Sunday, April 28, 2013

April 29- May 5 ANYTHING GOES 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 :) 

When there are 5 weeks in a month, we would like to make the last week's challenge EXTRA fun!! The 5th week of each month will always be an ANYTHING GOES challenge. 
So friends, that's your challenge--create anything!!! Link up as many creations as you would like using Paper Smooches stamps...and be sure to 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, May 5th at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, May 6th at 12:01am EST
Winners will be announced at the bottom of the new challenge post.

I am honored to share the design team samples with you--everyone has played along this week!! Hoooooray! You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work!

Lisa Arana- PS Party Posse and Sentiment Sampler stamp sets
Lynn ManganPS  Birthday Sampler stamp set
Jessica Davis- PS Woofers & TweetersNine Lives, and Hang Ups stamp sets along with the Grocery Cart die

Nina Yang- PS CuteasaurusSunny Side Upand Vogue Abode stamp sets along with the Duo Die2 die
Savannah O'GwynnPS Cyber CafeAlphadotFOLKal PointsHang Upsand We Connect stamp sets with the Ampersands 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 SUPER SUPER FABULOUS! I'm amazed at where your inspiration comes from-- and each of our Featured Players found inspiration in this Picture Perfect photo! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the April Picture Perfect challenge are....
Suzanne Spokus
Rachel W K
Lisa Foust

Our PS PRO winner for the April Picture Perfect color challenge found inspiration in polka dots and flowers....the winner is....
Congratulations, Shirley-BeePlease email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!


  1. Oh wow, thank you!! Congrats to the Featured Players, fabulous cards!

  2. Congrats to all the winners!! And thanks for the inspiration from the DT!

  3. OMG, fab DT stuff and congrats to the winners and pros- amazing! I am sorry I missed last week, but hopefully will make this week! :)

  4. These are fabulous designs! Congrats to all of you!

  5. Thanks for beeing a featured player!
    And congrats to Shirley-bee ... fabolous card!


  6. Great job ladies congrats to you all and especially Shirley-Bee -- your card is darling!