Monday, May 18, 2020

Challenge #200 - All About Boys

Hello it's Alex here bringing you Challenge #200 which is All About Boys! I'm a loud and proud boy Mama so this is the perfect theme for me to present!

Masculine cards are often in short supply and we all have a male in our lives to document whether he be family, friend or furry!

Before we jump into all of the amazing inspiration from our design team, we would like to introduce our Guest Designer, Helen Nile and show her fantastic card she created for this challenge:

"I'm a card making addict and I love my stamps, digi stamps, patterned papers and Promarkers.  I'm lucky enough to be part of the Design Teams for several digi stamp companies, a craft shop and various challenge blogs.  I love to share what I make and challenges are a great way to see what everyone else in the crafting world is doing!  I work full time in a care home as an Activities Coordinator organizing activities and entertainment for our lovely residents."


"I used a Stampin' Up stamp set called 'Well Dressed' to make my card.  It's a new set that I've been waiting to use!  The card is typical of my style - CAS with layers

Thank you, Helen, for designing with us! To our readers, please take a few minutes to visit Helen on her social media accounts and say hello:




Today I'm sharing a scrapbook layout about my boy (along with a process video) and some examples of masculine cards too! 

YouTube Process Video

I created a boy themed card fit for any occasion!

I made this card for a friends son who is celebrating a birthday this week.

This is easy one for me with our new grandson!


We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Challenge #199
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
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Monday, May 4, 2020

CHALLENGE # 199 - Happy May Day Image Inspiration

Hope you all had a fun National Scrapbooking Day on the weekend! Happy May! Heather here, I found this amazing image for you as inspiration for today's project! It was perfect for the first start of May, especially since most of us are still going to be inside for awhile.


I created a super bright card using lots of florals and fun fonts just for this challenge. I couldn't resist adding in the little emoji heart faces as well.

I was inspired by the colors, hearts, and butterflies that can be found in the image.

Karrie
I found these springy Die-cuts and I loved the record!  Celebrate spring!

The colors and flowers in the image made me think of this adorable Doodlebug Spring collection that I've been hanging onto for a while, just perfect for documenting my kiddos dying Easter eggs last month!

We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Challenge #198
Please help us congratulate the randomly selected winner...


AND
We would like to congratulate our 1st quarterly winner for 2020...

Rainny!!!

Congrats, 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
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Monday, April 20, 2020

CHALLENGE #198 - GIRL TIME!

Hi Karrie here, and I am inspired by my annual spring girls weekend away, to have this challenge be about GIRL time! This can be anything about girls, women, femininity, trans or whatever it means to you!  Wide open for interpretation.

Unfortunately our girls weekend is put off /cancelled, so here are some shots from a 
few years ago where we danced all night!

Here is some inspiration from some of our other PaperGirls:

My mom was in town just before the city closed the local art studios down, so we got to have a girls only rock painting class with her. It was such a wonderful and colorful day, so I had to minic the colors with my bright papers! 

I also created this layout to document a beautiful friendship of my daughters. They are always have girl time together and have such a special bond.

I felt a trip to a day spa with my little sister was the perfect subject for this topic!  It popped up in my Facebook memories from a year ago and definitely time to scrap it,  

Erica
Here is a page documenting our sister dates for mani-pedis whenever my sisters and sister-in-laws are in town. We love hanging out and having girl time. I'm grateful that my brothers married such awesome ladies! And now some of our daughters are old enough to hang with us too!

We would like to thank EVERYONE 
 all 50 of you, thank you all so much - who entered challenge #197
Please help us congratulate the randomly selected winner...

entry #15- Helen

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

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Monday, April 6, 2020

CHALLENGE /#197 - Florals

Hello, everyone! Lori here with you today and I am so excited to be sharing my first challenge with you! The weather around here in the middle of the US is turning warmer and the trees and flowers are really starting to bloom. So my challenge to you is:

Challenge #197 - Use florals on your project! This can be floral patterned papers or floral embellishments.

