Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dec. 31-Jan. 6 ANYTHING GOES 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 and featured players :) 

When there are 5 weeks in a month, we would like to make the last week's challenge EXTRA fun!! The 5th week of each month will always be an ANYTHING GOES challenge. 
So friends, that's your challenge--create anything!!! Link up as many creations as you would like using Paper Smooches stamps...and be sure to 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, January 6th at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, January 7th at 12:01am EST
Winners will be announced at the bottom of the new challenge post.

I am honored to share the design team samples with you--everyone has played along this week!! Hoooooray! You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work!

Lisa Arana- PS Sunny Side UpAlphadot, and Santa Paws stamp sets
Lynn ManganPS Flap Happy stamp set
Lori TeclerPS Warm Hearts stamp set
Ashley MarcuPS Circle of Honor and Space Cadet stamp sets
Savannah O'GwynnPS Word Salad and Green Acres 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.

Last week's entries were SUPER FABULOUS! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the December Picture Perfect challenge are....
Mary Pat
Shannon J.

Our PS PRO winner for the December Picture Perfect color challenge is....
Congratulations, HeatherPlease email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!


  1. congrats ladies! heather your card totally rocks!!

  2. Congrats to the winners! I had fun playing for this challenge. And now an anything goes, easy peasy!

  3. Awww, thank you so much for the feature! So many other amazing cards, it was an honour to be selected!!!

  4. Fab Dt cards & gorgeous winning cards too!!! Love to join in this week but as I'm far away from my supplies I'll just wish everyone a fabulous NEW YEAR and join in next week :)

  5. Happy New Year! Gorgeous cards from the DT, thanks for all the inspiration :)