Monday, January 5, 2015

PGCB #71: Sparkle & Shine

Hi! Happy 2015! The Paper Girls has its first challenge of the year up, and it is hosted by yours truly.  For the challenge, I want you to show us how you add sparkle and shine to your projects.

Here is my card:

I used AC Glitter Paper along with glitter star from the Becky Higgins/Heidi Swapp Glitter Value Pack to add the sparkly pop to my card.  The star background paper is from the Sale-A-Bration catalog (starting today!!!) by Stampin' Up, called Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (Item #138635).  It is white paper, with white resist stars.  I used a Metallic Gold Encore Pad (Item #132141) change the background from white to gold and make the stars "shine".  The stamp is from the Banner Blessings stamp set (Item #136720), also just released today by Stampin' Up.

I hope you will join in the challenge.  Make sure you link up your projects on the Paper Girl's site.


Monday, December 15, 2014

PGCB: Ornaments

The final challenge of 2014 for The Paper Girls is up!  Wow!  I can't believe we are saying that.  To help get you in the holiday mood, Michele picked the challenge of ornaments...whether it an ornament you make for your tree, or a page about your ornaments, we just want you to get in a festive spirit.

For my project, I am sharing an ornament that was cross stitched for my tree.  The 2 chickadees represent my 2 bundles of energy.

We can't wait to see what your ornament projects.  Make sure you post them on The Paper Girls site for a chance to win the prize Michele has put together.


Monday, December 8, 2014

SSInk: December Card Sketch


Happy Monday!  Are Monday's happy in your house?  I actually like them.  The quiet of my house after a crazy busy weekend are a blessing.  I love all the craziness, but I also enjoy the quiet.  ;-)

Today on SSInk, we have today's December Card Sketch.  It is such a fun and versatile sketch...

Everyone took this sketch in a different direction.  For mine, I used the Sweetheart Punch from Stampin' Up, punched 5 times, stacked and stapled together.  It is layered over a 2" circle punch from Stampin' Up's gold heart vellum paper.  Now I have one card all ready for Valentine's Day.  Yay!

If this sketch inspires you, please link up your project on the SSInk post for lots of love and credit.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thank You!

Today I have a double feature for you.

1. SSInkspiration is featuring Stampin' Up's Truly Grateful stamp set on the blog.
2. The Paper Girls Challenge's challenge is to create a Thank You card and give it to a friend.

I decided to combine these into 1 project...

I love the background stamp from Truly Grateful, as well as other stamps in the set.  I also colored one of Stampin' Up's Autumn Wooden Elements for that little pop of color.

Be sure to check out the other projects on both sites!  We would love it if you would play along with us at The Paper Girls for a fun prize!


Monday, November 17, 2014

SSInk: Layout Sketch


Happy Snowy Day.  This weekend, we enjoyed our first snowfall, of what is expected to be a long, cold winter here in the St. Louis area.  It is a good thing SSInkspiration provides us with inspiration for creating throughout this cold season.  My Stampin' Up goodies will help keep me entertained during this season as well.  ;-)

It is the 3rd Monday of the month, which means it is Layout Sketch day on SSInkspiration.

Instead of creating a layout, I was inspired to make a card with the sketch.  I love projects where I can use some of my leftover papers (I don't want to say scraps, that just doesn't sound right to me for these pretty papers).  This card features papers from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack.

Make sure you check out the other fun projects made with the sketch on SSInkspiration.  We hope you play along with us!


Monday, November 10, 2014

SSInk: November Card Sketch


Happy Monday!  Today is Card Sketch Monday over at SSInkspiration.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card, using my For All Things stamps in Stampin' Up's 2014 Holiday Catalog.  I also used the Tag Topper Scalloped Punch and Color Me Autumn Washi to finish off my design.

I hope you play along with our challenge over at SSInk!


Monday, November 3, 2014

PGCB: Mixed Media Project

Happy Monday,

I hope everyone had a great start to their November.  Mine was spent hiking with a bunch of Boy Scouts and just enjoying time with my kids.

It is the first Monday of the month, so that means it is time for a new challenge at The Paper Girls Challenge (remember, we have new challenges every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month!).  Today's challenge from Amber is Mixed Media.  Mixed Media: a single art composition involving two or more artistic media such as pen, ink, chalk, pastel, graphite, collage, paint, and any other media

For my project, I used Gesso to prep my paper, then cut vinyl and had help watercoloring over the vinyl - my daughter LOVES to watercolor with me.  Before I pulled the vinyl up, I traced the shapes with a pen to make sure it showed up really well.  This painting is now hanging proudly in the entry to our house.  

I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge.  You have until Saturday, Nov 15 to link up your projects!  Go ahead and get messy!!!