Monday, May 6, 2013

Challenge #31 - Doodle Time!

Hello All!

Kristy here! I hope you had a great {Inter}National Scrapbooking Day.  I hope seeing all the different challenges and blog hops many of the companies were hosting over the weekend got your creative juices going - just in time for our new challenge! 

Time to break out your pens, pencils, even the straw end from your mister, to doodle on your page.  I know it may be intimidating, but hopefully seeing all the different ways The Paper Girls doodled on their projects will inspire you to put pen to paper for more than just journaling. We have quite a few fun things to share with you today, so let's get started!

Judy created this fun patriotic tag with fun doodling around the edge, coloring in some of the stars and highlighting the USA.

I simply L-O-V-E the card Erica created. Give this girl a white pen and some blank paper and look what she does!

Charity added some fun hearts and flourishes around her circles to highlight those little monkeys just hanging out!

Sheryl's flourishes remind me of the steam from a cup of tea, and I just wish I could enjoy a cup with her!

Isn't Heather's little girl just the cutest thing?!?  I love that finishing touch from the doodling around the edge of the purple paper.

Kyla's continues to take us on her journey to Las Vegas with the doodling in her Smash book.

Amber's card is full of doodles and beautiful watercoloring.  I know I would be happy to receive this in the mail!

Charissa's sense of whimsy in her layouts is so fun!  I love the extra touch the doodles add to this page.

I have a couple projects for you too.  The first is just a simple doodle on the edge of my photo mat.  I feel like it grounds the picture.

The second project has a little more pen to paper - some simple white lines around the title to draw attention to it, as well as tracing over the pattern on the Amy Tangerine paper (kraft).  It just wasn't "bold" enough for me, and I wanted to make sure it was seen.  ;-)

It amazes me how just taking a couple minutes to doodle on a project, really adds some pop!  This is a perfect example...  Charissa and I both used the same journaling cards on our 2013 Project Lifetitle page.  She took the time to add her own personal touch to the cards and it is stunning what a difference it makes!  (So stunning that Amy Tan of Amy Tangerine fame pinned her picture!)

See if you agree:

Everyone created some wonderful projects!  I hope you find a bit of inspiration and join us for our challenge!

Now the winner for Challenge #30 is:

Congratulations!  Please email us at with your info and we will get your prize sent out.

The winner of the end of April Blog Hop will be announced next Monday, May 13th.  Be sure to check back!

How to Join the Fun at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog:

1. Start by following our blog. To do so, click on the "Join this site" button on the right hand side of our blog.
2. We will post new challenges the first and third Monday of every month. It will be up to you to create a project that has been inspired by our challenge!
3. Your entry should be made after the challenge has been posted. We will not say no to older projects but we prefer to see your new creations!
4. Create a blog post about your entry and make sure to include a link back to The Paper Girls Challenge Blog. If you do not have a blog, you may post on our Facebook page or to an online gallery and then link that photo to our linky. However, please only do this if you do not have a blog.
5. Add a link to your blog post (or Facebook /gallery photo) on our Challenge using the Inlinkz tool located at the bottom of our posts. Please make sure you link the actual post with your entry and not your blog's address.
6. The Deadline for each challenge will be the Saturday at 11:59pm MST before the next challenge is posted. This will give you 1 week and 6 days to complete your projects.
7. Please limit your entries to 3 per person per challenge.
8. We use to pick the winner. Prizes will be sent directly from the hostess of the challenge. At this time, we can only ship to US and Canadian addresses, due to postage rates. We hope this will change in the future. In the meantime, we love to see creations from all over the world!
9. The most important thing is to have Fun.


Sandi said...

How exciting to have won.....thank you so much for your generosity.

Jasmine said...

Fantastic challenge!!! I LOVE doodling - so much fun to add your own personal touch! Beautiful pieces of work, DT!