Monday, March 31, 2014

Celebrate Good Times - PGCB Turns 2! {blog hop}

Welcome to The Paper Girls Challenge blog hop!

We offer our regular challenges every two weeks on the first and third Mondays of the month.  What do we do in the event there is a fifth Monday in the month?  Why we have a blog hop!

And this is no ordinary blog hop. We Paper Girls just recently celebrated our second anniversary! Happy blogiversary to us!

For our hop today we have created projects that have a Celebration theme and that use either wood veneer or chipboard shapes.

For my part on the hop, I created this very colorful layout of my son's 15th birthday.  Yes - in the Johnson house, we take great care to select a "theme" for birthdays and then go all out.  My son, who is rather creatiave, too,  came up with the balloon banner after looking on Pinterest.

Game time, see if you can spot the items that are used in pairs - to celebrate our Second Birthday at PGCB.

The fabulous store Creative Embellishments is offering a $25 gift certificate to our random winner! Creative Embellishments carries wood veneer shapes, chipboard, and stamps.  They have so many wonderful designs to choose from.  Please give them a big thanks from The Paper Girls over at their blog or facebook page.

And here's the hopping order:
Deborah <<you are here
Michele <<next stop

You have through Friday, April 4th to enter to win the gift certificate.  Good luck!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Lucky Charms Challenge {PGCB}

Have you seen the latest challenge over at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog?  This is one of the layouts created by the ever-so-talented Charity.  I love how she used hearts to create the clovers - and she used the Lucky Charms motto:  Magically Delicious!!  Click on her layout below to go to the challenge.

As always, there are prizes to be won!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Tiny Sweetheart KLD Blog Hop WINNER

Good morning,

I really hope that you had a fun time hopping with Kiwi Lane Designs - there were so many inspirational projects and seriously the templates are AWESOME.

Today on KLD blog, a winner from the hop will be announced and I also have a winner:

Kristine Ost

"Nice layering and beautiful job. I love the background paper too."

Please email me at scrappin @ q . com and I'll send out your prize package!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Tiny Sweetheart KLD Blog Hop

EEK!!  Its time for a blog hop with one of my all-time favorite companies - Kiwi Lane Designs.  If you have not ordered a set of their templates, you really need to stop procrastinating!  The templates make designing layouts, projects and cards super easy.

You should have arrived here after visiting the ever-so-talented Brittany Morgan - she really has amazing projects!

For this hop, I was lucky enough to work with the Tiny Sweetheart set.  And I used every one of them on the layout below.  In fact, I even layered the shapes.  The templates are very versatile to use and make designing so much fun.

Be sure to play and hop along with us until 11:59 pm MST on Sunday, March 9th.  After that ONE lucky random winner will be chosen to receive a $25 gift certificate to Kiwi Lane Shop.  Just make sure that you comment on EACH stop on the hop.  The winner will be announced Thursday, March 13th (lucky 13!!)

Want a chance at some extra goodies?  Then be certain to comment and I’ll select a random winner for some blog hopping goodies and announce on the 13th as well.

Happy Hopping!

Kiwi Lane  <--- starting point

Brittany Morgan  <--- you were just there

Deborah Johnson   <--- that's me!!

Erin Colby  <--- head on over to Erin's blog next

Monday, March 3, 2014

Mosaic Photo Inspiration {PGCB}

Challenge #51 - Photo Inspiration

For this Paper Girls Challenge, use the following photo to inspire your creativity.  I have to admit, I was having a bit of a creative freeze up with this one.  After stewing and thinking and then going for a walk in the rain (yes, it does rain in AZ), I came up with a cute layout.

Here’s the inspiration:

Here’s the layout:

Have a scrap-happy day!