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. 


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Monday, February 3, 2020

Challenge #193 - Birthdays

Hello crafty friends, and happy February!

This is Brittany, and I'm looking foward to kicking off  the begining of this month with something to celebrate: Birthdays!

If you're anything like me, I tend to make more birthday cards through the year than any other card. And with a large family, we tend to also have a lot of birthday celebrations I get to scrapbook as well! So, I'm looking forward to seeing your layouts, birthday cards, party decor, etc using this theme - I know I'm personally looking forward to the inspiration!

We are VERY fortunate have an adorable project from from our guest designer, Vicki, to share with you today as well! Here is a bit about Vicki and her very sweet card:


"Hello friends!  My name is Vicki and I’ve been an avid paper crafter for several years!  I’ve been a crafter of some sorts for as long as I can remember as it runs in my family!  Both my mom and grandma have shared their love of crafting with me and when I found paper crafting I was hooked!  I have a varied style and enjoy many different forms of paper crafting besides cardmaking; such as:  art journaling, mixed media and scrapbooking.  Please be sure to stop by my blog at Stamped Smiles where I’d like to share a smile with you! 😊
Check out my You Tube Channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/c/VickiPStampedSmiles
Like my page on Facebook here:  https://www.facebook.com/stampedsmiles/
Follow me on Instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/stampedsmiles/


I’m always needing birthday cards, so this was perfect timing for a few up-coming birthdays!  I was very happy to pull out some new but never used stash items to create with as well!  I’ve used a Cover-Up die to make the base for this fun party animal scene and just added some papers to match the coloring of the images.  It reminds me of a few birthday parties I would attend as a child.  Hope it helps bring you a smile today!  Thank you for having me along for this challenge!"

Thank you SO much, Vicki, and thank you for particpating with us Paper Girls! Please be sure to visit Vicki's blog and tell her hello!

Here is a little more inspiration from our design team:

Brittany
I made these two cards; the first one for my son, the other for my good friend :)



Karrie
Here is memory of a friend's celebration... and a great way to use up washi tape!

We want to thank everyone who responded to our design team call! We'll be connecting with each of you with all the details and announcing our new members VERY soon. We're so excited to grow our team and share their beautiful projects with you!

We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Challenge #192, your projects were beautiful!
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
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Monday, January 20, 2020

Challenge #192 - Winter Color Challenge

Hello! Heather here, and I'm so glad that I can share with you today's challenge. I love creating based off of color palettes and images. It's a great way to challenge yourself to use materials or items you normally wouldn't use, create during a rut, or just use up what you have.

Today challenge is all about winter colors, snowflakes, silver, and texture. Or not! It's all about how YOU read the color palette, the reference image, or both! Create something that is inspired by this image and/or color palette.

https://colorpalettes.net/color-palette-2499/

For this project, I combined both the image AND the color palette to create this card. I knew that I wanted to emphasize the texture of this card, so I started by embossing the dark blue cardstock with silver embossing powder. Once that was complete, I die cut the embossed piece, the snowflakes and the sentiment. Once this was complete, I added the burlap ribbon, glued down all of the pieces, and added an enamel dot for interest.


Cathryn





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Sorry about all of the confusion with the broken Linky last challenge. Technology was not as nice as it could have been, but we looked at all of the links that you left and were so impressed with your creations! Thank you for playing along with our challenge. 

Add your newly created goodness in the linky below! We double checked it!
We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Challenge #191: Something New!
Please help us congratulate the randomly selected winner..


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Monday, January 6, 2020

New Year New Challenge New team members!

Hi and Happy New Year!  Welcome back to the PaperGirls Challenge Blog.
We do have a new challenge but first some announcements...
 Unfortunately we are saying goodbye to some of the PaperGirls after
several years of dedication and beautiful creations!
We will sadly miss
Michele Duffy...
The good news is that leaves spots open on the Design Team for you!
If you are interested in joining a fun team with flexible commitments
(once or twice a month project, and $20 a year donation for follower prizes) 
you can apply now to become a PaperGirl!
To apply just send an email to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com 
Deadline is the end of January 2020.
We thank all who apply, and new members will be contacted.

Now on to the challenge.
It's Karrie here and our new challenge is exactly that ~ NEW!!
Showcase something new, your New Year's fun or resolutions,
use some new product (did Santa bring you some scrappy goodies?)
or try a new technique!  Lots of ways to go with this.
 Here is my new grandbaby in the new Santa sleepers I got him for his first Christmas.
I also used new to me Echo Park papers and Pinkfresh diecuts.

