Monday, June 4, 2012

June 4-10 Trend Watch

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Today starts another fun challenge!! Be sure to check the bottom of this post for last week's winner :)
The first week of each month is always a Trend Watch challenge. 

This week we are inspired by this trendy challenge image! 
So friends, that's your challenge...take inspiration from this fabulous trendy challenge image.  Follow it closely or use it loosely...just have fun!  You can use prints, patterned papers, or make your own pattern using Paper Smooches stamps! 

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, but it is not required.  (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) 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.

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: One Paper Smooches SPARKS player will be chosen and named our PS Pro.  This player will receive a blog button to display on their blog and $30 credit to the Paper Smooches store!!! 

The deadline for this challenge is: Sunday, June 10th at 11:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, June 11th at 10am EST
Winners will be announced at the bottom of the new challenge post.

I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work!
GlendaPS Vogue Abode and Geo-Graphic stamp sets
Heather- PS Geo-GraphicDebonairFalling For Youand Good Gab stamp sets
LoriPS Potpourri and Sentiment Sampler stamp sets
Savannah- PS Party Posse and Chit Chat stamp sets

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! We can't wait to see what you create!!! Good luck:) 
All skill levels are welcome.  You can enter as many times as you like.  

Thanks to all who played along with us last week!!! Our PS PRO winner for the May Picture Perfect color challenge is....
Congratulations, JessPlease email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store! 


  1. Congrats, Jess - a great take on the lovely inspiration. This new challenge is tough.....but the designers have done magic. I hope to play along. Thanks!

  2. Congrats Jess!! Awesome inspiration ladies....can't wait to play!!!

  3. Oh yay! Thanks for picking me! Certainly an honor among all those lovely cards! Can't wait to join in this week!

  4. The Design Team created some terrific cards this week!!! Congrats on your win Jess!

  5. Congrats Jess! Another fun challenge this week and great DT samples.

  6. congrats Jess :)
    awesome cards DT!!!!

  7. awesome and fantastic post thanks for sharing this post.

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