Sunday, March 3, 2013

Mar. 4-10 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 smiles 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, March 10th at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, March 11th 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 Sugar Rush and Birthday Sampler stamp sets with the Duo Die1 and Streamers dies
Jessica Davis- PS Vegtastic and Pretty Phrases stamp sets
Lori TeclerPS Bee Mine stamp set
Nina Yang- PS Sunny Side UpPip Squeaks, and Hullabaloo stamp sets
Savannah O'GwynnPS Nine LivesTeen Routine, and Flap Happy stamp sets and Alphawhimsy 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! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the February Picture Perfect challenge are....
Maureen M.

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


  1. Congrats to the winners! I saw a lot of great cards! And I love the new challenge! :)

  2. congrats to all the winners- thank you so much for featuring my card xxxx

  3. Congrats to the winners, such cute cards! I love these challenges! This week's photo is hilarious!

  4. Great job, everyone! What fun it is to play here, eh?

  5. Congrats to the featured players and to Angie as this week's PS Pro. I was so impressed that she managed to reverse stamp as I have tried it an never get a great impression.. and I loved the curving of the giraffes' necks. Very cute!

  6. Great cards and congrats to Angie! LOVE the hilarious pencils by Isha. So funny!

  7. I love the fun challenges and photos you choose! Thanks and congratulations to the winners :-)

  8. Great inspiration for the new challenge. Congrats to the winners. Thanks for featuring my card too!!

  9. Thanks for the fun smiley challenge! :)

  10. Thank you so much for the smiles! :)