Monday, May 28, 2012

May 28- June 3 Picture Perfect

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 fourth week of each month is always a Picture Perfect challenge. 

This week we are inspired by this picture! 
So friends, that's your challenge--use this picture as your inspiration for your creation.  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: www.papersmoochesstamps.com - 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: One Paper Smooches SPARKS player will be chosen and named our PS Pro.  This player will receive a blog button to display on their blog and $30 credit to the Paper Smooches store!!! 

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The deadline for this challenge is: Sunday, June 3rd at 11:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, June 4th at 10am EST
Winners will be announced at the bottom of the new challenge post.
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I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work!
AngelinePS Potpourri and Sentiment Sampler stamp sets
JackiePS Surf and TurfWhirligigs, and Zoo Crew stamp sets
Kimberly- PS Circle of Honor and AlphaDot stamp sets

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.  


Our PS PRO winner for the May Cool Shades color challenge is....
Congratulations, Jessica D.Please email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store! 

Monday, May 21, 2012

May 21-27 Cool Shades

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 third week of each month is always a COOL SHADES challenge. 
This week we are inspired by this color story! 
So friends, that's your challenge...take inspiration from this fabulous color story.  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: www.papersmoochesstamps.com - 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: One Paper Smooches SPARKS player will be chosen and named our PS Pro.  This player will receive a blog button to display on their blog and $30 credit to the Paper Smooches store!!! 

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The deadline for this challenge is: Sunday, May 27th at 11:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, May 28th at 10am EST
Winners will be announced at the bottom of the new challenge post.
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I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work!
Glenda- PS Get Outta Town stamp set
Heather- PS Little Fella stamp set
Lori- PS Hot Concoctionsand Primary stamp sets
Savannah- PS Sugar Rush 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.  


Our PS PRO winner for the May Designer Drafts sketch challenge is....
Congratulations, Jen W.Please email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store! 

Monday, May 14, 2012

May 14-20 Designer Drafts

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 second week of each month is always a Designer Drafts challenge. 


This week we are inspired by these sketches! 
So friends, that's your challenge--use this sketch for your creation.  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: www.papersmoochesstamps.com - 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: One Paper Smooches SPARKS player will be chosen and named our PS Pro.  This player will receive a blog button to display on their blog and $30 credit to the Paper Smooches store!!! 

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The deadline for this challenge is: Sunday, May 20th at 11:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, May 21st at 10am EST
Winners will be announced at the bottom of the new challenge post.
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I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work!
Angeline- PS Reflections and Sentiment Sampler stamp sets
Erica- PS Get Outta Town stamp set
Jackie- PS Hang Ups and AlphaDot stamp sets
Kimberly- PS Circle of Honor and Smarty Pants stamp sets
Savannah- PS Vegtastic and Get Outta Town stamp sets

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.  


Our PS PRO winner for the May Trend Watch: The Sky's the Limit challenge is....

Congratulations, Christine. Please email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store! 

Monday, May 7, 2012

May 7-13 Trend Watch challenge

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Today starts our first NEW challenge!
The first week of each month is always a Trend Watch challenge. 




This week we are inspired by this trendy challenge image! 
So friends, that's your challenge...take inspiration from this fabulous trendy challenge image.  Follow it closely or use it loosely...just have fun!  Think of everything you find in the SKY.

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: www.papersmoochesstamps.com - 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: One Paper Smooches SPARKS player will be chosen and named our PS Pro.  This player will receive a blog button to display on their blog and $30 credit to the Paper Smooches store!!! 

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The deadline for this challenge is: Sunday, May 13th at 11:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, May 14th at 10am EST
Winners will be announced at the bottom of the new challenge post.
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I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work!
Glenda- PS Metropolis stamp set
Heather- PS Little Fella and Sunny Side Up stamp sets
Kasia- PS Sunny Side Up and digital stamps
Lori- PS Sunny Side Up 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.  

Friday, May 4, 2012

Winners {and information about our next challenge}

These are the winners from our April 19th-May 2nd challenge. 


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). Our FIRST place winner is: Samantha Mann
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). Our SECOND place winner is: Janet O'Brien
ONE random winner will receive ONE PS stamp set and THREE shaped card templates of their choice (a $21. value). Our RANDOM winner is: Lynn
Challenge winners--please send an e-mail to: info@papersmoochesstamps.com to let us know your address and prize choices. 


Everyone did a great job with this inspiration photo! I cannot believe all the different styles and creations that were linked up this week! Great job everyone!!!! 


REMINDER about the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenges: There will be a new challenge posted every week, instead of every 2 weeks. There will be different types of challenges posted here every Monday!! Each week will stay the same from month to month; when there is a fifth week in a month, the last week will be an extra week to participate for challenge 4.

Week ONE- Trend Watch
Week TWO- Designer Drafts
Week THREE- Cool Shades
Week FOUR- Picture Perfect

The new PSS DT has been split into two groups in order to share more amazing creations for these challenges. Each group is listed below:

Group ONE (week 1/3): KasiaHeatherGlenda, and Lori
Group TWO (week 2/4): AngelineKimberlyJackie, and Erica

For each challenge, there will be a PS PRO! This PS PRO will receive a banner for their blog and a $30 credit to the Paper Smooches store.

 Be on the lookout for our next challenge starting on Monday, May 7th!!! And come follow the entire Paper Smooches team and company on Pinterest!!!