Sunday, March 17, 2013

March 18-24 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 and featured players :) 

The third week of each month is always a Cool Shades challenge.
This week we are inspired by this color story "Fiesta"!
Tangerine, Deep Orange, Lime, Lemon

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: - 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, March 24th at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, March 25th 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!
Ashley MarcuPS Metropolis stamp set
Jessica Davis- PS Spring FlingA Magical Spring, and Streamers stamp sets with the Streamers dies
Lori TeclerPS Cuteasaurus stamp set with the Dinos2 dies
Nina Yang- PS Flap Happy and Daisies & Paisleys stamp sets
Savannah O'GwynnPS VegtasticGiddy Bugs, and Smoocheroos stamp sets with the Alphawhimsy dies

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 FABULOUS-- you guys really know how to rock the sketches! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the March Designer Drafts challenge are....
Erin Taylor

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


  1. Love the cards I see, congrats to the winners!

  2. Thanks for the shout-out and congrats Pam L.! Your card is adorable!

  3. Thanks SO much for the win!!!!! So happy here! :) Congrats to all the runners ups! Love the colors for the new challenge!!

  4. I stopped by to see the new challenge & didn't expect to see this - thanks so much and congratulations to Erin & Pam!!