Monday, June 20, 2016

Challenge #106 Use your scraps


Hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far!  Michele here, and today I challenge you to use your scraps!  I don't hang on to teeny tiny scraps but I do have a box where I keep leftover paper scraps.  This challenge was a great reminder to me to go into that box and use some of those scraps up!

Challenge #106
 Use Your Scraps

Let's say hello again to our guest designer for the month of June:

Leah Tees

"I have been crafting for all of my life and was a decorative painting instructor for many years before I started doing paper crafts. I live in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada with my youngest teenage daughter and our two dogs. We love to read and spend time outdoors and I can't seem to ever have enough things to do, lol!

My favourite stamps are too many to name and I love to color with Copics, Prismacolor pencils and watercolor and I am dying to drag out my oils and acrylic paints. I also create jewelry in my spare time, ha ha ha ha (what spare time) :)

My blog is odetopaper.blogspot.ca where you can see inspiration for a few design teams :)"

Here is the beautiful card Leah created for our challenge - be sure to stop by her blog to say hi!




Here is a card I made based on Sketch #177 over at CAS(E) This Sketch.  I punched out butterflies from my paper scraps to create this quick card:


Please take a look at what the other design team members have created below!  Thanks for joining in our challenges, I look forward to seeing what you create.


A mini baby album and matching card from old stash and scraps. Check out my blog for more pix.



I like to use my scraps to die cut shapes and elements to make cards. My Cuttlebug and steel dies make this a breeze.


I challenged myself to only use scraps sitting out on my desk. The flower had been stamped and colored for a previous project and left because I didn't like it. The yellow card base was made for another card but I had changed my mind. The patterned paper was leftover and the black washi tape was already sitting on my desk. Even the sentiment was a stamp set I hadn't put back yet.


The winner of Challenge #105 is #30 Lillian A.!!

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Challenge #105 - The Great Outdoors

Hello! Brittany here to bring you our new challenge - The Great Outdoors!

With the weather warming up, the outdoors are calling - this is the best time of the year for hiking, camping, picnics, water play at the beaches and rivers - you name it! I can't wait to see your project inspired by the outdoors!

We have a fabulous guest designer this month, Leah Tees


Here is a bit about her:

"I have been crafting for all of my life and was a decorative painting instructor for many years before I started doing paper crafts. I live in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada with my youngest teenage daughter and our two dogs. We love to read and spend time outdoors and I can't seem to ever have enough things to do, lol!

My favourite stamps are too many to name and I love to color with Copics, Prismacolor pencils and watercolor and I am dying to drag out my oils and acrylic paints. I also create jewelry in my spare time, ha ha ha ha (what spare time) :)

My blog is odetopaper.blogspot.ca where you can see inspiration for a few design teams :)"

Here is the beautiful card Leah created for our challenge - be sure to stop by her blog to say hi!:


Here is how the rest of us design team members interpreted the challenge:

My project was not only geared towards the outdoors, but also for my very outdoorsy dad (since Father's Day is just around the corner).

Kristy
I couldn't decide on which Great Outdoor layout to share with you today...so here are 2 for you!



The winner of Challenge #104, is Leslie Turner!!!

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

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Challenge #104 Inspiration picture

Hey fellow PaperGirls!  I thought it would be different to supply an inspiration picture this time, and found this colourful example.  Whether it's the bright colours or doodles or lettering or something else you see in there, it will be fun to see what you make of it!
And on a side note: If you are interested in being a Guest Designer on the Paper Girls' Blog, be sure to add your name to the list over there on the right.  --->  We'd love to have you with us!




Since the graffiti reminded me of doodles, I heard this great quote to add to my art journal.
"Doodling is the Brooding of the Mind" (anon) Doodling is fun when you're on the phone, or anytime the brain is occupied but the hands are free.

The other PaperGirls team members came up with these fab projects using the inspiration ad:

Michele


Brittany
I was inspired by the colors and the swirls in the graffiti photo to create my layout.

I was inspired by the colors and mosaic feel of bottom of the photo...

The winner of Challenge #103,  is #20
karenladd  
 Congratulations! Please send an e-mail within two weeks to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize.


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Monday, May 2, 2016

Challenge #103 - All About the Ladies!

Hi!

Kristy here with our next challenge - and this one is all about the Ladies!  We would love to see a project that features the girls in your life, whether it is you, your kids, your mom, your sister, or even your BFF.  And don't forget, Mother's Day is around the corner.  A little project for mom is always welcome.  You will have until Saturday, May 14th to post your projects.  We can't wait to see what you make!

If you are interested in being a Guest Designer on the Paper Girls' Blog, be sure to add your name to the list over there on the right.  --->  We love to have guests play along with us.


Kristy created a layout about the ladies in her house - her daughter and herself.

Amber made a feminine card using pink, flowers, and ruffles.

