Sunday, February 10, 2013

Feb. 11-17 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 and featured players :) 

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, February 17th at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, February 18th 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 Zoo CrewAlphadotand Streamers stamp sets
Lynn ManganPS Hope 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.

Last week's entries were TRIPLE +1 AWESOME-- that's why we are sharing four featured players today! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the February Trend Watch challenge are....
Silke K.
Lisa Foust 
Audrey T.

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


  1. Great inspiration for this week from the DT and great cards from last week's challenge. Sorry I missed last week, but I think I'll be able to play this week! :)

  2. awww, thanks so much...*smile*... I love the PM images... FUN!

  3. Gorgeous inspiration from the DT for this week's sketch. Last week's featured players' & winner's cards are wonderful :)

  4. Fun sketch, it "reel"ly inspired me!!!

  5. Thanks for the great sketch! It was a definite challenge for me, but I loved every minute of it, and getting to play with my new PS stamps is always fun! :)

    Annie Rose

  6. Thanks for the great sketch! I love how different it was!

  7. Thanks for the inspiration! I agree with Annie Rose, it WAS a challenge for me as CAS is not my usual style, but I think I did it!

  8. Thank you so much for the fun challenge!