Saturday, October 29, 2011

Challenge dates: October 20 - November 2

I found this photo on Pinterest, isn't it cool?

I am inspired by

* Theme (masculine)

* The color scheme (orange, brown (or grey), cream, green)  These colors work beautifully for Halloween and Thanksgiving cards

* The textures (wood grain)

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

* Techniques (embossing, distressing)

* Accent possibilities (cars, peace signs)

* Paper Smooches stamp suggestions (Falling For You, Spiffy Scooters)

So friends, that's your challenge...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 on the right column) somewhere on your post.   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.

(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, November 2nd

The next challenge will be posted on Thursday, November 3rd

Winners will be announced on Friday, November 4th
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!

I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work.

 Linda Beeson

Hope you have a blast!!


  1. Congrats to the DT---wonderful creations and so different! LOVE:)

  2. Love this! Already have an idea - hope DS takes a good nap so I can get it out of my head and into a card :)

  3. Going to try this challenge and I also tweeted as karenladd here:!/karenladd/status/127206357014282240

  4. Those are amazing projects and that picture is so neat!!

  5. I linked your great stamps and my card to my facebook page. chubby chum are my first purchase of your stamps they are great to color!!

  6. Love those fabulous creations by DT!
    So happy I joined in this fun challenge :)
    already facebooked and tweeted :)

  7. Woehoe! My first time joining this challenge! Oh, I looove these stamps and the samples from the DT are so gorgeous!!! This first one really was a challenge for me, 'cause I only have three sets and none had any wood-like in it... So I took the orange crabbie and put him in the tree and on the inside: 'Feeling a bit lost?', hi hi. These stamps are so much fun to use!!! Hope to be joining in for the challenge lots and lots of times! I like that it's two-weekly, the weekly challenges are sometimes difiicult to make the deadlines and this is so much more doable, next to my fulltime job! Way to go!! Luvya!
    Hugs, Wendy

  8. Finally, received my Paper Smooches stamps today, just in time to join this challenge!! Love your stamps, Kim, they are awesome!!

  9. Such a fun challenge! I just tweeted here..!/ruby2shoes/status/131745321331081217

  10. I made a card and linked it up, and also posted on fb about it here..