Monday, April 2, 2012

Challenge dates: March 22 - April 4

I think I found this photo on Pinterest - Aren't these bunnies so super cute???

I am inspired by:

* Theme (Easter, Spring)

* The color scheme (white, pink, yellow, green)

* The textures (felt, pom poms)

* The style (fun and cute)

* Techniques (stitching, poofy accents)

* Accent possibilities (flowers, bunnies, Easter theme)

* Paper Smooches stamp suggestions (Party Pals, A Little Lovin, Spring Fling)

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, April 4

The next challenge will be posted on Thursday, April 5

Winners will be announced on Friday, April 6
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

Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your talent with us :)
It's always a treat to see where our inspiration take you.


  1. I am so excited!! Great projects DT! :)

  2. the DT cards are so fun...totally love them...thanks for the fun challenge.

  3. I couldn't pass up making a card for this challenge the inspiration photo is so ADORABLE! The Design Team has made some really sweet cards!!!

  4. such s sweet photo. the DT did amazing, as usual!

  5. Great challenge. Love what the dt came up with!

  6. Fun challenge again, Kim! Great DT samples as always. I have uploaded my challenge card and commented on FB about the SPARKS challenge!

  7. This was so fun, Thank you for the inspiration. I have tweeted and fb about the challenge as well.

  8. Great inspirational photo and lovely cards by the DTs. TFS

  9. Fun challenge , my first with Paper Smooches as I only have 2 sets , but I've got quite a few on my wish list now after seeing some of these cute cards. Thanks x

  10. Posted on facebook about the doing these..thanks:)
    - Shilo

  11. I posted about the challenge on my FB page. Thanks for the fun challenge.

  12. I finally got my brain into gear and made something!
    Absolutely love the DT cards :0)
    Jenny x