spread. If you can think up another way to interpret that let's see it! This is a great time of year to add a little extra movement to a card or other project.

Thank you for all of  your submissions to our last challenge. Because this can be a crazy time of year we are going to overlap the submission time for people on this challenge and the last one so you have more time to get things posted. We love seeing all of the things you make!


Erica
I wanted to take advantage of a Christmas theme to get ahead on my cards I need to send out in a few weeks. I used snowflake glitter, some chunky silver glitter and some teal microbeads I've had in my stash for years.

Karrie
Made this Christmas pocket page to make it easy to pop pictures in !
Wonderful way to use up old stash.
Middle 3x4 pockets shakers with diecuts, sequins, beads, buttons and bobs.

I can never have enough cute cards for my friends. This heart shaped shaker is one of my favorites.

I decided to create a Birthday Card for my Granddaughter!


I took the shaker card to a new level with a shaker ornament. Take out the top of a clear plastic or glass ornament and fill with sequins and stars! If you want to use die cuts like I did, bend them so they fit through the hole of the ornament, then flatten them out with a pencil or stick once they are in the ornament. Reattach everything, then add a fun ribbon and tag to make a perfect small gift or hostess present.




And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #163:
** because of the extra time given on #163 both winners will be posted in our next challenge.

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 #PGCBchallenge164 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.