Monday, December 19, 2011

Challenge Dates: Dec 15 - Dec 28

I found this photo on Pinterest - Isn't this SOOOO fun!!?

I am inspired by

* Theme (Christmas)

* The color scheme (red, green, brown, tan)

* The textures (pom poms, ribbons, pipe cleaners)

* The style (fun and cute)

* Techniques (making shapes with pipe cleaners, tieing knots)

* Accent possibilities (googly eyes, ribbon bows, pom poms, stripes and polka dots)

* Paper Smooches stamp suggestions (Santa Paws, Chubby Chum Pals)

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

(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, December 28th

The next challenge will be posted on Thursday, December 29th

Winners will be announced on Friday, December 30th
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.

Angie Hagist 
Audrey Tokach 
Emily Leiphart 
Judith Gowdy

Kelley Eubanks

Linda Beeson

Marie Forberg 
Savannah O'Gwynn

Thank you for playing along with our challenges.  It's so much fun to see how you interpret the photo.  This blog is FILLED with inspiration...I hope you stop by often



  1. Wow !! i love all these beautiful inspirations from DT . thank you!

  2. Love the inspiration photo! Cute card ladies:)

  3. Oh goodness, these are all such fun interpretations of the inspiration piece! Great work and very inspiring :D

  4. SUPER fab cards by the DT---love how different each card is!! LOOOOOOOOVE it!

  5. i am playing along RIGHT now! i love this so much. all the DT cards are fabulous!

    -rachel w k

  6. Yep! It's super fun! Like Sav says, each card is so different! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! Love it!
    Hugs, Wendy

  7. P.S. Don't see a linky yet, is mr linky off for a break? ;-D

  8. i finished my card but can't find the link-up, thanks!

  9. OMG those dog sweaters are so dang cute, Savannah!

  10. sorry...I will add the Mr. Linky now :)

  11. I so so love this sparks picture...I was totally inspired...
    DT did an awesome job

  12. OMGosh, love love love those reindeers! Another awesome challenge, so fun! Gorgeous creations from the DT!!! Have a great week and happy Holidays everyone!

  13. I've tweeted about your challenge (@ruby2shoes)

  14. I've facebooked about your challenge, (rubymcguire)

  15. Another really fun inspiration photo!

  16. This was a fun challenge! Love the color combo!