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 voilĂ , 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





Monday, February 6, 2017

Challenge #121 - With Heart

Hi!  It's Kristy here.  Welcome to our newest challenge.  February is here, and love is in the air.  Love of hearts, that is.  We look forward to seeing your projects featuring hearts.  You have until Saturday, February 18th to link up your projects.

If you haven't seen, we have changed up our prize structure this year:
We will continue to post challenges on the first and third Monday each month, and the winner from each challenge will be invited to be a guest designer for one of our future challenges so we can showcase your beautiful work! Then, all our winners -local AND international- for those three months will be entered into a drawing for an incredible prize! For full participation details, please click and read the "How to Play" link.

Check out the beautiful projects the Paper Girls have come up with for this challenge.  I love the variety the girls all provided.  It just goes to show hearts are for more than Valentine's Day.  <3

Here is my project:




Erica


Michele

Amber

Brittany



And now.... congrats to the winner of Challenge #120:
                                                                        18. Robin C  


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, January 16, 2017

Challenge # 120 - Patterned Paper

Hello all!   Karrie's turn to host, but before I begin the new challenge: here's a reminder of our structure change. We will continue to post challenges on the first and third Monday each month, and the winner from each challenge will be invited to be a guest designer for one of our future challenges so we can showcase your beautiful work! Then, all our winners -local AND international- for those three months will be entered into a drawing for an incredible prize!
 For full participation details, please click and read the "How to Play" link.


OK, so one of my favourite things about scrapping is the choice of patterned papers available.
 I love to mix and match patterns and colours and create colourful busy pages. 
I would like to see your favourite patterns ~ the more you use the more fun it is!
Here's my page, with 13 patterns!  Coordinated with the Bella Blvd Riley collection.
and here's what the other talented PaperGirls have created...

Brittany
I have so many packs of coordinated patterned paper where I love EVERY single sheet, so I cut up a little of each to pull together this double page layout

Kristy
I knew when I took these photos of my family using our VR glasses, that I wanted a "Space Age"/Futuristic feel to the layout.  Carta Bella's Space Academy worked out perfect for this!


Amber
I created an art journal page. But instead of using lots of inks and paints like I normally do, this time I only used patterned papers (and some word stickers).


And now.... congrats to the winner of Challenge #119...
                                                        4. Emily Shroom
Please send an e-mail within two weeks to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to receive
the G.D. 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


What will you do with the amazing assortment of patterned papers out there to create with?


Monday, January 2, 2017

Challenge #119 - Confetti!

Hello, and Happy New Year!!!

We are SO happy to have you all joining us for our first challenge in 2017! But, before we start, us Paper Girls want to announce an exciting change to our winning structure. We will continue to host challenges on the first and third Monday each month, but our winner from each challenge will be invited to be a guest designer for one of our future challenges so we can showcase their beautiful work! Then, each quarter, all our winners for those three months will be entered into a drawing for an incredible prize! This allows us to finally open up our prize structure to all of our incredible participants, local AND international! We are REALLY looking forward to this new change! For full participation details, please be sure to read through the "How to Play" link here on our blog. We can't wait to see your creations when playing along with the challenges!

So...with that exciting news, it's time to celebrate! And, if we're going to have a celebration, we've got to have some confetti to go with it! So, we are challenging you to create a project inspired or using wonderfully messy CONFETTI! Be sure to link up your projects below before 11:55pm (MST) on Saturday, January 14th.

Here is what our design fantastic design team created with this week's theme:

I always find confetti to be beautifully messy - all the colors and lack of pattern. So I created these simple cards to highlight the beautiful mess - all using the end of a pencil, random inks, and a bit of washi.

Confetti is for parties so I went with this birthday page covered in confetti, and kids covered in cake!
Happy New Year!

Kristy
A touch of confetti makes any birthday more festive!


Michele

Erica
I wanted to make a shaker card ever since I bought the Fuse tool. Confetti is perfect for this!

And now.... congrats to the winner of Challenge #118: Ashley
Please send an e-mail within two weeks to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com 
to claim 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 again for starting your New Year with us Paper Girls! We're off to an amazing start, we can't wait to see the projects you link with us below!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Challenge #118 - ANYTHING GOES!!


Hi!  Kristy here!!!  Welcome to our last challenge for 2016!  And for this challenge, we have a fun one - Anything Goes!  (Every time I see this, I sing the song in my head!)  There is no theme, no item to feature, just show us what you are working on.

Here is a sample of my Christmas cards:



Check out this beautiful work from the Paper Girls:

This little man's in my heart this holiday season.

Michele


Amber is sharing this art journal page she recently made.





Happy Holidays everyone! xo

And now.... congrats to the winner of Challenge #117: Cynthia B.   !!!

Please send an e-mail within two weeks to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize.
New to our Challenges? Please refer to the rules 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!