Sunday, November 6, 2011

Challenge Dates: Nov 3 - Nov 16

I found this photo on Pinterest.  I think it may be a challenge because it could look limiting...but it doesn'tt need to be that way.  please let me explain...

I am inspired by

* Theme (fabric)

* The color scheme (orange, peach, cream, navy blue (or deep purple))  These colors work beautifully for Fall and Thanksgiving cards

* The textures (fabric, canvas, felt, flock)

* The style (graphic or fun and cute)

* Techniques (stamping on fabric, heat embossing, pattern possibilities)

* Accent possibilities (apples, leaves) of course you are NOT tied to apples and leaves for this challenge...these icons represent any accent including, but not limited to flowers, letters and hearts etc...

* Paper Smooches stamp suggestions (Falling For You, Fruitastic, Hang Ups)

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
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 on the right column) somewhere on your post.   Please link to our web site: - 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)

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, November16th

The next challenge will be posted on Thursday, November17th

Winners will be announced on Friday, November18th
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.

Audrey Tokach


Emily Leiphart

Linda Beeson

Hope you have a blast!!


  1. Gosh, the inspiration is amazing!!! Love them all and very different, that's the fun part! Gives me inspiration on what to do, so I'll surely get 'to work' again for this challenge!!! Well, 'get to play' is a better word, hi hi!
    Hugs, Wendy

  2. WOOOOOOOOOW! This DT team did an amazing job--I LOVE how each card was different! FAB!

  3. Hello :)
    Just love this challenge photo...its finally given me the push I needed to join in.
    Kate xx

  4. Wahoo! I love that image, and I love the projects! Just posted mine as well. Thanks for a fun challenge.

  5. Loved the challenge! It was the first time I participated, but I will be back! Oh, and I twitted about your challenge too!!

  6. very fun challenge! I had fun playing along! thanks!

  7. Love the graphic design this time around!

  8. So fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. I love seeing everyone's take on the inspiration photo! Hope I win one day...