Monday, February 17, 2014

Challenge #50: Home

 Hi folks, Amber here today with our newest challenge. Having recently moved, I've been spending a lot of time thinking about what 'home' means.  I also chose the word 'Home' to focus on as my word for the year. So I thought it would make for a fun challenge to see you how you all interpret the theme of "Home". This can be any project with a home on it, a card or gift to someone who just moved to a new home, a home d├ęcor piece, anything!
 
Here's what I made:
I made this mini album that is the shape of a house to document all of the homes we've lived in (6 houses and 2 apartments in 15 years in case you're interested!)


Kristy:
Kristy created this card to send to a friend who is a new Air Force wife...as a reminder that Home is where the Air Force sends you.
 
 
Becci:
Becci created this card with a home theme, as a thank you for a housewarming gift. The lower half of the card is an envelope which contains the grey inner layer for an interactive card.
 
 
Charity:
Charity created this layout about the long trip home and the mountains on the horizon. What a beautiful drive home!
    
 
Michele:
Michele made this CAS card for her sister who just bought a new house.
 
 
Cathryn:
Cathryn created this wonderful mixed media piece of art that would look great in any home.
 
 
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The winner of our last challenge (#49 Love your love) is entry #25 jengd
CONGRATS, JEN! Please email us at papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize.
 
**Also, please note an addition to our rules below. All winners must now claim their prize within two weeks of the announcement of winner.**
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I hope to see you all join in on the HOME theme. How will you interpret it? Here's a few more ideas if you are a little stumped:
"Home is where the heart is"
"There's no place like home"
"Welcome Home"
"Home on the range"
 
 
 
How to Join the Fun at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog:
1. Start by following our blog. To do so, click on the "Join this site" button on the right hand side of our blog. Please also feel free to follow by email too and like us on facebook!
2. We will post new challenges the first and third Monday of every month. It will be up to you to create a project that has been inspired by our challenge!
3. Your entry should be made after the challenge has been posted. We will not say no to slightly older projects but we prefer to see your new creations!
4. Create a blog post about your entry and make sure to include a link back to The Paper Girls Challenge Blog. If you do not have a blog, you may post on our Facebook page or to an online gallery and then link that photo to our linky. However, please only do this if you do not have a blog.
5. Add a link to your blog post (or Facebook /gallery photo) on our Challenge using the Inlinkz tool located at the bottom of our posts. Please make sure you link the actual post with your entry and not your blog's address.
6. Please make sure you describe how you interpreted our challenge if it isn't clear. If we can't see it, we can't count it.
7. The Deadline for each challenge will be the Saturday at 11:55pm MST before the next challenge is posted. This will give you 1 week and 6 days to complete your projects.
8. Please limit your entries to 3 per person per challenge.
9. We use Random.org to pick the winner. Prizes will be sent directly from the hostess of the challenge. At this time, we can only ship to US and Canadian addresses, due to postage rates. We hope this will change in the future. In the meantime, we love to see creations from all over the world!
10. You will have two weeks to claim your prize once we post the winner.
11. The most important thing is to have fun!
 






Monday, February 3, 2014

Challenge #49 - Love Your Love


Good morning Paper Girls! 

This is Becci and I am kicking off the month of LOVE with a Valentine's class party gift. I am a fan of non-candy gifts for my girl's classes, which takes a little more planning ahead but you can also give a fun gift that will likely last longer.

Here is the beginning of my twisty straw gift project:

Then I noticed that they didn't say WHO the gift was from, so I added these cute little hearts to the back:



One tip for you on any 3D type of craft, like these or boxes or bags that you craft yourself - use HOT GLUE. Seriously, it keeps it together quicker and better and you won't have anything popping off.

Here is my completed project. I ended up making 40 of these straws to split between the girl's two classes:


The PGCB Design Team has even more lovelies to share with you today:



 Jessica Arrant



Here is the lovely prize for this week's challenge to Love Your Love:



And the winner for  Challenge #48 - Pinecone Pizazz

is Pat P!

 Congratulations Pat!

Please e-mail us at papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.com.

How to Join the Fun at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog:
1. Start by following our blog. To do so, click on the "Join this site" button on the right hand side of our blog. Please also feel free to follow by email too!
2. We will post new challenges the first and third Monday of every month. It will be up to you to create a project that has been inspired by our challenge!
3. Your entry should be made after the challenge has been posted. We will not say no to older projects but we prefer to see your new creations!
4. Create a blog post about your entry and make sure to include a link back to The Paper Girls Challenge Blog. If you do not have a blog, you may post on our Facebook page or to an online gallery and then link that photo to our linky. However, please only do this if you do not have a blog.
5. Add a link to your blog post (or Facebook /gallery photo) on our Challenge using the Inlinkz tool located at the bottom of our posts. Please make sure you link the actual post with your entry and not your blog's address.
6. Please make sure you describe how you interpreted our challenge if it isn't clear. If we can't see it, we can't count it.
7. The Deadline for each challenge will be the Saturday at 11:59pm MST before the next challenge is posted. This will give you 1 week and 6 days to complete your projects.
8. Please limit your entries to 3 per person per challenge.
9. We use Random.org to pick the winner. Prizes will be sent directly from the hostess of the challenge. At this time, we can only ship to US and Canadian addresses, due to postage rates. We hope this will change in the future. In the meantime, we love to see creations from all over the world!
10. The most important thing is to have fun!
We are looking forward to seeing what you create, happy crafting!