Monday, September 17, 2012

Sept. 17-23 Cool Shades 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 third week of each month is always a COOL SHADES challenge. 
This week we are inspired by this color story! 
So friends, that's your challenge...take inspiration from this fabulous color story.  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, September 23rd at 11:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, September 24th 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!
Heather- PS Zoo Crew and Sentiment Sampler stamp set
Kasia- PS Hullabaloo and Yummers stamps sets
Lori- PS Zoo Crew and Sentiment Sampler stamp sets
Savannah- PS SpookaliciousHope, and FOLKal Points 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--your creations were AMAZING!!! Our PS PRO winner for the September Designer Drafts challenge is....
Congratulations, Samantha M!!! Please email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!!! 


  1. oh my goodness!!!!! what a wonderful surprise!!! thank you so much for picking my card (with the sun tanned snow dude!) ha ha!!

  2. What great inspiration cards and awesome job Samantha. A well deserved win! :)

  3. So Cute Samantha! I love how you did the paper piecing! Very clever.

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  5. great projects by the DT! and congrats samantha!

  6. Great inspiration and such fun colors, thanks so much!