Sunday, March 31, 2013

April 1-7 Trend Watch challenge

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Today starts another fun challenge!! Be sure to check the bottom of this post for last week's winner and featured players :) 

The first week of each month is always a Trend Watch challenge. 

This week we are inspired by this picture!
So friends, that's your challenge--use this picture as your inspiration for your creation. Create anything with BUTTERFLIES as the focus or as part of the design! 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, but it is not required.  (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) 
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.

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:

  • Two Paper Smooches SPARKS players will be chosen as our Featured Players. Featured Players will not receive a badge or gift certificate. 
  • One Paper Smooches SPARKS player will be chosen and named our PS Pro.  This player will be featured on the PSS challenge post as well as on the PS blog (Fridays), receive a blog button to display on their blog, and $30 credit to the Paper Smooches store!!! 
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The deadline for this challenge is: Sunday, April 7th at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, April 8th at 12:01am EST
Winners will be announced at the bottom of the new challenge post.
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I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work!
Ashley MarcuPS Whirligigs and Cuteasaurus stamp sets with the Duo Die1 and Butterflies1 dies
Jessica Davis- PS Flap HappyBold Blooms, and We Connect stamp sets with the Love Word die
Lori TeclerPS Flap Happy and Chit Chat stamp set
Nina Yang- PS Flap Happy with the Duo Die1 die

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! We can't wait to see what you create!!! Good luck:) 
All skill levels are welcome.  You can enter as many times as you like.



Last week's entries were FABBBBBULOUS! You really interpreted the inspiration photo in so many ways-- LOVE the creativity! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the March Picture Perfect challenge are....
Carol
Piali
Jessi Fogan

Our PS PRO winner for the March Picture Perfect challenge is....
Congratulations, Kim HamiltonPlease email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

March 25-31 Picture Perfect challenge

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Today starts another fun challenge!! Be sure to check the bottom of this post for last week's winner and featured players:)

The fourth week of each month is always a Picture Perfect challenge. 
This week we are inspired by this picture!

So friends, that's your challenge--use this picture as your inspiration for your creation.  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, but it is not required.  (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) 
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.

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:
  • Two Paper Smooches SPARKS players will be chosen as our Featured Players. Featured Players will not receive a badge or gift certificate. 
  • One Paper Smooches SPARKS player will be chosen and named our PS Pro.  This player will be featured on the PSS challenge post as well as on the PS blog (Fridays), receive a blog button to display on their blog, and $30 credit to the Paper Smooches store!!! 
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The deadline for this challenge is: Sunday, March 31 at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, April 1st at 12:01am EST
Winners will be announced at the bottom of the new challenge post.
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I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work!
Lynn ManganPS Daisies & Paisleys and Word Salad stamp sets 
Vera Wirianta Yates- PS Word Salad and Reflections stamp sets
Savannah O'GwynnPS Knick Knacks, Smarty Pants, and Clipboards stamp sets and Clipboards dies

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! We can't wait to see what you create!!! Good luck:) 
All skill levels are welcome.  You can enter as many times as you like.



Last week's entries were amaZZZZING! We have FOUR Featured Players to share today because you nailed that color story!!! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the March Cool Shades challenge are....
Carol
Amanda B.
Samantha M.
Lee Anne

Our PS PRO winner for the March Cool Shades color challenge is....
Congratulations, LyndalPlease email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

March 18-24 Cool Shades challenge

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Today starts another fun challenge!! Be sure to check the bottom of this post for last week's winner and featured players :) 

The third week of each month is always a Cool Shades challenge.
This week we are inspired by this color story "Fiesta"!
Tangerine, Deep Orange, Lime, Lemon

So friends, that's your challenge--take inspiration from this FABULOUS color story! 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, but it is not required.  (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) 
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.

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:
  • Two Paper Smooches SPARKS players will be chosen as our Featured Players. Featured Players will not receive a badge or gift certificate. 
  • One Paper Smooches SPARKS player will be chosen and named our PS Pro.  This player will be featured on the PSS challenge post as well as on the PS blog (Fridays), receive a blog button to display on their blog, and $30 credit to the Paper Smooches store!!! 
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The deadline for this challenge is: Sunday, March 24th at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, March 25th at 12:01am EST
Winners will be announced at the bottom of the new challenge post.
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I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work!
Ashley MarcuPS Metropolis stamp set
Jessica Davis- PS Spring FlingA Magical Spring, and Streamers stamp sets with the Streamers dies
Lori TeclerPS Cuteasaurus stamp set with the Dinos2 dies
Nina Yang- PS Flap Happy and Daisies & Paisleys stamp sets
Savannah O'GwynnPS VegtasticGiddy Bugs, and Smoocheroos stamp sets with the Alphawhimsy dies

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! We can't wait to see what you create!!! Good luck:) 
All skill levels are welcome.  You can enter as many times as you like.



Last week's entries were FABULOUS-- you guys really know how to rock the sketches! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the March Designer Drafts challenge are....
Jacquie
Erin Taylor

Our PS PRO winner for the March Designer Drafts sketch challenge is....
Congratulations, Pam L.Please email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!