Monday, May 20, 2019

Challenge #176 - Your Favorite Drink!

Good Morning!! It's May, and for most of us in the US, there are still a few weeks left of school. As a teacher, I am running on coffee. This challenge is PERFECT to share my love of everything java. For this challenge, create something that celebrates your love of beverages! It could be coffee, tea, orange juice, wine, you name it! Create a card, layout, or like my mini notebook below, something off the page.
Mini notebook (Heidi Swapp) with a few older stamps (Gossamer Blue - retired).
 A simple stamped cup (Concord & 9th), watercolored in two different color combinations.

Michele
I used a stamp set from The Alley Way Stamps to create this card.
 
 
Karrie
Here is my planner page for July showing a fun event we attend centered around beer and wine.
(Not my favourite drink every day mind you! haha)

 

And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #175:
Aimeslee Winans

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 #PGCBchallenge176 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Monday, May 6, 2019

Challenge #175 - Typography

Hey everyone! It's Erica hosting the latest challenge and I thought I'd mix it up a little bit, usually when we make a card or a page we think of the images we are going to use but this time I want you to think solely about the words. So this theme is Typography. Make letters or numbers the focal point or background of your project. It could be the title of a scrapbook page of a nice large sentiment on your card. Let's see those letters! Here is my project, I have some graduations coming up so I made a set of graduation cards.
Erica


Next, we would like to introduce our guest designer for our challenge, Bobbi!
"As a wife to an engineer and mom to a college kid,  I balance my technical days (aerospace manufacturing compliance training!) with creative nights and weekends.  I work mainly with paper, but consider myself an equal opportunity crafter!"

Here is her beautiful project for our challenge this week:

Be sure to stop by Bobbi's blog to show her some love: Bobbistreasure.blogspot.com Also, check out her challenge blog with words or phrases Words2CraftBy.blogspot.com


Here are the projects from the rest of our design team:

Brittany
I created these two cards show casing large numbers for special birthdays. 


Karrie
Redoing my son's baby book and this challenge inspired me to focus
on the numbers of the 5 generation pic.

Michele
And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #174:
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 #PGCBchallenge174 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Monday, April 15, 2019

Challenge #174 - Spring Color Inspiration

Hello, and happy Spring, everyone! 

This is Brittany and I'm looking forward to kicking off this next challenge with some Spring-time colors. I chose this color palatte as my inspiration for you and want to see what you make with it! 


Here is the Easter cards I made based on the color scheme:


Karrie
I made a gift baby book and this page spread is based on the scheme. 
More pix here

Michele
I used a card sketch over at the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge to design this card.






And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #173:


Also, with a little help from Random.org, we are also delighted to announce our 1st quarter winner for 2019:

Congrats, ladies! 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 #PGCBchallenge174 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Monday, April 1, 2019

Challenge #173 - April Fools!

Hello, Karrie here to kick off our next challenge! In honour of April Fools! would like to see a joke,  prank, or just about anything funny you can come up with.

We would like to introduce our guest designer this week, Cheryl Even, and her fantastic project inspired by our theme! 
"Hi everyone! My name is Cheryl Even and I’m very excited to be a guest designer for The Paper Girls Challenge Blog.  A Southern California native, I have been married to my college sweetheart Greg for 27 years and am a SAHM to four wonderful kids, Adrian, Elliot, Brianna, and Oliver Angel. I’ve been scrapbooking ever since I went to my first scrapbooking party and decided to try it for a month to see if I liked it. 21 years later, I think you could say I stuck with it and loved it! Although my life is really busy with raising four children, leading a women’s Bible study, and singing and playing guitar on the worship team at church, I usually find time every week to sneak away to my craft room to scrapbook or create the occasional card, and then I post my completed work on my blog, https://evenmorescrapping.blogspot.com/, where I also post scrapbook sketches I have designed.
I didn’t have any April Fools pictures, but these photos of my kids fooling around at the zoo seemed like a great match for the theme! I used a sketch I had created, and had lots of fun decorating the little circles."


Thank you SO much, Cheryl for joining us!!! Please be sure to stop by Cheryl's blog and see more of her beautiful creations.

Now here are projects from other members on our design team: 

Here's mine about what a clown our grandson has always been.
Keeping in clown theme design with harlequin checks and a bowtie.

And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #172:
#3 - Barbara Greenberg


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 #PGCBchallenge173 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Monday, March 18, 2019

Challenge #172- Under the Sea

Hey there everyone! It's Erica here with the newest challenge on PGCB. Here in North America there has been crazy weather and I thought it would be fun to have a sea themed challenge. So the challenge is Under the Sea. This is a great time to use those beach pictures that you haven't scrapbooked or some of the fun stamps you've been itching to use. 

Erica


Karrie
 Fantasy vs Reality journal page

Michele


And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #171:



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 #PGCBchallenge171 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Monday, March 4, 2019

Challenge 171 - Pinspired Challenge

Hello, Heather here! I love Pinspired challenges. I pinned this image quite awhile ago. I just loved the geometric patterns, the color, and the makeup. I knew that once I figured out this challenge, that I would create something like the project I have for you below.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/78039006029614431/feedback/?invite_code=8b352721f0c346a7982f774bd357ffe7&sender_id=78039143451459702

First however, we are very lucky to have Lagene Sands guest designing with us for this challenge. Be sure to stop by her blog and share some love!
"Hello I'm Lagene from southern Oregon, I am totally excited to be a Guest Designer for The Paper Girls Challenge Blog!  I dipped my toes into crafting in 2000 when my first grandchild was born. I started scrapbooking at that point. In 2006 I stumbled across Stamp TV with Gina K Designs and was HOOKED on card making from that day till now! I have discovered so many Stamp & Die companies and a wonderful world of Crafting Bloggers with great Inspiration and Challenges that get my creative juices flowing. 

I spent a couple of years on the Tutorial Time Design Team on Marks Finest Papers Blog. This company has since gone out of business, but you can see my projects on my old blog : INKYMEMA

I love trying new techniques and  especially love shaker cards.  My current blog is INKYLAGENEY
The inspiration photo totally reminds me of a "Tent Dress" I had in high school around 1969.  Here is a card I made mimicking the triangles and bright colors."

I knew how I would create a card that was similar to the Pinspired image above. I've had this die for quite awhile. For this card, I ended up using the die a total of six times, one for each color. I glued the cover onto paper, then, I placed in each piece in a random order.
The sentiment used black paper and white embossing to mimic the eye makeup on the image.

Michele
I had some Basic Grey patterned paper in my stash that matched the inspiration photo perfectly.

Karrie Cool pic! It inspired me to make a triangle collage with most of the colours.


My kiddos were in a picture last year by a wall that matched the colors and triangles in this image perfectly, so I knew I needed to use it. The colors resonated with me the most, so my layout contains matching bright colors too.

And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #168:
1. Cheryl E.
 

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 #PGCBchallenge171 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.
 
Inlinkz Link Party

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.

Inlinkz Link Party

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.