Monday, October 19, 2020

Challenge #210 - Getting Ready for Halloween!

Hi it's Karrie up with your challenge for my all time favourite time of the year!  
I would like to see what are you doing to get ready for Halloween!
 Making decorations, cards, candy apples, homemade costumes? 
Getting old Halloween pictures scrapped? Decorating your planner?  
This challenge is wide open, show us what you've got going on for this spooky season!
AND
As an added bonus we are partnering with the Double Trouble ladies again for their 69th challenge - "Fall Bat Color Challenge".

While your considering creating a project for our 'Getting Ready for Halloween' challenge, you may want to consider incorporating the Trouble Maker's color challenge using at least (3) three colors from their rainbow of fall colors, which include: Purple, Green, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Red, Brown, and Neutrals, Gold and Silver, which are also free to use. A fun added optional twist from the Twisted Sister is to exclude bats from your project. Please visit the Double Trouble Challenge blog for more details and to learn more about their challenges.

Be sure to link your project(s) to both challenges (Paper Girls and Double Trouble) for additional chances to win! Both challenges end on Sunday, 11/1.

I've gotten into making seasonal gnomes, I didn't invent this but they're easy to do and I think they're the cutest!
(more details on my blog) 

Here are more creations from my fabulous team mates:


I created this layout to remember our Halloween night a couple years ago and this card to send to a friend. 


I created a fun and interactive card using some Halloween papers and a great interactive die set. 

We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Challenge #209
Please help us congratulate the randomly selected winner...
# 3 - (Honeymoon)

Congrats! 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
Also, follow us on Instagram for more chances to win! For this challenge use
#PGCBchallenge210 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

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Monday, October 5, 2020

Challenge #209 - Wedding/Anniversary

Hello everyone, it's Alex here bringing you Challenge 209 which is about Weddings.  
 
My hubby and I will be celebrating our 20th anniversary in just two days time and my wedding scrapbook is awfully bare, so starting last month I've been scrapbooking almost entirely that!

If you have no weddings to scrap or create cards for, how about an anniversary or graduation?  Whatever the occasion, CONGRATULATIONS! 🎉🎉🎉

My layout for this challenge features one of my favorite photos, but the colours are still slightly off.  Scanning in negatives is definitely not as easy as I thought it would be!
 


Here's another recent wedding layout.  Both are on the same blog post, but this one has a process video as well.




Karrie
Attended a friend's wedding (before lockdown of course) and had a great time!
I made a couple wedding cards for a couple upcoming weddings for friends.


We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Challenge #208
Please help us congratulate the randomly selected winner...

#20 "Heart, gold, layers" by Nelya Lutsyuk

Congrats! 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
Also, follow us on Instagram for more chances to win! For this challenge use
#PGCBchallenge209 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Challenge #208 - Pick 3

Hello, everyone! Happy Monday to you all! It's DT member Lori with you today and I am so excited to host this week's challenge!

This week I have a fun little "Pick 3" Challenge for you! Just pick 3 items from the list below and use them on your project. You can use more than 3 items from the list and you can use other things that are not on the list, but we must see at least 3 items from the list below on your project:

Tag
Heart
Flower
Polka dots
Vellum
Doily
Circle
The color gold
Apple
Lots of Layers

Now, we would like to introduce our fabulous guest designer, Silkes KartenKram!

"I am so happy to be invited as a guest designer for the Paper Girls. The passion for craftwork leads me from sewing cuddly animals and dolls to making pictures with window colours and beaded animals. But I have always worked with paper. For eight years I have discovered card making for myself. This is a great way to relax. My cards are mostly in cute style and my favourite embellishments are sequins and ribbons. Visit me on my blog and have a look around:  https://kartenkram.blogspot.com/"


"From the list of given items I chose Tag, Polka Dots, and Lots of Layers. I love design papers with polka dots and for girly cards they are ideal as background.  A dotted design paper was placed on a thin frame and then attached to the card. A patterned pink design paper was placed crosswise. The fence is meant to symbolize a garden. The girl, the little bird and the basket of flowers were stamped on a paper, coloured with Copics, cut out and placed on a tag. The tag is a nice element to highlight the motive. The sentiment was placed under the tag. Finally, some golden sequins were used to set some accents."

