Monday, July 20, 2015

#84 Forever in Blue Jeans

Happy summer everyone.  Cathryn here to share our 84th Challenge with you.

CHALLENGE #84 - FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS

I am so excited about this challenge. What on earth is more comfortable than a worn in pair of old blue jeans???? When I think of summers as a child and a teenager, I think about cut off jean shorts and daisy flowers, yes, I am dating myself LOL!!!  It also makes me think of my little ones and the adorable little overalls and jeans they wore as babies and toddlers. And most of all....who can get that song out of their heads once it is playing!!  Thank you Neil Diamond!!!!

Everywhere I go lately I see so much denim in crafting and designs so what better place to share our denim creations than PGCB!!!!  I can't wait to see all of the wonderful creations.

We are so excited to also welcome our amazing Guest Designer for the month of July, Karen McAlpine. Check out her fantastic blog. You certainly won't be disappointed!!  Thank you so much Karen for joining in the fun.


Touch of Denim Party Favors
Designed by Karen McAlpine

Materials List:
Stamps: Sentiment stamp from Stampin’ Up
Ink: Night of Navy dye ink - Stampin’ Up
CS: White
DP: double sided paper – Cloud 9 Designs
Dies: Treat Bag - Stampin’ Up; French Fry box – Amuse Studios; Flower –Sizzix
Punch: Label - Stampin’ Up
Felt: My Favorite Things
Fabri-Tac Glue
Large Brads
Denim Ribbon: Stampin’ Up
Lollipop sticks –in the cake and candy section of craft store
Tissue Paper


Design Process:  Following the blue jeans theme, I thought it would be fun to die cut denim flowers.  I found this denim colored felt and tried that.  The flowers looked really cute and festive. They were just perfect for some kind of party favor.  Using the dies, I cut double sided paper to form the treat holders.   I wanted to include some stamping but did not have much room on the bag or box.  I needed the sentiment to float in air over the flower-hence the sentiment on a stick.

Super fun Party Favours Karen. They will be the hit of any party!!!!!

Now, on to the fun the Paper Girls had with this challenge...Enjoy!!!






And now the winner of Challenge #83 (Babies) is 
#21 - Cynthia B
Congratulations! Please send an e-mail with your shipping info to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize within two weeks.

How to Join the Fun at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog:
1. Start by following our blog. To do so, click on the "Join this site" button on the right hand side of our blog. Please also feel free to follow by email too and like us on Facebook!
2. We will post new challenges the first and third Monday of every month. It will be up to you to create a project that has been inspired by our challenge!
3. Your entry should be made after the challenge has been posted. We will not say no to slightly older projects but we prefer to see your new creations!
4. Create a blog post about your entry and make sure to include a link back to The Paper Girls Challenge Blog. If you do not have a blog, you may post on our Facebook page or to an online gallery and then link that photo to our linky. However, please only do this if you do not have a blog.
5. Add a link to your blog post (or Facebook /gallery photo) on our Challenge using the Inlinkz tool located at the bottom of our posts. Please make sure you link the actual post with your entry and not your blog's address.
6. Please make sure you describe how you interpreted our challenge if it isn't clear. If we can't see it, we can't count it.
7. The Deadline for each challenge will be the Saturday at 11:55pm MST before the next challenge is posted. This will give you 1 week and 6 days to complete your projects.
8. Please limit your entries to 3 per person per challenge.
9. We use Random.org to pick the winner. Prizes will be sent directly from the hostess of the challenge. At this time, we can only ship to US and Canadian addresses, due to postage rates. We hope this will change in the future. In the meantime, we love to see creations from all over the world!
10. You will have two weeks to claim your prize once we post the winner.
11. The most important thing is to have fun!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Challenge #83 - Babies!

Hello!  Brittany here, with The Paper Girl's 83rd Challenge: Babies!!!  I don't know about you, but babies just make me giddy...human babies, animal babies...any baby! And crafting for babies just makes me even more happy.  Before we hop into the amazing design team inspiration for this challenge, I would like to introduce to you our guest designer for the month of July, Karen McAlpine!


