Monday, May 15, 2017

Challenge #128- Recipe Challenge

Welcome to the next challenge from The Paper Girls!  It's Kristy here, bringing you our Recipe Challenge.  When thinking about the recipe, I wanted to give you something that works well for all kinds of projects - papers, cards, even mixed media!  So here you go!  Your projects should feature at LEAST 4 patterns papers, 3 wooden elements, 2 colored inks, and 1 stamp.  Your stamp can be decorative, a date stamp or something that compliment your work!  We can't wait to see what you make with our recipe!  You have until June 3rd to "whip" something up!

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We are lucky to have a guest designer today, Neva Cole!

Hello, I live in Central Oregon on a mini-farm full of fun critters with my loving husband, two sons, and college-aged daughter in the summer.  We raise German Shepherds and currently have four that call us their humans.  I’ve been crafting my entire life and settled in on paper crafting about 24 years ago.  I stamp and create cards, scrapbook, and make home d├ęcor items.  I enjoy playing with ink, stamps, paper, dies, embossing folders, and mixed media.  I am excited to be Guest Designing with Paper Girls Challenge Blog, thank you for having me! 

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What a fun challenge to use 4 patterned papers, 3 wooden elements, 2 inks and 1 stamp!  I started by looking at the wooden elements I had in my stash and came up with these fun Little Yellow Bicycle Travel wood shapes.  I recently acquired Die Cuts With a View Adventurer paper collection with those choices in mind I decided to create a two page layout of our quick trip through Yellowstone.  We made a side trip into Yellowstone and hit the major sites in just 6 or 7 hours!  The papers picked up the reds and oranges nicely and complemented the other colors of nature nicely.  I had a great amount to say in my journaling, so the computer was the best way to accomplish that task.  The edges of the papers are inked with Memento Luxe Morocco ink.  The “1-stamp” is the title, and is actually Junkitz Sketchy alphabet along with Fiskars When In Roam set.  These images are also stamped with Memento Luxe Morocco ink.  The internal parts of the letters were colored in with a second ink in Peanut Brittle from a Memento Dual Tip Marker.  It was difficult to narrow done just a few photos, but I think I captured that quick Road Trip through Yellowstone nicely!

For this project, I used 4 different paper from my scrap collection. I used black ink to stamp "MOM" and yellow ink to color my color resist paper, as well and to edge the white base paper.  I did add one "extra" wooden element to this card for my mom.

All my 4 papers are from the Heidi Swapp September Skies pad, which just happened
 to match my photo.  I added some wooden elements from Studio Calico and Elle's Studio, 
my 2 colored inks changed the colour of my white thickers (Prima & Colorbox)  and the stamp
 (on the title heart) is a roller from Amy Tangerine.

I chose four papers from the Studious Collection by Authentique, I used a couple stamps, red and light blue inks, and wooden stars and a pencil for embellishments.

And now...Congratulations to the winner of Challenge #127: 3. Melissa Hill

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Challenge #127 - Anniversary


As a bonus in honour of today ~ YOUR ENTRY INTO THIS CHALLENGE  will get your name into a draw for a little goodie bag from me!

Karrie  up this time; and I chose the theme "anniversary" for May 1st's challenge because it was my parents' wedding date. 
You can showcase any date that is significant to you... could be your own wedding date...
or even happier in come cases - divorce date?  
Some special day you enjoyed something for the first time?   
Maybe you are celebrating quitting smoking or beginning a journey? 
Of course you can do a plain ol' anniversary card for someone special.  +Lots of options here and I am looking forward to your interpretations!
I scrapped this page celebrating 40 good years of my life ~ there is hidden journaling about how this little girl had ideas and hopes for her future, but didn't know how lucky she would get with fabulous son, happy home and loving hubby.

The other PaperGirls have these lovely projects to show you:

It is my wedding anniversary on May 1st as well - must be a lucky day! Here is the anniversary card I made for my husband this year.

I thought this sentiment would be just right for an Anniversary card.

And now...Congratulations to the winner of Challenge #126: 
Nick  !
Please send an e-mail within two weeks to 
to receive the Guest Designer details and be entered into the prize drawing.

New to our Challenges? Please refer our newly updated rules and prize structure here: