Thursday, December 29, 2011

Challenge #40

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! This week's challenge is a little different, but is a great one to help clean up all those Christmas Cards you received!
This is a Too Much is Never Enough challenge- create a layout using things cut from your Christmas cards as your only embellishments!
Due to illness & moving, we only have 1 layout to share (I may be adding one of my own later) from DT Member Missy! I love how she incorporated the letters in the title!
I look forward to seeing everyone's interpretations of this one!
Hope you all have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Challenge #39

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! I am finally able to get online, so I am posting last week's challenge finally :)
This challenge is to create a Winter Wonderland layout using this palette:
Just one layout to share for this one, but it's an awesome one!

Also, I want to announce the winner of our Guest DT Deb Pulford. Deb submitted a layout based on Challenge #33 Family and will be participating in 2 of our January Challenges.

Friday, December 23, 2011

happy holidaze...

my internet is down and i am only able to post via my phone, so no challenge or guest dt announcement this week. sorry. i will have it fixed hopefully monday, but until thn i hope everyone has a happy holiday.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Challenge #37 & #38

For some reason, I totally thought I had posted last week's challenge, but evidently, I have not. That's the problem with working retail this time of year- it scrambles your brain.
So, this week, we have  Two-fer!

For challenge #37, our DT was challenged with using the song "Jingle Bells" as their inspiration... it could be lyrics, the title, anything! Here's an awesome layout from Elisabetta for this one:

For challenge #38, It's in the bag! This week's challenge is to create a set of 3 greeting cards and a gift bag for your friends to get them in a festive mood!



Also, I am still reviewing the Guest DT submissions & will be announcing them on Monday

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Challenge #36

Since last we had Black Friday & Cyber Monday, the theme of this week's challenge is shopping! But not just any kind of shopping, it's an Ad Challenge! Our DT was challenged with choosing a store's ad ad adapting it to their layout. I find it kinda funny that the ads of choice were both Target ads...
Took her inspiration from the Target Logo for this sweet layout!

Used the actual Target Black Friday Ad as a basis for her whole layout! Awesome layers!
Used an ad of a different sort for this awesome layout!

Hope everyone has fun with this one! Don't forget to share if you're playing along! Also, today is the last day to enter for those guest dt spots, so please email me your layouts! I will be making the decisions & sending out the challenges by the end of next week hopefully :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Challenge #35

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving stateside :) Today's challenge is a Just One Word Challenge- use "Thanks" as the basis for your layout.
Our DT has some gorgeous layouts to share!


Don't forget to share your layouts if you're playing along!
I am still accepting layouts for the Guest Design Team spots!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Challenge #34

Today's challenge is a fun little challenge- This is the Third Week of Christmas and the challenge this week is a Too Much is Never Enough. Use items on your layout that you would find on you favorite sweater! This means buttons, yarn, funky patterns, the works!
Our DT has some awesome shares with us for this one :)



Don't forget about our Guest DT contest :) (see last week's challenge for info)... I wanna see lots of entries for this one!
Also, let's see what everyone's been doing with these challenges! Leave a link here or on our Facebook!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Challenge #33

This week, our challenge is all about Family. Create a page about your relatives. You can scrap about current family members, or create a heritage page!
Only one layout to share with you this week, due to illness. But it's a wonderful one!
I absolutely love the colors on this one!
Please make sure to post your link to our comments or on Facebook if you are playing along!

Paper Thrills is looking for some good Guest DTs! If you are interested, please email a layout using one of our challenges to with the subject "Guest DT". This open call will end November 30th and I will be assigning our guests to different weeks.
Happy Scrapping!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Challenge #32

Sorry for the late post of this... computer problems. I have a new laptop now, though, so these problems should be behind me now :)
These next few challenges will be something a little different. We are basing these challenges on the 12 Days of Christmas, but with a twist.
This week, we are focusing on the present list- this challenge is all about that list of the ideal things we want. Your challenge is to create a layout with your list.