Hi, Karen McAlpine here, to tell you a little bit about myself.  I have a long crafty history and have been crafting since the age of four.  Over the years, I have enjoyed many crafts including: decoupage, embroidery, sewing, quilting, crocheting, and gardening.   I love my herb and flower garden.   Currently, card making and paper crafts are my favorites.  I have been making cards for about 15 years. I started out making cards on the computer with a greeting cards software package.  About 9 years ago, I moved on to hand made cards.  I really love the creative scope that comes from stamping.  I feel that each stamp is a little work of art in its own right.  Of course I like to put my own signature style on my projects.  My projects will almost always include lots of layers, a mix of pattern and texture, and fibers of some kind.  Creating my own backgrounds with paint, ink, a Gelli Plate, or stencils has become one of my favorite techniques.   

I wanted a cute baby card and remembered this fun bird stamp set.  Then I thought it would be nice if the nest had a tree background of some kind.  I pulled out this embossing folder and tried that.  I liked the combo of the image with the embossed tree trunk, and then picked some pretty pastel CS colors.   I decided to watercolor the image for a soft look.  




Karen's card is SUPER cute...please be sure to visit her blog for more details and see her other lovely creations!!!!!

Now, on to the Paper Girls design team interpretations this theme: 



And now the winner of Challenge #82 (Happy Birthday) is 37. Avril Watson!
Congratulations! Please send an e-mail with your shipping info to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize within two weeks.

How to Join the Fun at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog:

1. Start by following our blog. To do so, click on the "Join this site" button on the right hand side of our blog. Please also feel free to follow by email too and like us on Facebook!


2. We will post new challenges the first and third Monday of every month. It will be up to you to create a project that has been inspired by our challenge!


3. Your entry should be made after the challenge has been posted. We will not say no to slightly older projects but we prefer to see your new creations!


4. Create a blog post about your entry and make sure to include a link back to The Paper Girls Challenge Blog. If you do not have a blog, you may post on our Facebook page or to an online gallery and then link that photo to our linky. However, please only do this if you do not have a blog.


5. Add a link to your blog post (or Facebook /gallery photo) on our Challenge using the Inlinkz tool located at the bottom of our posts. Please make sure you link the actual post with your entry and not your blog's address.


6. Please make sure you describe how you interpreted our challenge if it isn't clear. If we can't see it, we can't count it.


7. The Deadline for each challenge will be the Saturday at 11:55pm MST before the next challenge is posted. This will give you 1 week and 6 days to complete your projects.


8. Please limit your entries to 3 per person per challenge.


9. We use Random.org to pick the winner. Prizes will be sent directly from the hostess of the challenge. At this time, we can only ship to US and Canadian addresses, due to postage rates. We hope this will change in the future. In the meantime, we love to see creations from all over the world!


10. You will have two weeks to claim your prize once we post the winner.



11. The most important thing is to have fun!

Monday, June 15, 2015

#82: Happy Birthday

Hi!  Kristy here, with The Paper Girl's 82nd Challenge: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  Today is my hubby's birthday (Happy Birthday Honey!), so I thought it would be fun to make this challenge a birthday challenge.  Show us your favorite birthday card, layout, banner, or any other birthday project.  As an added bonus, you have until 11:59pm (MDT) July 4 to enter your projects - which is an extra week!  Our next challenge will be live July 6th.  

I'd like to welcome back our guest designer for the month of June, Tenia Nelson!

Hello all, my name is Tenia Nelson and I am a 30-something wife, momma, doggie momma, jazz pianist, music teacher, soccer player and paper crafter that lives in the 5280 (Denver, CO)! I am married to a wonderful guy named Tim, I am momma to my awesome son Thelonious (Theo) and I have two wonderful doggie "kids" Miles and Brillo. I love me some paper, inks, stamps and embellishments...and just LURVE to create!!!  
Check out all of Tenia's cards on her blog at: http://jazzypaper.blogspot.com



Tenia's Birthday card:

Here are the rest of the Design Team's projects:







And now the winner of Challenge #81 (Father's Day/Masculine) is 27. Lillian A !
Congratulations! Please send an e-mail with your shipping info to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize within two weeks.


