Monday, July 9, 2012

July 9-15 Designer Drafts 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 second week of each month is always a Designer Drafts challenge. 

This week we are inspired by this sketch! 
So friends, that's your challenge--use this sketch for your creation.  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, July 15th at 11:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, July 16th 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!
AngelinePS Zoo Crew and Pretty Phrases stamp sets
Erica- PS Spiffy Scooters and Spring Groves 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:)

Thanks to all who played with us last week--your creations were AMAZING!!! Our PS PRO WINNER for the July Trend Watch: Food Fresh challenge is....
Congratulations, Jennie M.. Please email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!!!  


  1. Such a fun curve design! This DT came up with some amazing ideas, very clever.

  2. Yay!!! I am SO excited! Thank you so much for picking my card!!!! :)

  3. I am BLOWN AWAY by these DT Samples!!!!! WOW!!!

  4. Fabulous DT cards for the sketch!

  5. Love the sketch!!! Fabulous designs by the DT!! Congrats to Jennie!

  6. What a fun sketch! I will have to try and play this week :) I love the design team samples - very cool ideas! Congratulations to last week's winner - her card made me laugh :)

  7. congrats to the winner.

    Love the sketch and how people are using the curve for something natural like a tree or the edge of the moon- great ideas!

  8. The DT samples are amazing! Great job ladies!
    Congrats to Jennie!

  9. New follower! Love your blog!! I am a card maker too, come check out my blog,

  10. Fun sketch and some great interpretations. I'm just disappointed I could not comment on some of my favorites because the word verification thingies on Blogger were fighting me so much! I really need some more PS sets as I only have the one so far... Thanks for sharing your talent, everyone!