Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Challenge dates: Jan. 12 - Jan. 25

I think I found this photo on Pinterest - What a GREAT room!!

I am inspired by:

* Theme (Pattern)

* The color scheme (hot pink, green, white, brown)

* The textures (fabric, softness)

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

* Techniques (creating a polka dot/damask background)

* Accent possibilities (damask, polka dots, buttons, frogs, monograms)

* Paper Smooches stamp suggestions (Vogue Abode)

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)

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, January25

The next challenge will be posted on Thursday, January25

Winners will be announced on Friday, January 27
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

It looks like the DT had fun with this photo - I hope you do too.

We hope that you will play along :)



  1. OOOO What FUN!!!! I'll run upstairs and see what I Can do!!!! :)

  2. LOVE the inspiration photo and these cardes are FAB!

  3. Going to try this challenge! First time ever!

  4. Now I wish I had vogue abode....maybe I'll just have to buy it!!!

  5. The dt cards are so pretty! Challenging photo, I like it, but not yet have an idea popping up in my head... Have to give it some time in my head :-)
    Hugs, Wendy

  6. Luuuurve this photo Kim and the DT have done themselves proud again...fabulous cards :)
    Jenny x

  7. Great challenge...love these fun polka dots..

  8. I absolutely love this week's challenge...I want that room for my very own! I love patterns and polka dots more than you know!!!

  9. fab creations from the dt!
    thanks for the fun challenge!

  10. Another fun one! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. There are a ton of creative entries and there are still a few days to go! Super fun (p)inspiration picture!

  12. I uploaded my card and Facebooked about the challenge!

  13. That is one terrific inspiration photo. I really had fun with this! Thanks for another great challenge. :)

  14. I just had to play along with this inspiration photo!! It's been staring back at my from my noticeboard ALL week!! Love the DT's examples too!! xxx

  15. Fabulous DT creations! Love the inspiration photo and had to play along!