Monday, August 19, 2019

Challenge #182 - Picture inspiration


We have a fun picture inspiration up today to get the juices flowing. These colors are perfect for the season of harvest that is in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere. If you're in the Southern Hemisphere maybe you can do a springtime take on it? As usual link up your projects below! We love seeing what you make!


Erica
I was inspired to pull out as many of the purples and greens as I could from the image. I loved the deep jewel tones.




The colours in the pic inspired me to use up some large purple flowers with green tips on this card.



Michele


And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #181:
#6 Birgit!!
Congrats! Please send an e-mail to 
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Monday, August 5, 2019

Challenge #181 - Vellum


Hello everyone, Michele here with the next challenge from the Paper Girls! When I choose a challenge I like one that uses up things I might have in my stash that I love but just don't normally reach for. This time I've chosen vellum.

Challenge #181 - Vellum

Plain vellum, patterned, colored, whatever you'd like. But I know you have some in your stash, we all do!

We have a wonderful guest designer for you today:

Jessica Navarro

I am a Senior Vice President at WSP, the largest healthcare MEP design firm in the world. I’m an electrical engineer by day and a wife/mother by night. My husband of 10 years, Juan and spunky 7 year old daughter, Maddie, support my love of scrapbooking and crafting. Maddie’s been scrapbooking her own pages since she was 4 years old. I’m pretty sure she is the most photographed and documented child in the world! I love traveling, reading, planning parties, and crafting!



I’m so excited to be featured as guest designer this month and what a great challenge month it is! “VELLUM”. I haven’t used vellum in a long time. This challenge is the best kind, because I used up a lot of old stash! I managed to include 30 pieces of vellum cuts from Close To My Heart (Calypso Complements) on this layout. I used a glittzy piece of cardstock from Bazzill as my base, Thickers alpha stickers for the year, and mini alphas from BasicGrey. I also included a couple of arrows from Paper Wizard. The vellum pieces offset the photos perfect for a bit of Summer Swimming Popsicle fun! I’d love for you to follow me via my blog at: https://scraplifterdesigns.blogspot.com/2019/08/guest-designer-for-papergirls-challenge.html


Thank you, Jessica, for sharing your bright, beautiful layout, and your fun use of vellum!
Please enjoy some more inspiration from the Paper Girls:

Michele
I created my card with supplies from a planner kit! 
The floral background is from a sheet of gorgeous patterned vellum.


Karrie
Not my idea but saw this and wanted to try! Diecut sheets with an
 overlay of a vellum sheet, to make luminaries!
(with flameless candles of course!)


Kristy


And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #180:
#19 Angie's Creations

Congrats! Please send an e-mail to 
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Monday, July 15, 2019

Challenge #180 - Magical Monday

Hello! Heather here with our Magical Monday Challenge. I challenge you to find something magical or mystical and create a card, layout, or any paper-related project that includes a little magic. This could be themed as a movie or book, a specific character, or just generally about all things *MAGICAL*!

Our fabulous guest designer Becca Yahrling has a great project for us today.  Here is more about her project and herself:

"Hope you enjoy today's card. It was made with die sets from Whimsy Stamps, MFT and Peachy Cheap, as well as lots of glitter and sparkle."
"Hi, I'm Becca! I was born & raised & have always lived in South Florida. I am married for 25 years and we have a small parrot named Rocky who sits on my computer as I create. I've been doing some type of craft since I was about 21 when my Mom taught me how to cross stitch."
"We started going to craft shows and I found scrapbooking, which eventually led me to card making. I craft every day and make so many cards that I give a lot of them away to a couple of charities every year. I can only hope that they bring some joy to someone!"

Be sure to visit her the following site and show her some love! 

Here are a few projects from our design team...

For this challenge, I created a Harry Potter related card using the Gryffindor colors. I used a Studio Calico stamp set that I had actually waited for years to have them restock. I think it's just too fun. I fussy cut Hedwig after coloring her just a bit. The background pattern are the other stamps using Versamark ink, which created a tone-on-tone effect. A little white gel pen, and it's purely magical!


Michele
I used a cute dragon stamp from Sweet Stamp Shop on my card.

And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #179:
Jessica Navarro

Congrats! Please send an e-mail to 
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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

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Challenge #179 - Fireworks

Hello everyone, Brittany here to start off July with a big bang! Our next challenge is quite a blast -  FIREWORKS!

All bad puns aside, July is usually filled with celebrations that fill the night sky with beautiful blasts of shimmer and color. I can't wait to see your beautiful projects sharing your love (or dislike even) of these explosive beauties. 

To start this post of right, we have a beautiful project from our guest designer, Aimeslee Winans! Here is a little bit about her project and about herself: 


"My card was inspired by the 16-year-old My Mind's Eye paper frame I used. I discovered that my A2-sized Darice Fireworks embossing folder would produce an image fitting into it, so I used them both, plus a spattering of Verve Visual's Starry Die stars and a Lawn Fawn sentiment banner die and sentiment stamp heat-embossed in gold ep. I smooshed my Memento Paris Dusk inkpad in the embossing folder before adding my paper to get the blue background. Then I ran a Brilliance Galaxy Gold Dewdrop pad over the raised fireworks and stars. I pulled out my red, yellow and gold Winks of Stellas for more color and sparkle, topping it all off with a clear Crafters Companion Sparkle Pen." 


"I'm Aimeslee Winans. I am a passionate hobby artist living on the Texas Gulf Coast outside of Houston. I am retired after 30 years as a tax accountant. I've been married to a pretty great guy for over 3 decades who is also retired now and he's always been very supportive of my art. We have a wonderful adult daughter and son-in-love we are very proud of. My style is eclectic. I love just about any paper craft and my art motto is 'Color is my art oxygen.' (I love color!)."

Be sure to visit her at any of the following sites and show her some love! 
Flicker: Aimeslee W's album  or
Pinterest: Aimeslee

Here are a few projects from our design team...

I couldn't resist creating these two sparkly cards for the 4th of July holiday here in the USA. A little heat embossing made the cards sparkle that much more.

I had an idea to try making a burst with glitter but it looked awful, remembered
 I had this old Piggy Tales paper, perfect for Canada Day cards with some
Stickles and glitter ribbon instead!

And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #178:


Also, with a little help from Random.org, we are also delighted to announce our 2nd 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 Instagram for more chances to win! For this challenge use #PGCBchallenge179 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.
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Monday, June 17, 2019

Challenge #178 - Toys

Welcome back for our next challenge. Michele here, and I'd like to see you create something with TOYS!

Challenge #178 - Toys

My daughter goes through phases where she loves a certain kind of toy. Recently it's been LOL Surprise so I photographed each doll to include on this layout.


So fun, I'm really glad I documented that. I'll have to remember to do this with her next collection of toys!

Let's see what the other Paper Girls have created to inspire you:


Karrie
This reminded me of when we were camping and the boys used the 
woodchip pile like a sandbox to play with their toys!


And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #177:
#4 Becca Yahrling


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

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Challenge #177 - Top 5

Hi Karrie  here and I would like see your top 5 ~ whether it be a list, using your 5 favourite colours,
or 5 of 1 embellishment, something about/for a 5 year old,  whatever 5 you can come up with!

I went literally and did a Top 5 of May 2019 list.



The fabulous PaperGirls have these inspirational projects.


Michele
I used 5 photos on my layout.


Heather
I used 5 of my favorite colors on this birthday card!


And now...congratulations to the winner of Challenge #176;
Sarah T.

Please send an e-mail to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com within the next two weeks and we'll send you details!!!  
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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!!!  
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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!!!  
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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!!!  
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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!!!  

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