Thursday, September 22, 2011

The SPARKS challenge: September 22 - October 5

This utterly adorable onsie was created by Tricia for her Etsy shop.  You can find her shop HERE.  Thank you Tricia for allowing us to feature your beautiful work of art.

Ohhhhh, I am inspired by

* Theme (obviously it's a baby theme, but it certainly doesn't need to be)

* The color scheme (hot pink, mint, kelly green, kraft)  These colors work beautifully for Christmas cards

* The textures (ruffles, wood, twine, fabric)

* The style (vintage, elegant, classy, fun and cute)

* Techniques (tied twine, hand stitching, tags)

* Accent possibilities (snaps/buttons, string, clothes pins, safety pins, tags)

So friends, that's your challenge this month...take inspiration from this fabulous photo.

Create a NEW project (card, tag, layout, altered item, etc)

You must use at least one Paper Smooches stamp or free digi
Any stamps from "The Kim Hughes Collection" by Cornish Heritage Farms

(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 above) somewhere on your post.   Please link to our web site: - 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, October 5th
The next challenge will be posted on Thursday, October 6th

Winners will be announced on Friday,October 7th

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 posted details regarding our PS SPARKS Challenge Design team call yesterday...hope you check it out.

Hope you have a blast!!


  1. LOVE the inspiration photo! Fa la la la la!!!

  2. OH....Great Inspiration...Can't wait to PLAY!!!!

  3. Fab challenge, i think i may be joining in more than once lol
    I have blogged and facebooked it!
    emma x

  4. Thanks for the challenge! I've been wanting to play for the past few but was adjusting to a new schedule that ended up being much better than I thought it would be. :)

  5. This is such a sweet photo :) and I love these colors!

  6. What a fun challenge....thanks for the fun!!!

  7. love this inspirational picture... Thanks for the fun challenge..

  8. So many wonderful entries! Love seeing them all! So inspiring!

  9. Whew! Thought I missed it :) Can't thank you guys enough for this fab challenge you certainly "sparked" my creativity!

  10. Facebooked, Tweeted...essentially ran the social networking gamut to spread the word about Paper Smooches Sparks ;)

  11. Fun challenge! Just got my first order of your stamps and love them!