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
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 on the right column) somewhere on your post.   Please link to our web site: www.papersmoochesstamps.com - 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)

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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, November 30th

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

Winners will be announced on Friday, December 2nd
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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!

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!!
xo
Kim


Friday, November 18, 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)

Our FIRST place winner is:
Jamie Greene


























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)

Our SECOND place winner is:
Carol McFarland





 




















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

Our RANDOM winner is:
Kris Chirhart


























Huge congrats everyone!

Please send me an e-mail at info@papersmoochesstamps.com and let me know your stamp choice(s) and address.


That was...without a doubt...the HARDEST challenge to judge - WOW!!!

Thank you all for sharing your incredible talent with us.  The decision gets harder and harder every time!
hugs,
Kim

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Challenge Dates: Nov 3 - Nov 16



I found this photo on Pinterest.  I think it may be a challenge because it could look limiting...but it doesn'tt need to be that way.  please let me explain...

I am inspired by

* Theme (fabric)

* The color scheme (orange, peach, cream, navy blue (or deep purple))  These colors work beautifully for Fall and Thanksgiving cards

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

* The style (graphic or fun and cute)

* Techniques (stamping on fabric, heat embossing, pattern possibilities)

* Accent possibilities (apples, leaves) of course you are NOT tied to apples and leaves for this challenge...these icons represent any accent including, but not limited to flowers, letters and hearts etc...

* Paper Smooches stamp suggestions (Falling For You, Fruitastic, Hang Ups)

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
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 on the right column) somewhere on your post.   Please link to our web site: www.papersmoochesstamps.com - 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)

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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, November16th

The next challenge will be posted on Thursday, November17th

Winners will be announced on Friday, November18th
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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!

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






















Audrey Tokach


















   



Emily Leiphart






































































Linda Beeson








































Hope you have a blast!!
xo
Kim

Friday, November 4, 2011

Our Winnrer 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)

Our FIRST place winner is:
Rochelle Washington




















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)

Our SECOND place winner is:
Barb Murphy 


 






















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

Our RANDOM winner is:
Erin


























Huge congrats everyone!

Please send me an e-mail at info@papersmoochesstamps.com and let me know your stamp choice(s) and address.

Thank you all for sharing your incredible talent with us.  The decision gets harder and harder every time!
hugs,
Kim