Monday, October 15, 2012

October 15-21 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, October 21st at 11:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, October 22nd 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 Perpetual Bliss and Hot Concoctions stamp set
Heather- PS All Yule Need and Joyful Greetings stamp set
Lori- PS Autumn Groves 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--we had some amazing entries!!! Our PS PRO winner for the October Designer Draft challenge is....
Congratulations, Lori Tecler!! Please email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!!! 


  1. Congrats Tori! Love your take on the sketch!

  2. yay Lori! I love your card and all the DT samples this week! I didn't get to play last week, so hoping to get in this week. :)

  3. Kim, Honestly! You have got to tell me how in the world do you choose the winner each week!!??? So many entries are so outstanding, I always look at the winner and then look back at the other submissions and think how could you choose just one!?? Do you just close your eyes, take your finger, and point??? I would think these kind of contest are so difficult!!

  4. This is my first time entering - and actually first time playing with Paper Smooches stamps - and I'm officially in LOVE!!! Thanks for the fun challenge - and ADORABLE stamps!!!