Monday, August 3, 2020

Challenge #205 - Summer Dreams

Welcome to August everyone! Heather here, and I am officially challenging you to create something that screams all things Summer! One of the most iconic summer treats to me are popsicles. I think that popsicles are super fun, and my favorites are the all fruit kind.

For this project, I triple stamped (with coordinating colors) all of the popsicles, then layered them onto a slimline card. 

Check out the projects that everyone else made!

Karrie
Summer and camping go hand in hand!

It's a Spring photo, but with plenty of Summer colours and ICE CREAM...along with a process video if that's your thing.  Click on my name to visit my blog to more pics and links to the video and all that good stuff.



We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Challenge #204
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
#PGCBchallenge205 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

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Monday, July 20, 2020

Challenge #204 - Christmas in July!

HI Karrie here and I have a fun challenge for you ~ Christmas in July~
Take this in whatever direction you want to go!  A jump start on Christmas cards?  Traditional Christmas colours in a non-Christmas project?  Still working on last Christmas' layouts?  
Want to see!!


I had been shopping around for summer baby care package and presented them with the box, like Christmas in July!  I also used red and green theme and some old Basic Grey Lauderdale stickers.

My fabulous team mates have been getting into the spirit too!

Brittany



I create a slimline card using some fabulous stamps and dies with new Christmas papers! 



We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Challenge #203
Please help us congratulate the randomly selected winner...
 #19 - Silke
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
#PGCBchallenge204 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.



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Monday, July 6, 2020

Challenge #203 - Stars and Stripes

Hello, everyone! I hope that you all had a good weekend and that you are ready for the new week - and a new challenge from The Paper Girls! It's Lori here today to bring you this week's challenge.

Challenge #203 - Stars and Stripes

Since we just celebrated Independence Day this past weekend here in the US, I thought it would be fun to include some stars and stripes on your projects. They do not have to be patriotic projects - you just need to use stars and stripes on your projects.

I have created a card for this challenge and, as you can see, I have used stars - both in my paper and as an embellishment, and a striped paper, but my card is not patriotic!




Karrie
I'm not American so I used my stars and stripes for our 4 generation pic!
It's a great pattern mix.

I used my Silhouette and some colored cardstock to create my kiddo's favorite summer treat! A little stamped message, and it's the perfect 4th of July card. 

I used star shaped paper punches and striped papers to add some detail on this 2-page layout.


We would like to thank EVERYONE who entered our Challenge #202
Please help us congratulate the randomly selected winner...

#36 - Marlene

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
#PGCBchallenge203 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.


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Monday, June 22, 2020

Challenge #201 Winner

Hello everyone!

This is an off-cycle post, but with our little scheduling slip up this month, we wanted to make sure that everyone had the full two weeks to get their projects submitted for our Colour Challenge, #201. We would like to thank EVERY single one of you with your patience and who submitted their beautiful projects!

So, here we are...drum roll...

Please help us congratulate the randomly selected winner for challenge #201...

Karen Page @ Misplaced Mojo!

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

Don't forget that our Circles challenge, #202, will be open for participants through Saturday, July 4th at 11:55pm (MST). We'd love to see your projects!

Hope the rest of your June goes well, we'll see you all back here on the first Monday in July!

The Paper Girls

Monday, June 15, 2020

Challenge #202 - Circles

Hello, everyone, this is Brittany from the PGCB design team and I'm really excited to host our next challenge!  I'm not sure about you, but since I've been home a little more than normal lately, I've had a little extra time to get reacquainted to some less-loved scrapbooking tools in my stash. One being my paper punches and cutting circles...so...I figured it was a perfect time to challenge everyone to create a project using: 
CIRCLES.

So, break out your punches, die cutting machines, and other circular shaped goodies and have some fun using the shape in new and creative ways. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with! This challenge (#202) will be open for participants for three weeks, up to Saturday, July 4th at 11:55pm, so plenty of time to get crafty.

