Monday, August 15, 2016

Challenge 110: Color Inspiration

Hello Again, it's Erica from Stamping Starlette. I'm excited to bring the next challenge to you this week. This summer has been filled with travel and fun stuff but that doesn't leave a whole lot of time to indulge in crafting. One of the design inspirations I use when I'm in a rut is those cool color palette images on pinterest.  That got me thinking... it's been a while since we've done a color challenge here at the Paper Girls Challenge! It was really hard to narrow it down, but I picked out something fresh and summery before we start on the fall themed challenges. Challenge: Work in everything in this color palette and link up! 

Erica used watercolors and powdered pigment to bring in the colors from the inspiration photo.



Kristy pulled the colors into her project with cardstock and other printed papers.


Amber used mixed media and lots of fun layers to pull in the colors from the challenge.

Brittany watercolored her image and used cardstocks that fit the color scheme for the challenge. 

You'll have a little extra time this month to create because of the extra Monday. We are excited to see what you have for us!

And now....
The winner of Challenge #109 is Sherri P!

Congratulations! 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

We can't wait to see the projects you link up!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Challenge 109: Washi It Up

Hello Paper Girls!!!

This is Brittany here to host our new challenge! Can you believe that it is August?! I'm not sure where the time has gone, but if you're anything like me you're trying to steal away a few minutes here and there to get some crafts in while you're trying to take advantage of these last few weeks of summer! Most of my projects have been simple or things that don't take a lot of time - and my favorite tool - WASHI! Seriously, washi tape is probably one of my favorite "go-to's" for quick, fun, and easy projects. And, really, how many of you have at least a dozen (or maybe 5 dozen) rolls sitting around just begging to be used???

So, these next couple weeks, I'm challenging you to use up that washi tape! Stretch your thinking and use it in ways you might not have tried before. Make banners, flags, flowers - or use it as a background for your projects. I can't wait to see what projects you come up with - I'm always looking for inspiration!

Here is the frame I created all with washi tape. The entire frame took me less than an hour from start to finish - and it was SUPER easy to make. With an all washi background, washi flowers and feathers, it is just enough color to make this a bold and fun gift.  Visit my blog for more details.

Here is what the other ladies on the design team created:

Made an 8x8 scrapbook page with an all washi background.

Used washi in background and for the clouds on her adorable card.

Accented her scrapbook page with washi tape.


Amber used several washi tapes on the front of her card. 

Cathryn use washi to highlight her photo!


And now....
The winner of Challenge #108 is Barbara Greenberg!

Congratulations! 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

We can't wait to see the projects you link up!


Monday, July 18, 2016

Challenge #108 Vacation/Trip/Travel


Welcome to challenge #108. Since it is the middle of summer here and everyone seems to be traveling on vacation here and there, I thought we would use that as our challenge. So we're asking you to make a project centering around a trip, a vacation, or any type of traveling.


First up is our July guest designer, Tracy sharing a layout:


I've created my layout with the Travel Stories collection by Carta Bella.  It's perfect for the vacation/trip/travel theme. I just love the colors and prints! Very versatile for most photos.  I kept it pretty clean and simple with some light layering, added some coordinating stickers and topped it off with some little wooden accents. For my title I traced the word "WE" from an old stencil and did some fussy cutting.
Thanks for your time and for checking out my work.  If you'd like to see more please stop by my blog! http://scrappydaze2012.blogspot.com/


And now from the Paper Girls:

Amber created this mini album for a recent vacation.


Michele created a mini album of her trip to Cabo.



The winner of Challenge #107 is Alicia O'Bryant!
Congratulations! 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

We can't wait to see the projects you link up!






Monday, July 4, 2016

Challenge #107: Be Patriotic

Hi!  It's Kristy here with Paper Girls' newest challenge - Be Patriotic.  July 1st was Canada Day for our Canadian Paper Girls.  Today, July 4th, is Independence Day for our US Paper Girls.  In honor of this, we would love to see your Patriotic projects.  Link your projects to this post by July 16th at 11:59 MDT.

Please help me welcome our guest designer for July, Tracy:


Hi there!  I'm Tracy and I'm from NW Indiana.  I live a blessed life with a great supportive husband and together we've created and raised a happy/loving blended family of four. 
I started scrapbooking in 2003, by taking a local class out of curiosity, and that's all it took!  I have been addicted ever since.  In the last few years I have been able to spend more time creating and it's now become more of a lifestyle rather than a hobby. 
As for my style, that's really hard to pinpoint since I am all over the place.  Sometimes that depends on my picture or my product or even my mood but I do tend to lean towards a more simple, clean look.  I'm always up for a challenge and for trying new techniques.  This is a must so I feel as though I'm keeping up with the scrapbook trends and it gets me out of my comfort zone.  My number one weakness right now are those cute little wooden accents.  I just love them and you will probably see at least one on all of my layouts. 
I'm so honored to be here with you this month as Guest Designer at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog.  Thank you for the warm welcome and for stopping by!  You can find me here http://scrappydaze2012.blogspot.com/

Here is her Project:


My layout I'm sharing with you today was created with the Sweet Liberty collection by Echo Park and it's a perfect choice for the Patriotic theme.  I'm in love with all the fun prints and did my best to include most of them.  For my photo, I did some fussy cutting of us out of one photo and layered it onto another photo for a 3D effect and because I wanted to take my favorite parts of both and make it into one!  Both photos were from the same day just not in the same picture.  I really love how it turned out!  What do you think?  I've included some close ups for a closer look.  Again, thanks for stopping by and for sharing your time with me!

