Wednesday, September 7, 2011


The SPARKS challenge: September 9 - September 21

This beautiful bracelet/necklace was created by Susan for her Etsy shop.  You can find it HERE.  Thank you Susan for allowing us to feature your beautiful work of art.

There are SO MANY wonderful things going on here.

* The color scheme (peach, lime, baby blue, cream)

* The textures (twine, beads and lace) (Core'dinations textured card stock)

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

* Techniques (tied twine, hand stitching, braiding)

* Accent possibilities (circles, dots, pearls)

So friends, that's your challenge this month...take inspiration from this fabulous photo.

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

You must use at least one Paper Smooches stamp or free digi
Any stamps from "The Kim Hughes Collection" by Cornish Heritage Farms

(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 above) somewhere on your post.   Please link to our web site: - 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)

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, September 21st

The next challenge will be posted on Thursday, September 22nd

Winners will be announced on Friday, September 23rd

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 are thinking about adding a PS SPARKS Challenge inspiration team for this please keep an eye out for the details

Hope you have a blast!!



  1. Fab inspiration pic...cant wait to get inky and make something. Have tweeted and facebooked the link xx
    Kate xx

  2. Super excited about the new Sparks Blog!!!

  3. Im so excited that you are doing this bi weekly! That bracelet is really cute, I love the color scheme : )

  4. I'm so happy to hear about the bi weekly challenges! I'm off to get thinking about what to do with the inspiration photo =)

  5. Nice~ Got a huge patch of PS stamps coming in Today~ I'm on pins and needles for the door bell~ : p

  6. i'm so excited for for the bi-weekly challenge now! i can't wait to get crafty! - Samantha M

  7. Could you add the Follow by Email gadget to the sidebar? Easier to keep track of challenges for me!

  8. yay for bi-weekly! I wish I had paid more attention to these challenges sooner... they are WAY fun!

  9. Love this color combination:) Thanks for the challenge~

  10. Oh, what a fun inspiration piece! Love the to play!

  11. Just linked my second card:") Love all your stamps!

  12. Thanks to the lovely free digie, I got to play with this fun challenge!

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  14. This challenge was so fun! LOVE that bracelet! Love the new blog too! :)

  15. I'm so happy I found this challenge! I love Paper Smooches stamps!!

  16. Yeah!! I got to play! Thank you for the SPARK challenges and for allowing the use of our 'classic' KH Collection stamps! They go perfectly with the new Paper Smooches sets. LOTS of great possibilities!

  17. So happy I found the Spark challenge! I love Paper Smooches stamp too :)

  18. Love these colors....glad I got some time to PLAY!! Love Paper Smooches....and Kim!

  19. LOVE all the fun and different takes on this Sparks picture! Fabulous inspiration to come here!!! Thanks!

  20. OOH YAY!! I just made it in time! I am so so happy about your new sparks blog AND this one was extra specially fun for me! Thanks so much!!

  21. Love this photo. I am glad that I made it in time. Thanks!