Sunday, November 20, 2011

Challenge Dates: Nov 17 - 30

I found this photo on Etsy.  Isn't this a gorgeous print?

I am inspired by

* Theme (flowers)

* The color scheme (lime, teal, grey, tan)

* The textures (fabric, canvas, felt, flock)

* The style (graphic, fun and cute, shabby vintage)

* Techniques (stamping on fabric, heat embossing, pattern possibilities, stamping with silhouette images, collage) (how about stamping on die cuts...when you have a white outline around your stamped image?)

* Accent possibilities (flowers, leaves)

* Paper Smooches stamp suggestions (Friendly Flowers, Perky Plants)

So friends, that's your challenge...take inspiration from this fabulous photo.  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
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 30th

The next challenge will be posted on Thursday, December 1st

Winners will be announced on Friday, December 2nd
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.

Savannah O'Gwynn

GREAT job everyone!
Hope you have a blast!!


  1. i just love this inspiration photo!! it's the same colors i just used in my son's nursery!! so excited!

  2. Pretty, pretty cards and challenging color combo! Don't have any of your flower stamps yet, so have to find a creative twist to that again, hi hi! Will surely give it a try!! Thanks for another lovely challenge and the gorgeous inspiration!!
    Hugs, Wendy

  3. WOw loving all these fabulous cards...Great job this color combo..

  4. The DT did a great job with the cute inspiration photo! I don't tweet or facebook, but I did make a card to play along! :) Thanks for a fun challenge!

  5. I just love the colours. i put my card and your link on face book for all to see!

  6. Ooh i have a couple of ideas for this challenge. Better get started! :)

  7. What a fun challenge. Thanks for the cute inspirational pic!

  8. anxiously awaiting your winner announcements.. I've been a new fan of your stamps and digi's.. Thank you for such great designs