Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Challenge dates: Feb. 23 - March 7


I think I found this photo on Pinterest - I just love this"nautical" piece.  There are so many wonderful elements going on here :)

I am inspired by:

* Theme (nautical)

* The color scheme (blue, teal and kraft/grey)

* The textures (canvas, wood, distressing)

* The style (fun and cute, classy and elegant, shabby and vintage)

* Techniques (wood grain with ink pads, distressing)

* Accent possibilities (sailboats, anchors, clocks)

* Paper Smooches stamp suggestions (Perpetual Bliss, My Guy, Smoocheroos)

So friends, that's your challenge...take inspiration from this fabulous photo.  Follow it closely or use it loosely...just have fun!

Create a NEW project (card, tag, layout, altered item, etc)


You must use at least one Paper Smooches stamp or free digi

(stamps from other companies can be used, but please make sure that PS images are easily seen)

Post your Paper Smooches SPARKS project on your blog.  We would love you to include our SPARKS banner (shown on the right column) somewhere on your post.   Please link to our web site: www.papersmoochesstamps.com - and include Paper Smooches somewhere on your post.  Submit a direct link to your blog post using our linking system below.

(right click on the SPARKS challenge banner and save to your computer.  If you have any trouble, I am happy to e-mail the image to you) 

If you do not have a blog, please upload your project to our Flickr Group and link to our web site in your description.  Submit a link to your gallery image using our linking system below.

Here's what you are playing for:

First place...we are choosing a PRO stamper - someone who we think is a rock star - that person wins: THREE stamp sets of their choice (a $45. value)

Second place winner is called a PRIMO stamper - who we think is super fabulous - and will win TWO PS stamp sets of their choice (a $30. value)

We will choose ONE random winner to receive ONE PS stamp set and THREE shaped card templates of their choice (a $21. value)

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All skill levels are welcome.  You can enter as many times as you like.  We do not have challenge police, so how you interpret this inspirational piece of art...just have fun, ok?

To qualify for our random drawing, you can do any or all of the following:
  • create a project using our SPARKS inspiration
  • comment here and tell us that you TWEETED about our challenge
  • comment here and tell us that you FACEBOOKED about our challenge
Pro and Primo stampers will receive a blog button to display on their blog if they would like to.
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The deadline for this challenge is: Wednesday, March 7

The next challenge will be posted on Thursday, March 8

Winners will be announced on Friday, March 9
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It brings us GREAT JOY to see you using our stamps.  Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your creativity with us.  We truly appreciate you!

I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work

Angie Hagist






















 Audrey Tokach
 
























Judith Gowdy
























Kelley Eubanks
























Linda Beeson
























Lori Barnett  
























Marie Forberg



















Savannah O'Gwynn





I think our designers are fabulous!!  Amazing samples (as always)
Thanks so much for stopping by

xx

Kim




Friday, February 24, 2012

Our Winners Are...

First place...we are choosing a PRO stamper - someone who we think is a rock star - that person wins: THREE stamp sets of their choice (a $45. value)

Our FIRST place winner is:




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second place winner is called a PRIMO stamper - who we think is super fabulous - and will win TWO PS stamp sets of their choice (a $30. value)

Our SECOND place winner is:



ONE random winner will receive ONE PS stamp set and THREE shaped card templates of their choice (a $21. value)

Our RANDOM winner is:

























It looks like you all had some serious fun with the image - soooo happy to see that!
Thanks so much for playing along.  You are all so talented!
xx
Kim

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Challenge dates: Feb. 9 - Feb. 22



I think I found this photo on Pinterest - This might be just the jumping off point that you are looking for when creating those Valentine's Day cards!

I am inspired by:

* Theme (love and hearts)

* The color scheme (peachy pink, red, gold and kraft/grey)

* The textures (canvas, felt)

* The style (fun and cute, classy and elegant, shabby and vintage)

* Techniques (usingpinking sheers, hand stitching, making puffy accents)

* Accent possibilities (hearts, safety pins, embroidery floss)

* Paper Smooches stamp suggestions (Smoocheroos)

So friends, that's your challenge...take inspiration from this fabulous photo.  Follow it closely or use it loosely...just have fun!

Create a NEW project (card, tag, layout, altered item, etc)

You must use at least one Paper Smooches stamp or free digi

(stamps from other companies can be used, but please make sure that PS images are easily seen)

Post your Paper Smooches SPARKS project on your blog.  We would love you to include our SPARKS banner (shown on the right column) somewhere on your post.   Please link to our web site: www.papersmoochesstamps.com - and include Paper Smooches somewhere on your post.  Submit a direct link to your blog post using our linking system below.

(right click on the SPARKS challenge banner and save to your computer.  If you have any trouble, I am happy to e-mail the image to you) 

If you do not have a blog, please upload your project to our Flickr Group and link to our web site in your description.  Submit a link to your gallery image using our linking system below.

