Sunday, October 9, 2011

The SPARKS challenge: October 6 - October 19

This is a Martha Stewart craft...aren't they FABULOUS???  One of the few things that I have of my Mom's is her sewing box...and it comes complete with one of those old fashioned pin cushion tomatoes (with the pins still stuck exactly where she placed them).

I am inspired by

* Theme (sewing)

* The color scheme (pink, red, tangerine, green)  These colors work beautifully for Christmas cards

* The textures (plushies, felt, fabric)

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

* Techniques (sewing, hand stitching, gathering fabric)

* Accent possibilities (string, twine, pins)

* Paper Smooches stamp suggestions (Vegtastic)

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 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 19th

The next challenge will be posted on Thursday, October 20th

Winners will be announced on Friday,October 21st

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!

Our NEW SPARKS DT will be announced tomorrow along with our challenge winners for the past two weeks.  I hope you had fun creating - I really enjoy looking at each and every submission.

Hope you have a blast!!

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