Lori

For my project, I have created a Christmas card and I have used a tag, hearts, polka dot paper and embossing folder, and I have to tiniest bit of gold thread that I threaded through my star buttons. You can read more about my card on my blog - My Happy Life:


Erica
Erica used a circle, a doily, and vellum on her layout:


Brittany
I chose polka dots, flowers, and hearts for my layout.

Alex
Alex managed to use everything on the list except the apple!

Karrie
I'm late to the party but I picked a few too!  
Apple, heart, layers, polkadots


We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Challenge #207
Please help us congratulate the randomly selected winner...

#21 - Heather Mills

Congrats! 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
Also, follow us on Instagram for more chances to win! For this challenge use
#PGCBchallenge208 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

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Monday, September 7, 2020

Challenge #207 - Around the World

Hello everyone! We hope that your September is off to a great start! Our challenge this week is really fun...
Around the World
We can't wait to see how this theme resonates with you. It can be travel, family heritage, bucket lists, family vacations, or anything from around the world. We want you to have fun with this because we know that a lot of people may be stuck inside or making do right now have fun!

As an added bonus, we are partnering with the forever amazing Double Trouble Challenge Blog for their 66th challenge - "Make a Scene". 
While your considering creating a project for our 'Around the World' challenge, you may want to consider building a scene and taking the extra twist of including some mode of transportation in your project! Please visit the Double Trouble Challenge blog for more details and to learn more about their challenges.

Be sure to link your project(s) to both challenges (Paper Girls and Double Trouble) for additional chances to win! Both challenges end on Sunday, 9/20.


Here is a little inspiration from our amazing design team:

Erica
This layout was to document a girls trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Rarely do my mom and my sisters get to do something with just the four of us. It was so much fun. It was so memorable. I used my cutouts mimic the background of the wall we were standing by for my double trouble challenge.

This layout was to document a trip to New York. We were able to go to dinner and a show while the kids stayed behind in Connecticut. It was a super fun day trip within a trip to see my sister. The cards in the background are creating motion to create a scene for my double trouble challenge.


I built this outdoor travel scene for a friend that was retiring and loved to sail. I sponged a sunset background and then layered die cuts images.

This layout is was to document a trip we took to Seattle with my family. I couldn't resist cutting out a Space Needle silhouette to complement this page perfectly. 

I created a layout that shares a sweet picture that I took of my girls while we were in Inverness, Scotland last year. 

We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Challenge #206
Please help us congratulate the randomly selected winner...

Congrats! 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
Also, follow us on Instagram for more chances to win! For this challenge use
#PGCBchallenge207 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Challenge #206 - Emboss Like a Boss

Hello everyone! This is Brittany and I'm so fortunate to be here to host this fantastic challenge. I also get to announce our challenge winner from our last challenge AND Q2 winner, which is always my favorite! 

Before we get to all the exciting announcements, let's kick of our 206th challenge - 
Emboss Like a Boss! 
There are SO many ways to add an embossed texture to a project: dry, heat, embossing folder, stencils with paste, etc, etc. We are looking forward to seeing how this challenge inspires you and see your beautiful projects!

Here are a few projects from our design team to get your creative thoughts flowing:

I used embossing folders with a diffuser on this layout and also heat embossed so the white text would show up on dark paper. 

I used two forms of embossing and tried out different items to emboss - with mixed results.  
YouTube Process Video HERE

I love to use embossing folders on my cards so I pulled out my favorite - swiss dot - embossing folder and made my card.


We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Challenge #205
Please help us congratulate the randomly selected winner...
Meghan Kennihan

AND...we'd like to announce our Quarter 2 winner...
Karen S.

Congratulations ladies! 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
Also, follow us on Instagram for more chances to win! For this challenge use
#PGCBchallenge206 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter