Monday, July 6, 2015

Challenge #83 - Babies!

Hello!  Brittany here, with The Paper Girl's 83rd Challenge: Babies!!!  I don't know about you, but babies just make me giddy...human babies, animal babies...any baby! And crafting for babies just makes me even more happy.  Before we hop into the amazing design team inspiration for this challenge, I would like to introduce to you our guest designer for the month of July, Karen McAlpine!

Hi, Karen McAlpine here, to tell you a little bit about myself.  I have a long crafty history and have been crafting since the age of four.  Over the years, I have enjoyed many crafts including: decoupage, embroidery, sewing, quilting, crocheting, and gardening.   I love my herb and flower garden.   Currently, card making and paper crafts are my favorites.  I have been making cards for about 15 years. I started out making cards on the computer with a greeting cards software package.  About 9 years ago, I moved on to hand made cards.  I really love the creative scope that comes from stamping.  I feel that each stamp is a little work of art in its own right.  Of course I like to put my own signature style on my projects.  My projects will almost always include lots of layers, a mix of pattern and texture, and fibers of some kind.  Creating my own backgrounds with paint, ink, a Gelli Plate, or stencils has become one of my favorite techniques.   

I wanted a cute baby card and remembered this fun bird stamp set.  Then I thought it would be nice if the nest had a tree background of some kind.  I pulled out this embossing folder and tried that.  I liked the combo of the image with the embossed tree trunk, and then picked some pretty pastel CS colors.   I decided to watercolor the image for a soft look.  

Karen's card is SUPER cute...please be sure to visit her blog for more details and see her other lovely creations!!!!!

Now, on to the Paper Girls design team interpretations this theme: 

And now the winner of Challenge #82 (Happy Birthday) is 37. Avril Watson!
Congratulations! Please send an e-mail with your shipping info to to claim your prize within two weeks.

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10. You will have two weeks to claim your prize once we post the winner.

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1 comment:

Karen McAlpine said...

Awesome DT projects!! Thanks for letting my Guest this month!!