How to Join the Fun at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog:
1. Start by following our blog. To do so, click on the "Join this site" button on the right hand side of our blog. Please also feel free to follow by email too and like us on Facebook!
2. We will post new challenges the first and third Monday of every month. It will be up to you to create a project that has been inspired by our challenge!
3. Your entry should be made after the challenge has been posted. We will not say no to slightly older projects but we prefer to see your new creations!
4. Create a blog post about your entry and make sure to include a link back to The Paper Girls Challenge Blog. If you do not have a blog, you may post on our Facebook page or to an online gallery and then link that photo to our linky. However, please only do this if you do not have a blog.
5. Add a link to your blog post (or Facebook /gallery photo) on our Challenge using the Inlinkz tool located at the bottom of our posts. Please make sure you link the actual post with your entry and not your blog's address.
6. Please make sure you describe how you interpreted our challenge if it isn't clear. If we can't see it, we can't count it.
7. The Deadline for each challenge will be the Saturday at 11:55pm MST before the next challenge is posted. This will give you 1 week and 6 days to complete your projects.
8. Please limit your entries to 3 per person per challenge.
9. We use Random.org to pick the winner. Prizes will be sent directly from the hostess of the challenge. At this time, we can only ship to US and Canadian addresses, due to postage rates. We hope this will change in the future. In the meantime, we love to see creations from all over the world!
10. You will have two weeks to claim your prize once we post the winner.
11. The most important thing is to have fun!




Monday, June 1, 2015

#81 - Father's Day/Masculine

Hey folks, Amber here with your newest challenge. It's June already and that means Father's Day is almost here! So for our challenge we're focusing on men and making Father's Day or any masculine project.

 My son is a huge Dr. Who fan so I made him a doctor-inspired birthday card and a TARDIS journal just live River Song carries. Check out my blog post for more details.


Before I show you the rest of the DT creations I want to announce that we have brought back our guest designer program. Our guest for the month of June is none other than the super fabulous Tenia Nelson!

Hello all, my name is Tenia Nelson and I am a 30-something wife, momma, doggie momma, jazz pianist, music teacher, soccer player and paper crafter that lives in the 5280 (Denver, CO)! I am married to a wonderful guy named Tim, I am momma to my awesome son Thelonious (Theo) and I have two wonderful doggie "kids" Miles and Brillo. I love me some paper, inks, stamps and embellishments...and just LURVE to create!!!  
Check out all of Tenia's cards on her blog at: http://jazzypaper.blogspot.com



Tenia's Father's day card:


If you'd like to be a guest designer then make sure you link up with us on the Guest Designer Linky on the right side of our blog. We'll randomly be picking some names here and there to participate with us.


And now the rest of of the design team projects:




Michele


Karrie
inside says "thanks for all your hard work"
And now the winner of Challenge #80 (Party Time) is Kaycie B!
Congratulations! Please send an e-mail with your shipping info to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize within two weeks.


How to Join the Fun at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog:
1. Start by following our blog. To do so, click on the "Join this site" button on the right hand side of our blog. Please also feel free to follow by email too and like us on Facebook!
2. We will post new challenges the first and third Monday of every month. It will be up to you to create a project that has been inspired by our challenge!
3. Your entry should be made after the challenge has been posted. We will not say no to slightly older projects but we prefer to see your new creations!
4. Create a blog post about your entry and make sure to include a link back to The Paper Girls Challenge Blog. If you do not have a blog, you may post on our Facebook page or to an online gallery and then link that photo to our linky. However, please only do this if you do not have a blog.
5. Add a link to your blog post (or Facebook /gallery photo) on our Challenge using the Inlinkz tool located at the bottom of our posts. Please make sure you link the actual post with your entry and not your blog's address.
6. Please make sure you describe how you interpreted our challenge if it isn't clear. If we can't see it, we can't count it.
7. The Deadline for each challenge will be the Saturday at 11:55pm MST before the next challenge is posted. This will give you 1 week and 6 days to complete your projects.
8. Please limit your entries to 3 per person per challenge.
9. We use Random.org to pick the winner. Prizes will be sent directly from the hostess of the challenge. At this time, we can only ship to US and Canadian addresses, due to postage rates. We hope this will change in the future. In the meantime, we love to see creations from all over the world!
10. You will have two weeks to claim your prize once we post the winner.
11. The most important thing is to have fun!





Monday, May 18, 2015

#80 - It's Party Time!


