Sunday, November 11, 2012

Nov. 12-18 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 :) **NOTE:: starting with this new term, there will be two Featured Players for each challenge. More details below.

The second week of each month is always a Designer Drafts challenge.

This week we are inspired by these sketches!
So friends, that's your challenge--use this sketch for your creations! 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:
  • Two Paper Smooches SPARKS players will be chosen as our Featured Players. Featured Players will not receive a badge or gift certificate. 
  • One Paper Smooches SPARKS player will be chosen and named our PS Pro.  This player will be featured on the PSS challenge post as well as on the PS blog (Fridays), receive a blog button to display on their blog, and $30 credit to the Paper Smooches store!!! 
The deadline for this challenge is: Sunday, November 18th at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, November 19th at 12:01am 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!
Jessica BavierPS All Yule Need stamp set
Lisa Arana- PS Warm Hearts and Joyful Greetings stamp sets
Lynn ManganPS Warm Hearts 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.

******NEW: Starting with this new term, there will be two featured players and one winner for each challenge. Featured players will not receive a badge or gift certificate. Our PS PRO Winner will receive a winner's badge to display on their blog, as well as a $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!

Last week's entries were SUPER AWESOME! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the November Trend Watch challenge are....

Our PS PRO winner for the November Trend Watch color challenge is....
Congratulations, Jen McDPlease email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!


  1. Congrats to the winners!

  2. I am so thrilled to be picked as a featured player, Thank you PS. I loved playing in my first sparks challenge. Big congrats to Jen and Lydia!!!

  3. Thank you!!! I had so much fun with this challenge, and I'm *thrilled* to be a "PRO"! :)

  4. Just under the wire - glad I was able to finally play along!! ;)