Sunday, March 31, 2013

April 1-7 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 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 with BUTTERFLIES 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, April 7th at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, April 8th 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 Whirligigs and Cuteasaurus stamp sets with the Duo Die1 and Butterflies1 dies
Jessica Davis- PS Flap HappyBold Blooms, and We Connect stamp sets with the Love Word die
Lori TeclerPS Flap Happy and Chit Chat stamp set
Nina Yang- PS Flap Happy with the Duo Die1 die

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 FABBBBBULOUS! You really interpreted the inspiration photo in so many ways-- LOVE the creativity! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the March Picture Perfect challenge are....
Jessi Fogan

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


  1. congrats to the winners! kim's tag is fabulous!!
    beautiful inspiration piece and gorgeous dt cards :)

  2. *totally bowled over*
    Thank you SO much for showing my card :D

  3. Thank you so much for the shout out!!
    Congrats to all the winners!!! Lovely DT creations!!

  4. THANK YOU! I am really excited about my tag :) Congrats to the winners, those cards are fabulous!

  5. Congrats to all! You are all winners!

  6. Thank you SO much for featuring my card; this is incredible incentive and motivation. Congrats to all the winners; Kim, you tag is delightful.

    The DT creations for this week's challenge are amazing! So much inspiration and creativity, all in one place...
    Have a wonderful Easter Monday.

  7. Congrats to all the winners!!! Love all the DT's work for this week's challenge! Thank you!

  8. Such pretty inspiration! Congrats to all the winners!

  9. simply adored this challenge and fabulous inspiration DT!