Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Challenge dates: April 5 - April 18

I think I found this photo on Pinterest - I think this sign is just so silly :)

I am inspired by:

* Theme (Typography)

* The color scheme (monochromatic blue with a pop os orange)

* The textures

* The style (fun and cute, clean and graphic)

* Techniques (combining words, using computer generated fonts)

* Accent possibilities (letter stickers)

* Paper Smooches stamp suggestions (ALL)

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, April 18

The next challenge will be posted on Thursday, April 19

Winners will be announced on Friday, April 20
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

We have such a very talented team  :)   They have nearly completed their 6 month term.  Be on the lookout for our next design team call to be announced here around April 9.  We look forward to seeing who will be on the next team :)

What a pleasure it has been to work with all of these VERY talented and kind women.



  1. Ooh! I LOVE all the different takes on the inspiration photo. Yes, you do have a really talented team. You know I'll be stalking the SPARKS challenge on the 9th!

  2. I tweeted!

    Fabulous creations from the team!

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  4. sorry,not sure why my comment deleted...Great inspiration from the team! I shared on my FB page at www.facebook.com/blitzbc

  5. I'm waiting on my very first paper smooches order to come in. I hope it makes it on time for this challenge I would love to join, but for now I will post it on my fb page!


  6. what a fun challenge! i look forward to playing along. I do always think i'd be a pretty good millionaire myself :) lol

  7. Loved this challenge! This was 'the push' for me to finally make a card with only words. Had that in mind for quite a while already, but now finally did it! Was fun!!
    Hugs, Wendy

  8. AWESOME DT inspiration! Thanks so much for the fun!!!

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE the DT creations! Thanks for the fun and the inspiration!
    hugs, Sharon

  10. Gorgeous inspiration by the DT girls. Love the inspiration photo, just posted 2 cards. TFS

  11. Beautiful inspiration from the DT! Had a lot of fun with this challenge :)

  12. I'm so glad I was able to create a card in time for this challenge! The Design Team has made some FANTASTIC cards! Thanks for the inspiration!!!