Monday, July 2, 2012

July 1-8 Trends Watch challenge

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!  

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 Sentiment Sampler and Sugar Rush stamp sets
Heather- PS Word Salad and Al Fresco stamp sets
Kasia- PS Falling For YouSmarty Pantsand Fruitastic 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, JustYolie Please email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store! 


  1. Congratulations!!! Cute card :)

  2. A big congrats and happy shopping! Adorable take on the challenge.

  3. Congrats, Yolie!

    Kim, the new inspiration is great!
    I think you NEED to create a stamp that shows a shopping cart! We could put ANYTHING in it :)

  4. this really made my brain work! loved the challenge, thank you!