Friday, September 23, 2011

Our Winners are...

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)


Vera Rhuhay























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)
Nina R























ONE random winner to receive ONE PS stamp set and THREE shaped card templates of their choice (a $21. value)


















Huge congrats everyone!
Please send me an e-mail at info@papersmoochesstamps.com and let me know your stamp coince)s) and address.

Thank you all for sharing your talent with us.  I hope you are trying out for our design team :)

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
and/or
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: www.papersmoochesstamps.com - 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)

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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.
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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
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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!!
xo
Kim

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

DT Call

Hello talented friends!

We are excited to announce our first design team call for our SPARKS Challenge blog

Here are the details:

1. Use the inspiration piece that will be posted on 9/22 - the baby onsie photo.  Create a project of any kind
2. The deadline is October 5th at midnight PT
3. USA and International designers are all welcome to apply
4. You can enter as many projects as you like
5. You can submit your DT submission projects to our challenge for a chance to be one of our winners
6. Your entry does not need to include Paper Smooches stamps
7. Send your entry to: dtapplication@papersmoochesstamps.com

Your entry must include:

1. Name
2. Address
3. E-mail address
4. Blog address (if you have a blog)
5. Attach project(s) using the inspiration piece that will be shared tomorrow, Sept. 23 (direct links are acceptable, as long as they lead to the project for the DT call)

What we will expect from our SPARKS designers:

1. Create a total of 2 projects per month.  One project per inspiration piece.  We post a challenge every 2 weeks.
2. Six month term (with extension possibility)
3. Help us to promote our SPARKS challenge on Facebook, Twitter and your blogs

What our designers can expect from us:

1. One Paper Smooches stamp set of your choice per month
2. A Link to your blog or web site
3. Inspiration pieces at least one month in advance (no tight deadlines)
4. A SPARKS DT Blog Button to display on your blog

Our first SPARKS Design Team will be announced here on October 7th

We have a great appreciation for our designers and we would be honored to have you join our team.  We are looking forward to seeing your talent!

If you have any questions, please e-mail them to: dtapplication@papersmoochesstamps.com

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Welcome!

The SPARKS challenge: September 9 - September 21



















This beautiful bracelet/necklace was created by Susan for her Etsy shop.  You can find it HERE.  Thank you Susan for allowing us to feature your beautiful work of art.

There are SO MANY wonderful things going on here.

* The color scheme (peach, lime, baby blue, cream)

* The textures (twine, beads and lace) (Core'dinations textured card stock)

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

* Techniques (tied twine, hand stitching, braiding)

* Accent possibilities (circles, dots, pearls)

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
and/or
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: www.papersmoochesstamps.com - 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)

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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.
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The deadline for this challenge is: Wednesday, September 21st

The next challenge will be posted on Thursday, September 22nd

Winners will be announced on Friday, September 23rd
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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 are thinking about adding a PS SPARKS Challenge inspiration team for this blog...so please keep an eye out for the details

Hope you have a blast!!
xo
Kim 

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