Sunday, January 27, 2013

Jan. 28- Feb. 3 Picture Perfect 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:)

The fourth week of each month is always a Picture Perfect challenge. 
This week we are inspired by this picture!

So friends, that's your challenge--use this picture as your inspiration for your creation.  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, February 3rd at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, February 4th 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!
Lisa Arana- PS Flap Happy and Good Gab 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 amaZZZZING! We have three Featured Players to share today because you nailed that color story!!! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the January Cool Shades challenge are....
Suzanne Spokus
Maureen W.

Our PS PRO winner for the January Cool Shades color challenge is....
Congratulations, Erica BassPlease email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!


  1. Thanks for the fun challenge! :)

    Annie Rose

  2. Wow, awesome cards! And a well deserved winner. Happy shopping!

  3. Congrats to the winners!

  4. Love this inspiration photo...bold orange and white, silver studs, and the hint of grey!

    Gorgeous cards by the featured cards by all :)

  5. OMG, love the samples and the pic for this weeks challenge. Congrats to the ladies for the shout outs and the win! :)

  6. Nice work ladies! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this picture challenge. Such huge talent!

  7. just love seeing that fabulous card by Erica Bass. thanks for featuring her work!!!

  8. just love seeing that fabulous card by Erica Bass. thanks for featuring her work!!!

  9. Thanks for the win! This made my week! I loved all of the other cards everyone entered so I was totally caught off guard. So excited to try out the next challenge.

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  11. Congrats to Erica and the other ladies. I love this weeks photo so hopefully will find time to join in the fun!

  12. Congrats to everyone! Such cute cards by everyone! Hoping to be able to enter this wks challenge!

  13. Beautiful challenge, love the inspiration picture, had fun playing!

  14. Thanks so much for the great photo. I was so happy I didn't need to make another valentine's card!

  15. Just missed the deadline, but I thought I'd add mine here

  16. Fudge nut. Just missed the deadline too. I'm terrible with the east coast west coast thing. Why can't we all just get along???

    Anyway, if anyone wants to come by and say hello, please do.

    Everyone did such a fabulous job.

    Catch you all on the next one.