Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Challenge dates: Feb. 23 - March 7

I think I found this photo on Pinterest - I just love this"nautical" piece.  There are so many wonderful elements going on here :)

I am inspired by:

* Theme (nautical)

* The color scheme (blue, teal and kraft/grey)

* The textures (canvas, wood, distressing)

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

* Techniques (wood grain with ink pads, distressing)

* Accent possibilities (sailboats, anchors, clocks)

* Paper Smooches stamp suggestions (Perpetual Bliss, My Guy, Smoocheroos)

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: 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)

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, March 7

The next challenge will be posted on Thursday, March 8

Winners will be announced on Friday, March 9
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

Judith Gowdy

Kelley Eubanks

Linda Beeson

Lori Barnett  

Marie Forberg

Savannah O'Gwynn

I think our designers are fabulous!!  Amazing samples (as always)
Thanks so much for stopping by




  1. Great inspiration photo and fabulous DT cards!

  2. Love it! Can't wait to play along!

  3. Great inspiration.. Love the cool colors! *smile*

  4. all of them are wonderful. love the great inspiration piece!

  5. Great DT cards!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. I made a card, submitted it and tweeted about the challenge!

  7. I also added a post on Facebook about the challenge!
    (Under Cee Cee W.)

  8. I posted on FB about the challenge! :)

  9. I posted about this challenge on FB!