Monday, October 29, 2012

PGCB Fall Blog Hop

Thank you for hopping along for The Paper Girls Challenge Blog Hop. We are so excited to do this again. This time we are bringing you some altered projects.  Scroll down to the bottom to see the prize we are giving away for participating in this hop.  Happy hopping!

PS - Also make sure you are a follower of this blog.  When I hit 100 followers, I will do a drawing for some blog candy!

Here's the Line up:
Kristy MacKeen<-- You are Here

There is my project for the Blog Hop. I have always wanted to do an advent calendar for my kids for Christmas. I was so excited when I saw this drawer set that I knew I wanted to use it to make the calendar.  I am new to the whole Altered Art scene, but I really wanted to give it a try, so I jumped in with both feet and made the calendar!

This turned out to be a Stampin' Up project, without me even trying. I used their Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper, the 1/2" punch and a lot of Modge Podge.

To make the covers for the drawers, I cut 1 3/8" squares, then used the 1/2" punch to make the "finger hole" for the drawer.

After a little distress ink and a lot of Modge Podge, here is how the finished drawers look. You might notice the numbers don't look like the stamps in my "tools" picture. That is because I had a happy surprise in the drawers when I started to cover them. I didn't realize there were number stickers in one of the drawers when I started the project. So after coloring all the stamps from 25 & Counting (Stampin' UP) and punching them with the 1" sqaure punch, I realized I liked the included numbers better. Oh well. It was good practice in coloring little stamps.

Looks like my little guy is ready to see what is inside... ;-) One more month buddy, one more month.

The Prize:
Fancy Pants' Designs To the Moon Kit

What do you have to do to participate?
Want to win? Get one entry for commenting on each of the blog posts, "Like" the Paper Girls Challenge on Facebook, and finally become a follower on our blog (all are required for an entry). It's simple, you get to see some fabulous projects and you know you want to!

Want to have more fun after seeing all of the inspiring projects? Join in! Link up an altered project you created and you will get an extra entry for the prize!

You have until November 4th at 11:59pm (MDT) to comment and submit your altered projects. Winner will be announced on Monday, November 12th at 9 am MST!

International readers are welcome to play along but currently we are only shipping prize packs to the US and Canada due to shipping costs.
Have a great time Hopping!!

If you want to get an extra entry for the drawing simply make an altered project and use the linky tool to post your entry to The Paper Girls Blog. We are looking forward to seeing some wonderful creations!

***Also, the winner for Challenge #18 will be posted next Monday (11/5) at 9 am MST***

Monday, October 15, 2012

PGC #18: A Picture Inspiration

Welcome back for the 18th Paper Girls Challenge.  Sorry this post is a little late.  After returning from Salt Lake City, I crashed last night and didn't get chance to write my post.  It was so much fun being in SLC for the weekend.  I got to meet 4 of my fellow Paper Girls, some for the first time.  I'm just sorry that I didn't get to meet the other 4. 

I love the photo Judy gave us to work with for this challenge.  The colors are simply beautiful - some of my favorites, for sure.

I created this layout with some of American Craft's Gardenia papers and Pebbles letters.  I loved how the colors from the inspiration photo worked for my 8x8 photo of me and my daughter. 

Thank you for visiting. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

PCG #17: Transparencies...

Wow!  What a challenge from Charissa on The Paper Girls Challenge - using a transparency or acetate on a project. 

I saw this tree on my Stampin' Up Window Sheets and thought it would make a great masculine card.(you can never have too many of those).  I attached the window sheet to the printed paper with the 3 brads.  The twine keeps it from "swinging" around. 

Here's what I used:

Stampin' Up:
  • Window Sheets
  • Festival of Prints
  • Tiny Tag stamps
  • Jewelry Tag punch
  • Twine
Studio Calico:
  • Tweets wood veneers
Misc. brads

Thank you for stopping by.  If you like any of the Stampin' Up products I use, you can buy them by clicking Shop Now on my Stampin' Up site:

I can't wait for the next challenge - because I will be able to work in it with 4 of the other Paper Girls at the Crop in Salt Lake City the second weekend of Oct.  Very excited to meet/see some of them again!