Monday, September 21, 2015

#88 - Sweater Weather

Hello Paper Girls, 

This is Brittany and I'm here to host the second challenge of the month:

#87 - Sweater Weather
With the Fall Equinox just around the corner we know that the weather is changing, and that typically means cooler temperatures, crispy leaves, pumpkins, sweaters and other cozy, spicy goodies. So, what inspires you about the changing weather? 
Our guest designer for the month of September, Kim Klinkovsky, shared this with us:

Who's ready for sweater weather? I love this time of year when the leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler, and you start seeing patterns of the season. I was inspired by the plaid sweaters you see this time of year and created this card with my sister with no stamping. We started with a red card base and a square punch. We punched out three different pattern papers from the same coordinating 6x6 pad by Authentique-Believe Collection. Adhered the squares in a pinwheel quilt pattern, added some colored adhesive pearls, buttons, bakers twine, and a tag sentiment. See what you can make with just a few supplies and a little imagination?


Thank you, Kim! We are so glad we had the chance to have you part of our team for the month!

Fall for me is a time of harvest for our family. We have fruit trees and grape vines that typically produce quite of bit of delicious happiness at this time of the year, so I created this layout to capture this event - and I couldn't resist but adding a few die cut pieces of sweater to add to the theme!

Here is how the rest of our talent design team interpreted this challenge:

 October Afternoon Apple Cider collection had
the perfect cards to match with the sweet pic of DGS in his warm hoody.


And now the winner of Challenge #86 (Grateful/Thankful) is: 

Congratulations! Please send an e-mail with your shipping info to to claim your prize within two weeks.

We look forward to having you play along with the Sweater Weather Challenge! You have two weeks to link your project below.
New to our Challenges? Please click here to refer to the rules to play.

Have an amazing day!

Monday, September 7, 2015

#87 Sept 7 - Grateful / Thankful

 #87 So it's my turn to hostess again!
  I want to know "who or what are you Grateful for?"
Even though my hubby was diagnosed with cancer and we were terrified 
-and especially since I lost my mom and 6 other family member to #$^(%_*  Cancer-
 I am grateful he agreed to do everything he could to FIGHT it
 and I am grateful that he kept his sense of humour.  
He said "you're not getting rid of me that easily!"

Welcome September's Guest Designer: Kim Klinkovsky
Hi! I am Kim Klinkovsky, wife of an honorably discharged disabled US Army Veteran for 20 yrs and mother of four great kids (including a set of twins).  We live in colorful Colorado, where the beauty of the great Rocky Mountains amazes us everyday. I have been crafty all my life and I love making cards and documenting our lives, trips, and special moments through scrapbooking. I've been super lucky to have been published in several magazines this year and love to share craft deals, recipes, and card ideas and tutorials with you all too. Read more about me and my crafty adventures on my website at:

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Today, I am so excited and honored to be a guest designer for The Paper Girls Challenge Blog.

I am grateful for Fall, family, and fun together. It’s my most favorite time of the year when the leaves change colors, there’s a chill in the air, and pumpkin flavors everywhere.  So, I was inspired to make this card really shimmer with the golden color of the season and love that this stamp by Stampendous lists all the fun things we like to do in the Fall. I used Versamark clear ink to stamp the text background and sprinkled with Ranger super fine gold metallic embossing powder. Then added gold tinsel ribbon for some texture and more shimmer.  And used a Krylon paint pen to change the clear adhesive gems to gold.

Here are some other DT interpretations:




The winner of Challenge #86 "Superheroes"  is: #7 CG

Congratulations! Please send an e-mail with your shipping info to  to claim your prize.

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3. Your entry should be made after the challenge has been posted. We will not say no to slightly 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.

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

11. The most important thing is to have fun!

So show us your projects, anything that "grateful or thankful" means to you!