Here are a few close-ups of Tracy's project:




Here are the projects from The Paper Girls:
Kristy
On this 4th of July, I wanted to honor those men and women who have served our country at one time or another, including my husband.  This was a picture of when he pinned on his Captain bars in the US Air Force.



Karrie
Canada Day 1979!
Not having any photos didn't stop me from scrapping a memory about being in a Canada Day Parade.

Michele
Michele is sharing a layout with her little firecraker!

Erica
Erica's kids sparkle on the 4th of July!

Brittany
Brittany scrapped a layout of a memorable party with friends and family for the 4th of July.

The winner of Challenge #106 is 15. Sherri P
Congratulations! Please send an e-mail within two weeks to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Challenge #106 Use your scraps


Hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far!  Michele here, and today I challenge you to use your scraps!  I don't hang on to teeny tiny scraps but I do have a box where I keep leftover paper scraps.  This challenge was a great reminder to me to go into that box and use some of those scraps up!

Challenge #106
 Use Your Scraps

Let's say hello again to our guest designer for the month of June:

Leah Tees

"I have been crafting for all of my life and was a decorative painting instructor for many years before I started doing paper crafts. I live in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada with my youngest teenage daughter and our two dogs. We love to read and spend time outdoors and I can't seem to ever have enough things to do, lol!

My favourite stamps are too many to name and I love to color with Copics, Prismacolor pencils and watercolor and I am dying to drag out my oils and acrylic paints. I also create jewelry in my spare time, ha ha ha ha (what spare time) :)

My blog is odetopaper.blogspot.ca where you can see inspiration for a few design teams :)"

Here is the beautiful card Leah created for our challenge - be sure to stop by her blog to say hi!




Here is a card I made based on Sketch #177 over at CAS(E) This Sketch.  I punched out butterflies from my paper scraps to create this quick card:


Please take a look at what the other design team members have created below!  Thanks for joining in our challenges, I look forward to seeing what you create.


A mini baby album and matching card from old stash and scraps. Check out my blog for more pix.



I like to use my scraps to die cut shapes and elements to make cards. My Cuttlebug and steel dies make this a breeze.


I challenged myself to only use scraps sitting out on my desk. The flower had been stamped and colored for a previous project and left because I didn't like it. The yellow card base was made for another card but I had changed my mind. The patterned paper was leftover and the black washi tape was already sitting on my desk. Even the sentiment was a stamp set I hadn't put back yet.


The winner of Challenge #105 is #30 Lillian A.!!

Congratulations! Please send an e-mail within two weeks to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Challenge #105 - The Great Outdoors

Hello! Brittany here to bring you our new challenge - The Great Outdoors!

With the weather warming up, the outdoors are calling - this is the best time of the year for hiking, camping, picnics, water play at the beaches and rivers - you name it! I can't wait to see your project inspired by the outdoors!

We have a fabulous guest designer this month, Leah Tees


Here is a bit about her:

"I have been crafting for all of my life and was a decorative painting instructor for many years before I started doing paper crafts. I live in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada with my youngest teenage daughter and our two dogs. We love to read and spend time outdoors and I can't seem to ever have enough things to do, lol!

My favourite stamps are too many to name and I love to color with Copics, Prismacolor pencils and watercolor and I am dying to drag out my oils and acrylic paints. I also create jewelry in my spare time, ha ha ha ha (what spare time) :)

My blog is odetopaper.blogspot.ca where you can see inspiration for a few design teams :)"

Here is the beautiful card Leah created for our challenge - be sure to stop by her blog to say hi!:


Here is how the rest of us design team members interpreted the challenge:

My project was not only geared towards the outdoors, but also for my very outdoorsy dad (since Father's Day is just around the corner).

Kristy
I couldn't decide on which Great Outdoor layout to share with you today...so here are 2 for you!



The winner of Challenge #104, is Leslie Turner!!!

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Challenge #104 Inspiration picture

Hey fellow PaperGirls!  I thought it would be different to supply an inspiration picture this time, and found this colourful example.  Whether it's the bright colours or doodles or lettering or something else you see in there, it will be fun to see what you make of it!
And on a side note: If you are interested in being a Guest Designer on the Paper Girls' Blog, be sure to add your name to the list over there on the right.  --->  We'd love to have you with us!




Since the graffiti reminded me of doodles, I heard this great quote to add to my art journal.
"Doodling is the Brooding of the Mind" (anon) Doodling is fun when you're on the phone, or anytime the brain is occupied but the hands are free.

The other PaperGirls team members came up with these fab projects using the inspiration ad:

Michele


Brittany
I was inspired by the colors and the swirls in the graffiti photo to create my layout.

I was inspired by the colors and mosaic feel of bottom of the photo...

The winner of Challenge #103,  is #20
karenladd  
 Congratulations! Please send an e-mail within two weeks to papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize.


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