Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Welcome to The Paper Variety - Challenge One

Here we are, finally hosting our first weekly challenge! Thank you to all who have followed us in the past several weeks and for joining us on this day. We hope you'll return every Wednesday for fun paper craft challenges, lots of inspiration and wonderful prizes donated by our sponsors!

Our first challenge is a sketch to follow. It's mainly a layout sketch but 
feel free to use it for your cards and other paper projects, too.

I am delighted to present our very first sponsor, Aphra from
Paper Poppy Kit Co.!

Aphra has generously donated this fabulous kit 
full of gorgeous new papers and fun embellishments. Please join us 
Friday when we'll share more about Aphra and her awesome kit company!

Our fabulous Design Team A 
has created beautiful layouts to inspire you!

Love how April used butterfly shapes rather than squares 
for a super cute whimsical look.

Lisa used items found in this weeks prize. Her stitched title and curled 
paper really add character to this adorable page.

Sarah proves feminine papers can be used for boys to create a gorgeous 
page. Love Sarah's title work and pleated ribbon.

Love Tere's colorful papers and crochet flowers. It's always great 
to see those older photos being scrapbooked so beautifully, too!

Yara also used items found in the prize kit. I totally love this background 
paper and the colors and embellishments are perfect for this 
special family photo.
I decided to use black and white photos for this fun and colorful layout. 
I added a stitched frame for a special touch.

Now it's your turn! We hope you'll join us in making our first TPV challenge a great one! Create your paper project following this sketch and add it to the InLinkz below before Tuesday at noon est. Just one entry per person, please. New entries only please - do not backlink to older posts. A winner will be randomly chosen Tuesday evening and will receive the fabulous Paper Poppy Kit Co. prize!

Also, every week on Sundays, Suzanne and I will each choose a project entry from the current challenge to feature here on the TPV blog as a Submission Spotlight! If your project is chosen, you'll receive a special blinky to share on your blog. Coolness, right? :) So try to add your project before Sunday if you'd like a chance to be chosen for a Submission Spotlight!

We're looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creations!


  1. oh wow girls you all did a fab job. Evey page is adorable. I'm not a scrapper but will hopefully get a card done before I leave for my holiday
    Good luck with the challenge
    Anne x

  2. Wow!!! The design team hit a home run with this sketch. Can't wait to see what everyone else does with it :)

  3. So exiting! Everyone did an amazing job and I can't wait to see what all the participants will be creating too. :)
    - April

  4. These all turned out soooo well, and what yummy sponsor products! :) Can't wait to see everyone's take on this great sketch that will be playing along!

  5. I am absolutely dazzled by the DT's layouts. Gorgeous, ladies. Really. I love seeing how each of you interpreted the sketch in such a variety of ways, and I can't wait to see what participants do with it. This is so much fun!

  6. *{WOW!!! STUNNING GIRLS!!! WHAT AN AWESOME REVEAL!!!!}* Can't wait to see what all the participants come up with too!!!

  7. WOW!!! Everyone's work is amazing, I love the sketch and everyone interpretation of it. Hope I can do something with this.

  8. Yeah, it is finally here! Such great pages DT! I am super excited to play along:)

  9. Fabulous way to get things started! Fantastic job ladies!

  10. Love this sketch and started working on it first thing. I have it all layed out now just have to get to other computer to print the picture for it. Great sponsor for this first week too.
    I really like everyones take on the sketches from the DT. Beautiful layouts everyone.

  11. Holy WOW!!! These are seriously GREAT!!! I have this printed. Can't wait to get it done.

  12. The long awaited day is finally here! The sketch is awesome and the DT layouts all are very inspiring. I plan on working on this today. I hope I can do the sketch justice.

  13. Everydoby did an amazing job!
    Can't wait to see what the participants create!!!!

  14. LOVE everyone's take on the sketch! What a way to kick off the challenges. :)

  15. What a tanted DT! I just love their takes on the sketch.

  16. Fabulous sketch! I couldn't wait to play along! Great job by the design team, they rocked it!

  17. I linked up:

  18. these are JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!! this is such a fun sketch and a great way to start off the paper variety challenges! off to check out the beautiful work that has already been linked up!!! keep those projects coming ladies!!!!

  19. Fabulous take on the sketch DT:)

  20. Wonderful sketch and love all the creative examples! AWESOME kit too!

  21. It's so exciting to see so many amazing entries already! Good luck ladies! :)
    - April

  22. Uploaded mine - everyones is awesome!

  23. Uploaded mine...I think. There is a little x by my name. Loved everybodies layouts, but I just couldn't put my heart in one tonight. Hope my card meets the standard.

  24. Love this sketch, managed a last miute Lo, will try harder next week!! xx


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