Saturday, March 10, 2012

Challenge dates: March 8 - March 21

I think I found this photo on Pinterest - What a beautiful piece of art!!

I am inspired by:

* Theme (florals)

* The color scheme (white/cream, pink, yellow, mint and kraft)

* The textures (felt, wood)

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

* Techniques (layering, die cutting, stitching, outlining)

* Accent possibilities (flowers, beads, home decor)

* Paper Smooches stamp suggestions (Friendly Flowers, Reflections, 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, March 21

The next challenge will be posted on Thursday, March 22

Winners will be announced on Friday, March 23
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 :)


  1. Ohhh..hope to play along...LOVE the inspiration. Definitely getting the wheels turning!

  2. Beautiful inspiration photo and DT cards/tags!

  3. Beautiful DT samples.. Makes you wanna get crafty!

  4. Great samples by the DT! I really had to put my thinking cap on for this one :)

  5. fab fab FAB cards from the team! this is a perfect challenge for the gorgeous weather we're having today :)

  6. Lovely, gentle and soft designs from the DT. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Great inspiration! Can't wait to enter!

  8. I posted my cards and also shared about the Sparks Challenge on FB!

  9. Hi I'm excited to enter my first challenge! I face booked about the challenge as well. I love everyone's cards!

  10. OHHH! Fabulous creations by the DT! So much inspiration!!!

  11. I submitted two cards this time!! This one stretched my wings....I really went outside my box this time...I love that! I also shared the challenge on facebook....
    Hopefully a couple more people join in! Thanks for the fun challenge..already excited for the next one!

  12. Just got my project uploaded. I shared the challenge on my facebook page. It was my first time participating in the SPARKS challenge, I had a ton of fun! :)

  13. i just loved this challenge! i love to play with felt so had heaps of fun!!!