Sunday, March 24, 2013

March 25-31 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, March 31 at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, April 1st 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!
Lynn ManganPS Daisies & Paisleys and Word Salad stamp sets 
Vera Wirianta Yates- PS Word Salad and Reflections stamp sets
Savannah O'GwynnPS Knick Knacks, Smarty Pants, and Clipboards stamp sets and Clipboards dies

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 FOUR Featured Players to share today because you nailed that color story!!! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the March Cool Shades challenge are....
Amanda B.
Samantha M.
Lee Anne

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


  1. Congrats to everyone, amazing cards!!!!

  2. Hi Kim - thank you x 1,000 for selecting my chickie card as a featured player! It took three 'views' before it registered that 'yep, that IS my little creation" - and I am over-the-moon thrilled.
    To everyone who submitted an entry: thank you! When so many are willing to share their creativity and expertise, all of us have opportunity to learn, to grow and to stretch (creativity and stashes!). The rewards truly are many! To Amanda, Samantha, Lee Anne and Lyndall - delightful cards!!
    Have a wonderful day (and today is the official start to "stalk the mail carrier" - should be close to my PS 'happy mail' arriving. Can't wait!!

  3. Love the cards that are chosen! Congrats to everyone!

  4. Wow! Thank you so much for highlighting my card today! I'm thrilled to see it posted here with the other cards which are absolutely wonderful! Can't wait to get home and work on this week's challenge!!

  5. A huge, huge THANK YOU for choosing my card as this weeks PS Pro :) :) :)
    I LOVED working with these colours and seeing everyone's gorgeous creations in the gallery!

  6. Thank you for picking my card to feature! Everyone did such a great job with these colors. :) The challenges are so much fun and I have learned so many new techniques from this blog -- thanks, everyone, for sharing your ideas and creativity!!

  7. Thank you so much for the great challenge!