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 décor 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!

Me
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.

Brittany
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

Please send an e-mail within two weeks to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com 
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: http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html


Monday, May 1, 2017

Challenge #127 - Anniversary



 Hi again!!  And Happy NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY! 

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: 
          #5. 
Nick  !
Please send an e-mail within two weeks to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com 
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: http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html

Monday, April 17, 2017

Challenge #126 - Numbers

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! Michele here, and the next challenge I have for you is:

Challenge #126 - Numbers

Pretty self-explanatory challenge, but feel free to use numbers anywhere on your project - paper, embellishments, title or how about using a list for your journaling?

I chose to use patterned paper covered in numbers for my layout. I thought they worked well for preschool graduation pictures, since that's probably where my daughter learned all her numbers.




And let's take a look at what the other Paper Girls created with this theme:



I used as my title, the date and time our new baby granddaughter was born.
YAY!!  Everyone happy and healthy!

I made a card that highlighted a milestone birthday with large die cut numbers.


And now...Congratulations to the winner of Challenge #125: Neva C

Please send an e-mail within two weeks to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to receive the Guest Designer details and be entered into the quarterly prize drawing.


New to our Challenges? Please refer our newly updated rules and prize structure here: http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html

Thanks for stopping by - we look forward to seeing your projects in the link up below!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Challenge #125 - Color Challenge

Good Morning everyone! I have a new challenge up today and I'm hoping it is a bright spot for those of you still experiencing tumultuous weather. There are things I like about all of the seasons but when those first flowers start to bloom after a long winter there is nothing that makes me happier. This challenge is a Color Challenge! Make a project using the color palate in the image below and post your project by April 15th to have a chance to win. And speaking of winning... we have two winners to announce, so make sure you check below to see if you are one of them. -Erica

I started by stamping with the colors on a strip of paper and watercoloring them for a fresh spring inspired patterned paper.


I was inspired by the purple, yellow and orange in this color scheme, they made me what to have a Spring tea party!
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Michele

I mixed and matched colour scheme coordinated bits to frame my pic,
our dgd's 2016-17 grade 6 photo.


I used an Amy Tangerine Watercolor Resist card with some of my favorite inks and ink daubers to create this card.  Color Resist is one of my favorite techniques!

And now...Congratulations to the winner of Challenge #124: Pauline!
Pauline, please send an e-mail within two weeks to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to receive the Guest Designer details and be entered into the prize drawing.
And now it is time for our Quarterly prize that is drawn from the winners from January-March 
drum roll please.... 

from Challenge #120: Robin Cradock
Robin, please email within two weeks to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to collect your prize!


New to our Challenges? Please refer our newly updated rules and prize structure here: http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html

Thanks for stopping by - we look forward to seeing your projects in the link up below!


Monday, March 20, 2017

Challenge #124 - Kid's Birthdays

Hi!  Welcome to the latest challenge for The Paper Girls!  It's Kristy here, and I'm bringing you a challenge close to my heart...Kid's Birthday challenge.  My oldest turns 10 in just a few days (and my youngest turns 7 shortly after), so you could say I was inspired by this theme.  I hope you are inspired as well.  We look forward to seeing all your projects posted by April 1st.

I love how our guest designer interpreted our Kid's Birthday theme.  I'm mean, who doesn't love Olaf!


 Hi my name is Robin.  I started paper crafting about six years ago and absolutely love it!  Coloring is such a peaceful thing to do.  Way better than anything else I do.  I mainly use Copic markers and love to create cards.  



I am sharing a card made for my friend's little girl.  She wants a card made with Olaf.  I colored the image with Copics and added some Glossy Accents.  I embossed the paper with some snowflake swirls and added Stickles to make them sparkle.  I made a bow and put some snowflakes around it.  On the inside I've made it pop up with a lovely little photo I found of the Frozen movie.


Thank you for sharing this card, Robin!  Now here are a few inspiration pieces from our Design Team:

Me:
I went a little Throwback on this project and scrapped a picture of my daughter's 2nd birthday.  In just a few weeks, this spunky little girl will be 7!!!  Where does the time go?!?


Karrie
This challenge gave me a great kick in the butt to finish this page from November when
our youngest grandbaby turned one,  now he is 16 months! Where does the time go ???

My youngest just turned 8 years old, so I was thrilled this challenge came up when it did so I could get these pictures printed and on paper. 


And now...Congratulations to the winner of Challenge #123: Elizabeth Hart

Elizabeth, please send an e-mail within two weeks to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com 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: http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html

Thanks for stopping by - we look forward to seeing your projects in the link up below!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Challenge #123 - Luck of the Irish

Hi friends! It's Brittany here to kick off our next challenge. With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner it seems fitting that our next challenge theme is Luck of the Irish. We can't wait to see the project that this theme brings to mind for you. Maybe just the color green, or maybe it is four leaf clovers, rainbows and pots of gold, Leprechauns, green beer, Irish quotes/blessings, or Celtic designs, etc. - we can't wait to see what you create!  You have until Saturday, March 18th, 11:55pm MST, to link up your projects to this post.

Please help me welcome the winner of our #119th challenge, and now guest designer for our challenge today, Emily Shroom:

Hi, my name is Emily and I live in Sydney, Australia. I've been card making in a serious way since 2012. I especially love to colour and while my style has been called 'grunge' I've been playing with CAS a lot the last year and am into shaker cards at the moment. I'd like to thank the Paper Girls for having me as a guest designer, I had fun playing along with my (corny) 'Luck of the Irish' joke! 

Here is the adorable project Emily created for the Luck of the Irish challenge:

I thought a lucky clover would make a cute shaker element and I also wanted to make this card work for a friend's birthday (he is Irish).  So I looked online for a fun sentiment and found this joke about chickens and four leaf clovers.  A Crazy Bird stamp, distress inks, computer generated sentiment, plus a Silhouette cut and voilà, one bad luck o' the Irish chicken joke shaker card was created. 

We are so glad to have Emily as our guest designer, thank you so much for playing along with our challenges! Please take a minute to visit Emily on her blog and give her a little love: http://emilyshroom.blogspot.com.au/ 

Here are the projects from the Paper Girls this week: 

Brittany made a layout about her daughter's first St. Patrick's day - of course filled with Shamrocks to match her little dress.

Kristy



And now...Congratulations to the winner of Challenge #122: Denise Prosser - Craft Confectionery

Denise, please send an e-mail within two weeks to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com 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: http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html

Thanks for stopping by - we look forward to seeing your projects in the link up below!


Monday, February 20, 2017

Challenge #122 - Stars & Stripes

Hi Crafters! Amber here, and for today's challenge we are using Stars & Stripes. You can mix any patterns you want if you can't work in stars or stripes on your project. Pattern mixing is everywhere right now! How do you feel about it? Do you love it or does it drive you crazy? I personally love it and hope you can find a way to join us in this challenge.

I combined stars and stripes on this layout about my youngest:

Michele embossed a star background and then added a chipboard sentiment with striped letters.
 

Karrie made "Stars" literally the theme of the page and used stamps to make my stripes!

Brittany used paper with stars and stripes for her layout and embellished with paper punched stars.
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And now.... congrats to the winner of Challenge #121: Karen Ladd

Karen, please send an e-mail within two weeks to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com 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: http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/p/how-to-play.html