Brittany created a layout about a girls day with her daughters.

Erica watercolored a feminine floral card.

The winner of Challenge #102,  is Jennifer Scull.  

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



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Monday, April 18, 2016

Challenge #102 - Fancy Folds

Hey there! Erica here from Stamping Starlette.

Let's change up our usual two dimensional thing and add some fancy folding to our projects. Here's what I'm thinking.. Go 3D, make that card a box, or add a bit of folded paper to your project to make it extra special, use iris folding or just do an unusual fold to your card base. I can't wait to see what you come up with!



Once again, please welcome our guest designer for the month of April:


Hi, my name is Manuela and I am from Austria. I've been infected with the stamping-virus a few years now and it's not getting better ;) It's an awesome hobby to get creative plus you get in touch with the most sweet-natured crafters all around the world. I love to make clean and simple projects but sometimes it has to be "full". I love my papers and stamps, it's something that lift me up :)You can find me here: 

Here is Manuela's project for this challenge - an adorable gift box in the shape of a mailbox:



Brittany
I chose to create a Double Z-Fold card, I love all the angles and in this fancy gate-fold version.

I made a pinwheel card that closes up with a belly band

The winner of Challenge #101,  is Crafting Vicky!

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

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Challenge #101 - Mixed Media

Hi Paper Crafters! It's time for challenge #101. This time we're working with mixed media. Basically, we're asking you to mix more than one different art medium on your projects. Try using any combo of inks (ink pads, spray ink, india ink), paint (watercolor, acrylic, oil), pastel (chalk or oil), pencil, wax, texture pastes, or anything else you can come up with. 

Before we get to our design team projects, please welcome our guest designer for the month of April:


Hi, my name is Manuela and I am from Austria. I've been infected with the stamping-virus a few years now and it's not getting better ;) It's an awesome hobby to get creative plus you get in touch with the most sweet-natured crafters all around the world. I love to make clean and simple projects but sometimes it has to be "full". I love my papers and stamps, it's something that lift me up :)You can find me here: 
Blog: http://butterkipferl.blogspot.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manu8985/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/butterkipferl/
Info about my card: I wanted to create a sponged background with inks and acrylic paint. I added glimmer mist and cut out some felt/newspaper-flowers, butterflies were a must-have on this card. And what is a card without some glitter and sparkle? ;)


And now here are our projects:

I used spray ink, india ink, embossing paste, perfect pearls, stamps and ink, gelato, charcoal pencil, and collaged paper on my background and distress ink on the front panel.


Kerys used chalk, pen ink,stamping ink, dimensional paint, glitter paint and lots of stamps.

  I didn't want pix, just this statement, so a mixed media journal type layout was the way I chose to tell my story. Layers achieved with paints, paste, metals, chipboard,  paper, wood etc.

I used dye inks to create a watercolor background, acrylic paint and a stencil for the heart, embossing powder for the sentiment, and glimmer mists to complete the card.

I used gesso, Echo Park's Butterflies #1 designer stencil, and Tim Holtz' new Distress Crayons to complete the background on this card.

I made my background with gelatos, distress ink and glitter glue.

Erica used Canvas, Gesso, Dylusions Ink spray, Mixed media paper, Ken Oliver's Color Burst and Gel Medium


The winner of Challenge #100, sponsored by Scrapbook Steals, is Sherri!

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

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Challenge #100!!

It is time for challenge number 100!

Before we get to the challenge, here is a little history of how we got started. Many years ago many of us "met" on the ScrapbookSteals facebook page. Sharing our family and personal stories through their scrapbooking blog naturally led to online friendships and then a facebook group where we could "talk" all things crafty, not just the fabulous steal of the day. One day talk of starting our own challenge site began. A few months later The Paper Girls Challenge blog was born! So now here we are 4 years and 100 challenges later! Many of the original 9 Paper Girls are no longer active with us, but we have had many more join us throughout the years.

To celebrate today's milestone, our theme is
PAPER GIRLS
The theme "Paper Girls" is open to interpretation. You can go with Girls, Paper, Paper Dolls, Friendship, Scrapbooking, even the number 100 or a big celebration! We invited all Paper Girls, past and present, to participate in this challenge.  

Here is the current design team's projects:

Amber scrapped a photo from a ScrapbookSteals retreat where she got to meet several Paper Girls.




The best girlfriends you have are the ones you have to stand up with you on your day!




Past Paper Girls:

Becci

 Charissa (another Scrapbook Steals retreat photo!)

Charity

Cristine


Heather


Jessica

Sheryl



Please come join us in this special challenge. The prize is special too. It is being sponsored by Scrapbook Steals! If you've ever been lucky enough to win one of their prizes, you know they don't mess around. Those boxes are always jam-packed with crafty goodness!
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And before we go, here is the winner announcement.
The winner of challenge #99 (Rainbows) is:
Lillian

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

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