Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Challenge dates: Feb. 9 - Feb. 22

I think I found this photo on Pinterest - This might be just the jumping off point that you are looking for when creating those Valentine's Day cards!

I am inspired by:

* Theme (love and hearts)

* The color scheme (peachy pink, red, gold and kraft/grey)

* The textures (canvas, felt)

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

* Techniques (usingpinking sheers, hand stitching, making puffy accents)

* Accent possibilities (hearts, safety pins, embroidery floss)

* Paper Smooches stamp suggestions (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, February22

The next challenge will be posted on Thursday, February23

Winners will be announced on Friday, February 24
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

They are amazing samples - aren't they?
Thanks so much for stopping by


  1. Those cards are awesome! Such a wide variety of stamps... LOVE THEM!

  2. OHHH! The DT nailed it again! FAB JOB! LOOOOOOOOVE this inspiration! Can't wait to make some more cards:)

  3. The inspiration photo is great . . . love the simplicity of it!

  4. Love how everyone was inspired by something different on the photo!

  5. I shared about the Sparks Challenge on my FB page!!! And submitted my card. I hope you like it.

  6. It would help if I commented under the right post! Lol. I tweeted about the current SPARKS challenge...

  7. I also posted on Facebook about your latest SPARKS challenge.... *smile*
    (Under Cee Cee W.)

  8. Whoo, glad I got to squeeze my card in at #60! ha! Posted it on my fb! Can't wait to see who wins! yay!