It’s Party Time!  with Karrie.  
Victoria Day weekend or May 2-4 as we call it (named for a case of 24 beer) has traditionally been the kick-off of the summer season here in the North for as long as I remember.  Lots of people go open up their trailers, take their first camping or fishing trip of the year. It’s always been a weekend of big parties and bonfires and celebration in general.
So in honour of May 2-4 I would like to see any creation you make showing off any long weekend or spring/summer traditions you may have, any reunions or parties you celebrate! 

My scrap page shows the tradition of my hubby taking his boys camping and fishing at their favourite spot even further up north for the weekend. Some years the boat broke through the ice, some years it was 30°!  It’s a tradition they continue to this day.
Here is how the rest of the DT was inspired.





Your turn! Upload your entries using the inlinkz tool below by May 30 and you could win my sweet little prize package.
Congratulations to : #2 karenladd the  winner of our challenge #79 – Critters!   Please send an e-mail with your shipping info to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize within two weeks.
How to Join the Fun at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog:
1. Start by following our blog. To do so, click on the "Join this site" button on the right hand side of our blog. Please also feel free to follow by email too and like us on Facebook!
2. We will post new challenges the first and third Monday of every month. It will be up to you to create a project that has been inspired by our challenge!
3. Your entry should be made after the challenge has been posted. We will not say no to slightly older projects but we prefer to see your new creations!
4. Create a blog post about your entry and make sure to include a link back to The Paper Girls Challenge Blog. If you do not have a blog, you may post on our Facebook page or to an online gallery and then link that photo to our linky. However, please only do this if you do not have a blog.
5. Add a link to your blog post (or Facebook /gallery photo) on our Challenge using the Inlinkz tool located at the bottom of our posts. Please make sure you link the actual post with your entry and not your blog's address.
6. Please make sure you describe how you interpreted our challenge if it isn't clear. If we can't see it, we can't count it.
7. The Deadline for each challenge will be the Saturday at 11:55pm MST before the next challenge is posted. This will give you 1 week and 6 days to complete your projects.
8. Please limit your entries to 3 per person per challenge.
9. We use Random.org to pick the winner. Prizes will be sent directly from the hostess of the challenge. At this time, we can only ship to US and Canadian addresses, due to postage rates. We hope this will change in the future. In the meantime, we love to see creations from all over the world!
10. You will have two weeks to claim your prize once we post the winner.
11. The most important thing is to have fun!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Challenge #79 - Cute Critters

Welcome to our 79th challenge! What is more fun that cute animals? So that's what our challenge is this round. Bust out those photos of your pets or stamp something fun you have around that you just love.We want to see your cute little critters!


Erica


Kristy







And now...the winner of Challenge #78 - April Showers
Congratulations Diane H!!! Please send an e-mail with your shipping info to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize within two weeks.

How to Join the Fun at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog:
1. Start by following our blog. To do so, click on the "Join this site" button on the right hand side of our blog. Please also feel free to follow by email too and like us on Facebook!
2. We will post new challenges the first and third Monday of every month. It will be up to you to create a project that has been inspired by our challenge!
3. Your entry should be made after the challenge has been posted. We will not say no to slightly older projects but we prefer to see your new creations!
4. Create a blog post about your entry and make sure to include a link back to The Paper Girls Challenge Blog. If you do not have a blog, you may post on our Facebook page or to an online gallery and then link that photo to our linky. However, please only do this if you do not have a blog.
5. Add a link to your blog post (or Facebook /gallery photo) on our Challenge using the Inlinkz tool located at the bottom of our posts. Please make sure you link the actual post with your entry and not your blog's address.
6. Please make sure you describe how you interpreted our challenge if it isn't clear. If we can't see it, we can't count it.
7. The Deadline for each challenge will be the Saturday at 11:55pm MST before the next challenge is posted. This will give you 1 week and 6 days to complete your projects.
8. Please limit your entries to 3 per person per challenge.
9. We use Random.org to pick the winner. Prizes will be sent directly from the hostess of the challenge. At this time, we can only ship to US and Canadian addresses, due to postage rates. We hope this will change in the future. In the meantime, we love to see creations from all over the world!
10. You will have two weeks to claim your prize once we post the winner.
11. The most important thing is to have fun!