Monday, August 7, 2017

Challenge #133 - Roses

Summer brings a lot of wonderful things to mind: sunshine, beaches, pools, playgrounds. Michele here, and for me, summertime means my rose bushes are blooming like crazy! Well, most years they are. My roses have had a hard time this year, unfortunately. First, deer were eating the blooms and I had to cut the bushes way back. Then, aphids and thrips attacked, and the blooms I got at the beginning of the season were not very pretty at all. Well, after addressing those problems, I'm finally getting some gorgeous flowers, and so I am honoring roses everywhere with this week's challenge:

Challenge #133 - Roses

I waited so long and worked so hard for this bloom:

Anyways, I did some multi-step stamping with Altenew's "Vintage Roses" to create my card:

We are so lucky this week to have not one, but TWO guest designers!

First, Heather Conklin returns:

My name is Heather Conklin. I am a native to Washington State, and have lived my entire life in the Pacific Northwest. I am married to my college sweetheart, have two wonderful daughters and an adorable not-so-miniature Schnauzer. My day job is teaching Visual Arts at an urban high school. I have been crafting and creating my entire life, but only have been papercrafting since 2004. I love creating things with mixed patterns, using my Silhouette Cameo, and trying new mediums. One of my favorite things to do is to take a kit and use every single piece on as many projects as I can. When I'm bored, I have also browsed my own personal stash and built kits of random things that I already own.

I have a blog, but I haven't been blogging too much recently, but my favorite (and current go to) social media is Instagram. 


Heather's gorgeous cards:

Second, Maja Rijkers returns as well:

Hello my name is Maja Rijkers. I live in the Netherlands, in a town called Breda, together with my partner Jack, two dogs and two cats. I have two grownup children who already live on their own. I'm creative all my life, but I started scrapbooking in 2004 when I bought a scrapbook magazine at the local store. I fell in love with it and haven't stop since! I also love to art journal and occasionally I make a card. I'm so happy to be a guest designer here on the blog. Thanks for having me!

Maja is sharing her amazing art journaling page with us:

For even more inspiration, let's see what the Paper Girls have created with this theme:

Erica

Kristy


Karrie
 Our beautiful granddaughter holding a bouquet of them.

Brittany


And now...Congratulations to the winner of Challenge #132: 

Please send an e-mail within two weeks to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to receive Guest Designer details and be entered into the prize drawing.

New to our Challenges? Please refer our newly updated rules and prize structure here: http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html

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