We are going to kick off this challenge with a layout from our amazing guest designer, Karen Sessions!
"My name is Karen Sessions and I am thrilled to have been invited to be a Guest Designer during June.  My passions are scrapbooking and card making but I have enjoyed a lifetime of creative hobbies...sewing, knitting, embroidery, ceramics, jewelry, home decor, and rubber stamping.  I am comfortable creating in many different styles: vintage, cutsie, shabby chic, eclectic, steampunk, and sometimes CAS but most often my work is very intricate and embellished with a feminine flair.  Embellishing is my favorite part of the process where I select the perfect finishing touches.  Creating things is a magical process and I hope you will see the love of crafting in every tiny detail of my projects.  
Stop by and visit me at my blog... Art & Soul.  www.karensessionsartandsoul.blogspot.com"

"My niece was radiating joy at the pool that day and I wanted to capture that by creating a sense of movement in the layout.  I created numerous types of bubbles from pattern paper, as well as, die cut bubble clusters to build the layers.  I made sure to have some bubbles overlap the photos and some larger bubbles go off the page.  By adding vellum selectively to some of the bubble die cuts, it added a wonderful illusion of depth to the layout because it is semi-transparent allowing one to see the details underneath.  To create the appearance of water-like droplet splashes, I used  blue & clear transparent domed gems. (Dew Drops) I scattered them randomly and love the way they glisten realistically when they catch the light.   I prefer to use glue dots as a neater and less stressful way of attaching tiny embellishments so I avoid potential accidents that can occur when using liquid glue.  "Seriously" became the title for the layout because she was seriously fearless trying everything her older brother could do in the pool."

Thank you SO much, Karen! We love this project so much!
Now, here is a little inspiration from our design team: 

I have two projects to share, mostly because I got real excited with my circle cutters and punches.

This first project was inspired by a sketch and I loved the layers of circles. I added some enamel dots and circular letter stickers to my title as well.

This second project was also inspired by a sketch, but I liked the idea of combining circles in a grid pattern with circular photos and one square photo to add interest. 

I did a card for the circles challenge (for a change!) and as always there's a bit of a story behind it.  This one involves leftover circles from a layout I made last year.

This is the layout I'm talking about.  And I still have soooo many circles left even after making the card!


Karrie
All kinds of round tags, die cuts and punched scraps, in a 1/2 circle shape!


Because we got a little mixed up with our dates this month, there is STILL time to participate and link up to our Colour Challenge (Challenge #201)...which means we haven't selected our winner yet. Challenge 201 will be open through Saturday, June 20th, 11:55pm MST - we will announce the winner of that challenge on Monday, 6/22/20, so please come back then to see if you were our randomly selected winner!

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
#PGCBchallenge202 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Challenge #201 - Colour Challenge

Hello everyone!

These last few months have given us all quite a whirl, so we're a bit off track with our schedule this month, and we are VERY sorry. We may be a week late with this post, but will still run the challenge for the full two weeks, so we hope you'll play along and come back next Monday for the second challenge of the month (which will be on schedule)! Here's hoping everyone is doing well out there and finding some semblance of normalcy in their life!

It's about time we did another color challenge! Here's a lovely color grouping to get the juices flowing:




With this, we'd like to kick of this challenge with our fabulous guest designer, Rainny!
"Hello, my name is Rainny, and I live in Taiwan. I've been a secretary in a small company for 15 years.
I got married five years ago and we have a puppy daughter, Riceball.
When I was a university student, I started making cards. This is already a long time ago. lol  
I started dating with my husband 8 years ago. I hope to record all our memories, and I also want to record the good times with my family and friends, so I began to fall in love with scrapbooking. After so many years, I still enjoy the hand-made time.
I am very honored to be the GDT of PGCB, I hope you will like my work."


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
#PGCBchallenge200 and tag us @papergirlschallengeblog for an extra entry.


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