Sunday, January 6, 2013

January 7-13 Trend Watch 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 several featured players :) 

The first week of each month is always a Trend Watch challenge. 

This week we are inspired by this picture!
So friends, that's your challenge--use this picture as your inspiration for your creation. Create anything that's VINTAGE as the focus or as part of the design! 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, January 13th at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, January 14th 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!
Ashley MarcuPS Chit Chat and Needle Little Love stamp sets

Lori TeclerPS Boob Tubes stamp set
Nina Yang- PS Freezy Fellas and Swanky Snowdudes 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 AMAZING and FABULOUS! We had so many players that I would like to feature SEVEN of you today!!!! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the December Anything Goes challenge are....
Amber Hight
Katie Brooks
Suzanne Bier

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



  2. Congrats ladies... some of my faves are in there!

  3. Oh wow, thank you SO much for featuring my little notebook, what a fabulous start to my day!!!

  4. Congrats to the winner and featured players!

  5. Congrats all! I had so much fun looking through entries this week! These were all some of my favs!!!

  6. Amazing cards, ladies! Congrats to all!

  7. Thank you so much for featuring my card among these fab creations - this is my first time playing, just got my first PS stamps for Christmas - LOVE THEM, can't put them down!!! :)

  8. WOW!!! Thanks for picking my card as a winner. You just made my day a very happy and exciting one. Congratulations to all the features too.

  9. Congrats to all! These are some awesome cards - well deserved!

  10. Wow, so many wonderful cards! Congrats to all! I am honored to have mine featured among them.

  11. Congrats Isha! Beautiful coloring!