Here is some beautiful inspiration from the design team:

Lori
I fussy cut a bunch of flowers from a piece of patterned paper to serve as embellishments on my Traveler's Notebook spread.


Karrie
A couple of floral patterned papers and paper flowers.


Alex
I was so sad I didn't get around to doing challenge #196 (Babies), so this one takes care of both Babies and Florals. 


Heather
For this floral card, I used a floral stamp and die set, and colored them wonderfully bright. 
https://goldiecar.blogspot.com/2020/04/paper-girls-challenge-197-florals.html


We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Challenge #196
Please help us congratulate the randomly selected winner...

#7 - Zora

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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

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Monday, March 16, 2020

CHALLENGE #196 - Babies!

Hello crafty friends! 

This is Brittany here to share a really sweet and adorable challenge theme for these next couple weeks - it's all about BABIES! 

You see, I'm a new Auntie and have been loving every single baby snuggle I can get...and amid all the wild adventures so many of us are on right now with the Novel Coronavirus, who doesn't need to relish is a little baby sweetness right now, right!? We would love to see how this theme inspires you. You have until Saturday, 11:55pm MST on April 4th to link your project(s) to the linky below (that's almost a full 3 weeks)!

Here is some beautiful inspiration from our design team to get your creative juices flowing:

Brittany

Karrie
Here is mine ~ Master Felix Perfect-face!

Cathryn
I am so excited about my new grandbaby. We don't know if it is a boy or a girl
so I decided to use colors for both.

This is my third granddaughter Avery.

This layout is of my granddaughter when she came home from the hospital - 6 years ago!

Erica
My girls cuddling my nieces. We love all the babies!

Heather Conklin
I created a card using non-baby related items for a sweet baby girl card. 


We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Challenge #195
Please help us congratulate the randomly selected winner...

Congrats! Please send an e-mail to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com within the
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Monday, March 2, 2020

CHALLENGE #195 - Glitter!

Hello, crafters! 

We have some REALLY fantastic announcements today and some beautiful projects to kick off the month of March!

First, we would like to introduce our amazing guest designer, Cynthia Baldwin
 "My name is Cynthia Baldwin. I live in Cypress, Texas (Houston) with my husband John, our two kids Nick and Aly, and our dog Lucy. I've been a memory-keeper since high school, but like many involved in scrapbooking, I really bit the bug when my kids were babies/toddlers. Now that I'm almost an empty-nester (my youngest goes to college this fall!), I have a craftroom that needs purging, and I'm contemplating the next stage of life, when my main photo subject will probably be my dog. (She's pretty sweet, and she mostly stays still, anyway.)" 

"I honestly am not much of a glitter fan, because of the mess. (I currently work in retail at a home decor store, and believe me I was SO glad that the Christmas product is mostly gone, because there was glitter EVERYwhere!)
But I was surprised when I went through my supplies and found a lot of glittery items that aren't messy: cardstock, patterned papers, tape, chipboard, and enamel shapes too.
So, I made some cards: a couple girly ones, and just so we can prove that you can make more masculine projects with glitter items, I made a graduation card for my nephew (See the "Congrats"? That was a piece of confetti that I saved from a graduation party a few years ago...see, you never know when you can use stuff for projects. ;-) "

Thank you SO much for joining us, Cynthia! Please visit her Flickr photostream to see her beautiful artwork and give her some love!

Now, another BIG announcement that we've been SO excited to share with you all...we have selected two new incredibly talented permanent design team members: Lori Stroup and Alex Trofimov!!! Welcome to the Paper Girls Challenge Blog design team, ladies!!! Here is a little about them:

"Hello! My name is Lori and I am thrilled to be joining The Paper Girls Challenge design team! I live in a small town in SW Missouri with my husband of 30 years. We have 3 kids (29, 22, 20) and a granddaughter (6) who just started kindergarten this year. My family is my favorite thing to scrap. I started scrapbooking in 1998 when my sister bought me a Creating Keepsakes magazine. I fell in love with all the pretty paper and stickers and I haven't looked back since. I've got a pretty clean and simple scrappy style but once in a while I do love to add lots of layers to my projects. Along with scrapping traditionally, I also love to do Project Life, work in my Traveler's Notebooks, and card making. You can find me on my blog - My Happy Life and on Instagram @lori_670."

