Sunday, April 21, 2013

April 22-28 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. Get inspired by the flowers, polka dots, cupcakes, or colors!!!  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 28th at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, April 29th 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!
Jessica BavierPS Flap Happy stamp set
Lisa Arana- PS Sugar Rush stamp set
Lynn ManganPS Simply Said and Bold Blooms stamp sets and Tag Scallop 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 amaZZZZING-- it amazes me what you all do with our color stories! We have three Featured Players to share today because you nailed that color story!!! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the April Cool Shades challenge are....
Kimberly Wiener

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


  1. Wow, fabolous inspiraiton photo for this week!

  2. Adorable cards....congratulations to ALL the talented winners!!

  3. Congrats to the winners!! AMAZING Cards!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

  4. Oh! Jumping up and down! Thanks so much for featuring my card!!!

  5. Wow! Thanks Paper Smooches for the recognition. Congrats to all the winners too!

  6. Thanks for featuring my card! It was fun playing along, and I look forward to trying again. All of the inspiration and entry cards were so wonderful. The stamps are just amazing!!

  7. Thanks for the yummy inspirational photo this week!! Congrats to the winners also!