Sunday, December 2, 2012

December 3- 9 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 :) 

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 cameras or polaroids 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: - 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!!! 
The deadline for this challenge is: Sunday, December 9th at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, December 10th at 12:01am EST
Winners will be announced at the bottom of the new challenge post.

I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work!
Lori TeclerPS Get Outta Town stamp set
Nina Yang- PS Green Acres stamp set

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 AMAZING! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the November Picture Perfect challenge are....
Becky F.
Teresa W.

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


  1. Stacy, your card is amazing! I knew it would end in the top 3! Congratulations! Also to the featured cards!

  2. Thank you, thank you! This is so exciting. It was my very first Sparks Challenge submission and all the other cards were so fantastic, I was in awe at the variety submitted. Congrats to my fellow featured players too! (And Hilde, thanks for the sweet comment!) I am over the moon today!

  3. Big congrats to Stacy and the Featured Players! Excellent cards ladies!

  4. oh what a fun card and samples. Stacy congrats!!! and to the feautured players too! Yippee!

  5. Congratulations ladies! Your creations are fabulous! That inspiration photo really threw me for a loop, but you all nailed it!

  6. So happy to be featured among other talented ladies. This is my first Sparks challenge. I had fun playing with my first Paper Smooches stamp. Congrats to Stacy, Becky, and Shirley-Bee too.