Monday, October 22, 2012

Oct. 22- Nov. 4th Picture Perfect 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 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, November 4th at 11:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, November 5th at 12:01am 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 Chit Chat  and My Peeps stamp set
JackiePS Hang Ups and Zoo Crew stamp sets
SavannahPS Teen RoutineA Little Lovin', and Smoocheroos 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.




Last week's entries were AMAZING! Great use of those colors!!! Our PS PRO winner for the October Cool Shades color challenge is....
Congratulations, Noelle McAdamsPlease email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store! 


**NOTE: This is actually our last week with the current Paper Smooches SPARKS team. We would like to say THANK YOU to the team for all of their hard work and amazing creations that they shared with us. <3

Friday, October 19, 2012

THE NEW PS SPARKS TEAM

I am excited to announce our new SPARKS DT.  Their term begins on November first and runs through the end of April.  I look forward to seeing what they create with our unique challenges.  I am sure they will inspire you...I think these gals are amazing :)

Here they are - our next group of talented SPARKS designers:


Savannah O’Gwynn - DT Coordinator

Monday, October 15, 2012

October 15-21 Cool Shades 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 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, October 21st at 11:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, October 22nd 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 Perpetual Bliss and Hot Concoctions stamp set
Heather- PS All Yule Need and Joyful Greetings stamp set
Lori- PS Autumn Groves 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.




Thanks to all who played along with us last week--we had some amazing entries!!! Our PS PRO winner for the October Designer Draft challenge is....
Congratulations, Lori Tecler!! Please email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!!! 

Monday, October 8, 2012

October 8-14 Designer Drafts 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 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, October 14th at 11:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, October 15th 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 Daisies & Paisleys and Potpourri stamp sets
Erica- PS Good GabHe Said She Said, and Teen Routine stamp sets
Savannah- PS Vegtastic and Christmas Sampler 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. 




Thanks to all who played along with us last week--we had some amazing entries!!! Our PS PRO winner for the October Trend Watch challenge is....
Congratulations, Karin Akesdotter!! Please email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!!! 

Monday, October 1, 2012

New design team call


We are excited to announce our new design team call for our SPARKS Challenge blog

Here are the details:

1. Use the inspirational photos from any of our SPARKS challenges and create a NEW project of any kind
2. The deadline is May 20th at midnight PT
3. USA and International designers are all welcome to apply
4. You can enter as many projects as you like
5. You can submit your DT submission projects to our challenge for a chance to be one of our weekly winners
6. Your entry does not need to include Paper Smooches stamps, but it in encouraged
7. E-mail your entry to: dtapplication@papersmoochesstamps.com

Your entry must include:

1. Name
2. Address
3. E-mail address
4. Blog address (if you have a blog)
5. Attach project (direct blog links are acceptable, as long as they lead directly to the project for the DT call)

What we will expect from our SPARKS designers:

1. Create a total of 2 projects per month
2. Complete a six month term
3. Help us to promote our SPARKS challenges on Facebook, Twitter and your blogs

What our designers can expect from us:

1. One Paper Smooches stamp set of your choice per month
2. A Link to your blog or web site
3. No tight deadlines
4. A SPARKS DT Blog Button to display on your blog
 
Our new SPARKS Designers will be notified on May 21st and announced here on May 22nd.  The new six month term starts on June 3rd

We have a great appreciation for our designers and we would be honored to have you join our team.  We are looking forward to seeing your talent!

If you have any questions, please e-mail them to: dtapplication@papersmoochesstamps.com
 
Thank you for sharing your talent with us
Kim

ps...please check out our our newest challenge - it's an EASY one