Monday, September 30, 2013

The Paper Girls Challenge Blog Hop

Welcome to Fall Ya'll and the Beautiful Golden Days of Autumn!!!!

It's the last Monday of September and we could not let it pass by without a treat for our followers.  The Paper Girls have put together an amazing blog hop with a ton of inspiration.  Also, The Paper Girls would like to introduce some new designers they have added to their team.  And I am honoured to be one of the newbies!!!  When asked to join, I didn't even wait a second to answer......I love their blog, their challenges and the best scrappy friends a girl could ever have!!!!  So I hope you join in and hop will find many beautiful projects that are "Fall Decor" themed!!

Here is my project!!

I am not the best at doing projects and getting all messy, but I have always wanted to do a canvas.  I have had 8 of them sitting my closet for 6 months and done nothing with them!!!  So, one evening at midnight I decided to confront my fear.  I found a piece of paper that had all of the colours I wanted, sanded the edges and glued it down with Mod Podge.  Then I covered the top with Mod Podge to seal it.  After it was dry I just started playing with paints and inks and stamps and stencils and rub-ons. Then I added the photo and twine and embellishments until it was just the way I wanted it!!  It will be a perfect house warming gift for my son-in-law and my daughter when they move into their new home they are building!!

Paint-Martha Stewart
Paper-Bo-Bunny & Amy Tangerine
Ink-Tim Holtz Distress and Staz On
Wood Plaque-Prima
Twine-Marshals Fabrics
Wood embellishments-Prima & Recollections
Stencil Template-The Crafters Workshop
Mod Podge

Here is the line up of talented designers
After me, (Cathryn) head on over to the one of my favourite scrappers, Becci.  She is so talented and when I need some inspiration I turn to her beautiful work!!

How would you like to win a gift card from Scrapbook Pal?
I'm sure you are thinking, what do I have to do to participate and win that card? 

You get an entry for commenting on each of the blog posts, "Like" The Paper Girls Challenge on Facebook, and become a follower of our blog.  All are required for an entry.  You will see some fabulous projects and be inspired to create something for your own home!!!
I am also having my own give-a-way!!!  A bag of "Fall Themed" collections and scrappy goodness.  All you have to do is to become a follower of my blog.  If you are already a follower, please mention that in your comment!  Good Luck!!

You will have until Sunday October 6, 2013 at 11:59pm MST to comment.  We will announce the winner on Wednesday October 9, 2013 at 9:00am 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!

THANKS for hopping!!!!


  1. I love that every time I look at your canvas I see some new detail.

  2. Really beautiful! Love the rich fall colors and all the great textures/materials you used!

  3. I am a new follower. Your project is really beautiful! I am definitely going try this.

  4. Wonderful project, I have some canvases in my closet also. I am a new follower.

  5. This is totally stunning, such a great idea too!

  6. This is jaw-dropping beautiful!!! I am SO inspired...I really want to recreate this same project for my have a very lucky family :)

  7. This. Is. GORGEOUS! You know I love everything you make and this is no exception. I love all of the bright, vibrant colors and elements you included. So beautiful!

  8. Can't wait to hang this up in our new house.

  9. What a fantastic gift! I think you need to do more canvasses as this one is divine!! Love all the inky goodness. :) I'm a new follower, thanks. :)

  10. Very pretty canvas. Cool colors. I an a new follower

  11. Cathryn this is gorgeous! And what an awesome housewarming gift it will make for them! Already a blog follower...of course!

  12. Simply stunning! You're a natural! :)

  13. Beautiful! This is a perfect gift! I'm a new follower :)

  14. What a wonderful idea for a house warming gift. It's beautiful!