Here's what you are playing for:

First place...we are choosing a PRO stamper - someone who we think is a rock star - that person wins: THREE stamp sets of their choice (a $45. value)

Second place winner is called a PRIMO stamper - who we think is super fabulous - and will win TWO PS stamp sets of their choice (a $30. value)

We will choose ONE random winner to receive ONE PS stamp set and THREE shaped card templates of their choice (a $21. value)

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All skill levels are welcome.  You can enter as many times as you like.  We do not have challenge police, so how you interpret this inspirational piece of art...just have fun, ok?

To qualify for our random drawing, you can do any or all of the following:
  • create a project using our SPARKS inspiration
  • comment here and tell us that you TWEETED about our challenge
  • comment here and tell us that you FACEBOOKED about our challenge
Pro and Primo stampers will receive a blog button to display on their blog if they would like to.
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The deadline for this challenge is: Wednesday, February22

The next challenge will be posted on Thursday, February23

Winners will be announced on Friday, February 24
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It brings us GREAT JOY to see you using our stamps.  Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your creativity with us.  We truly appreciate you!

I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work

Angie Hagist




















 Audrey Tokach 























Judith Gowdy





















Kelley Eubanks























 Linda Beeson





















Lori Barnett 


























Marie Forberg


Savannah O'Gwynn















They are amazing samples - aren't they?
Thanks so much for stopping by
xx
Kim



Friday, February 10, 2012

Our Winners Are...

First place...we are choosing a PRO stamper - someone who we think is a rock star - that person wins: THREE stamp sets of their choice (a $45. value)

Our FIRST place winner is:


  

Second place winner is called a PRIMO stamper - who we think is super fabulous - and will win TWO PS stamp sets of their choice (a $30. value)

Our SECOND place winner is:

# 9 Angie Ha


ONE random winner will receive ONE PS stamp set and THREE shaped card templates of their choice (a $21. value)

Our RANDOM winner is:

# 7 Karen B


Huge congrats everyone!

Please send me an e-mail at info@papersmoochesstamps.com and let me know your stamp choice(s) and address.

Looking at your entries are always a treat! 

hugs,
Kim

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Challenge Dates: Jan. 26 - Feb. 8


I think I found this photo on Pinterest - I think this is such a lovely little bouquet,

I am inspired by:

* Theme (flowers and stripes)

* The color scheme (pastels, but mainly yellow, teal, mint, white and kraft)

* The textures (fabric, felt)

* The style (fun and cute, clean and graphic, classy and elegant)

* Techniques (using markers to draw a striped pattern, rolled roses (with paper or fabric) using pinking scissors)

* Accent possibilities (handmade flowers, vases, leaves)

* Paper Smooches stamp suggestions (Vogue Abode, Perky Plants, Friendly Flowers)

So friends, that's your challenge...take inspiration from this fabulous photo.  Follow it closely or use it loosely...just have fun!

Create a NEW project (card, tag, layout, altered item, etc)

You must use at least one Paper Smooches stamp or free digi

(stamps from other companies can be used, but please make sure that PS images are easily seen)

Post your Paper Smooches SPARKS project on your blog.  We would love you to include our SPARKS banner (shown on the right column) somewhere on your post.   Please link to our web site: www.papersmoochesstamps.com - and include Paper Smooches somewhere on your post.  Submit a direct link to your blog post using our linking system below.

(right click on the SPARKS challenge banner and save to your computer.  If you have any trouble, I am happy to e-mail the image to you) 

If you do not have a blog, please upload your project to our Flickr Group and link to our web site in your description.  Submit a link to your gallery image using our linking system below.

Here's what you are playing for:

First place...we are choosing a PRO stamper - someone who we think is a rock star - that person wins: THREE stamp sets of their choice (a $45. value)

Second place winner is called a PRIMO stamper - who we think is super fabulous - and will win TWO PS stamp sets of their choice (a $30. value)

We will choose ONE random winner to receive ONE PS stamp set and THREE shaped card templates of their choice (a $21. value)

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All skill levels are welcome.  You can enter as many times as you like.  We do not have challenge police, so how you interpret this inspirational piece of art...just have fun, ok?

To qualify for our random drawing, you can do any or all of the following:
  • create a project using our SPARKS inspiration
  • comment here and tell us that you TWEETED about our challenge
  • comment here and tell us that you FACEBOOKED about our challenge
Pro and Primo stampers will receive a blog button to display on their blog if they would like to.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The deadline for this challenge is: Wednesday, February 8

The next challenge will be posted on Thursday, February 9

Winners will be announced on Friday, February 10
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It brings us GREAT JOY to see you using our stamps.  Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your creativity with us.  We truly appreciate you!

I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work

Angie Hagist























Audrey Tokach























Judith Gowdy


















 Kelley Eubanks






















 Linda Beeson























Lori Barnett 





















Marie Forberg























Savannah O'Gwynn






















Please tell your crafty friends about our challenge.  The more thr merrier.  Can't wait to see what you create!
hugs,
Kim