Have fun & see you on Wednesday!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Challenge #31

We are celebrating Halloween here on Paper Thrills! I know it's my favorite holiday... how about yours? Today's challenge is a theme challenge- create a layout about what scares you! We only have one layout this week to share with you, but it's an awesome one!
Paula sent me this awesome layout for this challenge that I wanted to share :)

Also, Paper Thrills has been awarded The Versatile Blogger award! A big Thank You to Paula, who awarded it!

As a recipient of The Versatile Blogger Award, there are 3 rules to follow…
1. Thank the person who awarded you.

2. Tell 7 things about yourself that your readers may not know.
3. Award 7 other bloggers with this award.

7 things you may not know about me are:
  1. I have 2 kids- an 18 year old daughter and a 15 year old son
  2. I have several kids of the animal variety- specifically a dog, 5 cats, a bird, a bearded dragon, a ball python, 2 turtles and 2 gerbils
  3. I love anything unusual
  4. I am obsessed with the paranormal
  5. I have been married for 17 years to my high school sweetheart
  6. I would rather be on Twitter than Facebook
  7. I love Urban exploration.
Now the tough part of this is figuring out which 7 people to award this to... 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Challenge this week

This week's challenge will be posted on Friday because my computer keeps freezing up. I will be posting it on Friday. Thanks for your patience!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Challenge #30

Sorry this is a little later in the week than I wanted to post it... computer issues & work issues. I have some gorgeous DT projects to show you this week, too! This week, we took a different approach... the challenge for our DT was to create a fall wall-hanging to celebrate the season!
I love how there are photos incorporated into this design!

This is a beautiful rustic wreath! I love the incorporation of that little pumpkin!
The accordion flowers and bright fall colors really make this one pop!

Is everyone ready for Halloween yet? Next week, we're spookying it up a little bit!
Don't forget to post your projects in our comments or on Facebook :)
Thanks for playing along!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Challenge #29

Yesterday was my daughter's 18th birthday, so in honor of that, today's challenge is a Too Much is Never Enough- use 18 different elements on your layout!
I know, you're thinking that it would look really cluttered, right? Not with these adorable layouts from our DT!

Lovely layouts, ladies!
Don't forget that if you are playing along, you can leave a link in our comments, or on our Facebook Page :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Challenge #28

Fall is here and despite the wet weather up here in the Pacific Northwest, is my favorite season! In honor of that, today's challenge is a Palette challenge, using this photo/palette of some beautiful fall leaves!

Our DT has some awesome pawesome layouts today and with such beautiful colors, I may have to post a layout, myself ;)



Great job, Team! Don't forget that you can post your own layouts in our comments and on our Facebook Page- and don't forget to "Like" us if you do :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Challenges #26 & 27

Due to an emergency out of town trip last week, I was unable to get last week's challenge posted, so that means this week, it's a double header!
Challenge #26
This is a theme/ title challenge! Your layout needs to be about, "What I know for sure." Our DT came up with some wonderful layouts :)



Challenge #27
On to this week's challenge :) This is a Too Much is Never Enough challenge, and the word of the day is Doodles! Our DT was challenged to create a page with nothing but doodles as embellishments! I am so loving the creativity with these!


I have to admit that every week seeing what all these ladies create blows me away! They are an awesome group and have some amazing work! Show 'em some love in our comments & don't forget to post your creations either there, or on our Facebook Page!
Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Challenge #26

It's September, and that means a lot of fairs. Today's challenge is a Palette Challenge of sorts... our DT was challenged with using the design & colors of this country fair photo for a layout.

I am in love with how both of these layouts turned out!
Lots of yummy Sassafras on this one :)

Gorgeous details on this one!

Stay tuned for next week! More exciting fall challenges coming up! Also, don't forget to upload your layouts to our Facebook to share, or leave a link in the comments :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Challenge #25

This is a different Too Much is Never Enough challenge of sorts. Our inspiration for this one was a musical one- I call it the Heavy Metal challenge :) Our DT was challenged with using only metal embellishments on their layouts and they really rocked this challenge!
Connie even added some cool hidden journaling...

I am totally loving those zipper flowers on this one...

This patriotic theme is perfect with the metal!

Don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook! Also, if you are playing along, don't forget to link in the comments OR upload to our Facebook with your layouts! I am sensing some blog candy in the future :)