Monday, October 1, 2012

October 1-7 Trend 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 image.  Follow it closely or use it loosely...just have fun!  Think of everything in the woods and all woodland creatures!

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, October 7th at 11:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, October 8th 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!
Glenda- PS My Peeps stamp set
Kasia- PS Hang Ups and Chubby Chums stamp sets
Lori- PS Gently Seasoned stamp set

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 September Picture Perfect challenge is....
Congratulations, Beate/Stempelomi!! Please email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!!! 


  1. Congratulations Beate/Stempelomi! I LOVE all the inspiration cards! WOW!

  2. Congrats to Beate/Stempelomi! I love this card!

  3. Thanks for the fun challenge and wonderful DT examples!

  4. awww did i miss the deadline?! :( cant find the linky