The other PaperGirls have new ideas too!

Heather
I got a few new stamp and die sets during a few of the sales that were going on during the holiday season, and finally got some time to play with some of them. Here is my card using the Stamp Market Color Me Happy Stamp Bundle and some new (but an older collection) paper from Felicity Jane.

Erica
I decided to start the new year with a new bullet journal. I bought a new cover and some new stickers for my initials and the year and stamped the insert cover.

Brittany
I used an new stamp and a new stencil for this project to fit with the theme.

 
Add your newly created goodness in the linky below!


We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Challenge #190  Holiday Lights!
Please help us congratulate the randomly selected winner..

Congrats! Please send an e-mail to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com 
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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
Also, follow us on Instagram for more chances to win! For this challenge use #PGCBchallenge190 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Challenge #190 - Holiday Lights


Happy Holidays to all our Paper Girls followers!

Michele here, and I know this is a very busy time of year, but I hope my challenge inspires you to get decorating or to go out and see some Holiday Lights and scrap about them.

#190 - Holiday Lights


Here's my project:
The lights in downtown Salt Lake City at Temple Square are amazing. I'm glad I was able to snap this photo a few years ago and it turned out even though it was dark (with a little editing). The collection I used is My Mind's Eye "Cozy Christmas", I love how these colors and patterns look with a kraft paper background.



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

Karrie
My only Christmas lights this year are indoors ~ starting with a mirrored candle display on the bar.



We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Gifts challenge!

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Challenge #189 - Gifts

Hello, this is Karrie, and it is my turn to host again and I would like to see GIFTS!  in the spirit of the giving season.  
Whether you've made a gift for someone or use the image on your project show it off here.

I have painted and decorated some old naked chipboard and made some 
ornaments (to give or keep!) in the theme.   


and the other wonderful PaperGirls have also made some "gifts"..


Michele
This is a page from my December album about some tiny gifts



We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Family challenge!

Please help us congratulate the randomly selected winner of Challenge #188:

Congrats! Please send an e-mail to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com 
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Monday, November 18, 2019

Challenge #188 - Family

Hello everyone, this is Brittany, and I'm hosting our challenge this week - and it's all about FAMILY!  This can be your family by blood or adoption, your family of friends or co-workers, your furry/feathered/scaly friend family, or whatever family means to you. I can't wait to see what you create with this theme!

Before we start with loads of beautiful inspiration, I'd like to introduce you to our fabulous guest designer for this challenge, Karen Finkle, and let her tell you a little about herself and her gorgeous project.


"I began stamping in 2012 sporadically. In 2013 I started falling in love with stamping. My husband and I were RVing on our second Civil War trip and I didn't bring any stamping supplies with me. There was a reason for that in hindsight. Our trip was cut short while we were in NC due to a discovered cancerous tumor in his neck. We spent 3 months in NC for surgery and daily radiation. We returned to FL for chemo and my stress relief became stamping! 

What also is great about stamping is all the stampers I met through the internet who were willing to pray for us on our treacherous journey. The doctors gave him one year to live. Fast forward 6 years...I am still stamping daily but yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of my husband's passing. 

He supported my passion and would be so  happy to know that I'm a guest designer today. You can find out more about me and details for my card at https://karenscardkorner.blogspot.com/2019/11/stampin-up-pressed-petals-birthday-card.html

For a short synopsis, it was part of a One Sheet Wonder series using Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper."



Thank you SO much for designing with us and sharing your story, Karen. We are so happy to decided to join us and share this beautiful project. 

Here is some additional inspiration from our design team...

I've been wanting to scrapbook these beautiful family photos we took last year. The color scream fall too, so it's very suiting for this season.


This challenge comes at just the right time because a new grandbaby joined us last week!

Michele
Here's a LO of cousins and aunts enjoying the Jelly Belly visitor center.

Erica
My family was all in town together so we did a quick picture of all of my siblings with my parents.

Heather
I created a card to send to some distant relative for Thanksgiving. I loved the color palette and the gold sentiment. 


We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Mixed Up Manufacturers challenge!

Please help us congratulate the randomly selected winner of Challenge #187:

Congrats, Debby! 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

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