Saturday, October 29, 2011

Challenge dates: October 20 - November 2


I found this photo on Pinterest, isn't it cool?

I am inspired by

* Theme (masculine)

* The color scheme (orange, brown (or grey), cream, green)  These colors work beautifully for Halloween and Thanksgiving cards

* The textures (wood grain)

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

* Techniques (embossing, distressing)

* Accent possibilities (cars, peace signs)

* Paper Smooches stamp suggestions (Falling For You, Spiffy Scooters)

So friends, that's your challenge...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
and/or
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: 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, November 2nd

The next challenge will be posted on Thursday, November 3rd

Winners will be announced on Friday, November 4th
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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.




















































































































 Linda Beeson



































Hope you have a blast!!
xo
Kim


Friday, October 21, 2011

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)

Julie Day






















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)

Robin Funge 
 
















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

Rina Damay


















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

Thank you all for sharing your incredible talent with us.  The decision gets harder and harder every time!
hugs,
Kim

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The SPARKS challenge: October 6 - October 19
























This is a Martha Stewart craft...aren't they FABULOUS???  One of the few things that I have of my Mom's is her sewing box...and it comes complete with one of those old fashioned pin cushion tomatoes (with the pins still stuck exactly where she placed them).

I am inspired by

* Theme (sewing)

* The color scheme (pink, red, tangerine, green)  These colors work beautifully for Christmas cards

* The textures (plushies, felt, fabric)

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

* Techniques (sewing, hand stitching, gathering fabric)

* Accent possibilities (string, twine, pins)

* Paper Smooches stamp suggestions (Vegtastic)

So friends, that's your challenge...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
and/or
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: www.papersmoochesstamps.com - 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, October 19th

The next challenge will be posted on Thursday, October 20th

Winners will be announced on Friday,October 21st
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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!

Our NEW SPARKS DT will be announced tomorrow along with our challenge winners for the past two weeks.  I hope you had fun creating - I really enjoy looking at each and every submission.

Hope you have a blast!!
xo
Kim

Please add your links here

Friday, October 7, 2011

Announcing our first SPARKS design team

WOW!  What an extremely hard decision to make!!  You are all sooooo talented and each bring something wonderful to the table.  We will have another call in 6 months, so please keep an eye out.

Please welcome our SPARKS design team!

Angie Hagist
 























Audrey Tokach 



















Emily Leiphart 

 

















 
Judith Gowdy 

 



 















Kelley Eubanks


























 


 Linda Beeson

























 Marie Forberg
 



















Savannah O'Gwynn 

 






















I hope that these amazing designers will inspire you and I hope you love their creativity as much as I do :)

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)





















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)
















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
























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

Thank you all for sharing your talent with us.  The decision gets harder and harder every day!
hugs,
Kim