Sunday, November 18, 2012

Nov. 19-25 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 :) **NOTE:: starting with this new term, there will be two Featured Players for each challenge. More details below.

The third week of each month is always a Cool Shades challenge.
This week we are inspired by these colors!
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:
  • 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 25th at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, November 26th 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!
Lori TeclerPS My Guy stamp set
Nina Yang- PS Vogue Abode 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 Designer Drafts challenge are....
Lea L.

Our PS PRO winner for the November Designer Drafts sketch challenge is....
Congratulations, Christine DringPlease email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!


  1. Love this colorway! Thanks for letting us play. :)

  2. Thanks for picking my cad as a runner up!!