Alex Trofimov
"My name is Alex and I’m from Melbourne.  I also go by PinkCraftyMama!
 I live with my Hubby of 19 years, am cautiously navigating the field
of raising a teenage boy and wrangling two crazy cats.

I love creating all-the-things!  Scrapbooking is my passion since the
storytelling and consequently memory keeping aspect is very close to
my heart..  I also love cardmaking and teach the odd class locally.
Besides papercrafting, I enjoy quilting, baking and all things Jane
Austen.
My home on the web is www.pinkcraftymama.com and you can find links to all my other socials there!"


Please visit our new design team members blogs and give them a big hello! We are SO lucky to have them both with us!

Now, here are the projects from our design team members:



Erica
Sometimes a little glitter adds just the right accent to a project. I know it gets a little messy and you may be wearing it a few days later... but who doesn't look good with a little bit of extra sparkle??

Brittany
I'm a fan of using glitter paper on my projects, they add just the right amount of sparkle to make images like this little unicorn shine!

It's a well known fact that GLITTER causes much controversy in the craft world.  Personally, I'm on TeamGlitter, but if you like the look and hate the mess then head on over to my blog.  I'll walk you through my crazy glitter monstrosity of a layout AND give you some ideas on achieving the glitter look without actual glitter!

I love the look of glitter on a project but I don't always remember to use it, and when I do it is usually gold or silver glitter. For my card, I challenged myself to use a green glitter paper instead of the usual gold or silver, although a bit of silver made it on my card, too.

We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Challenge #194
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!!!

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Also, follow us on Instagram for more chances to win! For this challenge use
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Monday, February 17, 2020

CHALLENGE #194 - I heart Cutfiles


Cathryn here to share this fun challenge with you!

Well, this is certainly exciting for me. I am really happy to be back with The Paper Girls. Life gets so hectic and full of so many things to deal with that we sometimes stop doing what brings us joy.  And that was Scrapbooking for me. This year I have decided that I really need to make sure that I carve out time to feed my creative soul. I admit it has been a process.  And sometimes I wonder if I will ever get that creative spirit back. But what better place than here, surrounded by some of the most amazing talented inspiring girls. I feel so blessed to have met most of these girls through scrapbooking. 
So for this challenge, I wanted to share and show the many ways that you can use cut files. My scrapbooking style has changed a lot since I started using my Silhouette more often. The variety of cut files to choose from is never-ending :)  And if your creative mojo is lacking, a cut file can mean all the difference.

For this first layout, I backed the flowers in the heart with different patterned papers. Using a large cut file like this one makes creating a layout easier because it takes up so much space. 
After backing the cut file I added some foam to the back to pop it up and give it some extra dimension. 



This second layout I used a cut file that I also backed with patterned paper.  These adorable little Gnomes are so stinkin' cute!!!  Lots of work but so worth it :)  It got a bit busier than I wanted but I still love it!!!




Lastly I will share a couple layouts that I previously had created but they fit in perfectly with the theme and will hopefully give you more inspirations!



Thanks everyone for stopping in. I can't wait to see all of your gorgeous creations!!!
Cathryn 
I don't have a machine to make my own, but I found these old pre-cut sheets in my stash, perfect for my valentine's card. 

I went low-tech and chose some of the dies that featured hearts to create this fun card. There are so many layers! The foil just adds a little bit of pop to this as well. 


We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Challenge #193
Please help us congratulate the randomly selected winner...


Congrats! Please send an e-mail to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com within the
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